Robert O'BrienUnited States
We spent a great day with Taha. We had already seen many sites in Tunis and Carthage. Consequently, he adjusted with a guided tour of the extensive Roman site at Dougga sharing its history and architecture. We also went to the American military cemetery in Carthage, which was humbling and well worth the time. Taha was a very personable. We stopped at a fruit stand on the way to Dougga to sample local fruits. Entrance fees and lunch was included. The car was clean and had good A/C.
Stylianos SchoinasUnited Kingdom
A full day tour in fluent English which included all the top sites of Tunis. Overall very happy with the locations visited apart from La Goulette (neither picturesque, nor of historical interest). What would have made the tour exceptional would be the discovery of places with unique views and atmosphere that only "locals" know. Instead it seemed we followed the steps of large tour groups. Offering more lunch options even at an extra cost would have been more on target for us. Thank you for a great day.
Riaz BaberUnited States
From the moment we landed, we had a bus driver ,our guide Taha, and a history professor that Taha had especially arranged for our group of 21. What delightful people! They were very passionate about what they do, and about their history and their future, without being overbearing. We met as strangers but left as friends. Taha and his team were knowledgeable, punctual, but flexible with our needs. I have traveled more than 50 countries, and I would highly recommend their services.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was very rewarding for me to meet you and it has been a big pleasure to share these days with your friendly group. It’s one of my greatest feelings when my guests , now my friends, come back to me with good impression and I’m very happy that you have enjoyed your trip with me . Thank you for this great review and I appreciate your intention to recommend my services to other travelers. I’m looking forward welcoming you in Tunisia again one day, for a longer tour there’s still a lot to see ! Taha
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ravinder , Thank you very much for your wonderful review! It was a pleasure for me organizing your tour in Tunis. I hope that we I can welcome again in Tunisia some day. Best regards, Taha
Paul DenenfeldUnited States
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our guides’ normal high standards.
Paul DenenfeldUnited States
The $100 cost for airport transportation was ridiculously high. My hotel would have charged me about $12 each way for a total of $24. And, TaHa didn't even personally take me to the airport. You'd be far better off making arrangements with your hotel.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had an AC/private car at total disposition for both transfers I have been welcoming Mr.Paul personaly have been in time conducted the transfer to the Hotel Victorya . I MET clients request and expected a different feed back . There's a difference between engaging an AC/ car including all costs , fuel , parking , personal driver who speaks ENGLISH and who reacts to clients requests through immediate assistance and provide them with information and a taxi transfer . I'm willing to refund the total amount
Amazing tour guide with amazing services ,thank you for everything..
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mrs Mona , I’m delighted that you've enjoyed the tour with me and it was a pleasure showing you my country. Thanks again for choosing my services. Taha
Alfred GriffinUnited States
Taha & his driver single-handedly 'made' our trip to Tunisia. My wife & I were spending a few days in Tunis for our honeymoon. We were unsure of what to expect, especially not knowing anyone personally who had been to the country, but Taha made us comfortable. He communicated frequently, confirmed the reservations, showed up on time, made us feel safe, and spoke perfect English. He was extremely well-versed in Tunisian culture & history, and was a great conversationalist. He broadened our perspectives.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Alfred ,thank you so much for such a kind review. It was my pleasure of meeting you. I’m really delighted to know that you and your wife were very satisfied with your touring time with me. I wish you all the best and I will hope to have a chance to see you again in Tunisia. Kind regards .Taha
Really enjoyed my tour. A great way to see the major sites of carthage!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Megan , Thank you for booking me and for taking the time to write a review. It was great to meet you and show you around Tunis .Nice to hear that you have enjoyed Carthage , your favourite site. I look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Tunisia. Best wishes , Taha
Somnath DattaUnited States
Taha was great! He is very punctual and easy to work with. He showed us the best of Tunisia given our short duration there. I hope to return some day and see more of the country with Taha
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Somnath, Many thanks for your review and for taking the time to share your experience with me. It was my pleasure to welcome you and guide you around Tunis. Thank you again and I hope to have the privilege of welcoming you back again. Taha
My wife and I were delighted by the attention and good treatment we received from our guide in Tunis on the 15th June. The tour gave us a very good idea of Tunis, Cartaghe, Sid Bou Said, Bardo Museum etc., all in one day. But at the end we were not tired at all. We'll certainly be back someday, with other family members.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Guests , Thank you for taking the time to leave such a kind review . It was my pleasure of meeting you and show you the main highlights and flavor of Tunis. I’m delighted to know that you were very satisfied with your touring time with me. I wish you all the best and if you have a chance to coming again, please let me know i will be more than happy to welcome you again. Kind regards .Taha
Julie RastrelliUnited States
Wonderful day in Tunisia with Taha!!! Couldn't have asked for more. We say all the significant sights and felt Immursed in the local culture. Time at the Roman Baths was spectacular. We were the only people there . Had the whole place to ourselves!!! Thankfully we arrived before all the tour buses. Highly recommend Taha for your visit to Tunisia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Julie, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with me. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the tour, It was my pleasure guiding you and I loved showing you the main attractions in Tunis. I hope to welcome you back to Tunisia with all the family and spend more time in my beautiful country. Wishing all the best Taha
Michael CombsUnited States
Fantastic guide and tour of Tunesia. I would strongly recommend a tour from his agency. My father said it was the best tour he has ever been on in his life. Everything felt safe, candid, and open.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm very happy that you enjoyed my tour, and it's a pleasure when I meet people like you and your father. I hope to see you back, to arrange more special tours. There are so many things to discover in Tunisia. Many Thanks again for choosing my services. Taha
Ruth SchroederUnited States
Taha is a marvelous knowledgible guide who handled our trip beautifully and made us fall in love with Tunisia and its fascinating history. He gave us extensive background on historic and current Tunisia and made the trip richly interesting.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your great feedback and i’am glad that you had great time . Really it was my great pleasure to guide you during your 6 days trip in Tunisia. Hope to see you back here.
Bill SchaffnerUnited States
Given the limited time we had in Tunis, Ben did a great job working with us to craft a day seeing the sights. He was very professional, gave good insight into both the history and customs of the area and was well prepared. He kept us moving but we didn't feel pressured. He flexed when we needed to and was very knowledgable. We could not have accomplished all that we did without his experience. He was excellent at responding to questions. I would definitely recommend him to others.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind message .Really I consider it a great honor when my guests come back with good comments I'm very happy that you have enjoyed your tour with me. I look forward to see you again in Tunis and serving you during your next visit. Wishing you all the best. Taha
This was one of the very best tours on our trip. Taha was amazing. The camel ride he arranged by special request was awesome. The camels were healthy, clean, well behaved & the handlers were great. They took our cameras and took so many great pix for us to enjoy. The meal that Taha arranged was wonderful. He was so informative & gave us just the right amount of time at each of the sites. We all appreciated the info pamphlets that he had for us at the start of the tour. I strongly recommend him.
Robin S.United States
Excellent guide. Very knowledgeable of area, history, archaeology, and politics. Best cruise tour of the trip. Very interesting fellow. Are planning on booking another trip with him the next time we are in Tunis.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You very much for sharing a memorable day with us in Tunisia. Thanks for the support . Our team wishes you a Happy New Year 2014
Alasdair MacdonaldUnited Kingdom
Lovely to meet Taha - he was genuinely hospitable and seemed to want to do the best for us and make the most of our day together. He was full of information and I think we had information overload by the end of the day but it was fascinating. We will come back again with our children to savour the whole of Tunisia with Taha.
A very full and rewarding day. Taha was very knowledgeable and his suggestions enhanced our tour which he tailored to our requests. Thoroughly recommend both this day tour and Taha - and don't miss the Bardo Museum!
Julie NitzUnited States
Our time in Tunis was amazing! Taha was very informative and is truly passionate about the country.
Tara BallardUnited States
Taha's tour of Tunis and the surrounding areas (Carthage, Sidi Bou Said, and all of the near-by historical sites) was absolutely wonderful. The guide had a wealth of knowledge, and he taught us a lot about the past and the current sociopolitical situations. He took us to many beautiful areas, and gave us plenty of time to explore individually as well. We are incredibly pleased, and we are very thankful that we went on tour with him. We recommend Taha to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your feedback.I really enjoyed sharing a memorable experience with you. Bless you
Clyde SlickPonte Vedra, FL, United States
Taha is simply the best guide we have ever had over our years of travel to other countries using private tour guides. His knowledge of Tunis and Tunsia was outstanding and comprehensive. He was a pleasure to be with and made our trip to Tunsia very rewarding and pleasureable. We would highly recommned him to anyone looking for a tour guide in Tunis Tunsia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much for your comment I do really apreciate.I wish you and your nicefamily the Best. Yours Taha
Susan BorkowskiUnited States
Taha was a very knowledgeable and experienced guide who gave us a great introduction to Tunis and the Medina, the Bardo, Carthage and Sidi Bou Said. We have 2 concerns: we were told we would be picked up at the ship, which is important since I am on crutches. When we got to where other guides were meeting, we found that we had to walk .25 mile to the port gate to get to Taha. Also, whenever we were in the car, Taha gave speeches on the political situation in Tunis, which became repetitive over six hours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs Borkowski, Thanks very much much for your testimonial. I hope you enjoyed your tour with us.I tried my best to introduce you to our sight-seeings and attractions in Tunis,engaged our driver and AC/transportation to be as flexible as we we can to move in all sites.Political comments are related to questions you asked me during our trip so I feel sorry for being repetitive as you mentioned.I hope though ,you appreciate the quality of provided services. Thanks
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We have contacted Taha and further clarified the exact meeting location. Port restrictions make it impossible for non cruise ship sponsored guides to enter the port territory. Therefore it is necessary to walk a short distance to the exit of the port.
Taha is a really excellent guide. Not only he speaks really good english but he is really knowledgable and very polite. He took care of me all the time, I am really happy and please to recommend him. The coordination from tour by locals have been great too, very fast and with no issues at all.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pablo, I just arrived home after conducting a 9 Day round trip for 4 Brazilian travelers.All of them loved their Tunisia travel experience.I would like to thank you so much for choosing my private tours and taking the time to write a review. Hope to meet you one day here or wheels ,introduce you to my family. Thanks and take care. Taha
Nydia ReyesUnited States
My husband and I travelled by cruise ship to La Goulette, Tunis, in May of 2012. It was our first time in North Africa, and Mr. Taha was our guide. It was a wonderful experience to have such a well educated, competent, pleasant, and knowledgeable professional during our visit in Tunis. Mr. Taha and his driver took us everywhere, from the Carthaginian and Roman ruins, to bazaars, mosques, quaint cafes, restaurants, and more. It was a rich and unforgettable cultural experience. 5 stars!!
Dougga is a worthwhile place to go to. This company is pretty good with handling with these tours. It was also good to have a tour guide which has good english, knows alot about the city and entertaining while presenting the ruins. My whole group enjoyed it.
John CaseyUnited States
We enjoyed our tour very much! Taha was very responsive to all of our requests. He was exactly where he said he would be and insured that we saw everything that we wanted along with some extra sites as well. He arranged for a private tour for us at the American Cemetery, which was our priority, and we saw no one else receive that special treatment. He provided interesting insight into Tunisia's ancient history as well as modern living in his country. He & his driver were excellent with our kids!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Casey, Thanks very much for your kind attention.I appreciate you support and positive feed back.Please greet your family's members.Yours sincerely Ben K Taha
Donna McIntoshUnited States
We had a great day with Taha and were very pleased with the services of Tours by Locals. Taha was an excellent guide - he was prompt, friendly and knew the city and sites very well! His English was great, and he provided excellent commentary about the sites we visited. Despite the recent problems in Tunisia, we never at all felt unsafe. We were so happy that we got the opportunity to visit such a wonderful place; it was one of the highlights of our cruise.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Donna, Thanks very much for your testimonial.I was very pleased to conduct your tour.I wish you and your family thes Best.Thanks for your support
Charles TillotsonUnited States
English was good, very personable, very knowledgeable of the area. Tour was well organized for route and time. Hit all the planned high spots despite time constraints. Gave a good perspective on area history and feeling of current events like the upcoming elections. Restaurant selection was good but touristy and would have liked more local fare off menu as not novices at the cuisine.
Taha provided our group an excellent tour of Tunis, Carthage and Sidi Bou Said. He was very knowledgeable and made us all feel safe, despite the recent political unrest. We would highly recommend this tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you dear Christine for your testimonial .I wish you and yourfamily the best
Alfredo BracamonteUnited States
David DjahaUnited States
Taha was on of the best guides we had on our 17 day cruise. He was smart, funny and spoke English very clearly. He met us where we agreed, at exactly the time intended and adapted our tour as we went along. He knew all the details of the history and culture of Tunis. Transportation was comfortable and well air conditioned. I highly. highly recommend Taha.
Warrenetta BakerUnited States
Taha was already booked on our date, but he arranged a fantastic tour for us with another tour guide, Ms. Boutheina. She was delightful. We went to Tunis and saw the sites of the Jasmine revolution, the Medina, the Bardo, the exterior of some of the mosques. Our guide was wonderful with the kids and we were happy she went to the Medina with us. After Tunis was Carthage, the Punic harbors, Carthage museums, the American Cemetery, and a quick stop at Sidi Bou Said. Great, great day! Thank you.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: The substitution of Taha's colleague Ms. Boutheina was agreed to in advance.
Haley F.United States
We had a fantastic time on our tour with Taha B. He was professional and thorough in all prior email communications (he replied very quickly to my questions), and he was able to make adjustments to the tour based on some special requests (see WW2 memorial, more time at the Medina, etc.). He gave us a lot of insight to the local culture and revolution. He took care of all the planning and tickets (nothing for us to pay for besides drinks once on the tour), so it was a low stress day. Highly recommended!
Helen GardnerUnited Kingdom
Taha was unable to do our tour but arranged for a guide, Manel, and driver, Moez, to do the tour. They were really great, Manel was very knowledgeable, friendly and very ready to show us the things on the tour and answer all our questions about Tunisia in fluent English. We felt completely looked after with her as a guide and with Moez driving and just had a wonderful day, we would highly recommend them, and also Taha and Tours by Locals who were so helpful in arranging this.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Taha was unavailable to do this tour and the change of guides was made with the agreement of the customer.
only problem was meeting up with taha. needed a better explanation of locale. other than that we were very satisfied with the tour and impressed with taha's knowledge and insight of tunis
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I was pleased conducting this private tour . Family Buchanan was great.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: The authorities at the port make it difficult for independent guides to pick up port side. It's just a short walk to a suitable meeting place. We've asked Taha to provide a map to the spot.
Tunisia is really an underrated destination. They have so many great things to see but seem to be lacking in presentation. Our Guide was very stressed for time and was good on certain times but at other times would rather have us go about some attractions by ourselves.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I hope Guests appreciated joining me for the tour. I'm convinced this family enjoyed the provided services and I just wanted the members to taste the freedom of drinking a mint-tea in the Medina and preferred not to join them, thought they would appreciate the distance I kept to help living some private moments in there. I thought I would please them that way and avoid any form of prejudices or hassle.
Stuart JacobsonThe Villages, FL, United States
Taha provided an excellent experience for us, our children and our grandchildren (ages 10 to 18) on our trip to Carthage, the American Military Cemetery and the souks. The transportation furnished was quite comfortable and more than adequate. Unfortunately, we got off to a rough start, primarily because the Port Authorities would not let the bus pick us up at the port and we had to walk nearly a mile in order to meet the bus. The authorities gave Taha and the driver a hard time and took his license away.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for commenting my services I was providing.Tunisian authorities helped providing best services and I will be able to customize my private tour in future. I have my license and I will put my expertise at total siposition of partners and customers.