Michele DalpiniUnited States
After a whirlwind vacation, this was the perfect relaxing day trip.Since it was Thanksgiving, we invited Winston's family to join us for the day. It was fun! We got input from his entire family on the way of life in Vancouver. The drive was very scenic, with stops along the way. Whistler ski resort was great to check out, with lunch, tram rides, shopping etc. A great day-long adventure. We were dropped off at the airport. After spending 3 days with Winston, we felt like we had made a new friend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It's hard to believe we could top our previous two days but again, Whistler and Vancouver lived up to their name. Thank you so much for being so gracious about Thanksgiving and the Family. Everyone enjoyed themselves and we certainly did our best to make your last day in Vancouver memorable. All the best to you and your Family, and safe travels, always!
Michele DalpiniUnited States
Upon our return from a cruise, Winston picked us up at the port. We then took in the sights of Stanley Park, the Aquarium, the Vancouver Museum and many places along the way. Winston was our private guide through the museums. He has a treasure trove of knowledge about the area and its people and history. He and my husband could talk all day!! He was a joy to be with and we learned so much about Vancouver and Canada. I would highly recommend Winston.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so pleased that you and Mike enjoyed all of the high points of Vancouver. Your timing in the City was spectacular, and it was a joy taking you both around. Next stop, Whistler!
Winston gave us an incredible custom tour with our needs and interests in mind. We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our time with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Terry, Thank you for your kind words and following up with me. I am so very glad that your time in Vancouver (and Abbotsford) was enjoyed and I hope that it matched up well with your time in Alaska. Safe travels always, Winston
Michele DalpiniUnited States
Winston picked us up at the airport and whisked us away on a tour of the city and outlying areas. Saw the Olympic Experience, dinner at Granville Island and saw other sights. Winston is easy to get along with and is a fountain of knowledge! Very enjoyable afternoon before our cruise left Vancouver. I would highly recommend Winston if you want to see Vancouver through the eyes of a local.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the wonderful feedback, Michele and Mike! What a great day in Vancouver from the get-go! Looking forward to seeing you again in a week and a half!
Karyl StewartUnited States
Winston was excellent. Very knowledgeable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the strong rating, Karyl! It was a joy to take you and your group the city and countryside looking for great tasting stuff! I believe we succeeded. Did you get your packages home alright? Winston
Randee MCQueenUnited States
Winston was fantastic. We choose him because he did larger groups (we had 6) and he did kids (we had 2). He adapted to our flight times changing and then being late. He had great knowledge of the area and gave us enough time to explore as we went. He was great with out 8 year old and the 200 questions that she asked and gave us as adults great info on all the places. We went to Granville Island and got dinner, then Stanley Park, the beach, Lions Gate Bridge and all the sports arenas. Fantastic time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Randee! Thank you so much for the kind and generous feedback! Your family and friends were a fun bunch to tour with. I am thrilled that we could squeeze in a full tour with a late afternoon start. Safe continued travels for you and your dogs. Winston
John ColemanUnited States
And amazing tour. Winston was the perfect Tour guide for us highly recommend this tour and Winston as the guide Thank you you made our experience in Vancouver wonderful
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the kind words, John and Joy! It is a special kind of people that appreciates travel, culture and “getting lost” the way we do. Thank you for staying the extra time in Vancouver. May your future travels be as enjoyable. Winston
Joani L.United States
Winston was a wonderful guide. This was our second day touring with him. We loved his enthusiasm, knowledge and suggestions. 2 great days and we're so glad I found Winston!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for such wonderful feedback. It was a joy working with your group!
Joani L.United States
Winston is great! We are a group of 8 people and the group includes some walking issues as well as food allergies. Winston always offered a helping hand and helped us order food. We wanted to go to a Chinese Restaurant and he helped us place our orders, etc. We saw some of the Vancouver highlights and made plenty of stops. We will be together with Winston tomorrow.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for Day 1! See you tomorrow with much more of Vancouver to see and experience!
Connie LongUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the five-star rating, Connie! I really appreciate you booking with me during your time in Vancouver!
Eduardo F.San Marcos, CA, United States
Winston was an exceptional guide!! Extremely knowledgeable about his hometown, Vancouver! Winston was friendly, courteous, knowledgeable, and willing to accommodate the various interests of our ethnically diverse group of twelve (12) from various parts of the US and overseas! I would definitely recommend Winston to any person or group wishing to obtain a comprehensive tour of Vancouver in one day!! Winston met and exceeded our expectations!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the overwhelming feedback Ed! You traveled with such a fantastic group, it was a joy to interact with you all! Safe travels throughout the Pacific Northwest, and the rest of the world! Winston
Ron BosherPlano, TX, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the positive feedback, Ron
Cyril MeyerowitzUnited States
Winston was outstanding. We were a group of 7 with varying hiking abilities. He accommodated everybody, was attentive to our needs and is a delightful personality. He is also very bright and knowledgeable, plus interesting. We were all very pleased and enjoyed the 2 days. He had not hiked for a long time but my sense is he will get back into it and will make a perfect guide for those interested in hiking/cultural experience. Recommend him with enthusiasm.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for everything, including your kind words! I wish the very best to you and the whole group in your current and future travels! Thank you for selecting me as your tour guide in Vancouver. Very sincerely, Winston
Jessie BrattenUnited States
All I can say is Winston is the best tour guide on this side of heaven! He knows all about Vancouver, Canada. He is very informative, prompt, and entertaining. We would love to have him as our tour guide during our next visit. He made planning our trip for 15 people stress free. I told him what we wanted and he made it happen, including helping with transportation. Robert our driver was just as caring and knowledgeable as Winston. Also, Thank you Tours by Locals very user friendly website.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you and all of the Get Away Girls for the exceptional feedback and fantastic day in Vancouver! I hope your travels throughout the world continue to bring you closer and more enriched always! Smiles from Vancouver!
Phyllis SnyderUnited States
If we could give Winston more than 5 stars, we surely would!! His knowledge of the area, his friendliness and enthusiasm were much appreciated. His willingness to adapt the tour to our needs made it even more worthwhile. If you have the opportunity to take a tour with Winston - do it!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your update and feedback! Yes, we had a wonderful day that I know would take a beautiful city like Victoria or a natural monument like Banff to top. Safe travels always and know that you have memories in Vancouver.
Dana KolbUnited States
Winston created a wonderful day, arranged our special requests, taught us a lot, and was a pleasure with which to spend time. Brilliant!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your very kind words, Dana! It was a joy touring with you and your children. Winston
Kimberly EversonUnited States
Winston was an excellent guide; professional, prompt and interesting and I would definitely recommend him. Thanks for a wonderful tour Winston.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kim! Thanks for your feedback and spending some of your time in Vancouver with me. Glad we had a glorious-looking day in the city. Winston
Royce AlsopDallas, TX, United States
Excellent tour and a super tour guide! I've used Tours By Locals many times, in many different countries, and Winston was one of the best. Vast knowledge and great rapport. Lots of fun. Vehicle very comfortable. We would highly recommend Winston for any tour he offers. We did the Granville Island tour and the Grouse Mountain tour as well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Royce, for the outstanding feedback and comments! We really did have a fun time - all three days, all three tours! I hope Vancouver stands out as one of your all time favorite destinations. Safe travels, always, Winston
John A.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for both reviews, John! Safe travels always... Winston
John A.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the positive feedback, John! It really makes a world of difference! Winston
Yvonne McloughlinUnited States
Excellent itinerary - enjoyed bonus of the 300+ ice cream stop
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the positive feedback! 288 flavours ... but who’s counting?
Jackie G.United States
Winston was an enthusiastic and informative guide! Great personality, full of energy and very articulate! We highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Jackie, for your glowing feedback! I appreciated every minute with your group! So glad that you found Vancouver enjoyable. Safe travels, Winston
Debra PottsUnited States
Affable, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic, Winston is an excellent representative of his fabulous city but cognizant of its challenges. Now if he could only control the weather! :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for a fun day walking through the historic district of Vancouver! It’s nice to tour with such a good well travelled world citizen!
Freyda KomitoUnited States
Winston picked us up at our hotel on time in a very clean vehicle. We were 7 passengers and we all had a wonderful experience with Winston . He is very personable. He is very proud of Vancouver and very knowledgeable and answered our many questions .He followed the itinerary that was predetermined by the group. He was flexible with our requests . We were lucky to have had him .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Freyda, for you and your group. What a great bunch! I am so glad that you enjoyed Vancouver in the sunshine! I hope our day together stands out in your memory of your monumental trip. Winston
Garth McEwanSouth Africa
We would rate Winston a full five out of five stars. Not only was he personable, knowledgeable and generous with his information and time, he was also interested in our country and politics. He has a fluency and sophistication about him that made our first five hours in Vancouver fascinating and engaging. Highly recommended. Thank you, Winston.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Fantastic feedback, Garth and Neville! Thank you for sharing such an impressive day in Vancouver with me. Safe travels always! Winston
Neal HeckmanUnited States
Winston provided excellent communication and service from the time we reached out to him via email the very first time. He was prompt with all responses. He was funny in all of the communication we had while travelliing together today. His knowledge of Victoria was superior. There were 6 of us in our 60s on the tour and he paid excellent attention to each of us and made sure we were all happy with this service and his recommendations. He helped us with plans for the next day in Vancouver.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a million for this incredible feedback, Neal! I had an absolute ball with you folks from the City of Fountains and am glad that you enjoyed the City of Gardens. And yes, I will refresh my cribbage game and will continue to dominate, especially in noise-free, non-drinking establishments. All I have to say is: James Naismith was Canadian! Safe travels, always. Winston
Paul MooreUnited States
Our tour guide, Winston, was exceptional. A local, raised in Vancouver, he brought historical and personal perspective to our tour. We enjoyed every minute and feel like we've had a great glimpse of Vancouver's history, culture and people. Highly recommend Winston as a thoughtful, courteous and articulate guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the incredible feedback and being such a joy to tour with, Paul and Beth! I hope you are as enticed to return to Vancouver as I am to visit your corner of the world. Safe travels always, Winston
David ConnerUnited States
Winston was very knowledgeable of the area. His personality fit the job. Our group of 11 people were all impressed and thoroughly enjoyed being with him. If you have a choice for choosing a guide use Winston.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the glowing recommendation! Your group was quite amazing to work with and we had an equally amazing day. All the best in all of your travels! Winston
Kimberly WilsonUnited States
Winston is an able and knowledgeable tour guide. We had already toured some on our own and Winston was very flexible to adjust our tour to do the things we had not experienced. He is personable and interesting and made sure that our day was enjoyable and well spent. We highly recommend him. Thank you, Winston.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Kim and CE! You were a joy to tour with and I hope Vancouver will always stand out as a memorable destination. Safe travels always, Winston
Anne McKegneyUnited States
Winston was a wonderful guide and gave us the best experience of Vancouver possible. We saw and tasted so much of the city in the time we had there. He is personable and easy to immediately like. Do not hesitate to take his tour - you will love it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much, Anne, for this wonderful feedback. It was a joy to tour with you and your group. Lovely couples with a lot of love...thanks for taking my tour and exploring Vancouver thoroughly! Winston