Ian OteroUnited States
Michael BainUnited States
Gabriel was great!. Text message when we got to the airport and he was there to pick us up in 10 minutes. Clean car, very courteous. We had no expectations of where to go, so he gave us a tour of the highlights - with enough time in each place - the Sunken Gardens, Granville Island market, Stanley Park, giving us a running commentary on the city history and development over time. We only had a few hours between flight and cruise, but well worth it! He knows his stuff.
Roseate W.United States
Randall DoeUnited States
Prompt, knowledgeable, and very service oriented! Really enjoyed the tour and appreciate his flexibility! Went out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed and even bought us coffee
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Randall , Thank you for the kind words and the appreciation. I am very glad that you and your friends enjoyed the day.
April JacksonUnited States
Perfect day for our family with Gabriel!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much April.
Tim SargentUnited States
Excellent service and great driver!! We were traveling with 2 small children and he always kept that in mind when suggesting places to eat and things to do. Very knowledgeable in many areas. We highly recommend using him and will definitely use him again if given the chance.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tim. I'm very happy that I was able to offer a service to meet expectation. Thank you so much
Linda HongUnited States
Gabriel did an excellent job 5 stars.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Linda , very glad to hear that. Thank you
Marvin PeikenUnited States
We had Gabe for a second day in a row and once again he succeeded in giving us a wonderful day! What a nice man! There was a ferry cancellation just before it was about to load and major delays on our planned ferry. But, he thought up a way to detour to a different ferry and work around the situation- giving us a great day and with minimal delay! Thank you, Gabe!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wish you the best Marvin to you and your wife. Thank you
Marvin PeikenUnited States
Gabriel was a kind man who tried hard to do whatever he could to make our day fun! He succeeded!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marvin for the kind words.
We had a very nice tour with Gabriel. He is very knowledgeable and passionate about Vancouver. He made sure we were comfortable at all times and adapted the tour to our needs and interests. We highly recommend him as a tour guide of Vancouver. We look forward to seeing him again soon.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Eduardo , I was very pleased to have you as guests. Muchas gracias amigo!
Nancy B.United States
Just wanted to say how wonderful our tour of Vancouver was and how pleased we were with Gabriel our tour guide. He was punctual, knowledgeable and cared about our reaction to the areas we visited. We would rate this tour a 5 Star for sure.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Nancy.
Fabulous guide! We had an amazing day with Gabriel visiting Vancouver and the Capilano Bridge. He was personable and informative. His van was very clean and comfortable. Easy to get in and out of. First class service. Our day was busy yet not rushed. He accommodated some minor changes to the itinerary and added an extra stop to another suspension bridge which was a highlight! A great day. I would highly recommend booking Gabriel.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marsha Just noticed your comment and I'd like to thank you for everything.
Jeannie WesselUnited States
Gabriel was a wonderful, courteous, and, enthusiastic guide. He gave us plenty of time to explore and take pictures. If he didn't know an answer to a trivial question he looked it up while waiting for us. One can tell he loves sharing his knowledge and is a life long learner. So glad we went on his tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jeannie Just got back to check my emails and saw you comment. Thank you very much and I am very happy that you were pleased with the tour with me.
Kellie RobinsonMedford, NEW YORK, United States
Gabriel was really a great, professional tour guide. He is an extremely nice, very happy, fun guy to be with. Gabriel is a really good driver and is very attentive to his passengers, always making sure that we were doing what we wanted. I would definitely recommend Gabriel to any one wanting to get a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kelly , very much appreciated, Thank you !
Jon RichinsUnited States
This is the best way to experience an area on a tour, and Gabriel was perfect in his knowledge of the area, the history, the sites and even the traffic. His van was nicer than my car, and was able to transport my whole party in safety and style. The other nice thing about this Tours by Locals tour is Gabriel's ability to cater to our groups interest and needs as we travelled. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jon, I am so happy to know that you, Rick, your mom and friends had an enjoyable day. Thank you so much for your words. Gabi.
Donna BasiricoUnited States
We had a fabulous day with Gabriel! He exceeded our expectations and his personal service is beyond excellent! It was like spending the day with an old friend! Thank you!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are very welcome Donna and Frank. I really appreciate your comment. Gabi
David DilleUnited States
Most informative, personable and efficient. We thoroughly enjoyed the day with Gabriel!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much David !
Cary D.Dallas, TX, United States
Gabriel was an excellent tour guide. He picked us promptly at the train station and proceeded to take us on an extended driving tour of Vancouver and then dropped us and our luggage off at our hotel at the end of the tour. The itinerary of the tour was well planned and his knowledge of Vancouver was excellent. Gabriel is a most pleasant individual and our tour with him was very enjoyable and informative.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Cary Thank you very much for the nice words , I was missing to check my email comments for over a month :)
Shauna TriebDALLAS, TX, United States
Look no further... Gabriel is fantastic. He provided exactly what we asked for and more in our all-day tour of Vancouver. He is personable, knowledgeable, prompt and efficient. His Mercedes van is comfortable and clean, and his microphone system works great. We loved our day with you, thanks Gabi!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mark, thank you so much. I am very happy to hear that you spent a wonderful day with me.
John GreerUnited States
Tour was great. Gabi was a super nice guy, knowledgeable, patient with questions and taking pictures. Did not know what to expect booking off the Internet with no referral, but were very satisfied with the tour. Mercedes van was clean and roomy. Great experience!!! Thank you Gabi!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jackie and John, Thank you so much and really appreciated your company. It was a pleasure to about all the other stuff. Many thanks for your support also :) Gabi
Voncelia BrownUnited States
Gabriel shared his love of the city and showed us a lot in a limited amount of time. We had many questions and he had provided a great historical context. It was our first Tours by Locals but it won't be our last !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Voni and Charles. I appreciate very much your comments and sharing your opinion . Thank you Gabriel
Peter GrimmUnited States
Superior knowledge of everything from ferry schedules to Vancouver Island highlights. Excellent recommendations on where to eat and what to do. Highly recommend Gabriel!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Peter, It was a pleasure to talk with you Anne. I hope we'll keep in touch after the summer, and thank you from my wife too. Gabi.
Peter GrimmUnited States
Already rated as excellent. Impressive equipment with outstanding sound amplification while in transit. Very knowledgeable about the city and the high spots to hit there. Excellent coordination at the cruise. Terminal where we were picked up. A delightful day with a guide that I would recommend without hesitation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Peter , Thank you very much Gabi
Lorri DwoskinUnited States
From the moment Gabby picked us up from our hotel, it was obvious that his enthusiasm for Vancouver would insure us a good overview of the city highlights. We drove around in his large Mercedes van, which was comfortable and clean. We were with him for two half days and looked forward to seeing him both days. I thought I lost my eyeglasses at one of the stops, Gabby made a phone call to that stop, and later that evening, he brought my glasses to the hotel. He certainly went above and beyond! A Gem!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lorri, thank you so much, it was always my pleasure. Gabi.
Linda HulseUnited States
Gabriel was awesome! Six of us spent the entire day with him visiting all of Vancouver. We saw so much more than expected, his vehicle was superior and his personality extremely pleasing. We had many many laughs and enjoyed our day with him. Do not shop around, this guide is outstanding! Thank you Gabriel!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh Linda , I feel very honored, thank you very much . Always my pleasure.
Kathleen GentryUnited States
Really super tour with Gabriel. He gave us a great overview of Vancouver over two days (during the short time we were there). Would definitely recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kathy. Thank you for everything. I will definitely come to see you and Boyd if will ever visit Atlanta. Greetings to Brooks and Wood.
Kathy StrawnUnited States
James MeagherUnited States
Gabriel, provided our group a great review of how Vancouver development over the past 150 years has evolved in to several neighborhoods and changing architecture. His suggested activities were spot on for our group but we found our time hiking on the Grouse Mt. Grind Trail could not come close to his 1:45 min record.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jim Thank you for your words I'm happy you I could provide some useful information about our city. I bet you will beat the Grind time when again in Vancouver :) Gabi
Anne FerreeCosta Rica
Gabi was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. He was very accommodating and customized a tour to fit my needs and desires. I would recommend him highly to people who want an extra special experience. Thank you Gabi for giving me a great introduction to Vancouver.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Anne. Thank you very much, it was my pleasure to offer you a good tour around Vancouver and who knows maybe I'll see you next time. Gabi.
Robbin ScidaUnited States
Gabby was a wonderful and fun guide. He proudly showed us Victoria and the Butchart gardens and always took the scenic route. He was very interesting, full of information and fun stories. We felt very comfortable and safe with him. I would highly recommend Gabby for tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Robin . Was a pleasure to meet you Thank you very much Gabby
Debbie ClementUnited States
Gabriel tried his very best to give us the tour we had booked in a shorter period of time than originally planned due to a late departure from the ship. We had 3 small children which he accommodated with car seats. The vehicle was roomy and well maintained. We would use him again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Debbie. Gabriel
David G.United States
I want to extol the fine virtues of our knowledgeable and most capable guide, Gabriel. He needs to be recognized for his outstanding customer service, his 'can do' attitude, professionism, courteousness, kindness, efficiency, knowledge, expertise and his knowledge of both the Vancouver city center and the Langley wine region. One of the best guides we ever had. Amazing and memorable experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David, I am very happy I meet you. It was all my pleasure to serve you. Wish you the best :) Hope I will see you again. Gabi
Thomas GillUnited Kingdom
Good comprehensive tour of Vancouver.excellent English and communication .we arrived at cruise terminal and pick up a bit delayed.It would be best to agree a specific pick up point beforehand,perhaps information desk who could pass on message in the event of a delay (by either side) We would recommend this tour and guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Thomas and Jenny Thank you very much for the good words. Again I apologize for the delay but all depends on how the Port handles all traffic for the limo drivers which we don't have control. Thank you Gabriel
Doug BentonUnited States
Gabriel loves his city of Vancouver. His 'wheels' are great, a wonderful van that holds luggage and has room for many! He showed us around downtown Vancouver then off to Lynn Canyon Park with a cool suspension bridge, out to Horseshoe Bay for a great lunch at Trolls. Then off to Lighthouse Park for a walk down to the light house! We finished the day at Grandville Island Market where we could have spent another day! Gabriel is a wonderful host that knows his city. Would book again with him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Doug Thank you so much Happy to know your family. Please send my greetings to your mother, Tiffany and the kids. Gabriel
Margaret KernanUnited States
We had a group of 16 and Gabe was incredibly accommodating. All in the group enjoyed being with him from start to finish. I would highly recommend Gabe if you want an educational trip along with fun and humor.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Margaret , Thank you so much. Was my pleasure. Gabi
Margaret KernanUnited States
Gabe was fabulous. Very knowledgeable and great fun. He was also very flexible and helped me a great deal in planning for 2 days. Everyone in our group loved being with him and learning about Vancouver. Fun and educational - a great combination.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Margaret. It was a pleasure to meet you. Thank you for the good words. Gabe
Annette BakerUnited States
This tour was a wonderful way for us to see the city of Vancouver after an Alaskan cruise and prior to our flight home. Gabriel did a great job of showing us all the local sights and offering lots of commentary along the way. He customized the tour for our group of four and let us decide what we wanted to see and how long we wanted to stay at each stop. I would highly recommend this guide if you are looking for a longer tour in the city of Vancouver.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Annette. Thank you very much for the good words. Gabi
Bernadette K.United States
Highly recommend. Gabriel was friendly and thorough. We had a wonderful day learning about and seeing Vancouver. Worth every penny spent! :-)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Bernadette, thank you so much. I am very happy to hear that you spent a wonderful day with me.
Jay CapleUnited States
After years of using Tours By Locals, this may have been the best day in a particular city or area that we have had. A GREAT van, experienced and knowledgeable driver and guide, great communication through the booking procedure, and a number of "extras" even including a stop with coffee as part of the tour. Gabriel was waiting when we left the ship in Vancouver and dropped us at our hotel at the end of the day. We could not have asked for more. It was a 5+ star day and we will use him again !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jay Thank you for the sincere comments. I wish you all the best for you and your family Gabriel
Srinivasa MarreddyUnited States
What a pleasant surprise! We booked Vancouver tour with different guide however that guide was not available and ToursByLocals transferred to Gabriel! He came with Mercedes mini bus at around 9:00 AM to our hotel. Our 4 hour tour with Gabriel was full of fun and educational! Gabriel showed us all major attractions! Our kids loved his tour. We highly recommend this guide for Vancouver tours!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you and much appreciated your comments. Happy New Year to your family
Hope BanicUnited States
Ina LeeUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ina
Jeffery RogersUnited States
Our guide "Gabby" (Gabriel) was terrific! He was very knowledgable about Vancouver, very easy to talk to and spend time with. He took us to all of the usual spots; Stanley Park, Gas Town, China Town, Granville Island, etc. As he spent time with us and got to know us, he modified the tour to fit our interest. Took us to a couple of scenic little towns and a fabulous scenic lookout on the North Shore. We had a great day with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jeff. It was my pleasure to spend the day with you, your wife and your friends. Thank you for enjoying the tour with me. Gabriel
Linda NeuensUnited States
Gabriel was a delightful guide. He went above and beyond to ensure that our excursion was enjoyable. On the way to and from Whistller he made several additional stops so we could photogrqph the spectacular scenery. He also drove us through some beautiful neighborhoods in Vancouver. We would highly recommend his services ... I gave his card to the Concierge at th Four Seasons hotel and recommended that they start using his services.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Linda Thank you for everything, the good words and the kindness. Send my greeting also to Gary. Gabi
Edith MockUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Edith
Myra CourtneyUnited States
Gabriel was amazing. He took us everywhere we wanted to go and other sites we didn't know about. His van was more than adequate for our party of six with a lot of luggage. It was clean and comfortable. He extended our tour and we had a wonderful time in Vancouver ending at the airport. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Myra Thank you for everything. Please send my greetings to your sister, daughter and the husbands.
Robert BuuckUnited States
Gabriel did a great job for our group of six. Was right on time in a good and clean vehicle and had an excellent knowledge of Vancouver history and important sights. Also helped with recommendations and booking of places to eat. Would certainly use again. Bob
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Bob, Thank you very much and probably see you next time. Gabi
Pradip PatelUnited States
great guide - had lots of fun on both of our tours
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Pardip and friends I had a lot of fun and learn a lot of things too. Thank you for choosing me as your guide. Remember :) Buy American (like Norush said)
Pradip PatelUnited States
John HreskoUnited States
Both the tour and the guide were incredible. Gabriel arranged the tour based on conversations with our group of 4 and even altered our plans so that he would take our luggage and at the end of our tour dropped us at the airport. Could not have been happier with the tour. Many thanks.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello John Gloria Frank and Ben. So busy I was, that I couldn't thank you earlier. It was my pleasure to know you. Thank you Gabi
Merle BruskinUnited States
Excelent guide. Was well informed about the area. Suggested some changes to the original itenerary which improved the tour.All 10of us were very happy with the tour.We saw agreat deal of the Vancouver area.His van was very comfortable for all of us including the luggage.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Merle and Gloria. Thank you for everything. Wish you all the best. Gabi.
James RossKaty, TX, United States
Gabriel is one of the best tour guides we have ever had. He is very personable and accommodating. He is very knowledgeable of the area and answered all the questions we had for him. He was very considerate when it came to our comfort and needs. We definitely would recommend him to anyone wanting the services of a super tour guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello good people of Huston! Thank you for the comments. Thank you for the stars. Thank you for your generosity. Gabby
David GilbertUnited States
Gabriel was friendly, professional, kind, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, flexible and well mannered. In short, he was a perfect tour guide. We enjoyed spending the day with him and we learned quite a bit about Vancouver while having fun. We highly recommend Gabriel-his tour was the highlight of our trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: David, Lisa and Blake! Thank you so much for everything you did and say to me. I truly enjoyed showing you around the city.
Leigh WoodhamUnited States
Our tour of Victoria and Butchart Gardens on 6/4/16 by Gabby was fantastic! He did a fabulous job and we truly enjoyed it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Leigh. Likewise I enjoyed and had fun with you.
Winnie HsuUnited States
We had a wonderful time is Vancouver. Even with our limited time, Gabriel had tried every way to show the best of Vancouver to us. Gabriel shared many interested information about the city to us, not just boring narration. We will definitely use Gabriel's service again for our next Vancouver visit and recommend him to everyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you guys for choosing me as your host. It was a pleasure to have you on my tour.
My family and I really enjoyed our Victoria trip. It was very well worth it. Thanks Gabby for the tour. Would recommend this tour to family and friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Jeanny and Cesar It was a pleasure to have you as guests and meet you and your family. Thank you for the good words and more. gabby
Milena ElimelakhUnited States
Gabriel is a great guide! He is knowledgeable, attentive, nice, hard working and a pleasure to be around and to have for a tour guide. We highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Milena and Dimitri. It was a pleasure for me to be your guide. I hope you'll come back to Vancouver and meet again. Thank you
John LedlieUnited States
Great tour by expert guide. Gabriel paid special attention to our 13 year old Grandson and our limited mobility as two disabled persons Picked up on time and delivered to hotel after the tour. Large van with all comfortsand plenty of luggage space . John Ledlie
Patricia SykesUnited Kingdom
What a great tour guide! Funny, informative and with a 'nothing is too much trouble attitude' his love of his adopted city shines through. I would not hesitate to recommend Gabriel to anyone visiting the Vancouver area. His vehicle was modern, clean and comfortable and at no point did we ever feel rushed, he always asked us how much time we would like to spend at each place. He is an absolute asset to Tours By Locals.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Patricia. It was all my pleasure. Send my regards to your daughter and husband. Thank you again.
Keith WilsonWinchester, KENTUCKY, United States
Gabriel was very knowledgeable and pleasant as a guide. Our only complaint was he was 20+ minutes late in picking us up at our hotel. His vehicle was awesome and very comfortable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Keith, Thank you for the good review and my apologies if I was late but probably something on the road happened. (can't really remember as it already passed one year :)) Gabriel
David D.United States
We were a family group of ten, most visiting Vancouver for the first time. I asked Gabrial to customize and I would be the narrator. He willingly obliged an made many contributions along the way to ensure a wonderful experience. The vehicle was spotless, and very comfortable for ten persons with wide windows. Gabrial is attentive, punctual, neat and knowledgeable. Several thought this tour the highlight of their trip and we had taken a cruise to Alaska! A very positive experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You're very welcome David. Hopefully i'll see you next time. Cheers
Lauren IngramUnited States
Gabriel is one of the most fun guides we've ever had! We had a limited amount of time from disembarkation to airport departure & felt that Gabriel maximized it for us. We had so much fun with him that we now want to spend more time in Vancouver. What a great end to our vacation.
Gary CarsonUnited States
My wife and I are extremely happy with the tour of Vancouver provided by Gabriel. He arrived at the cruise port on time and picked us up quickly. His Sprinter van is an ideal vehicle for seeing the sites; spacious and comfortable. After talking with us, Gabi customized the tour to the areas we wanted to see and arranged to drop us off at the airport just before our flight. He provided a very entertaining and informative tour of key sites and spiced it with his local knowledge of fun facts.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Gary and Karen it was a pleasure to have you on my board and thank you for the nice review but my many thanks are for your generosity. i was shocked by the surprise i got from you. :) Hopefully we'll meet again one day. Best wishes for your family. Gabriel
Luis JimenezUnited States
Gabriel was fantastic, my wife and I were on a tight schedule and he made every minute count. We saw areas of Vancouver that are absolutely beautiful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Luis and Grace Thank you very much for choosing me as your guide. It was a pleasure to chat with you. If you ever come back to Vancouver just let me know. Best regards Gabriel