Kelly LieseUnited States
Our ship docked early morning and our flight back to US was 10:15 PM. We stored our luggage in lockers at BNE (an adventure itself) and met Johnathan and took a train into the city. He led us around the city showing us history and the beauty of Brisbane. There are things to see outside as well as museums you need only tell him your interest. We walked a lot which we all felt set us up for sleep on our night flight. John showed us how to take the train back and it made a long day much more fun.
Mark RoseUnited States
Jonathan gave a nice tour around Brisbane. He tailored the tour to our desires and covered all the main locations in Brisbane. He's a native a Brisbane and knows it well. Very knowledgeable and friendly. He was willing to adjust start to meet our travel times.
Michael QuirkUnited States
I hesitate to give this one star as it should be -0- stars. In all my years of traveling around the world (40 years 40 countries) this is the worst 'tour' I have ever experienced. No enthusiasm for job, limited - even inaccurate knowledge, zero personality, we would have been better on our own. We stopped the 3 hour tour after 2.5 hours it was so bad. Given the low rating this guy received earlier in January after many positive reviews, I question whether this was actually Jonathan.
Tom StorrsUnited States
Jonathan is a pleasant man who must have been off his game the day of our tour. Or Brisbane is just not a very interesting place. He didn't have a map so we trudged the city with no idea of where we had been or where we were headed. (I was later able to figure our route back at the hotel.) At each "sight" he could recite the particulars but in between stops there was little to no commentary. He also arrived more than 5 minutes late which is never a good start.
Irna ShamosUnited States
Jonathan did a great job and we enjoyed our time with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank Irna; I enjoyed your company too!
This tour was the perfect introduction to the city, with historical stories told alongside unique and beautiful venues with a mix of humorous personal anecdotes. Thanks Johnathon for a really great tour - and helping to make Brisbane one of our favorite cities in Australia. ��
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Janet- I really enjoyed your company!
I had a wonderful time in Brisbane thanks to Jhon who took me through the city. He was very knowledgable, knew very well the city including nice local places to see. I highly recommend John to anybody coming to Brisbane, actually as some of my Australian friends said "With this guided tour you had you now know more than any average Australian about Brisbane", this could have never been accomplish without Jhon.
Grace Enriqueta VictoriaQuezon City, Philippines
Jonny was friendly and has knowledge of the city...he brought us around and we got to know more about Brisbane. Will recommend him.
Mark FurseUnited Kingdom
While Brisbane may not be high on the list of star destinations, if you are here the walk we did with Jonathan will help you to get the most out of it. Jonathan was knowledgeable, engaging and good company on our nearly 5 hour guided walk. Very good historical detail, and I am pretty sure we covered most if not all points of interest in central Brisbane.
Scott KocurekUnited States
Christopher MarioUnited States
A knowledgeable young booster of Brisbane, Jonathan made Australia's "third" city, often overlooked by tourists, come alive. Touring the city with Jonathan was like taking a walk with an old friend. We had a great day exploring. So much history! Highly recommended.
Lanee WarrickUnited States
Very personable and knowledgeable; Saw much more than we expected. Way a great way to learn about Brisbane in a short amount of time. Highly recommend this tour.
Lance HunterSouth Africa
Nice guy but not a good guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am as disappointed as you are that the tour fell short of your expectations. I feel that we accomplished everything that was planned for the day, including the visits to the industrial areas, the zoo, the walking tour and the ferry trip, so I am very surprised at your low rating. Travellers on both my ToursByLocals tours and private tours have consistently awarded 5-star ratings and have been very complimentary about my guiding knowledge and skills. I hope you find your future tours more satisfying.
Rudy PraterUnited States
Jonathon provided a thorough history of Brisbane, from the founding of Australia to current times. He guided me to the major sights and oriented me within the central area of the city. He also answered numerous questions that helped place Brisbane within the region it occupies. An excellent investment of my time and money.
John-Paul CarriveauUnited Kingdom
Jonathan was great — went at our pace, showed us the types of sights we were interested in, had tons of interesting and unexpected history to share. For a couple who are interested in seeing things just a bit off the beaten path, this is just what we'd hoped for. Many thanks!
Steve SchneiderUnited States
Jonathan is new to running tours and just needs some more experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your feedback. Your tour was the first 'Whole Day Brisbane City Sights Walking Tour' I had done, so I was new to running a 6-hour walking tour. I have had experience running walking tours; my previous Tours By Locals tour received 5-star feedback and I run another Brisbane tour which has received 23 ratings, all of which have been 5-star. Please be aware that I share your disappointment that the tour didn't meet your expectations and I did enjoy meeting you both and showing you around Brisbane.
Gari F.United States
We were on a cruise ship that made last minute change so we docked in Brisbane. Luck for us we were able to secure Jonathan for a walking tour and it was great. We covered the entire downtown area, crossed over two bridges, saw the war memorial, went up the clocktower and ended the day by stopping at a pub. It was amazing all we learned about the significance of Brisbane in Australian history. Brisbane is also a very clean town and easy to walk around.