Neil TaylorUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words, Neil. I'm so glad we could make the timing work on such short notice. Now you have to bring the rest of the family. Hope your visit to Youngstown went well. Best regards, GSTD
Linda DanielsUnited States
George is exactly the type of tour guide you are seeking when you go to Tours by Locals. He loves his city, knows all about it, and wants to share everything he knows with you. One doesn't think of Pittsburgh as an exciting place, but George can convince you that you want to move there. With everything from information on the scoreboard at Heinz Field, to when there was and was not an h in Pittsburgh, to the politics and history or the steel unions, his tour is fascinating. Hire him if you can.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much fore the review Linda. I'm glad you appreciated everything...now you have to move here...and let me know when you do. Seriously, a lot of fun, thank you for the opportunity to have shown you da 'Burgh. Have a great New Year. My best, GSTD
Ann GilbertUnited States
We had a great time and learned a great deal on our tour. George is full of facts and can answer any question about the area. We were intrigued with the beautiful architectural features in the city and George had many informative tidbits on the buildings. He is not only Pittsburg knowledgable, after discovering where we were going, he suggested stopping at the Flt 93 memorial which we enjoyed immensely on our trip east.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank so much for the update, Ann. I'm glad you got to visit the Flight 93 Memorial. Given the interests and engagement of you and Gary I thought you would appreciate it. And thank you also for the positive review. It was fun taking you both around the city. I'm grateful we could make it work on such very short notice. Have a great rest-of-Trip. My best, GSTD
Barbara MichaelsUnited States
It was a pleasure to have George take four of us from Pittsburgh to Fallingwater, Kentuck Knob and back. His recommendation to take the longer tour at Fallingwater and also visit the smaller Frank Lloyd Wright house (Kentuck Knob) were on the mark. He picked us up on time from two nearby locations and drove nicely while he told us about the history and geography of Pittsburgh and surrounding area. All in all a relaxing substitute to having to rent a car and find our way in unfamiliar surroundings.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciate the review, Barbara. The day was a very stimulating one for me as well. A real pleasure. Thank you for letting me take you to the "mountain". My best regards, GSTD
Richard WaltonsmithUnited States
George is the most knowlegeable and enthusiastic guide one could for. He took us to several hidden gem locations, that gave us very nice insights into the city. Geography, history, politics, architecture, and sports are all areas of expertise. He is a bit loud, but also a good listener. Sometimes enthusiasm causes one to be vocal. Highly recomended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the review, Richard, and I want to give you folks 5 stars as well. I don't know if I have ever had a Group who not only knew so much about Cor-ten steel and also knew the significance of the phrase "Greyhound in Pittsburgh". I wish you had said something about the loudness so I could have turned down the volume on the microphone. You're probably right: loudness might sometimes accompany enthusiasm. I'm very sorry for the noise level and I appreciate the heads-up.
Audrey FarrellUnited States
George was AWESOME! First of all, he has so much information about the city that it will make your head spin! Second, he tailors you're experience to your interests. Bring a huge Steelers fan, he made sure to focus on football and all things Steelers related. Third, he's a ball of energy and makes you fall in love with Pittsburgh! What a great tour!!
Michele EndickUnited States
George was amusing, full of information, answered all questions we had. We had a fun ride on the Duquesne Incline. We also stopped to view and have a group photo in front of the Mr. Rogers' sculpture. We were all in awe of the setting and this gorgeous work of art. Thanks so much for bringing Pittsburgh to life for us, George. All very interesting and fun! We were very impressed by this city and now know the highlights, origins. I would highly recommend George to give a large group their tour of Pittsburg
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm glad I could bring "Pittsburgh to life" for you and your group. It all was a lot of fun for me as well. Thank you for the opportunity to show you Pittsburgh and for the review. My best regards, GSTD
Lisa B.United States
There are not enough stars to give George for the most fantastic tour of Pittsburgh!! For those who have never been there before and for those who come from there his knowledge, energy and passion for the history, the people and the city are unbelievable!
Michael AmickUnited States
5 of 5 stars for George! Great tour (and the backstories) of all the highlights of Pittsburgh. Special thanks for making accommodation for my 83 year old mother relative to pace and accessibility!
Gary HuffordUnited States
great knowledge great preparation great energy great tour. !!!
Arthur McminnUnited States
J'ai passé une merveilleuse journée à Fallingwater en compagnie de mon guide George. La visite de la maison conçue par Frank Lloyd Wright justifie à elle seule le voyage que j'ai effectué de la France vers les Etats-Unis. Le trajet en voiture entre Pittsburgh et Fallingwater m'a permis d'apprendre un tas de choses intéressantes sur la région et son histoire, grâce aux explications passionnantes de George. Une expérience unique !
Serhat PalaUnited States
George is amazing. One of the best tour guides I have ever seen (and I have seen many), if not the best. His mission is to make love Pittsburgh and he does everything in his power to do so. You cant go wrong with him. Thank you George !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Given your extensive experience this is high praise indeed, and much appreciated, Serhat. I think you know how much I enjoyed your Company as well. Here's wishing you good, safe travels in the future...and come back to the 'Burgh! My best, GSTD
George brought both great knowledge and enthusiasm to the tour experience! It helped to make my Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob visit even more special.
Zoe WiltroutUnited States
There were 5 adults in Pittsburgh for the first time and for less than 24 hours. George gave us a fun and informative tour of the city. We felt we knew the city after the tour. He did a great job and knew his details for sure. He also loved to sing!
If you are interested in seeing one of the most beautiful buildings in the world this is the tour for you. The local guide George who drove us to the site from Pittsburgh filled in lots of useful information about Pittsburgh in general and important historical and tourist information. A great day,
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the Public and Private comments, Ury. It was a great day, indeed. Thank you for letting me share it with you. My best regards, GSTD
Annemarie FayemiUnited States
We booked a tour of Pittsburgh while in town for a concert. George was wonderful; full of knowledge, professional and so kind! He arrived on time and showed us all of the highlights of the city in our 2 hour tour. He has a way of making you feel at home and his love for the city is contagious! I highly recommend this tour!
Deene SouzaUnited States
George was OUTSTANDING!!! He gives a fantastic tour! And met us with only an hour's notice! Loved this tour! We will be back for another tour with George!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm so glad I dropped everything to show you "da 'Burgh". Lots of fun and I learned about "sailgating". I trust you had no trouble navigating the rest of Pennsylvania. I'm looking forward to your return Trip. Best regards, GSTD
Fred MarkhamUnited States
George was extremely pleasant and a very good driver. His encyclopedic knowledge made the experience both memorable and enjoyable. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wishes to learn about Pittsburgh "the coolest city on this planet".
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Fred, the Trip was memorable and enjoyable for me as well. Keep in mind that my Mission was to prove that Pittsburgh was "one" of the coolest cities on the planet. I would never be so presumptuous as to say it was "THE" coolest city...although it probably is. Please share my best regards with your entire crew. GSTD
Molly GnanUnited States
Very informative tour. George gave us the person touch by sharing his family's connection to the Homestead Works Strike. Also, by still living in the area, he has witnessed the many changes of the steel industry. It's a shame that so much of the actual steel making machines are gone now. But the history lives on through people like George.
Entertaining, informative, a highlight of our visit to Pittsburgh.
Marie CochranUnited States
It was wonderful, informative, and entertaining. Even in the rain , we enjoyed it! Would highly recommend George!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I know what you mean about the computers, Marie, but I appreciate the thought. And I enjoyed showing you Pittsburgh as well. I'll work on the rain for the next time you're in town. I'm glad to hear you're surviving. Thanks for taking the time to write. My best regards, GSTD
George went out his way to make this tour perfect for our group. I can't imagine anyone making a tour of Pittsburgh more exciting than he did.
Our tour to Falling Water was superb. George's historic commentary for his beloved city was fabulous. We're inspired by Falling Water and so glad we came! Thank you George!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the kind words, Veronica. I enjoyed our time together as well...and thank you for the inspiration for the Pennsylvania Turnpike comparison with Elvis Presley. Best wishes to you and your sister for the rest of your magical tour. Godspeed, GSTD
Michele JordanUnited States
Donna RiccoUnited States
Scott SiffUnited States
George was terrific. We asked him if he could do a custom tour for us to hit just the sites we wanted and he carried it off magnificently.
William KitchensUnited States
Very interesting and enjoyable Essential Pittsburgh Tour. George is a great tour guide. He is knowledgeable and passionate about Pittsburgh and history of the area. He went out of his way to make this a fun outing.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm glad you enjoyed the Tour. It was fun for me as well, William, and thanks again for the unexpected fudge. GSTD
A great day with George ! An excellent guide and a very nice man. Thanks a lot for the tour, the very rich narrative about Pittsburgh and the Fallingwater house. We appreciate the bonus : the Pittsburgh panorama and the Simon and Garfunkel's song "America" (we are listening it just right now !). Mille mercis ! Elodie et Bernard
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the feedback Elodie and Bernard...and for the opportunity for me to brush up on mon francais. So glad I had the chance to introduce you to Pittsburgh and the Laurel Highlands. Hopefully whenever you hear S&G you'll remember the 'Burgh. Warmest regards, GSTD
Harry LewkowiczUnited States
George knew everything about Pittsburgh, and gave us a wonderful tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments, Harry. I truly enjoyed spending the afternoon with the four of you. GSTD