Annette CarreauUnited States
Tom is well versed on both the history of Arlington Cemetery, as well as the current and future challenges the site is facing.
Michael HailUnited States
Tom picked us up at our hotel. He walked us to any spot we mentioned. He patiently answered our questions. And he asked us if we were doing well as it was a long walk on a warm day. He knew the cemetery and the military traditions for funerals held there. Finally, he drove us downtown DC to our next tour. Excellent experience.
Kelly KeelerUnited States
This was an amazing tour! This is the only way to see Arlington and other parts of DC. Tom is so knowledgeable and makes the tour so enjoyable. Not only did we see a lot, but we also learned a lot! I wish we would have had Tom the entire time we were in DC :).
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kelly, Give my best to Andy and Cal and I hope to see you on a return trip to DC. There's so much more to see. - Tom
Carla FerrariUnited States
Tom was awesome! Very knowledgable, and patient with all the questions our 10 and 11 years old were asking him! The tour was amazing! It was a great experience! We will definitely schedule another tour with him!! Thank you Tom!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Carla, The three boys were a great joy. They each asked beyond age appropriate questions and kept me on my toes. You and Lourdes are both blessed with great families. Best wishes and hope to see you all again soon. - Tom
Tom is very friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. We enjoyed his tour and the little stories that made history. I recommend Tom especially for his pragmatic approach; he did adapt the tour the right way because of weather conditions!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Joseph, Thank you for your kind words. When next here from France, please contact me again. Your family was a fun group and your laughter contagious. - Tom
Shawn DoyleGrand Rapids, MICHIGAN, United States
Tom has loads of knowledge and lots of fun facts! Tom was extremely versed in historical facts, architectural facts, and key historical people. We covered a ton: Capital Building, Supreme Court Building, Library of Congress and lunch!!! Our group ranged in age from 79-12 and we were all entertained the entire day!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Shawn, Thank you for sharing your family with me. Three generations is a special treat. I hope to see you on a return trip to Washington sometime soon. Tom
Art KingUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Art, Thank you for allowing me to guide your 4-H Student Group through Arlington. They were very mature for their age and are on their way to becoming great citizens of Idaho and the United States.
Tina MicheuUnited States
Tom was an awesome tour guide. Knowledgeable of Arlington. Very accommodating to our small group. Would absolutely use him again as our guide.
Carmen TebbeUnited States
Tom was professional, knowledgable and most importantly very passionate about his job & his city. We spent 3 hours at Arlington Cemetery witnessing a funeral procession with a military band & saw the changing of the guards at the tomb of the unknown soldier. Tom was spot on with his timing of these events and even knew the best vantage point for pictures. He was kind enough to take us to the private Army Navy golf club for lunch before we rented city bikes to see all of the main National Mall Memorials
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Carmen, Thank you for making my first 'bike tour of Washington' so enjoyable. Best to Neil and I hope to see you both on a return trip. - Tom
Larry SpearsUnited States
Tom was not only a consummate professional, he connected well with the Veterans in our group as he is a retired USN Officer. His knowledge of the monuments and memorials made it easy for our Veterans and escorts to have the "tour of a lifetime". We look forward to having Tom lead our tour group well into the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Larry, Count me in on the next Savannah Honor Flight trip to DC. It’s a great group of veterans and their families. I had fun as well. Best wishes. Tom
Andrea RollinsUnited States
I can't say enough about the incredible day we spent with Tom touring Arlington and the monuments. Tom was professional, accommodating, knowledgeable, and passionate about the history of the sights and the city. He was hands down, the best tour guide I have ever had. Most importantly, he managed each "stop" in such a way that my parents, in their mid-eighties, could tolerate the activity and the crowds. Outstanding! We will never forget it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Andrea, Thank you for trusting to share your family with me. It was a treat for me as well. Thank you as well for your kind review. I hope to see you soon on a return trip to DC. - Tom
Lynn GaglianoUnited States
Tom gave myself and my two pre-teens a wonderful day visiting Arlington Cemetery and the National monuments. As we climbed into his (spacious, new, and clean) vehicle at the beginning of the day, I was reminded of how important it is to feel comfortable with one's guide. And we all three felt extremely comfortable and safe with Tom. He is an excellent driver, and was friendly, responsive, professional, and knowledgeable throughout our tour. We couldn't have asked for a nicer introduction to D.C.!
Michele BangertUnited States
Tom was a virtual fount of information! So learned and experienced, adding little known facts along the way. Tom was very willing to tailor the tour to exactly what we wanted and expected. He enhanced every aspect of the DC monument experience. We would take this tour again in a heartbeat and recommend to every visitor that comes to our city! Thank you Tom, sincerely.
Diane ShubinUnited States
Tours by Locals is the way to really see and learn about local sites. Tom is knowledgeable/ personable/ prompt. Five stars all around. Want to experience and enjoy your tours? Request Tom Schultz. Gettysburg 4 great days!
Diane ShubinUnited States
Tours by Locals is the way to really see and learn about local sites. Tom is knowledgeable/ personable/ prompt. Five stars all around. Want to experience and enjoy your tours? Request Tom Schultz. Arlington Cemetery / Mt Vernon / Civil War of Washington / Gettysburg 4 great days!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Diane, Thank you for spending four wonderful days with me in Gettysburg and Washington. Please come back soon. Best wishes. Tom
Diane ShubinUnited States
Tours by Locals is the way to really see and learn about local sites. Tom is knowledgeable/ personable/ prompt. Five stars all around. Want to experience and enjoy your tours? Request Tom Schultz. Mt. Vernon 4 great days!!
Diane ShubinUnited States
The only way to tour..is with TOM Punctual/ Professional/Personable plus Tom has the answers to the history trivia You Will Want to Know. Great day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Diane, Thank you for the kind remarks. Looking forward to a great day tomorrow at Mount Vernon. - Tom
Holly WainwrightUnited States
Tom is over the top--worth much more than five stars. I was in search of traces of my grandmother, who, like Tom, had served a lifetime in the military. Her last assignment was Washington, D.C. Tom's extensive knowledge of the workings of the military enabled him to do some research long before my actual tour. He was very well prepared and had planned the perfect tour for me. Tom is also an historian, well versed in just about any topic that might arise along the way. My wholehearted recommendation!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Holly, Thank you for your kind review and for sharing your Grandmother’s story with me. Hopefully we can continue our Washington journey with your granddaughter one day. Best wishes. Tom
Sally HaderUnited States
Tom provided so much insight and history as we went through Arlington ...we enjoyed his stories and knowledge...highly recommend him
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sally, Again, thank you for sharing your family with me today. Your mom Evelyn was quite a treat. I enjoyed a fine spring day with each of you.
Heather AverettUnited States
Fun and informative. We had to move at a slower pace but we still saw so much. Fantastic narrative of history and such a breadth of knowledge. The tour was great for all ages in our group. Thank you Tom!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Heather, Thank you for sharing your family with me today. Wren is a sweet girl who’s going to surprise us all someday. Take care and best wishes.
Rodger JensenUnited States
Sherry AndersenUnited States
Tom was great! He was very informative and beyond accomodating! I would definitely ask for him again on my next visit to D.C.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sherry, Thank you for a fine day. I’m glad the whether cooperated. Safe travels. Tom
David SanchezUnited States
Tom D & D want to thank you for an absolutely awesome day! Intelligent, well read on the monuments, respectful and professional best describes this guide. You will be lucky to have him show you Washington. Thanks also for the great recommendations for dining. We love, LOVED "Filomena's" in Georgetown and had a lovely casual afternoon in Old Town Alexandria including lunch at "Virtue. Thank you, thank you again and we will look for you on our next trip to guide us again should we return to Washington
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dawn and Dennis, I’m glad my restaurant recommendations worked out. I’m looking forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Washington. Tom
Lisa MootsUnited States
Tom was extremely knowledgeable about Arlington cemetery. We felt the tour was thorough and as described. Tom took his time and didn't hurry us. Very accommodating.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lisa and Eric: I hope the afternoon's recommendations worked out. Best wishes on safe travel. - Tom
Elisse CortezUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Elisse, Thank you for your kind review. I trust Leslie is recovering well from the Marathon. Beat wishes and I hope to see you on your next trip to DC. Tom
Dena ZundelUnited States
Tom was very knowledgeable. He showed us some amazing things in a short period of time. He answered all of our questions and helped us plan the rest of our day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dena, Thank you and I hope all is well in Las Vegas. Best wishes.
Julie NelsonUnited States
A++....Tom's monuments tour was the highlight of our trip. He walked us through each monument in a logical manner providing us with the history of the events and people honored at each site, along with information about how each monument was designed. We went at our own pace spending as much time at each monument as we liked. The tour was worth every penny and then some. Tom also provided us with helpful suggestions for the rest of our trip. We wish we could have booked him for our entire stay.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Julie, Thank you for the kind review. I hope to see you on a return trip to DC. Glad that I could help with your future day itinerary. Tom
Stephen SimpsonUnited Kingdom
What can I say, what a fantastic tour guide.Tom was extremely knowledgeable about everything we visited and was the perfect person to advise and inform.I cannot praise him high enough,friendly,helpful,pleasant,humorous are just a few of the words to describe Tom,my tour with Tom will remain with me for the rest of my life.Worth double what I paid. Steve from the u.k. (now retired to spain)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Steve, Thank you for being such a fine companion. Your insight at the WWII Memorial bas relief of the RAF airfield still has me laughing. I wouldn’t try that for luck nowadays. Best wishes. Tom
Jeff S.San Diego, CALIFORNIA, United States
Jeff S.San Diego, CALIFORNIA, United States
Jeff S.San Diego, CALIFORNIA, United States
D.C. Guides are pretty expensive. I suggest you skimp on hotel and hire Tom. He will make your visit to this and other sites so much more enjoyable then touring alone. You won't regret it.
James WalshUnited States
In addition to being well prepared and passionate about his role as a guide, he did a great job of getting us connected to the monuments we visited. Much more than just seeing them, we all felt that their importance was magnified by his tactful and sincere appreciation for each monument's place in our history. We were very fortunate to have had him accompany us. Easy to say we would connect again if opportunity arises - thanks for a great evening Tom!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jim: Thank you for the kind words. My best to you, Terry, Lee, and Sylvia on your travels. Come bCk to DC soon. Tom
Joanna JordanUnited States
Ian ClarkUnited Kingdom
Despite a morning of heavy rain, Tom accommodated our requirements very well and was very flexible to adjust the planned activities. Highly recommended, very informative and knowledgeable
Kelly KunderUnited States
Great Tour, Tom gave us so much information and a very thorough tour of DC!
Danny BoldroffUnited States
This was my first time to visit Washington DC and I wanted to experience as many of the historical sites as I could in my first day. I chose to take the private tour with Tom and the tour was everything and more that I could have asked for. The one on one tour let us see as many sights as possible and with Tom's experience as a DC tour guide, his military background and personal interest in American history made it a wonderful experience. Danny B.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Danny, It was a pleasure spending the day with you. Don't wait so long for a return trip to DC. I hope to see you again. Best wishes to your grandson and daughter. Tom
Heather JohnsonUnited States
Tom is friendly and knowledgeable. This tour was a great start to our vacation. He customized our tour to include a drive by the embassies per our request; then he suggested visiting the National Cathedral, which was a bonus because we hadn't planned to visit there on our own. He also gave us tips for the rest of our trip, including where the best place to watch the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (the right hand side). We stood in a prime, shaded spot. Thank you for a great tour!
Teresa HolemanUnited States
Tom was courteous, information but above all flexible. We had already done some of the prescheduled tours and asked Tom to deviate from the tour. He not only accommodated us but was so informative for the sights we wanted to see. High accolades for this tour. We would give it five stars. So worth the money spent!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Teresa: Thank you for the kind sentiments. Safe travels for you John and Roberta.
Another great time touring with Tom! We started the day with an amazing tour of Arlington and his 'insider' knowledge made for a very informative and enjoyable experience, especially his knowledge of the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. He then customized our tour to visit some Washington sites our daughter was very keen to see and again his knowledge was excellent. He does a great job engaging the entire family. I can't recommend him enough for a family trip.
Our evening monument tour with Tom was a highlight of our family trip to Washington. He planned out a. route that allowed us to see all of the major monuments and the White House perfectly timed with the setting of the sun, making for a magical experience. His knowledge of the history of Washington is exceptional and he was great with our teens, engaging them in the tour the whole time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sarah: Thank you for allowing me to spend time with your wonderful family. I'm glad you had fun. Please pass on my best wishes to Tess, Adam, Laney and Todd.
Cynthia GahanUnited States
Tom, Thank you so much for tailoring our tour to our interests! Your passion for and knowledge of US history were truly inspiring. Your tour surpassed our expectations and we have already recommended you to friends. We look forward to our next visit to DC! Cynthia Gahan
Janna BrownUnited States
Knowledgeable, friendly - knew the routine of Arlington so we had a great visit. He also tacked on a little known but oh so great tour of the caisson stables - being a horseperson, this was the highlight of the day! If you had more than 5 stars, we would give them to him. We will definitely use his services again in the future when we return!
Janna BrownUnited States
Knowledgeable, shared a love of history and it was all very conversational and educational. He knew so many facts about the location and the Washington family. The weather was a challenge, but he was fully prepared for that so we had a great tour in the rain! We highly recommend him for his history knowledge and obvious love of this country.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Janna: Thank you for sharing your days with me. It was fun for me as well. Best wishes. Tom
Steve BronsteinUnited States
Tom was great!! He worked with us and was great about the timing of our stops. If we wanted longer on one, we did. If we were shorter on another we did. Tom is a great tour guide.
Karen R.United States
Excellent tour. Tom is very knowledgable about the history of Mount Vernon and the Washington family. Visiting the site with him definitely enhanced our understanding and enjoyment, far beyond one of those "canned" bus tours. He also achieved the "three Ps" -- professional, prompt, and polite!
Jim BeckettUnited States
Tom was the perfect person to take us around town on our first day in Washington DC....we covered a lot of ground,learning so much as we went. He was a wonderful guide for our 10 year old granddaughter ~ providing very understandable information about the monuments, historical sites, and Arlington Cemetery. He added extra stops, found the perfect place for lunch, and was a great help with ideas for planning the rest of our week.
Jose TabuenaUnited States
Excellent. Tom shared his wealth of knowledge on the escape route and related topics. He provided meaningful content which added insight to the events of the time. I left with a better understanding and appreciation of the significance of the environment of Booth's escape and the aftermath. It was a related and enjoyable tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jose: Thank you for the kind review. You were a great companion. Good to cover the ground we did. Take care.
Mike KirkUnited States
I wish there were more stars to rate Tom!!! He offered so much on our 4 hour familiarization tour and then sat down with us and wrote out a detailed itinerary for the rest of our trip to maximize the time we had in D.C. He's very knowledgeable and super "EFFICIENT!" I would highly recommend booking a tour with Tom.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mike: You have a wonderful family. We squeezed a lot in and I'm glad the days following worked out. Take care. Tom
Christine DittmanUnited States
Tom is a great tour guide. He is very informative and a very nice guy. He went out of his way to make sure we saw everything that we wanted to see.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Christine: Thank you for your kind words. Best wishes. - Tom
Karen HaysUnited States
Had a great day, not just seeing the sights, but gaining a deeper appreciation for them thanks to Tom's commentary. He was very personable, and it was also really helpful having him as the driver.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Karen, Thank you for the kind words. Best wishes. I hope to see you in DC again. -Tom
Deborah MoceriUnited States
If you want a terrific and informative experience of DC, you should book a tour with Tom. He is personable and very informed about the history of the area. He imparts his information while putting it into the context of the time in history to which it relates.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Deborah: Thank you for the kind review. I hope to see you again on a return trip to Washington. (I'm glad you asked for a detour to the National Cathedral) Best wishes. -Tom
Jane HudakUnited States
Tom was OUTSTANDING. He was knowledgeable, personable and easy to be with. He ensured that all our questions were answered. He was punctual, thoughtful of our needs and responsive to our requests. We definitely recommend him to others.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jane and Ron: Thank you for taking a walk with me through Arlington Cemetery. It was a great seasonable day. Your kind comments are welcome. Keep in touch.
Kenneth LampeUnited States
Excellent tour guide: knowledgeable, friendly, very custtmer oriented.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cynthia: Thank you for letting me show Washington to you and your parents. I hope to see you again on your next trip to your brother's house. -Tom
Julian WhippyUnited Kingdom
What a super guide and ambassador for DC. A friendly approachable and flexible guide with humour too. Recommended
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Julian: Many thanks. I hope we will work together again in the future. Safe travels. Tom
Carol JohnsonUnited States
Tom was great. He really knew how to get around. We saw the best of the best and didn't even know some of these places existed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Carol: Thank you for your kind review. Best wishes on your future travels. Tom
Ken PetersenUnited States
Tom was wonderful; on time, courteous driver, pointing out many additional points of interest along the way. His love of history is apparent as he shared insights of George Washington, family, estate, military and personal life as we toured Mt Vernon. Tom went beyond the norm adding a visit to the threshing distillery and he shared suggestions of additional must see sights of DC. Many thanks for a great morning.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ken and Jennifer: I enjoyed our morning and early afternoon. Thank you for joining me for the Mt Vernon Tour. Best wishes for safe travels. PS: Please pass me your website address again. Thanks in advance. -Tom
Frances CherryUnited States
Tom was awesome. We highly recommend him. He is very knowledgeable, doesn't rush you and is there every step of the way. It was raining the day we took the tour. Tom had umbrellas for us. We would take a tour with Tom again. Very happy we choose him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Fran and Gale: It was wonderful to have met you. (It appears that 'current events' followed you into NC.). Best wishes onyour safe travels. Tom
Tom was a fantastic guide for us!! We had an unusual request, we were arriving in Washington at 1am and leaving again at 8am, we could have stayed at the airport and get a few hours sleep but we decided to see Washington at night (or early morning) it was fantastic, we had the city to ourselves, Tom was very professional, very knowledgeable and made our tour very interesting. A big thank you! If we go back we will be in touch for a daytime tour!! :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lynn and Guy: Thank you for the kind words. It was a fun tour that time of night. Hope to see you on your next trip to DC. Tom
Jack A.United States
Excellent - I highly recommend Tom - We scheduled a twilight/evening tour of Washington's monuments with Tom, and he developed an efficient itinerary to maximize the use of our time. This superb tour was well presented to my European guests (and me), and Tom included points of interest which highlighted their nationality and their nation's contribution to our history.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jack: I had a lot of fun with you and your guests. I look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Washington. Tom
Frederick SkirbstUnited States
I have been teaching and organizing school group trips for more than 20 years and Tom is one of the best guides I have had. He related to the kids well, was energetic and engaging and was able to convey his vast knowledge in a way they could understand. He kept my eighth graders interested and enthused for more than 2 hours (no easy task) and made our trip memorable. I would highly recommend securing his services to anyone looking for a tour in DC.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Fred: Thanks for your kind words. Your students were one of the most muture school groups I have guided in quite some time. Arguably, it was more fun for me then them. Best wishes. Tom
Karen HayesUnited States
This tour worked out extremely well. Three of us took our 87 yr old mom to DC for her first time. Tom went above and beyond what we hoped for. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Karen: Thank you for your patronage. Give Dorothy, Ken, and Judy my best wishes. Tom
Sue WakefieldUnited States
Tom is a wonderful guide and very knowledgeable about the history of DC especially anything connected with our military. We wish we had scheduled another day with him to see even more of the city. We would happily recommend him without reservation!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sue: thank you for the kind words. Best wishes. Tom
Tami ArnoldUnited States
Tom did an excellent job, customizing our tour to fit our needs. We met at 4:00 in downtown DC, then walked and toured, on our way to dinner, at a local pizza joint. There were 15 of us in my group. After dinner, we walked the rest of the tour, stopping for a beer at a local hot spot, and then carried on. Tom was very informative and knowledgeable! It was a pleasure working with him, and would book with him again, and with tours by locals! Great experience!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Tami: Thank you for the kind words. It was a fun group. Best wishes. Tom
Thank you Tom for a professional and informative tour. For accommodating our requests to see as much as we could in our very quick visit to Washington DC. Seeing all the sights with such a friendly guide who didn't make us feel rushed in anyway, very welcoming. Thank-you again Tom. Pam and Matthew from Australia
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Pam and Matthew: Thank you for the kind thoughts. Look me up again on your next trip to Washington. Tom
Brenda HarrisUnited States
While requesting a long day of touring, Tom really delivered with a smile on his face. He was timely and efficient with all of our requests. We had an excellent day and saw far more than expected. Tom even arranged for us to visit the Dr. Mudd house even though it was closed for the day. Talk about a really PRIVATE tour! We thoroughly enjoyed our day (and night) tour and would highly recommend Tom. Thanks for a truly memorable tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Brenda: Thank you for the kind words. It was a fun day. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Take care and best wishes. Tom
Jeff AdairUnited States
Tom was the best. Personable,knowledgeable,and punctual. My wife and I throughly enjoyed being with Tom.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jeff and Karen: It was my pleasure. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour. Tom
Denni SayersUnited Kingdom
Tom is a very knowledgeable guide, who tailored the tour to meet our interests. He had done lots of preparation and was very good company for the day. We had a fascinating insight into American politics. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to learn more about this city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Denni: Thank you for the kind words. That was a fun day for me as well. All the best. Tom