Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Sydney-Canada by Tour Guide Brenda Y. (Guide #17993)


Nelda Brangwin

United States
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Tour: #352482, Gaelic and Ceilidh Cultural Tour, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 30/19

Brenda showed us her winter home of Bonaire Island in Dutch ABC islands. And just like that trip, Cape Breton become a "real" place not just a big shore excursion from the ship. Seeing where she grew up, learning about her family's history and exploring an "island in an Island" was so much fun with Brenda. Her Oat Cakes are good eating as well. We now have a piece of Cape Breton coal to sit beside our salt from Bonaire to remind us of the treat time we had in both places. We love Brenda's enthusiasm.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nelda, so happy that you enjoyed your day with me. Kind Regards, Brenda

Mark Tamagni

Monterey, CA, United States
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Tour: #245544, Cape Breton's Inland Sea - Private Tour, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 21/19

We spent a lovely day with Brenda visiting some of the spectacular beauty of Sydney. She was very informative about the culture, the indigenous people and the history of the region. Thank you for a great day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Mark, I am very glad that you and your group enjoyed the visit. Safe travels to you both, enjoy New Zealand. Regards, Brenda

Ken Peters

United States
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Tour: #341608, Sydney Harbour, east shore and mining history tour., Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 20/19

Brenda was great. She knows the area and was very flexible with us. She found a great place for lunch and the scenery was amazing.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Ken, How to see you again in the future on another TBL tour. Brenda

Linda Stimson

Alpharetta, GA, United States
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Tour: #352482, Gaelic and Ceilidh Cultural Tour, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 19/19

Brenda was a wonderful guide. She arrived on time and returned us to our ship on time. Brenda had a wealth of knowledge and every question we asked even the obscure ones, she knew the answer. In addition she gifted us with homemade treats. If we return to the area we will be repeat customers!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Linda, Thank you for your kind words. I Iook forward to possibly meeting you again, lets take a different road and explore some more. Take care, Brenda

Cheryl Johnson

United States
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Tour: #245544, Cape Breton's Inland Sea - Private Tour, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 18/19

We had a most enjoyable day with Brenda! She showed us some amazingly-beautiful country, and gave us good info about the area's history and culture, past and present. At the very outset of our tour, she asked if we wanted to change the plans for the day, based on things we'd heard from other travelers. We didn't — but I really appreciated her asking. We'd book with her again anytime!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Cheryl, Thank you for sharing your day with me. I look forward to possibly meeting again sometime. Regards, Brenda

Joan Winograd

United States
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Tour: #368946, Local Seafood and delicacies, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 12/19

Brenda was absolutely fantastic!! She was brought up in Sydney, and the love she feels for her home was very infectious! She was interesting and extremely knowledgeable of its history. She brought an iPad, so my husband and I could see how the points of interest looked many years ago, while we were looking at it today, which was wonderful to see the difference. She took us to lunch at a wonderful place where the locals go, which was not a tourist trap. Brenda is a treasure!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joan, Thanks for the kind words and I am happy that you enjoyed our day together. Happy travels to you both, Brenda

Nicholas Hoenig

United Kingdom
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Tour: #245544, Cape Breton's Inland Sea - Private Tour, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 10/19

Fantastic day out. Brenda was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and great fun. Totally flexible to fit in with our needs and timings on the day and made our day in Cape Breton a memorable one. Highly recommended

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Nick, It was my pleasure to have you and your group with me for the day. A great team of Tim Brits !!! :) Take care and enjoy your journey. Brenda

Dana Keefer

United States
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Tour: #352482, Gaelic and Ceilidh Cultural Tour, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 3/19

Brenda was amazing. She expanded the tour of the Gaelic Cultural location to include many of her own favorite spots on Cape Breton, where she grew up. We were especially enchanted by a stop at a breath-taking cove we would never have otherwise experienced. In addition, she herself is an interesting person, and is leading an interesting life!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Dana, It was my pleasure to share a bit of Cape Breton with you both. Regards, Brenda

Michael Freedman

United States
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Tour: #245544, Cape Breton's Inland Sea - Private Tour, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada    view tour
Date: Aug 6/19

Brenda is terrific! Fun, informative and everything you want a guide to be. A native of North Sydney, she knows the area well and delights in her stories about the Sydney. She picked a great lunch stop and took back roads rather than the highways where the tour buses travel. All in all a great day - can't rate her high enough!

Susan Erickson

United States
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Tour: #309121, Fortress Louisbourg National Historic Site - Private tour, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada    view tour
Date: Oct 1/18

She was our first experience with T.B.L. and she was terrific!! Brenda was a wealth of information about Sydney and specifically the Fortress, which was awesome! This was a customized tour for the four of us and we felt well cared for in her capable hands, we went at our pace and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience! Thanks Brenda for a wonderful day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Susan and friends, Thank You for your wonderful review. It was my pleasure to spend the day with you all. Please contact me again should you be in our area and let's explore more of Cape Breton. Regards, Brenda

Mark Lee

United States
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Tour: Alexander Graham Bell & Baddeck, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Date: Sep 27/18

Brenda did a very good job in trying circumstances. Weather did not cooperate but she worked hard to make the tour interesting while accommodating individual members needs and interest. Clearly knows the area very well and can adjust on the fly. Was very good at communicating before the tour as to interests and logistics such as meeting place.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mark and friends, Thank You for choosing to spend your day with me. I look forward to possibly showing you more of Cape Breton at a future date. Kind Regards, Brenda

John K.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #341608, Glace Bay, Miners Muesum and Marconi National Historic Site, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 20/18

This tour was 100% as requested and Brenda Yorke is a very pleasant and knowledgeable guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks John, it was my pleasure to show you both a small bit of Cape Breton. Regards, Brenda

Ellsworth (Rod) Bucklin

United States
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Tour: #352482, Gaelic and Ceilidh Cultural Tour, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 13/18

wonderful

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Rod, It was my pleasure to show you and the ladies some of our Scottish heritage here in Cape Breton. Kind Regards, Brenda

Jim Williamson

United States
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Tour: #245545, Cabot Trail in a day, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada    view tour
Date: Oct 27/17

Victoria A.

United States
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Tour: #352482, Gaelic and Ceilidh Cultural Tour, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada    view tour
Date: Oct 25/17

Michael Kelly

United Kingdom
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Tour: #245545, Cabot Trail in a day, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada    view tour
Date: Oct 19/17

What a wonderful place to visit and to have such a knowledgeable local was truly fantastic. We were able to tailor the tour to our own needs and Brenda was very flexible and accommodating in meeting our demands. Cabot trail is such a fantastic place with so many vista to appreciate. Brenda really helped make our day so memorable

Richard L.

Ferntree Gully, VICTORIA, Australia
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Tour: #245544, Cape Breton's Inland Sea, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada    view tour
Date: Oct 11/17

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to quality customer experiences and takes all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences. We have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our normal high standards.

Geoff Carr

United States
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Tour: #245545, Cabot Trail in a day - East coast portion of trail., Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 30/17

Our Tours by Locals guide did a great job. She took her time with us and did everything she could to help us have a good time on our tour from Sydney NS. Much better than those crowded tour ship excursions. A little more expensive but well worth the added cost. Compare Peggy's Cove with a thousand fellow tourists to a quiet view over the bay at Ingonish. No comparison.

Larry Heckel

United States
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Tour: #245545, Cabot Trail in a day, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada    view tour
Date: Aug 15/17

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to quality customer experiences and takes all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences. We have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our normal high standards.