Patrick CobbUnited States
Rizwan was a thoughtful, informative, and gracious tour guide. It's obvious that he is very proud of the heritage in his home town of Agra and his enthusiasm came through on the trip. His English is excellent and he brings professional level photography skills along, even with our iPhone! While it may be possible to visit the Taj Mahal on your own, I can't think of a better way to see this stunning monument—and it IS stunning—and Agra Fort than with Rizwan.
Bhupi Kogharbangkok, KRUNGTHEP, Thailand
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mr Koghar .....
Frederick TauschUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mr Tausch..... It was an amazing experience to be with you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks and appreciate it...
Timothy KernUnited States
I had a wonderful experience visiting the Taj Mahal with Rizwan and his driver. His depth of knowledge about the site and all things India was truly remarkable. He was was patient and engaging with all my questions and very easy to travel with. In addition to his excellent service as a tour guide, he is also an amazing photographer. The driver was professional and genuinely concerned with my comfort at all times. I had only one day in India and was glad that i could spend it with them!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mr Timothy. It was really a pleasure to be with you too and glad that despite all odds (weather and late flight) you managed to visit Taj Mahal.... Regard.
Michael WilliamsUnited States
Excellent and insightful tour of Delhi. Rizwan is full of information from all over the country and really knows how to bring it all together to tell a compelling story. The entire family really enjoyed the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your wonderful feedback, really appreciated. Hope that you will be taking a lot of nice memories from India.
Beryl LamsterUnited States
We have been very pleased with our previous guides. This was the first time we were asked to pay our own entrance fees. Is this the rule? Forgot to take us to the spice market. The driver was delightful I would give him 21/2 stars Beryl Lamster
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I believe their is slight confusion. In the tour package it's clearly mention in exclusions that guests have to pay for entrance fees. In the old Delhi tour, you refused to take rickshaw ride which was the best way to experience the Old city part and spice market.
Thank you, Rizwan, for an extremely interesting and comprehensive tour of the Taj Mahal! We all learned so much from you - and even though I have been to the Taj Mahal multiple times, you were able to impart many new facts and rectify some of the myths around this stunning edifice. I am very much aware that there is much I haven't seen yet, but on the basis of what I have seen the Taj Mahal does not cease to amaze - it represents absolute perfection at the very height of Mughal architecture!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mr Fall.....It was really a pleasure to be with you and kids. Looking forward to see you soon someday.
Deno BarrogaUnited States
Rizwan definitely made our tour of the Taj Mahal First Class!!! He is the best guide, very courteous, prompt, knowlegeable and good-hearted. We highly recommend Rizwan without hesistation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Deno....It was really a pleasure to be with both of you. Regards.
Nina RidhibhinyoUnited States
I can't imagine visiting the Taj and Red Fort without Rizwan. He is deeply knowledgeable and an engaging storyteller. Our group was consistently delighted by his insider knowledge, including evidence of fire in the Red Fort and the florescent properties of specific stones in the Taj. Neither location has any signage, so a guide is a must if you want to do more than take in the sites. Guides have various levels of knowledge. If you want the most educational and engaging experience, go with Rizwan.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your wonderful and appreciative response.
Sarah RobsonUnited Kingdom
Great guide who was accommodating and interesting. Many thanks Rizwan!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your appreciation...It was pleasure to give you the tour.
Wesley ReedUnited States
I am sorry to submit this so late. Rizwan is a World Class Guide. He runs his own Company, and Celebrities seek him out. I was honored to take a tour of such a storied and Beautiful Wonder, the Taj Mahal and Agra, with him as my Guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mr Reed.... Hope you will come back soon. Regard.
James AdamsUnited States
Our family of 4 was staying in Delhi and we needed to see the Taj Mahal on a day trip. Rizwan' s driver, Rishi, was at our hotel at 6am and had us meeting Rizwan at a hotel in Agra by 8.45am. Rizwan is, simply, a terrific guide and the perfect person to introduce a newcomer to Agra, the Taj Mahal, the Red Fort and some other sights over the course of a full day. After a late lunch we were on the road by 4pm and despite horrible rush hour traffic upon reaching Delhi, back at our hotel by 7pm. A great day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mr Adams for such wonderful words. Hope to see you soon someday. Have a great year ahead. Regard.
Rizwan's completed my visit of the Taj Mahal and made my experience very special. I asked Rizwan if we could start our tour by sunrise as I read that would be on of the best times of the day to visit and he was happy to. Everything worked out very smoothly the pick up, the drive, the tour itself. Rizwan is a very knowledgable guide and knows a lot of detail, but also can give you a good perspective of the broader context. I enjoyed every minute of his tour. I totally recommend him as a guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for being so appreciative. I was really honored to be your tour guide. Have a safe and wonderful new year. Regard.
Thor Wicke MonteverdeUnited States
He had an unforgetable time in Agra thanks to Rizwan. Rizwan is basically the best tour guide in Agra. Very knowledgeable, gentle, helpful and considerate to all our needs and requests. A very well established person in the region. He will always take good care of you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Mr Thor for your wonderful feedback. Hope to see you soon someday. Regard.
Patricia P.United States
Based on reviews, I was expecting an excellent tour of the Taj Mahal, and Rizwan did not disappoint us. We were especially grateful for the extra arrangements he made for a driver to take us from our hotel in Delhi to the train station, and to escort us through the station to our coach. This made the trip worry-free. I would have preferred not to spend so much of our limited time visiting the high-pressure artisanal shops. This took away from time that we could perhaps have spent touring another sight.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your feedback. I would just want to clarify about visiting local arts places that it is already mentioned in the itinerary of the tour(I accompany the guest to make sure that they don't feel obligated to buy but experience the art). Regarding visiting another sites apart from Taj and Agra fort, with the time interval we have in this train tour it's almost impossible to visit any other sites. As soon as you requested regarding escorted drop and pick up to and from Delhi station it was arranged.
Cheryl Schradytruckee, CA, United States
Rizwan was an excellent tour guide. Although he spoke softly, his English was fluent and he was very knowledgeable. We are a family of 4 and Rizwan was very good about tailoring the tour to the children's level of interest (11 & 13).
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Cheryl.... Really appreciate your kind words.
Paul Sikora IIUnited States
This tour was absolutely phenomenal. Rizwan made us so very comfortable in his home town. As foreigner's we felt so very accepted. The tour was detailed, perfectly executed, and thoroughly explained. We spent hours in travel to get to Agra and every minute spent in Travel was worth the moment seeing the Taj for the first time. Rizwan knows and understands every aspect of this tour and made our night absolutely Amazing! Rizwan is knowledgeable and trustworthy. I highly recommend him and this tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for the wonderful feedback. I was fortunate to met with you. Take care.
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.
Todd HeidelbergerUnited States
Rizwan was an exception tour guide! He arranged our transportation to and from Delhi Airport. Our driver was courteous and professional, the van was clean and safe, and bottled water was always available. Rizwan had extensive knowledge of all of the sites in Agra and was willing to tailor the tour to our specific needs and desires. He is gifted with interpersonal skills easily communicating, interacting, and listening to each of us. I would recommend Rizwan w/o hesitation. He exceeded expectations!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for such wonderful feedback. Really appreciate it. Best wishes from India.
Nathan JonesUnited States
This was a very good tour. Rizwan picked us up as scheduled, made sure we made it to our hotel and generally took very good care of us. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the area, took time to describe it to us. He worked well with our group, which included small children. He took some of the group to other spots that were not on the normal places. The birthplace of krishna is with the drive if you are interested in ancient religions.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Nathan. It was an amazing experience with you and group. Hope to see you soon.
Danielle BergquistUnited States
Rizwan was the best tour guide we have used so far! From the moment he picked us up at the airport to the moment he dropped us back off, he and the driver, Bhopender, took great care of our family. We went on a five day tour and he arranged the scheduled, tickets for the excursions, and even had shopping opportunities on the side. The vehicle was new and super clean, cold drinks each day, and the air conditioner worked great. We felt very safe! Highly recommend these two for anyonewith a family!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Ms Danielle...for me I was honored to be with you and family.Thanks and appreciated.
Robert LeopoldUnited States
I thought Rizwan was a great guide, very knowledgeable and pleasant. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks.... Really appreciate your kind words.
Joanne MooreUnited Kingdom
To visit the Taj Mahal is a privilege that relatively few will ever experience, why compromise?! Rizwan was the perfect host, in awe of his subject, a part of his childhood and now his profession he showed us the greatest building on earth with authority and great humility. it is no surprise that he has been chosen by celebrities, heads of business and royalty to share this treasure that clearly means so much to him. The perfect guide, flawless.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the wonderful feedback.
Reena ShahUnited States
Rizwan is an awesome tour guide and person. Communication prior to booking our trip was very easy. Being a native of Agra, he was very knowledgeable about the history of the area, the monument and the Moghul empire. Made it very interesting with interesting facts. He spoke fluent English and interacted well with everyone in our group. Highly recommend Rizwan!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was indeed an honor to be with you and family. Really appreciate the opportunity to guide you. Hope to see you soon.
Rizwan was a fantastic guide! He was extremely knowledgeable and had answers for all of our questions. You can find a lot of cheaper tour guides in Agra but I'm positive none are as professional or knowledgable than Rizwan!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the appreciation. I just want to make sure that my guests should take the best memories of their visit.