Bradley DeGrooteUnited States
Sorry for tardy review, a lot going on upon return to our town. Mark's half day tour was outstanding!! I am a SoCal native 3 generations both sides of family, but live several States away now. Wanted to show my son my "old stomping grounds", so glad my wife spent the time searching the reviews and chose Mark. Professional, punctual, friendly, knowledgeable, and an excellent driver. Knows his way around LA backwards and forwards. My first time to have a private tour, a splurge, but money well spent!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the wonderful review. If I’m in the area, I’ll take you up on that offer. Take Care, Mark
Lisa H.United States
Mark did a fabulous job of showing us the highlights of the city as well as hidden gems. He was punctual, polite, and listened to our thoughts/comments on where to take us. Excellent tour guide with great personal knowledge. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the compliment. It was a pleasure showing you the city of Los Angeles and helping you send your daughter off. Mark
Virginia HowesUnited Kingdom
What an amazing day we have had today ! Thank you so much Mark.... we saw so much of LA and would never have seen so much left to our own devices. There was no rush and we did not feel we were on a time limit. If you are thinking of booking a tour do so straight away. Don't consider the cost because you won't remember it but you WILL remember the day Mark provides. Mark himself is professional but relaxed and pleasant, easy to laugh and converse with, a really great guy!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for such a wonderful review. It was a pleasure showing you the City of Angels and as we discussed I got to learn the perspective of a Non-American in regards to the U.S. Take care and enjoy the rest of your holiday crossing across the U.S. Mark
It was a perfect way to see LA in one day. Mark was a excellent guide and showed us all the highlights and the hidden places in LA.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the great review and day. It was a pleasure introducing you to the city of Los Angeles.
Mark is the best guide ever!! He was flexible, gentle, and friendly. He had the ability of time management. His explanation was easy to understand for us even we are not good at English. Such a wonderful experience!! We really appreciate him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the outstanding compliment. I really enjoyed our time together visiting the Sequoia National Park and learning about your culture and by the way the candy was absolutely fantastic!
Peter B.United States
We had the pleasure to spend the day with Mark. We are from the Midwest and have never been in LA. We had had our two 15 year old kids with us as well. Mark had a plan and he executed it flawlessly. Being from LA he knew the routes to take to eliminate any traffic delays. He was very knowledgeable about all the sights we saw throughout the day. We even worked in a few special requested stops my daughter wanted to see. We hustled however didn't feel rushed. His van was nice and clean as well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the great review. It was my pleasure to spend the day with your family and learning more about the Midwest. Mark
Best tour guide Ive ever had. Mark's knowledge about national parks is stunning. He knows the Sequoya NP like the palm of his hand. Mark is not only an exceptional guide but a wonderful person to be around. He showed genuine interest in our experience and took us to every special corner not a lot of people know about. We are very great full to you Mark and we hope you can show us around Yosemite next time. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the great review. I really had a great time as well spending time and learning from your family. A Yosemite trip next time for us would be my pleasure. Take care, Mark
Fantastic, brilliant, knowledgeable, kind, attentive, resourceful, funny - he made our groups trip to LA amazing
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for such a wonderful review. We really had a good time over the 3 days that I was with the group. Mark
A great day for the family. Mark was very welcoming and made sure the kids where having a great time as well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure showing your family the coastline of California. If there was anything thing that I could have done to increase the rating that you provided that will be helpful for future tours. Thanks again, Mark
What an exceptional way to see L.A.! Mark was an excellent and informative tour guide taking us to all the must-see highlights and some hidden and unique gems also. With a busy day itinerary, we never felt rushed, especially when trying to get that precious photo and we just wanted a little extra time to enjoy. Mark was flexible in arranging our pick up from the hotel and dropped us back to the airport right on time for our flight. We thank you for giving us a real insight into L.A. from a true local.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your wonderful review. It was an absolute pleasure showing you the highlights of Los Angeles and as you mentioned those “hidden gems”. Take care, Mark
Liliana PerezUnited States
Mark is an exceptional tour guide, he his very welcoming and very knowledgeable about the history of LA, that most people would not know of. He was very accommodating to my families needs, and not once did we feel rushed through the tour. If you are looking to do a tour of LA, I would highly recommend Mark. Thank you Mark for an excellent tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for such a wonderful review. It was a pleasure showing your family parts of Los Angeles that most visitors don’t adventure out to. The Dodgers are doing pretty well this year! Mark
Christopher JacksonUnited States
I would like to thank Mark for showing us around Los Angeles. My family and I did the downtown tour, Mark was very knowledgeable of the history of LA. He answered all our questions about the sights we were shown. The tour was very interesting and we had a good time, we learned a lot about Los Angeles. For anyone vacationing in Los Angeles and looking for a tour guide to show them the ins and outs of LA, I would highly recommend Mark's personal tours to anyone considering vacationing in LA. Thanks
Roger GreenUnited Kingdom
This was our second tour with Mark and, like the first, was excellent. Mark is a friendly and professional tour guide and nothing was too much trouble. He even made reservations for our lunch...can' t get better than that for service. Thanks Mark for dealing with our tour request in the manner we wanted it.
Roger GreenUnited Kingdom
Excellent tour. Mark was early at the pick up point so none of the anxiety when a tour guide is late. Mark was friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. He also added items to the tour when an unexpected opportunity arose. He kept the tour flowing throughout the day. There were five adults and all of us were extremely pleased with the Tour. Mark, thank you for an excellent day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the great review and I hope all went well in Vegas. If so I’ll be watching from the strip. Mark
Mark collected our group from the Port and dropped us back off after a fantastic tour of LA. He was very accommodating and varied our tour to suit our needs. Mark was very knowledgeable and showed us places we had not seen before. We thoroughly enjoyed our day and would highly recommend Mark and ToursByLocals. We give our tour and our tour guide a '5 out of 5'.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the kind words. It was a pleasure showing you some of the highlights of Los Angeles. Mark
Carlos DomenechUnited States
Mark was excellent. It exceeded my expectations. I recommend him at any time. We saw more than what is described in the tour. Perfect way to see Los Angeles in one day. You see much more than just the basic tourist attractions.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the wonderful review. It was a pleasure introducing you to Los Angeles. Take Care, Mark
Robert ZaralbanUnited States
Mark was excellent! We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a relaxed and easy-going tour of all the sites in LA! He drove our family around and showed us so many awesome things we would have never found on our own! We never felt rushed and he went out of his way to make sure that something was included for everyone in our family!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the great review. It’s always fun showing people the city that I love and putting a smile on your daughters face is priceless. Thank you, Mark
Best tourist guide I've met so far. Punctual. Excellent driver, really patient for or your needs and demands. Car is new and clean. Has a good phisical form to keep up with you and can even provide help if you got tired. As been visiting national parks for tens of years, knows the subject very well and can show you the best places that most of the people won't visit, that's for sure. And, last but not least, simply a Great companion) Strongly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the wonderful review. It was my pleasure showing you one of nature’s jewels and also thank you for the enlightening conversation. Mark
We had an amazing day thanks to Mark! He picked us up outside our apartment and we got a guided tour of places we passed on our way out of Los Angeles. We had wishes to see the superbloom so Mark planned the route to take us there and then to Joshua Tree. Mark was a great both as a guide and as company in the car! In Joshua Tree we got to see all the sights we wanted and the sunset från Key's view. We all agree that it was one of the best views we've ever seen. Truly recommend Mark as your local guide!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the great review. You definitely have inspired me to visit Sweden. Take care, Mark
Benjamin ResterHattiesburg, MS, United States
Mark is an exceptional individual whose passion for his city and it's well being is evident in his presentation of what can be a daunting task-LA in a day. He delivered as promised. For those coming from abroad as well as US travelers, you won't be disappointed in this 5 star guide. He'll show you all the sights and even the off the beaten path places only a true local would know. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the wonderful review. It was great spending time with your family.
Sharon MaUnited States
This is our first tour with Tours By Locals and the experience was indeed very pleasant. Mark was very helpful. From planning the tour to the actual tour day, he was quite flexible and prepared a lot for us to see. He also tried to answer all our questions and was in fact quite informative. We learned a lot on the tour and most importantly, we all enjoy it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your great review. It was s fun day seeing Downtown Los Angeles on foot. Mark
Keith WilsonWinchester, KENTUCKY, United States
Jeff HaysUnited States
Mark went above and beyond in making our trip to Joshua Tree National Park a safe, informative and enjoyable day. His knowledge and experience greatly enhanced our experience both enroute and while at the Park. Highly recommend.
Jeff HaysUnited States
Mark was very friendly, courteous and professional. He accommodated our teenage daughters by customizing a tour based on their specific interests. We highly recommend and thoroughly enjoyed our day with Mark.
Great tour. Thanks Mark!
Clive HyerUnited Kingdom
Thank you Mark for a fantastic day out in JTNP last week ! We thoroughly enjoyed your company and knowledge. Wishing you all the best from Susan and Clive
Henry PilkintonUnited States
Mark was knowledgeable and courteous. My wife and I enjoyed the tour and day.
Mark turned up on time to collect us for our personalized day trip. The car was clean and comfortable, and there was water for us too. Mark was very pleasant and adjutsted the day to suit our needs. He knew the area will and answered all our questions. Mark was quick to respond to emails and texts.
Yosemite is a magical place shared with us by a great guide and lovely person. Mark is a terrific guide. He is very professional, he adapted the tour as we went to suit our interests and used his knowledge to have us in the best places at the right times. We have taken with us the passion that he has for Yosemite and will always have the memories of this beautiful place. We also toured LA with Mark. Again, Mark was knowledgeable and passionate with the capacity to share that personally and professionally
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It always bring me joy to know that you had a good experience visiting Yosemite. I love getting to meet people from all over the world. I also had the opportunity to witness relationship goals during our trip. To a see a loving couple who have been married for 30+ years and still have that love for life and each other was a true blessing. The humor that you two shared with each other was priceless. Thank you for the review and take care. Mark
Maureen DohertyUnited Kingdom
Mark brought Yosemite Valley to life, sharing the history, culture, and future with us. He allowed us to explore those things we most wanted to see while revealing many hidden gems and new experiences. From rock climbing, hiking, scrambling or just chilling in a hammock by a river Mark helped used his innate knowledge of the weather and sunrises/sets to make sure we saw everything at its most beautiful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the review. What a pleasure it was to show you and your family Yosemite National Park. I hope our hike to Columbia Rock continues to inspire you to explore more hiking. Regards, Mark