Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in New Orleans Louisiana by Tour Guide Matt A. (Guide #19861)


Jean Reid

United States
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Tour: #334107, Everything Vieux Carré and Marigny, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 28/18

Matt was very knowledgeable and lots of fun! We all had a great time!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jean, I had a great time too! Your family is awesome. I’m glad we didn’t get soaked. Safe travels back to TX!!

Dana Huffer

United States
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Tour: #334107, Everything Vieux Carré and Marigny, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 21/18

Wish we could give him a 10 star rating! He was fabulous-flexible in time and content to accommodate traveling with kids. Great details and entirely unscripted. Felt like we were on a tour with a friend. Hope to visit again and will use Matt again!

Catherine Bova

United States
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Tour: #293265, All Around Town - Private Driving Tour, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: May 28/18

Matt was wonderful! He took us all around NOLA and was very informative and knowledgeable. We were together for 6 hours, which just flew by. He treated us to a very good Muffuletta and a trio of New Orleans favorite dishes. I highly recommend a tour with Matt.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Catherine, I really enjoyed our day. It was fun meeting you and Dave’s cruise buddies! I had a blast with everyone and so happy we got lucky with the weather. I hope the rest of your trip is awesome. Stay dry/cool.

Michal Filip Kowalik

United Kingdom
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Tour: #334107, Exploring NOLA through a local's eyes, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: May 12/18

great tour guide, highly knowledgeable about NOLA, definitely recommend!

Michael Moore

United States
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Tour: #293265, All Around Town - Private Driving Tour, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: May 6/18

Matt was unbelievably knowledgeable about New Orleans.. He grew up there and his love of history and his personal knowledge of the area combined for one of the best tours my wife and I have ever had!! We booked with short notice and the fine folks at Tours by Locals hooked us up with Matt... We saw the entire area and got to sample some excellent food and see all of the great neighborhoods that make up New Orleans... Do yourself a favor and book your tour soon! Thank you Matt for a spectacular day!!

Gerald Knapp

Carmichael, CA, United States
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Tour: #293265, All Around Town - Private Driving Tour, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 16/18

Thanks Matt, great tour of NOLA. Matt was on time (early actually), pleasant to spend the day with, he had a great deal of knowledge, especially history. He modified the tour to suit out needs. We had a wonderful day in New Orleans.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to both you and Susan for a great day!!! I really enjoyed spending the day with you both, especially at the tree of life.

Melanie Sayre

United States
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Tour: #293265, All Around Town - Private Driving Tour, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 6/18

Matt is absolutely the best tour guide in New Orleans. I give him 5 stars for his knowledge of New Orleans area. You couldn't ask for a more perfect gentleman, opening car doors, helping us "not so young ladies" into the car and pushing my friend in her assist chair when she got tired and was unable to walk .Matt even went out of his way to get a vehicle us ladies could easily get in and out of, we really appreciated his kind and thoughtfulness on out tour.Thanks Matt, 2 thumbs up on your incredible tour

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Melanie and Barbara!!!! It was so nice to spend the day with you ladies. I understood what an important trip it was for you and I was proud to be part of it. Thanks for sharing with me. Good luck in school.

Edward L.

United States
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Tour: Punahou School Jazz Band, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Date: Mar 24/18

Outstanding, informative & fun! Matt is energetic and enthusiastic with his narrative and his passion for New Orleans is contagious. His selection of sites to tour was great and tailored to our group and his knowledge of New Orleans history & culture is impressive. He knows his stuff and he's a great guy!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a great groups of kids. I hope you had a great trip to Orlando and you're missing NOLA. It was great to talk to you at lunch. Thanks again for letting me show you around my hometown. Matt

Shirley Hutcheson

United States
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Tour: #373153, NOLA at Night -All Around Town in the Evening, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 13/18

I would highly recommend the NOLA tour at night with Matt. He is very knowledgeable and lots of fun. The tour included several places most tourists might miss without a local recommendation, such as historic bars, great views of the city and fabulous beignets (with no waiting in long lines). Next time I am in New Orleans I will book with him for another tour so I can discover more of the amazing local hangouts for food and drink. You cannot go wrong with this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Shirley, I miss you and Kerri. I’ll let you know next time I’m in CA. Matt

Lisa Grossman

United States
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Tour: #334107, Everything Vieux Carré and Marigny, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 21/18

This was a private tour with myself and a friend, mid-fifties women in New Orleans for business and pleasure. I was in contact with Matt several times via the Tours by Locals messaging system which worked very well. Matt was prompt in replying to my questions and made the tour seen like it was going to be really fun, it was!! Matt is kind, funny geniune and excited to share the history and culture of his city. I very much encourage this to other travelers as an introduction to New Orleans!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a delight to spend time with you and Joanne. It was so special when you sang the happy birthday song to me!!!! I hope to see you both again in Montana.

Jeanne Caneiro

United States
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Tour: #293265, All Around Town - Private Driving Tour, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 19/18

If you want to know NOLA, relax and enjoy all at the same time you must book Matt- I know more about NOLA because of Matt's knowledge & his ability to keep you interested & have fun!! Thanks Matt for a wonderful tour of the Big Easy !! Laissez les bon temps rouler!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jeanne! I’ll always remember 32 and 11 because of you! Your friend, Matt

Judy Rothbard

United States
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Tour: #293265, Private Driving/Walking Tour: Judy Rothbard, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 6/18

We were more than thrilled with our private tour of New Orleans. I spoke to Matt and told him the basic sites we wanted to see and those we had no interest in. I also requested a tour to a site of private interest and Matt arranged a private tour of the site. He also took us to a beautiful sculpture garden on the outskirts of the city where we were able to have our coffee and beignets. He added a brief visit to a chef's market where he treated us to some typical New Orleans food. He was a joy.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Judy!!! I was able to see your feedback and I’m touched. Our day together was special to me and going to Touro with you was something I’ll never forget. I hope you enjoyed the entertainment on the cruise ship and that I’ll see you again.

Andrya Packer

United States
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Tour: #373153, NOLA at Night -All Around Town in the Evening, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 4/18

Matt was very flexible in our meeting time and location, and he has a wealth of knowledge about the history of New Orleans. We went to many interesting locations, and he even took us to a favorite tree when we expressed interest! We had a wonderful time through the whole evening!

Michael Trimba

United States
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Tour: #293265, All Around Town - Private Driving Tour, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 26/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Michael, I’m very happy I was the one who could show you and your wife around. I had an awesome day and I’m so happy you did too!!!

Spencer Cosper

United States
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Tour: St. Charles Streetcar, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Date: Dec 8/17

Matt is a delightful, knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. We loved our tour of the Garden District. He was also very accommodating when we had to reschedule the tour owing to inclement weather on the day that we'd originally scheduled. I highly recommend him for your next walking tour in the Big Easy.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Spencer. I just got back in town and saw your message. I really hope we cross paths again. You were the most informed guest I've ever had. I learned a lot from you. That was my last Streetcar tour and I'm so happy it was with you and your friends. Everybody was amazing. Until next time my friend, laissez les bons temps rouler! Matt

David Williams

United States
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Tour: #293265, All Around Town - Private Driving Tour, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 6/17

My wife and I did the driving/ walking tour with Matt it was outstanding!!!! Matt is born and raised there and has a deep love for the city and it's history. Matt takes you off the path of tourism while filling you with history facts that as my wife says will blow your mind. He will help you with the layout of the area so you know where you are and going. Matt is a wealth of knowledge, kind and courteous person. Will recommend this tour and guide to all my friends and family.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You two were simply amazing to spend time with. I do this because I love it and spending time with people like ya’ll just makes me want to give better tours. You’ll be my first call if I find myself in the Tampa area. Your Friend, Matt

Nutan Sharma

United States
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Tour: #281314, New Orleans Haunted History, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 3/17

Matt was lovely, quite knowledgeable about New Orleans history and tailored the tour to our interests and questions. I highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Dr. Sharma. It was a fun time and I really enjoyed meeting your husband and friends. I hope you try out some of the restaurants I recommended. Next time I go to Cambridge I will think of you. Thanks again!

Debbie Hudzik

United States
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Tour: A Romantic City, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Date: Dec 1/17

Simply the best!Stop right now and book Matt's tour.This outstanding guide took the time to get to know us beforehand so he could customize our perfect day.It began with champagne and snacks while listening to Matt's extensive knowledge of everything NOLA.He delighted us all day with his animated stories and great smiles. Since our tour was also a first date, Matt arranged time to ourselves for a romantic garden walk. Going above and beyond any typical tour,we feel like we have a new friend in town. Bravo

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Debbie. I had a truly special day with you and Eddie. I also feel like I made two new great friends. Stay in touch. Thanks for the great review!

Maurice Herring

Australia
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Tour: #293265, All Around Town - Private Driving Tour, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 24/17

We had a wonderful day with Matt. He was in contact before the tour and arrived early. He is knowledgeable, friendly and totally dedicated to New Orleans. The day was very personal - we saw all the advertised 'places to go' and many others all round the city. Would thoroughly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Greg and Jane, you both wonderful people and I really enjoyed our day together. I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip through the south but I hope New Orleans will be your favorite! I hope we stay in touch and that we play 18 in Brisbane. Matt

Bill Setter

United States
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Tour: #281314, New Orleans Haunted History, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 16/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Bill. I had a great time with everyone!

Carol Rodriquez

Napa, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #293265, All Around Town - Private Driving Tour, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 14/17

Amie Nunley

United States
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Tour: #293265, All Around Town - Private Driving Tour, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 13/17

Matt was awesome. He embodies New Orleans. He has great knowledge of history, local folklore and a first hand lifetime experience of the city. In pure gumbo fashion, a tour with Matt is founded with a trinity of sincere kindness, a sense of family, and a joie de vivre. Combined with Southern hospitality....an added sprinkling of "Matt" humor....and professional service. Gentle heat. Subtle hint of playful nuttiness. Like a gumbo....the result is a truly divine Louisiana experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You're a great writer! Wow, I had such a great time showing you all my favorite spots, famous and local. I'm glad to have made new friends and I can't wait for you to come back.

Chinara Simon

United States
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Tour: #293265, All Around Town - Private Driving Tour, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 12/17

Matt is a wonderful tour guide! Provided a customized experience with stops at local restaurants, breweries, art galleries, mardi-gras museums you name it! We were totally immersed in New Orleans culture. One of the best tours I've ever experienced! Thanks Matt!

Jill Spielberger

United States
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Tour: #293321, Off the Beaten Path New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 21/17

Outstanding afternoon with Matt as our guide. His great knowledge, flexibility, energy and insight gave us an unforgettable and meaningful NOLA experience. Thank you for sharing your incredible city, culture, humor and heritage!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I love you guys. You always have a friend here.

Melba Kent

United States
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Tour: #334107, Everything Vieux Carré and Marigny, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 4/17

It was great to hear from someone who actually grew up in NOLA! Matt customized the tour to fit our schedule and our interests. The visit to St. Roch, especially the food court, "blew us away." Our guide was personable, fun, and full of interesting information. Spend some time with Matt, you won't regret it!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Melba, I had such a wonderful time with you and look forward to your next visit. Thanks for the comment!!!

Morton Baird

United States
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Tour: Before the City Turns Crazy : Morton's Tour, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Date: May 3/17

Matt is a great natural guide and teacher. I've loved NOLA since I was a little boy and have been visiting and learning about New Orleans for over 50 years, so it's really something when I feel like I've learned some really interesting new insights. Whether you're a new or long time NOLA visitor, you'll really enjoy your time with Matt.

Rick Farr

United States
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Tour: #293321, Off the Beaten Path New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 15/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had an amazing time with you and Toni. We had to get a little creative but it was well worth it. Hope to see you again soon! Matt

Paul Pace

United States
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Tour: #293321, Off the Beaten Path New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 1/17

I would give the highest recommendation for this guide. My wife grew up in New Orleans and I went to Medical School on New Orleans so to say that we have spent a lot of time there is and understatement. That being said, we were more than impressed with our guides knowledge. We were worried that the tour would not have much to offer us but we were so surprised. It was a great time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Paul, thanks so much for the feedback. I had a wonderful time with you. Don't be a stranger, let me know the next time to come into town. Thanks again!!!!

Rachel Rybicki

United States
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Tour: #293321, Off the beaten path New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 1/17

We were delighted to connect with Matt. He was professional, responsive, and worked with us to customize the day, targeting areas and activities that we hadn't explored in the past - exactly what we asked for. He was conscientious and thoughtful about plotting a course that we would love, and sought our feedback as we went along. Matt greeted us (right on time) with a smile, upbeat attitude and - a gift! - he had taken the time to bring us pralines! Thank you Matt for showing us a great time!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Rachel and Tom! I had a great time with you guys and especially enjoyed trying different dishes with you in St.Roch.