Kathryn SnyderUnited States
Matt is an amazing tour guide. Passionate, amicable, funny and extremely knowledgeable. His love for the city is palpable. He went above and beyond as a tour guide. The next time we come to Nola, we will take him to dinner. He is a friend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Katie! You are too kind. I hope you enjoy seeing Rebirth tonight.
James WiggsOmaha, NEBRASKA, United States
If you want the A-Z of New Orleans in a fantastic one day adventure, then Matt Ainsworth is your guy! My wife and I have been going to the French Quarter for a number of years just to get a quick break from our Nebraska winters but this time we wanted to extend our reach out to all of the other wonderful neighborhoods and areas that NOLA has to offer, and let me tell you, She has a lot to offer. Matt's knowledge of his town is encyclopedic but he delivers in just a super warm friendly manner!
James ZakianUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Matt. He is very proud and knowledgable of his city and entertained us with many stories. We saw and learned things that we never would have on our own. Well worth the time spent.
Matteo SlaninaUnited States
We had a terrific, informative and fun full-day tour of New Orleans. We learned a lot and will enjoy the rest of our stay so much more because of it! Kudos to Matt and TbL for the logistics and customer support. We originally booked another guide, who had to cancel last minute because of multiple cancelled flights that got him stuck in another city. TbL worked with us and offered options to refund, postpone, or find another guide, and Matt stepped in as an alternative guide 2h before the tour. Thank you!
Donna OrtegaUnited States
Matt knows his history very well and was able to answer all our questions about NOLA, voo doo, ghost stories, as well as where to eat, drink, watch live jazz music, and attractions to see for Christmas. He bought us a sampler of local cuisine as well as tram tickets. Very cool dude and cool way to learn more about the city
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Donna! I’m sorry you couldn’t make it with us but you have an awesome family and we had a blast. Thanks again!!!
Denise DittrichUnited States
Matt is very knowledgeable and friendly. The tour we received today gave us an insight into New Orleans that we would of else never had. We liked the diversity of the locations Matt shared with us and that part of the tour was a walking tour. The addition of food stops added to the day! After our tour with Matt we won't hesitate to return to this wonderful city and to use him again for another fun, educational adventure!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Denise. It was wonderful we could finally spend the day together and it was a true pleasure to show your family around NOLA.
Matt is a very knowledgeable guide. He was able to accommodate our requests and adapt the tour for us. We enjoyed ourselves tremendously. Thank you Matt!!!
Kurt WolfeUnited States
Matt was GREAT! Easy going NOLA guy who is knowledgeable about the history. I'm a chef and had a specific idea of what I wanted to see. Matt provided a custom tour showing me the hidden food gems as well as the parks, churches, neighborhoods, culture, etc. He is very personable, makes you feel right at home in his city. Highly recommend doing a tour with Matt your first day in NOLA before you strike out on your own. I plan to go back and do another tour in the future!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks my friend. It was great introducing you to some of NOLA’s secret spots. I’ll talk to you soon!
Mordo SuchovUnited States
Matt is an amazing guide. We felt very lucky to see NOLA at night with him. He is passionate about his work and his city. His enthusiasm is contagious. We loved spending the evening with him.
Mordo SuchovUnited States
Matt was extremely knowledgeable, personable and passionate about his wonderful city. We learned facts, urban legends with the perspective of a local. We thoroughly enjoyed the day we spent with him and were lucky enough to hava NOLA at night with him as well. Very highly recommend him.
Kevin KullbackUnited States
Our friend, Matt, I say friend because that is what the entire tour felt like! It felt as if we were visiting with a friend who we hadn't seen awhile. Matt took us around NOLA first off with Bourbon around our hotel, then the rest of the city. He was calm, confident and held our attention well with little stories and tidbits of info. I'm really glad we chose to book Matt on our first day as we really felt confident on our following days navigating the city and knowing what to do. Thanks Matt!
Sam MosolinoUnited States
Absolutely, hands down the best Tour Guide we have ever had! Extremely friendly, knowledgeable and most importantly, PASSIONATE, about his city! Very engaging with the kids (12 & 10 yrs old) and they are still talking about Matt's stories. A must for anyone traveling to NOLA but wanting to see the best part of the city, which lies outside of the Quarter.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sam, that means so much to me. I really appreciate your kind words and I’m so delighted that the kids had a wonderful time. It was easy with such a great group. Thanks again.
Jean ReidUnited States
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 HufferUnited States
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 BovaUnited States
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 KowalikUnited Kingdom
great tour guide, highly knowledgeable about NOLA, definitely recommend!
Michael MooreUnited States
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 KnappCarmichael, CA, United States
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 SayreUnited States
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
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 HutchesonUnited States
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 GrossmanUnited States
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 CaneiroUnited States
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 RothbardUnited States
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 PackerUnited States
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 TrimbaUnited States
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 CosperUnited States
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 WilliamsUnited States
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 SharmaUnited States
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 HudzikUnited States
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!
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 SetterUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Bill. I had a great time with everyone!
Carol RodriquezNapa, CALIFORNIA, United States
Amie NunleyUnited States
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 SimonUnited States
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 SpielbergerUnited States
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 KentUnited States
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 BairdUnited States
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 FarrUnited States
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 PaceUnited States
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 RybickiUnited States
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.