Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Stratford upon Avon England by Tour Guide Diane C. (Guide #2004)


Susan Franklin

Australia
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Tour: Franklin Family in Birmingham, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Date: Aug 5/18

Diane was a thoroughly engaging and knowledgeable guide. She had the special gift of painting word pictures of a previous time in history which was invaluable for me looking to find a glimpse of "lost" family and indeed my own unknown past. she was generous with her time, totally efficient with her preparation and knew additional fascinating titbits about local lore, arts and history. A Wonderfully worthwhile day, which I will never forget. Would not hesitate to recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan, Thank you for a lovely review. I am delighted that you enjoyed our day together. It was wonderful to be able to help you find the locations associated with your family history and to share my knowledge of Birmingham city and suburbs with you. St Nicholas church will now have special memories for me too. I hope the rest of your trip goes well. Best regards Diane

Ellen Zienert

United States
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Tour: #304948, In the Footsteps of King Richard the Third, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 2/18

Diane was a wonderful, friendly tour guide. She was knowledgeable and caring for my older mother's comfort. She was always careful about making sure we saw what we were interested in and had great recommendations for further travels. She even helped us book a taxi for the next day and followed up the following day. We would highly recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure to meet you and your lovely mum and I am so pleased you enjoyed the day. Hope all goes well with your oncoming journey. Best wishes, Diane.

Shannon Boren

United States
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Tour: #304947, A day in Stratford upon Avon, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 3/18

While staying at Canons Ashby without a car we looked into private tours to visit Stratford-upon-Avon. I was thrilled to find Diane C, who would pick us up take us give us a personalized tour of Shakespeare's home. Diane was on time and was friendly, cheerful and enthusiastic about our journey to Canons Ashby and to Stratford upon Avon. With a stop at Sulgrave Manor, we continued with Diane's amazing knowledge of Stratford-upon-Avon and saw everything! Diane is the best!!! Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shannon Thank you for tour great review. It was such a pleasure to meet you both. I enjoyed hearing your stories too. Your enthusiasm is contagious and your students are very lucky to have you as their teacher! I hope the rest of your trip goes well. Best wishes. Diane

Karen Mercer

United States
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Tour: #304947, A day in Stratford upon Avon, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Nov 23/17

Diane was stupendous, super knowledgeable, very nice, funny. we had a fantastic day with her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your great review, Karen and Marty. I am so glad you enjoyed the day. You were a pleasure to be with also. Hope to see you again some day.

David Lopeke

Canada
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Tour: #141009, Cotswolds Tour, Solihull, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 4/17

A wonderful day in the Cotswolds with Diane. She is very knowledgeable, down to earth and comfortable to spend the day with. We had a taste of all that the Cotswolds are. Sharing each other's lives and experiences throughout the day was a highlight as well. The recommendation for dinner at the White Swan Pub was spot on! Afternoon tea at Tisane's was splendid on the outside patio. Do not hesitate to book at Cotswolds Tour with Diane...highly recommended and day you will treasure for years to come!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, Betty and Nick Thank you for your great review. I am so glad you enjoyed our day in the Cotswolds and that the White Swan was a success. You were all such fun to travel with and I enjoyed sharing some of my favourite 'off the beaten track' places with you. I hope to see you again. Best wishes Diane

Lon Welsh

United States
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Tour: #53408, 'Golden Boys' of Birmingham Tour, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 2/17

Wow, Diane is a wealth of knowledge, and is great in how she explains things. I learned a LOT in six hours. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for great review Lon. It was a pleasure to meet you and I am glad you enjoyed the tour. Best wishes Diane

Tito Nicolas

Philippines
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Tour: #9534, Walking Tour of Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Apr 19/17

We had a wonderful experience of Birmingham! Thanks to Diane who is very friendly, accommodating and professional in giving us a tour of Birmingham! It was a very personal and warm experience that gave us a very good impression of the city. She was very mindful of our needs and went out of her way to accommodate them. She even used her car to take us around the city and took us to the train station so we can buy our tickets back to Leicester.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review Tito. It was a privilege to meet you and your lovely family. I hope your journey back to Leicester went well. Best wishes Diane

Eileen Sotomora

United States
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Tour: #9534, Walking Tour of Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Apr 16/17

Wonderful guide. Helped us locate a family plot at local church. Diane also showed us all around the city. We had a lovely afternoon and we would hire her again. Very accommodating. Excellent guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eileen Thank you for your lovely review. It was a great pleasure to Meet you both. Best wishes Diane

Renee DiPilato

Alexandria, VA, United States
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Tour: #304948, Birmingham Literature Film & TV, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Apr 6/17

We had a wonderful tour of Birmingham with Diane. It was a great day, customized to our request. We learned about Birmingham's history at a good pace. We highly recommend Diane if you are visiting the Midlands area and hope to book another tour with her the next time we visit. Thank you so much for a fantastic day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Renee and Cindy Thank you for the review. It was a great pleasure to meet you both and I am so pleased you enjoyed our day. Hope the rest of your trip goes well. Best wishes Diane

Mary Ross

Canada
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Tour: #141009, Cotswold Tour, Solihull, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 22/14

Thanks Diane for another wonderful private tour and especially for the private garden in Warrick.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mary and Judy It was lovely to see you all again and it was my pleasure to share the day with you. .. especially as we had such gorgeous weather. I'm glad you enjoyed the garden in Warwick too. Hope you had a good journey home. With warmest regards Diane

Margaret Kelley

United States
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Tour: Stratford upon Avon & Warwick Castle, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Date: Oct 10/13

Diane was fabulous. She tailored our tour to our specific interests and she was extremely knowledgeable. Her friendly and engaging personality only added to a wonderful experience. We look forward to booking another tour with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Margaret, it was a great pleasure to meet you all, I really enjoyed your company too. Looking forward to sharing another 'perfect' afternoon tea with you! Best wishes, Diane.

Margaret Kelley

United States
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Tour: Stoneleigh Abbey & National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Date: Oct 9/13

Terrific tour. Diane provided great commentary on the drive out to Stoneleigh Abbey and back to Birmingham. She's superb.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Margaret - it was my pleasure.

Penny Bent

Canada
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Tour: Land of the 'Lunaticks', Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Date: Sep 28/12

Diane was an outstanding guide. She had thoroughly researched the subject of the Lunar Society and was familiar with both their achievements and their personal stories. She took us to a variety of locations from the churches they attended to the sites of their factories, and found us knowledgeable people to talk to along the way. I would highly recommend Diane for anyone wanting to learn more about Birmingham history.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Penny Thank you for your recommendation...It was an absolute pleasure to meet you. Kind regards Diane

Penny Bent

Canada
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Tour: 'Golden Boys' of Birmingham Tour, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Date: Sep 25/12

We wanted a tour that hit sites on the outskirts of Birmingham relevant to the lives of Samuel Galton and Erasmus Darwin. Diane designed a tour that covered an area from the edges of Birmingham to Lichfield and finally to Derby. We found it all fascinating stuff. Diane is not only a certified tour guide, she is also a licensed taxi driver and has had police checks to drive children alone. What a find! She is knowledgable, caring, thoughtful and attentive to your needs. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again, Penny. I thoroughly enjoyed working on this tour for you.