Carole C NeffUnited States
Brian was exceptional . Extremely knowledgeable and a delightful personality
Erika CarterUnited States
Brian was awesome! I can't wait to come back and ask for Brian to guide us on another tour around Charleston. Highly recommend Brian and Toursbylocals.
Martin ReadUnited Kingdom
Brian gave us a really excellent 4-hour private tour to introduce us to the history and architecture of Downtown Charleston. He was at our hotel 15 minutes ahead of time and right away picked up on our interests and background knowledge so he was able to tailor his tour very well to two British visitors with good general knowledge but a patchy historical grasp of the Civil War period. We would recommend him highly to other visitors as a friendly guide with an encyclopedic memory.
Marcia SoldatosUnited States
Impressive knowledge of Charleston. Am going to book him again for our next guests!
Bryan GerstelUnited States
A tour from Brian is a must if you want to learn about the history of Charleston. He is energetic and fun to spend a few hours walking the historical part of the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. & Mrs. Gerstel, Thank you so much for your comments. I had a great time showing you two around. Please enjoy your day in Charleston and time in Savannah! Brian
Randy ParkerUnited States
Our recent tour of downtown Charleston with our guide Brian was absolutely awesome ! He was on time, very professional yet casual, extremely knowledgeable, and just all around fun to spend the afternoon with. I will be booking my next tour to the Charleston area with Brian also. Thanks Brian for a great time ! Best regards, Randy and Linda
John StoryUnited States
Brian was extremely knowledgeable, clearly loved his job and knew all the locals. One of our best tours ever!
David LoritzUnited States
This was our first visit to South Carolina and we totally enjoyed our 4 hour walking tour in downtown Charleston with Brian. He was unbelievably knowledgeable and was able communicate a lot of information in a very relaxed and conversational manner. Our pace was comfortable, we never felt rushed, yet we came away feeling like we got a real taste for the city and it's history. We'd highly recommend Brian if you'd like to enhance your visit to Charleston.
Maureen KrosinUnited States
Brian is a wonderful guide! He is very knowledgable about all things Charleston and we thoroughly enjoyed our tour! Brian was professional, kind and made our tour extremely interesting with tidbits and knowledge only a native would have! I would use Brian again for a tour and would not hesitate to recommend him to any of my friends.
Mark WarrenUnited States
Brian gave us a great tour of downtown Charleston. He covered alot of the history of the city, from the founding to the Revolutionary War to the Civil War. He also talked alot about the architecture and a number of the more famous buildings in town. Brian was able to just start and stop from our Inn, and also gave us ideas on places to eat and other things to do during our stay. We appreciated his knowledge and helpfulness that he shared with us.
Karla D.Asheville, NC, United States
Brian really knows his stuff! We had him all to ourselves for an entire day and he wowed us at every turn. He, of course, knew all the "regular" historical, cultural, local stuff, but he also share lots of interesting, less known tidbits which was fun. We are really looking forward to our next adventures with Brian.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I would say you all were one of my favorite groups. Thank you for allowing me to show you around. Please contact me next time you are in town!
John LucksUnited States
Our guide Brian was great. Knowledgeable fun and thorough. Great tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so glad the two of you got to return due to the hurricane in October. I had a wonderful time and hope you come back in the future!
Rick JablonskiUnited States
Booked the night before and was promptly responded to by Brian. What an expert and so flexible. Would consider booking him before other tours offered in the city. He will accommodate anything you would like to do. I will call Brian on my next visit to Charleston.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Jablonski, I had a great time! I am glad I was able to do the tour on the short notice. Please come back again! Brian S.
Brian was an excellent guide, interesting , knowledgeable, and informative. Recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your response. I had a great time with the two of you! Enjoy the Spring back in Melbourne! Brian
Larry B.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Becnel, I am so sorry we did not touch on this as you would have liked. I wish you would have made this known. I have plenty of information concerning this topic. When we are on a private tour for a few hours, I expect to have questions concerning my guests interests. There is plenty I can talk about but I need some guidance. Brian S.
Irwin PressUnited States
Brian is charming, professional and very knowledgeable. A Charleston encyclopedia. We can't recommend him highly enough!
Arthur SelkowitzUnited States
Brian knows the history of every house in old Charleston. He has interesting stories about each and takes you places where others aren't. We saw glimpses of beautiful gardens and learned who built what and who modified what and who lived and died in all these places. He was totally engaging and enjoyable to be with. Highly recommend Brian.
John DouglassUnited States
Richard MearsUnited States
Really knew the history of the area. Good pace walking and talking.
Heidi BorcaUnited States
5 stars. Our family thoroughly enjoyed our time in Charleston with Brian. He was very knowledgeable and a great guy. Highly recommend!
Very broad historic knowledge and dynamic city tour.
Agnes KirschnerUnited States
Brian was wonderful. He asked for our preferences before beginning the tour so that we could concentrate on our personal interests. Surprisingly, we learned a tremendous amount of our country's history from Brian. We all had history in school, we have read a lot on our own and yet he was a wealth of fascinating information. Brian is a wonderful, and incredibly knowledgeable guide. It was a pleasure to spend time with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. & Mrs. Kirschner, I had an exceptional time with you! I enjoyed our in depth conversations and hope you return to Charleston in the future. Please contact me when you do return!
Barbara BenderUnited States
Brian is a true historian! In the 4+ hours we spent with him, we learned so much about Charleston, the Revolutionary War, and the Civil War - and now we need to go back to learn more! He was a knowledgable and gracious tour guide, and we would definitely recommend him. Five stars!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had a great time with you two! I am glad you enjoyed your time in Charleston. There is still plenty more to see!
Patricia SingerNew York, NEW YORK, United States
Brian was great. He is a wealth of knowledge about Charleston and U.S. History and how they are woven together through history politics and culture. He was sensitive to our needs and flexible with changing the itinerary when we wanted to include more sites. He also was helpful with restaurants and planning other sites to see. Just wished we had planned more with him. Would recommend him highly. Thanks Brian for helping to make Richard and I have a great time in Charleston.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a delight to have the two of you on my tour! I am glad we could sit down after the tour and talk as well. Thank you so much for your comments and please come back to Charleston!
Martin KatzUnited States
I don't think anyone knows more about this charming town, nor about American history than Brian. We learned a lot.
Christina ChianeseUnited States
Great tour, thanks so much!
Jane CasavantUnited States
Brian was terrific. He was right on time (which we weren't!!) and asked immediately what was important to us, tailoring the tour to what would work best for us. His knowledge was very impressive and it was clear that he studies continuously to make sure he is accurate. His stories about the history of Charleston was fascinating and totally entertaining--the four of us thoroughly enjoyed our tour and could not recommend him more highly!
Christine CarterUnited States
Brian was GREAT! Very informative. We really enjoyed the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments! I had a great with you two ladies. Please come again!
Vanessa PizzutoUnited States
Brian is friendly and knowledgeable - he was flexible, too. He went beyond his scheduled time to show us the City. We enjoyed it very much!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mrs. Pizzuto. I hope you all enjoyed the city and your time here! I really had great time with you all! Brian
William NorthrupUnited States
Brian was both highly knowledgeable and very professional. During our three days with him we were able to adjust the original itinerary based upon a pace that was comfortable for us and maximized our ability to see our "must see's". He also was very accommodating. We would highly recommend him and will look forward to him guiding us again. Bill and Gretchen Northrup
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. & Mrs. Northrup, I enjoyed every moment touring with you! I hope you enjoyed your time and have a greater understanding of the area. Please contact me in the future. Have a great summer! Brian
Ann MillerUnited States
Excellent job .. Very.knowledgeable....Ann Miller
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had a great time with all of you ladies! Please come again!
Adrian Fenderson, DDSUnited States
Brian accepted a late night booking for a morning tour. He was at the meeting place early and met us with a great smile. His enthusiasm for history and Charleston was equalled by his love for people. He gave us an all day tour that was spectacular. His knowledge of US history, dates, names and events is incredible. He kept us engaged with stories and vivid descriptions of happenings in each of the dozens of places we visited. He customized the tour to fit us, even fitting my profession.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Fenderson, I appreciate your review and thoroughly enjoyed our time together! I could have still given you another four hours if I did not have another tour. Not too often I am available last minute. I guess it was meant to be. Thank you once again and please visit Charleston in the future!
Maureen JansonsUnited States
Wonderful! We scheduled a custom tour with Brian, Ft. Sumpter, Middleton Place and FireFly Distillery - what a great day! And Brian! Wow! Our own personal pocket Google. I would highly recommend booking with Brian ANY TIME! So impressed. We intend to return. One day is not enough. Thank you-thank you!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had such a good time with you guys!! Sorry it took a while to get back to you. I hope everything was interesting and brings you back to the area. Have a great summer!
Jeanie ReedUnited States
Brian did an excellent job. He was very knowledgeable, personable and flexible. He was understanding of our tight schedule. His tour was jam-packed with information and our students enjoyed having him lead the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments. I had a great time with the group and hope everyone enjoyed the productions they attended and did well with their performances. Please come again!
James SumpterUnited States
Brian was very knowledgeable about local history and provided a wonderful experience. Very patient and a real southern gentleman. Very cognizant of our comfort level and how we were progressing. Would definitely use again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! I am so glad you enjoyed yourselves. I had a wonderful time showing you all around. Brian