Penny W.New Zealand
Fantastic day visiting Marblehead and Salem with David. It was a cold and wintery day, but David did everything to make sure we were comfortable and warm. Great knowledge of the Boston and outer areas. Highly recommend if you are in Boston.
Jean ClineUnited Kingdom
Excellent day with David. David arrived on time in a pristine car, and ensured we had an excellent day on the Salem/Marblehead trip. He is very personable and knowledgeable with a real passion for history. When we mentioned we wanted a snack/drink, he shared with us one of his favourite cafes - there was no rush to be back in the allocated tour time. An excellent, excellent day - thank you - I would wholeheartedly recommend both David and the tour
Joe TamburinoUnited States
David was fabulous. Extremely knowledgeable about Boston's history and history in general. His tour was 100% authentic, considering that he had a great Italian background and that his family was from the North End/Little Italy neighborhood. His vignettes of pieces of Revolutionary War history were fascinating and entertaining, and he welcomed any questions. David is an excellent guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! (even though I had to do a google translation of your Italian compliment)
Jonathan PedersenUnited States
David did a great job. He is a true local that teaches high school history, which means he knows how to communicate the information. He's also a gentleman. I would definitely use him again. Thank goodness we booked his car tour because it rained like hell the day of our tour and he still was able to make it a memorable occasion.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!
Lela Gee-BoswellUnited States
David was a wonderful guide! He personalized the tour for us, accommodated us when we were running behind, answered completely unrelated questions, and even navigated us to our next stop after the tour. Highly recommend!
Romney OlsenUnited States
Heidi DeArmentUnited States
Fantastic!! Really nice guide with a lot of history presented in a very fun and accessible way. Loved our tour.
Kenneth SwansonUnited States
Excellent over view of Boston. David is very knowledgable about the history and significance of sites in the city.
Cynthia SoudersUnited States
We had 3 days to tour Boston. We took the trolley tour on day 1 to acclimate ourselves. Day 2 David's private walking tour gave us an in depth and interesting history lesson on places and events we would have totally missed had we stayed with a large group. He made history come alive! He totally adapted our walk so as not to overlap what we had already seen. Most excellent guide!
David WilkeyUnited States
Extremely knowledgeable and very accommodating!
Michael CunnellUnited Kingdom
David contacted us to a couple of days before the tour to give us his cell number which is reassuring. He is an excellent, knowledgeable guide who was happy to answer all our questions. We spent an enjoyable and educational 2 hours and would highly recommend David.
Bronzie WhiteUnited States
Amazing Tour! Very Knowledgeable about all subjects Boston and beyond!! Answered all questions we had with more than just a short answer. Great story's of the city wish we did a longer tour with him Instead of just 2 hours. Would do it again!
Robert BuckUnited States
David was awesome! A Boston native with unbelievable knowledge of the area and it's history. You can tell he has passion for the city and was very flexible to meet our needs. We would highly recommend him! Five stars all the way,
Deb McClureUnited States
David was personable, knowledgeable, friendly, flexible. Best day in Boston! Highly recommend!
Marian WalshUnited States
My husband and I, our niece and two nephews took the Walk the Freedom Trail with David in August, the youngest was 8 years old. Even though we were a group with varied ages, David was able to keep our interest the entire tour. The pace of the tour was good, and David had interesting facts and stories to share. After the tour, he was able to recommend eating options in the North End where we had ended our tour. Highly recommend David.
Janet DenesUnited States
Our guide David was very professional and has a great knowledge about Beacon Hill and the Back Bay. It's a casual walk, at your pace, looking at some beautiful streets and homes that you would not see on normal tours. We really enjoyed this tour with David.
Janet DenesUnited States
We took the Freedom Walking tour with David. We saw a lot. David was outstanding! His love for history really shows during the tour. Plus, his family has lived in the area for 3+ generations so he knows so much about the history of Boston. It is a lot of walking but David will walk at the pace that worked for your group. I highly recommend him. I first send him an email about his availability and questions and he responded right away. It was very easy working with David.
Scot EustisUnited States
Dave was friendly, professional and very knowledgeable. He communicated clearly and distinctly and it was easy to hear him over the constant street noise. He was considerate and kept a moderate pace not exceeding the limitations of some of our group. We enjoyed the tour exceedingly.
Jane TesoroUnited States
David is an amazing guide. His enthusiasm for Boston history made the tour very enjoyable. Highly recommended.
Jane Keener-QuiatUnited States
5 star, enjoyed the tour and Dave. As a history teacher he is very knowledgable about his subject. I would have liked to hear a little more about a few of the women involved in the Revolution.
Jon HortonUnited States
Kari JoaquinUnited States
David was an excellent tour guide and host. He was very informative and tailored our Boston tour to our specifications, as well as, our specific pick up and drop off points. We highly recommend David! Thank you, Kari and Karen
Susan ConnickUnited States
David was an incredible tour guide for our family! David was cordial, friendly, informative, gentle on the wheel, and offered a balanced the tour of driving and walking. His extensive knowledge on the area and its historical significance enhanced our experience. With a short amount of time in Boston, this was a great tour to see the coast and nearby towns. I highly, highly recommend this tour!!!
Ryan PrestonUnited States
Dave is the best! Very passionate and knowledgeable about the area. Even takes you off the beaten path to show more of the hidden gems of Boston. Highly recommend him as a tour guide.
Gina SteinUnited States
We have done countless tours in the Us and abroad. David is one of the best guides we have had. Knowledgeable and tailored tour to our needs. Would definitely specifically recommend him to others visiting Boston or schedule another tour with him ourselves.
Ann Gunvalsen SaksUnited States
David was awesome. His knowledge and love for history really comes through. This tour is so much better than the cheesy tours with birds of people. I couldn't recommend David any more.
Joe ThomasUnited States
We were very pleased with the tour which far exceeded our expectations. David is a wonderful tour guide, articulate and extremely knowledgeable of Boston and it's history. The tour was the best value we could have expected for our money. We would highly recommend Tours by Locals, and David specifically, to anyone interested in Boston and its historical significance.
Michelle StevensUnited States
David was really great! He took three friends and I on a tour of downtown Boston that weaved in architectural points of interest and history about the buildings & city along the way. He was personable, knowledgeable, and a fantastic guide. He even took my casual mention of a dinner reservation and planned our tour to end right near the restaurant and walk us there - really helpful since we had never been before. We arrived right in time for our reservation. Would engage him again without hesitation!
Robert (BOB) DoylePLACIDA, FLORIDA, United States
David was one of the best guides we have had including those in Europe. His educational background (History) coupled with his dynamic outgoing personality made for an extremely delightful, and educational experience. He was so flexible with on the spot requests for changes to the itinerary, was a special added treat. He REALLY knows his city (Boston). Looking for a care free experience, you want David. You will not be disappointed. BRAVO
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the kind words Bob, I really appreciate it. Hopefully we'll meet again! Cheers