Marc SwedaUnited States
Francesco was an excellent guide! We did a lot with the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the 9/11 memorial. He was very easy to talk to and my kids really enjoyed it and learned a lot. Thanks Francesco for showing us your city, till next time! Marc
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Marc, thank you so much for your kinds words. It was such a pleasure to meet you and your lovely family and share this important part of our history with you. Please let me know when you return to our city, we have a food tour that awaits us...!
Francesco was a wealth of knowledge. My family and I learnt so much about New York and its Burroughs. We had such a wonderful time with our custom made tour. Thank you Francesco for showing us New York. We hope to return in the near future and meet up again for another tour. Grazi.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lara thank you so much, it was a real pleasure taking you and your family around my city. I truly hope to meet you again. And thank you so much for the Tim Tam, it was such a sweet thought. Francesco
Jim C.United States
John MarascoUnited States
My wife and I had a great day exploring the 9/11 memorial as well as liberty and ellis islands with Francesco. Francesco is incredibly knowledgeable of the New York history, in particular that of the statue of liberty and the early immigrant transfers thru ellis island. We highly recommend a private walking tour with Francesco.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello John, I also enjoyed the tour with you and your wife, it was a very pleasant day. I want to thank you for your words and recommendation.
Chris O.United States
Francesco was a pleasure. We wanted to teach our kids (11 and 13) about the immigrant history of our country, and Francesco delivered! He took us on a tour of Liberty Island and Ellis Island, giving us a historical view of the importance of immigration to the U.S. It was so much more meaningful than just seeing the landmarks themselves. (He also allowed us to skip a very long line for the boats.) We have used guides throughout Europe, and found Francesco one of the best. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Chris you are too kind! All I can say is I really enjoyed your company and it was a pleasure to share one of the places I love the most in this wonderful city, especially to a lovely audience. Best, Francesco
Neal FauxUnited States
Francesco took us on a tour of places in New York that we wouldn't have seen on our own and gave us a sense of how people live outside of Manhattan. He really knows New York and was very personable. Would highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So kind of you Neal! I was very happy to show you a part of NYC rarely seen.
Brian BaileyUnited States
Very nice tour with Francesco, who was very knowledgeable of the city and sites we wanted to see. Francesco was willing/flexible to customize the day to insure our wants were meant. A very good day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Brian! Thank you so much for taking the time to share this review! I am grateful to have played a part in making your NYC experience such a positive one. All the best from NYC! Francesco
Frances SciscivoRussell Lea, NSW, Australia
Frances SciscivoRussell Lea, NSW, Australia
Frances SciscivoRussell Lea, NSW, Australia
Great guide Very friendly Excellent people skills , very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Frances, for your words and for the company of your group. I dearly hope these days have been enjoyable for all of you.
Peter RepucciUnited States
The New Amsterdam tour was fantastic! Frank was extremely well prepared, knowledgeable, and detailed. He did a wonderful job bringing the history of early New York to life, which is a difficult task considering that so many of the buildings / places discussed burned down over the course of the 18th/19th centuries. He rose to the challenge with detailed maps, other visual aids, and inexhaustible answers to every question we had. Thanks so much Frank! We'll be back next year for the Revolutionary War tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Peter thanks, I am very humbled by your words. I enjoyed your company very much, and yes "looking forward to seeing you for my Revolutionary Tour"!
Olivia BeltraniUnited States
Francesco had such a bright and amicable energy, it was incredibly easy to feel comfortable and conversational around him. Beyond his character, he is wonderfully knowledgeable. He weaves his stories as he navigates through the streets in a manner that makes it easy to be a rapt audience. In addition, his connection with the local Italian community made for a great pit stop for un cafe! Very lucky to have met him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Olivia, what can I say?! Those are very generous and kind words. Thanks for your questions, comments, and your company! I had a great time spending the day with you and your lovely family. I truly hope our roads cross again, so until then, arrivederci!
Fantastic Day ! I had 1 day in NYC on my way to Boston and set Francesco the task of "Manhattan in a day", near impossible but we certainly got to every major site and district in 10 hours. Francesco is fantastic, he asked what I wanted to see and made a plan to ensure it happened. He was prompt, professional, friendly, patient and passionate about New York, just what I wanted. As far as I'm concerned there is no other private guide to use other than Francesco when in the city. Thanks again !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Justin I cannot but sincerely thank you for your words. ! I hope you had a pleasant stay in Boston and truly hope you come back to NYC and ring me up. Best, Francesco
Raymond WittUnited States
Francesco is a very knowledgeable tour guide. He designed a great custom walking tour of lower Manhattan for my family.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Raymond, it was a pleasure showing you and your family around.
Karen CoxUnited States
Loved this tour! Francesco was extremely accommodating since 4 of the 8 of us were running late to our meeting time. He is extremely knowledgeable, patient, and answered all of questions! I highly recommend booking a tour with Francesco!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Karen, thank you for your kind words. Hope to see you in the future. Arrivederci, Francesco A.
Amy OstroffUnited States
Francesco was wonderful with our large, multi-age group. We loved all of the stops and he had very interesting things to share. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Amy, I must say your group was fantastic, such a wonderful family!
Mary KolbUnited States
Francesco was fantastic! He was very knowledgeable and very easy to work with. We made several changes before and during the tour and he just went along and made it great!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mary, I enjoyed showing my city to you and your lovely friends.
Lee BerksUnited Kingdom
I can't speak highly enough about Francesco because during the tour he became a real friend when I needed one the most because the night before I had lost my debit cards and I only had $10 to my name so by the time we got to Central Park he had bought me a metro card and lunch (sandwich and a cup of tea)The tour was amazing with a retired architect perfect for the New York skyline and the knowledge learnt and the endless conversations had memories were made.Thank you Francesco New Yorkers are the best!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Lee, I see you made it back home safe and sound! Thank you for your heartfelt review, I wish I could have done more. Truly hope to see you again.
Francesco ci ha fatto un tour privato di Harlem fantastico. Colto, preparato e simpatico. Non sarebbe stato possibile avere una guida migliore.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Isotta e grazie, anche la vostra compagnia e' stata piacevolissima. Alla prossima!
Io ho portato un gruppo di 25 consulenti da Italia a New York - persone abituatie a viaggiare. Tutti hanno apprezzato la conoscenza, professionalità e disponibilità di Francesco. Ha studiato bene la storia di New York, come tutti i guide, ma essendo un architetto ha una marcia in più. Trasmette bene la sua passione per la città quindi consiglio a chiunque visita the big apple di farsi accompagnare da Francesco
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Mark, spero di rivedere te e il tuo simpatico gruppo nel futuro.
Michele LaBouffUnited States
My husband, 15-year old son and I were looking something less touristy since we'd been to NYC several times before - this tour exceeded our expectations. Francesco was knowledgable and interesting and we thoroughly enjoyed him and the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, I am very happy you enjoyed yourself. And I do hope you come back to NYC and to Tours by Local!
"Francesco arrived at our hotel well in advance. As we had briefed him approx. one week prior to the tour we found him extremely well prepared.His background (he graduated in architecture) was a real asset and it turned out that he never ran out of interesting details regarding buildings.He had a profound historical knowledge not only of the city, but also of the Dutch and English who played a major role in the development of New York.He also provided stunning details on urban planning, we recommend him!"
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for this generous review and also for the lovely afternoon spent together. Have a safe journey back home.
Michael C.Elmwood Park, NJ, United States
That a was a pleasure to get to know Francesco and have a day-long walking tour in NYC. Although the weather was not really wonderful, raining all day long, I had an interesting and friendly intro to important known sightseeings of central NYC. Francesco has background in architecture and knowledgeable about NYC history that helped not to miss particularities of buildings and monuments and their connection to history and people made it. Good start to bootstrap personal interest to discover the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The pleasure was all mine, have a safe journey home and perhaps next time you are here it will be a sunny day! Arrivederci Andrei.