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 CramerUnited 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.