Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in New-Orleans-Louisiana by Tour Guide Stephen G. (Guide #22677)


Gary Glover

United States
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Tour: #609017, Gary Glover Custom Swamp Tour 041419, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 14/19

Our second private tour with Stephen and he made sure it was another top notch day! The Swamp Tour was so great! Stephen's recommendation of the tour company was excellent and very safe and very well organized and we would certainly recommend it! We saw gators, and snakes and turtles and wildlife as well as the thrilling ride on the airboats. Fun for everyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my great pleasure to get to know you all, and, as always, to share the experience of this remarkable place and its people with you. We hope to see you again very soon!

Gary Glover

United States
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Tour: #336635, Gary Glover Custom Garden District Tour 041219, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 12/19

Stephen was such an amazing guide! He was suggested to us by the Concierge at the Royal Sonesta and he met and exceeded all of our expectations. He arrived at every pick up early and he made sure we knew as much as we wanted to about every part of our tour. He has a great sense of humor and made learning about the history of New Orleans and Louisiana lots of fun! Even the tour was fluid & customizable on the fly as Stephen drove us to some out of the way cemeteries and locations based upon our interests.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your kind words! Travel safely, and please return, soon and often!

Dr. Yvonne S. Thornton

United States
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Tour: #333445, Saints, Scoundrels, and the 'Spirit'-ual haunts of Bienville's Creole City, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 6/19

Although I had been on a prior tour with another guide several years ago, Stephen elucidated areas and history that were not discussed before. The walking tour was excellent. Stephen was very knowledgeable about the evolution and the historic background of the sites we visited and gave me another perspective about certain intertwining aspects that other tour guides had not touched upon in the previous tour. I was most impressed by his understanding of New Orleans culture and history. SUPERB TOUR!!

Dr. Yvonne S. Thornton

United States
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Tour: #334826, My Ninth Ward, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 2/19

I have been a traveler with ToursbyLocals for many years and without a doubt, Stephen was by far the BEST tour guide I have encountered. His depth and breadth of knowledge was amazing. His pedagogical approach to our tour, blended with entertaining wit, was unique and without peer. Stephen took the tour to a whole new level with is intellect and perspicacity about certain aspects of the New Orleans culture and history. I will always remember our memorable tour to the Piety Bridge. OUTSTANDING TOUR!!

Joanne Kokol

Canada
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Tour: #342083, Joanne Kokol Custom New Orleans City Tour 021719, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 17/19

Stephen picked us up from the cruise port, & kept us laughing through the insanity of traffic changes because of arriving & departing passengers. Once we got on the road, Stephen was a wealth of stories, he really brought the history of NOLA alive. We loved getting out of the touristy areas and seeing real neighbourhoods

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for the kind words. It was a distinct pleasure getting to know you all. Please come again soon!

Shelley Hatch

United States
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Tour: #336635, Shelley Hatch Garden District & Lafayette Cemetery Tour, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 16/19

Stephen was an exceptional guide and I really enjoyed my tour yesterday. Would highly recommend this tour experience! I personalized what I wanted to see in NOLA -as well as length of tour. Learned a good deal of history I didn't know of.

Joanna Schroeder

United States
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Tour: #336635, The Garden District & Lafayette Cemetery #1 - Grand Dames of The American Sector -, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 14/19

Stephen was the perfect guide! Knowledgeable, personable, and full of fascinating stories about the history of New Orleans. He pointed out so many details that we would have missed walking around on our own, he made our visit to the Garden District one of the highlights of our trip.

Oscar Bronner

Austria
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Tour: #515559, Oscar Bronner Party @ Whitney Plantation, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 2/19

Stephen gave a lot of insight into the history of New Orleans. Thank you very much! Oscar Bronner Austria

Lisa McCally

United States
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Tour: #342083, Alison Hawthorne Custom City Tour, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 31/18

Stephen is a fabulous tour guide, host to his city of New Orleans and a safe, courteous, responsible guy! We had only 3 - 4 hours before having to get to the airport and he created a custom tour for us of Jackson Square, French Quarter, Upper and Lower Ninth Wards, some of City Park, cool public art, parks and neighborhoods. Prompt, easily accessible by phone, car is clean and roomy. And he knows his history past and present for extra good knowledge of the areas. Thanks, Stephen!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I thoroughly enjoyed our time together. It was fun, especially the Pagoda! Travel safely, be well, and come see us again soon!

Susan Griffin

United States
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Tour: #336635, Susan Griffin & Company Custom Tour, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 30/18

Stephen was very knowledgeable and interesting! He catered the tour to our wants and in addition to being a wealth of information on New Orleans, he was quite the philosopher. All four of us highly recommend him as a tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It certainly was a pleasure getting to know you, and I’m enormously grateful for the opportunity to follow my bliss! May your road ahead lead you back this way soon, for the best part of any journey is the homecoming!

Donna Setterquist

United States
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Tour: #342083, A Tale of Three Cities - City Driving Tour, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 15/18

Steven gave us the perfect overview of New Orleans for our first time visit. He had lots of information to share. He customized stops to meet our needs. Steven kept the pace moving, answered any questions we had, and provided a great experience. Our tour was over before we knew it!

Tzina Richman

United States
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Tour: #342083, Tzina Richman Custom City Tour, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 10/18

Stephen was a wonderful guide for our tour of New Orleans and vicinity. We were a party of four with very little familiarity of the area. We were pleased with his knowledge, personality and helpfulness. Really a great day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a great pleasure getting to know you, and I’m very happy to see that you enjoyed our time together. Please come again soon. Safe travels!

Sam Mosolino

United States
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Tour: #334826, My Ninth Ward, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 7/18

Deborah Baratta

United States
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Tour: Everything Vieux Carré and Marigny, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Date: Sep 24/18

Stephan took us beyond the Vieux Carre and customized our tour to our specific desires. He was very knowledgeable about anew Orleans and passionate about his city. We saw a dude of the city we would not have seen. Wonderful your and guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yes! had a great time, too! I thank you for making it possible for me to follow my bliss. Let’s do it again some time!

Alan J.

Oakley, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: NOLA at Night -All Around Town in the Evening, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Date: Jul 18/18

Unfortunately I made the mistake of booking this for a wednesday (dummy) so althought it may have been better on a week-end Our guide stephen was superb he adjusted on the fly and we had a magnificent time thank you so much. Would reccomend to anyone & everyone coming here.

Alan J.

Oakley, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: All Around Town - Private Driving Tour, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Date: Jul 17/18

Really good tour. Guide was extremely knowledgable and fun to be with. Would reccomend to anyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for being such a pleasure to show around, and for helping me follow my bliss! Happy to do it again any time!

William Novik

United States
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Tour: #336635, The Garden District & Lafayette Cemetery #1 - Grand Dames of The American Sector -, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 27/18

Stephen was perfect. He was adaptable to provide us with exactly what we were hoping for. He enjoys his work and he provided on excellent tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a great pleasure getting to know you all, and sharing the experience of this remarkable time and place with you. Safe travels!

Deborah Bowker

United States
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Tour: #334826, My Ninth Ward, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 18/18

Stephen was clear with his upfront coordination. He made the most of our time together giving us a thoughtful and comprehensive experience in a culturally important, fascinating part of New Orleans. We began looking across the Mississippi at the levee high point and made our way through the neighborhoods of the Ninth Ward. We met locals, ate well and learned a tremendous amount in a short time. We could not have had this experience without Stephen! Deborah Bowker and Bill Henderson

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a distinct pleasure getting to know both of you. Thanks so much for letting me be your guide and for your kind assessment. Please come see us again soon! Stephen

Michael Kassen

United States
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Tour: #334826, My Ninth Ward, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 22/18

Stephen is an excellent guide, steeped in local knowledge and eager to share his love for New Orleans. More visitors should see the Ninth Ward; it is interesting on so many levels. We highly recommend this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your kind assessment, sir! It was an extraordinary pleasure to show you around. I do hope you’ll return soon.

Wendy Atwell

United States
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Tour: #336635, The Garden District & Lafayette Cemetery #1 - Grand Dames of The American Sector -, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 18/18

Marie Jensen

United States
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Tour: City Driving Tour, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Date: Jan 28/18

Our day with stephen was entertaining and educational Excellent tour

Nicole Splawn

United States
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Tour: #334826, My Ninth Ward, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 21/17

This was the only private tour exclusively of the Ninth Ward we could find. This is the guide's stomping grounds so he had plenty of first hand knowledge of the area, the history around the area, and the people. Very fun and personable guy.

Julie Mederos

United States
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Tour: #336635, The Garden District & Lafayette Cemetery #1 - Grand Dames of The American Sector -, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 16/17

Stephen was an amazing tour guide who had a plethora of interesting information on New Orleans. I highly recommend him. It was nice being able to do a custom tour with driving and walking to see a larger area of the city. Highly recommend!

Catherine Farrington

United States
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Tour: #342083, A Tale of Three Cities - City Driving Tour, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 23/17

We knew very little of New Orleans before our tour with Stephen. He was a wealth of knowledge about the city, its history, people and architecture. We came away wanting to learn even more - that's a testament to his vibrant storytelling and warmth. Loved the local experience and meeting with Ronald Lewis, director of the museum House of Dance & Feathers in the Lower 9th Ward. I believe Mr. Ronald Lewis says it best, "Although you'll arrive a stranger, you'll certainly leave a friend."