Ann I.United States
Stephen was an excellent guide with a wealth of knowledge. He was friendly, flexible, and seemed genuinely interested in sharing his knowledge of New Orleans with us. Can't recommend him highly enough!
Sarah WhiteDavison, MICHIGAN, United States
A great way to get a quick overview of the city on the way to our hotel! Stephen was wonderful meeting us right at luggage claim, he knew which Carousel we would be at before the plane even hit the gate! We had quick stops at some cemeteries and he showed us the beauty of City Park with stop at Cafe Du Monde. Hot fresh beignets within 40 minutes of the plane landing?!?! That's my idea of a great use of time. Stephen has a definite love for his city and is a vault of knowledge.
Scott RoseUnited States
Thanks Stephen for a great, informative and historical overview of New Orleans. Also for rescuing us from the rain at the cruise terminal. We really enjoyed our time with you and when we come back will take more time and include the WW II museum. It was an unexpected bonus to see your city in the rain and to relate to the role water plays here. Thanks also for the local flavors. See you again.
Gail MulayLanark, IL, United States
What a nice way to be introduced & welcomed to New Orleans especially for first timers. Stephen met us at the airport baggage claim. For the next 2 hours took us for our first beignet at City Park with a lovely walk through the gardens then a drive through several districts giving us a good idea of the city layout. He suggested several restaurants and gave us ideas of what to do with things to see while we were there. Our trip ended with Stephen dropping us off at our hotel to begin our adventure.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a distinct pleasure meeting you both, and having the opportunity to show off this beautiful city, my one true home. Please come see us again, soon and often!
Lynn SullivanUnited States
Elinore SommerfeldUnited States
An interesting tour to places most tourists don't get to. Guide was very informative and entertaining. If you love gardens and trees, this tour is for you!
Awesome idea for a tour but a few issues with execution prevent me from giving a 5 star rating. Fabulous guide but Stephen needs to find a way to deliver information during the bike ride (safely of course) or it just becomes a bike ride around NOLA without information. Other issue we experienced was a significant delay finding restaurant (which was amazing) for lunch.
Stephen is an awesome guide. Tonnes of great information. Needs to slow down a bit the information he provides and leave more opportunity for questions (constructive criticism). Highly recommended tour for NOLA.
Janice KurtzUnited States
He was very friendly and knowledgeable about New Orleans. We learned things we didn't know before. He made our tour very enjoyable. I would recommend his tours.
Lee EisenbergUnited States
Stephen was wonderful. Engaging, funny and informative. The time flew by. A pleasure to have him as a guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a great pleasure meeting you, and showing you this amazing city. Please come again soon!
Gail HatchUnited States
Stephen thank you so much for a great time! Prompt pickup at the airport, took us through the French Quarter to the Carousel Bar, and imparted so much history along the way!
Daniel CarrollUnited States
Stephen was terrific. We had a great day visiting two plantations with him. He was extremely knowledgeable and could speak on any topic relating to New Orleans.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a real pleasure meeting all of you. When your travels bring you back this way, I’d love to help make it a proper homecoming! Be well, and travel safely.
Donna Wyke ReeceTrinidad and Tobago
Stephen was lighthearted and easy to be with, he was extremely knowledgeable and passionate of his area and in turn we learnt a great deal about the history of the various people who settled or where brought here, and their cultures that make up this exciting city as it it today. It rained for most of our tour which made it a uncomfortable and pretty much confined to the car, never-the-less I we did not miss out on any necessary information. I recommend this tour but wish you a sunny day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for letting me show you around. I'm glad you enjoyed it, in spite of the rain. Please return soon!
Bob FelterBELLEVUE, WA, United States
Stephen is an entertaining and excellent guide. The tour of the plantation is a fascinating glimpse into a part of our history, Stephen is an excellent driver and has a comfortable and clean vehicle.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a distinct pleasure to meet you and Jonathan, and I am deeply grateful to you, both for your patronage and your kind assessment. Please visit again soon!
Gary GloverUnited States
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 GloverUnited States
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. ThorntonUnited States
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. ThorntonUnited States
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!!
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 HatchUnited States
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 SchroederUnited States
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.
Stephen gave a lot of insight into the history of New Orleans. Thank you very much! Oscar Bronner Austria
Bryan YoungUnited States
Stephen was fantastic. I you haven't toured New Orleans with Stephen then you are missing out. Definitely worth the time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ahh yes...it was dramatic, wasn’t it? I remember making some remark about my Boy Scout training, as to an avenue of escape. Thanks so much for the kind words, belated or not. It was a genuine pleasure to show you around. Come back soon!
Lisa McCallyUnited States
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 GriffinUnited States
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 SetterquistUnited States
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 RichmanUnited States
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 MosolinoUnited States
Deborah BarattaUnited States
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
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.