Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Stratford-upon-Avon-England by Tour Guide Anne M. (Guide #2389)


Beth Zeigler

United States
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Tour: Oxford and Blenheim and - a walking tour with transport between sites, Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Date: Oct 5/19

Frankly if I could give her a 10 star rating that would be great. She is absolutely amazing. From the moment she met us at the train to the time she dropped us off 9 hours later. Not only is she so friendly and outgoing you can't help but "love" her but her knowledge is amazing. She was our guide, 5 years ago, when I took my grandson to the U.K for his graduation, and again this past Saturday when I and my son were there for a visit. I would highly, highly recommend Anne if you will be in Oxford.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Beth for your amazing rating.

Nancy Frehling

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires", Oxford, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Oct 2/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Nancy, Thank you for your kind rating.

Rick Smith

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires", Oxford, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 21/19

Anne was very knowledgeable about the area and the university. A few of the colleges were closed, including Christ Church, and that would have been good to know beforehand so we could have scheduled an alternate time to visit.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yes, I am sorry about that. Anne.

Mary Harbaugh

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires", Oxford, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 6/19

Anne was a pleasure to meet. She was extremely knowledgeable about Oxford and was very easy to communicate with prior to the tour. We felt as if we saw so much of Oxford in our short period of time there. We would highly recommend Anne in the future. Thanks Anne for a great tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your lovely feedback. All the best, Anne

Monica Mandelli

United States
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Tour: #23692, Shakespeare's Stratford - a walking tour of the town, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 21/19

Anne was an outstanding guide and provided us with a perfect overview of Stratford! Absolutely recommended! She is extremely knowledgeable as well as delightful to be with. Overall terrific!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your rating, it is very much appreciated. All best wishes, Anne

Barry McKeown

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires", Oxford, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 12/19

We really enjoyed our half day tour with Anne and felt that we saw and learned many things that we would have missed otherwise. Anne was very friendly and knowledgeable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much for your kind rating. All the best, Anne

John Spinetto

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires", Oxford, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 26/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Anne

Matthew Krasner

United States
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Tour: Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford - Two of England's most historic towns, Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Date: Jun 25/19

The guide was pleasant and informative and the tour was interesting and covered what I think were the basics. The only problem I had was the information could have been presented in a more organized way, although I realize that to some degree the information relates to the specific site your viewing and sites don't always tend to be located so as to present the overall picture as logically as I might want.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Matt I'm happy to hear that you were generally satisfied with the tour but disappointed to hear that you found my commentary a little disjointed. It is true that the sites do not fall in chronological order but I take your point and will bear this in mind during future tours. Best regards Anne

Tammy Coxen

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires", Oxford, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 17/19

Had a great tour with Anne! Even though I was completely jet lagged she kept me engaged and awake with great stories.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind feedback. Enjoy Edinburgh. Best, Anne

Stephen Mongelluzzo

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires", Oxford, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 10/19

We loved this tour with Anne. She knows her city very well and imparted a wealth of historical information as well as many of the customs and traditions of the university. We learned so much and highly recommend this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind rating. All the best, Anne

Steve Palmer

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires", Oxford, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 24/19

Very good

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks.

Judy Miller

United States
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Tour: The Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace, Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Date: May 21/19

This informative and fun tour was beyond our expectations ! Our tour guide , Anne was a Joy and it was a pleasure spending the day with her and the driver . Anne's knowledge of the history of the Cotswolds , the Blenheim and other fun facts made this a tour to remember always . Hope to to return and we'd request Anne again for sure ! Thank you !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for such a nice review and rating. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed the day. Best, Anne

Edwin Choy

Hong Kong
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Tour: #23692, Shakespeare's Stratford - a walking tour of the town, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 8/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind rating. Best regards, Anne

Stephanne Byrd

United States
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Tour: The Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace, Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Date: Oct 30/18

We had a wonderful day touring with Anne.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much> Anne

Jeffrey Barber

United States
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Tour: Ancient Wiltshire: Stonehenge and Avebury sacred landscapes - BARBER, Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Date: Oct 25/18

This trip was perfect! When traveling, we enjoy private day tours to have a day of low stress, personally customized experience by a local guide. The information and perspective is wonderful and adds so much to the visit. Anne was personable and flexible. This was a fantastic day that my wife and I will remember forever.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Jeff I am so pleased that you enjoyed the tour so much. It was a pleasure to show you the area. We were very lucky to see the Magna Carta as someone tried to steal it, hitting the case with a hammer, about 3 hours after we were there. So, it is not on view at the moment. Best Anne

William Drake

United States
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Tour: The Cotswolds: green rolling hills, honey coloured villages and small market towns, Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Date: Oct 4/18

Anne is knowledgeable, attentive and on-time. She has a wide range of information that she is quick to share. She's also on time. A good guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much for your kind rating. Anne

Susan Mathews

United States
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Tour: The Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace, Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Date: Sep 24/18

Anne was very helpful and informative. We enjoyed our tour so much!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, we had a beautiful day with sunshine and blue skies which showed of Blenheim Palace and the Cotswold countryside at its best. Anne

Susan Mathews

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires", Oxford, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 23/18

Anne was very knowledgeable and enjoyable. We enjoyed the tour very much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed Oxford. Best regards, Anne

Keith Barger

United States
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Tour: The Cotswolds, Blenheim Palace and Oxford - BARGER, Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Date: Sep 21/18

Thank you Anne M. for a wonderful experience touring Blenheim, the Cotswolds and Oxford! We really appreciate you making the most of the limited time we had and for your depth of knowledge! We're hoping to have an opportunity to spend more time with you in the future to soak more of the wonderful information you have to share!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your very kind rating. It would be wonderful to tour together again in the future. Best regards, Anne

Paula Rath

United States
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Tour: The Cotswolds: green rolling hills, honey coloured villages and small market towns, Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Date: Sep 14/18

Anne Martis is an exemplary guide and is completely flexible, listening to her customers and doing everything she can to make their tour the best possible experience for them personally.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Anne

Paula Rath

United States
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Tour: Ancient Wiltshire: Stonehenge and Avebury sacred landscapes, Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Date: Sep 10/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Anne.

Mary Cooke

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires", Oxford, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 9/18

Our guide had excellent knowledge of the campus and the history of England and Oxford in general. She helped us understand a lot of what we were seeing from the outside and the inside of the churches and buildings. Please be aware that this is a walking tour so wear you comfortable shoes. Anne is a great, fast walker and you will cover a lot of ground.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind feedback. Oxford is a little spread out so we need to walk 3 to 4.5 miles to see the places of greatest interest in the three hours available. However, the tour can be shorter if arranged in advance. Best regards Anne

Keith L.

Pennsauken, NEW JERSEY, United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires", Oxford, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 9/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. We were very lucky on the day as it was Oxford Open Doors and we could visit places that are not normally open, including sites associated with the English Civil War that you were particularly interested in and are not normally on my tour of Oxford. Anne

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Flavio Mansi

Mexico
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires" Extended, Oxford, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 30/18

Anne was fantastic! Her knowledge, story-telling and sense of humor made the visit an excellent one. Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind review. Anne

Jana Birenbaum

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires", Oxford, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 1/18

We had a wonderful day in Oxford with Anne! Having a guide through the town and buildings made our visit so much more informative and enjoyable. Anne is very knowledgeable, pointing out locations and providing historical context to bring our walk to life. She was also mindful of my particular dietary needs and sought out lunch options we might enjoy at the conclusion of our time together. I will never forget my day in Oxford and hope to return for another visit in future travels! Thank you, Anne!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Jana Thank you for such a wonderful review, I'm so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the tour. Spring is coming so that should help. We've had temperatures of up to 70 degrees F over the last few days. The gardens are lovely with masses of snowdrops and with a few daffodils starting to flower. Carry on watching Oford on TV. There is a new series of Endeavour on now. Take care both of you. Anne

Gordon Myers

United States
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Tour: The Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace, Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Date: Jul 9/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Anne

John Weymouth

United States
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Tour: Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford - Two of England's most historic towns, Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Date: Jul 8/18

Anne is a very pleasant and knowledgeable guide. This tour exceeded our expectations and covered a lot of historical and geographic ground over a full 9 hours, door to door. We would highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: John, thank you very much for your kind review. Best regards, Anne

Charles Hill

United States
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Tour: The Cotswolds: green rolling hills, honey coloured villages and small market towns, Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Date: Jul 5/18

Anne was very helpful with our family research that we did in Aston . Did a great tour of the Cotswolds. She even took us to the Eagle and Child pub so we could get the CS Lewis appropriate feel. I think she did this pretty much on her own time. Did a great job. No private comments.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your rating. It was a pleasure to take you both and nice for me to do something a little different. I hope that Anna is able to share her experiences of Aston and that you continue to keep your connection with the villagers. Best, Anne

Jonathan L.

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires", Oxford, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 19/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating. Best Anne

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Natalie Detert

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires", Oxford, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 12/18

Anne customized the tour for us to meet a wide range of interests of our small group. She is thoroughly knowledgeable, personable, and professional. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and saw so much more of Oxford than we could have managed on our own. Worth every penny. Thank you, Anne!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Natalie, Thank you for your kind review. All the best, Anne