Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Chicago-Illinois by Tour Guide Johanna W. (Guide #25894)

Christine Block

United States

Tour: #438242, Classic Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 10/19

Johanna was awesome and personable!! As a first time visitor to Chicago, I had an amazing day ! I got lots of insights to the city and wonderful insider tips. She is fantastic.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for choosing me to show you around! I loved seeing your eyes light up when we saw the spectacular views from the rooftop bars. Moments like that are why I enjoy this job so much. Hope you visit us again in the Windy City.

Carlos Rieder


Tour: #438242, Classic Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 15/19

Are you looking for a really tailor made private tour? Johanna is your choice. We had only little time, had to start far away from the center and wanted to end up at the airport. No problem for Johanna. We got a good impression of some high lights and enjoyed a great lunch at the roof top bar in the Athletics Sport Club facing the Millennium Parc and the lake of Michigan. Johanna share with us her favourites spots of Art D├ęcor and told us interesting details of the history of Chicago.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Carlos! We certainly made the most out of the short amount of time we had. Thanks for supporting Tours By Locals guides around the world. I appreciated learning about your involvement with Lions Club and it's history. Afternoon lunch with your colleague was a great way to conclude our afternoon. Hope our paths cross again one day! Good luck on your future adventures!

Yuka Tachiiri


Tour: #438242, Buffalo Grove Tour, Chicago, Illinois, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 27/18

We had a wonderful time with Johanna. I asked for so many places to be incuded in the tour, but she managed to visit all of them. I look forward to travelling with tourbylocal again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for showing me some interesting places that I didn't even know existed...such as the Japanese market. That was really fun. I also enjoyed listening to your stories. I am still laughing about it now! Thank you for the tea towel and chop sticks. They have come in handy. Best Wishes!

Lina Triana


Tour: #438242, Classic Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 30/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lina, how can I possibly hurry when you and your friend have such interesting stories to tell? Thank you for lunch and champagne. I really enjoyed it amongst great company and a 360 degree view of Chicago as our backdrop. This is why I love my job...because of fantastic people such as yourself. Hope you visit us again!

David Font


Tour: #438242, Classic Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 27/18

Johanna is a very active, well educated and polite person, who gives that extra mile to do a great job. She showed my wife and I, real Chicago hidden gems that as a tourist would never be able to know. The tour exceeded our expectations so I have no doubt to recomend Johanna For the Chicago Highlights Tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am really glad that I was able to rearrange my schedule and give you a tour of this magnificent city. You and your wife's company was a pleasure to have. I enjoyed learning about your country and exchanging stories about fishing. Hopefully you will be able to return and do some fishing on Lake Michigan.

Daniel Curchod


Tour: #438242, City Highlights ~ Classic Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 6/18

I had a great time with Johanna. She was very efficient as a guide. We visited some great hidden places which I couldn't have found by myself. She was also very flexible as she postponed the tour until the afternoon due to the bad weather,I really appreciated it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Daniel! I am happy that you enjoyed my tour. I enjoyed hearing about your traveling adventures. Traveling opens up the mind and the heart! Pleasure to meet you.

Helaine Nelson

Dallas, TX, United States

Tour: #438243, Let's Polka! Chicago's Polish Heritage, Chicago, Illinois, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 27/18

Johanna is a vivacious, knowledgeable, friendly, and fun guide. Our tour of Chicago Polish neighborhoods, churches and other sites was simply a great day! Johanna promised wonderful Polish foods and she came through perfectly with our sampling lunch of four different dishes (with enough to take home on the train). We appreciated our adventure to the 1930s bar near the old Stockyards with its devilishly spry 94-year old owner. Johanna graciously picked us up and dropped us off at different locations. A1!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the kind words, Helaine. I also really enjoyed spending the afternoon with you and your husband! It was a pleasure sharing my knowledge of Polish history in Chicago with you. I wish we had more time to explore. I wish you and your husband many more adventures to come!

Cathy Golden

United States

Tour: #438242, Windshield Tour Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 21/18

Johanna treated us to a swing through downtown and Old Town. We were able to go inside a number of landmarks including the Chicago Public Library. Despite the challenges of Chicago traffic she got us to so many places we would never have had the time or info to get to ourselves. She was flexible, polite and friendly and we were very comfortable in her car. We felt the tour was well worth the money and exceeded our expectations. A great intro that informed the rest of our stay in town. We'd do it again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cathy. I had a lot of fun hanging out with you and your sister. The traffic wasn't so miserable because we got to chat the whole way, and I'm glad that we managed to squeeze in all of those sites.