Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Washington-DC by Tour Guide Timothy W. (Guide #26088)

Karla Bolton

United States

Tour: #521374, Museum Day in Washington, DC, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 10/20

My 14 year old son and I had a great full day tour with Tim. He thoughtfully led us us through numerous sites we had agreed upon in advance. He was very willing to customize our experience. Throughout the tour Tim explained interesting facts about the city and sites in a relaxed and conversational way. He also offered questions that engaged us and made us think deeper about all the sites visited, exceeding anything I've ever experienced in a traditional cookie cutter tour. So grateful for this experience

Todd Wolter

United States

Tour: #521374, Museum Day, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 26/19

Timothy was Great! Very engaging, we are a family of four with two teens 17 and 14. He made everything interesting and provided a lot of context. I would highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Todd, A personal thanks for being all in on seeing as much as we did in one day. Y'all were really willing to let me take you to the places I value, and I appreciate the trust! Tim

Tushar Gupta


Tour: From the Capitol to the White House, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Date: May 23/19

Great guy and guide, adjusted his schedule when we had to make some last minute changes. Will love to use Timothy's services again for guiding in DC.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So happy to work with you and I hope we can do it again! Thanks for the efficient communications.

Adam C.

United States

Tour: #521374, Museum & Memorial Day, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: May 16/19

Our tour with Timothy was exactly what we were hoping for, and a great way to start our week in Washington DC. He showed up on time, and began with some cool facts about the Federal Triangle and National Archives. Then Timothy led us around some lines and got us right to the "must see" artifacts in a few museums. We finished the day walking through the National Mall and were so grateful for Timothy during this time because of his knowledge about each of the monuments and history in general. Great tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Major thanks to the both of you for your time & energy. When I got hope and saw how many steps we did... whoa! So glad we were able to experience as much as we did and hope y'all enjoy the rest of your time in this amazing city.

Jill M.

United States

Tour: #392558, Secret Symbols Memorial Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 6/19

We take many tours when we travel, and Timothy's was by far one of the most organized, informative, and interesting tours we've had. He is a true professional, and taught us many interesting facts about the monuments that aren't readily available online. He is laidback and easygoing, and was extremely easy to deal with when we weren't sure of our numbers because of our friends' grandson's impending birth. We highly recommend Timothy, and will be calling him in the future when we visit the DC area!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yes! I was happy to have *everyone* on this tour. It made the tour so much more fun for me too, even though we were competing with the crowds. Would love to have y'all again for more explorations of DC!

Michele Hammock

United States

Tour: 2 Day Tour Washington DC Lacrosse, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Date: Apr 5/19

Highly informative and knowledgeable of Washington DC, Tim provided an excellent tour for the student group. Covered all main sites and always happy to answer any questions. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Michelle! Loved this opportunity and everyone’s willingness to learn about poignant and meaningful parts of American history.

Jennifer P.

United States

Tour: Georgetown!, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Date: Dec 29/18

Tim did a great job with our Georgetown group tour. It was great fun for our wedding guests to get to know the area, and he was knowledgeable, flexible, and a good communicator. I highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jennifer, Thank you so much for trusting me with the party with this neighborhood tour. The walk was great and I'm so happy we connected!

Shirl Niemeyer

United States

Tour: #392560, Capitol Hill Behind the Scenes, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 27/18

Tim was a great guide. His passion & knowledge about the DC area is refreshing. He is quick to reply to any questions before the tour. He was on time, patient and willing/able to answer any questions along the tour. We would tour with him again when we are in the DC area.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Shirl, Thanks for this booking and organizing everyone for this tour. I appreciate y'all taking time out of this already wonderful weekend to spend with me learning about Georgetown!

Jeannette Sink

Mt Pleasant, SC, United States

Tour: #521374, Jeannette's Day at the Museums, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 15/18

A last minute cancellation gave us the opportunity to spend the day with Timothy. We visited several museums for an overview and explanation of some of the key exhibits. We enjoyed our tour. Timothy is a lover of civics and politics.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jeannette, yes, thanks for indulging my civics takes on *everything* and for walking the Mall end to end in our quest to tackle the museums in a day!

Chris Tebbetts

United States

Tour: Barracks Row to U Street, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Date: Oct 5/18

I can't recommend Timothy enough. I asked for a custom tour to help with some research I'm doing, and he gave me exactly what I was looking for, filtering his encyclopedic knowledge of DC through the particular needs of my research. It was amazing to witness, actually. On top of all that, I had to reschedule our tour after a flight delay and he was incredibly accommodating about the whole thing. Five stars and then some!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Chris, Thanks for your flexibility and willingness to do this all in one day. I love working on these type of custom ventures. Wishing great luck on your project and I look forward to seeing the end product. Cheers!

Marsha Johnson

United States

Tour: #394466, U Street Tour and More, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 18/18

Timothy was phenomenal. His knowledge was outstanding, and very well articulated!! Our group was blown away by all his information. KUDOS, & many thanks for such a great time had by all of us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you (and thank everyone else on my behalf) for an awesome day. Everyone was so engaged and inquisitive, which makes the day all more enjoyable for me, too. Happy to share DC history and culture with you all!

Richard Vaughan

United States

Tour: Museum Highlights Tour and More, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Date: Sep 14/18

Great overview of the locations we asked for! Interesting perspective of the "whys" and encouragement to think about the various aspects of situations vs. just hearing the historical perspective. Met our timeline and our agenda just as we planned and discussed. Great day in DC!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Christina, thanks for your time and conversation. I'm always learning each day and was happy to share what I love about DC with you all. It was a great day. Thank you!

William Grow

Hahira, GEORGIA, United States

Tour: Four Days in the District, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Date: May 29/18

Best tour guide and private small group tour of Washington that I have ever had and have been here many times. Flexible schedule, knowledgeable personable guide made the trip as good as it could have been. Our family could not have been more pleased.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bill, thank you for this, and thanks for being kind and considerate guests. I also have to acknowledge everyone's enthusiasm and energy level. Amazing. It was an A+ week all around.

Angela Dikker

United States

Tour: DC from Capitol Hill to Georgetown, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Date: May 25/18

Tim was absolutely great!!! Thanks for spending the day with us and showing us how beautiful this city is!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Angela, thank you. It was an excellent, jam packed day for sure. I appreciate everyone's flexibility and excitement for seeing each of the sites!

Rodger Jensen

United States

Tour: #392560, Capitol Hill Behind the Scenes, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 21/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Rodger, Thanks to you and your family for spending a snowy morning with me on the Hill. I appreciate your willingness to commit to the start time, flexibility in the not-so-perfect weather, and patience regarding the longer lines we endured. Thank you. Tim

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.

Tamara Norris

United States

Tour: Downtown DC Civil Rights History Walking Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Date: Mar 12/18

This private tour was booked for a group of university students and their faculty as part of a class on the history of the civil rights movement. Tim pulled together a cohesive tour that included all the sights our faculty wanted students to see. He was wonderful to work with, and he even made a suggestion for a (free) site that we hadn't thought to include. He is clearly knowledgeable about his subject. The lead faculty member called the tour "informative and engaging." Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: This was one of my favorite tours as I rarely get to work with university level students. I really enjoyed the discourse, their insights, and willingness to delve into the deep historical implications of DC and American history. Thank you for booking this tour and sending such wonderful students of history.

Hollie Leydon


Tour: Leydon Family Capitol Hill + The Monuments Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Date: Jan 19/18

Tim gave an excellent tour around DC. He is well informed on the area and history. His previous experience as a teacher made his style engaging and interesting. He customised a tour for us and appealed to ages 14-55. His personality is easygoing and this made for a comfortable enjoyable tour. Tim is the best!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yes, this was a great day. Y'all were great partners and this was enjoyable day for me as well -- from start to finish. Thank you!