Kate BurgessUnited Kingdom
Amazing my teenagers 16, 14 and 12 loved Barbara she made it fun and relevant. My kids have done a lot of yours and they were unanimous that Barbara was the best. I usually never leave a comment but I was compelled to do so. Thanks Barbara
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kate!!! You and your kids are amazing grazieeee!!
Marlene YanovskyUnited States
You cannot get a better guide. Not only is she knowledgeable about what we saw she also helped us to understand the city. in addition to the usual stops at the Uffuzi and the David we asked for some spots we would not find on our own or through a guide book. It is things like this that make traveling memorable. Barbara met us at our hotel and was fun to be with. Suggest you seek her out.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Marlene!!! I am happy you liked the tour and come back soon!!
Dara NorthfieldUnited States
Barbara was an amazing guide! Her passion and knowledge of Firenze were wonderful! We felt like we were transported to another time. Don't miss taking a tour with Barbara. She will fill your spirit and your tummy with a stop for outstanding local gelato. We highly recommend her as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Dara...now you make me cry!! Has been a great pleasure for me too!! A big hug and till the next time
Laura SanchezUnited States
Barbara was fantastic. Very energetic and informative. She gave us great tips on restaurants and areas to shop and her knowledge of Florence is superb. We enjoyed her tour of the academia museum with the statue of David and all the other sights we visited. She even helped us make dinner reservations in Oltrano at a wonderful restaurant. The tour gave us a great orientation of Florence on our first day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Laura and Richard!! Has been a great pleasure for me too!! Come back soon with your sister!!
George HochschwenderUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie George!!
Stephen FritchUnited States
My wife and I could not have been more pleased with ToursByLocals and our guide, Barbara B. We made all of the arrangements, contacted Barbara, customized our Tuscany day tour, and paid over the web. Flawless. Communications with the company and with Barbara were timely and clear. Barbara was charming, spoke excellent English and was very resourceful whenever the need arose. Lunch was perfect at Ristoro L'Antica Scuderia. Barbara made sure we loved Tuscany as much as she does.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I adore you!!! Grazie mille
Roberta B.United States
Barbara was terrific! We learned a lot about the history of the city and the artists that had art and sculptures on display.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mrs Block!! has been a lot of fun with yout two!!! i hopeto see you again!!
Jocelyn MorrisStreets Ridge, NOVA SCOTIA, Canada
Barbara was an excellent guide. She was very knowledgeable about Florence and its history. She was, personable, friendly and very attentive to our group. I highly recommend Barbara to anyone who only has a short time to spend in Florence and wants to make the most of their time in this beautiful and historic city. Barbara was an awesome guide. I have used Tours By Locals several times. I highly recommend them for private tours. Their guides never disappoint.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You have been a great company!!! Grazie sooo much!
Marilyn H.United States
We hit the jackpot with Barbara! Knowledgeable, personable, funny. She knew her history and she was also willing to share her, and Italian, thoughts on what's happening in current news. She showed us so much more in 3 hours than we would have had we just roamed around! Being a true Fiorentino she knew how to move us around. Taking smaller side streets that took us out of the crowds, sharing her favorite gelato shop and meeting a neighborhood street cat!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie mille...sooo much!
Laura VillarrealUnited States
Barbara is amazing, great attitude, very knowledgeable, super useful tips, everything was great. Would definitely recommend her!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Laura Grazie to all your great family!!!
We had a great city tour with Barbara, showing us hidden gems and sharing many interesting stories with us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Catherina!!! I am very proud of you two!! you survived my nevr stop talking!! grazie mille :)
Barbara LustUnited States
Tour today was superb,perfect. Thanks to guide Barbara
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Barbara I passed 3 wonderful days innypur company, i really hope you will come back here in Florence and we will have the chance to meet again! Grazie :)
Barbara LustUnited States
Tour by Barbara was superb. She is both knowledgeable and delightful. Attentive to your needs and interests
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie mille:)
Barbara LustUnited States
My tour today with Barbara was absolutely superb; perfect.
Maxine SarjeantUnited States
Barbara is an amazing guide. We did the 3 hour walking tour of Florence with her. She is extremely knowledgeable and speaks perfect English. Her energy is infectious and she made our morning so much fun. It was busy in Florence but she knew lots of side streets, so we didn't encounter too many crowds and were able to experience Florence truly through the eyes of a local. We had skip the line entrance to see David, which I highly recommend. Barbara is the best. Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much to you Maxine!!! What a great company you were! You Susan and Tom were just so much fun!! Grazie mille
I highly recommend Barbara's tours. She is a lot of fun, vivacious, highly informative, with a passion for all things Florence.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie mille to you!! :)
Barbara is engaging with a bubbly personality. Her knowledge and passion of Florence the museums artworks etc is amazing. We highly recommend her as a "must have" tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I adore you!!! Grazie millissime:)
Decided to visit Florence (and Italy) for the first time and only had a long weekend to explore. The walking tour with Barbara was the ideal way to get to see to key highlights with a limited amount of time. She was very knowledgeable about the city and its history and culture and food - I learned a lot of things I didn't know. Before you know it, the walking tour was over and it seemed to go by so fast. I highly recommend this to anyone visiting Florence!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you sooo much Jonathan!! Has been a lot of fun fr me too!!!
Brent RohlingUnited States
Barbara was outstanding!! Her tour took us on all of the major highlights of Florence as well as some of the "hidden gems" of the city (which was our favorite part)! She was friendly, up-beat and extremely knowledgeable on the city and made the tour feel unique with her insight from a locals perspective. I would highly recommend Barbara to anyone who is visiting Florence for the first time!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazieee ����
Vicki BooneUnited States
Barbara was a great guide all around. Our ship's tour dropped us off, late, at a different location than we had anticipated. Barbara was waiting for us with a warm welcome and a smile when we finally arrived. Our tour of the city was very informative and we were 'off the beaten path' for the majority of the day. It was amazing how Barbara could lead us around one corner and the noise would disappear and we could discover the city in relative peace. I recommend her without hesitation!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Vicki!! Has been a great pleasure to share Florence with you and your mum, that by the way was fantastic!! I still have her picture in front of that plate and her espression make me smile again so much!!!
Jonathan ShawUnited States
Barbara is fantastic! She made us feel like we were old friends from the moment we met. Her local knowledge of the city and the museums really added so much color to our visit. Like the best guides, Barbara shared her love of her home city with us and didn't just "give us a tour". TBL was also great in coordinating and confirming our itinerary. I cannot recommend Barbara more highly; her big smile and passion for what she does will always be part of our warm memories of Florence. Grazie Mille, Barbara!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you soo much!! Has been a great pleasure for me too, I had a lot of fun with you and your family!! A big hug to the kids!! ;)