Elizabeth AbbattistaUnited States
Beautiful, historic, natural site. Loved the stops along the way. Errol is exceptional! We are fortunate to have met him. A very positive representation of the people of Australia and the quality of Tours By Locals.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again to you Anthony and Luke as well for the excellent review. So pleased that you had a positive experience in Melbourne in the short while you were here , this despite unusual circumstances. I wish you all well over these exceptional times and hope to see Lauren back soon to complete her interrupted time in Melbourne. "But wait theirs more " especially if you see a flock of birds ...........
Elizabeth AbbattistaUnited States
Outstanding! Personable, friendly, knowledgable. One of the best guides we've ever met. Loved the tour. Stunning scenery.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gmtu Elizabeth, Thank so much for the great review . I do so appreciate feedback however I must say that touring with you and Anthony was such a delight as you are informative and great to be with . I do home you "come from away" again to complete your interrupted touring in Australia,
James RepmanUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for 5***** feedback... It was an absolute pleasure showing you and Leslie around Melbourne and surroundings. To hear about your own idyllic life style back home was most interesting. I am so pleased you had a good time. Go well, stay well and come again . Errol in Melbourne ( Australia )
James RepmanUnited States
We had Errol for 2 tours and he was just great. Very knowledgeable about Melbourne and its surrounding area and showed us some wonderful sites that are not on everyone's must see list that were just fabulous.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your feedback. It was really great showing you and Leslie around. Be well and be strong and come back again, Errol in Melbourne
Gary ChancyUnited States
Errol was 5 stars GaryChancy
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your rating. It was a pleasure touring with you all. Go well and come back soon.
Linda SteinbergUnited States
Errol is a gem! We had a wonderful time touring Melbourne with Errol. His personality is infectious - he is quick with a joke and a smile. We left the itinerary up to him and we spent two fabulous days his beautiful city. Errol took us places a tourist would never see on their own or on a tour bus. He fine tuned the itinerary to our preferences - speaking to my husband, he found my husband loved fast cars and found an outstanding showroom/museum to take him to. We had an outstanding tour. Thanks!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lynda and Ed thanks so much for the wonderful review . It was an absolute pleasure being you for 2 days as if you were my lifelong friends. I was sad to see you go. So pleased that you enjoyed Melbourne as it has so much to offer. I do hope you come again, Go well and be well, Errol
Victor Gonzalez QuinteroUnited States
What an amazing tour ! Errol is professional , flexible , and very entertaining ! I recommend his tour highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Victor and Daniel it was an absolute pleasure touring with you and I hope you enjoyed the tennis as much. Hopefully one day I will get too Asturias; you painted a great picture of that beautiful place . Go well and do come again to Melbourne, one day.
Susan MeyersUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your 5***** rating. It was fun touring with you guys especially the unscheduled detour to Churchill Island. I do hope that you enjoyed the Tennis and that you will come back again, soon.
Toby SpiegelUnited States
Errol was an excellent tour guide and took us through the highlights of Melbourne.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Toby for your review. I t was great fun touring with you guys and hope to meet you all again when you come back to visit Cyril. The was catch up with Cyril , may he be well, and viewing his amazing collection was truly amazing . I will soon go out Macedon to view his home. Go well and travel safe.
Abbey KonowitchUnited States
Informative, tailored the tour to our interests, great personality and very funny! Gave us a wonderful overview of Melbourne. Thank you Errol !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your review. I really enjoyed being with you which made my " work" that much easier. I do hope that you come again "from away." Enjoy the balance of your Ozzie tour , Go well, Errol
Errol was a unique guide with excellent knowledge and more so a lot of empathy for the children and their look at things. Errol is a true gentleman and a great story teller. You can't ask more from a guide!! Thx for that!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for a wonderful review. The tour was made that much more special by being with great inquiring minds and interesting people who were all so enthusiastic. The children were special and it was a real pleasure to show them the animals that they wanted to view. I do hope you enjoy the rest of your visit to Australia and do come again ; not in 27 years time.!
Morris BlountUnited States
We had a delightful, informative and very comfortable day with Errol in his luxurious vehicle. Yes, the primary focus was to see the penguin parade on Phillip Island, but Errol was flexible and tailored the tour to our specific interests. We were also shown noteworthy locations and neighborhoods in and around Melbourne itself and were able to enjoy both wildlife areas on Phillip Island, as well as two wineries. Touring with Errol is highly recommended!!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your review; So highly appreciated . It was fun day touring with you and I am so pleased that you enjoyed yourself. Do hope you come here again, so much still to view. Go well and best wishes for continued success in your occupation. Errol in Melbourne .
Kim EmersonUnited States
Amazing tour of Melbourne, Yarra Valley wineries and even a visit to a animal sanctuary to see adorable koalas, kangaroos and wallabies ��
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your review. It was an absolute pleasure being with you and Alexi . The conversation was exhilarating and informative and I do hope you come again. Do stay in touch and best wishes to you in all current and future endeavours. All in good health, Thanks so much for the gratuity, Best wishes , Errol in Melbourne
Mary Ann SpencerCanada
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks MaryAnn for your 5***** rating. I really enjoyed the trip with you , and hearing about Peters' occupation as well. It was a great trip; I wish all were like that. Go well and come back soon . Errol in Melbourne
Mary C BillsUnited States
What can you say about Errol R. We have traveled the world and by far he is the BEST TOUR GUIDE EVER! Words can't describe his knowledge on the area. No matter any questions we asked him on Melbourne and vicinity he knows all! Plus the SUV we rode in was so comfortable! I would highly recommend him to all ages for fabulous tour! Happy Traveling! Mary Catherine & Joe Bills
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mary Catherine and Joe thanks so much for you wonderful review. It is gratifying when my tourists to Melbourne, are so appreciative of the tours I do. In your case made even better by your enthusiastic response to the places I took you and the want for more. I am so pleased that the highlight of your tour was the visit to the majestic synagogue . I do hope hope you come again because " wait there's more "! Best wishes , Errol in Melbourne .
Tasha BowserUnited States
We used Errol for our Phillips Island Tour--He was a wonderful guide; Knowledgable, professional and friendly! He was extremely accommodating & flexible as we were travelling with an Infant---He prearranged an Infant Car Seat & was willing to make addtional stops as necessary. He was also very calm with the Baby and offered to look after him when we hopped out here & there for a quick glimpse around. He knows Melbourne quite well & even showed us some cool off the beaten path areas. Highly Recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cheryl, Tasha, Roman, you made my day then ; you made my day today. Awesome review ! It was fun touring with you adventurous people ,and in spite of the horrible weather you / we made the most of our Melbourne and Philip Island experience. Best wishes to you all and thanks for the offer of a tour of Austin and hope one day to see you all again. Kind regards, Errol in Melbourne .
Christopher MarioUnited States
Errol is a real character, a South African emigre who has been in Melbourne for more than 20 years. His jokes are old . . . really old. So if you like a little politically incorrect Borscht Belt via South Africa in your humor, you will love him. I did. His tour was amazingly comprehensive, from the downtown to the suburbs to the beaches. We saw everything. Errol never faltered, never flagged. He was up for more more more.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! What can I say Chris? I ' vibed' on you, and your two lovely travelling companions. It was really great fun meeting, and being with you, and I am so pleased that you too enjoyed and laughed as well with me. I do hope that our paths cross again and maybe by then I have some new jokes .... Thanks so much again for the rating and review. Best wishes , Errol in Melbourne
What a fantastic day traveling out of Melbourne to travel along the Great Ocean Road and see some great sights along the way. Errol was so accommodating all day and made sure we saw everything and more, as described in the tour outline. The 12 Apostles, koalas, kangaroos and more. I would highly recommend Errol for a tour, he is passionate and knowledgeable about the areas he takes his guests to. His vehicle is comfortable and he makes sure you are comfortable. So glad we booked this day with Errol.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for the review and rating. It was an absolute pleasure to do the trip with such an able and accomodating couple such as you and Paul. My wife and I were delighted with the thoughtful gift you presented me with, brought all the way from Edmonton. The generous gratuity was a big surprise hidden in my new coffee mug. Go well and enjoy the F1 weekend and come again.
Steven MasonNorthbrook, IL, United States
Errol is extremely personable and well informed. He communicates his love of Melbourne enthusiastically. We had interest in getting a sense of Jewish life and Errol shared that in a lovely way. If you spend a day with Errol, you will have a great time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Steven, Patty, David and Robyn, thanks go to you guys for being so amenable and appreciative of what you saw and did on your appetiser tour of Melbourne. It was an absolute pleasure touring with you. Go well and do come back soon , best wishes Errol
Errol was very informative and pleasant during the entire tour of Melbourne and surrounding areas. We thoroughly enjoyed the day, along with Errol's sense of humor.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for the review. Likewise I thoroughly enjoyed the day along with you and Jaime. Enjoy the rest of your cruise and so precious time together. Hope to see you again in Maui.
Thomas KolbUnited States
Errol provided everything that we had discussed, he was prompt picking us up, provided interesting commentary and made sure that we saw everything that we wanted. I felt that he went out his way to make sure that we enjoyed our short time in Melbourne.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your review and suggestion of a microphone . I am looking into it for my next 8 seater tour , shortly. Best wishes to all in your group and go well .. hope to see you one day again in Melbourne ..
Alicia DonichtUnited States
Errol was a fantastic tour guide. First, he has a great demeanor. talkative enough and informative, but doesn't force the conversation. You could tell he is very familiar with the area, and truly enjoys showing you around. He knew where to stop along the way, making the long drive seem so quick. He even brought us to a quick stop where we could feed some cool birds and hang out. The sites were amazing and he knew where to get the best view and beat the crowds. I strongly recommend him for any tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your comments . It was an awesome experience taking such positive young people around and I could not have done it without both your enthusiasm and enjoyment. I too wish that our paths will cross and we meet again to show you some more of Melbourne . Do keep in touch and do keep warm .. Errol
Robert StricklandUnited States
In a word .. WoW ..Errol is a wonderful guide and is so well versed in all things Australia We recommend him without hesitation and our only regret was that we didn't have more days available to tour the city
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Bob and Cathy for your review; so much appreciated. I echo your sentiments in that I would have loved to tour more with you , if only you had more days. It was an absolute pleasure being with you and I hope your trip to Sydney will be enjoyable, and your beloved Dog will be delighted to see you. Go well.
Don McCreeUnited States
A wonderful day but even with the description we were not prepared for the length of the drive.The car,while perfectly satisfactory, was a little tight for the drive.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Don and Patsy thanks for the positive 5***** review. Visitors going along the Great Ocean road are not aware of the distance to the ultimate target ; the apostles . It is a long drive but most think it worth it. I am not sure the the meaning of the car being " a little tight for the drive " ? Thanks again for the tennis tickets which were well used and much appreciated by the recipients.
Robyn NeedhamUnited States
We spent a whole day touring with Errol around Melbourne-ALL of Melbourne. We asked Errol to plan our day completely. To see what he thought we must and also throw in a lot of surprises because we like the local flair that most tourists wouldn't see. He nailed our requirements! We had a great day seeing all of Melbourne and the surrounding coastline. We saw fancy cars and fancy houses-both are interests of ours. If you want a completely custom, private tour of Melbourne we highly recommend Errol!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your wonderful referral. Dan and you were so lovely to be with that I actually got the extra inspiration and energy to show you much more than usual. I am delighted I was able to fulfil your tour ideals. I hope one day to see you again and back in Melbourne . Please do keep in touch with me. Enjoy the rest of your Ozz tour.
Errol was our tour guide and he was awesome. The tour was customised to exactly how we wanted it, he was humorous and full of information as well. We all had a great time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your feedback. I too enjoyed being with you and so pleased that you enjoyed your custom Melbourne tour. I wish you all a wonderful new year with much success and happiness. Go well and come back soon.
Errol was AMAZING, very lovely, knowledgeable and extremely entertaining personality, we never had the feeling of being boredom for the entire duration of the road trip, which was a huge plus. Being in the business for the last two decades he was so familiar with the tips and tricks of how he could put you a head of literally hundreds of other bus loaded with thousands of tourists, best photo locations, hidden gems and above all not so crowded and cleanest restrooms which turned to be a crucial issue.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the feedback and ratings . As my passengers you deserve double five stars at least . Go well my new friends
Linda OConnorUnited States
Errol was very knowledgeable and personable. The stops were interesting and he showed a deep understanding of both the history and culture of Melbourne's Jewish community. He provided water and snacks in his car, which was comfortable and clean.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Linda and Mike for choosing me on the spur of the moment, after our surprise meeting on the Great Ocean Road. It was a pleasure to tour with you today on the Jewish scene and so pleased that you enjoyed your time with me. I look forward to seeing you again in Melbourne ; some day , soon. Boy voyage .
Lisa ReichUnited States
Errol is one of the best tour guides we have ever had. We had a connection with him immediately and he went above and beyond to make you day the best ever. His hospitality and his knowledge- His car is immaculate, he takes care of your needs with snacks and waters and any little desire you have!! We felt like old friends at the end and we will be sure to keep in touch!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lisa and Adam , I simply responded to the immediate warmth and "vibe" that came from you. I enjoyed being with you as much as you enjoyed my tour and my company. In a nutshell we had fun, we laughed at JM, and we learnt about each other. We certainly must and will keep in touch, and look forward to meeting up again somewhere , some how. I wish you much success with your production of " comefromaway.com.au" and cant wait to see it in Melbourne. Bon voyage, Errol
Dr. Paul TurroUnited States
I have had private tours in over 50 cities and this tour has been the most fantastic one to date! Errol is the most knowledgeable tour guide I have met, he is kind, considerate and his knowledge and love for Melbourne is beyond expectation. His car is luxurious with a huge sun roof that allowed us almost a 180 degree view. In a short time he provided me an experience of Melbourne that had me see why it is always voted the most livable city in the world. I'm so so lucky he could fit us in!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your awesome comments on our ' Mansions tour" of Melbourne. My passion derives no only from the city ,but my passengers as well. You, Gino, and Alice are delightful and appreciative passengers and pleasure to be with. I do hope you enjoyed your explorative tour of Melbourne city, even with out me ! I look forward to seeing you all again in marvellous Melbourne .. Go well, Errol