Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Washington-DC by Tour Guide Ellen M. (Guide #3004)


Joy Evans

United States
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Tour: #18282, Washington Highlights Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 22/20

Ellen is very personable has a comprehensive knowledge of the city. I appreciated her style and ability to prioritize the time we had.

Joann Taylor

United States
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Tour: #18284, Capitol Hill Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 11/19

Excellent tour that took advantage of times for least crowds, adjusted when we landed early, knew best places to go, and best ways to get there. We really appreciated her guidance. Highly recommend.

Kelly Lyons

United States
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Tour: #479791, Monuments by Moonlight Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 7/19

We had a fantastic tour. We were a large group, and Ellen was very accommodating. She is full of information. It was a great night!!

Susan Castonguay

Canada
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Tour: #18282, Washington Highlights Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 7/19

Ellen's tour was excellent and far exceeded our expectations. She guided us through all the 'must sees' and more, continually giving the history and significance of the buildings, memorials and areas of interest. She was gracious & helpful, accommodating all our requests. If we ever return to Washington we would love another tour with Ellen.

Shelley Melewski

United States
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Tour: #18282, Washington Highlights Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 28/19

Ellen was terrific, knew so much about the city to share with me. Took me places I didn't realize I wanted to see but needed to!

Dan Weathers

United States
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Tour: #375675, Custom Private Tour of Washington DC, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 5/19

Ms. Ellen is a delightful, informative, wonderful tour guide. Her knowledge and warm personal interaction makes the tour experience exceptional. She is knowledgeable in many areas and lacking in none. Thank you Ellen for the most wonderful day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks! You were a pleasure to get to know. Enjoy the rest of your stay in DC!

David Grove

United States
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Tour: #375675, July 19 - 20 Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 19/19

Perfect.

Sarah Palmer

United States
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Tour: #375675, Custom Private Tour of Washington DC, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 1/19

Our tour with Ellen could not have been better! Ellen was very informative & was able to answer all our questions. We were able to tour all our requested sights & she had wonderful suggestions for other stops to make in Washington DC. Our kids loved her & she was just a joy! We will definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a superb tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks..such a great family!

John Hastings

United States
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Tour: #18279, Arlington Cemetery Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 27/19

Ellen was a wonderful guide for our tour at Arlington Cemetery. She was on time and very engaging with our party of two seniors, two parents , and two children. Her knowledge of interesting things to see and observe in the cemetery was wonderful and we covered the entire cemetery. Her knowledge and experience made our time at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers fantastic. She knew just where to go and stand during the ceremonies to get the best observations. Thank you Ellen for a wonderful experience!

Lars Titland

United Kingdom
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Tour: #18282, Washington Highlights Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 23/19

Ellen is very knowledgeable - spanning from anecdotes to essential facts and insights about DC. She has a very pleasant personality, comfortable in her role as an experienced guide, and is after such a long time still keenly interested in these subjects. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks!!

Michael Post

United States
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Tour: #18282, Washington Highlights Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: May 17/19

Ellen was very knowledgeable, interesting, and friendly. She led a step on step off tour with my motorcoach full of South Carolinians to various monuments and points of interest. We all enjoyed our time with her.

Geraldine Wilson

United States
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Tour: #18282, Washington Highlights Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: May 10/19

Espen Kielland

Norway
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Tour: #375675, Custom Private Tour of Washington DC, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 17/19

Being a European, 3 Norwegians, this tour was not only a mind breaker, but educational as well. Her detailed knowledge of the US Capital was perfect and to the point. Many small details were revealed where our knowledge lacked information. Her guiding in the Arlington Cemetery was outstanding. Followed-up by the organizing tours in the Capitol's many accessible rooms. The surprisingly lunch at the Senate Cafeteria together with the "train" ride was spectacular. Her planning and use of time was efficient.

Jeffrey Poulter

United States
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Tour: #375675, Custom Private Tour of Washington DC, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 30/19

Ellen was an excellent guide through our custom tour of several museums in DC. She was very agile in offering insights and her expertise to my wife and me as we each tended to have our own pace. We truly enjoyed our 6+ hours together and never felt rushed or pressured to hurry through an exhibit. We toured 3 museums and spent time at the cherry blossom festival all in one day. I highly recommend Ellen for your guided tour of Washington, D.C.

Geraldine Wilson

United States
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Tour: #18282, Washington Highlights Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 22/19

Matthew Davis

United States
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Tour: #18282, Washington Highlights Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 17/19

Ginger Barthel

Sunset, SOUTH CAROLINA, United States
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Tour: #375675, Custom Private Tour of Washington DC, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 20/18

Ellen knows her city and it's clear she loves sharing the details. She is generous with her time and willing to customize to your expectations.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks!! Enjoy the rest of your stay!

Michael Alper

United States
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Tour: #18282, Washington Highlights Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 31/18

Highly knowlegable & great tour. Highly recommend.

Curtis Absher

United States
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Tour: #479791, Monuments by Moonlight Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 3/18

Ellen M. has a wealth of knowledge about the D.C. area and is very articulate. We would use her again!

Sophie Diaz

Colleyville, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: #375675, Custom Private Tour of Washington DC, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 31/18

Absolutely a fantastic tour thanks to a very knowledgeable guide! We learned so much and had a wonderful time. We recommend Ellen very highly. Not only does she know Washington DC inside and out but she is also very pleasant socially.

Mozella Conville

United States
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Tour: #375675, Custom Private Tour of Washington DC, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 20/18

Ellen was a superb tour guide! She was friendly, very knowledgeable and graciously designed the tour to match our requests. She was particularly aware of our 10 year old grandson's interests. After a short while, we felt like Ellen had been our friend for years. I am delighted that Tours by Locals matched us with Ellen! We would definitely request Ellen again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks! Great family!

Frances Cey

United States
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Tour: #18282, Washington Highlights Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 19/18

Ellen is an outstanding guide. We all enjoyed her knowledge and friendly style.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. Guiding you felt like being with old friends!

J C (Clay) Hamlin

United States
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Tour: #18282, Washington Highlights Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 16/18

See my other write up on Ellen.

J C (Clay) Hamlin

United States
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Tour: #375675, Custom Private Tour of Washington DC, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 14/18

Ellen is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Washington DC. We got along well. Her tour was thorough. She guided through the gauntlet that is the Capitol building, Supreme Ct., Arlington, Nat'l Archives, and on, all the while providing just the right level of fascinating historical details. She guided us for two days. I don't give 5 starts very often. When I return to Washington DC for sightseeing (and there is too much to see) I will ask her guide us again.

Melissa Bender

United States
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Tour: #18282, Summer Course in DC, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 10/18

Ellen was an excellent tour guide. She is friendly and knowledgable. She did a great job of engaging with my group of university students and adapted the tour to our interests and to the subject that the students are studying. She also gave us a lot of useful tips about other things to do while in the area. I couldn't have asked for a better guide. I will definitely book another tour with her in the future.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks!

Yukari Kane

United States
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Tour: #375675, Tour for Yukari Kane, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 20/18

I hired Ellen for a 5-hour tour with me and my 16-year old exchange daughter from Germany, and we had a very full morning of major sites and memorials. She kept us entertained with great information throughout and even helped us get tickets for the African-American History Museum (which are almost impossible to get through normal channels). She had good recs for restaurants too.

Patrick Goggins

United States
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Tour: #375675, Custom Private Tour of Washington DC, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 18/18

Ellen was a wonderful tour guide very informative and very pleasant to deal with thank you

David Martin

Mississauga, ON, Canada
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Tour: #375675, Custom Tour of Washington DC, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 20/18

This was our second tour with Ellen following a half day April 18. We went North from downtown to to 3 wonderful sites: Kreeger Art Museum; National Cathedral; and Hillwood estate. All very different except for Ellen's knowledge at each. We learned so much. By the time we parted, we said goodbye to a very good friend!

David Martin

Mississauga, ON, Canada
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Tour: #18282, Washington Highlights Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 18/18

Ellen Malasky is an excellent Tours by Locals guide - and then some. She is very personable with a happy and outgoing personality. She is extremely knowledgeable about the Mall area and the history represented there. A wonderful afternoon at an excellent pace.

Janet Levine

United States
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Tour: #375675, Custom Tour of Washington DC, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 3/18

Ellen is a true historian and lover of the architectural and cultural aspects of Washington DC. We were a group of six and spent the entire day with this woman visiting the National Archives, Library of Congress, Arlington Memorial the 9/11 Monument along with a great lunch at the Old Ebbitt Grille. The time spent walking, writing, talking and learning was worth its weight in gold. We look forward to doing it again and recommend him any of our friends on this fine tour of our country's capital.


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