Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Malta by Tour Guide Vince D. (Guide #309)


Richard Cohen

United Kingdom
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Tour: #68944, Exclusively Valletta - Walking Tour, Malta, Malta    view tour
Date: Feb 15/20

Vince D was a great tour guide. He has fanatastic local knowledge of Malta, created an itinerary based on our interests, and was very conversational. I would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Richard. It was a pleasure meeting you and your wonderful family. Maybe us guides should start rating the people who join us on tour ... you will get 5+ stars for the interest you took in my country!

Lee Davis

CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: Highlights of Malta Private tour, Valletta, Malta
Date: Oct 31/19

Excellent full day with Vince. Not only is he knowledgeable he adds fun trivia along the way. He was flexible which was important to us, allowed for coffee breaks, pace was reasonable and helped us prioritize. Further, he offered suggestions for the following day on our own. Thank you Vince!

Barry Sallinger

United States
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Tour: #272680, Old Favourites, Malta, Malta    view tour
Date: Oct 24/19

Another great tour. Thanks again, Vince!

Barry Sallinger

United States
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Tour: #68944, Exlusively Valletta - Walking Tour, Malta, Malta    view tour
Date: Oct 22/19

Vince possesses a wealth of knowledge that comes in measures as requested by his group. Never overpowering in presentation of history, he allows the pace to be directed by his group. A pleasure to share his company.

Mark Ragan

United States
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Tour: #272680, Old Favourites, Malta, Malta    view tour
Date: Oct 8/19

Vince was, for my wife and I, the perfect guide. He was clearly brimming with knowledge about everything Malta, its history, the typical tourist stops, and everything in between. When he provided information, it didn't sound "canned." He has a pleasant sense of humor. We couldn't have asked for a better guide; we had a great day with him.

John McKenzie

United States
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Tour: #68944, Exlusively Valletta - Walking Tour, Malta, Malta    view tour
Date: Aug 28/19

Vince was very prompt in email communications. Excellent tour. Especially enjoyed the St. John's Co-Cathedral and the Battery cannon demonstration.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: And I enjoyed your myriad questions. Love it when someone takes an interest in my little country ... very best wishes

Christoph Lukesch

Switzerland
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Tour: #68944, Exlusively Valletta - Walking Tour, Malta, Malta    view tour
Date: Jun 20/19

Vince is a very competent and friendly guide with good humor who took us on a very interesting journey through Valletta

Dan Carlton

United States
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Tour: #272680, Old Favourites, Malta, Malta    view tour
Date: May 30/19

The tour was as advertised. Vince was knowledgeable and flexible to meet our needs and desires. We were happy with the tour and would highly recommend.

David Flanagan

United States
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Tour: #207098, Malta GC during WW ll, Valletta, Malta    view tour
Date: May 5/19

Vince was extremely knowledgeable of the island, it's culture and history, articulate in English, humorous, alert to our special interests, considerate and responsible in his planning and driving. He also managed to get us just to the right spot at the right time. Overall, It was a day where everything worked right, and Vince deserves the credit. We recommend him highly.

Warren R.

United States
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Tour: Half Day Highlights Tour, Valletta, Malta
Date: May 4/19

Great overall tour! Vince is a super tour guide, and I will definitely use him again when I come back to Malta. : )

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comments. I enjoyed the time we spent touring and look forward to seeing you again. Arrivederci!

Julie Arnold

United Kingdom
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Tour: #68944, Exlusively Valletta - Walking Tour, Malta, Malta    view tour
Date: May 2/19

Vince was easy to communicate with, his humour showing through more than 12 months before we met. We can highly recommend his services. We had a lovely walking tour of Valetta and hope to return to this beautiful island again soon. Thank you Julie, Dave, Shirley, Jim, Libby, Chris, Barbara, Alan, Pauline and Martin :-)

Sharon Pollack

United States
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Tour: #272680, Old Favourites, Malta, Malta    view tour
Date: Mar 17/19

Vince did an outstanding job taking us around Malta. He truly went above and beyond, spending more time than expected with us because he wanted to ensure that we saw all that we wanted. His logistics were impeccable and his knowledge of all aspects Malta was outstanding. We feel like we know Malta very well after only a day with him. We rate him 5 stars!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You for your kind words. I truly enjoyed your company !

Mandy B.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #68944, Exlusively Valletta - Walking Tour, Malta, Malta    view tour
Date: Dec 5/18

Frances Slabber

Australia
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Tour: #68944, Exlusively Valletta - Walking Tour, Malta, Malta    view tour
Date: Jul 11/18

Vince was a lovely guide. Very knowledgeable and flexible to the needs of the group. We loved every minute of the tour and we loved Malta. Will definitely come back.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Frances! Glad to have spent those few moments with you and YOUR lovely group ... and looking forward to meeting you again.

Shatha Kaud

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #68944, Exlusively Valletta - Walking Tour, Malta, Malta    view tour
Date: Jul 3/18

Tourguide was too serious Tour was expensive for what we covered.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You for taking the time to give your opinion. I am very concerned about my behaviour with guests, of course and I always make sure that it is always correct. That precludes me from getting over-friendly... and I have been so my entire career. Regards Value for Money, I assure you that you may find cheaper alternatives as is the case in food or accomodation etc. Regretfully there are individuals ready to pretend they are guides without doing the necessary courses and studies.

Kathleen Sheppard

United States
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Tour: #68944, Exlusively Valletta - Walking Tour, Malta, Malta    view tour
Date: Jul 1/18

Our guide seemed unwilling to share his hometown willingly? He was more like "what do you want to know?" The visit on Sunday had some limitations that were beyond our control. Valletta, Malta was a walking tour but must have a backup itinerary for a Sunday visit. The visit to the city walls was interesting. We missed the timing of the cannons. Next time, I'll just work with a taxi and plan my own visit to include history and local food.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for analysing the tour. As you said, the tour you chose of Valletta is a walking tour and I and other TbL guides offer tours with transport to outlying towns which enable one to see a different environment. These are not backup tours but cater for a different clientele. The only sites in Valletta closed on Sundays are churches but that applies to the entire island (see Tour Description). As Malta's History of 8,000 years cannot be covered in 4 hours, I ALWAYS ask what guests are interested in.

Heather Blond

United States
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Tour: #272680, Old Favourites, Malta, Malta    view tour
Date: Jun 30/18

We had a really great day, Vince is very knowledgeable and gets in everything you want to see! Thank you!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank YOU Heather for your interest in Malta - I really appreciate people who enjoy the Art and Architecture and Natural History the way you did.

Brian U.

United States
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Tour: #207098, Malta GC during WW ll, Valletta, Malta    view tour
Date: May 18/18

Michael O'Riordan

Ireland
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Tour: The Military History Society, Valletta, Malta
Date: May 11/18

Our guide was Vincent and I can strongly recommend him to your organisation. He was very knowledgeable and pitched his presentations at just the right level for us. He likewise picked up on the ambience of the group and he joined in the banter and fun on the tour. We and he enjoyed the whole experience and would recommend him and your organisation for future tours. Regards, Michael O'Riordan

Catrina Smith

Spain
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Tour: #207098, Malta GC during WW ll, Valletta, Malta    view tour
Date: Apr 28/18

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.

Virginia Waddell

mt pleasant, SC, United States
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Tour: #272680, Virginia Waddell's Malta Tour, Malta, Malta    view tour
Date: Mar 17/18

Vince was here ahead of time, and patiently waited for and tolerated our group of 4, because one is handicapped and was less able to walk than he had quite understood (or I had made clear) when I made the reservation. He tooks everywhere on the island possible. Accommodated our friend who also was feeling bilious. Got us in the places we might not have seen with everyone. He answered every question knowledgeably, accurately, and objectively. His English is excellent. Thank you.

Bill M.

Canada
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Tour: #68944, Exlusively Valletta - Walking Tour, Malta, Malta    view tour
Date: Nov 11/17

Vincent was excellent and very engaging. Our tour was more of a stroll, with commentary as we walked along. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Bill. I'm glad we clicked and had a relaxed look at Valletta..

Melissa Carroll

New Zealand
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Tour: Half Day custom tour for Melissa Carroll, Valletta, Malta
Date: Jul 17/17

We loved this tour. Vince knew exactly where to take us and showed us some really interesting aspects to Malta. Malta is beautiful! Vince took us to a fabulous coffee shop with an extraordinary view. It was very special. After several hours it was time for us to move on. Vince recommended a fabulous restaurant for dinner where we enjoyed local produce and we did. Vince, you were a pleasure to spend the day with, thank you for the special memories.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Melisa.. I am glad you have pleasant memories of little Malta. Thank you especially for your company.

Gary B.

New Orleans, LA, United States
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Tour: #68944, Exlusively Valletta - Walking Tour, Malta, Malta    view tour
Date: Jul 14/17

David Scott

United States
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Tour: #68944, Exlusively Valletta - Walking Tour, Malta, Malta    view tour
Date: May 11/17

Vince did a great job taking us on a short tour of the old part of Valletta. We had to cut our time short due to a miscommunication with our cruise ship, but Vince gave us an informative and amusing tour that we thoroughly enjoyed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks David. All the more reason to come back for a few days.

Barbara Eisenberg

United States
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Tour: Half Day custom tour for Barbara Eisenberg, Valletta, Malta
Date: Apr 10/17

Vince led us on a 6 hour tour of Malta, with a driver dropping us off at each location. Vince is a wealth of historical information and was realistic about which sites we should visit. Very comprehensive and enjoyable tour. Thanks, Vince!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to you Barbara for your comments. I'm glad you enjoyed our short visit.

Daniela Baldoni

Malta
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Tour: Gozo Private Tour, Gozo, Malta
Date: Nov 4/16

Vince is a professional guide, never inappropriate nor boring. We enjoyed very much the tour in Gozo with him. Really much appreciated and reccommended

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Daniela. Best Regards to your fantastic families - you all turned the day into a good outing.

Richard Staudt

United States
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Tour: #68944, Pure Valletta Walking Tour, Malta, Malta    view tour
Date: Oct 6/16

Richard Staudt

United States
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Tour: Highlights of Malta and Gozo, Malta, Malta
Date: Oct 5/16

Karen Eggert

United States
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Tour: The Ambitious See Malta in a Day Tour, Valletta, Malta
Date: Sep 22/16

It was a good day seeing all of Malta. I did not wish to walk around that much, and so did not. I did feel that even though I had made this clear initially, I was expected to do more than I did. I believe it is "my tour" and can set my own pace. Vince was not always the easiest person to understand (English) for me. We were picked up in a timely manner.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: "Dear Karen, Thank you for your rating and I am glad you had a good day seeing Malta. Just like you mention, it’s your tour and that is why I offer options to my customers and let them decide. As for my English, I am sorry you struggled to understand me. We all have accents and had you mentioned that you were having trouble understanding me, I would have spoken a little bit slower and chosen simpler terminology. Thank you"