Thalia Martinez Sierra PenicheMexico
Educational, patient and accommodating, Conrad was a great host! Pick up at train station and ending at our lodgment. Visited different areas, both commercial and residential. Lots of historical and nowadays references. He was very patience with my demanding and tired 3yo. Nice clean car, felt safe all the time! Muchas gracias!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your review. I enjoyed doing the tour for you. Please come back in the winter for a whole different Ottawa experience. Conrad
Steven HoganUnited States
Conrad is delightful. Polite, knowledgeable, prompt, caring and fun. Great factual stories and everywhere we went everyone knew Conrad.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a lot of fun doing your tour. Please come back in the winter for a whole 'nother side of Ottawa. Thanks. Conrad
It's informative,enjoyable and great experience.two thumbs up.thanks Conrad
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My pleasure. I love doing family tours.
Joseph DeSantisUnited States
Conrad was terrific -- knowledgeable, engaging, and well-paced! Our entire family (including boys ages 11 and 9) greatly enjoyed our morning tour of Ottawa. If we have a chance to visit again, we will definitely contact Conrad again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. Come back in the winter to experience Ottawa's famous Winterlude Festival. I enjoyed doing tour for your family.
I spent an extremely productive day with Conrad. He has extensive knowledge of great photo spots and the history of Ottawa. He is very courteous and helpful and goes out of the way to make things happen for the client in order that great photo opportunities arise through out the day. He picked me up at 5 am so that we would be on time for a sunrise ! And he is willing to go the extra mile to make superb photos happen. It was an excellent day spent taking photos to my heart's content with timely pointers
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for this. You made my day. Now, one more thing. You got some great shots, and I was wondering if you would like to share some with ToursByLocals. If they are used on the website, you will be given full credit. I would love to see the picture you took of me standing on the gate of the locks on the Rideau Canal. Conrad
Dennis WightmanUnited States
Superb tour made so by Guide Conrad L's exceptional knowledge and wonderful conviviality. I have to believe he knows the history and sights of Ottawa like few others do. Put together a unique tour that made the start of our visit to this great city a memorable experience. Highly recommended - so enjoyable and informative. Many thanks to Conrad!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Dwight. My favourite tour is the Mix It Up. Perhaps you can come back in the winter to see Ottawa in a whole new way. Cheers.
Jim ShortleyUnited States
One of the best tours we have ever taken made very special by our guide Conrad. He is full of history and entertaining stories. He knows his city, it's history, historical figures and the architecture. He goes at a perfect pace and is attentive to his customers. He makes sure everyone can hear him and see what he is talking about. We saw all the major sights and learned a great deal. He went out of his way to get us tickets to tour Parliament and then VIP seating for the changing of the guard. Best Guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Always nice to get a good attaboy. I really enjoyed giving this tour. It's great when everything comes together: good people, no crowds, the weather. Now please come back in the winter for some skating on our famous canal.
Rajeev S.United Kingdom
We really enjoyed our tour. Conrad showed us places like the inukshuk art on the beach that we would never have thought of on our own.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My pleasure. That is the advantage of having a local guide. Thanks.
Conrad is a native of Ottawa. His family goes back generations in Ottawa. So yes he really knows his city and he describes it in a most informative and entertaining way. His experience as a tour guide shows through in everything he does and we can really recommend him for the Mix It Up tour he took us on
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to give a tour for you and your companions. Please come back in the winter for a whole new experience. Thanks.
Jane YankoUnited States
Very enjoyable and informative. We would all highly recommend Conrad.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. I really enjoyed doing the tour for you.
Conrad is a wealth of knowledge - especially historical information about Ottawa. He had his heart in it being very proud to show us his city. We learned a lot of new things about Ottawa. He took us on a lovely and informative tour. We highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I love doing short notice tours. The spontaneity is exciting. So glad you liked my tour. Thanks for your comments. And If I am ever in your neighborhood, I will certainly look you up.
Conrad was a great guide. Very informative and maintained communication all the way through from enquiry to the pick up to the tour and ultimately dropping us off. We'd not hesitate to contact Conrad again if in Ottawa!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. Look me up the next time you're in town. There is still lots to see and do.
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Ottawa with Conrad! His knowledge, story telling and humour were a perfect fit. We have travelled to Ottawa over the past 5 years while our son was in university. The tour was the perfect way to close this chapter for our family. Conrad demonstrated consideration and respect for our disabled daughter. His suggestions and flexibility were very much appreciated. Thank you for helping us make great memories! We will definitely recommend this to friends and family.
Linda CappsUnited States
Conrad was prompt, professional and very knowledgeable. We enjoyed his amazing knowledge of the history of his city and country. He was personable and very helpful. I don't think we could have seen or enjoyed Ottawa nearly as much without him. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. The challenge of working around Race Weekend was the best experience in tour guiding in Ottawa.
We are 100% happy with Conrad. The tour was very interesting and he is such a nice smart and funny person
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Awesome. I loved doing your tour. Your dog, Jules, is a memorable part of it. Cheers.
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.
Conrad was entertaining, knowledgeable and made learning history fun. Enjoyed getting the trivia, anecdotes and color of the city and our country's history.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. I love doing walking tours, especially when they end at a pub.
Conrad is exactly who you want. Knowledge, personality, intuitive, good pace, pleasant, personable. He's 10 out of 10 for sure. If you're lucky you'll get him. I would Highly recommend Conrad and I have high expectations for my money. Couldn't be more satisfied. Thanks Conrad
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a lot of fun doing a tour for your family. Thanks. Conrad
Carol GreeneUnited States
Excellent service. Prompt airport pick up. Pleasant knowledgeable guide. We saw a lot and thoroughly enjoyed the day. Highly recommend Conrad.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. There is still lots to see and do, so we would love to have you come back sometime. Conrad
Angela TaylorUnited Kingdom
Very informative and interesting tour. Loads of drama, stories and views of beautiful Ottawa. Thanks Conrad.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a fun tour You are invited to come back in summer for something completely different. Cheers.
Jasmine Cecena AvilaMexico
He is an amazing man who knows about everything in Ottawa!! Thank you for tour company and cookies!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am very glad I could share your first experience with snow! That's Canada in the winter. Come back in the spring to see our beautiful flowers. Thanks.
We would certainly use Conrad again if we have an opportunity to return to Ottawa. Growing up in the Ottawa area. He knows the city of Ottawa and it's history very well. He communicated with us promptly as we prepared for our tour. Since we had already toured the Parliment building he altered his normal tour. Conrad is a great historian of our Country's Capital City. All 6 of us very much enjoyed his tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I enjoyed the tour as well. December in Ottawa invariably means cold windy weather. I would have loved to drive through the grounds of Rideau Hall, but tightened security due to events of recent years means this is no longer an option. Please come back in the spring when the weather is warmer and we can all enjoy our famous tulip festival. Cheers. Conrad
I had a wonderful tour of Ottawa with a knowledgeable and personable guide. I appreciated Conrad's sense of humor, his stories and his love of his city. Great tour, great guy and I highly recommend him and this company. Too bad is was so cold, but it was warm inside the car and all was well!!! Thanks again, Conrad!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I loved doing this tour for you. Some great conversations about Ottawa and it's place in Canada, socially, politically, economically, the whole ball of wax. Come back in May when it is warmer and we have the Tulip Festival. You will see a whole new side of the Capital.
Margo LevineUnited States
Absolutely fantastic tour. Conrad was VERY knowledgable and added lots of little unknown facts and history on each of the venues we visited. Arrived right on time, extremely friendly personality, easy to talk to, great sense of humor. Made us feel like we were getting a tour from a friend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. I love my job. If you enjoy what you're doing, it's not work. It was great having you in my fair city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: :-) Thanks.
Laurie T.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. I enjoyed the tour as well.
Bob TerrellUnited States
Conrad deserves a 5 out of 5 with no hesitation! We enjoyed his tour so much that we endeavoured to repeat the experience in Montreal with Tours by Locals, however it was too late to arrange something. After our tour with Conrad we felt that we "knew" Ottawa and its history. His anecdotes, sense of humour and his genuine willingness to transmit his love of Ottawa made it a day to remember. We thank him sincerely for his efforts.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. With a bit of lead time, you can book a TBL tour just about anywhere. Come back in the winter for a whole 'nother experience. Cheers.
There could be no one better than Conrad to help us celebrate Canada's 150 th. anniversary, the reason for our long due visit to our Capital City. We can't imagine that there was anything important that we didn't touch on or attraction we didn't see or hear about in the 8 hours we spent with Conrad because of the fun we were having. Important to note that we have used Tours by locals In most of the cities of Europe but never in our home country, until this visit to Ottawa. It was certainly worthwhile.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: :)
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to quality customer experiences and takes all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences. We have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our normal high standards.
Thomas QuinnUnited States
Conrad gave us a delightful 2.5 hour tour of Ottawa. He picked us up at our hotel and gave a driving tour for the first 15 min. He is extremely knowledgeable about the city and its rich and colorful history. I highly recommend Conrad.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. We were also lucky with the perfect weather. Please come back in the winter when we can skate on the canal, or in the spring for the Tulip Festival.
Robert DobsonUnited States
We spent A very nice day with Conrad seeing the highlights of Ottawa. He is a wealth of information about every facet of Ottawa. We expressed an interest in architecture and he showed us a huge variety of homes/ buildings of all types. We especially enjoyed the variety of consulate facilities from around the world. The tour included many interesting facts about each location that wouldn't have been appearant without his guidance.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I love specialty tours, like for people who know and love architecture. This tour was very gratifying. Thanks.
Lori DewetterEl Paso, TX, United States
What a delightful, entertaining, and informative tour we had with Conrad. Having never been to Ottawa, we would have been overwhelmed trying to figure out what to do and see in Canada's capital city. However with Conrad as our guide we were able to see so much of the city and surrounding area on our tour. Conrad was not only extremely knowledgeable about Ottawa and its history but he was interesting, humorous, and just plain fun to be with. The tour flew by and the only thing we hated was saying goodbye
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My bad. I was in such a hurry to get you folks into the nice restaurant that I forgot to feed the meter. Nice tour though. My favorite part was the excellent weather. A new seasonal record for nice days. Thanks for your kind words.
First he was very accommodating and picked us up at the airport. He was flexible to our schedule and interests. He is very personable. After 15 minutes we felt like we had known him for years. His knowledge of Ottawa and its history was first rate. He made it informative and interesting by throwing in little know facts and anecdotes. We expressed interest in the Canadian Military Museum and he lead us on a guided tour using his military background. We hope to do a tour with him in the future!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The Windshield Tour, my favourite, allows me to be flexible in where we go and how much time we spend in any place. No problem to accommodate your schedule. Thanks for this. Go Flames Go.
Gail S.United States
Great tour with Conrad! With limited time in Ottawa, Conrad covered as much ground as he could to give us a wonderful taste of his city. When he came to pick us up, we told him we had already seen a few of the "highlights" so, without effort, he modified the tour. A great story teller, Conrad wove the history of Ottawa and Canada with interesting anecdotes, and humor, leaving us with fond memories! An added bonus, he knew some of the best spots for a "kodak moment."
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind words. The beautiful weather was a bonus. Maybe you could come back in the winter for some skating on the Rideau Canal and enjoy our Winterlude festival.
James RyersonUnited States
Best "Tours By Locals" Tour We spent the morning of July 14th with Conrad L on a "Windshield Tour" -- it was fabulous. We had three people in our party -- two of whom had been to Ottawa more than ten times and one person who was on her first visit. We were all most happy seeing the sites but, more importantly, we enjoyed hearing the stories and anecdotes only known by a seasoned local. Conrad is smart, articulate, kind, and a student of history -- maybe the perfect tour guide. Thanks!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is always fun to give a tour to someone who hasn't visited in years, and to see how much they notice all the changes in that time. As for the newcomers, well you only get one try to make a first impression, and I think we succeeded. Cheers.
We had a great day with Conrad, we were first time visitors to Ottawa and he showed us all the landmark sights along with several not so well known areas. He was so enthusiastic, passionate And knowledgeable we gained so much information from him. It was a delight to spend the day in his company
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: In my best humble voice, I say, shucks, thanks. In my other voice, I say Woo Hoo, this is what I live for! Thanks for taking my tour. It was great fun.
Great day spent with Conrad. He was very knowledgeable about the local history and certainly helped us set up some lovely shots. He took us to places we would never have seen on our own.Conrad also gave us ideas and suggestions on where we could go to continue our exploration of Ottawa over the next few days.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is really nice that you folks know your way around a camera. Thanks for the opportunity to help out.
Emma and I enjoyed our tour by Conrad, he was informative and we enjoyed the history of Ottawa. I would recommend him to others and if I ever went back I'd take it again. ��
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. I enjoyed our day as well. There is still lots to see and do, so a return trip is in order. Cheers.
Carmen PrietoUnited States
Conrad was an excellent guide!!! We will highly recommend him. Thanks for a great experience
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Come back again in another season for a whole 'nother tour experience. Conrad
Carmen PrietoUnited States
Conrad was an excellent guide!!! We will highly recommend him. Thanks for the great experience
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. Always nice to get good feedback. Conrad
Thomasine RogasUnited States
Conrad covered all the bases and yet the time seemed to fly. A very skilled guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yup. That's what I do. I wish we had more time because there is so much more to see and do. Cheers
Todd WeeksUnited States
Conrad was enjoyable to be with and had an amazing knowledge of the history of the area. We will use him again and again when we come back to Ottawa. Even if you know the area, its worth the time to have him show you around!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. This was a very enjoyable tour. Now come back in the summer for a totally different season experience. Cheers. Conrad
Alan M.New Zealand
Conrad was such a good host and was punctual, friendly and most importantly, very knowledgeable about the local sights and their history having been born and raised in the area, and is a passionate history (and local beer and food) buff. We enjoyed our full day tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. It was a very fun day. Have a good time with the rest of your stay in Canada.
Conrad was an exceptionally informative friendly guide. My husband and I thouroghly enjoyed the short tour of Ottawa we did with him. We would have loved to spent more time enjoying the sights of this beautiful city, but due to time constraints we were unable to do so. I will definitely keep Conrad in mind for my next visit to Ottawa.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. As you noted, there is still so much more to see and do. It was fun doing your tour. Cheers.
We had wonderful time in Ottawa, mostly because out 2 hour walking tour with Conrad set up a tone of our whole trip.. He is freindly, funny and exceptionaly knowledgeable guide. Thank you, Conrad!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad you had a good time. I was very impressed with your son's knowledge and the interest he showed. Cheers.
Conrad led us on a fantastic journey thru downtown Ottawa. He was very informative and managed to keep our girls hockey team & their parents thoroughly amused and enthralled with his stories. We truly enjoyed the tour and would recommend him in a heart beat. He was also able to customize the tour to suit our needs and timeline. Thanks Conrad from the Ancaster Avalanche Midget B Team!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My favourite part of the tour was the visit to the National War Memorial. It was a treat to do this tour for you and your team.
5 out 5 outstanding tour Conrad did a great job and the time we spent was both educational and entertaining Will recommend him and your service to any friends coming to Ottawa. Barry Talbot
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. We made the best of a rainy fall day. I had a lot of fun and would like to have you back. There is still much more to see and do.
My brother and I took a very short trip to. Ottawa. Knowing we were going to be there for a day, I was delighted to find the toursbylocals website. Conrad L's tour in his Ford Escape surpassed expectations. We quickly realized that he was a most informative and experienced tour guide. His enthusiasm about his city was infectious. It was my brother's first trip. I had been to Ottawa several times. We both learned so much. Thanks again Conrad..
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for this. I am so glad we had perfect conditions for the fall foliage. Don't forget, we still have much more to see and do in Ottawa. Cheers.
Conrad was amazing!! Very well informed, interesting, funny and fun....he got down on the ground about 4 times to get the perfect angle for our perfect picture. It was a pleasure walking through Ottawa with him, a class act!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is always a treat to do a walking tour with a fun couple. Thanks.
Neville WoolseyUnited Kingdom
Amazing tour guide and a wonderful tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for this. Come back next year for the Canada 150 celebrations. Even if it is just a "flying visit".
Anita (Joseph) LaposataUnited States
In every way Conrad was uniquely knowledgable, reliable, flexible, personable, thoughtful and most of all he was exceptionally articulate in describing every aspect of our tour. Our 8 and 9 year old grandsons learned so much that when reporting back to their parents, they proceeded most knowledge gained by noting that "Mr. Conrad said". Conrad has deep roots in Ottawa and tells the story behind the story. Exceptionally talented, he is a man of the highest character. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind words. I enjoyed giving the tour, and would love to see you back. There is so much more to Ottawa, especially next year with the 150 celebrations.
Deno BarrogaUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. I wish you were able to see everything I had to show you. There is still lots of ground to cover. Please come back soon.
Deno BarrogaUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks.
Conrad is very knowledgeable and friendly, we were extremely happy with this tour. will recommend him to all our friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. It was a pleasure to do your tour. I love my job.
Mr Conrad L. has a very special approach to presenting his hometown Ottawa to our little group and it was done in such a way that everybody agreed that Conrad was absolutely THE BEST local guide we had in Canada (and we had 5 different ones). With a "military" discipline he got us through the streets of Ottawa and we arrived on time to see the changing of guards in front of the parliament house. Thanks to Conrad we had a privilege to seat in the first row and enjoy the show. He is a great Guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Ivo. It is always a fun to give a tour to new visitors from far away. Glad you enjoyed it. Come back again and allow more time for our tour. I have more treats in store. Conrad
Conrad was very kind and considerate. Besides,he was so good at communicating that we all had a good time with him. And we were all deeply impressed by Montreal which is graceful and vigorous.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: This was such a good time that I will now add a DAY TRIP TO MONTREAL on my tour repertoire. Thanks for a wonderful day.
With my in laws from montreal as well as my husband and I (from ottawa) we had a delightful morning with Conrad. He was early, as we were, so we headed out. He took us in his very clean car to all the regular spots as well as some we had never heard of, even after living in the city over 20 years. His voice was clear and loud enough, even for the elderly in the car. He made the history interesting, taking into acoount the ages of his clients. Just enough information and never too much. A wonderful 4 hours
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: And you were a delightful group. As a guy of a certain age, I can easily relate to the seniors in the tour. Thanks for this.
Richard DustUnited States
Conrad was an excellent guide. He was friendly and very knowledgeable about the area. He had many stories to tell which were both entertaining and informative.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. It was great to give a tour to folks who are uber knowledgeable about history. And thanks for the lunch. Come back in the winter for another Ottawa experience with Winterlude.
Libby EllisAdelaide, Australia
Conrad was the most informative and entertaining guide. He had little tips on where to take the best photos from and even took a couple of us to get better angles that 'selfies'. Wonderful, thank you
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. I had fun too. I love this job.
Conrad did an excellent tour for us - really loves and knows his city. Sensitive to timing and our needs. We learned so much about the city, it's history along with some great stories.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. You were a great bunch. Loved doing the tour for you. Now come back in the winter for another great Ottawa experience.
An excellent tour that provides a general overview of the area. Our guide was pleasant, knowledgeable and very informative. We were able to ride to an area,walk around, pause for photos etc. I highly recommend this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. It was a fun tour. Please come back in the winter for a whole 'nother experience.
Conrad was very knowledgable about this beautiful city. We had a very good tour and were extremely happy about our decision to use ToursByLocals.
Yury StolyarovUnited States
A big Thank you!!! to Conrad for a wonderful tour of Ottawa. We did a 2 hour walking tour taking us through the city center. Conrad kept us engaged and entertained throughout the tour. He is passionate about his city and it's history and is very knowledgeable. He has fascinating stories about locals, canadians, and US relationships. Very fun tour guide that brings history alive.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind words. Come back in the fall for the autumn colours. Or in the winter for skating on the Rideau Canal. Cheers.
Was a excellent day. Conrad new his stuff. Would recommend this tour and guide to everyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. I'm glad you got some great pictures. Come back in May to see the Tulip Festival. Cheers.
As we departed the bus when we returned home - every one getting off the bus commented on the great tour. They were all amazed as to the information relayed by our guide. A lot of comments were rela.yed - that this was their best tour ever .One member from a neighbouring club who accompanied us on our tour just phoned me to get the information needed for their club to set up a similar tour . Members were impressed with every stop being on time and we arrived home ahead of schedule.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I love doing tours for seniors, being one myself. Thanks for the positive feedback. I look forward to future tours from the folks up the Valley.
My mother and I had a marvelous trip in Ottawa, even though we have only a day trip in this city! Conrad is really awesome he is really energetic! he really experts in photography, and more importantly he is very knowledgeable, telling us the history and stories about Ottawa and the tourist spot. Moreover, he also introduce us to the Beaver Tails, it tastes really good! It was unforgettable trip!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. The beaver tails are always a hit. Did you get the picture I emailed?
Very knowledgeable Tour Guide. Complete professional. I took two Political Junkies on this tour and they both learned a thing or two. Some of the sites are absolutely beautiful and we toured a part of Ottawa that we've never really seen before; it was like we were in another city at times even though we all live here. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Raymond. I love to tell the stories that are not in the guide books. Your group was very well informed, which made their reception all the more appreciated.
Josephine ChisholmLos Gatos, CA, United States
Conrad was totally awesome. He picked us up at our hotel and showed us the highlights of Ottowa. After that we drove about 60 miles out of Ottawa to Parc Omega, where it was a bit snowy, and visited the most wonderful wildlife park we have ever encountered. There, we fed carrots to the foxes, elk, deer, wolves, wild pigs, coyotes,and other wild animals who live there. We went through 5 big bags of carrots before we finished our tour. It was the highlight of our Canadian Christmas. Thanks, Conrad!
Conrad was phenomenal and a very animated guide. He was more of an old friend than a tour guide. My boyfriend and his parents throughly enjoyed themselves and they would recommend him to anyone and everyone if they wanted a proper tour :) excellent job, amazing knowledge and he was one of the highlights of our trip. Thank you so much. Conrad is Ottawa!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. My DNA has been part of Ottawa for over a century.
On Monday, November 2 four of us took the tour with Conrad. He is an exceptional tour guide and went above and beyond by going downtown much earlier to get us tickets for the Parliament tour as we were coming in from Montreal. His knowledge of the history of Ottawa was extensive and we could tell he loved sharing his knowledge with us. He told us so many wonderful stories that you would not get if you were touring on your own. I would definitely recommend booking a tour with Conrad.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I love telling stories that are not in the PC guide books. Thanks for your kind words. It was great fun having you on my tour.
Hilda de JongeCanada
Conrad was an exceptional tour guide! His knowledge of the city gave us a better understanding of the country we live in. Our 9 year old daughter said she no longer needs Social Studies in school...she learnt so much on the tour!!! Conrad made it interesting for each of us..ranges of age from 9 to 49!! We are happy to have found this option of touring.. and would recommend it to anyone! !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this. Now come back in the spring for our famous tulip festival. Cheers. Conrad
Conrad is an outstanding private tour guide who is very knowledgeable and passionate about his city, Ottawa. During the 3 hour Windshield Tour, it was an absolute pleasure to see the major sights of Ottawa and learn about its history with Conrad as our guide. The half-day tour was very well-organized, which allowed us to see as much as possible from the moment we were picked up at our hotel to the moment that we returned. I highly recommend Conrad ! He's definitely a great asset to "Tours by Locals."
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The Windshield Tour is my favourite. Thanks for this. Much appreciated.
Great tour with Conrad. Saw many places in 3 hrs. Great history lesson on the area and people. Also, very impressed with the services of Tours by Locals. They are very affordable, efficient and easy to deal with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I love this job. I get to meet wonderful people from all over the world, get to brag about my city, and be a ham. Thanks for taking my tour and your kind words. My pleasure.
Evelyn St Pierre-IsaakCanada
Walter and I had a fantastic tour of our Capital City with Conrad. Conrad is vivacious, energetic, very spontaneous, accommodating, knowledgeable, sensitive to our time table and mainly fun to be with. Conrad came to the airport to pick us up and brought us back in time for us to catch our flight. To us, it made our visit to Ottawa possible. Thank you Conrad, you are the best. Rating 5 out of 5. You are definitely a great tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. Come back anytime. We are an all season city, with plenty to see and do. Cheers.
Gerald BloomUnited States
We had a truly marvelous experience. Conrad was extremely knowledgeable about photography. He is also an expert on the history and culture of Ottawa and Canada as a whole. We were able to visit most of the important areas of the city in comfort with a guide who is interesting and a pleasure to be with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ottawa is a 4 season city. Come back anytime for more great pictures. Glad you had a good time. And thanks the lunch. Cheers.
Richard RambishUnited States
We loved your tour! Extremely interesting and enjoyable! It was a relaxing way to enjoy your beautiful city without feeling rushed or on a tight schedule! We would highly recommend this great tour! Very personable guides!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for this. Come back in the spring for our Tulip Festival or in February for Winterlude.
Mary CookUnited States
Conrad was wonderful. He was prompt in picking us up and made sure we saw all the key areas. While this was a photography tour, he was sure to include plenty of information for the non photographers in our group. I highly recommend Conrad to anyone traveling to Ottawa.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for this. Come back in the spring for the Tulip Festival or in late September for the fall colours. Guaranteed good photo ops!
Mark LangstonUnited States
Conrad is a powerhouse of knowledge about Ottawa's past and present. He was kind enough to alter the hours of the tour at last minute as my delayed plane got in very late at night. The photography tour was a wonderful, action packed day, and I learned a lot about the very interesting city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for this. It was a treat to work with an accomplished photographer. All the best from the Great White North.
Wayne le BargeUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great tour! Come back in the summer when the city has more to see and do.
Conrad was great. He was on time. He had so many interesting things to say. As we have lived in Ottawa for many years but he still managed to have information that neither of us had heard. He was most enjoyable and I would recommend him anytime.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comments. There is still so much to see and do, even for long time residents of the city. Glad you enjoyed your time with TBL.
We really enjoyed our tour with Conrad and were impressed by his knowledge and storytelling prowess. Very informative and fun. And although the mood was casual and relaxed, we had the impression we were in the presence of someone with lots of first hand experience with local lore and history. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for this. Hope you had fun skating on the Rideau Canal, and had some good beavertails.
Loved the tour, despite the lousy weather. Conrad is just full of information, and provided us with a very comprehensive tour of the city. Especially loved the War Museum, which we would probably not have chosen on our own. We are planning to revisit in warmer months when more walking can be done. I also have to say that I like a more one-on-one tour as opposed to a larger group of people which often comes with delays and interruptions.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. Come back in the spring or summer for a whole different Ottawa.
Conrad was a terrific tour guide. This was our first visit to Ottawa and he made sure that our day was informative and that we saw as many highlights as possible. Conrad is very knowledgeable and we definitely recommend him as a tour guide. We were very pleased with his services and very glad that we chose Tours by Locals.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for this. Come back in the spring or summer for a whole new perspective of our nation's capital.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We're very pleased you chose us too! Conrad is a wonderful ambassador of ToursByLocals, and I'm sure he enjoyed guiding you around his city.
I am most impressed by Conrad's dept of knowledge and passion for all things Canada and her rich culture and history. He also goes the extra mile to provide a good service and make sure his clients are comfortable and cared for. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. I have some very good pictures from your visit, and will be sending them to you as soon as I have them edited. I am going to write a blog for the Tours By Local website about the Saunders Farm. May we use some of the pictures? Conrad.
I felt like I was being shown around by a family member or friend. Conrad was a wonderful guide who really loves his job. He is also very knowledgeable about Ottawa and area, and knows the history of the region.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: When you love what you're doing, it's not work. Thanks for your note. Hope to see you back in Ottawa in another season.
Michael P.Eastbourne, EAST SUSSEX, United Kingdom
I cannot thank Conrad enough. We had arranged a special tour as we had travelled by train from Montreal for the day. In the event my wife had been unwell but Conrad met us at the station and gave us both an interesting tour of both the regular and not so regular places of interest in and around Ottawa. With minimum walking for my wife is was a truly excellent day and Conrad dropped us off at the VIA station - after we had managed to negotiate the mega road works. Excellent day and guide - thanks.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Mr P. It's all in a day's work. But when you love what you're doing, it's not work.
Conrad was an excellent tour guide. He was very up to date with his information and gave us a very informative account of local history.He planned the tour very well and took us to places we would never have seen on a normal tour.Overall it was great value for money would highly recommend Conrad to anyone looking for a great personal tour Michael Ball
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for this. I have a bunch of great Ottawa photos to send you, as soon as I get them organized into a selection of venues that you saw on your tour. Cheers. Conrad
David KreuzbergUnited States
We learned so much during our time with Conrad - he is an excellent guide. His many stories about the history and historic sites of Ottawa were both insightful and educational, and he makes touring both exciting and interesting. If you are interested in an Ottawa tour, contact Conrad - you will not be disappointed David and Carolyn Kreuzberg 9/11/14
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for taking my tour. There is still so much to see in Ottawa, you will have to make another visit. Cheers.
I set up the tour with the company and picked Conrad as a possible candidate for guide, considering his age and the fact that he had lived in Ottawa so long. I was not disappointed!! He did a fabulous job! Everyone made a positive comment on how informed he was and how well he presented it. By all means, don't hesitate to use Conrad if the opportunity comes up. You won't be disappointed. Gerry S. Ontario Bus Group
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your endorsement. Much appreciated. Your bus group was a great bunch of people.
Ann BainUnited States
Conrad was excellent - he adjusted to some unforeseen circumstances and gave us just what we were looking for. Great tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Unlike the city bus tours that are locked in to a set route, we have the flexibility to do whatever is required to ensure you get a great tour. Cheers. Conrad
Excellent day, tailored exactly to our requests. Enjoyed the Diefenbunker and travel in the countryside. Ticked off places on our list that we couldn't get to without a guide. Highly recommend Conrad for his knowledge, friendliness, flexibility and welcome. His access to sites and facilities gave us some surprises which made the day a real treat.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. Custom tours are my specialty. Hope to see you again. Cheers!
A tour guide with finesse and knowledge, it was totally enjoyable.Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. We pride ourselves on these traits. Conrad
Conrad was punctual, prearranged VIP seating at the changing of the guard's, was knowledgeable, and helped us get a better view of the City than if we had tried to do it ourselves! Well worth the time and money.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for this. Much appreciated. It was a treat to give you my tours. Come back again and we will cover the sites we missed the first go around. So much to see, so little time.
Conrad was a delight. His enthusiasm, local and historical knowledge, his stories and sense of humour combined to make our tour a terrific success. We saw more, learned more and experienced more than I imagined possible in such a short time. Not only did we learn about Ottawa, but we learned much about Ottawa's place in Canadian history. He was on time and importantly - a cautious driver. I would recommend Conrad to anyone wanting a high end, interesting tour of Ottawa!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind words. Hope to see you in the Capital again. Cheers. Conrad
Conrad was a great guide! He was fexible to accommodate our situation. He was full of stories and interesting information. The kids thought he was great. The adults wanted to sit and listen to him tell stories about Ottawa for MUCH longer! We will request Conrad again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this. Hope you like the pictures. 'Till next time. Conrad
Douglas EagonUnited States
Excellent, Excellent, Excellent, could not have enjoyed it more!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. Everything came together, even the weather was good. My favourite tours are the all-day, where I can get to know the travellers better.
Barry SomesUnited States
Professional, experienced, kept tour interesting, was easy to understand
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for this. Much appreciated. It was very enjoyable giving your tour.
Conrad was very knowledgeable about the city of Ottawa. The tour did not feel rushed in any way and he was very accomodating by tailoring his tour to my travel schedule. His engaging personality definately made the day enjoyable and I would request/reccomend his services in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments. I really enjoyed our day. There is still so much to see in Ottawa, it is worth making a return trip.
Andrew CassellsUnited States
Good job on a very cold day
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yes it was... cold that is. Canada has it all. It was great doing your tour. Cheers.