E Michael YoheUnited States
Our guide Peter catered cheerfully and efficiently to our wish to maximize time in Yarra area plus a quick drive-through of the city... we preferred to skip visiting a winery and have a quick lunch at a local cafe. Thank you, Peter, for a great tour.
Nancy B.United States
Peter facilitated a fantastic tour of Phillip Island. Enroute we visited a koala conservation park to see koalas up close, even seeing them interacting. He included for us the Blue Hen Winery with beautiful water views, delicious wine, and NO tour buses. After a great view of the beach, Peter took a back way into the penguin observation area, where we had undergraduate viewing slots, giving us front row seats. Peter's good humor, deep knowledge, and personal attention to our requests demands big kudos
Nancy B.United States
Peter is a knowledgeable, skilled driver, always pleasant in spite of frequent roadwork, in a day long driving tour! His insight offered a view of the Great Ocean Road with fewer fellow tourists and tour buses. The historical background as well as the current economic situation shared by Peter offered a rich perspective for our 10 hour tour. We saw amazing natural features, lighthouse, and towns. His good humor and positive approach helped us view koala, kangaroo, and many varieties of birds up close.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nancy & Walter, Thank you for choosing TBL & Me to show you around some regions of Victoria . Travel Safe . Cheers Peter J
Gail DemayUnited States
Darrell CoulterUnited States
Tour was well planned and above expectations. Peter was very knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. He took us to a fabulous local bakery for lunch where we had scallop pie for the first time! All in all, it was a great experience and would recommend this tour to anyone!
We took the Great Ocean Road tour. We enjoyed the day that we spent with Peter. We found him to be very knowledgable, easy to be with and very accommodating when we wanted to modify the tour. When we stopped for sights, his estimates of when we should return were very good as we never felt rushed. Overall, a good day
Bill TeegardenUnited States
Peggy Van CleaveUnited States
I give Peter J a rating of 5 out of 5. He took us on a long tour of the Great Ocean Road and was so good -- professional, knowledgeable and so much fun to be with. We had a great time on this trip -- he even went the extra mile to show us some places to eat and visit in the city. I can't thank him enough for making our vacation so wonderful!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Peggy , I hope you had a great stay in Australia, I always enjoy traveling with others a specials us mothers. Cheers Peter
Greg Meyerjacksonville, IL, United States
Peter is was great tour guide. He knew were to go to avoid the crowds. The places he took us were amazing. I would recommend him for this tour to the great ocean road.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Greg, Thank you for your feed back & choosing to tour with me. Stay safe Peter j
Thomas ConnellUnited States
Peter was a wonderful tour guide. Peter knew some wonderful places to go and we discovered some other boutique wineries together. He also took us to a very nice restaurant for lunch. Peter's car was very comfortable and clean. I would definitely use Peter again.
Thomas ConnellUnited States
Peter was a wonderful tour guide. He is very knowledgeable of the area and took us to several extra places to ensure we saw koala bears and kangaroos. Peter's car was very clean and comfortable and the SUV provided large windows for great viewing along the Great Ocean Road. I would definitely use Peter again.
Bart EklundUnited States
Peter was a genial host and it was a pleasure to have an extended conversation with a local conversant on a wide range of issues. He also was helpful in accommodating our dietary preferences. A private tour is a relatively expensive option (for us) but it proved to be a good value.
Jean S.United States
Peter was a wealth of knowledge about Melbourne, its history and that of the surrounding area as well as a good representative for what w think of when Australia comes to mind. The highlight of our day with him was the trip to the gold mine. We still were talking about it several days later.
Lanis HicksUnited States
Excellent tour. Peter was great in pointing out things as we went and allowing time for photography.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your feed back, stay safe Peter j
Andrea LatishUnited States
Peter was a very nice man and I give him 4 stars. He took us to the the war memorial which was on a beautiful hill over looking the city. We also went to this shopping market which was huge. We also went to a Jewish museum which we found interesting. We went to federation square and it was packed with people. A fair of some kind was going on. We also saw the beach houses. We had a very fun day. Peter was knowledgeable about the city and took us to the things we wanted to see.
Joseph TraigleUnited States
Outstanding guide, very knowledgeable and accommodating. Would "highly reccomend Peter"
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joseph, Thank you both so much for touring with me yesterday & I really appreciate your Feed Back as it make me very proud of my city & country. Stay safe & I hope both of you have a fantastic year. Cheers Peter j
Sarann KraushaarUnited States
Leigh BarnesUnited States
Really enjoyed our tour with Peter. He was very informative about Melbourne past and present. He worked hard to maximize our time so we were able to tour Melbourne and travel to Phillip Island to finish our tour with the Penguin Parade. Highly recommend Peter and this tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Leigh, Thank you for your feed back on our fantastic day @ Phillip Island. I hope your group enjoyed the Aussie Open Tennis, A few HOT days mixed with some awsome weather. Stay Safe and thanks touring with me. Peter J
Niberto MorenoUnited States
Great guy to have a beer with but would have appreciated a little more information on the city tour
Barbara MonnavilleUnited States
We had a wonderful day with Peter. He is charming and fun to be with. The tour was informative and we had a great penguin experience. We definitely will tell our friends about the excellent tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Barbara, Thanks for your feed back and it was fantastic to send the day with you both. How is the 50 Days for 50 Years celebrations going, All Best for the Big day on the 4th February. Stay Safe & enjoy Peter J
Howard BravermanFt LAUDERDALE, FL, United States
Good guide...very knowledgeable. tour was enhanced by guides knowledge of living in Melbourne. it consisted of driving and walking which made it more unique.
Heidi BorcaUnited States
A great guide and nice guy. Recommend
Elise WetzelUnited States
Peter did a fantastic job of leading our family if 5 (2 adults & 3 teens) on a full day of adventure to Phillips Island. He met us at our rental apartment, and the Mercedes van was clean and comfortable, Peter was good natured, very knowledgeable and did a great job of keeping us on track with a full day of activities. We took in an eco-boat tour, a koala reserve, and a sunset drive to spot wallabies before penguin watching. Peter was so great we just booked a 2nd day with him to see the great ocean road!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Elise Thank you so much for a wonderful couple of days! It was my pleasure helping you and your great family discover Victoria. Thank you for the bottle of wine and the good times. See you next time. Stay safe Peter j
Douglas GuthrieUnited States
As mentioned in the rating for our other tour with Peter, we had an excellent 2 days with Peter and saw an amazing amount of the beautiful sights around Melbourne. Penguins on parade, koalas, wallabies, kangaroos, etc. Peter made every effort to assure that we saw these unique Australian animals. Peter is a great guide... easy to be with for 2 full days, completely flexible. We certainly recommend Peter and will contact him again when we next visit Melbourne.
Douglas GuthrieUnited States
We spent two full days with Peter exploring Philip Island and the penguin parade and saw koalas, wallabies & echidna. The penguin parade is certainly worth the trip. On day 2 we saw the beautiful Great Ocean Road, the 12 Apostles and more koalas and kangaroos. The rain forest in Otway Nat. Park was gorgeous. Peter is an excellent guide with a great knowledge of the the area & all of the sites we visited. He went out of his way to make sure we saw as many of the animals unique to Australia as possible.
William ClarkUnited States
We had a great day with Peter. He has a very easy personality and was a delight as a guide. We highly recommend this tour.
Leslie SchaeferUnited States
Peter is a wonderful, knowledgeable guide. He guided us around the Healesville Sanctuary Zoo, the Rain Forest, the Upper Yarra District and a quick city tour (due to a lot of traffic!.) A great time was had by all. Leslie & Dennis - Florida - Feb. 2016
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Leslie & Dennis, Fantastic group tour. we were so lucking to avoid the traffic blockage. there was actually a fire in the tunnel so cars were blocked for hours. regards peter j
Nancy CameronUnited States
Sterling Helwick JrUnited States
It was worthwhile to have the upgraded tickets to Shelley Beach (Cat Cove) with a private ranger and a handful of other tourists to view the penguins. We received an overview in the ranger office, protective gear, night vision goggles, audio support, a ranger ride to the beach area, and a coupon for a drink before Peter drove us back to Melbourne in two hours. It was superb to skip the chocolate factory and visit Cranbourne Botanical Garden and Caldermeade Dairy Farm. The koala park is a bonus. Amazing!
Eric ManginiUnited States
Peter was a wonderful tour guide and we had a beautiful day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: A great day at Phillip Island Penguin Parade. thanks for choosing me to tour your family for the day. Stay safe and i hope your family has a great year a head. Cheers Peter J
Sterling Helwick JrUnited States
He is prompt and professional. It was the guide's suggestion that we head first to the ocean so we could avoid the afternoon crowds. He suggested simple refreshment breaks so we conserved our time for the sights. There was no time for the lighthouse. He did encourage us to take the helicopter ride over the Loch Ard Gorge, London Bridge, and the Twelve Apostles. It was excellent for the money. We spotted kangaroos and an emu on the drive back to Melbourne. He kindly parked so we could photograph the event.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Two Fantastic two days on the Great Ocean Road & Phillip Island Penguin Parade. Stay safe and thanks for touring with Peter J.
Paul WalkUnited States
Peter cannot be beat!!! Spent a wonderful 2 days seeing all the special sights of Australia!! Breathtaking stuff. Peter is a must, fantastic company and superb guide!! Ellen and Paul Walk
Maureen KeaneUnited States
Peter was very flexible with the agenda and worked to customize the tour for me. I was happy to be able to visit a sheep farm that was not on the original agenda. Great day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Maureen, Thanks for your feed back, yes the Great Ocean Road is a awesome place to visit & the Sheep Farm takes you back to over 150 years of Australian history in sheep / wool farming. Stay safe Cheers Peter j
I guess it is not easy to arrange a tour for a group who has someone who needs wheelchair access and some seniors but peter did a good job of it. thank you!
James LagattutaUnited States
Peter was a great host & guide for our full day tour of the Great Ocean Road. He was very personable & very knowledgeable. He took us off the main road to visit a rain forest as well as areas where we could see kangaroos, koalas & native birds in the wild (AMAZING)! He knew how to get us to the sights before the big tour busses, which made for a much more enjoyable experience. I would recommend Peter for this tour or any other for that matter.
Gabriel IndalecioUnited States
Great service, very kind and landscape was just exceptional. I really love Ocean Drive ride and 12 Apostoles.
Russell JuraNewport Coast, CA, United States
Excellent knowledge of locale and drive. Able to respond completely to requests during the tour. Very patient and supportive when looking for koala bears. Trip and the Great Ocean Road were very spectacular. If you have the time, take this trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Russell, Thanks for your feed back, yes The Great Ocean Road offer lots of fantastic view options with Koala's in the wild. Unfortunately on this day most of the Koala's were high up in the tree's and a sleep. I hope you both enjoyed the rest of your cruise. Regards Peter j
Susan SlaghtUnited States
Wonderful tour for all 13 in our group! LOVED the optional helicopter ride to see the 12 Apostles and gorgeous coastline from the air. Our guide Peter was friendly, quite knowledgable, and most accommodating to all of our sightseeing requests. We highly recommend this tour!!!!!
George S.Boca Raton, FL, United States
Peter did a great job of showing us Melbourne. Only recommendation for change is to do the city first and then the sanctuary as city sites were more important to the group. Due to inclement weather we reversed the order but end of day traffic almost wrecked havoc with the city plans. Peter stayed with us until all sites on the itinerary were viewed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi George, Thanks for your comments yes the traffic was very heavy in the city with every thing going on. I hope you enjoy your day in Geelong as well. I will forward you the Macca's image of the group later tonight. Thanks for touring with me & sorry we didn't have more time in the city. Regards Peter J
Diane WoodsUnited States
Peter was very pleasant and professional. We had a lovely day. Although a long drive to the 12 apostles, it was definitely worth it. I would recommend it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Diane, it was a pleasure having you aboard.
Ruth ShepleyUnited States
Absolutely wonderful tour,. The driver was fantastic and we opted for the ultimate penguin experience at Phillip Island. WOW a walk with the little penguins.. Definety worth the extra cost.
Peter KlodaUnited States
Peter is a very friendly, easy going, tour guide.
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Susan MoraisUnited States
Peter was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and accommodating to our small group. He didn't rush us at all and never seemed concerned if we took too long at a particular sight.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Your guys were great and I extremely enjoyed the time with the group. I love my job & enjoy meeting people from across the world. Regards Peter J
Steve RissmanUnited States
Our day with Peter was a terrific one. He was extremely knowledgeable but very friendly and flexible. We visited the Healesville Santuary in the morning to see the kangaroos and went to a winery in the afternoon. A top quality guide and a top quality day.
Wayne HooverScottsdale, AZ, United States
Outstanding trip. Peter customized the trip to the desires and needs of our group, providing us with the most memorable experience for this natural wonder. At the end of what was a long day he gave us a quick tour of Melbourne with great suggestions on what to do and see with the single day we had left in the area. As always we were extremely happy with our "Tours by Local" excursion. Highly recommend Peter J.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am very please your group enjoyed your time on the Great Ocean Road and in the city the next day. Thank you for choosing me for your Private Group tour as i feel very privileged to be granted this opportunity to meet new people and show them parts of our country in a job that is fantastic. Stay Safe. Peter J
This was absolutely amazing. The Penguins were stunning to watch. The guide was very well organized and knew everything we wanted to know about. Good driver too!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comments, these girls were amazing, they have been traveling around the world seeing Bon Jovi concerts, between the two of them they had been to over 40 Bon Jovi concerts in 2013 along. Great clients, stay safe & have a great New Year. I am off touring again tomorrow for four days into Gippsland & the high country. Regards Peter j
Sara CressUnited States
Loved everything !! Guide was very friendly and informative. Plan on using Tous by Locals on next trip to South America
Beverly MorratoUnited States
This is an "almost excellent" tour. Peter is very well informed and the tour is well planned and timed. The koala conservatory is great; fun dinner in town, Parade of Penguins is a must see for all travelers. Absolutley fabulous. The only not so great part is a very small, poorly designed chocolate factory tour. Waste of time and money. It is an expensive trip, but the penguin parade makes it worth it. Plan to have 4-6 people to share the cost.