Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Boston-Massachusetts by Tour Guide Joshua L. (Guide #32268)


Ed Gray

Gulf Breeze, FL, United States
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Tour: #543432, Classic Boston: Beacon Hill and the Back Bay, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 10/19

Lisa Fetzer

United States
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Tour: #540604, The North End and Freedom Trail Walking Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 26/19

Josh was outstanding! Although we were a large group ranging in age from 16-26, he was not only able to corral us and not lose anyone but able to alter the tour on the fly as needed. His historical knowledge base is crazy good so you'll get the history you need, but he can also become a foodie pretty quickly as well as a literary guru as needed. Can't say enough about Josh - Tour was a huge hit. Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure, Lisa! Thanks for a fantastic afternoon.

Leslie Colopy

United States
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Tour: #540604, The North End and Freedom Trail Walking Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 23/19

Joshua was a great guide. He was personable and very knowledgeable. He fulfilled our love of history. Joshua listened to our request and moved at a pace that was suitable for us. He gave us several suggestions to help us on the rest of our journey.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was so great to meet you and your daughter, and thank you for a great lunch!

Julee Yarosh

United States
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Tour: #543469, Customized Concierge Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 19/19

Josh provided a perfect walking/driving 4 hour tour for our party of 4 adults. Took us places that we never would have found on our own, including a great stop for a bite at a local spot. Felt like we got to experience the area as a local. Provided history, sights and insights, and poetry! Toured Cambridge and Mt Auburn cemetery. With a short visit to Boston, wonderful to not have to figure out what to go see/where to go/and how to get there!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for making me feel like a part of your family, Julee! I really enjoyed our afternoon together.

Romney Olsen

United States
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Tour: #543459, Harvard & Cambridge & Ghost Tour for iFit, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 19/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had a blast filming the tour video with you all- it was so fun to be the Rick Steves of Boston!

Clare Ryder

United Kingdom
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Tour: #543469, Customized Concierge Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 16/19

We were only in Boston for a very short stay and are so pleased we booked Josh. We discovered so much more than we would have done. We explored some beautiful parts of the city, went into buildings we simply would have missed and learned so much about the history. The time flew by with Josh who is not only incredibly knowledgable but also entertaining and great company. We cannot recommend him highly enough.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Clare! I really enjoyed spending the day with you and Mark. Enjoy your stay!

Neil Popham

United Kingdom
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Tour: #540604, The North End and Freedom Trail Walking Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 14/19

Joshua was extremely knowledgeable and a very personable guide. Great tour and he left us with a number of other recommendations for later in our stay in Boston. Good job.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Neil! It was great to meet you both, and enjoy your travels!

Steven Wilson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #543469, Customized Concierge Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 10/19

This was an excellent bespoke tour from Josh. Josh listened to us then gave us a four hour tour around Boston and beautiful neighbourhoods. Josh had the insight and historic knowledge which really did make the difference on the tour. He took us to places we would never have known existed and also gave us some excellent ideas for the rest of our trip to Boston. All in all the best way to start our break in Boston, thank you Josh, and if anyone is thinking of a tour of Boston look no further than Josh.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Steven! I really enjoyed spending the morning with you both! Safe travels, and enjoy Boston :-)

Ray Van Metre

United States
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Tour: #644022, Full Day Personalized Experience- Salem, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 4/19

Ray Van Metre

United States
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Tour: #644022, Full Day Personalized Experience- Boston and Cambridge, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 3/19

Josh was a fantastic guide/host for our visit to Boston. He planned an exciting and productive two days for our family in Boston, Cambridge and Salem. His ability to share his knowledge of Boston's history in the form of story-telling really captured the interest of our 13, 9 and 7 year olds. We highly recommend Josh!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much, Ray! I really enjoyed our two days together as well. Regards to your family!

Mark Tamagni

Monterey, CA, United States
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Tour: #543469, Customized Concierge Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 25/19

Josh was an amazing guide! He covered so many aspects of history and culture in our tour of Boston with wit and charm. He has an exhaustive knowledge of local history over many decades, not just revolutionary times, in Boston, that made our visit with him especially interesting as he would often bring us right up to the present. He also interspersed our time with amazing visits to local hidden food treasures; one down an alley to have one of the best Italian pastries I ever had! And I'm Italian! Thank You

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are most welcome, Mark! It was a pleasure to spend the morning with you all :)

Gary Grochowski

Hoffman Estates, ILLINOIS, United States
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Tour: #644022, Full Day Personalized Experience for Gary & Betty, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 24/19

Joshua was the best tour guide we have had the experience to work with. Extremely knowledgeable and passionate about his job. Wish every tour guide we had was as good as Joshua. Thanks for an outstanding day in Boston. Gary & Betty

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure spending the day with both of you!

Ricardo Boone

Mexico
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Tour: #540604, The North End and Freedom Trail Walking Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 7/19

Joshua es una persona muy accesible y conocedor de Boston. Se adapto muy bien a nuestro ritmo e intereses. El tour es muy recomendable. Habla un excelente español. Solo creo que 3 hrs es poco tiempo para un tour en el centro de Boston.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Estoy totalmente de acuerdo, recorrimos bastante pero siempre falta algo con el tiempo que nos toca. La próxima vez que vengan seguimos recorriendo juntos!

Ricardo Boone

Mexico
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Tour: #543459, Harvard and MIT: Cambridge's Great Universities, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 7/19

Joshua es una persona muy accesible y conocedor de Boston. Se adapto muy bien a nuestro ritmo e intereses. El tour es muy recomendable. Habla un excelente español.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Me alegro que les haya gustado tanto el paseo!

Joanne Schulman

United States
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Tour: #540604, The North End and Freedom Trail Walking Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 9/19

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.

Gregory Harris

United States
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Tour: #540604, The North End and Freedom Trail Walking Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 6/19

Josh had his hands full with our group of 15 for a family reunion on the Freedom Trail tour. Our group ranged from 5 - 70's, including one in a wheel chair. Josh was a great match for our group and really adapted the tour several times to our needs (bathroom stops, coffee and Joe Frogg cookie stops, ect) and he was happy to adapt as necessary and never got flustered. His knowledge of Boston and history was impeccable and everyone in our group left saying they had learned something-even the locals.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Gregory!

Ellen Bradley

United States
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Tour: #543469, Customized Concierge Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 28/19

We enjoyed our walking tour of Boston ... Josh was very kind and accommodating for our family!

Frederic Lavoie

Canada
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Tour: #540604, The North End and Freedom Trail Walking Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 24/19

Josh is an excellent guide. He knows a lot about Boston and makes your walk worthwhile. Thanks Josh.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My pleasure!

Pedro Sitjar

Spain
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Tour: #543469, Customized Concierge Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 23/19

Excellent tour!! Feels like visiting the town with an old friend. Good to get to know the hidden gems of Boston. Native level of Spanish. Gracias Josh por todo!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Fue un placer enorme! Ojalá vuelvan pronto :)

Bruce Reinecke

United States
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Tour: #543432, Classic Boston: Beacon Hill and the Back Bay, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 21/19

Outstanding tour considering we battled 93 degree heat on a Sunday morning. Josh was extremely knowledgeable and is passionate about both leaning and educating his guest. 3 hours went by super quick. We now have a better understanding of the history of Boston. Josh is very personable and takes interest in his guest. I strongly recommend this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Bruce!

Dinah Ray

United States
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Tour: #543469, Customized Concierge Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 18/19

My adult daughter and I took Amtrak from New London and when we arrived at the South Station in Boston Josh was there waiting for us. From there he took us on a walking adventure that was so informative and so much fun! Josh is very knowledgeable and has a very fun way of presenting the information. We had lobster for lunch at a very Local shop and stopped for a late afternoon snack at a local bakery that was delicious also. I would highly recommend Josh!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much, Dinah! I had a wonderful afternoon with you both!

Amy Cassedy

United States
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Tour: #540604, The North End and Freedom Trail Walking Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 12/19

Such an enjoyable morning walking the Freedom Trail with Josh as our guide. He was engaging and provided us with so many interesting facts and stories related to Boston's history. We would highly recommend him for this experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Amy - I really enjoyed our morning as well!

Gene Arant

United States
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Tour: #644022, Full Day Personalized Experience, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 6/19

Josh was on time, prepared and catered to our family. With 3 teenagers its not easy to keep them interested. His knowledge of the city kept us on our toes. We had a wonderful time and the kids later told me they were pleasantly surprised it was not just a history lesson. Thanks Josh for starting off our trip the right way. From our time with you we expanded what we learned and ventured several more days on our own.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really enjoyed our day together, Gene! Thanks for making me feel like a member of the family!

Simon Baxter

Belgium
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Tour: #644022, Full Day Personalized Experience, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 4/19

Barbara McRee

United States
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Tour: #543432, Classic Boston: The Freedom Trail and the Back Bay, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 27/19

Josh was knowledgeable about Boston's history and flexible in designing our tour. He had interesting stories to share and kept everyone from 10 to 78 years engaged.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great to spend the morning with your family!

Aimee Townsend

United States
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Tour: #540604, The North End and Freedom Trail Walking Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 19/19

Josh was awesome! He was knowledgeable , personable , friendly . I would definitely recommend him. He really made our trip memorable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Aimee! I really enjoyed spending a couple of days touring the Boston area with you and your parents.

Milana Yampolsky

United States
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Tour: #567219, The Boston Food Walking Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 16/19

One of the highlights of our trip to Boston was a 3-hour Food Walking tour with Josh. During the tour Josh gave us perfect tips where to eat the best cannoli, lobster roll, ramen, Italian food, etc. Josh was very passionate about his presentation and easily answered all questions we had on the way. Our small group consisted of 4 adults and 4 teen kids. All of us fully enjoyed the tour and would love to give Josh the highest rating for his job!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm so glad that you all enjoyed it and found everything to be so delicious!

Milana Yampolsky

United States
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Tour: #543459, Cambridge's Great Universities: Harvard and MIT, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 15/19

While preparing for our trip to Boston we booked a 3-hours University tour with Josh. I contacted Josh in advance and he was extremely helpful by giving us very descriptive answers and suggestions. I felt confident that his tour will be as thorough and didn't get disappointed. Josh is very knowledgeable about city of Boston and Cambridge's history and has ton of fun facts and stories to share. We learned a lot and fell in love with the city thanks to our wonderful tour guide whom we highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Milana! I really enjoyed welcoming your family to Boston and Cambridge!

Elle Travis

United States
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Tour: #543469, Customized Concierge Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 15/19

Josh, the guide, was very knowledgeable about the tour. He is laid back and did whatever we wanted to do. He was very professional and also very unpretentious. He just shared his knowledge with us. We had a great time with Josh

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Elle!

Elle Travis

United States
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Tour: #543432, Classic Boston: Beacon Hill and the Back Bay, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 14/19

Josh, the guide, was very knowledgeable about the tour. He is laid back and did whatever we wanted to do. He was very professional and also very unpretentious. He just shared his knowledge with us. We had a great time with Josh.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Elle! I had a lovely time with you both as well.