We had a wonderful day with Leanne! She gave us everything we asked for and more. Beyond the great tour of Mornington Penninsula, she also told us about the area's history and gave us tips on restaurants and sights to visit in Melbourne. It was perfect!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for that lovely feedback, Sydney and Larry, I had a wonderful day with you as well. Thanks for embracing all we saw and experienced on this road less travelled away from the city. It was also great to share conversations about similarities and contrasts between our respective lives in Melbourne and Vancouver. Enjoy lots more special moments with your family as you head north. Leanne
Carol ComerUnited Kingdom
Leanne was the perfect guide, well prepared & full of information about 'her' city. We wanted an introduction/overview and it was pitched perfectly but it was all those little extra bits of information that Leanne added on our way round that makes her the perfect guide/host to the city of Melbourne. Thank you so much, do not hesitate in booking her, you will not be disappointed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Carol and Alan, It was a pleasure to meet you both and to show you different aspects of Melbourne's history, environment, architecture and culture. I really enjoyed your company and our conversations along the way. All the best as you see more of Melbourne and Australia. Leanne
Jerome BakerIndianapolis, IN, United States
Leanne was a wonderful, enthusiastic guide! She picked us up promptly from the airport and greeted us with water and local treat. Her customized tour took us on a walk through the amazing alleys with wall art, the magnificent State Library Victoria, Melbourne Central (architecture/shopping), downtown architecture, and St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral. We ducked into the Mailbox Art Exhibit and had a wonderful lunch at Brunelli's Italian Café. We rode the downtown Tram and visited historic shopping arcades.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much, Jerry & Julie. I'm so glad you enjoyed the local experiences and our flexible route to dodge some of the rain. The pleasure was all mine, due to your wonderful personalities, interesting questions and positive attitude. Thanks too for the tip about walking in open shoes on wet days! All the best as you see more of Australia and collect some extra memorabilia before returning home. Best wishes, Leanne
Thomas CollinsUnited States
Leanne is an extremely well informed and friendly guide. She skillfully and patiently shaped our walking and tram tour of Melbourne to match our interests and physical limitations. Most importantly, we truly enjoyed her company. We strongly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Thom & Betsy, It was such a pleasure and privilege to show you around Melbourne today, and especially helpful that the rain stayed away. I thoroughly enjoyed your company, our conversations and your genuine interest in our architecture, gardens and history. Best wishes as you visit other special places in our region. Warm regards, Leanne
Stephen YoungUnited States
Leanne is a very knowledgeable and friendly guide. She prepared a walking and tram tour through Melbourne showing and explaining the highlights of the city. She also used her personal vehicle for a part of the tour due to the physical limitations of members in our group. Leeanne was great company and I strongly recommend her for a tour in Melbourne.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much, Stephen. It was a pleasure to show you some of Melbourne's special places. I'm glad we had the flexibility to see more sights in and beyond the city as we travelled by foot, trams and car. Best wishes, Leanne
Tom StorrsUnited States
My wife and I really enjoyed Leanne's tour of Melbourne. She was on time, well prepared, fun to be with, and even helped us find a manicurist to touch up my wife's nails. Through walking and riding trams, we covered a lot of Melbourne and understand much more about the lovely city. Leanne carried additional photos and maps to help us. We also had a delightful lunch with her. Highly recommended and she customized our tour to fit what we were after.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Tom and Susan, It was an absolute pleasure to meet you and show you some of Melbourne's highlights. We were able to use your time well thanks to your efficient walking pace! All the best, Leanne
Randall MorganUnited States
This was a walking/tram tour that began with Leanne meeting us near the cruise ship. Her knowledge of Melbourne is unmatched. We learned things you don't find in a travel book and saw neighborhood gems the big buses just drive by. The pace of the tour was ideal with plenty of time for coffee or a sweet treat. We even got to see part of the University graduation and had a dessert at the biggest bakery we had ever seen. Leanne has a personality that you immediately warm to and are sad when the tour is done
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Randy & Linda, It was such a pleasure to meet you both and to show you some of our beautiful city on foot and by tram. We had a great day together. I'm glad you enjoyed seeing a mix of prominent landmarks as well as a sample of our hidden treasures. Thanks for taking the time to review the tour and I trust your memories of Melbourne remain long and fond in the months and years ahead. Leanne
Sharon YoungUnited States
Our tour with Leanne was incredible. She went above and beyond! She was so welcoming and informative. Her tour was the highlight of our time in Melbourne. It was customized to what we were interested in and ranged from historical to contemporary. If you're thinking of booking a tour in Melbourne, look no further, this is the one you want to book!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sharon and Brian, Thanks for your lovely comments. 'Melbourne' itself, and your enthusiasm to embrace it all, should also take some credit. I'm so glad you were able to get a sense of how amazing our city is, during your visit. All the very best for your life together and especially as you plan and enjoy more travelling experiences.
Leanne was as wonderful as anyone can possibly be. Not only as a guide but also as a human. We were a family of 8. We were so impressed by the entire Melbourne episode that we ended by talking about Leanne and Melbourne for more than 2 hours. She is caring, considerate, super knowledgable, fantastic driver and a lot more. 1 day of city and 2 days of nature was fantastic. She was amazing even before the trip commenced. And we were on a budget. The best guide we have come across. Ever. Period
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ved & family, It was absolutely a privilege and honour to host your family. The wonderful friendship and interactions we enjoyed together over the three days was also a great highlight for me. I'm so glad your family was able to experience our amazing city and some natural wonders from my local perspective. Thank you one and all for the special times we shared! Best wishes, Leanne
Rex LawrenceUnited States
What a pleasure working with Leanne! She stayed in touch with us right up to our tour date via email. She asked the right questions and was able to make a tailor made tour of the Yarra Valley. It was like her back yard, and she gave a lot of detail only a local would know. It was a true pleasure working with Leanne, an Ambassador for Australia, kudos!! My wife and I highly recommend Leanne to anyone wanting a true lay professional personal tour of the Yarra Valley!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Rex and Kathy, It was an absolute pleasure and privilege to show you around this quieter area on Melbourne's edge. I am so glad you could meet some locals and immerse yourselves in our lifestyle for a day. I wish you all the very best as you continue your travels. Leanne
John BenyaUnited States
Leanne has lived in Melbourne her entire life and hence knows the city extremely well. Formerly a school teacher, she's very good at communicating all sorts of information about the city and Australia in an easily digestible manner (not too much, not too little). I highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much, JP. It was great to meet you and introduce you to Melbourne. Hope you continue to enjoy seeing more cities of the the world through the perspective of locals.
Sherry YaoUnited States
My family of 11 had the most wonderful experience with Leanne on the GOR tour! We can not say enough about the hospitality, attention to detail and care that Leanne showed towards us. She even prepared activities for the kids and had homemade treats for us! Leanne took care of us throughout the day, always checking to see if everyone is doing fine while planning and showing us the best of the area. She even helped us find a restaurant at the end of our long tour. We highly recommend Leanne!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Sherry & family, It was a privilege and a great pleasure to take you along the Great Ocean Road to see and experience some of Victoria's natural wonders. Thank you for being a wonderful, friendly and interesting group to spend the day with. Leanne
Am really happy for the Leanne S for all the services and look after for my groups. As per my Travel agent advise , they are all happy and enjoy and Leanne does the informative tours are very perfect
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Gina, for your second review, which refers to our final day touring the sights of Melbourne city. It was a perfect sunny day for visiting the cathedral, gardens and the Shine, and our travelers took many wonderful selfie photos to remember this special experience.
Am really happy Leanne S, for all the services and for looking after my groups. As per my Travel agent advise, they are all enjoyed and are happy. Leanne does the informative tours are very perfect.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much, Gina, for the opportunity to meet you, and then to host your group from the Philippines for four days. It was wonderful to see our travelers all relax and to see the joy and wonder on their faces as we experienced the different sights and scenery around and beyond Melbourne together.
Kathleen C.United States
Our group of six was delighted with Leeanne. She was very accommodating and took great care before and after the trip to provide whatever we needed. The information she shared was very impressive and her willingness to involve us in every aspect of planning was a true gift. ToursByLocals should be proud to have her on their team. Kathleen
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Kathleen, for your generous comments. It really was a privilege to show you all around and beyond Melbourne, especially the mob of kangaroos on the hillside! Best wishes, Leanne
Kathleen JewellUnited States
Leanne was wonderful. We had some mobility issues and she accommodated all our needs. We loved seeing the bits of downtown Melbourne that we would never have known were there if she hadn't taken us; and the place she suggested for lunch was just perfect. Yay, Leanne, she's a real life long local, we highly recommend her tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Kathleen, for your positive response to our tour. It was wonderful to host you all for a day in our beautiful city. All the best, Leanne
Ann FarinaUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Ann. It was a pleasure to meet you and to share some of our scenery, wildlife, Aboriginal art and wines with you. Best wishes, Leanne
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.
Bill TobiasUnited States
Just want you to know we had a wonderful time. Leanne was wonderful and made our day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Bill. I'm so glad you all enjoyed the day, especially the close up experience with kangaroos and koalas. It was a pleasure and a privilege to show you some of what Melbourne offers. Best wishes as you continue your travels.
Victoria HewHong Kong
Amazing tour by Leanne! Leanne is a true Melburnian and loves to talk about Melbourne's history, culture, art, politics and even shopping with pride. 3 adults with totally different interests and she managed to cover them in one day! Recommend Leanne 100% especially short stay and want to experience Melbourne from a 'local' point of view.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much, Vicky. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family and to show you many aspects of Melbourne that make it such a great city to live in and visit. Come back soon!
Herbert BerkeleyUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Herbert, Thank you for the great rating! It was great to meet you and to show your group some of the wonderful sights around Melbourne. Best wishes, Leanne