Todd AustinUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure sharing Boston with all the family!! Alan
Marsha SrUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Marsha, You made it quite easy to be able to share my Boston with you. I am really happy you enjoyed Boston and have taken it to heart. It's your city now too, by the way, so that's really great. Alan
James RyanUnited States
I Our tour was wonderful. We visited with 6 adult children, he answered questions and kept everyone interested. He knew so much history and sense of humor made our trip a great experience. I recommend and thank Alan for a great day and would recommend him to all are friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your review. It is very much appreciated. You have a wonderful family, by the way. Regards, Alan
Julie MummaHenderson, NV, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad you enjoyed our walk of Boston.
Vanessa Evan-BouchelleUnited States
Alan knows Boston inside out and provided a great deal of information about the history of the city. We learned a lot, but felt a bit overwhelmed with the bit of this bit of that presentation. We had a time constraint due to his need to schedule our start to a 2 hours later time, so perhaps that led to the lack of continuity. Alan is a very sweet guy and we liked him very much. He is a former engineer and really knows his stuff when you ask "how'd they do that?" and "how does that work?" questions.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure meeting and sharing my Boston with both of you. Doing walking tours can be difficult because they geographically never quite correspond to the time sequence of events. I strive to craft stories that bridge that complication and tie both backwards and forwards seamlessly. I would like to understand if that was the difficulty that overwhelmed you or was it the mix of history, architecture and culture, or perhaps something else that could have made it easier for you? Alan
Alan was a wonderful guide, very knowledgeable and helpful. A natural teacher of history and an architecture enthusiast, he walked our party of seven through neighborhoods, parks and historical eras, leaving us gasping for air (I don't know how you do it, Alan) but also for more: information, inside jokes, lovely stories. Multumesc, Alan! (that's "thank you" in Romanian).
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Multumesc to you! It was a pleasure sharing my Boston with you. A great group! Alan
Sharon F.United States
Alan was a wonderful tour guide. He was well versed In all areas of Boston. Had some funny stories to share. I would recommend him when considering a walking tour of Boston.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. It was a pleasure to share my Boston with you. Regards, Alan
Michelle FrancisUnited States
Alan was the perfect Boston guide! He was able to accommodate our two teenagers and our friend's baby stroller. Even though our friends had lived in Boston all their lives, Alan taught them some things they never knew. Alan was great for recognizing what we wanted to hear, and he delivered. the kids especially loved the part in Little Italy where they could eat cannolis. Thanks so much for a lovely tour that allowed our kids to get a fresh taste of history as it was really lived!
Lisa SpielhagenUnited States
Alan was a fantastic guide for my family and me. He was extremely knowledgeable, funny, and accommodating. Even my 17 year-old has a great time with him. Would highly recommend Alan. It was a pleasure spending the afternoon with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure! A great family and your interest in historic Boston is much appreciated. Alan
Jackie BennettUnited Kingdom
An informative introduction to some of the sights of Boston
Thomas SydlowskiUnited States
Really enjoyed our Walking tour of downtown Boston with Alan. He kept all 4 Family members very engaged and gave us unique insights to the sights and the city that we would have never learned. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure sharing Boston with you! Alan
Jill M.United States
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 why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our guides’ normal high standards.
James MungoUnited States
Advertised as 2 1'2 hour trip--we were through in about 1 1/2 hours---a little disappointed considering the cost of the tour. guide was good--repeated himself several times. on the good side-he pointed out some architectural things that were interesting--but felt rushed--was really surprised when we got the word it was over. we have used ToursByLocals all over the world--not up to your quality at all. We will now consider another source for our trip to San Antonio in a few months.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sorry you felt disappointed that it went by so fast but we were actually together for over 2 hours and finished the FT Tour in its entirety. This did go a little faster than average because with just 3 people we can walk and talk at the same time. Plus you had requested starting the tour at 4 PM (instead of 1:15) so the Granary Cemetery was closed and we had to do that history from outside the gate. Just a reminder that I also had offered the more extensive "Boston Highlights" Tour instead when we met.
Christopher DixsonUnited States
Our Boston Freedom Trail tour with Alan was great! He's very intelligent and professional. I've worked in Boston for several years and know a bit of its history, but Alan's depth of knowledge was incredible. After the tour, I knew so much more about the fascinating and central role Boston played in American history. If you visit Boston, definitely book a tour with Alan.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the kind words and the recommendation. Very much appreciated. Alan
Ray CottonUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. Enjoyed sharing Boston with you! Regards, Alan
Jacqualine DotsonUnited States
Alan is very knowledgeable and interesting. He made the tour fun for our entire family and was very interactive with the kids. A couple of times during the tour we wanted to stop and observe something or run a quick errand (coffee regular anyone?? There is a Dunkin' in every corner!!!) and Alan was always accommodating, patient, polite, and never once made us feel rushed. He is a walking Encyclopedia but makes you feel like he is a member of your family that is taking you on a tour of a city he loves!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much. It means a lot for me to hear that from my "family". Best Regards, Alan
Kim MonsalveUnited States
Colin WrightUnited States
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.
Jane JohnstonUnited States
Alan is exceptionally knowledgeable of Boston, the architecture, the founders and all the history from Boston's beginning up to the present. He makes it fun and educational at the same time! Would definitely opt to go on any of his other tours on our next visit to Boston.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for the kind words. Would love to share Boston with you anytime. Alan
Linda MarkumUnited States
Alan did an excellent job on our walking tour around Boston. He was patient with our questions and did a good job telling the history of the places we visited. The only thing I would change about the tour is that he took us to one place down some stairs where there were some sweets for sale and it was awkward not to buy from them. I didn't count on this on the tour and feel that it should be taken out. Otherwise, it was a good tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. I appreciate your input. That's why I always ask ahead of time if people are interested in seeing a little bread bakery. Sorry you felt uncomfortable afterwards.
Mica J.United States
Alan did a great job! Very helpful and knowledgeable. He was able to answer all our questions. Very easy going and accommodating. Thanks so much!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure. A great group to tour with and they made it easy to share my Boston. Thanks, Alan
Lynn HuddleUnited States
Alan was personable and charming. He adjusted the tour according to what we had already seen on our own. He was helpful with suggestions for restaurants and other activities. He was also very patient when my teenage daughter wanted to buy pastries!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure. Always happy to assist........ Regards, Alan
Troy StuartUnited States
John WinterUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much! It was a pleasure sharing my Boston with you. Alan
Natalie StephensUnited States
Very knowledgeable, good stories that I have never known before and my husband who grew up outside Boston
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Natalie. I appreciate that as I try hard to make the tours interesting for both newcomers and long-time Boston residents. Alan
Bryan RiceUnited States
Heidi HoodUnited States
Very informative and enjoyable!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure meeting you and sharing Boston with your family. Regards, Alan