Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Southampton-England by Tour Guide Raymond W. (Guide #33876)


Lyle Fitterer

United States
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Tour: #545963, Stonehenge & English Countryside (Salisbury/Lacock/Bath) Day Tour, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Nov 30/19

Raymond may have been one of the best guide's our family has ever had. His knowledge of the places we visited was amazing. He mixed in the right amount of historical data with other fun facts that kept the day interesting for our entire family. He was also very flexible with our schedule, allowing us to decide how much time we wanted to spend at each site. The transportation was clean, well stocked with water and food and very comfortable for a family of 5. I would highly recommend Ray.

Linda McNair

Canada
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Tour: #545963, Stonehenge, Lacock & Bath Day Tour, Oxford, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Nov 17/19

My daughter and I spent a wonderful day with Raymond as our guide. He was very informative, attentive to our requests and a great driver. I would highly recommend him as a knowledgeable tour guide. Our visit to Stonehenge, Lacock and Bath was extremely well planned and we can only say a great big "thank you" to Raymond for making it so enjoyable.

Chad Cook

United States
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Tour: #679646, Classic Sights of London Tour, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Oct 22/19

Raymond planned the perfect day out and about London for our family of 6. Our 4 kids loved it and learned so much. Raymond is a great tour guide. We covered a lot of ground, but it was fund the entire time. He had a great mix of history, famous sites, local (non-touristy) tips and pop culture. We rate him as one of the best.

Manuel Martin

United States
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Tour: Shore excursion to Bath and Stonehenge, Southampton, England, United Kingdom
Date: Oct 12/19

Ray was an Outstanding tour guide for us. He was very professional and very knowledgeable of the places we visited on our tour. He went the extra mile to book our flight to Amsterdam and back to London when he found out we really wanted to visit Amsterdam. He also offered us beer and wine after our tour. I highly recommend him for tours to a London and it's suburbs. We will definitely request his services again the next time we visit London!

Linda Rugg

United States
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Tour: #539606, Classic Sights of London Tour, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Oct 2/19

Today was a wonderful day. Would not have been able to see one tenth of what we saw if on our own. Raymond was a terrific guide, like being with a long time friend who knows so much. I would recommend Raymond to anyone who wants to see London and have fun.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Linda. It was a fun day, we covered a lot including a visit into St Pauls and afternoon tea at the Wallace collection. I wish you both all the best. Kindest regards, Ray

Ruth Wiser

United States
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Tour: #606899, 8 hour Private Tour from Portsmouth, Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 25/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank your Ruth

Susan Channel

United States
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Tour: #539606, Classic Sights of London Tour, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 20/19

I loved Raymond's tour! First of all he is very knowledgable about all of the little details we asked about, and we asked a lot of questions about a lot of topics. He was very willing to adapt his tour to our desires. And finally he has excellent social skills, being sure to give us the experience we wanted.

Celia Jensen

Canada
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Tour: #582721, Private Tour - Kent Coast, Countryside, Cathedrals & Castles, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 18/19

We enjoyed our day with Ray as so knowledgeable about Leeds Castle and area, Dover, of its history, and getting around so efficiently we were very impressed and would highly recommend him. Vehicle was well suited and comfortable. Ray truly enjoys his job as displayed by his enthusiastic, knowledgeable and friendly nature. He made us feel important and accommodated our needs and wants. Husband has mobility issues and Ray always took this into consideration at all out stops and outings.

Celia Jensen

Canada
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Tour: #539606, Classic Sights of London Tour, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 17/19

We enjoyed our time with Ray as so knowledgeable about London, its history, and getting around so efficiently we were very impressed and would highly recommend him. Vehicle was well suited and comfortable. Ray truly enjoys his job as displayed by his enthusiastic, knowledgeable and friendly nature. He made us feel important and accommodated our needs and wants.

Brendan Marsh

Canada
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Tour: #539606, Classic Sights of London Tour, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 6/19

We had a great day with Ray. He took us everywhere we wanted to go, and many other places we really enjoyed. He is a wealth of information on London and its history. The hoho type buses can't hold a candle to the day we had. Would recommend Ray for sure.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Brendan. I thoroughly enjoyed spending the day with both of you. Hope to see you again in the future, and should you need any recommendation on London hotels, I'll be happy to assist! Best regards, Ray

Michael Siegel

United States
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Tour: #679646, Classic Sights of London Tour, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 5/19

We would highly recommend Raymond to anyone visiting London for the first time as we are and for any future trips due to his excellent knowledge of the city and ease in presenting it to his guests.

Karen Humbert

United States
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Tour: #539606, Classic Sights of London Tour, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 24/19

I can't say enough good things about Ray! He showed us everything we really wanted to see and many places we just loved but had no idea they were there. The car was super comfortable and although we were there for two momentous occasions, (Boris Johnson becoming the new Prime Minister and the hottest day on record in July) Ray was still able to get us everywhere in complete comfort. Our lunch was perfect at an out of the way local pub and the day was just wonderful. We even got to walk across 'Abbey R

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Karen. It was lovely spending time with you and your family. It was a great day, and we were able to get lots in. I enjoyed showing you all around. Its always great to take a true Beatles fan to Abbey Road as well.

Aurise Bain

United States
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Tour: #539606, Classic Sights of London Tour, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 11/19

Our tour of London was excellent and enjoyed by our whole family. Raymond was especially knowledgeable and agreeable to all we asked for. Very satisfied.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Aurise. It was my pleasure to show you and your family around London. I'm glad you all enjoyed your tour.

Daniel Ballard

United States
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Tour: #582721, Private Tour - Kent Coast, Countryside & Castles, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 10/19

Our tour with Ray was simply incredible! From the moment he arrived to when he dropped us off he made us feel welcomed, entertained, comfortable and inspired! The tour he created was so perfect for us and we could not have asked for a better experience. The itinerary was terrific but Ray really made it amazing and something we will never forget. I would absolutely recommend Ray, he is terrific!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Daniel. It was my pleasure. You and your family were so easy to engage, and were fun to be with. If you do return to the UK, I would love to see you all again. Best regards, Ray

Judy Drown

United States
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Tour: #582708, Private Tour of Royal Windsor, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 5/19

Raymond W is a wonderful guide. He was a wealth of information. There were seven of us which included three grandchildren. He made the tour very interesting for all of us. The grandchildren said that our tour with Raymond was the highlight of our time in London. I have difficulty walking due to a bad back and Raymond was able to take us around Windsor with limited number of steps and inclines. I would definitely recommend this tour with Raymond!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Judy, I am pleased that everyone enjoyed their day in Windsor. It is always rewarding to see the children engaged and enjoying the tour as well as the adults. I wish you all the best. Ray

Priya B.

United States
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Tour: #539645, Harry Potters London Tour, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 27/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Priya

Priya B.

United States
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Tour: #539606, Classic Sights of London Tour, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 24/19

We were very impressed with Ray's wealth of knowledge and we were extremely thankful that he customized the tour to the needs of our family.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Priya, we covered a lot over the 2 days. Glad you all enjoyed the experience of visiting London and I was able to assist you and your family. Best regards, Ray

James Paxton

United States
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Tour: #582708, Private Tour of Royal Windsor, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 22/19

Ray was excellent. He was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and easy to talk with. My 3 children were very impressed and he was very patient with him. He was able to get us in position to get a picture of the Queen on her way to the Royal Ascot.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! It was a delight to spend time with you and your family and to have the opportunity to show off the home of our Monarch, Elizabeth II. I wish you all the very best. Ray

Elizabeth Gibson

United States
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Tour: #582721, Private Tour of Kent Coast & Countryside, Dover, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 21/19

Our day with Ray was purely delightful. He is chuck full of knowledge, and seriously one of the kindest, most genuine human beings I have had the pleasure of crossing paths with. My family of 6 would highly recommend Ray. Already looking forward to returning to the UK to have Ray guide us in another part of this beautiful Country.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to take you and your family around the beautiful Kent countryside, and to be part of your families celebration for Chris's 50th Birthday. I hope it was a birthday to remember!! Enjoy the rest of your cruise. With best regards, Ray

Cathie Mann

Houston, TX, United States
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Tour: #545963, Private Tour - Stonehenge, Bath & Monkey World Day Trip, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 7/19

WOW - it would be hard to tell you how wonderful our trip was with Raymond. He was incredibly knowledgeable, great with our 7 and 8 year old grand kids, & full of historical and other interesting information! He drove like an expert with no worries there. Provided car seats to ease the nervous parents and otherwise met every one of our needs. I can highly recommend him and encourage you to enhance your London, Bath, Stonehenge, and other surrounding area experience with him as your guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cathie. It was a fun day out, and I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the day with you and your family. It was my first time, in 30 years of touring, to visit Monkey World in Dorset. Its always great to have customers that want to go further afield and push the boundaries. Your families enthusiasm to absorb and engage in the information I shared was greatly received. My thanks to you all too. I wish you all the best, and hope to see you again in the future. Ray

Donna Lundy

United States
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Tour: #582708, Private Tour of Royal Windsor, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 21/19

Ray is a true gentleman and a pleasure to spend the day with. He accommodated my 90 year young mother and I through Windsor with the utmost respect and dignity. He has a wealth of knowledge that he provides in an extremely fun and nice way; just the right amount. I highly recommend Ray as an outstanding guide who will individualize your trip to best suit your needs and have a fabulous time!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Donna. It was my pleasure to take you to Windsor on that lovely sunny day. I wish you and your Mother all the best. Ray.

Kirk Bass

United States
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Tour: #582708, Private Tour of Royal Windsor, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 2/19

We engaged Ray in a trip and tour of Windsor Castle. We enjoyed every minute of our time with Ray. On our way to the castle, Ray provided us with a history of London and its neighbourhoods. He went out of his way to ensure that we saw the sights we were interested in. A very experienced guide and a great experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review Kirk. I'm glad that you enjoyed your day out with me. With best regards, Ray

Ryan Nelson

United States
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Tour: #539606, Classic Sights of London Tour, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Mar 29/19

Our group of 6 made a rather last minute decision to hire a tour guide for one of our days in London versus doing one of the large public bus tour. Setting up the tour was easy as Ray proved accommodating and eager to follow our agenda. Once on the tour we immediately were memorized by his knowledge of the city, and the country's royalty. He filled the day with sights, key information, history of the pageantry, and other fun facts. Ray exceeded our expectations and I would highly recommend him to anyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ryan. I thoroughly enjoyed taking you and your family on tour. Everyone was good fun and easily engaged. I'm so glad that you enjoyed London as much as I do, and that I had the opportunity to share it with you.

Joan L.

Anna, TX, United States
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Tour: #539645, Harry Potters London Tour, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Dec 31/18

Armed with trivia and film clips of the best of Harry Potter, Ray led us on this most interesting tour of actual site locations from the Harry Potter films. He knew the shortcuts to move us quickly across London so as to maximize touring and minimize traffic. Great fun for teens and grandparents alike, even those not (yet) Potter connoisseurs, Ray worked magic to show us the best of Potter. The photos he took of our family during the tour were in my inbox before we returned to our hotel. Well done, Ray

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joan. It was a pleasure taking you and your family on tour. I'm pleased that it was an enjoyable day had by all. With best regards, Ray