Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Washington DC by Tour Guide Susan M. (Guide #3407)


David Yager

United States
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Tour: Historical Georgetown, Georgetown, District of Columbia, United States
Date: May 13/18

Susan was fun, eclectic and very informative. She loves giving tours and has a vast wealth of facts and stories about Georgetown and its history. Susan was very flexible with the tour which we truly appreciated. We will do more tours with susan next time we are in DC

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David (and family), What a pleasure touring you! And thank you for your very kind comments. I'd love to tour you all again. Hopefully, we'd see more sun. Take good care.

Iuliia Andrushchenko

United States
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Tour: #97554, Historical Georgetown Private Tour, Georgetown, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 20/18

It was the best guide in my life! The best tour! She is knowledgeable and very nice. We had a great spring weather, George town was all blooming . I even took my dog for a walking tour and he loved it!!!! I would always recommend her to everyone who comes to DC!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Your appreciation of Georgetown made me fall in love with the community all over again. Your engagement with people on the street, your adorable dog - FedEx, and your unwavering interest made my day! Thank you for such a wonderful review. I am so pleased you enjoyed the tour (and I got to tour a dog!) It was truly my pleasure.

Carmen Mota

United States
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Tour: #38339, Eastern Market Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 8/18

We enjoyed our visit through Eastern Market neighborhood & seeing locals enjoying their Sunday. Definitely recommend Susan for her knowledge & patience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Carmen, Thank you for your kind words. What a pleasure to tour you and your mother! I'm glad you enjoyed touring Eastern Market and hope you enjoyed the eclectic shopping afterwards. You are interesting and curious travelers and as such, make me a better tour guide. Thank you again.

Nelly Grinfeld

United States
Rating

Tour: #206029, Washington Highlights Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 29/18

Our DC tour with Susan was fantastic. Our three kids are 8, 8, and 12, and she really took the time and effort to customize the tour to our family. The kids were very interested in what she was saying, and enjoyed the tour tremendously. We would have never accomplished this on our own!!! Susan has a very easygoing style, but also very organized and thorough in her approach. It is truly a talent to be able to guide both kids and adults and leave everybody happy. We are all so glad that we booked this tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Nelly. I thoroughly enjoyed touring you and your family. What a joy your kids were. Thank you also for referring me to others. I really appreciate your support.

Deborah Rochford

United Kingdom
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Tour: #39485, Washington's Memorials & Monuments Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 24/18

I travelled to Washington with a friend for a few days of sightseeing. Susan gave us a wonderful tour of Washington's monuments and memorials on our first morning. She was very entertaining and knowledgeable and her tour was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. A perfect introduction to Washington!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Deborah. I loved touring you and Ann and am so glad you got into the museum. Great feedback and questions on the tour. You made me a better guide! Please look me up next time you're here. I'd love to spend more time with you.

Stacy Maver

United States
Rating

Tour: #206029, Your Gift of a Washington Highlights Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 13/18

Susan is amazing!! She was very knowledgeable and pleasant. I highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a privilege to be a part of this gift. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the tour. Thank you for your interest and appreciation. I really hope you come back to DC.

Walraven Ketellapper

United States
Rating

Tour: #39485, Washington's Memorials & Monuments Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 20/17

Susan was amazing. She was prepared, informed, passionate and professional. Susan was engaged with our 11 and 14 year olds and we all enjoyed an optimal experience. A+!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind and generous feedback. I loved touring you and your wonderful family. I was impressed! Your kids just soak up knowledge. And I learned from them - that's the best. I hope you are able to return. I would love to show you some cool, historic DC neighborhoods, and our Sunday night drum circle in the summer is a delight. Unanswered questions: DC bird: Wood Thrush. DC tree: Scarlet Oak. DC flower: American Beauty Rose. Enjoy your holidays!

Jose Antonio Miranda Soto

Spain
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Tour: #206029, Washington Highlights Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 18/17

Great tour, very profesional and kind treat. Thanks Susan!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I loved touring you, Maria and your children. Your kids really are amazing! Please tell Gonzalo I have read about the Douglas railroad & will keep in mind for future tours. Please thank Ines for assisting with Kilroy. If she can find out the origin of that British cartoon, bonus touring points :) Both of them will light up the world for good. Thank you again! Feel free to call me if you are all ever in town again.

Andrew Kennedy

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: #97554, Historical Georgetown Private Tour, Georgetown, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 31/17

Excellent tour, we learnt a lot about the Georgetown area. Thanks

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure touring you. Thank you for your interest and your kindness. Your climb/semi - jog up the Exorcist Steps was impressive.

Artaj Singh

Canada
Rating

Tour: #39485, Washington Highlights Private Tour (With Driver), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 6/17

Susan was amazing! Beyond expectations. She was friendly, informative, flexible and made this a very worthwhile day for us as a family of 3 on our first visit to DC. If you are looking for a tour guide, this is it! Would call her again if we are coming back to DC or surrounding area. Her driver Khalid is amazing also and very professional and accomadating. THANKS GUYS for a memorable day!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Artaj, Thank you so very much! What a wonderful day with you and your family. You all are extremely knowledgeable, interesting and open to discussion about historical events. You made me a better guide. Thanks to Judy, I know about Canadians fighting on our side in Vietnam and the columns at Treasury not being quite so special. Artaj, I hope you enjoyed your Tidal Basis walk this morning. I know Khalid would join me in saying we rate you 5 stars as well, all of you!

Dena Zundel

United States
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Tour: #206029, Washington Highlights Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 23/17

Susan was fantastic. She went out of her way to meet us at our home. She met with our group and planned the day around our interests. She was very knowledgeable and prepared.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Dena, I loved touring you and your family! You all were interested, interesting, engaging and fun! I will never forget your dad at the Vietnam memorial wall and his reflections on Ely, NV during the war. Sad & poignant. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip. Thank you again. Best, Susan

Dana Shrager

United States
Rating

Tour: #39485, Washington's Memorials & Monuments Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 22/17

5 stars for Susan M of Washington DC. She knowledgeable, flexible to our family's needs, and kind. Great tour guide. Thank you,

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dana, it was my pleasure to meet you and to tour you and your family. Your girls are smart, creative and intuitive. I only wish I could have changed the weather. Thank you so much for your review. Enjoy the rest of your visit here.

Heather Mitchell

United States
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Tour: #39485, Washington's Memorials & Monuments Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 3/17

Our group would never tour Washington, DC with anyone else. Susan is an awesome guide. She brings so much energy to every tour!! She is smart, attentive, conscientious, professional, and passionate. We would highly recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Heather, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. Your group is always a joy to tour. They are engaging, smart, receptive, fun and challenge me in the best ways! I am looking forward to our tour in October. Thank you for ALL you do on your end to make our tours successful. Best, Susan

Patricia Stack

United States
Rating

Tour: Historical Georgetown, Georgetown, District of Columbia, United States
Date: May 17/17

Intelligent , well informed, humorous, delightful!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Patty & All, Thank you for your wonderful feedback and your contributions to the tour. You were a joy to work with! I so wish the weather had been more cooperative. I'd love to work with you in the future. As you know, flexibility is key in personal private tours. Let's do it again! Best, Susan

Thomas Tidwell

United States
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Tour: #97554, Historical Georgetown Private Tour, Georgetown, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 25/17

Susan was a great guide! Her historical knowledge of the area was incredible. The three hour tour literally flew by. Well worth it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Tom and Angie. It was my pleasure. You were a joy to spend the morning with. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour and I'd love to do it again on another trip in.

Karla D.

Asheville, NC, United States
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Tour: Washington Highlights, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Date: Nov 18/16

WOW! Best Tour of DC EVER! Susan took the time to get to know our group ages 9-79 and planned the perfect trip. She wisely suggested a car and driver to help us cover all the territory we wanted for our grandson's first visit to DC. At every stop she told the backstory, design highlights, and wonderful and often little known details that kept the kids interested. She engaged them at every turn and even through in some surprise sites that we hadn't seen in our many visits. Susan was exceptional in all ways

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Karla, What a joy to tour you, Preston, DJ and Asher. Your planning with me, respect of history, and insistence that your grandchildren have rich experiences all contributed so much to our tour. Thank you for your wonderful words and rating. Loved touring you! Best, Susan

David Klein

Victor, NEW YORK, United States
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Tour: #29185, Create Your Washington Experience, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 29/16

Susan did an excellent job. She came prepared with notes to ensure accuracy and detail. She was a good story teller. Appreciated her energy. Kept us going for four hours. Would recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a pleasure to tour you all! You were all so easy to be with and appreciative of all we saw, including our long walk in Eastern Market and Capitol Hill. Because of your openness, we were able to get off the "beaten path," take advantage of a beautiful day and see sites most miss - a tour guide's dream. I have noted the obscure sites visited so please feel free to visit again and finish the tour. Thank you again and David, loved the photos!

Marlene G.

Germany
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Tour: #97554, Historical Georgetown Private Tour, Georgetown, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 7/16

Susan was energetic, personable and knew a lot about the area. She gave us a full 60 minutes extra time on the tour. One point of dissatisfaction is my feeling that the price was too high for a walk around Georgetown. The second point was Susan's interest in real estate. I'm sure the market in Georgetown is fascinating, but on an historical tour, the sale prices recently set on houses are quite irrelevant. This tour should be 90 minutes and half the price.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: As a guide, it is important to me that my clients are extremely satisfied with their tours. As such, I do routinely during my tours, make it a point to ask for feedback so I can regroup if necessary. I'm thinking I forgot to do this, so I apologize. I began including information on the cost of Georgetown homes after I created the tour because of demand, but realize now that I need to hold back unless asked. Thank you for your feedback. Your feedback makes me a better tour guide. Best Susan

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Thank you for your valuable feedback - we have taken it on board and will use it to improve the customer experience going forward!

Laurie Murphy

United States
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Tour: #206029, Washington Highlights Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: May 24/16

What an amazing way to learn about our Nations Capital. Susan was top notch. I highly recommend her tours. She learned a bit about us as well and threw in a little something extra that she knew would be of interest to us. One on one tour is the best way to tour this magnificent city that has so much to see.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Laurie, Thank you so much. I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour. It was my pleasure. I knew there was a reason or two I liked Mets fans!

Bryan Hatter

United Kingdom
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Tour: #97554, Pre-Revolutionary War to Our Nation's Capital Today, Georgetown, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: May 13/16

Enthusiastic and professional, adapting quickly to any individual requests.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Bryan, I remember you! I thoroughly enjoyed touring you, even through all that rain, and would love to do so again should you find yourself in DC. Thank you for the wonderful feedback. Best, Susan

Paul K.

United States
Rating

Tour: Washington National Cathedral Private Tour, DC, District of Columbia, United States
Date: Apr 29/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Paul, for the 5-star rating. I'm glad you and your folks enjoyed the tour. Thank you for making me a better guide.

Lonnie Dunbier

United States
Rating

Tour: #206029, Washington Highlights & Much More, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 17/16

This tour could not have been bettter--had variety, was comprehensive, and our guide, Susan, was very well informed with just the right amount of conversation about each place. And she was very well organized.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I loved touring you and Blanny. You were fun and made the day very enjoyable. Thank you for your kkind words. I am so glad you enjoyed the tour.

Greg Taubin

United States
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Tour: #39485, Washington's Memorials & Monuments Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 23/16

Hi Susan, Thanks again for a great tour. We are back in NY but when we ask the kids what was the best part about our trip, they both unanimously answer 'the tour with Susan!' We hope all is well with you and look forward to touring with you again in the future. You were great, we gained so much knowledge from your tour of the monuments and memorials. Our kids loved your stories, historical references and insights. You held their attention for over 3 hours!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again, a million. The pleasure was mine!

Nat Douglas

United Kingdom
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Tour: #29185, The Best of National & Local Washington, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 15/15

Susan was very good tour provider, fun, knowledgeable and good company over the 4 days in DC. Would highly recommend Susan for anyone that wants to see DC!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nat! Loved touring you. You made it so enjoyable.

Joshua Kopera

United States
Rating

Tour: #29185, Create Your Washington Experience, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 6/15

The process is extremely easy and all the guides we have used have been nothing but special. Susan was extremely informative and the ability to keep my two kids attention for four hours by incorporating them each to be either George Washington and Thomas Jefferson worked perfectly. She was extremely knowledgeable and described everything on a kids level to keep them interested. She is a must if you have young kids like mine,8 and 11 yrs old. I look forward to using TBL at every new city we visit.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joshua, Thank you so much for your kind words. I really appreciate it. I loved touring you, Jack & Katie. You have great kids! They made it so easy. Thank you again. Best, Susan

Mark Hunt

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: Washington Highlights, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Date: Sep 18/15

The tour I had was a one to one, therefore making it easier for my very pleasant guide to show the city to it's potential. She included 3 additional highlights which made my short but educational tour one to savoir. She is to be complimented on her knowledge of D C and given it a human face. When I visit again a personal tour of the sites and memorials by this guide will definitely be in my itinerary. Thank you to all who made this tour worth while.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mark, Thank you so much for your kind review. I very much enjoyed touring you and would love to do so again. The International Bomber Memorial looks interesting and I wish you the best next month understanding difficult circumstances. Best, Susan

Vadim Lubianitsky

United States
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Tour: #39485, Washington's Memorials & Monuments, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 1/15

It was really great. I went in Washington to show it my 12 years son, and Susan done customize tour for us. Gave us a lot of interested info in very nice and light manner. My son loves it. Strongly recommend to everybody Vadim

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Vadim. Loved touring you and your son. You both made it so easy and so much fun. Thank you again.

Heather Mitchell

United States
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Tour: Embassy Encore, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Date: Jul 29/15

Our group would never tour Washington, DC and surrounding areas with anyone else. Susan is a fantastic guide. She is smart, attentive, conscientious, professional, and passionate. We would highly recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Heather, There is a reason that your group is the only large group bus tour I do. What a pleasure to spend time with Middletown Township folks! They are knowledgeable, flexible, interesting and interested. You all push me to be a better guide. Thank you so much for your business and for the wonderful review! Best, Susan

Chelsea Biskup

United States
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Tour: #39485, Washington's Memorials & Monuments, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 24/15

Our tour guide was very friendly and passionate about her job. She spent over 4.5 hours with us and we were only scheduled for 3. We appreciated the time she spent and knowledge shared with us. On the downside we were exhausted after walking over 4.5 hours. It ended up to be too much and we lost our energy and enthusiasm. Next time we will do a bus tour or a tour that includes transportation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the review, I really enjoyed touring your family. It is important to me that clients have a positive and memorable experience. I regret the excessive travel time and wish I would have been more assertive in using taxis for transport.

Steve Johnson

United States
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Tour: #39485, Washington's Memorials & Monuments, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 15/15

Susan was GREAT! I would highly recommend Susan to anyone wanting a tour of DC. She is very personable and very knowledgeable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Steve. I really enjoyed touring you and your family. It was my pleasure.

Denise Selati

United States
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Tour: #146418, Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 24/15

Susan was informative, energetic and terrific with our grandkids

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Denise. I enjoyed touring you and your family.

Susan Hanna

United States
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Tour: #39485, Washington Highlight's Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 13/15

This was the third year that Susan provided our group with a tour, and it was incredible. Her knowledge of the history of DC, and her ability to connect the monuments and make them relevant to today - in an interesting, engaging and fun way is the very reason why we continue to come back to DC and request Susan as our guide. I love that she has so many tidbits that are fascinating. She clearly loves DC, and she loves to share her wealth of knowledge. I can't wait to see what's in store for next year!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I love touring your group! What a treat it is to spend time with students who take nothing for granted and with you! You make touring so wonderfully enjoyable, Susan. I am also looking forward to next year. Thank you for choosing me as your guide! PS On Saturday evening, President Obama hosted the singer, Prince at the White House. Reason for all that extra Secret Service?

Sandra Doell

Canada
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Tour: First Impressions of Our Nation's Capital, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Date: May 27/15

Susan was attentive and client-focused during our highly personalized tour of Capital Hill. We truly appreciated her concern for my mom and our need for frequent rest stops on tour. We wanted a tour that felt like we were cruising through downtown and seeing the sights with a good friend--that is the experience Susan provided for us. Experience, energy & empathy--thanks Susan!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a pleasure to "tour" with you! Thank you for making it so enjoyable. And Happiest 91 to your amazing mom.

Robert Lurie

United States
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Tour: #39485, Washington Highlight's Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: May 1/15

Susan was wonderful! We were very limited in time and very ambitious in the number of sites we wanted to see. She was able to relate to three generations of my family in a warm, pleasant, and appropriate way, keeping us all engaged and informed throughout our time together. We all enjoyed our day in DC and give Susan all of the credit for making it such a success! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her and her tour to anyone traveling to DC.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nancy! I loved touring your family. What a joy for me.

Chris McKinnie

United States
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Tour: #146418, Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 20/15

Really made the whole experience easy and showed a real effort to make this a great experience. Full of facts.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You were really great to tour. Thank you for making me a better guide!

Amy Norstad

United States
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Tour: #39485, Washington's Memorials & Monuments, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 5/15

My family had a guided tour of the Washington monuments today with Susan and she was absolutely amazing! She was incredibly knowledgeable, was entertaining for adults and kids, was gracious and most of all shared her delight and passion for DC. We will recommend her for all DC visitors. 5 stars off the chart. Cheers to Susan!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Amy, I loved touring you and your family!. I have wondered how the rest of your trip has gone (many museums lost electrical power today and nice article on the Easter Egg Hunt in today's paper!) Here is an answer to 1 question you had: Lincoln Memorial: In 1910, 2 members of Congress joined forces to create his memorial. Shelby M. Cullom and Joseph G. Cannon, both knew Lincoln in IL and pushed through the bill to create the memorial. Bill signed by Pres. Taft in 1911. T. Jeff education to follow.

Margret Bjarnadottir

United States
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Tour: #97554, Historical Georgetown, Georgetown, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 26/14

Susan is a great guide. She took my group of 10 around Georgetown and we loved it. The tour was very informative and she managed to shed light on not only the history of Georgetown, but DC as a whole (plus the architecture etc.) I highly recommend Susan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to meet you Margret, and to tour your wonderful group. You all were a delight! Thank you again. Let me know if you have others that are interested in a tour.

Sidney Mendelsohn

United States
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Tour: #97554, Historical Georgetown, Georgetown, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 25/14

Very fun tour. Great tour guide who loves her work and knows the ins and outs of G Town

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Pete. Loved touring you!!!

Mary Otahal

United States
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Tour: #39485, Washington's Memorials & Monuments, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 3/14

We enjoyed the monuments and memorials tour very much. Susan was on time, personable and communicated well. She gave us lots of interesting historical commentary. We enjoyed the walk and the education.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mary, Thank you so much for choosing me as your guide and for your kind words. I enjoyed touring you and your daughter and hope the rest of your visit here was fun. Thank you again. Best, Susan

Jean Marc De Silva

United States
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Tour: Honoring Our Nation's Memorials, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Date: Jul 30/14

Mandy Messham

United Kingdom
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Tour: #39485, Washington's Memorials & Monuments, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 26/14

Thank you to Susan for a wonderful tour of the monuments of Washington DC. We had visited previously but wanted more in-depth information and boy did we get it! Susan's knowledge was outstanding and delivered in a way which was easy to understand- even for us Brits. The personal touch of this tour offered so many more insights than any guide book could ever do and we would definitely seek out Susan again when we return to DC. We loved Susan's sense of humour and her clear passion for this fantastic city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. I could have toured you all day! You all were a delight to tour. Please come back and see me. YOUR tour client rating: 5-stars. Clearly my pleasure.

Joanne Wanczyk

United States
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Tour: #39485, Honoring Washington's Best & Brightest, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 5/14

Susan has a great capacity for all kinds of historical and actual facts about DC. An absolute delight to spend such quality time with her. Would recommend this adventure to anyone. She will customize the tour to your wants and needs.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much Joanne! You were a joy to tour - so open to your "adventure" and so well-informed yourself. I would love the opportunity to tour you again.

Allen Peterson

United States
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Tour: First Impressions of Our Nation's Capital, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Date: May 31/14

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Allen! Let's do it again next summer!

Heather Mitchell

United States
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Tour: Beyond Our Borders, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Date: May 29/14

Susan is very knowledgeable and works very hard. Her passion and energy shine thru in every tour she has done for us. Looking forward to our next tour with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I love working with your group. They are intelligent and respectful. You probably don't know that in general, I turn down bus groups - except for you! Thank you!

Ellen Sabin

United States
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Tour: Beyond Our Borders, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Date: May 23/14

Susan was organized, professional and conscientious. She kept us on schedule which allowed us the ability to see a lot in a short time frame. She kept us current via prompt emails on what she had planned and any changes. I would highly recommend her as your guide in D.C.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ellen. I loved touring your family. I met someone from the State Dept. this past weekend and inquired about the quality of their tours. She assured me that adding the tour to my international tour would be a great touch. Please thank Nick for me. You were all great!

Heather Mitchell

United States
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Tour: Beyond Our Borders, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Date: Apr 29/14

Susan was knowledgeable, friendly, enthusiastic, and passionate about the tour and Washington, DC. So happy we found her and can't wait for the next 2 tours we have scheduled with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I love working with your group! They are knowledgeable, respectful, ask intelligent questions and leave me wanting to spend more time with them at the end of the day. I look forward to many more tours with you all. Thank you.

Joseph Lerman

United States
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Tour: #39485, Washington's Memorials & Monuments, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 15/14

What can I say other than this is a tour we will NEVER forget. Susan was kind of enough to bear through treacherous weather and kept a smile on our kids the entire time. The DC walking tour was great. Thank you Susan

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! You were all troopers! And your kids were amazing - they are the reason I enjoy touring children. It was wonderful being your guide even in that horrible weather! Please come back and see me and greetings to all.

Edward Clark

United States
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Tour: Honoring Washington's Best & Brightest, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Date: Apr 14/14

Susan had the perfect level of enthusiasm to engage my group of 16 HS seniors and keep them engaged. We did two tours with her and they both delivered what we wanted. I had communicated with her ahead of time to be sure that she knew what we were expecting. She totally hit the mark and I would use her again and recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Ed! What a great group of students. I was honored to be their guide. They took nothing for granted, and were eager to learn and experience all they did on their trip. I asked one student how his time was in DC and he responded, "magical." So kudos to you for your program, for getting them here and for being a gracious and enjoyable host! I'd love to tour your groups in the future.

Katherine Dech

United States
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Tour: #39485, Washington's Memorials & Monuments, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 14/14

Our entire family thoroughly enjoyed Susan's tour! She involved our children and made it interesting for all of us. I would book a tour with her again, without question. Thank you Susan!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Kathy! I thoroughly enjoyed being your guide. Your kids were really fun to be with. And the Cleveland connection was really cool. Please look me up if you come back into town. I'd love to see you all again.

Dorothy Z├╝ger-Knecht

Switzerland
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Tour: Historical Georgetown, Georgetown, District of Columbia, United States
Date: Oct 8/13

On behalf of my entire family I would like to thank you for the fantastic tour you gave us this morning! We all loved it and we learned soooooooo much!! The houses, the sights...... Everything was just 100 if not 200% amazing interesting and fantastic!! Take care and see you soon in Zurich!!!

Amy Duncan

Katy, TX, United States
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Tour: #39485, Washington's Memorials & Monuments, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 7/13

EXCELLENT-the best way to see the monuments. PRE-TOUR: Susan was very responsive to emails and questions. Because of weather and Gov't shutdown, we rescheduled (mutually agreeable) at last minute, and had an optimal tour. TOUR: (10/8/13) Informative, brought history alive. I picked to tour this way, as my 85 yr. old mother has macular degeration, and the oral history is what I could not give her, and what Susan did. We enjoyed out time with Susan and this was a first class experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for taking my tour, for being flexible and patient with the changes and your very kind words. I look forward to touring you again in DC. You were both a PLEASURE to spend time with!

Bruce Pearson

Canada
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Tour: #39485, Washington's Memorials & Monuments, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 1/13

Well thought out, with great insights into all the sites. We always had others listening to Susan talk as they really missed the most important points of each site. Susan worked well with our two boys 7 & 12. We all gained a lot of valuable knowledge in a short time.. Very well done many thanks Susan..

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Bruce, Thank you for your review. I really enjoyed doing your tour! It's so interesting to get the international perspective re our history. I especially loved learning about the War of 1812 as it played out in Canada. And it was great to discuss our founders and leaders with you - with all their greatness and foibles. It's what makes history come alive and you helped make that happen for your kids. Touring your family was my pleasure and I also appreciate your generosity. Susan

Ron Jones

United States
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Tour: Your Total Washington Experience, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Date: Jun 25/13

Very well prepared and organized. Everything was done in a timely fashion. Susan was able to navigate us to the point where we were able to avoid crowds and waiting times. We were also able to enjoy additional areas of interest instead of having to wait between programs. Susan was very knowledgable providing us with additional information especially while touring the memorials. Overall I would rate her performance as excellent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Ron. Needless to say, I love hosting you and your granddaughters! You make it all so easy. I am looking forward to touring you and your family again in the future. Thank you again.

Allen Peterson

United States
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Tour: First Impressions of Our Nation's Capital, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Date: Jun 14/13

Susan is so likeable. The sponsors and leader of group raved about the tour. She was picked up on everyone's cues and satisfied thier desires. Thanks for susan

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: This was clearly one of the most enjoyable tours I've done. The students were pretty amazing - they took nothing for granted, were interested and engaged, and a pleasure to tour - as was the staff: Susan & Nancy. Working with Allen (from the tour agency) was a joy as well.

Donna Hurd

United States
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Tour: #39485, Honoring Washington's Best & Brightest, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: May 16/13

Susan was very, very knowledgeable. She was very flexible when I needed to sit down and helped us find a hard to find taxi at the end. There is no better way than this to do a tour of the whole mall. Took a tour of Arlington/Pentagon Memorial the next day with her. She knows a lot of stuff!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Donna! I loved doing your tour.

Eric Hanson

United States
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Tour: #30982, Camelot on the Potomac, Georgetown, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 16/13

This was a wonderful tour and beyond what we were hoping for. Susan was prompt, friendly, incredibly knowledable, and made the entire time go by so quickly. We couldn't have asked for a better experience during our trip to DC. We plan to contact her again the next time we are in town!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Eric & Shannon, Thank you! You were so engaging & wonderful to spend time with! A couple loose ends...I was wrong re the photo of Jackie in formal wear in the Camelot book. She wouldn't have been going to the Eisenhower ball because they went when Jack was at the P Street house. Re his presidency: Son Patrick died in 1963 Some say Jackie never forgave herself (died of a respiratory ailment acquired in utero), & she smoked during the pregnancy. I would love to tour you & Shannon next time in town. Thanks!

Ron Jones

United States
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Tour: Path of the Presidents Inaugural 2013, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Date: Jan 20/13

Susan guided my granddaughter and me through that mass of people in order for us to get the full experience of the inauguration and parade. I truly appreciate her going out of her way to meet us at our hotel, preparing us for the Metro (coming and going), and doing more than one could expect in the limited amount of time we had. It was understandable we could not visit some of the memorials and other areas of interest because our primary goal was the inauguration. I look forward to working with you again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ron, Thank you! I loved doing the tour and inaugural for you and Lauren. Thank you for making it so easy and enjoyable. Your quick wit, people-skills and enthusiasm made the two days really fun! I'd love to tour you and your family again - this time for the Monuments & Memorials Tour if you like. Susan

Beatrice Ingham

United States
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Tour: #29185, Create Your Washington Experience, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 12/12

susan did a wonderful job with my 9 year old grandson, which was just what I was looking for...she made it very real to him ...and she was great for the adults too. I loved the box of pennys representing the collumns of the lincoln memorial. she did a fine job!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Beatrice. I enjoyed Donald! and all you adults too. Let me know next time you're in Washington.

Debra Watkins

United States
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Tour: #39485, Washington's Memorials & Monuments, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 11/12

Susan's walking tour of the monuments/memorials was a highlight of our generational ladies DC trip. She prefaced each sight with interesting historical facts and left us to experience each one on our own. Yet Susan was right at hand when we needed a group photo. We appreciated her sensitivity to snack, water and restroom locations. My 80 year Mom couldn't have been more pleased! I highly recommend Susan and look forward to taking another one of her tours in the future. Deb Watkins, McDonough, GA

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Deb! I loved touring your group. You were all great fun and what a great idea to do an intergenerational tour! Let me know if you return. I would love to see you again.

Judy Trice

United States
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Tour: #39485, Monuments & Memorials, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 17/12

Excellent, excellent tour guide. Friendly, knowledgeable and very efficient. Susan knew or found out the answers to our questions and even found the name I was looking for on the Vietnam Memorial without me asking. We would definitely ask for her and Tours by Locals on our next visit to Washington D.C. We did everything I asked for, but we really need to come back. So much more to see.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Judy, It was my pleasure to do your tour! You were delightful. I hope the rest of your trip was meaningful and enjoyable. I'd love to tour you again on your next visit to Washington. Susan

Cherie Young

United States
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Tour: Georgetown Church & Culture and Monuments & Memorials, Georgetown, District of Columbia, United States
Date: Aug 11/12

This tour was interesting and our tour guide made every effort to customize the tour to our needs. Even more importantly, she went above and beyond prior to our arrival to make sure that our trip would be memorable, providing information that made our whole stay less stressful. This was our first time using Tours by Locals and it was well worth the investment.

Katherine Rodgers

United States
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Tour: #29185, Create Your Washington Experience, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 2/12

Susan was an excellent tour guide. She was extremely informative. She made it very interesting and a great deal of fun as well. I would highly recommend her as a tour guide. We are so glad we got to have her for our tour today.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm so pleased I could be a part of Patti & Kathy's special weekend. It was great fun and I wish them the best.