The tour with the local guides - our group was pretty big - that's why we had 2 tour guides - Nancy and Lyn - was the best way to get to know Chicago. We got a lot of information, presented in a way, we would never forget - and had the opportunity to put questions. I can only recommend this tour. Christine (Germany)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words. I enjoyed you and the entire group - delightful. I hope the rest of your travels and concerts went well. Nancy
Louis WatererUnited States
Nancy K was great. We asked for an unusual tour: a tour of new USA National Park number 61, Indiana Dunes. We went to all the places in the park that I wanted to see and got the timing that we wanted. She is an interesting person and a safe driver.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much! I really enjoyed our day together and learning more from you and Bonnie about your travels! I hope the rest of your time in Chicago and the return trip went well. You've given me great ideas for my travel and tours in this area! Take care, Nancy
Robert ArnoldUnited States
Robert ArnoldUnited States
Nancy walked us around Chicago pointing out parts of interest with tips. She gave tips for extra sights, eating n travel. Nancy was pleasant n answered all our queries. There was even an outdoor entertainment at Daly plaza which we 'lucked' on. We have enjoyed both experiences n will search for similar in the other cities we plan to visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Enjoyed meeting both of you very much and hope the rest of your travels are going well. Safe travels back home! Nancy
We had just one day to tour Chicago. It was our first ever visit to the city and we wanted to really get the feeling of the city in a very short time. Nancy K. Our tour guide was just what we wanted. She has a great love for the city and vast knowledge of its architecture and history. Nancy took us to see many highlights of the city including a short walk in millennium park to see the Bean, all the Chicago landmarks, and a drive through the water front. I give Nancy and her tour 5 glowing stars.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh my - your kind words and review are greatly appreciated. I enjoyed my time with you and am so happy you enjoyed our time in Chicago. Take care! Nancy
Jan FeidelmanLongboat Key, FL, United States
Nancy is a superb guide and host for the city of Chicago! Her driving tour, with great historical knowledge, storytelling and au current city happenings, gave us a wonderful orientation to the city of Chicago. She is very welcoming and fun. What a super way to begin a long weekend visit here.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh your kind comments are so appreciated. Truly enjoyed meeting you both and sharing Chicago with you. Hope the rest of your visit and travels home go well. Take care. Nancy
Nancy was an excellent guide. She provided my wife and I with an extremely comprehensive view of the Chicago area in a very short time. We would recommend her services.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your review and kind words. I enjoyed meeting you both and showing you around. Hope the rest of your time & travel to next stop Virginia went well.
Art ShireyUnited States
Nancy was very personable and very knowledgeable about Chicago. If I ever did another tour or knew of anyone taking a tour I would insist on Nancy
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Art. Really enjoyed fun with your family!
Nancy BradfordUnited States
Wonderful Nancy was great
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Nancy. Hope the rest of your trip is going well-& you found the 4th to be a good day. That late storm was something else - hope you weren’t caught in it. Take care.
Valerie SumnerUnited States
Wonderful experience! Excellent guides and the tour was very well received by all!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Valerie. Appreciated your communication on options due to weather issues - so glad we could get walks in between rain storms. We all enjoyed time with the group.
Nancy was the best tour guide we have every had. She shared her knowledge and love of Chicago with us. We got to see and know so much of the city in our 5 day visit - the beautiful Chicago River, Lake Michigan, the old parts of the city, the Gold Coast area and so much more. Nancy suggested we do the Architecture River Cruise to see the beautiful buildings from the river and to go to the Art Institute of Chicago which were both fantastic. She also gave us fantastic restaurant suggestions
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: High praise I so appreciate! You two were fantastic & enthusiastic & a joy to spend time with. Thank you for your review- so happy to have been a part of your trip!
Vivek SharmaUnited States
Nancy did an outstanding job giving us a comprehensive driving tour of Chicago in two and a half hours. She is extremely knowledgeable about the city and also provided some very interesting historical background on just about everything we saw. I have been through Chicago several times but never got an understanding of the city as I did this time. Nancy is a delightful person and a very thoughtful and professional guide. Overall, this was a wonderful tour experience that I would recommend to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for that wonderful rating and your very kind sentiments. It was pleasure to spend an afternoon with both of you and always a treat to share this city. Take care.
Joan FoxUnited States
In Chicago, we spent a half day touring all over the City with Nancy. She drove us to all the different neighborhood and gave us their history. She was very knowledgeable, and we felt we really learned so much about what Chicago is like outside of the downtown area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Joan. I enjoyed meeting you both very much. Your desires to see unusual parts of our city was fun for me to set up and enjoy with you on an easy traffic day! I hope the rest of your stay was as delightful as you two are. Take care.
Tom G.Seattle, WASHINGTON, United States
Klaudia LipfordUnited States
Nancy was a great hostess to her city and very knowledgeable as well as flexible!! Thank-you, Nancy!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Klaudia. You were also great to spend time with and flexible! Greatly appreciated. Hope the rest of your travels went well! Nancy
Nancy was a terrific guide. Very professional, open and friendly. She has a great store of knowledge about all things Chicago and she happily answered all the questions we peppered her with. Nancy was a great help with the queries I had even before arriving in the States, and from the beginning we were engaged so we thoroughly enjoyed the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words. Had a great time with you. Happy to share the City with you. Take care.
Susan Blau Ben Di BenedettoUnited States
My husband and I scheduled a brief 2 day visit to Chicago and wanted to get an overview of the city in a short amount of time. We were referred to Tours By Locals and lucky for us we found Nancy on the site. She was terrific. Her tour was organized and thorough and she is extremely well versed in 'everything Chicago' both historical and current. If you are looking for a lovely person with a great personality and in-depth knowledge of Chicago and surrounds then Nancy is your girl!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words Susan and Ben. I truly enjoyed meeting you both. I hope the rest of your trip was great and the travel home without drama. Would be happy to see you again - and referrals are greatly appreciated of course! Do take care. Nancy
Christopher MoffatUnited Kingdom
Nancy was a very friendly, Knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. We were shown all the sites we requested and it was extremely flexible to change as we went along. I would recommend this tour to anyone who visits Chicago and especially Nancy as a tour guide, thank you for a great time Chris & Michelle
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh thank you so very much for your kind words! I truly enjoyed my time with you both (and learned more myself with the fireman!) and hope the rest of your travels went smoothly. Nancy
Anne LillyUnited States
Nancy was very knowledgable and tailored the tour exactly how we had asked for our guests.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Anne. I enjoyed working with you and also the opportunity to see some private locations along the way. I am always working to improve and expand my tour options so please advise if there was a concern that led to your star rating.
David StoneUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating David. I really appreciate it and enjoyed meeting you. Hope the rest of your time in Chicago goes well.
Allyson PetroneUnited States
Nancy and Clarence did a great job with our tour. We appreciate their well-planned tour, and accommodating some of our special requests. They also stayed within our timeline which we really appreciated. Thanks!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Allyson. Enjoyed meeting your group and bring part of your day.
Nancy was a fantastic tour guide, extremely adaptable to some last minute changes and we couldn't have asked for a better experience! We were a larger group and her commentaries appealed to and entertained us all.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Jackie! Always ready to make sure everyone gets where they need to be and aware that time constraints matter a lot for all. I do wish we could have covered more of Chicago but I hope our time together set the stage for a terrific visit for the group. A great group I enjoyed meeting. Hope the rest of the trip also went well.
Nancy K was awesome! her knowledge of Chicago impressed our group very much. Very friendly and sociable. We will look for her again when we return to Chicago! Thanks Nancy!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Jim. Your group was delightful - so fun to spend Canada Day with all of you! Appreciate your kind words & look forward to working with you again. Nancy
Joan Hardman-CobbUnited States
Nancy is phenomenal!She tailored the tour to our group needs - literary tour of Chicago as well as history and a great overview of the city with all its neighborhoods. Quite a tall order but she pulled it off wonderfully in our 3 hour tour. She has an effervescent personality and her knowledge and love for the city of Chicago shines through.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for that wonderful review. It was enjoyable for me to learn more about the City to tailor your tour and your group was delightful. I am glad your time in Chicago went well - the weather certainly ran the gamut during your stay!
Donald WalkerUnited States
Nancy is very passionate and knowledgeable about Chicago, and the walking tour that we did with her was a highlight of our weekend. She is a very pleasant and enthusiastic person, and she has all kinds of interesting information and insights into the city. The tour was fantastic, and her advice about how to spend the rest of our time in the city turned out to be very helpful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Don & Jennifer. I enjoyed our time together and am so glad you had a good weekend in Chicago.
Kari MattsonUnited States
We hired Nancy to guide our group of 30 corporate executives on a food tour of Chicago. She added so much value to our evening, planned our route thouroughly and was able to take into consideration the needs of a large bus. The bus driver was greatful to have her assisting him makeing sure every turn was a smart one. She is extremely knowledgable about Chicago and surrounding areas and our group was happy to learn so many interesting facts and tidbits. I wouldn't do a tour like this again without her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Kari. I enjoyed spending time with your group and only wish we could have seen more of the City. Your food choices made for a fun evening.
Tom GallowayUnited States
Our tour with Nancy was terrific. She was so nice and showed us things we would have never known were there. I would recommend her to anyone interested in a tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Tom. I enjoyed spending time with you both and hope the rest of your time in Chicago went well.
Bonita BorchardUnited States
Nancy was a wonderful tour guide for the personalized tour we carved out around Chicago to see homes and work places for lost our family members. Along the way, Nancy also pointed out Chicago's historic sites. She had a wealth of knowledge to share with us about this great historic city. Nancy was very upbeat and patient with stops we wanted to photograph. We felt very comfortable with Nancy in the driver's seat and were so happy to have had for our guide. I would recommend her to anyone!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Bonnie. It was a pleasure and an honor to share your research.
great city brought to life