Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Newcastle-England by Tour Guide Keith B. (Guide #3766)


Hallie Pfeiffer

United States
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Tour: #584079, Family history (from York), York, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Mar 11/20

Planning this trip with Keith was a wonderful experience - he had some great suggestions and found things to see along the route that I never knew existed! Our vacation, unfortunately, was cut short due to the pandemic but traveling with him was so easy. He's a great conversationalist, a really safe driver and always open to finding sites and experiences to enhance the trip. I'd book again with him without hesitation!

Shannon B.

East Greenville, PENNSYLVANIA, United States
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Tour: #27052, Derbyshire Scenery and history, Sheffield, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jan 3/20

Keith is particularly suited for this tour of the Derbyshire countryside because he was a geology major in college. And to really understand the The stunning views, it was punctuated by Keith's perspectives. As well, because he is a photography enthusiast, he naturally sees views from the most beautiful ankle. He had a very easy attitude, and was very accommodating.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. It was a pleasure to travel with you

Jamie Deterding

United States
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Tour: #247228, Beyond the Lake District, Carlisle, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Nov 16/19

Keith was fabulous. We knew we wanted to visit the Lake District but did not have a fixed time schedule to adhere to. Keith was able to take us to some great areas in the Lake District while blending in the rich history with our tour. Keith has a great insight to the culture, history and beauty of the area. We would rebook with Keith in a heart beat. Janie and Anne from USA

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, I hope you enjoyed Durham castle (how could anyone not).

Janice B.

United States
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Tour: #179157, England best - 5 days, Bath, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Oct 7/19

Every day of Keith's tour was wonderful! We saw and learned more than we could imagine. His excellent knowledge of history and places kept us well informed. We especially enjoyed finding the places with special family connections and appreciated that Keith went out of his way to locate them for us - all the while filling us in on the local history, architecture, culture, nature, and more. We are very pleased with our trip and would love to do it again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, I also very much enjoyed the time we spend together

Lee M.

Hong Kong
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Tour: #156140, Northern England over 9 days, Manchester, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 19/19

We had a great time with Keith who is fun, easy going, considerate. He looked after us very well and his recommendations are reliable. Keith knows Yorkshire, Northumberland and Lake District inside out. He took us to many hidden gems that a standard tour probably would not visit. We highly recommend Keith to anyone looking for a good experienced guide in Yorkshire.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, you were all a pleasure to travel with

Fred Shriner

United States
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Tour: North York Moors and coast (from York). Group of 2 ( or possibly 3-4 if 1-2 children), York, England, United Kingdom
Date: Sep 5/19

Keith arrived on time and was very accommodating. We had an enjoyable day touring the abbey's and the North York Moors.

Andrew Mc Neil

United States
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Tour: #58177, Fountains Abbey and the southern Dales, York, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 3/19

Andrew Mc Neil

United States
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Tour: #58140, North York Moors and coast (from York), York, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 2/19

John Petrick

United States
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Tour: Durham and Washington Old hall-shore excursion (larger vehicle), Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Date: Aug 22/19

Very friendly and knowledgeable

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. I enjoyed meeting you both

Suk Kim May Fong

Malaysia
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Tour: #644252, Capital to Capital, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 8/19

We had the most remarkable family tour with Keith. This definitely has become the most eye-opening and adventurous journey for us; something we will remember and cherish. We were pleasantly surprised by the diversity of our trip: from neolithic archaeological sites to medieval castles, spectacular architectures to breathtaking sceneries of the Heather Moors, where every new activity offered new experiences. Keith is a truly spectacular and highly recommended guide to have!

Linda Sylvester

United States
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Tour: #689830, Northumbrian castle route - Shore excursion (larger vehicle), Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 6/19

We had a wonderful time with Keith. He met us at the docks on time and we had a fun day driving around seeing the different castles, beaches, small towns and we had lunch in an authentic pub. Keith is well-traveled, interesting, personable and easy to be with. We fully recommend Keith as a travel guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. Speak soon

Cathy Boyle

United Kingdom
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Tour: North York Moors and coast (from York). Group of 2 ( or possibly 3-4 if 1-2 children), York, England, United Kingdom
Date: Aug 1/19

Great full day tour with Keith. Exactly as discussed and more. Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you

Michael Szczuka

Germany
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Tour: Scenery and Wildlife of the East Yorkshire coast (from York), York, England, United Kingdom
Date: Jul 22/19

Great day tour. Keith is a very knowleadgable and likeable guide and we got to see and visit places that we surely would never have seen by ourselves. Relaxed conversations and good atmosphere. If we are ever in the area again, we would not hesistate to book another tour with Keith.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the kind words, I was so pleased that the puffins were there to welcome you also.

Ka Fatt Chan

Malaysia
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Tour: #58140, North York Moors and coast (from York). Group of 4-7, York, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 3/19

Ka Fatt Chan

Malaysia
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Tour: #58140, North York Moors and coast (from York). Group of 4-7, York, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 2/19

Jan Harrington

United States
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Tour: 2 day custom tour, Yorkshire, York, England, United Kingdom
Date: Jun 28/19

5 star rating for Keith. He was an excellent careful driver and guide, took us to all the places we wanted to visit arriving promptly each time, and provided us with helpful guidance on the places, as well as taking us to other good locations on our route. He made us feel welcome.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words.

Stephen Mongelluzzo

United States
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Tour: North York Moors and coast (from York). Group of 2 ( or possibly 3-4 if 1-2 children), York, England, United Kingdom
Date: Jun 4/19

We had a wonderful day with Keith. He is extremely knowledgeable and shared many stories and much information about the history behind the sites we went to. We learned quite a lot and would happily travel with Keith again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. I greatly enjoyed my day with you

Sondra Welches

United States
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Tour: Hadrians wall, Extended, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Date: May 27/19

Keith was brilliant! Very knowledgeable, friendly and flexible. Took us to the best places also the Roman Hadrian's Wall and supplied helpful commentary along the route. I'd use Keith again. Cheers!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you :)

Laura Metcalf

United States
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Tour: #58177, Castle Howard and Fountains Abbey, York, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 16/19

Keith was a charming, patient, and informative guide. He modified the itinerary to accommodate specific requests, and was prompt to pick us up and safely return us home. We saw sites we would never see on large tours, and he steered us to an excellent lunch location. I would hire Keith again anytime!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thankyou. It was a pleasure to tour with you all.

Ronald Sunker

United States
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Tour: Scenery and Wildlife of the East Yorkshire coast (from York), York, England, United Kingdom
Date: Apr 29/19

We customized this tour to look at sites for genealogy research. Keith went beyond our expectations. He did some research and found information we did not have on my family. Made our selection of places to stop more interesting and productive.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure. I hope the things we found continue to bear fruit.

Karl Taylor

United States
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Tour: #115085, The dales from York, York, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Oct 1/18

Keith and the experience he provides is fantastic. Take a tour with a professional tour guide AND photographer - what could be better? He worked hard to make sure we visited the best sites for 2 full days. He also worked hard to take lots of pictures and provide them to me after the tour. Great conversations as well - Keith has it all. I would HIGHLY recommend Keith and would gladly reference him, which I normally would not do! Thanks, Keith.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the kind words, our 2 days together were a joy.

Karl Taylor

United States
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Tour: #85662, Photographic tutorial tour (from York), York, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 30/18

Keith is the BEST! Thorough, listens well, lots of fun and a great tour and photographer. All around excellent!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you

Olga Draznin

Canada
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Tour: A week in Yorkshire and beyond, York, England, United Kingdom
Date: Sep 10/18

Keith is very knowledgeable guide who was able to handle perfectly our specific and sometimes conflicting interests. He helped us to plan the trip and was flexible and accommodating to make changes on the way. He showed us a lot of interesting things that we would definitely miss traveling on our own. We are very satisfied with the tour and the guide and would recommend it without reservations.

Stanley Shannon

Middletown, IN, United States
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Tour: The lake district and beyond, Lake District National Park, England, United Kingdom
Date: Aug 28/18

Keith provided an excellent tour of the Lake District and Hadrian's wall for my wife, son and I. He was prompt, courteous, and knowledgeable. We could not have asked for anyone more well informed of the history and geography of the areas of interest. He is a friendly, engaging man with many interests and hobbies and could not have been more patient and helpful. We were able to enjoy views and locations that we could not have gotten to in any other way. Quite satisfied with his service.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comments. It's always a delight to travel with such informed and engaged guests

Diana Field

United States
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Tour: #156140, England in 1 week (reduced price for Diana Field), Bath, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 13/18

We have travelled a lot around the world but this was our first guided tour. Keith was absolutely amazing! His knowledge of all things British was so helpful and he was so pleasant to spend time with. He was very helpful priory to the trip working with us to lay out what we wanted to see. We had some ideas and he added other things that fit into our choices. As we travelled he figured out pretty quick how to fine tune our travels. The fact that he is a professional photographer was a big bonus.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. Travelling with you both was a delight

Peter Van Demark

Rockport, MA, United States
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Tour: #27052, Derbyshire Scenery and history, Sheffield, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 7/18

Keith was an excellent guide, providing for this day a modified standard itinerary for touring the Peak District. The day was gorgeous, and the hill and valley walks, and drives along narrow roads, were very scenic. We would hire him again!

Peter Van Demark

Rockport, MA, United States
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Tour: #27052, Derbyshire Scenery and history, Sheffield, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 6/18

Keith was an excellent guide, providing both a custom itinerary for family history research in Derbyshire and a modified standard itinerary for touring the Peak District. The days were full, but satisfying. We would hire him again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, it was a delight to tour with you

Kirk Mcelney

United States
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Tour: #115085, The dales from York, York, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 25/18

Keith was awesome! After re-confirming our preferences upon our meeting, Denise and I enjoyed a magical day. Keith's timely wit, historical knowledge and familiarness with the area left us with a great appreciation for the land and culture. As a very novice photographer, Keith included invaluable instruction and perspective that will serve me well in the future. Denise and I both agreed that we have never had a better guided tour. Keith's love of his job is apparent and made our day very special.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words, It was a delight to share a day with you.

Norman Dailey

United States
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Tour: #58140, North York Moors and coast (from York), York, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 2/18

Norman Dailey

United States
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Tour: Northumbrian castle route-shore excursion, Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Date: Jul 1/18

We spent two days with Keith, traveling from Edinburgh to York, visiting Castles, Moors and the North Sea. Two things we really loved about Keith is he is a photographer and knows the best viewing points. Second, he has his own pass into the major sites, so instead of handing you off or making you wander off on your own, he accompanies you into each site, and gives you not just history, but also connections to previous places you visited. You can see and hear how the history was shaped.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments. I enjoyed very much travelling with you. I felt challenged at times (In a good way) by your questions and comments. Travelling together with guests like you is a learning experience for me.


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