Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Sydney-Australia by Tour Guide Helen F. (Guide #4482)


Robert Frishman

United States
Rating

Tour: #355726, Rags to Riches walking tour (New Private Tour), Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Nov 26/18

Informative, friendly, and energetic. Just what we hoped for.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback Robert :) Sincerely, Helen

Steve Mazoff

United States
Rating

Tour: #355726, Rags to Riches walking tour (New Private Tour), Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Nov 17/18

Very informative. Enjoyed our morning. Lovely.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Steve..!! Kind regards, Helen

Dennis G.

United States
Rating

Tour: #45285, (Full-day) The Blue Mountains, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Nov 16/18

A five star tour with a five star guide. Helen is very knowledgable and imparts that knowledge in a friendly, logical way. An enjoyable day spent with a charming, professional lady.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dennis and Kathy..!! It was a pleasure showing you our fabulous city. I wish you and your family the best of good health and absolute happiness. Kind regards, Helen

Susan S.

United States
Rating

Tour: #355726, Rags to Riches walking tour (New Private Tour), Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Nov 5/18

We saw lots of sites. Helen was informative and made the tour very interesting!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review Susan. I hope you can visit again sometime. Kind regards, Helen

Josh Bennett

United States
Rating

Tour: #45284, (Full-day) The Grand Sydney Tour, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Nov 2/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Josh and Trish, It was a pleasure to show you around Sydney and thank you very much for your rating. Kind regards, Helen

Gary Phillips

United States
Rating

Tour: #38959, Customised half day tour of Sydney - Gary Phillips, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Oct 29/18

Helen did an a excellent job for us. Her knowledge of the area was suburb and she adapted the tour to fit our needs and desires. We were a group of six with lots of luggage. She met us at the airport and ended the tour at the cruise terminal with perfect timing. I would highly recommend Helen.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review and recommendation Gary. I hope your cruise was fabulous. Maybe we will see you again?? Kind regards, Helen

Joseph Stanley

United States
Rating

Tour: #355726, Rags to Riches walking tour (New Private Tour), Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Sep 28/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joseph, It was a pleasure to show you around Sydney. Thank you for your rating. Kind regards, Helen

Suzanne Holt

United States
Rating

Tour: #390145, (Half-day) The Story of Sydney - Afternoon, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Aug 10/18

Helen was amazing! We saw so much in a short time and it gave us a great foundation for knowledge about Sydney. We highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting Sydney. We had a fantastic time!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review Suzanne..!! You have made my day :)

Julie Bihn

United States
Rating

Tour: #45284, (Full-day) The Grand Sydney Tour, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: May 17/18

Helen was awesome! Great communication prior to pick up, and a comfortable and roomy van. Helen was friendly and full of unexpected information and details about the history of Sydney and Australia and knew the answers to any of our questions! She clearly knows her way around the city, has great info on place to eat and things to do while in the city! We are actually looking forward to hitting a market that will be set up today. We would never had know to do it without her suggestion! Great tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review Julie! It was a pleasure hanging out with you all. I'm so happy that you are able to experience the Rocks Market today.The weather is spectacular for a harbour cruise to Manly as well. I wish you all the best and maybe we will meet again here in Sydney or in one of your fabulous national parks. Kind regards, Helen

Grant Close

New Zealand
Rating

Tour: #355726, Customised walking tours for Grant Close, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Apr 19/18

Helen brought Sydney alive to us all; revealing layers of architectural magic and history that had previously escaped us all. Her centrepieces for discussion were thoughtful, well-chosen and led to much discussion and many questions. Helen is highly recommended to all.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Glen, It was a pleasure to hang out with you all. Yes, the discussions were highly valuable and thought provoking. Thank you also for your enthusiasm in experiencing the not so obvious parts of our city (bar scene). You allowed me to research and discover a whole new tour idea for the benefit of our visitors to come..!! Sincerely, Helen

Jeffrey Dunn

United States
Rating

Tour: BlueMountains and Wildlife Park:10hours: Bestseller, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Date: Apr 18/18

Helen was our tour guide. Helen did a wonderful job. She was very friendly, knowledgeable and pleasant to be around. We had a GREAT day seeing the Blue Mountains, the wildlife park and the aboriginal center. We would highly recommend Helen and this tour to our friends.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jeffrey, Thank you for your review! It was a pleasure to show you and Julie the best of the Blue Mountains. I love your enthusiasm and how you appreciated everything the Mountains had to offer. I wish you a happy and safe trip, and maybe we will meet again sometime?? Sincerely, Helen

Daniel DeSmedt

United States
Rating

Tour: #45285, (Full-day) The Blue Mountains, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Mar 19/18

Great day with Helen. Everything you want in a guide - friendly, knowledgeable, and fun to spend a day with. Blue mountains were spectacular and we never could have seen it all without Helen.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was such a pleasure to hang out with you all today Dan. Thank you for your enthusiasm and interest in our country. I wish you a fantastic few days in Sydney and beyond. Hopefully we will welcome you back again :) Sincerely, Helen

Karyn Hentz

United States
Rating

Tour: #355726, Rags to Riches walking tour (New Private Tour), Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Feb 27/18

Helen gave a great tour - covering a large area of the city. She also provided some great recommendations for dining!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Karyn, Well, you looked so interested and I wanted to show you more..!! I hope it wasn't too much..? Thank you for being so receptive. Sincerely, Helen

Hal Waldman

United States
Rating

Tour: #45285, (Full-day) The Blue Mountains, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Feb 16/18

Helen was fantastic!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Hal..!!

Don B.

United States
Rating

Tour: #390145, (Half-day) The Story of Sydney - Afternoon, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Feb 15/18

Helen was waiting for us at the airport when we arrived. She provided a nice van & gave us an excellent tour of Sidney. When the tour was complete, she took us to our hotel & went in with us to make sure everything was as expected. Would use her again without hesitation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Don, thank you for your review, I appreciate your words. All the best and hopefully you are able to visit Sydney again sometime in the future. Sincerely, Helen

Robin Rhoads

United States
Rating

Tour: #45284, (Full-day) The Grand Sydney Tour, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Jan 31/18

Wonderful tour. Excellent tour guide. We only had one day in Sydney and wanted to see as much as we could.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Robin, Thank you for your review. I very much appreciate it :) Kind regards and happy travels, Helen

Don Brabston

United States
Rating

Tour: #390145, (Half-day) The Story of Sydney - Afternoon, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Jan 21/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating Don..!! I wish you happy and safe travels. Kind regards, Helen

Carolyn Fancher

United States
Rating

Tour: #38959, (Half-day) The Story of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Jan 21/18

Our half day tour of Sydney was wonderful start to finish! Helen is an excellent guide, very knowledgeable, helpful and professional! We give her our highest endorsement!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Carolyn..!! I very much appreciate your review. I wish you good heath but most of all happiness. Sincerely, Helen

Terrence Donahue

United States
Rating

Tour: #45285, (Full-day) The Blue Mountains, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Jan 20/18

Helen was knowledgeable, charming and we had a great time! Super highly recommended!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review Terrence. It was a pleasure to show you around. I wish you all the best. Sincerely, Helen

Nancy H.

United States
Rating

Tour: #45287, (Full-day) Hunter Valley Wine Region, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Jan 19/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nancy.!

Nancy H.

United States
Rating

Tour: #390145, (Half-day) The Story of Sydney - Afternoon, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Jan 18/18

We spent 1/2 day touring Sydney with Helen and then did an 8 hour tour the next day of the Hunter Valley Wine region. Helen was very knowledgeable and always shared the information in a fun and interesting way. Helen was prompt, very nice, and most willing to adjust our tours to meet our requests. We could not have been more pleased! I would highly recommend Helen. Helen, I hope you are doing well and many thanks for helping make our visit to Australia a memorable one!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nancy, thank you for your favourable review. It was a pleasure to show you around and I am so glad I the experience has left you with fond memories. Safe travels, I wish you the best of health and good luck. Sincerely, Helen

Nancy Connolly

United States
Rating

Tour: #38959, (Half-day) The Story of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Jan 18/18

Helen was our guide (for myself and my husband) in Sydney. My husband has a back issue and cannot walk too far but with Helen as our guide he was able to see all the major sites as we drove around Sydney. Helen is extremely knowledgeable, fun, engaging, and attentive. We thoroughly enjoyed her commentary and would recommend her tour very highly!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nancy, Thank you for your favorable review. I very much enjoyed your company, you make my job a breeze. I wish you all the very best. Sincerely, Helen

William Polhamus

United States
Rating

Tour: #45284, (Full-day) The Grand Sydney Tour, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Jan 2/18

We give Helen 5 huge glowing stars.She outlined her itinerary for us based upon our prior emails and discussions when we first met. She was prompt in meeting us at the appointed time and place. Besides being unbelievably knowledgeable about Sydney and Australian history and customs, she was a funny and thoughtful person. We have used Tours by Locals many times with great experiences but we cannot recall having a better guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh wow, thank you William..!! I've done many tours for ToursByLocals and have never received such a fabulous review :) :) You know what they say, you get what you give and you guys were so interested and willing to experience everything which makes for an easy tour to lead. Thank you again, you have made my day :)

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.

William Baumoel

United States
Rating

Tour: #45284, (Full-day) The Grand Sydney Tour, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Dec 1/17

We spent an absolute perfect day seeing and learning. Helen shared the history of both Australia and Sydney with us, each was very useful in pulling together information we read and herd in later stops. She took us into many neighborhoods and to see all of the significant beaches! We appreciated her flexibility to meet our needs. Thanks so much! It could not have been better!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi William, Thank you for your lovely review. I love my city and I'm so happy that you got to experience it, you traveled a long way to get here. I wish you all the the best for the new year and beyond. Helen

Anna Strong

United States
Rating

Tour: #38959, (Half-day) The Story of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Nov 25/17

Helen was absolutely delightful. She was at the airport waiting for us when we got off the plane. Her tour was informative, educational, and entertaining. She delivered us to the Cruise port right on time for our embarkation. We had a lovely day (Helen must have arranged for the great weather!) and it was the perfect way to stay awake and alert after our long travel day from the states. Highly recommend Helen and her Historic Sydney tour. Anna & Harry Strong

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Anna, Thank you for your review. Yes, I know how it feels to sit subdued on a plane for so long and then have the dynamic change absolutely when you walk through the arrivals gate with hundreds of people waving and carrying on. It feels comforting when a friendly face is there to take care of things. I've done it traveling the other way to your country. The weather... I thought you bought it with you..!! I wish you the very best for the new year. Helen

Roberta Selick

United States
Rating

Tour: #45285, (Full-day) The Blue Mountains, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Oct 29/17

She is a lovely person and fun to be with and passionate about her country. We would all highly recommend Helen!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was so much fun being with you lovely ladies Roberta. I wish you all a healthy and fun new year ahead..!!

Roberta Selick

United States
Rating

Tour: #45284, (Full-day) The Grand Sydney Tour, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Oct 28/17

helen spent 2 full days with my group of 4 women giving us a great tour of sydney and the blue mountains.She was warm, personable, knowledgeable, and really a pleasure to be with. We celebrated my daughter's bday on oct 28 and she took us to a great look out point and had sparkling wine with real wine glasses to celebrate.She showed us local as well as tourist areas.We had a lovely lunch in a suburban local cafe.She went out of her way to make us comfortable and happy.We would all highly recommend

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review Roberta..!! I very much enjoyed your lively company. I wish you all the best of the new year ahead.

James R.

United States
Rating

Tour: #38959, (Half-day) The Story of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Oct 20/17

Very knowledgeable guide and an excellent tour around Sydney. I highly recommend Helen.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you James, it was a pleasure showing you my city and I very much appreciate your review. Helen

Paul Shabay

United States
Rating

Tour: #45285, (Full-day) The Blue Mountains, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Apr 24/17

Our guide Helen was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the Blue Mountain region, and the city of Sydney, as well. We thought the vistas of Blue Mountains were spectacular and the visit to the Aboriginal Culture Center was entertaining and informative. We were disappointed with the Featherdale Wild Game Park....a waste of time that could have been spent in the Blue Mountains.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Paul, Thank you for your feedback, I am thrilled that you enjoyed the tour and especially your visit to the Waradah Aboriginal experience. It is a wonderful introduction to our our indigenous culture. You certainly had the most wonderful weather one would have hoped for. I wish you all the best.

Allen Teinert

United States
Rating

Tour: #38959, (Half-day) The Story of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Apr 11/17

Helen is an excellent guide--so knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Allen...!!! You made my day :)

Bruce Walker

United States
Rating

Tour: #45284, (Full-day) The Grand Sydney Tour, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Mar 12/17

Helen gave us an excellent introduction to Sydney. She was very receptive to our input and used it to customize our itinerary to our interests. She picked us up promptly at our appointed time and gave us interesting historical facts and tidbits about Sydney as we toured the city. Thanks to having a private driver we were able to see much more of the city than we would have if we'd have relied on walking and public transit.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments Bruce. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family and show off the best of Sydney. I wish you happy and safe travels. Kind regards, Helen

Christine Adler

United States
Rating

Tour: Christine Adler - City and Blue Mountains, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Date: Mar 4/17

It rained this day but we still had a great time

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yes, rain-hail or shine, Sydney is a fantastic city. Thank you for your rating Christine.

Robert Armijo

United States
Rating

Tour: #45285, (Full-day) The Blue Mountains, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Jan 25/17

We had a great time visiting the Blue Mountains with Helen. The Three Sisters mountain formation was beautiful and the Featherdale Wildlife Park gave us a chance to pet koalas and kangaroos. Add lunch in Leura and it all adds up to a wonderful day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Robert, The weather was looking a little dodgy but good karma lifted the clouds over the Three Sisters just in time. Thank you for your enthusiasm, it makes my job very enjoyable. Kind regards, Helen

Robert Armijo

United States
Rating

Tour: #130827, (Half-day) Gourmet tour - East, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Jan 24/17

Sydney has some wonderful food and Helen is a great guide. We really enjoyed our tour learning of local foodie destinations and enjoying some of the tasty delights. We wound up going back to spice alley a couple more times during our stay.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey there Robert, thank you for your review. Yes, we have some amazing foodie precincts and the demand for this sort of experience is becoming more and more popular which is fantastic as I love showing off Sydney's food, wine, arts and culture..!! I hope to see you in Sydney again sometime.

Rhoda Steiner

United States
Rating

Tour: Customised itinerary for Tom Bernstein and Rhoda Steiner, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Date: Jan 18/17

We give Helen a 5 out of 5. She was a terrific guide, one of the best we have ever had; knowledgeable, personable and accommodating to our every need. Nothing was an imposition. We had special circumstances and she made sure nothing was an issue.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback Rhoda..!! I wish you, Chuck, Tom and Karen a happy and safe journey around Aus/NZ. I hope I see you again some day. Kind regards, Helen

David Abrahamson

Evanston, IL, United States
Rating

Tour: #130829, (Half-day) The Elusive North, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Dec 20/16

Not to be missed is one of Helen's tours entitled "The Elusive North." Sydney contains the main attractions (e.g. the Opera House, etc.), but north across Harbour Bridge are undiscovered delights.. Accompanied by her fascinating narrative, Helen's tour of North Sydney explores lovely neighborhoods and brilliant beaches, and has as its zenith the lookout on North Head, an awe-inspiring viewpoint on city's northern headland with breathtaking views of both the Southern Pacific Ocean and the city proper.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David, you got everything out of the Elusive North tour that I hoped for. Again, it was a pleasure to show you and Barbara my beautiful city and have you appreciate it so much. Thank you also for our ritual Star Bucks coffee stop to kick things off each morning. I look forward to seeing you both again either on your turf or mine. Safe travels and kind regards, Helen

David Abrahamson

Evanston, IL, United States
Rating

Tour: #209747, Sydney in a New York Minute, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Dec 16/16

Helen is completely charming, a force of nature in her enthusiasm for not only Sydney but for life as a whole. She has a true appreciation of Australian history that makes her tour of Sydney come alive as an historical narrative. Moreover, she has an impeccable Mercedes van that is exceptionally comfortable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow..! Thank you Dave for your kind words of appreciation. It does take two to tango though. Thank you also for being so enthusiastic about our country, you and Barbara are welcome at my table any time.

Douglas Guthrie

United States
Rating

Tour: #45284, (Full-day) The Grand Sydney Tour, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Jul 12/16

We took a full day tour of the greater Sydney area with Helen. What a great choice we made. Helen's knowledge of Sydney plus many other areas in Australia and her passion for her job are certainly evident from the first minute with her. We had a great day full of beautiful sites, great food and an amazing amount of information about current Sydney and Australia as well as a full history lesson about the area. She was a joy to be with for the day.. We saw so much more than we could have done alone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Douglas for your fantastic review, but you know it takes 2 to tango and I feel so lucky to call this my job :) I really hope we meet again in Germany or Atlanta..!! I wish you and your family health and happiness. Kind regards, Helen

Zoe Schulz

Australia
Rating

Tour: RSL State Congress - Partners, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Date: May 24/16

Helen was really great and made our day trip a truly amazing experience. She is a very friendly and knowledgeable tour guide. I would highly recommend her to anyone!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Zoe, it was a pleasure to work you and Jill. I look forward to seeing you again some time around the city. Kind regards, Helen

Michael Mamot

United States
Rating

Tour: #45285, (Full-day) The Blue Mountains, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: May 9/16

My wife had a delightful day with Helen. I highly recommend requesting she bring her dog, Hailey along. The trip gave us some views of the area outside of Sydney. I highly recommend Helen's services!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the referral Mike and Lor..!! Hailey is loving her tummy rubs from you. I wish you both all the best. Kind regards, Helen

Michael Mamot

United States
Rating

Tour: #45287, (Full-day) Hunter Valley Wine Region, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: May 8/16

After spending a day in Syndney, we wanted to see some of the countryside and explore the wine region nearby. On the way there we started talking about the wild life and Helen took us on a small side trip where we could pet kangaroos and see koala bears (one cannot visit Australia without this experience). We then went on to Hunter Valley having a wonderful Mother's lunch at one of the vineyards. My wife and I felt more like we had a friend showing off her part of the country than having a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was truely a pleasure..!!! AND a HUGE THANK YOU for the Mother's Day lunch at such a prestigious restaurant. I had to remind myself that I was the one giving you the tour.... AMAZING. My children were so grateful of my happy mood when I got home :)

Michael Mamot

United States
Rating

Tour: #45284, (Full-day) The Grand Sydney Tour, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: May 7/16

Helen was an exceptional guide! She is personable and flexible. My wife and I were picked up at our hotel on time and were driven around Sydney in a new Mercedes. Helen is passionate about the history of her city and gave us much good information. I highly recommend using her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mike, Thank you for your review, but I must add that it makes the job sooo much easier when you are with like minded people. You're the best..!! Kind regards, Helen

William Clark

United States
Rating

Tour: #45285, (Full-day) The Blue Mountains, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Mar 12/16

Both the tour and the guide were excellent. Helen has a delightful personality. She is very knowledgeable and also flexible. She was attentive to what we wanted to do and adjusted the stated itinerary as appropriate. We would recommend her to any of our friends.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comment William and Kris, It was a pleasure to show you the fabulous Blue Mountains. Thank you also for stating what you most like to do, it made things very easy to co-ordinate. All the best to you both and your family. Kind regards, Helen

Michelle King

GRAPEVINE, TEXAS, United States
Rating

Tour: #130827, (Half-day) Gourmet tour - South Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Feb 15/16

Helen provided us with a fun morning in Southern Sydney during a layover while connecting from Auckland back to Dallas. We loved the local touch of meeting with people in the restaurants and shops that we visited on this tour. This tour really gave us a personal, up close experience with a variety of different locals. Helen's insight into the local food scene in Sydney is outstanding.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback Michelle. I have your coffee & will ship it on Monday I wish you all the best. Kind regards, Helen

David Hagan

United States
Rating

Tour: David Hagan - Airport meet & greet PLUS city tour, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Date: Feb 12/16

Great Step-on Guide Tour. Got to see a lot of Sydney in just 4 hours. Helen was a great guide, very personable and helpful. Will use her again when we return with a group.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David and Susie, It was a pleasure to meet you all and kick off your Australia/New Zealand adventure. I wish you safe & happy travels. Kind regards, Helen

Michelle R.

United States
Rating

Tour: #38959, (Half-day) The Story of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Jan 16/16

We had a wonderful day with Helen. She was interesting, informative, entertaining and enthusiastic. She was flexible with our schedule and did a great job of adapting the tour to our interests (and our stomachs!) We were a group of 4 adults but I'm certain she would be great with families as well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to meet you all. I hope that we will meet again one day. Kind regards, Helen

Rathna R.

United States
Rating

Tour: #45284, (Full-day) The Grand Sydney Tour, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Nov 27/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rathna, It was a pleasure to meet you and show you Sydney. I wish you all the best with your fabulous opportunity this week..!!! Thank you for your rating, I very much appreciate it. Kind regards, Helen

Judy Galbavy

United States
Rating

Tour: #45284, (Full-day) The Grand Sydney Tour, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Oct 31/15

We had a wonderful day with Helen. She is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her beautiful city Sydney. We saw all the highlights and more and we thank you for making our first day in Australia so memorable! Judy and Ed

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Judy and Ed, it was a pleasure to meet you and hang out like mates. Hopefully we will see you again in Sydney some time. You are both great energy :) Kind regards, Helen

Kristine Duldulao

Philippines
Rating

Tour: 5 day Customised Tour - Kristine Duldulao, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Date: Jun 25/15

We had a great time in Sydney because of Helen. She showed us all there is to see while we where there. She also brought us to cheap restaurants but with great food. She's friendly, accommodating, and she knows Sydneys history well. We'll surely book with her again when we return.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kristine, Thank you for your feedback. It was a pleasure to meet your family and hang out with you all. I wish you all great health and happiness and please do not hesitate to contact me if you return to Sydney. Kind regards, Helen

Charles Martz

United States
Rating

Tour: #45287, (Full-day) Hunter Valley Wine Region, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Apr 1/15

Very Nice tour, Helen was a wealth of knowledge and quite fun. We had private tour of wineries in the Hunter Valley region. Beautiful country, highly recommend ToursByLocals and Helen in particular.

Randy Marlowe

United States
Rating

Tour: #45284, (Full-day) The Grand Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Feb 24/15

Helen is a first rate tour guide. Not only did she seemingly know everything about the area, she made us feel like part of her family. She is very knowledgeable, articulate and likeable. I would use her again should I return to Australia and recommend here to anyone traveling there.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Randy. I appreciate your feedback.

Leonard Schwartz

United States
Rating

Tour: #38959, (Half-day) The Story of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Feb 4/15

Helen is a very knowledgeable guide. She took the time to allow our group to be able to take pictures and she even took some pictures for us. We were very happy to be able to book with her.

Benjamin Interiano

United States
Rating

Tour: #45284, (Full-day) The Grand Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Feb 3/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your feedback Benjamin. I very much enjoyed your company and wish you all a very safe trip. Maybe we will connect again :)

Benjamin Interiano

United States
Rating

Tour: #45285, (Full-day) The Blue Mountains, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Feb 2/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wowww..!!! Thanks heaps Benjamin :)

Stacey Rosenberg

Granada Hills, CA, United States
Rating

Tour: #45284, The Grand Private Tour of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Jan 4/14

Fantastic tour! Helen wasn't available that day, but her replacement, Alecks, was amazing! His knowledge of Sydney was incredible, and he did a wonderful job showing us all of the different neighborhoods. He was on time to pick us up at our hotel, as well as to get us to the Opera House for a private tour. He even chose a wonderful place for lunch, Cargo Bar, that served delicious hamburgers! I would definitely recommend Alecks to anyone who really wants to see Sydney.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: In the unusual case where a guide can't personally deliver a tour, the traveler is notified in advance and given the opportunity to cancel or accept the substitute.

Mark Druckmiller

United States
Rating

Tour: #45285, Private tour of the Blue Mountains, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Dec 17/13

Helen did a wonderful job, not just taking us to various locations all around Sydney, but explaining the history, the famous historical figures, the different parts of the city and their history, and showing magnificent views of the city. She met us at the airport minutes within our letting her know we got past customs and everything was handled smoothly and efficiently. She really spoke to how the people used to live here and how modern day Sydney-ites live. Would recommend Toursbylocals and Helen!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mark, Thank you for your review. I hope I meet you again some day. Kind regards, Helen

Anastasia Popova

Russia
Rating

Tour: #45285, Private tour of the Blue Mountains, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Dec 16/13

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Anastasia, Thank you for your rating :) Kind regards, Helen

Allan Weiner

United States
Rating

Tour: Step on coach tour guide service, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Date: Sep 25/13

Helen was recently used by us in Sydney for a group of 17 people....she was really EXCELLENT! Everyone enjoyed her and she was spot on.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Allan, Thank you for your feedback..!! You do wonders for my ego :) Actually, you were all very well behaved and laughed at my jokes, so perfect all round really :)

Diana Arrocha

Panama
Rating

Tour: #38959, The Story of Sydney Private Tour, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Sep 23/13

Very nice tour. Helen was a great choice!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Diana, Thank you for your feedback, it means alot to me :)

Jim Young

Issaquah, WASHINGTON, United States
Rating

Tour: #45284, The Grand Private Tour of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Apr 8/13

Very knowledgeable and I really enjoyed the fish market.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jim, Thank you for your feedback. Hopefully you will be back again sometime.

Terry McCabe

United States
Rating

Tour: #45288, The South coast, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Apr 4/13

What a wonderful trip. It was a rainy day, but it didn't matter. Helen was very interesting to listen to as we heard all about the history of Australia. She changed the trip to fit exactly what we wanted to see along the south coast. My husband and I are still talking about how much we enjoyed ourselves and agree this was one of the best tours ever.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Terry, Thank you for choosing to travel to the South Coast. It's not an area people think about touring to as much as the Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley. It is a bit of a secret and I love showing off the different villages and coastline.

Cass Edwards

Fort Worth, TX, United States
Rating

Tour: #45285, Private tour of the Blue Mountains, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Feb 26/13

We booked this tour of the Blue Mountains and then everyone we talked to said we were wasting out time. We told Helen this and she immediately, on the spot, said she could show us around Sydney and did. This girl's "on the rails". Great tour of Sydney. Lunch at Doyle's. Thank you Helen for

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Cass, Thank you for your feedback. It was a fun day for me too. It's good to just go with the flow sometimes. I hope to see you back in Sydney again sometime.

Joe Hall

Houston, TX, United States
Rating

Tour: Customised 3 day Itinerary for Joe Hall, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Date: Feb 8/13

Our 3 day package with Helen was super in spite of the family emergency problems that Helen experienced the night before we arrived. Helen quickly arranged for Alecks and Daniel to take us on a city tour on arrival and then to the Blue Mnts day 2 and then the Hunter Valley day 3.....thanks!! Good job, cheers, Joe

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joe, Thank you for your feedback and flexibility. I am so glad it all worked out. I am sure I would have been a bit off throughout the tours and I very much appreciate Alecks and Daniel being able to step in so professionally. I feel very fortunate to have such wonderful colleagues. All the best, Helen

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: In the unusual case where a guide can't personally deliver a tour, the traveler is notified in advance and given the opportunity to cancel or accept the substitute.

Jane Friess

United States
Rating

Tour: #38959, The Story of Sydney Private Tour, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Feb 7/13

Helen was informative, flexible to our requests, and overall delightful. By far our best guide so far here in Australia. We highly recommend Helen to maximize your time in Sydney.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jane, thank you for your favourable feedback. I really do enjoy showing off Sydney and it is wonderful when what I do is appreciated. Kind regards, Helen