Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Palm-Springs-California by Tour Guide Jack A. (Guide #4710)


Michael Isbell

United States
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Tour: #55920, Palm Springs Mid-Century ModernismTour, Palm Springs, California, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 6/20

Several friends visiting from New York City and I took Jack's tour of mid-century modern Palm Springs. We thoroughly enjoyed it! Not only is Jack the repository of a wealth of information about the history of PS, but he has unbridled enthusiasm about his hometown, which we really liked. Strongly recommend this tour.

Val Gesbert

United States
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Tour: #112065, Palm Springs Step on Guide, Palm Springs, California, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 21/20

John Reynolds

United States
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Tour: #55920, Palm Springs Mid-Century ModernismTour, Palm Springs, California, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 20/20

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 if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Tracey Mair

Australia
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Tour: #34507, Joshua Tree National Park Tour, Palm Springs, California, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 6/20

Jack was very knowledgeable and great fun. We Australians drive a little slower than drivers in the US so we were a bit anxious on the freeway when Jack as both talking and driving, but otherwise great.

Rosalie Soloth

United States
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Tour: #34507, Joshua Tree National Park Tour, Palm Springs, California, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 2/19

Jack gave us an A+ tour of Joshua Tree Park. He arrived promptly at 9 Am in a minivan and dropped us back at resort around 2:30 after a great tour packed with information about Joshua Tree. It was a beautiful day and we covered the park from South entrance to the North side of exit and also stopped for quick lunch at Joshua Tree Saloon. I would call Jack again for one of the other tours that are offered and would recommend to friends. Totally great day!

Walter Wallace

United States
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Tour: #33868, The Playground of the Stars Tour, Palm Springs, California, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 29/19

Five stars for Jack!!

Kendrick Vaughn

United States
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Tour: #33868, The Playground of the Stars Tour, Palm Springs, California, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 28/19

Jack was awesome! He arrived early to our vacation rental and was incredibly knowledgeable of Palm Springs and all things related to the stars. It was a pleasure for my family to spend a few hours with him.

Karen Henken

United States
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Tour: #33868, The Playground of the Stars Tour, Palm Springs, California, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 9/19

We had such a fun and informative tour with Jack. We had no idea how much of a presence Hollywood stars had in Palm Springs. It was a wonderful walk through celebrity history with Jack who is so knowledgeable! We saw so many beautiful parts of the city, learned about the architecture and he had so many fun and fabulous stories to share. We highly recommend Jack and this tour.

Vincent Munoz

United States
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Tour: #55920, Palm Springs Mid-Century ModernismTour, Palm Springs, California, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 26/19

Jack was wonderful. We took our out of town guests on his tour and even though we live here, we learned so much. Highly recommend if you want to learn, while enjoying your visit.

David Schafer

United States
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Tour: #112065, Schafer, Friends & Family P.S. All-City, Palm Springs, California, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 21/19

Great job. Jack was very well informed about the area and did an excellent job in his presentation.

Cristin Rodgers

United States
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Tour: #55920, Rodgers, Friends and Family Palm Springs Mid-Century Tour, Palm Springs, California, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 5/19

WOW!! I took my mother and great aunt on a tour this week and it was fabulous. Jack has to be the best tour guide I've ever used anywhere is the world. I've been all over the world and always do a private tour the first day and never experienced someone as good as Jack. He keeps your attention. I didn't want the tour to end. THANK YOU JACK for making this a great vacay for us!! ❤️

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Cristin, Mom, and Aunt I don't know what to say "WOW". Thank you so much for the wonderful review, I feel I should be standing on a stage right now. I was going to email you and just say "Happy Birth Day" but to my surprise. In all reality, it's you 3 ladies that deserve the 5 Star review, I miss y'all's southern charm and kindness already. Come back soon, and bless you and your family. Thanks again, Jack A. Tours by Locals of Palm Springs

Stephanie Michell

Australia
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Tour: #55920, Michell and Friends Palm Springs Mid-Century ModernismTour, Palm Springs, California, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 1/19

We loved our tour with Jack! Pick up from home and a fun filled high energy tour with Jack who knows his stuff and keeps it light and entertaining. Great overview of how the city became established and the many neighborhoods, plus of course close up of many beautiful mid century homes, both high end and average family homes. We loved it!

Andrew Wueste

United States
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Tour: #34024, Indian Canyons Tour, Palm Springs, California, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 30/19

Great tour to see why people have been coming to the valley for thousands of years long before Hollywood found it. Jack was great new about the history and plants of the region. Pick up drop off easy and well worth the time and money!

Sara Mitzner

United States
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Tour: #55920, The Mitzner Palm Springs Mid-Century All City Tour, Palm Springs, California, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 28/19

Jack was quite the character! He was funny and animated and lovely upbeat energy to be around. He curated the tour so we saw exactly the movie star and architect's homes we wanted to see and spent much more than the expected time with us. We never felt rushed, he gave us a great 101 course, and he took plenty of pictures for us at every location we wanted. I would definitely recommend booking Jack and using this private tour company again!

Greg Steele

United States
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Tour: #33868, The Greg Steele Mid-Century Movie Star Tour, Palm Springs, California, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 29/19

Jack the tour guide was very friendly and very knowledgeable. The car could have been more comfy and the price was a little steep but the tour itself was enjoyable and not sorry we did it

Jill Donahue

Canada
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Tour: #33868, The Donahue Family Playground of the Stars Tour, Palm Springs, California, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 26/19

Jack was a veritable fountain of information. I doubt there is a thing about Palm Springs architecture, history, future plans, culture that he doesn't know. Clearly he is well-read and researched. He delivers the information with such energy and enthusiasm and packages it up in engaging stories. He is flexible and will do exactly what you want or set the plan himself.

Mary Lou Hoffar

United States
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Tour: #33868, The Hoffar and Friends Playground of the Stars Tour, Palm Springs, California, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 8/19

The guide arrived on time and was a good, careful driver. He had a a tremendous amount of information, was very enthusiastic and showed pride in Palm Springs. Our only comment is that there were a few too many corny jokes.

Sheila Moore

United States
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Tour: #33868, The Moore Family and Friends Playground of the Stars Tour, Palm Springs, California, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 7/19

Jack exceeded our expectations. He was so well-informerd, interesting, and friendly. It's so obvious that he enjoys his job as he is so enthusiastic. We were treated as personal friends rather than customers. It was an educational and fun experience. Sheila, Chris and Kiki.

Marcia D.

United States
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Tour: #55920, Marcia De Sanctis Palm Springs Mid-Century ModernismTour, Palm Springs, California, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 19/19

Jack was so entertaining and very knowledgable about Palm Springs. We had a fantastic afternoon! Thank you.

Diana Afanasewicz

United States
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Tour: #55920, Palm Springs Mid-Century ModernismTour, Palm Springs, California, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 11/19

Our tour guide Jack was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and animated. He took us back in time and we enjoyed his stories. He took us to several neighborhoods in Palm Springs describing in detail the architecture and construction of the homes. He showed us celebrity homes of yesteryear and the modern construction of casinos. He explained the land ownership and why Palm Springs developed into today's communities.

Leslie Stevens

United States
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Tour: #33868, The Leslie Stevens and Friends Playground of the Stars Tour, Palm Springs, California, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 4/19

One of the best tours. Very informative and entertaining. Would recommend this tour and especially Jack. Thank you for making our trip!!

Barbara Atkinson

United States
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Tour: #33868, Atkinson and Friends Playground of the Stars Tour, Palm Springs, California, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 1/19

Jack was a wonderful tour guide. Jack made our private party of four so much fun....he was full of fun facts and information and was prompt, professional and down to earth at the same time. Our tour exceeded our expectations. Jack spent more time with us than we expected and took us our of his way to enjoy some awesome date shakes. I highly recommend Jack and would not hesitate to hire him in the future..his five star reviews are true!

Brad Spiller

United States
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Tour: #55920, Palm Springs Mid-Century ModernismTour, Palm Springs, California, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 24/18

Teresa Brown

United States
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Tour: #33868, Teresa Brown and Friends Playground of the Stars Tour, Palm Springs, California, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 13/18

Excellent tour!!! Very informative, interactive, fun! Jack was the best to keep the party engaged and interest!

Michelle McGinley

United States
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Tour: #55920, Palm Springs Mid-Century ModernismTour, Palm Springs, California, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 30/18

We had a group of 5 women take the PS Mid-Century Tour with Tours by Locals. Our travel agent booked it for us on very short notice. The company could not have been easier to work with! They were able to get us booked in 2 hours. The tour was amazing! We all learned so much about the city. It definitely gave us a new appreciation of Palm Springs. The BEST part about the tour was our guide - Jack! He was so knowable about the architecture of PS and had fun facts about movie stars! Worth every penny!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ladies, All of you were the highlight of my day. Look forward to your return so I can tell you the secret on how to hit your jackpot! Thanks and all of you ladies receive a 5-star review in my books. Your local Palm Springs Tour Guide Jack A.

Frances Doggett

Australia
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Tour: #112065, Personal Step On Guide of Palm Springs, Palm Springs, California, United States    view tour
Date: May 20/18

We enjoyed a great day out with Jack. There is nothing Jack does not know about Palm Springs and the surrounding area! We were given a fantastic insight into the history, architecture, and stories of famous celebrity residents. Thanks Jack!

Douglas Hintzman

United States
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Tour: "The Hintzman and Friend Palm Springs Mid-Century & The Playground of the Stars Tour", Palm Springs, California, United States
Date: Mar 29/18

Punctual, professional, entertaining, informative and an al around nice guy. A wonderful tour. Don't miss it.

Susan Steward

Long Beach, CA, United States
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Tour: #34026, The Palm Springs Windmill Tour, Palm Springs, California, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 17/18

Jack was terrific! He customized our tour and topped off a great experience with the best date shakes in the desert!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Susan and Emily, Thanks so much for a wonderful time, and the 5 star review. I hope you got some good photos of the Guardians of the Valley. Great date shakes, and can't wait tell next time. Thanks, Jack A. Tours by Locals of Palm Springs

Maureen Neary

United States
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Tour: #112065, Torrey and Friends Palm Springs Tour, Palm Springs, California, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 15/17

Such a great time. Jack was delightful and informative. Highly recommend this tour for any one wanting an overview and history of Palm springs.

Shirley Carroll

United States
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Tour: #112065, Personal Step On Guide of Palm Springs, Palm Springs, California, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 27/17

We had a wonderful tour today of Palm Springs by Jack who was our guide. He was excellent and very knowledgeable. I would rate our tour 5 ** Thank you. Shirley Carroll


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