Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Bangalore-India by Tour Guide Hermie M. (Guide #4767)


Ann Chipman Howell

United States
Rating

Tour: #209653, Day trip to Mysore, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Mar 14/20

Hermie adapted her tour to our wishes and helped us to get to know India on many levels--general and personal. She checked ahead if the Mysore Palace would be open and learned it was but would be closed the next day due to the Coronavirus. After we finished out tour she sent worthwhile photos for alligator and bird sites we were not able to see because of the Coronavirus.

Afroze Anwar

United States
Rating

Tour: #35727, Bangalore in a day, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Nov 7/19

Hermie was a wonderful tour guide from start to finish. She has very good knowledge of the city and I really enjoyed my time with her. Within our tour time we covered all the local spots and she even managed to guide me through some bargain shopping which was fantastic! She is very professional and punctual. I recommend everyone to choose Hermie when considering a day tour of beautiful Bangalore. 2 thumbs up!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Afroze, I did enjoy my time with you

Steven Macintyre

United States
Rating

Tour: #209653, Day trip to Mysore, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Nov 6/19

Very knowledgeable about the subject. The tour provided a variety of sites and stops that enhanced the visit.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Pat and Steven, we were lucky with the weather and the crowd s, Hope the rest of your trip went well.

Yumiko Kato

United States
Rating

Tour: #209653, Day trip to Mysore, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Oct 13/19

Five stars are not enough! Booked this tour due to the uniformly positive recommendations and was likewise wowed. We did so much in one day and Hermie was calm and professional throughout. She navigated to off-the-beaten-track places that I never would have gone to on my own, and also picked great breakfast and lunch locations. We had easy and enjoyable conversations; I learned a great deal too. The driver was also excellent and the car's strong air conditioning was much appreciated. THANK YOU

Theresa Oberle

Germany
Rating

Tour: #163752, Quick look at Bangalore, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Sep 22/19

I had a really great time with Hermie - 1) I requested a tour very short notice but she took the time to show me around on a Sunday 2) I asked to visit less touristy places and she adapted the tour to my needs - she showed me great spots and we got very nice authentic Indian food. I would definitely recommend her! Thanks again Hermie and all the best for you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, I hope all your meetings went well Warm regards Hermie

Brianne Vanderlinden

United States
Rating

Tour: #35727, Bangalore in a day, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Jul 4/19

Hermie was an excellent tour guide and this experience is a great option if you are looking for a welcoming local to show you the top highlights of Bangalore as quickly as possible. In addition to visiting the key landmarks, I enjoyed driving around and hearing about the structure and growth of the city. I would recommend this experience as easy and approachable for people of all ages. I was impressed we accomplished so many visits in one day. Thank you for being a gracious host

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bri, Have a great stay in India

Patricia Seabright

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: #35727, Bangalore in a day, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Apr 5/19

Hermie was fantastic, Charming, knowledgeable and pleasure to spend time with. Would highly recommend her to anyone visiting Bangalore.

Chris Waghorn

New Zealand
Rating

Tour: #35727, Bangalore in a day, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Feb 23/19

Hermie is fabulous, her knowledge is huge, her helpfulness unbounded her English excellent and she went out of her way to configure a tour that met my needs including helping me go shopping for a recipe book. Can't recommend her enough, she made Bengaluru real for me and deserves the fullest praise

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Chris, that made me feel good, safe journey. By the way nearly 300 cars burnt in that fire !!

Vladimir Beliavski

Germany
Rating

Tour: #209653, Day trip to Mysore, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Feb 17/19

Hermie is a very knowledgeable guide and a great companion. She speaks perfect British English, so you don't need to get used to the local pronunciation with her. The trip to Mysore was great in all its facets. She also added a few places to the trip that are outside of the usual tourist routes, giving insights into the local living and culture. As an example I'd recommend starting the trip very early so that you can visit the flower market (closes at 7am in the morning). She's a definite 5-star guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you ever your feedback, makes me feel good

Vladimir Beliavski

Germany
Rating

Tour: #35727, Bangalore in a day, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Feb 16/19

Hermie is a very knowledgeable guide and a great companion. She speaks perfect British English, so you don't need to get used to the local pronunciation with her. I really enjoyed visiting all the places in Bangalore and she even helped me to buy some good quality local gifts taking much care that you get the local prices. She's a definite 5-star guide.

Ashwin Soekhoe

Netherlands
Rating

Tour: #163752, Quick look at Bangalore, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Nov 18/18

We had a great quick tour in Bangalore thanks to Hermie. She knows a lot and took us to several interesting places. Her English is perfect. I recommend her if you are looking for a guide.

Vladimir Umansky

United States
Rating

Tour: #35727, Bangalore in a day, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Jul 20/18

I spent a wonderful day with Hermie, visiting Iskcon Temple, Russell Market and the Car Junk Market, St-Mary's Basilica, and Lal Bagh Botanical Garden. The highlight of my tour was the Dhobi Ghat Road - Hermie took me there when I asked about washing laundry in the rivers. A real off the beaten track experience and a stunning view on the city. Hermie is a wonderful companion and a savvy traveler with impeccable English. I liked the slow pace of our tour and Hermie's stories. She listens to your needs.

Clarisa Bingham

United States
Rating

Tour: #35727, Bangalore in a day, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Jun 6/18

Hermie was very knowledgeable and open to answering questions about sites visited but also culture, etc. I enjoyed my experience and look forward to more tours with her while I'm here.

Natalia Donoho

United States
Rating

Tour: #35727, Bangalore in a day, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Jun 2/18

The tour was so special that I nearly felt like Hermie's family today. Everything was perfect, and she truly cared about making this experience memorable. This was the first time I had travelled to India, and my tour was customized with not-to-be missed opportunities and places. I would highly recommend Hermie to anyone visiting Bangalore for the first time. Many many thanks!

Jennifer Mathiowetz

United States
Rating

Tour: #35727, Bangalore in a day, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Mar 10/18

Thanks to Hermie I was able to explore so many diverse sites in Bangalore. She provided a lot of interesting commentary on the history of the city and the current state of India. I would definitely recommend this tour.

Edward Shapiro

United States
Rating

Tour: #209653, Day trip to Mysore, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Jan 27/18

This was my second tour in 2 days with Hermie. She was her usual professional self. On time. Organized. Articulate. Be prepared for stunning sites but a very long and exhausting day that can last 16 hours. The roads to and from Mysore are particularly bad. But Hermie was always on her A game and made it easily worthwhile

Edward Shapiro

United States
Rating

Tour: #35727, Bangalore in a day, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Jan 26/18

Hermie is a very good guide. She's lived in different parts of the world and probably just does guiding as a hobby. Her international awareness and articulate English is incomparable. She took me around all over and provided a good pace. Very well done

Anthony Kortens

United States
Rating

Tour: #163752, Quick look at Bangalore, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Jan 25/18

Hermie was delightful company and a resourceful tour guide full of options and attentive to my many questions about life in Bangalore. I enjoyed her many stories and accounts of both the history and contemporary context. We had a good time at Koshy's for lunch where we met her friend the owner. I will also look forward to meeting her sons resort one day in the jungle area to the south. Many thanks.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Anthony, much appreciated, hope you had a good day trip.

Daniel Lipkin

United States
Rating

Tour: #163752, Quick look at Bangalore, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Jan 21/18

Oudamphal Phal

Cambodia
Rating

Tour: #35727, Bangalore in a day, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Dec 10/17

Great tour. Hermie was a great guide was very helpful in arranging something for us which was outside the remit if the tour. We very much appreciated the time with her and her flexibility

Gillian Leathers

South Africa
Rating

Tour: #163752, Quick look at Bangalore, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Dec 7/17

Hermie personalized the tour to suit my interests, and I had a very enjoyable tour with her. Her English is excellent, and she engaged well with me. I now have a new friend in Bengaluru!

Gillian Leathers

South Africa
Rating

Tour: #209653, Day trip to Mysore, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Dec 3/17

The tour was expertly handled by Hermie. She is very friendly and made sure we were informed throughout and tried her best to make the long trip as comfortable as possible. We enjoyed it and had great fun...thank you!

Clarisa Bingham

United States
Rating

Tour: #35727, Bangalore in a day, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Oct 22/17

Due to time and energy constraints, I kept my sight seeing within Bangalore on my recent business trip. Hermie was knowledgeable. I think English is her first language, and there were no communication issues. She likes to travel, so her knowledge went beyond the local region. She took me to religious (Hindu and Christian) sites, government buildings, a market, Bangalore palace, botanical gardens, and to a delicious and authentic Indian lunch. I would recommend her tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jacob's, I trust the rest of your trip went well. Thanks for the positive feedback, warm regards Hermie

Karl Bream

United States
Rating

Tour: #209653, Day trip to Mysore, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Oct 7/17

This was my second tour with Hermie and we had established a rapport. Hermie made sure I had everything I needed and even brought me yogurt in the morning to help with my upset stomach. She was again very knowledgeable about the area and sites and provide me a good history as we tackled the longer drive. At some sites, she had a site expert provide me even more site specfic detail. Hermie made sure the trip was timed considering Indian traffic and dropped me off at the airport right on time.

Karl Bream

United States
Rating

Tour: #163752, Quick look at Bangalore, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Oct 6/17

Hermie was very flexible with my tour. I had business to attend to in the morning and so we shifted and compacted the tour into a few hours in the afternoon. This made the tour more of a driving tour around the city, but we managed to hit all the high points of Bangalore. Hermie provide a great history of Bagalore to enrich my experience and knowledge. She was patient when I wanted to find the perfect picture. When available, she would connnect me with the site tour guide for their specific expertise

Hope Reed

United States
Rating

Tour: Shop till u drop, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Date: May 15/17

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals are committed to quality customer experiences and take all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences and so please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further feedback.

Deborah Reynolds

United States
Rating

Tour: #35727, Bangalore in a day, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Mar 18/17

Hermie was a perfect hostess for me to see Bangalore. She made the day very enjoyable and I felt I got a great overview of the city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Deborah, i enjoyed meeting you,

Diane Rigo

United States
Rating

Tour: #163752, Quick look at Bangalore, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Feb 14/17

Hermie was a fabulous guide who showed us many wonderful things about her lovely city.

Jane Thompson

United States
Rating

Tour: Shop till u drop, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Date: Jan 31/17

Hermie took me on a fantastic shopping tour, tailored to what I was interested in purchasing. She is very knowledgeable about the best stores for specific needs (for example, I wanted cotton/linen shirts and purchased several at great price/quality). I did two tours as a single female with Hermie and really appreciated her service and attention to ensure my time with her was both enjoyable and let me not worry about details. Highly recommend!

Jane Thompson

United States
Rating

Tour: #163752, Quick look at Bangalore, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Jan 29/17

Fantastic guide. Very knowledgable on Bangalore sights and life in India. Highly recommended!


...