Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Boston Massachusetts by Tour Guide Smitty (Guide #5677)


Karen Alfred

United States
Rating

Tour: #44984, Boston by Night, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 3/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you it was my pleasure showing you around

David Stroud

United States
Rating

Tour: #225732, Tour Heard 'Round the World: Revolutionary New England, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 1/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks again for your generosity it was my pleasure showing you around

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.

Raymond Chamberlain

United States
Rating

Tour: #225732, Tour Heard 'Round the World: Revolutionary New England, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 21/18

Hello, Smitty was friendly, knowledgeable, and showed an excellent cross-section of all the possible combinations there was to see regarding the revolutionary war. He did such a great job, I am researching more deeply into the history to decide what aspect of the revolutionary war we want to explore next. A fantastic way to Spend your day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. It was my pleasure showing you around

Linda Graner

United States
Rating

Tour: #163613, Positively New England Shore Excursion, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 20/18

Last week we were guided on a tour of the coast south of Boston by Smitty - he was a fabulous tour guide, very knowledgeable about the area and history more specifically. A very pleasant and charming man who really enjoys doing tours, which makes it all the more enjoyable for his clients. Also, we were about an hour late due to really bad traffic and not only did Smitty wait for us, he extended the tour well beyond the allotted time to make sure we saw everything. We highly recommend Smitty for a tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again for your generosity. It was my pleasure showing you around. You are doing a great job with those girls. Have a fun time in Bermuda

Cindy P.

United States
Rating

Tour: #225732, Tour Heard 'Round the World: Revolutionary New England, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 19/18

Our day with Smitty was terrific. His enthusiasm for history was infectious and his knowledge was impressive. Thanks for a great day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure showing you around

Leslie Moore

United States
Rating

Tour: #276440, Walking Tour of Downtown Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 16/18

We enjoyed his timely arrival. Easy communication style Vast knowledge and obvious love of Boston history. We appreciated his care of our personal safety and allowed us to take some detours .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure have a great time on cape cod

Price Halford

United States
Rating

Tour: #225732, Tour Heard 'Round the World: Revolutionary New England, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 13/18

Smitty was an EXCELLENT tour guide and we would highly recommend him. He was knowledgeable and kept my 11 year old son and history loving husband as well as myself engaged throughout the tour. We had a great time and learned a lot. It was unforgettable. He made sure in addition to showing us Lexington and Concord, that we had exposure to all of Boston and added in "extra" information that we loved. Thank you!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure showing you around. I will root for Ole Miss this year.

Alan Rothschild

Australia
Rating

Tour: #317956, The Ultimate Boston Group Tour (Fully Customizable!), Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 6/18

Lee is as good a tour guide as we have had, and we have had a few. He was dressed up in a period costume so we couldn't miss him when first meeting and his personality went on from there. We had a short chat before the tour just to refine where we were going. His knowledge and relaxed character made for a smooth tour and ensured we had a very pleasant tour, ensuring we saw all we set out to.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to show you around. I hope you are having a nice cruise and you will visit us again soon

Katheen H.

United States
Rating

Tour: #225732, Tour Heard 'Round the World: Revolutionary New England, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 30/18

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.

Noel Margaret Lawrence

United States
Rating

Tour: #225732, Tour Heard 'Round the World: Revolutionary New England, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 21/18

My friend and I spent three days with "Smitty" touring Lexington, Concord, Watertown and Groton. I was in search of history concerning the Puritan patriarch of my family. So, I had some very specific places, and addresses I wanted to visit. Smitty was tireless in searching out these specific locations. Very accommodating. He dressed in a colonial outfit, complete with tricorner hat, breeches, and buckles on his shoes. Our very own 17th century Puritan. We had a lot of fun.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure showing you around thanks for the generosity you both are two great Americans I hope you will visit us again

Noel Margaret Lawrence

United States
Rating

Tour: #163613, Positively New England Shore Excursion, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 19/18

My friend and I spent three days with "Smitty" touring Lexington, Concord, Watertown and Groton. I was in search of history concerning the Puritan patriarch of my family. So, I had some very specific places, and addresses I wanted to visit. Smitty was tireless in searching out these specific locations. Very accommodating. He dressed in a colonial outfit, complete with tricorner hat, breeches, and buckles on his shoes. Our very own 17th century Puritan. We had a lot of fun.

Noel Margaret Lawrence

United States
Rating

Tour: #225732, Tour Heard 'Round the World: Revolutionary New England, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 17/18

My friend and I spent three days with "Smitty" touring Lexington, Concord, Watertown and Groton. I was in search of history concerning the Puritan patriarch of my family. So, I had some very specific places, and addresses I wanted to visit. Smitty was tireless in searching out these specific locations. Very accommodating. He dressed in a colonial outfit, complete with tricorner hat, breeches, and buckles on his shoes. Our very own 17th century Puritan. We had a lot of fun.

William F.

United States
Rating

Tour: #163613, Positively New England Shore Excursion, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 5/18

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Alan Shapiro

United States
Rating

Tour: #225732, Tour Heard 'Round the World: Revolutionary New England, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 4/18

And excellent guide Our tour group consisted of two grandparents with twin 12-year-olds. Our guide was able to keep us all interested.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again it was my pleasure showing your family around

John Gallo

United States
Rating

Tour: #317956, The Ultimate Boston Group Tour (Fully Customizable!), Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 3/18

Smitty was great ! We brought 3 of our teenage granddaughters to Boston. They loved the tour and enjoyed listening to Smitty narrate!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure showing you around and thanks for all your generosity

Wendy Crowley

United States
Rating

Tour: #317956, The Ultimate Boston Group Tour (Fully Customizable!), Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: May 31/18

We only had one day in Boston, so having a guide that could cover all of the major sights was very important to us. Smitty was the perfect choice! He drove us around, pointing out all the historical places, as well as keep us entertained with wonderful stories. We will definitely use him when we return to Boston!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure and thanks again for your generosity. I hope to see you again soon Smitty

Nikki Brittain

United States
Rating

Tour: #225732, Tour Heard 'Round the World: Revolutionary New England, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: May 29/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks again I hope you are having a good time. It was my pleasure showing you around

Peggy Lee

United States
Rating

Tour: #225732, Tour Heard 'Round the World: Revolutionary New England, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: May 14/18

Smitty was wonderful! He knew Boston like he'd been here with the original colonists! We learned a tremendous amount of incredible American history while thoroughly enjoying the sightseeing of Boston and the surrounding areas. We only had 1 day here and in 5 hours we saw and learned more than people due touring on their own for days. Highly recommend Smitty for a Boston tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again it was my pleasure showing you around

Kathleen Laske

United States
Rating

Tour: #317956, The Ultimate Boston Group Tour (Fully Customizable!), Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: May 7/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks again it was my pleasure showing everyone around enjoy the Cape

Michael Pearce

Allyn, WASHINGTON, United States
Rating

Tour: #226260, Complete Cape Cod, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 28/18

we had our 13 year old granddaughter on this special trip, Smitty thought about her and listened to her all day, so she really learned a lot about the Revolutionary War and the Pilgrims, just before she studies them next year-- a great day with a very good guide!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: it was my pleasure. She is a very nice girl maybe a Harvard girl in 8 years

Michael Pearce

Allyn, WASHINGTON, United States
Rating

Tour: #276440, Walking Tour of Downtown Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 27/18

Smitty is a knowledgeable guide, he's flexible, easy to be with, and surely knows his stuff.. if he pushes a bit to be sure you see something, do it, if he says to see it it's worthwhile, he's on time and thoughtful....

Cynthia Seroka

United States
Rating

Tour: #225732, Tour Heard 'Round the World: Revolutionary New England, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 18/18

We truly enjoyed our time with Mr. Smith. He was able to show us many sites we would not have otherwise been aware of. He was prompt picking us up from our hotel and more than happy to work with our schedule. Mike and Cynthia Seroka

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure showing you around. I hope you can visit us again soon

Suzanne Shirley

United States
Rating

Tour: #225732, Tour Heard 'Round the World: Revolutionary New England, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 9/18

I chose a tour with Smitty for my husband and myself while on a short stay in the Boston area. We wanted to see all the historical sites and get a grand overview of the area. Smitty took us to all the interesting places in Boston and we were able to see so many sites that we could have never found on our own! We began at 8:30 and arrived back at the hotel at 5pm, tired but very happy! Smitty is delightful, informative, and highly entertaining! We are so grateful and feel like we have made a new friend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind words and generosity. It was my pleasure to show you around. Have a good time on the Cape. I hope you can visit us again soon. Best Wishes, Smitty

Shaena C.

United States
Rating

Tour: #225732, Tour Heard 'Round the World: Revolutionary New England, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 23/18

We took the "Shot Heard Around the World" tour with Smitty today 1/23 and had a fantastic and informative day!! Although it rained all day, Smitty did a terrific job and we had a great time. He's personable, informative, friendly and accommodating! We really enjoyed our day with him. He reminded us everything we learned but have forgotten. We would definitely recommend and use him again if we come back with the kids! Thanks, Smitty for turning a rainy New England into a great educational day! -Shaena

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your generosity it truly was my pleasure showing you around. I hope you can visit us again soon Smitty

John Glover

United States
Rating

Tour: #225732, Tour Heard 'Round the World: Revolutionary New England, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 18/17

Smitty did a great job; he knows the area like the back of his hand. It was only during the evening rush that began to be slowed by traffic. We learned a lot; it's always a worthwhile experience to stand on ground you've studied to discuss events with someone who provides local background and detail that the histories often skip. It was really cold; despite that, it was time/money well spent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks again it was my pleasure to show you and Michelle around. I wish i had ancestors like Glover. I hope you can return and visit us again soon Smitty

Anita Hibbard

United States
Rating

Tour: #225732, Tour Heard 'Round the World: Revolutionary New England, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 3/17

Lee was very informative. Knew his way around Boston, avoiding a lot of traffic yet showing us a very good cross section of the town.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks Anita I hope you can return and visit us again soon The car should always be very clean you are correct thanks for the comment Smitty

Annie Briggs

United States
Rating

Tour: #225732, Tour Heard 'Round the World: Revolutionary New England, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 2/17

My husband and I had a great tour with Smitty! He was so knowledgable about Boston and it's history. We were able to see so many different neighborhoods in Boston, as well as, Lexington and Concord. You can tell that Smitty has a true passion for our nation's history. Highly recommend any tour with Smitty!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You again it was my pleasure showing you around I hope you can visit us again love Smitty

John Blackley

Australia
Rating

Tour: #225732, Tour Heard 'Round the World: Revolutionary New England, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 21/17

Lee was great, funny, attentive and knew his stuff. Nothing was a problem and it was a great experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mate it was my pleasure to show you around come back and visit us again

Alan Wiggins

United States
Rating

Tour: #317956, The Ultimate Boston Group Tour (Fully Customizable!), Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 6/17

This tour of the Boston area by Smitty was great! Since this was our first time to the city, we wanted to see as much as possible and Smitty did not disappoint. We probably saw more of Boston/Lexington/Concord and the surrounding areas in seven hours than we would have seen, on our own in seven days! He picked us up at 9 at the cruise terminal and dropped us off at our downtown hotel after 4. We never even stopped for lunch but we didn't care, we were having too much fun. I highly recommend Smitty!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again for your generosity it was my pleasure to show you around. One of the guys messaged me about fenway park. I bet a 100 on the Astros after that call. I got 2 to 1 so lets see what happens regards Smitty

Jo C.

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: #163613, Positively New England Shore Excursion, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 3/17

Smitty was professional, had an extensive knowledge of Boston and its environs and we were able to see as much as possible in the time we had available to us. Would have no hesitation in recommending him to future visitors.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to show you around I am ecited about my trip to London love Smitty

Clair Carlson

United States
Rating

Tour: #225732, Tour Heard 'Round the World: Revolutionary New England, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 1/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You for your generosity. It was my pleasure

David Alburey

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: #163613, Positively New England Shore Excursion, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 20/17

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.

Vera Davis

Canada
Rating

Tour: #163613, Positively New England Shore Excursion, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 9/17

The Practical: He made sure he had a vehicle that accommodated four people off a cruise with four large cases. He arrived on time at cruise terminal to pick us up and after a short discussion made the tour fit what we wanted. He dropped us off at the hotel when tour over. The Tour: terrific. Lee was knowledgeable knowing the US/English history; plus a bonus, he grew up in Boston and helped us understand a historic city in "modern times". Would I use him again - yes!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again I hope you can visit us again soon love smitty

Jayma Claus

United States
Rating

Tour: #163613, Positively New England Shore Excursion, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 2/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you very much I hope you can visit us again soon regards Smitty

Roberto Montes

United States
Rating

Tour: #225732, Tour Heard 'Round the World: Revolutionary New England, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 28/17

I would highly recommend a tour with Smitty! He was very knowledgeable about the Boston history. Our tour was a 5 hours long & it was an absolute pleasure.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again for your generosity I enjoyed showing you around I hope you can visit us again soon Love Smitty

Elizabeth Nelson

United States
Rating

Tour: #276440, Walking Tour of Downtown Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 24/17

Smitty is the real deal! We had such a lovely time with Smitty - from start to finish. He has such great energy and enthusiasm, and he is funny too! Smitty had a bit of a tough job on his hands trying to please a multi-generational group with varying interests, but he could not have done any better! My husband and I have done a lot of traveling around the world, and we have had a lot of tour guides. Smitty is absolutely top notch! We hope to go back some day and see more of Boston with Smitty.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks again for the generosity and your nice words that little girl really touched my heart what a sweet kid maybe a Harvard Girl I hope you can visit us again soon Love smitty

Susan Pacey

Australia
Rating

Tour: #225769, JFK & Irish Heritage in Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 18/17

We combined the freedom trail and JFK tour over 2 days and organised with "Smitty" other parts of Boston/Cambridge/South Shore we wished to see. Lee very informative and we enjoyed seeing JFK house in Beals St and other famous landmarks...we were late on second day starting at 10am instead of 830 due to my migraine previous evening..wanted to see Harvard Law and Medical...drove by same but would have appreciated a stop to walk around these areas...Lee wanted to show as much of South Shore as possible

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You I just read that Melbourne was rated the best place to live. I am not surprised have a nice trip home smitty

Edward Fleming

United States
Rating

Tour: #225732, Tour Heard 'Round the World: Revolutionary New England, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 3/17

Smitty was punctual. He communicated well and was a wealth of knowledge. He shows that he truly cares about his clients and his area. I would highly recommend Smitty

Sally Magnuson

United States
Rating

Tour: #163613, Positively New England Shore Excursion, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 2/17

We enjoyed our tour with Lee very much. He took us on a lovely and informative drive outside of Boston. He obviously takes great pride in his home city, Boston. Great job!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Sally I will always remember Richards stories what an amazing life he had and I am so happy that he found such a lovely woman like you to care of him Love Smitty

Landon Tujague

United States
Rating

Tour: #225732, Tour Heard 'Round the World: Revolutionary New England, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 30/17

Fantastic experience! Smitty knows exactly what he's talking about, and he is also very passionate about Boston and the surrounding areas.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks guys it was my pleasure tell dad to have a great trip to Alaska

Michael Gibson

United States
Rating

Tour: #225732, Tour Heard 'Round the World: Revolutionary New England, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 29/17

A lot of ground covered. Smithy was a wealth of knowledge and really knows Boston. Great trip for all of us

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks again it was my pleasure

Carl B.

United States
Rating

Tour: #225732, Tour Heard 'Round the World: Revolutionary New England, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 25/17

Lee was very nice a real gentleman, we had a lot of fun with him , he was knowlegable on the tour, very amusing and also had a great disposition to explain the history of Boston.. VERY ENTERTAINING!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again it was my pleasure

Donald Romano

Birmingham, United States
Rating

Tour: #253049, Marvelous Martha's Vineyard, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 6/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again Dr Romano for your generosity I enjoyed showing everyone around we had a great day I hope you can return someday soon yours truly Smitty

Ronald Hylton

Canada
Rating

Tour: #225732, Tour Heard 'Round the World: Revolutionary New England, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 1/17

Very enjoyable and informative tour. Lee was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic in describing the history of Boston.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks God Bless Canada smitty

Judy Dillon

United States
Rating

Tour: #225732, Tour Heard 'Round the World: Revolutionary New England, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 22/17

Smitty was wonderful! He was definitely a five star tour guide. He knew his history and loved telling about it. We could tell he loved his job. He was very courteous and interested in what we wanted to see and hear. My grandson was there for the American Academy of Future Doctors and Medical Scientists. Smitty made sure we saw all the sights related to medicine and medical schools. He suggested other things we might want to see on our own and we took his advice.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks again you must be proud of him I hope he comes back to Boston for college

Monserrat Bonilla

United States
Rating

Tour: #317956, The Ultimate Boston Group Tour (Fully Customizable!), Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 20/17

Vert well planned tour!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure showing everyone round your children are great

Jennifer Jones

United States
Rating

Tour: #225732, Tour Heard 'Round the World: Revolutionary New England, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 11/17

Our tour today was truly the best of Boston! Smitty was authentic, refreshing, kind-hearted, and loves the history of our great country. He truly helped me, a novice in history, understand the spirit of these early patriots! My husband, a deeply passionate historian loved every minute of our tour and all that he and Smittt happily spoke about. This tour was very much money well-spent, and Smitty was a wonderful teacher. If I'd had more history teachers like him in school, I would have paid attention more.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again I enjoyed showing you around Your husband is one special guy yours truly smitty

Niru Pande

United States
Rating

Tour: #225732, Tour Heard 'Round the World: Revolutionary New England, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: May 19/17

Lee did an excellent job of showing us around the city. He customized our tour based on our own personal interests. We went to multiple neighborhoods within and surrounding Boston, and saw plenty of historic and contemporary points of interest. Lee was extremely knowledgeable about the history, geography, and culture of the city. He gave us an opportunity to visit an authentic New England restaurant and dropped us off wherever we desired. Thank you to Lee for showing us a great time!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I thank you it was my pleasure and I hope you can come back again us soon Lee

Sandy Shuler

Canada
Rating

Tour: #225732, Tour Heard 'Round the World: Revolutionary New England, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: May 14/17

Lee (Smitty) was a personable, knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. He was most flexible and accommodating to suit our schedule and interests. My husband and I spent a full day enjoying his passion for history and showing off Boston and area. We would highly recommend him for other travelers!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: God Bless Canada your home and native land true patriot Love in all thy sons command

Charles (Dick) Chaney

Nashville, TN, United States
Rating

Tour: #225732, Tour Heard 'Round the World: Revolutionary New England, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: May 13/17

Less is quite a historian ! we went where we desired and his knowledge sure fill a lot of gaps in the history for the earlier Americans. We had been to Boston several times but had not seen the area for history he imparted. lots for concern on his part for our comfort - taking us to his Mother-in Laws home so my wife could use the washroom. He was well prepared with maps and photos.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Dick i enjoyed showing you around and you saw a good game as well i hope you can visit us again soon smitty

Paul Butler

United States
Rating

Tour: #225732, Tour Heard 'Round the World: Revolutionary New England, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: May 6/17

Lee was a great tour guide, he showed us a lot in a little amount of time. If I was to take another Boston tour I would look for a tour that spent a little more time and was a bit more detailed. This wasn't because of the beguile it was due to me looking to get an overview and visit on my own later.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mr Butler I enjoyed showing you around I hope you will see more of Boston and come back and visit us again

Lori Nader

United States
Rating

Tour: #276440, Walking Tour of Downtown Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 29/17

Thank you for this excellent service. Lee was a joy to have as a tour guide. And very knowledgeable. I would rate him 5 stars out of 5.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to show you around I hope you return soon thanks again Smitty

Matt Beeson

United States
Rating

Tour: #226260, Complete Cape Cod, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 27/17

This is a long day. Unless you are really into scenery, the long drive is just too much. I might suggest the Ferry to Providence is a better use of time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again for your generosity. I appreciate the criticism. Come back and visit us soon

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 we have taken necessary action to address and provide a resolution to the issues raised in this review.

John Hoffman

Australia
Rating

Tour: #163613, Positively New England Shore Excursion, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 24/17

It's hard to imagine a better introduction to Boston for the first time visitor than to spend some time with Smitty. Even those who have visited before would benefit from the insights and passion for Boston that he exudes. I believe we experienced more in the the hours we spent with Smitty than we could possibly have hoped to achieve over several days by ourselves. The tour has really allowed us to target our activities for the remainder of our time in this great city. I hope we will be back!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks again come back and visit us next summer regards Smitty

Carey Hwang

United States
Rating

Tour: #225732, Tour Heard 'Round the World: Revolutionary New England, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 14/17

Lee was very responsive with excellent communication and flexibility. My daughter was learning about the American Revolution in school and we did a tour of Lexington, Concord, and Boston. Lee showed up in colonial dress which was great for my daughter and was very knowledgeable as we went from site to site. At the end of the tour, Lee was very helpful in providing suggestions for the rest of the weekend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you I enjoyed showing your family around your child is very smart and I think she could be a Harvard girl warm regards Smitty

Richard Augustus

United States
Rating

Tour: #276440, Walking Tour of Downtown Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 11/17

Very knowledgeable and friendly

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again for the generosity the kids were great I hope you can visit us again soon

David Billingham

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: #253049, Marvelous Martha's Vineyard, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 3/17

Smitty was the perfect host. Very knowledgable, enthusiastic and keen to please. He added extra stops to the itinerary such as Plymouth which was most interesting and somewhere we may not had considered visiting. Would highly recommend a day with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Sir I enjoyed showing your family around. I am looking forward to my trip to London in the winter. I hope you can visit us again soon.

Patricia McLain

United States
Rating

Tour: #163613, Positively New England Shore Excursion, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 31/17

Lee was the perfect guide for me. I'm a southerner and he advised me on how to dress and picked me up at my exact location. I could not get other companies to do pick me up, I had to go to them. He took me everywhere I wanted/needed to see on the coast and in Boston! He was on time, super patient as I took pictures and showed me everything he could in one day! I highly recommend Smitty!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Patricia I enjoyed showing you around. I hope you will visit us again soon Love Smitty

James Bates

United States
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Tour: #225732, Tour Heard 'Round the World: Revolutionary New England, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 12/17

Smitty was a great, knowledgeable guide. He showed us all the historical spots and added a personal touch that made the day and our trip very memorable. He even called us later in the week to check on us, as a snowstorm had blown in. I highly recommend him for your guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Mr. bates you have a nice family I hope you can visit us again soon regards smitty

Andrea Snell

United States
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Tour: #163613, Positively New England Shore Excursion, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 14/16

We absolutely loved Lee! He was very knowledgeable about Boston and the surrounding area. We will for sure be taking another tour with Lee on our next trip to Boston.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks ladies it was my pleasure to show you around

Roger Mullins

United States
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Tour: #225732, Tour Heard 'Round the World: Revolutionary New England, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 11/16

Very comprehensive tour. Covered all of Boston, Concord, and Lexington. "Smitty " was very knowledgable and fun. This was my grandsons first visit to Boston and he truly enjoyed the day. Highly recommend Smitty!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks your grandson is a fine young man

Joseph Obermaier

United States
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Tour: #163613, Positively New England Shore Excursion, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 5/16

Great tour! He took time to write things down for me. Basically I had the whole South Shore to myself. I would do it again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks Joe have a nice Thanksgiving in Arizona

Sarah McWithey

United States
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Tour: #44984, Boston by Night!, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 22/16

Tour was wonderful and Smitty was super. He is a wealth of knowledge and made us feel very relaxed and informed. Loved the tour! Sally and Richard

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks guys come back and visit us soon smitty

Kurt Jackson

United States
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Tour: #225732, Tour Heard 'Round the World: Revolutionary New England, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 21/16

Smitty is a true Bostonian. He picked us up at the airport on short notice and dropped us back off to get our rental car when done. This is an ideal way to see as much as you can in a short period of time. We originally thought about piecing together some tours (duck etc.) but this was much better and more custom. Boston traffic is challenging. Bottom line is to take this tour if you want to soak in as much of an overview as you can, we had 5 hours and really saw a lot, including lunch.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you come back and visit us soon smitty

Raphael R.

United States
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Tour: #163613, Positively New England Shore Excursion, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 17/16

Lee was great. Thanks

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Rafi I enjoyed showing you two around I hope you can visit us again shalom smitty

Ronny Breland

United States
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Tour: #225732, Boston at War, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 15/16

Lee was wonderful! 1st trip to Boston and he showed us so much in a short time. you can tell he loves and is proud of his city. made it convenient for us picking us up and delivered us back to hotel. even gave us the best route for our journey to Philly. Would do it all over again if Lee was my guide, true southern hospitality in Boston. felt like he was a good friend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks it was great showing you around. Have a safe trip back to Bama. In January I am going to Hawaii. I was going to spend about 1000 on hog hunt. But if you can arrange a trip in Feb March April I can fly down there instead. Let me know what you learn my email is lsgolf52@yahoo God Bless Smitty

Kathrine Browne

United States
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Tour: Positively New England Seacoast Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Date: Oct 7/16

Our appreciation of the Massachusetts coast and the vivid memories we now carry with us is because of Smitty's passion for the local history and his personal love of the area. The time flew by with many photo stops (our request) of off-the-beaten-path, know-only-to-locals spots. It was the perfect way to end a two-week cruise (Boston-Quebec City-Boston) and an easy and convenient way to transition from ship to airport. We would do it again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks again I hope you can visit us again soon Smitty

Debi Bland

United States
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Tour: #163613, Positively New England Shore Excursion, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 4/16

Debi Bland

United States
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Tour: #44984, Boston by Night Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 3/16

Took 3 tours with Lee. Enjoyed them all. Very accommodating and informative.

Debi Bland

United States
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Tour: #225732, Boston at War, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 2/16

Great time. Thanks

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks again come back soon

Pat Nichols

United States
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Tour: #225732, Boston at War, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 24/16

Smitty was an absolute joy. He did an outstanding job and covered everything we had asked for.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks a lot I hope you can visit us again soon Smitty

Shirley Santos

United States
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Tour: Revolutionary Boston, Lexington and Concord, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Date: Sep 14/16

Lee was awesome.He took us to so many beautiful places.Lee has such a wonderful and very informative tour.Lee went above and beyond.My husband and I highly recommend Lee.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks again I hope you two can visit us again soon Smitty

George Hill

United States
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Tour: #163613, Positively New England Shore Excursion, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 9/16

Lee was an excellent guide and very friendly and helpful. We selected a tour of the south shore of Boston rather than the historical sights in Boston. It was an area we had never seen before and was very picturesque. Saw a lot of small towns, beaches and lighthouses. I would highly recommend this tour. Lee picked us up at our hotel and dropped us off at our cruise ship. It was a great way to spend 5 hours around Boston.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You I hope you can visit us again soon regards Smitty

Larry McCarty

United States
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Tour: #225769, JFK Irish heritage tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 29/16

Although my wife and I have traveled to Boston before and taken several tours of the area this tour opened our eyes to so many beautiful sites and areas that we likely would never have seen otherwise. We witnessed, thanks to our knowledgeable and informed guide Lee, places we likely would have never found on our own or on another tour. Not only did he know the area, he had a keen awareness of great places to visit. He was prompt, courteous, and extremely professional and we highly recommend this tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Go Iowa thanks Larry

Steve Perlowski

United States
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Tour: #225732, Boston at War, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 28/16

Smitty did a great job of providing my 10 year old grandson with a feel for Boston's role in the birth of our country. We visited the USS Constitution, Lexington and Concord. He is also an excellent driver, and saved us money for a cab, by taking us directly to Logan Airport, where we arrived in time to make our flight back to Des Moines. He also provided intelligent conversation throughout.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You best of luck see us again soon GO IOWA

Terry McCabe

United States
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Tour: #163613, Positively New England Shore Excursion, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 6/16

What a great tour. We saw so much. Smitty is full of interesting facts and went out of his way to make sure we got to see it all.

Kay Cornelius

United States
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Tour: #163613, Positively New England Shore Excursion, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 20/16

Very friendly & accommodated our hopes for the tour. Very knowledgeable. Will take you off the beaten path to local spots that are very interesting. Loved it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again I enjoyed fishing with the guys good luck with your business

David Aherrera

United States
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Tour: All Day Cape Cod Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Date: Jun 25/16

Great tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks again best of luck to your great kids Smitty

Linda W.

United States
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Tour: Positively New England Seacoast Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Date: May 26/16

Smitty showed our small group the treasurers of Boston, while accommodating all of our creature comforts! As Californians we felt we got to know not only Boston but the people of Boston along with history of our great nation. Thank you Smitty!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again!

Carl H Campen

Surrey, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada
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Tour: #163613, Positively New England Shore Excursion, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 26/15

Lee was an absolute pleasure as a guide. We enjoyed the tour very much.

Donald Walker

United States
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Tour: Positively New England Seacoast Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Date: Oct 17/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks a lot come back soon smitty

Janet B.

United States
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Tour: Positively New England Seacoast Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Date: Oct 8/15

Lee showed us areas surrounding Boston that we had never seen before. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: they were very a generous couple I hope they will visit us again soon

MaryLou Scanlon

United States
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Tour: Positively New England Seacoast Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Date: Jun 13/15

My adult daughter and I took this tour on 6/13/15. We would both highly recommend the Positively New England tour with Lee. Lee met us at our hotel as promised and began the tour with some history of Boston proper. We then headed for the coast and saw some magnificent sights, Lee was a pleasure and certainly delivered in showing us the beauty New England has to offer. We had lunch on the water and then headed for the airport. Based on a 1 to 10 rating, I would give Lee an 11!! Thank you Lee!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: they are absolutely correct i am the best in the business they were a really nice couple i hope they visit us again

Usha Mohan

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: Positively New England Seacoast Tour for Usha Mohan, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Date: Jul 1/14

We took this tour with Lee on the 1st of July 2014. We had a very nice and productive day. Our guide was very knowledgeable & informative. We drove to Plymouth & made our way back to Boston via the coast. He showed us all the places of interest and made sure that all queries were answered. We loved the sights of New England. I would highly recommend this tour, which was off the beaten track!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you it was pleasure to show you around send me the biranyi recipe Smitty

Melinda Lieshout

Australia
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Tour: Positively New England Seacoast Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Date: Nov 23/13

Tailored the tour to suit my needs, was very knowledgable on all topics and great company. Wonderful tour guide, couldn't recommend him any more highly.

Phyllis Steinberg

United States
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Tour: Positively New England Seacoast Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Date: Sep 28/13

It was perfect....Lee picked us up at the ship terminal right on time.. The car was great. He was wonderful. Then..as we requested, he dropped us off at the airport. He really knew so much about the area. We loved seeing all the lighthouses in the area. We had fun. Couldn't have been more perfect. He took us to a great place for lunch and we were happy to have him join us for the meal. No complaints whatsoever!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You I will take anyone anywhere in the Boston area. We can always discuss your interests and motivations SMITTY

David Moore

United Kingdom
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Tour: #44984, Boston by Night, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 24/13

Great little twilight tour given by 'Smitty'. Not just the usual sights to see, which ,as Lee says, you can see all of these under your own steam, but off out of town, with great views back towards the city, along with nice friendly chat, and back through the centre of town to give an orientation tour, which was just what we required. Well done 'Smitty'. Would highly recommend. Dave & Janice (England)

John Smead

United States
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Tour: Positively New England Seacoast Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Date: Jun 8/13

Lee was our guide. he was filled with great local info. he met us at (;30 and took us back at 3pm. could have stayed out longer but we chose to get on to cape cod. it was great to see towns that we would never have visited outside of Boston. we saw beaches that the locals go to and some great light houses and vistas of the harbors and shoals. i imagine any of his trips are good ones. the local Boston area tour was great as far we are concerned.