Sylvia BraunerUnited States
Michele is the best tour guide we have ever had. Her knowledge of Melbourne and her joy to share it is unsurpassed. She really showed us the life of the city and every important aspect of it. In one day we all got the feel of the city and its vibe. We saw its people in action. We actually fell in love with the city and would return here in a heartbeat. Michele is warm, funny and bright. Her love of Melbourne is apparent. We recommend her to anyone going to Melbourne. 5 stars is hardly enough!!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! thank you for such a lovely review. It was honestly my pleasure to meet you all and be your guide for this wonderful city. Careful what you wish for. I may just drop in on you one day. Fingers crossed and best wishes always, Michelle :)
Marsha TurbyfillUnited States
To say that this tour of Melbourne was fabuous is very true, but even that doesn't give it justice. Michelle was bright, energetic, knowledgable, and extremely interesting, and fun. She showed us so many wonderful parts and places in that beautiful city. We were picked up promptly at 9:00 AM and we didn't return until almost 7:00. It was a spectacular day. I would highly recommend Michelle as guide thru Melbourne. Marsha Turbyfill
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this review. Yours was a memorable tour. I hope the rest of your visit to Australia was memorable and you loved it. Best wishes always, Michelle :)
Temple ZanderUnited States
Michelle was vibrant, knowledgeable and so fun!!! She kept our whole family engaged and safe on bikes! We fell in love with Melbourne and she was a big part of that. Excellent guide! Best we think we've ever had anywhere.
Trishia WynkoopUnited States
Our tour with Michelle was wonderful. We customized our whole day with help from Michelle on the best animal sanctuary. Moonlit Sanctuary, the Australian Grand Prix track (we actually drove it!) and tour of the city were just a few of the highlights. Michelle took all our pictures and even brought a few local things to try. She truly loves her job and we could tell! Awesome tour with a true local!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Loved showing you both around. Thank you for the review. It was such a pleasure to show Melbourne off to you. Best wishes always, Michelle :)
Michelle is the best guide ever!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this lovely feedback. Can you believe, and did you hear, the day after you left, the next day's ship was unable to dock due to weather conditions and so missed Melbourne completely!! Hope the cruise and Mardi Gras are unforgettable. Loved meeting you both and showing you around. Thanks for trusting me to do so. xxx
Sheri HardinUnited States
Michelle, was fabulous to guide us around Melbourne on the day we arrived. She was flexible to our needs for lunch and to buy Australian Open tennis gear. She made adjustments along the way after she understood our interests. We only had one day in Melbourne but felt like we saw things people staying longer miss. I would highly recommend Michelle.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your lovely review. It was such a pleasure to meet you both and show off Melbourne to you. Best wishes always, Michelle :)
Mary Jane BennettUnited States
Great day with Michelle. She really knows Melbourne and gave us a wonderful tram/walking tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Loved meeting you and showing you around. Thanks for the feedback :)
Michael GuidoUnited States
Michelle B. was excellent in every aspect of the tour. She confirmed all aspects of the tour, could not be "more" knowledgeable of Melbourne history, proud of her city, enthusiastic, and provide unique tour areas that would never been seen if one was part of a generic "group" tour. I would highly recommend her for those wanting a custom tour but also she can customized the tour to any specific request.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for taking the time to review Michael. Lovely to have met you and shown you around Melbourne. Best wishes always, Michelle :)
Ali HamptonUnited Kingdom
Fantastic tour, we really enjoyed it. Michelle was knowledgeable and charming, and showed us everything we wanted. Started and dropped us off close to where we were staying. Bikes were easy to use and Melbourne is a great city to cycle round, lots of dedicated lanes and felt very safe. Michelle was so generous with her time, we never felt rushed if we wanted to look longer. We were very impressed with how excellent the experience was and would highly recommend her. The Hampton family
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this feedback Ali. Lovely meeting your family and showing you all around. So glad you enjoyed the experience. Hope you enjoyed Christmas at Donovan's? Best wishes for the new year and lots of fun travels for you all, Michelle :)
Lori PotterUnited States
Michelle was an outstanding tour guide. She showed us a wide variety of places, historical and fun, that gave us a great flavor for the city and its neighborhoods. She was extremely knowledgeable on this history of the city, its landmarks and even many not so famous landmarks; and had interesting stories that that were memorable, both historical and light. She described the Shrine of the Rememberance so well that even the curator there was smiling. We tasted food, smelled great coffee and saw great sight!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lori and Bob, thank you for this glowing review and your kind offer. You express yourself very well. I absolutely loved meeting you both and showing you around Melbourne. Hoping 2018 is wonderful to you. Best wishes always and a big hug, Michelle :) x
Alan SawyerUnited States
I had the most enjoyable time with Michelle seeing Melbourne by bike. Her love and passion for her city came through in all of our stops and discussions. I had arranged the Sunday tour last minute to help stay awake after arriving early in the morning from the US. Michelle was gracious and very safety conscious with the bike and traffic laws. We spent 6+ hours touring the city. It was a wonderful experience and one I would highly recommend!
David G.United States
Michelle was just plain "the best." She was one of the best guides we have ever used. The only thing we could say is that we wish we had more time and days in Melbourne with her. Such a pleasure.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this treasured review. Loved meeting you both and showing you around. Thanks for giving me the opportunity. Best wishes always, Michelle :) x
Charles TallmanJeffersonton, VA, United States
Michelle is very enthusiastic about her city and you know right from the start that Melbourne is hers. We had a wonderful day together and she was more than willing to accommodate our needs. I only wish we had more time to spend with her. Michelle gets our highest recommendation and we tend to grade tough.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Loved exploring Melbourne with you both. Thank you for trusting me to do so. Best wishes always, Michelle :)
Joseph TraigleUnited States
Unbelievable, one one best guides we have had "anywhere in the world."
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this incredible compliment. A real pleasure to show you around Melbourne. Best wishes always, Michelle :) x
Bernard G.San Jose, CA, United States
We had a fabulous Melbourne city tour with Michelle. She is super enthusiastic about her city and knowledgeable about all aspects of it. She customizes the tour to meet your expectations of what your interests are. We highly recommend her to give you a fabulous day in Melbourne.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this lovely review. Loved meeting you and showing you both around my home town. Best wishes always, Michelle :)
Arlene K.Tarzana, CA, United States
Book a day with Michelle! We were on a cruise and none of the offered tours provided us the experience to learn about Melbourne. Michelle is a beautiful and energetic woman who offers you just that! She proudly and enthusiastically brings it alive by visiting all the cultural sites as well as a visit to the numerous neighborhoods that make Melbourne so special. We drove around in her luxury car and stopped at many destinations including an opportunity to purchase quality and reasonably priced UGG's.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your lovely feedback. I LOVED showing Melbourne off to you and meeting you. Best wishes always, Michelle :) x
Jonathon ElskyAgoura Hills, CALIFORNIA, United States
We wish we could give Michelle 100 stars. She was the best. When we first met, we sat down and she went over our thoughts of what we wanted to see in Melbourne she added many other places of interest. Then off we went. We saw everything and there was a story about each site. Michelle is very personable and very knowledgeable. I can think of no better way to see Melbourne than with Michelle.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your lovely feedback. I LOVED showing Melbourne off to you and meeting you. Best wishes always, Michelle :) xxx
Richard KronenbergUnited States
The very best, we had a great time
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the opportunity and for your lovely feedback Richard. Loved meeting you both and showing you around. Best wishes always, Michelle :) x
Kenneth W.United States
My wife and I had a wonderful tour of Melbourne with Michelle. She was informative and enthusiastic with a great personality, and she provided us with loads of interesting and valuable information about the city that we would never have learned without her. In just a few hours, she made us feel like we were close friends. We would highly recommend Michelle for any tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So nice! Thank you for this lovely feedback. Loved spending the day with you too. :)
Roberta SimcoeUnited States
Michelle gave us a wonderful tour of exactly what we wanted to see and do. She is a veritable encyclopedia of knowledge about her area. Her enthusiasm is contagious as she shares her knowledge and insights with you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your generous feedback. I loved meeting you both and sharing my Melbourne with you. Thank you for trusting me to do so. Best wishes always, Michelle x
Betty GrantUnited States
We had a great tour with Michelle. She was knowledgeable about so many different things about Melbourne - history, hip coffee cafes, street art, etc. She was responsive to our interests and a lot of fun to be with. We recommend her highly. We loved that she used the Melbourne bike sharing program.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Loved meeting you both and showing you around Melbourne. Thank you for trusting me to do so. Best wishes always, Michelle :)
John ShioyaUnited States
Michelle showed us the real Melbourne. We (3 lady friends) first met Michelle for coffee to discuss the places she wanted to show us and omit the places we've been since it was our 2nd time in Melbourne. We went around Melbourne in her car and saw places only a Melbourne local would know. Melbourne is full of alleyways with restaurants, shops, artworks and rich in history. Michelle is passionate about Melbourne and showing people the true and special Melbourne.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You were all such a pleasure to show around. Loved meeting you. Thank you for trusting me to show you my home town. More photos coming now. Best wishes always, Michelle :)
Kathryn BallingerUnited States
Very good orientation to city Saw lots
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for taking the time to review. It was lovely meet you both and to share Melbourne with you. Best wishes always, Michelle :)
Steven ChiangUnited States
The best! (and this is my 8th toursbylocals) Michelle is genuinely enthusiastic about Melbourne and knows SO much--history, hidden places, etc. During my layover I feel I got a great sense of Melbourne and gained a great appreciation for this great city, all due to Michelle's tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your lovely feedback Steven. It was a true pleasure meeting you and showing you around. Best wishes always, M:)
Pam MckenneyUnited States
Truly a delight. Five Star. Michelle is a young girl with lots of enthusiasm who loves her city and her job. She was very accommodating. Thank you. Pam Mckenney
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Pam and Joe, I wish I was young! So nice to have met you both and had the opportunity to show you around my home city. Best wishes always, Michelle :)
Sterling Helwick JrUnited States
She was prompt and generous with her time. She is warm and friendly. The tour was extended into the late afternoon. She drove mostly with some walking. We finished the afternoon with a tram test run. I was given written and verbal suggestions with a map indicating where to find them. I returned to the Shrine of Remembrance for the museum and the Royal Botanic Gardens. The National Herbarium is not open to the public. I recommend the garden tours. I did not visit the Brighton bathing boxes with Michelle.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sterling and Patricia, thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. Best wishes for your future travels, Michelle :)
Alan AndersonUnited States
Excellent tour. Michelle gave us a great tour. Extremely flexible. She will do whatever type of tour you want and make it all very interesting and fun. Took us to a great hide away bar for lunch. Could not ask for a better tour. Bb
Lawrence EpnerUnited States
knowledgeable, and enthusiastic.
Holly DaleUnited States
A wonderful way to experience Melbourne! Michelle is knowledgeable and fun. We had a fabulous day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for leaving feedback Holly. Glad you all enjoyed :)
Tony SmaleUnited States
Michelle was fabulous!! She was the perfect host, taking us to lots of fun and interesting sights with insightful commentary. We all appreciated her energy and enthusiasm. We highly, highly recommend her to anyone thinking of a bike tour in Melbourne!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the opportunity to show you around Melbourne and for your lovely review. Best wishes always, Michelle :)
Michael AmendSeattle, WASHINGTON, United States
We had 8 people on the tour, which is a little unwieldy navigating through a busy city, but Michelle kept us all together. Everyone loved the tour. Great overview of the city if you have limited time (we were on a cruise) or at the beginning of a multi-day stay. Michelle is very knowledgable about the city and biking. You can tell she has put great thought into her tour, but it's not rigid or rehearsed. She tailored the tour to our interests. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Loved showing you all around and meeting you :)
Barbara EisenbergUnited States
Michelle was a walking encyclopedia of information! She is knowledgeable, friendly, and outgoing. Our day was enjoyable, fun, and entertaining. She recommended a wonderful tapas place for lunch, and pointed out virtually every building in Melbourne, describing its history. We had a great time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I loved meeting you both and showing you around. Thank you for trusting me with your time in Melbourne. Best wishes always :)
Steven LazarusUnited States
Outstanding, beyond expectations. Michelle is extremely knowledgeable about Melbourne's history, culture, shopping, and food, in addition to traditional sightseeing. She researched the unusual things that we asked to see before the tour and she delivered on each request. She has a very welcoming personality. Her tour vehicle comfortably accommodated us, including my 6'3" height. We highly recommend Michelle.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Steven & Elissa, thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. Loved meeting you and showing you around. Thanks for the opportunity and best wishes always, Michelle :)
Barbara WolfortUnited States
Such energy! Michelle had enough energy for an army, with some to spare! We loved our tour, and went back the next day to some of the sights she showed us, for more in depth touring. Michelle added some sights we specifically requested, and was knowledgable beyond expectations. We recommend her without reservation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for leaving feedback. Very much appreciated. Loved meeting you and showing you both around.
Suzanne ZientzUnited States
Nicholas MasingtonUnited States
5 star is insufficient to rate Michelle's performance. We have traveled to over 60 countries, and have never had a better tour guide or a more enjoyable tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: OMG! What a lovely review. Thank you so much. Loved meeting you and showing you around. Best wishes always. Michelle :)
Donna WilsonUnited States
We had a wonderful day with Michelle. She has amazing information about Melbourne. We were treated to a through history of Melbourne, saw amazing old and new sites. Would highly recommend Michelle.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for leaving feedback Donna. Best wishes. Michelle :)
David WinklerShreveport, LA, United States
Wow!! What a great tour Michelle gave us. She was very knowledgeable about Melbourne as well as being very personable. On a return to Melbourne I would call on her again. She went above and beyond to make our experience in Melbourne rememberable. THANK YOU MICHELLE !!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for leaving a review. I loved meeting each of you and showing you around. Best wishes always, Michelle :)
Great choice! The tour vas very flexible and we got to see a lot of Melbourne. Michelle was fun and knowledgeable, she really loves what she does. We were taking a road trip the next day, and she gave us a lot of information and recommendations that were very helpful. Don't miss Naked for Satan, great place. Thanks Michelle for such a wonderful time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: :)))))))) x
Allan WeinerUnited States
Michelle B in Melbourne was good but did not listen to us about the program and the acute timing we needed with our limited schedule...she still did things on her own whim despite the fact we instructed her not to...she was fast paced but ran over our planned time....she was just too much to handle...she was knowledgeable and pleasant but not the best...thanks..
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: This review is all about timing but omits that the plane arrived very late and I was a passionate guide that this agent's guests loved and thanked me for. The agent did not come on the walks off the bus with us and REALLY was not present other than clock watching because they started off running behind schedule. Sincerely, Michelle