Jerome BakerIndianapolis, IN, United States
Patricia was a wonderful host for our memorable 10-hour tour to Phillip Island. The Koala Sanctuary provided a close-up view of dozens of koalas in a nature setting. At the Sherwood restaurant for dinner, the seafood and drinks were excellent. The route to the Penguin Parade took us beyond the site and along the beautiful coastline view with wild wallabies all around. Patricia reserved VIP seating for us at the Penguin Parade where we saw hundreds of Little Penguins emerge from the sea and waddle inland.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your great review. I also was very disappointed that there were no seats available at the Penguin Plus area and offer my apologies for the inconvenience. Usually, they are very strict when people stand up, so my take on this is that they oversold tickets on that night. Late bookings as it was such a lovely evening. Our arrival time definitely was in line with previous tours at the Penguin Plus, the time at the Koala Sanctuary would not have held us up, neither the timing of the dinner.
Jerome BakerIndianapolis, IN, United States
Patricia provided an excellent tour of the Victoria Market where we selected numerous, delicious food items and wine tasting for lunch. Patricia conferred with a prior tour guide to customize our day and avoiding duplicated sights. We continued to the Remembrance Shrine, F1 track, sports complex, parks, Fairy tree, Model Tudor Village and Capt. Cook's Cottage. We finished our wonderful day at the Eureka Tower observation deck where we noted all the places we had seen across the city in our tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your fabulous review. I certainly enjoyed your company and showing off all that Melbourne has to offer. I hope you had a safe journey back home.
Patricia was pleasant, knowledgeable, and very accommodating. My wife and I had a very pleasant day exploring Mornington and area. Patricia took us to some lovely wineries and a great restaurant for lunch. We look forward to touring with Patricia on our next visit to Melbourne!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your lovely review. It was a wonderful day, complimented with some fine weather - Melbourne delivered. I look forward to hosting you for your next visit - Melbourne and surrounds has so much to offer. Enjoy the rest of your travels!
Kathleen PenneUnited States
I asked for a personalized tour following the path of Miss Fisher and she did a stupendous job. It was the highlight of my trip. She even did a run through prior to our arrival to know which sites would fit our time frame. It was a pleasure to work with her. Good job, Patricia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your awesome review. It was a wonderful day and an absolute pleasure working with you to put this itinerary together to suit your wishes. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your cruise and time in Australia.
Maxine K.United States
My husband & I were extremely pleased from the moment Patricia met us at the airport and our wonderful tour began. We only had 1 1/2 days in Melbourne. On day 1 we covered as many local sites as possible. On day 2 we toured the GreatOceanRoad. Patricia was very knowledgeable & passionate about Melbourne. We stopped along the GOR and had lunch at a wonderful local restaurant that we never would have found on our own. Given the short amount of time, Patricia planned a tour that we will always remember.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your fabulous feedback. It certainly was an action packed 1 and a half days, but such fun. I always enjoy showing off our beautiful city and state. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip and hopefully, I will see you again in Australia soon.
Edward SchwartzUnited States
Patricia was marvelous. She is most knowledgeable and personable. She offered us options before and during the tour that were much appreciated. She is also an excellent driver. We would certainly engage Patricia again when we need a guide in and around Melbourne.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the awesome review. It was an absolute pleasure to host you.
David StokesUnited States
Patricia was awesome, we could not have asked for nicer person to show us around. She was very knowledgeable and the entire day went like clockwork! Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your lovely review. It was great to meet you and show off our wonderful city. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your cruise!
Thomas RichUnited States
Patricia provided us a super tour of Melbourne visiting places we wouldn't have found. She is an excellent ambassador for Melbourne and Australia. We enjoyed talking about life in Australia besides the interesting and outstanding tour. If you enjoy walking she is the perfect guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tom for this awesome review, it certainly is a pleasure showing off our beautiful city. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your cruise.
Joe TraumUnited States
We had a great day. Patricia put together a custom-tailored tour for us to cover the highlights of Melbourne in the limited time we had there. It was thorough, comprehensive, and exactly all we hoped it would be. Her love for her City showed in every word she uttered and we now understand why Melbourne has consistently topped the list of the greatest places in the world to live. Great job, Patricia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joe for this fabulous review. It certainly is not hard to show off our beautiful city. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Australia!
Cheryl K.The Woodlands, TX, United States
Our group of 4 adults spent 2 days with Patricia. We explored the Victorian Countryside & the city of Melbourne. We spent a couple hours looking at older architecture. It was fascinating! We told Patricia she should offer an architectural tour as one of her standard tours as it was so interesting. Patricia was a delightful and knowledgable guide. One of our special treats was trying speciality chocolates at a number of local shops. It made for some great gifts to bring home.
Jeanne NelsonUnited States
We had a delightful day with Patricia on the Mornington peninsula. she took us to a few wineries, lovely viewpoints, a delicious lunch, and threw some pretty little coastal towns. She had lots of information to share and did our best to care for our interests. We heartily recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jeanne for your fabulous review. I certainly enjoyed showing you the wonderful Mornington Peninsula, it is a little gem here in Victoria. Could I be so cheeky to also ask you to review the city walking tour I guided you on... not to mention the fabulous rainstorm. Thanks again, it was great spending two days with you both - it was a lot of fun.
Carl StychinUnited Kingdom
We had a wonderful afternoon and evening with Patricia. She is really passionate about Melbourne and conveys her enthusiasm. Patricia had really thought about options for the day, including how to respond to the changeable Melbourne weather. At the same time, she was flexible and extremely accommodating. We felt very comfortable with Patricia who is great fun and a really interesting person. Thank you for a terrific day out!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Carl for this positive review - we were very fortunate that the weather held out. It was wonderful guiding you both for the day, I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you both. Enjoy the rest of your holiday, Batemans Bay is beautiful.
Bill CafferkyUnited States
Knowledgable, professional, personable and all with a desire to make your day the best
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your lovely review - it was a wonderful day, I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you both and showing off our beautiful city. Enjoy the rest of the cruise - the weather is looking good.
Lois D.United States
We were lucky enough to have Patricia a second time for the great Ocean Road tour. By this time we were good friends and enjoyed each other's company. She ordered a perfect weather experience along with fantastic stops along the ocean road. We even got to see kangaroos on a golf course! I would highly recommend Patricia as a guide any time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this awesome review - I had a fantastic time showing off the Great Ocean Road and so happy the kangaroos made an appearance. I hope you are all having a wonderful time in the Red Centre, the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney - hopefully you have seen a Koala.
Lois D.United States
Patricia was a wonderful Guide for our all day birthday celebration for my husband on September 24. We went to two wineries, had a wonderful hike and a lovely lunch that day. We also saw the Penguins and Patricia provided us with a lovely picnic supper before our way back to Melbourne. She was A great driver, flexible and very knowledgeable as we bombarded here with all kinds of questions about Australia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lois for this wonderful review. It certainly was fabulous day, I had a great time hosting you all and showing you wonderful Phillip Island.
Nancy B.United States
Patricia is a knowledgeable, friendly, adaptable guide who gave us a great introduction to Melbourne. With her skilled driving, we were able to visit areas that would have been more challenging with public transport or a tour bus— from the waterfront suburb to the remembrance memorial. Walking, we were able to visit the Federation Square, have a delightful seafood lunch, and stroll along the riverfront. We heard the backstories of laneways, saw fabulous interiors, and walked shopping corridors. Great!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nancy and Walter Thank you for your awesome feedback. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and showing off our wonderful city. I hope you are enjoying the rest of your stay in Melbourne. I may see you at the Penguin Parade. Thanks again for the lunch treat. Regards Patricia
Diana Averina-LugovaNew Zealand
Carolyn FancherUnited States
Our tour of the Yarra Valley outside of Melbourne with Patricia was amazing! She took us to fabulous winery's and treated us to a delicious lunch at one of the winery's. We give Patricia our highest endorsement!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your wonderful review, it is not hard to show off our wonderful food-hub.
Carolyn FancherUnited States
Our half day tour of Melbourne was fabulous! Patricia is very professional, helpful, kind and knowledgeable. We give her our highest endorsement!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Carolyn for your fabulous review.
Don BrabstonUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Don Thank you for your rating. I hope that you both enjoyed the rest of your cruise. Regards Patricia
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.
Daniel ChamplinUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your five star review!
Nancy ShelmonUnited States
Patricia is the consummate professional. Outstanding tour with a terrific pace. Very responsive to our special request. Most informative guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: HI Nancy and Clarence Thank you for your awesome comments and the 5 star rating. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you both and showing off some of our best sights in Melbourne and surrounds. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. All the best.
James AllenUnited States
Our group of 4 completely enjoyed our 3-4 hour walking tour of the history and architecture of Melbourne. We would give this experience the maximum of stars. Would recommend this to anyone visiting Melbourne especially for the first time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your awesome review. There is so much to see in Melbourne. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Melbourne. Enjoy the rest of your trip in Australia.
Michelle KingGRAPEVINE, TEXAS, United States
Patricia was outstanding. She was waiting on us when we departed our cruise ship in Melbourne. She had great insight and details about the areas we visited on our way to the Twelve Apostles. What a day we had! The tour was a once in a lifetime experience. To top off a great morning, Patricia had prepared lunch (really prepared it) and had a great red and white wines to compliment our meal. Our group of six was thrilled with the entire experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Michelle, thank you very much for your awesome review. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and your crew and loved the day. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your cruise. Regards Patricia
Cary RaymentUnited States
Fabulous tour and the best tour guide. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic . Recommend her highly . She loves her country and city and is quite evident in her delivery of information. I learned more from her on my three days than any other guide that I have had.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for this fabulous review. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with you, I had a lot of fun. Have done many more trips to the Great Ocean Road and always remember your comment "The Great Wall of China." Thank you, I hope to see you sometime in Australia again.
Cary RaymentUnited States
What an unbelievable day. The drive, wine tasting , gourmet lunch plus having the knowledge of Patricia. One couldn't ask for more. Patricia's passion for Australia, food, history, and wine make her the perfect guide for Melbourne and the surrounding areas. She is fun as well. If one has a limited time for a visit, use Patricia. She knows her way around, is totally prepared, and her knowledge is beyond comphrension. An A++++ tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your fabulous review. Living here makes it easy to be passionate on what is to offer and show it off to our fantastic visitors. I had a lot of fun hosting you. I hope you had a good trip home and settled back into Seattle / Phoenix. I would appreciate it if you could also give a review on the Great Ocean Road Trip. Thank you and regards Patricia
Cary RaymentUnited States
Patricia was a fabulous guide for the city of Melbourne. Part of the tour is driving around for a quick overview then on foot to personally see and get the heart beat of the city. Her knowledge about architecture, people, history is overwhelming. The time spent on foot was most helpful seeing things up close and seeing how each building helped develope Melbourne. She has a plethora of knowledge about the city as well as the enthusiasm to go with it. Highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your fantastic review. Melburnians are so pleased that we have retained some of our beautiful old buildings and have a small history to pass on to our clients. It is a beautiful city. It is always fun to take a walk through our city and show it off.
For us it was a perfect day with perfect weather in the nice Town of Melbourn with our wonderful guide Patricia. Thank you very much for that expereance Gudrun and Jochen
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Vielen Dank Gudrun & Jochen. Es war ein sehr schoener Tag, und ideal fuer mich um mein Deutsch zu ueben. Ich hoffe Ihr habt den Rest Eurer Reise sehr genossen. Viele Gruesse Patricia
Linda LaitnerUnited States
Patricia was so interesting and provided a lot of education about the area and wines. She is an expert in her field and provided us with a great day. Going the extra mile, she even found a shop where I could buy knitting needles!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Linda for your positive review. I thoroughly enjoyed hosting both of you, it was wonderful. Thank you for your referral to the Noordam.
Patricia is wonderful. She has provided us with great overview of every site we visited. The entire trip was very enjoyable and memorable. I would strongly recommend Patricia to anyone who needs a private guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the wonderful review. I certainly enjoyed both your company and our fabulous conversations. It was an absolute pleasure. I wish you and your daughter all the best with your transition into South Australia. I shall keep in touch.