Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Boston Massachusetts by Tour Guide Neal R. (Guide #7736)


Linda Mckinley

United States
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Tour: #199984, Tour-in-Four, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 13/18

Neal R. provided an action packed and informative half-day tour of Boston four our group of 4. He is very knowledgeable regarding historical facts and he is able to bring that history alive during the tour. We saw more than we expected and enjoyed every minute!

Juan Gasso

United States
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Tour: #199984, Tour-in-Four, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 6/18

Jeff Rohr

United States
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Tour: #65625, The Overview Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 3/18

Highly recommended! Enjoyed our time with him! Jeff

Jeff Rohr

United States
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Tour: #68345, Walking tour along the historic Boston Freedom Trail, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 2/18

Had a great time with Neal. Excellent tour guide. Highly recommended. Jeff

Dawn Kubly

United States
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Tour: #65610, The Everything Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 1/18

Neal was outstanding. His knowledge of Boston is extraordinary and his presentation of the information was excellent. Perhaps his teaching profession is a contributor. He made the day fun and so interesting and slightly customized for us throughout the day.

Michael Parrish

United States
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Tour: #68345, Walking tour along the historic Boston Freedom Trail, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 31/18

Our family does a walking tour in almost every city we visit whether it's in the United States or internationally. Neil was one of the best tours we have been on. Even my teenage kids mentioned it. It was such a great tour and he was very flexible, allowing us to stop and get some ice cream (a place he recommended), buy a souvenir, use the restroom upon request. Always with a smile. We loved how he showed us the historic part of Boston and also some of the more recent sites and stories of the city.

Jeremy Maycock

Australia
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Tour: #68345, Walking tour along the historic Boston Freedom Trail, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 19/18

Neal is a knowledgeable, informative and experienced guide, with an easy manner. He paced the three hour freedom trail walk very well, and designed the route in a logical but in places innovative manner. We would certainly recommend him.

Richard Warner

United States
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Tour: #199984, Tour-in-Four, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 17/18

It was a great tour - loved the concern for our well being and education - very personable and accomodating

Peni Wood

United States
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Tour: #68345, Walking tour along the historic Boston Freedom Trail, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 16/18

Neal is very kind, most knowledgable & just plain fun.

Lisa Bohannon

United States
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Tour: #65610, The Everything Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 14/18

Neal was very knowledgeable of the city & it's history. His walking tour was navigated perfectly and we could not have gotten around Boston like we did without him. We enjoyed learning how to talk like a Bostonian and teaching him a little Texan. He was Wicked Smaaht! We really enjoyed our "Everything Tour" of Boston.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! Ya’ll were a lot of fun and I, very much, appreciate your kindness and generosity!!

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.

Dennis Avery

United States
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Tour: #68345, Full Freedom Trail walking tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 11/18

Excellent terrific fun educational walking tour. Much more than expected.

Lisa M.

Canada
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Tour: #199984, Tour-in-Four, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 6/18

Neal was informative, funny and flexible. We couldn't ask for a better tour guide. Lisa M (AB, Canada)

Elizabeth Kershner

United States
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Tour: #199984, Tour-in-Four, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 3/18

Neal was excellent and we covered so much in 4 hours!! He arrived promptly for our start time and provided insight that you couldn't get on a public tour. Perfect mix of riding and walking for our group. His vehicle is pristine and lots of great windows to see the sights from all seats. He even entertained all of our questions am and requests for small detours. :). We will definitely recommend the tour to friends.

Dan Mandich

United States
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Tour: #65610, The Everything Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 30/18

Neal gave a fantastic tour, he is very informed a "walking book of Boston" he walked with us all over the old town giving us a informative narrative as we went, after that we got in his van and toured the rest of the city as well as M.I.T., Harvard and so much more. Would highly recommend going on this tour with Neil if you want to see and know as much as you can about Boston in less than 6 hours.

Rosa Orsini

United States
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Tour: #65610, The Everything Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 31/18

Our Boston tour with Neal was wonderful! He is very professional, knowledgeable, and enjoyable to be with. There are so many historical sites to visit in Boston, and he knows the story behind each of them to a "T". Have no doubt on booking a tour with him; you will be just as satisfied as we are. Thanks, Neal!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rosa! You folks were a lot of fun to show around. Also thank you for everything and for fixing my jacket. :-) I wish Eric Jr. good luck in his college search too.

Amy Frasco

United States
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Tour: #65625, The Overview Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 10/17

Neal was an absolute delight! He was very up beat, extremely knowledgeable and terrific sense of humor. He made the tour very educational for me and my 13 year old son without feeling like he was just spilling out facts. Neal made it well worth the $. It was a true highlight of our trip !!! Thanks Neal.

Joy Divine

United States
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Tour: #68345, Walking tour along the historic Boston Freedom Trail, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 21/17

Neal did an amazing job on our 3 hour tour. He customized the tour based on a few preferences I had, which was incredible. Neal made Boston's history come alive in an engaging way! Great stories (accurate stories) describing historical events & neat facts. He pointed out things that may have been easily missed. You can tell that Neal is passionate about his hometown. Neal was very knowledgable, friendly & relatable. The tour was the highlight of our visit to Boston. I highly recommend Neal

Kathleen D.

New Braunfels, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: #199984, Tour-in-Four, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 23/17

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Neal. A highly experienced and gifted teacher, the substance and delivery of his presentation were excellent. Neal brought to life this beautiful city and its deep and complex history. Thank you, Neal!

Ron Arbogast

United States
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Tour: #199984, Tour-in-Four, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 2/17

Walter Kucaba

United States
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Tour: #65610, The Everything Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 18/17

Most excellent day. Very informative and entertaining. My kids and I enjoyed our day in Boston with Neal and would highly recommend for future trips.

Mark Bremer

Germany
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Tour: #65610, The Everything Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 3/17

It was a lot of fun doing the tour with Neal. The perfect opportunity to lesen a lot about Boston in one day.

David Warren

United States
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Tour: #65610, The Everything Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 1/17

Neal was the perfect tour guide for our first trip to Boston! He was super informative and kept our kids super interested in all of the sights we saw! I can't imagine a better experience with any other tour guide. Would highly recommend him to anyone headed to Boston!

Lisa Slotnick

United States
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Tour: #199984, Tour-in-Four, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 29/17

We had a great time. Neil was very accommodating and knowledgeable!

Erin Easton

United States
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Tour: #65610, The Everything & More Two-Day Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 13/17

Neal was awesome! He was flexible with our group (adults and children) while covering a lot of ground- even with less than perfect weather. Enjoyed all his vast knowledge and history of the city.

Ed Salvagni

United States
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Tour: #65625, The Overview Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 4/17

This was a most enjoyable and informative tour of Boston. Neal was very knowledgeable and accommodating. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. We would certainly recommend him to friends and family visiting Boston. Thanks Neal.

Mary Walker

United States
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Tour: #65610, The Everything Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 20/17

Neal is a wonderful person and a witty, fun, personable tour guide! He's a 10 on a scale of 1-5! He confirmed my tour request within just three hours. He has a new box-type-looking minivan with leather seats, plenty of leg and head-room, a large sunroof, and he keeps it immaculately clean. It's great for driving around many of the tiny streets in Boston! If you want to have a fun time yet still see all the sights and learn about history in Boston, don't even hesitate; Neal is your guy!

Carol Hustedde

United States
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Tour: #65610, The Everything & More Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 9/17

The tour was superb!!! Despite Friday traffic and crowds Neal was able to dodge traffic and crowds. Totally impressed with his knowlege and pride of Boston. He was giving us dates when homes and landmarks were built. Neal was prompt And courteous. He was constantly watching the time so he could show us everything. The 8 hr tour seemed like 5 hours. This was the first tours by locals for our friends and they were totally impressed. We never could have Experienced this much history. Thank you Neal!!!!!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Carol! You folks were great an a lot of fun to spend the day with.

Adrienne Fowler

United States
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Tour: #199984, Tour-in-Four, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 25/17

Neal was a wonderful guide. We were first timers in Boston. He managed to cram a huge amount of site seeing in four hours, yet we still had time to hear fun stories and zip into Umberto's for a slice. Neal tailored the trip beautifully for us. Definitely worth the money.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! You were a lot of fun and I'm glad to have shown you around your new "home away from home". Thanks again for the pizza!!

Jim Hammond

United States
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Tour: #65625, Boston-Cambridge Overview Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 11/16

Neal was the perfect guide to introduce his hometown of Boston to me and my son (26). Great storyteller, humorous, strong command of facts, very comfortable car with a large sunroof. I've been fortunate to see guides at work all over the world. Neal is one of the very best. While he's been doing this for many years, he presents the information in a conversational tone which sounds like he's saying it for the first time. Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! I'm glad you had a good time and also glad you got to watch the Patriots win! My son would like to hear more about your school too. Thanks again.

John Deese

United States
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Tour: #65610, 5 hour Boston Cambridge Charlestown Tour with shopping time included, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 5/16

Neal was a great tour guide. He arrived early and was totally flexible with our schedule. His vehicle is great for touring and was spacious for the 5 people we had. He is very knowledgeable about Boston and the surrounding area. He provides great information with some added humor which makes it nice. I would highly recommend him for a tour in Boston.

Neal Weinstein

Scotttsdale, AZ, United States
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Tour: #65625, Boston-Cambridge Overview Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 22/16

Robert Hunter

Canada
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Tour: #65625, Boston-Cambridge Overview Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 15/16

Was right on time. Nice vehicle. Knew city well to avoid all the road closures. We saw exactly what we wanted to and saw a great deal in the time available. We really enjoyed the tour.

Lorraine Andrew

United States
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Tour: #199984, Boston Tour-in-Four, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 8/16

My sister and I truly enjoyed our tour of Boston with Neil. We made contact as soon as we disembarked the ship and he gave us excellent directions where to meet him. Neil is a fabulous guide and full of fun. He shared his endless knowledge of the beautiful city of Boston, and we learned so much. We highly recommend Neil as a tour guide, he is a fantastic asset to "Tours by Locals". Thank you Neil for such a rewarding day spent with you, and for taking wonderful photos for us during the tour.

Daniel Quigg

United States
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Tour: #65610, Boston Cambridge Charlestown Sightseeing Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 3/16

Neal led us on a walking tour of the freedom trail--north end. In addition he drove us through the beacon hill district and various other wonderful historical sites including the Cambridge Universities. His description of the history of Boston was exceptional. Thank you Neal.

Barbara Hines

United States
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Tour: #65610, Boston Cambridge Charlestown Sightseeing Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 20/16

Neal did a fantastic job. Was never in a hurry or pushy....gave us lots of options. Had a great sense of humor plus was very knowledgeable about the history of Boston. Would recommend him to everyone who wants a great tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!!!

Jennifer W.

United States
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Tour: #199984, Boston Tour-in-Four, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 13/16

Neal was a perfect guide for our visit to Boston. He has a great sense of humor; is very knowledgeable; and was very accommodating. From the first correspondence, he offered to plan the tour for us or allow us to plan it. Even throughout the trip he would ask if there was anything we wanted to see; did we him to stop to take pictures; or just stop to get out and see things closer. It was our(a 16 yr old, 50 yr old, 81 yr old) first trip to Boston on limited time. 4hour tour was perfect and Neal is great.

Susan Breen

United States
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Tour: #65625, Boston-Cambridge Overview Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 7/16

We spent a delightful 2.5 - 3 hours with Neal today. Having lived only 45 minutes away for the past nearly 30 years, we were pleased to finally see some of the famous, largely Freedom Trail sights with Neal. It was a perfect combination of driving and walking; Neal clearly loves his hometown and it's history, and we were happy beneficiaries of that passion and knowledge. He totally customized our tour to concentrate on the historical aspects of Boston, given our proximity and overall knowledge of the city

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much Susan!

Patricia Callahan

United States
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Tour: #199984, Boston Tour-in-Four, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 30/16

Neal was a fantastic tour guide. He kept us laughing and had answers to every question we had. We were very well informed about Boston, and its surrounding areas. I would highly recommend Neal. Thank You for a great day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Jeff Corwin

United States
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Tour: 3 day photo guide, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Date: Jun 23/16

Just finished up three days of touring Boston with Neal. I've had guides all over the world and Neal was by far one of the best. The nicest guy to spend time with and so knowledgeable about his city. He made our job here in Boston possible!! Thank you Neal!!!

Lisa Holland

United States
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Tour: #65610, Boston Cambridge Charlestown Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 18/16

Professional, informative and funny--a great combination!

Donald Zepp

United States
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Tour: #199984, Boston Tour-in-Four, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: May 25/16

I would like to just say that Neal was a wonderful guide, very knowledgable helpful. We enjoyed the tour and learned a lot of history and saw all the sights that we wanted to see. I would recommend him highly as would my husband and the other 3 people in our group. His driving was also very good.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

John Franks

Australia
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Tour: #65625, Boston-Cambridge Overview Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: May 21/16

A most enjoyable tour and good company

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Mary Mainock

United States
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Tour: #65610, Boston Cambridge Charlestown Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 1/15

Our Boston tour was Great thanks to Neal. If I went to Boston again & needed a Tour Guide I would book with Neal.

David Cooper

United States
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Tour: #65610, Boston Cambridge Charlestown Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 12/15

Neal does an excellent tour. He was very prompt - even though we were quartered at a hard place to find. I have limited mobility so he modified the tour to take my needs into account and took my wife on an extended walk to Beacon Hill - she saw all she had hoped to see and then some. Later he took us to a "local" place for lunch and a drive through many interesting places. I recommend hiis tour to anyone wanttng a good overview of the Boston historical scene. It is well worth the cost.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David! It was a pleasure showing you around and I'm so glad that you were able to get back to the Navy Yard. If I'm ever in Tennessee, you'll be the first one I call!

Darrell S.

Hamilton, ON, Canada
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Tour: #65610, Boston Cambridge Charlestown Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 29/15

put on your walking shoes, neal is energetic, enthusiastic and has a great sense of humour, his knowledge of boston came through in his stories, even though his enterpetation of light walking was a little different than ours or maybe it was just his pace as he couldn't wait to get on to the next sight, not a bad thing, our group of six adults all enjoyed his tour and thank Neal for accomodating us and showing us the sights of boston along with unscheduled stop at the market and mike's pastry shop

Mary Clark

United States
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Tour: #65610, Boston Cambridge Charlestown Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 27/15

Thoroughly enjoyed tour with Neal for our group of 4. Mix of history, anecdotal info & good humor were the right mix for us. Highly recommend!

Carl Powell

frisco, TX, United States
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Tour: #65610, Boston Cambridge Charlestown Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 16/15

Very knowledgeable and on time.

Tim Behnen

United States
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Tour: #65610, Boston Cambridge Charlestown Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 6/15

Our tour of Boston with Neal was great! His love of Boston really shows through. We appreciated the ability to see the sights without the burden of driving,parking,checking tourist brochures. Neal handled all the above making it so easy for us to arrive in Boston and really enjoy the many historical sites. Neal has a very enthusiastic,fun story style as well making history come alive. We would recommend Neal. He was very willing to customize our tour to our schedule and interests.

Mike Harvey

United States
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Tour: #65610, Boston Cambridge Charlestown Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 4/15

My family had an enjoyable 5-1/2 hour tour with Neal. He picked us up at our hotel and then we did the walking tour of the Freedom trail. When that was finished we took his car to all the other major sites. Neal was a wealth of information and witty at the same time. The traffic in Boston of course limits how much time you can spend at the many attractions. This was a great way to see where everything is so you can return to places you want to see more in depth. Thanks again to Neal

Mark K.

United States
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Tour: #65610, Boston Cambridge Charlestown Tour - Mark Krivel, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: May 9/15

Neal made the short time we had in Boston very memorable. He went over and above in showing us all of the important things to see with a personal touch. We would highly recommend Neal!

Cyndi Thompson

United States
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Tour: #65610, Boston Cambridge Charlestown Tour -Cyndi Thompson, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 9/14

Neal is a rock star!! He, of course, was at the dock early to meet us and was very dedicated to our comfort in all aspects of the tour including customizing to our interests. I am still amazed by how much he was able to weave into a 5 hour tour of Boston. We book local tour guides frequently when we travel and he is definitely amongst the top tier of those I have worked with. His knowledge of Boston is "Wicked Smart" and is coupled with an awesome sense of humor that makes this a tour worth booking!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! You guys were a lot of fun and it was definitely different showing you around partially in the dark. Thanks for the great review.

Barbara Clegg

United States
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Tour: #65625, Boston-Cambridge Overview, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 26/14

Neal was personable and knowledgeable,,,,,,,a very good guide who cared that we saw everything we wanted to see. Thanks Neal!

Richard Pesci

United States
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Tour: #65610, Boston Cambridge Charlestown Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 20/14

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Neal R. He was full of useful and interesting information and had a great sense of humor. We spent six hours with him walking and riding with him and enjoyed every minute. After the tour we felt comfortable to venture out on our own and enjoy the best of Boston. We would recommend his tour to anyone who wanted to learn more about Boston and it's history. Neal was just great! Dick and Donna P.

Dheshnie Thangavelu

South Africa
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Tour: #65610, Boston Cambridge Charlestown Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 13/14

Great sense of humor. Safe driver. Very knowledgeable about his city.

Margie L.

United States
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Tour: #65610, Boston Cambridge Charlestown Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 8/14

We had the best time ever. Neal was very knowledgeable and informative, and it was so great to hear the history from a native Bostonian. He quickly adapted to our crazy family and his great sense of humor made it even more enjoyable. Our tour was six hours and it was totally awesome. Thanks Neal for a great time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Margie! You guys were a lot of fun.

Karen Sabo

United States
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Tour: #65610, Boston Cambridge Charlestown Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 23/14

Great guide very knowledgable about the city and history. Highly recommend!

Jeanne Baldwin

United States
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Tour: Boston/Cambridge/Charlestown with visit to JFK Library & Museum, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Date: Oct 27/13

This was an excellent tour. Neal managed to cover all that we wanted to see and did it while providing us with great information about everything we saw. He planned the day perfectly so we could have the maximum time at the places we most wanted to visit yet maintained an even and steady pace with times for a rest when needed, as well as, time for lunch and explorations. He was a marvelous guide. We have already recommended him to our friends.

Ray Oliver

United States
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Tour: #65610, Boston Cambridge Charlestown Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 27/13

The Boston Cambridge Charlestown tour from Neal was excellent all around. What a great day, with some correspondence beforehand, he customized the tour to fit in all the sites, some shopping and a good bit more of walking. His extensive knowledge of history, his native knowledge of the area and his comfort talking about things he enjoyed as we strolled throughout the area was a great combination. I certainly got the impression he was having as much fun as we were.

Angela C.

Australia
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Tour: #65610, Boston Cambridge Charlestown Tour, Boston, Massachusetts, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 18/13

Neal collected us promptly for our tour of Boston in his comfortable vehicle. It was an extremely hot day and Neal thoughtfully provided chilled bottles of water. His Freedom Trail tour was excellent, as non citizens we did not have much in the way of USA history knowledge and Neal provided the history, architecture and local knowledge. I highly recommend Neal if you are looking for an informative intelligent guide.