Allan WatermanUnited States
Neal has an excellent personality and adds a great deal of insight to the Boston historical sights. We enjoyed his tour very much! His pacing was excellent, his presentation style was engaging and fun, and he adapted to our wants and needs. Were any of my friends going to visit Boston I'd surely recommend Neil as a guide.
Neal was prompt, informative and flexible. He was easy to contact prior to the tour and responded quickly to emails. He was quick to recognize the limitation of one our members and presented Boston more like a driving tour as opposed to walking. We did not feel like anything was missed and finished the tour loving Boston. Neal's vehicle was clean and visibility from all seats very good. There was 6 in our party and all spoke highly of the tour. I will recommend your website to all my fellow travelers
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Candace!
Mike RiekenUnited States
There were 4 of us plus Neal. We passed a lot of large tour groups with scripted messages. Our group was more nimble and casual. Neal has a great personality and was an absolute pleasure. We were really pleased that we organized this tour and that Neal led it.
Richard R.United States
We loved our tour with Neal! We had to condense a 6 hour tour into 3 hours and Neal did a great job of showing us all the sites of interest in Boston. He gave us excellent tips on what to do with our afternoon on our own and recommended a wonderful restaurant for dinner.
We had a wonderful full day tour today with Neal - he truly went out of his way to make it a very informative & enjoyable tour - we will highly recommend him to all our contacts. Helen & David Moses
Jane GibsonUnited Kingdom
Another excellent tour, Neal was great! Very informative, entertaining and also courteous. We had a comprehensive tour of both Boston and Cambridge which was very enjoyable.
Randy JonesUnited States
Neal was awesome. Very knowledgeable, friendly, and sped up/slowed down/veered to accommodate us. He knows the tips and tricks to get places faster and cheaper, and gave us great ideas for the rest of our time in Boston. Thanks Neal!
Steve SchwartzUnited States
Neal is very insightful and great with kids.
Linda MckinleyUnited States
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 GassoUnited States
Jeff RohrUnited States
Highly recommended! Enjoyed our time with him! Jeff
Jeff RohrUnited States
Had a great time with Neal. Excellent tour guide. Highly recommended. Jeff
Dawn KublyUnited States
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 ParrishUnited States
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.
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 WarnerUnited States
It was a great tour - loved the concern for our well being and education - very personable and accomodating
Peni WoodUnited States
Neal is very kind, most knowledgable & just plain fun.
Lisa BohannonUnited States
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 AveryUnited States
Excellent terrific fun educational walking tour. Much more than expected.
Neal was informative, funny and flexible. We couldn't ask for a better tour guide. Lisa M (AB, Canada)
Elizabeth KershnerUnited States
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 MandichUnited States
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 OrsiniUnited States
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 FrascoUnited States
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 DivineUnited States
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
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 ArbogastUnited States
Walter KucabaUnited States
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.
It was a lot of fun doing the tour with Neal. The perfect opportunity to lesen a lot about Boston in one day.
David WarrenUnited States
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 SlotnickUnited States
We had a great time. Neil was very accommodating and knowledgeable!
Erin EastonUnited States
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 SalvagniUnited States
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 WalkerUnited States
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 HusteddeUnited States
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 FowlerUnited States
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 HammondUnited States
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 DeeseUnited States
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 WeinsteinScotttsdale, AZ, United States
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 AndrewUnited States
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 QuiggUnited States
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 HinesUnited States
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
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 BreenUnited States
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 CallahanUnited States
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 CorwinUnited States
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 HollandUnited States
Professional, informative and funny--a great combination!
Donald ZeppUnited States
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!
A most enjoyable tour and good company
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!
Mary MainockUnited States
Our Boston tour was Great thanks to Neal. If I went to Boston again & needed a Tour Guide I would book with Neal.
David CooperUnited States
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
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 ClarkUnited States
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 Powellfrisco, TX, United States
Very knowledgeable and on time.
Tim BehnenUnited States
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 HarveyUnited States
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
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 ThompsonUnited States
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 CleggUnited States
Neal was personable and knowledgeable,,,,,,,a very good guide who cared that we saw everything we wanted to see. Thanks Neal!
Richard PesciUnited States
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 ThangaveluSouth Africa
Great sense of humor. Safe driver. Very knowledgeable about his city.
Margie L.United States
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 SaboUnited States
Great guide very knowledgable about the city and history. Highly recommend!
Jeanne BaldwinUnited States
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 OliverUnited States
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.
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.