Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Southampton-England by Tour Guide Steve P. (Guide #8512)


Jan William Railsback

United States
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Tour: #76235, The New Forest Highlights Tour, Southampton, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 7/19

Steve was very prompt in picking us up, and the vehicle was clean and reliable. Steve's tour was thorough, entertaining, and very informative. 10 stars! Thanks, Jan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jan thank you for those kind words they are appreciated, I also enjoyed out short time together very much.I hope we meet again one day.Steve

Vicki Sharron

United States
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Tour: #100593, Airport Transfer with mini tour to the Titanic memorial and local information about the City., Southampton, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 10/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for those kind words.Hopefully we will meet again one day

Vicki Sharron

United States
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Tour: #93648, Stonehenge & Salisbury, Southampton, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 26/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you

Jay Uniac

Canada
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Tour: #100593, Transfer to hotel via Southdowns and Brighton, Southampton, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 12/19

Steve was very nice and very accommodating to all of our requested tour changes. He was very knowledgeable about the New Forest National Park. We were happy with our tour and would recommend this tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a great group you all were I had as good a time in your company. I also really enjoyed the different places that we visited.Come back and see us again one day

Skip Myers

United States
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Tour: #93648, Stonehenge & Salisbury, Southampton, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Apr 18/19

Steve was great. We saw what we wanted and his information was perfect.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great customers, great day, I really enjoyed being with you all and hope our paths will cross one day in the future.

Cheryl Vetter

Las Vegas, NEVADA, United States
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Tour: #93648, Stonehenge & Salisbury, Southampton, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Nov 2/18

So impressed with our tour experience. If you are considering tours in the Southampton area you will not be disappointed when booking with Steve. Detailed information was very informative and extra interesting facts were appreciated. The day was AWESOME!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Cheryl I am really sorry for the delay in responding to your very kind words. When I read your private comments I must confess I became a bit emotional. You are very gracious in your praise and I very much enjoyed the extra planning for your visit it is one of the added pleasures of what I do. Hopefully we might meet again one day if only to find your uncles grave in Hollybrook cemetery. Thank you once again and keep in touch Kind regards Steve

Robert Hofmann

United States
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Tour: #76244, Titanic Tour of Southampton, Southampton, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Oct 5/18

Great tour, great value Steve was fantastic guide. What a great way to see the countryside. Went to places not crowded with tour busses. Would recommend to anybody that wants a tour that will be your and not 50 others. Thank you Steve for the wonderful tour..

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi what kind words i was pleased you you were flexible enough to broaden you requirements in turn giving you a much better understanding of this very special part of the United Kingdom.Thank you

Camille G.

United States
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Tour: #93648, Stonehenge & Salisbury, Southampton, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 25/18

This was a good tour lots of info about Stonehenge . I had been there before things look a lot different this time as far as security etc. It was a rainy day but to be expected. Had not been to Saisibury so enjoyed the cathedral.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for those kind words,I hope we meet again one day

Stephen B.

United States
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Tour: #93648, Stonehenge, Southampton, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 14/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks

Jeanne Hartley

United States
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Tour: #76235, The New Forest Highlights Tour, Southampton, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 12/18

Steve was a friendly and knowledgeable guide to the New Forest. This was a special trip in that we were surrounded by the free-range horses and colts throughout our drive. We saw small villages, a wonderful garden, and stopped for scones, cake, and coffee at a very pleasant cafe with a delightful staff. We could have stayed in their garden all day. Steve took care to see that we saw what we wanted - and stopped often so we could photograph the horses. This is the tour to take in Southampton.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What can I say it was a good day and I thoroughly enjoyed your company your responce to my services is perfect and you private comment is also very much appreciated. It would be good to meet you again or to be able to service any family or friends who might visit the UK in the future Kind regards Steve

Eileen Beckley

United States
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Tour: #100593, Airport Transfers, Southampton, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 8/18

On time, safe driver but nonstop conversation was exhausting.

Eileen Beckley

United States
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Tour: #93648, Stonehenge & Salisbury, Southampton, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 8/18

Super nice, friendly guy. Seemed to have the minimum knowledge about the sites we visited or the surroundings.

Jeannine K.

United States
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Tour: Kingston Lacy & Athelhampton House Country Mansion & Gardens, Portland, England, United Kingdom
Date: May 22/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jeanine One of my few ventures into the Portland area an agreeable all be it long day. Thank you for the rating I very much enjoyed our short time together.

Allen Shaver

United States
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Tour: #93648, Stonehenge & Salisbury, Southampton, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 7/18

Steve made every effort to make our tour enjoyable and informative. Great job.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Allen Yes it was a good day one of the first tours of the season I enjoyed everybody's company very much, come and visit us again.

Donald Lee

United States
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Tour: #100593, Airport Transfers, Southampton, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 1/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Don. The rating is appreciated Airport Transfers are potentially a big part of my offerings.

Mary Timm Mueller

Spokane, WA, United States
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Tour: #93648, Stonehenge & Salisbury, Southampton, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Apr 23/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you

Maryann Stanger

United States
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Tour: #93648, Stonehenge & Salisbury, Southampton, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Apr 2/18

The things about toursbylocals.com that I love so much is the flexibility , the insightful knowledge, my schedule and the guides. Steve was so incredible and fun. He went above and beyond filling our day with amazing facts, incredible sites, and clean bathrooms. He saw what we liked and kept finding us more, above and beyond what we paid for. Would recommend our tour and our guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yes don't forget there are two sides to this transaction I am truly humbled by your response and your wording is very much appreciated. You are lovely people and I very much enjoyed our short time together. It was my first tour of this season and if all of the future ones are as satisfying as this was I will have a fantastic year. Lets keep in touch best wishes to you all Steve

Penny Hon

United States
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Tour: #76235, The New Forest Highlights Tour, Southampton, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jan 6/18

Steve is a wonderful tour guide... Personable, friendly and full of local knowledge.... What a very special area it is, indeed.... I give Steven my very best rating and hope to have reason to use his services again.... Penny Hon

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Penny what kind words I really enjoyed our short tome together and hope we meet again in the future. Every time I see a truck of Land Rovers it brings back happy memories of that day.Best wishes.

Ginny Trulson

United States
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Tour: #93648, Stonehenge & Salisbury, Southampton, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Oct 13/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You were a great couple and very easy to get on with thank you.

Eliot Barnett

Dallas, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Tour, Southampton, England, United Kingdom
Date: Aug 29/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to quality customer experiences and takes all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences. We have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our normal high standards.

Alta Raath

South Africa
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Tour: #93648, Stonehenge & Salisbury, Southampton, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 25/17

Excellent guide - very knowledgeable, friendly and he had lots of patience with us taking stacks of photos.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I enjoyed our time together and was really pleased that the early obstacles the organisation were able to sort for you. You were 3 great people to be with and I am pleased that I was able to make your time here successful. i will look forward to seeing you one day in the future

D Jeffrey Blumenthal

Chicago, ILLINOIS, United States
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Tour: Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey), Southampton, England, United Kingdom
Date: Aug 22/17

With the gift for gab, knowledge of area coupled with the ability to customize, Steve was able to turn a visit to Highclere Castle into a tour of Southampton's Titanic and other monuments, a stop at Winchester Cathedral, and visit to Jane Austin's home. His knowledge of the area's history and amazing ability to find the right route and best access were amazing. He is very flexible in creating the right experience for you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jeffrey Thank you for those kind words since following this business route your description pretty well sums up what I try to achieve. You were great clients to have. I enjoyed our time together and look forward to perhaps seeing you one day in the future.

D Jeffrey Blumenthal

Chicago, ILLINOIS, United States
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Tour: #100593, Airport Transfers, Southampton, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 22/17

If you have the time, it can be so much more than a simple transfer.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I would like to do more Airport transfers its a good way to really get to know people without the pressure that tour guiding creates. Thank you for your comment.

Kelly Liese

United States
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Tour: #93648, London Heathrow Transfer & Stonehenge, Southampton, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 16/17

We booked Steve almost a year in advance and so glad we did! Steve picked us up at LHR and drove us to our guesthouse in Southhampton with a tour of Stonehenge on the way. Perfect! He was right on time and was a wonderful guide on our tour of Stonehenge and we felt lucky to have him. If we had been a bit less tired from our all night flight we would have toured another location as well as that certainly was available with Steve.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kelly you were great.Those kind words are very much appreciated at this current time and what I need to help me to plan for another season next year. I hope our paths may cross again one day.Have some great holidaying destinations in the future

Arnold Fox

United States
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Tour: Discover Portland, Portland, England, United Kingdom
Date: Aug 12/17

Steve was a fun guide to have in this port. It was interesting in that he was a last minute substitute for the guide we had originally booked through TBL that became unavailable. Although this was not Steve's "regular" area, he had prepared himself for our visit, researching areas that might be of interest to us. He was very accommodating and pleasant and made a number of suggestions for our tour. We rejected some and accepted others and wound up with a pleasant time together. Good job, Steve!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Arnold I very much enjoyed our time together and felt my efforts of researching another area was appreciated. You were happy with my flexibility for which I was grateful. You were great couples to be with.Good luck to you all.

Dan Cohen

United States
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Tour: Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey), Southampton, England, United Kingdom
Date: Aug 1/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Why 4 stars I calendar year later?

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.

Florence Aitchison

Wanniassa, 2903, Australia
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Tour: Family History, Southampton, England, United Kingdom
Date: Jul 22/17

I couldn't be more happy with the tour Steve arranged for me. He went above and beyond with investigating and preparation for my tour. Steve has a happy and very cheerful disposition which made for great company as well. Just a fantastic day, thank you Steve.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Floss thank you very much for your kind words lets hope it might inspire other family tree investigators to follow your example and use my services to help them. I really enjoyed our day together.Kind regards Steve

Tommy Gravett

Melbourne, FL, United States
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Tour: #76235, The New Forest Highlights Tour, Southampton, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 20/17

Steve's love and passion for The New Forest is evident. We didn't know much about this area but turned into one of the best days ever. The New Forest has an amazing number of wild horses with beautiful thatched cottages, rural villages and churches. We had a tour of Exbury Gardens, the very touching Brockenhurst WW1 hospital village for New Zealand soldiers, and even visited Arthur Conan Doyle's grave! We had a fantastic lunch in a country inn. It doesn't get much better than this! Thanks to Steve.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tommy I really appreciate the detail of your response coming from such an experienced traveller as well as a retired executive from the travel and tourism trade. I really hope that we see you both some time in the future and we can then dig out more unusual parts of the UK to visit. Please feel free to keep in touch more than happy to be your eyes and ears in the UK.

Tommy Gravett

Melbourne, FL, United States
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Tour: #93648, Stonehenge & Salisbury, Southampton, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 19/17

Steve did a fantastic job with our Stonehenge and Salisbury tour. He's very personable and knowledgeable. Steve went with us through Stonehenge rather than just giving us the headset guide tour. His know and insights were great. In Salisbury Cathedral, Steve arranged for us to have one of the Cathedral guides take us through the magnificent Cathedral.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tommy your very positive feed back is most appreciated I also enjoyed all of your company very much. I hope we see you all again one day and I appreciate your thoughts about me for the future for any of your friends and family who might be venturing into this part of the UK.Thank you once again

Gayle Wenn

United States
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Tour: #93648, Stonehenge & Salisbury, Southampton, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 28/17

Steve picked us up in his MBZ and drove to the Salisbury Cathedral. Great tour at the Cathedral and we viewed the magna carte! Due, to weather issues, we decided not go to Stonehenge. Instead, we sped off to the Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum and it was perfect for motorbike lovers. We also made it to the New Forest and saw the horses running free and the St. Nicholas Church. Loved the church, the history and the local parishioners--beyond friendly! Even though the weather was not perfect...the tour was!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Well what very kind words I also enjoyed our time together. The important part of your response is the flexibility I bring to my offerings that I like to think on the day, on the spot we can invariably come up with a cost effective solution. I hope we will meet up again one day keep in touch thanks Steve


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