Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Verona-Italy by Tour Guide Deborah M. (Guide #9554)


Dean P.

United States
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Tour: #177842, Tour of Murano and Burano, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 5/20

We had the BEST tour of the the Venice canals and the islands of Murano and Burano. Deborah is truly passionate and excited about her city and because of that our family learned and saw so much more than we ever would have. Deborah customized our tour and had the boat take us through some truly small internal canals to see a part of the city we never would have. I highly suggest adding that. Thanks Deborah for such a memorable day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dean, thanks for your beautiful review! I am glad that you appreciated the canal tour, because, as you wrote, it was tailored for you and your nice family. When we met I immediately understood that you like taking special photos, so I changed a little bit the itinerary and took you into the "even more internal" canals. I hope to meet you again. Take care and give my warm regards to your wife Jessica and your beautiful kids.

Kym Russell

Australia
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Tour: #95588, Tour of Verona, not only Romeo and Juliet, Verona, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 4/20

Our tour guide Deborah was very informative and made our tour of Verona enjoyable and interesting. Deborah's knowledge was exceptional and we highly recommend her as a tour guide of this region. Deborah showed us that Verona is a hidden gem of Italy. Even out 17 year old twin boys thought it was the best tour they've been on in Italy so far. Do not hesitate to book this tour, we were fortunate enough to have Deborah as our private tour guide and wouldn't hesitate in booking Tours by Locals on future trips

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kym, Sarah, it was a great honor to be chosen by you. I also spent a wonderful sunny afternoon with you. It is easy to do tours when clients are nice and friendly as you are! I am glad to know that your sons appreciated my work and hope you can come back.

Fred Martelli

United States
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Tour: #173967, Tour of Trento area and Vigalo Vattaro, Trento, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 28/19

Deborah was wonderful. Pleasant and well prepared. Highlight of my vacation. Thank you so much! The Martelli's

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Fred, Happy New Year! I am so glad you enjoyed the day with me. Please, give my warm "arrivederci" to all your beautiful family.

Doretta Whalen

United States
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Tour: #95640, Tour of Padua, the city of Giotto, Galileo Galilei and St. Antony, Padua, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 20/19

I am exceedingly happy to have chosen Deborah for my professional tour guide in Italy. She designed a most efficient plan to visit every one of the places I needed. And with my permission, she included in the tour places of great interest to me of which I had not been aware. She has command of English and is not only very knowledgeable, but so friendly and helpful, warranting the respect of those in charge in these sites for easy access. And she found us incredible cuisine- including the perfect pizza!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Doretta, thanks for your review. We spent a wonderful two days together and I really hope to have to chance to meet you again.

Leona F.

United States
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Tour: #95588, Tour of Verona, not only Romeo and Juliet, Verona, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 20/19

Deborah gave us a very good tour In Verona. It is indeed not only about Romeo and Juliet. She told us a lot of interesting stories and historical background about Verona. She was also a lot of fun to talk to. The tour is entertaining and informative. I highly recommend it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leona, thanks for your review. And for your suggestion: I will double check next time. Hope to meet you again.

Kenneth Gordon

United States
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Tour: #95640, Tour of Padua, the city of Giotto and Galileo Galilei, Padua, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 17/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, again!

Kenneth Gordon

United States
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Tour: #95588, Tour of Verona, not only Romeo and Juliet, Verona, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 17/19

Deborah was outstanding. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She was able to adjust to our interests, our level of understanding, and our pace and the day worked out wonderfully.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! It was a great day for me too, it is a pleasure to work when my clients want to know, enjoy and learn more about the Italian Heritage. Thanks for your kind review and I wish you all the best.

James Wiggs

Omaha, NEBRASKA, United States
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Tour: #286171, Venice by Night Tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 6/19

This is a brilliant overview of a truly fantastic city! We took this tour on the evening of our first day in Venice. Deborah met us at our hotel with a water taxi and we spent the first hour viewing the sights by boat. This is the best way to see this maritime wonder. We walked around the major sights for the next hour with Deborah giving excellent descriptions of all and of what there was the potential to do. I would recommend this tour to anyone looking for the perfect orientation to Venice.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James and Michelle, I spent two wonderful hours with you. Since we met, we have made a warm and friendly contact and this helped me a lot in making your tour unique. So thank you, because you gave me the possiblity to meet a very special couple. Hope to see you again.

Jerry Clements

United States
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Tour: #563797, Venice, as you have never seen it, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 16/19

Deborah was such a wonderful guide during our tour of Venice. She is very knowledgeable and really lets you as the client set the agenda for the day. We like regular breaks in sideway cafes between all the important sites and she was quick to accommodate us and keep educating us while we took in the the sidewalk cafe culture. She is a lovely person. We enjoyed our tour with her very much and we will definitely use her again on our next trip to Venice. One of the best guides we've ever had!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jerry, thanks for your kind review. I am so happy that you enjoyed my tour. I also spent a wonderful and relaxing day, with you, Mark, Jim and Amy I felt as we have known each other. I also hope to meet you again.

Frank Cannon

United States
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Tour: #286171, Venice by Night Tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 10/19

Deborah made us feel so comfortable on our first night in Venice.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Frank, it was my great pleasure to have you in Venice on your first time (and I hope to meet you again...).

David Elzinga

United States
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Tour: #99462, Tour of Treviso, frescoed town nicknamed "the little Venice of the mainland", Treviso, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 24/19

Treviso is an excellent side trip while visiting Venice. And if you go, you should hire Deborah as your guide. She knows the city and its history. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks David for your beautiful review. I really appreciate it. And I am glad you and your family enjoyed Treviso. Hope to meet you again.

James Saxton

United States
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Tour: #254685, First visit of Venice, boat and walking tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 11/19

Wonderful tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I like the adjective "wonderful". Thanks for your review.

Alan Davis

Canada
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Tour: #254685, First visit of Venice, boat and walking tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 9/19

Barbara was very polite and professional during our 3-hour tour. When putting together the agenda, Barbara was very accommodating and provided excellent feedback to ensure we had the best tour and to maximize our time. Barbara arranged our 2 gondola boats to be in the middle of our tour due to the high temps and humidity. Barbara was very knowledgeable and adapted to our group of 8. Highly recommend Barbara if you want to see and learn all about Venice.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Alan for your feedback. Happy to know you enjoyed my tour.. only one thing: my name is Deborah...not Barbara. For other people not to be confused if they want to book me. Hope to meet you again.

Sidney Westerman

Boise, ID, United States
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Tour: #95587, Tour of Vicenza, the city of Golden Architecture, Vicenza, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 16/19

Excellent tour with Deborah. My family enjoyed the tour. She was very aware of the needs of the people on the tour and adjusted as necessary which was appreciated. We had two sensori and one person with some limited mobility. She is very knowledgeable and was accommodating to our questions. Also allowed flexibility to visit the sites at our own pace and took some extra time to help a member of my family to find a specific site that was of interest to him. Overall it was an excellent afternoon.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sid, thanks for your review. It was a great afternoon for me too, because I had the possibility to show to you and your family my hometown, even in less famous sites, and you were all very enthusiastic people. And let me say, your Italian is very good. Hope to have the chance to meet you again.

Elizabeth Dunaier

United States
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Tour: #254685, First visit of Venice, walking tour in St. Mark's area, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 12/19

Deborah was a great guide. We used her for the Doges Palace and the Cathedral. She was enthusiastic and knowledgable about history, architecture and more earthly delights like restaurants and cafes. She was an excellent complement to the free general walking tour we did of Venice on our first day. Deborah was responsive in customizing a tour that would meet our needs and shared the right level of detail and personal stories to be interesting but not overwhelming. We recommend her highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Elizabeth, for your review. I am really happy to know that you enjoyed my tour. I put a little of myself in each explanation I give and the success of a tour is also due to the interest of my clients. And you are really enthusiastic people. Hope to meet you again.

Florence H.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #95640, Tour of Padua, the city of Giotto and Galileo Galilei, Padua, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 10/19

Deborah made Padua come to life by adding detail to history and showing us some hidden treasures. A great afternoon!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So happy, Florence, for your review! It really makes me happy. I always try my best, and sometimes it is hard to know if a client was happy with the tour or not. I wish you and your lovey family all the best.

Henri Alen

Finland
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Tour: #95588, Tour of Verona, not only Romeo and Juliet, Verona, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 4/19

Very informative and good tour for whole family. Guide was very professional and nice. She listened the wishes and really did fantastic job. Strong recommendation!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Henri for the review. Wonderful morning with you and your family. Hope to meet you again.

Lisa Schwartz

United States
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Tour: #563797, Venice, as you have never seen it, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 22/19

Deborah was extremely informative and knows Venice inside and out. She is an expert in art, architecture and art history. Great day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lisa, a great day because you and Bill are a wonderful couple. Thank you because among many guides you chose me. I wish you all the best and hope to meet you again.

Robert Reid

Canada
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Tour: #254685, First visit of Venice, boat and walking tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: May 22/19

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.

Hamad Thekair

Kuwait
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Tour: #95588, Tour of Verona, not only Romeo and Juliet, Verona, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 19/19

Richard Hochhauser

United States
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Tour: #286171, Venice by Night Tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 13/19

Sandra Martchek

United States
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Tour: #95587, Tour of Vicenza, the city of Golden Architecture, Vicenza, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 13/18

Deborah was amazing. She was incredibly knowledgeable of Vicenza and the architecture of Palladio. As there were just two of us on a private tour, we had the opportunity to ask questions and direct the tour to our interests. During booking, Deborah responded to our inquiry quickly and was flexible with scheduling. She met us at our hotel and spent over two hours sharing her knowledge. I would recommend Deborah to friends and family and intend to contact her again when I return to the area.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sandra, thanks for these beautiful words. You and your sister are two special persons, and I loved your questions because you gave me the opportunity to "leave the usual track" of tour and do something different. Really hope to meet you again.

Izabela Dalla Valle

United States
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Tour: #95640, Tour of Padua, the city of Giotto and Galileo Galilei, Padua, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 15/18

Deborah was a very knowledgeable and wonderful guide. She gave a very comprehensive tour of Padua's city center, scrovegni chapel and st anthony basilica. We also stopped by a local famous cafe for delicious coffee!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Izabela, for your review. It was my great pleasure to meet you and your parents. So happy you enjoy the tour and the coffee! Hope to meet you again.

Carol Lovelady

Union, KENTUCKY, United States
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Tour: #99462, Tour of Treviso, frescoed town nicknamed "the little Venice of the mainland", Treviso, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 24/18

This was an excellent morning in Treviso with Deborah and Treviso is an easy and short short trip out of Venice on the train.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carol, thank you for the review. I also think that Treviso is a charming city and I am happy to have spent the morning with you. I really hope to meet you again.

Fred Cantor

United States
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Tour: #95588, Tour of Verona, not only Romeo and Juliet, Verona, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 15/18

A wonderful, knowledgeable, most personable guide with ability to customize and improvise for Verona, Vincenzo, Venice, et al. One of the best of our many travel guides.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jane and Fred, you are a wonderful couple, we had immediately a special feeling, and as you said when you left me, we are now friends.

Michael McCarthy

United States
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Tour: #435900, Padua and the Modern Medicine, from Galen to Vesalius, Padua, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 13/18

Wonderful tour and fabulous guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: One of my best clients, ever.

Earl Yager

United States
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Tour: #95588, Tour of Verona, not only Romeo and Juliet, Verona, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 5/18

Deborah rates a 5 out of 5 period she was a fantastic guide who was knowledgeable about any area that we asked her about. She also gave us very interesting stories to make the area come alive. She was very accommodating to all of our needs and fun to be with. She made Padua and Verona very interesting. Earl and Judy Yager

Earl Yager

United States
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Tour: #95640, Tour of Padua, the city of Giotto and Galileo Galilei, Padua, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 5/18

Deborah rates a 5 out of 5 period she was a fantastic guide who was knowledgeable about any area that we asked her about. She also gave us very interesting stories to make the area come alive. She was very accommodating to all of our needs and fun to be with. She made Padua and Verona very interesting. Earl and Judy Yager

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Earl and Judy, it was a great joy to spend the day with you. You and your friends are very very nice people and I really hope to meet you again. I am so happy you enjoyed my tours. All the best. Deborah

Stephen C.

United States
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Tour: #177842, Tour of Murano and Burano, Venezia, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 26/18

We loved our tour with Deborah! she is very engaging and shares an excellent perspective and history of the places you see. She took us to interesting and unique locations. The boat was a fantastic way to see parts of Venice. Murano and Burano were great. We especially enjoyed the personalized tour of the glass blowing factory! Burano is beautiful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lisa and Steve, thanks for your feedback. Let me tell you that I spent great time with you too. I really hope to have the pleasure to meet you again. We have to continue our conversation about men, women, cars, wine, etc. Take care. All the best. Deborah

Susan Frank

United States
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Tour: #95587, Tour of Vicenza, Padua, Verona, Vicenza, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 10/18

3 couples just spent 3 glorious days touring Verona, Vincenza and Padua with Deborah. She has a wealth of knowledge of the area's history that she brings to life in a friendly, upbeat manner and was able to tailor the days to meet our group's needs and personal interests. All arrangements were seamlessly coordinated, including transfers before and after the tour days (right down to having our driver, Laura, take us to the supermarket on the way to the villa). Highest praises for Deborah. She's awesome!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: 3 wonderful couples, happy, interested, enthusiastic, friendly...If guides could have the possibility to write a review to their clients...well...5 stars would not be enough for you. I really hope to have the chance to meet you all again one day.


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