Lisa UllmanUnited States
Very friendly and knowledgeable took into account my wishes. An informative and fun day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the kind words. I hope New Orleans left a good impression on you. Hope to see you again. Dominick
Claria BoomUnited States
We are inspired by Dominick's passion for his home city. Ask him any question, nothing stumps him! We experienced NOLA through him in a way we would have never been able to without him. Dominick made the trip so fun and extremely informative, and we were delighted to learn about NOLA's unique history and heritage. We loved it all (especially the food) and when we go back we will be sure to contact Dominick again! My three daughters and I are already planning another trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the kind words. It was a delight to meet you and your daughters during your recent trip to New Orleans. I am glad the girls got to see New Orleans before it shut down. Who knows how long it will be before we host visitors again... Thanks for selecting me to be your guide and New Orleans as your destination. I hope to see you again. Dominick
William MassengaleUnited States
Dominick is a wonderful tour guide with a wealth of information to share.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is always great to help young people see the world more clearly Thanks for selecting me to be your guide I hope to see you again in the future Domu
Lynn SullivanUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad you enjoyed the slavery tour. I will send the power point presentation for your information. We didn't even get to many of the points shown, but all tours are different, particularly as questions arise. Thanks for visiting my home town...finally!
Lynn SullivanUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for taking the Hurricane Katrina tour. Clearly that event will change the future of New Orleans...for the better. I hope that as a result of the tour, you have a better understanding of what happened, why it happened and what we have done to prevent another disaster. The government really stepped to the plate and citizens ought to know that. Remember to look up the Great Wall of Louisiana * video. Also Army General Deluca (I think his name is) was the person I spoke of ..* also
Elinore SommerfeldUnited States
Very interesting and informative tour. Dominick is very knowledgeable. We understand so much more about how and why of Katrina's destructiveness. If you want to get beyond the basic tourist info, take this tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to meet you I hope that the tour gave you a better understanding of what happened during Katrina and how it changed our city and future Thanks for selecting me and for visiting my hometown Dominick
Ann-Marie BagnallUnited States
Dominick was knowledgeable and professional. It was wonderful to have him for just my husband and I to ask questions. We could focus on the things that were important to us, and at the end of the tour he let us know that he would be happy to help us out should we need more local advice such as restaurants and medical care. He was kind and thoughtful. We wouldn't hesitate to book another tour with him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: How sweet of you to remember me. I am glad that you had a good time in New Orleans and on my tour. Hopefully, you learned something about the history, culture, and people of New Orleans and will visit us again someday. Thanks for the kind words. Dominick
Patrick O.United States
Excellent tour guide and tour. The food and discussion gave us a "flavor" of New Orleans. We would not hesitate taking any of the tours Dominick offers.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so glad the food was enjoyable Thanks for trying everything I hope your entire visit to New Orleans was fun and informative Thanks for choosing me to be your guide Hope to see you again Dominick
Laurie MenyukUnited States
Dominick was excellent. His knowledge of the city would be hard to find in anyone else. My wife, my friends and I thoroughly enjoyed spending the day with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the kind words. I am delighted that you enjoyed our time together. I hope you left with a good appreciation for the history, culture and people. Hope to see you again. Dominick
Robert ArmijoOrange, CA, United States
Dominick knows New Orleans better than anyone and is an awesome host and guide. We spent two days with him touring the city, the swamp, the French quarter, dining and of course jazz clubs. We had a fabulous time and highly recommend Dominick.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You all made the time together a treat. You went with the flow, were on time and tried new foods; you guys even paid attention!!! Thanks for selecting me and of course, for choosing New Orleans as your destination. Hope to see you again soon. Dominick
Mary Jo GeorgeUnited States
A wonderful tour by Dominick. We needed to adjust our walking tour to a driving tour because of rain, and it didn't dampened our spirits what so ever. Dominick told us and showed us things from one end of the city to the other. We learned a lot about his beautiful city When back in New Orleans again, we will look to book with Dominick another fun adventure.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so glad you were flexible enough to change plans. I hope that you learned some new things about New Orleans and I hope Mulate's was good for lunch and Dickie's for dinner! Hope to see you again. Dominick
Frederick SorrelsUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for visiting New Orleans. I hope you had a wonderful trip Dominick
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.
Carol WallaceUnited States
We took Dominick's three-hour tour of New Orleans. Our time with him was outstanding. Dominick's lifetime experiences in New Orleans enabled us to learn about the history, topography, commerce and culture of the area as well as the impact of Hurricane Katrina. Because he was impacted by the hurricane as a resident and his former work background in engineering, he told us about, and drove by areas, that had been built to help ensure that a travesty like that would not happen again in the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad you enjoyed your tour. Conducting tours becomes easy when you have visitors who pay attention, ask good questions and take part in the discussion. Thanks for selecting me to be your guide and New Orleans as your destination.
Roberta VorisUnited States
The best swamp boat tour we've been on and Dominick was extremely knowledgeable
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad you had a good tour. We had the right weather and that made everything better. Of course, our boat captain was also fun and informative. Thanks for selecting me to be your guide. I hope to see you again.
Michelle AbbatematteoUnited States
We enjoyed our day with Dominick. Prior to our tour he gave us great suggestions on places to visit. Our tour started on time and we were in a comfortable van. He stayed with us the entire day and gave us a lot of information of the area throughout our day. In between the plantation tours he took us to a great local spot for lunch. We highly suggest booking him for your tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a real pleasure to take you and your group on a tour. Your questions helped me tell the stories and will in time help you remember the details of history. Thanks for selecting me to be your guide and New Orleans as your destination. Hope to see you again.
Stephen MurrayUnited States
My wife and I really enjoyed this tour. This was our first visit to New Orleans and it was a great way to learn about the history and culture of the city. It was also nice to get a 1st hand account of the devastation associated with Katrina, the work that's been done to rebuild and the efforts that have been made to minimize the chances of a reoccurrence.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for taking the time to submit a review. I am glad you appreciate the significance of Katrina and historical impact it had on the city’s Future. I am glad you had a good first trip and hope you return someday in the future. Thanks for selecting me. To be your guide. Dominick
Stephen MurrayUnited States
We really enjoyed the tour - Dominic met us after dinner at our restaurant and we were off to Bourbon Street to see 3 different jazz bands - this was our 1st time to New Orleans and it really helped provide some perspective into the music - as well, Dominic was in regular communication with us from when we booked to when we took the tour so everything went smoothly - we would certainly recommend this tour to others.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great to meet you and hear a little Jazz together. I hope that during our tours you learned something about our history, culture, people, and Hurricane Katrina. I am glad the conference gave you a reason to visit and hope to see you again. I appreciate the fact that you chose me to be your guide. Thanks, Dominick
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to meet you. I hope that the plantation tour gave some new insight into the institution. Hopefully tour entire trip was great and that you come see us again. Dominick
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: New Orleans is an interesting place and I hope that our time in the French Quarter gave you a better understanding of the history, culture, and people of New Orleans. Thanks for selecting me to be your guide and also choosing New Orleans as your destination.
Charles SawyerUnited States
Fantastic tour with a Fantastic tour guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so happy that you enjoyed your tours while with us. Visiting the World War II Museum and a plantation in one trip was a treat! Thank you for selecting me to be your guide and Tours by Locals as your booking source. Hope to see you again. Thanks, Dominick
Charles SawyerUnited States
Dominick was Fantastic! Very knowledgeable and very accommodating. He was so great we hired him for a second day. If your traveling to New Orleans Dominick is the guy you want. Charles and Jane
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the kind words. It was fun to show you around. If interested in a Mardi Gras adventure just let me know. Thanks
John WakefieldUnited States
Highly informative tour by a charming and intelligent lifetime resident of New Orleans. An excellent summary of the fascinating history of N O together with hurricane Katrina. Very highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for selecting me to be your guide and New Orleans to be a destination. I am glad you enjoyed the tour and hope your lunch was wonderful. I am glad you took the opportunity to see some of the city outside the French Quarter. Dominick
Jill BrownUnited Kingdom
Dominick was a lovely friendly guy who ensured we had a great night, we were able to see and listen to all the different styles of live Jazz music in one night and were given some interesting facts about the history of New Orleans along the way. I would definitely recommend this tour to experience New Orleans at its best at night.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the kind words. I am happy you had a good experience despite crowded conditions. Hope to see you again. Dominick
Justin W FisherUnited States
We rate Dominick M.'s tour of New Orleans a "5 out of 5" for sure. It was an extraordinary 3 hours seeing and learning about the city from someone who not only gives a well organized account of the history but a wonderful description of it's diverse population including their amazing generosity. At all times he had our interests in mind and was open to changing the route if we so desired. This was our second tour by Toursbylocals and we've been more than satisfied each time. We'll be returning.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for taking the time to provide a review. I am delighted that you enjoyed the tour and learned something too. New Orleans is a wonderful place to live and visit and I thank you for selecting me to be your guide and New Orleans as your destination. Hope to see you again. Dominick
Shirley W.United States
Dominick was a terrific guide! As a native of New Orleans, he brought a lot of insight and perspective to our tour. With his explanations, photos, knowing all the nooks & crannys of the city it was much easier to understand the City's origins, cultures, food, etc. it was fun seeing parts of NOLA that were not on a "regular" tour. Would definitely recommend and use Dominick again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad you had a good time and learned something about the history, people and culture of New Orleans. Thanks for taking the time to review the tour; it helps other nice people find me. Come back and see us.
Martin ByrneUnited Kingdom
Dominick exhibited typical Southern Hospitality throughout the tour, was knowledgeable (while being sensitive to the reality) of the history of the plantations along the Mississippi and was all round nice guy. Not to mention punctual. Couldn't ask for more.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the kind words. I do hope your visit to Whitney was insightful of both the topic of slavery, but also to the strides being made along River Road to bring some balance to the plantation history. Thanks for selecting me to be your guide and also for choosing New Orleans as your destination. Dominick
Carla MuscarellaUnited States
We did the all day tour (French Quarter and surrounding city) with Dominick. The day was outstanding, exactly what we were looking for. Dominick is highly knowledgeable about the history and culture of New Orleans, and he shared this with us in an easygoing, fun manner. He was accomodating and very pleasant. In addition to the tour, we genuinely enjoyed his company and felt very comfortable with him. We highly recommend Dominick as a guide and would use his services again in a heartbeat!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the kind words. Your questions and comments were helpful in explaining the city’s history and culture. You were fun to be with and I hope to see you again Dominick
One of the best & most professional tour guides we have met. His knowledge of all aspects of this region is oustanding
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I hope to enjoy your trip to Cuba. Safe travels. Thanks for taking the time to submit reviews. Dominick
Dominick is one of the most professional tour guides we have met. His knowledge of the city & it's history is amazing. His knowledge into the reconstruction of New Orleans after Katrina gave us a thorough insight into the scale of the project. The food tour allowed us to taste a great variety of local cuisine. Thanks Dominick
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am happy to know that you enjoyed the food! You never know what people will like... Thanks for trying everything, both times. Hopefully, you will come back and see us for Mardi Gras. Thanks for selecting me to be your guide. Dominick
Flo VachonUnited States
Dominick was wonderful and gave us more than just a little jazz music bar tour. He really knows New Orleans and he picked three perfect places to take us. When I go back, I'll be using him again. He is better than 5 stars!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for visiting New Orleans. I do hope our time together gave you a glimpse of the city's history and culture. Music is just one part of New Orleans; maybe next time a food tasting tour? Come back and see us. Dominick