Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in Washington, District of Columbia, United States by Tour Guide Hayden W.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Hayden W.
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Carlene Gauthier

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Oct 12/18

Had a lovely, very informative tour with Hayden. He showed us DC from a different perspective! He was extremely knowledgeable and helped us manuever through the metro system. He made sure we had a good handle on it before leaving us. Hayden met us at our hotel which was very convenient. We had a wonderful 4 hour tour with him and feel much better at getting around on our own. I recommend him highly!

Catherine Jones

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Sep 9/18

We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Hayden. He was extremely knowledgeable not to mention flexible. We had scheduled a day to be with him and happened to have a deluge of a storm that day. He was flexible to accommodate our needs the next day. He did an excellent job getting us acclimated to the area and presented several options for our consideration. We were fortunate to visit the Basilica at the Catholic University of America which is not a typical tourist destination. We highly recommend Hayden!

Chris Tebbetts

United States
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Tour: #6710, Southeast Neighborhood Tour - Tebbetts, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: May 23/18

I had a very specific tour in mind, for a research trip, and Hayden blew me away with his ability to accommodate not only my last minute booking request but the tour itself, which was well off the beaten track. His breadth of knowledge was amazing, and he truly went above and beyond with the whole thing -- meeting with me ahead of time to make sure we had a good plan before we set out, and offering to notate my city map afterward. All at a price that I found extremely reasonable. 5-stars-plus!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: An unusual and very interesting tour request. He is writing a novel set in SE Washington and wanted local flavor.

Susan Clark

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Apr 26/18

Hayden was informative as we toured Arlington Cemetery. He pointed out interesting sights that we would have overlooked on our own. He also took us to the top of the Old Post Office for a wonderful view of the city, again something we would never have done on our own. Hayden also recommended things to do for the rest of our stay (like The Library of Congress). He suggested The Irongate Inn for dinner which was off the beaten path and delicious. Overall, a great start to our visit to Washington DC.

Nicolai Klatz

Germany
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour Film Tour (Klatz), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Apr 19/18

Hayden is a very nice guy and knows a lot to tell about his city. Very exciting tour! Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: This is a German TV production crew. My beautiful self will appear on a German travel show next January. Very nice!

Nicole Rosenberg

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour - Rosenberg, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Apr 2/18

Hayden did a wonderful job keeping us and our young children on the move and entertained.

Hilda de la Vega

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Bus) - de la Vega, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Nov 9/17

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.

Deborah Hostler

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Oct 9/17

Very nice gentleman. He really accommodated me with communication. For that he is really tops.

Wibke K.

Switzerland
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Sep 23/17

Cherie Young

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Jun 1/17

Hayden is very knowledgable about the district and worked with us even before our tour to make sure that we had the best trip possible. He was extremely accommodating and met us right at our hotel. It was a pleasure learning about the history as well as the future plans for DC!

Irina Vilensky

NY, United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Apr 13/17

The guide is polite and punctual. However, he completely lacks enthusiasm, speaks monotonously and does little more than just point to the attractions and names them. He provides little benefit as compared to just walking around with a map.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: This is regrettable -- a complete surprise to me.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals are committed to quality customer experiences and take all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences and we have taken necessary action to address and provide a resolution to the issues raised in this review.

Bette Talbot

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Mar 29/17

Hayden was flexible, knowledgeable and polite.

Michael Turnberger

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Nov 26/16

Hayden was great! We know the city so much more! I would recommend him highly!

Patricia Parker

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Nov 16/16

Hayden was an excellent source of information- knowledgeable interesting and witty.. His flexibility in dealing with a pair of jet-lagged 2 year old twins was remarkable, as he managed to overcome their crankiness and yet was able to show their parents the essential sights of Washington, DC. rating 5/5

Antonella Albano

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Apr 4/16

Hayden is a great host and guide in the majestic city of Washington D.C. His narrated tour was insightful and very informative. We enjoyed his company and knowledge!

Christina Gollapally

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Apr 1/16

Hayden was awesome! His flexibility was MUCH appreciated since we had 2 young children with us. His knowledge of local architecture was def an asset.

Kim Tran

Australia
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Dec 28/15

Hayden is a lovely guide, very accommodating and informative. Highly recommended.

Andrew Snelgrove

United Kingdom
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Sep 25/15

What a great guide who loves his city and knows his facts too!

Yuriy Yuryev

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Sep 5/15

Great knowledge, easy and interesting narration, pleasing presentation style. Highly recommended.

Mack Bixby

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: May 22/15

Hayden was personal and personable. He was responsive to our needs. He was sensitive to the cost of the tour and advocated a refund for us. He spoke Chinese which was impressive to one of our exchange (Chinese) students. I would highly recommend him to all.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: We had planned a shorter tour than the one actually booked -- done at the last moment!

Bernadette Cranmer

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Nov 6/14

Hayden was polite and communicative about how to spend the four hours and about the layout of DC. He gave us three good ideas we hadn't planned on: we had a convenient lunch and visited the Qurious exhibit at the Natural History Museum; we got Washington Monument tickets and toured that building to see the view. I was a bit disappointed that he wasn't more forthcoming with historical information about the places we were visiting. It was the least I've garnered on any walking tour, and I've been on a lot.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: This was a small student group with one teacher. We visited all major monuments and ended up at museums, where I left them for the rest of the day. The tour seemed to go well (as they all do) but apparently I misjudged what the client wanted, and I can only say that I regret that. It was a nice group of kids and they deserve the best experience they can have on such a major trip.

Janice Rittberg-snuffer

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Nov 4/14

Hayden was a great guide. He is very knowledgeable about the areas we visited on this day's tour. He worked with us ahead of time to arrange the best groupings of our prioritized list of things to do over the course of our 2 different half day tours. He was very patient in dealing with those in the tour that were in wheel chairs and finding the best access to all the venues. His knowledge and professional demeanor made this tour the highlight of our week in D.C.

Janice Rittberg-snuffer

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Nov 3/14

Hayden was a great guide. He is very knowledgeable about the areas we visited on this day's tour. He worked with us ahead of time to arrange the best groupings of our prioritized list of things to do over the course of our 2 different half day tours. He was very patient in dealing with those in the tour that were in wheel chairs and finding the best access to all the venues. His knowledge and professional demeanor made this tour the highlight of our week in D.C.

Danny W.

Canada
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Aug 26/14

Punctual, informative, thoughtful. Our family of three thoroughly enjoyed this tour that was customized for us. Money well spent by taking this tour of Washington DC.

Mary Lou Lohman

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Extended Duration fee for Mary Lou Lohman, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Jun 23/14

Hayden is a gentleman and has a vast knowledge of the area. I will always ask for him if I do another Washington trip

Jackie Lawson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Lawson), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: May 2/14

Excellent. Really enjoyable day with Hayden. Jaclaw.

David Bunis

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Apr 19/14

Our tour guide was beyond professional and accomodating to our needs. We were a big group with kids and enjoyed our tour very much. Highly recommend our guide very knowlogebale and professional. Bunis and Dubov family

Irving Himel

Canada
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Mar 14/14

Hayden was a very good and interesting guide.

Rob Garlick

United Kingdom
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Dec 13/13

I recommend Hayden highly. He is passionate about DC whilst communicating on a level that is of great interest to the visitor. Thank you Hayden!

Marina Pretorius

Canada
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: May 29/13

Very knowledgable and accommodating to our specific needs. It was a pleasure getting to know a bit of Washington under Hayden's guidance. Thank you.

Manjula Bagli

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Mar 27/13

Hayden was extremely knowledgeable and he was able to listen, understand our requirements and customize the tour to our liking. We were 4 in the family and our kids are aged 16 and 11. Hayden was able to hold everyone's interest with his facts and stories. This tour was the highlight of our Washington visit.

Alison Knox

Ireland
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Sep 7/12

My husband & I were visiting Washington for a long weekend-we decided to book a 1/2day tour to familiarise ourselves with the City&we are so glad we did! Hayden was fantastic from start to finish-very friendly & Knowledgeable. He tailored the tour to suit us. There is no doubt that, without him and his local knowledge, we wouldn't have enjoyed the panoramic views from the Old Post Office or had a lovely walk around the Hill. Thank you for giving us such a memorable introduction to this wonderful city!

Carol B.

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Jun 25/12

My grandson and I were lucky to have Hayden as our tour guide while in Washington, D.C. I would give him the highest rating. He was knowledgable, considerate and had a real understanding for our needs. Having him as our guide contributed greatly to our enjoyment during our stay.

Brian Webber

Los Angelesq, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Apr 5/12

Hayden is an absolute gem. My wife and I along wih our 3 kids 10, 8, 6 met him for a tour. We had a fabulous time an he was terrific with our kid very patient and full of fun facts and knowledge. He was punctual, very courteous and easy to be with. I highly recommend him to any group looking for some assistance with the sites and history.

Sarah Habib

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Feb 18/12

Hayden was an excellelnt tour guide! We had a wonderful tour of all of the monuments--informative and fun!

Mary Lou Lohman

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Lohman Bus Intro, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Jun 20/11

Hayden was absolutely fabulous! From the time that he stepped on to our bus he pointed out all places of interest, history, etc. He walked with us throughout the whole private tour, and make sure that people had their rest in between. However, even at these points, he pointed out other things of interest! He has such a great knowledge. He is such an asset to your group! I know that if, we contemplate another trip to Washington, he will be our guide! He was courteous and respectful! GREAT JOB HAYDEN!

Judy Lippel

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: May 11/11

This was a fun & informative tour. Hayden knows so much of the history & what information to share with the tourist. I found the information useful on the rest of my visit to WA, DC. I got to see and do things that would not have been possible on a different tour. I would highly recommend ToursByLocals, in general & Hayden in particular. Thanks! ***** Five stars +

Megan Wachsmann

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Apr 29/11

Absolutely Awesome! There were 4 of us, 2 couples that Hayden led through the highlights and extra and all in 4 hours...It was the perfect way to get oriented with the city, see everything and learn a lot...for the rest of our trip we were able to relax and send time at the places we wanted to return to. This is the way to see a city. Thanks Hayden.

Annette Pearce

Australia
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Apr 11/11

We were on limited time for our visit to Washington so the regular tours available did not suit us. We also wanted to see Arlington Cemetery and some of Georgetown so meeting up with Hayden was a good option for us. Hayden was great - very informative and relaxed. Whilst we didn't see all the main attractions up close we had great views from Capitol Hill and he explained all the sites from there. We loved Georgetown and he certainly showed us some highlights. Thanks again Hayden.

Aaron Stein

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Apr 9/11

Aaron Stein

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Apr 8/11

Randall Sizemore

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Dec 29/10

Hayden was an excellent tour guide. WE had a great time learning all about Washington DC. He answered lots of questions about the city and monuments from our friend from Northeast India.

David Thomson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Thomson Introductory Tour (6-hours), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Dec 12/10

Excellent guide. When I come back to Washington, I would request Hayden again.

Dorry Curran

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Dec 9/10

Having been to DC many times and taken many tours that oriented me to the "usual" sights, I asked Hayden to customize a tour for me that would feature Christmas displays and exhibits. He did a great job! We saw the Capitol and White House trees, the exhibits at the Botanical Garden, skaters in the sculpture garden, a Christmas market, and a number of other sights. Hayden was personable, informative, and considerate. It was like touring with a friend who happened to be a long time DC resident!

Charles Carey

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Carey Introductory Tour (Evening), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Nov 20/10

Hayden was a pleasant, knowlegeable, and am asset for anyone touring DC. He showed us everything we wanted and provided us with wonderfil historical information. I recommend Hayden to anyone looking for a fun educational tour!