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  • Frank M
    1 contribution
    Windsor Castle was amazing, every corner you turned was a wow moment. Stonehenge was eerie and mysterious… a spiritual place. The Roman baths and the township of Bath were absolutely terrific, such history!!
    Must compliment Nicholas, our tour guide, and Robert, our driver, for their professionalism and sense of humour. Great fellas who made the trip.
    Written 20 February 2024
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  • Lisa G
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    This review speaks very highly of Patrick Foy as a private guide for a tour in London. It highlights several key points:
    1. Problem Solving and Patience: Despite my family's initial chaos and stress due to members being lost in London, Patrick Foy remained patient and helpful, displaying an understanding and care towards my family's predicament.
    2. Welcoming and Friendly Approach: Patrick Foy's approach to starting the tour over with a humorous introduction, followed by laughter, added a friendly and welcoming demeanor, which likely helped ease my family's initial discomfort.
    3. Knowledge and Education: Patrick Foy's in-depth knowledge of the historical landmarks and his ability to offer a "comedy history lesson" made the tour educational and highly entertaining. The mention of him being "insanely knowledgeable and funny" reinforces his expertise.
    4. Personalized Experience: Patrick Foy's attention to detail, addressing my family by name and involving the children in the tour, made the experience personalized and memorable for all of us.
    5. Extra Effort and Thoughtfulness: Patrick Foy went above and beyond by providing additional recommendations for dining and sending the family the pictures he took, along with pertinent historical articles, after the tour.
    6. Overall Satisfaction: I am rating the experience with Patrick Foy as 10/10, as a high level of satisfaction with his services.
    In summary, this review paints Patrick Foy as a highly skilled and personable guide who offers a memorable and educational tour experience. His problem-solving abilities, friendliness, knowledge, personalization, and thoughtfulness are highlighted as key strengths that contributed to an excellent overall experience for my family.

    The G Family
    Written 24 February 2024
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  • Melissa B
    1 contribution
    Will was an incredible tour guide. He was extremely knowledgeable of the sites and their history… while also throwing in a bit of humor. He made the experience so much fun even though we had very unpleasant and wet weather. I walked away gaining so much more knowledge of the history. We were even lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Queen Camilla while outside the palace thanks to Will’s good ear for the whistles. I also appreciated that it was a small group so it made the tour much more private. All in all an amazing experience!! Thanks for everything, Will.
    Written 23 February 2024
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  • travel k
    1 contribution
    Tour guide, Viona was it? She knows her history. She knows what she’s doing, knowledgeable and friendly too!
    I’m glad I went with this tour, would recommend!!!
    Written 24 February 2024
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  • Compass62889910192
    1 contribution
    We really enjoyed the day! Kevin is a great guide. Knowledgeable, entertaining and full of interesting historical information and stories..
    Written 21 February 2024
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  • Victor O
    1 contribution
    Brandon was a great tour guide. He made the experience very fun and enjoyable for the whole group. You won’t regret doing this tour.
    Written 24 February 2024
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  • Anca D
    Helsinki6 contributions
    It was a really nice trip in February 2024. The minibus was nice and comfortable and our guide Francis was great: an excellent mix of pleasant humor, great tips and information, conversation and silence at the right time (his playlist was very nice as well). The places were what we had expected only slightly busier; the architecture, the atmosphere and luckily the weather did not disappoint.
    Written 18 February 2024
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  • marionbryant555
    2 contributions
    Nick gave us a brilliant experience. Although we know theses major sites quite well it was interesting to gain more detail about both the Palace and the Changing of the Guard. We shall certainly look out for further tours available from Nick our guide.
    Written 27 January 2024
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  • Ashley Liew
    Singapore, Singapore11 contributions
    An anticipated trip to The Tower of London in April 2023 since I was last here as a wide-eyed kid, so it was exciting to visit decades later together with my wife. One of the Tower’s Yeoman Warders (aka Beefeaters) gave us a splendid tour (booked via TripAdvisor) of this historic 900-year-old #castle and @unesco World Heritage site, first built by William the Conqueror in 1078 ⚒️ Thrilled to realise our Yeoman was to be involved in the #coronation of King Charles III 🤴🏻 Speaking of which, we were awed by the #CrownJewels on display 👑💎 We then entered solemnly into the Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula that opened in 1510, where Thomas Cromwell, Anne Boleyn, and many other souls are laid to rest 🙏🏻 A highlight (like for me before) was revisiting the centuries of military history, intriguing facts, and occasional torture 😅 Wrapped up the long but “clock lots of steps” day with iconic shots of Tower Bridge, where we would later run during the London Marathon 🏃🏻‍♂️Must see!
    Written 24 February 2024
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  • Shira B
    1 contribution
    Such a great guide (Robert) and driver (Saran)!! Filled the trip with really interesting commentary and made it really easy to get to some of the coolest sights in and around London. I highly recommend.
    Written 24 February 2024
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  • Stephanie H
    1 contribution
    Amazing tour - Ben was an excellent guide, knowledgeable, fun, and kept the tour flowing with a diverse group of visitors. Highly recommend this tour! Money well spent.
    Written 10 February 2024
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  • Radu T
    4 contributions
    We had a great day organized by this tour. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable; the day ran smoothly: we were lucky to have really good weather for Stonehenge and this tour is a great opportunity to easily see the 2 destinations at once.
    Would recommend it!
    Written 23 February 2024
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  • Michelle M
    San Diego, CA2 contributions
    Damiano was our guide and he was very knowledgeable. He was great about taking us to see the most important things (e.g. the Elgin marbles) and telling us their stories.

    It seemed short, because there’s so much to see, so clearly we didn’t see everything. We had the feeling that we could take the same tour several times with Damiano, and we’d see different things each time. He would not have run out of things to tell us.

    Expensive, but recommended.
    Written 21 December 2023
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  • Patina50
    Port Royal, SC25 contributions
    Beautiful historical Castle with so much history. Short bus ride which makes this trip ideal leaving room for other trips you may enjoy. Your director explains some interesting facts along the way. My only complaint is no time to visit the village area. But, still time to browse the castle shops. Kinda surprised by the fact that it’s attraction over run with tourists!
    Written 15 January 2024
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