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Great Day Out

We had the pleasure to be hosted by Neil on the day and his insights into the history and workings of Canberra were fantastic. The day provided us with a number of sites we then went back to to have a closer look at over the next few days.

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Lyn Sheather

Thank you for a great day yesterday. We all enjoyed the tour and being with such a delightful guide. We had a great dinner at Aubergine and after such a big day slept like logs.

Vince and Kerryn, QLD

We would like to thank you for organising the two separate tours of your lovely city with such short notice. We got to see what most people talk about, or you know of by media coverage, especially as this was our first visit. Touring both the Old and New Parliaments has a good casual feel rather than being hectic if the politicians were about. The War Memorial, what else could you say but absolutely fantastic and a credit to all those involved. You could spend days there taking it all in. Lanyon Homestead was a delight and so glad we visited. Nice Cuppa as well. We would like to express our biggest thanks to guide Lynne as she was a wonderful host and nothing was too much trouble. Lynne has a very good knowledge of the Canberra region as a lot of detail on the places we visited when explained, gave us a better understanding of the connection and relevance to what it was all about. Sometimes that is missed. Once again thank you very much, we would have no hesitation in recommending your services.

Jeff and Sylvia

Thank you for the extremely interesting and informative tour today. Jeff and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and were so glad we did it. It was lovely to be able to look out the windows and not worry about whether we were going in the right direction or not. We were able to drive through the Duntroon Military Base, something we would never have done on our own as we thought it would be inaccessible to the public. You gave us so many snippets of information which we would never have known about and probably would never have bothered to find out about. The friends who questioned our decision to visit Canberra were certainly very wrong when they said Canberra was boring. It has certainly been one of the most interesting cities we have been to in Australia. We would never have been able to accomplish all this touring in one day had we attempted this on our own.

Colleen and Ron Cutcheon

We are delighted we choose Canberra Guided Tours for our visit to Tulip Tops and then onto Cockington Green Gardens. Both are of the highest quality and definitely worth a visit. We had a delightful day and we thank you sincerely for your expertise and enthusiasm. You are a wonderful asset to this beautiful city of Canberra and we will highly recommend you to our friends.

Tony and Sue Deehan

We were part of Lyn Sheather’s group on Saturday, and thoroughly enjoyed the tour with you. You do a great tour and we all found it interesting, informative and enjoyable and we were all impressed with the ease in which you managed our group – perfectly timed for our comfort.

Murial and Mildred Penfold, UK

Many warm thanks to your excellent guiding throughout our visit. We are deeply indebted to you on so many levels, your constant care and support, inexhaustable energy to drive, explain, find wheelchairs, push them, your knowledge which you shared with us as we visited so many interesting places, the careful planning which avoided unnecessary waste of time and delightful sense of humour. We were constantly impressed and amused at the rapport between you and so many of the employees at the attractions, and other guides in Canberra. So many highlights, too many to mention, but a special thank you for taking us to the Library to see Capt. Cook’s desk and diary, and up to the roof of Parliament House. We are already using and enjoying our mementos and will wear the Blue Bell badges with smiles to trigger many memories you have given us. We will remember with great affection.

Bjorn and Inez Nykvist, Ed, Sweden

We have returned home from our tour of Australia. Everything worked out perfect after our visit in Canberra, so now we are sitting in our home with lots of excellent memories. The view from Mt Ainslie, all those Embassies, the Koala eating and having a shower at the same time, and the visit to Lanyon Homestead and Space Centre, are all moments that we have nailed forever in our heads. Perhaps we will visit our Travel Agency in Gothenburg just to inform them of our trip and at that opportunity we will tell them that Canberra is well worth a visit and that there is Canberra Guided Tours available for service. Many warm hugs from Sweden!


Safely home in Port Lincoln but ever so grateful for your help in seeing such beautiful scenery. I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking us around. Tulip Tops lived the dream. We loved Cockington Green and Lanyon. Guide Julie gave us an unforgettable day. We continued on and saw Old Parliament House, the lovely Doll Display, Botanical Gardens, and the PS Enterprise which my old Dad skippered on the Murray. From Dianne and I, a big, big, thank you on our special holiday.

Judith Arrowsmith, WA

Thank you very much for giving us such an informative and enjoyable tour of Canberra. My father was delighted to visit the Houses of Parliament at long last. I am sure he will be telling his friends about his experiences. We had an enjoyable evening at the War Memorial. Another positive memory for all of us.

Sandie Stewart

I don’t think I can put into words my thanks to guide Danielle for an absolutely wonderful tour of Canberra. I hope I didn’t talk too much or ask too many questions. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience… so much information and experiences. The highlight was the ceremony at the War Memorial, Museum.

Judith Arrowsmith, WA

Thank you very much for giving us such an informative and enjoyable tour of Canberra. My father was delighted to visit the Houses of Parliament at long last. I am sure he will be telling his friends about his experiences. We had an enjoyable evening at the War Memorial. Another positive memory for all of us.

Chiaki Kojima

I am writing this message to say thank you very much for touring my friends from Japan. Kiku, Kazu and Mona attended your Tidbinbilla guided tour on Monday. When they came back, they were excited and delighted that they had a wonderful tour which is largely derived from your (which I guess) wonderful personality. They really enjoyed the day and felt that they were well looked after. They also appreciated your extra mini tour around the Embassies in Yarralumla. Thank you again and I would recommend your tour when I have more friends coming over next time.

Stefania Di Lione, COASIT Community Services

I wanted to take time to thank you for showing us such a wonderful place that Canberra is, your history and information was so fantastic that you made the day very memorable for all of us. Our group was in town for the Hesta Awards with the company I work for. You picked us up, and I must say we enjoyed your company and you were a book of information to us all. Having never been to Canberra before, the guided tour was so enjoyable, that I would highly suggest to others they join you. Once again thank you, it was a real pleasure for all of us to have you as our guide, you made it so special.
Helen Cutfield, Cleveland, QLD
Thank you so much for making my last day in Canberra so interesting and enjoyable. I especially appreciated your helpful suggestions, making the most of my limited time on a family visit. I have always wanted to see Old Parliament House and guide Danielle’s knowledge and enthusiasm made this very special.
Thank you for the tour you gave my grandparents, Rob and Eunice from South Australia. Rob and Eunice thoroughly enjoyed their tour with you and were very complimentary of your service, knowledge and expertise. They had a wonderful time and it was a terrific way to finish their stay with us. Thank you so much.
Bob and Pam McDonald
I want to thank you so much for the excellent tour of Parliament. We often do a private tour of new cities and yours was amongst the very best. Your non-stop commentary brought your beautiful capital to life for us. It is terrific value. I will spread the word among our friends. I have left a 5 star rating with Trip advisor – many thanks.
Lesley and Graham Rogers
Just wanted to send you a very quick email to say what a wonderful day we have had. Danielle is a lovely person, who is very professional, knowledgeable and kind. She is a wonderful asset to Canberra Guided Tours. Thank you for looking after us so well, if we hear of others coming to Canberra, we will be sure to tell them about Canberra Guided Tours and the great day we have had.
Sharon Gill
Just wanted to thank you for a great tour of Canberra. It’s not in the facts and figures. It’s the ebb and flow of your conversation that really provided a sense of quintessential Canberra.
Claire M Grantham-Smith, Casino Travel Shopper
I’m very sorry I have not had a chance to personally thank you for your fabulous job with our group. I think every single person has been into our office and thanked us for a fabulous time. Everyone especially commented on your knowledge and help… in Canberra and thank you for turning on the weather. Thank you so much.