I was born in Paris, my parents and grandparents were of Prussian-German, Polish and French descent, so I consider myself to be truly European. Perhaps it was this diverse background of my family that instilled in me the desire and enthusiasm to study and learn about other countries, the people and their evolution through history and their way of life. It also gave me the advantage of being multilingual from an early age, for which I have always been very grateful, as it has served me so well in my chosen profession. I will tell you more about myself later, as I need to know something about you to help decide the very best time for you.
Do you want to explore exciting cities ancient and new, quaint towns, picturesque half timbered villages, amazing UNESCO sites, fabulous castles and monuments, to discover hidden secrets of local life? Do you appreciate to travel thru beautiful scenery, to learn about the old and new traditions and customs of where you visit? Then come with me when we can discover all these things and more. Naturally there must also be time to just relax, to sit, to stroll, maybe to shop, to feel the ambience of a place, to perhaps meet with other local people, to enjoy the company of your fellow travelers, or just have some time out on your own. You choose the pace and I will respect all that.
So, back to me again as promised. . . After leaving Paris as a young man I worked in France, Germany and more of Europe, eventually settling on the French Riviera. There I worked for some years as a limousine chauffeur in Monaco, coach driver and winter ski instructor. A very varied and good life, I considered myself very fortunate.
During the last 15 years I progressed to my full time professional career as a Tour Guide, working once again in Europe, Russia and the U. K. In recent years I have also specialised in local work and themed tours dividing my time between 2 fantastic locations, the south of France (near Carcassonne) and Germany on the Rhein-Main-Neckar area. This has given me a passion for gaining in depth knowledge and experience of all the places I love to visit and share with you.
It would bring me much pleasure to be considered as your guide or private chauffeur as required. We would share a unique time together, interesting visits, food specialties, maybe local Apple wine and hopefully good weather too! As you may have gathered I am a people person. . . though I do like animals as well! So. . . It remains for me to tell you what some of my collegues have said about me (I feel myself lucky to have such friends!):
"Eric is a top tour guide. Very knowledgeable and will always go the extra mile to always consider those in his care. We have great respect for Eric, he knows his work inside out, has a good sense of humor and he is truly passionate about his job". June Imber, uk.
I would endeavor to gain the same from you. It is my wish that we may meet as fellow travellers. . . enjoy the miles with smiles and depart as friends.
Thank you for your interest.
Bis bald, see you soon, a bientot, Eric.
Other alternative services offered are: First class transfers.
Guide service for several day Tours through Europe.
Officially licenced and insured chauffeur, transfer and pick-up service to/from any location
Themed and tailor made tours such as:
Romantic Rhein, castles and river cruise
Heidelberg and Nurnberg
Hitler's hidden places and bunkers.
Black forest and Cuckoo clock road
Ardennes Battlefields and cemeteries tour
The romantic road tour (from Würzburg)
Treading the footsteps of your ancestors
Hiking and biking seeing
"Mix and match" tours
4 countries tour (north): Germany, Luxemburg, Belgium and France
4 countries tour (south): Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France
For other requests please contact me.
A Recent Review of this guide
Guide very dedicated. Good grasp of local knowledge re places visited. Safe driving and vehicle well maintained and comfortable. Overall a very pleasant and comfortable tour, Credit to the guide.
Professional chauffeur-guide (since 1998) officially registred and licenced for the transportation of people in a private car. Public liability insurance cover (documents on request).
Licensed guide for the Unesco "Würzburg Residenz".
Since 2003 free lance Tour director and local guide in english, french and russian for American and international Tour operators and river cruise lines.
In some museums and historical monuments the visit is only permitted within a group conducted by the staff of the place (or audio guide).