Let me take you under my wing and show you what only the insiders know. Let's talk about history, art, architecture, . . but also about traditions, cuisine, daily life, customs and do's and don'ts. No long boring lectures; Enjoy anecdotes and personal conversations geared directly to your interests instead. Eat where I eat, shop where I shop and enjoy an insider's views on Belgium daily life.
I am a Belgian native and have been a full time tour guide for the past 25years!
I graduated from the University of Mons (E. I. I. ) Belgium (High School of Translators and Interpreters) and have a degree in European Tourism Management and Tour Guiding (CERIA, Brussels).
I love traveling and meeting new people. I have a passion for cultural diversity, customs and traditions. I am flexible, easy going and highly energetic. I like good food, anecdotes and local cultures. I will make you feel like you're spending the day with a friend.
I would be delighted to help you plan and customize any itinerary of your choice, in Belgium and beyond (Italy, France, The Netherlands, Luxembourg etc. ).
Please come over. . . and be my guest!
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A Recent Review of this guide
Joyce was an excellent tour guide for our group of 15 people. We wanted to see Ghent on one day and Bruges the next and she put a nice package together for us. Her knowledge about Ghent's history as we walked through the streets made the visit very fun. We spent a good amount of time in St. Bavo's Cathedral (Sint-Baaffskathedraal) where she gave us a great background on the Ghent Altarpiece, the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, by Hubert and Jan van Eyck, which I had requested. Thank you, Joyce
* Graduate Translator & Interpreter - Applied Linguistics (University of Mons, Belgium - E.I.I.)
* Accredited Graduate Tour Guide for Belgium (C.E.R.I.A. Institut Rogier Lambion, Brussels - Belgium)
* Degree in International Tour Management & Hospitality Business (CFD, Brussels Belgium)
* Trained in Quality Management & Customer Satisfaction @ Starwood Hotels, Europe
Please check my calendar for availability.
For walking tours taken between October and March - in case of bad rainy, snowy, windy cold weather, we might either shorten the walks or visit indoor sites instead.