We were lucky to DORIS as our guide, she immediately noticed that my wife and son have a limit in walking and she took us straight to point of interest to shows all good things. I appreciate her attitude and patience, very supportive and made this trip worthwhile. I sure will recommend her to my other colleagues she is very dedicated. In other words, ToursByLocals are lucky to have such dedicated people on their team.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Zafar, Thank you so much for your nice feedback! It was my pleasure. And thank you for recommending me:-) I hope you all had a nice flight back and I wish you many more interesting travels in the future. Greetings, Doris
Cindy GentryUnited States
Doris was an utterly delightful and knowledgeable tour guide. She communicated instantly with us during the booking process. Her knowledge of the local region, her stories about her family and her warm and embracing personality made our day in Ghent so very special. We loved spending the day with Doris.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cindy, thank you so much for your kind review:-) I hope you received my pictures on Gent by night? all the best to you and John, Best wishes Doris
Gail WhiteUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thakn you Gail!
Todd AlexanderUnited States
Doris is a great guide who is friendly and very knowledgeable. We had a wonderful afternoon in Gent with her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Todd, Thank you so much for your nice review! I hope you had a nice travel up north! Best wishes to the both of you, Kind regards Doris
Alan L.United States
Doris is a lovely, delightful person and an excellent guide. Her love for the city of Ghent is evident and she expertly communicates the historical and artistic background of Ghent's beautiful cityscape. On our introductory evening walking tour of the historical center (after the important building interiors were closed), Doris was able to adroitly deal with several downpours without breaking the flow of her fascinating narrative. Doris is warm, open and enthusiastic. Highly recommended.
Jane V.Aiken, SOUTH CAROLINA, United States
Doris' enthusiasm is infectious and she led us to great places all over the city in spite of the crowds there between Christmas and New Years. She also gave us lots of ideas about where to spend time on our last day in Bruges. I'll bet her tours of Ghent are interesting, too. We really enjoyed our time with her and she knows good restaurants, another welcome help. All of us enjoyed her tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jane, it is nice to hear from you! Thank you for your nice comment, always nice to receive feedback. The Ghent tour is indeed also a very nice tour, perhaps an idea for your next trip? My very best wishes to you and the family and all the best in 2019! Greetings, Doris
Diane WiegandUnited States
Doris shared her extension knowledge of her home town Ghent with us. She took us down side streets and told us the history of the buildings, homes, and the church. Doris told us stories we would not have heard if we were on our own. We would highly recommend Doris!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Diane, I hope you are all doing well! Thank you so much for your 5-star review, it is highly appreciated. Happy Thanksgiving and till we meet again. Greetings, Doris
Doris was like a family friend to us on her entertaining and informative tour of Bruges and Gent. She showed us hidden spots we would never have found on our own in one day. She went out of her way to make our tour personal. We were also lucky to meet Dominique Persoone by chance in the best chocolate shop in the world. Thanks Doris - tu es magnifique!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Win for this very nice rating, and moreover, for the wonderful day we spent together. Enjoy Germany! Greetings to Maria, Michael and John. Doris
Gregory B.United States
A very full day, but worth the effort and energy. Two beautiful cities. Doris was perfect. She met us at the train station and kept us busy all day. She even made sure we were on the correct train back to Brussels at the end of the day. Wear comfortable shoes and plan on walking. There is a lot to see and cover during the day. Doris brings a very personal knowledge about both cities and presents it in a friendly way.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Greg, already back home I assume? Thanks you very much for your nice review! I am glad you all liked your first trip to Belgium! I hope to see you back one day-many more places to explore!:-) Greetings to Pam and the rest of the group. All the best, Doris
Doris was extremely knowledgeable-she is a wealth of expertise. She was there early to meet us and was with us supporting us the entire day. Doris was prepared having checked out the Canadian War Cemetery the week prior to ensure our visit there for Dan's Uncle went smoothly. A huge thank you Doris for making this a truly memorable day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Speechless! Thank you so much. I am most thankful and happy to have spent the day with the both of you, especially since it was a very personal & emotional journey. Thank you again, All the best, Greetings, Doris
Natalia RostovaUnited States
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Lesley MacdonaldUnited States
This was a great tour. Gent is a beautiful city. Doris was a wonderful tour guide. Knowledgeable and fun! Thanks!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for this message. I also have nice memories of our tour together. All the best to you and your family, my best wishes, Doris
David BaumUnited States
Enjoyed a wonderful day with Doris who clearly tailored our tour to not only meet but in fact exceed our every expectation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David & Rocky, Thank you so much for your nice review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the day. Hope you had a nice flight back home and perhaps we meet again next year? :-) Greetings Doris
Patti SamuelsUnited States
Doris was outstanding! We spent the entire day with her - from Bruges to Ghent and learned so much along the way. She is super friendly and comfortable to be with. She took us away from the busy paths to the quieter streets to avoid the crowds, and gave us a lot of information about the towns and historical significances. We highly recommend Doris and would take another tour with her in a heartbeat!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Patti for your outstanding review:-) it is highly appreciated. Enjoy your trip to France and please keep on cheering for our Red Devils. many greetings Doris
Benafsha E.United States
Doris was kind, extremely knowledgeable, flexible and an exceptional tour guide. We could not have asked for more.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Benafsha, thank you very much for your kind words! All the best to you and the family! Greetings, Doris
Cherie BourlardUnited States
Doris was our guide to Gent and was EXCELLENT! She informed us of the history of this magnificent town. We loved it! Doris met us at the train and together we took the tram into town. She is a local. She also made sure we tried all the things Gent is known for, I will leave as a surprize for you, but my husband said the Kwak Belgian Beer she recommended was the best he ever had. Go to Gent and request Doris.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cherie, thank you so much for your nice comments! So glad to hear that the beer was a success! :-) Hope you all enjoyed Iceland. All the best to all of you, Greetings Doris
Doris is a superb tour guide, providing lots of really interesting information and taking you to all the gems that Gent has to offer. She is enthusiastic about her beautiful city, and will provide a tour that exactly meets your needs. I highly recommend Doris, you will not be disappointed!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: hi Sue, always a pleasure to guide you around! hope to see you next year! Greetings Doris
Sherri HoeflingUnited States
Doris was most excellent. She arrived at our hotel on time and showed us around Ghent. She knew many great stories. She was very good at helping us orient our selves and kept pointing out landmarks so that we could find our way back on our own. Just what we needed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sherri and Cathy, It was a pleasure hosting you in my hometown. I hope you enjoy the remainder of your holidays in Gent. All the best, Doris
William SullivanUnited States
Well informed and enthusiastic. Proud of her home
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bill, It was my pleasure to host such passionate and knowledgeable guests. Safe travels, Doris
Lucia ChaUnited States
Doris is an exceptional guide. Knowledgeable and very pleasant to be with. We would recommend her to our family and friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lucia, Thank you for a wonderful day yesterday! You both were a great audience:-) enjoy the rest of the trip and thank you again for having me as your guide. Greetings Doris
Bobi Jean AndrosUnited States
Doris expertly guided my son and me on an enjoyable, educational afternoon discovering the treasures of Ghent. From the painting she showed us of the original small settlement on the bank of the river (now mostly gone), to the impressive UNESCO heritage historical center, to the modern buildings scattered around the city, we got a good grasp of the story of Ghent and it's people. Doris prepared us well to experience the powerful Ghent Altarpiece and put it into its historic setting.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bob Jean & Tommy, thank you for the nice afternoon. Good to hear you both enjoyed it. All the best to you and have a good flight back. Greetings, Doris
Karen BuckUnited States
A friend and I wanted to see Ghent and Bruges in a day. We were staying in Paris and took the train to Ghent where Doris picked us up and drove us to the old town. While we walked around Doris pointed out interesting structures and told us the history of the city. She is very knowledgeable and friendly and spoke wonderful English. After Ghent she drove us to Bruges for the afternoon tour. She is very knowledgeable about what stores to visit and the important sites. I would highly recommend Doris.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Karen, Thank you for your nice review! it is always very valuable to get further feedback from TBL fans:-) I hope you had a good journey afterwards and I wish you many more pleasant travels. All the best to you! Kind regards, Doris
Terri OkesUnited States
Doris was very knowledgeable. We enjoyed our tour with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Terri, I hope you had a nice flight back home. I'm happy to hear that you liked the tour, thank you. Some more Gent fans:-) Thanks again and all the best to the family. Kind regards Doris
Doris was awesome! She met us at our hotel and took us around the city center area describing all the history you could think of in this beautiful city. She was also accommodating in going slow for my mom who has some mobility problems. I would absolutely recommend Doris as your guide and a visit to Gent 100%!! Thank you for a lovely experience!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: hi Savannah, thank You for booking me:-) I hope you enjoyed your day today in Gent? Have a nice trip back home and please feel free to get in touch any time. Greetings Doris
Michael CabanaUnited States
Well-paced, informative tour! If you only have a day in Ghent and want to learn more about the city, this is a wonderful way to learn about this beautiful city. Find out the best places for coffee, chocolate, beer, shopping. The tour is a great insider's guide. For Americans, you'll get a kick out of the plaque that marks where the American delegation stayed to negotiate the Treaty of Ghent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael, Thanks for the positive feedback! Say hello to the family. And perhaps we can welcome you back to Belgium next year? Greetings, Doris
We just completed a walking tour of the center of Ghent. Our tour guide was Doris. She was wonderful. Very knowlegable, professional and pleasant to be with. I would highly recommend her as a guide for Ghent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Keith, Thank you for the review! The pleasure was all mine! I hope you all had a wonderful stay in France! Greetings from Gent, Doris
Superb culinary tour, totally tailored to the needs of my Hospitality students. Doris guided us very well, giving us just the right amount of historical information and interesting food facts. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: hi Sue, Thanks for the review! And maybe we see each other next year:-) have a great summer Doris
Lorraine AndrewUnited States
Doris was a wonderful guide and shared her knowledge and expertise with us. She was waiting for us when we disembarked the ship and it was easy to find her per her directions. Doris showed us places the general public would not have seen. We loved the canal boat ride, the Lace making demonstration, lunch in Daame, and your beautiful country. We will always remember this trip and our wonderful guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lorraine & Yvonne, Thank you very much for the wonderful review. It was a great pleasure guiding you through the Bruges area. Have a nice flight back tomorrow! And enjoy the chocolates:-) All the best, Doris
Edmond P.United States
Since we had been to Brugge before we booked Doris for a day tour of Ghent , Damme and the countryside. Doris was a wealth of knowledge and fufilled our expectations in every way!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Ed for the nice comment! Hope you also enjoyed the rest of the Euro-trip! All the best to all of you. Greetings, Doris
Derrick FongUnited States
Doris was a wonderful guide on this most whirlwind of a tour and as a result, we had a chance to see and experience so much of both cities. With so much to see, it's not easy to orchestrate and then accomplish the itinerary and make it enjoyable for the group. Doris accomplished this with much aplomb and grace. As one member of the tour stated " Doris just knocked it out of the park!) utilizing American baseball lingo. Just to clarify in case, choosing Doris would be an extremely wise choice.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Derrick, thank you so much for your nice comments! We had all the right ingredients for a perfect day, great company included:-) Perhaps see you next Summer? thanks again Greetings Doris