Maureen ChiassonUnited States
We had an amazing two days with Xavier. He listened to us and created tours that were informative, pleasing, and well worth the cost! Bravo!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Maureen. It was a pleasure to guide you during 2 half days. :)
Joni RenardYoungsville, LA, United States
Xavier was a wonderful tour guide that customized the tour to our liking. We were there for 2 great days and we learned so much through him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Joni. That's the value of a private tour: tailored! I'm glad you appreciate that. :)
Paula R.United States
Xavier gave us an excellent and very enjoyable tour "outside the walls." We greatly appreciated his interest and expertise on the south side of the St Lawrence. While Lauzon and Lévis are off-the-beaten path, Xavier used the historical sites well to tell fascinating stories from the time of European settlement through the years to today. These fresh insights enriched the rest of our time in Quebec. A bonus were his good restaurant recommendations. Xavier is very easy to be with. We recommend him highly!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Paula! It was a pleasure to guide you and Doug, especially in Lévis.
Adam CaldwellUnited States
Xavier is a fantastic guide. Punctual, professional, super knowledgable and charming. He is a wealth of information and a really nice person. One of the best guides I have ever used, top notch. We had such a pleasant and informative 2 days with him my parents and I loved it. Total pro. Have no doubts.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Adam. It was a pleasure to guide you and your parents, I'm glad you all enjoyed the tour. :)
Gary DascherUnited States
wonderful impression of the natural beauty in the greater Quebec city area..
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gary, I'm glad you enjoyed this tour that focused on nature.
Mark WegmannMETAIRIE, LA, United States
Excellent guide & tour. Highly recommend. Very informative & knowledgeable. A pleasure to be around for the day for both the adults & our teenage sons. Great driving tour particularly enjoyed Island of Orleans with plenty of history & local recommendations thrown in. Visited maple syrup "sugar shack" vineyard & quaint stops for croissants & coffee. Tailored the tour to our thoughts in a very fluid manner.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Mark. With maple syrup it's always a success. :)
Charles EisemannUnited States
Charles EisemannUnited States
Xavier is very responsive to customer wishes. He's also smart and has a good sense of humor.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Charles ! It was also nice to practice German with you. ;)
Angela FischerUnited States
Xavier was an amazing tour guide! He was informative and personable. He tailored the tour to our specifications and when traffic delays happened he always found a way to make things work. We recommend him highly. You will not be dissapointed. Thank you again Xavier for such a fun day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Angela. It was a pleasure to guide you and your family in Quebec City. :)
Laurie ReynardUnited States
Xavier is an outstanding tour guide in every way. He is extremely knowledgeable. He went out of his way to make sure the tour accomplished all of our goals in Quebec City. He answered all of our questions and gave us insight on education and healthcare in Quebec City. Very professional, very personable and he made every minute of the tour count! I highly recommend him. He is the best!.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Laurie for the review and rating. It was a pleasure to guide you and also a challenge to answer your specific questions related to the healthcare in Quebec ! :D
Beth AngeloPonte Vedra Beach, FL, United States
Xavier was waiting on time to pick us up from our cruise ship. He took us to both sides of Montmorency Falls, the largest waterfall in Quebec City and let us hike up to the top or take the gondola across. He speaks english well and was serious and knowledgeable. He also took us to the Notre-Dame de Quebec Basilica which was gorgeous. We had a wonderful half day private tour and I would recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Beth. It was a pleasure to guide you on Côte-de-Beaupré and the Island of Orléans ! I'm glad you also enjoyed the Montmorency waterfalls.
Kelly ShrinerUnited States
I have used Tours by Locals on 2 previous trips and were very happy with the results. We are a family of 4 adults from the USA who originally thought we booked a Food tour but it turned out to be a driving/sightseeing tour with "tastings" at local stops on the Ile de Orléans in Quebec City. We were absolutely NOT disappointed! Xavier was super great, informative, personable and provided us with an experience we would not have had on our own! HIGHLY recommend Xavier and Tours by Locals! Will use them again
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Kelly ! It was a pleasure to guide you on the Island of Orleans and Montmorency waterfalls. I'm glad you enjoyed the sceneries, the history I explained and the local products you tasted. I'm sorry you thought it was a food tour, maybe because of the local products you can taste during the tour, when we stop by local producers.
Kathleen PtacekUnited States
Fantastic. Even better than yesterday, which was amazing. Wonderful stops and cruising through the countryside so interesting and relaxing. Xavier is a gem. So personal, flexible and professional. We will miss him sincerely!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you (again) Kathleen for this nice review. I'm happy you enjoyed the tour and Quebec City and its countryside. Enjoy the Fruité ! :)
Jeanette PickrellUnited States
Xavier was excellent as our guide. He customized our trip and optimized our time to make the most of our tour. Thank you very much for a great tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jeanette for your review ! I'm glad you enjoyed your tailored tour in the countryside !
Karen MuehlbergerUnited States
We had a wonderful private tour with Xavier today! Xavier focused on our areas of interest and even did research for us on some of our ancestors who were in Quebec in the 1600s. Because he is a member of the local historical society and an experienced tour guide, we were able to see and learn *so* much and could ask questions and get perspectives on what life was like for these amazing people who came to Canada to start a new life. The tour enhanced our visit in so many ways. ***Highly recommended***
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Karen, it was a pleasure to guide you both. It was nice to show you not only Old Quebec, but also Saint-Nicolas, in the country side, to find your old family roots.
Cheryl MarcotteUnited States
Our tour was amazing!! 5 stars all the way! Xavier was very friendly, on time and very accommodating to our needs. We are so happy that we chose this tour! Highly recommended! What a great person Xavier is! Thank you Xavier for an experience we will not forget!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cheryl for this great feedback! It was a pleasure to guide you both and I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Tim HaggardUnited States
Xavier was on time, asked what we were looking to do and within 5 minutes had a great itinerary laid out. Never knew so much about Quebec and the surrounding areas. We did it all in 4 hours. Perfect time with a perfect guide. Very pleasant to talk with. 5 Stars...
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Tim ! When you told me you wanted to see the locals, I knew where to go ! We saw different kind of neighbourhoods and how the city recently evolved.
David BaumUnited States
Xavier was an amazing tour guide. Prompt, professional, well educated, a great communicator, he tailored a wonderful four hour tour to our tastes and interests. His enthusiasm is infectious and the scope of his knowledge is substantial. We enjoyed our time with him beyond words and we hope on our next visit to Quebec to hire hi again. He is within the top 3guides we have hired through tours by locals. Merci beaucoup Xavier. A bientot! Rocky and Dave
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci beaucoup David et Rocky. It was a pleasure to guide you in Quebec City and considering your travelling experience it's a real honour to be in your top 3. You know you're more than welcome to come back in Quebec City and Lévis. Thank you again for the lunch !
William YakobovichUnited States
Xavier was a 5 out of 5. He was very knowledgeable especially on the history of Quebec and the battles fought there throughout the year. He also gave us a great restaurant for lunch that we would have never found on our own. It was a fabulous day!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci William. It was a pleasure to guide you. So far, nobody was disappointed by this restaurant, which is my favourite in Old Quebec.
Janice BoggsUnited States
Excellent tour! We would definitely book again with Xavier.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Janice it was a pleasure to guide you and Steve. You had a lot of fun and I enjoyed seeing this.
John ConnollyUnited States
Xavier was a wonderful guide, very attentive to our particular interests. He will happily show you places that are off the beaten path, but is also extremely knowledgable about the "must see" historical sites in and around Quebec City.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci John ! I hope I'll see you next winter for Winter Carnaval !
Bob BakerUnited States
Great tour. He was very accommodating and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him to anyone visiting the Quebec City area. Bob Baker
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bob and Mary !
Claire ShepherdUnited Kingdom
Lovely scenery and came away with a lot of goodies
Harvey GalperUnited States
Xavier was very knowledgeable, considerate, pleasant to be with, and checked often to make sure that we enjoying the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Harvey, it was a pleasure to guide you and Alice.
Gail WadeUnited States
Xavier was excellent, very knowledgeable and informative.He was able to customize our tour to suit our interests.Wine tasti 's and city tour was fun! Great guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bonjour Gail, thank you for your review and rating. I'm glad you appreciated I customized the tour for you.
Leslie MarinerUnited States
Xavier is delightful! Very accommodating tour of the city for my mother who has limited mobility. Made it interesting for both my daughter (27) and my mother (78). Very knowledgeable and interesting. Took special care to make sure we saw all of the highlights. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Leslie ! Well it was easy to accommodate three generations, you enjoy everything ! :)
Patricia WeilUnited States
Great tour, even in the rain. Xavier is friendly, patient, mannerly and informative. He certainly knows his history. He will customize the tour to fit your requests. We are old folks in our 70's and had to take it slow. He respected our pace. If you do not wish to spend three hours walking examining rooftops and buildings, let Xavier know what your interests are. Perhaps a visit to the art museum, or harbor or even a family farm. The best part was lunch, local craft beer & other tastings.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Patricia. It was a pleasure to guide you and Wayne and I appreciated the beer break. ;) I'm glad you liked my recommendations for restaurants and enjoyed Quebec-City for your trip of the year.
Virginia C.Whitchurch-Stouffville, ONT, Canada
Xavier was very polite, informative, knowledgeable, helpful and humorous. We would highly recommend him for any tour!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Virginia, thank you for your rating and review. It was a pleasure to guide you and succeed to escape from the crowd. Next time you come I'll prepare a zip line tour for you.
Patti SchubertUnited States
We greatly enjoyed our time with Xavier. He was timely and an informative and fun guide and safe driver. When we mentioned that we had an interest in cemeteries, he planned a couple special stops near town and on the Ile d'Orleans. He was flexible and full of fun history and local cultural information. We loved learning about both Quebec and his home town. Next time we'd love to see his bees and do the Levi tour. Local guides are best and we highly recommend Xavier.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Patti, I have to thank you not only for your nice review, but for your query about cemeteries. I had to search information, that was interesting for me and that was a very good idea to visit them.
Xavier was an excellent tour guide. He was very knowledgeable about Quebec City - historical sites and local places of interest. He has a great sense of humour, was very informative, and helped create a customized tour for a group with varied interests. He was flexible and accommodated the needs of three generations of one family. Given that we are all women, he paid particular attention to important women in Canadian history which we appreciated.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Marion. And there's so much more to say about women in Canadian history ! Thank you for the lunch and the attention from all of you, it was very pleasant to guide you. Next time you come in Quebec-City, I've a challenge for you : a walking tour with a special itinerary : taking all the stairs in Old Quebec and nearby.