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.
Susan NoonUnited States
Xavier is a trouper. He had a very bad case of laryngitis but he persevered. We visited a variety of spots that enabled us to see more of Quebec than just the Chateau area. I think our highlight was the falls. He answered all of our questions. He has a great knowledge of the area and its history. A tour with Xavier is personable, informative and fun. Even in the rain.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Susan. Hopefully I had a huge stock of Ricola, they helped me a lot to provide the tour. Thanks to your patience and attention, my lost of voice didn't impede too much.
Kristen FarrellUnited States
Quebec was a fabulous choice for a very full day tour. Historically significant, beautiful sights, great dining. The tour was customized for our group and is was perfect! Xavier was a wonderful guide who listened to our requests and tailored the tour beautifully for us. The process was simple, the fee was fair, the guide was completely knowledgeable and more importantly, very personable. Easy to compare the experience to a day in Europe! 5 star rating by 9 well travelled women.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kristen. It was a real pleasure to guide you and your friends for your Birthday. I was happy to hear you're probably going back in Quebec-City : there's so much more things to discover inside the fortifications !
Susan ErvastiUnited States
A wonderful day with Xavier! He is very knowledgeable and pleasant, and tailored the tour to our interests. We highly recommend his tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Susan and sorry again my favourite restaurant "burned" a few days before your visit in Quebec-City !
Nancy C.United States
My husband had recent back surgery and we booked a 6-hour tour with Xavier so my husband did not have to do much walking. Xavier was wonderful! Knowledgeable and extremely open to wherever we wanted to go. We saw more than we imagined was possible and loved his commentary on the sights. The 6 hours went by so fast because he made it very interesting and a fabulous experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nancy. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour and I hope St. Anne helped your husband (you'll another reason to cone back here !).
Carol WeisnerUnited States
we liked Xavier so much we added two hours to our tour. bright, intelligent, personable, knowledgeable, enthusiastic. add a few more stars!! also handsome
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Carol and enjoy the beautiful colors of Indian Summer on the way to North-East !
Sue KaufmanUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the rating Sue !
Linda RemingtonUnited States
Xavier was very knowledgeable, and personal. His English was excellent. He was very helpful at the end of the tour giving information about the area and helpful hints as to what to do after the tour. We would certainly recommend him to others.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Linda, it was a pleasure to guide your group of pilgrims !
Thank you. Xavier was so kind and extremely informative. I would highly recommend him and Tours by Locals. The service is professional and the staff are happy to answer all queries.
Ken DearstyneUnited States
Xavier exceeded my wife and my expectations. He has a broad base of knowledge which included French AND canadian culture, history and politics, a willingness to adjust the tour to our specific wants, excellent english, ability to expand the conversation into everything from local agrarian, religion, history, government greatly improved our experience in QC. Very friendly, helpful and smart! Pick him - you will be very happy you did.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ken for your nice review ! I'm happy I improved your experience in Quebec-City and its countryside and it was a pleasure to guide you.
Megan BradleyUnited States
Xavier was wonderful. We explored sites where our ancestors lived and he was as interested in our history as a family member would be and as knowledgeable as an expert. We will book him whenever we go to Old Quebec and Levis because there is more to learn and we enjoy his company. Any trip to Quebec will be richer and more interesting with Xavier. Thank you! Louise, Fran & Audrey Devine.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Megan for sharing the feedback of your Aunts. It was a pleasure.
Lisa ONeillUnited States
Xavier was an excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable about the history and customs of Quebec. We never felt rushed and he adjusted the schedule to accommodate our preferences. Sainte Anne de Beaupre Basilica was breathtaking in its detail and scope and was well worth the trip. While Isle d'Orleans was appealing because of its simplicity, people and scrumptious tastings.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lisa for your feedback and five stars. It was a good idea to change the schedule, it rained the afternoon.
Judy HagerUnited States
Especially enjoyed outside Quebec City with Xavier on Isle of Orleans and the beautiful countryside and homes there. Tasting of wines also enjoyed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Judy. Thank you for your nice feedback. :)