Carla P.United States
Our tour with Shadya was the highlight of our 7 day cruise. Shadya met us (& our luggage) at the pier in a very nice SUV. She is a professor of tourism, & captivated us with interesting & humorous stories of the history of Quebec City. We thoroughly enjoyed visiting Orleans, where Shadya took us to 2 wine tastings, a fantastic lunch overlooking a beautiful cassis winery, & introduced us to the most delicious chocolate dipped ice cream! She has an easy & warm personality, & gave us day we'll long remember.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow I'm always blessfull to read that I was your highlight of the week, I appreciate! Dont tell all my secret places. I'll bring other travellers ;) Glad you liked it!
Richard LoprestoUnited States
Joel DuganUnited States
Shadya was great! She took us on tours for two days with our two grandsons, 16 and 18. It was customized somewhat for things the boys are interested in and she made modifications for their interest. Our request was to give them some sense of history in another country where not everyone would speak English. This tour was to see the city and enjoy it's ambiance and food, and she delivered.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joel! It's always fun to have different tours with boys like yours.
Richard GaughUnited States
How could you not be impressed with Shadya! She was prompt for the pick-up in a clean late model auto. This tour was ideal for folks who are first time visitors to Q.C. We had a proper blend of lower & upper villages, walking and driving. She drove us by a restaurant (Continental) that had been recommended by friends. I jumped out and got the last reservation available for that evening. The best meal of the trip! We had adequate time for shopping and smatterings of colonial history. We'll return!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow, thank you Richard... how not be impressed with so nice people like you! I was enjoyable, fun and easy to be your guide in Quebec. I am glad you like the tour and your meal at the Continental! Cant wait to go eat there too... ;)
Tim McCutcheonUnited States
Une visite fantastique! Shadya was incredibly nice, considerate, helpful, and knowledgeable about all things Quebec, and we had a wonderful day with her. And, with all the helpful tips and recommendations she gave us, the remainder of our stay here in Quebec City will be much more productive and enjoyable. We highly, highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tim! wow.. I'm blessed. I always like to give tips for my travellers so they can enjoy better our city! it was a pleasure. ;)
We chose Shadya as a tour guide because of her incredible reviews. We were not disappointed. The tour was amazing! Her knowledge of the city's history was incredible and her ability to tell the story was vibrant and captivating. We were able to see everything we wanted to see in the 6 hour tour. It was completely customized to our interests as well. We cannot say enough good things about Shadya. I was even able to contact her the next day for restaurant recommendations. She is above and beyond! Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow!! I'm so thankful. Thank you Porscha! 5 happy women like you, enjoying city and... crepes... and blackcurrant liquor..ouhh it's delightful! ;) Hope you liked the restaurant I recommanded for your last night! :)
Jim WilliamsonUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!
Suzanne SpringerUnited States
This tour and Shadya are deserving of 5+ rating. Shadya is a warm, friendly, intelligent person, who is a fabulous story-teller relating to the history of Quebec. She adjusted the tour due to the inclement weather. Lunch was at a small, delightful restaurant on the island of Orleans. We then went to a local Chocolaterie, de l'Jle d'Orléans, for homemade ice-cream, dipped in chocolate!! Her command of English is excellent, as is her history knowledge and ability to relate it to her patrons.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! thank you Suzanne! For me it was almost like being on vacation with you, good company... And this amazing ice cream I just loved made it better! :)
John GreenUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! :)
Larry HeckelUnited States
We completely enjoyed our tour with Shadya. Her personality and manner of touring gave us the feeling of being with a family member or close friend, rather than a professional tour guide. We were completely at home with Shadya, and so happy that we had engaged her. Her knowledge of the area is amazing, and she provided us with many facts and anecdotes that enriched the day, well beyond just "seeing the sights". Highly recommended!!
Carl F. GersterUnited States
Weather was atrocious-Rain, sleet, wind, and cold. Shadya was able to easily modify her planned itinerary to the desires of the 4 Americans aboard. She's a very knowledgeable and agreeable guide. Would love to have someone like her on all of our future tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: WOW !! for me, it's so much pleasure having guiding people like you. That is why I love it, it doesn't feel like working!
Greg WolfUnited States
One of our first private tours and Shadya made it memorable. Due to walking limitation she arranged for an easy walking tour of lower old town and then great driving tour of upper old town and country side on isle. Great history and stories as we went along. Thank you Shadya.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, the pace was perfect to me also! I'm always looking forward so my travellers can be happy!
Donna HooverUnited States
Shadya was unbelievable!! She was knowledgeable, fun, spoke wonderful English and let us set the pace for the walking tour of old Quebec. She answered all our questions, gave us wonderful insights and provided a lunch at a place where the scenery was like non-other! There were 10 of us (all in one spacious van that Shadya drove) and all of us left her at the end of the day saying "what a wonderful day, wonderful guide and beautiful city". We could not have been more pleased and satisfied!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: and... what a wonderful group you were! thanks to all of you! :)
Stephanie ReganUnited States
Very knowledgeable; cordial;very helpful; flexible; and knowledgeable
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Stephanie! we had a great time to discover out of the beatten path sites like bird watching and stopping at the basilica Ste-Anne!
Ross CecilNewburgh, IN, United States
Shadya was the perfect guide for our tour. She is knowledgeable, very pleasant, and eager to share her city. The walking tour of the old town really helped us explore on our own later. The four of us appreciated her lunch options - all were good but we had, I think, the best. We felt like her guests, not just customers. Our only regret was that the tour had to end.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hurray!! Thank you so much! It's thrue, I try to make this work not a job but a pleasure for myself and the people I spend good times with, more friends then only travellers!
Linda HenriquesUnited States
Excellent guide...wonderful tour of beautiful Quebec City!
Marjory FlynnUnited Kingdom
Charmed by Quebec even on a rainy day. Super guide and delightful city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you... You will hve to come back for a sunny day .. or during winter ;)
Yukari KaneUnited States
We have used tours by locals in our travels around the world, and Shadya is among the best. She weaves in lots of stories from history and really made Quebec City come alive for us. We were four adults, but I think she'd be great for families with kids too. In a day we covered most of the must-see sights. On a side note, we almost didn't make the tour because of lost passports, but she was patient and really made an effort to figure out alternative arrangements.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! thank you so much for this nice word... What can I say more than I was really happy that you could finally make it to Quebec city! You are good travellers. We had a wonderful day together, and I won't forget the delicious icecream I had to taste for work.. :)
Patricia ( for Interccept Pharma) PetitjeanCanada
Shadya was great, she was attentative and knowledgable. We had a great afternoon dog sledding and visiting the ice hotel. Thank you Shadya!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was such a pleasure to make you experience the dogsledding adventure and having fun with all your group! wish you best success for your company!
Susan KullerUnited States
Best tour guide we have ever had. We do a lot of tours and Shadya is the cream of the crop.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow. Thank you so much. Doing what we like with travellers who enjoy it like you is just a real pleasure. My pay is your happiness. ;)
Ana McDonaldUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am taking note of your comments.For sure,I always try to do the best for the travellers.But we have to also understand that visiting a city like Quebec means to stop to many places of history.Hard to walk and talk at the same time so everybody hears and is satisfied.That is why I prefer to take my time with the people to share stories while they enjoy nice views on the city.And I always make sure we see ALL major places during the tour.I will make sure all my future travellers will be 110% satisfied.
Jewel WhiteUnited States
Shadya is fantastic ! Very knowledgable ,friendly, and attentive!. You will not go wrong having her take you around Quebec! Excellent tour guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jewel! We had such a nice day with you and all your friends! picnic baskets on the island of Orleans with the view and the sun, tasting of all ciders were mmm delicious! Tks again and say "allo" to everybody! :)
Debbie ShapiroUnited States
Shadya was delightful! Her commentary was both informative and amusing -- we all learned things we hadn't known about Quebec and even American history. Her enthusiasm and love of the area was contagious. We were delayed a bit by the annual bicycle race but still managed to see a lot of Quebec City and spend some time on Il d'Orlean. Loved the iced maple taffy and the cider tasting. And Shadya happily accommodated my frequent requests for photo stops. I recommend her highly!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank Debbie! At least we saw the bikers ... hihi... don't forget to send me those nice pictures you took on the island! Thanks & say "hello" to everyone.
Stephanie GordonUnited States
Shadya was a true professional and a gifted story-teller. The history of Quebec City was brought to life in an enthusiastic and timely manner. The day we spent touring the city and the Isle de Orleans was the best travel experience we could have hoped for. My daughter, age 17, was equally pleased. Do not hesitate to engage Shadya for a tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bonjour Stephanie! I had a good time with both of you... tasting all those good delicacies (and cider... a bit strong for your daughter ;) was a great way to discover our countryside and have fun! thanks for all.
I had a marvellous day with Shadya. We had corresponded before we met and she tailored the day to maximize my experience. Before I arrived, Shadya sent me recommendations for restaurants in the area and I ended a long day of flying with a great meal just steps from my hotel. When we walked though the old town she shared some great stories that made the history come alive. We spent the afternoon tasting the bounty of Ils D'Orleans. I would love to spend more time with her to share more of Quebec with me!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jerine!Same for me, It was a real pleasure to share good times, tips and stories with you, specially on Island of Orleans. Enjoy the rest of your trip and maybe see you in winter or fall season!.. :)