Carol PiersonUnited States
We highly recommend this tour and Xavier is an extremely knowledgeable guide. We booked the tour at the beginning of our stay in order to get our bearings since this was our first visit to QC. Xavier brought history to life with his stories and also helped us understand the spirit of the people of Quebec and their connection to their French history. He quickly assessed our intentions with our visit and guided us to the right restaurants. We had two divine long lunches at Cafe Muffy and Rioux & Pettigrew.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Carol for your review ! I'm happy to read you enjoyed the tour and the restaurants I recommended.
Lilly J Torres LugoPonce, PR, United States
Sarah FortinUnited States
We had an excellent walking tour with Xavier. He was very knowledgeable of the area (good restaurant/shopping recommendations) and the history. We saw wonderful architecture, learned about the victories and the generals, made family connections to the Ursuline nuns and the King's Daughters, and went off the beaten path. Even our college age kids enjoyed the tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Sarah for this review and rating ! It was a pleasure to guide you and your family yesterday... Almost the last day of Winter (finally, in mid-April!). I'm glad you'll bring back home great pictures and souvenirs to share.
Cheryl MulvehillEvans, GEORGIA, United States
By far one of the best decision for our vacation was selecting Tours by Locals and the next best was having Xavier as our guide. He made our first day in Quebec City not only memorable but so informative. He was patient, he made sure we were comfortable, he took us on a great tour that covered so many sites and best of all he introduced us to Poutine and the BEST hot chocolate any of us have EVER had!! He loves what he does and he is proud of his city and it showed. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Cheryl, Patrick. Thank you for this amazing review. It was a pleasure to guide your family. As I always say : travellers have half responsibility in the success of a tour. The other half in Winter... it's the hot chocolate it seems! Anyway, I'm glad you enjoyed my private winter walking tour during Winter Carnaval.
Emma AarnesUnited States
Xavier was a wonderful guide! We had a great time on our walking tour and learned a lot about Quebec City. Xavier was great at answering all our questions and curating the tour just for us and what we wanted to see (and when we wanted to step inside and be warm). We also had the chance to see him at the Ice Hotel for the behind the scenes tour there (a lovely coincidence) and he was just as lovely there. Thank you, Xavier!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bonjour Emma, thank you very much for the rating and review. It was a pleasure to guide you and your family. It was fun to see you at the Hotel de Glace too and I'm glad you enjoyed both of my tours : the winter walking tour in Old Quebec and the Behind the Scene at the Hotel de Glace.
Maryellen DonnellanUnited States
We had a WONDERFUL afternoon with Xavier. He took us all over the city, and shared the history, stories & culture that made Quebec really come alive. He asked what we wanted him to focus on (we're Irish American) so he included the Irish experience/contribution to Quebec City which we enjoyed. Xavier is warm, friendly & easy to be with.The time goes by quickly, and all 3 of us agreed it was a GREAT introduction to Quebec. Our weather was mild, but he'll take you inside for breaks between sites if cold.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bonjour Maryellen, thank you so much for your rating ! Indeed, you were lucky with the weather for February : a warm day (0˚C / 32˚F). It was a pleasure to guide you for a special winter tour. I hope you enjoyed my recommandation for the restaurant.