John LinehanUnited States
Xavier is a great guide. He is very knowledgable of the local history and quickly adapts his tours based on his sense of his clients. He's also a very nice guy with whom it is fun to spend some time. Very glad we were able to spend our day in Quebec with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci John. For private tours I always make sure I tailor it based on travelers' background and interests. It's challenging but much more fun for myself and more relevant for the travelers. :)
Sidney HollanderUnited States
Xavier provided an outstanding experience on our tour of Quebec City and surrounding areas. At all times, he checked with us to ascertain our preferences and sights to visit. He also introduced us to n excellent local winery that provided an amzing lunch. We would definitely use Xavier on a future visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Sidney for this great review. :)
Adam CaldwellUnited States
Xavier is a fantastic guide. Punctual, professional, super knowledgeable 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: Thanks again for this second review. :)
Martin P.United States
Xavier was exceptional. His attention to detail and the research he did to make the most of our tour of my ancestral home was outstanding. His background into my family to customize a tour that was informative and enjoyable was above and beyond. He squeezed the most out of the time we had together and gave me unique perspectives into how my ancestors lived. I would recommend him to anyone with French Canadien roots, especially if they go back to the 1600's or 1700's.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Martin for this great review! It was a pleasure to guide you in Rivière-Ouelle, Lévis and Quebec City. I’m glad you enjoyed the tour and found it useful to discover your family roots!
Richard RoweUnited States
Xavier did a fabulous job of blending the history of Quebec with an understanding of the culture and life today. He is a perfect blend of professionalism yet he is such a warm and friendly person, you feel like you are with a good friend who is showing you his city, countryside, and life. He designed our day together outside the city on the fly, from St Anne canyon to a great lunch on Ile d' Orleans. We saw everything we wanted at the pace we desired, yet it felt very relaxed. Just a beautiful place.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Richard for this nice review ! I'm glad you enjoyed the place we visited and the pace of the tour. It was a pleasure to guide you on Côte-de-Beaupré, the Island of Orléans and Quebec City.
Angela DailUnited States
Xavier made the city and it's his come alive. The day was fantastic! Highly recommend Xavier for Quebec. We also found out he offers tours for visually impaired guests. Amazing.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Angela ! I'm glad you enjoyed the tour... even with the incredible rainy day we had.
Kit VaughanUnited States
Marla ChickUnited States
Xavier went out of his way to make sure we were able to experience all of the high points Quebec City has to offer, and even stopped at several shops on the way back to our ship to allow me to purchase some local maple syrup to bring home as souvenirs. All in all we would rate the tour a 5 out of 5 on all accounts, and would absolutely recommend Xavier to others interested in seeing and hearing about the old and the new through the eyes of a local.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Marla. It was a pleasure to guide you. I'm happy that you'll think about Quebec City every time you taste some maple syrup !
Esther GraiselUnited States
We had an excellent tour with Xavier. Xavier is very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and fun. We enjoyed tour very much and highly recommend Xavier to anyone taking tour in Quebec. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the recommandation and review Esther!
Hector Cruz-RosaUnited States
It just doesn't get any better than this!! Xavier was one of the most skillfull guides we have ever met taking care of every detail throughout our experience. He managed to convey a lot of information in a meaningful and graceful way putting every detail within the right context. He even recommended two restaurants before we set foot in Quebec that we absolutely loved. Xavier kept a great pace during the day and was always very mindful of our needs and desired experience during the tour. Just great!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Hector ! It was a pleasure to guide you. I'm sure the ice cream dipped in chocolate is also part of the success of this private tour. I enjoyed guiding you and your fellow travelers during this sunny day from Old Quebec to Ste Anne de Beaupré with a half tour of the Island of Orleans.
Harry B.United States
Xavier made our tour of Quebec City an absolute delight. He tailored our one day tour to not only show us the highlights of the city, but also the more unusual sights and places less seen by tourists. He was a wealth of knowledge about Canadian history as well as the history of every place we visited. It was perfect day. You can't miss with Xavier as your guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Harry for your nice review and 5 stars rating. It was a pleasure to guide you in Quebec City, Island of Orleans and Côte-de-Beaupré. I'm glad Mary and you both enjoyed the tour and the area! :)
Sue LifschizUnited States
We were most fortunate to have Xavier show us Quebec City and environs. Altho Italian by birth, his knowledge of the area and its history were amazing. He speaks English very clearly which helped us as we have hearing difficulties. He geared our tour to what we were most interested in seeing. In 4 hrs. we enjoyed beautiful autumn countryside, rural neighborhoods, a very thorough tour of Basilica of St. Anne, many historical monuments, the "old town" and learned so much from Xavier about local customs.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Sue for this review and rating. I'm happy to read you enjoyed your private tour in Old Quebec and the Côte de Beaupré. *I'm Alsatian by birth, not Italian (but that's true I speak with my hands almost like an Italian). ;)
Don WilliamsUnited States
Xavier took 4 of us and did just an outstanding job. His personal background (like being involved with making maple syrup} added a great deal to our trip. Anyone can use him and be insured of a fine time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Don for the review. I see you enjoyed the explanations at the sugar shack. It was a pleasure to guide you.
Richard L.Ferntree Gully, VICTORIA, Australia
Xavier was an excellent guide. We really enjoyed our day in Quebec City.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Richard !
Jill JingUnited States
Our family of 4 spent a full day with Xavier. We specifically requested an emphasis on history and architecture and he did not disappoint. It was like having a friend show you around only he knew much more than your friend would about the history and details of the area. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and appreciated that he kept it fun and upbeat for our girls ages 15 and 13. We highly recommend to all that want a fully packed overview of Quebec City in a day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Jill ! It was a pleasure to guide you. I hope to see you again this Winter, especially at the Hotel de Glace. Your oldest girl will probably be able to try the ice canoe !
Jim FieldUnited States
A perfect tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jim. I'm happy there's no need to add anything else ! Thanks a lot !
Robert KingUnited States
He was just what we were seeking. Accommodated us in unusually cold weather. We saw all sites that we wanted - this required great flexibility on his part.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Bob ! Flexibility is one of the many advantages of private tours ! I'm glad you enjoyed the tour even with the cold weather.
Beverly FinkUnited States
Excellent tour! It was a full day and I thought we'd have trouble filling the time. NO WAY! Xavier had such wonderful things to show us that the time flew by. We followed his suggestions and saw St Ann's Basilica, waterfalls and a commentary and highlights of the old city. Xavier had a great sense of humor and was so easy to relate to. I would go back to Quebec City for another tour with Xavier!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bonsoir Beverly, thank you for your review and rating. You're welcome to come back in Quebec City, when you want ! I'll suggest Winter, February to enjoy our famous Winter carnaval and the Hotel de Glace. And I won't forget the DrPepper !
Xavier was an excellent tour guide making the day a great pleasure. He was very personable and knowlegdeable, having research many items to customize the day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Shelly. I should thank you too : the precise sites you asked to visit gave me the opportunity to prepare the tour and learn new historic facts.