Janice VannattaUnited States
Joyce brought Ghent and Bruges alive as we traveled with her today. Her knowledge of Belgium, Bruges and Ghent was superb. She provided history, current information, and the cultural aspect and brought it all together to provide an excellent experience. She knew just the place to shop for Belgium lace, truly made in Bruges. We even had a lovely visit with the shop owner who showed us the traditional way to make the beautiful lace. If I am ever in the area again, she will be my guide!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Janice! It was such a great fun to meet you both! All the best in your future traveling adventures! Warm regards, JoYCE
Tina RettigUnited States
Joyce is a wonderful guide. On the day of this tour, Joyce was unfortunately not feeling well....she had lost her voice. She brought along her friend and fellow tour guide, Danielle. Danielle walked us around Ghent and Bruges, explaining all the sights. Joyce was our driver that day, and she and Danielle gave us a very enjoyable and informative day!
Deidra SeeberUnited States
Joyce was most knowledgeable,Mae learned so much about the history, geography, and cuIture. Found most interesting and informative. What we were looking for in private guide. She was most accommodating with providing rest stops, and washrooms stops for us. Always concerned about our comfort, if we needed to stop for water or to eat. We enjoyed our day and our time with Joyce immensely.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for choosing me as your host in Belgium It was a true pleasure to get to know you Joyce
Steve JaberUnited States
Joyce is prompt, reliable, experienced, patient, and fun. Thanks for the great tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are most welcome It was a pleasure meeting you both Joyce
Michele GrunerUnited States
Joyce is WONDERFUL!! we were recently in another city and we immediately checked to see if Joyce was a guide. The day exceeded our expectations. From knowing the ins and outs of missing crowds to where to buy the most authentic local treats. We HIGHLY recommend Joyce. We were a party of 5 (2 adults, 2 grandparents and a 3 year old) EVERYONE had a perfect day. Thanks again Joyce!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Michelle for this rewarding feedback! It was a true joy taking you round and I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the tour! warm regards, Joyce
Don PetronUnited States
Joyce was a delight. Very knowledgeable and kept things moving. She told us stories of her tours she also gives in Iceland, Switzerland, and other European destinations. We filed that in the back of our minds so we could use her places other than Belgium. Very nice tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for choosing me as your tour guide! Joyce
Joyce was knowledgeable, passionate about her job and took very good care of us. It was a super experience and we all had a wonderful day in Bruges despite the football crowds. Loved driving through the countryside from Brussels. Also loved the lunch and having our waiter become part of our conversation. I just asked my son for his comments and he said: "I don't know - whatever the best thing you can say about her". As did my husband and daughter. So safely assume that you will have a great tour, no matte
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: hi guys! what a joy that day with you I loved spending the day with you all you're such a nice family! enjoy your time in Amsterdam and have a safe trip back home! Joyce
Lenly WeathersUnited States
Joyce was an excellent tour guide for our group of 15 people. We wanted to see Ghent on one day and Bruges the next and she put a nice package together for us. Her knowledge about Ghent's history as we walked through the streets made the visit very fun. We spent a good amount of time in St. Bavo's Cathedral (Sint-Baaffskathedraal) where she gave us a great background on the Ghent Altarpiece, the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, by Hubert and Jan van Eyck, which I had requested. Thank you, Joyce
Marianne Elizabeth L.Philippines
If there were 6 stars, we would give them to Joyce. She has impressive knowledge about Ghent and Bruges. We greatly appreciated the stop at an authentic bobbin lace shop and thoroughly enjoyed the lunch and most delicious waffles. May I just say that she is also a good driver (we used her car for the day trip).
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a million for this nice feedback Marianne It was a true joy meeting you and I wish you a very Merry Xmas and a wonderful New Year, full of fun and inspiring travelling experiences with your beloved ones Joyce
Matt PainterAshburn, VA, United States
Joyce was great at navigating to both cities from Brussels and back. The tour helped bring to life the charm and history of the region.. She gave a lot of great facts and shared ideas for further exploring. Joyce appears to be a popular guide and was using opportunity during the drive or any breaks to coordinate other tours.
Pedro PerezUnited States
Joyce specializes in custom tours...she made our Ghent experience personal and special. I would highly recommend her and will use her services on our next trip
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks a million Pedro It was such a joy to meet you all and show you round! I will definitely be in touch with the Havana photos :-) Take care! Joyce
Elise L.United States
Joyce was incredibly accommodating when our plans kept changing. Even when we emailed her the night before and asked to start our tour earlier than we'd agreed, she said yes, which we really appreciated. Joyce met us exactly where she said she would. Then when we expressed an interest in seeing some of Brussels, she reorganized the itinerary so we could do that.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you for your nice feedback Elise It was a true pleasure having a change to welcome you here Thank you for your business
Terry ZerwickUnited States
Roland gave us a wonderful tour of Bruges and Ghent today, April 29. He was totally responsive to all our requests and constantly kept our comfort in mind. He was very knowledgeable about the history of every place we visited. He deserves top marks for going the extra mile to make our trip a very positive experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much it was out utmost pleasure being your guide! Thanks you for your visit and your feedback Roland
Great city brought to life
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your visit Joyce
Kate GilbertUnited States
We asked Joyce to do something rather complicated which was to pick us up at Bruges airport, in a van, take us for a quick tour of Brussels, Gent, and drop us off at our hotel in Bruges. She was marvellous. We were tired and dazed from travelling all night but she gauged how much we could take and we did quite a bit of walking and talking in our six hour tour. Thanks to Joyce we have not wasted a minute of our time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are most welcome, it was a pleasure having you here! Take care.
Johann was our guide for a second day as we visited a family grave site in France. Again, he was perfect for Canadian visitors to the area. His driving is superb and his knowledge is extensive.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You !
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We are glad to know that you enjoyed your time with Johann. Johann is an expert in military themed tours and works directly with Joyce. In the case where a guide can't personally deliver a tour, in this case Joyce, the traveler is notified in advance and given the opportunity to cancel or accept the substitute.
Benjamin BeatusUnited States
Georges D. was our guide, and he did an excellent job giving the 6 of us the full day tour in Bruges. Georges knowledge of history was excellent so we really had the different come alive for us. His car was comfortable for the 6 of us as he made the 7th person in the car. We truly enjoyed the day, and would use Georges again or recommend him to friends. Thank you, Sandra Beatus Memphis, TN
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Sandra. It was a pleasure having you here in Belgium Thank you for your business Joyce
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Georges is Joyce's teammate and the substitution was made with the consent of the traveler.
A tour with Joyce was like wandering around a city with a friend. It was great. We saw all the tourist sites with wonderful commentary. More impressive was all the information Joyce gave us on the way to our destinations. We requested to see a lot in the time we had and she managed to do it all without making us feel rushed. I highly recommend a tour with Joyce.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! It was great having you here! It was great fun too. Joyce
Excellent Tour - we enjoyed the tour immensely and Joyce was a very knowledgable and professional tour guide. The tour pace was excellent.
Jenny TorrenceUnited States
Our tour guide George was full of history and knowledge. He picked us up and showed us beautiful Bruge. He was extremely knowledgable about the area and had great history of the area. If you are wanting someone with history, GEORGE is the man. If you are wanting more leisure and shopping, you might need to lay that out up front. Think we offended him that we were more into leisurely strolls and shopping verses history 101. All in all, still fantastic tour and guide.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: George is Joyce's colleague and the substitution was made with the consent of the traveler.
Joyce was absolutely wonderful and made all my desires come true. As a wheelchair user Joyce had taken time and effort to design a tour that suited my physical needs which included a canal tour. Without her assistance this would not have been possible - never thought I would have been able to do this. I would have no hesitation in using Joyce again. A GREAT LADY!!
Robert DornbushUnited States
Christian was absolutely the best. As a former translator and son of a translater, his French and English were as impeccable as his Flemish, and his knowledge of Flemish history outstanding. He had done his homework, and prepared a tour particularly for our areas of interest. We visited extremely interesting sites, such as the Jerusalem Church and the Royal Archer's Guild of St. Sebastien, well-off the tourist path. We would recommend Christian without hesitation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your valuable feedback. Our team is happy you enjoyed the tour. Please come back anytime!
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Christian is a colleague of Joyce and was substituted for her with the knowledge of Mr. Dornbush.