Timothy GriffinUnited States
Our Chateau tour, french-workers lunch, wine tasting and Classic car ride could never top the time we spent with Susan and Simon learning about the culture and history of the French. The discussions on local customs while traveling between the historical sites was truly enjoyable. Both Susan and Simon seem to have totally immersed themselves in the history of the region and were exceptional in relaying this knowledge and information to us. We would highly recommend this tour and these guides.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: We found the radiator cap and Célestine has been given the once over by our specialist mechanic. He got her up to 120km / hour and pronounced her in excellent health! Thanks for taking the time to review us and all the best to you too. We would be delighted to see you again sometime.
Judy HelmUnited States
This was a wonderful day in the country. My husband loved being in the antique car. Susan was an excellent guide with a wealth of knowledge. We learned a great deal about living in a small town in France today in addition to the information on the historical sights. Nice relaxed lunch. Susan provided insight into Joan of Arc sites which we appreciated. It was a stretch for our budget but we really did think it was worth it.
Joseph BalsanUnited States
we took 3 days of tours in the Tours area. Both Simon and Susan are very knowledgeable. The tours were a bit long thus limiting 'free' time back in town.
Joseph BalsanUnited States
Joseph BalsanUnited States
Dan CoyneUnited States
Wonderful 2 days with Susan & Simon. Great car,extremely knowledgeable, very pleasant to be with. Lots of anecdotal info all day long which we really appreciate. I have limitations on my ability to walk distances as well as entering & exiting cars. They were extremely accommodating in that regard. I would recommend bringing your handicapped placard so the car can be parked in allocated spaces close to the museums & wineries.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bonjour Dan and Jayne. Many thanks for your lovely review. We were very happy to work with you to create a tour that you enjoyed. Because you were very clear about what you could and couldn't do, it made it much easier for us to design an itinerary that was both varied and within your capabilities. Regards Susan
Jeff GlenneyUnited States
Susan is extraordinarily knowledgable about the history and art of the chateaux and towns we visited. She also put together a unique and special itinerary to suit our interests. Our favorite things were the special places that she showed us, such as the market, the goat cheese producer and the winery that we would never have been able to find on our own. She did an excellent job listening to our wishes and setting up a wonderful two day visit to see all these things.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your kind words and for taking the time to submit a review. I'm glad you enjoyed your tour. I enjoyed working with you.
Lisa KopplowUnited States
Susan was very knowledgeable and friendly! We loved our tour in The Loire Valley! She also took us to a fantastic local lunch spot. Our dinner at Chez Bruno in Ambroise recommended by Susan was the best meal we have had on our trip to France!!!! We highly recommend Susan as a tour guide!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Good to hear Chez Bruno was a success. I really enjoyed showing you and Ed a little bit of the Loire Valley.
Ryan LothUnited States
Susan and Simon were absolutely amazing. They helped me plan the perfect proposal for my fiance even after rain ruined the initial plan. The meals we got with them were great and the sights and information learned made it one of the most memorable tours of my life. I would love to tour with them again and I hope all the best for their future tours to come.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Ryan, for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate it. We wish you two a long and happy life together (and that dream job :-) )
Ananth DesikacharluUnited States
Excellent tour by both Susan and Simon, Susan was very knowledgable, Celestine was super fun, the restaurants they picked were great, very happy with the experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Your family was a delight to work with, lots of fun. We hope to see you in the Touraine Loire Valley again sometime.
Jane OrrUnited Kingdom
We were a group of 24 which was rather more than Susan was used to, however not only was she invaluable in the planning stages, but she soon became very much a friend to us all. It is wonderful to see an area through the eyes of someone who is enthusiastic and loves it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Indeed, I normally have small groups of 2-4 people, so 24 was a challenge. I enjoyed working with you and valued your support during the tour. I learned a lot and would be delighted to see you all again in the Touraine Loire Valley one day.
Laura RubinUnited States
After a few days in Paris, it was refreshing to spend the day with native English speakers. Susan and Simon are very easy to spend time with, seemed like old friends. My husband and I are very interested in history. Susan's expertise in Cheverny and Chenonceau was impressive. We have a great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm so glad you enjoyed the day. We really enjoyed meeting the two of you.
Peter EastonUnited States
excellent, knowledgeable, good sense of humor and good connection with people. we really enjoyed it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm so glad you enjoyed it. You were a great group!
Wesley ScholzUnited States
Excellent and knowledgable guides, very friendly and engaging, flexible and attentive to our interests and needs. And if you are a classic car enthusiast, Simon, Susan and "Christine" are wonderful companions.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the nice review -- we really appreciate you taking the time to write it.
Simon and Susan were excellent guides to the part of the Loire Valley we were able to visit. Susan's knowledge of the area was exceptional and a great bonus. Simon was also very helpful with local knowledge . We were given options for meals and some activities which we appreciated. We enjoyed their company and their expertise. We were truly over Chateaux by the end but know that was because of our choice. Had we realised I have no doubt Simon would have adjusted the tour to better suit our taste.
The tour was designed to accommodate the fact that we were staying in Chinon, so pick up and drop off was from this delightful Medieval village. We visited two very different Chateaux, Montpoupon and Chenonceau, had a wonderful "local's lunch"' and visited a winery for a wine tasting and guided tour of the workings. The two Aussies making up the team of driver and guide were very knowledgeable and being Aussies ourselves, we enjoyed the tour immensely. Celestine, the vintage Citroen was also a star.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Noel. It was great meeting you - I hope the rest of your trip runs smoothly!
Bill KeenerAtlanta, GA, United States
Saw things that would never have seen without Simon and Susan. A wonderful trip!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bill. It was great meeting you, and a real pleasure to share our part of the world with someone so interested.