We had Christina F. as our tourguide in Luzern January 20th. She was very good and adapted the tour to our little group. Her English and knowledge about Switzerland and the region is outstanding. I can warmly recommend her!
Beverly LuedkeUnited States
OMG!!!! We could not have asked for a better guide. Cristina was superb and was not only informative about the city and its history but was also very sensitive to what we wanted to do and see. She made great recommendations for shopping and restaurants as well as being patient with all of our picture taking. Cristina is very knowledge about Lucerne and answered many of our questions about the city and country. Cristina is definitely a "5 star" tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Beverly Thanks so much for your feedback. You and your family made my job very easy. I hope to see you again, Cristina
Cristina was brilliant - good pace and delivery. She recounted interesting stories about the various buildings and squares which took us back in time to much better appreciate the architecture and paintings on the buildings. Along the way, she also gave us a good flavour of Swiss culture, history and way of life - all delivered with such enthusiasm. I was also impressed that she came prepared with charts to better illustrate some of her commentaries - the only guide we met on the trip that did so.
Jim TilleryMidlothian, TEXAS, United States
Cristina was GREAT! She was very professional, friendly, and a real JOY to be with. She met us at our hotel and was very prompt. As the weather was bad on top of Mt Pilatus, Cristina offered an option of going to Mt Rigi and hopefully, better weather conditions. Cristina was so knowledgeable of the country, it's history, and it's people. Cristina made our visit to Lucerne and Switzerland a very SPECIAL time. CRISTINA IS GREAT!!!!!! We would highly recommend Cristina and Tours By Locals.
Cristina was great, she had the right pitch for the group and managed really well with the size of the group. We all loved it and would be very happy to recommend Cristina and book her again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Amy. I hope to see you next year with another student group.
Steve SeidnerUnited States
We booked two tours with Cristina durning our stay in Lucerne and could not have been more pleased with her. She is very knowledgeable of the city and culture. Day one was a city tour and day two was a tour of Mount Pilatus. If you are considering a tour in Lucerne Christina will provide a wonderful experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Steve. I am really pleased you enjoyed this experience. Enjoy your holidays, Cristina
Steve SeidnerUnited States
Cristina was a wonderful guide. She met us at our hotel for a walking tour of Lucerne. Her knowledge of the city was superb. At the end of the tour she gave us numerous suggestions to do on our own in and around Lucerne. I would highly recommend her for any tour in Lucerne.
Great day with Christina. She catered for 3 generations which was wonderful. Very knowledgeable about the sights and even gave us suggestions of other places to visit whilst in Lucerne.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carolyn It is not often I have 3 generations from Austrailia on a round the world trip. You were inspiration to me ;) Take care, Cristina
Steven LevineBoca Raton, FL, United States
Linda DeShazerUnited States
Christina was a wonderful guide. She was extremely knowledgeable and fun to be around. She made the entire day about us and what we wanted to see and explore. When a guide is able to "teach" you in a way that feels like you are talking to an old friend - that is a gift...and Christina has that gift! Well done Tours by Locals on finding this gem.
Jim SchillerUnited States
Cristina gave us a great tour of Lucerne. She was very knowledgeable and did a good job despite the rain. We enjoyed our tour very much and would highly recommend her
Donald MillerUnited States
Touring with Cristina is incredible. She is an outstanding tour guide -- perhaps the best we have ever had. Christina emailed the day before to confirm and then met us at our hotel. She was right on time We started with some Swiss history to help put our day into context. She was extremely knowledgeable and this really personalized our tour. We had plenty of time to visit all the sights We strongly recommend touring with Cristina. She is outstanding. American couple in our 50s.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much!!! I am going to print this feedback and read it when I feel sad. You are too kind. It was great to show you Lucerne :)
Cecilia PallariaUnited States
Our family of 5 had a limited amount of time in Lucerne. Christina was able to get us up to Mount Pilatus, go on the famous tobaggon ride, ride the cogwheel down the mountain and take the boat back in 5 hrs. We never felt rushed because she knew exactly where we needed to be to get the best view and photos. Switzerland's history is rarely taught in our schools so Christina taught our teens more in our short time together. We had a great afternoon !!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much! I had a wonderful time with your family. Have a great Swiss holidays! Cristina
Mary F.Powell Butte, OR, United States
Cristina was an excellent tour guide and we enjoyed our time with her in Lucerne. Although I had been to Lucerne before, it was the first time for my traveling companions. I learned many new interesting facts about Lucerne. I highly recommend hiring Cristina for your tour.
Marianne AustinUnited States
We had a really nice tour in Lucerne with Cristina. She was very knowledgeable and friendly. We wish we could have seen more of the beauty of the lake and mountains but the rainy and cloudy weather made that difficult. The tour was a little rushed due to some scheduling difficulties, but was still enjoyable.(4 out 5 stars)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marianne Thanks so much for your feedback. It was indeed a strange day. I squeezed your tour in the morning before the start of my holidays and I might have rushed it a bit. Hope my tips helped you enjoy your weekend in Lucerne. Best regards Cristina
Steve MoomauUnited States
Boat trip and train ride to the mountain top were great. Weather was bad at the top and we didn't have great views, but Cristina still made the tour fun and interesting. We did 2 tours with Cristina and both were great. Highly recommend.
Steve MoomauUnited States
Our city tour with Cristina was great. She has a great personality and connected with everyone in our 3 person group. Very knowledgable about the history of the city and we also enjoyed talking to her about what life today in Lucerne. And she gave us great restaurant and chocolate shop recommendations!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Steve. Enjoy your holidays!
Cathie D'ArcyUnited States
Cristina was wonderful, we thoroughly enjoyed our tour with her. She is knowledgeable, entertaining, and a pleasure to spend time with. She makes Lucerne come alive with her background history and information. She is also very flexible and will help with anything you need. She accompanied us to the train station and helped us purchase our tickets for our train ride to Zurich the next day. I highly recommend Cristina, you will enjoy every minute of her tour and will fall in love with Lucerne.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cathie Thanks so much for such wonderful feedback. I am turning red ;) It was my pleasure spending time with you. Best wishes, Cristina
Sally MathewsUnited States
Cristina gave us a great tour of Lucerne. She knew about the history of the city and also had some fun stories. We climbed up by the wall and visited the Lion's monument. We enjoyed our tour and would highly recommend Cristina as a guide.
Diane B.United States
Christina was a wonderful guide! We had a group of 9 and everyone thought she did a fantastic job! She was very informative, had interesting facts, and gave us suggestions on planning our stay there. We were totally happy with this tour. Christina also took us on a bus to make sure we knew how to use the bus system. We highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Diane. Really appreciate your feedback.
Kim TerrillUnited States
Christina was FANTASTIC! She's very personable, charming, and knowledgeable. If we are ever in that area again, we will definitely request her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Kim. Really appreciate your feedback. Cristina
Jeff WatersUnited States
My family and I have booked a number of guides over the years, and Cristina is one of the best! I would describe her greatest gift as a guide is her ability to personalize the tour based on a family's needs. In our case, with a twelve year old daughter, she paid special attention to make sure that the tour addressed her interests. Cristina is extremely kind, thoughtful, and really knows the Lucerne area! She made our first trip to Switzerland very special
Cynthia PladziewiczUnited States
One of the best guides I have ever worked with. Christina is knowledgable, adaptable and friendly. We went out with Christina on the last day of our vacation and all of us rated it as the best day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cynthia, thanks so much for your feedback - this is great and really appreciated. I also had a great time with you and I wish you all the best :)
Elaine WolfsonUnited States
Cristina is a fantastic tour guide! She is e,xtremely knowledgable, as well as passionate, about Lucerne and what it offers. We loved the trip to Mt. Pilatus - despite intermittent rain & fog (which may be "normal"). She was prepared with numerous photos & even a relief map of Switzerland which helped explain the region's history. Wish we could sign up for another tour with her! On our walk to/from the hotel, she provided information about multiple sites & recommendations for subsequent days.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elaine, thanks so much for your feedback and thanks for all the pictures you sent me afterwards. It was my pleasure going to Mt. Pilatus with you. You were great guests. I really hope I can see you again.
Lance DeFranciscoHollidaysburg, PENNSYLVANIA, United States
Cristina did a great job. We were late as we just arrived in Lucerne after an overnight flight from Dulles. We got a great introduction to Lucerne. Her recommendations were helpful including the Fritschi restaurant. Highly recommend. Great personality.
Doreen LucadamoUnited States
On the day of our tour, it was raining and cold. We were met by Christina in the lobby of our hotel. Despite the weather, Christina was upbeat and determined to show us the city and its beauty. We had a fantastic tour, saw beautiful sites and learned about the history of Lucerne. She gave us a great day when we could have been stuck in the hotel all day feeling sorry for ourselves.
Robert StammUnited States
Cristina gave our group of four people an amazing tour of Mout Pilatus. Her knowledge of not only the mountain, but of the country of Switzerland was interesting and informative, and Cristina herself was charming and engaging. She is immensely qualified to give this tour, and probably any other tour, on the history of Mont Pilatus and Lucerne. I highly recommend Cristina if you're considering a tour in Lucerne.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Robert. We had a great time together. Please come back to Lucerne, I'd like to show you the old town and the city walls. I wish you a wonderful vacation! Cristina
Frances HuangUnited States
Cristina is friendly, warm, knew Lucerne well in everyway to help us with our needs. We are a group of 6, mostly senior citizens, were originally sign up for Mt. Pilates. However, due to the bad weather, it wasn't open yet. Cristina suggested we go to Mt. Rigi instead, we did and had one of the most wonderful day with her guiding us. She also helped my husband and me getting train tickets to Geneva for the next day. She is absolutely one of the best tour guide and I recommend her without reservation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Frances, thanks so much for your feedback. I had a great time with you and your friends/family. Hope you enjoyed Geneva :) Greetings to all of you, Cristina