Maria RuizUnited States
My sons and I were fortunate enough to spend an entire day touring Quebec with Gaston. I have traveled all over the world, and can honestly say this was one of the most educational and enjoyable tours I've ever been on! Gaston was extremely knowledgeable about Canada's history and brimming with interesting trivia and stories about the sites we visited. In addition, he was exceptionally considerate and friendly, giving us plenty of time to explore, offering to take photos of us and tailoring the tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ms Ruiz, Thank you for this great rating and generous comment. I thouroughly enjoyed my day with you and your sons. Interested, knowledgeable, friendly and curious, you were the ideal travelers. Considering the low temperatures you have been cheerful and enjoyed the experience. My wife and I have much enjoyed our evening and Nordic Cuisine meal with you all. Thanks again for your generosity Gaston
William PattonUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mr. Patton, Thank you for your great rating.
Susan HartleyUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, and thank you for the great rating. I have enjoyed your company and I do hopethat you will visit this wonderful city again. Regards, Gaston
Dean DegenhardtUnited States
Gaston met us at our hotel in full 17th century regalia. What a great surprise and interesting addition to our tour. Gaston did a fabulous job of providing detailed historical information and wonderful stories about Old Quebec. We loved every minute!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the great rating and wonderful cmment. I have thoroughly enjoyed your cheerful company and my time with you has seem so short. Regards, Gaston
Susan LewickiUnited States
Gaston was fantastic. He had old photos and maps that helped show some of the areas we were in. The weather the first day was extremely wet, but Gaston had a very large umbrella for us as needed. He also was able to figure out when we could walk when the rain let up a bit. We loved seeing the Isle d'Orleans, and the beautiful Quebec City. Gaston chose a perfect place for us to have lunch, after hearing what we liked. A fantastic tour, despite the rain.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the great rating and wonderful comments. It was a real pleasure to spend the day with such cheerful and pleasant people. Cheers Gaston
Denise M.United States
Gaston is a great tour guide. The seven hour tour passed quickly. He imparts his knowledge and love of the area in a pleasant and logical manner. Six adult passengers were very comfortable in his mini-bus. He took us to a cute small winery on Orleans Island and a deli for lunch. St Anne's is fabulous and Gaston added many interesting details and explanations. We finished our tour with a 30-40 minute walking tour of Old Quebec which provided a lot of fun and easy conversation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mrs Melin, Thank you for your great rating and comment. I have thoroughly enjoyed my day with you all. Cheerful, interested and great company, you were a dream touring group. I am glad that I was able to share this wonderful neck of the woods. Regards, Gaston
Diane GlickUnited States
The Tour today with Gaston was amazing! He was very knowledgeable, funny, witty and most of all he was very polite. We would definitely use him again next time we are in Quebec! Thank you! Diane
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mrs Glick, Thank you for the great rating and wonderful comment. You both were a pleasure to be with: Cheerful, curious and with knowledgeable. Indeed, it was a marvellous sunny day out ! Gaston
Gaston made our day in Quebec City. He was so friendly and helpful, he went out of his way to accommodate us and show us those unique things that only a local would know. Showing us how to get some great photos and where to take them. We find when you are short on time using Tours by Locals is the only way to go, you get to actually experience the city not the tourist traps.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, I have very much enjoyed my time with you all. Thank you for the great comment and marvelous rating. Gaston
Wayne HunekeUnited States
Gaston did a fantastic tour. He took us to all the city highlights. He suggested a modification to the tour once he identified our interests. He had a wealth of knowledge about the city and its history. I would definitely use Gaston again on a future tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mr Huneke, Thank you for your great rating and wonderful comments. I too have enjoyed my day in your cheerful company. I hope that you will make it back to Quebec in the future and enjoy more of its unique features. Regards, Gaston
Andrea SteinUnited States
Gaston is a great guide. He was very informative and kept up A constant stream of information. He has a very enjoyable personality. We Felt we got the perfect tour for us. We would recommend him highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mrs Stein, Thank you for the great rating and wonderful comment. I have really enjoyed your company and our discussions throughout the day. I hope to meet with you again on your next visit to Quebec City. Best regards, Gaston
Dana KeeferUnited States
My friends and I found Gaston's private tour of the Ile d'Orleans to exceed our expectations. He is knowledgeable, charming and extremely accommodating, making sure that we experienced everything we wanted. We enjoyed our time with him VERY much, and highly recommend him to anyone wanting to hit the high points of the Ile d'Orleans. Lovely man.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dana, Thank you for your wonderful comments. I too thoroughly enjoyed my time with you. You were so much fun to be with. You beautiful energy is still with me and I will remember your wonderful zest for beauty and your warm personalities. It was a perfect day indeed. Gaston
Gary KatzUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mr and Mrs Katz, Thank you for the great rating. Gaston
Fran EskoUnited States
Gaston is a wonderful tour guide He is very knowledgeable, personable and a joy to be with We highly recommend you hire him!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mrs Esko, Thank you for the great rating. It has been a real pleasure to spend the day with the four of you. Funny, witty, happy, curious and generous. I do hope to meet with you again. Gaston
Mary HolcombUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Ms Holcomb, Thank you for the great rating. I hope you will visit Quebec City again in the future. Gaston
Patrica K.United States
Gaston was terrific! We loved our time with him. His excellent narrative included not only history but interesting anecdotes as well. We would highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs and Mr Kampsen, Thank you for the great rating and for your generosity. It has been a most pleasant day in your company. You both are genuinely good, interesting and open-minded people. I do hope to meet with you again in the future. Gaston
Marylin YantUnited States
Outstanding tour guide and tour. Gaston was VERY accommodating. Strongly recommend him to anyone! Thank you
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello to all. Thank you for the great rating and commentary. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with you. Lunch conversation was certainly an eye opener for me and your camaraderie and friendly humour contributed to a great day. I am sorry I did not get to meet Mrs Yant and I hope we will have another opportunity to do so. Regards, Gaston
Debbie CooperUnited States
A wonderful kind man, very knowledgeable about Quebec. Great experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Ms. Sweetart, Thank you for your comment. I had such a great time with all of you. What a happy bunch of funny, friendly, curious and generous ladies. Thank you again Gaston
Elizabeth StuverUnited States
Thank you for the excellent tour, Gaston. It was very nice to have you meet us where we are staying and tailor it to our interests and pace. I will recommend a tour with you to anyone I know who visits your wonderful city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your wonderful comment and generosity. It was great to see mother and daughter having a wonderful time together and showing so much love and gratitude for each other. Hopefully, you both will have another opportunity to visit Quebec and its surroundings. During summer and early fall, the island is a great day outing. Regards, Gaston
Charles (Dick) ChaneyNashville, TN, United States
Gaston had all kinds for information for us- and made us desire to revisit Quebec City ! we saw the city form a lot of angles he took us to a special restaurant for lunch.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hllo Mr Chaney, Thank you for your rating and comments. I enjoyed meeting you and your charming wife. I am glad that I was able to contribute to your enjoyment of my neck of the woods. I hope to see you both again one day visiting Quebec. Regards, Gaston
Kimberly FletcherUnited States
Gaston tailored our wonderful, personal tour to my husband's passion for military strategy and cannons. He was so full of interesting information on our 3-hour walk around Quebec that I enjoyed it, too. I highly recommend him. We hope to return to Quebec City again. When we do, we will contact Gaston.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs and Mr. Fletcher, Thank you so much for your great rating and wonderful comment. I aim to provide an enjoyable and memorable experience of my city and I get a good feeling when you write your appreciation. I have had a great time with you both and it gave me the opportunity to learn more about this wonderful city by doing some research for you. I will send the promised photos, within a few days. I wish you and your daughter a great graduation day. Gaston
Cynthia RomakerUnited States
Super good guide! Gaston was so informative and entertaining. We learned so much and got to see a lot of the City, because it was too cold to do a walking tour. Covered a lot ground literally and figuratively!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Ms Romaker, Thank you for the great rating and marvelous comment. Thank you also for the Amazon link to the boots. My wife had noticed them on the photo you texted me. She recorded the link and I guess it will be her next boot purchase. I know you had a great time reuniting with your son. There was a lot of warm affection between you two. I am happy to have contributed to your pleasurable experience of Quebec City. Best regards, Gaston
Maryellen DonnellanUnited States
We had such a DELIGHTFUL day with Gaston. He took us out to St. Anne's Basillica. The tour was GREAT- Gaston has so much knowledge about the history, rituals and traditions performed by the pilgrims who come each year, and what the Basillica has meant to the people of Quebec over the centuries. From there we went to BEAUTIFUL Montgomery Falls. Gaston is warm, friendly, caring, and very easy to be with. The time goes by quickly and all three of us greatly enjoyed our day trip out of city with Gaston .��
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Ms Donnellan, Thank you so much for the great rating and your wonderful comment. I have had a great afternoon with you three ladies. Your positive and friendly attitude as well as your interest and questions have made this a memorable tour. I hope to see you again visiting Quebec City in the future. Kind regards, Gaston
Shirley HallUnited States
Great tour. Gaston was excellent
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ms. Hall, Thank you for your great comment and rating. It has been a lovely time spent with you all. I will send you some photos of the Falls on a sunny day in a couple of days. Remind me if I take too long. Regards, Gaston
Jean YoungUnited States
Our tour guide, Gaston was wonderful!! Very knowledgeable, courteous, and thoughtful. We look forward to returning next year and appreciate the credit for next time. We love beautiful Québec! Merci.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs and Mr. Young, It has been a great pleasure to share the beauties of Quebece City and its surroundings and the local products with you. The automn scenes were at their most colorful and stunning stage. Thank you for the great rating and for your generosity. I am hopefull you will be back to learn more of my neck of the woods. Gaston
Laura Lee E.United States
XLNT- Gaston knows his city and gave us a wonderful tour. He customized it to our specific needs and gave us good value. Highly recommend !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Ms Echstein, Thank you so much for your rating and comment. I have really enjoyed myself in your company. Thank you for your generosity and I hope you will be visiting Quebec and its wonderful surroundings in the near future. Until then, please pass on my best regards to Ms. Sandy. I will send some photos in a few days. Gaston
Bill D.United States
Gaston provided us with a tour that far exceeded our expectations. I was primarily interested visiting the places where my ancestors lived in the late 1600s. He researched my ancestry to the point of being able to pinpoint specific locations for us to visit. He seemed to enjoy retracing the footsteps of my ancestors as much as I did. I would would highly recommend Gaston to others.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mr. Desjardins, Thank you for your great rating and generous comment. I have had a great time with you both and I have learned a lot about my neck of the wood with my short research of your ancestry. I do not recall if I had mentioned it to you but I had some help from the people of the Orleans Island with their suggestions and I did tell them of your visit on the island after you left, through their Facebook page. Best regards to Mrs Desjardins, Gaston
Linda ByromUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs Byrom, Thank you for the great rating. I have really enjoyed my day with your loving family. It is uplifting to meet a family having so much fun together. Thank you for the photos. I will send you some as soon as I can find some time to sort them out. Best regards, Gaston
Richard YearginUnited States
We have used Tours By Locals for a number of pre and/or post cruise excursions. By far Gaston C, in Quebec City, has been the best we have encountered. He picked us up promptly as we disembarked the ship, gave us a wonderful day of exploring the sights in and around Quebec City and delivered us safely at our hotel near the airport in the afternoon. The day was just amazing!!!! My wife and I, as would the couple traveling with us, highly recommend Gaston as your guide in the Quebec City, CA vicinity.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. and Mrs Yeargin, It was such a pleasure to spend the day with 4 bright, interested people with a sunny disposition. I thoroughly enjoyed your company. Thank you for the 5 star rating and the great comment. Thank you also for your generosity. Regards to Mrs Yeargin, Gaston Gaston
Dorothy DouglassUnited States
Gaston was one of the best guides we have ever used. He was knowledgeable and very accommodating. He showed us Quebec better then anytime I have ever been to this city. I would highly recommend him to anyone. We will definitely use him again when we re-visit Quebec
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ms. Douglass. Thank for your comment and the 5-star rating. Your group was a lot of fun to be with and I am glad I had the opportunity to get to know you all. You all have a sunny disposition and this played an important role in our collective enjoyment. Yes, by any means, come back and re-visit. There is so much more I want to share with you. Gaston
Butch LunsfordUnited States
Gaston did a wonderful job giving us a fabulous tour of Quebec. We hit all the top spots to see and he had an excellent knowledge on everything we visited. My wife and I have used Tours by Locals for several years and Gaston was one of the best guides we have ever had. HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. and Mrs. Lungford, Thank you for your comment and rating. It was such a pleasure to share my wonderful city with you both. You are generous an genuine people and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to meet you. My best regards, Gaston.
Cheryl N.Wausau, WI, United States
He went out of his way to accomodate the needs of my parents both in wheelchairs and in their 80s. Also was very good at finding gluten free options. Very informative and adjusted the tour as we went along according to what we wanted to see.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Ms. Niemczeck, Thank you for the great rating. It was a very enjoyable day with you and I thought both your parents were charming and interesting to talk with. I hope you will visit Quebec again and that I will be your guide. Gaston
Jim LeavittUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating. It is much appreciated. Touring with you and Lori was most enjoyable. Was Lori able to enjoy the Augustines' Monastory visit ? Photos will be sent in a couple of days. Regards, Gaston
Ann WallingUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Ms. Walling, Thank you for the wonderful rating. I had a very pleasant day with you and your husband and I hope to see you again in Quebec City. Best regards, Gaston
Amy SandersUnited States
Gaston was a very knowledgeable guide and a delightful person. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with him. He went out of his way to accommodate a member of our party who has mobility issues. We HIGHLY recommend Gaston.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ms Sanders, Thank you so much for the great rating and the wonderful comment. I too did enjoy my day with you and I hope to see you again in the future. Texas is not that far, really. Say hello to Mr Sanders ands your lovely mothers for me. Gaston
Doreen AbedinUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ms Abedin, Thank you for the 5-stars rating. It was indeed a pleasurable visit of the Orleans Island with you all. I did enjoy your company and your interests and curiosity about my neck of the woods. Safe return home. Gaston
David TylerUnited States
Gaston was personable, knowledgable, and enthusiastic, and a joy to tour with. I highly recommend him for a historical guide to Quebec City.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the ratings and your comments. I have very much enjoyed your company, Mrs Tyler's and your friends'. Those are the moments I cherish and you are the kind of people I like to meet. Thanks again for your generosity and interest in this unique World Heritage Site. Your reactions and questions during the tour really made my day Have a safe trip home and a great time for the remainder of your trip.. Gaston.
Both my husband and I would highly recommend this tour. Our guide, Gaston was an amazing, educational and passionate guide who truly took the time to show us in great detail the beauty of the city of old Quebec. It was a pleasure getting to know him, and seeing the city through his eyes. Thanks Gaston ! - The Duchons
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comment and rating. I thoroughly enjoyed your company and was really motivated by your interest in learning of the history, influences and culture of Quebec City. I hope that Quebec City will have the pleasure of welcoming you again as a family. I wish you both a happy future as new parents. Gaston
Gaston provided a my group with a wonderful experience. He was knowledgeable, adaptable, considerate of the older members of the party, and had an excellent sense of homour. It was most refreshing, for example, to have a city guide who could readily change plans on our whim to find the visiting Viking ship in the harbour. I have taken MANY private tours in cities from Ottawa to Rome and recommend Gaston without reservation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ms. Miller, You are so generous. Thank you. I am very grateful. I have learned so much with you and your friends in just a single day and I have put this knowledge and this experience to good use. I will tell you about my news when we meet next. Best regards, Gaston