Deno BarrogaUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great to enjoy your visit and travel insights... Now you've seen a sea of clouds !
Chun DeeringUnited States
An excellent tour operator. We enjoyed the experience hugely. The service was prompt and attentative. Knowledgable, flexible, accommodating guide and most capable, thoughtful, helpful driver.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a long and interesting day to meet you all on a drive across Northern Taiwan. We enjoyed it so much and time flew by! so lucky to keep mostly dry on the typhoon day.. Hope to see you and your relatives again in Taiwan.
Alan SchwartzUnited States
good sites, kept us interested, good information and great restaurant. Highly recommend if you are looking for another place to visit while in Taipei.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Just half an hour up and away from Taipei city we found ourselves in the thick and cool clouds among the sulphur fumaroles of Yangmimgshan. Typical Taiwanese food followed by a trip along the coast. We enjoyed your many observations !
Michael C.United States
Christine and Jan were wonderful guides and companions for the day. Christine and I emailed several times before our tour date so that she could get a sense of what my family wanted to see, and she and Jan customized a tour so that we could visit a couple of spots in Taipei as well as places along the North Coast. She also arranged for a very comfortable private van with an experienced driver. Thanks, Christine and Jan, for sharing your knowledge and love of your country with us!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Michael, it was a great day for exploring your family's spots in Taipei and along the coast. Happy to point out other places to visit during your stay! Hope Taiwan touched your heart; see you here again ? Christine & Jan
Zara HaimoUnited States
Christine is a twofer - she is a wonderful guide herself with a wealth of knowledge about Taiwan, but her husband Jan often accompanies her and he is also an unending source of information about everything you'll see including geography, history, culture, etc. The North Coast trip will take you out of Taipai through a thermal area with steaming sulfur vents to a coast with exotic rock formations to a charming old town full of tea houses. Great tour, wonderful guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Zara ! no matter how many times we visit the coast, there is always something new to discover, enjoy and talk about !
Carole N.United States
Christine along with her husband Jan are simply the best in the business. Christine was very helpful some years ago in planning a trip that we unfortunately had to cancel. So, when we finally made it to Taiwan she helped us plan a very full and wonderful day. Their in depth knowledge of the country and its history made this beautiful country come alive.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Carole & Francis, it was such a memorable day, let's keep in touch ! We also learned a lot about your experience of Taiwan, its people and some of its museums. In turn it helped us to sway others to briefly visit the highly rated but very quiet Shung Ye museum of Formosan aborigines - such a cultural contrast with the crowded National Palace Museum.
Chen Woon N.Singapore
Christine is very flexible, does her best to understand our style of travelling & is able to make changes to the tour accordingly even on the very day itself. The info Christine & Jan gave us (verbally & thru' a tape) along the way abt Yehliu was very educational. Jiufen was another eye-opener - we love the ice-cream & peanut dessert they recommended! The tea house is yet another highlight allowing my children to learn more abt how to make gd Chinese tea. Thanks Chrsitine & Jan for the great tour!:))
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks ! It was a joy to travel with you and the children at your own pace and show you unique places in Taiwan. We're glad you like the surprising and creative food and our world class tea!
Poh Hwa ChngSingapore
Christine was very responsive when we first contacted her through ToursByLocals. She was knowledgeable and flexible. We would recommend her highly especially for visitors who need an experienced guide with fluency in multiple languages and good local knowledge. She did a sterling job keeping our diverse group of teenagers, two elderly ladies and a couple of young-at-hearts entertained on our day out with her. She even brough her able assistant and her own DVDs and CDs for our excursion!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a great day, sunny but quite hot - for a ride from the city through the Yangminshan mountains and along the Northeast Coast. We were so touched by your pleasant and friendly family. Hope you will come back to discover more of Taiwan, the heart of Asia.