Gail KushenUnited States
We cannot say enough about Shadya. What a delight! She made the charm and history of Quebec City come alive with her stories and knowledge. She was responsive to our interests and sensitive to our needs. I was suffering from a bad knee, and she made sure there were rest stops that fit with her stories. When the funicular line was too long, I braved the huge staircase because of her patience. (Think it actually helped strengthen my knee.) We highly recommend her and her wonderful tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gail! we would not believe we could be able to do the stairs but you were finally amazing, and you did not break your neck... ahah! vacation is also a time to rest and take it easy, no stress! :)
Ed WaltonUnited States
Shadya is an excellent guide! Our walking tour was at a comfortable pace. She spoke clearly and distinctly. Her stories were interesting and had great punch lines! She explained the history and personalities involved in the story of Quebec and we felt we had terrific value for our tour. It was like having a friend give us a tour of the city! She made sure we saw the important sites and that we knew why they were important!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bonjour Ed! thank you so much for your comments! Guiding nice people like you is just like being with friends ! ;)
Michael WhittingtonUnited States
Adam KaiserNew York, NY, United States
Shadya was absolutely terrific! In three hours we felt we saw the entire old town. She is a terrific storyteller and our family loved the tour and history we learned. She also made wonderful recommendations for baked good, ice cream and lunch and they were all home runs. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great! i'm glad everybody was happy with the tour... and the food suggestions... Quebec city is a lot about history AND good food... thank you! :)
Robin WheatleyUnited States
Shadya was a very engaging tour guide and very knowledgeable of the history of Quebec City. At the beginning of the tour, she gave us the option of facts only or historical stories. We chose the latter and loved the interesting facts and stories of the area. We had a 16 and 18 year old with us. She managed to interest them, as much as is possible with younger people that age. We also enjoyed a tasty treat at the end!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Robin! it went so fast with nice interesting family like yours! I prefer stories too... we normally remember more the stories than the dates... Dont be too addicted to the threat or you will have to come back ! ahah...
Jack RossUnited States
Shadya was wonderful....very knowledgeable...very personable....very considerate... The tour was adapted to our individual needs...enjoyed her historical stories which made learning fun...thanks again for everything!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Vicky & Jack ! how lucky we were with that bright shiny morning! now time to enjoy the rest of your cruise! :)
Sarah CatheyUnited States
Great experience of touring the old city and discussing the culture and heritage of Quebec City
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cathy, it was a nice afternoon! :)
Michael KellyUnited Kingdom
Shadya was a wonderful guest who made us so welcome in her home - so much so that we felt as if we had arrived home also. She had so many stories we were intrigued and wanted to learn more and more about the history and culture of Quebec. Shadya had so many nice personal touches throughout the tour for example visit to sugar shack that the time just flew past. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to get to know more about Quebec from a LOCAL who was also such a nice personable guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mike! Well you know, it's always a pleasure to greet people who feels like family! :)
Greg PickerrellClarksville, 47129, United States
Shadya met my wife and I for a 3 hour walking tour of Old Quebec at the designated place. It was a great walk. Up, down and around Old Quebec, and the Citadell. We rested a few times to hear a story or 2 about what we were looking at, a building, murals, a street or a gate along the walled City. The 3 hours rushed by. Shady a was very entertaining and told great stories about the history of Quebec. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Greg! it was a pleasure... and you know what, I finally got this surgery and remove all my plaques & screws of it. I'm already walking good!
Edward PosvarUnited States
Shadya was outstanding! Why? Personable, knowledgeable, did not make us feel hurried, answered all our questions, really understood the city, terrain, and was quick to assess the pace we were able to undertake. Nothing less than 5 Stars. We had an exceptional experience.
John SandefurUnited States
Quebec is a beautiful city and the great stories and insights from Shadya made the tour particularly special. Shadya was very accommodating to slight variations to the tour, based on things that caught our eye for the diversions. Again her stories about Quebec history are priceless. We definitely rate this tour as the best one on our vacation. Thank Shadya!! The Sandefurs and Rollert's.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: We all had a great time with a nice sunny day, perfect blue sky for the picture I have from us with the views of the Chateau and the cruise... Thanks for the great time! Wow I really appreciate your comments :)
Michael LoweryUnited States
Shadya put us at ease immediately - personable, professional, funny, and knowledgeable all at once. It was our first morning in Quebec - and after a few days we understood that we'd had a both a good walk and a good history lesson. It was our first use of a private tour guide - and we're never going back to groups again. Just being able to stop to catch a good photo was a blessing. She left us with recommendations for other places to visit, and restaurants which worked out very well for us.
Carol FroehlichUnited States
Shadya met us at our hotel with a warm smile and in a very short time we felt her charismatic warmth. Our walking tour was filled with stories of the beginnings of Quebec and anecdotes about historical events. Each stop was interesting as well as picturesque. Shadya also frequently checked in with us to inquire about our need for a comfort stop or break. We feel we have a good basic history of early Quebec. We also know we now have a friend in Quebec.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Carol & Rick! it was so nice being with you! I felt the same, like having friends, it was a great moment!
Shadja is a charming and knowledgeable tour guide with a great love of storytelling and a passion for Quebec City. She also knows how to pace the walking tour according to the capacity of her audience and how to good natredly take our teasing!
Christine MichaelsUnited States
Shadya was fabulous. Wonderful personality with fantastic stories. Highly recommend her. She took us all around the old town and was totally accommodating! If you go to Quebec City, definitely contact Shadya.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Christine. And the sun was included in our tour... lol.. (even if the rain was expected!!!) ;)
Rita LongoUnited States
Shadya provided us with insight and historical perspective that was very much enjoyed by all who took the tour. Her zeal and passion about the history of Quebec City was well received. I would recommend the tour to all my friends who plan to visit Quebec.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rita. I would be happy to be the guide and always passionned for all your friends ;)
Shadya did everything she promised on the site. Lovely personality with a wealth of stories. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Stuart ! You were my best team for points ! ;)
Brenda MartinUnited States
Shadya enriched our time in Quebec CIty by sharing with us the history of this beautiful city! We would highly recommend Shadya!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bonjour Brenda! omg you are so nice! thank you for the invitation. For sure I keep this in mind... specially in winter time, going to Florida would be great! ;) Thank you again for the good time together!
Shadya was absolutely charming and knowledgeable. We had a wonderful time with her - humorous, engaging, full of energy and helpful. We toured with Shadya as a family (various ages) and we all agreed that she was an outstanding guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ana, I just looooved spending time with all your wonderful family, thanks !
Norman KleinUnited States
Shadya was punctual, informative and personable. She provided an informative tour of the Old City and was flexible regarding the tour order so that we could end in the Lower City for lunch and shopping. She also provided a great suggestion for a lunch location.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! I love giving my secrets place to my travellers... it's part of real local discovery, plus I am a foodie and Quebec has just so many places to try. :)
Dave S.United States
If you are looking for someone to show you Québec whose knowledge of the city is broad and who is willing to create a tour to satisfy special requests, Shadya is your quide. She organized a tour that addressed all of our interests and entertained us with fun facts about the city along the way. She helped us with our attempts at translating French and told us what to say to properly order a chocolate dipped ice cream cone (very important information!). We highly recommend Shadya as a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dave! Making you discover the "real local Quebec" was such a nice thing to do with you both! I'm glad I could help showing you around and preparing for your futur stay as "French student" in Quebec city. Which area will you choose for staying... St-Jean street, Cartier street area or Lower St-Joseph street nouvo St.Roch. All very nice, local and pleasant area to live with lots of chocolate ice cream vendor!! :) Bon voyage!
Jim McNeiceUnited States
Our tour with Shadya was extremely enjoyable. I would highly recommend the 3 hour walking tour she provided. Shadya is very animated and engaging with some great stories on what really happened during the early days of the city. The tour was perfect for us as 2 retired couples from Boston on our first day in Quebec City. We prefer these private tours as they enable us to spend more time in areas of particular interest. Thank you Shadya.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you of you both! It's always a pleasure to walk and make discover my lovely city when my travellers are interested in stories of all kinds... watch for waters..! ;)
Aimee FoxArlington, MA, United States
Shadya is a warm, knowledgeable, and professional guide. She adapted the pace and focus to our family group, which spanned ages 70 to 10, and she entertained with anecdotes and stories of Quebec history that our tweens will remember. Her kind, friendly demeanor and expert knowledge of Old Quebec makes the tour a pleasure!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great family time with you all! I hope our daughters exchange maybe possible in the futur to practice their french and english! ;)
Shadya made the tour very interesting, fun and informative. Two of us were from Western Canada and our friends were from Virginia so we had two different perspectives from a historical standpoint. She hit the high mark for both couples. Would definitely recommend and use again. Graham & Darlene, Vancouver, BC
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Graham! It was a pleasure to guide you around with your friends. Great times! :)
Stephen BreuerUnited States
Shadya proved to be enthusiastic, entertaining, and knowledgable. We were delighted to share her with new friends from our cruise. Thank you and especially Shadya.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to you, was a great time haveing you around to make you discover my city!
Pauline HergrueterUnited States
Shadya met my husband and I at our hotel, was on time and had a delightful personality. She knew where to take us, had lots of info, walked at our pace and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. This was a wonderful way to see and be introduced to Quebec and I highly recommend taking this tour. A private tour is the only way to go, so much better than being with a large group and much more personal. Shadya's pride in Quebec comes across sincerely and with much enthusiasm so it was a great three hours!!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Pauline! It's always a pleasure for me to show my city around, with fun and stories, and professionalism!
Caroline HovdesvenUnited States
We loved Shadya's tour! It was such a great introduction to Quebec City! I would highly recommend Shadya's tour as it was very informative about the city's history and also showed us some very picturesque areas. We were really happy that we took the tour on our first day in the city, as it gave us a better sense of what highlights to revisit on our own. Great job!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Caroline! I hope you could enjoy also some of the romantic restaurants I suggested you under the white snow of Quebec city! ;)
Richard KienastUnited States
We had a wonderful time in our walking tour. Saw so many great things and heard so many wonderful stories on the history of Quebec. Even got us some maple syrup that was delicious. She kept a great pace for us and have tried two of the restaurants that she pointed out and have loved both of them. Thank you again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Richard! Yes we had a good time with this beautiful sun. Hope you enjoyed your stay on the island and the famous ice wine there.. miam! :)
Terrance HartmanUnited States
We very much enjoyed the tour given by Shadya. She was enthusiastic, informative and attentive to our questions and physical abilities. We will highly recommend her to others. 5 out of 5 for sure....Shadya was excellent!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! Thank you so much Terry. You were traveller 5/5 too! ;)
We (my husband, son and I) had a wonderful tour with Shadya. All three hours were very informative. Would recommend. Also it is great doing the tour at the beginning of your stay as you will know how to get around and know the places you want to go back to.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to you Sandra! Don't forget.. if Mark need any information, just contact me and it will be a pleasure to help him during his stay in our beautiful city! :)
Lisa GreenUnited States
We appreciated how knowledgeable Shadya was. We learned a lot from the tour, found the stories interesting and appreciated her perseverance when we had a 20 minute shower in the middle of our tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lisa! Patience for you too with these little showers, but we had time to see everything with good travelers like you! :)
Miguel Angel Torres PorteroSpain
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gracias senor.. hacer el tour en espanol era un "challenge", pero le gustan!
Really great tour, both for us and our two girls who are 12 and 8. Shadya had plenty of stories and history and delivered them in an animated and enthusiastic way that really kept us all engaged.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nick. I had lot a fun with your family, and your two daughters were very good in French, so surprising!
Paul SidikmanUnited States
Shadya's knowledge and storytelling are top of the line. But that's to be expected. It is Shadya's wonderful personality and enthusiasm which sets her apart.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mr. Sidikman! Hope you enjoy upper town after our visit! :)
Don UselmannUnited States
Shadya was terrific with extensive knowledge and great enthusiasm in her story-telling bringing history to life.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Don! It was a real pleasure to guide interesting and interested travellers like you and your wife! Hope you will remember the delicious maple toffee! ;)
Robert MaltzUnited States
Shadya did an excellent job of showing the uptown and downtown part of Quebec and was very accommodating.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you M. Maltz. It was a pleasure to show you around! :)
Roxana del RioCanada
Shadya was great! She is clearly passionate and knowledgable about the history of Quebec. She was informative and very entertaining, making our tour so much fun. Our group had a 4 year old and a 68 year old and everything in between and she was bery accomodating to our needs. Her stories make Quebec City's history come alive. Shadya made all of us feel welcomed. I would highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bonjour Roxana! Wow, you and your whole family was just like having a good time altogether while making you discover my town. You even made it all to the top at the citadelle!! dile hola a todos ;)
Susan VassilakosUnited States
Shadya was excellent. We enjoyed it so very much and will use tours by locals again thanks to a wonderful first experience. Thank you Shadya for a great tour Susan
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Susan! It was fun to have you four friends enjoying my stories giving you the time to rest with the so hot weather! Say "allo" to everone and watch for the bucket... ;)