Paul T. S.United States
Christine, her husband Jan, and a driver gave my wife and I an excellent, efficiently compressed tour of Taipei. (7 hour layover, 3 hour tour, airport pickup and timely return for flight). We toured temples, markets, CKS guard changing, National Hotel, President's office/Parliament, with time to walk and talk. Insights on geo-politics, history, religion, customs, food and regional economies provided perspectives. Our limited time was well planned. We highly recommend your private tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks & really so amazing how you defeated jet-lag by keeping active after a transpacific flight with another one coming up Taipei to Palau. We were very happy to show you the most possible in a short time in Taipei, and talk about the local view of Taiwan history and the present !
Christine was awesome! The tour was personalized to our specific needs and interests, Christine and her husband were charming and informativ., My girlfriend and I have nothing but praises and thanks!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Happy to show you around after a very early morning arrival! Taiwan is famous for night markets; yet morning and fish markets are also very interesting. Hope to see you back to come diving around this island.
Jason WilliamsUnited States
A great experience! I was toured by Christine's associate and found it a wonderful time. It was the first time I did a layover tour where we only had six hours to spare, but we were picked up at the airport and were able to see 5 sights in 5 hours. Choosing sites next to each other was critical in our success. The tour guide was essential when we visited the night market where few people spoke English as the tour guide not only interpreted for us but also explained the various exotic food items.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jason, we were happy to arrange such a trip to show you a well kept secret destination in Southeast Asia. Hope you liked the night market and food, one of the things Taiwan is famous for. Visit us again !
Jaap de BoerNetherlands
We only had one afternoon and one night to visit Taipei, and thanks to Christine and her (Dutch speaking) husband Jan we could do everything we wanted, and more .... We highly recommend Christine!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jaap ! It was fun showing your family around town and recall Dutch history of the island and links with Holland. Hope to see you back here on a longer stay to study Taiwan's island biology with so many unique species.
Madeline ThomasUnited States
Christine is the best guide (private or group) we have ever had. She spent time in the USA and thus she is very accommodating and her English is excellent. She is very professional and incredibly knowledgeable about all areas of interest of Taiwan (history, culture, etc.). Do not hesitate to use her or ToursByLocals.com. They do what they say they will and go the extra mile. I give her a 10 out of 5 stars.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Madeline & Chip ! Your trip and energetic hiking gave me food for thought and new ideas for journeys around Taiwan or 'Ilha Formosa' to touch our hearts.