Christopher SimsUnited States
Olivier showed us an amazing time! He is a very gracious person that really knows the area and its wines. In short, if you are interested in a wine tour of Burgandy I highly recommend using Olivier!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Chris, Thank you so much for your great review. I had great time with you on this beautiful Saturday. I would definitely like to show you different areas in the futur. I hope you enjoyed your stay in France and I wish you all the best. Olivier
Lisa BakerUnited States
What a great day with Olivier. His knowledge of the Rhone is extensive and he is a wonderful guide. I cannot imagine a better introduction to this region. He's a person both my husband and I would enjoy spending time with any day of the week. Perfect day, great company, wonderful wine and food.
Angela T.United Kingdom
We had a splendid and full day from Lyon to the Burgundy area around Beaune with Oliver. It as a lomg day, but well worth the travel. We tasted so many wonderful wines, some definitely out of our normal price range (e.g. up to €95), and we we glad we were not having to drive. Oliver was exceedingly knowledgeable about wine (not always the case for such specialised tours) And he certainly added to our previous knowledge. We also had a delightful lunch in Beaune itself. This is a well recommended tour .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: dear Angela, Thank you very much for this great message. I was pleased to spend the day with you and to introduce you to the great burgundy wine area. I hope to see you back in the future for more discoveries. Olivier
An outstanding day! Olivier organized a great tour for us, and he is knowledgeable, friendly, and very well connected in the region. We loved our day with him! We toured with him after being in Beaune for a few days, so he adjusted his information and tour to complement what we had already done. If we return to the area, I would book Olivier again and cannot recommend him highly enough!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: dear Paul, Thank you for your review and sorry for the late reply. J’ai passé un moment formidable avec vous ! Olivier
Dana FrenchUnited States
Olivier was a wonderful wine guide, knowledgable about wines, wineries, and the area. The itinerary he put together for us included large and small wineries throughout the Beaune area and the restaurants he scheduled for lunch were all outstanding. We highly recommend Olivier and will use his services next time we visit Burgundy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: hello Dana, Thank you so much for your feedback. It was a great pleasure to to set up an itinerary for 3 days and to meet you both. I hope to see you back in the future for more wine adventures. Olivier
Lynda JohnsonUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lynda for your rating! Olivier
Joseph SantangeloUnited States
Olivier was a fantastic tour guide. He was very knowledgable about wine and the Rhône region. He took us to 3 family owned wineries from small to large and we had great tastings at each place. He had a relationship with each family While driving , we had interesting and informative conversations about the region, the wines and life in France. It was a truly memorable day! As former owners of a wine store, we were still impressed with his knowledge of the Northern Rhône. We highly recommend him as a guide
Jenny CorleyUnited States
Oliver gave us a fantastic tour of the Northern Rhone wine region. He enthusiastically shared his love of wine and the region with us. He took us to a lovely restaurant where we enjoyed a delicious lunch on a nice terrace. We would highly recommend taking Oliver's tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: dear Jenny, Thank you so much for your review. It was great to meet you this summer and we had some memorable discussions too. I hope to stay in touch with you in the future. Olivier
Carrie BandmanUnited States
We did a three day Burgundy tour with Olivier and it was wonderful! Thoughtful approach to wine makers we visited, perfect pace, well organized and good use of time to maximize our experience. Olivier listened to our concerns, took the time to understand our goals for the trip and put together a perfect itinerary. Thank you, Olivier for making our Burgundy visit so memorable!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: dear Carrie, Sorry for this long delay before replying. I was pleased to be with you along the 3 days in Burgundy We made some memorable discoveries. I hope we stay in touch and maybe see you again in the Rhône valley in the future ! Kind regards, Olivier
Don KoehlerUnited States
Olivier did a great job. He is very knowledgeable about the wines, vineyards, grapes, and the wineries of the Rhone Valley, and did an especially good tour for us of the Northern Rhone. We had some great discussions, too. We cannot thank him, and Tours by Locals, enough. Fantastic tour! We thoroughly enjoyed it.
Greg MartzUnited States
This was one of the best tours we have ever had. Olivier is extremely knowledgeable about wines and the regions. He made a very enjoyable tour for us. I would highly recommend taking one of his tours if you get a chance.
Mike OlsonUnited States
Bruce QuallsUnited States
Olivier was wonderful. He took us to a couple wonderful, off the beaten track wineries where we had amazing tasting experiences. His choice for lunch was fantastic. We consider ourselves knowledgeable wine people, but we learned a tremendous amount from Olivier. He was delightful company all day! We heartily recommend taking a tour with him when you are in Burgundy!
Cindy GravilleUnited States
Oliver is amazing. Incredibly smart about wine AND everything else (France, global issues, etc). Would recommend to my pickiest friends in a heartbeat.
Mary Ann LambUnited States
WONDERFUL Wine and Château Tour! Olivier is a 5 ⭐️ + guide. He is extremely knowledgeable about the wines of Burgandy and very personable. He customized the tour for us to accommodate the people in our group who are not wine drinkers. We visited some lovely Château and the Hotel Dieu in Beaune in addition to visiting 2 wineries. I highly recommend Olivier as a guide. I am a seasoned traveler and Olivier ranks at the top as a tour guide. You will not be disappointed if you book a tour with Olivier
Scott HandUnited States
Olivier was fantastic! He cares about wine and it's obvious how much he enjoys giving the tours. His English is great and he's a fun conversationalist, which is important for an 8 hour tour! The wineries we visited were incredible, and he provided tons of additional information about the wine, the region, and everything else. This was a highlight of our France trip, and I would recommend it to anyone, regardless of wine experience.
Brien BellUnited States
Olivier was a fantastic guide through the Rhone Valley wine region. Not only was he a lovely person (thoughtful, good conversationalist), but he also knows a ton about wine. He had arranged visits at 3 different wineries, where we got private tours of the facility, tasted many wines (6-12 wines at each location). We learned a lot, drank great wine, and had a fantastic day.
Charlotte LoveUnited States
Our tour with Olivier exceeded our expectations. He is quite personable, highly knowledgable and tailored our tour to our specific requests. Could not have been a better experience!
Carl Christian RibeNorway
I have had the pleasure of having two tours with Olivier. First a 3 hr city tour in Lyon and then a full day tour in Beaujolais and Bourgogne.When you have a private tour it is vital to adapt the tour to the need of the client at the same time let the client know obvious things yous should do. We ended up with local producers of wine and chevre.What undivided delight. To me Oliver is the perfect guide. He is very knowledgeable in his country's culture and history and can elaborate on all questions asked.
Deborah A.United States
Absolutely fantastic wine tours. We do many wine tours in different countries and Oliver exceeded all. He is very knowledgeable about the history of wine and chose excellent vineyards to visit. Throughout our tour he explained the history of the region and the different types of wines from the region. We learned so much. This was an exceptional wine tour and Oliver was an incredible guide.
Carl ZetterbergUnited States
This was our second tour with Olivier. The first was in Burgundy. Again, we had an outstanding experience with him. His knowledge of the Côte du Rhone region was excellent - both for the wines and the history. A very enjoyable day. He is truly passionate about his subject of wine and the history of the area, and is very friendly and very accommodating. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a wine tour from Lyon.
Carl ZetterbergUnited States
Outstanding experience. We totally enjoyed the day we spent with him. Olivier has a passion for wine and knows the history of the area as well as the wines. He is very friendly and easy to be with. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a wine tour of the Burgundy region.
Theresa McConvilleUnited States
In the Spring, we were on a 28 day European Tour - my husband and I, and my brother and sister in law, who were celebrating their 50th anniversary. I had made all the arrangements and I wanted every detail to be perfect...so, having used Tours by Locals on previous trips, I chose Olivier for our Lyon guide. He met, and EXCEEDED, every standard I could have set. We loved how much he clearly loved showing off his city, and surrounding area. HE WAS SIMPLY THE BEST! He took our every need into consideration
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: dear Theresa, Thank you so much for you great review, it was a real pleasure to have this day with you and to meet your family. I hope you and your family are doing well. I will be pleased to be your guide next time you come in the area. kind regards, Olivier
Karon WebbUnited States
Peter LippiattUnited Kingdom
Much more than just a wine tasting. Olivier's passion for wine and his extraordinary knowledge of wines, their history, development and production made the whole experience thoroughly enjoyable.
Mark MontagueUnited States
Olivier was outstanding, not only very knowledgeable about Burgundy wine and terroir but also an enjoyable, enthusiastic person with whom to spend a day. We learned a great deal about Burgundy wine and had a great time doing so. Olivier takes you to places you may not go on your own.
Helmut WelkeUnited States
Olivier provided an excellent experience for all of us. He did a nice job coving some aspects of the city of Lyon and then hoped onto our bus for a longer tour of the vineyards and wine tasting. We kept him talking for an hour on the bus and into the vineyards and small wine producers. It was a very informative but also enjoyable tour for all of us.
Jeff GowerLittleton, COLORADO, United States
Very personable and knowledgeable experience. We tasted some excellent wine and cheese in a local shop - very enjoyable tour.
Joel AhrensUnited States
We enjoyed a 3 day tour with Olivier last week in Beaune. His tour each day was organized, fun, and well planned for us specifically. His knowledge and understanding of the Burgundy area and its wine was exceptional. He has a great sense of humor and a French charm that we all enjoyed. His English was excellent and he helped us with our French. He is a very safe, cautious driver which was very important to me in particular and I thank him for that. We loved our stay!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: dear Joel and Elaine, Thank you very much for this review. I really enjoyed having theses 3 days with you in Burgundy and learning to know your group better. I hope you liked your stay in the south of France and again feel free to contact me you happen to come back in France in the future. There are a lot great time ( and wines) to share. Thank you again for this beautiful moment with you. Olivier