Shawn Killinger-CarrettaUnited States
Xavier is "magnifique"!! He has young kids so he understands the concerns of traveling (esp in the bitter cold) w a toddler. He came to get us in an immaculate SUV equipped w a car seat. We took a trip to see the ice hotel (hotel de glacé) where he is a private guide one day a week. He was full of info and guided us perfectly. He was also patient w the demands of having a 2yr old in tow. Bravo Xavier!! So happy we found you.
Shawn Killinger-CarrettaUnited States
Frank LongUnited States
Our family of 7 took the historic city tour with Xavier on December 24th in Quebec City. Xavier was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. He got to know each of us, and tailored the tour to our needs. He also recommended other activities in the area based on our interests, which we took advantage of and enjoyed greatly. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone else visiting Quebec City!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Frank for this review. It was a pleasure to guide your family and I'm glad you enjoyed the private tour I tailored. :)
Claudia WagnerUnited States
Xavier was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. We had a great tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Claudia, it was a pleasure to guide you. :)
John LinehanUnited States
Xavier is a great guide. He is very knowledgable of the local history and quickly adapts his tours based on his sense of his clients. He's also a very nice guy with whom it is fun to spend some time. Very glad we were able to spend our day in Quebec with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci John. For private tours I always make sure I tailor it based on travelers' background and interests. It's challenging but much more fun for myself and more relevant for the travelers. :)
Carol HulingUnited States
Xavier, Pleasent and knowledgable. Very attentive to our wishes. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Carol! :)
Renee KastanakisUnited States
Xavier was a very interesting and informative tour guide. We very much appreciated his knowledge and his attention to our interests. Thanks Xavier!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Renee! :)
Sidney HollanderUnited States
Xavier provided an outstanding experience on our tour of Quebec City and surrounding areas. At all times, he checked with us to ascertain our preferences and sights to visit. He also introduced us to n excellent local winery that provided an amzing lunch. We would definitely use Xavier on a future visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Sidney for this great review. :)
Edward GalvinUnited States
A great flexible tour by Xavier, we had been in Quebec a few days and wanted an off the beaten path tour, it was great. We enjoyed a special hot chocolate. Our flight was delayed and we arrive a day late, Xavier adjusted the scheduled to meet our needs. A wonderful day in Quebec City
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Edward. The tour was originally scheduled for the beginning of your travel here, but because of the flight delayed we had to rescheduled it at the end of your travel. You also took several tours before mine. That's why I suggested to go off the beaten path, since you already saw the highlights and covered the main topics. We went to St Roch, St John the Baptist neighbourhoods and came back through latin district and the Monastery of the Augustines. I'm glad you enjoyed this private tour.
Maureen ChiassonUnited States
We had an amazing two days with Xavier. He listened to us and created tours that were informative, pleasing, and well worth the cost! Bravo!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Maureen. It was a pleasure to guide you during 2 half days. :)
Maureen ChiassonUnited States
We had an awesome tour. Xavier was thoughtful, knowledgeable, and interesting. We look forward to our driving tour with him today.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Maureen! :)
Nancy NovokmetUnited States
We loved our time with Xavier! After our tour we felt so comfortable in Quebec and had an absolute blast!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Nancy! All the credit goes to Quebec. ;)
Joni RenardYoungsville, LA, United States
Xavier was a wonderful tour guide that customized the tour to our liking. We were there for 2 great days and we learned so much through him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Joni. That's the value of a private tour: tailored! I'm glad you appreciate that. :)
Paula R.United States
Xavier gave us an excellent and very enjoyable tour "outside the walls." We greatly appreciated his interest and expertise on the south side of the St Lawrence. While Lauzon and Lévis are off-the-beaten path, Xavier used the historical sites well to tell fascinating stories from the time of European settlement through the years to today. These fresh insights enriched the rest of our time in Quebec. A bonus were his good restaurant recommendations. Xavier is very easy to be with. We recommend him highly!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Paula! It was a pleasure to guide you and Doug, especially in Lévis.
Adam CaldwellUnited States
Xavier is a fantastic guide. Punctual, professional, super knowledgeable and charming. He is a wealth of information and a really nice person. One of the best guides I have ever used, top notch. We had such a pleasant and informative 2 days with him my parents and I loved it. Total pro. Have no doubts.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again for this second review. :)
Adam CaldwellUnited States
Xavier is a fantastic guide. Punctual, professional, super knowledgable and charming. He is a wealth of information and a really nice person. One of the best guides I have ever used, top notch. We had such a pleasant and informative 2 days with him my parents and I loved it. Total pro. Have no doubts.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Adam. It was a pleasure to guide you and your parents, I'm glad you all enjoyed the tour. :)
We were really pleased with the tour Xavier did for us. A three hour walking tour.Would HIGHLY recommend him, worth the money . Very professional and courteous and extremely knowledgeable. He was very flexible with the tour and overall it was a top notch experience . Mary C
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Mary! :) I'm glad you enjoyed the private tour I provided. :)
Dale PettigrewUnited States
Xavier was an excellent guide and we thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Old Quebec with him. We loved the fact that he asked us lots of questions about our interests and then designed our tour based on the answers we gave him. Throughout the tour we found that his knowledge of the history, architecture, and culture of the area is vast. We highly recommend Xavier to anyone looking for an exceptional tour of Old Quebec!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Dale! That's the best part of private tours: I can tailor them depending on your backgrounds and wishes. ;)
Maddelle ChristianUnited States
Xavier was incredible. He exceeded our expectations and also gave us many wonderful local restaurant recommendations. In fact he even offered his cell phone number if we had any questions while we were staying in Quebec. I highly recommend his tour!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Madelle! You can imagine it's of course the worst part of my job: I've to try restaurants, that way I can recommend the best. :D
David J. YoungCanada
We had a marvelous walking tour with Xavier. We wanted and got an historical tour of the old city and this included architectural styles of different eras. He has extensive knowledge and a great sense of humor. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David! :)
Gary DascherUnited States
wonderful impression of the natural beauty in the greater Quebec city area..
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gary, I'm glad you enjoyed this tour that focused on nature.
Susan PittmanUnited States
Xavier is an amazing guide! He personable and has a great sense of humor. He knows his city well, and it is obvious that he loves his adopted home. His tour of Old Quebec was comprehensive and gave us a good starting point for the rest of our time in that lovely city! I highly recommend booking with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Susan! I'm glad you enjoyed the tour I provided. :)
Scot EustisUnited States
Loved the tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and provided a great overview of the history to accompany the sites we saw around the old city. Our guide Xavier was one of the best we've had with tours by locals. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Scot! :) I'm glad an experienced traveler like you enjoyed the tour I provided. It was a pleasure to guide you and your family.
Katie McAfeeUnited States
My husband and I visited Quebec City for two days and did a private 3-hour tour with Xavier. The tour was wonderful - we got a great overview of the city's history, geography, and culture, and were able to visit all of the sites we were interested in. We walked away having a great appreciation for the city and its rich history! Xavier was easy going and enjoyable to spend time with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Katie, it was a pleasure to guide you both in Old Quebec. :)
Cristina FerrariUnited States
Excellent tour! Very accommodating to a large group. Would repeat. Thank you Xavier. For everything
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Cristina! I'm glad you enjoyed I provided with my colleague. :)
Jennifer K.United States
The tour Xavier provided was excellent. He gave us a great overview of the city, recommendations on how to spend our time over the next few days and recommendations on where to go for breakfast and dinner. Xavier knew the history of the city, was able to describe the culture of the city and the Quebec province and could answer our questions about Canadian politics. Finally, he was personable and easy to talk to.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jennifer! It was a pleasure to guide you and I'm happy to read you enjoyed the tour and my recommendations for lunch and activities.
Mark WegmannMETAIRIE, LA, United States
Excellent guide & tour. Highly recommend. Very informative & knowledgeable. A pleasure to be around for the day for both the adults & our teenage sons. Great driving tour particularly enjoyed Island of Orleans with plenty of history & local recommendations thrown in. Visited maple syrup "sugar shack" vineyard & quaint stops for croissants & coffee. Tailored the tour to our thoughts in a very fluid manner.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Mark. With maple syrup it's always a success. :)
Jim McSkiminUnited States
Xavier was a great guide. He met us promptly in the cruise terminal building. He asked us our backgrounds do he could make the tour more relevant to us. He was well versed in the history of Canada and Quebec City. One of our traveling companions teaches history and thought he did a great job. He recommended several good restaurants for us to eat lunch. We ate at the Ancient Canadiens restaurant in upper Quebec City. It was very good and not too expensive. We highly recommend Xavier.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Jim for this review. To have the approval of a history teacher is always a great honour. :)
Martin P.United States
Xavier was exceptional. His attention to detail and the research he did to make the most of our tour of my ancestral home was outstanding. His background into my family to customize a tour that was informative and enjoyable was above and beyond. He squeezed the most out of the time we had together and gave me unique perspectives into how my ancestors lived. I would recommend him to anyone with French Canadien roots, especially if they go back to the 1600's or 1700's.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Martin for this great review! It was a pleasure to guide you in Rivière-Ouelle, Lévis and Quebec City. I’m glad you enjoyed the tour and found it useful to discover your family roots!
Errol DennisUnited States
Xavier provided us with a fantastic tour of Quebec City built around some of our ancestors that were part of the establishment of the area. We learned new facts about them and walked in their footsteps more than 350 years after the fact. There were also a number of questions that we had along the tour and he always had a reasonable answer for them. He did all of this with little notice, about a week, and gave us additional pointers of places to visit beyond the tour that turned out to be great finds.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Errol! I wish I had more time to explore your family tree! :)