Martha G K.United States
Shadya met us at our ship, then off we went to walk in the old city, taste a maple syrup "popsicle," visit the Frontenac Hotel, drive around the fort and Fields of Abraham while learning about the battle held there, as well as history in general of Quebec province and Quebec City. Her restaurant recommendation for lunch at the conclusion of our tour was a highlight: Tournebrouche bistro in the center of town. Spend the day with Shadya, then have a late lunch at Tournebroche: perfection!
Karen HoelzleUnited States
Kenneth SwansonUnited States
Shadya is a wonderful guide. She is very knowledgable and fun to be with. She also has hilarious historical stories. Be sure to have her tell you about the origin of the word "hello" and about Samuel Champlain's son Ludovic. If you're in Quebec, you could not find a better guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow I'm glad you remember and laugh about my stories...and glad you did not write the end of the stories hihihi... the best way do discover and remember a city! I had fun with you :)
William M.Markham, ON, Canada
Fabulous tour guide extremely personable and professional
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ohhh yes! No politics.... just fun and vacation! ;)
Paula R.United States
We had such fun learning a little Quebecois cooking with Shadya in her home! We helped (easy tasks) prepare the meal, and Mike even had fun flipping the crepes in the pan. We enjoyed the Quebec taste of maple in the vinaigrette and other dishes. Our favorite was the duck parmentier with Shadya's special recipe. The whole lunch was delicious, although the best part was getting to know Shadya and more about everyday Quebec in an informal setting. She is delightful company. A true tour by a local!
Linda W.United States
So enjoyed our day with Shadya! She is knowledgeable, fun and personable. Her stories of the area are interesting and enjoyable. Thank you for a great day.
Kara KiziorUnited States
A group of 8 of us were in Quebec to celebrate two milestone birthdays and we loved the 4-hour private tour! Shadya tailored the tour to our food preferences and the wine pairings were spot on. The variety of restaurants she chose were lovely. We loved the bits of history she shared with us along the way and her instincts for how long to stay, how much to participate with the group and how much to chat with each person were excellent. It exceeded our expectations. We would do it again!
Susan MegordenUnited States
Shadya was very fun & flexible. Our tour time flew by thanks to her well organized route and entertaining stories.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Susan, i had a great time strolling around with you! I hope you had time to go see the magnificent art work of the Basilica ste Anne... :)
William ParsleyUnited States
Shadya was an excellent tour guide....both very engaging and totally accommodating to all of our needs. 10+!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! That's great. I also give you 10+ as good travellers to be with! ;)
Ellyn WrzeskiUnited States
Shadya was a lovely guide who made the history of Quebec City come alive. She was very knowledgeable but more importantly very personable. I had injured my toe and hurt my back prior to this trip and much appreciated Shadya's willingness to adapt to my needs. I highly recommend you consider her for your tour. As usual we have found Tour By Locals to have excellent guides. This tour did not disappoint!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ellyn! I enjoyed our tour and also our discussion about inspector Gamache... I will finish to read it and for sure think about you when I'll offer it in my tours next year!! :)
Lynn NelsonUnited States
Shadya is a wonderful ambassador for Quebec City. She is very knowledgeable and has fun stories to tell about many of the historic figures and events. She says that most are true and I believe her!! Thanks for a great time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ahahah! Thank you Lynn. As you know I always say the truth. So all my stories are real, but with my way to talk about history make it more fun and enjoyable ;)
Gerald GogginsUnited States
Our tour was wonderful. Our tour guide, Shadya, was on time, very knowledgeable about Quebec City, and spoke excellent English. She gave us options regarding the itinerary and provided historical information about the area. We very much recommend this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gerald! I'm always glad to hear I have a good English speaking in our French world!! It was a pleasure to bring you back the jacket, no worry and thanks again ;)
Todd KatzUnited States
Our guide Shadya was excellent in every way. Even though it rained for most of the tour she made it very comfortable. She had umbrellas for us and went to get the car and pick us up to minimize the time in the rain. She is very knowledgeable and personable. We would highly recommend her for our friends and family coming to town.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow than you Todd! As you know, I always treat my travellers like my friends and family, taking care and having fun time together! ;)
Louis LedetUnited States
Shadya just lead us on a wine and food tour of Quebec City, and we were very pleased with all she provided for us! Not only did we enjoy learning about this wonderful city, but we thoroughly enjoyed eating and drinking at the locations in which we stopped. She was very knowledgeable and delivers the history in a way which will stay in our memories. Merci, beaucoup, Shadya!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bienvenue Louis! It was a great time and great food sharing / stories sharing time with you!
Dave KrocUnited States
Shadya was a fantastic tour guide! She was able to tailor a tour for us based on a few things we wanted to see. She is very knowledgeable and passionate about the history of Quebec and the area in general. She was full of interesting stories, facts, and suggestions for anything in the area. When we return to Quebec we will no doubt book another tour with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! that was great touring the island with you Dave! You were able to drink while I drive... perfect vacation :) !
Charles CunninghamUnited States
Shadya was prompt, friendly, knowledgeable, and well organized. It was a beautiful tour and nice country addition to our visit to Quebec City. She was flexible and tailored it to our desires. Well done!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Charles! we had a good time with the beautiful falls and so sunny!!! :)
Ted VerfurthUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ted! We were sooooo lucky to have the chance to visit a foundation house on purpose and see the 1st shat of Champlain, I was amazed myself!! hope to go back with other travellers !! :)
David SchmidUnited States
Excellent guide. You must have her take you to Beclub, a wonderful restaurant find.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the advice... I always prefer more than not enough, but I'll keep that in mind! Glad you loved it!
William McCabeUnited States
Kyriaki ZarboutisUnited States
We had such a wonderful time on this tour! Shadya was great company and it was an excellent way to start our weekend in Quebec City. We explored the city and saw places and tried food/drink we would have otherwise not experienced had we not taken this tour. We would certainly recommend to anyone visiting!
Paul LaimingUnited States
Shadya was tour guide in Quebec, Fabulous job. She deserves the highest rating 5 excellent. Would highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow... and so you deserve a 5 stars for best travellers ! ;) Thank you Paul!
Paul RossUnited States
First I was so disappointed that I couldn't go due to the weather but my husband said he had a really good time. Shadya his guide was friendly, very knowledgeable and lovely. He had a great time even if the weather wasn't that good and got great pictures. He said it was well worth the money.
Judy DavisUnited States
Shadya provided us with a great tour! We enjoyed every stop even though the inclement weather inhibited a beautiful day at the falls, the view was still magnificent. We enjoyed every stop we made (3) with her and brought home some great items to add to our crudites' with lucky friends. I wish we had brought home some of the alcoholic beverages as well. We may need to get her to send us some! I would highly recommend this trip or any other that she does as I'm sure she'll do a great job!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ahah ! good to see you enjoyed all the places we've been! Any time if you want me to send you the tasting local drinks for some good memories of your visit in Quebec! ;)
Carla P.United States
Our tour with Shadya was the highlight of our 7 day cruise. Shadya met us (& our luggage) at the pier in a very nice SUV. She is a professor of tourism, & captivated us with interesting & humorous stories of the history of Quebec City. We thoroughly enjoyed visiting Orleans, where Shadya took us to 2 wine tastings, a fantastic lunch overlooking a beautiful cassis winery, & introduced us to the most delicious chocolate dipped ice cream! She has an easy & warm personality, & gave us day we'll long remember.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow I'm always blessfull to read that I was your highlight of the week, I appreciate! Dont tell all my secret places. I'll bring other travellers ;) Glad you liked it!
Ken ChadwickUnited States
Shadya was a very fun and personable guide. Our cruise ship was late letting disembark, but she made sure we saw everything and really enjoyed all her fun little secret stories. Quebec is a charming city with lots of beautiful architecture and interesting history. Really enjoyed this couple hours we had to explore along with Shadya.
Nathalie HawkinsUnited States
Tours by Locals is worth every penny. So much better than the excursions organized by the cruise line. You get so much more value for your money because the tour is about you and your family getting the most out of your visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wowwww ! best tour for the best travller Nathalie... thank you so much, it was a great time!
Gerald CoeUnited States
Very knowledgable and engaging person. We had a great time and would highly recommender to others.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, it was a pleasure!
David WeeklyUnited States
Shadya was simply OUTSTANDING in all respects! We had a group of 6 friends who had never been to QC or the Island nearby. Everyone was very comfortable and enjoyed Shadya's commentary, knowledge, leadership and attention to details that made a positive difference on our tour. We all highly recommend Shadya!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: WOW ! we had a great time altogether... you drink as I drive.. ;) thank you and take care.
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! :)
George MccarthyUnited States
Shadya was great.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. McCarthy!