Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Lucerne-Switzerland by Tour Guide Doug C. (Guide #20380)


Ellen Freling

United States
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Tour: #409122, Lucerne Private City Walking Tour For Freling Group, Basel, Switzerland    view tour
Date: Oct 26/19

Doug was an energetic, knowledgeable tour guide. He was passionate about touring and we enjoyed spending the day with him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Ellen, It was great spending the day with you and Eric. I'm glad your vacation ended on a sunny note. The weather as fantastic and I'm very thankful I was able to spend the day up on the mountain with you and Eric. Thanks for the review!!! Doug

Paul G.

United States
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Tour: #496186, Full Day Tour From Basel to Mount Pilatus, Basel, Switzerland    view tour
Date: Aug 26/19

Doug's expertise is as an outdoor adventure guide, not an urban art/architecture/history guide. If you are looking to do things outdoors, not run-of-the-mill, and with variety, Doug's your guide! He thoughtfully organized a full day visit in the Lucerne region: city, lake, and mountain. The described itinerary was met fully, yet he frequently offered the option to add or delete bits as circumstances allowed. Thus, we felt he was striving to maximize our experience, not just check stops off his list.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the review, Paul. It was great spending the day with you and sharing our "expat" experiences!! It was my pleasure showing you around and I hope you enjoy the rest of your experiences living abroad. Tschuss!!

Darren Vincent

United States
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Tour: #496186, Full Day Trip From Basel to Mount Pilatus & Lucerne For Vincent Group, Basel, Switzerland    view tour
Date: Aug 22/19

Had a wonderful day exploring Lucern and Mt. Pitalus! Doug showed up promptly and catered the tour to our abilities and desires! The views were amazing and the whole day was exactly what we desired and wanted! We could ask for no better way to start our vacation! Thanks Doug!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Darren for the kind words and thanks for a fun day. The three of you made me laugh a lot and it was a fun day for me as well. I love when we are able to look down on a sea of clouds. One of my favorite views!!! I hope the rest of your vacation is just as much fun!!

Noah (Dr.) Chivian

West Orange, NJ, United States
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Tour: #496186, Full Day Trip From Basel to Mount Pilatus For Dr. Chivian, Basel, Switzerland    view tour
Date: Jul 28/19

Doug was a magician. Our original plans were blown up when it poured. Rather than a boat ride, cable car and tram excursion we spent the day in Doug's very comfortable and spacious SUV. We spent the time in the ALPS finding enough space between the rain drops to have an enjoyable day and capture waterfalls and snow capped peaks. One of the highlights was a leisurely Sunday lunch with towns' people at Hotel Stechelberg in the Alps near Interlaken. Noah Chivian

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the review Noah. You and your family were awesome! The weather definitely didn't cooperate, but with your flexibility and positive attitudes, we were able to have a great day. Regardless of the weather in Switzerland...if you are flexible there is always something beautiful waiting for you to discover. Thanks again for a fun day.

Clay Nesbitt

United States
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Tour: #405973, Tour of Mount Pilatus For Hansen Clients, Lucerne, Switzerland    view tour
Date: May 11/19

Our guide (Doug C) in Lucerne was exceptional. My partner and I used his services for two days, and so glad we did. He was very flexible, easy going, knowledgeable, and fun to be with. We had a wonderful time with him. Well done Doug Clay & Dean Healdsburg, CA, USA

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You guys were great!!! I really enjoyed the 2 days. The conversation was top notch and it was great getting to know you both. As for Dean...95 years old and climbing steps that people 1/8 of his age have complained about. Bravo!! Inspirational!!! Thanks for your review and I hope the rest of your trip was fantastic! Doug

Clay Nesbitt

United States
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Tour: #409122, Lucerne Private City Walking Tour For Hansen Grou, Lucerne, Switzerland    view tour
Date: May 10/19

Our guide (Doug C) in Lucerne was exceptional. My partner and I used his services for two days, and so glad we did. He was very flexible, easy going, knowledgeable, and fun to be with. We had a wonderful time with him. Well done Doug Clay & Dean Healdsburg, CA, USA

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You guys were great!!! I really enjoyed the 2 days. The conversation was top notch and it was great getting to know you both. As for Dean...95 years old and climbing steps that people 1/8 of his age have complained about. Bravo!! Inspirational!!! Thanks for your review and I hope the rest of your trip was fantastic! Doug

Carol Repass

United States
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Tour: #450363, Private Tour to Mt Rigi, Lucerne, Switzerland    view tour
Date: May 4/19

Doug was friendly, knowledgeable and tailored our tour of Mt Rigi specifically to our group and the weather. It was cold snowy day, but we had a fabulous time hiking and sampling food along the way. He's a great guide! We felt like he was a long time friend rather than someone we met hours earlier. Thanks Doug! Carol and the Orlando crew.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Carol, Your group was so much fun and it's people like you all that make my job so enjoyable. Time and time again I feel so lucky to meet customers in the morning and by the end of the tour feel like I made friends. It's a great perk to my job. I'm glad you had a great day and thank you very much for the kind words. Doug

Kira Nelson

United States
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Tour: #450363, Private Tour to Mt Rigi For Nelson Group, Lucerne, Switzerland    view tour
Date: Apr 17/19

Our family had a great day with Doug hiking Mt. Rigi. Truly beautiful. Doug was very knowledgeable about the area and had us laughing throughout the day. I would highly recommend Doug and we would definitely seek his services if we find ourselves in the area again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Kira for the review. I really appreciate it. I had a lot of fun with you & your family and I enjoyed all the laughter. I especially enjoyed talking to your niece about her experiences in Italy. :-) I had so much fun on that trail that my Wife and I took our son there 2 days later. Thanks again for using my services & if you ever find yourself in Switzerland please let me know. depending on the time of year we can have some fun with sleds, summer toboggans or mountain scooters to spice things up

Laura Mazmanian

United States
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Tour: #428722, Titlis's glacier Experience for Mazmanian Group, Lucerne, Switzerland    view tour
Date: Apr 4/19

Doug was the perfect tour guide for our visit to the picturesque Bernese Oberland Region in Switzerland. We had no hassle of renting a car and driving and wasting time with directions. He is charming and a good driver and showed us many highlights. At a 12th century old castle by Lake Thun, we experienced a jaw dropping magnificent panoramic views of the Alps and the lake. Doug drove us to several villages in the area. Loved Grindelwald! Thank you Doug for a great 2-day tour and the pictures you took!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the review Laura! It was my pleasure showing you around and spending the 2 days with you. I loved discussing the differences between the USA and Switzerland with you and loved hearing about your musical family. I have listened to their cd on Spotify a couple of times while putting my son to bed. :-) Doug

Diane Rigo

United States
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Tour: A Very Swiss Christmas, Lucerne, Switzerland
Date: Dec 12/18

Doug was fabulous - knowledgeable, punctual, flexible, and extremely considerate of all our needs and requests. It was fun traveling with him for three days, and he was so informative regarding all aspects of his country. We really felt as though we got to know Switzerland more intimately because of him. When we return to Switzerland, we hope to have him guide us again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the great review Diane. I'm glad you all had a good time. I really enjoyed spending the days with you all and getting to know you. I also enjoyed seeing some things in Switzerland that I have not yet had the opportunity to experience. It was my pleasure and I hope you had a comfortable flight home. Hope to show you around Switzerland again in the future.

Cathy Snowbarger

United States
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Tour: #496186, A Step Back in Time, Basel, Switzerland    view tour
Date: Oct 20/18

Doug was very flexible with what we wanted to do. He did a wonderful job of researching the area before the tour. We will definitely ask for Doug again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Cathy, I really enjoyed the day with you two. It was just as interesting for me as it was for you. It always gives me great pleasure to share this beautiful country with others. I really enjoyed showing you around your family's origins and exploring some of that history!! Until next time... :-)

Wayne Yip

Hong Kong
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Tour: #414583, Private Kayak Tour on Lake Lucern, Lucerne, Switzerland    view tour
Date: Aug 25/18

I am a repeat customer of this guide due to his excellent tour of Mt. Pilatus yesterday, see review. Doug's vast exprerience kayaking makes joining this Private Kayak Tour in Lake Luzern a no-brainer. Despite sudden change in the weather, his experience and positive disposition guided me through wind and waves alike. He was very cognisant of my ability, and happily adjusted the tour accordingly. Needless to say, Doug took lots of amazing photos. Thanks again Doug, my highest recommendation!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wayne, All I can say is Bravo!!! After spending the day with you the day before, I knew that we could try something a little different. You did a fantastic job! When the wind picked up and the waves got bigger, I knew we were going to be ok when I saw the grin plastered on your face. Due to the wind, it was a hard paddle back but you persevered and should be proud of yourself. I had a fantastic time!!! Thanks for the great memories!!

Wayne Yip

Hong Kong
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Tour: #405973, Half Day Trip to Mount Pilatus, Lucerne, Switzerland    view tour
Date: Aug 24/18

Doug is a fun, outdoorsy guide who really enjoys showing off Luzern's beautiful scenery. He knew Mount Pilatus like his own backyard from frequent hiking and biking. He took lots of great photos for us, and even fulfilled our dreams by finding us a couple of ibexes grazing at their usual spot on the cliffs. We were so impressed we booked another tour with him on the following day. Thanks Doug, you have our highest recommendation!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Denise, It was so much fun spending the day with you and your son. I thrive off the energy and enthusiasm people like you bring on a trip. Switzerland is a beautiful country and I love seeing the joy and fascination others find when visiting.

Dan Bergan

United States
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Tour: #450363, Private Full Day Tour For the Bergan's, Lucerne, Switzerland    view tour
Date: May 13/18

We had an amazing tour with Doug! It was a bit rainy, so Doug had great ideas to maximize our tour on a day when the weather wasn't going to cooperate. We took the train and saw some breathtaking mountain & waterfall views, then did a hike through a local gorge. We were able to be outside, but still kept mostly dry by the steep cliff walls & caves. The scenery was like nothing we have ever seen! Doug is energetic, super-fun and he knows the area and it's history. That's a perfect combination!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Dan for the very kind review. It was a pleasure spending the day with you and Jessica. Switzerland is such a beautiful place and it is my greatest pleasure to show people around this amazing country. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip!!

Phyllis Low

Singapore, Singapore
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Tour: Private Tour of Zurich For Low Group, Z├╝rich, Switzerland
Date: May 11/18

Doug was very patient and helpful while we were designing a private tour for our group. Although he's from Lucerne, he agreed to do our tour of Zurich for us. He planned the route to all the attractions we wanted to see. We didn't have to do much walking. Although we only had a 6-hour tour with him, he was worth every minute. He was most accommodating, jovial and easy-going. Doug also arranged a driver/car from Zurich for us. The driver was a gem too. Thanks, Doug

Tim Camacho

United States
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Tour: #428722, Titlis's glacier from Lucerne for Camacho Group (7h), Engelberg, Switzerland    view tour
Date: Apr 7/18

Doug is a great guide and was helpful and informative with an American perspective. We had a group with varied requests and he was able to leave each of us with very memorable experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: .Thanks for the review Tim. You and your family were a pleasure to spend time with. You had beautiful weather and your family took advantage of everything Titlis had to offer. It was a great day!!

Maria Romina Rosario Santos

Philippines
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Tour: Titlis's glacier from Lucerne (7h), Engelberg, Switzerland
Date: Feb 18/18

Doug was very attentive and accomodating. Thanks so much for a wonderful experience at Mt. Titis. :)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great spending the day with the 3 of you. I'm glad that we had sun and amazing views from Titlis and that your first time skiing was in the Swiss Alps!! I hope you have a great time in Interlaken and on the rest of your trip!! Safe Travels.