Kurt DossinChelmsford, MASSACHUSETTS, United States
Benoit was a fantastic guide who was happy to share his vast knowledge of the Alsatian region. He picked up the six of us at our Viking river cruise ship in Breisach, Germany, and off we went to four beautiful towns rich in centuries old history. We started with a walking tour of quaint Eguisheim; then a wine tasting at Jean Baptiste Adam winery in Ammerschwihr; sampled French cuisine at Restaurant D'brendelstub at Riquewihr; and then on to Colmar before Benoit returned us to our ship. A great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kurt, Many thanks for your kind words! I am glad that you enjoyed the tour! It was nice meeting you as well as your friends. I wish you all the best! Benoit
Gerald WhiteMission Hills, KS, United States
We had a delightful day touring, eating and discussing wine while seeing Baden Baden and the Black Forrest. Very interesting sites and city. Enjoy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Gerald! It was very nice meeting you. All the best!
David A. H.San Diego, CA, United States
Benoit is one of the kindest tour guides you will ever encounter. He has impressive local transport knowledge that makes travel efficient beyond comprehension. He shares knowledge at visited sites in doses that are readily understood in a delicate balance between neither simplistic nor overwhelming. Benoit is ever ready to take photos and any reasonable request. His domain and restaurant selections would be the envy of any local.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot David for your kind words. It was very nice to meet you. I wish you all the best! Benoit
Nancy B.United States
Benoit was a superb guide in every way. We hired him for a private tour of the Route du Vin from Strasbourg to Colmar, including a wine tasting and lunch in Riquewihr. He is extremely professional, yet gracious and personable. He is passionate in his love for and knowledge of Alsace. He was flexible in adapting the day to exactly what we wanted to do. We were extremely happy with our choice.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Nancy for your kind words! It was very nice meeting you. I hope you enjoyed your stay in Colmar! All the best to both of you. Benoit
James McMahillUnited States
We have used ToursByLocals many times and have had many pleasant and knowledgeable guides. Benoit is at the top of the list. It is always helpful to be able to communicate with ease and Benoit is fluent in English. The depth of his understanding of the wine region and his ability to transfer that information to us made for a special day and experience. I would recommend him as a guide without reservation and we hope to see him on future trips to France. Mary and Jim McMahill
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary and Jim, Thanks a lot for your kind feedback! It was very nice to meet you. I hope to see you again and wish you all the best! Benoit
Sasanka ChatterjeeStuttgart, BW, Germany
Benoit pointed me out that I have made a mistake with our tour date. We were shocked and dissapointed, but Benoit made his last hour changes and gifted us a wonderful day. A big thanks from all of us Benoit , you are a superb guide and great person. I highly recommend Benoit to other TTL members and user.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Sasanka! It was very nice meeting you, I hope that we have the opportunity to meet again! All the best, Benoit
John CrumUnited States
Benoit was absolutely amazing to work with and a fantastic guide. I would highly recommend!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot John! It was very nice meeting you. All the best!
Donna ComarUnited States
My adult family of four took a wonderful customized "Best of the Alsace Wine Route" with Benoit in October. It exceeded our expectations. Benoit was professional, punctual and spoke perfect English. He even veganized our our gourmet meal and introduced us to the chef! It was exceptional. Our winery tour was so much fun! We enjoyed the owner, her father and of course, the wines. Even my older son, who really doesn't care for wine, loved them. Each charming city was a visual treat. Perfection!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Donna; Thanks a lot for your kind words! It was very nice meeting you during your stay in Alsace. I wish you and your family all the best! Kind regards, Benoit
We were pleased that Benoit customized the tour he gave us to suit the few preferences we had mentioned in our correspondence. He was on time, engaging, knowledgeable and quite flexible. We especially appreciated his fabulous restaurant recommendation! We would highly recommend Benoit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Céline, Thanks a lot for your kind words and recommendation! I am glad that you enjoyed the tour. It was very nice meeting you. All the best! Benoit
Peter BlybergUnited States
We were on a Viking Cruise but wanted to get a better look at some of the small town on the southern Alsace wine route so we contacted Tours by Locals and were directed toward Benoit. It was the perfect match. He picked us up in Breisach and took us to Eguishewhere we had a wine tasting at Emile Beyer. Afterwards we drove up to Ribeauville, had lunch in Bergheim and walked around Riquewihr. Benoit was extremely knowledgeable, very personable and a wonderful guide, flexible in scheduling. A fabulous day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Peter and Carol for your kind words. Is was very nice meeting you and I am very happy that you enjoyed your tour on the Wine Route. I wish you all the best! Benoit
David K.United States
Fantastic day trip to see Alsatian villages including village walks, lunch at a bistro owned by a Michelin chef, private wine tastings of incredible detail, including meeting winery owners, and tastings side-by-side Grand Cru selections from different vineyards. We live in California wine country and have never experienced wine tastings of such a high level.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much David! I am glad you enjoyed your tour on the Alsace Wine Route. All the best! Benoit
Informative, friendly, punctual and competent driver. Selected an excellent restaurant for lunch and a great winery to sample their wines. Would use him again and highly recommend others to use Benoit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Franco! I am glad that you enjoyed the tour. It was great meeting you and your family. All the best! Benoit