Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Quebec-City-Canada by Tour Guide Claude B. (Guide #21978)


Linda Fucci

OPELIKA, AL, United States
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Tour: Quebec City's countryside, Québec City, Quebec, Canada
Date: Dec 27/19

Outstanding! Simply outstanding! Claude was so comfortable to be with; felt like spending the afternoon with a friend from the first moment. He was very knowledgeable. He told us so much about every place we visited and interesting facts and stories about things along the way. He was an excellent driver. He left us with tips on other things to see and do and places to eat in Quebec City. A day to remember.

Alessio Mollo

Canada
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Tour: Quebec City's countryside, Québec City, Quebec, Canada
Date: Dec 6/19

Judith Hodgson

York, United Kingdom
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Tour: #362649, Ideal Private Tour for Cruise Passengers (3) : Discover Old Quebec on foot and the treasures of its area by car., Québec City, Quebec, Canada    view tour
Date: Dec 1/19

A delightful few hours with Claude walking through Quebec City Old Town then driving to Île d'Orleans for fruit wine and chocolate, the Basilica and the waterfalls. He was informative, interesting and friendly. Thoroughly enjoyed our tour with him.

Karen McComb

United States
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Tour: #362639, Old Quebec and its breathtaking area, Québec City, Quebec, Canada    view tour
Date: Oct 29/19

Claude was our guide on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. He was fantastic- a 5 out of 5. Not only was he a fountain of information, he was flexible to our needs (we had several time changes with the cruise). We had a group of 21 and everyone was delighted . Thank you, Claude for a memorable day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: When the travel agent is part of the group of travelers, this always adds extra pressure to the guide. However, this is very helpful because the travel agent knows her travelers, their interests and their needs well, which allows the guide to adjust his speech, and even the guided tour, according to these specific expectations. It will always be a pleasure for me to welcome your future clients and make them discover beautiful city of Quebec !

Jean Ostertag

Mt Vernon, TX, United States
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Tour: #362649, Ideal Private Tour for Cruise Passengers (3) : Discover Old Quebec on foot and the treasures of its area by car., Québec City, Quebec, Canada    view tour
Date: Oct 25/19

Claude was great. Would use him again. Very knowledgeable and very fun. Schedule with him you will have a great tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Since Quebec City was the starting point of your cruise, there was a big challenge: Make this tour the highlight of your cruise. The rest of your cruise will tell you. But I am confident to have succeeded! I wish you a very pleasant cruise.

Cynthia Beggs

United States
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Tour: The Citadel, the Residence of the Governor General and the Indian Reservation, Québec City, Quebec, Canada
Date: Oct 24/19

Would give Clause a 10 star rating if we could. He was an excellent, knowledgeable tour guide and we enjoyed both days with him as our tour guide. He changed the tour to work with the rainy weather knowing that the afternoon would be better for the walking tour rather than the morning which is when he usually does the walking tour. He answered all our questions and did a magnificent tour. Would highly recommend him to everyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mrs Beggs for this kind review. When a unforeseeable event occurs or the good weather is not there, I always propose adjustments to the itinerary to make sure that the guided tour is as pleasant as possible for everyone and that every traveler keep an excellent memory. I'm really glad you enjoyed it. I wish you other wonderful tourism experiences.

Cynthia Beggs

United States
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Tour: #362615, Ideal Private Tour for Cruise Passengers (1) : A "World Heritage City" and its breathtaking area!, Québec City, Quebec, Canada    view tour
Date: Oct 23/19

Would give Clause a 10 star rating if we could. He was an excellent, knowledgeable tour guide and we enjoyed both days with him as our tour guide. He changed the tour to work with the rainy weather knowing that the afternoon would be better for the walking tour rather than the morning which is when he usually does the walking tour. He answered all our questions and did a magnificent tour. Would highly recommend him to everyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is always an important challenge when a traveler asks me to organize his schedule during a two-day stopover. I have to make sure that the second guided tour is up to and even better than the first one. Thank you for trusting me with this responsibility.

Mario Vasquez

Canada
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Tour: #362615, Ideal Private Tour for Cruise Passengers (1) : A "World Heritage City" and its breathtaking area!, Québec City, Quebec, Canada    view tour
Date: Oct 13/19

Fantastic way to spend a day discovering Quebec City and surrounding areas. Claude is quite knowledgeable and passionate about his city and it really comes through! He adjusted the speed and focus of the tour quite well for our family, keeping all engaged and having a fantastic time. Quebec City is truly a magical place and if you are visiting I would very much recommending booking Claude's tour

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mario, Thank you very much for taking the time to express your appreciation. I had a great time with you. I will remember the image of a very united family. With your two teenagers, you were really beautiful to see. What a beautiful example. Inspiring !

Karen Postlethwaite

United Kingdom
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Tour: #362615, Ideal Private Tour for Cruise Passengers (1) : A "World Heritage City" and its breathtaking area!, Québec City, Quebec, Canada    view tour
Date: Oct 11/19

A tour conducted by true gentleman and to an extremely high standard. Claude was very fried.y, knowledgeable and extremely accommodating We would truly recommend him as a tour guide Thank you

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It’s essential for a guide to be accommodating. Thus, he ensures that the experience of his travelers will meet or exceed their expectations. Thank you for your comment. I really appreciate.

Robert Ekedahl

Boise, ID, United States
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Tour: #362649, Ideal Private Tour for Cruise Passengers (3) : Discover Old Quebec on foot and the treasures of its area by car., Québec City, Quebec, Canada    view tour
Date: Oct 9/19

We couldn't have been more pleased with Claude and with his tour. Claude went out of his way to make it possible for us to meet an old friend for lunch. His KIA van was perfect including a sound system that made hearing from the 3rd row seats possible. A tour bus operator approached our van and said "You're lucky. You have the best guide in Quebec City". We heartily agree!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I spent a wonderful day your you and your friends. It always a pleasure for me to adapt a tour to satisfy the special requests of travelers. I'm glad you enjoyed the comfort of my Kia Sedona 2019, as well as the audio system that I had installed specifically to ensure that all travelers can easily hear my comments throughout the tour.

Frank Nuspel

Germany
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Tour: #362615, Ideal Private Tour for Cruise Passengers (1) : A "World Heritage City" and its breathtaking area!, Québec City, Quebec, Canada    view tour
Date: Oct 8/19

Claude is a fantastic host and tourguide. We felt as being at home since the first second. He has shown us so many beautiful places in this amazing city. It was a great pleasure to be guests of Claude. Thank you very much for this great and marvelous day. We enjoyed it so much. If there's anybody looking for a private guide in Quebec - please first ask Claude. ��

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Your stopover in Quebec City was in the middle of your 42-day cruise. I only had a few hours to make your stop in Quebec the highlight of your trip. The competition promises to be fierce with your next stopovers in Charlottetown, Halifax, Boston, New York, etc. , but I’m confident to win ! Hope you’ll have a calmer sea for your crossing of the Atlantic Ocean to Germany in a few days.

Robert Casteel

United States
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Tour: #362615, Ideal Private Tour for Cruise Passengers (1) : A "World Heritage City" and its breathtaking area!, Québec City, Quebec, Canada    view tour
Date: Oct 7/19

Knowledgeable, well-paced and thorough tour. The best of our trip. He comes equipped with snacks, umbrellas, etc. to make things go smoothly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comment. I really appreciate.

Dan Draves

United States
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Tour: #326189, Enjoy spectacular Quebec City area, Montmorency Fall and Shrine, Québec City, Quebec, Canada    view tour
Date: Oct 6/19

I rarely comment on anything, but Claude's tour was incredible! This was a first "private" tour for all four of us. We've seen many group tours, and now realize how impersonal they can be. Claude far exceeded our expectations with his lifelong knowledge and sincere desire to share with others. He had Historical information, but also keeps up with current events. And, he is very well known and appreciated throughout the Province, providing a VIP experience at each of the venues. Easily a 5 star booking!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The great quality of a private tour is that the relationship established between the guide and the visitor goes further than the showcase of the destination. A conversation takes place, a dialogue is established and, at the end of the tour, everyone will have learned from the history, the culture and the knowledge of others. And all that, without being stressed and rushed by the clock. Thank you for taking the time to highlight this big difference between group tours and tours with a private guide.

Danelle Mathews

United States
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Tour: #362649, Ideal Private Tour for Cruise Passengers (3) : Discover Old Quebec on foot and the treasures of its area by car., Québec City, Quebec, Canada    view tour
Date: Oct 5/19

Claude is the best! He customized our tour of Quebec City, showing us everything we wanted to see within our time frame. His knowledge of the city and surrounding area was excellent. I highly recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is important to be flexible at all times and to adapt the tour according to the weather and especially according to the specific interests and particular needs of travelers. I'm glad you enjoyed it. It was a great pleasure to meeting you during your short stopover in Quebec City.

Alan Stevenson

United States
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Tour: #441054, 2-Day Walk&Car Combo Tour of discovery and wonder !, Québec City, Quebec, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 29/19

I wish there was the opportunity to provide a six-star rating. Claude is at this level, if not more. His love of Quebec City was evident throughout our tour. His knowledge was over the top. He provided us with a diverse set of experiences. All six of us on the tour shared numerous post-tour comments on the OUTSTANDING experience that we had. As we were leaving the port terminal the first day, my wife overheard another guide comment that Claude was the BEST tour guide in Quebec City. Indeed, he was.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really don’t know what to say after such a complementary comment, except that it is the love of my city and its region, as well as my passion for history and most importantly the wonderful people I meet at every guided tours that animate me and motivate me to always give the best of myself. Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience.

Nelda Brangwin

United States
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Tour: #616180, « All inclusive » 8-Hour Tour, Québec City, Quebec, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 27/19

This was one of the best tours ever! We didn't know what we wanted but Claude did! Because of climate marches we did a quick tour of the city and then headed out to the country. My husband, who isn't the most observant man in the world, echoed the same feeling I did. If we could speak French and didn't mind a cold winter, the villages we visited were a place we would love to live in. Even though it wasn't Three Pines of the books by Louise Penny, I got the same feeling of a comfortable caring place.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Summer and winter, Quebec is beautiful. Warmly dressed, a tour of the city and surrounding villages is as spectacular and enjoyable in winter as in the heart of summer. It would be a great pleasure for me to make you discover the beauties of winter in Quebec City. Thank you for your nice comment.

Sandy B Lieberman

United States
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Tour: #362615, Ideal Private Tour for Cruise Passengers (1) : A "World Heritage City" and its breathtaking area!, Québec City, Quebec, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 20/19

Claude is an outstanding tour guide, teacher, and gentleman. When I entered his car, he had a cooler of drinks and snacks. He is extremely knowledgeable about the past and present sights in Quebec. He told me about an outstanding restaurant in Montreal, Europea. It is an happening and expensive. It is worth every penny. Claude is a six star guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comment. You’re a 6-Star traveler !

Joseph Russ

United States
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Tour: #616180, « All inclusive » 8-Hour Tour, Québec City, Quebec, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 14/19

After reviewing the ToursByLocals guides (all of whom looked good), I selected Claude. I could not have made a better choice. First, the day of the scheduled tour was pouring rain, so he accommodated us and changed the tour to the next day which was perfect weather. Secondly, his experience from his working career was invaluable to giving us an all inclusive tour. We were never rushed and his personality was the best. My wife and I cannot say enough great things about him. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: When it’s possible to accommodate a traveler, I do it without hesitation. Quebec City and the countryside are beautiful, rain or shine but it is so much more pleasant for travelers (and also for the guide!) to tour when the weather is sunny and warm ! Thank you so much for your comment.

Ronald Nowicki

United States
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Tour: #362615, Ideal Private Tour for Cruise Passengers (1) : A "World Heritage City" and its breathtaking area!, Québec City, Quebec, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 13/19

wish I could add a sixth star. Claude was on-time, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable. He re-arranged the tour to better meet our needs and still found the time to assist other travelers having problems. Super guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your appreciation. I always try to be as flexible as possible to meet my travelers needs or specific interest. Have a good day !

Karen Scheer

United States
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Tour: #362615, Ideal Private Tour for Cruise Passengers (1) : A "World Heritage City" and its breathtaking area!, Québec City, Quebec, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 10/19

We had an excellent tour of Quebec City and some of the surrounding area with Claude B. He is extremely knowledgeable about Quebec, gave us tons of information, and answered all questions. We saw all the main points in the Old City, and really got the background of it all. We went out to see the Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré Shrine, which was wonderful. We toured the Island of Orleans, with a stop at a chocolatier and a winemakers. Then to Montmorency Falls on the way back to the city. A highly enjoyable day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comment. It was a great pleasure to make you discover Quebec City and area. Quebec was only A step of your long journey in Canada. I hope that your stay with us and your guided tour will remain in your memory for a long time.

Basil Gamsu

Israel
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Tour: #362649, Ideal Private Tour for Cruise Passengers (3) : Discover Old Quebec on foot and the treasures of its area by car., Québec City, Quebec, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 8/19

I recently arranged a tour of Quebec City by Claude B. I can only say great things about the tour. He was extremely knowledgable with a very pleasant and friendly personality. He met us at the cruise ship terminal (we disembarked 30 minutes ahead of the expected time)—he was waiting for us. He did not watch the clock-we extended from the original hours without feeling in any way under pressure. I thoroughly recommend him to anybody requiring a private guide of Quebec City

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I try to never have more than one guided tour in a day. I make sure that the clock will not take control of the day. No stress for people on vacation !

Norman Baldwin

Las Vegas, NV, United States
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Tour: #362615, Ideal Private Tour for Cruise Passengers (1) : A "World Heritage City" and its breathtaking area!, Québec City, Quebec, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 5/19

Claude was a perfect tour guide. He was most knowledgeable about the area's history, geography and culture. He deserves more than 5 stars.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comment. I always try to balance information and entertainment on a guided tour. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Emma Gourley

United States
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Tour: #362615, Ideal Private Tour for Cruise Passengers (1) : A "World Heritage City" and its breathtaking area!, Québec City, Quebec, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 1/19

Claude, gave us an amazing tour in Quebec City. He customized it for us at the minute realizing that we had already covered some of the tour the day before. He is very knowledgeable about Quebec City. Trust me you will enjoy him and his special places he takes you too.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It’s important to be flexible and when it’s possible to adapt the itinerary of a guided tour, I’ll do it. I’m happy you’ve enjoyed your tour. Thanks for recommending me as tour guide.

James White

United States
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Tour: Discover and "Taste" picturesque and spectacular Quebec City area, Québec City, Quebec, Canada
Date: Aug 31/19

Claude did an excellent job of customizing a tour for me to complement the scheduled activities of the land tour that left me a free day in Quebec City. He was pleasant , knowledgeable and informative. It was a pleasure to spend the day with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is always a challenge to deliver a guided tour on the third day of a traveler's stay. I'm glad I took up the challenge to your satisfaction. Thank you for your testimony of appreciation.

Katie Stallings

United States
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Tour: 5-Hour « Marianne's Bachelorette Party », Québec City, Quebec, Canada
Date: Aug 17/19

Thank you Claude! This was the most special day and it is all thanks to Claude. We had a group of 9 and he was able to secure a beautiful, well stocked van large enough for the full group. Not only were the vineyard tours stunning and delicious - we had time to sit and enjoy the Quebec City Scenery! The falls were truly spectacular and we had an amazing time. I HIGHLY recommend taking a tour with Claude, his English is amazing and we cannot thank him enough!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Katie, What a beautiful day I spent with all your friends. The complicity between you was really impressive and beautiful to see. I am very happy to have participated in this "Bachelorette's Party". Looking forward to seeing you again in Quebec in a next future !

Steven Cockriel

United States
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Tour: #326189, Enjoy spectacular Quebec City area, Montmorency Fall and Shrine, Québec City, Quebec, Canada    view tour
Date: Aug 16/19

Claude was an excellent tour guide. Fluent in English. We had a group of six people and his vehicle was clean and in good condition. He even provided umbrellas, snacks and drinks! He seamlessly adjusted our tour to deal with weather conditions - and was very accommodating to our wishes. He also provided helpful information on local restaurants and even sent a list of other things we might want to do on our other days. Highly recommend this tour and this guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Steven for this review and also for recommending me as a tour guide. Know that I would also recommend you as a traveler to all my colleagues from Tours by Locals all over the world ! Please pass on my regards to your friends.

Paul Bucher

United States
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Tour: #362639, Ideal Private Tour for Cruise Passengers (2) : Old Quebec and its breathtaking area, Québec City, Quebec, Canada    view tour
Date: Aug 10/19

Personal and professional are a tough combination to achieve. Claude was able to do it effortlessly. Claude's background in tourism and wealth of knowledge come shining through as he references the historical and culture significance of Quebec. He comes well prepared his guidebook, but spontaneously is able to cite dates, facts and numbers. We wound up going for lunch and having the same maple French onion soup that others had panned previously. The three of us that had it thought is was delicious.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr Bucher for your appreciative comments. It goes straight to my heart ! That said, what seems to have been done effortlessly is the result of my preparation efforts in anticipation of each of my guided tours. The secret of success for a tour guide is, on the one hand, passion and, on the other hand, preparation. I had a great time in your company !

Daniel Lifland

United States
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Tour: #616180, « All inclusive » 8-Hour Tour, Québec City, Quebec, Canada    view tour
Date: Aug 8/19

He is a wonderful guide, and tries to fulfill your wish list. He is very knowledgeable, kind, and gracious. You could not ask for more from a guide. When he took us to the church in Quebec City where he was married, it was a special experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Daniel, When it's possible - and I always try to make it possible - I adapt my tours to satisfy the wishes of travelers. I am happy to have succeeded to fully meet your expectations. Thank you for sharing your appreciation.

Steven Nuckles

United States
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Tour: #325698, Old Quebec, 400 years of Military History - Private Tour, Québec City, Quebec, Canada    view tour
Date: Aug 2/19

Enjoy 3 hours of New France History. Claude keeps you moving to capture the best of Quebec City. His knowledge of French & British History is extensive. On your first full day in Quebec book a tour with Claude. You will enjoy the rest of your visit with a good knowledge base and opportunity explore more of this part of Canada.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for recommending this guided tour to the next people who will visit us in Quebec City. This tour is indeed a nice introduction to a few days stay in Quebec City.

Alison Politziner

United States
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Tour: #323995, In the footsteps of Champlain, including access to the spectacular Funicular, Québec City, Quebec, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 29/19

It was a delight and a great education to spend the morning walking with Claude listening to him explain the history of Quebec City and the Provence. Claude shared information about present day QC, adding to the enjoyment of our morning. Claude is an excellent guide and anyone choosing him will be in for a most interesting history lesson and engaging conversation. Thank you, Claude.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Alison and David. It’s always motivating for a tour guide when travelers ask questions and want to learn more about Quebec and its history. Your questions were relevant and interesting. What a beautiful morning I spent in your company !


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