Arthur A.United States
Veronica provided us with an informative and engaging tour of the Louvre. We were concerned about touring such an immense museum on our own and wasting precious time. Veronica's breadth of knowledge was such that she was able to bring our attention to the Louvre's highlights and provide us with a more in depth background on the artist and the history. We would highly recommend Veronica. I doubt our lasting impression of the Louvre would have been the same without her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm so happy that you had a nice visit. It is a really gift to have clients that are so interested in Arts, history, etc. Thanks so much for your comment Veronica
Judy BonfilioUnited States
Veronica was patient and the perfect teacher! We are older and a little slow--she found every elevator in the Louvre. She also gave us a tutorial on Metro use, and met us at our hotel. Incredibly knowledgeable on history and art, just fascinating!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your rating and words. It was a pleasure to work for you, very interested and pleasant to work for. Thanks again Veronica
Howard BravermanFt LAUDERDALE, FL, United States
A wonderful experience with an extremely knowledgeable guide. Veronica speaks perfect English and she brought to life the most important pieces of Art that you should see in the Louvre with the History of what went on during that time period. In addition, Veronica was most flexible in working with us on time changes for the tour. We were a group of 6 on a Viking Cruise which had to change locations to move further out from Paris due to French strikes on the Locks, and only one shuttle return back in PM.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your comment. I'm glad that you enjoyed the visit. And I love this job, most of all when people are interested in art, history and that they were happy to do this Tour. I hope that you were in that shuttle !!!! Thanks again Veronica
Lucie Anne I.Canada
Veronica is a very knowledgeable & enthusiastic guide. We truly enjoyed her commentary and her suggestions on continuing our visit at Versailles after our time with her was done. As we made our way out to Versailles, she also provided information about the areas we were driving through and answered our questions about other sites to visit in Paris. We would definitely contact her if we travel to Paris again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, thanks for your comment. I'm sorry if I was late, but with the taxi that I manage to find, happily we have been able to catch back the 10' I was l late and to get to Versailles on time. We have been lucky. ToursbyLocals have sent me a reminder some days before but I don't know what happened to me, I was so sure that I didn't work that day ...... age ?????? Perhaps ........ Regards Veronica
Veronica is one great tour guide. She knows her craft as a tour guide & she know the history of her tour topic. Being in Versailles with her was streamlined and stress free. She's a feisty person and takes great care of members of her tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Good morning Thank you o much for your comment, I also wish you the best in your work and have a great time in the Low Countries.
Veronica was terrific. Very very detailed tour, patient and very good english. She even managed to procure us an extra ticket last minute from Versailles. Was a memorable experience. Thank you Veronica!!! Eric & Laura
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much at you for your comment. If the guide is good, this is most of all, thanks to the person that she have in front, if he is interested and agreeable to speak too. So thanks to you Veronica
Ana Daniela SiberioUnited States
Veronica is a lovely, kind, gentle person with an incredible knowledge of the history and culture not only of Versailles but of Paris as well. She made our tour extremely enjoyable and fun.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm so happy to have received such a wonderful comment and that you enjoy the Tour. I hope to see you one day .......
Veronica was amazing. The museum is crazy busy and she took us to see the most popular works with great ease. Her knowledge was vast and brought many moments of enlightenment. Would recommend her for a tour. Can't imagine doing it by myself. Well worth the money.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for giving me your opinion, to make happy other people is the best we can do !!!!!
Veronica went out of her way to make sure we were all comfortable. She was very pleasant and informative.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm so happy that you appreciated the visit. Thanks so much Veronica
Maryna TullyUnited States
We absolutely loved this tour with Veronica. Her passion for French history, her wonderful advice on things to do the rest of the trip, her stories will stay with us as best memory of Paris. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Good night, Thanks so much, it is so agreeable to read such a nice opinion on ones work. But this also depends, on the persons that are really interested too, so on you !!!! Veronica
Veronica is an expert and a lady. She is the perfect guide if you are interested in art. She organized the tour exactly to our wishes. If you are a group of young people and you are not so much interested in art but in modern day Paris and a little more "fun" in the tour, you might look for another guide. Veronica is perfect for a classical tour. I would like to highlight her ambition and professionalism.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Thanks for your mail, I'm very happy to have meet you. And as I always say, if I'm quite good as a guide, in a Tour, this is thanks to the persons I have in front of me. Thanks again and have a very good Year. Veronica
Charles MillerUnited States
Veronica was fantastic with the tour to Versailles- Thank You!- Maureen and Kathy
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, It is windfall to read, the moment that you wake up, such a nice words. Thanks so much and have a very nice time for Christmas and New Year, a bit early but then I shall forget to send you my best wishes.
Daniel RichterUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your starts !!!!!! I shall feel as the sky, with so many around myself !!!! If have been really happy to meet you, and I spend a very nice day in your company Thanks Veronica
Our guide, Veronica, had an extensive knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, French history. It made the whole Versailles site come alive for us. A definite 5 star tour! Thank you, Veronica!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to you for given me the pleasure to meet you and to hear that you have appreciated so much Have a vey nice time and hope to see you again one day Veronica
Michael FromsonUnited States
We thought that Veronica tried hard but did not connect with my wife and me. Her English is poor. She never really asked us about what we wanted to see and would speak on random topics throughout the day. We see Tours by locals as a broker and don't think there can be good standards when you charge so much for a poor guide. In the future we will try to find our own guides directly. I apologize for such a critical review but we really feel that our tour was not very well run.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm sorry that you were deceived by the Tour. But I did the Tour as I always do and there are few possibilities to change something. You looked happy with the Tour. If you look at the opinion about my visit of Versailles, you will see that most of the people appreciate it. About my English, nearly always, clients find that my English is very good as I'm not English and never lived in an English Country. English is my third language. Still yesterday, the clients found that I knew a lot.
Diann B.United States
Veronica was a wonderful guide!! My husband and I were amazed at the history that Veronica shared about Versailles and the gardens. It was a fantastic day .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, It have been a very, very nice day, for me too. When you have people that are very interested and agreeable to speak to, you give the most you can. I'm so please that you have appreciated the visit. Thanks and hope to see you again, one day, here or in Argentina ??? in some year more. .......
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Thanks for your waiting. If you come back to Paris and want to visit Orsay, it will be a pleasure to be your guide Tnanks
The tour with Veronica was very enjoyable for various reasons. Firstly, the lady is very knowledgeable and presents this knowledge in a nice humorous way. Secondly, we found her very flexible with regard to timing and program, which suited us perfect because we arrived late to Paris the night before and to start st 10:30 was a blessing! And last but not least, she brought us to lunch in a fabulous place, the oldest Cafe in Paris, and, she booked the best table. All in all, highly recommendable!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for much for your comment. I also had a very enjoyable time with you, it is very agreeable to guide people that are really interested in what they are visiting. See you again one day ?????
Ronald NissenUnited States
We were on a cruise that visited at 8 different ports. Of these 8 ports we scheduled 7 tours with Tours By Locals. The tour we took with Veronica was by far the best of all the tours. Not to say the others were not great as they were. Veronica was very knowledgeable and a delight. We visited and saw so much of Versailles that we would not have seen or even known to see if we had not had Veronica. She was awesome as was the tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, I don't know what happened, I was sure to have thanks you, but my message didn't pass !!!!! thanks so much for your comment and I'm so glad that you love the visit, it is so agreeable to see that someone is so happy to have follow the visit. I hope to meet you again, if in 5 years or more, you decide to visit Argentina, you can find my number phoning to any same last name in BA, they are all family !!! a huge one ...... Thanks again
Susan JandakUnited States
Knowledgeable, friendly,concerned for our group. Went above and beyond to make it a pleasure.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your comment. I also had a very nice day, pity the mass that didn't permit us to see really well the construction and stain glasses at Notre-Dame. I hope that manage to do all what you expected and didn't get to tired.
Richard McAdamsUnited States
Veronica made this day special for my ten year old granddaughter (and me on my fifth visit). She is so knowledgeable, making Marie Antoinette and the 18th century come alive for both of us. We were met at our hotel, led to transportation to Versailles where we glided past the mobs of people in line there on a national holiday morning directly into the Palace. She even found time on our half-day tour to go through parts of the upper gardens, giving a child a chance to run (and dance!). A wonderful time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your words, so happy that everything was so smooth for you !!!! and I hope that you had a good weather. Today and Yesterday, it was Versailles under the water ....... not very nice but the clients were anyway, happy.
The tour was good, specially the second part, we think we missed some historic information, maybe Veronica doesn't have enough patient, also we feel uncomfortable many times when she told other tourist things they don't have to do inside Versailles, and we believe is not her responsibility to do that. She lost focus in the explanation because of that. We lost time listening discussions between Veronica and other tourist that really we don't care
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lo siento mucho de que no todo fue de su agrado, pero no tuve la impresión de que lo estaban pasando mal. Me gustaría saber cuales son the historic information, pues así, podría buscar y aprender sobre estas informaciones. Es que me preguntaron ? y yo no supe contestar ? no recuerdo. Tendré en cuenta su comentario, la próxima vez. Muchas gracias por su comment.
Tony JudgeUnited Kingdom
Very knowledgable guide and an enjoyable day
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comment. I also had an enjoyable day. I hope that the rest of your trip, will be the same, weather, people, champagne ...........
Harry H.United States
Veronica is fluent in English; we had no problem understanding her. She is very knowledgeable about Versailles, French history, and the history of the French kings. Her tour is by public transportation (the Metro, and then a train) which we found more interesting than just driving in a car. She met us at our hotel and accompanied us back to the Metro stop near our hotel.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Thanks for your comment. I hope that you weren't too tired. I also had a very nice day thanks to you.
Duayne KingUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comment. If you find the Tour, not so good, I'm sorry for it but why didn't tell me from the beginning what you expect from me ?.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our guides’ normal high standards.
Craig BrehenyLondon, United Kingdom
Fascinating tour. Wonderful guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It's a pleasure to have new about you and most, when you let me know that you have appreciated so much Thanks and perhaps we shall meet one day in ??????? Regards
Robert WilliamsUnited States
Veronica was incredibly energetic and entertaining. She also really knows a great deal about Paris and has some wonderful stories to tell. She was very willing to adapt the tour to our specific needs and she went out of her way to be kind and caring. Veronica is a lovely person with a beautiful soul. We were so lucky to have her as our guide. It is a testament to her that although we only knew her a few hours we all left thinking of her as a friend for whom we have great respect & sincere affection.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your VERY, VERY, AND VERY nice words. Perhaps we shall meet again one day ? In Paris or Argentina, when I move again there ? you just ask to any Steverlynck in Argentina, my phone number or how to find my number, and you will get it. All of them are from the same family !!!! Too again, thank so much for your comment. Veronica
Christopher CallasUnited States
Veronica was an excellent guide for my wife and teen daughters at the Musee d'Orsay. She was very knowledgeable and helped us navigate the place more effectively. I would very much recommend her for this type of visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks you for giving me your opinion, I hope that everybody will feel the same.
Mary SteeleUnited States
Veronica provided an excellent introductory tour of the Louvre. She moved us effortlessly though the exhibits. Her explanations were very informative and insightful. We learned how to view the exhibits through her eyes and through those of the artists. She provided background information as we moved through various eras. The pace was just right. She clearly has a passion for the Louvre as it stands. She did not overwhelm us - She provided us with a great morning.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your comment, I hope that my explanations will permit you to appreciate the marvelous pieces of art that we can find in all museums in the world. Hope to see you again one day.
Beth SatterfieldUnited States
My Granddaughter and I appreciated Veronica's knowledge of Versailles and getting us around in a comfortable manner. Would definitely use her again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Your comment helps me to find a good way to visit Versailles without making you walk so much. Thanks you so much.
Susan AmbroseUnited States
Veronica showed us as much as possible in Paris in one day - Arc de Triomphe, Eifel tower, Notre Dame, and so much more.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Even this is not my name, I'm so happy that you had a nice day and hopping to see you again one day ?
Todd WittmanUnited States
We visited the Louvre with Veronica as our guide. The Lourve is extreamly large and crowed on the date we visited, but she made expert work of helping us navigate all the high points. She also helped us skip the lines which saved us at least an hour or more. She was very knowledgeable, and provided a lot of info and insight that we could have easily missed without her. I have a family of 6 and i would not hesitate to use her again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So nice to hear of you, I hope that you got back in good health, that I didn't tired you to much !!!!! Thanks so much for your comment.
Todd WittmanUnited States
Veronica was great. She whisked the 6 of us us right past all the lines (saved us hours of wait time) and was very knowledgeable. She was very friendly, prompt and patient with our kids. She made sure we had a great view of all the sights inside the Chateau and expertly showed us around the gargantuan gardens area. After going, I cant imagine visiting there without her help ... in my opinion the value far exceeded the cost and i was very glad to have as our guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, I'm so happy that you have appreciated the visit, it is so nice to have agreeable people to show them the French Treasures !!!! Thanks
Jeremy MishkinUnited States
Veronica was extremely knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and responsive to our questions and interests. She made our visit immeasurably more enjoyable, and provided a level of understanding and context that we could never have attained on our own.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, are you back home ??? Here very warm ..... Thanks so much for your comment, I'm always happy when I see that clients are ALSO happy with the Tour, Veronica
Torin GrayUnited States
Veronica was very knowledgeable and friendly. She did a great job not only showing the development of Impressionism as a movement, but also many other factors that influenced the artists involved. I would very much recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comment. But if I was good, as you say, this is because I had in front of me, people that were really interested and and with a lot of charm. I hope that your Tour in Normandy will be spectacular and that you will find the oysters I spoke to you about.
Lucinda V FairfieldUnited States
Veronica was very informative and entertaining. She gave us interesting historical information without overwhelming us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was very nice to meet you and perhaps we shall meet, on day, in Paris a street ???? I hope that I didn't tired you too much. Thanks for you comment.
Darrell HowardUnited States
Veronica's commentary was informative and entertaining. She altered the tour to accommidate my needs and was a delight to be with. Funny, knowledgable, and polite. I'd tour with her any day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is very kind of you your comment, but as I always say, we guides depend on the interest of the client, so we depend a lot on the person that we are with. This was very nice of you and I hope to see you again on day ?
Gerald SheltonUnited States
We loved the tour with Veronica. With her extensive knowledge of French History we were able to appreciate the history of Versailles and the people that lived there. She's very passionate about the property and takes great care to show her guest how to respect the building and the gardens while visiting them. She was on at the meeting place as agreed upon. There were no surprises, the cost of the train and admissions to the different sites were all arranged as agreed. We would use her again if needed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your rating. It have been, for me too, a very agreeable day. It was a pleasure to meet you.
Beverly ResoUnited States
Veronica gave us a great tour of Paris. We saw so much that we would of never seen on our own.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Thanks for your comment, I'm happy that you have appreciated it so much. Veronica
John SchmidtUnited States
Friendly and very knowledgeable!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Thanks so much for your comment. It had a very agreeable day too !!!!!
Sonya PoindexterUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Thanks to let me know that you liked the Tour. Veronica
Sonya PoindexterUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Thanks for your comment, nice to you to let me know that you have appreciated. Regards Veronica
Chris AgostinelliUnited States
Veronica is a lovely tour guide who is committed to her client's satisfaction and overall enjoyment. She is smart, thoughtful, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable of history and events. She has a wonderful personality, and sense of humor and your time spent will be well worth it. Thank you Veronica for a wonderful tour of Paris!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: And thank to you for the very, very, very nice time I passed with you. I hope to see you another time. Kind regards
Kia MartinUnited States
Very knowledgeable. My husband and I had a wonderful time. The cafe she took us to had lovely food!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Thanks so much for your comment. I have also had a wonderful time, pity that we haven't been able to visit the Catacombs, perhaps another time ? Veronica
Mary CummingsUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your rating. I had spend a very nice day with you too.
Veronica did a great job of arranging a customized tour based on my e-mailed ideas. She suggested alternatives that would work better and arranged a taxi for part of the tour to speed things up. Her overview of Paris from the Maine-Montparnasse Tower was a great way to start our tour, her insightful comments regarding Notre Dame were particularly interesting, and her ability to quickly show us some of the highlights of the Louvre and point out their less recognized features was amazing. Thanks Veronica!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to you so much for your comments. I am sorry if my habit of correcting people worried you. The selfie stick is forbidden in all Monuments and Museums, for safety reasons both towards fellow visitors and they can damage pieces of art. As you will have seen there a few guards and many of them dont dare to correct tourists as some answer roughly to them. I feel that my job as a guide is to protect artistic treasures and the tourists enjoying them. I have taken due note of your comment.
Leonard McGeeUnited States
Veronica had a great deal of detailed knowledge of Paris. She helped us navigate local transport and gave good guidance on restaurants. Could have paced the walking tour a bit better to meet the needs of all of our eight person group.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Thanks for your comment, it was a pleasure to guide you around this marvelous city, where at each conner you find something beautiful and interesting. Shall we meet again one day ?
Lori BanducciUnited States
Veronica loves Paris! We had a 3+ hour tour of the Louvre with her. One of the reasons we opt for tour guides in these large museums is because we don't have to spend time looking at a map and trying to decide where to go next. Veronica is very familiar with the Louvre and she gave us a wonderful "highlight" tour that included the major works and collections. There is no way we would have been able to see everything we did with just a guidebook and a map.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Thank for you comment, I'm happy that my visit interested you as I saw that you knew a lot about art. Hope to see you again one day. I wish you a very interesting sabbatic year !!! and if it is possible, with good weather but not to warm !!! Veronica
Larry LittleUnited States
Veronica was absolutely wonderful! Her knowledge of Paris (and of the metro & pickpockets) was the best we've seen in any city. This is money very well spent!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, I hope that I wasn't to expensive !!!!! Have a nice trip and hope to see you again one day ?????? Veronica
(Google translated comment): She is not only an excellent guide, truly passionate about her work and the topics covered, but also a wonderful human being. Fulfilled our expectations and more. Thanks Veronica. (Original comment): No solo es una excelente guia, verdaderamente apasionada con su trabajo y los temas que abarca, si no también un ser humano maravilloso. Cumplio todas nuestras espectatovas y más. Gracias Veronica.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, I was really happy to meet you !!!!! the whole family ..... and to see your son so fascinating by the old cars ..... as he said, this is the most happy day I had in my life (he is 8 years old) !!!! It was so wonderful thing for me, but I didn't organize it !!!!!!! Just lucky to be there just that day ...
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Just thanks for you rating. Veronica
Not only is Veronica a great guide, perfectly dominating the topics related to the tour at hand, but she is more importantly a wonderful person. She made our Paris trip everything we hope for and much more. Thank you Veronica.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So happy to have please you ...... Veronica
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: As you, I have nothing else to add, you were ( the whole family) to be with you.
Knowledgeable and caring, passionate about her job
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Julie, thanks for your mail, I loved the day I spend with you. It was a pleasure to meet you. Veronica
Don PittmanUnited States
Veronica was excellent- very knowledgable and she shared many details to make our tour most interesting. She knew just how to skirt the crowds and always pointed out the most important pieces. Highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your kindly words. I'm so happy that you have appreciate the tour. I hope to see you one day Veronica
Vicki HimesUnited States
Excellent tour guide, extremely engaging with 10 & 8 year old grandchildren, very knowledgeable and personable. Highly recommend Veronica to anyone interested in gaining a wealth of information in art and architecture in a short amount of time. Lovely lady with an abundance of energy. If I get to visit Paris again, I would choose Veronica as a guide. I cannot say enough good things about her -- outstanding!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Thanks so much for your comment, even if I find that you "exaggerate" a bit to much !!! It have been a pleasure to meet you and your family. Perhaps, and I hope, we shall meet again ? Veronica
Amy MartinUnited States
Veronica is high energy, and so knowledgeable. I had my own private history lesson, and learned details that would not have been possible in a large group. The Louvre - I was schooled in art, and it was spectacular, and she knows the building - it was like I had a back stage pass to the best seats, views and history. Her knowledge of Notre Dame was also exceptional. We spent half an hour plus outside discussing the architecture in minute detail. Fantastic. I will tour Paris with her again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your comment. For me it has been also a pleasure to meet you and I hope to see you again one day.
Christina CaroUnited States
Veronica was extremely knowledgeable and taught us so much. She packed many sites into our four-hour tour of Paris, including Les Invalides, Montmartre, the Louvre (from the outside), and an in-depth tour of Notre Dame. She also gave us invaluable information about navigating the metro. We enjoyed our tour, despite cold, rainy weather.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, That was very nice from you !!!! I feel so good when I see that a client is happy with the tour !!!!! Thanks so much for you comment and hope to see you again, one day ? and a bit longer that 4 hrs ? or just for drinking a café ? Regards
Karen LaddUnited States
Excellent, very knowledgeable. I can recommend without hesitation. We covered quite a bit of the city. Veronica helped me gain confidence in using the Metro. Made it back to my hotel without any issue. Thank you for introducing me to Paris. Karen
Nancy McDonaldUnited States
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! While my husband has taken art appreciation classes and loves art, for me it has always been either I like something or don't. Veronica has a way of explaining things that make you understand what art is all about. I felt like a child whose eyes have been opened to the beauty of a painting, the techniques, the colors and why someone became so famous. I never understood that before. She was probably the best guide we have ever had and we are lucky to have found her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, I'm really so happy that you appreciated so much, you did really inspire me, also, in my way of guiding. I find that is a very good idea to follow and art appreciation course, as this will make you visits to a museum really more interested. Thanks so much for your words.
Laure RossUnited States
Veronica led us on a phenomenal tour of Paris. We chose Saint Chapelle, Musee Cluny, the Arc de Triomphe and Montmartre. We went via the Metro (be prepared to walk a lot) and she was a wealth of knowledge about the history of not only the city, but also each place we went.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, So nice to see you happy with the tour. For me too, it was a pleasure to meet you, it is so agreeable to be with people that you fill so well together. Thanks for you comment Veronica
Veronica is amazing. She took very good care of us. Her knowledge of the Louvre was vast - she really knew her art which I, as an artist, really enjoyed and appreciated. We would highly recommend her. Bill and Winnie Philpott
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Please, let me thanks you for your comment, but I think that you exaggerate, I'm good but I'm not the only one to be. And if I'm good, this is also, because I have someone, in front of me, that is really interested in what I say and this helps me to be GOOD. Thanks Veronica
Henry OliverUnited States
Ms. Veronica was quite simply amazing! She made our day trip, from London to Paris, one of a lifetime. Not only because of her local knowledge but with her extensive knowledge of the historical aspects of Paris but her knowledge of the art was almost like taking a college course in art history! We can NOT say enough good things about the service that she provided! She was dedicated to making sure that we were comfortable and had NO agenda of her own! Her only interest was to satisfy our needs and wants!
Veronica was very informative about the history of Paris. She provided us with a great tour of the city and it's points of interest. This was the first time we have used Tours by Locals, but based on our experience we would definitely use again in the future. Thanks Veronica!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Thanks so much for your comment. It was very nice of you to remember me.
Michael ChaseUnited States
it was a full day for Paris but it was a full day of architecture. Not very good
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, thank-you for your comment. In the future I will ensure my clients are interested in the architecture of Paris before we start the tour as Paris is History and Architecture and often this is what guests want and what I cover.
Jim PierceUnited States
Excellent tour. Veronica was very accommodating to a schedule change we requested. She is friendly and she thoroughly knows French history.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, thanks for your comment !!!!! I hope to see you again one day ?
Joseph JenkinsUnited States
Veronica is a very capable guide with a love for Paris. She not only showed us the city, she taught us how to get around in Paris.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to have been chosen by you, it was a pleasure to meet you and hope to see you again one day ?
Kyle FritschUnited States
Veronica was the perfect guide for our visit! She made the 5 hour tour of Paris interesting for our 10- and 12-year old children in addition to my wife and me. She was aware of our other Paris plans and helped to really uncover areas and sites that we would otherwise not have explored.
Duane HathawayUnited States
there was 3 of us in our tour group. Veronica was very Knowledgeable. She was very accommodating to our tour requests. Her personal insight to Paris was very interesting and refreshing. I would recommend her highly for this tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm very happy to know that you have appreciated my visit, so much. Thanks you for your comment and hope to see you again, one day ?????
Se interesa mucho por complacerte, y te explica con la profundidad que lo requieras, también en nuestro caso hasta una carreola nos llevo a comprar, excelente guia
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Estoy muy contenta de que hayan apreciado la visita, es tan importante de estar feliz cuando uno conoce una nueva ciudad o monumento ......... Muchas gracias por su comentario Veronica
John LloydUnited States
Veronica really helped us navigate and understand a great deal about art and art history on a day when the Louvre was absolutely packed to the max.!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm so glad that you appreciated. But also all of you were really interested, so it is thanks to you, that my visit was more interesting. My daughter nice is going to join your daughter, in September, when she will pass through Paris. Veronica
James RenselUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, I would like to thank you for your rating. I hope that you really liked the visit. Best regards
Sylvia Mora-zonaUnited States
Verónica was very knowledgeable and accommodating as we had two kids , 9 and 5. She talked and played with the children. It was a very relaxing afternoon. Giverny is absolutely a must see. Gracias, Veronica!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Muchas gracias a ustedes, fue un placer conocerlos.
Ronald JensonUnited States
Patience, informative, and knowledgable .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks
Ronald JensonUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Happy that you felt better at the Louvre.
Sandra WayUnited States
Veronica was a real delight! She was very knowledgeable and informative. We had been to the Louvre twice before, but Veronica really helped us understand the art we were seeing. Veronica knows Paris like the back of her hand. She showed us sites in the neighborhood we were staying in that we did not even know were there. We would not hesitate to use her again on our next visit. She was wonderful!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So nice of you to say all this! I appreciate you opinion. Thanks.
If you are after history and in particular the French Revolution, this is your lady. We are enjoying every moment with Veronica.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, I hope that you are still alive with all that walking we had !!!!! For me, it was also a pleasure to have you as clients, so relax and interested. As I always say, the guide is good if the client is interested and agreeable to speak to. Thanks so much for your kinds words. Hope to see you again one day.
Another great day with Veronica. I have a deeper appreciation of Art and she has shown me details of things I would never have noticed. Her knowledge is amazing I wish she would write a book!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: If you read the last comment, you will see what I think of you both !!!!! Thanks so much.
Veronica is amazing. We wanted a tour taking in French history and knew we would not get this taking a generic bus tour. We felt we were walking through time as she explained things. We did learn a lot, and we now have a keen interest also in architecture. It is all the little things that she told us that made it even more amazing. What a great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much, I wrote you a long BOOK in your last commentary.
Dale IsraelUnited States
Veronica is very knowledgeable about Versailles and very proud of the french history and heritage. She was very good at negotiating the crowds of people as we went thru the palace.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your e-mails, I shall try to be less brusque, but but it is difficult to linger when you have such crowds around you. Sorry if this shocked you.
Dale IsraelUnited States
Veronica is a good guide who got us to most of the highlights of the Louvre very smoothly. Very knowledgeable about all of the art we saw and putting it in historical context. NOt warm and fuzzy, but efficient.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm happy that you appreciated the visit and sorry if I'm not warm enough, I didn't realized before this. Anyway thanks for giving your opinion.
Excellent Spanish speaking guide, full command of the related history plus tasty comments on the relevant characters of the Louis XIV - Louis XVI period. Highly recommended mostly if interested in getting an in depth historical perspective.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jorge gracias. Fue un placer de tenerlos como clientes, a mis vecinos !!!!!! Si pasan por Lago Hermoso, saludos a mi hermano, su propiedad esta sobre la ruta a San Martin. Puede ser que algun dia nos encontremos por aquellos pagos ??????? Thanks so much for your booking Veronica
Angela JarvisUnited States
My mother and I returned from Paris on April 10,2015. During our stay we contracted a guided tour of the Opera district, d'Orsey museum and Notre Dame. Veronica was our guide for the day and provided us with a marvelous experience. She was so personable and knowledgeable. Her historical accounts of the sights was amazing as was her artistic knowledge. Her enthusiasm was simply marvelous and contagious. I give her a 5/5. Thank you, Angela from Florida.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Thanks so much for your opinion, but this is a bit to good !!!!!!! If this was true, I would feel very proud. Hope to see you again one day, it was a pleasure to meet you. Veronica
Shay MeckenstockUnited States
We had to cancel our day on the tour, but our two friends didn't. They had a wonderful time at the Louvre and highly recommended Veronica. She had a very good grasp of the museum and it's history.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your comment. I regret that I didn't have the pleasure to meet you. I hope that I shall have the chance to do this, on day ??? Best regards Veronica
Elizabeth TurnerUnited States
Wow, who knew! Veronica never ceases to amaze me with her knowledge. She is so well informed and helps us understand the period of history in which the kings and their families built and lived at Versailles. It was simply fascinating. History, art, perspective and a framework for understanding how these were woven unfolded in front of us in a few hours. Thank you!!!!!! Every time we use Veronica we think back and are grateful for the knowledge she shared. She enlightens our journey!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much, it is so agreeable to hear nice things. Hope to see you again before I leave the job ????? Kissss to you both Veronica
Madelynn BorchertUnited States
On the whole, the tour was satisfactory but we were quite disappointed in a couple of things. #1 was our visit to Montmartre. We went there but never went into the cathedral. Instead we went into the Abbey?? Never saw the Moulon Rouge nor the house of Toulouse LeTrec. Only there for about 30 minutes. #2 We went to the Opera House but never went in. Instead we went to the receiving area for the season ticket holders. We saw nothing of the Opera House. What a disappointment!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I regret if you were disappointed with the tour, it was not possible to do all you were expecting in 5 hrs. A whole visit to Montmartre takes up to 3 to 4 hrs alone. In the future I will be sure to more clearly inform the travellers before the tour about what is included within the 5 hours to avoid any misunderstanding
Elizabeth TurnerUnited States
I cannot say enough positive things about Veronica. We first met her last year for a tour of Notre Dame and that tour was one we will never forget. Her scope of knowledge is amazing. In addition to showing us the highlights of the Louvre, we learned about French history, art and art appreciation; to look at art and begin to understand it. She is wonderful. When we returned to the Louvre a second time on our own, we actually used the many techniques she taught when looking at other pieces. Fabulous.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I was also very happy to meet you again. I always remember our adventure running after the thiefs !!!!! I also would love to see you again and thanks for your nice words.
Sarita VernekoffUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for you 5 stars.
Sarita VernekoffUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I can only say THANKS.
Veronica was terrific, especially describing and answering questions from my 12 yr. old grandson. Yes I would ask for her again should the opportunity arise.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, I have been happy to meet you too.
See previous review. She was just great!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your compliment !!!! you were too.
Anson Messersmith Audry MessersmithNobles vile, IN, United States
We had a great time with Veronica. She was very knowledgeable about pairs and it's history. We look forward to visiting pairs again when we can spend more than a day there.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your words, and so happy that I made you love this Paris that I love so much. Regards
Azlan Abdul RahimSingapore
Veronica made all efforts to help my mother who was on wheelchair throughout the tour. Moving through the Louvre was no easy feat but she help pull it off. She even pushed the wheelchair when it started to rain outside the Invalides cathedral. She was affable, expressive, passionate and a book of knowledge on the tour. We dearly missed her at the end of the tour and would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone who needs a guide and a friend in Paris.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So nice of you to say that !!! And also I would like to congratulate you about your girls, they are so gentle and always helping their grandparents !!!! Many people ought to learn from you. It was a real pleasure to meet you and thanks for your smile, it is so nice to have someone always smiling ! I hope to have the pleasure to see your family again on day.
Susan PotterUnited States
Veronica is totally professional She got us right into D'Orsay...straight into the Van Gogh special exhibit and proceeded to tell us all about Van Gogh and his illnesses and his style, brother Theo, and his wonderful it was to have the private collection paintings as they are usually not seen by the public. Then we had a 2hour art history lesson on impressionist and the painters of the movement. Wonderful...fabulous. we sure got our money's worth.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Again thanks. But you know, I think that when you have people interested, you feel so much better, so your work, job, is much easier and better. So all this is also thanks to all of you. I was a pleasure to meet you. Veronica
We specifically requested seeing the various areas of Paris with her to get a feel forParis. We requested that she advise us ahead if we could see the highlights of Louvre on our own as we did not want detail here. She did not answer. When we met we reinforced this , she disregarded this and said she would try but said we can see areas on our own. We reinforced this several times but most time spent at louvre- knowledgable not what we wanted. Also requested lunch at crepe place in Marais - she ignored.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I thought you and your friends had enjoyed your trip to Paris and the lunch we shared together. We were unable to have a crepe in the Marais, because we were in the wrong area of the city for that. Had I known beforehand I would have organized our visit differently. I think there has been a misunderstanding regarding the Louvre portion of the tour, it is a pity that we were unable to sort them out at the time.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: The issues above were brought up to the guide, who was very surprised, since according to her, the customers seemed pleased by the end of the tour. I also tried to find e-mail communication between the customer and guide referring to the Louvre highlights and was not able to find anything. Customer was informed of the guide's comments but until now we have not heard back from him.
Susan PotterUnited States
Over the top So much more information than we had previous tour at Versailles 15 years ago. We saw everything that we requested with continuous dialogue with Veronica. Pace was relaxed but kept us moving. Highly recommend our newest favorite guide, Veronica. Susan P
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for you comentary, I hope that I didn't tired you to much. Perhaps we shall meet again one day ??? REgards Veronica
M. Evan M.United States
The Louvre is immense, and we could not have seen all that we did without Veronica. She is extremely knowledgeable about the museum itself and it's contents. She was able to successfully guide us through the museum without getting stuck in the crowds. We did feel at times that Veronica had her own itinerary - and opinions, and there was little flexibility for our interests or concerns.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh, I'm sorry if you felt that I impose my itinerary and I wasn't interested in your concerns, I really didn't realized that you felt like that. But what happens is that there are some themes and periods of art that we don't often do, so when people want to visit a certain part of the Louvre, that is not the ordinary visit, it is better to tell the guide before, as we can't remember the whole, and we have to look at ours notes. Regards Veronica
Victoria RojoUnited States
Veronica was a fantastic guide for the Louvre tour!!! Not only did she show us and teach us so much about the many types of art that we saw, but also included the history of the Louvre itself. She really knows her way around which allowed us to see so many pieces of the collections. She also did a great job capturing the interests of our 13 year old boys, as they were never bored at this museum. We even went back after lunch to see more. We would highly recommend her tour to others. Worth the money!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, You know, you make me feel shy with all your comments ....... I hope that I shall be able to stay always the same and be happy to have clients as the ones I most of the time have, there is a real pleasure to work with people like you !!!!!!
Joseph JenkinsUnited States
Veronica is a most personable, knowledgable, and conscientious guide. She stayed with us longer than she was required to, and in that time, gave us a great overview of Paris, including the ins and outs of using the transportation system. I would recommend a tour with her your first day in Paris. The rest of your stay will be much better for it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sorry I didn't looked to you comment about the tour, I had to much work. I'm really happy that you appreciated the visit and that it helped you later; Hope to see you one day ?????,
Rita MillweeUnited States
Veronica was wonderful. We totally enjoyed our full day of site seeing and have already recommended Tours by Locals and Veronica to another traveler. It was a wonderful way to take in these special sites.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, I'm so happy that you have enjoyed the visit. And you were lucky with the crowd, this is becoming more and more ..... But it is, anyhow, a place to visit. Thanks so much for your words. Best regards