Denise KnightUnited States
Because we were recently in Quebec City in full winter weather with very cold temperatures, I was concerned about spending a day going out to the the Basilica all the while not being able to "enjoy" the Falls (partially frozen) or the natural beauty of the Isle Orleans.... Anyway, Brian proved to be a highly knowledgeable and committed guide, and he adjusted the scheduling in such a way that the day was very well spent. We'd happily do another tour with him in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: And Brian would happily show you around again. It was a pleasure. Merci
Mary JensenUnited States
Brian designed an afternoon just for us. My husband had ancestors in a village outside of QC. Brian picked us up in a lovely car and drove us to that village and helped search for evidence of their presence. On the drive he regaled us with pertinent history that had to do with people from that time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mary it was an extremely rare pleasure to take you both to Lotbinière. Not exactly on the beaten path but so interesting, both in preparation and execution. Bon voyage.
We kicked a goal getting Brian, he was fantastic. He listened to our requests as to what we wanted to see and delivered. His knowledge and commentary were interesting and we thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. Thank you Brian.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bienvenue Graham
Steve MaynardUnited States
Brian was very knowledgeable. Not a single question that we ask did he not answer. He is very articulate and understandable. His English is great. He is fun and a great guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You were all so wonderful to have as guests. Merci.
Kelly FranzenUnited States
Brian has a fun sense of humor and a wealth of knowledge of Quebec's history! We loved learning about the battles between the English and the French. Brian was very easy and comfortable to be with and was a wonderful guide!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kelly you were also very fun to be with. Merci.
Valerie PeckUnited States
Brian is an amiable and well organized guide. Thats the basics. Along with that comes a deep knowledge of the region, its history and lots of insights and information. He took us on a tour to a number of places that even a local didnt know about and we were so pleased with his humor and personal charisma. Highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is always a challenge to provide an interesting and fun tour to persons as well travelled and well versed as you, Michael and Barb. I am thrilled that you feel that I succeeded. Merci.
Rosalie SmithUnited States
Very good overview of the city
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci
Michelle SholkoffUnited States
Although he stated that this was not a religious tour and he was warned that we were interested in Jewish sites, he spent at least one-third of our tour examining and discussing, in boring detail, Catholic sites. He carelessly and thoughtlessly repeated the same stories and one-liners regarding the city's history and the large fountain and parliament building statues. He should not be giving tours to anyone beyond middle school.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Having researched the subject exhaustively, I did my best to explain the total absence of Jewish sites in Quebec City. As for the rest of your tour, the itinerary was as advertised and the delivery the same as has been so often appreciated by other travellers: I am therefore deeply chagrined that you were unable to find any redeeming qualities in the experience. Merci
Christopher NelsonUnited States
Excellent. Very knowledgeable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You too. Merci
Norman BaldwinLas Vegas, NV, United States
An experienced guide for walking Quebec City. His architectural explanations were most interesting. His pace was quick but thorough.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Norman.
Natasha KnightUnited States
We traveled as a family, 2 adults and 2 kids. We had a great time with Brian. He was very informative, he took us to interesting spots that we would have missed on our own. He was very thoughtful and considerate of the kids. We came to Quebec for the whales, and were not disappointed!! Don't miss the kayaking. If you can upgrade to VIP on the whale watch tour, go for it! If you go to see the bears, eat first and be prepared for whatever the weather is. Stay as long as you can. It is worth the wait.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had a whale of a time too. Merci.
Gary DascherUnited States
In spite of the rain we enjoyed a pleasant and very informative walking tour of old Quebec city … followed by a delicious lunch in a rotating restaurant with nice views... since by then the rain had stopped....
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: “I can see clearly now, the rain has gone” - in the end, it was a bright sun shinny day because I was in such good company. Merci
Craig TidwellUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci pour la note.
Denise DuffyUnited States
Brian was a superb guide! He is considerate, thoughtful. attentive and incredibly knowledgable. We were a party of four and we all enjoyed every moment! Brian also took great care of us with specific local restaurant and shopping recommendations. They were spot on! A perfect day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Denise, you made my day too. Merci beaucoup
Kevin BlaesUnited States
We elected this option for the variety of entertainments as well as not having to drive ourselves. The whale watching was amazing but more so since Bryan told us what we needed to wear for the day. The kayaking experience was also excellent as the guides made sure everyone was safe and educated. We did see whales and porpoises while kayaking. As to Bryan's guidework, he gave us tidbits of info at every town and knew the best places to stop for rest and rehab. The nature trip is a must!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Without Valerie We would never have added salmon to your list of sea creatures seen on this trip. All in all it was like discovering everything anew, with a couple of old friends. Merci beaucoup.
Kevin BlaesUnited States
Bryan truly went above and beyond on this tour. He monitored our airplane progress and delayed our start to reflect this. He had to change the tour due to local music traffic and yet it still flowed smoothly. His knowledge of the history and architecture made this a very educational and fascinating tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: This was a great way for you and Valerie to get to know the city before we got to know each other on our two days of whale watching and kayaking. Merci.
Michael RozellUnited States
Brian was great. Very knowledgeable, especially regarding Quebec City's importance in the control of all of North America. Fascinating, good pace, and microphone and receiver system, so no quite time while walking.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Michael, It was a pleasure showing you and your son around town and especially pleasant connecting the dots between American and Canadian history with such an interested audience. Bon voyage de retour,
Adriana IrizarryUnited States
Brian is a great guide. He is friendly, funny, and very knowledgeable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Adriana, you and your family were a wonderful audience, so interested and engaged in the tour.
Paul Michael JonesUnited States
Brian gave us a wonderful introduction to Quebec. He is knowledgeable, enthusiastic and entertaining. He also gave us valuable tips and guidance for the rest of our trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Michael, it was fun having such an attentive and responsive audience.
Nancy RudisillCALIFORNIA, United States
Brian was the perfect tour guide! He customized our trip soon after booking. Lunch at a charming restaurant with spectacular views of the St Lawrence River. Interesting historical and geographical commentary along the way. In addition to the main attractions he added many local touches such as Gilles Copper Art Museum and black current artisanal jam, wine and liquor tasting. Upon return to Quebec city he extended our tour to show us and explain the Citadel forts design. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Nancy, it was indeed a pleasure to show you and your’s around. Merci!
Alex KotanidesUnited States
Our small, group had a fantastic time, and learned a lot. Brian was very knowledgeable, and his tour exceeded our expectations. You won't be disappointed taking his tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Alex, it as also fun for me to talk to you about helicopters during lunch.
Delva Deauna-LimayoUnited States
Brian is such a professional. He communicated well with us even before we arrived. In such a short time, he was able to provide a very comprehensive overview of the city. We particularly love the basilica of St Anne, Montmercy fallsold Quebec! He is very knowledgeable of the city's history and patiently answered our questions. We traveled with my 85 y/o mother who required the use of a wheelchair. He always anticipated her needs. His sense of humor added flavor to the experience. Job well done!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Delva, it was a sincere pleasure spending the day with you and your familly. I particularly enjoyed pushing your mother around, especially when no one was looking. Merci beaucoup.
Lynda SilvestroUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a wonderful three days being your guide. Merci
Lynda SilvestroUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Tx Lynda, it was a pleasure being your guide.
Sunny KhamapiradUnited States
Very knowledgeable, personable, and friendly. Was able to customizes our tour and give us more warm breaks due to the cold weather.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sunny, it was a pleasure to show you all around town while keeping you warm. Merci
Bruce MoasUnited States
Brian was a total pleasure to have as a tour guide. He made everything simple to understand and had an incredible amount of historical and current knowledge of both Quebec City and Canada in general. If we had more time visiting or when we return in the future, we would and will ask for Brian again. What was also really impressive was that even though it was a beautiful somewhat sunny day, it also was breezy and crispy cold. Brian did the entire walking tour without gloves!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Bruce, good company make the blood run warm. Au plaisir.
Eric NewmanUnited States
Brian's tour provided incredible insight into the history and buildings of QC--And amazing back stories. He knows so much about QC that served as a great start to our visit. He is also very easy-going and quite friendly. Overall we had a wonderful 3 hours strolling through Old QC with Brian.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Eric it was wonderful to find a soul mate in “Velum Populi”, tx
Douglas AlterUnited States
Brian was an outstanding tour guide, his comments & information was very good, he spoke as we walked and was easily heard & understood. We met Brian exactly where he was to be at the appointed time and managed the tour to get us back to the ship with perfect timing, our group all felt we had an outstanding tour. Thanks again, Brian.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Doug, I always wanted to get the Alters to the boat on time. Merci.
Yonnie PopeUnited States
Brian was very accommodating as our cruise arrival time changed several times. He is very knowledgeable about Quebec and the area. We enjoyed his tour and the stories of Quebec. Thanks, Brian.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yonnie, I was very happy to be able to accomodate schedule changes engenderred by changes in cruiseship scheduling. Merci.
Rosemary CarmonaUnited States
Made the city come alive with his knowledge of the history. Very accommodating re schedule and itinerary.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What pleasure to show you around. Merci