Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Beaune-France by Tour Guide Pieter S. (Guide #5947)


Mark Cline

United States
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Tour: #170415, Tracing ancestors in Alsace and/or the Vosges, site seeing and a wine tasting in a private tour, Strasbourg, Grand Est, France    view tour
Date: Dec 10/19

Pieter was an excellent guide. Early, well prepared and flexible. If you are thinking of going to the region I highly recommend the tour. Thank you Pieter for the memorable adventure. I look forward to seeing you next year.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. It was a pleasure! A bientot :)

Michael Benda

United States
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Tour: #219036, Discover the great wines of Burgundy in a one day private tour, Dijon, Bourgogne Franche-Comté, France    view tour
Date: Oct 19/19

Thomas Kreuser

United States
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Tour: #149423, Discover storybook villages, castles and wines of Alsace in a private tour, Strasbourg, Grand Est, France    view tour
Date: Sep 25/19

William M.

United States
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Tour: #170415, Tracing ancestors in Alsace and/or the Vosges, site seeing and a wine tasting in a private tour, Strasbourg, Grand Est, France    view tour
Date: Sep 6/19

Enjoyable day of surprises unfolded. Met on time and went exploring churches, cemeteries, and strolling the towns. Pieter had reviewed my material but no other preparation apparent. Great fun. Serendipitously met owner of 18th century family farm and able to locate nearly all family names. Had already done only wine tour in area, so Pieter helped us explore intriguing and historical Wissembourg. Pieter was always helpful and informative. Great day!

James Cross

United States
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Tour: #149423, Discover storybook villages, castles and wines of Alsace in a private tour, Strasbourg, Grand Est, France    view tour
Date: Aug 31/19

Great guide. Fabulous day. Very flexible to our wishes. Couldn't be happier.

Jeanne R.

United States
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Tour: #136635, The Route des Cretes: a one day private journey in history over the top of the Vosges mountains, border of Alsace, Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, France    view tour
Date: Jul 29/19

This is a stunning, scenic excursion. Our guide and driver, Pieter, has lived in the region for 30 years and was very knowledgeable about the area. He drove skillfully, and made sure we stopped in places of interest to us. He was punctual, friendly, and flexible in offering stops - and as he also does tours of the wine route, he arranged an additional stop at a winery for a tasting. It was a great day - I highly recommend Pieter and this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind words! It was a pleasure showing you around. By the way I live in the area 16 years, not 30. I am not that old yet :) Thank you et au revoir!

William M.

United States
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Tour: #149423, Discover storybook villages, castles and wines of Alsace in a private tour, Strasbourg, Grand Est, France    view tour
Date: Jun 30/19

Pieter was a great guide. He was well informed and considerate during our tour. He had great depth of knowledge and made the tour a special favorite. The tour was well constructed and provided very interesting insights about life in the wine country and the important historical sites in that section of France. I highly recommend him to anyone wanting to get a deeper respect for that region and enjoy the beautiful countryside around Strasbourg

Ken Kanouse

United States
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Tour: #219036, Discover the great wines of Burgundy in a one day private tour, Dijon, Bourgogne Franche-Comté, France    view tour
Date: Jun 27/19

Pieter has a vast knowledge of Burgundy wines and the wine region. He assisted us greatly in our wine purchases and was an extremely gracious host. Both my wife and I thought he was a terrific guide! He receives our highest recommendation! Ken and Cindy Kanouse

Larry S.

United States
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Tour: #149423, Discover storybook villages, castles and wines of Alsace in a private tour, Strasbourg, Grand Est, France    view tour
Date: Jun 18/19

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 if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Georgia Harrell

United States
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Tour: #121834, Discover the great wines of Alsace in a one day private tour, Ribeauvillé, France    view tour
Date: Jun 15/19

Pieter is immensely knowledgable on the wines of Alsace. He got us appointments at all of the wineries I wanted to see and and we visited the Grand Cru vineyards we would be tasting beforehand, which enriched my understanding of the dynamic between terroir and varietals. He even was able to add stops on the fly when we had spare time! Most importantly, he was an absolute pleasure to spend time with. As a solo traveler, it made my trip so special.

Mary Ann Cope

United States
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Tour: #219036, Discover the great wines of Burgundy in a one day private tour, Dijon, Bourgogne Franche-Comté, France    view tour
Date: Jun 12/19

During a well-planned private all-day tour, our guide, Pieter, provided the perfect mix of historical perspective along with wine science while highlighting nuances as he guided us through tasting the wines and touring Domaines that well represented the character of Burgundy. Highly recommend this tour!

Mary Ann Cope

United States
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Tour: #121834, Discover the great wines of Alsace in a one day private tour, Ribeauvillé, France    view tour
Date: Jun 10/19

We thoroughly enjoyed our day visiting wineries in Alsace. Pieter is an excellent host and guide. He effectively shares his deep knowledge of the area, the properties and the wine while keeping the tour lively and fun. Highly recommend this tour.

Sandra Letton

Canada
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Tour: #149423, Discover storybook villages, castles and wines of Alsace in a private tour, Strasbourg, Grand Est, France    view tour
Date: May 28/19

The pacing of the tour led by Pieter was perfect for our group. We appreciated his knowledge of wine and we had fun doing some "tasting tests". He selected a wonderful restaurant for lunch.

Victor Hurtado

United States
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Tour: #170415, Tracing ancestors in Wissembourg Alsace and site seeing in a private tour, Strasbourg, Grand Est, France    view tour
Date: May 14/19

Peiter accompanied my wife and I to her ancestral home in Cleebourg, (near Strasbourg) and surrounding area for the day. Peiter, fluent in Dutch, English, French and German, was most helpful speaking/translating with locals in a friendly approachable manner. He was patient with our need to photograph and shop in the villages, especially Soufflenheim, the home of Alsatian pottery. Peiter's pleasant personality made the trip more enjoyable throughout the day. I would recommend having Peiter as your guide!

Ramsey Alsarraf

United States
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Tour: #219036, Discover the great wines of Burgundy in a one day private tour, Dijon, Bourgogne Franche-Comté, France    view tour
Date: May 2/19

This was the third of three trips we took with Pieter and, once again, he is simply the best! After showing us Alsace and both the reds and whites of Burgundy, even helped us facilitate shipping several cases back to the States-- not because he had to, but because he wanted to...he's just that nice of a guy. Enjoyed every moment of his company, each lunch, each village, each tasting. I would recommend Pieter to anyone coming to France who loves wine!

Ramsey Alsarraf

United States
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Tour: #219036, Discover the great wines of Burgundy in a one day private tour, Dijon, Bourgogne Franche-Comté, France    view tour
Date: Apr 29/19

Had the pleasure of having Pieter show us both Alsace and Burgundy (one of the few guides who do both areas, with great knowledge of both) and it was just perfect. Can tailor his tour for either the novice wine drinker or true connoisseur-- once he realized we were more interested in specific vineyards and appellations, made some calls and got us tasting the things we were hoping to taste. Really goes above and beyond-- just fantastic!!!

Ramsey Alsarraf

United States
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Tour: #149423, Discover storybook villages, castles and wines of Alsace in a private tour, Strasbourg, Grand Est, France    view tour
Date: Apr 27/19

Pieter is simply fantastic. Not only a great guide, but a great guy-- really went above and beyond to make our tour and wine tastings exactly what we wanted. Knew Alsace like the back of his hand, took us to each of the towns we wanted to see, and customized our trip to meet our needs. Even introduced us to the late harvest (vendage tardives, grains de noble) Alsatian wines that we had never had...a real treat. The best part? Was also our guide in Burgundy the next week. Simply the best!!!

Hiram Soler

United States
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Tour: #149423, Discover storybook villages, castles and wines of Alsace in a private tour, Strasbourg, Grand Est, France    view tour
Date: Apr 15/19

Pieter was an excellent guide. No rush, everything at our own pace. Very informative. We had a very good lunch and an afternoon wine tasting. Highly recommended.

Denise Arndt

United States
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Tour: #149423, Discover storybook villages, castles and wines of Alsace in a private tour, Strasbourg, Grand Est, France    view tour
Date: Feb 20/19

Pieter was very knowledgeable about the area. He was an expert on the local wines. The choice for the lunch stop had wonderful food. He was patient and kind to us. He also let us have an extra stop to obtain necessary medical goods for one of my group. Thank you Pieter for a wonderful day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! It was a pleasure :)

Brad C.

United States
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Tour: #149423, Discover storybook villages, castles and wines of Alsace in a private tour, Strasbourg, Grand Est, France    view tour
Date: Dec 6/18

Pieter did a great job showing us the Alsace region. I like guides that keep things moving (as opposed to standing in one spot and telling long stories). This gives you the opportunity to SEE more, instead of just standing around listening. Pieter was great about this. If we wanted to stop, he would let us, but I never found myself bored by a long-winded story. Thanks Pieter, we hope to visit you again and see more of this beautiful region!

Melissa Bayly

United States
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Tour: #149423, Discover storybook villages, castles and wines of Alsace in a private tour, Strasbourg, Grand Est, France    view tour
Date: Dec 1/18

I truly can't say enough good things about this tour and about Pieter! We went during the Christmas markets, so the towns were busy but still absolutely magical! And Pieter has local connections and knows the towns well, so he made sure we saw all of the main sites, despite the crowds. He's extremely knowledgeable about the region and very flexible. Because we booked a private tour, he gave us options throughout the day (additional town vs additional winery). I can't believe how much we saw in one day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! It was a pleasure :)

Gerald White

Mission Hills, KS, United States
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Tour: #149423, Discover storybook villages, castles and wines of Alsace in a private tour, Strasbourg, Grand Est, France    view tour
Date: Nov 15/18

What really put my rating over the top is his knowledge of wine. I expected someone to show me the described sites but his tasting and general wine knowledge is exceptional. Very nice guy and easy to be around.

Gerald White

Mission Hills, KS, United States
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Tour: #134124, Enjoy the history and culture of Strasbourg in one day with a private guide, Strasbourg, Grand Est, France    view tour
Date: Nov 14/18

We really got an orientation of Strasbourg and saw sites would have taken us days to find. Very efficient with a very nice guide.

Eric Gallant

Canada
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Tour: #219036, Discover the great wines of Burgundy in a one day private tour, Dijon, Bourgogne Franche-Comté, France    view tour
Date: Nov 8/18

Pieter was a fantastic host. We are both wine lovers and have been learning more about Burgundy. Not only did Pieter take us to some lovely wineries, he shared his incredible knowledge of the region. He also contributed greatly to the tasting conversations. He showed us some very interesting countryside and definitely exceeded our expectations. This wine excursion has set a new high standard for us. I would highly recommend booking Pieter for your next wine excursion within the Burgundy region.

Pattie Hunt

United States
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Tour: #149423, Discover storybook villages, castles and wines of Alsace in a private tour., Strasbourg, Grand Est, France    view tour
Date: Oct 18/18

Pieter was very prompt and took us to a castle, 2 villages, and a wine tour. I would have liked more information along the way. The castle was self guided. We had to shorten our time in Colmar due to one member having great difficulty walking. Seeing this, I think we should have discussed and amended the tour, perhaps just focused on one village. Pieter was very knowledgeable about the wines. Also, it would have been nice to have water available.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I have used your remarks to add some information to the tour description. In all villages we visit we do a walking tour. I give information when we walk by the points of interest. It was and is marked that people/children must be able to walk for about 40 minutes at a time and I have classified the tour level as "moderate" and not as "light". So this tour should not be booked by people that have difficulties walking. If people want to skip parts of the tour then we can always make a customized tour plan.

Paul Goucher

BALDWIN PLACE, NY, United States
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Tour: #219036, Discover the great wines of Burgundy in a one day private tour, Dijon, Bourgogne Franche-Comté, France    view tour
Date: Sep 29/18

My wife and I spent a great day with Pietr who was very knowledgeable about the region and the wines. We had never been to Burgandy before, and Pietr provided insight on villages and points of interest along the drive and at our stops. Pietr was importantly very knowledgeable about the wines we were sampling and provided an interesting perspective but always was interested in our views on the wines. Pietr had also picked a great place for lunch. I highly recommend Pietr for a great day in Burgundy.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you ! It was a pleasure.

Jim Workman

United States
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Tour: #114504, Join us for a four day private wine & culinary adventure in Alsace, Ribeauvillé, France    view tour
Date: Sep 24/18

We enjoyed our time with Pieter for 3 days and he was great. He has extensive knowledge of the Alsace region and is immersed in the wonderful world of the wine and food It was also a lot of fun being with him. Thanks, Pieter

Linda Carter

United States
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Tour: #149423, Discover storybook villages of Alsace and Neuf Brisach in a private tour, Strasbourg, Grand Est, France    view tour
Date: Sep 20/18

Jim Gant

United States
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Tour: #219036, Discover the great wines of Burgundy in a one day private tour., Dijon, Bourgogne Franche-Comté, France    view tour
Date: Sep 11/18

Excellent day with Pieter. Knowledgeable of wines and villages.

Randy Van Duinen

United States
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Tour: #219036, Discover the great wines of Burgundy in a one day private tour, Dijon, Bourgogne Franche-Comté, France    view tour
Date: Sep 10/18

We thoroughly enjoyed our wine tour with Pieter. He was an excellent guide showing a wide variety of wines and wineries. The restaurant he picked for lunch was wonderful location and the food was incredible. Pieter was very helpful in helping us select and ship our wines and dealing with the vineyard for us. Overall a wonderful experience and would highly recommend him.