Diane WiegandUnited States
Doris shared her extension knowledge of her home town Ghent with us. She took us down side streets and told us the history of the buildings, homes, and the church. Doris told us stories we would not have heard if we were on our own. We would highly recommend Doris!
Doris was like a family friend to us on her entertaining and informative tour of Bruges and Gent. She showed us hidden spots we would never have found on our own in one day. She went out of her way to make our tour personal. We were also lucky to meet Dominique Persoone by chance in the best chocolate shop in the world. Thanks Doris - tu es magnifique!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Win for this very nice rating, and moreover, for the wonderful day we spent together. Enjoy Germany! Greetings to Maria, Michael and John. Doris
Gregory B.United States
A very full day, but worth the effort and energy. Two beautiful cities. Doris was perfect. She met us at the train station and kept us busy all day. She even made sure we were on the correct train back to Brussels at the end of the day. Wear comfortable shoes and plan on walking. There is a lot to see and cover during the day. Doris brings a very personal knowledge about both cities and presents it in a friendly way.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Greg, already back home I assume? Thanks you very much for your nice review! I am glad you all liked your first trip to Belgium! I hope to see you back one day-many more places to explore!:-) Greetings to Pam and the rest of the group. All the best, Doris
Doris was extremely knowledgeable-she is a wealth of expertise. She was there early to meet us and was with us supporting us the entire day. Doris was prepared having checked out the Canadian War Cemetery the week prior to ensure our visit there for Dan's Uncle went smoothly. A huge thank you Doris for making this a truly memorable day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Speechless! Thank you so much. I am most thankful and happy to have spent the day with the both of you, especially since it was a very personal & emotional journey. Thank you again, All the best, Greetings, Doris
Lesley MacdonaldUnited States
This was a great tour. Gent is a beautiful city. Doris was a wonderful tour guide. Knowledgeable and fun! Thanks!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for this message. I also have nice memories of our tour together. All the best to you and your family, my best wishes, Doris
David BaumUnited States
Enjoyed a wonderful day with Doris who clearly tailored our tour to not only meet but in fact exceed our every expectation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David & Rocky, Thank you so much for your nice review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the day. Hope you had a nice flight back home and perhaps we meet again next year? :-) Greetings Doris
Patti SamuelsUnited States
Doris was outstanding! We spent the entire day with her - from Bruges to Ghent and learned so much along the way. She is super friendly and comfortable to be with. She took us away from the busy paths to the quieter streets to avoid the crowds, and gave us a lot of information about the towns and historical significances. We highly recommend Doris and would take another tour with her in a heartbeat!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Patti for your outstanding review:-) it is highly appreciated. Enjoy your trip to France and please keep on cheering for our Red Devils. many greetings Doris
Cherie BourlardUnited States
Doris was our guide to Gent and was EXCELLENT! She informed us of the history of this magnificent town. We loved it! Doris met us at the train and together we took the tram into town. She is a local. She also made sure we tried all the things Gent is known for, I will leave as a surprize for you, but my husband said the Kwak Belgian Beer she recommended was the best he ever had. Go to Gent and request Doris.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cherie, thank you so much for your nice comments! So glad to hear that the beer was a success! :-) Hope you all enjoyed Iceland. All the best to all of you, Greetings Doris
Doris is a superb tour guide, providing lots of really interesting information and taking you to all the gems that Gent has to offer. She is enthusiastic about her beautiful city, and will provide a tour that exactly meets your needs. I highly recommend Doris, you will not be disappointed!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: hi Sue, always a pleasure to guide you around! hope to see you next year! Greetings Doris
Sherri HoeflingUnited States
Doris was most excellent. She arrived at our hotel on time and showed us around Ghent. She knew many great stories. She was very good at helping us orient our selves and kept pointing out landmarks so that we could find our way back on our own. Just what we needed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sherri and Cathy, It was a pleasure hosting you in my hometown. I hope you enjoy the remainder of your holidays in Gent. All the best, Doris
William SullivanUnited States
Well informed and enthusiastic. Proud of her home
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bill, It was my pleasure to host such passionate and knowledgeable guests. Safe travels, Doris
Lucia ChaUnited States
Doris is an exceptional guide. Knowledgeable and very pleasant to be with. We would recommend her to our family and friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lucia, Thank you for a wonderful day yesterday! You both were a great audience:-) enjoy the rest of the trip and thank you again for having me as your guide. Greetings Doris
Bobi Jean AndrosUnited States
Doris expertly guided my son and me on an enjoyable, educational afternoon discovering the treasures of Ghent. From the painting she showed us of the original small settlement on the bank of the river (now mostly gone), to the impressive UNESCO heritage historical center, to the modern buildings scattered around the city, we got a good grasp of the story of Ghent and it's people. Doris prepared us well to experience the powerful Ghent Altarpiece and put it into its historic setting.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bob Jean & Tommy, thank you for the nice afternoon. Good to hear you both enjoyed it. All the best to you and have a good flight back. Greetings, Doris
Karen BuckUnited States
A friend and I wanted to see Ghent and Bruges in a day. We were staying in Paris and took the train to Ghent where Doris picked us up and drove us to the old town. While we walked around Doris pointed out interesting structures and told us the history of the city. She is very knowledgeable and friendly and spoke wonderful English. After Ghent she drove us to Bruges for the afternoon tour. She is very knowledgeable about what stores to visit and the important sites. I would highly recommend Doris.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Karen, Thank you for your nice review! it is always very valuable to get further feedback from TBL fans:-) I hope you had a good journey afterwards and I wish you many more pleasant travels. All the best to you! Kind regards, Doris
Terri OkesUnited States
Doris was very knowledgeable. We enjoyed our tour with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Terri, I hope you had a nice flight back home. I'm happy to hear that you liked the tour, thank you. Some more Gent fans:-) Thanks again and all the best to the family. Kind regards Doris
Doris was awesome! She met us at our hotel and took us around the city center area describing all the history you could think of in this beautiful city. She was also accommodating in going slow for my mom who has some mobility problems. I would absolutely recommend Doris as your guide and a visit to Gent 100%!! Thank you for a lovely experience!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: hi Savannah, thank You for booking me:-) I hope you enjoyed your day today in Gent? Have a nice trip back home and please feel free to get in touch any time. Greetings Doris
Michael CabanaUnited States
Well-paced, informative tour! If you only have a day in Ghent and want to learn more about the city, this is a wonderful way to learn about this beautiful city. Find out the best places for coffee, chocolate, beer, shopping. The tour is a great insider's guide. For Americans, you'll get a kick out of the plaque that marks where the American delegation stayed to negotiate the Treaty of Ghent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael, Thanks for the positive feedback! Say hello to the family. And perhaps we can welcome you back to Belgium next year? Greetings, Doris
We just completed a walking tour of the center of Ghent. Our tour guide was Doris. She was wonderful. Very knowlegable, professional and pleasant to be with. I would highly recommend her as a guide for Ghent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Keith, Thank you for the review! The pleasure was all mine! I hope you all had a wonderful stay in France! Greetings from Gent, Doris
Superb culinary tour, totally tailored to the needs of my Hospitality students. Doris guided us very well, giving us just the right amount of historical information and interesting food facts. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: hi Sue, Thanks for the review! And maybe we see each other next year:-) have a great summer Doris
Lorraine AndrewUnited States
Doris was a wonderful guide and shared her knowledge and expertise with us. She was waiting for us when we disembarked the ship and it was easy to find her per her directions. Doris showed us places the general public would not have seen. We loved the canal boat ride, the Lace making demonstration, lunch in Daame, and your beautiful country. We will always remember this trip and our wonderful guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lorraine & Yvonne, Thank you very much for the wonderful review. It was a great pleasure guiding you through the Bruges area. Have a nice flight back tomorrow! And enjoy the chocolates:-) All the best, Doris
Edmond P.United States
Since we had been to Brugge before we booked Doris for a day tour of Ghent , Damme and the countryside. Doris was a wealth of knowledge and fufilled our expectations in every way!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Ed for the nice comment! Hope you also enjoyed the rest of the Euro-trip! All the best to all of you. Greetings, Doris
Derrick FongUnited States
Doris was a wonderful guide on this most whirlwind of a tour and as a result, we had a chance to see and experience so much of both cities. With so much to see, it's not easy to orchestrate and then accomplish the itinerary and make it enjoyable for the group. Doris accomplished this with much aplomb and grace. As one member of the tour stated " Doris just knocked it out of the park!) utilizing American baseball lingo. Just to clarify in case, choosing Doris would be an extremely wise choice.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Derrick, thank you so much for your nice comments! We had all the right ingredients for a perfect day, great company included:-) Perhaps see you next Summer? thanks again Greetings Doris
Sandi NeumanUnited States
If you want to see areas of Bruges, Damme and Ghent that others don't see, then Doris is your guide! Her love of the countryside was evident! We saw many historic places that most don't see. We were coming from London and ultimately were staying in Brussels, but Doris grabbed us at Lille and took us by car for the day to some of the most amazing places the world has to offer, and many off the beaten path! Having a guide to help navigate the language barriers was super helpful too.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: hi Sandi! Thanks so much for your kind review! Welcome to come back any time:-). Enjoy the special upcoming family celebrations. All the best to you and Kevin, take care Doris
Karen G.United States
Doris is great! Excellent English though she is fluent in many languages.i We felt like we were with a very knowledgable friend for the afternoon. Gent is lovely and has lots of beautiful architecture and atmosphere.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: hi Karen, it was wonderful spending the afternoon with you and your family. I enjoyed it very much. All the best and have a good flight back tomorrow! Take care, Doris
Bruges is so memorizing and Ghent is a very beautiful town. However, the best thing about this tour is Doris! Doris has been so professional and more. She was so friendly, accommodating, and informative. I can't ask for a better guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Koy, thank you for the beautiful day we spent together and the nice review. Perhaps we will meet again in Brugge or Gent! Take care, Doris
Yoshi SmithUnited States
Doris was the perfect guide. She was knowledgeable, experienced, thoughtful and patient. She listened to what we wanted to do, showed us all the major sightseeing places in town while providing great stories and historical perspective. She pointed out all the small details that make the town such a special places. Then she showed us the best chocolate shops, restaurant and shopping that only a local can do. We were a group of 4. We all travel often. We all agreed that Doris did an exceptional job!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: wow Yoshi & co, That's quick! Did you like the local dishes? Good that you ALL liked the tour:-) I hope to see some of the pictures you took this morning. Thank you for the nice review and I wish you a nice continuation of your European journey. All the best to the 4 of you Enjoy Europe, Greetings Doris
Isabelle GravensteinUnited Kingdom
Doris spent the whole day with us, explaining the history of Bruges in much details for nearly 3 hours. She took us to all known sites and also hidden gems so worth seeing. Her historical knowledge of the city was brilliant and mixed with her humour, was a delight to listen to. In Ghent, Doris did an equally superb commentary. What an amazing city! Lastly, Doris took us to Damme, a beautiful small historical village close to Bruges. Truly Doris is a gem of a guide. We recommend her highly!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: HI Isabelle, thanks for the wonderful review, compliments and the nice publicity for both Bruges and Gent!:-) I also enjoyed it very much! Warm greetings, and all the best to you all! Doris
Gloria MillerUnited States
We had Doris on a private tour to Ghent, Belgium. We could not have gotten a better guide. She gave us exactly what we wanted for our tour. She gave us many historical facts of the region, pointing our features that most tour guides would not notice. She even bought a little bag of candy from a local vendor telling us the story of the candy...the nose of Ghent, I believe she called it. She speaks several languages, including Chinese. You won't be disappointed if Doirs is your guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gloria, it was my pleasure to guide you through the most beautiful spots in Ghent. All the best to you and Greg! kind regards, Doris
Linda F.United States
I spent a marvelous day in Ghent and Bruges with Doris. Doris loves Ghent and Bruges, knows all the hidden "off the beaten track" places and her enthusiasm is infectious. Doris's explanation of the Van Eyck Ghent Altarpiece was priceless. Best of all, spending the day with Doris meant being with a true "local," which is exactly what I wanted. I enthusiastically encourage anyone to book with Doris.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: hi Linda, Thank you for a wonderful review! It is highly appreciated. It was indeed a marvelous day, with sunshine on top! I have a feeling you might come back and visit us once more! :-) I hope you like the chocolates. Kind regards Doris
Dee ZednikUnited States
Doris was wonderful! She went out of her way to pick us up at our port of Zeebruge although it is a good distance from Bruges. She showed us wonderful points of interest that people on a group tour would not be able to see. She was very friendly & knowledgeable, & made the day so enjoyable!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dee, Thank you so much for your nice review:-) It was great to meet you both and a true pleasure to guide you in Bruges. And thanks again for the wonderful lunch. Enjoy the rest of the cruise. Many greetings, Doris
James SmagalaUnited States
Doris is a 5 star guide. She is very knowledgeable and experienced professional. Also, very kind and patient. She went the extra effort to ensure we saw all the important places in Bruges and Gent. Plus terrific lunch. Highly recommend Doris. She became a friend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: hi James and Nola, thanks for your 5-star review. It was indeed a 5 star day full of sunshine in both Bruges and Gent with nice company, nice visits and good food:-) I hope you are enjoying your Grand Tour in Europe. All the best with the family! And let me know if you liked the recommended restaurants:-). Doris
Thomas RussoUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: hi Thomas with the 2 lovely ladies:-) Sorry for my late reply.. Thank you for the 5 star rating! It was a very lovely day. together. Hope you enjoyed the rest of the cruise. thanks again Doris
Kory CampbellUnited States
Fantastic! Doris was great. She was very knowledgeable about Ghent and was able to customize our tour. From email communications in advance, giving helpful tips on best way to get there, and meeting us at the train station she was excellent. Interestingly we found ourselves on another tour a couple days later through Viator and the guide was not nearly as good as Doris. My wife and I really enjoyed it. Thanks Doris!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: wow Kory, thanks for your nice comments! I believe you are back home already? All the best to you and your family! And maybe another trip to Gent next summer? :-)
Excellent tour guide, Doris tailored our tour to exactly meet our needs.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Susan for your feedback! And thank you for booking me again:-) See you back in June, greetings-Doris
Great concept with swift administration! Doris is a great guide with feeling for her audience. She took even more than her time to creat a great day. Thank you very much Doris. I will use this formula again in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Frank! It was indeed a great day, with a very nice and interested audience. Good to hear that Toursbylocals got themselves a new customer!:-) Doris
Marina KupershteynUnited States
Doris is an excellent guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Marina!! I also enjoyed spending the day with you and your family. All the best to all of you, Doris
Fernando PradoUnited States
Our guide Doris was very knowledgable and courteous. She did a great job of showing us everything we wanted to see in the time we had and took us to a great restaurant.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Fernanco and Lisette, thanks for your nice comments! It was my pleasure guiding you around Gent! We sure did a nice long walk! All the best to both of you and thanks again for havng chosen me as your guide! Doris
Lorraine WalterUnited States
Private tour for our group of 5 ladies was outstanding! Doris became a "friend " that we would like to spend time with again! Her tour was at an easy pace,fun and informative. I would highly recommend her as top tour leader!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Lorraine and see you next year! :-)
David MiraldiUnited States
We very much enjoyed our tour with Doris. She was very flexible and gave us a great introduction to Ghent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David! All the best to both of you.
Lisa SuennenUnited States
Doris was fantastic in every way. I could not think of one way to improve this lovely day of touring.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow Lisa, thank you for your kind words! A lovely day indeed! Thanks again, Doris
Bhavesh ShethUnited States
Excellent tour by Doris. She picked us on time from the train station, and all through the trip she provided detailed information about Gent as only a local would know. She allowed us to conduct the tour at our own pace while ensuring we covered all the major sights. She is a knowledgeable person with a global outlook since she's traveled and stayed extensively overseas as well. Doris was very pleasant and caring throughout the entire trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bavesh, Thank you very much for your kind words. It was my pleasure showing you around my beautiful city called Ghent:-) I also enjoyed the tour very much. All the best to you both!
Raymond La CharitéUnited States
She is enthusiastic, knowledgeable, helpful, and thoroughly charming. She made sure that our visit was memorable, so much so that we would like to return. Raymond & Gini La Charité
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Raymond and Gini, Please do come back! Doris
Elizabeth PuckerinUnited States
The tour was perfect. I was in Europe for business and had the opportunity to travel to Gent for the weekend. I knew a little about Gent but Doris was able to identify a lot of cultural and history that really made it interesting. I wanted to see the Gent altarpiece and Doris identified a lot of other features that really made it better than just seeing the art work by itself. Much better than a bus tour!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Nice to read you liked it Betty. I enjoyed showing you around my hometown Ghent. Have a safe flight back next week and enjoy the candies! Doris