Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Bordeaux France by Tour Guide Galia E. (Guide #9009)


Martin Ossip

Canada
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Tour: #168969, The Perfect Day: Wine castle and Bordeaux History in a Private Tour, Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France    view tour
Date: Aug 2/18

Galia was great.

Gregory P.

United States
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Tour: #218255, Bordeaux French capital of Wine and History, city private tour, Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France    view tour
Date: May 28/18

Galia was terrific. She was punctual and had planned our route very well, working in flexibility as we had some specific requests. She is a delightful person, I would highly recommend her to anyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your beautiful review. I am so happy you three enjoyed the walk around the city with me. I hope to see you again.) Please say hello to Joan and Bill. Best wishes, Galia

David Blumenthal

United States
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Tour: #218255, Bordeaux French capital of Wine and History, city private tour, Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France    view tour
Date: May 24/18

Yong Jin Lim

Malaysia
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Tour: #218256, Saint Emilion wine castles and history private tour, Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France    view tour
Date: Nov 21/17

Harsh Tiwari

Kuwait, Kuwait
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Tour: #218256, Saint Emilion wine castles and history private tour, Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France    view tour
Date: Nov 20/17

Galia is a great tour guide. Very informative and friendly. My wife and I felt that we are with a friend than a guide during the tour. We loved the experience and we recommend her highly.

Harsh Tiwari

Kuwait, Kuwait
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Tour: #218255, Bordeaux French capital of Wine and History, city private tour, Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France    view tour
Date: Nov 19/17

Galia is a great tour guide. Very informative and friendly. My wife and I felt that we are with a friend than a guide during the tour. We loved the experience and we recommend her highly.

Martin Muth

United States
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Tour: #168992, Enjoy the tastes and colors of Bordeaux with a private guide, Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France    view tour
Date: Oct 5/17

Your tour was the highlight of our entire trip. Galia was not only knowledgeable but showed a sincere interest in us and our experiencing Bordeaux. We definitively request her again when back in Bordeaux.

Patricia Knott

United States
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Tour: #218254, MEDOC, Left Bank of Bordeaux Margaux wine castles Grand Cru Classe, Private Tour, Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France    view tour
Date: Sep 29/17

Galia is a phenomenal tour guide. She was professional, flexible and prompt. She was a delight to spend the day with her. She is knowledgeable and wine and the region. I learned so much at the Chateaus about how wine is made from start to finish. The experience was available due to Galia's knowledge and relationships with the Chateaus as well. Anyone going to Bordeaux she request Galia. Tricia

Robert R.

United States
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Tour: #168969, The Perfect Day: Wine castle and Bordeaux History in a Private Tour, Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France    view tour
Date: Sep 23/17

Galia made our trip to Bordeaux! Galia is a professional- her friendly welcoming nature and wealth of information on history and culture was exactly what we were looking for in our short time in Bordeaux. For our tour she organized a lunch reservation, transportation to Chateau Bouscaut for a private tour of the winery and a beautiful afternoon of exploring. When we return to Bordeaux we will hope to tour again with Galia!!

Stephen Kapusta

Canada
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Tour: #218255, Bordeaux French capital of Wine and History, city private tour, Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France    view tour
Date: Sep 17/17

A wonderful half day roaming the streets of Bordeaux with Galia. Her energy and enthusiasm lifted our spirits and carried us through our rainy tour. Galia was extremely knowledgeable and shared a steady stream of stories and historical facts about the most important events and buildings. She covered the timeline to modern day Bordeaux while casually walking the streets. Always stopping to ensure our comfort and to answer any questions. Lots of recommendations for post tour visits and dining.

Paul Francis

United States
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Tour: History of War in Bordeaux Private Tour, Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
Date: Sep 15/17

We really liked our tour on Sep 15 with Galia Emilova. She was well informed, interesting and showed us many of things in a short period of time. She was lots of fun, too. We highly recommend this tour for anyone new to Bordeaux. Paul Francis Paul Francis Partner

Freyda Komito

United States
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Tour: #218255, Bordeaux French capital of Wine and History, city private tour, Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France    view tour
Date: Sep 8/17

Galia met us at our cruise ship. We had a walking tour of Bordeaux. Our walk was leisurely yet comprehensive . Galia is extremely knowledgeable about the area. She made reservations for the four of us at a lovely restaurant . Galia has a wonderful personality, easy to talk to, and fun to be with.

Donald Hall

STUART, FL, United States
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Tour: #218256, Saint Emilion wine castles and history private tour, Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France    view tour
Date: Sep 7/17

We had a great tour to St Emilion with Glaia. We especially linked Chateux de Ferrand. Great wine! We also enjoyed our walk through the town of St Emilion.

Thomas Sullins

United States
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Tour: #168969, The Perfect Day: Wine castle and Bordeaux History in a Private Tour, Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France    view tour
Date: Sep 6/17

A perfect day!

Michael Rosenberg

United States
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Tour: #218256, Saint Emilion wine castles and history private tour, Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France    view tour
Date: Aug 31/17

Michael Rubel

United States
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Tour: #218256, Saint Emilion wine castles and history private tour, Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France    view tour
Date: Aug 20/17

Galia was fantastic! Fun, upbeat, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We would very much look to another opportunity to spend the day with her!

Nancy Silver

Ann Arbor, MI, United States
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Tour: #218255, Bordeaux French capital of Wine and History, city private tour, Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France    view tour
Date: Jun 25/17

Sally Torgeson

SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #218254, MEDOC, Left Bank of Bordeaux Margaux wine castles Grand Cru Classe, Private Tour, Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France    view tour
Date: Jun 21/17

Just great. Very accommodating to change d needs. Greg, driver, was also very nice to spend the day with. Much better than a cruise bus tour!

William Stevens

United States
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Tour: #218254, MEDOC, Left Bank of Bordeaux Margaux wine castles Grand Cru Classe, Private Tour, Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France    view tour
Date: Jun 15/17

Galia Was the best, she took us on a walking tour of Bordeaux and then to two great winery's. We would highly recommend Galia to anyone, she speaks 5 languages and knows her way around.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Steve, thank you very much for your beautiful review. It was a great pleasure to know you both. Looking forward to seeing you again. Have a nice Summer! Best wishes, Galia

Bruce Metzler

Canada
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Tour: #218255, Bordeaux French capital of Wine and History, city private tour, Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France    view tour
Date: Jun 6/17

We had a small group walking tour from our cruise ship with Galia. She is a delightful person and very knowledgeable about Bordeaux. She was very flexible and modified her standard tour to make allowance for people in our group who had limited energy and mobility issues. Due to her knowledge of the city and the small size of our group we were able to go places not accessible by larger groups, like a private visit to a chocolate shop and the best hot chocolate at a local coffee shop. Highly recommended!

Spero Valavanis

United States
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Tour: #218254, MEDOC, Left Bank of Bordeaux Margaux wine castles Grand Cru Classe, Private Tour, Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France    view tour
Date: May 31/17

We had an absolutely outstanding experience with Galia. She has a wonderful personality, engaging and easy to talk with, and wanted to make sure our entire trip was an amazing experience. She helped with accommodations, Restaurant reservations, sights, drivers, etc. for the entire time we were there. Simply can't say enough about how great she was!!!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Spero thank you so much for these touching words. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Bordeaux and the journey in Medoc. It was a real pleasure to know you. I hope to see you soon and have a glass of great Bordeaux wine together. Have a nice Summer!

Scott Ziegler

United States
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Tour: #218256, Saint Emilion wine castles and history private tour, Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France    view tour
Date: May 30/17

Galia was a fantastic guide and went out of her way to please us. In preparation for our tour, Galia did considerable homework to tailor her tour to meet our specific needs. I am an architect and she customized our tour to visit as many sites as possible for contemporary architecture design by French architect Jean Nouvel. Truly a wonderful person and tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Scott, thank you so much for your beautiful review. It was a great pleasure to know the three of you. I really enjoyed preparing your tour, it was a very beautiful challenge for me to do this and I feel so happy and touched when the opinion is coming from a remarkable architect like you. It was really enriching to meet extraordinary people like you who can « see » the beauty. Warm regards Galia

Barry G.

United States
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Tour: #218255, Bordeaux French capital of Wine and History, city private tour, Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France    view tour
Date: May 29/17

Galia was one of the best guides we have ever had and a real pleasure to be with for a tour. Her walking tour of Bordeaux was well planned but allowed for variation depending upon what we wanted to see. She paced the tour well for our needs and was enthusiastic about sharing special delights of the city. We were her guests in her city and it was a wonderful experience. Her knowledge of Bordeaux and French history was excellent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Jill and Barry, I feel really touched by your beautiful review. I am so happy you both enjoyed the time around the city with me. Have a nice journey around France and enjoy all the beautiful places you plan to visit. I hope to see you again.)Best wishes, Galia

Cheryl Boche

United States
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Tour: #218256, Saint Emilion wine castles and history private tour, Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France    view tour
Date: May 24/17

Galia was an excellent guide but the tour cost was too expensive for what was included. We did one in Prague that was as good at a third of the cost. About the same amount of time.

Bruce Z.

United States
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Tour: Bordeaux Highlights Private Tour, Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
Date: Apr 29/17

Galia was wonderful. She researched places tailored to our interests, kept a very comfortable pace and gave us history of places we visited. Galia gave us tips for more places to visit and restaurants to try. We highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your beautiful review I am happy you and Susan enjoyed your time around the city with me. I hope she did some nice shopping. Happy birthday Bruce! Enjoy your stay in Bordeaux and I am looking forward to see you both again!

Kathleen R.

United States
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Tour: #163045, Castles, wine and history private tour, Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France    view tour
Date: Oct 19/16

Galia and the driver were charming and interesting. Galia had put together a special tour of the castles in the region for me and it was everything I had hoped for. She even stopped for a quick look at a fourth. She had a wide knowledge of the history and the region. She had even printed out extra material for me to read if I wanted to. It was a fantastic day. I highly recommend Galia as a guide.

Donna Postma

United States
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Tour: #218256, Saint Emilion wine castles and history private tour, Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France    view tour
Date: Oct 6/16

Galia is an exceptional guide and I would highly recommend her! The tour was exactly what we wanted and her sweet, fun personality made it a special day that we will always remember. The tour of chateaux/wineries was beyond our expectations. Galia reserved a tour with an very experienced sommelier at Chateaux de Ferrand who is the finest we had the good fortune of meeting. It was not just his knowledge but his spirit that was so enriching. It made our first trip to Bordeaux magnificent.

Robert Quist

Salt Lake City, UTAH, United States
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Tour: #218255, Bordeaux city private tour, Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France    view tour
Date: Oct 5/16

Galia, who speaks English very well, was personable and professional as she led us through Bordeaux. Explaining the history and the importance of each stop she brought the city to life. Of course any visit to France and especially to Bordeaux has to include good food and great wine. She provided recommendation for both which we gladly accepted and found to be most delightful. Go with Galia.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your so kind review. I am glad I have met you, I have spent a lovely day with both of you and I hope to see you again around.) Have a nice trip and enjoy all the beautiful places arround the world. Best wishes, Galia

Jeff Gentry

United States
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Tour: #218255, Bordeaux city private tour, Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France    view tour
Date: Sep 10/16

Galia is an excellent guide who speaks superb English, French and Bulgarian. She gave us an exceptional tour of Bordeaux with additional information on the WW 2 impact on Bordeaux to include seeing the Nazi U-Boat sub pens in the distance. We had a wonderful Tour and highly recommend Galia!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Jeff and Joyce for your beautiful review. It was a great pleasure to know you both. Looking forward to seeing you again. I wish you all the best and a lot of more adventures in unknow countries!)

Donna Lundy

United States
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Tour: Wine, Art and History Private Tour, Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
Date: Aug 10/16

Galia is a wonderful guide and made our trip in Bordeaux a true delight. I highly recommend her tour of the arts and wineries which included the castle of Toulouse Latrec. We were fortunate to have the owner giver us a personal tour of the estate explaining all of the paintings, followed by a wine tasting. The surrounding area is charming with small villages, castles and many churches dating back to the 11th century. Galia is lively and excited with her work which comes through. This is a don't miss tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Donna for your beautiful review. It was a great pleasure to know you both. Looking forward to seeing you again. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

Stuart Leibsohn

United States
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Tour: Private Tour of the Magical Médoc, an authentic taste of Bordeaux's most famous châteaux, Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
Date: Aug 2/16

Galia was extremely knowledgeable and planned a marvelous day for us at 3 excellent Chateau's and lunch at a Michelin restaurant. Would definitely use her again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Stuart and Susan for your beautiful review. It was a great pleasure to know you both. Looking forward to seeing you again. We checked DFS page and it looks very interesting. Gregory says hello! Susan could you send the photo of the four of us? We wish you all the best!)

Leonidas Dowlen

United States
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Tour: History of War in Bordeaux, Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
Date: Jun 5/16

Galia did a good job giving us the history of the war in Bordeaux as well as the city of Bordeaux. She was a substitute and did her home work before the tour. She is a delightful person and all six of us enjoyed our time with her. Lon D. Coral Gables, Fl.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind review. It was a pleasure to spend the afternoon with all of you. Have a nice Summer! Best wishes, Galia

Cesar Trujillo

United States
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Tour: #218254, Left Bank of Bordeaux Margaux wine castles Private Wine Tour, Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France    view tour
Date: Jun 3/16

What a wonderful full day. We could not have asked for better locations to stop for photos and tastings. Galia and her driver have great general knowledge of the area while allowing the experts on wine to really give some wonderful in depth history and explanation of the complexities, traditions, and advances in Bordeaux wine making. We saw Chateau La Tour Carnet. We fell in love with the castle and hope to stay there someday. Next we loved Chateau Giscours and Chateau Prieure Lichine. Best wine-Giscours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Cesar, Thank you very much for your review. It was a pleasure to meet you and spend the day with you and your friends. Greg said that you are his favorite travelers I have to stay impartial). Good flight back home. Best wishes, Galia

Norman Klein

United States
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Tour: Castles of Loire, history and tradition in Western France, Nantes, Pays de la Loire, France
Date: Aug 23/14

Galia worked hard to create a very enjoyable day for us. We visited several castles, had a typical local lunch, and stopped at a vineyard for a tour and wine tasting. Galia took the initiative to find a once-daily English tour of Castle Brissac, which made our visit more informative, and worked the rest of our schedule around it. Galia provided a lot of regional history and information along the way. Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable day tailored to our interests.

Sanford Klein

United States
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Tour: Submarine base and Pays de Lorient, Lorient, France
Date: Oct 1/13

A special high point of our recent travel was seeing the Submarine base at Lorient with our excellent guide, Galia. The base was a graphic reminder of the enormity of the power unleashed in World War II. After viewing this historic base, we then had a chance to see the lovely town of Auray, the castle-remains of Hennbone, and finally, the house of the German submarine commander, Karl Donneitz. In all, it was one of the best tours on our trip. Definitely 5-star! Ginny Klein