Christian EsserBritish Virgin Islands
Kevin was great. He is very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. I recommend him very highly to anyone looking for a Tour guide in Taiwan.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Christian's family are very friendly and they are experienced traverses. We have a great joy spending time together in exploring Taipei.
Amy DunckelmannUnited States
Ramon Villa-RealUnited States
Kevin was fabulous.....considerate....no commercial gimmicks.....offered loads of history and his English was flawless....would recommend him anytime.....even after the tour he e mailed me more sights to see on my own and how to got get there....thanks Kevin
John HanlenUnited States
This was a great tour to get me ready to go out on my own. We mostly travelled by bus and walked a lot. We also went to the train station to locate key areas for my own trip the next day. Kevin was very knowledgeable and easy to talk to during my tour. I usually skip museums but his knowledge of the history of his country and its people made the museum tour well worth taking. I highly recommend him and he would likely be good on a field trip as he is a good walker.
Sharon Shiao-Yin W.Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Kevin was very accommodating in the planning of the trip beforehand. He was adaptable to the changes needed to ensure all members of the group had a comfortable experience...there was a 90 year old travelling with us. We will always remember the bushel basket full of passion fruit that we enjoyed throughout our time together. Kevin was knowledgeable as well as open-minded as he shared his information and participated in discussions with the former Taiwan resident (the 90 yr old) who was reminiscing...
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I felt a great joy spending time with Sharon's family and I learned something from his father as he witnessed the history of Taiwan since 1930s. A great journey.
Cherryl AmanteUnited States
Our tour in Taipei was interesting and memorable, thanks to our tour guide Kevin. He ensures that we keep to our schedule from start of the tour until dropping us back at the airport. He is very attentive and considerate, well informed about his country. Even though we did not get to see everything that is planned due to a short lay over, we are still satisfied and content of the tour given by Kevin. I highly recommend Kevin to all those who wants to visit Taiwan.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I did enjoy the tour with Cherryl and her mother. They are very talkative and friendly.
Jason JenningsUnited States
I have used tour guides in more than 100 cities and countries around the world. Kevin was the best guide I've ever used and there have been some other very good ones. His English is flawless, his knowledge is vast, his historical perspective unequaled, he's a stunning conversationalist with an enthusiasm that doesn't end. It was a fantastic day long tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am happy to spend whole day with Jason and his partner. We stroll around Taipei by public transport and explore some interesting places of this bustling city. We not only travel but engage in lots of conversation . It is one of the most memorable tour experience for me .
George GiaquintoUnited States
Kevin was on time, knowledgable, and a great guide of the gorge. He was very accommodating and a wealth of knowledge about his country. I would highly recommend him.
Davis F.United States
Kevin was great! I flew into TPE in the morning, and he picked me up from the airport, showed me around for the day and then dropped me back at TPE for my evening flight out. He rents a car for the day, and it was comfortable. He knew exactly where to park at the different locations, so we didn't waste any time looking. He was well versed in the culture, economics and government of Taiwan. He went out of his way to help me make a few urgent international phone calls. I would HIGHLY recommend him!
Hoang LeungUnited States
Kevin was very knowledgeable about Alishan. He was very friendly and attentive. One thing we appreciated about him was that he was adaptable to our needs. He went the extra mile to make sure we had a pleasant experience. Unlike large tour groups, we did not visit one tourist shop. I would highly recommend him as a tour guide to any place I Taiwan.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I truly love the tour experience with Hoang's family and we had seen a lot during the day trip . A great Alishan tour .
Kevin designed a truly memorable tour for us - a terrific time of hiking, walking and sightseeing, delicious treats of indigenous, local, simple and exquisite cuisines, and a delightful mix of art appreciation and craft making, too! We experienced his principle of living a life of unlimited possibilities when he's unafraid of trying new ideas and making what seem like effortless changes to suit our needs and interests. Only four days with Kevin, but we've built a friendship that will last a long time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: A close relationship surpass a simple customer relationship . Deep mutual trust transform a tour into an unforgettable journey .
Kevin was such a wonderful tour guide. He made full day tours very comfortable for me and my family. He also made sure that we get to see all the highlights of Taipei. I highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kenri's family is very friendly and easy going. I also like the tour whole day.
David GarrityUnited States
Kevin is one the very best guides we have ever had, and we've been pretty much around the world. He is personable with an easygoing enthusiasm, and he seemed to know everything there is to know about Taipei. Any building, he seemed to know the architect; he not only showed us temples, he explained the place of Taoism & Buddhism in people's lives. We saw everything we hoped to see--and it was a long list--yet he got us back to the ship early! We were supremely happy with Kevin and you will be, too.
We took the HSR from Tapei. The Guide pickend us up in Tainan. Kevin arranged a Second Guide because he was ill the days before and wanted to ensure the Quality of the Tour. Very good Service from Lyn and Kevin together. Awesome Tour. Outstanding!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad to be with Mitja and Sandra for the whole day. Lyn, my another partner also like to spend time with them. It is a long day with lots of attractions in the hot September.
Paul NourigatUnited States
Kevin is a detail-oriented, friendly and highly adaptable guide. There are so many dimensions to his skillset that we are skimming the high points in this review for brevity. Additionally, he was timely, an excellent communicator, with outstanding english and the keen ability to tailor the depths of his insights to the interests abd sophistication of his clients. We were so impresaed and hope to have the opportunity to work with him again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lisa , Paul and Neil are very friendly and easy going . The two day for in Taipei is too short to fell their hospitality . We did few interesting spots and interesting bike tour , tea tasting , for me , the tour itself is a great experience especially with them .
Meghan ParamourUnited Kingdom
Great tour - got to see many aspects of Taipei in the one day that we had in the city. Would definitely recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hope Meghan and Mark both like their chinese name seal.
Kenn MorrisUnited States
Excellent, knowledgeable guide. Efficient, effective, and fully fulfilled our needs.
Kenn MorrisUnited States
The scheduled guide had a last minute family emergency and so a substitute was provided. The substitute was knwledgable about getting around, but could use more training in what sights were seen. For a substitute, he did a reasonable job, and we understood his difficulties.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We take substitutions very seriously even when they are an emergency. A refund was provided to Kenn for the inconvenience.
Robert Waldbaum Mdmanhasset, NY, United States
He showed us Taiwan from all the aspects of what we would like to see took us around and we had a great local lunch and were able to see all the sites suggested
Mark RandUnited States
We hate mass tours. Kevin was a perfect alternative. We have done research and knew what we wanted to see. Kevin also suggested. He showed us things we didn't even know existed. Kevin tailors tours to your pace and liking. He is extremely knowledgeable about his country and there was a lot of give and take about our 2 countries. At each stop, he makes sure you are comfortable at your hotel which he chose to your budget and meals too. Tour guides can make or break your experience. He is exceptional.
Chris van EgmondCanada
I would not have said there were enough interesting things in Taipei for it to become a tourist destination - wow, did Kevin change my mind on this! Kevin was professional, friendly, well-prepared and flexible - his insider's tour of Taipei not only highlighted the must-see's (Chaing Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Maokong mountain), but also introduced us to areas we'd never imagined - the oldest letterpress foundry in Taiwan, riding bicycles along the river, discovering the best soup-dumplings in Taipei! great!
David JoinerUnited States
We spent a week with Kevin in Taiwan. He spent many hours planning our trip in detail and sent us detailed plans before the trip. Kevin was always on time. He took us to local restaurants that we enjoyed. He quickly learned what we liked to eat and found places we would enjoy. Kevin spoke excellent English. He was very knowledgeable about everywhere we went. He worked hard to find us reasonably priced accommodations and train tickets. Kevin is one of the best guides we have ever had.
Karen FordSouth Africa
I highly recommend using Kevin for any tours in Taiwan. His knowledge, passion and attention to details were greatly appreciated. We had to catch a train to meet him and he ensured step by step that we knew exactly where to go and what to do. Thank you for the excellent time Kevin!
Miriam TannenUnited States
An excellent tour guide. Kevin made our five days in the Eastern Coast of Taiwan an incredible experience. He was very attentive to all details. In addition he quickly learned our interests, and brought us to places that we never would have had the chance to experience otherwise- a tofu factory, a local restaurant in a sea side village, a bike ride around rice paddies. He was very flexible and willing and able to revise plans on the spur of the moment according to our interests. We highly recommend him
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The 500-miles journey is definitely one of my best tour experiences . The tofu factory , bike riding in the paddy path and all the indigenous restaurant are also my favorite spots . For me , Bruce and Miriam make the trip interesting and unforgettable . And thanks to their curiosity , I will keep learning to be a more professional tour guide .
Kok Leong ChanKuala Lumpur, KL, Malaysia
Kevin was an absolute gentleman and professional. His passion and dedication stands out as seen during our whole trip. He speaks with such enthusiasm with regards to the places on the itinerary. He, as most locals, is friendly and humble. We find him as a great companion and in him, we found a friend. Kudos to Kevin for the hospitality and showing us Taiwan. Given an opportunity, we would request for his service again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Fred and Adrain are nice people from Malaysia , we have lots of fun during 5-day trip . I am also expecting your visit agin next year . There are still many places to go in Taiwan .
Yi-Hwa OuterbridgeTampa, FL, United States
Kevin was an Excellent Tour Guide, and I would highly recommend him anyone without reservations. Kevin have a good commend of the speaking and written English. I am bi-lingual, I speak both English and Mandarin Chinese fluently; and Kevin was able to provide detailed and informative descriptions during our tour to me in both languages beautifully. Kevin was a very detailed and knowledgeable professional Guide.If you want to see any City in Taiwan, I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND you to contact Kevin.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I also had a great day with Yihwa, and she was really nice and friendly. The day we travel was not that hot, and everything went well. Nice trip.
Sima HuddyUnited Kingdom
I was a female tourist touring on my own, while my husband was at a conference in Taipei. I found TBL's service very professional. As for my guide Kevin, well...he was simply brilliant. He customised the tour just for me. While I was touring with him, it felt that I was being shown around by a good friend. He was also kind enough to make the time for a short tour with my husband too at the end of his conference. If anyone out there is thinking of going to Taipei & need a guide- Kevin is your man!
Rick FreedmanUnited States
Barbara EisenbergUnited States
Kevin was the perfect guide in Kaohsiung. He was personable, knowledgeable, and helpful. English was great. Very informative. Wonderful time! Highly recommend !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Barbara and Roberts are very friendly and easy-going . I also have a good tour with them .
Anne GreeneUnited States
Kevin made our day in Taipei one of the best days of our Asian Tour. He was fun, very knowledgeable and very accommodating. He had a plan to show us as much as possible including a fabulous lunch at a famous restaurant known for the dim sum. At the palace museum he knew how to pick out the highlights and move us around the museum . When we left Kevin at the dock we felt that we made a friend and had a wonderful day. We would highly recommend Kevin.
Shara WestUnited States
Tainan is Kevin's home and he takes a lot of pride in showing this beautiful city to his customers. On this tour Kevin took the time to go over the rich history of this city, and during this time he showed me several of his "secret spots" where he likes to relax. He really brings the local feel to you! Much more preferable than commercialized impersonal group tours.
Shara WestUnited States
Kevin is a very friendly and knowledgable tour guide. His tours are much more personalized to the individual with a focus on getting the local feel of Kaohsiung at a very relaxed pace. He strives to make his customers experience a happy and enjoyable one. Kevin is a very outgoing person and enjoys getting to know each and everyone of his customers.
Kevin managed to incorporate more into a day tour than I thought possible - hitting all the highlights of beautiful Tainan as well as giving a great flavor of the local lifestyle. Between the street food and hidden artsy spots I left feeling like I really had a window on the slower pace and colorful perspective that defines the city. The value for that kind of insight is hard to overstate. I highly recommend Kevin to any and all travelers.
Anton DelinUnited Kingdom
Having been in East Asia for 3 weeks & taken several tours it was a refreshing surprise to meet Kevin our bicycle guide in Tainan because his English is excellent.Makes such a difference!We also enjoyed Kevin's open,friendly approach.He gave an interesting,informative tour,paying special attention to our requests (vegetarian food fruit market).He also hugely helped us with booking our train to Taidong and went out of his way to make sure we made our connection,even aaccompanying us to the right platform.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I also have great fun with them, bike is definitely the best way to experience the real Tainan though there are so many scooters on the street during Chinese New Year.
Kevin was very professional, helpful, friendly and always doing his best in guiding the personal Taipei tour during the two days. He was also very accommodative in attending to my tour flexibility and meeting my requests. I really enjoyed the cuisines he recommended apart from getting the new year's clothes at Wufenpu especially. I was thankful that he was willing to carry the many clothes which I bought. And of course, riding on the bicycle in the middle of Taipei city was pleasantly surprising.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Peter is such a friendly and easy-talking friend. We had lots of fun during two days in Taipei. For me, the friendship is the best tips and it is a great trip for me as well.