Mark ClineUnited States
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 :)
William M.United States
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!
Victor HurtadoUnited States
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!
Donald JohnsonUnited States
Excellent tour. Pieter is an excellent guide who researched and arranged a meeting between family that has had little or no contact for 165 years. Very capable interpreter in Dutch, French, English and German. We were also introduced to Alsace wines that had a connection to family. We are thrilled that we chose Tours by Locals to facilitate our quest.
George SucherUnited States
My spouse and I have travelled over the past 15 years to Europe with other tour guide services and although their services were very satisfactory, Pieter's professionalism, knowledge and language skills were outstanding in comparison. Also, he was very patient with unforeseen circumstances that arose with researching various genealogy details; as well as, locating World War I & II battle field sites, cemeteries and monuments that were unique to my interests.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was very special to meet you both and our tour was a great adventure for us also. Thank you !!!
Chris ZaberUnited States
Had a wonderful day with Pieter and his assistant. We tracked down some historical sites for my family that were high on my list. Would highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, it was a pleasure :)
James SpringerUnited States
We were extremely happy with the Geneology tour Pieter and his wife Terry took us on in Alsace. They researched our family prior to the tour and as a result we were able to locate our cousins from several generations removed. All in all it was a wonderful day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was very interesting and nice to meet your family. Thank you!
Jean-Anne MatterUnited States
We had a fabulous day with Pieter and his lovely wife, Terry. They helped us wrangle my 96-year-old father and his wheel chair in and out of their mini-van while we wandered the back roads north of Strasbourg visiting the areas my ancestors came from. We found a great little place for lunch in an off-the-beaten track Alsatian village, and sampled terrific wines at a vinter that Pieter knew. They could not have been more friendly and accommodating. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure! How cool to meet and travel with "grandpa". Thanks for your kind words:) Cheers from Terry & Pieter