Robert CannonUnited States
What a truly delightful day! Charming villages, local history, ancient castles, and wine tasting—what could be better? Oh, the lunch recommended by Benoit and his excellent company. He even dropped our two friends off at the train station. I can not recommend both Benoit and this trip more highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind words! It was very nice to meet you. I wish you a nice trip back to the US. All the best! Benoit
We spent a wonderful day in the company of Benoit. After years of taking driving holidays my husband remarked at how nice it was to be able to sit back, relax, and just take in the amazing scenery with someone else at the wheel. Benoit was informative and interesting. We would highly recommend him
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind words! I am glad that you enjoyed the tour. All the best! Benoit
James R.United States
Our group of 5 went with Benoit to explore some of the beautiful small towns of Alsace. He picked us up from the train station in Colmar and we headed out starting with a delicious lunch at a local restaurant far from the tourist crowds.his comfortable van with great a/c was easy for our group and B's strong English and deep knowledge of the region made it a great day. He was also very helpful and flexible in dealing with an older member of our group. He's Great- don't miss out.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot James! It was very nice meeting you and your family. I am happy that you enjoyed the tour! All the best! Kind regards, Benoit
Jesse GoodwinUnited States
Benoit took my husband, three children (12, 9 and 8) and me on a guided tour of Alcase. We all loved it. We started in Strasbourg, headed down the wine route through many charming towns, stopped at a private tasting room, and had a picnic lunch - provided by Benoit - in a vineyard. It was picturesque and wonderful. We then continued our visit to other charming towns along the route. This was the perfect way to explore the region with children.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jesse, Thanks a lot for taking the time to write a recommendation! I am glad that you enjoyed your tour! I hope that you had a nice stay in Nice. I wish you and your family all the best! Benoit
Kurt DossinChelmsford, MASSACHUSETTS, United States
Benoit was a fantastic guide who was happy to share his vast knowledge of the Alsatian region. He picked up the six of us at our Viking river cruise ship in Breisach, Germany, and off we went to four beautiful towns rich in centuries old history. We started with a walking tour of quaint Eguisheim; then a wine tasting at Jean Baptiste Adam winery in Ammerschwihr; sampled French cuisine at Restaurant D'brendelstub at Riquewihr; and then on to Colmar before Benoit returned us to our ship. A great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kurt, Many thanks for your kind words! I am glad that you enjoyed the tour! It was nice meeting you as well as your friends. I wish you all the best! Benoit
David A. H.San Diego, CA, United States
Benoit is one of the kindest tour guides you will ever encounter. He has impressive local transport knowledge that makes travel efficient beyond comprehension. He shares knowledge at visited sites in doses that are readily understood in a delicate balance between neither simplistic nor overwhelming. Benoit is ever ready to take photos and any reasonable request. His domain and restaurant selections would be the envy of any local.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot David for your kind words. It was very nice to meet you. I wish you all the best! Benoit
James McMahillUnited States
We have used ToursByLocals many times and have had many pleasant and knowledgeable guides. Benoit is at the top of the list. It is always helpful to be able to communicate with ease and Benoit is fluent in English. The depth of his understanding of the wine region and his ability to transfer that information to us made for a special day and experience. I would recommend him as a guide without reservation and we hope to see him on future trips to France. Mary and Jim McMahill
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary and Jim, Thanks a lot for your kind feedback! It was very nice to meet you. I hope to see you again and wish you all the best! Benoit
Sasanka ChatterjeeStuttgart, BW, Germany
Benoit pointed me out that I have made a mistake with our tour date. We were shocked and dissapointed, but Benoit made his last hour changes and gifted us a wonderful day. A big thanks from all of us Benoit , you are a superb guide and great person. I highly recommend Benoit to other TTL members and user.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Sasanka! It was very nice meeting you, I hope that we have the opportunity to meet again! All the best, Benoit
We were pleased that Benoit customized the tour he gave us to suit the few preferences we had mentioned in our correspondence. He was on time, engaging, knowledgeable and quite flexible. We especially appreciated his fabulous restaurant recommendation! We would highly recommend Benoit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Céline, Thanks a lot for your kind words and recommendation! I am glad that you enjoyed the tour. It was very nice meeting you. All the best! Benoit
Peter BlybergUnited States
We were on a Viking Cruise but wanted to get a better look at some of the small town on the southern Alsace wine route so we contacted Tours by Locals and were directed toward Benoit. It was the perfect match. He picked us up in Breisach and took us to Eguishewhere we had a wine tasting at Emile Beyer. Afterwards we drove up to Ribeauville, had lunch in Bergheim and walked around Riquewihr. Benoit was extremely knowledgeable, very personable and a wonderful guide, flexible in scheduling. A fabulous day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Peter and Carol for your kind words. Is was very nice meeting you and I am very happy that you enjoyed your tour on the Wine Route. I wish you all the best! Benoit
David K.Elk Grove, CA, United States
Fantastic day trip to see Alsatian villages including village walks, lunch at a bistro owned by a Michelin chef, private wine tastings of incredible detail, including meeting winery owners, and tastings side-by-side Grand Cru selections from different vineyards. We live in California wine country and have never experienced wine tastings of such a high level.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much David! I am glad you enjoyed your tour on the Alsace Wine Route. All the best! Benoit