Magnific Escapades und seine

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Séjour Alsace

Wir danken unseren Kunden für ihr Interesse und das entgegengebrachte Vertrauen.
Wir freuen uns darauf sie bald schon wieder im Elsass willkommen heißen zu dürfen!

Merci, Benoît Ghestem and Magnific Escapades for organizing such a wonderful meeting! The highlight of the trip!

Cydney A-S-R
Pennsylvania, USA

Benoit was an excellent driver, guide and companion for our tour of Alsace. Highly recommended, so much so that we will use him again. There were seven in our group, and all gave him the highest of praise.

Ralph Grizzle
USA, Oct. 2019

Benoit was an excellent guide. He was extremely knowledgeable about the area and had a genuine love for the places he took us too. It was like walking with a talking encyclopedia or better yet like a live google person. We enjoyed our tour down the Alsace wine road or is it up the Alsace wine road. We also went to Colmar and another medieval town. He point out details in the building and on the side walks. He recommended great restaurants for us to try out in Strasbourg. Great day!

Vivian Hermann
USA, Sept. 2019

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.

James R.
USA, Aug. 2019

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!

Kurt Dossin
USA, Nov. 2018

We had a delightful day touring, eating and discussing wine while seeing Baden Baden and the Black Forrest. Very interesting sites and city. Enjoy.

Gerald White
USA, Nov. 2018

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.

David A. H.
USA, Sept. 2018

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
USA, Sept. 2018

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.

Sasanka Chatterjee
Germany, May 2018

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.

David K.
USA, June 2017

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.

Peter Blyberg
USA, Aug. 2017

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.

Robert Cannon
USA, Sept. 2019

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.

Chuck Clayton
Canada, Sept. 2019

Benoit was an outstanding guide. He went above and beyond in making sure we had an excellent experience. Kind, courteous and professional. I would highly recommend him.

Gail Gross
USA, June 2019

Due to a last-minute switch of location to Strasbourg - and only limited time remaining before the event - it was vital to get professional help in organizing this year’s annual company offsite for 15 people. Luckily for us, the owner of Magnific Escapades, Benoît Ghestem, came highly recommended by our chosen hotel.
Benoît was exactly the person we needed. He found us restaurants, trips and activities with availability where we had previously drawn a blank - and stitched the whole event together for us seamlessly. Plus he was on hand all the time to make sure everything ran smoothly, even last minute timetable and transport changes.
Thanks to Magnific Escapades, we saw Strasbourg on foot and by boat, drove the Wine Route in classic cars, took tours by Segway and bike, visited the European parliament, and even had a masterclass with an award winning chef. Plus we ate and drank in some of the area’s finest restaurants and wineries.
If you have ever organized such an event yourself, you will know how much stress and hassle can be involved, even without a language barrier! Thankfully, Benoît and his team take all this away from you, as they are multi-lingual as well as super-organised.  In short: professional, personable, friendly and a real pleasure to work with.

Ian Feber
Millenium Wealth Management Ltd., Switzerland, May 2019

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!

Kurt Dossin
USA, Nov. 2018

Benoit was a superb guide in every way. We hired him for a private tour of the Route du Vin from Strasbourg to Colmar, including a wine tasting and lunch in Riquewihr. He is extremely professional, yet gracious and personable. He is passionate in his love for and knowledge of Alsace. He was flexible in adapting the day to exactly what we wanted to do. We were extremely happy with our choice.

Nancy B.
USA, Sept. 2018

My adult family of four took a wonderful customized "Best of the Alsace Wine Route" with Benoit in October. It exceeded our expectations. Benoit was professional, punctual and spoke perfect English. He even veganized our our gourmet meal and introduced us to the chef! It was exceptional. Our winery tour was so much fun! We enjoyed the owner, her father and of course, the wines. Even my older son, who really doesn't care for wine, loved them. Each charming city was a visual treat. Perfection!

Dona Comar
USA, Oct. 2017

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.

Céline Pitre
Canada, Oct. 2017

Informative, friendly, punctual and competent driver. Selected an excellent restaurant for lunch and a great winery to sample their wines. Would use him again and highly recommend others to use Benoit.

Franco Rasera
Canada, April 2017

Voici le retour de l’agence américaine de Mr et Mme Eigel ! Encore merci pour votre prestation !
« Hi. I spoke with Mr. Eigel today and they had a marvelous time! He loved all of his guides and everything was perfect. Thank you so much! He said that Benoit in the Alsace region was the best guide he had ever had in his life!
Thank you again! »

Adèle ROSEE
Chargée de Projet Réceptif, EXCELYS TOURS