Guides For Private Shore Excursions or Tours
The following is a list of tour guides, taxi drivers etc. that we have used or have heard about from our clients in different port cities around the world. Many are simply English speaking drivers who may give you some information but should not be considered guides. Others are more knowledgeable, more expensive as a rule and are true guides imparting knowledge of the area visited. This is a personal choice. Some want all the information whereas others find guides too detailed and prefer only a driver and so that they can set their own pace. Where the Owners and Staff of Keene Luxury Travel, have personally used their services it has been noted accordingly. Guides are noted. Most are tour guides recommended by our clients. We cannot vouch for or be responsible for the quality of these guides this is only to assist you in making your own choices.
South Sinai Travel | Hossam Nagy, Tour Leader & Haithem Arafa, Business Development Manager - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com | Telephone: +2(02) 24187310 (7 lines) or Fax: +2(02) 22909189 - +2(02) 24187396 | Guide: Henry M. Ayoub - Email: Free3guide@yahoo.com - Tel: (002) 0123372038 | Outstanding Egyptologist, speaks perfect English, lectures at US Universities, Coptic Christian
Dodi's Lemur Tours | Dodi, General Manager - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Tel: +261 (0)32 81 165 47 | Very fast response, excellent reviews on trip advisor. Using for groups in November 2014 and anticipate an excellent tour.
ASIA - MIDDLE EAST
ALL OF ASIA
Explorient | Ask for: Kervin Yu - email@example.com | Tel: 1-800-785-1233 | For all areas of Asia we recommend this tour company if you want to do a more complex tour than just a single shore excursion. We have used him personally and found his work to be excellent.
CHINA - BEIJING
- UChina Travel | Leo Chu - firstname.lastname@example.org
We used Leo and his company post Kangaroo for tours in Beijing. Jan and Fred also used Leo's company. He was an excellent guide with extremely good English. He also gave a lot of information about life in China that we all found very interesting. He can arrange tours in all areas of China. We highly recommend him.
- Grayline Guide - Shine Woo - +86 135 8188 9239 | email@example.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
Mae used during her stay in Beijing.
THAILAND - BANGKOK
Bangkok Day Tours | Client Comments: The owner Dennis was great – Doris. Great job – Dena and Grant
- CAMBODIA (SIEM REAP FOR ANGKOR WAT) | Mr. Kim San | Email: email@example.com | We used him for ANGKOR WAt. He spoke English well, was very pleasant, and had a nice new Honda SUV with good air conditioning. He was the tour guide chosen to give the clue in the Amazing Race. He will guide as you wish; lots of information or less as he wants to please you and do it your way. We found him to be very flexible and would recommend him without hesitation.
- SAIGON | Zoom - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Used by clients and they loved him. They said he was excellent and amongst the best tour guides they have ever had. He gave great insights into life growing up in Saigon (He is 50) and what it was like living through the war. He gets into the economics and social customs as well. He is really delightful man.
ALL OF EUROPE
- Shuttle Direct - All of Europe Transfers | Private car or group transfers in most major cities for transfers from airports to hotels and piers. Affiliated with American Express Travel Services. Used them for our Nice Airport to Monte Carlo transfer. All went well and are flight was even 30 minutes late. Our driver was very courteous and spoke English. – J. Rodriguez
- Sun Transfers - Airport transfers throughout Europe
- BORDEAUX | Guide: Alain (pronounced “Alan”) – tours set up by JD Coulon | Email: email@example.com
- MARSEILLES | Michele. Was a guide in Rome for years. Now drives a taxi but acts like a guide. Very knowledgeable. | Phone: 0033 442 839395 Cell: 0033 612 364949 Fax: 0033 612 364950 | Michelemarseille@fr
- NICE and MONTE CARLO
- Kiwi Taxi | https://kiwitaxi.com/France/Nice
- Silvie deCristo | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dream Tours | Alain or Frederic - email@example.com
- PARIS | William Benoit | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Used by our client Ellen Lenhart
- PROVENCE | Provence Travel - email@example.com | Ask for Catherine or Henrietta
GERMANY - MUNICH
Max Bukszpan, Tour Guide | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
GREECE - ATHENS
- Stelios Spinoulas | email@example.com | Mobile: 697-651-8378 - Fax: 210-4632-152 | Website: Greek Tour Drivers
Lived in the States for years and then moved back to Greece. Great English. His sons were born in the USA and are American citizens. Can organize more than one taxi and do tours. He can also get vans to do tours for multiple people.
- Vassilis Vassalos – strong recommendation from a client. His website with all the contact info is: Athens Tours
- Lakovos (he calls himself James) Nicolopoulos | Telephone +30 2108642166, mobile +30 6973 307168 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
John, a tour guide in Iceland since 1967. He is very personable and has very good knowledge of the area and reasonably priced. - Email: email@example.com
- AMALFI COAST | Sorrento Limo | Gennaro, Owner & Mario was our guide - he was tons of fun and a wonderful man (cruise critic post: joannapvb 10/26/03) | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- FLORENCE, LUCCA, PISA, CINQUE TERRE, SANTA MARGHERITA, PORTOVENERE, PORTOFINO | Paolo Fanti - Email: email@example.com Cell: 39 0 335 6579545 / Fax: 39 055 6539203
- Rome Driving Tours | Luca, Owner - Ph. 001 39 328 7973 979; Manny - Ph. 001 39 339 7146 491; Paolo - Ph. 001 39 334 5639 115; Daniele - Ph. 001 39 338 4180 978 | Clay Keene has personal experience with this tour operator
- Bob's Limousines & Tours in Rome | American Owned & Operated | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Bobfraz@libero.it | Toll free: 800.98.47.57 (when in Italy) or Toll free: 1-877-666-BOBS (only from U.S. & Canada between 9 AM - 8 PM - Italy time) | Julie Rodriguez has used this company 5 times
- Rome Limousines Service | Max Leotta, and his brother Fabio - Email: email@example.com
- Dock Discover | Barbara Carabetti – Bcarabetti@dockdiscover.com | Arranges multiple limos, vans, hotels and pre and post packages. I have used her numerous times exceptionally reliable. She uses Max, Fabio and another good driver is Antonio. She can also provide licensed guides.
- Limo In Rome | Claudio Caponera – Claudio@limoinrome.com - cell: 3491014697 | Driver and guide who Debbie T. used on a back-to-back
- SORRENTO | See Sorrento | Marcello, guide - Email: Marcellomaresca@tin.it
PORTUGAL - LISBON
Portugal Trails - Used by our clients, the Burnsides, and they were thrilled with their services.
RUSSIA - ST. PETERSBURG
Anastasia Travel Group | Owners name Anastasia—Met her in Russia. Very nice girl. Also, Katherine Tishaninova - Development Director and Itinerary Specialist - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com | Tel: +7 (981) 851 56 92; Fax: +7 (812) 320 52 70 or Skype: katherine5353 | Recommended guide with this company you can request Svetlana Timmerer-Maier
SPAIN - BARCELONA
- Veronica Tallstrom | firstname.lastname@example.org Arranges tours and transfers and Ngaire personally used her tour services.
- Jordi Borellas | email@example.com | cell phone from Spain: 639180915
Our flight from the US was 6 hrs. late and he actually went to the airport and discovered we would be late and then came back at the appropriate time. He was an excellent guide. (cruise critic post: patw 10/26/03)
UKRAINE - BLACK SEA AREA
- Intourist Ltd.Travel Company | Lilia Ivanova, Director - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com - Ph:(+38)0654 32-76-04; (+38)0654 27-18-97; (+38)0654 27-18-99 | Yalta
- "Sochi Holidays" Travel Agency | Elena Miasoyedova - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or E-Mail: email@example.com - tel: 8 (8622) 608-800, 608-700
fax: 8 (8622) 62-60-04 | Sochi
- Discover the South - Clay Keene used them in the summer of 2014 and said they were good.
- White Horse Chauffeur Services | Martin Parfitt, Owner Martin_Parfitt@hotmail.com | UK telephone numbers are 01722323313 or 07710855671. Calling from the US would be 011-44-1-722-323313 or 011-44-1-7710-855671
We have a British client that said he has used this company. Our client said that Martine is very pleasant and charges a fair price. He said Discover the South was much more in cost.
BRAZIL - RIO DE JANEIRO
- Emanuel Peclat, Driver and Guide - Email: Manu@Nextel.BR.Blackberry.com or Manu.Peclat@hotmail.com or firstname.lastname@example.org - Website: http://cariocawayoflife.blogspot.com/
- Rafael Torres, Driver and Guide - Email: email@example.com - Website: http://www.donrafaguestsinrio.blogspot.com/
SOUTH PACIFIC & OCEANIA
NEW ZEALAND - AUCKLAND
Amberly Transfers & Tours | Rene de Boed, Owner - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org - Mobile:64 (0)22 175 8576 | Will handle transfers or tours throughout New Zealand. He has traditional limos or larger vans/buses that can handle larger groups.
TASMANIA - HOBART
Lou Cox, Private Guide - Email: email@example.com - Mobile: 0400 653967 | Ken and Ngaire were fortunate to have Lou as a guide on a Regent tour. She is a lovely, classy lady who is full of knowledge about Tasmania and one of the most delightful guides we have encountered. She does private tours and I would highly recommend her to any of our clients wanting a private tour in Tasmania.
GENERAL SHORE EXCURSIONS