Traveler's opinions about private guide in Belgium

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Jim from United States, Auburn
Michael picked us up at our hotel in Bruges. He first asked about anything we might have missed seeing in Bruges before we headed to Ghent. Michael drove us to see the windmills that I had missed seeing and then on to a great little tour of Damme. We then drove on to Ghent, and Michael gave us a great walking tour of a beautiful, and much larger city. His knowledge and great personality made the tour even better than we had expected. Michael then drove us on to Brussels and to our next hotel. I would highly recommend Michael to anyone that wants a comprehensive and informative tour with a great guide. Thank you Michael!
Tom & Helen DenHaese from United States, Marietta
Michael my wife and I would like to give you a big "THANK YOU", for everything you did for us. You did everything and more of what we asked you to. Their is no way we could have seen so much and learned so much from you than we did. Your knowledge of your country was incredible and we learned so much about the country my grandfather's country where my uncle and aunts came from. I am so happy that you included the small country roads and stayed away from major highways and into the small towns while we continued our tour of castles. We now wished we did not opt for a river cruise before hand and just had spent our time with you instead. I had hoped you were not busy in July when we return with our daughter but I am not surprised you were booked out so we will put Normandy out for another trip in the future. We will continue to recommend you to all our friends planning their trips next year. Your are truly our friend and hope the best for you.
Neil from United States, San Francisco
Michael was everything we could wish for! We had a fair amount of email exchanges prior to our arrival, and his responses were always done in a timely manner. He spent the majority of his career as a hotel concierge and as such was completely familiar with Belgium and Luxembourg. We were a party of three, one arriving earlier by air than the other two. Michael met us each at the airport and gave us separate Brussels city overview tours on the way to our hotel. For the next four days he was waiting for us each morning and we spent the full day (sometimes as long as 12 hours) together seeing Ghent, Bruges, Antwerp, Waterloo and many other locations. At his suggestion we also included an overnight in Luxembourg City for which he booked our hotel right on the central square. His car was spacious and very comfortable for our long rides. He had us all laughing at his wry sense of humor but also was full of answers to our many, many questions. We let him decide our itinerary each day with a slight bit of input from us. Since none of us had been in Belgium or Luxembourg before we were more than willing to let him take the lead. We could not have asked for a better experience.
David from United States, The Villages
EXCELENT! That is the only word that we know to describe the experience that we had with Michael! He took us on a grand tour of Belgium, north and south; The Netherlands, Luxembourg and parts of Germany. He picked us up in Amsterdam and we spent the day touring through some small towns all the way to Brussels. Day 2 we toured Brussels and up through to Antwerpen. Day 3 Bruges and Gent, the two churches where the Nazis had taken artifacts during the war that were returned by the "Monuments Men" were beautiful. Day 4 We went through some small towns and to the Bastogne Museum and other Battlefield sites and monuments, with a late arrival in Luxembourg and a great dinner and lovely hotel. Day 5 we toured Luxembourg and the old medieval center of the city (started in 961 AD). We went to the Luxembourg American Cemetery where General Patton and about 4,000 other Americans are interred. After visiting some other villages we went on to Clervaux which was heavily damaged during the Battle of the Bulge. We continued to the site of the Malmedy massacre where 87 American POW's were murdered by the Nazis. We then retired to another beautiful hotel and wonderful dinner. Day 5 started in Monschau with a craft market where we found some beautiful handmade glass items we could not live without (we also saw the craftsmen making glass items). We continued down the hill to a wonderful little cafe (one of MANY on the tour) and had some cappuccino and wonderful pastries. From there we visited remnants of the Siegfried Line (fortifications built by the Germans at the start of WWII). Then we went to the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery where many thousands of American GI's is interred. The cemeteries we visited are very thought provoking. We then returned to Brussels to our hotel where we had a fond and sad farewell to our new friend Michael. He made all of our hotel reservations and guided us on the Journey of a Lifetime! We can never thank Michael enough for the experience that he gave us. His prices are extremely reasonable for the great value we received. Dave and Kathi Schue
Patty from United States, Westfield
We recently returned from a one-week vacation in Brussels. One of the highlights of our trip was the two days we spent touring Normandy with Michael Eyns. In one of the initial emails we received from Michael he said that the Normandy trip would be an “unforgettable journey”. And it certainly was that! He met us at our Brussels hotel at 7:30am and we set out for France in his Mercedes. During the 550km drive to the first location in Caen, Michael shared with us much of his knowledge of both Belgium and Normandy. We savored our lunch at the Pegasus Bridge Café and we thoroughly enjoyed each stop we made along the coast of France on our first day with Michael. Some of the other stops on the first day were the German bunker at Caen (General Richter’s Headquarters), Sword, Juno and Gold Beaches, and Arromanches. Michael had booked our overnight lodging at the most wonderful bed and breakfast near Omaha Beach. Le Chateau Saint Pierre, a former castle, is now a stunning inn where we had beautiful rooms and a delicious breakfast of tasty breads, cheeses and coffee. On day two with Michael, the highlight of our tour was our visit to the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. The Visitor Center was a fantastic tribute to those who sacrificed their lives, and was exceptionally informative for all of us. We continued our tour to Omaha Beach, Utah Beach and Pointe du Hoc. Along the way Michael stopped at numerous other statues, monuments, and memorials, as well as multiple sites of German defenses and bunkers. At no time did Michael rush us along any of our stops, in fact we did not return to our Brussels hotel until midnight on our second day even though he had thought we would be back by 9:00pm. Michael was a wonderful driver and private tour guide; I do not know how we could have experienced so much of Normandy without him. We thank him for sharing his knowledge with us and we highly recommend his services to anyone travelling in and around Brussels.
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