I booked Alfred after reading reviews on Trip Advisor and I knew immediately from the detailed itinerary he sent me that he was our guy! We were driven around in his comfortable vehicle for the 4 hour tour. Alfred provided expert commentary about the various areas of the city and Vancouver’s interesting history. There were some short stops along the way for photo ops and a quick bite to eat on Granville Island. All five of us felt as if we had seen so much of Vancouver in a stress free way! It was definitely worth paying a little extra for this enjoyable private tour.
Thank you Alfred for your help with transfers from the airport to north Vancouver. Our flights were delayed then cancelled from la guardia to Vancouver and Alfred was patience itself . We were originally booked in for 6pm ish but had to alter this 3 times . Each time Alfred notified our hotel. Finally arrived 2am and Alfred was waiting for us already.
We have been fortunate to use private guides…In Stockholm we spent the day with a gentleman who handled Mick Jagger’s arrangements. In St. Petersburg we spent time with an experienced woman who accompanied us through the Gold Room and in London we used a married couple who are considered the “go to” guides for foreign dignitaries. We greatly valued their experience and professionalism, however, we liked you best. The promptness, your honesty and your professionalism reflect on your intelligence, your dedication and commitment to your work…Alfred, You Are The Best!
– Laura B. Stein
Thank you so much for your involvement and support for the “Jury from Surrey”! You deserved those Awards!”
– Josh Bowman, Fundraising Manager
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
Our memories of Whistler, Victoria and the Star of Vancouver’s dinner cruise, are nothing short of amazing. Thanks to your hosting skills, every guided tour in your company was entertaining, grand and diverse. It was unanimous within the “CCQ” group; your first class hosting services were greatly appreciated.
On this last note.
YOU DID IT MY WAY!
Service and all !!”
– André Ménard
Président & CEO
Commission de la Construction du Québec
De retour en Suisse, je tiens à vous remercier mille fois pour l’aide si précieuse que vous nous avez apportée: c’est vraiment la Providence qui vous avait mis sur notre chemin.”
– Christine de Jong
We really appreciated your care and concern for all of us during our City Tour. Thank you for helping us to find the Clinic and Hospital and for the enjoyable City Tour.”
– Carol, Melanie &
The Cape Breton
West Girls Volleyball Team
We want to take the opportunity to say “Danke” again for a great day. It was enjoyable and educating.”
– Thomas Weiman
Frankfurt am Main
Alfred Esmeijer is the moving spirit (and owner) behind A.E. Vancouver Private Tours. He and his colleagues do everything right; however they also provide a value added that you will not find with most guides. Alfred loves this city and generously shares his knowledge and affection with you.
Vielen Dank Dir für den Super-Service und die tolle kompakte Stadtrundfahrt in Vancouver. Wir wollen in 2 Jahren wiederkommen. Wir kontaktieren Dich dann vorab für eine weitere Guest-Services Tour mit Dir!”
– Arne Steffan
You are indeed a fine host. I enjoyed your narrative and company as well.”
– Arly Imberman, President
Emerging Image Inc.
My friend Joy and I could not have been more pleased with your services. Your warm welcome, charming hospitality was only surpassed by your knowledge and enthusiasm for your beautiful city.”
– Caroline Mueller, Mgr
Judy Peil Travel
Saint Louis, MO
Your Tour for Sarah-ann & Rick was wonderful. They both raved about it. Thank you for volunteering your time to make their stay special.”
– National Concierge Association of Canada
Kathy, Sarah, Amanda
My wife had surgery two months ago and she really wanted to see Vancouver. So I took her there and called you. One of the best decisions I have made lately. You went out of your way to see that she was treated with kindness and she was very happy You are a credit to Vancouver and to the reputation of Canadians in general.”
– Wesley Freeman, US/Mexico
Absolutely the best tour we’ve ever experienced. Matthew was our guide, friendly and very well informed about all aspects of Vancouver. The tour was most informative and we were able to visit all areas on our agenda. The ability to have our own person to ask questions that interested us and Matt knew all areas well. I will always book a private tour where available, by the end of our four hours we had a new friend. I can’t say enough about this nice young man. We learned about restaurants, shopping and more. This tour was nothing short of excellent.
– Carol, September 2016
I wish I could tell everyone that travels to Vancouver to call you – you were wonderful and I cannot express how much it was appreciated.”
– Natalie Lankin, US
Just a note of thanks for being such a gracious host to us. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and time with you. Your attentiveness and kindness remains with us. We will highly recommend your services to anyone visiting in your area.”
– Diane Soja & Beth Freeman, US
I have been to Vancouver a few times before.This time I travelled with my mother visiting from Germany and she requested a german speaking tour.So I found Alfred and he is very professional, knowledgeable and just a great human being who took us on this fantastic experience.I never seen so much off Vancouver before in such a comfortable and efficient way.
Alfred! You are the best! Thank you for all your attention and wonderful tour guiding of your fantastic city. You helped make our vacation magical. Thanks again”
– Roz Cooper, US
We appreciated your tour services immensely. Whenever I hear of someone traveling to Vancouver I will certainly be happy to refer them to you.”
– George & Susan Spaulding, US
Alfred is very knowledgeable in many areas of Vancouver history and geography. I promise you that you will not be disappointed.
It was amazing to have this customized service and Matt is a great guide. He took us to the highlights of the city during our limited window of time and it made us all want to stay longer or come back for more of Vancouver. He is knowledgable, friendly and is a great ambassador for the city. He knows his history, plants, shopping, all the different regions of the city thoroughly. It was a pleasure.I also want to commend Alfred for keeping in touch with us. I had given them the wrong flight information but he called me directly that day to check in with me and make sure everything was clear. He also called after Matt had dropped us off at Canada Place to let us know that our luggage had been delivered to the proper location.