We’ve just finished a Road Scholar tour of Southwest France.
Road Scholar sent our group of 19 out with a guide named Tom, who has proved, over the last 13 days, to be one of those guides that makes it seem like you’re just traveling around with your really savvy and fun buddy. He has a great sense of humor, he’s easy to talk to, and he’s really knowledgeable. If you want lots of history detail, he’s got it. If you want to talk sports, he can do that too. Current French politics? Yep. Food and wine? Absolutely!
Tom’s fluent in French but his first language is English so there are NO communication issues - which often pop up for us and really wipe me out after awhile.
He’s available as a private driver/guide and has access to a small minibus. He does private tours - he can design one for you or he will let you plan your own details.
I asked him some pricing information - just general ideas - and I can tell you that - as someone who uses driver/guides pretty often - his prices are fair and totally worth investigating.
We dumb-lucked our way into finding Tom - thank you, Road Scholar! - but he’s worth seeking out.
Here’s his email: firstname.lastname@example.org