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“Best of the Best”

A.E. Vancouver Private Tours & Charters Inc.
Ranked #13 of 189 Tours in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We excel at providing private, customized tours and excursions for you, your family or small group. Corporate introductions, airport transfers and ski transfers to your ski resort are just some of the services we provide. We will provide you with a customized itinerary for your trip in Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, or even further afield to Seattle or The Rocky Mountain National Parks. We want your time with us to be memorable, so we will help suggest to you activities, accommodations and dining options for your stay. 1 day, or multi-day trips with your personal guide are our specialities. We can provide services in English, Dutch, German, & French Spanish, Portuguese, Ukrainian and Russian are available upon request
Reviewed September 5, 2018

This tour company is beyond just a business to transport "sightseers" around. We have had the amazing pleasure of Matthew Pough being our tour guide, not once, but twice. The first time only for 3 or 4 days and this time for 12!. Matthew is more like being driven around with one's family member. He is brilliant, funny, informative, kind, caring and just a total joy to spend the adventure of seeing the Canadian Rockies with him. His brain is like a "computer" and anything you ask him if he hasn't gotten the exact answer, he looks it up..Plus he is an amazing photographer and has so much photographer equipment, that you can just "leave your cameras home" and request copies of the amazing "shots" that Matthew gets!! WE highly recommend this tour company and always "request" Matthew!

Date of experience: July 2018
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VancouverPrivateTour, Owner at A.E. Vancouver Private Tours & Charters Inc., responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Thank you for your kind words...I am glad that you enjoyed the trip...And, yes, you are right, Matthew is one of the best, if not the best in Vancouver...I am happy that you enjoyed his company...

Hope to see you soon again

Alfred Esmeijer (Owner/Host)

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"highly recommend this tour company"
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

Alfred could not have done a better job. Our flights were delayed by hours but he was at the airport after midnight to pick us up and transfer us to the hotel. He understood the next day how tired we were and accommodated the three adults and four kids on our half day tour of Vancouver extremely well. He gave us breaks, bought us snacks and kept things interesting. His vehicle was very comfortable and he got us as close to things as he could which was helpful for one in our group who couldn't walk far. I would not hesitate to recommend this company.

Date of experience: July 2018
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VancouverPrivateTour, Owner at A.E. Vancouver Private Tours & Charters Inc., responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

Thank you for your kind words...It was my utmost pleasure to meet you all and do my best to make your visit worthwhile...

Hope you will come back soon again

Alfred Esmeijer (Owner/Host)

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Reviewed August 31, 2018

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our day with Matthew. Great knowledge of the city and very proud of it. I would highly recommend.

Date of experience: July 2018
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VancouverPrivateTour, Owner at A.E. Vancouver Private Tours & Charters Inc., responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2018

Thank you for your kind words...I am glad you enjoyed Vancouver and Matthew's company...He is one of the best, if not the best, in Vancouver...

Hope you will be back in the near Future

Alfred Esmeijer (Owner/Host)

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Reviewed August 30, 2018

My 14 yr old grandson & I spent two days in Vancouver before leaving on a cruise. Alfred picked us up at the airport & took us on a driving tour of the city before dropping us off at our hotel. The next day we did Capilano Suspension Bridge & Grouse Mountain. When Alfred realized that the Lions Gate Bridge, the normal route to Capilano, was unexpectedly closed, he maneuvered us through traffic on an alternate route. We arrived at a park that we had almost all to ourselves because none of the tour buses & shuttles could get there! We had a terrific time with a guide who was extremely courteous, professional, knowledgeable, & fun!

Date of experience: July 2018
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VancouverPrivateTour, Owner at A.E. Vancouver Private Tours & Charters Inc., responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2018

Thank You for your kind words...Yes, it was a great couple of days and it was almost surreal that we had both The Capilano Suspension Bridge & Grouse Mountain more or less to ourselves...Please, say hello for me to your grandson...

Hope to see you soon again in Vancouver

Alfred Esmeijer (Owner/Host)

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Reviewed July 24, 2018

We had Alfred pick us up at the Cruise ship terminal to give us a tour before our hotel room was ready. He did a great job of giving us an overview of the city so we could pick out the areas we wanted to explore during our stay in Vancouver. The vehicle was roomy enough for all of us and our luggage and he had bottled water for everyone. We enjoyed the tour.

Date of experience: July 2018
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VancouverPrivateTour, Owner at A.E. Vancouver Private Tours & Charters Inc., responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2018

Thank you for your kind words...It was my Privilege to introduce you to Vancouver and I hope you re-visited some of the neighbourhoods you wanted to explore further...

Alfred Esmeijer (Owner/Host)

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