3 Borders Company

Expert for daily tours from Alsace, to the Black forest & up to the Swiss Alps.

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"thank you! We enjoyed our tour yesterday very much and you gave us lots of ideas and reasons to stay in Basel - paper museum, Tinguely, organ concert at Munster and Rathaus tour this afternoon...and more gelato! Made reservations at Au Violin for tonight! Great start to our vacation". Carol and everyone else.

"You have certainly gone above and beyond the call of duty! Many thanks again for the wonderful tour, my wife and I were talking about all the little things you mentioned (small slits in towers for defending/attacking) during our visit of the other towns the last two days. We’ll certainly be sure to look you up if we find ourselves in need of a tour guide in this part of the world! All the best", Erwin and Tess.

"Thank you for an excellent tour!  Everyone was very impressed with your knowledge and enjoyed your presentation about Black forest. I am so happy that I wanted to let you know how pleased we were. Best of luck to you in your educational endeavors—you are a natural! Warm regards". Jill and Verner.

"We have finally made it home but wish we were back in Colmar!!!! We cannot thank you enough for one of our most memorable days of our trip.  All of the wine, history and information you introduced us to was quite a pleasure.

We wish you all the best and merci beaucoup!!!" Mark (and the gang).

"Thanks for the amazing tour of Alsace last week. You showed us an amazing place and a wonderful time! Maureen and I are finding it hard to return to our normally stressed out lives! But I suppose that's a good indication of what a great time you showed us". Maureen and Linda.

"Our group of 8 just returned from our private tour of the area in Alsace our farther fought in WWII. Jean-Yves our driver exceeded our expectations. He was very knowledgeable as he had done his research. He actually pinpointed many of the small towns and villages our father was in explaining the battles and direction of troup movement. Hill 216 and Memorial Hill was emotional. 

Thank you for putting our trip together and insuring it’s success. 

Can’t thank you enough". Brian.

"Thanks to you once again!  You really made our stay in Basel very special. And your guidance in Lucerne was perfect. You will always be welcome for a visit in New York. All the very best to you". Terri and Dan.

"Thank You for making our 2 days in Freiburg so enjoyable! You are such a delight and showed us such a wonderful time. Please keep our emails and surprise us with a visit one day soon! We have a big home in Green Bay, Wisconsin! Best of luck". Laurey and Phil.

"Best half day spent in Alsace! Our guide was super cool and friendly, he had lots of stories to share and

made our trip both fun and educational in the history of the region. So, thank you Mr Guide!"

Annick and family.

"Excellent day. We were so happy we took this tour. Small group and our guide was superb. He was engaging friendly and very informative.

Loved our eight hours with our great guide, whose name escapes me! Full of information without lecturing. Excellent English. There were only four in our group and we couldn’t have been happier. Thank you."

Jess & Vincent from Colorado.

Jean-Yves is a wonderful guide. Knowledgable, passionate and with a great sense of humour. His English is impeccable. He answered our many questions patiently and with consideration, paying specific attention to the purpose of our tour, research for a book. He is charming and welcoming and nothing was a problem. My family and I had a very special day in his company and we will always remember our day in the 'Colmar Pocket' with fond affection. Cannot recommend him highly enough.

 

Hello, We just returned from the half-day tour with Jean-Yves and I must say he was the absolute best guide I have ever had in all the years I have been traveling! I do not even know where to begin my praise; his knowledge, manners, pleasant voice, humour.... 

I will be sure to recommend this tour to friends and take my parents the next year!

Thank you Jean-Yves!

Wonderful tour of the Alsace Region with Jean-Yves who is a fantastic tour guide. He designed a day tour for exactly what we were looking for including wine tasting, history of the area and visiting many of the towns of the area. I would definitely recommend him. Thanks so much for a great day in Alsace! Zak (California).

Dear Jean-Yves,

We had a wonderful time thanks to you. Your knowledge and cheerful spirit made this a memorable and beautiful day. We are enjoying the beers now!  

Let us know if you ever have any questions about coming to the US. 

Warm regards, Anne & Mark.

You are so sweet and a treasure! I will never forget you… and the tour magnificent!!

You have so much to share with visitors and I feel blessed to know you and to have shared time with your knowledge! Thank you so very much for guiding us! Anita

 

Great tour! Jean-Yves is very personable and really an expert on the area. I learned so much along the drive and had some laughs as well. I would recommend it as a great way to start your time in Alsace as you get a taste of several different villages and can decide from there is you want to visit any of them more or get recommendations as well for other places to explore. Jenny (USA).

 

Jean-Yves was absolutely amazing and this tour is definitely worth booking. He helped us customize our day and make the most of every area, yet never rushing us at all. He showed us many beautiful villages, the wine road, taught us history of the area and culture of the people. It was great to tour these areas with someone who actually grew up there. Christy (Chicago).

Einfach super, Yves war sehr bemüht um mich alles möglichst aus den Alsace zu zeigen. Es hat wirklich Spass gemacht, war wie einer Reise mit einem alten Freund:)  Rebeca (Berlin).

 

Jean-Yves was fantastic and went over and beyond to make our experience very personable and fun. The day was varied with a mixture of adrenaline fused activities, to hiking to relaxing and enjoying the scenery. We also went to vicinities not known to tourists and so we got a true experience of the German culture. Would recommend this experience to anyone, a fantastic tour and well worth every penny. Adam

 

Jean- Yves was a wonderful guide for our first time in Strasbourg. He offered to pick us up at the train station and drop us by the hotel, then we spent the next 3 hours walking through the cobblestone streets learning about the history and architecture of the old city. He is very knowledgeable and so easy to talk with. He gave us lots of helpful tips and answered all the many historical questions we had. We wish we had more time in the Alsace region; we would have scheduled an additional trip with him. Carol Alexander

 

Hi Jean-Yves! We haven’t stopped talking about what a wonderful day we had. Alsace has been the highlight of our trip, many thanks to you! We are so appreciative of all the villages you took us too and going past time, we loved all the history we learned!. We do hope we will see you again next year!
♥️Jules and David

 

I would highly recommend Jean-Yves to anyone traveling to this region! He was so kind and knowledgeable; we learned so much about the wine, history, and culture of the Alsace region. We were able to see multiple charming villages surrounding Colmar—Riquewihr looked like a fairy tale! We are coming back next year and plan to book a day with him again.” Thank you so much for a fantastic day, Jean-Yves! We will be back next year and hope we can see you again :)

 

Es una mirada increíble a pueblos que normalmente pasan desapercibidos, que tienen una increíble historia, gastronomía y gente. Jean es muy amable, explica cada cosa, no hace el tour con prisa; esto da tiempo de tomar fotos, ver bien casa pueblo, entre otras cosas. Recomendado !!” Jean-Yves; a thousand times thanks !! It has been amazing, we discover the region and taste it. I hope you continue doing tours and teaching people about Alsace. Best regards! Andres and Ana (Mexico Ciudad).

 

Jean-Yves is super friendly and made sure we had a great experience…one of the genuinely good people on this planet! He’s very knowledgeable on the history and culture of the area and shares it along the way. The trip is exactly as described. We had a great day, thanks Jean-Yves! Dennis