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Review of Helene Kahn Tours

Helene Kahn Tours
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Reviewed August 3, 2014

Helene provided the 4 of us ladies with an excellent walking tour of San Miguel and then a fun day of travel to Guanajuato and Delores Hidalgo in her large, comfortable Suburban. She knew all the historic sites plus great places to shop. After loading the Suburban with our pottery, she went above & beyond taking it to the shipper for us! It all arrived with no breakage. We're looking forward to using her as a guide on our next trip.

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Reviewed July 23, 2014

We were staying for the week in San Miguel de Allende but with the beautiful city of Guanajuato just about an hour or so away, who could resist going there? Being newbies to this part of Mexico, however, we didn't want to figure out the buses with our elementary Spanish so we hired Helene, an American who has lived in San Miguel for nearly 20 years, to be our guide to the big city.

Since we were booking a tour for just two of us, Helene let us customize it to our interests which included historic architecture, the Diego Rivera museum and some ceramic shopping up in the mountains.

Helene did not disappoint with her big SUV which she navigated through those tight tunnels underneath Guanajuato with ease. We stopped at all the photoworthy points and she was patient while I took a picture of the Starbucks on the jardin (long story). She was very knowledgeable about the history of the buildings and the history of Guanajuato.

She let us pick a restaurant out of a couple of her favorites for lunch so we ended up at a local joint she had been going to for dozens of years which was delicious. We also stopped at a local bakery and got some yummy cookies and pastries to enjoy after the day was over.

The ride through the mountains to Dolores Hidalgo was spectacular. We stopped at a ceramics shop in Santa Rosa where the ceramics were all hand painted and got to see the women painting on the pottery in the back room.

Helene picked us up at 9:30 am and we returned to our rental casa at around 6:00 pm. She was worth every penny. I would highly recommend her tours. She also gave us tips on shops in San Miguel we might want to check out (but hadn't shopped in yet) and all of her recommendations were fantastic (including where to find Oaxaca chocolate in the artisan market.)

Unfortunately, I didn't get to go to Queretaro with Helene. I did go to that city at the end of my trip and had a short tour with a local guide, but he didn't come close to Helene.

Don't be afraid to get out of San Miguel! Just hire Helene. You won't be sorry.

Thank ChicagoGirl2016
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

Helene is an excellent tour guide. She knows San Miguel de Allende very well as she has lived here for over 20 years. Great recommendations for places to shop, dine, and explore. We also enjoyed a tour to Guanajuato and Dolores Hidalgo with Helene. Definitely we would use her again when we come back!

Thank happyjulesam
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Reviewed July 10, 2014

We spent two days with Helene as she showed us around the sights and sounds of San Miguel and Guanajuanto. Helene is terrific company, and a very knowledgable guide. All the other reviews are spot-on -- she delivers a 5-star, intriguing and entertaining tour experience that is worth every penny. We would recommend her to friends, family, anyone!

Thank Joandharley
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Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

While in language school in Guanajuato I took the bus to check out San Miguel. Helene was the perfect guide informing about history architecture and culture we had a wonderful lunch in San Miguel and a stop at a modern art exhibit in addition to the usual places of interest. Helene then drove me to Dolores hidalgo stopping at ceramic factories along the route. After the tour of Dolores she made sure I had a ticket on a bus back to gto. I can't recommend her enough!

Thank EJKWashington_DC
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