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I was very lucky to find such a wonderful guide. I wanted to visit my childhood home of Amberg German...a bit off the besten path and much changed since the 1960’s US Army post where I lived. John went above and beyond doing the research that I needed to relive my childhood memories. John has many interests and experiences which added to the adventure. Thanks again to John for the trip of a lifetime for me.
February in Bavaria
John designed an off-season tour for me and my adult son. A half-day in Munich and a full day out to the Alps and the castles. John is very knowledgeable and made the best use of our time. We were blessed with beautiful weather and above-average temperatures. (Not sure I can give John credit for that.)
Huntingdon Valley PA
Rothenburg with John
John was such a delight. He is charismatic, organised, flexible, punctual and kind.
We went to Rothenburg with him and we had a good time. The town is beautiful with many small unique shops. John was kind enough to give us time to wander around on our own, but he did not leave us without some important tips on shopping and dining.
Most importantly, he granted us exclusive access to the oldest church outside of the city walls. It was a nice trip!
Maya and Mohammed
Another fantastic tour of Ludwig's Castles in Southern Bavaria with John!
This was my second time that I've used John’s Bavarian Tours for tours out of Munich to see Ludwig's castles. My first visit was in 2008 on my first trip during Oktoberfest. That trip John gave us some good advice about our time in Munich and it was a great trip obviously as I wouldn’t have booked him again.
As a travel professional, I've been on many tours, and John did an excellent job up front with communication about the options on the tour and what we could and couldn’t see easily in a day as some of the castles were more difficult to visit (timed tickets with delays before you could enter). So he gave recommendations but allowed me to make the decisions.
Our first tour, on day 1, was a 2-hour walking tour of Munich. He had very good knowledge of the city and the practicalities of getting around. John kept us entertained with tidbits of information about what we were seeing without going too deep. The right balance. Overall excellent tour.
John picked us up at the hotel on day 2 for the full day Castle tour. He got us out of town before traffic was bad and we were off for a ride to the Alps. John gave us some good information about Ludwig, the history around him including his mysterious and inconclusive end. I really like history and John delivered.
But again, the right amount of detail. John got us to Hohenschwangau Castle and due to his good preparation had tickets for us so that we didn't need to wait long or in line. We viewed Neuschwanstein Castle from the outside based on John's recommendation which was a good idea for practical reasons. We then went on to a great lunch spot in Oberammergau followed by a visit to Linderhof Palace.
Overall John did an excellent with time management, area and historical knowledge, communications, and setting expectations and being real with what could and couldn't be done in a day as you always want to see it all.
Highly recommend and would use him again on another trip!
John was great!
Such a fabulous tour. John knows how to navigate around the area. Knew when to be where so that we could avoid the traffic problems that can occur.
We had a wonderful day. Highly recommend!!
Little Rock, Arkansas
John drove a van of our friends for a day trip to several castles and sights. His historical knowledge was interesting and added much to the day. His connections to reservations and knowledge of timing were wise and critical to making the day run smoothly. Would definitely spend the day with him again.