Michael BellMiami, FL, United States
Simone hits all the marks, which qualify her as a five-star guide: knowledgable, personal, punctual, friendly, and well-spoken (in multiple languages). In addition, Simone is a safe driver and possesses a delightful sense of humor. Simone superbly fulfilled the tour's agenda and allowed us to personalize the experience according to our interests. I would embark on any tour led by Simone and would also recommend the Neuschwanstein tour she provided us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael, thank you so much for your outstanding, wonderful review! It was such a pleasure to meet you and spend the day with you in the Bavarian countryside. Hope our paths will cross again one day. Wishing you the very best, Simone
James HartnettGEORGIA, United States
By far one of the best choices we made on our family vacation! Simone was extremely knowledgeable and personable. Before we even arrived, she was in constant communication helping us tailor our experience. 10/10 would recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James Thank you so much for this wonderful rating. It was an absolute pleasure to spend the day with you and show you the Bavarian countryside. Warm wishes to all of you, Simone
Amy P.RHODE ISLAND, United States
This was our first walking/food tour and it was great, despite some light rain early on. I was able to push my husband's wheelchair around since our Munich hotel was centrally-located. Simone met us at our hotel and from there we went around the area to food shops, the food market, and a restaurant. We even stopped by the Church of the Holy Spirit. We had fun tasting different foods that she had for us to try. I was able to do last-minute shopping for local stuff like chocolates and coffee. Thanks! :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Amy for your warm rating! It was lovely to meet you and show you and Augustin around! What a special tour :) All the best to you, Simone
Thomas BowenUnited States
We liked Simone. We took the Dachau and Munich combined tour. She kept us informed for 5 hours. We would hire her again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Thomas, thank you very much for choosing my tour and your great rating. Glad to hear you did enjoy our tour despite the sad topic! Simone
Justin HowellUnited States
Simone is a kind soul with a deep knowledge and understanding of Munich and Bavaria. She was able to answer every question we had and tailored the tour to our wants. Through our conversations, she was able to determine what she felt we'd most like to see and know about and made a point to explain the significance of things that we would have easily walked by without ever knowing. When we return to Munich, we will definitely be reaching out to Simone for another tour. We learned so much on our tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Justin, I cannot thank you enough for your wonderful, warm rating! It was indeed a special tour we shared and I am grateful for the opportunity to have met you and your wife. Kind regards and looking forward to seeing you again one day, Simone
Lori PalmiterUnited States
Simone was a great tour guide. She was so well informed about history & specifically Dauchu Concentration Camp. She gave a good overview along with short quotes from people who were prisoners at Dachau. I would highly recommend Simone & Tours by Locals!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lisa, thank you so much for your great rating! Wonderful to hear you enjoyed the tour despite its sad topic. It was a pleasure to meet you all, have a wonderful journey, Simone
Lisa HudsonUnited States
Simone conducted a very excellent tour for us of Munich customizing it for our interest. She has a vast knowledge and enthusiasm for Munich. Highest recommendations!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lisa, thank you soo much for your wonderful rating! It was a real pleasure to show you and your daughter Munich and the Residenz, I wish we had had more time. Dankeschoen! Best wishes, Simone
Ee Waun SimSingapore
Simone drove us through the country to Neuschwanstein in her spacious, clean car. Her driving was smooth and comfortable, and her organisation of our timing was impeccable, even while giving us enough flexibility to make slight changes to the itinerary. We loved her company, and all her recommendations. Would highly recommend her at the drop of a hat. She's great!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ee Waun, thank you soo much for your great review. I am so grateful for the wonderful two days spent with you and am looking forward to when our paths will meet again, Simone
Ee Waun SimSingapore
Despite it being an awfully cold day, Simone made our first visit to Munich a very enjoyable one. She focused weaved the fascinating cultural and political history of the city as she brought us through some of the food highlights on this walking tour. Simone's warm, friendly personality and gentle humour really made this a lovely introduction to the city. We would happily get in touch with her again if we return to Munich. Two days was not enough. :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ee Waun, thank you very much for choosing my tours and your wonderful, warm rating! So glad to hear you enjoyed our tour on this cold day. It was a pleasure to show you Munich and its sites and share stories and history with you. All the best, Simone
Earl MielkeUnited States
Jeffrey MorrillUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for choosing my two tours and your great rating, I really appreciate it, Simone
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: T made a mistaken when rating the guide. She meant to give 5 stars instead of 3.
Jeffrey MorrillUnited States
Simone has many excellent reviews and I say that's for good reason. She was a wonderful guide and on two consecutive days we toured both the City Center and the countryside south near the Castle. Simone is a true professional! Highly recommend. Jeff from Boston
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeff thank you so much for your great rating, it means a lot to me. Wonderful to hear you enjoyed our two days. Greetings to you and your family, Simone
Heidi GraceUnited States
Simone gave a great walking tour to our party of 8 adults in the rain but all enjoyed! Highly recommend Simone for her professionalism and knowledge of her city
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Heidi, thank you so much for taking the time to rate my tour. Lovely to hear the entire group really enjoyed the tour despite the weather. Hope you all had fun at the Oktoberfest! Thanks again, Simone
Joanne ColemanUnited States
Simone was an excellent guide. Her knowledge of the Nymphenburg Palace was amazing. Her knowledge of the art and architecture was vast. Touring the palace with Simone is a must do.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joanne, thank you so much for your great rating! It was truely a pleasure to show you this palace in depth and talk about so many issues. Thank you for choosing my tour. All the best to you, Simone
Doak BarnhardtUnited States
Simone was terrific! She was knowledgeable and informative and unfailingly pleasant and positive. Simone met us at the Munich airport after an overnight flight and whisked us to Harburg Castle, Dinkelsbuhl and Rothenburg with travel through the fascinating Ries meteor basin around Nordlingen. It was a busy day after a long flight but a great introduction to Southern Germany and Bavaria and a good way to ward off jet lag. Thanks, Simone!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Doak, dear Patty, thank you very much for choosing my tour and your wonderful rating! Glad to hear you enjoyed our long day tour and the history! Hope you have a terrific time (and weather) the rest of your trip! All the best to you, Simone
Barry StumanUnited States
Perfect Into tour to Munich with gastronomical pleasures along the way. Simone is the Best!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Barry and Marian, thank you so much for your great rating and the time spent together. It was a pleasure to meet you and your friends. Best wishes to you all, Simone
Lih Huey SiewSingapore
She is easygoing, flexible and a great tour guide. We enjoyed our day seeing Neuschwanstein Castle and Oberammergau. She is knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend her services for any sightseeing tour from Munich without hesitation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating. Very sorry to see you only found it worth 4 stars as it always is my utmost goal to deliver perfect tour experiences for all my guests. Best wishes to you and your family, Simone
Robert CookUnited States
Our family really enjoyed our tour of Munich and Dachau with Simone. She was very knowledgable and was able to bring the history alive for us. She was very friendly and accommodating. The transportation was very comfortable. She new exactly how to get us were we need to be. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert, Thank you very much for this great rating, this is so wonderful to hear after our day with traffic and detours! Glad you all enjoyed it. DANKE! Best wishes, Simone
Sherri LaabsUnited States
My family loved our morning with Simone. She picked us up at our hotel on time in her nice clean vehicle. Simone was great at navigating all of the construction going on in Munich to get us to our stops on our tour. She shared pictures of how places looked at different time periods which was so helpful for us and for my daughters for understanding all the places we were seeing throughout the tour. We ended with a walking tour around the Marienplatz. We had a lovely morning with Simone, she was great!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sherri, thank you soo much for your wonderful review! I would like to thank you, as it is kind guests like you that make a tour a great tour. Danke :)
Diane PellePlatte City, MISSOURI, United States
Very Informative. Simone gave a brief history of Germany to explain the times of the 1940's. She drove us to the locations in Munich that matched the history. This helped us better understand the horrific events at Dachau. She used personal examples from her family who lived during the time of Dachau. She was prompt to pick us up at our hotel. Her car was comfortable for the 4 in our family. She was able to speak to our grandchildren 14 & 16 to hold their attention. We highly recommend Simone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Diane, thank you very much for choosing my tour and your wonderful rating. It was my pleasure to discuss the history with you and your family in depth and spend the day with you. Wishing you all the very best, Simone
Lisa DonahueUnited States
Our family of 6 - kids aged 14-23 - took Simone's tour of Dachau and Munich. Simone was very friendly, knowledge and energetic. We learned things on her tour that we would not have learned on a general tour. Everyone enjoyed it. I would recommend the tour to anyone looking for a more in-depth tour of these areas.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lisa, thank you so much for your great rating! Wonderful to hear you all enjoyed our tour. Wishing you and your family all the best, Simone
Heidi AndersonUnited States
Simone was a wealth of historical and architectural knowledge. Her pace was perfect for our family and she was very enthusiastic.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Heidi, thank you very much for choosing my tour and your great rating! Hope you enjoyed the beergarden at the end of our tour on this hot day! All the best to you and your family, Simone
Lise CorsonUnited States
Simone was terrific ! We arrived 24 hrs later than planned ( airline cancellation ) and was flexible enough to take us out the following day. It was a rainy day so she pivoted quickly and created a combination public transportation/ walking tour for us of Munich. Immediately we could tell she was passionate about her subject and incredibly knowledgeable. She provided a quality and memorable tour ! Anyone going to Munich should consider going out with Simone!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lise, thank you very much for your wonderful rating! It is was a true pleasure to show you Munich in depth and share history and stories with you. Hope you had fun on your tour through Bavaria, all the best Simone
Jennifer HardesterUnited States
An excellent day touring with a top notch guide at an extremely interesting place.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ann, dear James, what a special day spent with you in the countryside! I am really grateful to have met you. All the best to you and your family, hope you enjoyed your trip together! Simone
Jennifer HardesterUnited States
Simone was an excellent tour guide- enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. We completely enjoyed our time with her
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James, dear Ann, what a delight to show you around in Munich and Dachau! Thank you for choosing my tour and your great rating, it is very much appreciated, Simone
Kim UyUnited States
Simone is awesome!! Great tour of the castle and surrounding area. Highly recommend her for Munich travelers!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kim, thank you and your family for choosing my tour and your great rating! What a pleasure to spend the day with you in the Bavarian countryside. All the best, Simone
Siu L.Hong Kong
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for choosing my tour and your rating, Siu! All the best to you and your family, Simone
On May 20, 2019, Simone B gave my wife and I a guided tour of the Dachau Concentration Camp. I would give Simone a 5 out of 5 rating. She was extremely knowledgeable, very personable and helped pick us up and drop us off on time. I would not hesitate to use Simone again - I hope someday I will have the opportunity.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Edwin, thank you for choosing my tour and your great rating! It was a pleasure to meet you and your family and be your guide for this day. Hope our pathes will cross again, Simone
Jody T.Forest, VIRGINIA, United States
My husband and I have only begun taking 'tasting' tours and we love them! Simone met us promptly and began our tour with a German pastry, Schmalznudel. Our walking tour was perfect. It included historical facts of the old town of Munich and a sampling of local delicacies. It was a beautiful day for a walk and we so enjoyed time spent with Simone!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jody, thank you very much for booking my tour and your kind words! It's been wonderful meeting you, wishing you a great time here in Bavaria! Simone
David BonnetRichardson, TX, United States
Great job, really knew history and adapted to our desire to hear small details.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, thank you very much for your great rating! What a pleasure to explore this unique town in depth with you all. Kind regards, Simone