Makiko NagataTokyo, Japan
We had a long layover in Frankfurt. He picked us up early morning at the airport. We spent a short time to walk around in the city and headed to Rhine. His knowledge of history, food, wine and culture was amazing. He has various careers and has experienced living in several foreign countries. They were interesting topics to hear. I am also a tour guide in Tokyo so it was such a fun to share time with him. I learnt a lot from his guiding. Thank you so much for a fantastic day, Stan! Hope to see you again!
Tiffanee BrownUnited States
We spent two lovely days with Stan for the Romantic Rhine Classics Tour and the Rothenburg: Germany's Dream Town tour. Stan's experience as a historian and as a sommelier far surpassed the average tour guide. He was knowledgeable, passionate, and attentive to our needs to ensure that we enjoyed our day. We highly recommend Stan's services and would definitely book with him again if we return to Frankfurt. Thanks, Stan!
Jean McGowanUnited States
What a great trip between the scenery and the commentary it was a day that we will not soon forget.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Pleasure was all mine. Thank you and Godspeed. Stan.
Marsha GrimesUnited States
This was a great tour and we enjoyed the entire day that was planned for us. I highly recommend this tour. Our guide Stan was very knowledgeable about history and was able to expand on our experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback. I'm very happy you enjoyed your day. Stan.
Sandy McnuttUnited States
Stan was an outstanding guide! He picked us up on time. He was informative, courteous, and incredibly generous. We first visited a beautiful monastery and tasted the local wine. That was followed by a boat ride on the Rhine. Stan took care of everything from the ticket purchses of the boat ride to the entry fee to castles ... much like the royals who lived there, we thought of nothing but how to enjoy ourselves at the amazing properties we visited. And to cap it all off - spectacular lunch view! thank you
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The pleasure was all mine. I am very happy that you enjoyed the tour and wish you all the absolute best! Be happy, it drives people crazy :-)
Gerald BeathardUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Pleasure was mine as well. Thanks for your private comment. All the best, Stan
Linda BravermanUnited States
Planning our tour with Stan was simple via the ToursByLocals website. On the day of our arrival in Frankfurt he sent a text with a photo of the door at the airport where he would pick us up which was helpful. Our flight arrived an hour early so we contacted him to let us know and he was able to arrive earlier. Although we were exhausted from an oversees flight he made our day enjoyable and interesting.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind feedback. I am glad you enjoyed our layover and the Rhine. All the very best, Stan.
Patrick DalyUnited States
Excellent tour of Rheingau emphasis on winery visits. Stan is very knowledgable, drives well, is so friendly and helpful, and will gear the tour to his clients wishes. Recommend him without reservation
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your great feedback. It was truly a pleasure to have the chance to show you the best of the Rhinegau and Rhine Valley. All the very best. Stan.
Denise B.United States
Stan was an absolutely amazing & professional guide. He was extremely accommodating & tried to (& succeeded) anticipate our needs and interests. He was flexible & informative, providing us with history, current events & special interests along our route. He even went out of his way to find areas of interest & tailor the tour to include our 13 year old son. I will never take a "big bus" tour again when an alternative like "Tours By Locals" is available. I have already recommended the company to friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I also had a wonderful day and I can't possibly express my gratitude for your warm endorsement. I always try to be informative but also personal which I'm happy worked out nicely. I have the best job in the world not only for the practical benefits but also for the priceless chance to meet such wonderful people and make a great day out of it. Thank you!
Melissa CooneyUnited States
We had a wonderful tour with our guide, Stan. He was very knowledgable about the wine we tasted as well as the history of the area. Moreover, he was great company and we enjoyed every minute of our day. Well worth it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your great words. I was very happy to spend the first day of your European trip with you and your lovely daughter. I had a wonderful time myself and wish you a fabulous time in Europe.