Patrick GibbonsUnited States
This is the only way to "tour" in Germany. Stan knows his wine, geography, geology, history, genealogy and many more subject very well. We loved the fact that this was a day of learning as well as drinking some great wines. As we drove through the region he explained the significance the Catholic Church and other groups played in its wine/cultural development. I will recommend Stan to everyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your outstanding words. Happy you liked our tour day. Pleasure was mine. Kindly, Stan
Amanda GreeneUnited States
Stan provided a great tour of the Rhine Valley, including a couple wine tastings, boat ride down the Rhine, castle tour, etc. This day was a highlight of our trip to Germany and Stan made it awesome!! Loved it!!
David BrandtUnited States
Stan was a fantastic guide who communicated clearly before our trip, was friendly, talkative and incredibly knowledgeable. Everyone loved the tour!
Jonathan GallagherUnited Kingdom
We were collected at 9.30 and made our way to Robert Weil winery which was a very 'smart' winery and a beautiful Facility. A nice talk and a better understanding of the wine grading system. We then headed to Balthasar Ress which was a much smaller winery and more intimate. We then had lunch at Schloss Johannisberg which I'd highly recommend. Fantastic service, food and atmosphere. Then did a boat trip down the Rhine and ended up being collected at Oberwesel at the Rhinstein castle. unbelievable place!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your awesome feedback. I believe the boys had a great day that day. All the very best, Stan.
Excellent knowledge of the tour guide (Stan). The planning of the tour was good and time schedule kept. The tasting presenters were quite young. The space in the car was not sufficient for 4 adults. There were just tasting and not so much of other wine processing. The trip was not worth of 600+€ at this time of the year. The range of wines were well selected. Our scooring is 3.5/5.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback and I appreciate your high mark for my knowledge and wine/winemakers selection. I regret your surprisingly low mark for the rest. Tasting presenters are provided by the winemakers to which I have no control whatsoever. The way the tour was structured follows the proper legal framework and best practice for tastings both in Germany and region. Car was actually larger vs one in tour description. Stan.
Jennifer CashmanUnited States
Stan was an excellent guide and we had a lovely time on our wine tour! Our group consisted of 5, one of whom is a local German. She & Stan devised a special itinerary for us knowing our preferences for CA style wines. The vineyards we visited were small, off the beaten-path type places and the wines we tasted were quite special! We shipped several cases home which was quite easy. I highly recommend Stan for this tour!
Maria LasdayUnited States
Stan was an awesome guide. He showed my daughter and I a beautiful part of Germany. We loved seeing the scenery and villages by the Rhine River. We also loved taste testing Reisling wine.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for taking the time to leave your impressions. Pleasure was mine as well. Stan.
Cynthia C.United States
Only go on this tour if you want a wine expert to take you to the best wineries and give you an incredible history of the local area. We rode in great comfort (shiny, new Volvo!) to some real jewels - not just popular wineries. We tasted incredible reislings as Stan provided great knowledge of the varietal and it's history. We would recommend his tour to any of our friends. A great value for our money.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind feedback. I'm very happy you enjoyed the selection of wineries. If you ever come back to the area I promise even more treats. All the very best, Stan.
Murphy ThomasUnited States
Stan was an excellent tour guide. Extremely knowledgeable on wine and the history of Germany. He took us to amazing vineyards and knew exactly what wines we would love based on what we told him. Outstanding service well worth the money. Could not rave about the experience enough.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had a blast on our wine exploration of the Rheingau. You girls were beyond awesome. Thank you! Stan.
Jennifer SegalBolinas, CALIFORNIA, United States
Rheingau magic as Stan drove us on a journey of discovery in amazing comfort. His wine knowledge coupled with his friendly, charming conversation gave us a memorable introduction to Riesling wine and top producers. Stan arranged a series of informative introductions where we were able to easily ask questions and learn more details about the wines. He shared his local expertise readily, gave us a chance to tour a few wonderful castles on the Rhine, and basically created a perfect experience. He's super!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your lovely feedback. Magical day it was with great views, tastes, but most of all great talks we had while exploring the old stories and picture-perfect views together. All the very best, Stan.
Ari JacobyUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you.
Rebecca MesznikUnited States
Stan took us on an educational and delicious wine tour in the Rhinegau region. Also brought us to a great lunch spot! Definitely the best layover we've ever had.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Pleasure was all mine. Have fun and do let me know if any lion hugging takes place. All the best, Stan
Ellen B.Arlington, MA, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind and meaningful private comment.
Gregory GraybillUnited States
Fun, informative, the world of German wine is great.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!
Lauren TerreriUnited States
extremely overpriced! this 7 hour tour did not include a single bite of food!! ad promised a "mercedes C class or better" but it was actually a nissan. our guide had a hard time staying awake driving us home, probably because he participated in the wine tasting with us - unprofessional.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I pride myself on my top-notch clean vehicles,exceptional value and superior wine selection.You mention NISSAN but omit it's a brand new,gorgeous & roomy 60K NISSAN X-TRAIL SUV a fabulous upgrade from a cab C-class.Food is stated as extra on the tour page, I advised on dining many times.Wine-tasting and narrating is always a joint experience - it's a wine lover's tour after all. I was tasting the wine and spitting, I did not drink. Regretfully, it seems your expectations did not match the tour desc.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We have reviewed the claim by the customer and confirm the tour desc. prior to booking clearly states food is extra and proper expectations were set for the make/model/mode of transportation. We cannot confirm whether or not Stan was too tired on the way back after the tour, though based on all past reviews this would be very much out of character for the guide. We feel confident in Stan's guiding ability moving forward.
Stan!! I'm so glad I booked my tour with him. Such a delightful and knowledgeable person. He did an excellent job showing sight and being attentive to me. I couldn't have done better. I am beyond pleased
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had the most amazing and fulfilling time as well. You're great! Thank you so much for your kind words.
Dennis ThomackBangkok, Thailand
Stan The Man! No....not from "Good Morning Vietnam" but Tour by Locals (TBL). We had a great time with Stan! He took us the Rhine River Cruise, A Hillmans Silver Medal (top 200) Wonder of the World. Then a land Cruise of Rudesheim Am Rhein and we visited the wine shops. We focus on the Gold Medal (Top 100) and have seen 48 in 30 Countries and have used TBL for the last 10 years and it's the best way to have a private tour.....And see it your way!