Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Cologne Germany by Tour Guide Marc (Guide #4780)


Peter Mather

Australia
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Tour: #33681, Old Town and Roman Praetorium (walking tour), Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany    view tour
Date: May 9/18

Marc is informative, while having a relaxed style, an exceptional guide, highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My pleasure. Have a safe trip home.

Tim Grice

Australia
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Tour: #33734, Old Town with Nazi Documentation Center (walking tour), Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany    view tour
Date: Dec 19/17

Wow what a great experience.Thank you for sharing your knowledge of Koln and history in general with us. You made the tour incredibly enjoyable with your humour and generosity of spirit. Your flexibility to meet our needs was appreciated. Thank you again it was an excellent tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wishing you a safe trip and all the best for the Holoday Season. Enjoy the "Sound of Music" country, and say "hi" to Julie Andrews when you run into her:-))

Alice Kanelos

United States
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Tour: #97858, Cologne Cathedral Tour, Cologne, Germany    view tour
Date: Dec 11/17

Marc gets a 5 star rating. Not only did he have a tremendous knowledge of history, but he was also very personable toward us. We felt we had made a friend in a very short period of time. A person like Marc is very positive for your company and we are extremely pleased to have made his acquaintance.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. It was a pleasure showing you our biggest treasure in Cologne. Cologne Cathedral.

Irina Gonzalez

United States
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Tour: Old Town and City Museum of Cologne (walking tour), Cologne, Germany
Date: Sep 22/17

Marc was absolutely a WONDERFUL tour guide! He was nice, amicable, very friendly, and very knowledgeable. He took us to Roman Ruins that we would have otherwise never known about. Highly, highly recommend his services!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a kind and wonderful feedback. Thank you and all the best:--))

Tomohiro Daiho

Germany
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Tour: #33851, One-Hour-Orientations of Cologne (walking tour), Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 12/17

Marc did wonderful tour for our visitors from all over the world. He was always accessible and flexible to meet our needs. Thank you very much and I will ask again when I have another group of visitors.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My pleasure. Thank you very much. Cheers, Marc

Harry Zang

United Kingdom
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Tour: #33671, Old Town with Cologne Cathedral (walking tour), Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany    view tour
Date: Aug 18/17

Marcus is a personable and knowledgeable tour guide of his hometown of Cologne. Best of all, he has personality and warmth. We family of 5 enjoyed our 2 hours tour with him of the city. Highly recommend him as top guide if you visit this lovely city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your feedback. I had a great time showing a so genuinely interested family around my home town. Your children are very fortunate to have parents taking them on so many trips and showing them so many places around the world.

Bettye Leibowitz

United States
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Tour: #33806, Cologne Any-Combination Tour, Cologne, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 24/17

Knowledgeable friendly and made Cologne come alive. Would definitely use him again

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, it was a pleasure.

Ruth CapindLe

Canada
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Tour: #33671, Old Town with Cologne Cathedral (walking tour), Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany    view tour
Date: Mar 13/17

Really enjoyed our tour with Marc. He is a wealth of knowledge about Cologne and its history. Would recommend it. Fabulous

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Likewise! I hope our paths will cross again. Safe travels and thank you.

Norma Borcherding

United States
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Tour: #33734, Old Town with Nazi Documentation Center (walking tour), Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 22/16

Immediately upon booking Marc was reaching out to understand our interests and what we were looking for in the tour. Marc was FABULOUS!! He provided a depth of information; including personal insights. Marc is well organized and just a delight to spend time with. I was keenly interested in the Deportation Center and Marc took the time to walk us through the building; providing highlights along the way. I would consider our time with Marc to be one of the top memories of our trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. It was a pleasure taking you around the city and share our thoughts on this dark, dark chapter of human history.

Annette McAlister

United Kingdom
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Tour: #33806, Cologne Any-Combination Tour, Cologne, Germany    view tour
Date: Apr 13/16

Marc is a fantastic tour guide! After he confirmed the booking for our group, I asked him for advice on the best way to travel from Dusseldorf to Cologne as we were only going to Cologne for a day trip. Marc gave me very clear and helpful instructions and advice. The combination tour was perfect for us as a group because we all had different interests and Marc was very knowledgeable, friendly, he made the tour very enjoyable and we enjoyed his company.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Any time again. You made it so easy for me. Thank you so much. What a humurous, funny and genuinely interested group of people you were. Well, what else to expect from a group of experienced, committed (ex-)firefighters from Ireland? Safe travels!

Mark Thimons

United States
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Tour: #33671, Old Town with Cologne Cathedral (walking tour), Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany    view tour
Date: Feb 22/16

Excellent tour with Marc. He made everything very interesting. I highly recommend him if you will be traveling to Cologne.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for being so open and interested about our city and history. Good luck with the elections!

Wayne Yoshigai

United States
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Tour: #33671, Old Town with Cologne Cathedral (walking tour), Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany    view tour
Date: Nov 27/15

Marcus is a personable and knowledgeable tour guide of his hometown of Cologne. Best of all, he has personality and warmth. We started the tour as strangers but ended as friends! He was flexible with his tour agenda and customized the tour to our interests (and our stamina). Cologne is a fascinating city, especially its Dom, and with a private guide like Marcus, we learned that we wanted to come back, soon. Thanks Marcus!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad you two were able to enjoy the city and its Xmas markets at its best. Thanks for being such vivacious and profoundly interested visitors. I am looking forward to another expedition and exchange of ideas with you.

Janet Mitchell Allen

United States
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Tour: #33806, Cologne Any-Combination Tour, Cologne, Germany    view tour
Date: Jul 23/15

Our 2 hour walking tour of Cologne with Marc was excellent! Not only is Marc knowledgeable about the city, he is personable and has an engaging sense of humor! I wish we could have had all day with this fellow! My son is 16 and feels the same way. Thank you Marc for a wonderful time and for being a part of our European adventure! See you next time!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You were a remarkable mother-son team, and showing you around was nothing but shear pleasure. I hope you had a wonderful time in Berlin and Scandinavia, too.

Deborah Lackey

United States
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Tour: #33851, One-Hour-Orientations of Cologne, Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany    view tour
Date: May 26/15

A very enjoyable guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you and have safe travels.

Deborah Lackey

United States
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Tour: #33806, Cologne Any-Combination Tour, Cologne, Germany    view tour
Date: May 26/15

A very enjoyable time with Marcus.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks and safe travels.

Michael Novotny

United States
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Tour: #33778, Cologne "Zeitgeist" Tour (walking tour), Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany    view tour
Date: May 21/15

The tour with Marc was informative, educational, and enjoyable. Marc was very engaging and knowledgeable guiding us through highlights of Cologne. Thanks for a job well done Marc. Would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot and happy travels!

Veronica Kaufman

United States
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Tour: City Tour by bus, minivan, limo, Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Date: Apr 29/15

Marc did a wonderful job with our group. All of us appreciated his warmth and humor, as well as his knowledge and information. I had booked a tour to the Marienbad neighborhood of Cologne to see the Stolpersteins for my grandparents as well as their homes. Marc's thoughtfulness and sensitivity, as well as the considerable effort he went to to inform himself of the family history was incredible. The small but incredibly thoughtful effort of bringing brass polish to clean the Stolpersteins was so meaningful

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so happy to hear that you could bring a view thoughts and concerns to rest.

Jennifer Fujimoto

United States
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Tour: #97858, Cologne Cathedral Tour, Cologne, Germany    view tour
Date: Apr 28/15

Great tour. Marc is extremely knowledgeable as well as being very entertaining. We hope we will have the opportunity to visit Cologne again and will definitely book another tour with Marc. We strongly recommend that anyone visiting Cologne book a tour with Marc. You will not regret it!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a small world it is. You knowing my distant relatives' business 10.000 mi away in Hilo/Hawaii. And the incredible lightness and sense of humour with which you explore new places and sites, and react to certain "detours" along the way, make you a tour guide's dream to work for. Thank you so much for your positive spirits!

Jennifer Fujimoto

United States
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Tour: City Tour by bus, minivan, limo or on foot, Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Date: Apr 28/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks - and all the best!!

Kandace Campbell

Houston, TX, United States
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Tour: #33734, John's Old Town with Nazi Documentation Center tour, Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany    view tour
Date: Dec 6/14

Excellent in all aspects!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad to hear that considering the delicate nature of the topics.

Mark Wallis

United States
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Tour: City Tour by bus, minivan, limo OR on foot, Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Date: Sep 4/14

Marc is a knowledgable guide who presents information in an easy to understand style. He has a good sense of humor and is fun to be with. We highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so glad you responded to my recommendations so well. And I hope, there will be another "spaghetti ice cream" waiting for you somewhere along your cruise.

Crystal Kuczynski

United States
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Tour: #97858, Cologne Cathedral Tour, Cologne, Germany    view tour
Date: May 12/14

It was a great tour and Marc was funny, personable, and very knowledgeable. My one constructive criticism is that if anything, the tour may be a little too short. There were a lot of things we walked by but didn't learn anything about. I do feel like we got info on all of the most important things though! 90 minutes would be perfect! Thanks Marc!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad you enjoyed the tour. This church is truely fascinating. The cathedral authorities only assign 60 min time slots. 90 min would require a second permit - again 30euro extra. I already stretched it a little longer by starting earlier, but I must generally obey their time target.

Nathan Gettings

United States
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Tour: #33851, One-Hour-Orientations of Cologne, Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany    view tour
Date: Apr 21/14

Marc did a fantastic tour! Thank you Marc!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nathan, I am so glad we had good weather, interesting topics to talk about and both the right mood to exchange our experiences. Marc

Nathan Gettings

United States
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Tour: #33806, Cologne Any-Combination Tour, Cologne, Germany    view tour
Date: Apr 21/14

2nd tour was just as fantastic! Thanks again Marc!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Your are so welcome. Thanks for an interesting day.

Joni Renard

Youngsville, LA, United States
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Tour: #33681, The Roman Germanic Museum and Praetorium (and Jewish Mikveh), Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany    view tour
Date: Aug 22/13

Marc was so personal and we immediately knew he was a friend for life. He had so much knowledge of all the sites we visited and took so much time explaining all the details. My sisters and I all agree Marc was the best guide we have used with tours by locals. He personalized the tour to fit what we wanted to see. if you are in Cologne, you will not be disappointed by booking Marc.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much - you three were a pleasure to be around with. And I really hope, I will make it to the DEEEEEEP SOUTH one day. Good luck with the new house and many more great trips together.

Joni Renard

Youngsville, LA, United States
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Tour: #33671, Walking Tour of Cologne's Old Town with Cologne Cathedral, Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany    view tour
Date: Aug 22/13

Marc was so personal and we immediately knew he was a friend for life. He had so much knowledge of all the sites we visited and took so much time explaining all the details. My sisters and I all agree Marc was the best guide we have used with tours by locals. He personalized the tour to fit what we wanted to see. if you are in Cologne, you will not be disappointed by booking Marc.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much - you three were a pleasure to be around with. Wishing you many more wonderful trips together!!

Jerald Rauterkus

United States
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Tour: Jerald's Cologne and Rauterkusen tour, Cologne, Germany
Date: Jun 24/13

Great tour by Marc; very informational, he was on time accommodating to changes and was very personable. We will use him again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What an interesting "family project" you were running that day - and still found the time to explore Cologne. Thank you so much.

May C.

Hong Kong
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Tour: #33778, Cologne "Zeitgeist" Tour, Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 3/13

Marc is professional and has given us a very interesting tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: All the best!

Carolyn Reed

Netherlands
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Tour: #33671, Walking Tour of Cologne's Old Town with Cologne Cathedral, Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany    view tour
Date: Dec 1/12

Marc was a total delight! He was very knowledgable with regards to the Cathedral, Old Town and history of Cologne. Our teenage children thoroughly enjoyed the tour too!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so glad you had a good time. Looking forward to your parents coming next spring:--)) Marc

Emily R.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #33851, One-Hour-Orientations of Cologne, Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany    view tour
Date: Nov 30/12

This was the second tour that we booked with Marc whilst in Cologne. He took into consideration our interests and as a result this bespoke tour was captivating.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The NS documentation center (EL DE House) is no "light fare" - but it truely deserved the "Best in Heritage Award" in 2006. Thanks for being so genuinely interested in everything.

Emily R.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #33671, Walking Tour of Cologne's Old Town with Cologne Cathedral, Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany    view tour
Date: Nov 30/12

I would highly recommend Marc as a guide for anyone visiting Cologne. He was charming, very knowledgeable and tailored the tour to our requirements. Marc also provided valuable tips for navigating the city on our own. My family and I could not have asked for a better guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for choosing Cologne and wanting to see MORE than just the Xmas markets:--)))

Connie Cornelius

Arizona, United States
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Tour: #33806, Connie's Cologne Tour, Cologne, Germany    view tour
Date: Aug 5/12

It was so easy setting up this tour! Marc was very responsive and eager to tailor the tour to our interests. Not only was it a wonderful tour, but a real delight to have a private guide just for the five of us!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so glad you enjoyed Cologne, the good weather, and our "K├Âlsch" beer. I really should consider Phoenix and "hot air balloons". Have fun on your cruise up and down the Rhine and into the Dutch and Belgian waterways.

Gary Marcus

Eugene, OREGON, United States
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Tour: Gary's "Half a Day Tour" in Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Date: May 19/12

I highly recommend Marc for anyone who wants to see and understand Cologne. He is extremely knowledgeable, helpful and accommodating. I had only four hours to see Cologne and he took into consideration what my interests were, which including the Cologne Cathedral, and in my case ancient Jewish and Roman history, and added key historic sections and events of both past and present Cologne. I travel extensively and hire guides all over the world and Marc ranks in the top tier.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was fun and challenging to have somebody so genuinely interested and curious to guide around Cologne. I sincerely hope you will enjoy all the other places as much. Going by what you are writing in your "Blog", you really do.