Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Germany by Tour Guide Jake D. (Guide #5004)


Carrie Williams

United States
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Tour: #36053, A Private Brewery Tour in the Alps!, Munich, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 23/18

Jake was absolutely amazing. We had a great time!

Rebecca Oliver

United States
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Tour: #383928, Neuschwanstein Castle and a History of Beer Tour, Munich, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 12/18

My husband, two friends and I loved our day with Jake. From beginning to end, it was an informative and entertaining ride. Great scenery, wonderful food and beer, and great banter. We couldn't have asked for a better time. And we believe Jake missed his calling as an actor--we won't forget his stories anytime soon!

Pei lynn Cheah

Malaysia
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Tour: #36053, A Private Brewery Tour in the Alps!, Munich, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 12/18

Kim Kelly

United States
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Tour: #383928, Neuschwanstein Castle and a History of Beer Tour, Munich, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Aug 5/18

Worth every penny! Jake captivated our audience of 5, including three teens, with stories of King Ludwig, his awe-inspiring castle, and his ultimate demise! We were all ears and hooked on his delivery. Honestly, this guy should've been an actor. Picked us up at our hotel, knew every shortcut imaginable, knew everyone at the castle and how to make the most of our time and trip. He made a stop for my kids at an alpine slide which they thought was a highlight of Germany! Jake just gets it. Phenomenal!

Heidi Potter

United States
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Tour: #383928, Neuschwanstein Castle and a History of Beer Tour, Munich, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 28/18

Fabulous tour! Jake is a wonderful tour guide, very knowledgeable and full of fun facts! My son and nephew, ages 20 and 21, enjoyed it as well! I would highly recommend this tour!

Jean McGowan

United States
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Tour: #36053, A Private Brewery Tour in the Alps!, Munich, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 19/18

Jake is in his element. Story telling, love of his adopted homeland and beer drinking. He is good friends with the brew master. This was a fun afternoon trip. The beer was tasty and the food wonderful. A nice train ride from Munich and we felt like we got the VIP treatment all the way around.

Jean McGowan

United States
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Tour: #58375, Munich Private Walking Tour, at your pace!, München, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 17/18

This is a great way to see the city especially if you are getting your barrings. Jake told us wonderful stories about the churches and the buildings. We walked the streets, ate the food and drank the beer. His pace was perfect and his love of the city showed.

Wilbert Newhall

United States
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Tour: #383928, Neuschwanstein Castle and a History of Beer Tour, Munich, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 9/18

Jake ranks among the top of guides in our opinion. The countryside and castle are beautiful. He took us to some charming villages away from tourist crowds. Lunch at a small local brewery was a relaxed time to learn about Bavarian beer, hear many anecdotes, and enjoy some yummy brews and local food. Jake provided a very animated narrative that entertained us all day. We will never forget the story and mysteries of "Louis-Louis" (aka King Ludwig II). Who knew history could be so fun and beer so good?

Brenda B.

United States
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Tour: #383928, Neuschwanstein Castle and a History of Beer Tour, Munich, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: May 29/18

Our last day in Germany and we had Jake as our excellent guide. He knows how to keep a family of 6 adults entertained. We did everything on our list as well as a few extra surprises. Keeping us entertained with King Ludwig II life and death was a highlight and made the road trip enjoyable. Beer at the end of the day and then seeing us off to the train for our trip back to the city was great. He even made sure we had beer for the train!

Elsbeth Arce

United States
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Tour: #383928, Private Neuschwanstein Castle Tour, Munich, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: May 27/18

Jake is a very informed and reliable guide. He provided the a good experience understanding those things important to us.

Wrex Roth

Canada
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Tour: #383928, Neuschwanstein Castle and a History of Beer Tour, Munich, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: May 18/18

Best tour ever Way more than what we expected Highly recommend Jake's tour as entertaining, informative and memorable

Janice Potts

United States
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Tour: #383928, Neuschwanstein Castle and a History of Beer Tour, Munich, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: May 10/18

He was really knowledgeable, about a lot of things. I would highly recommend him.

David Fairbanks

United States
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Tour: #383928, Neuschwanstein Castle and a History of Beer Tour, Munich, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: May 8/18

Would give Jake and the tour 6 stars if the ratings allowed !! Great day full of history and absolutely lovely countryside . The castle and the whole story behind it is unique and super interesting . Jake tells the story with detail and enthusiasm . Then on to a couple small towns with their own place in history . The end of tour visit to the local brewery was perfect . Jake is an excellent guide , a consummate professional . Great memories from the day .

David Fairbanks

United States
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Tour: #35338, A Private Tour of the Zugspitze Mountain and Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: May 7/18

The day long trip was really fun and informative . Jake is extremely knowledgeable of the history , culture and economy of the Munich area . He shared numerous details and stories as we worked our way up to Zugspitze . The scenery was amazing , awesome views in all directions . The quaint village of G-P was beautiful and full of history going back centuries . Highly recommend this tour and Jake for any tour he offers .

Sime Langston

United States
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Tour: #58375, Munich Private Walking Tour, at your pace!, München, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Dec 27/17

I highly recommend Jake as your tour guide. He was on time, knowledgeably, and efficient in the flow of the tour. Jake is a great guy and you will not be disappointed.

Frank Farkas

United States
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Tour: #383928, Neuschwanstein Castle Tour and History of Beer Tour, Munich, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Dec 16/17

Jake was a fantastic guide for our trip to Neuschwanstein and surrounding area. As a self proclaimed "history geek" he had plenty of interesting information and facts to share and had a unique way of presenting that was informative and entertaining. The best part of our trip though was the last stop in Murnau and the Griesbrau Brewery. It was a great break from all the Touristy stops on our trip and a real sneak peak into a charming, local, off the beaten path place that makes you want to come back!

Randy Thomann

United States
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Tour: #58375, Munich Private Walking Tour, at your pace!, München, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 14/17

If you want to see Altstadt but also understand the history of this beautiful place, then this tour and Jake is a must. And you must get him to take you to his favorite restaurant. Best beer ever! And we learned so much about Munich and Bavaria - from the 1500's to the 1930's to now. Made time go by quickly. And above all he did it at our pace which for our foursome was fantastic. Put this tour and Jake on your Munich must do list.

Bill Maltarich

United States
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Tour: #35337, Historical Tour of Neuschwanstein Castle - Private Tour, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Aug 18/17

Jake was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. He had our day long trip well organized and was very customer focused. We had our nine year old grand daughter with us and he kept here interested in the history because of his delivery of the events. I recommend him highly.

Bill Maltarich

United States
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Tour: #35338, A Private Tour of the Zugspitze Mountain and Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Aug 17/17

Henry Harris

United States
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Tour: #58375, Munich Private Walking Tour, at your pace!, München, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Aug 11/17

Jake was great fun to be with and very knowledgeable about all aspects of our Munich tour. Also after two weeks in Europe, great fun to be with an American with a Southern accent. Jake closed out our tour with several beers at the Hoffbrau House and joined us there as well - above and beyond. There were two other guys sitting at our table that he must have arranged because they were right out of "central casting" for who you would think would be drinking beers at the Hoffbrau House.

Taylor Reichel

United States
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Tour: #35337, Historical Tour of Neuschwanstein Castle - Private Tour, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 19/17

Easily the most informative tour we have ever had. We are a family of 6 with young kids and Jake made the experience a blast for everyone. Our kids are talking about the tour two weeks later. If you want to visit Garmisch and/or Neuschwanstein you should absolutely book this tour.

Deb Porter

San Diego, CA, United States
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Tour: #35337, Historical Tour of Neuschwanstein Castle - Private Tour, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 18/17

We hired Jake to transport us from Berchtesgaden to Garmisch-Partenkirchen via the scenic route, to give us a walking tour of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and to take us to Neuschwanstein Castle. We were pleased with Jake's outgoing personality and very impressed with his knowledge of history. And of course, his English (American) was great. We highly recommend you hire Jake for any of his tours.

Deb Porter

San Diego, CA, United States
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Tour: transport from Berchtesgaden to Garmisch, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern, Germany
Date: Jun 17/17

We hired Jake to transport us from Berchtesgaden to Garmisch-Partenkirchen via the scenic route, to give us a walking tour of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and to take us to Neuschwanstein Castle. We were pleased with Jake's outgoing personality and very impressed with his knowledge of history. And of course, his English (American) was great. We highly recommend you hire Jake for any of his tours.

Ann H.

INDIAN, United States
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Tour: #36053, A Private Brewery Tour in the Alps!, Munich, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: May 18/17

How can you not give a 5 star rating when there's German beer involved? We had the best time with Jake on our brewery tour and train ride to Murnau and the Griesbrau Brewery (and one in our group doesn't even like beer)! Really fun day and Jake was very knowledgeable about beer and Germany.

Cindy Imperato

United States
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Tour: #35337, Historical Tour of Neuschwanstein Castle - Private Tour, München, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Apr 5/17

Informative,accomadating and easy to travel with

Michele Brusegard

United States
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Tour: #201974, Learn how to make German Chocolate - Private tour, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Mar 10/17

A very good tour that was both informative and interesting with a personable guide. After our tour had ended, Jake informed us that there was a barrel tapping at a look brewery in a nearby town that he was taking some people to and was also involved in and invited us to join along, which he did not half to but was an appreciated gesture.

Cassie Mignault

United States
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Tour: #201974, Learn how to make German Chocolate - Private tour, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 27/16

Honestly, we booked this tour for the chocolate with little interest in the village tour. However, Jake is full of information and we thoroughly enjoyed learning about Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The chocolate was as incredible as we had hoped with lots of tastings and truffles to go. Amelie's staff was personable, engaging, and creative... an experience not to miss.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you guys! I had a blast as well! - jake d.

Ian Birkett

United States
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Tour: #58375, Munich Private Walking Tour, at your pace!, München, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Aug 16/16

Jake is friendly and knowledgeable, but the tour was not guest-centered, but rather a route with a time schedule (which was in the morning was good because of the Glocekenspiel at 12 pm). However, I felt like I was asking him a favor to learn the subway system (he was rushed), and the tour ended early at 3 pm rather than 4:30 pm. I could have used his help with specific shopping, but he acted like tour was done, and I did not want him to wait while I took care of traveler's diarrhea!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm soo sorry you didn't enjoy the tour!! After helping you find your new hotel in the morning I wanted to make sure the two of you got to see the city. I ended the tour early because it was obvious your wife wasn't feeling well. I'm so sorry you felt like I rushed you or that I short changed you. I truly wish you would of said something because I would of gladly helped her find an Apotheke or shown you more of my favorite city in the world! Come back so that I can make it up to you! My treat!!

John Sweeder

United States
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Tour: #36053, A Private Brewery Tour in the Alps!, Munich, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: May 21/16

This tour was very enjoyable, especially as it included aother couple to share the fun. Our guide was very knowledgeable.

Mark Williams

United States
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Tour: #35337, Historical Tour of Neuschwanstein Castle - Private Tour, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: May 1/16

Excellent guide. Very very personable and full of interesting facts, stories, and local culture. Strongly suggest using Jake.

Jane Olinger

United States
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Tour: A Day at the Oktoberfest with Reserved Table, Munich, Bayern, Germany
Date: Sep 30/15

Jake was great, a great day and a great guide to our first experience of Oktoberfest, I can't imagine going without a guide and Jake was excellent, would highly recommend him to anyone and hope to return one day and tour more with him

Jonathan Lo

Philippines
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Tour: A Day at the Oktoberfest with Reserved Table, Munich, Bayern, Germany
Date: Sep 22/15

Jake is fantastic. He is an American but have been living in munich for a long time. He knows Oktoberfest more than the locals. If you want to experience Oktoberfest. Look no further. Jake is the Man.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Jonathan! I had a blast hanging out with you guys! Give the girls a hug for me :)

Jonathan Lo

Philippines
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Tour: #36053, A Private Brewery Tour in the Alps!, Munich, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 21/15

Fantastic!

Roger Hopkins

United States
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Tour: #35338, A Private Tour of the Zugspitze Mountain and a Beautiful Alpine Village., Munich, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 9/15

Thanks for a great tour! It was great!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Roger!! I had a ton of fun as well!

Johanna Markson

United States
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Tour: Dachau Memorial and Munich Walking Tour, Munich, Bayern, Germany
Date: Apr 10/15

Great guide full of energy and information. Great way to visit the city and this important site. Jake is a history buff who loves his adopted home and it shows. He was enthusiastic and excited to share facts and places with us. Dachau is not an fun place to visit but Jake make it easy and informative. He knew when to leave us on our own and when to engage and continue to educate. Traveling back to Munich and then seeing sites there was a great way to wrap up our introduction to the City and it's history.

Dennis Thomack

Bangkok, Thailand
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Tour: #36053, Downtown Munich and Brewery Tour in the Alps!, Munich, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 17/14

Richard Egkan

United States
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Tour: Munich - Classical Sightseeing, Munich, Germany
Date: May 3/14

Jake was a delight to be with. His energetic, animated approach to explaining historical events made them come to life! He is obviously very well read and knowledgable about not only the areas we visited in Munich, but also the entire Bavarian area. We will definitely seek him out on our next visit!

David Duhaime

United States
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Tour: Dachau Memorial and Munich Walking Tour, Munich, Bayern, Germany
Date: May 1/14

Jake was extremely informative, knowledgeable, flexible, and personable. Highly recommended!

Carl Burdin

United States
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Tour: Munich and Brewery Tour, München, Bayern, Germany
Date: Apr 18/14

Jake was extremely personable and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Mary Lou Parson

United States
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Tour: #35338, Zugspitze Mountain and Partenkirchen Walking Tour, Munich, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 25/13

Our guide Jake was the greatest. He filled us in with lots of German history in an interesting way. The weather was perfect and we went to TOP of mountain and to the highest biergarten in Germany!! Our group of 4 give Jake an EXCELLENT SUPERIOR rating!!! Everyone can only hope they have Jake as their guide. Thank you again for offering this program.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mary Lou! I had a blast as well! !!!!

Gray W.

United States
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Tour: Partenkirchen Walking Tour, München, Bayern, Germany
Date: Apr 19/13

Jake was the best! My wife, her sister and I had a great time. Jake made us feel at home. He was patient, polite and very knowledgeable. Our tour with Jake will be a special memory for us for the rest of our lives. We would do it all over again in a heartbeat. -G

Pennie Biediger

United States
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Tour: Dachau Memorial Walking Tour, Munich, Bayern, Germany
Date: May 17/12

Excellent! Easy communication, knowledgeable, experienced. Once we were through the somberness of Dachau, the rest of the day was fun and entertaining. Wish we had found Jake earlier! We are planning on returning next year and will hire Jake again!