J.b. GoodwinUnited States
We have booked three tours with Simone and could not have been happier with her being our local Bavarian guide. Without her we would not have seen half as much! Being picked up by a private driver/guide not only makes travelling so much easier - it's also more fun. While riding in Simone's comfortable car she answered all our questions, provided us with background information about history, life in Germany and today's political situation. She adapted the pace when needed and also gave us restaurant tips
Simone was a wonderful guide who carried out her role with professionalism. We were impressed with her knowledge of, not only of the tour focus, but 100's of other historical, geographical, local and global facts. We very much enjoyed her company and her friendship. She was on time, her vehicle was well maintained and clean; she herself, presented as well groomed. We were a party if three, Simone did an excellent job and fitted right in with our group.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jillian, thank you soo much for your great and kind rating! This is really special, thank you. Wishing you and your group many more memorable moments during your trip. All the best, Simone
Lisa MaxwellUnited States
Our day trip with Simone was spectacular! We could not have asked for more. It was a fantastic excursion to Neuschwanstein Castle and Oberammergau. Every moment of the day was filled with picturesque scenery and expert information and knowledge of the history. Simone even recommended a fabulous restaurant at the end of our day trip. We were thrilled with everything and would highly recommend hiring Simone to enhance any excursion.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lisa, thank you very much for choosing my tour and your wonderful rating! Great to hear you enjoyed our day together in the Bavarian countryside! Best wishes to you and your family, Simone
Joseph B.United States
Simone was very knowledgable and provided additional commentary beyond the castle's tour guide. Additionally, she found the most delightful little cheese shop for a fabulous lunch. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you once more for your great rating and a wonderful day together! All the best, Simone
Jori CulpUnited States
If you are in the Munich area Simone is the guide to go to. She was fantastic, knowledgeable and a perfect guide for our day. She was able to provide us with a custom tour of Neuschwanstein Castle and surrounding regions for a wonderful day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jori, thank you for choosing my tour and your great rating! It's been a pleasure to share the day with you, it's been wonderful meeting you. Wishing you the very best, Simone
Marcy BackhusUnited States
This was the best tour I have ever taken, Simone picked us up right on time, she spoke amazing English and deliverd an unforgettable day. She was knowledgeable and fun to be with. She knew all the ins and outs. When the day was over we had made a new German friend. I can't recommend her enough.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, dear Marcy, this is really wonderful to hear! And thank you for being such fun, great guests. Wishing you all the very best, Simone
Jennifer JonesUnited Kingdom
We had a wonderful day. Simone is an excellent guide and she looked after us really well. She is knowledgable, friendly, caring and is also fun to be with. The itinerary was very interesting and everything was superbly planned and timed. The trip exceeded our expectations!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jennifer, thank you so much for your great rating and wonderful day spent with you! It has been really a pleasure to show you all these sites and discuss the various topics. I wish you and your family all the best, take care, Simone
We enjoyed our tour with Simone. She provided a great background on the sites we visited and we found her very engaging. We would take another tour with her and would recommend her to our friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your great rating! It's been wonderful to have you on my tour. All the best, Simone
David ScottUnited States
We had a great tour of several small Bavarian towns and Neuschwanstein Castle on a dreary, cold & rainy day with Simone! She kept us on schedule perfectly, and her knowledge of various Benedictine churches and the Castle was impressive. She was personable, funny and engaging, and the 10 hour day zipped by. Plus, she took some great photos of my wife and I to make our day even more memorable!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Scott, thank you for being such wonderful guests on this cold and wet day. Your interest and kindness just made it the great it was. Wishing you all the best, Simone
Susan NyegaardUnited States
Simone was a WONDERFUL tour guide! She is very knowledgeable about Neuschwanstein Castle and it's surrounding area. Our tour was both educational and enjoyable. Simone took us (in her lovely car) to places we would never have known to visit. We would highly recommend Simone to anyone wanting to visit Munich and/or Neuschwanstein Castle. Thanks Simone!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan, the pleasure was on my side: you've been WONDERFUL guests and I am glad we had the opportunity to share a few hours together. The memories of this momorable day will last. Thank you and all the best to you and your family, Simone
Michael McCluskeyUnited States
An enjoyable way to visit Neuschwanstein while seeing other iteresting sights, and also having a little flexibility. We were there at a very busy time, but even then it was still fun. Awesome scenery on the drive too. Simone can also recommend other things to do, and places to eat. So ask your questions.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mike, thank you for choosing my tour and your great rating! Yes, it can be busy in summer... Wishing you and your family all the best! Simone
Marcus PrimmUnited States
Simone was the perfect guide. She was on time, she knew the history of the castle and the surrounding area, she knew the perfect place for lunch and she was a wonderful driver. We talked about history, family and food! She was a very lovely lady who knew her stuff! My wife and I enjoyed every minute with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you soo much for your warm rating, dear Marcus. It has been a pleasure to spend the day with you! Thank you und dankeschoen. All the best, Simone
Simone was excellent. She was knowledgeable and connected well with the family. I would highly recommend her services.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chris, thank you for your kind rating. It was a pleasure to spend the two days with you and share stories of our past and current issues with you. All the best, Kind regards, Simone
Barbara ShellerUnited States
Simone was prompt to pick us up at our hotel in Munich. She then spent the rest of the day guiding us around the Bavarian countryside and Neuschwanstein Castle. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with her. I would unconditionally recommend Simone as a tour guide - she was fantastic!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Barbara, thank you for choosing my tour and your great rating! What a special day with you and your family. My sincere wishes, kind regards, Simone
Barry BerkovUnited States
Simone was both very knowledgeable and professional. It was raining on the day we went to Neuschwanstein and she handled the situations well despite the less than optimal conditions. We felt we got good value and education and recommend her highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Barry, thank you very much for booking my tour and your great rating! I am sorry the weather did not cooperate, I am glad you still enjoyed Ludwig's castle and the Bavarian countryside. Best regards from Munich, Simone
Martha G.Lake Orion, MI, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Martha, dear Jeff, I am awfully sorry that apparently I have not been able to entirely meet your expectations. Unfortunately I do not know what it was you did not like or might have missed as throughout the day I had the impression you enjoyed the many sites, the food, some shopping and the insight into European history. Despite your last email “Thank you Simone - we had a great time with you” for some reason I did not make you entirely happy which I truly regret. Wishing you all the best, Simone
John BrownUnited States
Simone was excellent. We had a wonderful day with her and would gladly book her again for any tour in the area. She is professional, well informed and a pleasure. Thank you for being part of our trip to Munich. It was wonderful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, a heartful thank you for your kind rating and a wonderful trip together! I wish you a pleasant journey and maybe next time we can do the castle on the island trip ;) All the best, Simone
Shaun RobertsonUnited Kingdom
Had an incredible day touring the Bavarian countryside with guide Simone. Getting to places like the Ettal Abbey monastery with someone that actually lives in the area always adds more value. It was a day filled with insider tips and local knowledge and felt like I was being shown around by a friend rather than a hired guide."
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shaun, thank you so much for your lovely comment and the time spent together! It was a pleasure to show you my country and share stories and history with you and Erin. Enjoy your adventure, all the best, Simone
This was my favourite tour in Europe!!! The trip there was amazing but once you got to the castle I was blown away by the beauty. We can't thank Simone enough for such a wonderful day she was such a fantastic host and was able to answer all our questions. We never felt rushed and I would highly recommend you book with her you will not be disapponted. Simone was also able to give us great recommendations for dinner thanks you !!! If we are ever in the area we will definitely book Simone again
Simone was so much fun and her knowledge of the areas we visited and the history was delivered in such a light hearted manner, we will always remember it. Strongly recommend if you take the castle tour you take the horse carriage up the hill!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Carole, thank you so much for choosing my tour and your great review. This was indeed a fun day, thank you and everyone else for our great tour together. All the best! Simone
Sherri Long55127, United States
Simone was WONDERFUL!!! She was very pleasant, easy to talk with, and a wealth of knowledge about German history. She made a few stops at several quaint little villages along the way to the Neuschwanstein Castle. Amazing, little villages with large beautiful churches that we stopped to admire. It was an all day tour that went too quickly. Her english was perfect! (She had spent several yrs in California as a teen) I would highly recommend her for ANY tour in and around Munich!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sherri, thank YOU for your wonderful, warm rating and the special day spent together. It's been a pleasure to show you and your family the Bavarian countryside and an even greater pleasure to have met you. Sincere wishes, Simone
Barbara SturzUnited States
My friend and I enjoyed a wonderful day tour to Neuschwanstein, Oberammergau, and other sites in the beautiful Bavarian countryside with Simone. She was extremely knowledgeable, and along with her engaging personality, made our tour most memorable. Thank you Simone for a wonderful day! Barbara Sturz & Nancy Woods
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Barbara, dear Nancy, thank you so much for the wonderful tour day spent together and your great review. Wishing you all the best, Simone
Phyllis BanucciUnited States
Simone knows the tricks to get into this popular and crowded tourist attraction with minimal waiting. She also showed us interesting sites in the Bavarian countryside as we drove from Munich to Neuschwanstein. And she prepared a treasure hunt for our 10 year old grandson to keep him interested through a long day. We highly recommend Simone's services when in the Munich area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Phyllis, dear Gene, thank you very much for choosing my tours and your great review! I am glad I had the opportunity to show you and your grandson Munich and the countryside and to discuss so many different topics. Thank you for a special time, Simone
Jean OstertagMt Vernon, TX, United States
We had two different tours with Simone in Munich and around Munich. They were perfect. We had a really great time with her. She took us to Bavaria, to the Neuschwanstein Castle, which was great, and she was so well versed in everything. When we come back we will definetly call on Simone. Had a great Simone. Thank you, Jean & Jim Dallas Tx
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jean and Jim, thank you so much for your kind words and the wonderful day we spent together. Hope your special Oberammergau parcel has arrived already for a great holiday season! My cookies will be served in a very special dish this year ;-) Danke!! Simone
Jens NowakUnited States
Simone hat uns Linderhof und Neuschwanstein mit viel Charm und Freude gezeigt. Unsere Fragen wurden qualifiziert und gedulgig beantwortet und der Tagesausflug war eine gelungene Ferienergänzung. Simone ist -übrigens-ebenfalls eine exzellente Autofahrerin. Alles war pünktlich und genauso wie vereinbart. Überaus empfehlenswert. Nochmals vielen Dank ! DR. JENS NOWAK Hamburg
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lieber Jens, ganz lieben Dank für deine wunderbare Bewertung! Es freut mich, dass es euch so gut gefallen hat auf König Ludwigs Spuren zu wandeln! Liebe Grüße an alle, Simone
Excellent Tour! we had a great time with Simone! full recommended. The few Stops before the Castle were amazing.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan, thank you so much for your kind rating. I am glad you and your family enjoyed the tour. Muchas gracias y todo lo mejor para usted y su familia! Simone
Larry KirvenPacific palisades, CA, United States
Simone is super! This tour was really great. Even though the weather was poor (rainy day) she was able to bring the sights and history of the area to life. She was very sensitive to the needs of the group and she was very helpful on her recommendations for our next day sites. I highly recommend her for your visit to Munich and Bavaria!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Larry, for your wonderful rating. Great to hear you all liked the tour - despite the poor weather! Take care, greetings from Munich, Simone
Brenda H.United States
A GREAT day in the country.Simone is all we want in a guide: punctual, organized,so knowledgeable,personable,thoughtful,fun.She wove together interesting stops en route to the castle, giving us a meaningful experience of the countryside.She also shared information not given by the "official" guide at Neuschwanstein.We greatly appreciated her providing knowledge, a well planned route, pretzels just when needed, and always freedom from driving so we could relax and enjoy ourselves. We highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brenda, thank you so much for your kind words. I could not have asked for nicer guests, thank you for a wonderful time together these two days! Simone
Debbie AdamsUnited States
Simone is very knowledgeable and proud of her country. She is a pleasure to be with and made our trip very enjoyable. She customized to what where we wanted to visit and recommended other places of interest. Have a lot of great memories. Thank you Simone! Debbie
Leanne BaroldiUnited States
Simone gave an excellent tour. She is very knowledgeable of the sights and very easy to talk with. My son commented that it was like having a family member give the tour. Simone did a nice job balancing how much information she gave you. She'd talk, then let you ask questions to determine what you were most interested in. She had a wealth of information on the area, the history, even murals in the churches, all delivered in a very personable manner.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leanne, thank you for your wonderful rating. Great to hear you enjoyed my tour. Thanks to you and your kind family it was indeed a family outing to my homeland... I wish you all the best, Simone
Debbie HanrahanEpping, NSW, Australia
An interesting, informative and engaging tour guide who managed to cater to all ages in a group ranging from 11 to 68. Simone's tour was tailored to our needs and she did what no other commercial tour company could do. She showed us exactly what we wanted to see. Highly recommended. We will be back.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Debbie, thank you very much for your great review and the wonderful day together! Hope you had a terrific Christmas time here in Bavaria and I look forward to seeing you all again one day, Simone
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Simone
Staci NelsonUnited States
I don't even know where to start...Simone was awesome. She was welcoming and friendly and made us feel very special. The tour was EVERYTHING I had hoped for and more. My husband and 18 year old son enjoyed the tour very much, and they are very hard to please when it comes to sightseeing. Simone was very knowledgeable about everything we went to see and filled in some information on the Castle tour that we didn't get from the castle tour guide. She even let us take the short cut down the mountain!! THANKS!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Staci, thank you soo much for your wonderful words! What a pleasure to hear you all enjoyed the tour. Thank YOU! All the best, Simone
Robin ArendtUnited States
Our trip with Simone to see the castles was the highlight of our entire vacation! She was extremely knowledgeable and absolutely wonderful to spend the day with. I highly recommend her, best private tour guide we've had and great with kids.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words, Robin! What a wonderful day indeed, that will always linger in my memories as well. All the best to you and your family, Simone
Ted BashUnited States
Simone was wonderful! The day was very information-filled with great historical facts and the scenery spoke for itself. 2 of the 3 of us are elderly and Simone was quite patient and was like visiting with an old friend, which was so valuable. Thank you Simone, for a memorable day! Evie, Fred and Ted
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ted, thank YOU for this special time with you, Evie and Fred and your warm comment. It was my pleasure to share the day, sites and countryside with you. All the best to you, thanks again, Simone
We have 510 characters to explain how the 2 days we spent with Simone was some of the best we have ever had on a holiday. This is impossible, so please excuse the single words yet all are of equal weighting when it comes to describing how utterly brilliant Simone and our tours where. Brilliant; sensational; passionate; informative; knowledgeable; friendly; amazing; special; accommodating; fantastic … the list goes on. As simple as it might sound, all we can say in the end is: thank you Simone.
Donald FleischerUnited States
This was our second day with Simone, like a lovely vacation with an old friend. A long day of driving at best, Simone kept it alive with great historical details and humorous lores and legends. It was a good match -- guide and guests -- she was able to make instant changes in itinerary where needed without sacrificing quality of experience. She was able to give us a sense of modern day life in Germany that we wouldn't have gotten with just any guide. You can see we think she is the BEST!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you once more for your kind words, I am deeply moved. Best wishes to all of you, Simone
Kelly TallioUnited States
This was simply a very pleasant day. Simone drove us in her very comfortable vehicle to all the locations. At each stop we were given wonderful explanations of the history and the people. Our favorite thing was hiking up to the bridge at Neuschwanstein. By the end of the day I felt as though Simone were an old friend. I would definitely use her again!
William MichelsUnited States
Simone is delightful, personable, knowledgeable and adaptable. Our group of four had an absolutely wonderful time with Simone. We also learned many things about the history of the area because of her knowledge. Do not hesitate to book Simone!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you William for your kind feedback, I really enjoyed showing you the country, churches and castle! Best wishes, Simone
William GewinUnited States
My wife and I had a customized tour with Simone. She was charming! She picked us (and our luggage) up on time at our central Munich hotel in her very comfortable car and at the end of the tour dropped us off at our airport hotel. She was very accommodating of my interest in photography and was willing to stop anytime for me to take pictures. We can not say enough good things about her. She was interesting, informative and gracious. We would love to return to Munich and enjoy more tours with Simone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, William and Laura, for your warm words and kindness. It certainly was a beautiful day together. I wish I could see some of your photos! I am sure you took some extraordinary pictures. All the best, Simone
Suzanne HallUnited States
We spent the entire day with Simone seeing the countryside, charming villages, several churches and finally the spectacular Neuschwanstein Castle. Again, Simone was informative and great to listen to. It was a great ending to our trip in Germany.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! My sincere wishes to all of you, Simone
We had a fantastic day out with Simone who was extremely knowledgable and took us to many interesting sites. Our children aged 13 and 16 years really enjoyed it too which was a bonus as they are easily bored. Simone showed us not only Neuschwanstein castle but also other beautiful places on the way. We would highly recommend booking this tour with Simone.
Sarah MassiosUnited States
Simone, was sweet and informative! We had a great time.