Carol TinsleyUnited States
Jay was a delight to work with. He is originally from US so his English is perfect. He really was on a mission to give us an amazing day. He went out of his way to make sure we saw as much as we possibly could. We went to Fussen, Neuschwanstein, Oberammergau, and Linderhof. Along the way we picked up a Bavarian picnic. He was very caring and helpful in trying to locate an item I had left on the train the day before and gave us many suggestions for dinner that night. It was a perfect, perfect day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Carol, thank you so much for your very kind words. I also had a great time with both of you. It was a great day, and thank you again for letting me show you around my new home.
Maurizio MirabelliUnited States
Our guide Jay was punctual and was a wealth of information. He was very flexible with our itinerary before and after the castle tour. He also brought a camera to take photos of the sites and the participants (to email to us). He took us through a quaint town called Füssen which has beautiful scenery with a lovely bridge entering this 700 year old town. We would recommend Jay highly and without reservation!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words, Murray! You, your lovely wife, and fellow travellers were a pleasure to be with. I had a great time with all of you. Enjoy Italy and your Audi tour, and have a safe and pleasant journey back home.
Larry BurlesonUnited States
The man may be from Houston, but he knows Munich/Germany :) We loved Jay. He pulled out all the stops to make our day incredible. He accommodated us as every stage. From working through all the logistics to tour day adjustments to ensuring we transitioned safely back to our hotel. Being with Jay felt like being with family. He is a special guy. On this trip we are well bought in to ToursByLocal's guides and Jay performance led the way in making us lifetime customers.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Larry. Thank you so much for you very kind words. I am a very lucky guy - and guide - because of people like you. (and Rain, Dennis and Cat). You were all a lot of fun, and a wonderful group of people, and it was an honor to be able to spend the day with y'all. Please give my warmest regards to all, and thank you for a wonderful day.
Heather PtasznikUnited States
We booked Jay for a full day tour based upon the good reviews he had, that he was an entertainer and also had a teenage daughter like us. He was the right choice. Personable, knowledgeable, flexible, and friendly. We felt like we had a full experience and Never felt rushed. We appreciate jay spending his day with us!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Heather. Thank you so much for your very kind words. I had a great day with you, Anthony, London and Kendal! Thank you for choosing me. It was not only an honor to show you all around, it was a great pleasure!!!
Todd WoodsUnited States
Jay did an outstanding job taking us to the castles and showing and telling us all the neat details of the area. He did a great job documenting our tour by taking pictures noticing the things we were talking about and taking pictures of those as well. He definitely puts the client needs in the forefront and does what he can to take care of them. Jay is certainly the only one I would book as a tour guide the next time I'm in Munich. Thanks a million Jay for all you did for us!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Todd and Christy, Thank you so much for your very kind words! I can only say that you both were such gracious and kind people. Thank you for letting me show you around here!! Have a great "B-B-O-B" adventure, and a safe journey home!
Michael Nanglechalfont, PA, United States
This is the second time we have used ToursByLocals. I can now say with experience that Jay is the Gold Standard for this company. He brought to the tour the 3 items we were looking for in a guide which were background knowledge, great communication skills and most importantly the flexibility in the tour we were looking for. Going beyond the normal tour guide he had water in the car and took pictures all day of our family eliminating the burden of constantly getting your camera out. Incredible experience
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael. You words are beyond kind. Not only did I have a wonderful day with you, but I appreciated the closeness, and love, that is obviously in abundance in your lovely family. It was an honor for me to be your guide.
Jay was the best guide ever! He was kind and accommodating to any requests we had. Our children who are 13 and 11 wanted to take him with us to Berlin to do our tour there! Lol Thanks Jay you were everything we were looking for in a guide. If we are ever back in Bavaria we will definitely contact you for another tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Eleesha. I had a great 2 days with you and your lovely family. I wish you a great world trip, and give my best to Nigel, Fletcher, Annabelle and Nellie!!! You all were very fun to be with.
Terry FryUnited States
Jay was great, perfect mix of history, facts and personal insight. He tailored the tour to meet our interests and went out of the way to make it a great day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words, Terry. It was a pleasure spending my day with you and Sue. I was honored that you chose me to be your guide, and hope to greet you both in Bavaria again someday!
Jay was a really wonderful guide who was very considerate about his guests. He was very knowledgeable about the tour and did his best to make things comfortable for us. He was a caring guide because although he didn't have to, he even brought some water bottles in his backpack as we took the hike up the castle in case we would need it. He went the extra mile and our family really appreciate him. If we ever go back to Munich and need another tour, we would definitely choose Jay.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Wendy. I appreciate your very kind words. Spending the day with you and your lovely family was a pleasure for me indeed! I hope the rest of your trip is great, and I have put in an order for good weather, but, as we have seen, my orders for good weather do not always get filled :-). Have a safe trip back home, and give Nixon and the kids my best wishes.
John CooleyUnited States
We have never been disappointed with ToursByLocals guides. Jay was no exception. His spirit and kindness are amazing. He is an expat who speaks excellent German. He was a treat to talk to. He kind of gets us quirky (at times) Americans. Great tour of Neuschwanstein and Oberammergau. Very nice and flexible. Pleasant ride there and back. We would absolutely recommend him. We had a small group of 3 from Nashville, TN. You will not be disappointed. Jay will see to this.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John. Your words are very kind and moving. You all were warm and kind people, and I can honestly say that the pleasure was all mine! Please give my warmest regards to Alan and Jo, and thanks again for your great company.
Michael AntonishakUnited States
Jay was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and very accommodating. He made sure I saw what I wanted to see had a very memorable tour of Ludwig's castle and childhood home. When I am back in Munich I will be scheduling more tours with Jay and ToursByLocals.com.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael. You were a very pleasant guest, and it would be my pleasure to show you more of Munich and its beautiful surroundings. I know you didn't have a lot of time, but I hope the rest of your visit was fun, and the trip home was easy and stress free. (And I hope the cigars made it back with you).
David ZientekUnited States
Very enjoyable excursion to see Neuschwanstein castle and Oberammergau. Jay was a great source of information, not only about the castle and town, but also had great insights into Munich and the surrounding area. He was very flexible working with us on our itinerary with changing weather conditions. Highly recommended tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks you so much for your kind words, David. I had a wonderful day with you and your lovely family, and I am honored that you chose me to show you this beautiful area. I hope you all enjoyed the rest of your travels, and I wish you a happy new year!