Roy BerlinUnited States
Katherina was an excellent tour guide. She was extremely knowledgeable about both the works of art and the history of the period they came from. In addition, she was very pleasant and very friendly. I would have no hesitation in giving her the very highest recommendation.
Sally JohnsonUnited States
Had a delightful day-thought provoking and fun. Felt we had a great overview of the city-had the opportunity to enjoy the local cuisine, and experienced the holiday magic of Vienna. Highly recommend!
Brett BiggsUnited States
Katharina was a great host. We had a very cold and wet day and she was sensitive to keeping us in the car as much as possible with kids. She kept the tour moving at a nice pace. She was very friendly and adapted the tour as we went along, including a ride on the Ferris wheel which wasn't planned. We would highly recommend her tours!
James R.United States
We love visiting art museums and have learned over the years that visiting one with a knowledgeable private guide like Katharina is the best way to go. She provided so much great history and stories while directing us to the most significant works that in just two hours (what we've learned to be our museum fatigue limit) we really felt like we had gotten a fantastic overview of the collection. Her knowledge and expertise as a historian and personality made her the perfect choice for our recent visit.
Kenneth MillerUnited States
Katharina was superb! She did exactly what we wanted: walked us around the inside of the Ring Strasse, gave us histories of the Vienna, the Austro Hungarian Empire, the rulers, the magnificent buildings, best places to eat, a rundown of various exhibits and museums so we could choose where to spend our remaining 6 days, and upcoming concerts. What a great overview to launch our tour of Vienna!
Emma FrankelUnited States
Katharina is wonderful. We felt like we spent the day with a sweet, fun and extremely well-informed friend. She tailored her commentary and the day's journey to our interests. For example, when "Kathy" learned we enjoy architectural history, she spontaneously asked the driver to quickly pull over so we could see a historic house. She brought us to some spots you won't find in the usual guide books. It was a lovely day, and I would tour with her again any time.
Keith BlockUnited States
Katharina was a fantastic tour guide! She showed our group of 3 so much in a relatively short 3 hour span. We left with so much knowledge on the city and it's past as well. I highly recommend Katharina!! Thank you!!
Katherina was an excellent guide who was very sensitive to our needs and most importantly those of our 15 month old twins. Her knowledge of history and her love for the City were apparent and made the tour most enjoyable. We highly recommend her to you!
Charissa KovinUnited States
Stuart YoungUnited States
Katharina was an awesome guide, as someone who has lived in Vienna all her life, she was very knowledgeable and fun to be with. We particularly enjoyed the stop at the coffee house and learning about coffee house culture and traditional desserts, something that is hard to do in large group tours or on your own. We highly recommend her for an engaging tour of romantic Vienna.
David CollinsUnited States
We had THE best time with Katharina! She went above and beyond to accommodate our busy travel schedule as we were just passing through the city for a day and she kept everything incredibly timely so that we were on time to catch our flight. We loved her personal commentary that made the tour incredibly relatable and exciting. We got such a great taste of Vienna, my only regret is that we didn't stay longer!! Highly recommend!
Kevin PenwardenSouth Africa
Katherina was absolutely superb! Out of a rating of up to 5 stars, we would award her 6 stars. Friendly and persoanable, in-depth knowledge, flexible in her programme to deal with our changing needs, went the extra mile - she was absolutely AMAZING
Westy EgmontUnited States
"Kathy", as she introduced herself, is a terrific guide. She has depth and flexibility so she responds to the group with appropriate and relevant information. Combining a love of Austria with a historians perspective and a great ease with people, our group of friends could not have been more pleased. We wished we had more time with her showing us Austria and particularly Vienna.
Charles RothUnited States
All the highlights as advertised by a most knowledgeable guide. I came to Vienna to see Klimt paintings and Otto Wagner buildings and drawings. Katharina escorted us elegantly thru the main sites, especially the Belvedere and let us know of others - the Wien Museum Wagner exhibit - that we could explore on our own.
John WilkingUnited States
Katherina is a fountain of knowledge. We took a 3 hour Imperial tour and then spent the afternoon commenting on all the hidden gems she had taught. Wonderful.
Julie WadeUnited States
The Wachau Valley tour was abosoutely beautiful. We went before all the flowers bloomed, so I am certain that it will be even more beautiful in April/May. Our guide was so knowledgeable and amazing. She ended our tour there with a private wine tasting at a huge winery in Krems. We loved every minute of this tour. We went to the Abby at Melk and had a wonderful lunch as well. The little towns along the way were like a storybook fantasy. Katherina was so great. A wonderful person and a true native!
Julie WadeUnited States
We had an amazing day with Katherina in Vienna. She's so knowledgeable,, so sweet, and very fun. She's a true local, born and raised in Vienna so she really knows the city. She took us to some places that we'd never find on our own, and gave us some fun facts we'd never know without her telling us. We truly enjoyed our day and are looking forward to another tour with her tomorrow! I highly recommend her for any tour she offers. You'll be in great hands.
Janis WilliamsUnited Kingdom
Katharina was an excellent guide and gave us a fantastic overview of Vienna, along with many historical facts and coffee and cake thrown in too! A brilliant tour
Kevin LoggheUnited States
Katharina was wonderful. Her depth of personal experiences with life in Vienna were shared throughout the day. Her English is excellent as is her attitude. Highly recommended.
Richard NuttonUnited Kingdom
Excellent, highly informative tour of Vienna. Strongly recommended
Pauline NeuhoffUnited States
Katharina was the best tour guide we have ever had! She is delightful and very knowledgeable. She tells the most interesting, fun stories and her English is perfect. She is easy going and attentive to any requests. Truly, this could not have been a more perfect experience! I wish we could give her ten stars!
Jillian PerryUnited States
Katharina was absolutely fantastic! She does custom tours in & around Vienna. She helped us plan a trip to the Wachau Valley & incorporated a winery visit, a cruise down the Danube & visits to fascinating historical sites. She's articulate, personable & funny. It's like having a super-smart friend show you around. Whether your tour theme is: churches; art; historical sites; food/wine - make sure to reach out Katharina! Thank you!!
John BruckmanUnited States
Katharina was wonderful.. tailored the walk to our interests and provided us with a lovely morning walk through Vienna. She was extremely knowledgeable not only of the historic and cultural points of the city, but what interested me more than anything, the culinary highlights. We had a wonderful time with her.
Fran DuRocherUnited States
This is a wonderful tour of Vienna. Katharina is a terrific guide, very knowledge about Vienna, very personable. Highly recommend her for this and any other tour in Vienna she does.
Moanica CastonUnited States
This is a perfect tour if you only have one day in Vienna or want to get an amazing overview to plan your time in Vienna! Katharina is such a joy -- funny and thorough. She has a history degree and her level of knowledge and engaging way of relaying that knowledge were so appreciated. Our driver was efficient and worked well with Katharina to navigate traffic and adjust our schedule when we wanted to deviate and spend a little extra time in one place. A lovely day with a delightful tour guide!
Katharina was great - her knowledge is prodigious. She couldn't take us to one site as it was closed Mondays so she substituted with a really interesting Otto Wagner bank that we would never have found otherwise. We really enjoyed our time with her and would always recommend her.
Stuart SmithUnited States
We had a wonderful time on our tour with Katharina. She was very knowledgible and shared great stories about Vienna we could have not found on our own. Our kids loved it as well. Me all thought it was the highlight of our time in Vienna. Thank you Kathy!!
Jill MaloufUnited States
My80-year old dad and I LOVED Katharina! She was very knowledgeable and obviously loves Vienna. She was one of the brightest highlights of our entire three-week European vacation. We were frankly a bit tired of the same old tours day after day, but we will never forget our two hour off the beaten path tour with her. she has funny stories and memorable remarks. I would highly recommend her.
Jeffrey B.United States
It was our first trip to Austria and Vienna. Further, it was the first time we used Tours By Locals. This city has so much to offer that we had hoped iour tour guide would be able to provide a complete explanation of the events that shaped the culture and architecture of this great city. Then we met Katharine who met us at our hotel. WOW. Yes, WOW. This beautiful, articulate and kind young woman was the perfect tour guide. The city of Vienna was revealed to us through her passionate description.
Barry KohnUnited States
Excellent tour, Katharina was very friendly and knowledgeable. Very attentive to our specific interests.
Matthew HornUnited States
Katharina was most prompt and charming. We had a long layover in Vienna and spent the time with her on basically a custom tour of the center of the city. She is very knowledgable and open. She really made our day worthwhile.
Mrs. Katharina is a very nice person and a very good professional guide . Take a tour with her and you 'll have a nice experience
Stanley WangUnited States
Katharina was prompt, knowledgeable and accommodating to our group of six. We learned a lot about the history of Vienna. Our tour was on New Year's Day, so due to the light traffic we were able to see & do more than otherwise would have been possible - specifically Schonbrunn Castle. I'm sure it's even more impressive in the summer with all the gardens, but it was still incredible in the dead of winter. Especially enjoyed the time at Hundertwasser with the unique architecture. Thanks!
Susan ChrismanUnited States
Couldn't have asked for a better introduction to Vienna. Katharina was an amazing guide.
Shared a lovely day with Katharina who is an experienced and knowledgeable guide.
Scott PetersonUnited States
Katharina was a splendid guide. Her knowledge of Vienna was amazing as was her obvious love for the city. Thank you!
Stuart WilenskyUnited States
Katharina was a fantastic tour guide, my wife and I spent the day driving and walking through Vienna with her and enjoyed every minute. She is knowledgeable, enthusiastic, friendly, and accommodating. We had a fun day, learned a lot about Vienna. she knows all of the best sites, both famous and not, and knows the history of Vienna thoroughly. We strongly recommend her and will surely hire her again for our next visit.
Best thing we did in Vienna. Katharina is a fabulous guide. We visited places we would never have know about on our own. Concluding in the library was excellent. We also loved hearing the history and stories, as well as going down the laneways and into courtyards.
Mike McCauleyUnited States
Katharina is an outstanding guide, very knowledgeable, great recommendations for your itinerary, and able to adapt her tour to fit your personal interests. I highly recommend her and if I get to return to Vienna, she will be our guide.
Naila NasirUnited States
This was a tour well worth the time and effort. Katharina was a great guide, friendly, informative and showed us the Vienna we would never have discovered on our own as tourists. It was easy to communicate with her regarding any details of the tour. My teenagers really enjoyed themselves and we would highly recommend it.
Carl GersonUnited States
A fantastic tour by a fantastic guide. I can't imagine visiting Vienna for the first time and not having a tour like this. Katharine was charming, very knowledgable, took us places we would never have gone ourselves and told us information you want fine in any guide books. Don't miss this tour
Denise SelatiUnited States
We had a wonderful walking tour in Vienna with Katharina -- she was knowledgeable and very professional -- we learned a lot.
Tim BrayUnited Kingdom
Katharina was great company, very knowledgeable and we enjoyed a fascinating and delightful tour of Vienna. A real pleasure.
Lucy AlexanderUnited Kingdom
Katharina was a great guide and it was a perfect start to our Vienna trip. She also showed us hidden streets that we would never have found and gave us very good museum tips plus lots of historical background to the city.
Harvey PerlmanUnited States
Well informed. Flexible. She obviously loves Vienna and showed us things we would not have found on our own, including both historical sights as well as cafes, restaurants, and shops. Great sense of humor and easy to spend the day with. Would highly recommend.
Christian HelblingUnited States
My wife and I and our two children (11 and 8) are visiting Vienna from the United States and toured with Katharina for six hours on March 14, 2016. Katharina was knowledgeable, flexible, kind and engaging with our children, and full of useful tips. And her English was terrific. In short, she was exactly what we needed to orient ourselves with Vienna as first time visitors. I unhesitatingly recommend her to both families and adult tourists. Thank you, Katharina!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Christian for your feedback. I enjoyed it myself to guide you and your family.
Valerie RoweUnited States
Katharina was a great tour guide! She was pleasant, very knowledgeable and fun at the same time. She had some great personal insights as well as historical. We really felt that we got to know the city of Vienna quite well. She was very flexible as it was quite cold on the day we toured, she asked us numerous times if we wanted to take a break to warm up etc. I would highly recommend Katharina.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was an honour to guide you. You were really tough regarding the low temperatures on that day. Glad, that I could give you the impression you described.