Julie GeisslerUnited States
Jay was amazing! The tour was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable of the area and castles. Jay was very accomodating helping to adjust the itinerary as one of our family members was injured the day prior and had difficulty walking. Jay made it so that we could see as much as possible. We had the best meal at a tucked away local restaurant. The weather was not the best, but Jay made the best of the day for us. He was upbeat and very friendly. We highly recommend Jay and will hire him when we return.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Julie, thank you so much for your very kind review. You and your family were also great!! I had such a good time with you all, and I was honored to be able to show you all around this beautiful place. You have a lovely family, and thanks again for accepting me as your guide!
Marc BlakemanWashington, DC, United States
Jay did a nice job taking us to the Christmas markets in Regensburg. We were at the tail end of a two week vacation so we purposely kept the itinerary "fluid" and Jay rolled with the punches. We did have a small problem with our vehicle which was totally out of Jay's control and we appreciated how he was able to quickly resolve the issue and get the car changed out with only a small delay. He was extremely personable as well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marc, for your kind words. I had so much fun with you and your family. The car breaking down was certainly not part of my original itinerary (-: and I so appreciate how understanding and patient you all were. We were on an adventure that turned out fun and... well, adventurous... You and your parents were such a pleasure to be with, and in spite of it all, we were able to have a real Bavarian Christmas experience together. Thanks again!
Julieta Ruiz GalindoMexico
Jay was a great tour guide !! he gave us very interesting information , and was always looking for the conformt of us, everything was perfect.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Julieta for the kind words. I had a great day with you and your lovely family, and look forward to seeing the wonderful Christmas markets this week with you all!
Christine B.United States
Jay was so accommodating to us and our German friends. Jay arranged for a fascinating day starting with picking us up at an unusual spot halfway between our resort and the castle, then to the castle itself with a hike up the forest trail, lunch at a local cheese shop (beer included!), a stop at a special church, and then to a beautiful quaint town to see wooden sculptures in a very friendly shop! Filled with great conversation, stories, and jokes. A very special day for all. Thanks Jay!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Chris, thank you so much for your kind words. I had a great day with you all. Thanks again for choosing me to be your guide, and please give my best to Wade, Renate, and Axel.
Daniel LaudoneUnited States
Thank you Jay for a wonderful day. Can't say enough about all of your concerns for our group. Thank you for bringing us to the cheese shop for lunch. We can not say enough about Jay and his knowledge of the area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Dan, for your very kind words. I had a great time with you and your lovely family. Thanks again for a wonderful day and have a great rest of your trip and a safe journey home!
Iris FeinbergUnited States
Jay made learning fun - never a dull moment! Highly recommend!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Iris and Bruce, you both made the day such a pleasure!! Thank you! I hope we can cross paths again in the future.
We had a fantastic tour with Jay. Not only is he very knowledgeable, but he is funny, easy to get to know and put together a perfect day for our group. From pick up to drop off he was point on. It was like traveling with an old friend when you have come for a visit. I highly recommend Jay as your first choice when booking in the Munich area. He would be perfect for any tour you want to do.....
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Lori. I had a blast with you, Stefan, Chris, and Karen. It was such a fun day, and I hope you all arrived back home safe. It would be my pleasure to welcome you all back to Bavarian anytime! Maybe I have a chance to come and visit your Bed and Breakfast in Sweden sometime!
Dara RedlerUnited States
Jay is an amazing guide! He spent the day with us taking us to Neuschwanstein castle, a Bavarian town, and an off the beaten path Bavarian lunch. He showed up at our hotel on time and in great spirits, shared much information and learning, and took our interests into account to incorporate some walking/ hiking and lunch where the tourists don't go. We so enjoyed spending the day with him, and wish we had more time to do more with him. We would definitely recommend Jay for any of your touring interests
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Dara, thank you so much for your kind words. To be honest, it was very easy to be in great spirits around you and Dan. I really enjoyed being able to show you both this beautiful area, and it would be my pleasure to welcome you back to Bavaria anytime. Thanks again for a great day.
Jeffrey ThomasUnited States
Although the weather was far from what we desired, Jay made the most of it and we had a great day with him. He really went above and beyond to ensure we had a great time. Should we return to Munich, we will definitely book with him again. Very highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jeff, thank you so much. For your kind words, and for making the day such a pleasure. I was honored that I got to spend Rebbecas's birthday with her as well. Please give both Rebecca and Jeffrey my warmest regards. It would be my pleasure to welcome you all back to Munich again!
Deborah LerewUnited States
Jay picked all 8 of us up at our hotel in Munich and took us on a day trip to Neuschwanstein Castle and the Bavarian countryside. He is reliable, well spoken, knowledgable, entertaining, and a very interesting ex-pat. Jay even served as our private photographer. I would highly recommend his services for any tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words, Deborah. I had a great day with all of you, and I hope our paths will cross again someday. Please give everyone my best.
Steven GreenUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Steven and Lani, thank you so much for a wonderful day, and your kind review. Have a great trip home, and I hope to see you both again if you ever make it back this way!
Nancy KellyUnited States
Great experience with Jay in Rothenburg. He is friendly, thoughtful, and well versed in all things German. We had a private tour (for two) and experienced Rothenburg in a private manner. Jay was knowledgeable about Rothenburg today as well as all associated history. It was a wonderful day and we would highly recommend Jay as a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Nancy. It was such a great day with you both, and the long drive seemed to go by in minutes. Thanks again, and if you are ever back this way, please don't hesitate to get in touch!
Cary Wasem-VarelaUnited States
Jay picked us up promptly at our hotel and kept us informed of traffic and reroutes during the entire trip. He had pre-warned us of possible weather issues but our group decided to forge on. Jay gave us information about our destinations and also Munich and Bavarian history and culture. All 8 of us LOVED Jay (from my 10 yr old nephew to my 80 yr old father). We all highly recommend Tours By Locals, especially if Jay is representative of their other tour guides! Thank you und vielen Dank für alles!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Cary, for your kind words. I also had such fun with you all. I am so glad the weather played along with our plans and we had such good luck with everything. Have fun on the rest of your travels and have a safe journey home.
David BurkeUnited States
Jay was flexible and accommodating to changes in our days schedule. Very knowledgeable and helpful with an exciting day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, David, for your kind words. I had a great time with you both. I hope the rest of your cruise is fun, and have a safe journey back home.
Patrick WilliamsUnited States
Jay was awesome!!! Great guide, very knowledgeable and we had "super" conversation!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Patrick, for your kind words. I had a great time with you and April and Katelyn. I hope the rest of your trip is fun, and please get in touch if you are ever back this way again.
Amber HayesUnited States
Jay is a fantastic guide full of information about Germany, history, beer, and so so much more. He is easygoing, flexible and a great (careful) driver. We enjoyed our day seeing Neuschwanstein Castle and Oberammergau immensely. I highly recommend his services for any sightseeing tour from Munich without hesitation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Amber, for your kind review. I had a great time with you both, and I hope the rest of your travels are easy and fun, and perhaps our paths cross again sometime.
Frederick M.United States
Great guide. Our group was seven including grandparents, parents and 12, 16, and 19 year olds. Jay did a great job planning a very interesting full day that entertained all of us. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Dan. I had such a great day with you and your family. It was my pleasure to be able to show you all around this beautiful place I now call home. Please give my best to everyone.
Margot McminnUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Margot for your kind review. Please give Brantley and the family my best!
Terry LivelyUnited States
Jay was awesome. He knew all the history of Neuschwanstein Castle as well as Munich in great detail. Also took us through back roads to see villages and the beautiful town of Oberammergau with the painted houses. Van was nice and comfortable. Thanks Jay for such an awesome day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Terry and Jack, thank you both for a wonderful day. I had a great time with you both, and thanks again for choosing me to show you this beautiful area!
Julianne HarpUnited States
The Munich sightseeing tour was the final of the three tours we did with Jay. He made the entire time we spent with him easy and so much fun. He was able to tell us so many interesting stories about Munich and show us places that you would never know existed in Munich — like surfing. Who knew you could surf in Munich?
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yea, surfing.... Who knew?? :-) Thanks again Julianne, and Gary and Will. Thank you all again for choosing me to accompany you through this wonderful city that has been my "new" home for so many years. I hope the rest of your travels, and your journey home, were easy and fun.
Julianne HarpUnited States
Salzburg was the second of three tours we did with Jay. He was a great guide for this day trip to Austria with all of his knowledge and interesting stories. He was able to make the tour fun enough for me as a person that loves Sound of Music but also engage our thirteen year old son so he wasn't bored.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Julianne. I was honored to be able to accompany you and your wonderful family on such a beautiful day in Salzburg.
Julianne HarpUnited States
Rothenburg was our first of three tours we did with Jay. He was a great guide that went above and beyond to make sure that our thirteen year old son had a great time looking at the Medieval town.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Julianne, thank you so much for your kind words. I had so much fun with you, Gary and - especially - Will. I was so happy to be able to experience this beautiful old city with you all.
Diane VastiChicago, United States
Jay was a fantastic guide who kept us interested and happy for a full day! Our visit to Neuscheinstein Castle was made all the better by the ltidbits that Jay knows that we didn't hear from the resident guide. Jay treated us with a visit to a country restaurant off the beaten path that served fantastic food and followed with a visit to Oberammergau not to be missed. Jay was informative and entertaining and the perfect guide for a full day of sightseeing in Bavaria. I highly recommend him to all.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Diane, for your very kind review. I had such fun with you all. I hope the trip home was easy and relaxed, and please get in touch if you are ever back my way again. Give your lovely family my warmest greetings!
Bambang LiemUnited States
Jay was an very exuberant person and it was a great character to have on the drive to the Castle. He was very knowledgeable of the history of the German monarchy and made the drive seems shorter. When we got to the Castle, Jay provided us with insights about the location & tour that allowed us to be skip the lines and was able to see more in less time. He also recommend a great restaurant for us to have lunch. I would not hesitate to recommend Jay for this tour. Thanks for a great tour Jay!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Bam, for your very kind review. I also had a great time with both of you. The tour was a treat for me, as you and your lovely wife were such kind - and fun - people! Thanks again, and I hope our paths cross again in the future.
Marcy DizonUnited States
We had such a wonderful time with Jay. He was knowledgable, professional, and most importantly fun! He blended splendidly with our family and he brings to life the history of the castle for both kids and adults!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Marcy, for your review. I had a great time with you and your lovely family. I am glad we had such luck with the weather. I hope the girls were able to get their shopping itch scratched :-) I wish you all a safe and easy trip home, and please get in touch if you are ever back this way again.
Mitzie FazioUnited States
Jay was exceptionally knowledgeable, interesting and entertaining. My entire family of six enjoyed our tour. I feel as if our time in Munich was well spent and would recommend Jay without reservation!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mitzie, thank you so much for your kind review. I had such a great time with you and your family, and am so glad in spite of your flight delay that we could meet and enjoy Munich together. Please give everyone my regards, and I hope we can meet up again!!
Cristine BoydUnited States
Jay was a wonderful guide to spend the day with. He was prompt picking us up, drove safely, and was lively with conversation and information. He was willing to do a new activity with us (Alpine Coaster) and it was the highlight of the day. He took us to a lovely restaurant and made sure we saw everything we hoped for. He even took many pictures for us, which was an unexpected treat. I would reccomend Jay to others!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cristine. I had such a wonderful time with you and your family. And talking music with a guy like Brian on the way home was an added treat! Please give the family my best, and I hope to hear from you again.
Shirley B.Quezon City, 1112, Philippines
My family of 7 enjoyed our tour to Rothenberg immensely despite the 3 hour drive because Jay is such a warm and perceptive person who would go the extra mile to make sure we were all comfortable and enjoying our tour of the medieval city. His sense of humor and witty remarks added a lot of fun we had during the whole tour. We feel like we met a good friend in Munich!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Shirley. It was great meeting you and your family, and spending such a wonderful day with you all. Have a safe trip home, and a great visit to New Zealand.
Eva FujimotoUnited States
Jay was a wonderful guide. He showed us great places, and told us awesome stories about the area. He also recommended an awesome restaurant in Munich for our last dinner and it was great. We would recommend him highly. Jay is very knowledgeable and speaks perfect English. Yosh and Eva
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Eva, Hi Yosh, thank you both for a fun-filled day. We had less than ideal weather for our trip to the mountain top, but you both brought the sunshine with you! Thanks again for booking with me!
Alexandra PiotrowskiUnited States
There should be a 6th or even 7th star just for Jay. Spending the day with him felt like being in a travel show. Not only because of the incredible depth of knowledge, but also because of its delivery. It was no surprise to discover he has an entertainer background because the presentation of information and stories captivated our group ranging in age from 21 to 79. That said, this "showmanship" was never pompous, and he allowed us the freedom to make decisions for the flow of our amazing day together.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Alex, thank you so much for your wonderful review. I had a great time with you and your family. I hope the rest of your trip was fun, and please give my warmest regards to everyone. If you are ever back this way again, please get in touch!