Kay MorrillUnited States
Excellent guide!! Manfred was knowledgeable and fun. He is passionate about his homeland and made our day a pure delight. He knew the most beautiful spots off the beaten path. If I had the week to do over again, I would book him for several days and have him show us around. You will not regret having him for a guide.
Corey BenningUnited States
Marie DisbrowUnited States
Manfred was very knowledgeable and friendly. He showed us everything we wanted to see and more. We were most interested in Sound of Music and he was able to provide us with everything we wanted to see. He did a fantastic job!
Louis NicholsonUnited States
Manfred was awesome. If you are looking for someone who has a great deal of history and will put a lot of effort into your day, I would highly recommend Manfred. Very professional and knowledgable and will definitely make changes to accommodate desires and weather.
Eliabeth LubertUnited States
Manfred was a wonderful guide and showed us things we would not have found on our own. He also was flexible in rearranging the dates and helped us save time on another tour which was great. If we had known in advance we would have requested him for other tours. Would definitely ask for him again in future.
Eliabeth LubertUnited States
Super knowledgeable of the areas we visited. Suggested a great restaurant with incredible view. Safe driver and very friendly.
Eliabeth LubertUnited States
Fantastic guide. Perfect English. The weather was not good so he met our group of 6 with umbrellas to keep us dry on the walks. Explained history of the area on the drive and made great suggestions for restaurants. Made some changes to the plans to accommodate the weather. Highly recommend him
Frances HoldenerUnited States
What a wonderful tour, Manfred was right on time ad so friendly. We all loved the movie Sound of Music and it was so interesting to see where some of the film was produced. Manfred so much about the history of everything. We had to shorten our trip but Manfred came to our hotel and mapped out many other interesting things to do on our way to Switzerland. All in all it was a fantastic tour with Manfred and we had a most memorable trip to Switzerland. Manfred thanks again for making our trip so special.
Bambang LiemUnited States
Again, as I had Manfred for my Sound of Music tour the previous day, Manfred is very knowledgeable in all aspect of Hallstatt. He gave us detailed instructions on where the Church is, where the graveyard is, where to rent the Electric Boat is, where we can have lunch and so on. He provide us with a good background of how Hallstatt became famous and how it became a tourist spot! I would not hesitate to recommend Manfred for a guide on this tour.
Bambang LiemUnited States
Manfred was a very knowledgeable guide for this Sound of Music tour. He took us to locations that are unique and not part of other tours. I highly recommend this tour if you are a Sound of Music fan!
Sean WheelerUnited States
My daughter and I had a wonderful time with Manfred. He is a wonderful guide with impeccable knowledge of the area and The Sound of Music! The trip was paced perfectly, the scenery was magnificent and Manfred was fantastic. Highly recommended.
Amazing and informative tour, Manfred was wonderful
Belinda BloxsomUnited States
Excellent guide and itinerary. Manfred is a wonderful travel companion.
Kelly WilliamsUnited States
Our tour with Manfred was wonderful. He was a great tour guide as well as our driver Patrick. He was very informative and always asked if we wanted to see or avoid certain things. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. If in Salzburg definitely sign up for this tour. It was truly amazing. Having Manfred and Patrick definitely added to our experience in Austria. Would recommend this everyone.
Ronald MillerNellysford, VA, United States
Manfred was an excellent guide. He picked us up at our hotel and explained the itinerary for the day, places that would be most crowded and the best time to see other attractions. He asked questions to find out our interests and then planned a fabulous tour around our interests taking us to places most tours don't go! He was very knowable of the area and was always willing to stop for photos. He recommended a restaurant and it was excellent. (The best I had in Austria!!!) It was an unforgettable day
Kara WiedUnited States
Marsha WetmoreUnited States
We had a wonderful day visiting beautiful lakes, 5 Fingers Lookout, and Hallstatt. Manfred was very informative and accommodating. Enjoyed the tour in every way!
Susan L.Hong Kong
Manfred is very knowledgeable and easy going. We appreciated the beautiful lakeside lunch venue he booked for us on way to Salzburg and the higher viewpoints he took us to. We had a wonderful time, and as he suggested the train back to Vienna was the best & most comfortable option.
The private Sound Of Music Tour was a surprise gift for my wife, and although the film was not a personal favorite of mine when released, I went along for the ride. I was completely satisfied with the whole experience, our tour guide Manfred was exceptionally knowledgeable about the areas and the film. Least to say we where very happy with our day out. Manfred made us feel very welcome and answered any questions with ease assurance. I would 100% recommend this trip and Manfred. Many thanks again
James DoyleUnited States
Manfred was outstanding. Informative but not overwhelming. Professional yet very personal. Safe driver. Stopped for lots of photographs along our excursion Overall terrific experience
Anthony JohnsonUnited States
Manfred is a very knowledgeable guide. After telling him about our interests, he was able to quickly customize a plan for the day that accomplished what we wanted to see. He also suggested some locations in the Lake District that we were not familiar with but ending up enjoying immensely. It started raining but he was able to adapt to the situation and re-arrange the order of indoor/outdoor events so that we still enjoyed seeing all the sights we wanted to see despite the weather.
Richard MacKenzieRankin Inlet, NUNAVUT, Canada
Our guide Manfred was very informative and very pleasant. He gave us some options when the weather was not co-operating and we all had a great day in the beautiful Salzburg area.
Brian FieldsUnited States
Manfred provided us a great day of touring. He took us to several places the "BIG" tours never see. While we wanted to go into the Bavarian mountains, the weather was overcast and we would not have been able to see anything. Manfred recommended another site to visit instead and it was a beautiful location overlooking Salzburg. Highly recommend Manfred as a guide. He provides a great tour and lots of insight into the area and details about the Sound of Music sites!
Barbara GeorgeUnited States
We highy recommend Manfred if you want to see both the usual tourist sights and some out of the less touristy sights. We spent 2 full days sight seeing with him in and around Salzburg and had a wonderful time. He incorporated the Sound of Music tour with the lake region where we also took a short boat ride on a beautiful green lake. Next day went to Eagles Nest and the Bavarian Mts and Ramsau. Touring with Manfred is definitely 5 stars.
Rachel SchienlUnited States
Manfred was a great tour guide. We only had 6 hours in town and he was able to customize a tour for our time frame and still hit all the highlights. We wouldnt have been able to see both Salzburg and Hallstratt without him! Friendly and informative, highly recommend!
Kimberly TobiasUnited States
Manfred is a knowledgeable, personable guide. He tailored our tour to meet our personal interests. We highly recommend him.
Anne Marie MarascoUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour by Manfred. He was knowledgeable, conversational and made the tour a very enjoyable afternoon for our family. He was able to show us all the highlights of the Sound of Music and even locations where buses and larger vehicles don't have access. The pace of the tour was perfect and we saw so much of Salzburg and the outer city. He included some beautiful waterfalls &lakes touring as well. He made great recommendations on how to spend the balance of our time in Salzburg. A+++
Yuk Han Margaret AuHong Kong
Manfred gave us a highly original tour of Salzburg: this exceptional guide drove us to the Bavarian Mountains - we stood at the very mountain top that Julie Andrew sang in the opening of The Sound of Music plus the one featured in the ending scene. For ardent fans like us, those are the exclusive moments. Our 2-day bespoke tour also included the picturesque town of Hallstatt and the Hallein salt mine near the German border. Manfred made all these possible with his passion, knowledge and well planning.
Catherine HeiserUnited States
Manfred's enthusiasm and understanding of all things Salzburg was really terrific. Especially enjoyed our trip up the mountainsides for spectacular views of the city and area. This is what sets Tours by Locals apart - you see the city from a personal point of view. When we return, we will skip the Sound of Music sites in preference to exploring the fortress, old city sites and more time on mountainside - perhaps even hiking. Manfred will certainly be our guide.
Dan HagenUnited States
My wife and I and four kids ages 7-23 had great day with Manfred in his nice van. He knows the area well and tailored the tour to our interests.