Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Innsbruck-Austria by Tour Guide Manfred F. (Guide #4912)


Belinda Bloxsom

United States
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Tour: #39189, Best of the Bavarian Alps - Eagle's Nest, Salt Mine, King's Lake, Salzburg, Austria    view tour
Date: Sep 24/18

Excellent guide and itinerary. Manfred is a wonderful travel companion.

Kelly Williams

United States
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Tour: #39189, Best of the Bavarian Alps - Eagle's Nest, Salt Mine, King's Lake, Salzburg, Austria    view tour
Date: Sep 21/18

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 Miller

Nellysford, VA, United States
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Tour: #162052, The Hills are Alive: Salzburg City Tour and Hallstatt - Full Day Private Tour, Salzburg, Austria    view tour
Date: Aug 23/18

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

Marsha Wetmore

United States
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Tour: #58355, Hallstatt and Lake District - Full Day private tour from Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria    view tour
Date: Jun 21/18

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
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Tour: #445692, Vienna to Salzburg via Lake Attersee, Salzburg, Austria    view tour
Date: May 26/18

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.

Paul Jones

Gibraltar
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Tour: Private Sound of Music Tour, Salzburg, Austria
Date: Feb 22/18

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 Doyle

United States
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Tour: #39113, Hallstatt Private Tour - World Cultural & Heritage Site, Salzburg, Austria    view tour
Date: Oct 31/17

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 Johnson

United States
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Tour: #39180, Salzburg City Private Tour, Salzburg, Austria    view tour
Date: Oct 8/17

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 MacKenzie

Rankin Inlet, NUNAVUT, Canada
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Tour: #244442, The Hills are Alive: Salzburg City Tour & Salzburg Lake District, Salzburg, Austria    view tour
Date: Aug 12/17

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 Fields

United States
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Tour: Sound of Music Tour from Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Date: Jul 3/17

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 George

United States
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Tour: #39189, Bavarian Mountains and Salzburg with Lake District, Salzburg, Austria    view tour
Date: Jun 30/17

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 Schienl

United States
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Tour: #39180, Highlights of Salzburg and Lake District, Salzburg, Austria    view tour
Date: May 8/17

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 Tobias

United States
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Tour: #244442, The Hills are Alive: Salzburg City Tour & Salzburg Lake District, Salzburg, Austria    view tour
Date: Feb 22/17

Manfred is a knowledgeable, personable guide. He tailored our tour to meet our personal interests. We highly recommend him.

Anne Marie Marasco

United States
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Tour: #162052, Sound of Music Tour, Salzburg, Austria    view tour
Date: Jun 7/16

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 Au

Hong Kong
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Tour: Sound of Music, Hallstatt & Bavarian Mountains, Salzburg, Austria
Date: Feb 10/16

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 Heiser

United States
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Tour: #39180, Salzburg-City, Sound of Music and More :-), Salzburg, Austria    view tour
Date: Nov 27/15

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 Hagen

United States
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Tour: #39189, Salzburg, Lakes & WW2 sites in Bavaria - Full day Tour, Salzburg, Austria    view tour
Date: Oct 17/15

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.

Alex Ng

Canada
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Tour: #39113, Hallstatt - World Cultural & Heritage Site, Salzburg, Austria    view tour
Date: Oct 8/15

Excellent service. Very knowledgeable. After ascertain of our desire, Manfred took us through the backroads to Hallstatt so we can experience the small villages and alpine meadows. No communication issues at all. Recommend highly.

Ilya Statnikov

United States
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Tour: #39113, Hallstatt - World Cultural & Heritage Site, Salzburg, Austria    view tour
Date: Sep 23/15

This was a very amazing tour. I highly recommend it for everyone who is visiting Salzburg area and has time for a day trip. Manfred is very knowledgeable and fun person, but most importantly it appears as if he loves doing what he is doing very much and thus making this tour so much better. On another note, if you are concerned about understanding your guide, leave your concerns behind, Manfred's English is flawless.

Shawna Bonnett

United States
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Tour: #162052, Sound of Music & Hallstatt, Salzburg, Austria    view tour
Date: Sep 14/15

Possibly the BEST decision we made (when planning our trip to Austria)was using Tours by Locals and selecting Manfred. The process was easy and organized. One thing that Manfred is really good at is reading his clients. It's clear that he's able to customize your day by showing you things you are interested in. We like to see the local side of things and he was happy to oblige. He was also amazing with our 8 and 4 year old daughters. A wealth of knowledge. Gave us plenty of space too. Great experience

Lawrence Himelfarb

United States
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Tour: #162052, Sound of Music & Hallstatt, Salzburg, Austria    view tour
Date: Aug 1/15

Very nice tour. Manfred was a couple of minutes late, but his instructions were very clear and we had reached him by his mobile, so it was perfectly fine. He picked us up in a nice car and took to some great vantage points to see Salzburg and the surrounding areas. We did a hybrid Sound of Music tour and also visited the countryside. He was completely flexible, very knowledgeable and personable. I would recommend anyone to use him. His English was excellent.

Lorraine Gordon

United States
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Tour: #39180, Salzburg City Tour, Salzburg, Austria    view tour
Date: May 31/15

Manfred was excellent. My husband had cellulitis of his leg and was unable to walk. Manfred adjusted his tour to accommodate this.we had a lovely time and learnt a lot about Salzburg and especially enjoyed visiting parts of Salzburg that were frequented by locals not tourists .

Delinda Harrelson

United States
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Tour: #39113, Hallstatt - World Cultural & Heritage Site, Salzburg, Austria    view tour
Date: Feb 6/15

We loved our tour with Manfred. He has such a wonderful energy, full of knowledge, and very helpful with things besides the tour. We never would have experienced such beauty off of the beaten track if we had not hired him to take us around. It may appear pricey, but it was worth every penny because there is no way we could have seen the places we did on a bus. It was wonderful not having to be with a bunch of strangers. He had a schedule but let us decide how long we wanted to take. Loved Hallstatt!!!

Delinda Harrelson

United States
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Tour: #39189, Bavarian Mountains and Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria    view tour
Date: Feb 5/15

Awesome opportunity to see such a beautiful area in such limited time. There is no way we could have accomplished a fraction of what we did without a guide. And not just any guide, Manfred! He listens to what you say, offers ideas, and points you in the right direction after his tour. The overview of the area is fabulous, and then combine the history, along with the ease of someone else guiding you instead of wasting time getting lost, or reading maps! We thought this was a great bang for the buck. Del

Timothy Newton

United States
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Tour: #39189, Bavarian Mountains and Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria    view tour
Date: Oct 18/14

My toursbylocals experience was wonderful. Manfred did a marvelous job. He was knowledgeable, thoughtful, and enthusiastic. We spent the day together, with a very flexible plan. It turned out to be VERY full of excellent information, beautiful scenery and amazing history. We can't thank you enough for being there for us. We will be back! Tim and Mary N.

Timothy Newton

United States
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Tour: #39189, Bavarian Mountains and Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria    view tour
Date: Oct 17/14

My toursbylocals experience was wonderful. Manfred did a marvelous job. He was knowledgeable, thoughtful, and enthusiastic. We spent the day together, with a very flexible plan. It turned out to be VERY full of excellent information, beautiful scenery and amazing history. We can't thank you enough for being there for us. We will be back! Tim and Mary N.

Donna W.

Canada
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Tour: #39113, Hallstatt - World Cultural & Heritage Site, Salzburg, Austria    view tour
Date: Jul 27/14

My husband and I had a wonderful private tour from Salzburg to Hallstatt and Lake District with Manfred. He arrived at our hotel right on time in a spacious, well maintained, air conditioned minivan with great windows for viewing. During our tour Manfred was very pleasant, spoke excellent English, and was a wealth of information. He even took a few detours to show us some points of interest he thought we might enjoy. Overall, a wonderful experience and well worth the cost. Donna W. Toronto, Canada

Brenda H.

United States
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Tour: #39113, Hallstatt - World Cultural & Heritage Site, Salzburg, Austria    view tour
Date: Jul 10/14

Manfred provided a great van & relaxation from driving ourselves.He was very knowledgeable about hiking & recreational options & we would contact him in future to arrange for that.He planned a circular route thru the Lake district so we saw something new all the time.Tour of Hallstatt was on our own,a guide not needed,but made him a bit expensive for this type of tour compared to guides we have used on tours requiring service the whole time. Very personable and informative. We thoroughly enjoyed the day.

Adriana L.

South Africa
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Tour: #39148, Bolzano and Neustift, Innsbruck, Austria    view tour
Date: Jul 9/14

Manfred is a trustworthy guide who added much value to our excitting day. He is friendly, kind and considerate and well-informed.

Renai Fitzpatrick

United States
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Tour: #39127, Grossglockner, Krimml, Werfen, St. Johann ...., Salzburg, Austria    view tour
Date: Jun 21/14

Manfred's knowledge of the area was phenomenal. We knew we wanted to hike the Alps and visit as many peaks as possible. He knew just where to take us and had day trip ideas for many many more visits. He loves Salsburg and the area around it and it shows. Highly recommended.

Gloria Levine

Longwood, FL, United States
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Tour: #39180, Salzburg-City Tour, Salzburg, Austria    view tour
Date: May 14/14

Manfred is professional, caring, and delightful. We wanted to 'visit' sites in Salzburg, excluding the Sound of Music and Salt Mines. Manfred drove us around showing us where sites of interest were, but did not tour them. This disappointment is from miscommunication. He drove us up a clear mountain and I got a great pictures of Eagles Nest. Suddenly hail and snow hit, thanks to the 'Iceman' unexpected weather late in May. Maybe he thought an 'overview' was better than visiting sites as it was so cold.

Chuck Stegman

United States
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Tour: #39189, Bavarian Mountains - Full day Tour, Salzburg, Austria    view tour
Date: May 1/14

Manfred was a knowledgeable and flexible guide. The views of the mountains were spectacular. Even though it was a cloudy day we managed to see Hitler's Eagle's Nest thanks to his persistence. We explored a scenic canyon. A fine day of sight seeing...

Tom Parker

Cambridge, MA, United States
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Tour: #39148, Tyrol, South Tyrol, Carynthia and Salzburg, Innsbruck, Austria    view tour
Date: Oct 16/13

Absolutely stunning tour in Austria (Tyrol, East Tyrol Carinthia) and Italy (South Tyrol). Alpine/ Dolomite/lake country scenery equal to or better than Switzerland. Manfred is the kind of guide everyone should want. Incredibly knowledgeable of local territory and beautiful back roads, willing to be flexible to suit our needs--always going that extra step to make sure we had an outstanding experience. If you haven't seen this part of the world, try this tour.

Bob Leet

United States
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Tour: #39189, Bavarian Mountains - Full day Tour, Salzburg, Austria    view tour
Date: Oct 11/13

Due to poor weather the tour had to be modified and Manfred's creativity was limited although the group (5 people) ultimately worked out a scheme on the fly to the satisfaction of most. M's local geography knowledge is excellent and his background in Bavarian and Salzbug history is very good. He has an unfortunate tendency to speak over his clients. On a positive note, he made a great effort to be helpful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review. I'm really sorry that the Eagle's Nest got closed due to snow and that you had to wait almost 1 hour because one of your friends whom I had to pick up first from a different hotel, was almost 1 hour late, left the hotel with no comment at the desk. Please kindly allow me to note, that eating on my van is not allowed, which I’ve tried to tell your group in a friendly way. I really hope that you will give me the opportunity to serve you better in the future.

Nancy Cameron

United States
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Tour: #39189, Bavarian Mountains - Full day Tour, Salzburg, Austria    view tour
Date: Aug 20/13

Although we saw a lot and really enjoyed the salt mines and eagles eye, there was not enough flexibility in the schedule and we felt rushed. It was nice to have someone get all of our tickets and get us to the head of the lines. Thanks manfred.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your open feedback. We've got 6 hours to see all the different sites, it is high season and with a view hundred people at the Salt Mines you get easy the feeling to get rushed, still we were in 15 minutes after arrival. No rush at the Eagle's Nest where you missed the bus. I hope you give me another chance in the future and we should plan on an hourly base than there is no rush at all.

Tom Alkema

United States
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Tour: #39180, Salzburg-City Tour, Salzburg, Austria    view tour
Date: Jun 25/13

I regret to say that our tour with Manfred was more than disappointing. There was little structure to what we saw and it never really tied together. We did see the key sights but the info was hard to follow. His accent made it hard at times to decipher what he was telling us. I cannot recommend this tour guide at this time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Reviewer, thank you for your feedback. I am very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your tour in Salzburg. Concerning my accent, I want to inform that I have been giving high quality tours in English since 1988, running my own business for the last 13 years. I have never had such a complaint as yours in that matter. Please allow me to apologize for any inconvenience caused to you at your tour. I really hope you will give me another chance to better serve you in future.

Paul Hein

United States
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Tour: #39180, Salzburg-City Tour, Salzburg, Austria    view tour
Date: Jun 24/13

Manfred was very nice person, very friendly, and his english was very clear, and was patient with us when we asked many cultural type personnel questions about religion and politics.

Erika Kar

India
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Tour: #39180, Salzburg-City Tour, Salzburg, Austria    view tour
Date: Sep 6/12

As per our Passenger Mrs Kunda Vijayakar x 5 the tour was very good. Manfred showed us all the places very well giving complete information.

Carl Crome

Frilsham, BERKSHIRE, United Kingdom
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Tour: #39189, Bavarian Mountains - Full day Tour, Salzburg, Austria    view tour
Date: Jul 10/12

Highly recommended , Manfred knows the area around Salzburg very well and knows all the tricks to doge queues so you get the best from your day with him and his English is excellent

Charlene Finck

United States
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Tour: #39189, Bavarian Mountains - Full day Tour, Salzburg, Austria    view tour
Date: May 23/12

We had used Manfred as our guide the day before on the Salzburg City Tour and had a great experience, so we employed him again to take us to the Eagle's Nest, through the mountains and into Berchtesgaden. This was by far the highlight of our trip. Manfred knows so much about the area and is so willing to go above and beyond what was expected that words fail to do justice. We saw things and went places others don't usually get to go to--it was truly awesome! Thank you Manfred!

Charlene Finck

United States
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Tour: #39180, Salzburg-City Tour, Salzburg, Austria    view tour
Date: May 22/12

Manfred is an outstanding tour guide! He picked us up at our hotel (located 20 kilometers from Salzburg) in a very roomy, comfortable van. He is very knowledgeable about Salzburg and the area and got us to the best places quickly and efficiently. He gave us an overview of the sights and locations we should be seeing and steered us away from the tourist crowds. Manfred speaks great English, has a great sense of humor and makes the experience well worth the time and money.

Doug Hall

United States
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Tour: #39180, Salzburg-City Tour, Salzburg, Austria    view tour
Date: May 9/12

Manfred was a pleasure to work with and a very good tour guide in the town of Salzburg, Austria. We had a four hour window which he filled for us with exactly what we asked for. I would highly recommend anyone looking for a professional guide in Salzburg to consider using Manfred.