Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Germany by Tour Guide Jake D. (Guide #5004)


Martin Clarke

United States
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Tour: #456707, Alpine Ski Day, München, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Dec 31/19

Awesome day we will never forget! Having Jake guide us expanded our experience to an unimaginable level. He was extremely attentive, giving great snowboarding tips to my daughter, and was even able to accommodate my wife who did not ski. My 16 year daughter says it was her best day ever! Thank you Jake! The Clarke's Long Island, NY

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a BLAST hanging with you guys at the Zugspitze! Thank YOU!

Eric Fiskum

United States
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Tour: #351689, Neuschwanstein Castle Tour from Munich, Munich, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Dec 30/19

Jake was an absolutely phenomenal guide and I would highly recommend him. He picked us up at our hotel and took us to Neuschwanstein. He had great connections at the castle and we avoided all lines from parking to the entrance. This was a big deal! We had a great German lunch at a small brewery. He was hugely entertaining to our 13 year old daughter as he told the history of the era in a fun, entertaining way! He was very flexible and fun to be around. Do not hesitate!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Eric!!! It was so much fun visiting with your family! - Jake D.

Terry D.

United States
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Tour: #351689, Neuschwanstein Castle Tour from Munich, Munich, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 22/19

William Teague

United States
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Tour: #58375, Munich Private Walking Tour, at your pace!, München, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 3/19

Thanks to Jake for helping us survive the madness that was Oktoberfest. We had a blast!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Anytime William. Just as long as you wear your lederhosen :)

Angie Westcott

United States
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Tour: #383928, Neuschwanstein Castle and Brewery Tour, Munich, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 28/19

Jake was absolutely fabulous! The entire day was a blast, and by far our best day to this point! He is extremely knowledgeable and had a great personality. I have been to Neuschwanstein 3 previous times and this was a totally different experience. I would highly recommend this tour and Jake for your guide!

Angelo Serra

United States
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Tour: #351691, Garmisch-Partenkirchen Walking Tour, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 18/19

Jake is a guide rock-star! His depth of Knowledge of Partenkirchen and Garmisch was extremely deep. I was impressed at the range of access that he had to the spots that we stopped in. He had some very interesting stories to tell about the buildings, people and history. I am also under the impression that he knows almost everyone in the city given that almost everyone we passed on the street acknowledged/said hello to him as we passed by or entered their establishment. Take this tour!

David Nelson

United States
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Tour: #35337, Historical Tour of Neuschwanstein Castle - Private Tour, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Aug 13/19

Jake is awesome. Had a fantastic day with Jake. Jake is an American and has lived in Garmisch for a long time. Jake knows all the locals and is very involved in the community. Jake gets to park his van where others can not and you don't have to wait in any lines. Jake is better than any college professor you ever had at explaining history and story telling. Really fun, easy, beautiful sights and very detailed insights you would never get without Jake.

Thomas Licata

United States
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Tour: #35337, Historical Tour of Neuschwanstein Castle - Private Tour, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Jul 21/19

Jake was awesome!! When we found out 2 days ahead of time that the day of our tour it was most likely going to be raining, we contacted him to see if we could change the day of the tour to the following day since the weather would be better. He agreed and since he was available, had no problem switching. He was very friendly, knowledgeable and tailored the trip to suit us. He helped us plan our next free day as well. I cannot say enough positive things about him.

Kim Sanchez

United States
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Tour: #351689, Neuschwanstein Castle Tour from Munich, Munich, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Jul 19/19

We had a great tour with Jake. He really made the history of Bavaria and of the Neuschwantstein Castle come to life. His stories were fun and memorable and the whole day was a breeze. Working with a professional takes the headache and hassle out of figuring out all of the details which means you can sit back and enjoy the experience. I highly recommend working with Jake for any of his tours.

Mary Lou Byrne

United States
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Tour: #58375, Munich Private Walking Tour, at your pace!, München, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Jul 18/19

We had a great time with Jake! He was knowledgeable and fun and our time with him was a highlight of our visit to Munich! Thanks a million! (Also OMG we would never have known about butter pretzels if it weren't for him... Yum!!)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you guys! It was a blast visiting with you guys ! - jake d.

Linda Simmons

United States
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Tour: #383928, Neuschwanstein Castle and Brewery Tour, Munich, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Jul 17/19

If we had hand picked our tour guide we could not have done better. Jake was extremely knowledgeable providing us with a ton of history and answering our questions. And the brewery tour was the icing on the cake. My family and I would not hesitate to request that Jake be our guide on any future tours.

Vito Russo

United States
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Tour: #383928, Neuschwanstein Castle and Brewery Tour, Munich, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Jul 4/19

We have been in Europe 2 weeks and have gone on numerous tours. Jake's was the best! He is knowledgeable and funny and made history come alive for my family. Also, my teenage daughter broke her toe a few days before the tour, and Jake worked hard to minimize the amount of her walking which was very much appreciated! Finally, the brewery tour was the best one I have ever been on. I would go on this tour again. And I look forward to touring with Jake again!!!

Jason Shkopich

Canada
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Tour: #58375, Munich Private Walking Tour, at your pace!, München, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Jul 3/19

Day 3 of 3 with Jake. He didn't let us down. Again Jake brought his humorous story telling of the history of Munich while making sure we had an opportunity to experience the local food and beers of Munich. I will be coming back to Munich, and when I do I'll be reaching out to Jake. 10 out of 10 the entire three days.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I owe you a 2 / 4 ! These reviews are legendary - Thank you man - Jake D

Jason Shkopich

Canada
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Tour: #35337, Historical Tour of Neuschwanstein Castle - Private Tour, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Jul 2/19

This was our second day with Jake. Again, amazing day. Jake has everything arranged so we had a seamless tour of the castle, followed by amazing lunch off the beaten track at a farm with some amazing food and drink. All this was topped off with Jake entertaining us with the story of Ludwig, his castle, and mysterious death. Thanks so much Jake! Loved the stories!

Jason Shkopich

Canada
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Tour: Innsbruck, Ambras Palace, and Garmisch, Innsbruck, Austria
Date: Jul 1/19

GREATEST TOUR GUIDE EVER! Jake has a vast amount of knowledge about the region and its history and brought it all to life in a funny interesting way. Accommodating at every turn. This was day 1 of 3 days with Jake and after the first 15 mins we were thankful we had him with us for another couple days.

Tanya Cunningham

United States
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Tour: #351689, Neuschwanstein Castle Tour, Fussen, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 26/19

Having been touring Europe for a couple of weeks, our group (aged 30s to 60s) had a variety of experiences with guides. Our tour of Neuschwanstein Castle today was by far the best! Jake, of All Things Garmisch, was very entertaining, highly informative, and so very considerate of our individual needs. Jake thought out every aspect of the tour providing for no waiting, no down time, and no inconveniences. Jake went out of his way to make our entire day, fun and relaxing. Wish we could have had him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tanya!!

Bruce Wendler

United States
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Tour: #58375, Munich Private Walking Tour, at your pace!, München, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: May 31/19

Jake is an amazing tour guide. I was on vacation with my 19 year old grandson and Jake made the tour exciting for him and me as well. The walking tour of Munich was very informative and Jake kept us fascinated with his stories. I highly recommend Jake as your tour guide. He's fun to be around, exuberant , and really knows the history of Bavaria.

Bruce Wendler

United States
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Tour: #35338, A Private Tour of the Zugspitze Mountain and Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: May 30/19

Jake is an amazing tour guide. He picked us up at the Hotel Zugspitze for an enjoyable trip and tour of the Zugspitze. Jake gets you involved in his history lessons and holds your attention during the whole tour. I highly recommend this tour and Jake.

Bruce Wendler

United States
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Tour: #36053, A Private Brewery Tour in the Alps!, Munich, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: May 29/19

Jake was our tour guide to the brewery. He is fun to be around and engaged with us and the brew master. Jake made this tour exciting. I highly recommend him for all his tours.

Bruce Wendler

United States
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Tour: #35337, Historical Tour of Neuschwanstein Castle - Private Tour, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: May 28/19

Jake picked us up at the Hotel Zugspitze for an enjoyable trip to Neuschwanstein Castle. Jake is knowledgeable about Bavaria and is enthusiastic about telling you about the history of the area. I really enjoyed his animation and spirited story telling. I highly recommend Jake as a tour guide. He makes a tour fun and stress free. Jake was our guide for four tours and each one was most enjoyable.

Bruce Wendler

United States
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Tour: #383929, Airport Shuttle from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen with Orientation Tour, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: May 27/19

This tour is a definite stress reliever. I highly recommend it if you are hesitant to travel alone. We landed at the Munich airport and our guide, Drew, met us at baggage, explained the shuttle process, and helped us load bags. Drew gave us a history lesson on the trip to Garmisch and then gave us a car tour of Garmisch-Partenbkirchen. He took us to our hotel, walked us through the shopping strasse and took us to a nice gasthaus for dinner. Drew is an excellent guide, friendly and knowledgeable.

Michael Ford

Australia
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Tour: #383928, Neuschwanstein Castle and Brewery Tour, Munich, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: May 25/19

You wont find a better storyteller than Jake. this was an absolutely fantastic tour with a great guide. Don't miss it. Lover the brewery tour.

Ronald Murphy

United States
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Tour: #58375, Munich Private Walking Tour, at your pace!, München, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: May 17/19

Jake was absolutely fantastic, a complete professional ! His communications, punctuality and especially his knowledge were all top notch. But more importantly, Jake has a kind and fun personality and it was evident that he truly wanted us to have a great day. We learned so much that you could never get by visiting Munich on your own. Jake also went above and beyond seeing us safely to BMW World and back via the subway. Book Jake with absolute confidence. We now have a friend in Munich. The Murphys

Tamara Newing

Australia
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Tour: #35337, Historical Tour of Neuschwanstein Castle - Private Tour, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: May 15/19

Jake was a wonderful guide. Full of information and historical facts, shared with an abundance of humour. I would highly recommend him.

Anthony Nemecek

United Kingdom
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Tour: #58375, Munich Private Walking Tour, at your pace!, München, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Dec 31/18

On a very 'miserable' weather day, Jake made a tour of Munich very pleasurable. Full of history delivered with great humour, the tour was not only informative and detailed, but fun. If you are not really interested in Munich, but rather just collecting passport stamps, I would not advise, but if you really want information Jake would be hard to beat. His enthusiastic delivery and knowledge would appeal to all ages and his recommendations for places to stop, eat/drink, are top notch. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Anthony! You two made the day a blast! Anyone who likes Augustiner can always find a way to keep the rain away :). - jake

Carrie Williams

United States
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Tour: #36053, A Private Brewery Tour in the Alps!, Munich, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 23/18

Jake was absolutely amazing. We had a great time!

Rebecca Oliver

United States
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Tour: #383928, Neuschwanstein Castle and a History of Beer Tour, Munich, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 12/18

My husband, two friends and I loved our day with Jake. From beginning to end, it was an informative and entertaining ride. Great scenery, wonderful food and beer, and great banter. We couldn't have asked for a better time. And we believe Jake missed his calling as an actor--we won't forget his stories anytime soon!

Pei lynn Cheah

Malaysia
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Tour: #36053, A Private Brewery Tour in the Alps!, Munich, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 12/18

Kim Kelly

United States
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Tour: #383928, Neuschwanstein Castle and a History of Beer Tour, Munich, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Aug 5/18

Worth every penny! Jake captivated our audience of 5, including three teens, with stories of King Ludwig, his awe-inspiring castle, and his ultimate demise! We were all ears and hooked on his delivery. Honestly, this guy should've been an actor. Picked us up at our hotel, knew every shortcut imaginable, knew everyone at the castle and how to make the most of our time and trip. He made a stop for my kids at an alpine slide which they thought was a highlight of Germany! Jake just gets it. Phenomenal!

Heidi Potter

United States
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Tour: #383928, Neuschwanstein Castle and a History of Beer Tour, Munich, Bayern, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 28/18

Fabulous tour! Jake is a wonderful tour guide, very knowledgeable and full of fun facts! My son and nephew, ages 20 and 21, enjoyed it as well! I would highly recommend this tour!