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Johns Bavarian Tours

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Address: Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 162 3207323

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John is a fabulous tour guide. He is very knowledgeable and interesting. The castle is amazing. We decided to walk up and down, rather than take the bus or the horse drawn... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

John is a fabulous tour guide. He is very knowledgeable and interesting. The castle is amazing. We decided to walk up and down, rather than take the bus or the horse drawn carriages. Lots of places to go into at the bottom of the hill(where you start off to the castle). We had to cut short our tour, John was... More 

Thank Leduc1998
Private-Guided-Tours, Owner at Johns Bavarian Tours, responded to this review

Being able to serve such charming clients is always a big treat. This year the mild winter had made the tours to the castles much less complicated and more comfortable for the visitors. Walking up to Neuschwanstein is the best way, as this group has done; which they enjoyed very much. It was a shame they had so little time,... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 21 December 2016

John provided a wonderful day out to the castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau. The tour was tailored to my wishes, and I was able to see and do everything I wanted. His local knowledge and historical references rounded out the trip, and it was fascinating to hear about the region, and the monarchs that ruled. I took a second tour... More 

Thank sg19er
Los Angeles, California
1 review
Reviewed 14 December 2016

John took myself and family on a one-day tour of Neuschwanstein, Oberammergau, and Linderhof Palace. Due to physical limitations, we could not handle the steps at Neuschwanstein, but John made sure we had a full opportunity to view (and take photos of) the castle from below. We had an open schedule which John filled completely and efficiently, including unexpected but... More 

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Westminster, Maryland
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93 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

My wife and I wanted to see Eagles Nest and we wanted a personal tour with a knowledgeable guide that would take us there. I had toured with John a few years ago so there was no question that he was our man. He met us at our hotel, we had a pleasant drive to Austria, including lots of interesting... More 

Private-Guided-Tours, Owner at Johns Bavarian Tours, responded to this review

Many thanks for your wonderful comments, I am very lucky to have had such fantastic guests for so many years. All of you who have read Trip Advisor have also read all the wonderful comments my guests have made over the years. You have also seen or heard the many comments which have appeared in the (International Press) concerning security... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

John was a great ambassador to tour Munich and the surrounding area as well ! He is fluent in German and that was a great asset to us as we do not speak the language. He knew the area like the back of his hand and was able to recommend some great local restaurants that were just delicious ! The... More 

Thank Edward K
Greeneville, Tennessee
1 review
Reviewed 17 May 2016

John delivers what he promises! Great guide, knowledgeable, efficient and has many local connections at both points of interest and with special restaurants; a definite plus. Toured Salzburg and Castle Tour and packed in a great deal in a short stay. John even managed to avoid traffic delays by knowing alternate routes. The hotel John suggested was top notch with... More 

Thank ChasETN
Private-Guided-Tours, Owner at Johns Bavarian Tours, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to be with clients who enjoyed my services as much as I do performing them. As always I do my best to make sure that my guests have experience’s they will long remember. My guests often stay in boutique hotels such as the Hotel Opera in Munich; here I have known the owners for many years.... More 

Hamilton, Canada
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2015

We had the pleasure of spending 2 days with John. Our first day was a tour of King Ludwigs Castle. John's historical knowledge certainly enhanced our visit and the added side trip to Austria for a lovely lunch was a much enjoyed surprise. Our second day was a half day tour which included some local sights and gave insight to... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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109 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015

We used John for a castle tour and shopping trip to Oberammergau. This is hard to rate because we had a good time despite John at times. Let's first start with the positives. John was very knowledgeable about everything on his tour script. We got some very good / interesting information about the areas we visited. Our tour of Hohenschwangau... More 

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Private-Guided-Tours, Owner at Johns Bavarian Tours, responded to this review

You can please some of the people some of the time but not all of the people all the time. But one can try and learn from his or her mistakes. It is my pleasure to offer my clients umbrellas if it is raining outside that way they do not have to carry their own. We were not just few... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015

We were in town from October 23030 and took three tours with John.We took the Ludwig Castle Tours ,Salzburg/Eagles nest and Schleissheim Palace and Airfield tour John was at our hotel in Munich every morning a few minutes before our appointed time,He knew Munich and Austria like the best of his hand and did his very best to make our... More 

Thank Rbnum1fan2014
Private-Guided-Tours, Owner at Johns Bavarian Tours, responded to this review

Yes I am very lucky to have such charming and grateful clients, I always try to please everyone and here it was very clear that my clients enjoyed there tours with me. Even though I must add they were very well prepared for their tours as they had read a great deal before their trip here. It was my pleasure... More 

Chicago, IL
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

We spent three days travelling with John last September and had a very nice experience. We did the Pfaffenwinkel tour, Salzburg / Eagles Nest, and the King Ludwig Castles tour. We’d repeat every one. John was always on time, his van was comfortable, and what makes-or-breaks it for us on private tours is he was interesting to talk to. His... More 

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