Best tour EVER! Scott and I were amazed at how well everything was planned and all of the
breathtaking sites we were able to see. Astrid is extremely knowledgeable and has an amazing
staff that exceeded our expectations. The tour ran so smoothly, we never had to worry about anything. All inclusive means exactly that! Perfect! We are going back and look
forward to many more trips to Europe with Astrid and European Castles Tours!
– Scott and Jess Newbury, South Carolina USA
Bavaria was my third tour with European Castles
Tours, all different and all wonderful! The special style of touring of
Astrid and her team means small groups, flexible itineraries, incredible
attention to detail, and perfect balance between scheduled activity and
free time. There is plenty of time to savor the usual tourist sites
(the views from Zugspitze and from Mary’s bridge were breathtaking!),
but I enjoyed even more all of the local color provided by Astrid’s
extensive knowledge of the area. She knows the out-of-the-way places
for great local food, and tells delightful, informative stories about
regional culture and traditions. Friendly manners and warm smiles
complete the package. No surprise that Astrid's tours often include
– Penny Purnell, Pennsylvania USA
We selected the Bavarian Castle Tour with Astrid for
our honeymoon and first trip to Europe / Germany based on our desire to
see Germany’s famous castles and tour around the Bavarian countryside.
We certainly experienced more than we ever thought we would!
Astrid was the most perfect tour guide, for she took us not only to many
of the famous tourist attractions, but also gave us a flavor of the
local life / scene as well. In addition, her restaurant choices
and food selections were beyond fantastic. We ate like kings while
there! The whole week was flawless – Astrid took care of
everything, which helped us enjoy our trip that much more. We
would definitely book another tour with Astrid and have made
recommendations to family and friends to do the same!
– Crystal and Patrick Larocca, Virginia USA
We participated in the Bavarian Castles Tour with the Venice extension and it was amazing. From our arrival and pick-up in the Munich airport to our transportation from Venice, Astrid and her team did an incredible job with the logistics of transporting us from wondrous destination to amazing destination.
Our tour guide for Bavaria was Barbara and she was nothing short of awesome. Very knowledgeable of the history of each castle and the surrounding countryside .... The Landhaus in Bavaria was spacious and felt like home …. If you ever have a chance to stay here outside of a tour, I highly recommend staying here.
For Venice, we had Federico as our tour guide and he was incredible …. He was very knowledgeable of the area and had lots of stories to tell us about the history of Venice. He made the extension tour memorable for each of us.
If you've been leery of booking a tour group, don't be, at least not
with Astrid and her team! They're responsive, caring and truly
want you to enjoy the country they call home. We'll definitely be
back for another tour!
– Brian and Melora Cmelo, Virginia, USA Read full review
We just returned from European Castles Tours' "Bavarian Castles
Tour" plus the three-day Venice extension. This was the most spectacular
trip we've ever taken! Astrid Baur and her team have consolidated the
most scenic sites in the area, they transported us efficiently using all
types of transportation (van, ferries, carriages, cable cars), and
acquired fabulous accommodations in both locations. Their tour exposed
us to the best of all the local cuisine, festivities, and hospitality. Their extreme
attention to all the behind-the-scene details created a
wonderful experience for us! We felt like we were visiting with family,
and have made new friends in Bavaria that we hope to visit again soon. We will
definitely plan another tour with European Castles Tours as soon
as time will allow. Thanks for the perfect vacation!
– Brenda and Cliff Dixon, Ohio USA
Hi Astrid. I wanted to thank you and Peter again for such an incredible trip!
I can't express in words how much I enjoyed the Bavarian Castles Tour. I will always have fond memories of the tour and many photos too.
Also please thank Marlies for her kind hospitality and the great breakfasts!
– Laura Yandall, Maryland USA
What an unbelievably fantastic experience! From the
fantasy and extravagance of King Ludwig’s storybook castles, the
picturesque cities bulging with historical, cultural and religious
significance, and the serenity of bovine-studded green pastures and
church towers spotting the Bavarian countryside, to the welcoming hearts
of our gracious hosts at Landhaus Koessel .... We can’t wait to book our
next tour with Astrid, as we know her selection of living
accommodations, meals, scenes and sites will, again, exceed our wildest
– Rosemarie & Jim Wess, Oregon USA – Read more ...
Participants in the River Castles Tour
The German Rivers Rhine, Moselle, Neckar and Main and their Castles
To anyone who is considering taking the Rhine Area
River Castle tour, this trip surpassed other tours we have taken around
the world. Each day was a highlight when one enjoys living a
bit of History, visiting and touching Roman walls, Medieval Castles, and
quaint European villages. And while Ms. Baur offers excellent and
interesting commentary, one also has time to explore the sights at their
leisure. We could not be more pleased with our visit.
– Bob and Jeanne Lawler, Illinois USA
We had such a wonderful time. The driver and the guide were both amazing. We even had an issue with our bus but the whole thing was handled by your team and it did not impact us and the tour one little bit. Shows the professionalism and the ability to get things done. We just enjoyed all the places you took us; it covered so much in such a short time. We saw castles, roman towns, majestic views, statues, parks, hikes thru forests, rivers, forts, ww II sites it was just so amazing. You took very good care of us. The hotels were fantastic, the coaches clean and the meals were out of this world. I love the mix of structure and free time that you gave us. We saw many sites and then exploring the towns on our own, getting our own lunch; it made for such a fantastic experience. Everything was well planned and weil timed. No rushing but so much to see and having time to do it all. I know when we got back to the hotel we were tired and just excited to look over our pictures of that day.
I would so recommend you to any traveler I know. This was money well spent.
You took care of us before we got there, during the trip and made sure we got off to where we needed to be for flights home or as we did our own extension to Belgium. This was just a great time and you answered all our questions and were so helpful especially since we were first time Europe travelers. I cannot wait to do more with you in the future.
– Joe and Melanie Weessies, California USA
Everything about our private Rhine Castles tour was truly first
class. Our hotel accommodations were outstanding. The
view of the Rhine from our balcony at the Bellevue Hotel was
breathtaking. The food was also excellent, from breakfasts at
the hotel to the 3 course dinners. To top it all off, Peter
Kössel was the perfect guide for our family. From the moment
he met us at the train station, he dedicated himself to making our
vacation stress free and fun. He took care of us every step of
the way. In fact, we enjoyed it so much, we have booked an
Italy tour with Astrid. Whenever we tour Europe, I will always
call Astrid Baur first!
– Richard G., Michigan USA
River Castles Private Tour
Hi, I just got back from the rest of my trip ... and wanted to say I loved the tour! I didn't know what to expect so this turned out beyond what I had hoped for. It was all so well done and laid out with lots of extra time and sightseeing. The trip was one of my best if not the best, took over 900 photos, I must have every rock on a picture. So thanks again for a wonderful tour and good luck in the future.
– Gary Linn, South Dakota USA
Jo and I returned safely from the River Castles Tour, our second with Astrid Baur and company. We had a wonderful time and met a great group of people!
We're looking at the schedule for tour number 3 -- maybe France? Thanks Astrid, Mustafa, and Kevin!"
– Cliff and Jo Dixon, Ohio USA
For castle buffs, a tour with Astrid is a must.
We took both the Bavarian tour and the Rhine River tour, and enjoyed
them both. Her selection of castles, hotels, restaurants,
and city tours was superb. She created a wonderfully
enjoyable time for all of us with her warmth, her flexibility, and her
– Pat and Lee Flocke, Florida USA – Read more ...
Astrid Baur in my opinion is without a doubt the best
Tour Director to be found anywhere. She demonstrates
professionalism in conducting the tour, while maintaining a very
personal relationship with her clients. She responds to the needs
and concerns of her group in a prompt and efficient manner. I plan on
joining Astrid on another tour in the future.
– Richard Smith, Illinois USA
Participants in the Black Forest, Alsace and Switzerland Tour
Three Corners' Castles, Magnificent Scenery and Wine
I have just returned from the June 2013 Black Forest, Alsace and Switzerland Tour, and it was my second tour with Ms Astrid Baur ....
As before, everything was perfect in this recent tour: the hotel accommodation, food and sight-seeing were all beauty to the perfection. Most of all, Ms Baur is undoubtedly a born professional with admirable knowledge, at the same time, she was both caring and understanding, and she is blessed with good sense of humour as well as gifted with human touch, making everyone feel at home no matter where we were.
I have strongly recommend her tours to people in my part of the
world, and I personally have already booked both a multi-day tour in
addition to another one-day tour for next year.
– L.B. Tong, Hong Kong Read more ...
Just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time my sisters and I had on our second and most recent tour with you and Gundula as our guides. Trip was first rate. Rooms were good and food wonderful. We saw a lot of Alsace which is the main reason for the tour. We know our relatives left there for America in 1840s, not sure of the exact location, but we got to visit the general area. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who would like to visit Alsace. We saw more than we expected, ate some wonderful food and very tasty w ines and we laughed every day....
Diane and I look forward to seeing you on our third tour on the
– Christine, Diane and Angela, Kentucky USA Read more ...
Home from the most excellent Black Forest tour! Astrid - we had a great time! Thanks for everything. Wonderful tour mates and itinerary.
We have already recommended this tour and European Castle Tours to several people. We can't wait to travel with you again. Tschuss!
– Marcy & Dewey Woodruff, Minnesota USA
Participants in the Christmas Markets Tour
King Ludwig II's Castles and the Bavarian Christmas Markets
"Treated Like a Celebrity"
This was our first trip to Germany and our first travels since retiring. We took the Castle & Christmas Market tour. Astrid has set a high standard to meet by other tour groups. There were 11 people in our tour. Astrid and her helpers, Ruth & Caroline, were extremely approachable, pleasant, courteous, knowledgeable and accommodating. Everything was taken care of for us and was well organized. We did not have to worry about anything. Transportation, tickets to castles, where to eat, what to see...all were taken care of. We were advised as to time management in maximizing use of our time. Our vans took us to the attractions and then whisked us off from the attraction when we were done to our next destination...just like a celebrity. You could tell that much thought went into Astrid's planning of the order of the sights to be seen throughout the week. The 3 were very fluent in English. For us, it was a perfect introduction to southern Germany and Austria. We felt that the mix of structured and free time worked well for us. We hope to tour with Astrid again in the future!
– Jerry, Pennsylvania USA
Truly a winter wonderland and a fairy tale come true.
I could never have imagined being at Neuschwanstein and getting a
picture worthy of a postcard. The snow made it perfect! Seeing
each of the castles throughout Bavaria was an "Architect's Dream".
Astrid Baur made the tour perfect with her friendly
personal nature and her caring manner. The itinerary was diverse, the
tour size was ideal, and the price was just right.
There are certainly many tour companies throughout
Europe, but Astrid made it a personal experience. And, how
often do you hear your tour director telling you that we are headed
"home" for the day, instead of calling it a hotel!" I am seriously
considering the tour of France in July.
– Greg Luczyk, Virginia USA
We think the design of the Castles and Christmas Markets tour is
brilliant, being able to stay each night in the same location, and
avoiding all the lost time of check-ins and outs, packing and unpacking.
For us, the highlight was seeing Neuschwanstein, but visiting Bad Tolz
and touring the Residence at Kempten were unexpected pleasures and real
hidden gems of the tour. We have already recommended your tours to
our travel agent, and will happily recommend them to anyone.
– Paul & Kim Kenny, Australia
Thank you for your wonderful tour. It may well have been the finest
trip I've ever made to Germany, and
I've made a lot of trips there starting as a boy in 1931. The
Landhaus Kössel was very comfortable, the breakfasts memorable. Oh!
that we could buy such Semmel in America! The pace of the tour was
perfect.... The content of the tour was beautiful and varied,
always fascinating. The programs presented at the Swarovski
Exhibition in Innsbruck were, for us, among the highlights of the tour
…. In short, it was a wonderful time, and thank you for
– George & Pattie Betz, Maryland USA
This was a trip Brenda and I will always remember. Our wonderful guide Astrid, our outstanding driver Mustafa, delicious food and restaurant experiences, the towns, the cities, the scenery, and a truly nice (and prompt) group of people made this the trip of a lifetime.
– Bill & Brenda, Pennsylvania USA
I have taken two tours with Astrid and both have been wonderful.
If you would like a vacation that someone else worries about all the
details and you sit back and enjoy the sights, then a European Castles
Tour is for you.... If you are considering another tour
company, please consider the included traditional foods and drinks that
are provided. Also there are no budget-busting optional excursions
with these tours.... Last but not least, the personal service and attention you will receive
from your guide will be the icing on the cake. After a day or two,
you will feel like you are with friends and family - not on a "tour".
I can't wait to begin planning my third tour!
– April Cook, West Virginia USA – Read more ...
My husband and I truly enjoyed the “Best of Germany and Austria” tour. On the Rhine cruise from Ruedesheim to Boppard we marveled at the 13th century castles amid the verdant vineyards. We were transported into the genuine medieval atmosphere of Burg Eltz, built in 1157 in the lush Mosel valley.... Staying overnight in Rothenburg ob der Tauber made us virtual participants in the 14th century, especially due to the Night Watchman’s tour.... How majestic were the snow-capped mountains, as we drove on to delightful Innsbruck! The Hofburg there was elegant, but the next day’s excursion to Schloss Herrenchiemsee was fabulous. The extravagant décor of this Versailles-like palace was beyond dazzling....
All the hotels had bounteous breakfast buffets. The dinners on the tour were all very delicious and
featured tasty German and Austrian cuisine. Our guides Astrid and Gundula and our bus driver Moustafa
were very helpful and informative.... This tour has whetted our appetite to see more of these beautiful
countries. We loved what we saw in Germany and Austria and would highly recommend this tour to others.
– William and Judy Claffey, Ohio USA – Read the complete review ...
Peter did an excellent job on our tour. His knowledge of the sites and towns, personality, professionalism, and energy all combined to make this a truly memorable holiday for myself and Eric. Thank you.
– Roy Stimits, North Carolina USA
Best of Germany and Austria private tour
We are back on US soil having had the most fabulous holiday we could ever have imagined. We cannot thank you enough for making our Germany adventure so interesting, exciting, and fun. You are an outstanding tour guide, and you seem to do it with such ease. Eli had a wonderful time, he has told his parents every little detail.... We shall keep you in mind for future travel.
– Karen and Rex Athan, California USA
I loved the tour. It was great, and I had a really great tour guide. So come on this tour!
– Elijah Newcomb, California USA
"The MOST WONDERFUL TOURS EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
I have gone on 4 tours with European Castles Tours and they were all amazing, well organized and let us see many charming towns off the beaten tourist traps while still seeing some amazing castles! ....
We took the Imperial Castles Tour to see the castles of Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. Again we had an amazing time with only 2 other persons on the tour! .I watched the Sound of Music last night just to see the beautiful sights of Schonbrunn in Vienna, and the Fortress Hohensalzburg and Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg. We also saw the Residence and the Hofbrauhaus in Munich, Hluboka, Prague Castle and Cesky Krumlov Castle in the Czech Republic, and the Golden Roof in Innsbruck. It was a wonderful trip! ....
The hotels used on all the
tours are charming locally owned and run establishments (no large chains
used here). They are all equivalent of charming boutique hotels in
Europe and the US. The breakfasts were more than ample and the dinners
arranged were creative and most enjoyable.
– "msesqct" on TripAdvisor, Connecticut USA
I want to thank you for the tour. It was truly wonderful! I had a great time! Can't believe how much we all saw in 10 days. My pictures came out excellent! .... I am very much interested in doing your Bavarian Castles Tour. It looks incredible.... Thanks so much for being a great tour leader! I told all my friends about your tours.
– Kathy Spady Basto, Connecticut USA
Thank you so much for a fabulous tour of the Loire castles and Paris last week. It all seems like a fantastic dream now! You covered so much more than I expected, while giving us enough rest times and independence that I didn't feel overwhelmed, either. So thank you for such a well-orchestrated tour.
– Cathy Wolz, Virginia USA
Taking Astrid’s French Castles tour was a dream come true for me!
If you’d love to see Paris and Loire Valley, this is the tour for you!
Of the many organized tours I’ve taken, this was among the best! The
chateaux in Loire Valley were magnificent and the pace of the tour was
just right. Very little driving, centralized lodging in a fabulous
location, and plenty of free time. Astrid is very personable and
everyone loves her. Astrid’s travel groups are small and intimate,
allowing each traveler to feel like they’re getting personal attention.
Astrid’s style and level of service outshines any of the large tour
companies out there! And she doesn’t charge optional excursion
fees thereby increasing the cost of your tour! I’ve taken two of
Astrid’s European Castles tours and can’t wait to take another!
– Leslie Granger, California USA
Castles, breathtaking scenery, quaint towns, vintage wines, gourmet
food, Paris, history, culture, 653 photos. All this and more, in
an awesome location with an amazing tour guide. The French Castles tour
was an exceptional deposit in our memory bank and we cannot wait to
follow Astrid again!
– Rick and Suzanne Handley, Texas USA
The Italian Highlights Tour is a wonderful way to experience Italy
for the first time visitor and the repeating visitor. The agenda
provides marvellous adventures through western civilization from the
ancient ruins of Rome, the Christian pilgrimages, the hilltop towns, the
architecture, the art, and topped with the magical city of Venice.
The itinerary is action packed with guided tours, excellent guides, time
for personal exploration, and shopping. The hotel villas were very
accommodating and the meals were fantastic. Thanks again for the awesome
adventures! We are looking forward to our 4th tour with you in
– Joan and Vic Pepper, North Carolina USA
We have experienced two European excursions with the greatest tour
guide in Europe, creating the most pristine package. Astrid's tours are
not only fun-filled, but collectively will provide you the most
educational tour possible. Her perfection in attention to detail is
non-failing. She protects and truly cares for each individual's
needs, unconditionally at every level. She provides, subsequently, only
the best, equally caring narrators for portions of the world that
require additional attention in touring. She manages to juggle a
beautiful balance between tours, personal time, shopping, and group
activity. Lastly, but not least of all, is her ability to create the
most perfect well-rounded dynamic choices of highlights within each
destination without any wasted traveling time.
– Diana and Gary Leis, Oregon USA
"European Castles Tours - Fabulous!"
I have been on 3 European Castles Tours: the River Castles tour; French Castles tour and the Italian Highlights tour. Each one was fantastic! Astrid Baur arranges everything so that the traveler can relax and truly enjoy these amazing trips. Hotels, food, transportation, admission to castles, museums, etc. are all taken care of and she does a spectacular job of choosing the hotels, restaurants - everything! You get to see so much and still have time on your own. My suggestion is to bring comfortable walking shoes and pack light. My hope is to go on another of these trips with European Castles Tours.
– Christina S, New Jersey USA
Participants in the Royal Delights Private Tour
Bavarian and Austrian Castles and Churches, Cities and Villages
My husband, Matt, and I returned last night from our private
Royal Delights and Northern Bavaria tour led by Carolin Gonzalez and
we can't say enough good things about our trip. Having travelled
privately and on various tours before we have to say that this was
the most relaxing, enjoyable, and hassle-free journey we have ever
taken. From the moment we saw Carolin's smiling face at Munich
airport (right on time) to the moment we had to sadly say goodbye
everything was so well arranged .... Thank you and we hope to be back.
– Laura and Matt Bivin, Illinois USA
Royal Delights and Rothenburg & Northen Bavaria private tours
Read more: full review and trip report.
Participants in the Guided Vacation in Tuscany Private Tour
Hilltop Villages and Vineyard Valleys, History and Hospitality
We just came back from the Tuscany trip offered by European
Castles Tours. This was our 6th trip arranged by Astrid, and once
again we could not have been more pleased. Our driver and guide knew
every corner of Tuscany, and his knowledge of the culture and
history of the area provided us with unforgettable insight into the
region. The food, scenery and ambiance were just outstanding. Our
hotel was exceptional, and we give this trip a stellar
– Arlene and Charles, Pennsylvania USA
Brenda and I just wanted to drop you a short note to say once again how much we enjoyed our recent tour. We got to see all of the things on our list and more, and it all exceeded our expectations. The castles were stunning and the whole Ludwig story quite captivating. Please convey our thanks again to Ruth also, who was more like a friend than a tour guide. She made us feel right at home and we enjoyed her company.
Both hotels and the recommended restaurants were great and ideal
for our anniversary break, and so well located, and the gateau on
our anniversary night was literally "the icing on the cake".
Our time in a Munich was also excellent, a mix of sightseeing and
relaxing. If we come across anybody else interested in a
similar trip we will be delighted to point them your way.
– Brenda and David, Edinburgh, Scotland
3-Day Bavarian Highlights Tour
"Thanks to European Castle Tours for our recent bespoke three day Bavarian Tour of Ludwig II Palaces & Castles. Thanks to Astrid for her initial planning and especially our tour guide/driver Barbara for her Plan B, C & D during which we were chauffeured around in a BMW X5 with plenty of ‘humph’.
Astrid and her team run a well organised company that feels warm and cosy, like a family business, rather than the many ‘corporate’ operations around today.
Saw some amazing Bavarian architecture, stunning autumnal scenery and ate very well indeed, strictly following Bavarian traditions of course! We stayed in the town of Fussen for two nights at Hotel Sonne with its quirky décor. Incidentally Fussen has unexpected history and sights to see, so don’t miss a walking tour of the town.
Oh and nearly forgot to say, we even saw the Sahara Desert…….in
the sky! .
– Barry and Pam, UK
Bavarian Castles Highlights, 3-Day Private Tour from Munich
Our deepest and most heartfelt thanks to you and your very truly outstanding travel professional team – Carolin, Franz, and Ruth. The private Bavarian Castles Tour, featuring the castles of “Mad” King Ludwig II was the absolute highlight our 23 day trip in Europe. In retrospect Ludwig was not mad – just far ahead of his time….
Chiemsee and the island were full of surprises for us…. The drive through the mountains was breathtaking and we enjoyed the unplanned stop at the Monastery…. The comparatively short drives the following day to Linderhof Castle, Oberammergau, and the Church in the Meadow were equally stunning…. The gem of the castles was Neuschwanstein. Who could ever forget that….
Thanks to you and your tremendous team we have incredible, treasured
memories to share for the rest of our lives. Awesome simply does
not describe the talents and hospitality you so generously showed
us. We hope to see all of you again the next time we visit Germany.
– Pete and Beth DiDomenico, US Virgin Islands
3-Day Bavarian Highlights Tour
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There are many recent reviews of our Day Tours on the
Trip Advisor page for European Castles Tours.
As of April 2018 there were 159 reviews on the Trip Advisor page for European Castles
Tours, 96 % of them "Excellent". Many of those reviews are for Day Tours.
Below are emailed reviews from 2015 and earlier years.
I want to thank you, on behalf of all four of us, for a lovely
excursion day. It was as crowded as you predicted on that Pentecost
weekend, and we could never have been able to see the sites without
your help. In particular, we want to mention that we believe Franz
is excellent. He is competent, careful, helpful, knowledgeable, and
delightful to spend the day with. So, thanks to both of you, for
making our excursion such a success. We will be sure to recommend
you to our friends!
– Paul & Elly R
Royal Fairy Tale Day in the Bavarian Alps Day Tour
"Ideal for seeing the castles and surrounding area"
Ruth was our tour guide, a lovely lass from Dublin, Ireland who had moved into the area a number of years ago. She was so lovely and helpful, including helping me to work out how I could get to Zugspitze the next day by myself (as they had no tours running). Full of useful information, and the kind of gossipy stories about king Ludwig that you wouldn't get on the regular tour, she's was a delight, we did Oberammergau, and Linderhof as part of the tour, and the combination as well as being driven through some delightful scenery, was worth the money. There isn't a lot to see in Oberammergau, but it was the perfect place to stop for lunch, and Ruth recommended a good Bavarian restaurant to us. We had 6 people in the morning, and then there were only 3 of us in the afternoon, so it was a perfect number to work with. I only booked my tour about a week before, while I was already in Germany, but Astrid was super helpful by email. I will say that when visiting the castles, there are a lot of stairs within the castle itself, so be aware of that if you have mobility issues.
– Maggie, London, United Kingdom,
Neuschwanstein, Oberammergau and Linderhof from Munich
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Just a note to let you know how much we enjoyed the tour with
Peter to the Eagle's Nest. He was so kind and very personable. He
tolerated my many questions with grace, information, and humor. The
weather was bad but Peter made sure we had a good time anyway. We cannot
wait to return to Bavaria and will surely book another tour when we do.
Please say hi to Peter for us. Thank You.
– Tara Fox, North Carolina USA
History and Mountains - Eagle's Nest and Bertesgaden
day tour from Munich
We had a wonderful day yesterday although it was very cold. The
castles are amazing! We loved to meet you, you look great!!!. It seems
I know you for a long time. Peter is a wonderful and friendly guide and
young man. He helped us a lot and he knows the history of the castles
to tell us. We enjoyed to be with him. We are happy of going on a tour
with him.... Thank you for everything. Hugs.
– Iara Araujo, Brazil
Royal Fairy Tale Day in the Bavarian Alps day tour from Munich
We are from Canada and found our tour guide very good with communication
in English. Also she taught us several German words.
She clarified the meaning of some of the castle names. Polite,
courteous, and patient. We found the information given to us prior
to the tours was at times more informative than the castle tour
guides. The pace of the day suited our group to perfection! Highly
recommend this tour company and more than likely return to it in the
future. Wonderful value for the cost.
– Monika and Shirley, Alberta Canada
Bavarian Highlights Day Tour from Füssen
We had a wonderful time with Barbara. She is fantastic! Thank
you for organising our holiday tours. We could not have been in
better hands. Can you please pass on our photos to Barbara, and we
look forward to her visiting us in Western Australia sometime! All
the best, kind regards.
– Sharlene, Andrew, Rhiannon, Connor and Piper Toop, Western Australia
Bavarian Highlights and Neuschwanstein Day Tours from Füssen
Joanne and I had an exceptional vacation and the team at European Castle Tours was the biggest contributing factor for that experience. Carolin was so helpful and patient in helping me plan out the custom tour that worked out so well.... We feel that we were treated so well and even got to have the Boss, Astrid, be our guide for the first part of the tour.... Finally, our tour guide supreme, Barbara. We thank you so much for the special attention and careful planning and giving us special touches.... A special thank you to Franz who was our tour guide for the Castle Tour Day. He really worked hard that day and kept his patience.
Again, we thank all of you SO MUCH for the great care and service
you provided to us. We will keep you in mind for a future vacation.
– Ed & Joanne Kelly, New York state, USA
Bavarian Castles, Venice Extension, and custom tour Full text of review
Just wanted to tell you what a wonderful trip we had …
Everything was above our expectations. I can't say enough good
about Federico. We all had the best time with him and he was so
much fun. He knew far more than I will ever remember and he did
everything possible to make our trip wonderful. We were so
tired when we got home we thought we would never want to leave again
but I'm sure we will. Thank you again for a trip to remember!
– Linda Matthews, Bavaria and Venice Custom Tour
Finally we had all our laundry done and all settled in back home (still jet-lagged and missing Germany and Italy a lot though).
Just want to write to say thank you for the great trip.
Both Mark and I had a great time and lots of good food / wine thanks
to Federico. Thanks for putting up with a picky client like
me. All the extra miles you've gone through is much
– Vicky and Mark, Vancouver, Canada
Bavaria and Italy Custom Tour