MY CLIENTS HAVE INCLUDED

  • DISTINCTLY DEUTSCHLAND LUXURY TRAVEL
  • KUONI
  • TRAVCOA
  • SKY NET TV MYANMAR (BURMA)
  • MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL
  • GOOGLE INTERNATIONAL
  • YAHOO U.K.
  • ADIDAS
  • COSTA CRUISES
  • VIKING RIVER CRUISES
  • ORANGE U.K.
  • PEGASUS TOURS
  • VIATORIUS TOURS GERMANY
  • BAYERISCHE HYPO-und VEREINSBANK AG (Sprach Akademie)
  • SÜD CHEMIE
  • PIONEER INVESTMENTS
  • BAUSCH & LOMB OPTIKS
  • LINGUARAMA LANGUAGE SCHOOL
  • BAVARIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

56 Responses to CLIENTS & REVIEWS

  1. adrian j chappell says:

    Just returned from Munich and had a great time. Most of all was the recent tour of Dachau concentration camp. Ms. Ryder was very excited to lead us on this tour and show us the history of the town and what went on at the tour site. i recommend everyone that decides to visit the camp, get with her as your guide. Thanks for everything!

  2. Donna Clark says:

    Maxine gave my sister and I a wonderful tour of Salzburg. She knowledgeable on her history and gives a very interesting commentary on the tour. Donna

  3. Judith Jorgensen says:

    The tour we did with you on September 15, 2017 was fabulous. Although we were a bit jet lagged from our flight it was the perfect way to start our bus tour of Germany and Switzerland. Lunch was a great way to start the tour and then you walked us all over Munich. Thank you so much. It was lovely!

  4. Lauren Sullivan says:

    We had the absolute pleasure of spending two days with Maxine while visiting Munich. Maxine was the most incredible tour guide! We were traveling with our children ages 12,14, and 17 and on day one were planning on the City Walking Tour. She took about 10 minutes to assess our jet-lagged, overheating (hot summer day!) group and, with our approval, decided that it would be best for all of us to hop on bikes. We spent the next few hours buzzing around Munich, seeing local, off the beaten path sites and learning about Munich’s amazing history. On Day 2 we went to Dachau with Maxine. She presented all the history of the camp in an accessible, sensitive, and reverent manner, all the while keeping the children engaged and emotionally prepared. Additionally, she gave us excellent restaurant and shopping recommendations and tips. I only wish we had planned to have her do our tour of Salzburg…next time! Maxine is smart, warm, funny, and flexible. I can’t recommend her highly enough!

    • Maxine says:

      Hi Lauren….it was a lot if fun to show you around and enjoy such enthusiastic willing and interested guests! I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent with you both and your lovely kids!
      Please look me up next time you’re in Munich!

  5. Lori Hoehn says:

    Maxine was fabulous! I booked her in the morning for that afternoon a tour of Dachau. She was so accommodating. I really appreciated her efficiency. When we met, she was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the tour. You could tell it still touches her to describe the atrocities. I would highly recommend her.

  6. Omar says:

    I just came back from Munich, where I had a day trip to Salzburg. My tourist guide during this day trip was Maxine Ryder. I was very impressive about her professionalism and superior talent for entertaining our group members. She had several printed pages and maps to explain in details about the sightseeing most important places of the Salzburg city, delivering a high level of customer service. Maxine has an extensive knowledge of the history of the visited city, and a huge knowledge of its geography. She has outgoing and friendly personality combined with her admirable originality. I am a very interested in small details, and when I asked additional questions she was able to answer all my questions with a deep knowledge. She was very punctual and handled our big group from different countries easily; we enjoyed the passion and enthusiasm she demonstrated during our day trip. I was very impressed and I think she is the best Tourist Guide that I had for the last years. I strongly recommend her if you want to have unforgettable experience visiting the lovely city of Salzburg.

    • Maxine says:

      Hi Omar…how lovely it was to read your very generous and very kind and detailed review of my Salzburg tour.
      It really made my day and is very motivating for me to read!
      I appreciate very much that you made the effort to write on my website. Guides need reviews like this to help us stay on top of our game.
      Thank you very very much and I hope you might return one day and join another tour!
      Best wishes…Maxine

  7. Ed Grimberg says:

    Went on tour to Salzburg with my daughter and other tourists recently with Maxine. She is knowledgeable, professional and personable. Her insight and expertise allowed us to to have a very enjoyable time that we will never forget. She certainly makes sure time is well spent on the tour. Maxine is a wonderful guide!

  8. Tarek S. says:

    I had the pleasure of going to Salzburg (from Munich) for a day trip with approximately a dozen other tourists while Maxime was our tour guide. Maxine was very organized, pleasant, entertaining, professional, and knowledgeable. Given the relatively short duration of the trip, Maxine was efficient by doing most of the historical information presentations while we were still on the train to Salzburg. Even when we took a bus from the train station to the touristic part of the City, Maxine continued to explain the history behind some of the city’s iconic buildings which we passed by. Maxine went as far as carrying a small, low-volume, shoulder-held amplifier to ensure that her voice was heard by all of us, and no information was missed. By the time we got to the touristic area, we had a good idea about what we were about to see. Maxine took us on a walking tour throughout the city and she answered our questions fully and continued to share valuable information about the city with us. Throughout the entire tour, Maxine managed to keep us entertained and she did a fantastic job at making this tour a memorable one.

    Thank you Maxine for your lovely effort and I look forward to seeing you next time I visit Munich, hopefully soon!

    Cheers,

    Tarek S.
    Philadelphia

  9. Yulia Konstantinova says:

    I’ve been more than happy about taking a one day group tour from Munich to Salzburg guided by Maxine on 03.01.2017. i was a solo traveller but got to know the whole group during the trip – and it was so much fun!! Maxine was great: easy-going, sociable, caring, provided us with the tour information and sightseeing details very easily once in Salzburg, with lots of fun, historical references and withdrawals from a famous movie The Sound of Music which i watched with pleasure after the trip. after the walking tour around Salzburg Maxine invited those who wanted to a very nice historical restaurant named St.Peter – perfect food, great service, cosy interiors (thanks for this Maxine!) , and then we had some spare time for wondering around the city. Our way back was lovely – we discussed the sights and shared our emotions of the day! Maxine did her best to keep our attention all the way and help us interact with each other during the tour. I highly recommend Maxine as a tour guide, there are not so many people who you feel so comfortable and easy with, and that’s exactly about Maxine! Thanks one more time Maxine, and greetings from Moscow :)

    • Maxine says:

      Hey Yulia….thankyou for keeping your promise to write a review! Thanks for your kind words. It was such a lovely day with you and the others. I really hope you return one day! Please look me up if you do.
      Thanks very much! All the best Maxine

  10. Lew Seiler says:

    Lew Seiler says:

    September 15, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    Maxine was perfect, did three tours and she is a superb combination of organization, knowledge and fun. Our last group was a group tour to Salzburg and with all the obstacles she encountered, none of which her fault, she never lost her cool. I cannot say enough good things about her! She really cares about what you are seeing and her depth of knowledge is without end, I highly recommend her.

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  11. Jo Nelsen says:

    Fun, conscientious, informed, caring, and lovely guide who is overflowing with current news about who’s who that’s been to Salzburg and where they stayed, what film was shot where etc. etc. etc.

    Maxine is generous with her help – extending to walking me to the correct bus to get back to where I was staying. Much appreciated. I can HIGHLY recommend Maxine as your choice to see Salzburg.

  12. Tara Saxton says:

    Absolutely the best tour guide! Maxine took us for a day trip to Herrenchiemsee Palace. She was amazing! We were very engaged in the whole tour due to her knowledge and stories of the places we were visiting. She painted a detailed picture of the past with the emotions of the moments and answered all of our questions. On a personal level she is a caring, honest, fun and creative person that made every moment of our day enjoyable. The way that she effortlessly attended to, and cared for, each member of her group showed her true gift at what she she does. Thank you Maxine for an unforgettable trip.

  13. Tara Saxton says:

    Absolutely the best tour guide! Maxine took us for a day trip to Herrenchiemsee Palace. She was amazing! We were very engaged in the whole tour due to her knowledge and stories of the places we were visiting. She painted a detailed picture of the past with the emotions of the moments and answered all of our questions. On a personal level she is a caring, honest, fun and creative person that made every moment of our day enjoyable. The way that she effortlessly attended to, and cared for, each member of her group showed her true gift at what she she does. Thank you Maxine for an unforgettable trip.

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    • Maxine says:

      Hallo dear Tara…what a lovely review…..thanks SO very much….I was very touched by what you wrote. Thank you so much for taking the time out to write this on my website. It is very much appreciated.
      I hope we meet again someday…it was lovely to spend the day with you…! Cheers Maxine

  14. Michelle says:

    Maxine was amazing today during our visit to Salzburg. Her knowledge, enthusiasm, and helpfulness were very much appreciated. She is honest and professional, and helped the group to get the most of their trip. we had s great time! Thank you for making our vacation that much better! Thanks again Maxine!

    • Maxine says:

      Hi Michelle, your feedback was lovely to read and very much appreciated. It makes me happy to know you enjoyed your day! All the best…Maxine

    • Maxine says:

      Thank you very much Michelle! how nice of you to write…kind regards MAxine

  15. Alex Kaufmann says:

    We took part in the 1 day Salzburg tour and it was super great fun thanks to Maxine’s explanations, storytelling, and constant attention to the participants. It was a stark contrast to the Schloss Neuschwanstein tour we did the day before which was not well coordinated and we actually were left behind due to being late 5 minutes to the return meeting place… Of course that was our own fault, but on Maxine’s tour we felt much better taken care of.

    What made us even happier was the fact that she gave us our train tickets and a lot of helpful directions plus special recommendations when we mentioned we would like to stay a bit longer than originally planned. This way we could get the maximum out of our one day stay in Salzburg.

    I hereby recommend Maxine’s tours to anyone who is interested in seeing a lot of Munich and the surroundings and really wants to learn about the hidden facts, historical values, and other tips and tricks. Maxine will certainly make you feel like you made the correct choice!

  16. Peter says:

    Maxine, the perfect guide!
    We met her on our daytrip to Salzburg and were impressed by her knowledge about history and facts regarding Salzburg. She could combine old and new ages and let us see that much have been changed but some opinions never change. Ask her about the similarity between Konstance and Yoko!! If you are looking for a private guide for your family and friends just ask her and you will not be disappointed but very surpised about the quality she represents. If we are going back to hte area someday we love to have her as our guide.

  17. Peter says:

    Maxine, our perfect guide!!
    We met her on our trip to Salzburg and she was very informative about history and facts. She knows a lot of nice things about the place we visited and combines old and new ages. Ask her about the similarity between Konstanze Mozart and Yoko Ono! She will tell you how you can look at situations. If you are looking for a private guide we recommend you to ask her. You will not be disappointed but very surprised about the quality she represents. If we are going back one day we will certainly love to have her as our guide.

  18. Lara says:

    Maxine was our tour guide when we went to Salzburg for the day on 11th Dec. I can honestly say that she was a fantastic guide who went above and beyond what was expected in order to make sure that we all had the best time we possibly could. Maxine is so well prepared with photos and music to enhance the experience and the information she gives you and she really looks after you. I learnt so much that day without the information being too heavy and it was all delivered well. I would recommend Maxine without a doubt if you are looking for a guide in Munich. I went on another tour a couple of days later to Neuschwanstein castle and unfortunately the guide was pretty awful and not a patch on Maxine and we left feeling quite disappointed so I am so grateful we had Maxine taking us to Salzburg. Thank you for really giving us a fantastic day out.

    • Maxine says:

      Thankyou so very much for your generous and kind feedback. I appreciate you taking the time to write, Lara!
      Maybe next time you come to Munich look me up!
      Regards Maxine

  19. Greg Littlefair says:

    The best tour guide we have had so far! Great commentary, well informed and interesting as well as alot of fun. Maxine goes an extra mile to make sure your trip is enjoyable and your day is full. I would highly recommend her and, if we are ever in the region, would use her again and again

    • Maxine says:

      Hallo Greg…thankyou VERY much for your lovely and much appreciated feedback…..I hope we may meet again sometime …regards Maxine

  20. John and Janelle says:

    Maxine is one of the best tour guides we have had. She put so much preparation into the tour with personally marked maps, background information ( without the boring bits) and excellent recommendations of what to do and where to eat. She obviously enjoys her job and made our day very memorable.

  21. Kathleen and Mike says:

    Maxine,

    Our time that we spent with you at Dachau was humbling and thought provoking. Your handling of the retelling of the horrific acts of against humanity was honest and sensitive. For me, personally, it connected so many dots from the stories that my Day told me about Dachau as he came upon it as a member of the US 7th Army.

    Later, in the afternoon, in Munich we shared the best roast pork with you and most of all, we shared conversation and laughter. Maxine, you have the wonderful ability of connecting with people. You made us feel as if we were old friends, who you haven’t seen in awhile and we just picked up where we left off.

    Keep on touring! It’s a gift!

    • Maxine says:

      Kathleen…what lovely, touching feedback you sent me.. Thankyou so much!. And I wish to return your warm comments by saying I thoroughly enjoyed my day with you.! And thank you so much also for taking the time to find and forward the liberation day photos to me which your father took. It is VERY much appreciated. Please look me up next time you’re in town. Aufwiedersehen Maxine

  22. Byron and Victor Boston says:

    Maxine
    Thank you so much for a wonderful 2 days in Bavaria. My son and I had a fabulous time!!!!!!! Your knowledge of German history was invaluable for us. Your pictures brought the city of Munich and the surrounding countryside to life. Thank you so much and I look forward to having you take me around Austria in the near future.

    • Maxine says:

      Thank you very much Byron! I’m sure we will meet again in the future and I’ll look forward to showing you more ! Maxine

  23. Monika and Jason says:

    Hello Maxine, we just wanted to drop you a few words to say how much we enjoyed the tour to Salzburg. I can see why it is your favourite city and would like to return to explore the area further in the future. You made the trip very personal, fun and entertaining, shared with us not only historic facts but also your insider tips and stories. Despite the crazy weather on that day your passion and enthusiasm were shining through and you made sure everyone had a great time. Thank you for going the extra mile and we wish all the best.

    • Maxine says:

      Hi Monica and Jason….your feedback was a pleasure to read and It makes me happy to know you enjoyed the day so much! Thank you so much for finding the time to write your lovely review! I hope to see you again here someday….All the best Maxine

  24. D & D Oakley says:

    We recently went on a tour with Maxine to Salzburg. Trust us, if you want someone who is friendly, knowledgeable, and goes out of their way to please, choose her for your next adventure. She made our day one that will be remembered for a long time and we were fortunate to be with her as our guide. Would sign up with her for any type of tour as I know it will be memorable. Thanks for a lovely time Maxine!!

  25. Sean Hanrahan says:

    Sorry this has taken so long Maxine!! Maxine was our tour guide (my mom posted below, Ann Dorr). My mom pretty much nailed it on the head. Maxine did a wonderful job and I would love to not only have her as a tour guide again, but I’d love to share a beer with her anywhere in the world! She is a great tour guide, but a better person! Couldn’t recommend her higher!! Hope you are well!!!

  26. Ann Dorr says:

    I arranged a trip to Deutschland to introduce my four sons and daughter-in-law to their German heritage. Having Maxine for one of our first guides was such a treat. She added so much flavor to whatever we were doing. For my boys, her commentary helped history come alive before their very eyes. Her energy and enthusiasm for where we were going and what we were doing was contagious. I would love to have her as my guide for every trip I go on. Thanks so much. Your time and sweet energy were very much appreciated. I highly recommend her services to anyone visiting Munich and Bavaria.
    Ann G Dorr

  27. Ann L. Dorr says:

    Thank you, Maxine, for a wonderful tour. As a former Assistant Manager of Blair House (The President’s Guest House) in Washington, DC, I often gave historical tours, so I know how important sharing the “feel” of the place is. No matter where we were on our trip, you were able to capture the flavor of the locale. With humor, clarity, and passion, you helped us understand each place along the way. You created an amazing experience. Thank you!

    • Maxine says:

      Hi Anne….thank you so much for your lovely feedback….it was such a pleasure to meet you and your family and to show you around Bavaria….it was a joy to spend time with you all…and I hope our paths may cross again in the future! All the best Maxine

  28. Howard says:

    Maxine was my tour guide for the day trip to Salzburg in November. She is very knowledgable and informative about the area, and she knows all the tricks and short cuts so that I could see everything I wanted in a very short time. Maxine is very professional, passionate and enthusiastic on everything she is doing. She even helped me on my transportation back to the hotel at the end of the trip, including showing me how to get a ticket and the correct route. I have experience with other tour guides in my past trips, and Maxine is second to none! I highly recommend her, and in fact will use her again if I am going back to Munich. I am already planning my trip for next year, Maxine is very kind to answer all of my emails with great suggestions. Like she said in her website, insider tips are free, and she meant it! Thanks Maxine, I had the best and most memorable trip in Salzburg.
    For those who will use Maxine in your upcoming trip, you won’t be disappointed. Maxine will go beyond your expectations.

    • Maxine says:

      Hi Howard!
      thankyou SO very much for your lovely review…..it was a total pleasure to show you Salzburg and all the Sound of Music sights that you were so interested in seeing, as you are such an enthusiastic tourist!…I am looking forward to you returning one day to Munich…please look me up!..all the best to you and MERRY CHRISTMAS! Maxine

  29. Manoj says:

    We visited Munich this summer with the kids and Maxine took us for a private tour- we found her charming, with lots of relevant information and she covered Dachau for us in the depth that we wanted to. She was extremely helpful in giving us alot of useful information on Neushwanstein Castle (although we were going on our own)- we forund Maxine to be perfect for us- gentle, interesting, composed and informative, helpful and understanding, well read and well travelled- we recommend her strongly to anyone visiting Munich

  30. Ollie says:

    Maxine took our group of 14 New Zealanders to Neuschwanstein castle for a day trip. It was superb. She met us at our hotel and escorted us to the station, even helping us buy our lunch on the way. She has all the contacts necessary to make everything run smoothly. We had some good laughs and friendly banter all day. Maxine even gave us background history and some music! Can’t recommend her enough.

  31. Ginger Chilton says:

    The tour Maxine gave us of Munich was so much more than we had hoped. She is so knowledgeable of the area and it’s history. We truly enjoyed our time and would highly recommend Maxine. If we go back we would contact Maxine again. She really goes the extra mile for you.

    • Maxine says:

      Hallo Ginger! thankyou very much for your comments, I really appreciate your kind feedback! I`m very happy that you enjoyed my tour… I hope that you and your husband will return to Munich again and join another tour of mine! I would be happy to be your guide again!..all the best ..Maxine

  32. Mike S says:

    Went on a fantastic tour with Maxine as a guide. Maxine must surely be the best guide in all of munich. If you go to munich I would always recommend Maxine as a guide because she will take care of you and make sure that your trip is a big success!

  33. Gillian J. says:

    The tour to Salzburg with Maxine was fantastic – she was so knowledgable and witty, it was both factual and entertaining. Definitely worth it and highly recommended!!

  34. Maxine says:

    Thanks very much Bob for your comments…I enjoyed the day in Salzburg with your group.
    Hope to see you here again another time!
    Maxine

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