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Blake M
Reviewed October 8, 2019
Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial Day Tour
It was a more private tour, on a bus of only 6-7. I felt the driver was very knowledgeable of the camp and pointed out a few landmarks as we were passing on the highway. I would highly recommend taking the tour with this company. More

Date of the tour October, 2019
Reviewed October 7, 2019
Salzburg Tour
Our guide to and from Salzburg, Markus, gave us a comfortable trip in a comfortable car. He stopped for wc breaks, food, and some small villages. He was informative, but still I wish he could have told us even more about the places we saw and Austria in general. Our guide in Salzburg, Naomi, did an excellent walking tour of the city. She was very detailed in her historical knowledge of the city. We also had some time by our own in the city. When arriving Vienna again, Markus dropped us of by the hotel. The group was small, 7 persons, that's great. No problem to see og hear the guide, and no shutterbugs. It is not mandatory, but neither a disadvantage, to see "Sound of Music" before the trip, since several of the places visited is in the movie. I would highly recommend this trip.   More

Date of the tour October, 2019
Reviewed October 6, 2019
Small Group Day Trip to Mauthausen Memorial
Our guide, Fleming, was amazing. The drive was full of incredible history. Our guide was clearly incredibly knowledgable. Mauthausen was tragic. The museum was incredibly well done and the audio tour was also very good. It was perfect to have the audio tour because it is definitely a place you want to move at your own pace and not be rushed with a group so you have time to process everything. Our guide answered all our questions as a follow up on the way home. On our way home our guide asked if we wanted to have lunch or skip a sit down and drive home through the Wachau Valley...which we immediately said yes to—which was a beautiful scenic drive home. We really appreciated our guide’s flexibility, kindness and knowledge! More

Date of the tour October, 2019
Reviewed October 6, 2019
Salzburg: Small-Group Day Trip from Vienna
The driver/guide, Tom, was excellent! He was very knowledgeable and would point out historical significance / stories of places that we passed along the way. He was also very nice to let us have time to take photos. The guided tour though of the main city was a bit too short. More

Date of the tour September, 2019
Reviewed October 6, 2019
Salzburg: Small-Group Day Trip from Vienna
Tom, the driver and tour guide, made the trip to Salzburg very interesting. He knows so much about Vienna’s history and he guided us through the whole trip. I did not like Salzburg as much as I thought I would, it was very crowded and lost its charm. The small village before Salzburg was absolutely incredible and very cute, wish we had a bit more time there. Overall, the tour was good. More

Date of the tour September, 2019
Ann M
Reviewed October 3, 2019
Great tour on a beautiful day!
Spent an entire day from Vienna to Salzburg with small group in a comfortable minivan. Both Markus and Noami were friendly, knowledgeable and fun! The tour was perfectly scheduled with 3 stops in lake towns on the way to Salzburg. Very interesting and relaxing. Would highly recommend! Thanks! More

Date of the tour October, 2019
Reviewed September 30, 2019
Great day
I have great day with Pierre and  Igor.
Especially Pierre, he is easy to communicated & a very friendly guy.
he even shared nice food with me.
i am happy with the trip and would like to say thank you to him.
i do not managed to have his contact number or email address, appreciated you may let him know about it.
i will introduced this trip to my friends and will plan a 2nd visit to Vienna again.

Date of the tour September, 2019
Reviewed September 27, 2019
Powerful and sobering experience
After much consideration, my spouse and I decided to visit the Mauthausen Concentration Camp via Vienna a la Carte rather than take the train from Vienna or rent a car, and I am very pleased with our choice. The pick up spot was an easy walk from our hotel. Ton, our guide, was very friendly and knowledgeable. His experience and perspective added to the overall education of the experience, both pertaining to the Holocaust and Mauthausen, as well as Vienna and the Austrian countryside. The transport van was very comfortable, and being able to watch the film en route was educational and helped with time efficiency. The scheduling of the day is as good as can be given the time constraints involved, and I don’t know that we would have been able to see everything even if we had gone on our own by car or train. I could have used 2 - 3 more hours to carefully read through and look at all the items exhibited in the museum, but since the drive is about 2 hours from Vienna and time is needed for lunch, I don’t see how Vienna a la Carte could offer much more time while at the concentration camp. My spouse and I took a bit of a wrong turn toward the beginning of the audio guide and spent a little time getting back on track (I am directionally challenged even with a map sometimes!) I spent probably 2+ hours visiting the different points on the audio guide tour which included the outdoor memorials, barracks and other buildings, leaving me less than an hour to go through the extensive information at the museum, as well as time to contemplate the memorials and Room of Names toward the end of the tour. The time spent outside the museum is valuable for being able to view the camp and try to imagine what life there would have been like. The time spent in the museum is valuable for learning about the history and being able to see numerous items that also bring the history to life. Both parts are important for getting the whole picture, and I should have budgeted my time a little better to get to see more of the museum. I wish there was a book that had the information exhibited at the museum so I could go back and read about the items I had to skip. But I did buy a couple of books at the store that will help me further advance my learning of this subject. At the appointed meeting time for our group, Ton took us to the quarry so we could see where the horrors of slave labor took place, including the Stairs of Death, which are closed off, but still easy to see and wonder how anyone under those conditions would have the strength to carry stones up them. Definitely wear comfortable shoes, bring a camera, and sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended. Our day started out cloudy, but became sunny as the day went on. The tour stopped for lunch at the Landzeit restaurant in St. Valentin, and my spouse and I had a wonderful time chatting with our waitress Claudia. We are trying to learn German and she was very happy to answer our questions about the language and let us practice our new skills on her. This tour was worth the money, and was time very well spent. Never forget. More

Date of the tour September, 2019
Reviewed September 26, 2019
Mauthausen day trip
Markus gave us a good insight into our visit, showing us a video on the way there. He also pointed out sites along the way. Mauthausen was very in lightening, well preserved and presented. We were advised that 3 hours would be needed and if it hadn’t of been raining we would have taken the full 3 hours. Before leaving Markus took us to the bottom of the quarry, then to our lunch stop. Dropped off at our hotel. More

Date of the tour September, 2019
Reviewed September 25, 2019
Truly enjoyed the experience
Truly enjoyed the experience. In addition to visiting Salzburg, appreciated the stops along the way, including the Austrian Villages. This provided insight into life outside of a city.  Seeing the Alps was a plus.
Marcus was engaging and entertaining. He made the ride enjoyable and accommodated requests.  While, it was a full day, with a good portion on the road, it was worth the time and cost. Naomi provided an informative Salzburg experience.

Date of the tour September, 2019
Reviewed September 22, 2019
Great trip!
Markus was a great driver and guide on this small group tour. We had plenty of stops along the way to Salzburg! The views along the way were incredible, our stop in the towns allowed us to stretch our legs and get some gorgeous pictures in the lake region. Once we got to Salzburg we had a guided walking tour of the old town which allowed us to learn some history and see the important landmarks. Afterwards we had plenty of free time in the town before heading back to Vienna. Highly recommend this tour! More

Date of the tour September, 2019
Bill B
Reviewed September 22, 2019
Small Group Day Trip to Salzburg from Vienna
Marcus did an excellent day trip to Salzburg. He had a good sense of humor and was talkative to the group. Stopped along the way for both WC breaks and take photos of the beautiful countryside. Stopped in the charming village of St. Gilgen for a while before arriving in Salzburg. Naomi in Salzburg did an excellent walking tour of the city and was very detailed in her historical knowledge of the area. Would highly recommend this trip. More

Date of the tour September, 2019

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