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Insight Cities Salzburg

Salzburg, Austria
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About Insight Cities Salzburg
The guides at Insight Cities are a network of local historians in Europe, mostly with MA and PhD-level degrees. As brainy guides, we look for the crucial detail, the vital, quirky fact that illuminates local cultures while also revealing global contexts. We care passionately about good storytelling and good hosting and crafting engaging tours that reveal centuries of history to you in insightful ways. We’re proud to have helped thousands of travelers to get the most from their time in our wonderful cities.
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Karine wrote a review Aug 2020
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The visit provided was exactly right: right level of information on Salzburg, precise History references, a very nice guide, helpful and adapting during a very bad rainy day: a great moment. Just a side note: our guide was not an historian, and it should not be marketed that way. This did not diminish the pleasure of the visit.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from InsightCities, Owner at Insight Cities Salzburg
Responded Aug 21, 2020
Thanks so much for the review. We're so glad that you enjoyed the tour. I promise that we don't aim to be confusing in pointing out that our guides are historians. What we mean is that we only offer guides with PhD or MA-level humanities educations. Liza has a doctorate in Italian and Portuguese Literature at the University of Salzburg as I mentioned in the guide bio that we always send to clients before your tour so that you know your guide's background. Our belief is that guides who have the passion to achieve academic degrees in humanities subjects bring a whole extra level of research skills and depth of knowledge to their touring even than their colleagues who have only obtained a guiding license (although that's quite rigorous in Austria and takes an additional 2 years of study in its own right). That's all we mean to imply by historian, someone who has researched and written enough to earn a humanites PhD or MA and brings that depth to their touring. Again, thanks so much for the review. We appreciate so much, especially at this rough time for travel. We hope to see you on Insight Cities tours again in Berlin, Prague, Vienna and Budapest.
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BeeBeePix wrote a review Jul 2020
Princeton, New Jersey88 contributions45 helpful votes
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Liza was a delightful guide, showing us as much as we could see in the few hours we had together. It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed all the Sound of Music sites, learning the history and getting tips about what to eat and where. It seems like you can do cities on your own until you have a tour guide and realize how much you miss if you don’t have a guide. Really loved the cemetery, it was so beautiful. Thanks Insight Cities, this was our second tour with you. Hope we can come back for more sometime soon!
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Response from InsightCities, Owner at Insight Cities Salzburg
Responded Jul 17, 2020
Thanks for the warm review. Glad you enjoyed our tours and guides in Vienna and Salzburg and we hope to see you in the future on Insight Cities tours in Prague, Berlin, Budapest and Munich. We're so encouraged by the positive feedback at a time when we are very challenged by the pandemic. Just beginning to give tours to fellow Europeans while we wait to welcome overseas visitors back to our cities! Thanks again.
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Valeria S wrote a review Jun 2020
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This tour is a great way to get introduced to the city's rich history and architecture. Astrid was excellent and she made the tour interesting for both kids and adults, keeping a perfect balance between rich historical details and some fun facts. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from InsightCities, Owner at Insight Cities Salzburg
Responded Jun 27, 2020
Thanks for the warm review. We are proud to have many guides on our team that excel at making tours captivating for kids while also interesting and in-depth for their adults! We're glad that you enjoyed the tour and hope to see you on other family-friendly Insight Cities tours in Berlin, Vienna, Prague and Budapest..
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David C wrote a review Jun 2020
Urbana, Illinois2 contributions
Salzburg was beautiful and Astrid introduced us to a lot of the town's history and striking sights. It was great to get an insider's view of the city at a manageable pace for the kids as well. Astrid was also very accommodating and helped us see the Sound of Music sights the kids were interested in. We highly recommend Insight Cities tours in Salzburg.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from InsightCities, Owner at Insight Cities Salzburg
Responded Jun 28, 2020
Thanks for the review. We're proud of our Salzburg team of personable local historians and we're glad that you enjoyed the tour!
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NYCtravel43206 wrote a review Dec 2019
Columbus, Ohio189 contributions25 helpful votes
We wanted a brief walking tour to introduce us to Salzburg and this was perfect. Liza was the sweetest person and did a great job of working with our small group (4 people) to understand what we wanted to see.
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