FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Where do the tours start?
A: There are maps and photos of the meeting area on the page specific to that tour and detailed descriptions of how to get there.
Q: How do I find you?
A: There are lots of pictures of me on the site! But you can always identify me by my bright orange messenger bag.
Q: How long do tours last?
A: Length of the tours depend on the size of the group, but my main tours in Stuttgart and Esslingen last around 90 minutes.
Q. How strenuous are the tours?
A: The tours are generally fine for anyone who can walk at a moderate pace for 90 minutes. The Stuttgart tour only contains a small set of stairs and no hills. The Esslingen tour involves a little more walking, and two flights of stairs.
Q: Are kids welcome?
A: Absolutely, although the tours are not specifically kid-oriented. Kids 12 and above will probably enjoy the tour more than younger kids. We've had tons of babies in strollers on all our tours!
Q: How about dogs?
A: Well-behaved dogs are welcome!
Q: How much do tours cost?
A: Price for the public tours are on the respective pages for the tour. My rates for private tours are €30/hour in Stuttgart city center, and €35/hour for further afield (Unterturkheim wine area, Esslingen, etc.) for up to 8 people. Inquire for rates for larger groups.
Q: Are you a native English speaker?
A: Yes, I'm a Californian who has been living in Stuttgart for over 6 years.
Q: How can I get updates on upcoming tours?
A: The easiest way is to "like" the Stuttgart Steps page on Facebook. This will enable you to see updates as I post them. You can also follow me on Twitter, read the blog, or check the specific tour page for the schedule.
Q: I have friends visiting and they're really interested in cars/nightlife/cuisine. Do you have a tour that suits them?
A: My private tours are completely customizable. Send me a message and what you're interested in, and I can craft a tour that is tailor-made tour just for you!
Q: It's raining. Is the tour still on?
A: Yes, although the Vineyard Wine Walk may be cancelled if the forecast is particularly nasty.
Q: How do I pay you?
A: Payment in euros when we meet for the tour is my preferred payment method, but I also can accept European bank transfers in advance if needed.