We just came back from Berlin and did the 'Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial' tour with a fantastic guide Arja and we really enjoyed the tour. Visiting a concentration camp was not a happy experience at all, but Arja did a great job of getting us all out to Oranienburg and back again on the train and ensuring that we were prepared for the long day ahead, i.e. food and drink as their are limited facilities available at the camp.
Arja's knowledge of the camp's history as both a concentration camp and a Russian prison were fantastic and there is a wealth of information to take in and so much to see that we were shown the key exhibits to give us an understanding of what life was like for the prisoners held at the camp. You get the offer to stay longer after the tour but it is a big day at 6 hours and with so many other things to do in Berlin this was enough time. Arja was also great and assisting people to get to other parts of Berlin to do other activities after the tour which is a great help.
If you have the time then I can definitely recommend doing this tour as it won't disappoint at all and you get enough information about the day in the life of a prisoner and details about this period of German history.
We decided to do this tour of Tuscany just before leaving Australia on our European vacation and we were not disappointed. The tour takes in the cities of Siena, San Gimignano and Pisa, which are all amazing places to visit in their own way and have so much to offer. Not to mention seeing the Leaning tower of Pisa which was incredible in real life. But the true highlight was the great lunch at an organic farm in Chianti with wine tasting and tour.
Sandra our guide truly brings to life your visit to Tuscany and does an excellent job of explaining the country side, what you are about to see, places of interest, where the public facilities are and much more. I have done many tours and Sandra kept the tour on track and there was never any doubt about what was coming next.
This tour is a must DO when you visit Florence so be sure to include it in your plans.
If you love champagne this is a must. You get to learn how champagne is made and also get to experience parts of France that you may not normally get to see. I can thoroughly recommend this tour to lovers of champagne.