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Phil T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

Great

Kelly P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

I learned so much on this tour. I loved every minute of it. If you are interested in the Cold War this is definitely the tour for you. You can't get anything better and the price is great!

Debbie K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

The Cold war Walking Tour of Berlin was fantastic! I can honestly say, it was the best tour we have ever been on. It took in all the key sites of the Cold War, and more. Our tour guide John J.J. was fantastic, his knowledge of Berlin and the Cold War was huge, and he was great fun and very helpful.
This tour is a must when visiting Berlin.

johnnycocheroo454

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

Superb insight into the Cold War from Barnaby. Everything from the main mechanics that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall through to the more quirky things that the Cold War caused including a complete lack of bananas in November 1989.

Highly recommended.

Lucie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

This tour was full of amazing facts and figures that even cold war history enthusiasts may not know. Tour guide Taylor was great. Funny, approachable and stayed behind to guide people to where they wanted to go once the tour has finished.

Kurt S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Great tour to take if you want to see the important sites of the Cold War era in Berlin. The tour is four hours long and includes a lunch break.

agustina m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Great tour! Insight that only real berliners have. I highly recommend it for those who want to know how the life was for east berliners under the soviet regime AND afterwards. Mike was entertainging and kept it fresh during the four hours, which went by really quick! . See and understand the details that otherwise might get missed.- Thanks Mike and the whole crew.-

Zsolt G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Excellent tour, I can only recommend for everybody who wants to learn about one of the darkest decades of the European modern history. Our tour guide, unfortunately I do not remember his name, was German born, American raised person who was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Europe, including East Germany GDR Berlin and the former communist countries and teh Cold War era. Thank you.

ChrisTina D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

A great tour - delivered on our expectations and more. Michael was an excellent, eloquent guide answering all questions and his delivery and style made this a fun and informative tour.

Annika J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Best of walks!
Best guide - Barry!

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Oliver

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

With a great guide, Jessie who was filled with a wealth of information, this was a fantastic way to see many of the city's East/West sites and take in the history of the wars and conflicts that took place in both Berlin and Germany. Highly recommend!

Susan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Our guide Jan was informative and humorous and, bless him, got us out of trouble with a tram inspector after we had purchased the wrong ticket. Jan showed us everything of importance and provided interesting commentary along the way. He was patient and allowed the group the time to take photos. We didn't miss a thing! This was a great tour and well worth the money.

William F C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

See my review on the Final Days of WWII. Absolutely brought the WWII times to life for all of us.

Alexandria B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

Guide Yan was punctual for the start of the tour. He was knowledgeable, witty and humorous. He made the tour entertaining and informative. Yan offered us the choice of taking us back to our pick up point or giving us 1/2 hour extra. We had the 1/2 hour extra. He ensured we were at a point where we could easily get back to our pick up point.

DOROS P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

Excellent tour with a very special guide, michael. He was educating us through the entire tour telling us real stories from the people of Berlin stating their opinion on the wall and other aspects of that time. That was the most interesting thing for me because you can have an all around perspective of that era. I strongly recommend this tour as you are going to learn a lot of things you never heard before about the history of Berlin.

Robert R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

One of the best tours I've ever done. Our guide Michael was fantastic. He had an extraordinary knowledge of the era and a very engaging personal manner.

Jason B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

In my 5 years of taking tours throughout Europe, Barnaby was by far the best tour guide I have ever had! The Cold War walking tour of Berlin was very informative with the right amount of humor thrown in.
Excellent!! Excellent! Would give it 6-stars if i could!

Shirley V United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Barnaby did a wonderful job.

Martijn L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Interesting and fun! A lot of stories that makes you feel you were there :

mayuli

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This tour was amazing!

John T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Tarek was our guide and gave an excellent tour - it was very interesting to visit many areas relating to the cold war and to hear more about what really happened here at that time. Checkpoint Charley was not included in the tour - but we visited it the day before on our other tour.

Danielle S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Great tour! Ron was incredibly knowledgeable, enthusiastic and a real pleasure to learn from. Whilst the tour focused on Cold War history, it actually covered much more than that and at the end of the five hours (ran over a tad...!) we had a much greater understanding of Berlin's history. Recommend!

margi Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This tour was great! Loved the guide - she kept us fully engaged for the whole tour- Ashleigh was able to give us facts and figures and showed her passion for here! We enjoyed her tour so much we changed plans for next day so we could go on another tour with her- as did a couple of others!

Dianne W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Great, great tour. Worth every minute. If you are at all interested in history this is a great way to spend a few hours. Our guide was Barnaby and he knows his history and how to explain it to non-historians. He will tell you how Karl Marx and a banana shortage in Nov 1989 are related. You see all the major Cold War places and understand at the end how silly and tragic the whole splitting of Germany and Berlin really was. They have other tours as well. We took the Potsdam tour the next day and that was a hit as well. Do it!

SHEENA M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Barney was an excellent guide.

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