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Great tour but our feet were sore after all that walking. Our guide was very well informed
This was a truly excellent introduction to Berlin. We had the good fortune to have Jenny as a guide. Jenny was student of both modern history and Germany at a British University and was very knowledgeable. She so obviously just loved her subject. It was as good, if not better, than sitting in a university lecture theatre getting a run through of German history. I loved all four hours of this tour. Just amazing. It is a must on my list for anyone visiting Berlin.
Great historical view of the city by tourguide Jonathan. I could not believe we packed so much hisory and sites in to a four hour tour! Very nice!
Our walking tour of Berlin was wonderful!! Our tour guide Emily was FANTASTiC!!! She was born in Berlin and has American parents, so her English was perfect. She had a great grasp of history, a great love of Berlin and a lovely disposition. It happened to have been pouring rain the morning of our tour, and Emily knew just where to stop to give us shelter. She wasn't the least bit dismayed by the rain and kept us all in great spirits. We learned so much and a big THANK YOU to Viator and to EMILY!!!
It was raining when we have this tour but our guide, Emily (American parents and she has American accent) made this 4 hour walking tour worth walking in the rain for knowledge of history of what happened in Berlin before, during and after the Cold War.
The walking tour visited all the Berlin sites of interest which are available with in a reasonable walking distance such as Brandenburg gate, Babel Platz, Furerbunker, Jewish memorial, checkpoint charlie, Topo of Terror. The tour guide, Lorna, was English and gave the tour in English. She was an energetic delightful personality. This tour gave a quick overview of the Tourist sights of Berlin and I highly recommend it for the first time tourist to Berlin.
Philippa was excellent and made the tour very interesting. Would recommend this to anyone who wanted to learn a bit about Berlin, its history, events leading up to both WW1 and WW2, the carve-up of Berlin, life after the split and then the lead up to re-unification. Well worth it!
Kathryn did an amazing job of covering so much in 4 hours of walking, but also making it seem like a relatively short time. She was knowledgable and answered questions well.
Definitely one of the best walking tours we've ever done. Really well orchestrated. If you want to know the story of Berlin, then do the tour. Excellent value!
Finn was terrific! He provided great historical perspective on the sights we visited, and managed to include humor and local color along with the factual information. He encouraged questions, and was friendly and approachable. He also kept us on schedule, which we appreciated.
Loved this tour, be fore warned it is a lot of walking but the history is so dense that it takes a long time to be explained. Our tour guide was really great and just seemed so passionate about the information she wanted to share. I think anyone that visits Berlin should do this tour
The ‘Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour’ was conducted by our EXCELLENT tour guide, Jonathan.
Jonathan is a native English speaker, not born in Berlin, but he knew this town, and it’s very complex history and geography, inside out. To be fair, he lives there for donkeys years now, and had studied there, at Berlin’s prestigious university – and it all shows wonderfully, in his tour.
I am not saying he was too high-brow, just that he was well organised and knowledgeable, pitching it at just the right level for someone like me, who knew precious little about this very famous city. Many of us were there for the very first time.
Jonathan’s tour stopped at the right spots, the space and distances were well worked out too, we did not find our walk physically testing one bit, despite the four hours. We had enough rests and a snack break, to freshen up our mind and body, while poor Jon was busy answering our milliards of questions, politely and very kindly.
The whole four hour tour felt just the right amount of gentle enough ‘walk’, combined with good stops, at fascinating points of interest, covering the exact size of distance, we could easily cope with. Clearly, well tried and tested, and extremely well oiled, in the best of sense, but packed with info and clear explanations.
We should also mention that, not only Jonathan was above average - as our tour guide, but also: the tour organizers, where Jonathan is the tour guide, because they have arranged a person at the East Berlin meeting point, where most of us congregated for this tour, just to meet and greet us, as we slowly arrived at the meeting point in drips and drops, which was a very great idea, and a nice gesture! Thank you for this!
But the biggest Thank You should, undoubtedly, go to Jonathan, our outstanding, above average, excellent tour guide! Thank you Jon! We will come again!