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fascinating. Enjoyed even by those with little interest in history
Kevin was an absolutely outstanding tour guide - a true scholar to be precise. And a gentleman. Working in the tourism and travel industry, the quality of this tour was a cut above, and an obvious passion for our guide.
We did this tour with guide Rick, who was very knowledgeable and entertaining. It was an excellent tour where we saw things that we would not have found on our own. I would recommend this tour to anyone with an interest in the history behind the building of the wall and what life was like for east Berliners during that time. It is a fascinating insight into the history of the city at that time.
This tour was amazing. We saw many sights that we would never have been able to see on our own. The tour was four hours, and we used the Berlin metro to get to many of the sites. Our guide, Rick, was exceptionally enthusiastic about this tour he said it was his favourite one. He didn't just show us sites, he personalized the experience, and made us understand what life was like for East Berliners.
The guide (Pip) was realy nice, she knew enough history and exciting facts to make the tour worth the money. So the tour and the guide were good, but the agency Viator is not reliable. On your site you post that the tours are sold-out. This is not the case. Non of the tours were sold out.
Kevin was excellent at explaining the era and the sites, many of them emotionally moving.
If Alex, our guide, were my history teacher, I would have loved history class. I could have listened to him all day. This tour was worth every euro and every minute we were there. I learned so much that I would never have known, or understood if we had tried to do this on our own. The weather outside was really hot, we are old enough to be Alex's parents and were exhausted when it was over. My only recommendation was that we could of taken escalators and elevators and there was a lot of stair climbing.
The walking tour was great! Much better than trying to wing it on our own. I highly recommend this walking tour - fun and very informative.
This tour was so great! we went all over Berlin and our tour guide Rick(I think that was his name....brown hair in a bun) was absolutely wonderful. He has so much knowledge. Definitely recommend this to everyone.
Whatever else anyone does on a break in Berlin - do this tour. Especially if you are interested in the history of the Cold War in Berlin and how it touched people's lives.
Kevin was awesome. Berlin is an amazing city. We are so happy we did this tour
Excellent and matti the tour guide was so knowledgeable I would go on this again... U also have a brief break in the middle to get some lunch:)
Peter E United Kingdom
We found Kevin to be an extremely personable and knowledgeable guide who gave us an interesting and informed tour of East Berlin. A thoroughly worthwhile experience. Thank you
This tour was great! Very informative. The guide was a historian, was well prepared and so personable. She gave us a new understanding of that time period and made us think. I think this was the best tour we did in Berlin.
Micheal G Canada
We learnt and saw so much on this tour. Having a tour guide (and his family) that had personal experience with the system made it much more real. The pace was fast, but worthwhile. A great experience.
Superbly facinating,and brilliantly led. We covered history from the Nazis to Stasi, and hopped on and off all modes of transport to really cover the Berlin area
VERY INTERSTING TOUR. WOULD RECOMMEND THIS TOUR TO ANYONE.
The guide was very knowledgeable and we covered a lot of ground both walking and by subway. However, I am disappointed in Viator's booking practices. I am 65 but when I tried to book the tour on-line for one senior, the response was that the tour was unavailable. When I switched to one adult, the trip miraculously was available. Shame on you, Viator, for discriminating.
Note from Viator: Thank you for your feedback! We apologize for any inconvenience our pricing system has caused! We do occasionally face glitches with the pricing system if there is not an "Adult" in the booking. The issues are caused as we don't want to allow for only small children to be booked (as they would obviously need supervision) but this sometimes causes issues with other specialized pricing, like Senior pricing. If you ever run into this issue again, please feel free to write to Support@viator.com after booking and we will be more than happy to assist you with this issue. We're glad to hear you had an excellent time on your trip, and we wish you Happy Travels!
This is a good tour. It gives you a lot of background and really helps you understand what day to day life was like under Soviet influence.
The sites chosen by the guide were very atmospheric and really captured the sentiment and emotions of the divided city and what was happening in East Berlin. The wall itself, the gathering places for opposition against the communist regime, the events of 1989 were all covered. A very thoughtful tour.
The tour guid was very informative.... But we did not like the details of every event and moved fast from one site to another without time left to take photos...
We could have done this tour on our own and made it more interesting.
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