We loved this tour, and our tour guide was so knowledgeable and outgoing. He made the city of Berlin come to life, and helped us to understand all of its history.
This tour was amazing!
Barry was wonderful! Not only did he take me on a really interesting tour - to all the places I wanted to see - but he helped me with getting my tickets for the S-bahn so that I could visit the Wannsee Villa that afternoon, and find my way to the Dresden Tour I took the next day, AND have my ticket for the bus to the airport for the day after. Barry was terrific!! Can't rave enough!!
Our guide, Jaime, is fantastic!
Arlene S United States of ...
This was our first experience with Viator. We loved the private tour! It is well worth the money. We loved our tour guide.
Out tour guide, JJ was AMAZING. We would have seen the sights on our own but to have JJ share deeper background, before and after photos of historical sights and share parts of Berlin we never would have discovered for ourselves was a treat. We couldn't recommend these tours highly enough!
Guide Yan turned up punctually for the start. He was knowledgeable, witty and humorous. He gave us the option of dropping us off at the pick up point or having an extra 1/2 hr. We chose the extra 1/2 hr. He ensured that we knew how to get back to our pick up point. The tour was informative and entertaining.
Jan, was very good. Made the history come alive.
For this tour Viatour subcontracts with a company called Insider Tour of Berlin. Because of customization our group of 17 wanted to do, I dealt directly with Insider Tour's John O'Leary. I could not have had a better experience. At short notice our morning walking tour was augmented with an afternoon coach tour. Every aspect of the tours was expertly and professionally attended to. Our guides were Heiko, David and Nick. Each of them was personable, engaging, extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the subject matter. If you only have one day to get a sense of the core history and historical sites of Berlin, this is the tour to take.
I always highly recommend private tours, whether they be walking or otherwise. This tour further reiterated this as we had an exceptional experience in touring Berlin. This was so much in part thanks to JJ, our amazing tour guide. While I have done many tours, I found JJ to be amongst the top of the guides that I have had with an education in history and a fantastic and sometimes wonderfully humorous touring method.
In roughly four hours, JJ took us all over Berlin and broke down an intense and expansive history of Berlin/Germany into understandable and memorable terms. He was exquisite at matching sightseeing with information retention and by the end of our tour, I felt I had seen everything I needed to see within Berlin. I would highly recommend this as a starter for anyone's trip to Berlin you will want time afterwards to dive deeper into certain buildings, or to visit certain museums - all of which JJ recommended or for anyone who does not have long in Berlin but wants to get a strong feel for the city and to view it's major attractions and even some off the beaten path. If you do purchase this tour, call the tour company who seem to be fantastic and ask if JJ is available - you won't regret it.
Note that we did walk about 11km so for anyone with mobility issues, I would use caution even though JJ was more than wonderful in letting us go at our own pace.
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