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Address: Akazienstr. 10, Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 178 1962147
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My name is Yoav Sapir and I'm a professional, authorized tour guide in...

My name is Yoav Sapir and I'm a professional, authorized tour guide in Berlin, as well as a journalist, lecturer and translator. I specialize on Jewish Tours in Berlin for both hotel as well as cruise guests. My wife Natalie, a historian and a research assistant at the local university, is also guiding with me.

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Yoav Sapir Tours

Last week we spent a day with Natalie touring Berlin and spent the next day with Yoav touring Jewish Berlin. They were both excellent guides, knowledgeable personable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Last week we spent a day with Natalie touring Berlin and spent the next day with Yoav touring Jewish Berlin. They were both excellent guides, knowledgeable personable professional and able to adjust seamlessly to our questions, knowledge level and interests. They had excellent recommendations regarding cafes, restaurants, and museums. We were most pleased with our two days spent with Natalie... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Early This week we, (group of 4 people), took Yoav for 1 day (6 hours) tour in berlin. Since it was our first trip to Berlin ever, We asked a tour for "beginners", meaning we need someone to connect the main historical sits, and fill our knowledge gap inbetween. Yoav met us at our hotel (Eurostars -Excellent) lobby, and took... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Yoav and Natalie were our tour guides on separate days for a walking tour of Berlin. They took into consideration our age and paced the tour accordingly. They were pleasant and very knowledgeable. Yoav knew how to maximize our time and advised us things we could do in Berlin on our own. He did not try to have us spend... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We hired Yoav Sapir for a tour of the Jewish sites of Berlin based on TripAdviser reviews and his excellent and informative website. Yoav customized the tour so that we were able to visit the neighborhood where my mother lived in Schonenberg, and also see the main sites of Jewish Berlin. His explanations of the various memorials were topnotch, and... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

On my recent trip to Berlin, which was my first-ever visit in Germany, I spent several very rewarding hours accompanied by Natalie Sapir, who guided me through the historic section of the city that had housed Jewish communal institutions before the Holocaust, and where the history of the community and of its destruction during the Nazi period can be traced.... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

From identifying a private tour of Jewish Life in Berlin, to scheduling the half day tour and "the" actual tour could not have been easier. Some simple research on Trip Advisor had me immediately calling Yoav. He answered immediately and I explained what I was looking for and since he was booked for the next few days, he suggested that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Yoav was already booked, but his wife Natalie, took us on tour. Lovely lady with good English. Met us at our hotel(punctual). She shaped the tour to suit or wants, starting with a very good history of the area around Brandenburg gate and Reichstag. Not overly much walking, but comfortable shoes and a rain jacket and hat were good to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Natalie spent 8 wonderful hours with us even arranging a car and driver (Mario) and made our time wonderful. She gave us a very fair redition of World War 2.as well as the Soviet period. I always have been afraid of the Holocaust, yet Natalie's portrayal of the truth, the righteous Gentiles and those who survived, made it a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

We spent half a day with our tour guy Yoav in Berlin . We learned so much . He is a wealth of knowledge . We did a walking tour of Jewish history of Berlin. We highly recommend him to anyone who wants a well spoken , informative and extremely knowledgeable tour guide. Ron and Lucie, Vancouver , Canada

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We met with Natalie actually instead of Yoav, since he was not available. She took us all over Berlin over the course of two days, and provided so much information and details about various historical points that it was truly incredible. She is a very educated historian, and very knowledgeable about all of Berlin's good and bad past history. We... More 

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