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Explore Berlin Tours

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Address: Simplonstrasse 44, 10245 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 160 8132795
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Explore Berlin is tourism at its best. Jessica Cartwright is one of the...

Explore Berlin is tourism at its best. Jessica Cartwright is one of the most sought after guides in the city - not only because of her in depth knowledge of past and present Berlin but also for the phenomenal way in which she conveys its history with spirit, suspense and compassion. To fully appreciate the Berlin of today, Jessica navigates you through the many layers of its diverse past. From its swampy origins to the rise of the Prussian army, through Hitler’s megalomaniacal vision for a new world capital to the communist totalitarian regime that led to division and the construction of the Berlin wall.Come and experience Berlin through her stories of the city and its people as they stood at the gates of history with her “multimedia” props and passionate recounting of some of history’s most pivotal moments.

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A wonderful introduction to Berlin

My husband and I met Jessica on our first day in Berlin for a walking tour. Having never been to Berlin, we wanted to become oriented to the city and to see the major points of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I met Jessica on our first day in Berlin for a walking tour. Having never been to Berlin, we wanted to become oriented to the city and to see the major points of interest. Jessica was amazing! She met with us, ascertained our interests, and took it from there! We were so pleased with the organization of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were a party of twelve visiting Berlin on the occasion of one of our number 50th Birthday celebration. Having pickup the group at the hotel the next 4+ hours was both educational and entertaining in how she got her passion-based knowledge across to the group. Everyone agreed that her interaction and style suited our group in that she made... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did the Berlin walking tour with Jessica Cartwright on the first day of our Trip.It was the best thing we could have done. Jessica's tour was informative and entertaining, we were a group of 11 and we were all hanging on her every word! We all said we wished we had had teachers at school like Jessica as she explained... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived in Berlin for a short stay needed a one on one tour. Jessica was amazing coordinating via email very attentive. Absolutely delighted as the tour took every landmark from 12th century to modern day Germany. Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

The best Guide I ever have experienced. She knew everything, could answer all questions and she was very well prepared. In addition, she was fun and entertaing. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

My 19 year old son and 5 of his friends were traveling Europe. One of their stops was Berlin, and they decided to take a private tour with Jessica the first day of their arrival. BEST decision they ever made!! Berlin turned out to be their favorite European city, and I believe much had to do with their experience on... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Jessica was just terrific. My wife and I booked her to show us much as she could of Berlin in a two day period, and we left feeling that we really had seen the city. In addition, Jessica is extremely knowledgeable, articulate, and ready, willing, and able to show us things that made the city come alive beyond beyond the... More 

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Rosetown, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

In July 2016 - 28 Canadian and German relatives met in Berlin for a reunion. Our time together was fantastic and the Berlin experience was enhanced by 3 private tours we took with Jessica Cartwright as our guide. Jessica has a depth of historical knowledge and she shares it easily and eloquently through the stories she tells - making past... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

We had wanted to see as much as we could (and learn as much as we could) in a one day 6 hour walking tour (with some transit) and Jessica planned our day and was an outstanding guide! Her knowledge of the sites was obvious but her pleasant manner and enthusiastic presentation made the day a delight! A bonus was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were very happy that we had Jessica as our guide on our first visit to Berlin. She provided us with a well researched narrative that she illustrated with maps and pictures. In addition she was very engaging in answering our many questions about history and current life in Berlin. Jessica is a true professional. Don't hesitate... More 

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Staying in Friedrichshain

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Friedrichshain
When you arrive at Warschauer Strasse in the heart of the district, you have found one of Berlin’s party hotspots. At night in Friedrichshain, the energy is palpable and the streets of this old worker's quarter are full of street musicians. On one hand, you may find a bar with international crowds, electronic music, long lines and panoramic views - on the other, an outside venue by old train yards featuring decrepit buildings and live alternative music. No matter your taste, the best way to end a night out in Friedrichshain is sitting by the Spree River at the East side gallery, the longest and best preserved piece of the Berlin Wall, watching the sun rise over the beautiful Oberbaum Bridge.
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