A Friend in Berlin
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A Friend in Berlin offers private tours for individuals, families and groups. Let us plan your trip, suggest places to stay, and take you on a tour!
Berlin, Germany

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Tours and Tickets by A Friend in Berlin
Bus Tours
3 hours
Free cancellation
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SMMPHX
Phoenix, AZ15 contributions
My husband and I took a private tour of the Potsdam area attractions with a super guide, Thomas Frys. Thomas was very knowledgeable about Berlin, Potsdam, and German history, and greatly added to our knowledge during the tour. He was able to answer any questions we had about things we were seeing, and gave us in-depth knowledge about Frederick the Great, which helped us enjoy and understand our sightseeing. He is also an excellent driver! This was a very pleasant way to spend the day, and well worth the cost. Highly recommended!
Written September 15, 2019
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JoEckardt
Thank you so much for your nice review! We loved having you here and showing you Potsdam. All the best on all your future travels!
Written September 16, 2019
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Joneil10
Ottawa, Canada6 contributions
May 2018
Visited Berlin after disembarking a Princess cruise in Westamunde?? Our tour guide was excellent. He had an excellent handle on all the history of pre-Hitler Germany and we visited ALL the tourist attractions at our leisure. The vehicular transportation was top notch and pickup was at my hotel. Highly recommend.
Written December 17, 2018
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Quest58620976059
Thanks for taking the time to review us. We're so happy you liked the tour!
Written February 26, 2019
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David F
New York City, NY7 contributions
Sep 2018 • Family
We enjoyed very much the private custom 3-Hour Tour of Berlin by Car with Thomas. He was very knowledgeable, friendly and timely. Considering we had our 3 1/2 yrs. old son with son, Thomas made the tour fun and enjoyable for all of us. We highly recommend Thomas - A friend in Berlin!
Written September 30, 2018
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We are very happy that you enjoyed your tour. It was a pleasure touring with you!
Written November 25, 2018
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sydney1956
Colorado Springs, CO37 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
Thomas was our guide for the afternoon after we arrived early from US and had a chance to nap and shower. It was the perfect way to start our trip to Berlin. Thomas was well versed in history, politics and general in-depth knowledge of the area. He gave us a an excellent overview so that we knew what we wanted to see for the remainder of our trip. It is a big city and spread out! Just delightful guide! The communication prior to our arrival was extraordinary!!
Written April 23, 2018
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Thanks for your review. I am so glad that you and your family had a good time and had a good start to your visit. All the best! Jo
Written May 30, 2018
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mikebrownnz
Cardiff, UK1,082 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
Two of my friends organised this personal tour and invited me along. Obviously, I can only speak for the experience we had with our guide but Jeannine was excellent.

It wasn't just the local knowledge of where best to go and pass on historical facts that made it so good, it was her personal insight into what places were like before the wall came down and how things have changed, and continue to change, that made this experience so much more rewarding and interesting. Thank you so much Jeannine!
Written September 16, 2016
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KnittinMom
Upstate NY39 contributions
Jan 2016 • Friends
Even rain and wind couldn't dampen the enthusiasm of our "Friend in Berlin", Jeannine. She's American but knows endless facts, and better yet stories, about Berlin from long ago to modern day.

We did a four hour walking tour and finished with a very good sense of what makes Berlin special and how the city evolved into what it is today. From the Brandenburg Gate and Holocaust Memorial to Checkpoint Charlie, SONY Plaza, Museum Island, the Cathedral and so much more, we saw many sides of Berlin and felt the history and architecture of the city come alive.

Jo promised a great experience, and she didn't let us down. If you want a personal tour with flair and to learn a lot in the process, A Friend in Berlin is perfect!
Written January 30, 2016
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william w
2 contributions
Oct 2019
Such much great energy and info on the tour, thanks again!! You were great and we would do it again in a heartbeat!
Written October 30, 2019
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JoEckardt
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are very happy that you enjoyed your tour!
Written October 31, 2019
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Janet J
Saint Paul, MN56 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Thomas picked us up at our Air B & B and we never stopped learning for 5 plus hours. It was fascinating, especially for my husband, a lover of World II history. We visited the Olympic Stadium, saw the grounds and some outside exhibits at Wannsee( inside closed for renovations) and spent significant time at Cecilienhof Palace( site of 1945 Potsdam Conference.) Thomas had so much “local” information which typically isn’t in books. We also saw and learned about the Dutch Quarter. Highly recommend this tour which can be customized to your interests.
Written October 4, 2019
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JoEckardt
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your tour! Enjoy the rest of your stay! Jo
Written October 5, 2019
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Julie
1 contribution
Aug 2019
Our guide was informative and patient. We learnt so much about the history of Berlin especially WWII and the wall
Written August 30, 2019
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JoEckardt
Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are always happy when our clients are happy.
Written August 31, 2019
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ThomasTellsAll
Salt Lake City, UT92 contributions
Thomas was an excellent guide. He was extremely efficient with time, parking, bathroom breaks, water bottles, site visits and the many laminated teaching aides he had available to pass around the car (see attached sample). The things we learned from his words and the thoughts that they inspired will last a lifetime. My teenagers were engaged and left motivated to learn more, be better and make a difference. What else could a parent ask for? Probably the most interesting part of the day for me was asking Thomas about his perspective from being born and raised in East Germany before the wall came down. Wow. What a treat for me to hear his candid and moving words. It was just an incredible day!! Message me for details....
Written July 25, 2019
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JoEckardt
What a wonderful review- thank you! I am so glad that you all had a good experience. All the best to you! Jo
Written July 26, 2019
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