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“great way to start in Berlin”

SANDEMANs NEW Europe - Berlin
Ranked #1 of 668 Nightlife in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: FREE TOURS of Berlin every day in English and Spanish. Pub Crawls and tours of Sachsenhausen, Potsdam, Third Reich Berlin, Red Berlin and more.Founded in 2003 by Yale University graduate Chris Sandeman, SANDEMANs NEW Europe thrives on a simple concept: Everyone, no matter their budget, should be able to discover Europe through the eyes of an expert. Connecting great guides with smart travelers, we believe in supporting our local communities and are commited to giving a voice to self-employed guides who have chosen Berlin as their home.By ensuring that every native English or Spanish speaking guide represents our unique style of mixing history and story-telling while maintaining their own personality and flair, we've become one of the most popular tour companies in the world. Helping superb independent guides connect with thousands of travelers a day, we provide these local freelancers the possibility to inform and entertain you, and they employ us to spread the news about this great concept.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

I did the free tour in Dec/2011 when I visted Berlin for the first time and I liked it very much. Our guide was Kim and she was very nice - gave us all the info about the history/sites.. but in an entertaining way and we enjoyed.
On this tour you get to see all the mainstream touristy sites and to know all the basic tourist info which is great for the first day in Berlin. Personally, I prefer the "alternative" side of Berlin :) so we, also went for their alternative tour. Our guide was Amy and she was great. We had a great time with her, she was friendy and full of fun and intersting info about street art, nightlife...
This year in June I went with my friend who haven't been to Berlin before and on our first day I made him go :) on a free tour to see the tourist Berlin. That day The Brandenburg gate and some other nearby sites were closed due to Mr Obama visit. Our guide was Sebastian and he did his best to make the tour interesting enough regardless of not seeing "the major sites" and he managed it quite well.
I'd recommend this tour for everyone going to Berlin for the first time and/or people who came to alternative Berlin visit - this is the best way to see mainstream Berlin tourisyt sites - everyone can spare 3,5 hours for that :)
Wear some comfortable shoes!

Thank MilaZg
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Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

I really loved doing this tour. You see the most interesting places of Berlin in about 3,5 hours. Our tour gide, Franziska, told all information so enthousiastic and told many fun facts. With this tour, I haven't only seen much of Berlin but besides it. was the most interesting and coolest history class!

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

One of the best Free Walking tours that I ever have! Dynamic, interesting and surprising! You wont even note the long walking through the city! Thanks Sadie, you are a great guide! Keep that way and luck with your life! =]

Thank barbaracvilla
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We went for the free walking tour with Rob Mc Cracken and it was fantastic.
He is knowledgeable and he had a fantastic capability of keeping everyone
together. My 10 year old also enjoyed the tour and we thank him for
illuminating us with the history of Berlin. I feel to understand a place better one must do these sort of tours and sandeman's are the best. I have done sandeman's tour in Prague also. They are the best.

Thank jhumpa j
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Our whole family loved it ( two adults, a teen and a child ). Our guide, Sebastian, was very knowledgeable, dedicated and funny. I believe that all tour guides are prepared, but if you have the chance to pick him, I definitely recommend him. Do the tour in your first day in Berlin. it will lay a good foundation and help you plan the remaining of your trip according to what you found more interesting.

Thank carlossantos100
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