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“Excellent Service”

Private Tours Berlin
Ranked #33 of 369 Tours in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Private Tours Berlin and Potsdam. Customized driving and walking tours with your English-speaking local guide. We don't match people or build any bigger groups. My team of professional guides and I will take you to the most interesting and outstanding sights as well as to some hidden places off the beaten path. Naturally all tours may be custom tailored to your interests and needs. Welcome to Berlin!
Anchorage AK
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91 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Excellent Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

We just recently got back from a trip to Berlin and we used Private Tours Berlin (Harald Zawuski) for our transportation needs. We needed several rides from the airport to the city and also a round trip to the German coast (2 1/2 hours away) to catch a Baltic Cruise and Harald lined everything up in advance, quoted us a price and delivered on his services. I would highly recommend his services when you visit Berlin. Very professional!

Visited August 2013
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English first
Santa Ana, California
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Euro Vacation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

After a mix up about the start time. Harald provided the tour as we requested. We requested a WWII, Coldwar and political tour. We also requested that walking be minimize as one in the group could not walk far distances. Also we appreciated that Harald had a driver which allowed Harald to talk more and drop us and pick up from the sites. I mention this as in the past tours the tour guide drove and talked. I never felt we were rushed and we felt like we were with a family member. If there is drawback it was not only Harald but Europe in general , they prefer Euro instead of the credit card. Overall I was impressed with the tour and knowledge that Harold provided. Well worth the price. This is much better than the off/on bus or bus tour.

Visited August 2013
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New York City, New York
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40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Harald is truly an amazing guide”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

We are also just back from a Baltic Cruise and what a rainy but wonderful cruise it was. The cruise line had a really high priced tour and private train to Berlin from Warnemunde. Bahn railroad has an incredible weekend fare of 42 Euros for up to 5 in a family. We decided to go with that fare and hire a personal guide since we did not feel comfortable trying to squeeze in so many sites in limited time. We searched on line and found really great reviews for Harald.
The reviews on Trip Advisor are accurate and we really enjoyed our time with Harald, who met us on time at the main railroad station in Berlin. My wife, our adult son and I had a flawless tour with Harald, visiting countless historical sites in three hours. We opted for a personal tour from the ship to ensure we got to see what we wanted to see in the limited time frame we had. As the previous writer said, Harald is incredibly organized and leaves nothing to chance. We agree that you would be fortunate to have him as your tour guide since he not only is wonderful with details, but is really passionate about his work and his city. We learned so much and Harald brought a picture portfolio of Berlin as it was before as we saw Berlin today. Truly a gem as a guide.

Visited August 2013
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Port Dover, Canada
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64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Harald, The Consummate Tour Guide in Berlin”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

Just back from a Baltic Cruise and what a spectacular cruise it was. One of stops was Berlin via the port city of Warnemunde. We had a specific and historical agenda for our first trip to this amazing city and determined the best and only way to ensure we got to see what we wanted in the allotted time frame available to us was to secure a private guide.
As we always do, we researched on line –particularly Trip Advisory where over the years we have found the reviews to be accurate and helpful. This is how we found Herald and as the reviews indicate, he truly is an amazing guide. My husband, adult daughter and I were picked up in a BMW Air-Conditioned Van and returned at the end of the day to the ship in a timely fashion with no worries of being late. We can assure you that it went smoothly and without a glitch. You can take a ship excursion (too many people, limited on what you can see and no time flexibility) or take a bus or train (no air-conditioning) to Berlin (approx 2 ½ to 3 hours) and meet a guide/tour there. We opted for a personal tour from the ship to ensure we got to see what we wanted to see in the limited time frame we had. We stopped at a concentration camp for an hour on the way to Berlin (overwhelming even with just the hour).
Harald is incredibly organized and leaves nothing to chance. If you are fortunate to secure his services, you won’t have to worry about a thing – he looks after every detail. He asked what we wanted and arranged everything to perfection. Following our trip, we determined he was one of the best guides we have ever had on any of the trips we have taken. He is very respectful, personable, captivating, sincere, passionate and incredibly knowledgeable about Berlin’s history and its current status. He made sure we saw everything we had requested plus much more and made every second count without us feeling rushed in anyway. We did a quick lunch (at our request) and tried the currywurst which we really enjoyed. We plan to go back and spend some time in Berlin and without a doubt will ask Harald to be our Guide. We highly recommend Harald as your Guide in Berlin.

Visited August 2013
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London, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Walking Tour Of Berlin with Harald”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

Our family of 6 has recently returned from a Baltic tour. One stop was the port city of Berlin, Warnemunde, from where we took a bus to meet Harald in Berlin. We decided to walk and use public transit for the day with Harald leading the pack. We had a wonderful time and saw so much in a short period. Harald was very impressive in every way. He was totally dedicated to making sure we saw as much as possible while keeping the experience fun and enlightening.
We certainly recommend him to anyone travelling to Berlin.
Thanks again Harald.

Visited July 2013
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