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“A Fun Friend Indeed”

Friends of Dave Tours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Friends of Dave Tours is a high quality tour service that provides exciting day tours in Warnemünde to visiting cruise guests. We are very proud of our consistent high ratings and we consider our tour customers our friends. There is nothing better than sharing people's vacations and creating long lasting memories together.
Reviewed February 3, 2013

This is a bit tardy, but better late than never. I set up a shore excursion tour group from our Celebrity Constellation cruise of the Baltic with Dave. And I must say of the many that I have organized, his was one of the most fun and interesting tours ever.

It's always nervous time when you book a guide based only on web reviews, but my fears we immediately allayed when I saw Dave waiting for us on the pier. I waved and shouted hello to him from our cabin balcony and he beamed a wide smile and waved back with enthusiasm -- like he was meeting an old and dear friend.

The tour was first rate and his insider knowledge, opinion and gossip was just saucy enough to make you believe he was one of your best friends. We traveled like the locals on the train and he kept us in stitches as he wisecracked into our wireless headsets. The local kids thought we probably had too many nips of wine as we would burst into laughter for no apparent reason.

Our lunch was typical German and delicious and the beer was welcome after walking a mile or two on the cobblestone. We all celebrated at the end of the tour with a complementary wine from Dave and sadly bid a fond farewell to our new American friend who lives in Germany.

This tour is not for young children, prudes or whiners. But if you have an open mind and heart and don't mind a nice walk, I would recommend Dave without hesitation.

10  Thank William J
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Loved his personality and the information he gave was detailed. Highly recommend his tours!!! Thank you Dave for making this such a memorable experience!!!

5  Thank TagVan
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

Friends of Dave tour aug 26. As promised Dave was waiting outside the passenger terminal upon disembarkation. The day spent with him was delightful.His passion and knowledge was amazing. We were outfitted with some state of the art listening devices, which never left us in the dark as he constantly shared his many stories. As he says, he has no filter and that adds to his charm!!. He escorted us to the train and we traveled to Rotstock changed trains and continued to Wismar. A mid evil village with a complex history. Dave ensures that not only you learn the history of the beautiful structures some from the 16th century, but he also wants you to learn more of the struggle of the people. Great city square to enjoy and a hearty lunch is included. the return trip on the train back to Warnedmunde was filled with more stories. Ask Dave about the wild cows? We had some rain throughout our day and Dave continued to change around the tour so that we could enjoy the most of the day. We finished off watching a beautiful sunset in Warnedmunde. If you are lucky, you will find out who gets to see that view from his balcony.
The only downside is..... Dave is so good!! He makes the day so special. We commented all the time in each of our next Celebrity cruise ports, that the other tour guides just didn't come close.
We would love to tour with Dave again and may be considering one of his river cruises in the future.

6  Thank Midwesterncanuck
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

We had a great 3-week trip to Northern Europe/the Baltics, but the day spent with Dave on his tour was outstanding among all experiences. He is knowledgeable (15 years in Germany), engaging with his information and stories, and ably manages a small group so we all stay on the same page while having fun and learning. I highly recommend his Germany tours, and imagine that his other guided trips are as interesting and stimulating.

1  Thank Barbara P
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

We found Dave on Tripadviser as an alternative to a long cruise excursion to Berlin; what a great decision! Dave was entertaining and knowledgeable, and the local sights were interesting! I was pleasantly surprise. Wurnemunde is a delightful, former East Geman resort town with great charm. After touring the town and stopping for coffee and a sweet(which was excellent), we took a short train ride to Wismar, a beautiful, well preserved town nearby. Again the touring was interesting and FUN. Lunch was excellent. Thanks Dave.

3  Thank BobH66
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