Vielen Dank Arja, es hat uns sehr gut gefallen. Sehr unterhaltsam alle Fragen kompetent beantwortet, gute Route, tolle Geschichten, viele unbekannte Details, das gute Einbinden der Öffis, die Kneipenempfehlung am Ende. Basti, Andrew, Marc & Gordon
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Danke Gordon, mir hat es auch sehr viel Spaß gemacht und Ihr wart ein super Arbeitseinstieg ins neue Jahr. Ich hoffe, Ihr hattet noch einen schönen Abend und eine gute Heimfahrt. Vielleicht bis bald mal. Viele Grüße
another great day ( including the best cheesecake ) ! This time exploring Potsdam. We loved it and can highly recommend this tour with Arja! Thx again
we had a fantastic and interesting tour with Arja! we truly enjoyed it and we learned a lot. Arja also gave us great tips what to do and see the next day. Thank you so much Arja for taking care of us!!
Jane CohenUnited States
Arja was so knowledgeable of history, architecture and so much more. We had a wonderful day! Walking and using public transportation is the best way to visit Berlin or any city. I highly recommend Arja.
Wonderful tour of Potsdam with a very knowledgable and fun guide. Thank you for sharing your time and stories. We really enjoyed every minute of our tour. Thanks, Arja.
We had a great tour with Arja. We covered a lot of history and sites with great information at each stop. A very fun and informative guide. We look forward to our next tour.
Paul M.United States
Arja is a phenomenal guide. She had to deal with poor weather conditions but was a real trooper in getting us to each of the main sites. She has a great depth of understanding of the history and culture of Germany, Berlin, and Potsdam. The manner in which she mixed history, the Germany way of doing things, and her perspective as a native German, was nothing short of extraordinary. We walked away with not only more understanding of the history of Potsdam but how that's shaped the German people today.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Paul, thanks for your lovely words. It was indeed a miserable day weatherwise but thanks to your guys good spirit it was a really enjoyable day. I am still quite impressed with what we all managed to see despite the constant rain. Please say hi to the rest of the crew from me and hopefully next time we will meet in some sunny weather.
Frank BurgelUnited States
Great tour; great personality; very engaging; very knowledgable !!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Frank. I hope you and your lovely companions made it home safe and sound to all corners of the world you guys live in.
Richard HulleyUnited Kingdom
Our guide arrived promptly at our rendezvous and quickly established a rapport. Having determined our background and vague touristy requirements quickly proposed a plan under her guidance. She followed this through with skill and determination displaying a deep historical and contemporary knowledge. In her narratives she included, in equal measure, and with timely humour, the controversies and diversions that have made Berlin what is is. We found her dynamic, informative and engaging; highly recommend
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Richard for your kind words, I also had a great time discussing the current situation in your country and your experiences with it. It is always better to get first hand information than following the news channels. I wish you all the best for what there is to come and see you again for a beer in Berlin.
Dorretta SvobodaUnited States
Berlin is a complicated city, you need a guide. Arja is the BEST guide we have ever had. She is very knowledgeable, engaging & delightful. It was a great tour, covered a wide area of the city using the SBahn . We saw things we would never have found ourselves. Arja's insight into the city's history was very helpful. She also followed up the next day, via email, with suggestions of things to do, opening hours and directions. Thank you Arja for a fabulous tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dorretta, thank you so much for a wonderful day. It was so much fun spending it with such curious and entertaining people like you. I hope you had a safe trip home and everything worked out with the storm and hopefully our paths will cross again one day.
James WaltonUnited Kingdom
Arja is a excellent guide. She is extremely knowledgeable regarding the tour and you can ask any questions. She has a good sense of humour and her english speaking is excellent. Brilliant tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for you kind words, it was a great meeting you and spending the day in Sachsenhausen with you. So sorry you had to cut your trip short but maybe we can tour again next time you will be in town.
Cason KitzmanHOUSTON, TX, United States
Amazing tour from such a wonderful guide !!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Cason, it´s easy with someone as curious and knowledgeable as you. See you for a beer later
Imran AhmedUnited States
We had an amazing tour of Berlin with Arja. She showed us major landmarks of Berlin but also places which we were not aware of. She has a very good command on the history and very passionate about it. She was very kind to accommodate us at a very short notice as we missed our original tour after missing a connecting flight / Will strongly recommend her .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Imran, thank you so much for your kind words, it was lovely spending the day with you two and being so efficient and spontaneous with all our different bus routes we took. You were the first to go Christmas shopping as well and since being in the shop I can't wait for Christmas. I hope you had a safe journey home with your kids and they were not too upset that you did not bring the chocolate.
Cynthia AdamsUnited States
Arja, was wonderful even though we had been to Berlin many times we had never seen it like this and it was great! She is so knowledgeable about all the history and efficient with our small amount of time. Thank you so much Arja was a pleasure to meet you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Cynthia, thank you for your kind words, it was lovely spending the day with you and your family. It is always a great challenge to have regular visitor to Berlin on tour and make sure you do not get bored and I am happy that you enjoyed the day. Let me know when you are back and we can go for coffee and cake in Friedenau
Raphael RamseyerUnited States
Arja is a fantastic, passionate and above else extremely knowledgeable tour guide. She gave us a very interesting, insightful and colorful tour of Berlin. Her knowledge of historical events is incredible. Arja's tour of Berlin made this one of the most memorable city trips! Thank you very much!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Raphael, it was great fun touring and discussing with you and your family. It is always good fun having such knowledgeable guest who enjoy a good debate as much as I do. I hope you did have another fantastic day in Berlin and saw all the museums you wanted to. Best wishes and safe travels
Mark H.Huntington Woods, MI, United States
Arja provided us a lovely day in the beautiful town of Potsdam. Arja's passion for teaching and her passion for the city of Potsdam were first rate. She enjoyed showing us Potsdam as much as we enjoyed seeing and learning about Potsdam. Arja was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and friendly, and a pleasure to spend time with in Potsdam. She adjusted the tour for our interests. In addition Arja took time to direct us to other locations we were interested after our tour concluded. A wonderful tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mark, thank you so much for your kind words, it was a great day in Potsdam with you guys. It is such a nice getaway from Berlin, is it not? I hope you enjoyed your visit at the memorial church as well and maybe see you again in Berlin one day.
Romeo ValdeviezoUnited States
Few days before the tour, Arja warned us about the heat wave. We had free ice cold water and soda in the luxury van and euro's for bathroom stop is much appreciated. Not to mention the 3 hour drive to Berlin was a breeze. Despite the heat wave, the tour was ran like clockwork. Arja had organized the tour with a theme on the recent history of Berlin that gave relevance to the cultural sites she was showcasing. She is passionate and has a deep knowledge that goes beyond facts. I highly recommend Arja!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words, Romeo, and thanks to you and your family to be such troopers in what was one of the hottest day of the year. I´m sure you were happy though when you got back to the ship and the breeze of the sea.
Richard Levinsonhallandale, FLORIDA, United States
Andrew LadymanUnited States
She was very funny and shared the history of Berlin. We had a 4 hour tour and we saw more than we could with a group or no tour at all. Highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Andrew for your kind words, it was great meeting you today and your grandsons of course. It is not often that you meet young men so enthusiastic and excited about history and monuments which was so nice for me to see. It is great that you give them the opportunity to travel and see all these places in person and not only as a picture in a book. Enjoy Paris and next time I will see you for a bit longer in Berlin. Safe travels.
Helene SaponaroUnited States
If you are ever in Berlin Arja is the tour guide you must have. She was so knowledgeable and made it so interesting that even my 15 year old son loved every minute of the day. This was my first time using a tour guide while on a cruise ship. At first, I was concerned about missing my ship but Arja made sure I was back on the ship exactly on time. We can't wait to go back to Germany and Arja is the only tour guide I will use. After spending a day with her we consider her a friend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Helene, thank you so much for your kind words, I really enjoyed the day with you and your family in Berlin. It is great when you connect to people so instantly. And whilst these tours are quite whirlwindy it was still a good and relaxed day I had the feeling. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the future and travel other parts of Germany together.
Allan MacKenzie-GrahamUnited States
Arja was a very friendly and very knowledgeable guide. She showed us around Berlin and helped us put the city in a historical perspective, with her and her family's personal experiences providing greater insight to the events that unfolded in this fascinating city. Thank you, Arja! We had a wonderful time! Love Berlin! P.S. Arja suggested visiting Rausch after our tour. Best hot chocolate ever.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Victor, it was great meeting you guys and spending the day with you. And after dealing with the dark parts of history it is best to get back into good spirit by eating the best chocolate in Berlin. See you again in Berlin one day.
Andrew SchowengerdtUnited States
What a great way to spend our first day in Berlin! Arja was nice enough to meet us at the apartment and with her help, we learned the public transportation system enough to utilize the rest of the week. A lot of walking, as expected, but worth it to see most of the highlights of Berlin that our group of 7 were looking forward to experiencing. Arja gave the history with an animated personal touch that made it enjoyable and memorable. Highly recommended! Thank you, Arja!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Andrew for your kind words, it was great spending the day with you guys and I am so happy you had enough time to explore the city even further. I hope the girls made it to the second hand shop and the suit cases are now full for the way back to Kansas. Thanks again for a lovely day
Michael LushingUnited States
Could not recommend our tour guide enough. Arja was fun, knowledgeable, and an absolute joy to spend the day with. You will not be disappointed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Michael, thanks for your lovely words, it was great spending the day with you two. And thanks for being such good sport in the end when it got a little hectic at the train station. I hope you enjoyed your time in Hamburg and had a good trip home. See you next time in Berlin
An excellent tour which encompassed two palaces, the Sans Soucis and the Cecilienhof. A lot of history explained with the requisite distance, sarcasm and humour. Arja is very involved in her presentation, does not beat around the bush and welcomed all questions. Highly recommended if you are interested in Potsdam, a royal city which also was important during the end of WW2
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jak for your kind words and thanks for being such troopers when being caught in the bike ride chaos. I hope you had a safe trip home and it was a pleasure to meet you all. It was great fun having such a knowledgeable group with so many great questions and enthusiasm. Please say hi for me to the rest of the crowd.
William FrazierUnited States
Arja was a passionate Berliner who was happy to show us the highlights and provide her special perspectives. We obtained many useful tips on places to go as well as background on the sites. We finished with a better perspective on past and present Berlin.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bill for your nice words, it was really great meeting you two. And thanks for being such an interested audience despite being jetlagged and a bit tired. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip and made it home safe and sound.
Gary BergUnited States
The inside information that Arja provided during our 4 hour tour together was invaluable! Arja is incredibly knowledgable about the history and the current lifestyle of Berlin. During my 5 days in the city, the absolute highlight was spending the afternoon with Arja. If you want your own tour of the city with someone who knows more about Berlin then any field book or group tour leader, then this is the only was to experience Berlin. Thank you Arja!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gary, it was a real pleasure meeting you and spending such an enjoyable afternoon with you. I am so happy that you had a good time in Berlin and made good memories. Say hello when you drop in the next time.
Michelle KeilUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michelle :-) It was great spending the day with you and your family in beautiful Potsdam. Lulu is well spent and is sleeping on the couch. Enjoy the rest of your Germany travels
Robert McFarlaneUnited States
Arja was outstanding. Her knowledge, enthusiasm made the tour outstanding. Her using her IPad showing areas what they were like prior to World War II helped paint a picture of Berlin Of the tours by local I have taken Arja is one of the best. Was a pleasure to spend 4 hours with her. .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Robert, it was great meeting you guys and having such an efficient tour. Have fun on your further travels and enjoy your cruise - I keep my fingers crossed for good weather. See you next time in Berlin.
Janet SpirerUnited States
We spent a day in Potsdam with Arja - planned on short notice. She did a wonderful job! She customized our day to fit exactly what we were looking for - learning more about Berlin and Potsdam as well as the culture, lifestyle, change in daily living since the wall came down. Couldn't think of a better day with someone who had a great grasp of German history and culture. Thank you, Arja!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Janet, thank you for this lovely feedback - it was great spending the day with you guys in beautiful Potsdam.
Peter GrimmUnited States
Arja showed us all of the highlights of Potsdam. She patiently and fully explained the city's history and the roles played by the royal families in its development. If Potsdam is a city in which you have an interest, you can not go wrong spending a day with Arja and visiting its many interesting and historic sights. I am pleased to highly recommend Arja. I suggest that you consider having Arja arrange a private car to maximize the amount of ground covered. The expense is well worth it!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Peter, Anne and Ed, it was a great pleasure spending the day with you in beautiful Potsdam. Thank you for all your stories and good company - meeting folks like you is what is the best part of my job.