Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Warnemunde-Rostock-Germany by Tour Guide Arja J.

Arja J.
  Warnemunde-Rostock-Germany
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Gordon Döring

Germany
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Tour: #404167, Berlin Highlights Discovered Walking Tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jan 14/20

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

Francisca Schepers

Germany
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Tour: #404191, Private Tour to the Royal City of Potsdam, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 16/19

another great day ( including the best cheesecake ) ! This time exploring Potsdam. We loved it and can highly recommend this tour with Arja! Thx again

Francisca Schepers

Germany
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Tour: #404167, Berlin Highlights Discovered Walking Tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 14/19

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 Cohen

United States
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Tour: #722884, All Day Berlin Walking Tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 13/19

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.

Tom Elsdon

Canada
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Tour: #404191, Private Tour to the Royal City of Potsdam, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 10/19

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.

Tom Elsdon

Canada
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Tour: #404167, Berlin Highlights Discovered Walking Tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 8/19

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
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Tour: #404191, Private Tour to the Royal City of Potsdam, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 27/19

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 Burgel

United States
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Tour: #404167, Berlin Driving Tour with Frank and Friends, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 26/19

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 Hulley

United Kingdom
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Tour: #404167, Berlin Highlights Discovered Walking Tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 11/19

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 Svoboda

United States
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Tour: #404167, Berlin Highlights Discovered Walking Tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 1/19

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 Walton

United Kingdom
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Tour: Private Tour of Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Date: Aug 29/19

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 Kitzman

HOUSTON, TX, United States
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Tour: #404167, Berlin Highlights Discovered Walking Tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Aug 18/19

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 Ahmed

United States
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Tour: #404167, Berlin Highlights Discovered Walking Tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Aug 3/19

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 Adams

United States
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Tour: #404167, Berlin Highlights Discovered Walking Tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jul 31/19

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 Ramseyer

United States
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Tour: #404167, Berlin Highlights Discovered Walking Tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jul 19/19

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
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Tour: #404191, Private Tour to the Royal City of Potsdam, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jul 1/19

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 Valdeviezo

United States
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Tour: #506460, Shore Excursion day to the Highlights of Berlin from Warnemünde, Warnemünde, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 26/19

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 Levinson

hallandale, FLORIDA, United States
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Tour: #506459, Shore Excursion Berlin and Sachsenhausen, Warnemünde, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 22/19

Andrew Ladyman

United States
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Tour: #404167, Berlin Highlights Discovered Walking Tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 20/19

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 Saponaro

United States
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Tour: #506459, Shore Excursion Berlin and Sachsenhausen, Warnemünde, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 17/19

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-Graham

United States
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Tour: #404376, A Walk in the Footsteps of the Third Reich, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 16/19

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 Schowengerdt

United States
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Tour: #404167, Berlin Highlights Discovered Walking Tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 10/19

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 Lushing

United States
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Tour: #404167, The future Lushing family's day in Berlin, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 4/19

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

Jak Jabes

Canada
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Tour: #404191, Private Tour to the Royal City of Potsdam, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 2/19

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 Frazier

United States
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Tour: #404167, Berlin Highlights Discovered Walking Tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: May 26/19

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 Berg

United States
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Tour: #404167, Berlin Highlights Discovered Walking Tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: May 24/19

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 Keil

United States
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Tour: #404191, Private Tour to the Royal City of Potsdam, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: May 23/19

Awesome!

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 McFarlane

United States
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Tour: #404167, Berlin Highlights Discovered Walking Tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: May 19/19

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 Spirer

United States
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Tour: #404191, A last minute Tour to the Royal City of Potsdam, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: May 12/19

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 Grimm

United States
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Tour: #404191, Private Tour to the Royal City of Potsdam, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: May 7/19

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.

Gerry Moysa

Canada
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Tour: #404167, Berlin Highlights Discovered Walking Tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Apr 25/19

We had a fantastic day with Arja discovering Berlin. She was very professional, knowledgable, and fun to be with. We learned a great deal about Berlin, particularly around the time of the end of the Berlin Wall onwards. The photos that she was able to share with us of the devastation after the War, and then the effects that the Wall had on the city and its subsequent rebuilding were really great in helping us to understand how this city has transformed in the last 30 years. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gerry and Susan, it was great meeting you and having such a nice and relaxed day together. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Berlin and will also have a great time on your further travels. See you again one day for more exploring and touring. All the best

Richard Rothschild

United States
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Tour: #404376, A Walk in the Footsteps of the Third Reich with Richard and Grandson, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Apr 13/19

Arja, our tour guide, was excellent. With a very positive and pleasant personality, she showed my grandson and me the various sites related to the Third Reich in Berlin. She was very knowledgable of the history and had historic photos to support the tour. I recommend her for anyone interested in such a tour. She also was very helpful to us "newbies" with how to travel by the Ubahn system.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Richard, thank you for your kind words, it was really great touring with you and having such an interested young man along for it. I am happy you enjoyed your time in Berlin and your grandson saw what he came here for. Safe travels and all the best

Ding-chung Lee

Taiwan
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Tour: #404167, 2 Days in Berlin, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Apr 11/19

She did a great job taking us around. We really enjoyed our trip. Very professional !!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words, Robert. I really enjoyed meeting you guys and spending two days in Berlin with you. I hope you made it home safe and sound.

Robert P.

United States
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Tour: #404167, Berlin Highlights and Jewish history, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Apr 1/19

An outstanding tour by an extraordinary guide. Arja is very smart and has an in-depth knowledge of Berlin. We learned so much on our tour. What's more she is very friendly and made the tour a lot of fun. It was like having a good friend show you around the city. I highly recommend Arja.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Robert, it was a great day for Lulu and me as well. Having super interested guests like you is the best for a geek like me and I promise once Im over on your side of the world you and Deb can return the favor.

Raja Khatib

Beirut, Lebanon
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Tour: #404376, A Walk in the Footsteps of the Third Reich and some main sights, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Mar 23/19

Burt Liebman

United States
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Tour: #404191, Private Tour to the Royal City of Potsdam, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Mar 22/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mada and Burt, it was a pleasure meeting you two and maybe one day we will meet on your side of the world.

Jon Porter

United States
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Tour: #404167, Berlin Walking tour with the Porters, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Mar 21/19

Arja is awesome! We all had a great time and made the fall of the Wall come alive! Can't say enough positive things to say.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Jon, thank you so much for your kind words. It was really great meeting you and the family. I actually thought about you today as I had a student on my tour who lives in the same apartment Zooey did. Please say hi to the whole bunch and maybe see you again in Berlin.

Faniel DeGroot

United States
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Tour: #404167, Berlin Highlights Discovered Walking Tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Mar 10/19

Arja was excellent. The members of our tour group varied in in age and points of historical interest. Arja effortlessly adjusted her tour to satisfy each curiosity. She was authentically candid in her responses and storytelling.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words, Dan, and thanks for beeing such troopers in this harsh weather keeping up the good spirit and being so much fun. I hope the storm will not get in your way of your further travels so you can enjoy the rest of your trip in a bit dryer conditions than here. All the best.

Hugh Hessing

United Kingdom
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Tour: Berlin private city tour, Berlin, Germany
Date: Mar 1/19

Arja did an excellent job and all our party would rate her 5 out of 5. Her deep knowledge of history of the city really brought every venue and historic occasion to life. Excellent day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Hugh, it was really great meeting you and the gang. I hope you all stayed steady after our tour and enjoy the rest of your time in Berlin. See you next time for either summer or the christmas markets.

Paul Green

United Kingdom
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Tour: #506459, Two days in three towns and cities, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jan 25/19

A Fantastic 2 days in Berlin. Arja was an incredibly knowledgeable guide who spoke impeccable English and we would highly recommend her if you are ever in Berlin

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paul, thank you so much for your kind words, I also really enjoyed your company these two days despite the rain and cold on day two. Thank you also for the birthday wishes - I had a great day for my day today, even though I am feeling a bit old now :-)

Jon Porter

United States
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Tour: #404167, Berlin Highlights and neighbourhoods discovered, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jan 19/19

Arja was excellent. She completely customized a tour for our needs. She made the city and its history and culture come alive. She even emailed us after the tour for with some suggestions about the city and things to do. I will be returning to Berlin in a couple months with some additional people and I will be hiring Arja again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your lovely words Jon, it was great being able to show you our neighbourhood culture before hitting the big sites. As much as I love the Brandenburg gate there is so much more to Berlin and I am happy that your daughter will be able to live it for the next months. I am looking forward to meeting the rest of the folks, see you in March

Alan McFarlane

United Kingdom
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Tour: #404167, 2 Days in Berlin visiting the highlights and more, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jan 11/19

My daughter and I had long intended to visit Berlin and the only date possible was two wet days in January 2019. But the experience was wonderful, courtesy of Berlin itself and our excellent guide, Arja. Perfect English, deep understanding of German /Prussian history, enthusiasm, realism and energy made her a superb guide and companion. To hold all that history / experience and convey it with humanity is a rare talent. It's her vocation. Warmly recommend Arja to any Berlin visitor.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Alan for your kind words and respect for being such troopers holding up your spirit despite the dreadful weather. I loved our discussions and all your insight on the politics and sentiments of your country because this is the greatest part of guiding for me - getting to know all you great people from all over the place and getting new perspectives and knowledge about all that is going on from a local´s perspective. See you in your kneck of the woods one day.

Benedikt De Zwart

Netherlands
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Tour: #404376, A Walk in the Footsteps of the Third Reich, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Nov 23/18

We had an amazing tour with Arja. She has an incredible knowledge about Berlin and it's history and she has the talent to communicate in a accessible way with a good sense of humour. We visited spots that we would not have discovered on our own like the Resistance Memorial Center and the North Korean embassy.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Benedikt, I had a great time with you guys as well. I was really impressed how you kept up your fun spirits despite the cold weather and drizzle - it was a good laugh. Next time I will be in the Dam I will hit you up and you can show me around as well.

Ajay Gupta

United States
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Tour: #404376, A Walk in the Footsteps of the Third Reich, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 7/18

Arjay was patient. She gave us attention and time. She was informative and helped us accomplish as much as possible. I would recommend her or use her services if in the city again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ajay, I am happy you and your family had a good day and I hope everyone made it home alright and you have a good time in Berlin for the rest of the week.

Tracey Watson

Canada
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Tour: #404167, Berlin Highlights Discovered Walking Tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 1/18

Excellent guide! Arja is the best tour guide in all of Berlin! She has extensive knowledge of all historical sites, great restaurant reccomendations & her English is excellent. We spent one and a half days touring Berlin with Arja & it was so fun & extremely interesting. We highly reccomend Arja & we shall use " Tours By Locals" on our future holidays!

Michelle B.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #404167, Berlin Highlights Discovered Walking Tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 30/18

Arja's tour was a fantastic start to our time in Berlin. She took us to lots of the key sites in the city's recent history and drew on her family's experiences of life in East Berlin to paint a vivid picture of daily life. She also gave us some fantastic recommendations for places to eat and drink during our stay, many of them off the beaten track - every one of them was outstanding. We can't praise Arja highly enough. Thank you so much for such an amazing tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michelle for your kind words, it was really great meeting you guys and thank you for the visit to the tv tower which is always spectacular no matter how often you go up. As it has been the likes of 20 years since I have been to your neck of the woods I will maybe next year come back and you and Craig can be my tour guides and take me to the good food and drink places.

Tracey Watson

Canada
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Tour: #404167, Berlin Highlights with Ken and Tracey, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 29/18

Arja is fantastic. Her English is perfect and her knowledge is excellent. She is bright, bubbly and enthusiastic. Full of energy. I highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tracey and Ken, it was great spending two days with you in Berlin. The best thing about my job really is meeting lovely people like you, spending time with you in my favourite city and call this work. Safe travels, enjoy the family reunion and next time we might see each other on your side of the world.

Lee Brace

United States
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Tour: #404191, Private Tour to the Royal City of Potsdam, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 27/18

Great tour really worthwhile!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lee and Brian and thanks for two days with really intruiging and interesting discussions and conversations. Safe travels and until next time when your work brings you back to this side of the world.

Lee Brace

United States
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Tour: #404376, A Walk in the Footsteps of the Third Reich, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 26/18

Irvine W.

Canada
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Tour: #404167, 2 Day itinerary for Irvine, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 22/18

Arja is very knowledgeable and well-informed about the history of the sites in Berlin. We very much enjoyed our tour with her in Berlin.

John Larivee

United States
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Tour: #404167, Your Shore Excursion day to the Highlights of Berlin, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 14/18

Arja was very accommodating as we were delayed in arriving to meet her. She adjusted a 6 hour tour to successfully conclude in 4. Her knowledge of local history, current events and culture allowed us to get to know Berlin and its people. Arja was fabulous.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John, I am happy you and the rest of the crew enjoyed your day in Berlin. I hope you had a great rest of your cruise and a safe trip home. See you again in Berlin or on your side of the world.

Ted R.

United States
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Tour: #404167, Berlin Highlights Discovered Walking Tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 2/18

We thought we were hiring a guide, but we ended up with a friend. We can't say enough about how wonderful it was being with Arja. She showed us places we never would have found on our own, and told us about the city in a way that made it come alive. We highly recommend Arja, and will use her next time we are in Berlin.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Wendy and Tysha, it was a great pleasure meeting you guys and spending time with you. I love my job for allowing me to meet lovely people like you and I am looking forward to your next trip to Berlin. But the ice cream challenge is on as well, Tysha.

Sumita Thappa

United States
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Tour: #404191, A Day in Berlin and Potsdam, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 1/18

The tour was amazing and Arja did an exceptional job.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words Sumita.

Gerald Yosowitz

United States
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Tour: #404167, Berlin Highlights Discovered Walking Tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Aug 30/18

Just finished a tour of Berlin with Arja. Arja has an amazing and extensive knowledge of the life of Berliners and Berlin and German history. I would highly recommend Arja to anyone coming to Berlin and wishing to learn about and see this city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gerald for your kind words and for an interesting day, it was great meeting you and Nancy. Next time we will have a meeting in your neck of the woods.

Diane Meacher

Canada
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Tour: #404167, Berlin Highlights Discovered Walking Tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Aug 29/18

Out of all our travels I would rate Arja among the top 3 if not the best guide we have ever had! She was entertaining and very knowledgeable. She was able to assess our interests quickly and moved at the perfect pace. What a perfect afternoon in Berlin. Thanks Arja.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Diane, it was a pleasure meeting you and the other D´s and Ross and Sam. Enjoy the rest of your travels which I am very jelaous about and next year October Canada will be on top of my list of travel destinations.

Christopher Walker

Kansas City, MO, United States
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Tour: #404376, A Walk in the Footsteps of the Third Reich, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Aug 8/18

Arja is a delight. There are many young and enthusiastic tour guides in Berlin, but Arja's scholarly engagement distinguishes her from her peers. Her nuanced analysis and use of archival images on her IPad to connect with historical locations was totally engaging. Arja's candid discussion of the generational rift that characterized her own family's engagement with the Nazi years was informed by compassion, humor and moral clarity. Arja is a gifted communicator and teacher.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Chris, it was great touring with you and doing it for a change in German - and it was quite entertaining how awkward it can be sometimes mentioning Nazis in German on a train surrounded by Germans :-) Hopefully see you again in Berlin.

Walter Bailey

United States
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Tour: #404376, A Walk in the Footsteps of the Third Reich, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jul 24/18

Arja was a delight. She tailored to tour to include more emphasis related to sites we had already visited elsewhere, such as Wolf's Lair. Her collection of historical photos were matched to the locations we were standing to give a better understanding of the changes WWII and the communists brought. We four travelers give enthusiastic four thumbs up for Arja and the Third Reich tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Walter, it was a delight touring with you and the ladies.

Joan Polinsky

United States
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Tour: #404191, Private Tour to the Royal City of Potsdam, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jul 22/18

Arja is outstanding. She made our daytrip to Potsdam a highlight of our week in Berlin. Arja is highly educated and has deep knowledge of history, which she clearly enjoys sharing. She has a bright spirit and enthusiasm that is contagious. Our train ride out to Potsdam flew by as Arja shared interesting information the whole way. She chose interesting Potsdam sights and a delicious cheesecake/coffee break for us. Visiting the Memorial to Track 17 en route back to Berlin was deeply moving. A GREAT tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joan, I had a great day as well. Potsdam is one of my favourite places and the Hohenzollern one of my favourite royal families and meeting someone I can share my passion with is always a highlight for me. I am so happy you had a good time.

Carl Simons

United States
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Tour: #404167, Berlin Highlights Discovered Walking Tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jul 20/18

Roberto Rey

United States
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Tour: #404376, A Walk in the Footsteps of the Third Reich, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jul 19/18

Arja Is full of energy very knowledable and very fun to be with. Difference with other guides she has knowledge "from inside" Very nice experience

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Roberto, it is clients like you that make me love my job.