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
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!!
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Faniel DeGrootUnited States
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.
Jon PorterUnited States
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 McFarlaneUnited Kingdom
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.
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
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.
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.
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 LariveeUnited States
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
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.
Gerald YosowitzUnited States
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.
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.