another great day ( including the best cheesecake ) ! This time exploring Potsdam. We loved it and can highly recommend this tour with Arja! Thx again
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Burt LiebmanUnited States
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.
Lee BraceUnited States
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.
Sumita ThappaUnited States
The tour was amazing and Arja did an exceptional job.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words Sumita.
Joan PolinskyUnited States
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.