Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Berlin Germany by Tour Guide Hilke G. (Guide #1056)


Ian Gudgeon

United States
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Tour: Berlin for Cruise Guests - Private Shore Excursion, Warnemünde, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Date: Jul 10/18

Hilke was very friendly and knowledgable. We got a little confused at times with what she was telling us as we tended to jump from one error to another. Although she asked us what we wanted to see and never having been to Berlin we couldn't give her a detailed answer. Overall she did a good job in the limited time we had in such a large city with so much history.

Ankur Agarwal

Pune, MAHARASHTRA, India
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Tour: #33096, Berlin - the flexible private guided tour with a contemporary witness, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jul 5/18

Thank you Hilke for the wonderful day in Berlin. You are one of the best guides we have met. Keep up the good work!

Dan Ross

United States
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Tour: #12023, Potsdam private tour, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany    view tour
Date: Jul 3/18

We are so grateful that Hilke was available to guide us again after the two full days we spent with her in Berlin in October 2017. She was again a brilliant guide - this time to Potsdam- deeply knowledgeable, sensitive to our interests and needs, energetic and warm. We feel we have made a good friend in Germany. Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tamara and Dan, thank you so much for your review. It was once again a great pleasure to meet you. Warm regards.

Stan Daberkow

United States
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Tour: #3284, Berlin for the first time with a contemporary witness, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jul 1/18

Very accommodating about our desired itinerary and made excellent recommendations about museums to visit. Also contacted people for us in the former East Germany who did not speak English.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stan, thanks for your nice review. Hope you had an interesting trip to the ancestors places. Greetings to all of you.

Tom F.

United States
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Tour: #139827, Potsdam with a private guide and driver, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 29/18

An unforgettable experience. Hilke is both friendly and knowledgeable. Our day began when she promply picked us up at our hotel. Our very comfortable car and driver were waiting outside. We went over the itinerary, including a stop at Wannsee House that we had arranged by email. The day proceeded with Hilke providing historical information throughout. We had time at the end of the day to see some sights in Berlin that were in addition to the description of the tour. We highly recommend this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tom, also for me, thanks for your company! And thanks for your review.

Karen Lubner

United Kingdom
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Tour: #3284, Berlin for the first time with a contemporary witness, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 23/18

Hilke gave an excellent afternoon/evening tour for my partner and I. She is hugely knowledgable and experienced, sociable and with lovely humour as well. We had a very packed informative 4 hours. Great value and greatly appreciated.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Karen, thanks a lot for your review. Appreciated. Best wishes to both of you.

Jim Murakami

United States
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Tour: #33096, Berlin - the flexible private guided tour with a contemporary witness, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 4/18

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Margaret Eldred

United States
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Tour: #57946, Berlin with a contemporary witness and a private driver, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: May 22/18

Wonderful day, Hilke was like touring with a very well informed friend. We felt we experienced a lot of Berlin and she even introduced us to curry wurst. Our driver, Peter, was fantastic. Once again Tours by Locals does a great job.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Margaret, thanks you very much for the review. It was nice meeting you two. All the best!

Ronald Bayer

United States
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Tour: #36294, Shore excursion Warnemünde-Berlin with a private guide, Warnemünde, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany    view tour
Date: May 18/18

Hilke did a very good job. She was extremely knowledgeable and got everything in that we wanted to do as well as some additional sites. She was flexible enough to include dinner in Berlin before returning to the ship.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ron, thanks a lot for your review. Appreciated. Warm greetings to you all.

Jon Kirssin

United States
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Tour: #3281, Berlin for the first time with a contemporary witness, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: May 13/18

We spent the entire day with Hilke. She was punctual, extremely well spoken, and had the day planned for us. We enjoyed her company, she knew all the details for all our questions. We maximized our time with her, and saw many locations throughout Berlin that I am guessing would not be seen on a traditional bus tour. Would highly recommend her a a local tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jon, thank you very much for the review. Won't forget the "die" ;-) I wish you all the very best.

Joe Jenen

United States
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Tour: #3284, Berlin for the first time with a contemporary witness, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: May 9/18

Hilke is excellent! The original plan for our tour changed drastically at the last minute as one member of our party had difficulty walking. Hilde adjusted the tour and accommodated our needs. That's the difference between a good tour grade and a great tour guide. If you need a tour guide for Berlin, Hilke is the one to book.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joe, very kind of you. Thank you very much for the nice review. I enjoyed your company. Give your parents my regards.

Colleen Harker

United States
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Tour: #33096, Berlin - the flexible private guided tour with a contemporary witness, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: May 5/18

We loved our Berlin tour with Hilke! We had her focus on the 1930's to mid 1940's, and she was extremely knowledgeable about all of the historical events, as well as the cultural and psychological issues durinig that time. We wanted to see some of the locations of the Berlin Olympics, and in addition to visiting the Olympic Stadium, she did special research to take us to the rowing venue outside of the city. She was very willing to share her feelings and opinions about life in Berlin. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Coleen, thank you very much for the nice review. It was my pleasure. I wish you both all the best!

Jeff Gale

United States
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Tour: #33096, Berlin - the flexible private guided tour with a contemporary witness, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Apr 18/18

Very nice day with Hilke. Immense knowledge of German history and Berlin. The day flowed nicely and we saw a lot of the important landmarks along the way. We would recommend Hilke to fellow travelers.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jeff, dankeschön for the nice review. It was a pleasure getting to know you and Pam. Have a safe flight back! All the best. Hilke

Emma B.

Norway
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Tour: Berlin-Kreuzberg 36, Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Date: Apr 15/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kjære Emma, ​​takk for stjernene. Alt det beste.

Frank DIorio

United States
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Tour: #33096, Berlin - the flexible private guided tour with a contemporary witness, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Mar 27/18

My Son and I had great tour of Berlin with Hilke. We enjoyed her German humor.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Frank, thanks for your review. Enjoyed your company, too. Best wishes!

Kerry Wangberg

United States
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Tour: #3284, Berlin for the first time with a private guide, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Mar 23/18

Hilke was an excellent guide. Knowlegeable, professional and funny. Very engaging. She made a special effort to include our younger daughter which we all appreciated. We would give her the highest of recommendations. Kerry, Elaine & Rebecca

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Karry, thanks a lot for your nice review! I wish you all the very best.

Joseph Banker

United States
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Tour: Tour the Highlights - Private Tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Date: Dec 30/17

Hilke was great! She was really knowledgeable and we enjoyed the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joseph, thanks a lot for the nice review. I wish you and your wonderful family a great new year.

Kevin Roche

United States
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Tour: #3281, Berlin for the first time with a private guide, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Dec 12/17

The six of us toured Berlin with Hilke on a rainy Tuesday. We were amazed at her energy and encyclopedic knowledge of Berlin and German history. She happily accommodated our wishes on schedule, food, and sights to be seen. We REALLY enjoyed her company and feel as if we have a friend in Germany for life! Most highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kevin, thanks a lot for your nice review. Appreciated. We won't forget the water cannon truck, right? All the best to all of you!

Mhairi Irvine

United Kingdom
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Tour: #3284, Berlin for the first time with a private guide, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Nov 10/17

Hilke was a great guide, very personable and knowledgeable. Very enjoyable tour, would definitely recommend to others visiting Berlin for the first time

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mhairi, tapadh leibh! (Hopefully correct spelling) All the best to the both of you!

Dan Ross

United States
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Tour: #3284, Berlin for the first time with a private guide, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 28/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dan, thanks for the rating! Kind regards.

Dan Ross

United States
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Tour: #33096, Berlin - the flexible private guided tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 27/17

Hilke was a fantastic guide in every way. She was deeply knowledgeable, sensitive and highly responsive to our interests and many questions, indefatigably energetic, and very warm and kind. We are very grateful for her time with us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dan, thanks so much for your review. Appreciated. I hope you had nice days. All the best to both of you (and the "germans" :-)

James Lewenauer

United States
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Tour: #139827, Potsdam with a private guide and driver, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 26/17

My wife and I had the distinct pleasure of spending almost two days with Hilke in October touring both Berlin and Potsdam. We found Hilke to be both warm and accommodating as she shared her vast knowledge and enthusiasm of both cities with us. Given that I have a severe hearing loss I was particularly appreciative of her special attention given to me to make sure I could understand and see her face at all times. This made the difference for me and enhanced my experience to the fullest.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James, thanks a lot for the nice review. It was my pleasure. All the best to both of you.

James Lewenauer

United States
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Tour: #3284, Berlin for the first time with a private guide, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 25/17

My wife and I had the distinct pleasure of spending almost two days with Hilke in October touring both Berlin and Potsdam. We found Hilke to be both warm and accommodating as she shared her vast knowledge and enthusiasm of both cities with us. Given that I have a severe hearing loss I was particularly appreciative of her special attention given to me to make sure I could understand and see her face at all times. This made the difference for me and enhanced my experience to the fullest.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James, thanks a lot for the nice review. It was my pleasure. All the best to both of you.

Sarah Henderson

United States
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Tour: #12023, Potsdam private tour, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 24/17

I highly recommend Hilke. She is extremely knowledgeable, efficient and friendly. She guided us effortlessly on public transportation from Berlin to Potsdam and back. We had a wonderful, educational tour of Potsdam, Sans Souci and Cecilienhof.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sarah, thanks you very much for your nice review. It was my pleasure. All the best to all of you!

Sarah Henderson

United States
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Tour: #3281, Berlin for the first time with a private guide, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 23/17

I highly recommend Hilke. She is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sarah, thanks a lot for your nice review. All the best to all of you!

Richard B.

Stinchcombe, United Kingdom
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Tour: #3281, Berlin for the first time with a private guide, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 18/17

Hilke made our Autumn day in Berlin most enjoyable. After picking us up at the Hilton (good central location by the way) we toured all the sights we had to see easily on foot with just a couple of quick taxi rides. Her own insights and feelings regarding the recent history of Berlin are exactly why we pick a Tours By Locals guide. We learn't a lot, and even a few Berlin jokes!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Richard, thank you so much. I hope you both will enjoy also the next days. Greetings.

Daniel Farray

United States
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Tour: #57946, Berlin for the first time with a private guide and a driver, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 25/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Daniel!

William Hamm

United States
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Tour: #3284, Berlin for the first time with a private guide, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 10/17

It was a pleasure to spend 4 hours with Hilke. She put together an excellent itinerary, used our time efficiently, provided lots of information that helped us understand and appreciate what we were seeing, It was worth every penny!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bill, thanks a lot for your review. Best wishes.

Alan Larson

United States
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Tour: #33096, Berlin - the flexible private guided tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 9/17

Great flexible tour

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Alan, thanks a lot! Appreciated and all the best to both of you.

George Melling

United States
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Tour: #33096, Berlin - the flexible private guided tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 8/17

Hilke was a perfect guide for us, taking in important parts of central Berlin, with so much commentary about what we saw and about other aspects of life in Berlin, current and past. Like our two guides in Praha, by the time we finished our six hour tour with her we felt she was a good friend of ours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear George, thank your very much for your nice rewiew. It was my pleasure! All the best to both of you.

Debora Burroughs

United States
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Tour: #3281, Berlin for the first time with a private guide, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 1/17

Hilke was a wonderful guide who made our first trip to Berlin memorable. We were impressed with her ability to totally revise our tour when we met her on the day of our tour, as we'd already visited many of the scheduled places during the two days we spent in Berlin before we met her. She tailored a new, completely revised tour based on our interests and had a great day seeing street art, interpreting street posters, and visiting several sites that we hadn't previously planned to visit.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Debora, thanks a lot of your your nice review. It was nice meeting all of you. Best wishes!

Suzi M.

United States
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Tour: #36294, Shore excursion Warnemünde-Berlin with a private guide, Warnemünde, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany    view tour
Date: Aug 6/17

Hilke was a wonderful tour guide. She sent a driver who was waiting for us at the cruise terminal. The van was clean and comfortable and the driver was kind and a good, safe driver. Hilke met us in Berlin and started the tour right away. She had a very full and well thought-out itinerary for the day. Hilke is friendly, knowledgeable and very informative. She tailored the tour to meet our needs and interests. Our party with four adults and two teenagers enjoyed the tour and will recommend highly!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Suzie, thanks a lot for your nice review. It was a great pleasure showing you and you nice family Berlin. Enjoy the cruise and greetings to all of you.

Wendy Novicoff

United States
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Tour: #33096, Berlin - the flexible private guided tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jul 23/17

Exactly what we wanted on our day in Berlin! Hilke was professional, knowledgeable, and very sensitive to our needs. It was a great day, and we saw everything we wanted to see. Do yourself a favor and book a tour. We came into Warnemunde on a cruise ship and took the train to Berlin...don't wander round by yourself...having a guide made the day great.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Wendy, thanks a lot for your review. Appreciated. I wish you both all the very best. Greatings to Katharina.

Charol Lane

United States
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Tour: #273026, Luther's town Wittenberg, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jul 21/17

My mom and I throughly enjoyed our trip. This was the first private excursion with a specialist guide we have ever taken Our guide Hilke provided great information and is a very sincere, caring,intelligent and interesting travel expert!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Charol, thank you very much for your review. My pleasure. All the best to both of you!

Judy Baldwin

United States
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Tour: #33096, Berlin - the flexible private guided tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jul 20/17

Hilke was wonderful, and our day spent with her was the perfect way to experience Berlin. The focus of our tour was WWII sites, as well as the old Jewish quarter. She was so knowledgeable and insightful, both about history and about the city of Berlin, and she has a lovely personality and is very easy to be with. We experienced more of Berlin spending a day with Hilke than we ever could have on our own. We're so glad we made the decision to tour with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Judy, thank you very much for your feedback. It was a pleasure. All the best to you and the former basketballplayer ;-)

Rami Kainer

Germany
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Tour: #33096, Berlin - the flexible private guided tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jul 17/17

Friendly, very knowledgeable, personable guide. Had a great tour - saw so much in only 5 hours and even enjoyed an authentic German meal. We would highly recommend it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rami, thanks for your feedback. Hope you both are doing well. Best regards.

Michael Steinberg

Short Hills, NJ, United States
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Tour: #33096, Berlin - the flexible private guided tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jul 4/17

Hilke was a very interesting person who in addition be being very well informed about Berlin, engaged us in thoughtful conversation that added a lot to our understanding of the history of Berlin and East/West Germany since WW II. We had a very good tour of Berlin and I wish that we had more time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Michael, thanks a lot for your nice review. All the best to all of you!

Edwin Ward

United States
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Tour: #3281, Berlin for the first time with a private guide, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jul 3/17

We had a great day exploring Berlin with Hilke. She was an excellent tour guide. We had fun, got to see a lot of the sights, and learned a lot about Berlin and world history. Hilke was fun and personable, very organized, knowledgable, and informative, spoke and understood English fluently, and was good company throughout the day. We can highly recommend Hilke to fellow travelers and wouldn't hesitate to ask her to guide us around Berlin if we have the opportunity to visit again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Edwin, thanks a lot for the nice review. Appreciated. All the best to all of you!

Eva Doblas

United States
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Tour: #3284, Berlin for the first time with a private guide, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jul 2/17

Hilke was an outstanding guide. We feel so lucky we were able to book this tour last minute. She was very knowledgeable, personable and had a great sense of humor. We truly enjoyed the walking tour, amazing how much we got to see and learn about Berlin. It never felt rushed, she was very accommodating and helpful and her food recommendations turned out great. We highly recommend Hilke if you want to have a good sense of the history, culture and architecture of this beautiful city in just a few hours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gracias Eva! It was a pleasure. Saludos and all the best to both of you.

Darryl Solberg

United States
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Tour: #273026, Luther's town Wittenberg, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 29/17

Hilke was great. She was extremely informative, provided the right amount of time for each place visited, and gave us tremendous insight into present day Berlin and the impact of its history on the citizens. Very valuable tour led by a wonderful huide. I would ask for her again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Daryll, thanks for your review. Very much appreciated! Good idea to spend the day in Wittenberg while Berlin was under water ... Greetings Hilke

Elena Sidorenko

United States
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Tour: #3315, Berlin-Culture with a private guide, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 26/17

Great guide and great tour. We have learned a lot and really enjoyed the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elena, thanks a lot for your review. All the best to you and Viktor! Hilke

Susan Walsh

Canada
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Tour: #12023, Potsdam private tour, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 13/17

We had lots of fun with Hilke. She met us at the hotel, guided us through the public transportation to get to/from Potsdam & was very knowledgable. Has a good sense of history & happy to tell many stories both about the period, Potsdam & also life in Berlin. We booked Sans Souci & got her a ticket to come inside - unnecessary as you can't speak inside. Having a personal guide means that you make the most of your time & don't waste it getting lost! Main issue is that the day is Hugely expensive

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Susan, thanks for you review. I see your concerns regarding the costs. Just do avoid misunderstanding: As I had mentioned before in our conversation in the Sanssouci Palace it's not allowed to guide and my ticket was for free (as a member of the Berlin guide Association). Hope you are doing well and all the best. Hilke

Kelly Segina

United States
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Tour: #57946, Berlin for the first time with a private guide and a driver, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 2/17

It was our first time visiting Berlin. All 6 of us had an incredible time. Helka, our guide, was amazing as was Peter, our driver. Cannot say enough about this tour company and their personnel. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kelly, thanks for your nice review. Hope you are enjoying the sea. Greetings to all of you!

Luke Jacobellis

United States
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Tour: #36294, Shore excursion Warnemünde-Berlin with a private guide, Warnemünde, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany    view tour
Date: May 26/17

Hilke was GREAT!!! Ask for her if she is available. You will be very happy. Luke

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Luke, thanks a lot. All the best to all of you.

Angela Caughlin

United States
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Tour: #12023, Potsdam private tour, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany    view tour
Date: May 24/17

Excellent! Tailored the tour to our interests- very knowable! Ac

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Angela, thank you very much for your review. Warm greetings to both of you.

Myra Sy

Philippines
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Tour: #3284, Berlin for the first time with a private guide, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: May 19/17

Hilke was wonderful. It was unseasonably warm in Berlin on the day of our tour. And since I was traveling with my parents who are in their 60s, I asked her for transport options in case they got tired or too warm. She changed the itinerary a bit so that we could cool off as we headed from one tourist area to another. Her English and knowledge of the historical sights of Berlin are both excellent and I highly recommended her tour to anyone who would like an overview of Berlin.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Myra, it was the hottest day of this year ... thanks a lot for your nice review. Hope you all enjoy the city, all the best, Hilke

Marcia Fox

United States
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Tour: #57946, Berlin8hoursand Potsdam8hourstour, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: May 13/17

We thoroughly enjoyed the 2 full days we spent with Hilke & we highly recommend her! Hilke is personable, friendly, and very knowledgeable. Whereas we originally planned to go to Potsdam on the second day we quickly realized just how much there is to see in Berlin! Hilke was able to show us not just the tourist sites we didn't hit on our first day, but also some lesser known sites. With the next 2 days on our own, Hilke was great about giving recommendations to museums & sites she felt we would enjoy.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marcia, it was a pleasure. Thank you very much for the review. Appreciated! All the best to both of you.

Jay Cohen

Tiburon, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #33096, Berlin - the flexible private guided tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Apr 30/17

Ruth B.

Lexington, KY, United States
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Tour: #33096, Berlin - the flexible private guided tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Apr 15/17

Hilke was very informative and personable. I would definitely recommend her to anyone visiting Berlin.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ruth, thanks for your nice feedback. It was my pleasure. Best wishes to all of you.

Erwin Wall

United States
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Tour: #3281, Berlin for the first time with a private guide, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Apr 7/17

Hilke was knowledgeable, interesting and read our interests like an expert. In addition she was fun to be with. We had interesting discussions about what we saw and overall passed a very enjoyable day with her. It was cold and like magic Hilke supplied a much appreciated hat.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Erwin, merci beaucoup for the nice review, appreciated. Sincères salutations a vous deux.

Craig Breheny

London, United Kingdom
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Tour: #33096, Berlin - the flexible private guided tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Feb 8/17

Hilke was wonderful, adapting the schedule to our wish-list and continuing the tour well past the official end time. She took us to all the things we wanted to see and more. We very much appreciated a great day out. Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Craig, thanks a lot for your review. I enjoyed your company. All the best!

Gabriele Henderson

South Africa
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Tour: berlinsixhours, Berlin, Germany
Date: Jan 16/17

All fine, thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gabriele, thanks a lot for your review. All the best to all of you.

Richard Kraus

United States
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Tour: Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Date: Dec 16/16

Hilke is an excellent tour guide and a delightful person. We thoroughly enjoyed her tour of historical and modern Berlin, along with her personal, native-Berliner stories which provided a rich context for the once-divided city. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Richard, thanks for the nice review. It was nice meeting you, all the best to both of you! Hilke

George Overend

United States
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Tour: #139827, Potsdam with a private guide and driver, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 12/16

We five spent two full days with Hilke--Berlin and Potsdam. I don't know how we could have had a more informative, useful, enjoyable experience! We covered a lot of ground in a relatively short amount of time. I am reluctant to say she was "the best" TBL guide we have ever had, because they have all been excellent. However, she was A+, a 100 on a scale of 100 and we would recommend her to others without hesitation!

George Overend

United States
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Tour: #57946, Berlin for the first time with a private guide and a driver, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 11/16

We five spent two full days with Hilke--Berlin and Potsdam. I don't know how we could have had a more informative, useful, enjoyable experience! We covered a lot of ground in a relatively short amount of time. I am reluctant to say she was "the best" TBL guide we have ever had, because they have all been excellent. However, she was A+, a 100 on a scale of 100 and we would recommend her to others without hesitation!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hallo George, thanks a lot for your nice review. It was a pleasure to meet you all! Best regards.

Joseph Jenkins

United States
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Tour: #3284, Berlin for the first time with a private guide, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 10/16

Hilke is an excellent guide. She is very personable, with a great amount of knowledge about Berlin. She was able show us how to get around the city, in addition to showing us all of the places we wanted to see in Berlin. We highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joseph, thanks a lot for your friendly review. Good sounds I wish ;-)

Robert Martin

United States
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Tour: #3284, Berlin for the first time with a private guide, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 6/16

Hilke was very knowledgeable, flexible and accommodating. We enjoyed her candid comments about Berlin and her advice about other sites and activities to experience beyond the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Robert, it was a real pleasure for me. Thanks for the interesting conversation and your friendly review. I wish you both all the best.

Liliana B.

Switzerland
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Tour: #33096, Berlin - the flexible private guided tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 1/16

Hilke took us around Berlin for a day tour and she was very knowledgeable, flexible on site visits and the best addition to our Berlin discovery! She shared a lot of experiences she had in Germany during the period of the wall and gave us a deeper understanding of how life was before and after, and how differences still remain. Able to show us many aspects of Berlin, always nice and smiling and with a great sense of humor! 10 out of 10! We would warmly recommend her. Liliana and Laurent

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cara Liliana, grazie mille per il feedback. E stato un piacere per me di avervi conosciuto. Cari saluti anche a Laurent.

Carol Schoeneich

United States
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Tour: #33096, Berlin - the flexible private guided tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 29/16

Wonderful tour with Hilke on 29 September 2016. She has an excellent knowledge of the city and its history. We thoroughly enjoyed the entire day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Carol, thanks a lot for your nice review. All the best!

Maria Guizado

Panama
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Tour: #3284, Berlin for the first time with a private guide, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 24/16

Excellent! We loved the tour! It was very insightful and nice. We fully recommend Hilke as a tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Maria, thank you very much for your nice review. Muy appreciado :-) Saludos cordiales.

Katie Ambrosi

United States
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Tour: #33096, Berlin - the flexible private guided tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 22/16

Katie Ambrosi

United States
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Tour: #33096, Berlin - the flexible private guided tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 21/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Katie, thanks for your rating. Greetings to both of you!

Karen Tveita

United States
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Tour: Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Date: Sep 19/16

Hilke was kind, knowledgeable and provided a perspective we could not have gotten without hiring a local. While planning our trip, Hilke responded quickly and fully and we were able to provide our group of 11 travelers a strong view of Germany during WWII as well as now. During the Tour, our group had a few last minute requests, which showed her agility to plan on the fly - we were so lucky to work with Hilke and would recommend her to anyone planning a tour in the Berlin Area.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Karen, thanks a lot for your review. Hope all worked out well. All the best! Hilke

Robert Glick

United States
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Tour: #12023, Potsdam private tour, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 7/16

Hilke is a wonderful guide. Knowledgeable, friendly and easy to be with. Very accommodating This was the first time we Used this service and based upon our experience we will use them again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Bob, thank you very much for your review. Appreciated! It was a pleasure to meet you and Linda. All the best. Hilke

Carol Casey

United States
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Tour: Berlin and Wittenberg, Berlin, Germany
Date: Sep 3/16

We loved Hilke! We had her for two tours, one city tour for Berlin and a second day tour to Wittenberg. She was very knowledgeable, interesting, accomodating and we could not have been happier. Her driver, Peter is slso very good and the vehicle is excellent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Carol, thanks a lot for your nice review. It was a great pleasure to meet you and your wonderful family, stand clear of the closing doors please ;-) All the best Hilke

Wayne Snodgrass

United States
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Tour: #36294, Shore excursion Warnemünde-Berlin with a private guide, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Aug 27/16

Hilke did an outstanding job of showing our group Potsdam and Berlin. She arranged a great tailored agenda and gave us enough time at each of the stops to learn. She is very knowledgeable about these cities and their history. We highly recommend Hilke. Wayne Snodgrass, Colorado

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Wayne, thanks a lot for the nice review. All the best to all of you! Hilke

Barry Beckerman

United States
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Tour: #33096, Berlin - the flexible private guided tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jul 9/16

Intelligent, knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with. Our conversations went well beyond simply visiting sites and their histories.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Barry, thanks for your friendly review. Won't forget our conversation. I wish you both all.

Hang-Wah Moy

United States
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Tour: #33096, Berlin - the flexible private guided tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 26/16

Hilke was an amazing tour guide. My group of 8 young and old adults walked around Berlin for three days and Potsdam for one day with Hilke guiding us every step of the way. She was kind, funny, and extremely knowledgeable about German history and society. She tailored the tour to our group's interests and was always on time and professional. 10 out of 10!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Hang-Wah, thanks a lot. It was my pleasure, greetings to all of you!

Stephen Chenin

Henderson, NEVADA, United States
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Tour: #36294, Shore excursion Warnemünde-Berlin with a private guide, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 22/16

We had a great tour. Our boat docked two hours north of Berlin. We had a mini bus there waiting for us! we were some of the first off the ship and going into the city! A great tribute to good planning by our guide. Our driver was excellent & we felt very safe. We would recommend our tour guide, Hilke, to other people going to Berlin.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Stephen, thanks a lot for your friendly review. Greetings to all of you!

Morris Robinson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #3281, Berlin for the first time with a private guide, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 19/16

We had a fantastic tour by Hilke and we would highly recommend her. She was most informative; witty; very knowledgeable and highly personable. We were a small group of 9 and she related to each and everyone of us. As a regular user of this web site l have never to date been let down by either the quality or service of the tour guides employed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Morris, thanks for your friendly review. It was my pleasure. All the best and greetings to all of you.

Coyne Quinn

United States
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Tour: #33096, Berlin - the flexible private guided tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 11/16

Hilke was a knowledgeable and personable guide. She guided us on two different tours of East Berlin sites on succeeding days and was equipped to share as much information as we required at every location. Or group contained one teen-ager, one adult with general interests and one older history buff who was confined to a wheel chair. Hilke was able to relate easily with all of us. She knew how to avoid steps so that using the wheel chair was not to inconvenient. I would highly recommend her as your guide

Coyne Quinn

United States
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Tour: #3284, Berlin for the first time with a private guide, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 10/16

Hilke was a knowledgeable and personable guide. She guided us on two different tours of East Berlin sites on succeeding days and was equipped to share as much information as we required at every location. Or group contained one teen-ager, one adult with general interests and one older history buff who was confined to a wheel chair. Hilke was able to relate easily with all of us. She knew how to avoid steps so that using the wheel chair was not to inconvenient. I would highly recommend her as your guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Coyne, thanks a lot for your review. Best wishes to all of you.

Merna Spitzer

Germany
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Tour: #3284, Berlin for the first time with a private guide, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 6/16

We had an excellent tour with Hilke. She was very knowledgable and included everything we were interested in seeing. We were able to get a flavor of the different areas in the city and included all the highlights!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Merna, thanks a lot!

Mary Thelen

United States
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Tour: #33096, Berlin - the flexible private guided tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 4/16

we loved Hilke It was a wonderful tour

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary, thanks for your review. It was a pleasure! Best regards Hilke

Jennifer Thayer

United States
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Tour: #57946, Berlin for the first time with a private guide and a driver, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: May 31/16

This was one of the best ways to see a new City. We only had a couple of days in Berlin and finding all the stuff we saw on our own would have been impossible. Even if we had found it all, we might not have know much about what we were looking at. Hilke was great and very knowledgeable. Having a van to change locations was also great on tired feet. I highly recommend a private guide for visiting a new city. This was our 2nd guide from Tours by Locals and they both have been great.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jennifer, thank you very much for the nice review. All the best!

Patty Villeggiante

United States
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Tour: Shore excursion for Patty, Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Date: May 4/16

hillke was a great tour guide and I would recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Patty!

Richard Geyer

United States
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Tour: #33096, Berlin - the flexible private guided tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Apr 18/16

Hilke is an automaton! We did a 6 hour walking tour of Berlin and she was ready for more. We reviewed our points of interest in the beginning and she hit them all, plus some.It was a brisk tour with lots to cover but she was so personal and focused it whisked by. My 14 year old sons were totally engrossed with her knowledge and commentary. Immense knowledge of Belin/Germany origins,WW2, Cold war, and current lifestyles. If you want to do Berlin right, book Hilke!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Richard, thanks for your nice review. It was really a big pleasure for me. I'll always remember the smart questions, wonderful sons. Warmest greeting to you all, Hilke

Joan Jarvis

United States
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Tour: Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Date: Apr 4/16

We spent 5 days with Hilke. Each day she showed us another face of Berlin. Her knowledge of German history is extensive with significant insight. She was flexible and able to meet the needs of 6 people. We strongly recommend her as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joan, thanks a lot for your review and generosity. I appreciated the interesting conversation. It was a real pleasure for me. All the best to you all. Hilke

David Rossum

United States
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Tour: #57946, Berlin for the first time with a private guide and a driver, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Apr 3/16

Our tour 4/3/16 with Hilke in Berlin was awesome. We requested an intimate introduction to the city, and were delighted with Hilke's knowledge of the political history and willingness to discuss the issues frankly and in detail. Per our request she took us to several unusual sites, and deftly navigated around the half-marathon today. The driver was also great. 5 stars out of 5!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your nice review! Hope you are doing well and enjoy your stay. Greetings Hilke

Judith Ban

United States
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Tour: #33096, Berlin - the flexible private guided tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Mar 28/16

Hilke gave us a great tour in Berlin. She is thorough, friendly and adjusts her itinerary to your taste easily. Hilke knows her history very well and can relate today's Berlin to its past. We enjoyed her very much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Judith, thanks for the review. Appreciated! All the best. Hilke

Barbara Vacketta

United States
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Tour: #3284, Berlin for the first time with a private guide, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Nov 27/15

We had a fantastic tour of Berlin with Hilke. It was our first Tours By Locals- and we're hooked. She covered an amazing amount of the city in just 4 hours. Due to her immense knowledge and enthusiasm we have fallen in love with Berlin. We'll return one day soon and continue our exploration- of course with Hilke.

Paula Wheeler

United Kingdom
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Tour: #3284, Berlin for the first time with a private guide, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Nov 26/15

I can't recommend Hilke enough. This was our first visit to Berlin and the tour was very informative and enjoyable. Hilke is very knowledgeable and friendly, and her English is excellent. If you are looking for a perfect way to start a trip to Berlin this is it. There were 8 of us in our group ages ranging from 44yrs to 64yrs and Hilke tailored the trip to meet our needs. I would definitely use Hilke again. Thank you for a great first day in Berlin!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paula, thanks a lot for your nice review. Greetings to you all and have a pleasant Advent season!

Robert Drucker

United States
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Tour: #3281, Berlin first time for Jeff and Julia, third time for Rosie and Bob, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Nov 23/15

We will recommend Hilke to friends and relatives visiting Berlin. Not only is she knowledgeable about German and Berlin history, she was able to relate intelligently to each age level of our family group (ages 10, 45. 70, 90). We regret our time with her was so short.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Robert, it was a pleasure having met you and your family. I appreciate your feedback. All the best and a merry Christmas!

Mark Hoose

United States
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Tour: #3284, Berlin for the first time with a private guide, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Nov 6/15

Hilke was a great tour guide. She walked me over the main sights of the city and took me to some places I would have never found on my own. A great experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mark, thanks for your nice review. All the best!

Kathy Fitzer

United States
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Tour: #3281, Berlin for the first time with a private guide, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Nov 2/15

Hilke was informative, friendly, and flexible. We couldn't have asked for more. We got a real feel for the whole city. The emphasis was on the historical sites (as that was our greatest interest,) but we also got a good feel for several neighborhoods and a general orientation. Hilke was very easy to talk with and ask questions of. Her English is flawless. She shared many insights into life in Berlin -- past and present. Went beyond and above with suggestions (and help planning) activities after tour, too.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kathy, thanks for your nice review. Have a good trip you both and all the best.

Thelma Portnoff

United States
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Tour: #33096, Berlin - the flexible private guided tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Nov 1/15

Hilke guided us thru our tour of Berlin for the day with expert knowledge & covered much of what we had told her about our interests.. She was very knowledgeable about the history of the city as well as the architecture old & new. We were very appreciative of her concern that I cover the walking tour at a comfortable pace with a few sit downs & stop for tea. We would have gladly arranged for an additional day but her schedule was full. Thank you,Hilke,

Joseph Micatrotto

United States
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Tour: #3281, Berlin for the first time with a private guide, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 12/15

I want you to know that this lady is wonderful and made my wife and I enjoy a most educational and enlightening day in Berlin. The 8 hours of touring and learning was exceptional and we would recommend here service to any visitor to the nation of Germany and city of Berlin...

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joe, many thanks for your nice review. It was a pleasure. Have a wonderful trip you both!

Pateicia Nettleship-Jones

United States
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Tour: #3284, Berlin for the first time with a private guide, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 28/15

Hilke was very friendly and customized the tour based on my interests. We explored all the major sites of Berlin in 4 hours. I got a view into the personal impact of Berlin's history through someone that lived it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Trish, thanks a lot for your nice review. All the best! Hilke

Margaret Anne Myslinsky

United States
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Tour: #57946, Berlin for the first time with a private guide and a driver, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 16/15

Hilke is an exceptional guide and made Berlin come alive for us. She offered many little known facts in addition to discussing the history of Berlin. Peter was our driver and did a wonderful job in the traffic. We could not have had a better tour guide and Hilke was excellent in giving us a tour based on our interests. She is very knowledgeable and made our vacation something special. I would book with her again if we come back to Berlin!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Margaret, thank you so much for your feedback. Warm regards to both of you. Hilke

Ricardo Aguirre

United States
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Tour: Shore excursion for Aguirre, Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Date: Aug 29/15

She arranged a very professional driver, we had a great time

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ricardo, thanks for your review. I will let him know. Best regards Hilke

Sharad Bellapravalu

United States
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Tour: #3281, Berlin for the first time with a private guide, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Aug 25/15

Janet Turk

United States
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Tour: #139827, Potsdam with a private guide and driver, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany    view tour
Date: Aug 11/15

I enjoyed our trip to Potsdam with Hilke. She was very knowledgeable and went out of her way to accommodate our family group including our granddaughters, ages 9, 14 and 16. She was on time and I appreciated being picked up at our hotel for the tour in the mini-van. Hilke has a very pleasant personality and is an excellent guide.I would definitely recommend toursbylocals to anyone visiting Berlin and surrounding area!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Janet, thanks a lot for your nice review. I enjoy that you and your wonderful family enjoyed the day. All the best to you all.

Georgia Heitmann

United States
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Tour: Shore excursion for GeorgiaHeitmann, Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Date: Aug 1/15

Hilke was absolutely fabulous. She was friendly, kind and extremely knowledgeable. There were 8 of us, including 3 teenage boys. She captured everyone's attention and presented the history and culture in a way we will remember. Highly recommend this tour. Thanks, Georgia and Family

Harry Ellington

United States
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Tour: #3284, Berlin for the first time with a private guide, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jul 30/15

Hilke made Berlin "come alive" for us. She was cordial, punctual, and most knowledgeable. We would recommend her most highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Harry, long time ago you where here, your review is appreciated. I hope you are all doing well. Best regards. Hilke

Mark Ficklin

Scottsdale, AZ, United States
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Tour: #36294, Shore excursion Warnemünde-Berlin with a private guide, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jul 28/15

Hilke Was the very best! She had the knowledge that most would not. She was easy and flexible to whatever we needed. See took us to a great German Restaurant and was there to handle every detail. Her knowledge of history and current events is immeasurable. Note your normal your guide... but really lives and breathes Berlin...... Book her for as any day as you can....... We will be back to tour with her.......

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mark, thanks a lot! Appreciated ... hope the sea won't be too rough the next days. Warm greetings to you all.

Donna Wares

United States
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Tour: Jewish Berlin, Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Date: Jul 26/15

Our time spent with Hilke in Berlin was delightful. Hilke was gracious, well informed, and enthusiastic. She took us on a 6 hour whirlwind tour of Berlin: both its Jewish quarters and sites and other places of more general historic importance. We enjoyed her company very much, and we learned a tremendous amount about the city, both before, during and after WWII.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Donna, thanks a lot for your review. It was very nice having you here in Berlin. Warmest regards to all of you.

Elizabeth Lakeman

United States
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Tour: #3284, Berlin for the first time with a private guide, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jul 22/15

Derick Domino

United States
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Tour: #3284, Berlin for the first time with a private guide, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jul 7/15

Hilke was knowledgeable and could read our small group really well. She was funny and provided lots of insight to the sights and local hang-outs. We were on a four hours tour starting from our hotel, The Adlon. We covered a lot of ground and got a good sense of the neighborhood, both historical and modern parts. I highly recommend Hilke! She is top notch!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Derick, it was a pleasure to have you here; thanks a lot for the review. I wish you all the best.

Alex Willens

United States
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Tour: #36294, Shore excursion Warnemünde-Berlin with a private guide, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 26/15

Great tour. She is very knowledgeable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alex, thanks for your feedback. Greetings to all of you!

Antonia G.

Coral Gables, FL, United States
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Tour: #33096, Berlin - the flexible private guided tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 18/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maria, thanks for your review. All the best! Hilke