Christopher WalkerKansas City, MO, United States
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 BaileyUnited States
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 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.
Carl SimonsUnited States
Roberto ReyUnited States
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.
Richard HarrisUnited States
She is full of energy and enthusiasm for the tour. We learned a lot about Berlin's history and some offbeat but fun places. I highly recommend this tour guide and tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Richard, it was great fun touring with you guys and I hope you had a great evening watching the football. Buying the shirt and make up apparently worked. Enjoy your travels south
Susan CurryUnited States
Our tour with Arja was excellent. We learned so much about Berlin from a historical perspective and a modern day perspective. The pace of the tour was just perfect and the itinerary was so well thought out. We covered a lot of ground and were kept captivated by the sights and depth of information that Arja shared. An extra delight on our tour was that we were accompanied by Arja's well trained and adorable poodle, Lulu - personality plus! Highly recommend a tour with Arja!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Susan for your kind words. I am happy you enjoyed our tour. All the best to you and the family
Excellent job. Very informative
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Shawn, it was good fun touring with you guys. Enjoy the rest of your time in Berlin.
Shabnam MehrUnited States
We had the most amazing tour with our two little boys. Arja is both extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I would highly recommend doing this tour especially for those who would like to know more about the history of this city and in depth detail of what you are actually seeing, it's significance and it's history!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Shabnam, it was a delight touring with you and your family. Your boys were great and thanks to them I will never be able to look at Voldemort the way I did before - suddenly he seems cute :-)