Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Berlin-Germany by Tour Guide Martin S. (Guide #19930)


Lee Schmitt

United States
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Tour: #726201, Berlin Behind The Screen, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jan 19/20

A really great tour. Martin has an extensive, seemingly inexhaustible knowledge of both Berlin and the general area. Charming and deeply proud of his city Martin was well prepared, very kind when we made a mistake on our time to meet, and puts together an extremely interesting tour. Easily the best value versus cost tour we've taken in years. If you get the chance definitely book him. A wonderful experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Beatrice, Dear Lee, Thank you so much for taking the time to write me such a great review! I am thrilled that my tour did exactly what it was supposed to do: to stun you and to show you a whole new side to Berlin - one that is not so easily apparent at first sight. Thanks a lot for your booking! With my very best wishes to both of you, Martin

Alicia Anderson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #400353, World War II and Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Dec 31/19

Great tour, Martin was very knowledgeable and great with teens, who loved the tour albeit it being very cold! Martin has a great nature, superb English and really could answer any question we had. I would certainly recommend him as a guide to my clients touring Berlin! Thank you Martin from all of us! Happy New Year!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks ever so much for this, Alicia! This is much appreciated!

Eva Buren

Sweden
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Tour: #400353, World War II and Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Dec 27/19

We enjoyed our tour very much! Martin was both a very nice and fun person to walk around with, and also a very well-read guide who made our WW2 tour very interesting and rewarding for the whole family. The weather after christmas was a bit chilly, so we should have had an extra sweater on..., but apart from that we have only good things to say about our experience and can highly recommend choosing Martin for a guided tour through the city!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eva, Thanks so much for taking the time to write me a review, and such a glowing one at that! I hope that next time you're in Berlin it'll be a lot warmer (I recommend anywhere between May and September!), and that I'll then have the privilege to get to show you Berlin's sunny side! With my warmest regards, Martin

Nathana Schilling

Brazil
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Tour: #400353, World War II and Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Dec 22/19

It was super interesting, we loved it and Martin made the cold look much better with our history walk!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nathana, Thanks a lot for taking the time to write this review for me! That is greatly appreciated! Happy holidays to you and your partner and I hope to have the privilege to guide you again some day! With my very best wishes to both of you, Martin

Lucinda Daniel

United Kingdom
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Tour: #400353, World War II and Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Dec 17/19

Martin was a wonderful guide and I cannot recommend him enough. He is charming and very knowledgeable about his subject. He was happy to fit in with our plans and meet us at our hotel. If I visited Berlin again I would not hesitate to get in touch with Martin.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lucinda, Thank you ever so much for taking the time to write me this glowing review! It was a pleasure guiding you all and show you the best Berlin has to offer. Please give my very best regards to your kids and to Tom!

Laveana McNamara

France
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Tour: #400353, World War II and Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Nov 10/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dearest Laveana, Thanks for submitting this excellent review so swiftly! And many thanks for having my tour in the first place. I'm truly thrilled to hear that the whole group loved it! Again, many thanks, Martin

Michael Phillips

United States
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Tour: #726201, Berlin Behind The Screen, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Nov 5/19

Martin is much more than a tour guide. He accommodated the tour to our pace and interests. He has so much information to share in Behind the Screen that would not be known by the general public. We cannot wait to return to take another tour with Martin. This was our second. He also shared restaurants with us that were delicious! We feel like we won the jackpot!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Beverly & Michael, I don't know how what to say!For travellers to take the time to submit a rating while they're still travelling and without asking them to. Now that's rare, and I'm all the more grateful to you for having done so! Let me reassure you that it was an enormous joy to me, as your guide, to show you Berlin and, hopefully, having shown you facets and sides to Berlin which you may otherwise have missed. Thanks again for booking me. I hope to have the privilege to guide you again!

Michael Phillips

United States
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Tour: #529546, A Walk Along Unter den Linden, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Nov 4/19

Martin is informed, charming, exciting and he brings life to all subjects! We must have asked a hundred questions and he answered every single one calmly and cheerfully. Martin was ref.erred to us by a friend. He is truly a remarkable guide

Ellen P.

United States
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Tour: #400924, A Half-Day Tour of Berlin's Architectural Diversity and its Architectural Curiosities, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 30/19

Martin led us on a very interesting and fast paced tour, showing us examples of Berlin's spectacular buildings. Traveling by public transportation around the city, we were able to experience several areas and learn the history and redevelopment of each. Martin is very knowledgeable about Berlin's history and architecture, and we enjoyed his enthusiasm! We also appreciated his willingness to adapt his tour to our schedule. Thank you for a great day Martin!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ellen, Thank you so much for taking the time to write me such a glowing review! I'm truly happy to hear that you enjoyed my tour and would love to guide you again next time you're in Berlin! With my warmest regards, Martin

Meryl Lessinger-Bely

United States
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Tour: #400918, Berlin Highlights Private Walking Tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Aug 31/19

We were guided by Martin S in Berlin yesterday. Even though it was extremely hot Martin made it a fun and informative experience. He was punctual and accommodating. He is obviously very knowledgeable and shared many insights, all with a sense of humor. We give him a 5 star rating.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Meryl, you were 5-star customers, in every respect! It was as much fun and as it was a pleasure showing you Berlin! Thanks many, many times for the booking (and your rating, of course!).

Malki Robinson

United Kingdom
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Tour: Malki's Customized Tour, Berlin, Germany
Date: Jul 26/19

Martin was an excellent guide. Hugely knowledgeable, insightful and charming. He went at our pace and patiently explained everything we wanted to know. Thanks for a great tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Malki! Thanks ever so much for your glowing review! I am really glad that the tour has been a positive experience for you and I hope it's inspired you to soon be back! All the best to you and your family, warm regards, Martin

Christopher Nicholson

United States
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Tour: Essential Berlin - 3-hours private walking tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Date: Jul 1/19

Martin was a fantastic guide for our family in Berlin. We had a relaxing 3 hour walking tour that was educational and very interesting. We were on a Baltic cruise and took a train ride from coast to the city and met Martin at the Gendarmenmarkt. We had the chance to see the Brandenburg Gate, Charlie Check point, Holocaust memorial by Peter Eisenman, Reichstag Building, Berlin Wall Memorial, and still had time to visit a Bavarian Brewery for light lunch and after the tour an amazing chocolate store.

Teresa Sanders

United States
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Tour: Teresa's Amazing 100% Berlin Experience, Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Date: Jun 22/19

Martin is very knowledgeable about history from 17th century til the present, he did a great job answering our questions about German life and society. Martin cheerfully rearranged our tour in consideration of the many things we had already seen in Berlin. The car and driver he hired were perfect as well All in all an amazing day

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Teresa, Thanks for your immediate rating! I'm really thrilled that you, your husband, and your friends loved the tour and that it was all you expected it to be. I loved having customers that were so curious and interested in German history - and life - that the pleasure was all mine! Thanks for the booking and have a safe journey back home! Warm regards to all of you, Martin

Anna H.

United States
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Tour: #400353, World War II and Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 14/19

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour with Martin. He was extremely knowledgeable and personable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anna, Thanks for the fantastic rating. I hope you had a great remainder of your stay in Germany! My very best wishes to you and your parents, Martin

Andrew Bennett

United States
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Tour: #400353, World War II and Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: May 22/19

We had a wonderful 3 hour tour with Martin S on the Third Reich & the Berlin Wall. He was very friendly & personable and had a great depth of knowledge on the subject.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andrew Thanks a lot for the review! That's greatly appreciated! It was a pleasure guiding you! My best regards to you and your family, Martin

Linda Mendelson

United States
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Tour: #549983, Behind The Iron Curtain - East Berlin, Capital of East Germany, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: May 12/19

Had a fabulous tour today with Martin. His knowledge was so impressive and he was a total delight to be with. We can't say enough good things about him. My husband is an architect and Martin has a vast knowledge of architecture. It was a confirmed 5 star experience. We were thrilled. He made our day and it was like traveling with a friend. Thank you so much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Linda, I'm speechless - what a wonderful review!!! Thanks ever so much for this. This is truly touching! Rest assured that guiding you and Andy was a delight and didn't feel like work at all. I do hope you have a pleasant continuation of your stay in Berlin, and remember the restaurant tips I gave you: "KinDee"/Lützow Strasse, "Chen Che"/ Rosenthaler Strasse, "Provocateur"/ Brandenburgische Strasse, and also "Golvet"/ Potsdamer Strasse and "Feinberg"/ Fugger Strasse. With my warmest regards, Martin

Robert Jacobs

United States
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Tour: #400353, World War II and Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: May 9/19

Many waling tours to date....Martin was one of the best! Martin knew his content very well, was adaptable to change the program and add additional highlights. I would find it hard for anyone to surpass his skill set. Andy

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andy, thanks ever so much for this glowing review! Trust me, it was a delight guiding you and Martha and I hope I'll have that privilege again some day! Have safe and splendid continuation of your trip, with many thanks, yours, Martin

Gregory Lisman

United Kingdom
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Tour: #400353, World War II and Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: May 4/19

Martin was great! Very knowledgeable on all facets of Berlin history, flexible / tailored the tour to our interests, and most importantly fun and easy to talk with!! Highly highly recommend

Brenda DeFelice

United States
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Tour: #400353, World War II and Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Apr 24/19

Martin is a phenomenal tour guide. He literally walked us through decades of history in Berlin, and the stories he shared were captivating to my thirteen-year-old and me. We booked this private tour on the morning of our first full day in the city. We changed some of our plans (during our 5-day visit) because of his suggestions and were grateful that we did. If you are planning to spend even one or two days in Berlin, three hours with Martin (so scholarly and such a gentlemen) will be time well spent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brenda, What a flattering and wonderful review! I'm deeply touched! Thanks a lot for this, but let me reassure you that it was equally my pleasure guiding the two of you as you were so attentive, interested, and so full of knowledge! Thanks again! Warm regards, Martin

Karen Beddow

United Kingdom
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Tour: #400918, Berlin Highlights Private Walking Tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Feb 19/19

We really really enjoyed the tour. We saw far more of the main sights in Berlin than we would have done if we had done it alone and I found the nature of the things we discussed weren't too harrowing for the kids. Martin himself was warm and kind and very accommodating and I would highly recommend him for tours of Berlin.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Karen, I read your account of our together and want to thank you very much for your gracious review and for the wonderful words you found to describe the tour. Again, thank you very much, it was indeed a delight guiding you, and please send my very best wishes to your family!

Lorenzo Croce

Switzerland
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Tour: #400924, Mr. Croce's Two-Day-Tour of Berlin, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Nov 24/18

Merci beaucoup pour ces deux jours, nous avons adoré vos services. Martin connait très bien la ville, est très gentil et compétent, et sait s'adapter au client. Nous ne pouvons que le recommander.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cher Lorenzo, Encore un grand merci d'avoir pris le temps de m'ecrire une telle bonne evaluation! C'est tres, tres gentil. Avec mes salutations les plus sinceres, et une bonne semaine a vous, Martin

Sara Lindroth

Sweden
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Tour: #400353, Tour for Sara and her Family, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Nov 23/18

Martin is very knowledgeable on Berlin history, art and architecture. Perfect introduction to a weekend in Berlin, appreciated by whole family including teenagers. Thank you Martin!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sara, How very kind of you to write such a lovely review! Thanks very much! I hope that I'll be able to one day show you Berlin at its most beautiful - in summer! Still, as long as you enjoyed the tour AND Berlin, in spite of the cold - that's the main thing. All the best to you and your family, with my warmest regards, Martin

Maren Möck

Germany
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Tour: #400353, Walking Tour from the Reichstag Building to Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Nov 14/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hallo Maren, danke dafür, dass Sie sich die Zeit genommen haben, eine Bewertung abzugeben! Ich hatte auch den Eindruck, dass es den Teilnehmern gefiel und sie etwas mitnehmen konnten, sei dies als Anregung für einen zukünftigen Berlin-Besuch oder im Sinne von, den Teilnehmern Berlin mit seiner Geschichte etwas näher gebracht zu haben. Nochmals vielen Dank für die Buchung, Herzliche Grüsse, Ihr, Martin S.

Gloria N.

United States
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Tour: #400931, A Private Tour of Kreuzberg and Neukölln: The Other Side of Berlin, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 23/18

Very comfortable tour of Kreuzburg with knowledgeable, charming guide. Mr Martin was helpful answering other questions I had about Berlin and its culture. He also suggested a very good Turkish restaurant when I asked for a recommendation. He made sure I had a taxi when the tour was over. He was very helpful and anticipated needs. I happened to buy Ian McEwan's novel, The Innocent, because I saw it was about Berlin in the 50's. Many of the sights Mr Martin showed me were mentioned in it. Great tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gloria, What a lovely review! Thank you so much for that! You know, part of the reason why I consider my job my vocation is because the world comes to me and I get to know interesting, interested, and fascinating people like you! I hope to welcome you again on your next trip to Berlin!

Karim Allana

United States
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Tour: #400918, Berlin Highlights Private Walking Tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 15/18

Martin is a very knowledgeable and passionate individual. It's a pleasure to be introduced to Berlin by him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Karim, Thanks for your evaluation! I'm flattered! It was equally my pleasure to guide you and your wife as you were both so nice, so open, interested and attentive, that I already look forward to our tour today! See you later, warm regards, Martin

Allan MacKenzie-Graham

United States
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Tour: #400353, World War II and Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 13/18

Thank you, Martin. We had a lovely time with you learning about Berlin. It is an incredible city and you rally brought it to life for us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Allan, Thank you very, very much for taking the time to write me a review, and such a glowing one at that! Warm regards, Martin

Aminder Dhaliwal

United States
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Tour: #400353, World War II and Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 8/18

Martin was a great host and was able to cater the tour to our interests. He was a delight!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Aminder, Thanks a lot for taking the time to write this very flattering review! It was a delight guiding you! Thanks again for booking me, warm regards, Martin

Christina Del Balso

United States
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Tour: #400924, Christina Del Balso's Half-Day Tour of Berlin's Architectural Diversity, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Aug 28/18

Martin was on time, well prepared and knowledgeable guide. He took his lead from us and adapted the tour to meet our interest.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christina, Thank you very much for your rating! I wish you and Paul a pleasant and altogether wonderful continuation of your stay in Berlin and hope that my tips and recommendations for restaurants and places to visit will prove helpful! With my warmest regards, Martin

Diane Seibert

United States
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Tour: Diane's Tour on August 11th 2018 - 10am - 2h30pm, Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Date: Aug 11/18

We had a wonderful 4 1/2 hour Berlin City tour with Martin. He was knowledgeable, patient, entertaining, and his English was perfect. Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Diane, Thanks ever so much for your wonderful review! How very kind! Let me tell you, it was fantastic guiding visitors to Berlin with as much previous knowledge of the city's history as you had! So I can safely say that I enjoyed guiding you at least as much as you enjoyed the tour I gave you! Again, many thanks for booking me and I hope to have the privilege to guide you again some day! My warmest regards, Martin

Erick Walker

United States
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Tour: #400353, World War II and Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Aug 7/18

Martin was most pleasant and knowledgeable of Berlin and world war history. We enjoyed his commentary and friendly approach. He truly enhanced our visit to Berlin and helped deepened our understanding of the magnificent history surrounding this beautiful city. We highly recommend his services.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Erick, Thanks a lot for your wonderful review! That is most appreciated! I wish you both a wonderful remainder of your stay in Berlin! Warm regards, Martin


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