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


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

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

Karrene Domingo

Philippines
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Tour: Berlin highlights - Medium length, Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Date: Jul 15/18

This is the second time I have availed the service of ToursByLocals and we had an excellent experience once again!! Martin is highly recommended!! He's very knowledgeable but never dull and boring. He was so considerate and sensitive of our needs. Never hesitate to go for ToursByLocals and if ever you drop by Berlin, Martin is a gem!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Karrene, Thanks ever so much for your absolutely lovely review of the tour I gave you and your family! Trust me, it was a pleasure guiding you as it reminded me once more why I love my job - because of the wonderful, interesting - and interested! - people I get to meet! So thank you very much! With my very best wishes from Berlin, Martin

Patricia Dwyer

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: Jun 23/18

I could not have had a better guide to Berlin than Martin who was smart and insightful, knowledgeable and passionate. He gave me fabulous ideas for the remainder of my visit that were spot on. The time I spend with Martin helped me enjoy the city while I was there in a way that I would not have without this tour. I will certainly book another tour with Martin when I return to Berlin.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Patricia, Thanks a lot for your wonderful review! Guiding you was a great experience for me, too,as you were so enthusiastic and responsive, especially since we seemed to share the same interests in architectural styles, films, and art. So yes, it would be great to give you another tour once you're back in Berlin! Thanks again for your review, all the best to you, Martin

Vera Bullock

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 22/18

Martin was a great tour guide and made WWII Berlin come alive for us. His stories and unique insights into life in East Berlin during the Cold War era were very insightful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Vera, Thanks a lot for your rating! And especially, for taking the time to write this review for me. Most appreciated! I hope you had a nice remainder of your stay in Berlin (regardless of the weather conditions), and please say hello - and thanks! - to your colleagues for me! Again - many thanks for your patronage, Warm regards, Martin

Linda Heller

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 5/18

Martin was an outstanding guide as his knowledge base is exceptional. Highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Linda, for this great review!!! I' m deeply touched and honoured! I hope to have the privilege to guide you again some day! Warm regards, Martin

Abby Zaitz

United States
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Tour: #400918, Berlin Highlights Private Walking Tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: May 31/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dearest Abby, Thank you so much for your rating! Trust me, it was a pleasure guiding you and your husband as you were so polite, attentive, generous, and of course, forgiving given my ten-minute delay! I sincerely hope you continue to have a wonderful stay in Europe and hope to see you again some time! God bless you, yours, Martin

Robin Rhoads

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 17/18

An absolutely excellent tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robin, Thank you so much for your rating! I'm deeply touched! But as I said in my previous message to you: It was my pleasure guiding you! I couldn't have wished for nicer, more attentive, more enthusiastic, and more generous, customers! So, thank you! Warm regards, Martin

James Trauth

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 12/18

My wife and I had an absolutely wonderful time with Martin in Berlin this week. He is overall the best guide we have ever had in our years of travel. He not only had extensive knowledge of Berlin and German history, but presented it in a very thought-provoking and kind way. He was also very flexible, combining present and past Berlin history (he has lived in Berlin since many years before the wall was constructed) along with extensive WWII and Nazi/holocaust history. We will cherish this day for years!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James, Thanks a lot for your glowing review! I'm deeply touched! Let me tell you that the pleasure was mutual: you and your wife were the best customers a tour guide could wish for: attentive, curious and extremely friendly! Many thanks for booking me, sincerely, Martin S.

Shahrokh Shariat

Austria
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Tour: #400353, World War II and Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: May 11/18

Very knowledgeable, fun and friendly. Was an and excellent tour excellent tour that we highly recommend. This guide really loves What he does and loves sharing it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shahrokh, Thanks for your kind words! They're most appreciated! It was a pleasure to guide you and your partner! You were the best guests a tour guide can wish for: interested, attentive, knowledgeable, and extremely friendly! I hope you'll be back in Berlin before long! With my very best wishes, Martin