Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Hamburg-Germany by Tour Guide Ian S. (Guide #21989)


Alina Shevarykina

France
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Tour: #381975, Essential Hamburg Private Tour, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany    view tour
Date: Dec 6/19

We had a private Russian speaking tour with Ian last week and it was really great and highly appreciated by everyone: the competencies of Ian and his motivation are beyond any expectations: we learnt so much about the city in just 2 hours! I will recommend him without hesitation and will come back again, there are so many things to see and to learn in this wonderful city. Ian is well-organized, passionate about the city and speaks fluently a number of languages, we enjoyed the visit a lot!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your feedback Alina! It was a pleasure to meet and guide you and your friends.

Justin Howell

United States
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Tour: #381975, Essential Hamburg Private Tour, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany    view tour
Date: Nov 28/19

Ian is the perfect tour guide for Hamburg - he shared so much of its history and provided great insight into what the city was, is and is becoming. Ian is a very friendly and knowledgeable man that will show you exactly why people fall in love with the city. He has a deep understanding of the culture and the regions relationships with the rest of the world. Hamburg is a large and complex city, but Ian is able to break it down into manageable pieces while still educating and keeping the tour fun!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback Justin! It was a pleasure to meet and guide you.

Gilbert Doctoroff

United States
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Tour: #381975, Essential Hamburg Private Tour, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 24/19

My husband and I had the best 4 days in Hamburg! Ian was our private tour guide for two of the days and we feel like we know more about this city than our own! Ian is a fantastic tour guide and a really cool guy! He is very passionate about the history of Hamburg and tells great stories that never lose your interest. I highly recommend him, especially if you want to cover a lot of the city in a short time!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the kind words, it was a pleasure to guide you in Hamburg!

Gilbert Doctoroff

United States
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Tour: #382333, St Pauli Private Tour, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 23/19

We had the pleasure of spending two days with Ian and wished we had a few more! We did the private tour of St Pauli and Ian had so many fun facts and stories. He is so knowledgeable and always keeps your interest. We felt like he was our long time friend showing us his city!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind reviews! I really enjoyed spending these two days with you.

Lori Campbell

United States
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Tour: #381975, Essential Hamburg Private Tour, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 21/19

We learned so much from Ian. I truly can't say enough about how great this tour was. He covered so much of Hamburg's history but also taught us so many unique things ( e.g. reason for the poodle on one of the shipping buildings). I'd definitely recommend Ian and this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind review Lori! It was a real pleasure to meet and guide you in Hamburg. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your day.

Mila Turlak

United States
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Tour: #381975, Essential Hamburg Private Tour, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 13/19

Great tour by Ian. Very knowledgeable with great delivery style. He was also very easy to adjust to what was interesting to us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your review Mila! It was a pleasure to meet and guide you and your group.

Perla Leinkram

Australia
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Tour: #382311, Jewish Hamburg Private Tour, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 13/19

I thoroughly enjoyed Ian's walking tour of Jewish Hamburg. He is knowledgeable and personable. All questions were answered carefully and he has interesting stories to tell about some of the leading people in Hamburg's past. I was also interested in today's Jewish community and Ian was able to discuss that also. All together a worthwhile morning tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your feedback Perla!

Raymond Chinn

United States
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Tour: #381975, Essential Hamburg Private Tour, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany    view tour
Date: Aug 6/19

Ian was well versed in the history of Hamburg and gave a great 3 hour tour of the highlights of this port city. He is extremely friendly, answered questions, and gave suggestions on local restaurants. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your feedback Raymond! It was a pleasure to guide you and Norman; hope your enjoyed the concert.

Gwendolyn Villarreal

United States
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Tour: #382324, Hamburg Bike Tour, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany    view tour
Date: Aug 5/19

This tour was exactly what I was looking for! I had just one day to get the highlights of Hamburg and this personalized bike tour with Ian was the perfect way to do it. Using city bikes we were able to quickly get from sight to sight. The stories he told gave such great insight into the history of Hamburg linked to each historic landmark we stopped at. I would highly recommend Ian as a guide and because of my experience here I will try Tours by Locals again in other countries I visit in the future.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind feedback Gwendolyn. I really enjoyed cycling around Hamburg with you.

Don Germaise

United States
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Tour: #382333, St Pauli Private Tour, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany    view tour
Date: Jul 15/19

It didn't even feel like a tour. It was more like an old friend showing you around town. Ian does a wonderful job of showing you the best of Hamburg without overwhelming you with information you don't want to know. I highly recommend him. He is funny, humble and informative. And if you want to stop for a beer halfway through the tour, just ask him. He is eager to please!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your review and a great evening!

Kenneth Firmin

LA, United States
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Tour: #381975, Essential Hamburg Private Tour, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 6/19

Ian conducts a very informative and easy to understand tour of Hamburg. He is very patient with your questions and flexible with your requests. We highly recommend him as your tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review!

Michael Buckeridge

Australia
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Tour: #381975, Essential Hamburg Private Tour, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 4/19

Thomas Lunding

Denmark
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Tour: #381975, Essential Hamburg Private Tour, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany    view tour
Date: May 31/19

A great tour given by Ian! Extremely knowledgeable and don't be fooled by his non native German background. He knew his stuff ��

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Thomas!

Claire Karrer

Switzerland
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Tour: #382333, St Pauli Private Tour, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany    view tour
Date: May 16/19

Wir waren 8 Personen und hatten eine tolle, sehr interessante und informative Nacht-Tour mit Ian an der Reeperbahn. Er war absolut flexibel (infolge des länger dauernden Abendessen verschob sich der Beginn der Tour um 1/2-Stunde) , sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Sehr empfehlenswerter Guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Vielen Dank für die Bewertung, Claire! Hab mich auch sehr gefreut.

Rose R.

United States
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Tour: #381975, Essential Hamburg Private Tour, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany    view tour
Date: Mar 18/19

We loved the tour of Hamburg with Ian. He peppered the history of Hamburg with little tidbits of information that visitors would not know. He was patient and knowledgeable in response to our many questions. We highly recommend this tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback Rose! It was a pleasure meeting and guiding you in Hamburg.

Violet Dubinsky

United States
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Tour: #381989, The Beatles Tour, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany    view tour
Date: Jan 9/19

I would like to give high recommendation to Ian Shulman. He speaks very well English, German and Russian. He is very knowledgeable about the subject he speaks, whether it is about the music (tour about Beatles in Hamburg) or city history. The important quality for me that he is trying to present tours which are different from other guides. Ian Shulman was punctual, have good manners and communication skills. Highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your review, Peter!

Marjorie Sosa

Panama
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Tour: #381975, Essential Hamburg Private Tour, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany    view tour
Date: Jan 5/19

Ian was a very good guide. He definitely knew his history and obviously enjoys what he does. We were a group of a large family of different agesand he kept us all interested. I really liked that he told us many interesting historical stories and also pointedout his favorites and told us why. It was cold and raining but anyways he kept a great pace and we saw a lot!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your feedback Marjorie!

Nilay Turhan

Turkey
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Tour: #381975, Essential Hamburg Private Tour, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 28/18

Ian is one of the best guides. He is kind,helpful and expert person. Thanks to him we had wanderful 3 hours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nilay!

John Tattum

United Kingdom
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Tour: #381975, Essential Hamburg Private Tour, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 16/18

What an excellent tour, our host Ian S. was superb, combined two of his tours around other things we wanted to do and also took us to them places , he was knowledgeable and we saw things on the Beatles tour to compliment the knowledge we had.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank your for your review John - it was a pleasure to tour Hamburg with you!

David Richards

United States
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Tour: #381975, Essential Hamburg Private Tour, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 25/18

Ian was terrific. Very knowledgeable & friendly . He was a wealth of information about Hamburg!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review David!

Marina Chechelnitsky

United States
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Tour: #381975, Essential Hamburg Private Tour, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 18/18

Ian was punctual, well prepared, and we clicked right away. His overview tour was very informative and his English was excellent. We were happy with the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review! It was a pleasure meeting you and guiding you in Hamburg!

Cliff R.

Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Tour: #382333, St Pauli Private Tour, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany    view tour
Date: Aug 20/18

My wife had been desperately looking for an English speaking tour (early in the week) of St Pauli. Ian was just what she ordered, with a perfect command of English! Not only personable, but knowledgeable far beyond our expectations. He made for compelling and insightful evening.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review Cliff!

Walter Bailey

United States
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Tour: #381989, The Beatles Tour, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany    view tour
Date: Aug 15/18

Ian made the Beatles early years in Hamburg come alive by telling the stories associated with the locations that remain. He was an engaging tour guide and, and since we were Beatles fans from early 60s, he enhanced and refreshed our existing knowledge of the Beatles. Great fun.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your feedback Walter!

Walter Bailey

United States
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Tour: #381975, Essential Hamburg Private Tour, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany    view tour
Date: Aug 15/18

Ian was an excellent guide who gave us over a thousand years of Hamburg's history in a three hour tour, with the actual sites and structures to illustrate his stories. Personal tours with guides like Ian is the reason we book tours with locals instead of traveling along with 30 other people.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the kind words, Walter!

Joyce S.

United States
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Tour: #381975, Essential Hamburg Private Tour, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany    view tour
Date: Jul 4/18

I reserved a special private tour with Ian S. He customized the tour from a walking tour to a car tour as my husband has difficulty walking. Ian picked us up with a driver. This was good as it is hard to park in Hamburg and the car could wait for us at stops instead of parking. We made several stops at the most Important monuments and buildings and Ian gave us great explanations about the history, social and economic issues, and developments about each. It was a great tour and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your feedback Joyce!

Leslie Osterweil

United States
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Tour: #381975, Essential Hamburg Private Tour, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 11/18

Ian was informative and interesting. He was also quite accommodating. We loved the history of the old city as well as the other areas… Jewish,Port, new areas that were once warehouses as well as the "typical Hamburg lunch spot he recommended. He brought Hamburg alive for us...thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review!

Ruth Gillingham

United Kingdom
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Tour: #381975, Essential Hamburg Private Tour, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany    view tour
Date: Mar 25/18

Ian was very knowledgable about Hamburg and gave us plenty of interesting information. My husband is in a wheelchair but Ian had hired a special car for us and nothing was too much trouble. Ian made our visit to Hamburg a most pleasurable experience. Many thanks.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ruth! It was a real pleasure running a tour for you.