Alex GuzhavinUnited States
We were extremely fortunate to have found￼ Marriette during our brief three days stay In Berlin￼. She was very competent, friendly, engaging and knowledgeable, but, most importantly￼, she clearly shares a great passion for this city. With Marriette's ancestry ties to the area, she has lived in Berlin for 13 years￼ and accumulated￼ a wealth of information, which she delivers with great clarity. Even with some prior knowledge about Germany, we were surprised to discover a lot of facts.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Alex, it was a smashing couple of days with you :)
Alex GuzhavinUnited States
Mariette is a fantastic tour guide and very passionate about Belin. The Hidden Gems tour was a fascinating view of Berlin's cultural history. It was a beautiful view of things of the beaten path like Graffiti stories, Food markets, and Jewish history. I highly recommend it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Alex! It was a treat to get you both two days in a row! :)
Bob SwainUnited States
Marriette provided an interesting and enjoyable tour. Her knowledge of the area and expertise was perfect and exactly what we were looking for. I highly recommend her! Book her...you will be happy you did!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Bob! And for my chocolate ��
Ben SchmittUnited States
A wonderful tour by a most delightful guide. All the best to you Marriette from all of us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ah thanks Ben! Happy New Year to you three :)
Andre VilleneuveUnited Kingdom
Our second tour with the excellent Marriette in two days. Again she combined visits to obvious places with fascinating visits to places we would have missed. She is highly user friendly and has a good knowledge of the subject.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for a lovely day and lunch!
Andre VilleneuveUnited Kingdom
Marriette gave us an excellent overview of Berlin. She combined obvious venues with an interesting and quirky insight into the trendier areas of the city, which we probably would have missed had she not been our guide. It provided an excellent backdrop to the postwar evolution of Berlin. She was charming, friendly and intelligent. Her driver Markus was excellent, with a fascinating background as an East Berlin refugee.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Andre. It was honestly such a pleasure spending the past two days with you and Lisa. Thank you for my chocolate treats, you know the way to my heart! :)
Scott M.United States
Mariette was an excellent guide. She was punctual and took time to find out what our interests were before starting the tour. She is very knowledgeable about the city and knows many interesting stories about the areas in Berlin. She also showed us sites we would have missed if we hadn't used her expertise. If you're in Berlin we highly recommend Mariette as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Nic ;) It was a treat to spend the day with you four!
Fantastic tour of Berlin with sights that we would not have found on our own. We really enjoyed the depth of knowledge of our guide. We had a really fun afternoon with good conversation and information. Thanks Marriette.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Tom. So glad you liked Night Kitchen. Hope you enjoy all that British crime as well :)
Terri K.United States
Wonderful tour! Marriette’s knowledge and history of Berlin is excellent and the pictures she had of Berlin from earlier years helped us to understand the history. She answered our many questions along with helpful information. She offered suggestions for the rest of our stay, and after our tour emailed information on Berlin films for us to check out once we returned home. Marriette is very friendly and it was very comfortable to spend 4 hours with her - she made us feel welcomed to her town!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Terri!
Vivian BaringUnited Kingdom
Marritte was a delight, very knowlegable and full of fascinating anecdotes. We were delighted with the tour and would absolutely recommend anyone to take this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Vivian. A lovely day out in Potsdam with you two!
Martin RodgersUnited Kingdom
We booked this tour at the last minute from the departure lounge at Heathrow waiting for an evening flight to Berlin - having noticed that Marriette (our chosen guide) had a vacant booking ... but only on the following day. We made the booking and before boarding both Tours by Locals and Marriette had confirmed the booking and she met us at our hotel at 10.00 the next morning. The tour was amazing and perfect for 'first timers' to Berlin - Marriette shared some fascinationg facts with us, we'll be back.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Martin, I look forward to your return! Let's see what protest I can put on for you next time! :)
Wilrich SchroederUnited Kingdom
Marriette brought Berlin alive with her knowledge, insight and comments. In addition to the main highlights covered in our programme, she provided a glimpse of the real Berlin. Her recommendations for the rest of our visit were excellent. Overall a memorable experience. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Wilrich! Wonderful to spend the day with three lovely South Africans!
Skylar HaiglerUnited States
Very informative. Marriette clearly knows the city quite well; both the popular historic sites, as well as the fun local spots. She took us places that we never would've gone to otherwise, and I feel that my visit to Berlin was made much more complete.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Skylar! Had a great little day strolling around with you two :)
Michael LeeUnited States
Marriette was fabulous!!! Unbelievable knowledge about Berlin and its history!! Very friendly and made us feel welcomed to her town!!! Could not have been happier!! Would 120% recommend Marriette to anyone that wants to see Berlin and learn about its history!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Mike! I thoroughly enjoyed all the wild hog and crazy funeral home stories today, so extra thanks for that ;)
John PolachekUnited States
Marriette was absoultely wonderful. My wife and I thought her Hidden Gems Tour was a fantastic way to start our visit to Berlin. She mixed the perfect amount of history with a quick wit so we learned a ton and laughed a lot. We couldn't have asked for a better tour experience. We HIGHLY recommend Marriette and her Hidden Gems Tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: John and Janet - a real treat to hang out with you. I hope Night Kitchen was equally satisfying :)
Adam KellyRichmond Hill, ONTARIO, Canada
Marriette was amazing! Passionate. Super knowledgeable. Flexible. And tons of fun. We saw a side of Berlin that we never would have seen without her. When you leave a tour knowing that you want to go back and learn and see more, it is a sign of a great experience. I would highly recommend Marriette and her Hidden Gems tour in Berlin. Great people make great guides, which lead to great experiences. Thank you Marriette.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mate, such a genuine pleasure to spend the day with you three. Days like this I feel lucky this is my job! :)
Jake PearlmanUnited States
Marriette R. was a terrific tour guide (Berlin Highlights Tour) who pointed out all the highlights of Berlin and gave some additional insights for further investigation. She communicated with our group before the tour and was very friendly. We highly recommend Marriette! 5 out of 5 stars!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much! It was fun to take the boys around Berlin for the day :)
Diane CoxUnited States
We had a wonderful tour to and of Potsdam with Mariette! She is very knowledgeable and presented information in a fresh and interesting way. She was able to relate well to our 14-year-old, engaging her in conversation and maintaining her interest the entire day. We would highly recommend Mariette as a guide for all age groups!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Diane! I had such a lovely day with you three :)
Paul ItaUnited States
We had a wonderful tour with Marriette. We did the Hidden Gems of Berlin tour and loved it! It was a great way to spend a Sunday. She was knowledgable and friendly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Paul. I had an amazing day putting the world to rights with you three. I hope the rest of your stay in Berlin is fun and art-filled! :)
David S.United States
Be prepared to fall in love. Marriette's Berlin Highlights tour included the important historical sites that I wanted to see, but it was much more than a recitation of events and dates. Marriette provided detailed and thoroughly interesting descriptions of the sites and their historical significance, but most fascinating was how she weaved the culture and personality of the people and city of Berlin into her tour. She wants to show you why she fell in love with Berlin, and through her eyes, I did too!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much David. It was a real treat to spend the day with you :)
Kenneth TymaUnited States
Mariette did a delightful job of showing us parts of Berlin we wouldn't have seen on other tours. Her "orientation" of the history of Germany, and it's various shapes and rulers helped put a lot of things into perspective so they meant more as we saw them in person. Taking us to some of the less known locations (e.g. Clarchens Ballhaus) and telling the story added a local flavor to what we saw. We were very pleased and would go with her again on our next visit to Berlin!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was really lovely to spend the day with you four! Hope to see you next time :)
Kaitlyn EgnotUnited States
Truly the best of Berlin experience. My husband and I decided last minute to come to Berlin and with luck, were able to book a tour. Marriette was so fun, friendly, and incredibly knowledgeable about the history and culture of Berlin. We learned so much and had such great conversation along the way. She showed and explained many of the historic points while also pointing out what makes Berlin's culture so unique. Thank you Marriette!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a real pleasure to spend the afternoon with you two :)