Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Dresden Germany by Tour Guide Heidi P. (Guide #3602)


Ed Scharlach

United States
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Tour: #26335, Dresden City Tour, Dresden, Sachsen, Germany    view tour
Date: Apr 3/18

We had a fun filled day with our guide Heidi discovering Dresden. Especially loved driving through the local neighborhood where many early mansions still stand. Our guide took us up into the hills to the viewing platform from the loschwitz funicular where we could get a great overview of Dresden. We were awkstruck by the reconstructed buildings that had been leveled during the war. So much building still continuing today. One of the most beautiful cities we have been to. Thank you Heidi!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Good evening Ed, thank you very much for your wonderful evaluation. It was our pleasure guiding you and showing you my hometown in all facets. And we re really happy that you liked it. And hopefully you had a great continuation of your tour to Munich. Thank you again and we hope to meet you one day again heren in Dresden!

Jenifer Brown

United States
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Tour: #26335, Dresden City Tour, Dresden, Sachsen, Germany    view tour
Date: Mar 10/18

We have been on private tours in a number of EU cities, and Heidi' tour of Dresden takes first prize. My husband and I and our two 20-something sons took a half day tour, which felt like a satisfying all-day tour by the end. Heidi's pride in and love for the city were evident. Her personal involvement in the reconstruction effort was obvious, even before a fellow tour guide briefly stopped us to introduce his client to her. Heidi's ability to relate and compare her GDR experience was priceless!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jenifer, thank you very much for your rating. I am ver much impressed. I have not done anything else like guiding you in the city where I was raised. But I am happy to learn about the history we have passed and which is part of our lifes. Anytime you wish to come back you are warmly welcome. Best regards, Heidi

Sarah Henderson

United States
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Tour: #26335, Dresden City Tour, Dresden, Sachsen, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 20/17

Heidi is an excellent guide, knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. I would highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sarah, thank you very much for your evaluation! It was my pleasure and joy guiding you! I hope you had a nice evening and enjoying the arts today in Dresden! The weather is just perfect for the museums. Thank you all for the invitation for lunch! Have a safe trip furtheron! Warm regards, Heidi

Marta Matalewska

Poland
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Tour: #24620, The Splendour of Dresden, Dresden, Sachsen, Germany    view tour
Date: Aug 5/17

Tracy Lucente

United States
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Tour: #24620, The Splendour of Dresden, Dresden, Sachsen, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 7/17

Heidi is very knowledgeable about Dresden history. She provided our family of 5 with a private tour (half driving, half walking) ans was most helpful in securing headsets at an additional fee to accommodate our hard of hearing Dad.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lucy, thank you for your comment. It was my pleasure to guide your family trip. And I hope you had a great time in Dresden! If there is anything I might improve - please just let me know. I was just trying to fit your needs, so I am sorry I could not avoid the additonal charge. But I am very open to any comment! Best regards, Heidi

Erica Perkins

United Kingdom
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Tour: #26335, Dresden City Tour, Dresden, Sachsen, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 7/17

Heidi is an exceptional guide. She has a very good knowledge of all things Dresden and we had a happy time taking a tour with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Erica with "c" ;-)) Thank you so very much for your comment. It was our pleasure to guide you here in Dresden since our cities are so strongly connected by history. I hope you had a wonderful journey back to Prague! Any time you wish you may contact us and we will be happy to guide you again! Best regards, also to your husband, i am sorry I forgot his name (what a shame!!). Heidi

Edward Cebron

United States
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Tour: #109874, Meissen and Moritzburg- a perfect harmony of history, art and nature, Meissen, Germany    view tour
Date: May 30/17

We had a wonderful tour of Meissen and Moritzburg with Heidi. She was very knowledgeable, spoke excellent English, and was very flexible in trying to fit the tour to meet our desires. The Meissen tour included the castle, a walk from there to the central square, and then a tour of the porcelain factory. Our Moritzburg tour was brought to life by Heidi's knowledge of the history and context of the palace. Finally, she ended with some touring of Dresden to provide an introduction to the City layout.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Good morning Edward, many thnaks for your comment! It was our pleasure being with you and letting you fee a little bit the spirit of our country. Keep on cycling- I am convinced this bringing the people together! Whenever you might come back or you have friends wishing to come to Dresden- I am always at your disposal. Best regards, Heidi

Paul Salanga

Philippines
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Tour: #24620, The Splendour of Dresden, Dresden, Sachsen, Germany    view tour
Date: May 19/17

Heidi was an excellent guide. Very accommodating and highly knowledgeable. She was also very patient with the children on our tour. She has a wealth of information on Dresden which made our visit all the more worthwhile and memorable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paul, thank you ver much for your evaluation. It was my pleasure to be your guide. Anytime it would be my pleasure to be at your disposal or at the disposal of your friends and family. Warm regards, Heidi

Soli Cooper

India
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Tour: #109874, Meissen and Moritzburg- a perfect harmony of history, art and nature, Meissen, Germany    view tour
Date: May 18/17

Heidi is an exceptional guide. She was friendly, very well informed and we had a truly wonderful afternoon visiting Moritzburg and Meissen.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Guten Morgen Soli and family, many thanks for your wonderful comment! It was our pleasure to guide you. You are soo knowlegable! Anytime it will our pleasure to be at your disposal again! Have a great day today! Best regards, Heidi

Alan Terry

United States
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Tour: #26335, Dresden City Tour, Dresden, Sachsen, Germany    view tour
Date: Mar 20/17

Heidi's cheerful and entertaining personality made learning so much fun on our Dresden City Tour. Her wealth of knowledge combined with personal stories of growing up in East Germany during the Cold War made history come to life. She valued every question and helped us understand the history of Dresden and Germany in the context of its art, architecture, government, religion, etc. Dresden was basically destroyed at the end of WWII and it was amazing to see how it has recovered. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alan, many thanks for your charmy comment on my tour. It was my pleasure to give the tour to open minded people like you interested basically in everything. I wish you all the best and hopefully one day will meet again! Thank you again, Heidi

Kathy Roat

United States
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Tour: #109874, Meissen and Moritzburg- a perfect harmony of history, art and nature, Meissen, Germany    view tour
Date: Dec 30/16

Heidi took us to the Meissen factory and then to the most amazing lunch in Moritzburg, topped off with the tour of Dresden. The tour was a five star tour and of course Heidi is a five star guide. It is one of the best tours I have ever been on in my entire 35 years of traveling. Heidi was knowledgeable very compatible and very entertaining. I would recommend her highly. She took into consideration also our seven-year-old granddaughter. It was truly one of the highlights of our vacation. Thank you so much!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kathy, thank you soo much for your rating. I am really impressed by your explanation! Please share you experience about this part of Germany! It was so intersting for us meeting you and your family! We hope you had awonderful New Years Party at the Brandenburg Gate! All the best for you and California ;-)) Heidi and Alpar

Martin C.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #167646, Dresden - the Florence in the North, Dresden, Sachsen, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 20/16

Heidi is a wonderful guide. Her infectious enthusiasm, her detailed knowledge of the buildings and their history really bring the city to life. There is so much to see and Heidi has stories and photographs that relate to a wide range of different interests. This is a tour that should not be missed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Martin, thank you very much for your rating! You were really a very enjoyable, knowlegable and highly interested tour! A dream for each tour guide!

Jill Adcock

United States
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Tour: #109898, Saxon Switzerland and Pillnitz, Pirna, Sachsen, Germany    view tour
Date: Dec 10/15

We had a terrific tour with Heidi. Thoroughly enjoyed our time together. She is so well informed on the history of Dresden and Saxony. The sights we saw were so beautiful and we were lucky enough to have a beautiful day. I highly recommend Heidi as a tour guide and the day trip to Saxony Switzerland, Pillnitz Castle and the Konigstein Fortress was wonderful.

Stephen Adler

CHAPPAQUA, NEW YORK, United States
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Tour: #26335, Dresden City Tour, Dresden, Sachsen, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 2/15

Heidi is an excellent guide whose presentation on Dresden is shaped by the fact she has spent her life in the area living through the post WWII and the fall of Communism eras. She has been an active participant in her community and it is apparent in her cultural and historical presentation. Her English is excellent and it was a pleasure to be with and learn from her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stephen, many thanks for your very positive and impressive comment! It was a pleasure guiding you and what an interesting discussion we had! This is why I like so much working for Tours by locals, the clients- like you and your wife- are just well informed, critical and open minded! So long, Heidi

Elizabeth Gagnon

United States
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Tour: #109874, Meissen and Moritzburg- a perfect harmony of history, art and nature, Meissen, Germany    view tour
Date: May 30/15

Heidi and her husband make a great team. Heidi offers a unique perspective for us to learn about her country, history, lifestyle and culture. We enjoyed both of our tours. Today, we visited Meissen and Moritzburg. Again, Heidi customized the tour to fit our desires. We enjoyed touring the gothic cathedral, visiting the Meissen porcelain factory and learning about how the porcelain was made, and seeing the interesting sculptures surrounding the hunting home of Moritzburg. Thanks for the memorable days!

Elizabeth Gagnon

United States
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Tour: Prussia's Glory and Saxony's Beauty, Berlin, Germany
Date: May 27/15

Heidi and her husband make a great team. Although he spoke not much English, we were so pleased to spend time getting to know them both. Heidi offers a unique perspective for us to learn about her country, history, lifestyle and culture. We enjoyed both of our tours. Our first tour was a custom tour from Berlin in which we had a relaxing day seeing the wonders of the countryside. Thanks for the memorable days!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elizabeth, Dear Nordel and "childen", thank you for your wonderful comment. It was our pleasure to work for you and you are the perfect guests- knowledgable and interested, open minded and enjoying life like we are doing! Any time we would love to meet you again! Best regards, heidi and Alpar!

Patricia Estrada

Ecuador
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Tour: Patricia Estrada, Dresden, Sachsen, Germany
Date: May 25/14

Very explicit and patient. We had a wonderful experience and got the chance to see everything and enjoy our tour. She was very helpful and cover all our needs. Her spanish is very good also. A great guide i would recommed her defenetly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Patricia, many thanks for your comment! I really loved your group, so interested and open minded! It was a pleasure to work for you! I wish you all the best and much success in your work! Best regards, Heidi

Karel Schoeman

South Africa
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Tour: #26335, Dresden City Tour, Dresden, Sachsen, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 14/13

(4 or 5 stars is arbitrary.) The tour was adapted to my personal needs & wishes, & took the form of a drive around & through the city and a free conversation consisting of the interchange of ideas, not a pre-prepared monologue by the guide. Frau Heidi seems well informed on a wide variety of subjects, and took obvious trouble to satisfy my wants. The vehicle (small bus) was comfortable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Karel, thank you very much for your comment. It was a very interesting tour with you because it covered so many different topics of the city┬┤s history. I hope you could enjoy your stay furtheron in Dresden and you are doing well, Best regards, Heidi

Karen Rentzsch

United States
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Tour: Tour to Sahlassa, Dresden, Sachsen, Germany
Date: Sep 3/13

A fabulous job! Heidi asked us for information about what we wanted, and provided just what we desired. She was helpful and informative, very professional, one of the best.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Karen, thank you so much for you comment! I just think we had a wonderful time with you being so interested! Hoping to meet you again in Dresden one day! Best regards, Heidi

Ruth Prosser

Canada
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Tour: #26335, Dresden City Tour, Dresden, Sachsen, Germany    view tour
Date: Nov 12/12

Heidi was very informative and personable. We took in alot and moved quickly to see as much as possible. We enjoyed hearing from someone from the former eastern block as everyone looks at things from a different perspective. Would highly recommend her.

Andrea Moody

Australia
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Tour: #24620, The Splendour of Dresden, Dresden, Sachsen, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 20/12

Excellent tour highly recommended! Heidi was a very engaging guide with lots of interesting stories. Very enjoyable!