Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Berlin-Germany by Tour Guide Penelope H. (Guide #4326)


Candi Kolen

United States
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Tour: #30445, Berlin's Greatest Stories - Private Tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 26/16

Penelope was a great tour guide! We learned so very much about Berlin and there is so very much to know. She has a great personality and a talent for being a tour guide. We would very much recommend using her to anyone looking for a great day in Berlin. We had Penelope for a whole day walking tour and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

Anne Greene

United States
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Tour: #30445, Berlin's Greatest Stories - Private Tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jul 12/16

Penelope is the most perfect guide for a one day visit to Berlin..we were on a cruise and had limited time to spend in Berlin. She is the most pleasant person as well as the most knowledgeable....interesting stories to go along with her history lessons....She covered everything we wanted to see and even had time for lunch with us...I would highly recommend her..

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Anne, thankyou for leaving such a lovely review. I certainly enjoyed my day with you too. Do stay in touch!

Janet B.

United States
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Tour: #30445, Berlin Extended, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 27/16

Penelope was fantastic. She had both a broad view and an in-depth knowledge of her city and it's history. She was quite willing to tailor the tour to our needs and wishes and was a delight to be with. Her English was excellent of course (she is Australian). She supplemented her information with visuals that were clear and understandable. Thank you, Penelope! Janet Belkin and Al Tarlov

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So lovely to meet you and Al. Do be in touch if you pass this way again!

Dennis Grether

United States
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Tour: #30445, Berlin extended, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 1/15

Pen was a wonderfully informed host who provided such a deep and colorful backdrop against which to enjoy the visual pleasures of Berlin. The texture of the stories she provided added so much to depth to our understanding of the historical fabric of this amazi ng city. We happened to be there on the 25th anniversary of the reunification of E and W Germany - Penmade the 6 hour trek a 6hr walking seminar on the history of the Cold War, and all that preceded it. We loved Pen; she made Berlin special for us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Dennis, Thanks for leaving such lovely feedback! It was an absolute pleasure to guide such engaged travellers as yourselves. Do stay in touch!

Garth Lane

St. Albert, AB, Canada
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Tour: #30445, Berlin extended, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 21/15

Pen and I spend the better part of 6 hours together on my Berlin Tour and I was totally engaged the entire time! Pen has a very deep knowledge and understanding of Berlin and its history but also of the greater German history and that impact on Berlin. Her stories, accounts, chronicles and characterizations of Berlin really made the city, its people and history come to life. I was provided with a deeper overview of Berlin and know and understand Berlin to a degree that I never could have on my own.

Alison Ryde

United Kingdom
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Tour: #70617, Jewish Heritage- Private Tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Sep 9/15

We feel we hit the jackpot when we engaged Pen to spend 6 hours with us in Berlin. We started with the Jewish Heritage tour which she adapted to take account of the fact that we had all seen most of the major sights already. She easily interacted with us, and was able to answer all of our questions, despite considerable knowledge from at least 2 of our party of four....she rose to the challenge with spirit and a permanent good humour. She then took us north to the Wall memorial where we ended our tour!

Louis Ross

United States
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Tour: #30446, Hitler's Berlin, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Aug 18/15

Yet another wonderful tour and guide. Penelope was yet another guide we call a "friend". She took us to various Hitler or NAZI buildings, jewish memorial, and the beautiful Tear Garden park.

Nancy Gerson

Germany
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Tour: #30445, Combining main sites and Jewish heritage, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Aug 2/15

THis was my first day in Berlin.. and Penn gave us a fabulous waking tur off the city.. we had a wonderful mix of history anecdotes and off course lunch. I wold book Penn again ... She was delightful engaging and knowledgable

Paul Kalms

United States
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Tour: #32595, Off the Beaten Path- Private Tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jul 1/15

Penelope was great. Lots of energy, enthusiasm and very knowledgeable. We had a great tour and would highly recommend Penelope.

Helen K.

Switzerland
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Tour: #30445, Berlin's Greatest Stories - Private Tour, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 8/15

Great tour! The guide has so many interesting stories to tell. Would recommend to all!

Ronnie Hauptman

United States
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Tour: #43800, Potsdam - City of Kings, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany    view tour
Date: Apr 19/15

Penelope had a tremendous amount of historic information. She was energetic and enthusiastic and a pleasure to spend a day with!

Mark Epstein

United States
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Tour: #30445, Combining main sites and Jewish heritage, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 31/14

We toured 4 days with Penelope... It was great and really made our visit to Berlin... She is very knowledgable ....extremely pleasant ... Always full of information on the history and people of Berlin...We decided to change a few things on our tours and Pen was very accommodating. We will definitely use her next time in Berlin.... Mark Epstein

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for reviewing Mark. I certainly hope to meet you again in Berlin one day for more exploring!

Mark Epstein

United States
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Tour: #43800, Potsdam - City of Kings, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany    view tour
Date: Oct 30/14

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mark!

Richard P.

United States
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Tour: #30445, Shore excusion Richard Pollack, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Aug 23/14

Penny was great, as an ex-Australian her English is almost as good as an American :-) Extremely knowledgeable about Berlin, whenever we asked any question she had a detailed answer. I highly recommend her!

Candace Groudine

United States
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Tour: #70617, Jewish Heritage, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Aug 17/14

This was probably the highlight of my visit to Berlin. Penelope gave me an entirely fresh understanding of the Jewish community's role and significance in the history of Berlin. Her tour has convinced me that I need to visit Berlin again to adequately appreciate all that she related to me. She has the knowledge and insights of a professional historian, and has a way of making your strolls through the streets of Berlin exciting and feeling that you just want more.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Candace, Thank you for the lovely reviews! I do hope you come back so we can see more of the city - there is so much more Jewish history here... Be well!

Candace Groudine

United States
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Tour: Tour the Highlights, Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Date: Aug 15/14

Penelope is extremely intelligent, insightful, knowledgeable, and personable. She also has a wonderful sense of humor. She provided me with completely new perspectives about the history of the city and the country, and, a fresh understanding about Berlin's historical significance and it's people. The time went by too quickly. I would highly recommend Penelope as a guide...and as someone who will make your visit infinitely more interesting and enjoyable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Candace, so lovely to meet you and Gloria - do please be in touch if you pass this way again!

Katherine Olson

United States
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Tour: #30446, WW2/Hitler focus tour forKatherine Olsen, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jul 19/13

My grand daughter and I booked a tour with Pen that concentrated on Hitler and the Nazis. We both have a great interest in this period of Germany's history and Pen was the perfect tour guide. Her knowledge of the time period and the history leading up to it was phenomenal. She had a great store of pictures from the period on her IPAD to compare with the way the city looks today which brought her running commentary even more to life. She was very personable and easy to talk to. Well worth the money.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Katherine (and Lauren!), Thankyou for the lovely feedback. I hope you recovered from the (somewhat unusual) heat and do be in touch if you pass this way again, Pen

Raymond Kane

United States
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Tour: #30446, WW2 focus tour for Raymond Kane, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jun 27/13

Penelope was outstanding, and her depth of knowledge was truly impressive---my family really enjoyed our day together. We definitely rate her a 5 out of 5!

Debra Taylor

Switzerland
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Tour: #30445, Berlin's Greatest Stories, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Mar 6/13

This is Carol one of the four people on the tour in Berlin. We all loved Penelope. We are so encouraged we are looking forward to using ToursByLocals again for other cities! Carol Pfingsten-Lutes

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Carol, Thanks so much for the great feedback - you had the last good weather in Berlin - since then it has been less than zero every day!!! Say hi to the other girls for me, Pen

Israel Ben-Ishai

Canada
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Tour: #30445, Combining main sites and Jewish heritage, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Aug 20/12

Penelope is a great person and an excellent guide! Great historical knowledge, sensitive to the group's needs and interests and very efficient in managing the tour. We strongly recommend her! Israel, Rhonda and Sonya

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Israel, (and Rhonda and Sonya too), Thanks so much for the positive feedback. People like you make my work an absolute pleasure! Hope the rest of your trip was fabulous, Pen

Bill Roche

Australia
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Tour: Bill Roche, Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Date: Jul 9/12

My two tours with Penelope (effectively a combination of "Off the Beaten Track" and "Berlin's Greatest Stories") were fantastic. Penelope's encyclopedic knowledge of Berlin, combined with her enthusiasm and intelligence, made my time in Berlin a highlight of my recent holiday. Whether you are looking for a brief introduction to Berlin, or a detailed look at places most tourists miss, Penelope will give you a tour to remember and will enrich your Berlin experience. Bill Roche

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Bill, thankyou for your kind comments - it is wonderful to meet such an engaged traveller as you! All the best, Pen

Julie Leckie

Australia
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Tour: #32595, Off the Beaten Path, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jul 2/12

Touring 'alternative Berlin' with Penny was a delight. She had great passion and knowledge of the Kreuzberg area and the Turkish influence, squatters, street art, stories of the locals and a 'must see' conclusion at the East Wall Gallery. Penny was a delightful and vibrant tour guide who we would not hesitate to recommend to others.

Kelly Tallio

United States
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Tour: #32595, Off the Beaten Path, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jul 1/12

Kelly Tallio

United States
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Tour: #30445, Berlin's Greatest Stories, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Jul 1/12

Hamish McGregor

United Kingdom
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Tour: #30445, Greatest Stories + Third Reich mix, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Apr 27/12

Pen was a fantastic tour guide. Highly informative and very "user friendly". We would have no hesitation in recommending this tour to any one. Hamish McGregor. Edinburgh. Scotland.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Hamish, It was a pleasure spending a (warm!) day with your group. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay! Best, pen

Mark Lawler

United Kingdom
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Tour: #32595, Off the Beaten Path, Berlin, Berlin, Germany    view tour
Date: Feb 24/12

We were met by a smiling Australian in red a hat name Penelope. Pen was a fantastic tour guide. She understood what we wanted to see, understood the nature of our visit and subsequently delivered a thought provoking, interesting, enthusiastic and informative guide. Pen started by giving us the historical context to the city of Berlin which was invaluable as we ventured into the Back Streets! She was incredibly knowledgable about the cities history and how this has helped shape the Berlin of today. Thanks

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mark. Your group was delightful, and I really enjoyed taking you around. Good luck with your next venture!