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Berlin Locals Private Tours

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Address: Gotenstr. 4, 10829 Berlin, Germany
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+49 177 2380002

Hello, we are Arja and Caroline and we are your Berlin Locals – the best...

Hello, we are Arja and Caroline and we are your Berlin Locals – the best alternative to your Berlin guide book.Let us take you on your tour through Berlin, put together by ourselves, Berlin Locals and German historians, and designed individually according to your interests, wishes and needs, starting exactly where you want it to start from – your local hotel, the local station or airport or directly from the docks of your cruise ship.

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Excellent tours by fantastic guides

Excellent tour with Arja... Very knowledgable guide. Great to have a walking tour with a local rather than an overseas student (as many other walking tour companies seem to use in... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2014
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

Excellent tour with Arja... Very knowledgable guide. Great to have a walking tour with a local rather than an overseas student (as many other walking tour companies seem to use in European cities). We were given an excellent historical overview but also great tips and facts about the city as we walked around. A must do for new visitors to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

Being a seasoned traveler I have done many walking tours around the world. But nothing compares to my tour with Arja in Berlin. It was a completely different experience having a local show me around compared to somebody who has just studied the country. Arja gave both historical facts and personal stories giving me a rich in depth sense of... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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Reviewed 11 December 2013

My husband and I took the "Berlin Highlights Tour - Expanded Version" (offered by Tours by Locals) on September 28, 2013 and our tour guide, Roberto T. was terrific! His passion and enthusiasm, as well as his knowledge of the city was apparent. He met us at our hotel (at the designated time) and allowed us to use his tram... More 

1 Thank 1Murphy24
Brampton, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 November 2013

We had Arja as a guide and director for a series of cities including Hamburg, Berlin, Dresden, Prague, Bratislava and Vienna. She is not only an excellent guide but also a great tour director. Her knowledge of the places we visited was expansive and detailed. She conducts the tour with flexibility, humour and energy. She is also exceptionally good at... More 

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Reviewed 20 August 2013

Doing a walking tour with Caroline was a relaxing and very informative way to ss the parts of Berlin that she showed us. She was very obliging and gave us much information as you needed. You could ask as many questions as you wante. The tour is tailored to meet your needs as you walked from one location to another.... More 

1 Thank BendigoJandK
Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 May 2013

I greatly appreciated Caroline's tour, particularly the depth of knowledge she was able to share! Like walking around with an animated, entertaining encyclopedia of Berlin history.

Thank Charles G
Tubingen, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 14 May 2013

I attended a tour by Berlin Locals as part of a conference event. First I was afraid walking around Berlin in still rather cold spring weather could turn out an exhausting entertainment, but that wasn't the case at all. The guide, Caroline, was charming and everything she said was based on what I consider an impressive body of historical knowledge.... More 

Thank Karsten K
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Reviewed 11 May 2013

Arja Jacob is a delight! She was our guide on a 6 day bus tour of Hamburg, Berlin, Dresden, Prague, Bratislava and Vienna. She has a passion for the history of Central Europe and enjoys sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm with her clients. She is obviously intelligent and educated in her area. We were a rather diverse group and she... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 19 April 2013 via mobile

We had 4 days in Berlin over Easter and we wanted to make the most of our time there. My husband was nervous I'd spend 4 days dragging him around Museum Island so was desperate for an alternative. After reading reviews on here we chose Berlin Locals and were immediately impressed with our guide's (Arja) interest in catering the tour... More 

1 Thank Mezzy1979
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2013

I was recommended to contact Berlin Locals by a friend, as I was in Berlin with my parents and younger brother for a week. Arja was fantastic in making the places visited and information given relevant to both myself (in my 20s) and also my parents (in their 60s). Her level of information was amazing - she and my father... More 

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