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“Just perfect!”

Explore Berlin Tours
Ranked #45 of 377 Tours in Berlin
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Owner description: Explore Berlin is tourism at its best. Jessica Cartwright is one of the most sought after guides in the city - not only because of her in depth knowledge of past and present Berlin but also for the phenomenal way in which she conveys its history with spirit, suspense and compassion. To fully appreciate the Berlin of today, Jessica navigates you through the many layers of its diverse past. From its swampy origins to the rise of the Prussian army, through Hitler’s megalomaniacal vision for a new world capital to the communist totalitarian regime that led to division and the construction of the Berlin wall.Come and experience Berlin through her stories of the city and its people as they stood at the gates of history with her “multimedia” props and passionate recounting of some of history’s most pivotal moments.
Chicago, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Just perfect!”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Our family travel agent booked Jessica for us when we visited Berlin during a Baltic cruise. We had a very limited time in Berlin, but figured a quick trip was better than not getting there at all. After our day with Jessica we were even more pleased with our decision. Her ability to get us through the major sites quickly and edficiently without making us feel rushed really made us feel we got the most out of our time! Her enthusiasm is contagious and her passion for history is inspiring. Our time with her was without a doubt a highlight of the trip!

Visited May 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“A wonderful guide and person!”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

Without hesitation, I join the previous 32 reviewers to give Jessica an "Excellent" rating. We have had many good guides during our travels, and Jessica is one of the best. She took the initiative to exchange several emails with me before we arrived to make sure that we would spend the time in Berlin seeing the sights that would be of most interest to us and to help us figure out which sights we would want to see with her and which we could do equally well without a guide. She also made restaurant suggestions, including for Krakow where we were heading after Berlin.

Beyond all that, Jessica is a delightful, engaging, bright young woman. My wife, 25-year old daughter, and I all very much enjoyed touring with her.

Visited April 2014
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Washington, UK
Level 6 Contributor
222 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
“The best guide in Berlin!”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

This is the third year I have booked Jessica Cartwright to be our Berlin tour guide for a school group of British A Level students. Quite simply she is the best tour guide you could book for a variety of reasons:

Firstly her enthusiasm and infectious personality, her passion for history is evident from the beginning, she is an excellent communicator and also gets to know the students.

She will help you with any arrangements you need to make before and after your tour, showing that she genuinely cares and values your business.

Jessica has the flexibility to tailor your tour, each year has just got better and better! She also can guide at Sachsenhausen Concentration camp as well as inside various museums in the city.

I am particularly impressed with her accurate historical knowledge and her ability to get this across to students helping them understand further and improve their knowledge. She has become more of a friend than colleague after booking her over the last three years; a very genuine person who will ensure her passion for Berlin is transferred to you!

Visited April 2014
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Helsinki, Finland
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
“You don't regret it”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Jessica was fantastic! She was friendly, enthusiastic, and super knowledgable. She was able to answer all our questions about the history of Berlin, as well as suggest cool places to see and visit around the city. She brought her iPad with her to show us old historical photos of the sites we were looking at. It was really amazing to see what the places looked like during WWII, and then see what they look like today.

I strongly recommend her as a tour guide!

Visited January 2014
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Concord, New Hampshire
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Informative, engaging, passionate, flexible”
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Jessica led the small school group I was chaperoning for the 2 days we spent in Berlin. Before we arrived, she emailed me regarding my group's interests and preferences. She tailored our time to that. Jessica's knowledge, passion and versatility kept everyone engaged and interested from me (my 3rd time in the city with a passionate interest in East Germany and divided Berlin) to teenagers who knew no German and very little about Germany. She was simply perfect.

Visited February 2014
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