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“Excellent mini-tour of Warnemunde”

Friends of Dave Tours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Friends of Dave Tours is a high quality tour service that provides exciting day tours in Warnemünde to visiting cruise guests. We are very proud of our consistent high ratings and we consider our tour customers our friends. There is nothing better than sharing people's vacations and creating long lasting memories together.
Reviewed 18 June 2014

This was the first stop on our Baltic cruise and since we have been to Berlin in the past, we were interested in seeing the local area. Based on the fantastic reviews on TA, I contacted Dave, and decided to do the mini-tour of Warnemunde, which is the morning portion of the Straddling the Wall tour.
Andreas led the walk through this most interesting little port. Andreas was born and raised here so he was able to provide a great deal of perspective, history and knowledge of the area. He has lived through both the communist era and the new capitalist Germany. His comments regarding what life was like under communism were very insightful. He recommended seeing "Lives of Others" which won the best foreign language Oscar in 2006 or 2007. We watched it when we came home and found it to be a shocking tale of life under the communist STASI.

We had a stop for cakes and coffee in town and it was delightful. After 3 hours, the others in the group proceeded to Rostock but we stayed in the town and simply enjoyed walking around.

I cannot say enough about how great Andreas was. I wish he could have been our guide for the whole trip. For anyone who is not interested in a full day tour, I highly recommend this half day tour of Warnemunde.

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

We took the Magical Mecklenburg tour with Dave and we were wowed! Dave is the best guide we have ever had, he is funny, caring and knows his stuff! He knows when you need a break and keeps you on pace! The food at lunch was the best food we have ever had on a tour and the dessert was amazing in the afternoon! I cannot say enough good things about Dave and his tours! The bus he uses is a perfect size and his driver was great! We loved every minute of this tour and if I could give it six stars I would!

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Reviewed 16 June 2014

we just spent a day with Dave touring Germany, and I have to say it was the best tour of our 12 days in the Baltic sea. Dave wants you happy, and I am not that easy to please. You cannot go wrong going with Dave. We saw the prettiest of the pretty, heard the most interesting facts, and enjoyed food of the area that was delicious. Just wish we had done all the tours with Dave. May 2014

Dottie and Randy Skipper, ALABAMA

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Reviewed 15 June 2014

Before embarking on our 12-day Baltic Cruise, our family of 4 did some homework and found out about Friends of Dave on TripAdvisor and boy are we glad we found him! It sure beats spending 6 hours on the train going to Berlin for the day! Dave's tour of Warnemunde, Wismar and Schwerin was by far the best onshore experience we had during the entire cruise. Truthfully, I had never heard of any of those towns before but after a day with Dave, we learned so much about the history of not only Germany, but of the entire Baltic region. The other reviews do a great job of describing the details of the day so I won't go into that again but would like to reiterate just how much fun it was to get to know Dave. His tour is educational, enjoyable, and good for your health (you end up walking over 8 miles at a relaxing pace). Would definitely recommend Friends of Dave Tours to anyone visiting Germany and have already told many friends and family about Dave!

Thank katshan
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FoDTours, Owner at Friends of Dave Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2014

Wow, what nice comments! Just one thing so as not to scare anyone... using a step counter, we walk about 4.5 miles throughout the day.

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Reviewed 14 June 2014

I found Dave's tour through an Internet search and a couple traveling with us also found his tour independently. We read the reviews and decided to go for it. We are so happy that we did. His tour was by far the best experience we had in our 12 day Baltic cruise. He started with a walking tour in Warnemunde where he lives and had a great experience. He tells us of the area through the eyes of a local and reviews the history of the area in minute detail. He explains things in a way that is entertaining and interesting and adds his personal touch as he goes along. We then took a bus to the town of Wismar and walked among the old city they are. It was also a great walking tour. We had lunch here and it was one of the best meals of the entire trip. The price of lunch was included in the cost of the tour.His knowledge of the area is second to none and once again he is able to relate that to us in a very interesting and informative way. Lastly we went to Schwerin and toward a castle and walked through the town. It was here that we had a afternoon stop in a bakery for coffee and dessert. The food was outstanding and should not be missed. When we got back to the port we needed to go and find a few things in town and Dave walked us all the way to the places that we needed to go. In summary, I highly recommend this tour. Every single person in our group said it was their best tour experience both on the current cruise and in others that we had taken.
We are hoping that we can join Dave on another of his tours in the future. He does tours on some of the AMA River cruises and we are already trying to plan one of those.

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