Timo our guide was excellent. He provided personal insight and was very knowledgeable about the sites we visited. It is obvious that he is very proud of his country. He even took us off the beaten path so we could drink a German beer and to purchase some alcohol to bring home. Great excursion.
Our trip to Germany as one of the port stops on our cruise was a large part of our choice of cruises so we wanted to make sure we got the most out of our time by booking the private tour. Our tour guide Alex picked us up at the pier and drove us to Berlin, on the Autobahn no less which was an amazing experience in itself. We got to Berlin in about 1/2 the time the train from the pier would have taken us. We had a very somber visit to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp and then it was off to the City Center of Berlin. Although this is not a very well known camp, it was very informative and eye opening. Alex was a great edition to this stop as well as he had a wealth of information to share. After the stop to Sachsenhausen we were off to Berlin. Thanks to our tour guide, were able to see all the sights we wanted to see. Alex drove us right up to every stop. We saw the East Side Gallery, Checkpoint Charlie, Gendarmenmarkt, the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, the Holocaust Memorial, Unter den Linden Boulevard, the Victory Column, Tiergarten Park. We also saw the Charlottenburg Palace, the Kurfurstendamm Street with the famous KaDeWe, and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and the University Library where all those books were burned. We had a delicious, authentic meal in Potsdam Square at a lovely outdoor pub (not included in tour price). This was an incredibly comprehensive tour which made for an amazing day in Berlin. We highly recommend this tour!
Reviewer: Alex the adventurer
The guide made the trip pleasant & fun! A lot covered in a day!