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Explore Berlin Tours

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Address: Simplonstr. 44, 10245 Berlin, Germany
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Explore Berlin is tourism at its best. Jessica Cartwright is one of the...

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.

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Jessica is a GEM!

I thought that I had finished this review months ago. Jessica was our guide on our first day, introducing us to Berlin. She was thorough, friendly, knowledgeable and fun! Our trip... read more

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Los Angeles, Ca
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought that I had finished this review months ago. Jessica was our guide on our first day, introducing us to Berlin. She was thorough, friendly, knowledgeable and fun! Our trip was so much better because we hired her to show us around the city.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

Jessica is a fountain of knowledge about Berlin and could even answer questions which floored a local German tour guide. Friendly, enthusiastic and a truly genuine person that it was a pleasure to spend the day with - don't settle for second best try and make an arrangement with Jessica - you won't regret it. We concentrated on the 1930-present... More 

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Southern Finland, Finland
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Our family, 2 adults and two teenagers, 14 and 16, had booked Jessica for a 2 day private guiding tour in Berlin. Jessica is a SUPER guide, has a lot of knowledge and a very interesting way of telling history. We all enjoyed the two days with Jessica and can HIGHLY recommend her to everyone. Thank you for all the... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

What I liked about Jessica is that over email, we planned together what my one day tour would be. I told her I wanted to see the normal tourist attractions, but also experience some of culture of Berlin, architecture and neighborhoods. And of course, end the day at a Berlin Wine bar! Visiting the tourist attractions Jessica knew so much... More 

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Reviewed 5 April 2017

I was looking for a private tour guide who could show us all of the must-see Berlin attractions AND make it fun for both adults and kids (10-year old boy and 12-year old girl). Our two, half-day tours with Jessica met and even surpassed these expectations. Before we arrived in Berlin, Jessica asked lots of questions and used the responses... More 

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Short Hills, New Jersey
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

We spent two fabulous days exploring Berlin with Jessica. She met us at our hotel and started by asking what we wanted to see and learn and then tailored the tours to maximize our experience. Jessica's extensive knowledge of the history and culture of Berlin is amazing. She brought to life the horrors of Hitler's time in Berlin as well... More 

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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We booked Jessica for 2 tours - Jewish heritage & Berlin city tour. Both tours were terrific. Jessica is lovely, really friendly & easy to communicate with. Her knowledge of German history & particularly regarding Berlin is extensive, there were no questions Jessica couldn't answer. We had an amazing couple of days exploring Berlin & learning about its quite unique... More 

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Reviewed 29 November 2016

My husband and I met Jessica on our first day in Berlin for a walking tour. Having never been to Berlin, we wanted to become oriented to the city and to see the major points of interest. Jessica was amazing! She met with us, ascertained our interests, and took it from there! We were so pleased with the organization of... More 

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Reviewed 29 November 2016

We were a party of twelve visiting Berlin on the occasion of one of our number 50th Birthday celebration. Having pickup the group at the hotel the next 4+ hours was both educational and entertaining in how she got her passion-based knowledge across to the group. Everyone agreed that her interaction and style suited our group in that she made... More 

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Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Did the Berlin walking tour with Jessica Cartwright on the first day of our Trip.It was the best thing we could have done. Jessica's tour was informative and entertaining, we were a group of 11 and we were all hanging on her every word! We all said we wished we had had teachers at school like Jessica as she explained... More 

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The centre of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighbourhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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