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Finn Ballard Tours

Belziger Str. 21, 10823 Berlin, Germany
+49 1514 0112203
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What can I say - Finn is Amazing

My husband and I took a private tour with Finn who showed us the highlights of old Jewish and DDR... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ejsnyc
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New York, NY
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Tour with Finn yesterday (4 adults) was excellent, he is so knowledgeable abour the area and... read more

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Hello and welcome to Berlin! My name is Dr. Finn Ballard and I'd be delighted to guide you around this fascinating city. If you're seeking an experienced guide with whom to explore Berlin on foot, by bike, or car, I'm here to help tailor your time in this remarkable city. Take a look at the different private tours I offer (Berlin All-in, Third Reich, Cold War, Jewish Berlin, Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, or Potsdam) or simply advise me on what interests you most - together we can design a tour which meets exactly your requirements. I'm happy to advise you on accommodation, restaurants, museums, nightlife and other activities, and chauffeur services can also be easily arranged. Whether you have weeks or only hours in Berlin, let me help you get the most from every moment. Simply let me know how you'd best like to spend your time in Berlin, and we will spend it wisely together. I'm looking forward to hearing from you!
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Belziger Str. 21, 10823 Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I took a private tour with Finn who showed us the highlights of old Jewish and DDR Berlin as well as the hip new areas of the East. He was a wealth of knowledge, such a nice guy and very entertaining. Loved...More

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Finn B, Manager at Finn Ballard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks so much for the lovely day - it was a pleasure to explore Mitte and Friedrichshain with you! Hope to cross paths again soon, and happiest travels to you both!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tour with Finn yesterday (4 adults) was excellent, he is so knowledgeable abour the area and ‘pitches’ the information, depending on your interests and questions to personalise a tour that is just right! We followed the wall and found places we would never have found...More

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Finn B, Manager at Finn Ballard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks to the four of you for the lovely tour together, and for this kind review as well! Do stay in touch, and I'll hope to be touring with you again on your next trip!

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Reviewed 7 July 2018

Our 4-hour Berlin All-in Tour with Finn was an unforgettable experience. Finn is a walking encyclopedia of fascinating facts about the city's history, culture, and people. He made sure the tour was very fluid and directed by our interests and questions -- and there was...More

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Finn B, Manager at Finn Ballard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the lovely morning together and for this great review, Scott and Kyle!! I would be more than happy to explore the city with you further any time!

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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

We spent the last 2 days with Finn doing the Third Reich and the Cold War tours. Finn made these time periods in history come to life for us and our children ages 12 and 16. Finn is very knowledgeable. His relaxed and friendly nature...More

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Finn B, Manager at Finn Ballard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Hi Nadia, thank you so much for the lovely tours with your family! Hope our paths will cross again, and wish you the very best! Finn

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Our tour with Finn was the absolute highlight of our time in Berlin. We did a two hour Third Reich focused tour and he had us riveted with his stories and his encyclopedic knowledge of Berlin and its history. I felt so transported to that...More

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Finn B, Manager at Finn Ballard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Many thanks for this lovely review and for the great tour together! I'm the lucky one to have met such a fantastic family. Stay in touch, and I would be delighted to tour with you on your next visit!

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Reviewed 26 May 2018

I booked this tour after a recommendation of a colleague for my students. My student had a general background in Berlin history, so this tour offered them a review of the history of the city from a queer perspective. Finn's tour included a lot of...More

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Finn B, Manager at Finn Ballard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Many thanks for the smashing tour together and for this lovely review! I would be happy to welcome you and your future student groups back to Berlin any time!

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

This was our first trip to Berlin and We decided to invest in a private tour with Finn. What a great decision! We received a thorough and informed grounding into all that Berlin has to offer in terms of culture, history and its geography. Finn's...More

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Finn B, Manager at Finn Ballard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Hi Elisabeth and Nick! Thank you so much for our lovely afternoon together and for such a kind review. I had a marvellous time with you and would love to welcome you back to Berlin any time! Finn

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Having booked a last minute, 2 day, 1st time trip to Berlin, my husband and I decided to book a private tour with Finn for the day of our arrival. We chose the 'All -In', which gives a condensed history from it's 13th Century roots...More

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Finn B, Manager at Finn Ballard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Many thanks for our tour, for such a kind and thoughtful review, and for the baked goods from home!! It was a delight to spend the day with you, and I hope you'll return soon (perhaps in a warmer month...!)

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

My husband, my older teenage son and I had an amazing 3 hour walking tour to many places of interest with Finn who is an excellent guide. So many 5star ratings almost seem to be too good to be true, until you take the tour...More

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Finn B, Manager at Finn Ballard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Our tour was all my pleasure. Thanks so much to the three of you for fitting in time together during your trip! Wish you many happy travels, and I'd be happy to meet up next time you're in town!

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Finn gave a fantastic three hour tour in Berlin which flew by while delivering content worth an entire day. Finn is extremely charismatic, engaged and adapts to the group to make a tour a memorable and fun experience! Definitely recommend!

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Finn B, Manager at Finn Ballard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Dear Seb, many thanks for this lovely review and for the time together! Looking forward to our next tour!

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Gigi200014
10 July 2018|
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Response from Finn B | Property representative |
Hi! I would be delighted to guide you on both tours. Ideally, we would have 4 hours for the All-in tour and 6 hours (including approx. 2.5 hours transportation time) for Sachsenhausen. Please feel free to email me directly... More
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Randi G
21 June 2018|
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Hi Randi, sorry I have just seen your question! Indeed you can mail me directly. TripAdvisor won’t let me post my website or email address in full here, but if you google ‘Finn Ballard Tours’ you will find my website, where... More
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seonhap2017
9 June 2018|
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Hi Seonha! Not sure if my answer came through, but great to hear from you and please say hi to Alex! I remember our tour, and the pic is on my Facebook page (finnballardtours) - your friend is welcome to contact me there, or... More
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