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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Belziger Str. 21, 10823 Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you to Finn for guiding our family of four (two parents, a 17 and a 19 year old) for a day and a half in Berlin and Sachsenhausen. It was so valuable to have such a thoughtful and knowledgeable guide to help us better...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KerrinMcK
Finn B, Manager at Finn Ballard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Kerrin, thank you so much for our two tours together and for writing this lovely review! It was really enthralling to see such a wonderful family with so much intellectual curiosity. The two young ones will go far. Stay in touch, and I hope...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Finn was incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about Berlin history! The 4 hours absolutely flew by. I don't think there's anything I can say that another review hasn't stated, so let me be clear: Finn is an amazing tour guide, and I have no reservations recommending...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Finn B, Manager at Finn Ballard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Stewart, thank you so much for the lovely tour together and for such a kind review! Already looking forward to our next walk in Berlin!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was a little nervous going to such a large city in my first visit to Germany. Early on in my visit to Berlin, I was gifted a phenomenal 4-hour tour with Finn. He tailored it both to my interests and my schedule, meeting me...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Finn B, Manager at Finn Ballard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the lovely tour together, and for this marvellous review! I was so proud of you for conquering your vertigo to ascend that tower - so happy to have been part of your first-time Berlin visit. See you and your partner...More

Reviewed 29 November 2018

My husband and I had a very enjoyable walking tour of the Bavarian section of Schoneberg with Finn two weeks ago. His historical knowledge of the area was impressive, as was his connection to a neighborhood he has lived in for quite some time. I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Finn B, Manager at Finn Ballard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Debra, thank you so much for our lovely tour together and for writing this kind review. I think it's the first one to mention my accent! I look forward to seeing you in Prenzlauer Berg for pizza when you are both back in town!

Reviewed 28 November 2018

Finn came highly recommended by a Berliner friend of mine. That was good enough for me! Our group of 4 from Brooklyn spent two incredible days touring with Finn. We selected the Berlin All-In Tour for day one and a Queer History Tour for day...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Finn B, Manager at Finn Ballard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2018

Thank you so much for trusting me with such a lot of your short time in Berlin! I'm so glad to read how much you got from the two tours, and more than happy to have helped maximise your Berlin experience! Hope you will indeed...More

Reviewed 28 November 2018

Finn was recommended to us for our first-time trip to Berlin. We had a 4-hour walking tour of Berlin starting at Potsdamer Platz and finishing at the Brandenburg Gate. Finn was knowledgable, interesting, always willing to answer our questions. He was helpful with suggestions of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Finn B, Manager at Finn Ballard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2018

Thanks so much for the lovely tour together - hope you two will come back soon!

Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

A bit late, as we’ve just finished our travels and we’re remembering Finn’s fabulous tour. This guy deserves 5 stars all day long. Finn kindly accepted our booking for his Third Reich tour in Berlin. We thoroughly enjoyed his tour, not only was it extremely...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Finn B, Manager at Finn Ballard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2018

Dear Helen, I'm the one to say thanks! I so much appreciate you choosing me for your tour and your short free time in Berlin. It's marvellous to read about how much you got from our walk together. It was a real pleasure to spend...More

Reviewed 14 November 2018

Found Finn on the web - experience was better than anticipated. Walking the streets of Berlin with Finn gave us so much more knowledge and insight into the history, old and new!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kathy H
Finn B, Manager at Finn Ballard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2018

Hi Kathy, thanks so much for our tour together and for the lovely review! Come back soon!

Reviewed 21 October 2018

On our first trip to Berlin we were recommended to go on a tour with Finn. It was an excellent tour pitched at just the right level for us. Finn was extremely knowledgeable and informative and used his Ipad to show pictures and clips of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Finn B, Manager at Finn Ballard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Thank you so much for our tour together! It was a delight to walk with you, and special thanks for your flexibility. Certainly it would be a pleasure to tour again on your future visit - keep in touch!

Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

We recently had the privilege of taking two tours of Berlin with Finn Ballard. Our guide in Prague had recommended him, and we fortunately took his advice. Finn tailors his tours to your interests, is more than happy to answer questions, offers helpful hints to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Finn B, Manager at Finn Ballard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Thanks so much for our lovely two tours together, and for this gorgeous review as well! Keep in touch, and do let me know when you are back in town!

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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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Response from Finn B | Property representative |
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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Response from Finn B | Property representative |
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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