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“Great Introduction to Berlin”
Review of Insider Tour

Insider Tour
Ranked #1 of 394 Tours in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Get to grips with this fascinating city by taking a tour with Berlin's most informative and entertaining walking tour company. Insider Tour guides are experts on the sprawling history and intriguing culture of Berlin and, as you will see, they have a special talent for sharing their knowledge. Providing tours in Berlin since 1996, Insider Tour is committed to ensuring that each and every tour provides visitors with a truly memorable experience. Our walking tours are inexpensive, with prices starting at just 9 euro for a four-hour, in-depth, high-quality tour that acquaints you with the different aspects of this fantastic city that has become one of Europe's most popular destinations. First-timers here can get an overview of Berlin, encompassing both its chequered past and its dynamic present, with our comprehensive Famous Walk: Hidden Berlin & All the Main Sites tour, while those looking for a more detailed history may wish to try out one of our specialised tours, such as the Third Reich, Cold War, Jewish Berlin, Potsdam and Sachsenhausen tours or our twice-weekly day trip to Dresden.We look forward to welcoming you to Berlin!
Reviewed 9 March 2012

We stumbled across Insider Tours and were fortunate to have the services of Jessica. Her guiding was so good that having benefitted from her excellent four hour introduction to Berlin we joined her tour of Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Her commentary was unfailingly vigorous, informative and thought-provoking. She caught the imagination not just of the group but of other passers by who were drawn in by her energy and passion. She brought history to life and sought to do what should be done with history - to seek to bring its lessons and warnings to contemporary events. She managed to do this in a way which evoked reflection and not in a way which moralised or patronised. Full marks - and very good value for money.

Thank andrew w
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Reviewed 9 March 2012

Highly recommend taking a tour with Insider tour in Berlin. There are a number to choose from We were taken round key sights by Nigel Dunkley. There can't be anything about Berlin that he doesn't know. Everything was interesting and presented with a lot humour. Unmissable....

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Reviewed 9 March 2012

Definetely one of the best tours I've ever had. Don't miss it!

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Reviewed 8 March 2012

Went with Insider Tours on a 6 hour trip to Sachsenhausen Labour Camp on the outskirts of the city, 25 minute train ride.
Guide here was Nigel Dunkley who has lived in Berlin for a number of years. A former diplomat (amongst other things) and currently a historian. Very good people skills, he included everyone and was a veritable fount of knowledge - in an often amusing and entertaining but always very informative way (yes, even given this subject matter) .
The duration was advertised as 6 hours, including travelling. However, we took longer and Nigel was happy to continue as long as we wanted, fielding our many questions with full and interesting answers. He is obviously very enbthusiastic about the local history.
The camp is quite open so can be pretty cold. You are walking round slowly, stopping frequently to discuss/see things, so be prepared and wrap up!
Also, being a camp, there are no eating facilities, so bring your own food - you can eat it on site although they don't sell anything. There are toilet facilities.

This company do a number of walking tours in Berlin. We went on another and it was well worthwhile too with another excellent guide, although it has to be said that Nigel seems to be in a class of his own.

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Reviewed 8 March 2012

this was really the highlight of my 3 day visit. A walking tour which provided so much fascinating and anecdotal history - the guide, Mike, went out of his way to interest us and his infectious enthusiasm and his knowledge was utterly incredible. If you go on this (5 hour) tour and have another guide then I am sure they will be great, but if you get Mike you have struck gold!

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