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Private Tours in Berlin

Do you wish you knew somebody in Berlin who could help you decide where to stay and what to see? Whether you travel alone, with family, or in a group, I will help you plan your trip and show you around once you get here: On foot, by car, or by bus. Get the support you would get from a friend or relative! I’ll also suggest restaurants and help purchase concert tickets. If I am not available, one of my guides will be.


My name is Jo Eckardt.
I lived in New York for 19 years teaching German at NYU and working for the UN. In 2001 I returned to Berlin. Even though I still miss New York, I don’t regret the move. Berlin is a great place and I’d love to show it to you!

Now you can book your tour directly. Just click on the green Book-now-button! However, if you’re interested in a completely customized tour, or if you have questions, please feel free to send me an e-mail. I’d be happy to answer your questions, and book a tour that fits your needs perfectly. Also if your group is more than 6 people, please contact me directly!
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What’s new

More Languages: In addition to Spanish, French and Italian tours, we now also offer tours in Hebrew, Portuguese, Thai, Chinese, Russian, Greek, Dutch and Polish!

What to expect in 2018

DateEventWhat to expect
Jan. 19-28International Green Week (Agric. Show)hotel rates go up
Feb. 15-25Berlinalehotel rates go way up, great film showings
March 7-11ITB: Intern. Tourist Farehotel rates go up
March 17-26Music (Festival of Modern Music)interesting events all over the city
Mar. 24-Apr. 2Festtage at the Staatsoper Berlinhotel rates go up
Apr. 8Berlin Half MarathonMany street closings
Apr. 27-29Gallery WeekendGreat opportunity to view modern art and meet the artists
May 6Big 25 & Freedom Marathonexpect traffic delays
May 13VelothonExpect massive traffic delays up
May 18-21Carnival of Cultureshotel rates go up
May 26Avon Women’s RunExpect massive traffic delays
June 21Fête de la Musiquehotel rates go up
July 4-7Berlin Fashion Weekhotel rates go up
July 5-9Classical Open AirGreat concerts on Gendarmenmarkt
July 21 & 22Lesbian and Gay City Festival and CSDExpect massive traffic delays
July 28City Night RunGreat fireworks at the Olympic Stadium
August 3-5International Beer Festivalhotel rates go up
Aug. 31-Sept 5IFA (Consumer Electronics)Expect higher hotel prices
Sept. 1Pyronalehotel rates go up
Sept. 12-16Berlin Art WeekExpect higher hotel prices
Sept. 16Berlin MarathonExpect higher hotel prices and massive traffic delays
Oct. 4-14Berlin Illuminated (Festival of Lights)Berlin landmarks are illuminated – spectacular sights not to be missed!
Nov 1-4Berlin Jazz Festivalhotel rates go up
Dec.Christmas marketsDon’t miss!
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Concerts: When in Berlin, check out the free Philharmonie lunch concerts every Tuesday!

Boat tours through Berlin: You may not know this, but Berlin has more water ways, canals, rivers, and lakes, then almost any other city in the world. A tour in a small private motor boat will be the highlight of your stay!