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!
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 2016
|Date||Event||What to expect|
|Jan. 18-21||Fashion Week||Fashion show: expect higher hotel rates, fashion events|
|Jan. 15-24||International Green Week (Agric. Show)||hotel rates go up|
|Feb. 11-21||Berlinale||hotel rates go way up, great film showings|
|March 9-13||ITB: Intern. Tourist Fare||hotel rates go up|
|March 18-28||Festtage at the Staatsoper Berlin||hotel rates go up|
|Apr. 3||Berlin Half Marathon||Many street closings|
|Apr. 29-May 1||Gallery Weekend||Great opportunity to view modern art and meet the artists|
|May 5-8||Berlin Jazz Festival||hotel rates go up|
|May 15||Big 25 & Freedom Marathon||expect traffic delays|
|May 23-24||Carnival of Cultures||hotel rates go up|
|June 3-18||9th Berlin Biennale||hotel rates go up|
|June 18||Velothon||hotel rates go up|
|June 21||Fête de la Musique||hotel rates go up|
|June 28-July 1||Berlin Fashion Week||hotel rates go up|
|July 16-17 and 23||Lesbian and Gay City Festival and CSD||hotel rates go up|
|July 21-25||Classical Open Air||Great concerts on Gendarmenmarkt|
|July 30||City Night Run||Great fireworks at the Olympic Stadium|
|August 5-7||International Beer Festival||hotel rates go up|
|Sept. 9-19||Pyronale||hotel rates go up|
|Sept. 2-7||IFA (Consumer Electronics)||Expect higher hotel prices|
|Sept. 13-18||Berlin Art Week||Expect higher hotel prices|
|Sept. 24||Berlin Marathon||Expect higher hotel prices and massive traffic delays|
|Sept. 30-Oct. 16||Berlin Illuminated (Festival of Lights)||Berlin landmarks are illuminated – spectacular sights not to be missed!|
|Dec.||Christmas markets||Don’t miss!|
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!