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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.

Jo

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!


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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 2017

DateEventWhat to expect
Jan. 17-20Fashion WeekFashion show: expect higher hotel rates, fashion events
Jan. 20-29International Green Week (Agric. Show)hotel rates go up
Feb. 9-19Berlinalehotel rates go way up, great film showings
March 8-12ITB: Intern. Tourist Farehotel rates go up
March 17-26Music (Festival of Modern Music)interesting events all over the city
Apr. 2Berlin Half MarathonMany street closings
Apr. 7-16Festtage at the Staatsoper Berlinhotel rates go up
Apr. 28-May 1Gallery WeekendGreat opportunity to view modern art and meet the artists
May 14Big 25 & Freedom Marathonexpect traffic delays
May 24-28Protestant Church Conventionexpect higher hotel prices!
May 20Avon Women’s Runa 10 km run through the Tiergarten
June 2-5Carnival of Cultureshotel rates go up
June 11Velothonhotel rates go up
June 21Fête de la Musiquehotel rates go up
July 4-7Berlin Fashion Weekhotel rates go up
July 20-25Classical Open AirGreat concerts on Gendarmenmarkt
July 22Lesbian and Gay City Festival and CSDhotel rates go up
July 29City Night RunGreat fireworks at the Olympic Stadium
August 4-6International Beer Festivalhotel rates go up
Sept. 1-2Pyronalehotel rates go up
Sept. 1-6IFA (Consumer Electronics)Expect higher hotel prices
Sept. 12-17Berlin Art WeekExpect higher hotel prices
Sept. 23-24Berlin MarathonExpect higher hotel prices and massive traffic delays
Oct. 6-15Berlin Illuminated (Festival of Lights)Berlin landmarks are illuminated – spectacular sights not to be missed!
Nov 2-5Berlin 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!

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