Best of Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour - in Berlin - LikeALocal Guide

Best of Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour

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25 EUR

Why take two or three different tours when you can hear the whole story in one? See the best of what Berlin has to offer in six hours and learn how the city has evolved to become the vibrant metropolis that it is today!

Duration: 6 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • German,
  • Italian,
  • Russian,
  • French,
  • Dutch,
  • Swedish,
  • Norwegian,
  • Danish,
  • Portuguese

Highlights

  • Learn all you need to know about Berlin in just six hours with an expert local guide
  • Visit well-known historical sights and attractions
  • Explore hidden streets and alleyways
  • See some fantastic street art and modern architecture

Description

One tour, everything you need to know. Pioneered by our founding father, Terry Brewer, this six-hour circuit is the city’s most comprehensive walking tour.

Experience Berlin caught in the throes of Nazi megalomania, walk through a capital cut in two by the Cold War, marvel at the might of Prussia, explore hidden pathways in the former Jewish quarter, and learn how the traumatic legacy of the 20th century is weaved into the city’s fabric today.

This tour takes you to historical sights and attractions, including the Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Wall, the Jewish Memorial, the site of Hitler’s bunker, Checkpoint Charlie, the Reichstag building, Museum Island, Gendarmenmarkt, the New Synagogue, the Jewish Quarter, former Nazi government ministries, and the Tiergarten urban park.

Along the way you’ll also get the chance to see some fantastic street art and modern architecture.

What’s included & not included

  • Expert local tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

Meeting point

We meet on the square behind Friedrichstrasse Station. Look out for your guide on the square between the Tränenpalast Museum and the Monki/Weekday store

Reviews from travellers (45)

4.9/5

A Wonderful and Informative Experience!
Wonderful short 6 hour tour
Went on Best of Berlin 1/2 Day Tour with Jonathon. Jonathon was completely engaging, knowlegible and humorous during the tour. He had the groups attention and respect throughout the “walk”. We saw all the points of interests and received a complete historical background of German culture, especially pertaining to WWII.
Informative
We really saw a lot and received very good information on the history of Berlin
Very informative and would highly recommend. Best way to see a lot of the city and get its history. We could ask our tour guide anything on Berlin and she has the answer
Great intro to Berlin
My friend and I booked this tour, which overall was really good to understand Berlin's history and the important sights through Berlin. Both tour guides were very personable and helped with understanding other things to do around Berlin too.

I've given the tour 3 stars because our first tour with Polly ended up being cancelled half way because there were not enough people to continue in the afternoon (she was an excellent guide). We then had to cancel our other plans and join another group on another day to resume our tour. The second tour, led by Will was also great. Just frustrating that after we paid for a tour, we had to reschedule our own plans because there weren't enough clients.
Amazing
Loved this food and culture tour! My best friend an I joined it and had so much fun and good food! Our guide Dov was an amazing guy with a lot of knowledge and good taste in food ;) Allthough it was freezing cold, all the excellent German beers and different kinds of espresso’s kept us warm! This tour is defenitely a must do and one of the most fun tours I have joined! It is a very good addition to getting to know parts of berlin! Will defenitely come back for another one!
Great tour!
We really enjoyed the detailed walking tour of Berlin that Theo gave us. Very informative and thorough, with plenty of historical information and quirky details that you don't normally find in books or online. Strongly recommended if you want to understand how Berlin came to be what it is today.
Great tour
Had such a great day on the tour. It was very informative, the guide was interesting, funny & easy to listen to. Would definitely recommend it.
A must do tour
This is the must do tour in Berlim to understand it?s history and get a general view and understanding of the city.
With a good guide it's a good day!
Absoultely excellent!
Our guide Holly was absolutely amazing. She was very informative and used creative methods to portray what occurred in certain areas of Berlin. Breaks were given at good times and for a good length of time. She was very open to questions and discussions. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour by far the best we’ve ever been on. Highly highly recommended.
Great
Really nice tour
wonderful
great tour and great advise for after the tour
THE TOUR: Half-Day Walkin Tour
I must say that those 6h passed by sooo quickly. It was a great tour with the best guide SAM! He was a great storyteller, professional and funny. Highly recommending this tour. ;)
Exceptional
Jonathan was our guide and he is really knowledgeable, has a great sense of humour and answered all our questions. Although 6 hours sounds like a long tour, it flew by and was paced so we didn't get tired. - plenty of stops. We had 9 in our group and met some lovely people. This tour gives a great overview of all the major sights which helped later in our time in Berlin. Great value. Thoroughly recommended. Thanks Jonathan.
Preston was the best!
Preston was a great guide. Thoroughly explained everything, answered questions, and had a good sense of humor. Would recommend.
Very good experience!!!!!!
Great Tour
Jonathan does a fantastic job.
Insane value for money
The six hours we spent exploring the centre of Berlin just flew by, and I learned so much. Polly knows her subject - she studied German and history - and she is also friendly, funny, a great story teller, and able to convey some pretty grim facts with just the right degree of sensitivity and nuance. I have done plenty of walking tours in different cities and this was one of the best. Highly recommended.
Wonderful
Julia our tour guide is amazingly brilliant. No dull moment. She shown us around the city with thorough precision and loads of history. Thank goodness I booked this tour . 💋❤️💋❤️💋❤️
Awesome guide, awesome tour!
Glad to have booked this tour.
My partner and I made a last minute booking to come to Berlin for a short three night break. We had never been to Berlin, so when we saw the walking tour advertised we had to book it on line before we arrived, and how pleased we both were that we did. Our guide Jonathan had a wealth of knowledge to impart to us but didn't swamp us with too much information, in fact we both felt he had got just the right balance and an excellent sense of humour made for a really enjoyable tour and although the trip was initially a daunting six hour duration it passed far too quickly and by the end we both felt we had received a good digest of central Berlin and we looked forward to our evening trying out some of the bars and restaurants we had seen.
Julia is the best tour guide in the world!
Julia is incredibly intelligent and full of knowledge! We learned and saw so much on our six hour walking tour! We are so happy that we had Julia as our tour guide!

We even got to visit a special little German chocolate shop that had the most delightful treats. On top of everything she even went the extra mile and helped us with getting transportation for the way home because we were confused of how the metro worked and where to go.

She is absolutely amazing and we highly recommend this tour! Thank you so much Julia for an incredible time!
Smart, funny, informative, great small local pointouts
Preston was our guide and led us on a reasonably paced walking tour of many of the big historic sites of Berlin while consistently adding in literary, film, and small local spots that served to peak my interest in Berlin as a living place instead of strictly a historical reference. His humor was smart and carried the weight of opinion alongside the information offering a perspective.
Best Day Tour
I went for this Day Tour expecting something great and Theo turned this Tour into something magnificent. I enjoyed time with him outside. He was so well informed, jovial and fun to be with. He gave so much information and I didn't realize we had spent almost 7 hours from morning walking around Berlin. Highly recommend everyone to have this Tour with Theo.. big thumbs up !
A great way to see Berlin
Preston was a great guide to Berlin. Very knowledgeable about the city and its history, but also injected his own experiences and personality into the tour. Very memorable and highly recommended.
Best way to know Berlin in just 6 hours
We only had one and a half day in Berlin, so this tour sounded the perfect thing to get to see most of the main points of interest. We had Julia as a guide and it was great! She had a lot of anecdotes around the main info for our stops, she kept describing what was around us most of the time which was so nice. We were around 15 persons in the group, but did not have trouble in hearing the stories or getting lost. It was great! Totally recommend!
Knowledgable Polly
It was great having such a knowledgeable guide as Polly. She explained to us she has a degree in German History and it was certainly on full display. Thanks for the great tour.
Brilliant
Polly was very knowledgeable and insightful. Would highly recommend it to others.
Best Tour
We are 2 adults and 4 teenager group, and we really love this tour. Everything was perfect!!
6hr walking tour of Berlin
Jonathan showed us round. A strong Jewish theme, it was good to get a personal insight..
If you do one thing in Berlin make it this
Our guide Preston was fantastic. Knowledgeable, passionate and friendly.
You can tell he really loves what he does. Perfect day for someone travelling alone for the first time.
Excellent
Our guide Preston was outstanding - he mixed general and anecdotal information very well. The tour gave us an entertaining and informative snapshot of Berlin on our first visit here - thank you !
Jonathan is the man
Jonathan gave a very informative and fun tour!
It was great!
Our guide was very knowledgeable and approachable. We were in a small, diverse group. For lunch, we had many different options. Lastly and most importantly, we went to main historic sites and more. We learned so much in half a day!
Excellent half day Berlin walking tour with Jonathan
Jonathan knows his stuff and it was clear. He made it entertaining, curious, humorous and informative even for those who hated history in school. 6 hours is a long time but frankly, it did not even feel like it even for a moment.
Good Tour trough Berlin
Our guy Jonathan was a cool and chilled mate. He took us with a small group through the city of Berlin and provided us insights into the rich history of the capital of Germany. Contrary to expectations, the 6h-tour was not exhausting at all, since we squeezed in enough pauses and stops at POIs, where Jonathan provided us informations in an informative but also playful way. (Sometimes we had a feeling that he could dig a bit deeper into the topics instead of providing just shallow infos). All in all it was a nice experience and we would like to recommend the tour to all people that are interested in history and the sites in Berlin.
Great tour and totally worth of its price.
5 out of 5
I was very lucky to have Alexander as our tour guide. He is very knowledgeable and humorous in all the subjects we came across. I was a solo traveler and he made me feel very much welcome. Easily one of the best walking tour I have joined."
I would give this tour a 5! the guide was so educated about the city and i learned so much more than i had anticipated. The group was really laid back and I even made some friends through it. The guide was so nice and funny and the whole experience made my trip!
Matt is an awesome guide!
I was lucky to join other equally inquisitive tourists and we asked Matt many questions which he was able to answer very well.

While it was a cold and grey day, Matt livened up the atmosphere and made sure we had fun. It was great to staty off the visit by heading to the former Jewish area before walking around in the former East Germany and then past the Bundestag and Holocaust Memorial. I found the flow of the walking tour to be excellent.

Thank you for such a wonderful day in Berlin!
Brandon was excellent
I had a great time on the tour.
He had great information about everything and told some funny story's too.
I come home the next day unfortunately because everything he told us made me want to stay for a lot longer.
When I come back to Berlin I'll definitely book another tour with you guys.
It was a great tour!
I learnt a lot and it was a lot of fun thanks to Jonathan's wonderful energy...
I enjoyed your tour of the Mitte district given by Molly who was very knowledgable and informative. I would recommend this tour to visitors to Berlin.
This immense 6 hour walking tour of Berlin was one of the highlights of my Berlin visit.

Our guide, Sam, had exceptional knowledge of the history of the city and interweaved historical facts about the major events of the city with some personal stories of people who live(d) there.

To stand at major sites such as the Brandenburg Gate and listen to the causes, reasons and impact of Nazi Germany and the post-war split of the city (along with the country) was absolutely fascinating.

Highly recommended to anyone visiting Berlin!
I lived in Berlin for a year in college, so I actually took the Brewer's Tour when I came to the city for the first time in 2003. Now, eleven years later, I was finally able to return to Berlin, and my husband and I took the tour again because I remembered being so impressed (and have recommended it to people since).

My husband was....well...reluctant. He doesn't like walking, and wasn't excited about a 6 hour walking tour. I told him that if he was bored, he could leave after the first couple hours. Not only did he stay the entire time, but has since raved about it to other people whom we've met and are looking for a good tour in Berlin. (And it made it a lot easier to convince him to try another walking tour when we went to Prague.)

Jonathan was our guide and - like the guide I had 10 years ago - did an excellent job of combining the history of Berlin (storied - Prussia to Bismark to Hitler to Stalin to present) with funny anecdotes and contemporary politics. He also gave us some tips on places to go and things to do. Jonathan also had a fabulous sense of humor - one that jived with my husband's particularly well....he was still quoting some of his lines/jokes a couple days later.

Super happy to have gotten to tour with Jonathan - and from what I've experienced and heard, Jonathan is just one of the many great guides with Brewer's.

15 Euro for 6 hours of Berlin's history and sights? What a deal. (Just be sure to tip!!)

Oh, and they have stops for bathrooms and food - so you won't go hungry. :)
Our guide Sam was excellent and it was a really cool worthwhile experience. I'm definitely stoked I chose this over the bus tour I originally planned to do
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