Giving private tours is our passion since more than 12 years.
Our team of experienced professionals with advanced degrees has the expertise and enthusiasm so that you can experience Berlin’s fascinating history up close.
Many guests send us great and personal comments. On this page, you will find some of these. We hope you will send us soon one too.
Guest comments relative to our private city tours, excursions and events
"Patrick, Just wanted to let you know that our tour was fantastic. Greta was super and everyone on the tour loved her! The drivers Matt and Ollie were wonderful too. Thanks again Patrick. Working with you has been a pleasure."
Private Hamburg Berlin Tour - Cruise Ship Excursion, Kathy Brezina
"Good Morning Patrick, Sebastian was wonderful - thank you. Very knowledgeable and entertaining and intelligent - if only everyone in the world was that good! Excellent tour keeping Berlin as the epicenter of the twentieth century. Best regards"
Full Day Berlin Private Guide & Driver Tour, Nigel
"Just a quick note to again say thank you for providing us with a very interesting and informative tour today. We thoroughly enjoyed it & appreciated your knowledge of the city & its history. Thanks again."
Private Hamburg - Berlin Tour, Joan & Rich Cooke
"Hi Björn, It was wonderful to meet Brigit. It was not like a tour but almost like being guided by a very knowledgeable friend. We finished at the Topography of terror museum/memorial which was stark but really well done. As a lover of history I was really in my element on this tour :)."
Private Third Reich Berlin Tour, Ed Finn
"Dear Patrick, Thanks for everything,the tour was espectacular. Sebastian our guide was really really great. We're absolutly happy."
Private Warnemunde Tour, Cruise Excursion in Spanish, David Vargas
"Thank you, Bjoern! I wanted to thank you for your excellent service and flexibility with our groups. I know they are challenging so we are happy to know you exceeded in all realms of the bookings, tours, etc. You did very well with this and for this we thank you very much. Everyone had great things to say about their tours so it sounds like it all went smoothly."
Private Berlin & Potsdam Tours for an International Event , Allison Doenges East-West Institute
"Dear Patrick, I would like to email you and thank you, most sincerely, for the
professional service you gave to me before and during my visit to Berlin.
Nadin is a wonderful guide and kept me interested the entire time. I
enjoyed every step of the tours. Nadin is a treasure. She is especially
charming, energetic, professional, filled with knowledge and facts and very
interesting. I only wish I had more time. Wolfgang was also an
excellent, skilled and attentive driver. I truly enjoyed my custom tour and
my visit to Berlin. I thank you and your two employees very much. Please pass on my gratitude. I look forward to my next visit."
Private Berlin Van Tours - History & Culture , Adolphus Howard
“My family and I spent two days with Nadine and Wolfgang, exploring Berlin and Potsdam. What an amazing historian and teacher you have in Nadine! Her enthusiasm and energy are infectious. Nadine has a wealth of knowledge to offer about her city which is remarkable. She is engaging, kind, and interesting. We think Nadine is fabulous! Wolfgang, too, is really terrific. He is friendly and kind. He made sure we had everything we might need. We really enjoyed our time with both Nadine and Wolfgang, exploring Berlin and Potsdam (beautiful) and learning all the history. We felt like they were part of our family by the end of the tour. It was wonderful! Thank you so much!”
Private Tour of Berlin & Private Guide & Driver Tour of Potsdam, The Dooling Family
"We had a wonderful time. Birgit was fantastic!We were very impressed by her knowledge of Berlin and rich German history. and dedication to her job.”
Private Berlin Overview & Highlights Tour, Cliff
"Hi Bjørn! We had a great time in Berlin! The guide was very good, and the locations and projects that we visited was interesting and related to our work. The bus was very nice and comfortable. The driver also. Thank you so much for your service. Best regards,"
Urban Planning & Architecture in Berlin for Urban Planners, Mr. Morten Bergem
"Hello this is Paul and Maurren just wanting to let you know what an outstanding tour guide Nadine you have in your service. We had been on vacation for a month and had been on so many tours but none as informative, as exciting as the two we had with Nadine. She is a gem for your company. Her passion and knowledge of history and her energy made us feel we wanted to know more. Again thank you for such fine service"
Two private days of Berlin Overview Touring, Paul & Maurren
"Many thanks Bjoern, Yesterday as you might have heard went perfectly. From pickup to drop off. Nadine was fantastic. You are very lucky to have her working for you. In a couple weeks after we return to the USA I will right a wonderful review on trip advisor for you and Nadine. Thanks again. We will contact you on our return to your beautiful city."
Private Warnemunde Berlin Tour - Cruise Tour, Steve
"Greta was our guide in Berlin around 10 days ago. I just wanted to let you know what a terrific job she did. She showed us what we wanted to see; was very informative and was such a sweet person. A very good representative for your company. By the end of the tour besides knowing more about Berlin, we felt we made a new friend. Thank you for sending her to be our guide."
Private Tour of Jewish Berlin, Dick & Laura & Kaya
"Bjoern; I want you to know we had 2 days of 5 star tours with Nadine & Maise. I would give them great reviews when I get back. Thank you for connecting us with them. They were great."
Cold War, WWII, General History & Berlin Culture yesterday & today, Ed
"We had a wonderful tour with Nadine - everyone was extremely pleased with our day. I will definitely recommend Humboldt to others. Please let Nadine know how much we all enjoyed our time with her."
Private Tour Berlin Highlights, Tom & Ghislaine
"Hi Bjoern, It was a pleasure working with you. Warm regards,"
Private Tours & Transfers for Companies, G.C., Novelis AG
"Dear Björn, Thank you very much. All was perfect. Birgit was 1st class and we had a wonderful time. The rain and fog brought also an interesting atmosphere to the tour. Next time I ll come and visit Berlin I ll think about taking it again for a full day and discover even closer Berlin."
Private Tour All the important sites of Berlin, Leo A.
"Dear Bjorn, We had a wonderful tour with Nadin, whose excellent commentary kept us very entertained and engaged throughout the 3 hours! Please thank Nadin again for us for her fantastic tour. Best"
Private Major Highlights Tour Berlin, Rona
"Vielen Dank Bjorn, We had the best time in Berlin and we owe it all to you, Birgit and Wolfgang! We are already referring you to our clients and friends! Best to you all,"
4 Days private tours in Berlin, Potsdam & a day trip to Dresden, Al & Tom
"Dear Bjorn--please forgive the delay in writing to thank you for the extraordinarily well planned tour of Berlin Humbolt Tours prepared for us. Nadine was a most intelligent and well informed guide as well as incrediably nice to be with for several very pushed days. She made the history of your beautiful Berlin and Germany come alive for us! Wolfgang, our driver was terrific and we especially appreciated his kindness in pushing the wheel chair for my husband to see every historical building and palace.He did an excellent job of driving us to Prague via Dresden so that we could see the Green Vault which was fabulous.Humbolt Tours was without a reservation a marvelous experience and next time we visit Germany we would love for you to send this same dynamic duo to drive us all over!!Thank you for providing us with Nadine and Wolfgang a very professional, well informed and considerate team. Most sincerely."
5 Days private tours in Berlin, Potsdam & Dresden, Cornelia C. S.
" Thanks for the photos of the happy group. Yes, without rain it might have been a little better, but Jim and I thoroughly enjoyed everything you shared with us. Walking through the memorial was probably the highlight for my emotional experience. Seeing and touching makes something more believable. Your personal story of living through the tough times and a literal breakthrough to freedom was a great tribute to you and your family. As a former educator, I am convinced that you truly need to record this story for your younger kids. The photos of before and after were a unique way to get a point across. Seeing the “wall” on both sides and the inner parts would have not been easy for me to understand without the diagram/photo."
Private Warnemunde Cruise Excursion, Karen
"Dear Bjoern, We enjoyed it very much and specifically enjoyed the way Bernhardt could make the events of the last century come alive through his presentation. He personalized it through his own experience and we almost felt as if we were there through his enthusiastic and knowledgeable description of events. Without a doubt one of the best tours we ever participated in. Bernhardt is certainly one of the very best tour guides I ever had the pleasure of meeting. Too bad you did not arrange for better weather!! (Just joking.) Thank you for a wonderful tour."
Private Warnemunde Cruise Tour, Petrus & Catherine
"Bjorn, Thanks for the pictures. They are very good. Bernhard was an excellent guide; in fact, the best that we had on our cruise. Despite the cold and wet weather, our day in Berlin was one of the highlights of our trip. Thank you for all the attention to the details. Best Wishes,"
Private Warnemunde Berlin Tour, Sue Brown
"Good Morning here in USA! I want to thank you so much for such a fabulous tour! I haven't stopped talking about all the sights we saw and all the information I received from you! I am just finishing the book you gave to me and it is a fantastic written book...I couldn't put it down. I am recommending you, of course, as a tour guide for anyone I know going to Berlin and I wrote a glowing review on Trip Advisor. You showed me so many things that just were so unique and talking with you on so many subjects left me feeling so very close to this magical city. Please just let me thank you for a once in a lifetime experience of Berlin. All the best. "
Several Private Day Tours in Berlin, Annette
"Hi Bjoern, wee had a wonderful, interesting tour yesterday with Greta. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the afternoon, learnt a lot and loved seeing so many different aspects to Berlin. Greta and Stephan were a superb combination."
Private Berlin Tour, Nikki Blackie, Programme Manager, eBay EU
"I am sure you already know that you have a good one in Sebastian. We had a great time with him. Thanks for providing such a knowledgable and friendly guide."
Cruise Excursion - Tim Coughlon
"We recently spent three days in Berlin with Bernhard of Humboldt tours - two days in the city and one in Potsdam. We have used many private tour guides in the past - thus, it is a strong statement for us to say that Bernhard was one of the two best guides, if not the best guide, we have ever had. He is extremely knowledgeable, told interesting and memorable stories about the places, connected the dots between places and events, and also gave us insight into German culture and mindset...."
Private Berlin Tours - Elaine Pulakos and Tim Wall
"Dear Bjorn, Thank you, we have a great time in Berlin, The driver and Eduardo were excellent!!! The tour was great!!"
Private Cruise Excursion in Spanish - Monica Sanchez
"Dear Bjorn, The guests had a great time. She sent me a text message saying, "Berlin was wonderful. guide super nice and easy. Thank you for arranging such a great day."
Private Cruise Excursion - Joanne, Travel Agent
"We had an outstanding day today with our guide! She was personable, extremely knowledgeable and patient. We saw all we expected to see and more. She is a true historian! Our bus driver was courteous and a safe driver."
Private Cruise Excursion - Berlin Warnemunde, Kathie Greco
"Hi, I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our tour with Nadin. She was great!!! She was very knowledgeable and informative not only about the camp but about all of German history. The concentration camp is a very sad place to visit but very interesting. I had never been to one before. I just wanted to say she did a fabulous job explaining everything. We enjoyed getting to know her and not only did she tell us information about the camp but she also gave us suggestions for our stay in Berlin which we really appreciated. I want to say thank you and we were very happy with our choice in a tour company.quot;
Private Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Tour, Erin Burden
"Hello Bernhard, I have been meaning to write to thank you for the wonderful tour you gave us in Berlin last year. As we approach the one year anniversary of our trip, I am reminded of the fact filled tour you gave us; answering our every question eagerly and completely. I tell everyone I know who is planning a trip to Berlin about your tour. It was most certainly the highlight of our time in Berlin. Take care and have a nice summer."
Private Tour Berlin, Ann Koch, USA
" Hello Patrick, we would like you to know that we greatly enjoyed the tour and appreciated the professionalism and friendliness of Thomas and Bernhardt. We especially appreciated Bernhardt's enthusiasm and the great deal of knowledge about Berlin and its history that he shared with us.We are all seasoned travelers and we are glad to say that he was the best we have met! All the best"
Private Tour Warnemunde Berlin Excursion, Al Duerbig
" Good afternoon Björn, Today I saw my customers and they are so happy with your trip. Just wanted to thank you. Best regards."
Spanish Tour Warnemunde Berlin Excursion, Carlos Travel Agent
".. Anna and I would just like to say a massive thank you for your superb tours over the course of our trip to Berlin; we were so impressed by your ability to enthuse the students, your story-telling, and the way your have developed their understanding and enjoyment of History (ours too). The students spoke so highly of you. We are so grateful for your contribution to what was a very successful first trip to Berlin...."
Berlin Tour for Students and Teachers, Maria from Ampleforth College
"...Hi Bernhard, we want to thank you for the wonderful work you did in being our guide in your beautiful city of Berlin. We appreciated the fact that you know every aspect of the history of Berlin, the good and the bad, and how frank and honest you were about this history. When people clearly know the facts of their negative history, they are likely not to repeat it, but rather focus on the positive aspects.Berlin appears to be a youthful, vibrant city that has a wonderful future ahead. We also appreciated your warm and friendly personality that made touring with you, a very pleasant experience.... "
Tour "Private Berlin Tours" Jack
"...Our guide, Bernhard and our driver, Ralf exceeded all expectations. Of all the tours that we did on our seven country visit, yours was the unanimous choice for the best experience. We would be happy to recommend you to anyone coming to visit your city. Thank you for the great excursion. "
Tour "Private Tour Warnemunde to Berlin" Charles Hudson
"Björn, Sorry for the delay in responding to your e-mail. I was off-line the entire cruise; a wonderful way to enjoy a vacation fully! Back home now. Hard to believe two weeks have come and gone. I appreciate you sorting out the issue with the driver so quickly. Your attention to service and customer satisfaction was impressive. I would also like you to know that Nadin is a wonderful guide. She is knowledgeable, enthusiastic, flexible and caring. She maximized our quick trip. We will be back. Thank you again. Especially you Nadin."
Tour "Warnemunde Berlin Tour" Michael Buckstein
"The tour was excellent & Bernhard was very good & very knowledgeable- When I get back to that part of the world you will hear from me."
Tour "Warnemunde Berlin Tour" Paul Wayne
"Hi Bjorn, Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our Berlin tour. Birgit was a wonderful guide and so well informed. We all said she was the best! All of us thoroughly enjoyed our day and we consider it one of the highlights of our trip. We only wish we had more time to explore Berlin. It is truly a wonderful city! We will certainly pass along our recommendation of your company to any friends who visit Berlin.Thank you! "
Tour "Warnemunde Berlin Tour" Barb & Phil
"A wonderful tour. Very rich in historical information. After just a few hours we felt we knew Berlin intimately in its historical, geographical and architectural contexts. I will recommend it highly to my friends."
Tour "General Berlin Tour" Bill
"Dear Bjorn, we just got home from our trip 2 days ago and I was anxious to send you a message to let you know how WONDERFUL our tour was!! The guide was absolutely the most outstanding guide any of us had ever had the privilege of being with! We would have LOVED to continue our tour of Berlin for a whole week more! History is one of my passions, and it was so incredible to have Bernhard make history come to life for everyone in the group...which is quite an accomplishment with the age range of 3 generations of family members! Even the two teenage girls and my two young sons were fascinated by all of the things he showed us and told us about! None of us can quit talking about what an incredible experience we had in Berlin thanks to Humboldt Tours!! 🙂 I hope very much to be able to come back to Berlin!!! A million thank yous Bjorn, for putting us with such a fantastic historian as Bernhard, with a wealth of knowledge to share with us...it was the highlight of our entire trip to 7 different countries!! I am also deeply grateful for your immediate email responses and answers to all of my questions! I would HIGHLY recommend Humboldt Tours to anyone, and would be happy to be listed as a reference!! We booked 4 private tours on our 2 week vacation and Humboldt Tours was without a doubt the very best!!!"
Warnemunde Berlin Trip, Jeannie
"Hi Bernhard, Tx a million to both yourself & Bjorn, your advice & assistance was greatly appreciated. As for Nadin - wow we had the best tour guide ever!!! She was really friendly, warm & very accomodating (as you know we had the kids with us). The best is that she was very knowledgeable so it made for interesting chats with her. Please pass on my regards to Bjorn & Nadin - & once again tx for a memorable time in Berlin... "
Family Tour Berlin, Anisa
" We felt we had at least experienced the full breadth and wonder of Berlin in just two days, all thanks to Humboldt Tours Berlin."
Berlin Tours, Mr. Pertschuk
" I must remember to provide you with comments and feedback regarding the amazing tour. One rarely meets a "walking encyclopedia" such as yourself and it was fascinating to learn about Berlin in such a pleasant way. I left Germany in the mid-1990s and there are certainly substantial gaps in my historic knowledge, that call for revision. Vance was truly blown away, as he said."
Third Reich Berlin Tour, Aline
" On behalf of Renee, Mandy, Jeremy and I, thank you so much for a great morning in and around Berlin. Quite fascinating. In England we tend to think of Berlin a the Olympics, the 2nd World War, and the Russians. However you showed us that there was/is much more. Thank you. Our knowledge is now widened."
Third Reich Berlin Tour & Berlin Sightseeing Tours, Bruce
" Hi bjorn and Hilmar, I already gave you some keywords the last time, but I will be a bit more detailed now. Each year we organize a global sales meeting in which we discuss strategy, future plans and the focus for the coming year. An important part of this meeting is the ability to get in touch with colleagues from other offices from all over the world. This is mostly done during the evening and most attendees therefore valued the “See and Taste Berlin tour’ in a positive way. The guide was authentic, funny and very well informed about the ins and outs of Berlin. The food was perfect and very well organized. The communication during the preparations was clear, effective and quick. The only remark was the bustour being a bit too long. So all together a great evening! When putting the events under your supervision we said; ‘expectations are high and we trust you to make this event a success’. We were very happy to have given you this trust, as we couldn’t have organized it better ourselves! Thanks again and hopefully this is something you could organize more often for other groups."
Berlin Dinner Tour, Karljin
"I really enjoyed my time in Berlin and i will return in the future! "
Private Berlin Tour, Lee Oxton
" First and foremost, we want to thank you so much for the great way you showed us Berlin in April. We loved the city and very much appreciated the itinerary you set for us and your extensive knowledge that you shared with us about everything we visited. Hope everything is going well for you. If I am ever again in Berlin, you will definitely hear from me."
Berlin Sightseeing Tour, Jane
" Thank you so much for a wonderful trip. I learned so much, enjoyed your company and berlin really fed my soul especially the architecture…"
Tour Architecture in Berlin, Liz
" Dear Bjorn, our tour with Bernhard was fantastic. He is a great and knowledgeable guide, very personable too with a great sense of humor. We gained great insights into the history of Germany, the DDR and Berlin. I will highly recommend your firm to any future travelers going to Berlin."
Berlin Wall Tour, Marc
" Dear Bjoern, thank you for your nice reply. We originally got your e-mail from a traveler who had used your company. They spoke highly of your kindness. I can see that that was very justified. Thank you very much for your trouble…."
Berlin City Tour
" Thanks again for your wonderful tour and all of the time that you took. We really loved seeing Berlin with you. All the best! "
Tour Architecture in Berlin, Kristen
" Dear Björn, the guide was exceptional. His knowledge, personality, communication skills, and professionalism made for an enjoyable two day tour of Berlin. I’ll return to Berlin in 2012 and ask you to assist us again. Best Regards."
Private Berlin Tour, Mr. Smith
" Yes...I did recieve your email and everything looks Wunderbar! We are less than two months from our trip and are so excited. Thank you for everything....we are looking foward to our Berlin tour and hopefully, meeting you!"
Warnemunde Berlin Tour, Mrs. Greer
" We are back to London and are full of great memories of Berlin. What a fantastic city it is and thank you so much for making our stay special and introducing us to the city you are so passionate about. We loved the whole experience of being in Berlin and your friendly manner, heaps of historical and cultural knowledge as well as your sense of humour made it unforgettable. We hope to be back some time and will be happy to recommend your services to our friends and family if they travel to Berlin."
Private Berlin City Tour, Elena & Jonathan
" Everything was great. Carola was very nice to us and we really enjoyed our day at Berlin. The driver, who I am sorry but don't know his name, was very courteous to us. We appreciate your service. I have a friend that is going to Berlin in May and I am giving her your info. Hope to be back at Berlin."
Rostock Berlin Tour, Mrs. Barrios
" …Overall – Your tours are ideal for the serious traveler, adventurer, that wants much, much more than what is available on paper or in mass market tour group offerings! Your team delivered an experience beyond “show and tell” – we actually learned things that will stay with us forever. Both Guides are smart, articulate, professionals and were a pleasure to be with…."
Berlin Sightseeing Tour, Mr. & Mrs. Dyke
" Bjoern, just returned this afternoon...I was 'offline' during our visit to Germany. We LOVED our tours...I'll give you a more detailed report once I settle back in."
Berlin Walking Tours, Andrea
"Bjoern, on our way back we have had great day. Thanks for organizing."
Private Warnemunde Berlin Tour, Mike
" Es war alles o.K. und unsere mexikanischen Freunde waren sehr zufrieden. Danke für die Vermittlung, wir werden Sie gerne weiterempfehlen. Schöne Grüße "
Berlin City Tour in Spanish, Katja
" Vielen Dank an Ihre Firma und das Team, weiterempfehlen kann ich Sie jederzeit. Ich bin sehr zufrieden."
Private Berlin Führung, Alexander
" We just got home last night from our wonderful trip. I will be happy to provide feedback on both Trip Advisor and the other website regarding our excellent tour. It will take me a few days to get caught up on all my emails and other duties after being away for almost three weeks, but I will be it done. I will also send pictures. Thank you again for everything ."
Rostock Berlin Excursion, Barbara
" We all agreed that we liked Berlin the most...but we believe it was because of your excellent tour. The guides living through the experiences with the Wall, showing us pictures of the "before". His stories really made us feel like we too were there. He is an excellent tour guide!!!"
Warnemunde Berlin Tour
" We want to thank you for our most enjoyable city tour yesterday. You were kind enough to accommodate our exact needs and time frame. Your historical information combined with interesting stories made for a quite memorable day. We also through your knowledgeable input have a good sense of the geography of the city to revisit special interest spots. We have friends planning future trips to Berlin and we will give them your name and number. We also wish you to extend our thanks to the driver who was superb. Please forward this letter to Humboldt Tours so that they are fully aware of how pleased we were with your most professional services."
Private Tours in Berlin, Wendy
Moses Mendelssohn Centre of European Jewish Studies
”The big stories but also the subtle and unexpected ones that make walking tours so much fun.“
Anne Frank Centre Berlin
Not only the stories but also the complexities of Berlin, in particular the famous East-West divide, came to life during “