Berlin Past And Present: History Experience

Historic attractions, modern wonders, and local stories as past meets present

  • Private &

  • 4 hours

  • From
    €35.00  EUR per person based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available (including English)

What you’ll do

We wish our history lessons could have been as immersive and exciting as exploring a city with one of our friendly hosts. There we were, drudging it out in a classroom. Let Berlin be your ‘classroom’ and venture through its complex history with an authentic experience designed to cover all the famous attractions, as well as bring something more personal and modern to the plate. As a city that wears its past on its sleeve, particularly with regards to WW2, there is much more to Berlin’s unflinching urban facade should you decide to venture beyond the tourism circuit. Take in significant landmarks like Tränenpalast and Checkpoint Charlie, before delving right into the multi-faceted modern city scene, checking out Potsdamer Platz and the East Side Gallery - talk about a time warp. Your host will strive to curate a truly blended experience for you, and the best part is, it’s entirely at your pace. Grab some food along the way, chat, chat some more, and enjoy! 

Experience highlights

  • Join a history-loving host and discover Berlin’s rich past whilst simultaneously soaking up its vibrant present

  • Visit famous landmarks that will help you glean insight into Berlin’s tumultuous past

  • See iconic sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, the East Side Gallery, and the Holocaust Memorial

  • Get a personalized take on Berlin’s history by speaking to locals and hearing what they have to say

  • Discover modern hidden gems as you stroll through Berlin’s stark, outspoken streets

  • Get a taste of contemporary city life as you explore modern neighborhoods

  • Chat to your host about more places to visit whilst you’re in Berlin and get their insider knowledge on avoiding tourist traps

Good to know

What’s included

  • Private and personalized experience
  • 4 hours with a host
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuity (optional)

Meet-up point

  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancellation policy

  • Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

How it works

  • Tell us your preferences and book

    See an experience you like and book it. We will ask a few questions to build the right experience with you.

  • Just right for you

    We’ll pair you with the right host based on your personality and interests. Trust us, we know all our hosts personally.

  • The fun bit

    Spend time in the city with your carefullyselected host. You have an itinerary but it’s unscripted so it’s up to you and your host where you go and what you do.

Hello curious traveler! If you’re unsure about what experience to book or would like more information on how it all works, just email me with any questions or plans you may have. I or someone from our Customer Experience Team will get in touch so we can suggest the perfect personalized experience for you.

If you prefer to speak to someone, feel free to send us your WhatsApp or cell number and we’ll give you a call back.

Reviews for this experience


4.8 average | 5 reviews

August 2019

Excellent and informative!

Josa made us feel relaxed and at ease straight away. He guided us around Berlin at a comfortable pace showing us the places we had requested and so much more. He was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions clearly and informatively. Would certainly recommend.

Review by Kevin M


4.8 average | 5 reviews

May 2019

bright, knowledgeable , engaging

Josa met us at our hotel at the designated time. He reviewed the day’s itinerary which he tailored to our requests. He was personable, informed and answered our many questions about Berlin - past and present. He ended the tour by offering his assistance should we seek his help. He proved to be a bright, knowledgeable , engaging guide , whom we strongly recommend.

Review by Sari K


4.8 average | 5 reviews

July 2017

Beyond Berlin's Tourist Attractions

Josa gave a great tour of Berlin's historical sites. He had an excellent knowledge of the city's history, including information on events and locations that you wouldn't find in a travel book.

Review by Wendy O

Reviews for Berlin


July 2019

Fun food tour

Had so much fun learning about the city and eating our way through it. We loved eating all the German food. Our guide was amazing and very knowledgeable about the food in Berlin. She took us places we would have never found ourselves from oldest bakery in town to the best kebabs!!

Review by Keri C


April 2019


We have a great time walking around Postdam with Caspar’s guidance. Great guy! Thank you Caspar for your very good knowledge about the history of the places where we have visited.

Review by Marcelo F


April 2019

Great Experiece & Learned So Much

Having a private guide is a great experience. Not only do you move around the city and see key sights but you get insights about life in current day Berlin. Darrencarties a great deal of information, and after the trip went out of his way to send us all his notes so we could learn even more. We had a great experience and appreciated Darren's style and knowledge.

Review by Lori K

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