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Finn Ballard Tours

Belziger Str. 21, 10823 Berlin, Germany
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Fascinating tour with Finn

This was our first trip to Berlin and We decided to invest in a private tour with Finn. What a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
elisabeth-nick
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nottingham
Does not disappoint.

Having booked a last minute, 2 day, 1st time trip to Berlin, my husband and I decided to book a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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Hello and welcome to Berlin! My name is Dr. Finn Ballard and I'd be delighted to guide you around this fascinating city. If you're seeking an experienced guide with whom to explore Berlin on foot, by bike, or car, I'm here to help tailor your time in this remarkable city. Take a look at the different private tours I offer (Berlin All-in, Third Reich, Cold War, Jewish Berlin, Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, or Potsdam) or simply advise me on what interests you most - together we can design a tour which meets exactly your requirements. I'm happy to advise you on accommodation, restaurants, museums, nightlife and other activities, and chauffeur services can also be easily arranged. Whether you have weeks or only hours in Berlin, let me help you get the most from every moment. Simply let me know how you'd best like to spend your time in Berlin, and we will spend it wisely together. I'm looking forward to hearing from you!
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Belziger Str. 21, 10823 Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first trip to Berlin and We decided to invest in a private tour with Finn. What a great decision! We received a thorough and informed grounding into all that Berlin has to offer in terms of culture, history and its geography. Finn's...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having booked a last minute, 2 day, 1st time trip to Berlin, my husband and I decided to book a private tour with Finn for the day of our arrival. We chose the 'All -In', which gives a condensed history from it's 13th Century roots...More

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Finn B, Manager at Finn Ballard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for our tour, for such a kind and thoughtful review, and for the baked goods from home!! It was a delight to spend the day with you, and I hope you'll return soon (perhaps in a warmer month...!)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, my older teenage son and I had an amazing 3 hour walking tour to many places of interest with Finn who is an excellent guide. So many 5star ratings almost seem to be too good to be true, until you take the tour...More

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Finn B, Manager at Finn Ballard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Our tour was all my pleasure. Thanks so much to the three of you for fitting in time together during your trip! Wish you many happy travels, and I'd be happy to meet up next time you're in town!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Finn gave a fantastic three hour tour in Berlin which flew by while delivering content worth an entire day. Finn is extremely charismatic, engaged and adapts to the group to make a tour a memorable and fun experience! Definitely recommend!

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Finn B, Manager at Finn Ballard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Seb, many thanks for this lovely review and for the time together! Looking forward to our next tour!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hired Finn in Berlin to show a large group around Berlin. His knowledge and ability to communicate historic events was top-notch. If you want to learn about the history of this world-class city and have a look behind the scenes then book this young...More

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Finn B, Manager at Finn Ballard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Matthew, thanks so much for our tour together and for this kind review! I'd be happy to tour with a group of yours again any time! Finn

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family of three recently spent an afternoon with Finn on a general Berlin tour. I found him through a Trip Advisor forum and must say it was the highlight of our trip. He did a wonderful job explaining historical events and putting them into...More

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Finn B, Manager at Finn Ballard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this marvellous review and for the lovely day together! Would be a delight to tour with you on your next trip!

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

I am from sunny Singapore and it's my first time in Europe, I am in Berlin for the ITB 2018. I have a couple of days to spend and I was contemplating which tour guide to approach. Overwhelmed and alone, I was very cautious and...More

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Finn B, Manager at Finn Ballard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2018

Keh An, thank you so much for our great and hilarious tour together, for braving the cold, and for this lovely review!! Hope to tour with you again soon!

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Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

I have edited this review numerous times because it is so difficult to do Finn justice. The tours he provides are an incredibly special find in a city, and I wouldn't have the same appreciation of German history if it weren't for him. I undertook...More

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Finn B, Manager at Finn Ballard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2018

Hi Helena, I was so delighted to be part of your well-earned city break! Thank you so much for our afternoon together and for this marvellous review. It would be a pleasure to see you on your next trip! Finn

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Reviewed November 22, 2017

My wife and I recently visited Berlin for the first time and we wanted to spend one afternoon with someone to help us become acquainted with the city and its history. Lucky for us we met Finn and within in a few hours we learned...More

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Finn B, Manager at Finn Ballard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2017

Thank you so much for the marvellous couple of days together, and for such a thoughtful and kind review! Already looking forward to seeing you on an upcoming trip!

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Reviewed November 19, 2017

Finn does an amazing job on his tours; his passion and knowledge of the subject unparalleled. Not only did he explain the genesis of the building of the Berlin wall; he touched on some of the political and historical influences to give a better understanding...More

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Finn B, Manager at Finn Ballard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2017

Wow, that was indeed ninja-like review-speed! Thanks so much for the two of you for the lovely time together and for your thoughtful words, which are very much appreciated - I look forward to seeing you on your next trip!

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