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In the beginning of 2019 we partnered with Amazon.com on their secret new project: a revolutionary platform allowing customers to travel virtually, from the comfort of their homes, by connecting them in real time with hosts all over the world. 

After 1.5 years of hard work: perfecting the routes with our professional, experienced, passionate and dedicated tour guides, testing hardware, adding fascinating, historical multimedia content, as well as conducting over 2000 test tours, we are proud to say that we have been chosen as Amazon.com’s Featured Partner on this new platform.

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Private Tours

Private Tours

Private Tours

We are committed to providing the best private tours on the market. We curate bespoke experiences based on the wishes, needs and interests of our clients.

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Shore Excursions

Shore Excursions

Shore Excursions

We have been organizing shore excursions for cruise ship passengers docking at the German ports of Warnemünde, Rostock, Hamburg, Kiel and Travemünde for nearly a decade. In a market saturated with international resellers, we pride ourselves on being a local company with insider knowledge. We use the best, professional guides, and the most modern and comfortable vehicles. All you need to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.

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Transportation

Transportation

Transportation

Let us take the stress out of your journey by organizing your transport needs. We offer airport and cruise ship transfers, and get you where you need to be as swiftly and safely as possible.

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Munich

Munich

Munich

Known for its beer, BMW, and the beauty of its surrounding countryside, Munich is renowned globally as a vibrant hub of arts, culture, architecture and technology. It is also notorious as the setting for some of the darkest chapters in German history. The Bavarian capital’s beer halls were strongholds for the fledgling Nazi party in the 1920s – where Adolf Hitler cut his teeth in German politics. Our private tours, led by expert, local guides, are the best way to get to know the city – past and present.

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Virtual Tours

Virtual Tours

Virtual Tours

Live virtual interactive tours: Experience the world from the comfort of your home! Our virtual experiences are all streamed to you by our local, expert guides directly from the sights’ location and fully-interactive, complemented by fascinating photos and videos. You can ask questions, you can request to go back and look at something again, you have all the freedom and participation of a private tour!

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Hamburg

Hamburg

Hamburg

The Hanse City of Hamburg is not only the most beautiful port city in Germany but also one of the richest in the country. It was badly damaged by bombings during WWII but has become the second most exciting city in Germany next to Berlin! During the day, the area around the old city with its picturesque canals is one of the nicest high-end shopping areas in all of Germany. The two lakes in the heart of the old city, the Binnen and Aussenalster give the city a natural aquatic beauty.

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Helsinki

Helsinki

Helsinki

If your cruise ship is docking in the beautiful capital of Finnland - Helsinki - let us whisk you off onto a fascinating adventure of this fascinating port town.

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Tallinn

Tallinn

Tallinn

Explore the stunning capital of Estonia: Tallinn. This exceptionally picturesque and photogenic city is steeped in rich history, and simultaneously incredibly modern. Tallinn's Old Town is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Who We Are

Essence of Berlin is a market leader in private tours, cruise ship shore excursions, corporate events, and virtual experiences with nearly four decades of experience in the tourism industry and tens of thousands of satisfied clients from all over the world.

In a market saturated with international agents and resellers, we are a local business and are dedicated to remain so. Local knowledge is the core of our craft. We work with a select team of the best, professional local guides, use the most comfortable vehicles with the most experienced drivers, and stay at the cutting edge of Berlin’s dining and cultural scenes.

In 2019 we partnered with Amazon.com to work on a revolutionary new platform, offering live, online experiences. Little did we know that only a year later, these fantastic virtual tours would be the only way many people can experience a visit to the German capital.

Our Berlin offer has been so beloved and sought-after, we decided to expand: we reached out to our international partners: expert tour guides, historians and activity organisers and together we are working on a new website: vexperio.com, on which we will offer online tours and experiences from all around the world. We are currently offering virtual experiences in Berlin, Barcelona, Madrid and Venice – with Rome, Edinburgh and many more coming soon!

Who We Are
Why Choose Us

Why Choose Us

  • We have almost 40 years’ worth of combined experience in the tourism industry
  • We are a local company with an unrivalled passion for our city
  • We work with only the best professional guides, all experts in their field
  • For cruise ships: We guarantee a return on time and offer a full refund if your ship does not dock
  • If you cannot come to us: we will come to you! Experience our new live virtual tours that you can do from the comfort of your home!

Trusted by Thousands

  • 38

    Years of experience in the Berlin tourism industry

  • 64

    Cruise ships served in 2019

  • 11810

    Served customers in 2019

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