Explore the beating heart of Berlin and visit the city's most iconic monuments from the comfort of your own home using your computer. Travel the world safely, responsibly and sustainably, and interact live in real time with a local to discover the German capital's rich culture and history.
Be transported behind the Iron Curtain to a divided city of spies, intrigue, and clashing ideologies – all from the comfort of your own home using your computer. Travel the world safely, responsibly and sustainably, and interact live and in real time with a local to discover the German capital's rich culture and Cold War history.
Get off the beaten track and explore Berlin's former Jewish Quarter – all from the comfort of your own home using your computer. Travel the world safely, responsibly and sustainably, and interact live and in real time with a local to discover the German capital's most interesting backstreets and hidden spots.
From ship to shore and back: the absolute best of Berlin in a day.
See both the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial and the best of Berlin, all in a day.
Shared bus transfer from and to the shore, and your own private vehicle and guide in Berlin.
Explore the heart of Berlin and see the German capital’s most iconic sites.
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.
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.
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.
Live virtual interactive tours of Berlin. Experience the German capital from the comfort of your home!
Essence of Berlin is a market leader in private tours, cruise ship shore excursions, and corporate events, with over three 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 and contemporary socio-political developments.
We curate bespoke experiences based on the individual needs and wishes of our clients – from history to shopping to drinking and dining – showing you the best of Berlin, the way you want to see it.
Our guide Matt is a history major. His in depth knowledge of the events of WW2 and the cold war period enriched our tour. We thoroughly enjoyed our day in Berlin and look forward to returning to discover more about this wonderful city.
Jonathan was very knowledgeable, entertaining and had a lot insight into the history of Berlin. The tour was well organized and highlights matched well with the available time.
We just finished this tour with Jonathon as our tour guide. His knowledge of Berlin and the history was impressive and we learnt so much more than we thought we would. Jonathan totally amused us with his jokes and side remarks, very entertaining and enjoyable.
The puns were fun! Jonathan made the visit very interesting and informative interlaced with funny quips and puns. We saw all the key sights of interest as well as a superb shopping precinct.