Tour 1. The "Berlin Through the Ages" walking tour.
Tour 2. The "City West" walking tour".
Tour 3. The "Legacy of the Third Reich" walking tour.
Tour 4. Bespoke, tailor-made tours according to the special interest of the visitor.
Tour 1 discovers the historic centre of (mainly) East Berlin.
Tour 2 explores what was downtown West Berlin.
Tour 3 is a multi-day tour that reveals what remains of Nazi Berlin including a day trip to Sachsenhausen concentration camp.
Tour 4 is custom made according to the special interests of the client. For example, should you wish to visit Frederick the Great's celebrated rococo palace of Sanssouci set within it's UNESCO World Heritage-listed park at Potsdam I'll take you there.
Prior to my retirement from employment with the Metropolitan Police civil staff I took, at my own expense, a Tour Management course with Worldwide Travel Training of Peterborough. I am a registered guide with Global Guides.
In the twelve years prior to retirement I visited Berlin up to six times per year. During this time I researched and eventually published my own combined History and guide to Berlin. I have, since that time, revised the text and hope to re-publish during the next twelve months.
Why did I choose to retire to Berlin ? Because it is absolutely fascinating!
I was born in London but was brought up in South West England. After leaving school in Exeter I entered the Royal Navy. My first ship was H.M.N.Z.S. Taranaki a New Zealand frigate. Subsequently I served on H.M. Ships Hermes, Dartington, Adamant , Kent , Bossington, Juno, Manxman, and Zulu. My last position was NATO Naval Tape Relay Supervisor, Maritime Headquarters, R.A.F. Petreavie. Quite a mouthful. On completion of my engagement, after 12 years, I left the navy. By this time I was married and it seemed that I never got to see my wife. I took a job as stockroom Manager for Littlewoods in Stockton on Tees . I then, with two others sailed a 28' trimaran to South Africa . The intention was to sail the Clipper ship route to New Zealand but unfortunately the owner gave up the project in Cape Town . There I worked as a Third Mate on coasters and the Cape Town University research ship Thomas B. Davey. I returned to the U.K. immediately prior to my wife's death. I then took a course in computer operating at Sunderland Polytechnic thereafter working for various firms on Boroughs mainframe computers. In 1982 I joined the civil staff of the Metropolitan Police and remained with them for 24 years.
On my 60 th birthday I moved from London to Berlin .
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