Berlinagenten Lifestyle Tours
Hip, in-the-know, insider, cultural…these are all adjectives one could apply to Berlinagenten, a hip company specialising in cultural and food tours of Berlin. Berlinagenten’s motto is “We are not sauerkraut” and indeed they are not – though these tours take you to many of Berlin’s iconic spots, they are refreshingly devoid of the boring and – let’s be honest – only semi-factual drivel you find on many city tours. No, here you are paired up with an insider who whisks you around Berlin, offering an array of unique facts and tips about the city, with themes ranging from “Street Life, Urban Trash & the Creative Metropolis” – a tour of Berlin’s historical sites, galleries, graffiti walls and underground life – to the “Gastro-Rallye” – an incredibly popular bespoke food tour that introduces private groups or individuals to a series of Berlin’s best and most unknown restaurants – from Asian fusion bento boxes served in a secret courtyard to the trendiest cocktails sipped over conversation about the transformation of East Berlin.
The wonderful thing about Berlinagenten’s tours is that they are truly “lifestyle” – the guides don’t pander to cheesy tourist knowledge, but rather impart a sense of what it is like to live and breathe in Berlin to guests. You come away feeling as though you’ve made a new friend in the guide, who has just shown you their favourite secret spots around the city.
Though the tours don’t come cheap, booking as a larger group does offer some discounts and, considering that the price of the Gastro-Rallye tour, for example, includes all meals and drinks, it’s actually rather great value.
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