Posts By: Stephen Pickhardt

Berlin Wall Memorial Guide

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This post is a guide to the Berlin Wall Memorial (Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer), with tips on how to get here, planning your visit, as well as a self-guided tour of this large memorial.  Why Come Here? Plan Your Visit Main Features East Berlin Sights + Tours Free Tours by Foot     WHY VISIT? Stretching […]

Eiffel Tower Tickets, Tours and Guide

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Paris Tours

This post is a review of the many options to visit the Eiffel tower, from standard and combo tickets to dining at the top.  This guide details everything you need to know about visiting the Eiffel Tower, including a lengthy comparison of all the different types of tours and tickets available. Tickets Plan Your Visit […]

New Orleans Weather in October

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New Orleans Jackson Square

New Orleans Weather in October is perfect with warm but pleasant days and mild to cool, comfortable nights.  This is the driest month of the year in the Big Easy and the best time to take one or more of our walking tours. Average New Orleans Weather in October What to Wear What to Do Free […]

How to get to Hitler’s Former Bunker

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This post is a guide to finding the location of Hitler’s last bunker in Berlin with a brief history of the bunker, which today is a parking lot in the middle of unremarkable residential apartment buildings.  This location is a part of just about every walking tour that covers downtown Berlin.  Where Is Hitler’s Bunker? […]

Which Berlin Bike Tours Are Best?

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This post reviews and compares the various different Berlin bike tours available to you, including all day tours, tours that cover the Cold War or the Third Reich as well as bike rentals.  There are simply too many to list here. Click here for the full range of options. Introduction Berlin in 1 Day Tours […]

Hop On Hop Off New Orleans Bus Tours And More

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Which New Orleans Bus Tours Are Best?

This post reviews and compares the various bus tours in New Orleans, including hop-on-hop-off tours, fully guided city shuttle tours and tours that focus on Hurricane Katrina and the city’s recovery.   Fully Guided City Tours Hop-On-Hop-Off Hurricane Katrina Tours Swamp Tours Plantation Tours Combos + Discount Passes     OVERVIEW Most tours last approximately 3 […]

Harvard University Tour | Self Guided

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Boston Havard square

This post covers how to tour Harvard University, including our pay-what-you-wish tour, a tour guided by students, as well as a self-guided option. Harvard University is the oldest college in the United States (1636).  Eight U.S. presidents attended Harvard University and the name is known worldwide.   How to Get Here Walking Tours Self-Guided Tour Free […]

Reichstag Berlin – Tickets to Visit the Dome

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Berlin Reichstag

This post is a guide to visiting the Reichstag in Berlin, a great way to start your exploration and historical overview of Berlin. It’s free, but you need to apply for tickets, which we detail in this post. Alternatively, you can visit as part of a number of guided tours. How to get Dome Tickets Plan […]

What to Do at Night in New York City

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New York Night Lower Manhattan Brooklyn Bridge 911

This post covers things to do at night in NYC, updated for 2018 and including a top 10, free activities, family-friendly options as well as seasonal and restaurant tips. This post is geared to tourists and visitors to NYC. For even more ideas, check out our master post for things to do in New York […]