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Berlin: Scenic Guided Tour by Private Car for 2, 3, 6 Hours

1. Berlin: Scenic Guided Tour by Private Car for 2, 3, 6 Hours

Make the most of your time in Berlin with a guided tour of the hotspots and discover the rich culture of the German capital. Get picked up at your hotel and visit sights as old as Gendarmenmarkt and recent as the Berlin Wall. Spend time in the central district of Mitte and see how life has changed. Meet your driver and guide at your chosen pickup for an introduction to Germany and Berlin's recent history. With a separate dedicated driver, your tour guide can focus fully on telling you about each area, planning your preferred route, and checking if you’d like to stop and walk around. Drive by world-famous locations like Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, and the former Jewish Quarter with its impressive New Synagogue. Stretch your legs at areas like Museum Island or Unter den Linden to find historical gems that are worth seeing up-close. Deepen your understanding of Berlin’s controversial past as you pass Checkpoint Charlie, the site of Hitler’s Bunker, the former Nazi Government Quarter, and Bebelplatz where the ceremonial burning of Nazi books took place. Take in the solemn atmosphere at the Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe and the Memorial to the Sinti and Roma Murdered Under National Socialism. Learn from your guide about the importance of these memorials to modern Berliners and international tourists. Opt for the 6-hour tour and add a trip to former West Berlin. See the majestic Charlottenburg Palace, the Kurfürstendamm, and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and stop at the legendary Berlin chocolatiers: Rausch. Take the opportunity to shop for souvenirs or grab some refreshments with at least 2 breaks in each tour. Be sure to let your guide know what sights are on the top of your lists and if there are any restaurants or cafes you'd like to check out.

Berlin: Historical Sights & Berlin Wall Tour with a Berliner

2. Berlin: Historical Sights & Berlin Wall Tour with a Berliner

Meet your local guide at one of Berlin’s most iconic landmarks, the Brandenburg Gate. Listen to your guide share fascinating insight about this symbolic monument that reunified Germany, and discover why it was isolated for 28 years. Continue the tour along the former border between East and West Berlin and marvel at the remainders of the Berlin Wall. Hear the impressive and gripping stories of escapes from East Berlin as well as other tales from Berlin’s turbulent history. Learn why Berlin was once called the “front city” and uncover its time as an island of freedom during the Cold War. Arrive at the famous Checkpoint Charlie, the official allied border that crossed from West to East Berlin in the time of the partition. Listen to a fascinating story about an altercation that occurred here in 1961, almost igniting World War 3.

Berlin: Private City Highlights Walking Tour

3. Berlin: Private City Highlights Walking Tour

Take a step back in Berlin's history and explore the heart of the city on a private guided walking tour. Discover the city's rich story as you walk from Checkpoint Charlie to the Brandenburg Gate, stopping at various famous historical sights along the way. Get an overview of Berlin and see, among other things, the remains of the Berlin Wall, the shiny Sony Center on Potsdamer Platz, the iconic Brandenburg Gate, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and much more. As you walk along, learn about the fall of the Berlin Wall, the history of the Third Reich and its influence on the city, and how the modern architecture that bursts out in between historical buildings came to be.

Berlin: All-in-One Shore Excursion from Warnemünde Port

4. Berlin: All-in-One Shore Excursion from Warnemünde Port

This shore excursion is adjusted to each ship’s docking times and starts promptly after your vessel’s arrival, returning with plenty of time to spare - ensuring that you will not miss your cruise ship’s departure.  Meet your host in front of your cruise ship as soon as it docks. Board a comfortable, air-conditioned bus and take a relaxing journey through the picturesque flatlands of East Germany. Arrive in Berlin and meet your professional English-speaking tour guide. Begin the tour in West Berlin at the Charlottenburg Palace. Stretch your legs as your knowledgeable local guide gives you an introduction to the city. Then, drive through the former British sector along Berlin’s Champs-Élysées - the Kurfürstendamm, past the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and the KaDeWe, the largest department store in continental Europe. Next, head to East Berlin - visiting the impressive parliament building, the Reichstag - on the way. Stroll through the famous Brandenburg Gate and nearby Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Admire the Tiergarten central park, the Victory Column, a Soviet memorial, the Memorial to the Murdered Sinti and Roma as well as the Paris Square. Continue on to the site of Hitler’s bunker, through Potsdamer Platz to one of the few remaining pieces of the Berlin Wall before reaching the former site of the Headquarters of the SS and Gestapo, today known as the Topography of Terror. Next is your chance to pass through Checkpoint Charlie – the most famous crossing point between East and West Berlin during the Cold War - and visit the former US sector. After some free time for lunch (not included in the tour price), continue the tour through the former Soviet sector of East Berlin to visit the spectacular Gendarmenmarkt and Bebelplatz – famous for being the ‘Nazi Book Burning Square’. Visit Berlin’s historic former Royal Quarter – the beautiful boulevard of Unter den Linden, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Museum Island, the Berlin Cathedral, and Alexanderplatz with its iconic TV Tower. Time permitting, your tour guide might drive past the longest remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall with its world-famous graffiti – the East Side Gallery or stop in the former Jewish Quarter, which has recently become the fashion and art center of the German capital. At the end of your Berlin tour, say goodbye to your tour guide, and be whisked off in comfort back to your cruise ship.

Berlin: Battle of Berlin & Cold War Guided Tour

5. Berlin: Battle of Berlin & Cold War Guided Tour

The tour concentrates on the devastating Battle of Berlin, which occurred in April & May 1945. The battle was very much the dramatic conclusion to the Second World War in Europe, but it also played a huge part in the post-war situation of Berlin and the world. The tour takes us through central Berlin - known as 'Z Sector' during the battle. Here we will see many of the major battle sites and learn what the soldiers and civilians experienced during the battle. Your guide will discuss the war in general and the aftermath including its division into East and West, showcasing how the city recovered, changed, and became the city that would epitomize the Cold War.

Berlin: City Highlights and Cold War Walking Tours

6. Berlin: City Highlights and Cold War Walking Tours

Our Berlin guided walking tours will introduce you to its most famous (and infamous) landmarks. After discovering its architectural and historical highlights, you’ll deep dive into 20th-century Berlin, reliving the city’s pivotal moments in more recent years. If you don't have time to join our day tour and evening tour on the same day, don't worry! Your ticket is flexible from the first use. These fascinating walking tours piece together Berlin’s perilous past by guiding you through those places that changed the course of history. Use the free Vox City app (included in your ticket) to discover more of Berlin and its incredible history. Historic Berlin includes: Gendarmenmarkt Hausvogteiplatz Friedrichswerder Church DDR Museum Museum Island Marx and Engels Forum Alexander Platz Berlin Television Tower Traces of the Cold War includes: Potsdamer Platz Holocaust Memorial Brandenburg Gate French cathedral Topography of Terror Pariser Platz Konzerthaus Berlin The German Church Rausch Chocolate House Main sights in Berlin self-guided routes: Great wall Reichstag Checkpoint Charlie Pergamon Museum Berliner Dom Soviet War Memorial St. George and the Dragon statue St. Mary's Church Marienviertel and Potsdam: Friendship Island Potsdam city Palace Unity Square Barberini palace City canal St. Nicolas Church Old guard house Luisenplatz ...and many more!

Berlin: Jewish Heritage and History Private Guided Tour

7. Berlin: Jewish Heritage and History Private Guided Tour

The Jews were spread worldwide after being exiled from their land. Many settled in central Europe, and still others came after the "The Spanish Expulsion", staying steadfast in keeping their old faith and customs amid constant persecutions. Germany, including Berlin, excluded the Jews from normal life, but the Jews were persistent in the face of attacks and eventually received full rights as citizens. From isolated ghettos and communities, the Jews climbed to an influential social position in economy, science, culture and the new emerging democratic politics of Germany until the Nazis took power. The tour will tell the amazing story of Jews in Germany and the Nazi attempt to eradicate them from Europe.

Berlin: Historical WWII City Exploration Game

8. Berlin: Historical WWII City Exploration Game

Be led on an exciting self-guided tour around Berlin while playing a mobile-based quest with your friends and family. Solve clues and discover the fascinating history behind its WWII monuments and attractions. Download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. Follow clues that will take you back in time to learn about the origins of some of downtown's most iconic buildings and tourist sites like the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Here's a sneak peek at the storyline: “You are a nurse working in a retirement home. Your favorite patient Lilly has always talked about a lover who she used to have during WWII. Because of her dementia, she can't seem to remember their name or even where they are now. You decide that today is the day, and you are finally going to help find her lost love..." Unlock the secret stories of the places you visit as you solve the problem and guess the answers. Use the clues to lead you from one site to another. Each clue provides you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Complete the tour in about 1.5 hours, however, there’s no time limit, allowing you to go at your own pace. Play as a group or split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end of the tour.

Berlin Highlights, History, and Government District

9. Berlin Highlights, History, and Government District

Enjoy a trip through time in the history of Berlin on this two hour tour of the politically-significant Mitte district. In 1993, the federal government of Germany relocated to Berlin, and finding a suitable location there didn't take long. There was plenty of space along the area where the Berlin Wall once stood, and building on both sides of the former border symbolized reunification. It resulted in a completely new district, one which now enthralls people from home and abroad with its spaciousness, transparency, and magnificent riverside paths. This tour of Berlin will amaze you by presenting so much German history in such a small area. Past horrors lie directly next to an optimistic path to the future. This entertaining tour starts at Potsdamer Platz. Up close and personal with lots of archival material, you’ll relive the demise and resurrection of the entire area. See the area surrounding the station before heading on towards the symbols of the vibrant Berlin of the 1920s. Forgotten and pushed to the fringes, Potsdamer Platz experienced an unparalleled resurgence during this time. Learn where the Berlin Wall once stood and see a hidden watchtower from the GDR. Find out why the Holocaust Memorial is located in the former center of power and the Brandenburg Gate is the only remaining gate to the city of the original 16. At the end of the tour, explore the current government buildings with interesting commentary and insider knowledge from your guide. Discover background information about the construction of the buildings, enjoy the vast open spaces, and follow the remains of the Berlin Wall along the former border between East and West Germany.

Berlin: Private Hitler and the Third Reich Walking Tour

10. Berlin: Private Hitler and the Third Reich Walking Tour

Explore Berlin's history during the Third Reich and learn all about the rise and fall of Hitler and the Nazi Party on a private guided walking tour. Walk through the Memorial of the Murdered Jews of Europe, see an open-air exhibition on the former site of the Secret State Police, and more. Start your tour by walking through the former government district of the National Socialists. Then move on to see the site of the former New Reich Chancellery, the former Reich Aviation Ministry built for Göring, as well as the site on which the SS and Secret State Police buildings once stood. Walk past several memorials on the way, including the one dedicated to the murdered Jews and the murdered Roma and Sinti. Finally, see the site where Hitler's bunker used to be and where he spent the last days of his life, and where the Third Reich ended. En route, learn about Berlin's history from the time of the Teutonic Knights to the Nazi Socialist Party, and from the Cold War to the unified Germany of today from your local guide.

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An exciting guided tour with many stories surrounding it. Our guide answered many questions in a friendly, competent and, if appropriate, child-friendly way. It was a lot of fun. The 2 hours passed very quickly!

Excellent tour led by such an engaging, warm, knowledgeable, and wonderful guide! We learned a great deal and truly appreciated this experience. Deep thanks~

Thoroughly enjoyed it. The guide had enormous knowledge, explained it in a way that was easy to understand... Can only recommend it, thanks.

Great tour with lots of information and insider tips. Anyone interested in the history of the Wall is in the right place here.

Our tour guide Carlo explained the historical sights around the Berlin Wall to us very nicely and in detail.