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Discover Berlin Walking Tour

1. Discover Berlin Walking Tour

See historic Berlin on a walking tour through the city's most significant places. Take an informative, thought-provoking journey that brings the history of Berlin alive. Cover all of Berlin's main sights, from the Berlin Wall to the site of Hitler's bunker. Visit the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin Cathedral, Palace Square, and much more. Choose to take either a shorter or longer tour with a private guide to fit your schedule. Your guide’s superb story-telling skills will weave the themes of Prussian, Imperial, Nazi, Cold War and 21st-Century Berlin into a detailed narrative, stretching from Berlin’s swampy origins in medieval times, to the controversies over the design of the memorial, to the tragic story of the murdered Jews of Europe. Along the way, meet characters who have left their imprint on the city, including Albert Einstein, Marlene Dietrich, and JFK. Stand above the spot where Hitler took his life in April 1945, and see where daring escapes took place across the Berlin Wall before its momentous fall in 1989.

Berlin: Highlights of the City Private Bus Tour

2. Berlin: Highlights of the City Private Bus Tour

Experience the many highlights of Berlin during a 2-hour private city tour in a modern minivan or bus. Travel through the western and eastern Berlin city center and hear exciting stories of the capital's rich history while you get an exclusive overview. Discover the Government district, Potsdamer Platz, Checkpoint Charlie and Unter Den Linden, and many other highlights on this informative and entertaining tour. Your local guide will fill you in on all the interesting facts about the city while you sit comfortably and soak in the sights. Enjoy a stop to take a photo at the famous landmark Brandenburg Gate and stretch your legs or take a small stroll. Ideal for anyone who wants to get a quick overview of our city ─ from the remains of the Berlin Wall to the imposing Reichstag building.

From Warnemünde & Rostock: Berlin Full Day Shore Excursion

3. From Warnemünde & Rostock: Berlin Full Day Shore Excursion

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: All-in-One Famous Landmarks Guided Bus Tour

4. Berlin: All-in-One Famous Landmarks Guided Bus Tour

See all of the German capital’s iconic landmarks on this day tour on an air-conditioned bus. Learn about the city’s unique history from your passionate local tour guide on a whirlwind trip which includes the Alexanderplatz TV Tower, the Berlin Wall, the Reichstag and Museum Island. Your adventure through Berlin’s past and present will begin in front of the Charlottenburg Palace in west Berlin, where your local tour guide will give you a brief introduction to the capital of Germany before you board the bus and head east. First, travel through the former British sector along Berlin’s Champs-Élysées - Kurfürstendamm - past the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and the KaDeWe, the largest department store in continental Europe. Then, continue east past the impressive parliament building, the Reichstag. At the iconic Brandenburg Gate, get off the bus to stroll through the historic arch and admire the sprawling Tiergarten. See the capital’s majestic Victory Column and a memorial to soviet soldiers. Then, take a moment to reflect at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. After some free time for lunch, journey to the spectacular Gendarmenmarkt and Berlin’s historic former Royal Quarter: the beautiful boulevard of Unter den Linden, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Museum Island, and the Berlin Cathedral. Then, discover Alexanderplatz with its iconic TV Tower. Continue south to the city’s Mitte district and visit  Checkpoint Charlie – the most famous crossing point between East and West Berlin during the Cold War. Afterwards, pass through Potsdamer Platz on your way to one of the few remaining pieces of the Berlin Wall. Finish your tour with a poignant visit to the former site of the headquarters of the SS and Gestapo, today known as the Topography of Terror. You can choose to end your tour here and continue to explore the city alone or to be dropped off at your hotel.

Berlin: Highlights Cycling Tour

5. Berlin: Highlights Cycling Tour

Meet your passionate guide, get fitted out with a suitable bicycle, and begin your adventure through the bizarre and wonderful city of Berlin.  Begin the tour by hearing about modern Berlin and all of its challenges. Visit the Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie, the name given by the Western Allies to the best-known Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War. Peddle into the city center where you will see the site of the 1933 Book Burning by the Nazi government. Then, continue on to the Museum Island and Jewish Quarter. After that, enjoy a quick ride to the Bundestag Building and the Holocaust Memorial. Then, you will hve the chance to visit the FuhrerBunker and discuss the many conspiracy theories surrounding Hitler's death. Alternatively, visit Potsdamer Platz and or Siege Säule, the Victory Column monument built in 1864 to commemorate the Prussian victory in the Danish-Prussian War. The route will be decided democratically by the group, so start your campaign early if you want to visit specific sites - this is, after all, a tour about the rise and fall of Germany for which democracy always wins! After 3 hours of cycling, you'll have unforgettable memories and new knowledge about the history of Berlin and its incredible buildings.

Berlin: 4-Hour Guided Highlights Tour in Spanish

6. Berlin: 4-Hour Guided Highlights Tour in Spanish

Enjoy a 4-hour walking tour to the top landmarks and destinations of Berlin, in the company of a professional Spanish-speaking guide. Departing from the TV Tower in Alexanderplatz, explore the origins of Berlin in the San Nicolas neighborhood, and walk through Museum Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the impressive Berlin Cathedral. Stroll down Kaisers Avenue and see the Unter den Linden. Pass by Humboldt University, the Royal Library, and State Opera on the way to one of the most beautiful squares in Berlin, the Gendarmenmarkt. Pause for a photo opportunity in the picturesque plaza. Then, hear details of Hitler's rise to power and see the remains of the Gestapo Headquarters. Remember the events of the Holocaust at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Learn how the Berlin Wall was born, why it fell, and how local residents lived with it every day. Hear amazing stories of the East Germans who risked their lives to cross to West Berlin. Admire the spectacular modern Potsdamer Platz, before ending your tour at the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin’s symbol par excellence.

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

7. 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 Highlights Walking Tour

8. Berlin Historical Highlights Walking Tour

This 3-hour walking tour weaves through Berlin’s history by visiting landmarks such as the impressive Brandenburg Gate, the notorious Berlin Wall and the beautiful Gendarmenmarkt. You will visit the Reichstag building and see Museums island. Along the way your guide will tell you stories from Berlin’s history that will bring the city alive. Hear anecdotes about a city that has seen kings and emperors, and housed fascists and witnessed the devastation of war. Learn how the city was split in 2 before being pieced back together again. Stroll through the center and see sights from different eras, be it the beautiful Brandenburg Gate from the 18th-Century, the Reichstag from the 19th-century, the area of Hitler's bunker from Word War 2, parts of the Berlin Wall from the time of the division, or modern Berlin at Potsdamer Platz. You will be traveling in a small group, with dedicated guides who will share their passion and give you a more personal service to help you appreciate what makes Berlin so special.

Berlin: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

9. Berlin: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See Berlin at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3 hours. Check out prime landmarks like East Side Gallery, Holocaust memorial, Museum Island and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

Berlin: 2 City Guided Walking Tours

10. Berlin: 2 City Guided Walking Tours

Select from a variety of guided and self-guided walking tours all on one ticket. Start and stop your tours when you like and immerse yourself in the history of the city with your expert guides. Using the app, simply track your nearest guide and discover countless visitor hotspots, including the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, and the Reichstag building. Discover historic landmarks from the Holocaust Memorial and Berlin Wall, to the city’s more contemporary sites, including the TV Tower and Museum Island. On your self-guided tours, enjoy multilingual audio commentary, suggested walking routes, and photo hotspots, all offline, at any time day or night. Red Route (Historic Berlin) 1. Gendarmenmarkt 2. Neptune Spring 3. Museum Ireland Blue Route (Traces of the Cold War) 1. Gendarmenmarkt 2. Checkpoint Charlie 3. Potsdamer Platz 4. Brandenburg Gate

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It was so good. Jonathan K was amazing. The best tour guide ever. He was so knowledgable. There was almost nothing he didn’t know. We caught him out with one question about something in Hamburg, so not even relevant, and he even googled it for us! He was brilliant. He was very funny and kept us interested throughout. He told such good stories about the different areas. I was so engrossed in everything he had to say. His English was brilliant, better than mine! 10/10 would recommend!

The guide was amazing!! he showed us the history of berlin in such a compelling way! Berlin has so much history, the vox city app with the self guided itineraries was a great addition to explore more after our tours! totally recommend!

It was a nice tour with a very informative tour guide. Bikes were good and comfortable. Route was great and got some super photos. Would definitely recommend tourists to do this tour.

Peter was a great guide from Liverpool and was very informative but in a lighthearted, fun way.Easy cycle,safe roads,lots of stops and a coffee/toilet break.

Our guide Rob was great. He explained us the history of the city beautifully. He was articulate and funny.