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Potsdam: Sanssouci Palace Guided Tour from Berlin

1. Potsdam: Sanssouci Palace Guided Tour from Berlin

Explore the Sanssouci Palace and Park on this guided day trip. Travel by climate-controlled bus and take in the top sights in Potsdam. Admire the Dutch Quarter and stroll thorugh Sanssouci Palace and Park. Board the comfortable in Berlin's central Kurfürstendamm district and take a short drive to Potsdam. Begin your tour of Potsdam's sights and listen as your guide share's fascinating stories. Walk through the Dutch Quarter to see its magnificent buildings and admire the Russian colony of Alexandrovka along the way. Head to Sanssouci and go past the grand buildings that were once the center point of Prussia's imperial grandeur.  Take in the stunning gardens of Friedrich II's legendary Sanssouci Palace, and experience a true piece of history. Go by the Chinese teahouse and the New Palace. Return to your meeting point at the end of your tour. 

From Berlin: Royal Palaces & Gardens Private Black Van Tour

2. From Berlin: Royal Palaces & Gardens Private Black Van Tour

Start this fascinating tour with pickup at your hotel in Berlin. From there, you will be transported to the beautiful city of Potsdam to begin an 8-hour tour through an atmospheric city crammed full of history and cultural heritage. Whether it's the Prussian Royal Family or Cold War espionage that excites you most, you will not be disappointed. Less than 1 hour from Berlin, Potsdam is a small city surrounded by picturesque landscapes, beautiful nature, abundant palaces, castles, and baroque architectural wonders. Led by an expert guide, explore the picturesque Potsdam and learn the stories behind the city’s spectacular façade. You will visit Glienicker Brücke (Bridge), which crosses the River Havel and runs through the middle of the East/West division. There, hear exciting stories about the spies’ exchanges, undertaken by the allies 3 different times. Many other historic traces of the German division can still be found here as well. The tour will lead you through the former KGB headquarters, the unusual small colony of wooden houses built almost 200 years ago, and other highlights that expose the Soviet influence after the Second World War. Next, visit the Dutch quarter, whose endless rows of red brick houses will remind you of Amsterdam. Potsdam is a city constructed from a patchwork of cultures. The New Garden was commissioned by King Frederick William II more than 200 years ago. After roaming this beautiful fairy-tale garden, the tour guide will lead you to Cecilienhof Palace, the location of the famous Potsdam Conference, built in 1916.  There, walk through the very halls where Stalin, Truman, and Churchill negotiated after the war. Perhaps one of the most visited places in Potsdam is the grave of Frederick the Great at Sanssoucci; situated at the top of a vineyard, it's a truly wonderful spot. You can also visit the other Prussian Royal Family graves at the awe-inspiring Peace Church. The spectacular design of the church is known to evoke spirituality even in those who do not believe. There is so much to see and hear about in this city. At the end of the tour, just sit back and relax as the tour guide transports you back to your hotel.

Berlin: City Highlights and Cold War Walking Tours

3. 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: Half-Day Private Albert Einstein Sites Walking Tour

4. Berlin: Half-Day Private Albert Einstein Sites Walking Tour

Explore the places of relevance to Albert Einstein’s life in a half-day walking tour in Berlin. Listen to interesting stories and facts from the guide (in the language of your preference) as he takes you back in time. Enjoy a warm cup of coffee (not included) while on the walk. Start your 2-hour walk from the Brandenburg Gate considered to be a must-see site when in Berlin. Move on to Einstein Unter Den Linden café frequented by politicians and media representatives. Grab something to eat and drink (not included). Next, visit the former Royal Prussian Academy of Sciences which houses the Berlin State Library today. Einstein presented his field equations of general relativity to the Academy here in 1915. Wrap up your walk by visiting the oldest university in Berlin, Humboldt University. Einstein delivered lectures at the university from 1915 to 1929. The tour (3-hours and 5-hours options) also includes a visit to Wissenschaftpark or Albert Einstein Park.

Potsdam: Guided Walking Tour

5. Potsdam: Guided Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the fairytale charm of Potsdam and see some of its stunning attractions with a local guide. Time flies as you walk along the picturesque streets of this city. See the magnificent Sanssouci Palace, the summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia. Take a stroll inside Park Sanssouci, a large lush park surrounding the palace and graced with decorative features like the Temple of Friendship and the Great Fountain. Hear fascinating stories about the history behind the city and get your guide's recommendations on how to best spend time in Potsdam.

Berlin: Private Guided Tour of the Main Sights

6. Berlin: Private Guided Tour of the Main Sights

Private three-hour tour of the city of Berlin for small groups of up to 8 people with a private driver-guide. All our vehicles are business-class and equipped with air-conditioning and microphones.You can book additional hours or combine with a Potsdam-tour. In approximately three hours you can choose to see the following with changes according to your wishes with 1-2 stops at sights of your choice: ReichstagNew buildings in the government quarterMain Train StationBrandenburg GateUnter den LindenStaatsoperMuseum IslandTV TowerNikolaiviertelGendarmenmarktPotsdam Squareremains of the Berlin WallPhilharmonieSynagogeCharlottenburg PalaceMemorial CurchKaDeWeVictory ColumnBellevue PalaceKongresshalle

From Berlin: Potsdam Private Guided Tour in English

7. From Berlin: Potsdam Private Guided Tour in English

Enjoy a comprehensive tour of Potsdam, including round-trip transfers from Berlin and a guide and driver exclusive to you. Following a pick-up from your hotel, transfer by private vehicle and drive through the lakeland borough of Wannsee en route to Schloss Glienicke and the Glienicke Bridge, site of spy swaps during the Cold War. Continue to Potsdam for a tour of the town that served as the residence of Prussian kings and German emperors of the House of Hohenzollern for 3 centuries. Marvel at the majestic castle of Babelsberg. Visit New Garden, home to the Marble Palace and Schloss Cecilienhof. Admire the lakeside Marble Palace and learn about the Potsdam Conference that took place at Schloss Cecilienhof, when the leaders of the United States of America, Britain, and the Soviet Union decided the future of Germany after World War 2. Next, go to the Russian colony of Alexandrowka and see 13 wooden houses built in the 1800s for the Russian singers of the First Prussian Regiment of the Guards. Continue into downtown Potsdam for lunch (own expense). Then, see historic sights such as St. Nicholas Church and the Old Town Hall. Admire Potsdam City Palace, partially reconstructed in late 2013 and now home to the parliament of the federal state of Brandenburg. End with a look at the Rococo architecture of Sanssouci Palace, built during the reign of Frederick the Great. As a private tour, you can choose the attractions that most interest you, and enjoy the full attention of your guide at all times. Palace opening times vary according to the day of the week, so your choice of palace will depend on the day of your tour. For example, tours can include Neue Kammern or Neues Palais (where Emperor Wilhelm II signed the Declaration of War in 1914) at Sanssouci Park instead of Sanssouci Palace.

Potsdam: Glienicke Walking Tour

8. Potsdam: Glienicke Walking Tour

Discover the rich history and notable landmarks of Glienicke on a walking tour. Start your tour at Glienicke Palace by meeting your professional guide. Wnder through the beautiful grounds, with picturesque lake views. Next make your way to the Glienicke Bridge. Known as the "Bridge of Spies" during the Cold War years, the bridge was often used as a point of exchange for spies between East and West Germany. The bridge crosses the River Havel and today is the primary road link between Berlin and Potsdam. Stroll through the small village Glienicke and learn more about the Cold War years, and the effect it had on the surrounding area. Discover the park surrounding Babelsberg Palace, followed by lunch at a local restaurant at your own expense.

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What people are saying about Potsdam

We had a very informative morning with Bodo & Su! Real Berliners! Su guided us wonderfully through Berlin on the way to Potsdam to Sanssouci Palace! With many little stories, she explained the big picture of the important Prussians to us! Always with additional information about places that we passed during the trip! Bodo the bus driver has smoothly adapted to Su's stories in driving speed! In the castle we were provided with an audio guide!

The trip was amazing from beginning to end. The tour guide was excellent. The bus was very comfortable. The driver was very good. I highly recommend this tour, especially during summer.

Our castle guide was just great! Charmingly funny ( for me as a native of Basel it was a pleasure ) and very competent. Our driver was great too. Best wishes to both E. RothCueni

The tour guide Sue was very competent and was able to tell us a lot about Berlin and Potsdam. Even small tips for excursions in the area were very helpful.

Very nice experience. Jazmine's excellent guide tour.