From Berlin: Discover Potsdam Day Tour

4.6 / 5

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From Berlin: Discover Potsdam Day Tour

From $26.12 per person

Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Potsdam with the great palace and park of Sanssouci, the Versailles of Berlin. Discover a great variety of art and architecture in a place that has played an important part in modern history.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Potsdam and stroll through the park of Sanssouci castle
  • Visit historical Palace of Cecilienhof
  • Cross the spy swap bridge
  • Visit the Dutch Quarter
  • See a Russian village
Full description
Berlin without Potsdam is like Paris without Versailles - leave Berlin without a trip to its royal residence, and you can't say that you've seen it all. Potsdam's fairy-tale landscapes are inviting and playful, and make any walk a delightful experience. The palace of Cecilienhof, built in a country house style from 1914 to 1917, is not only memorable for the Potsdam Conference of 1945, where an American president, a Soviet dictator and a British prime minister sealed the fate of Germany and Europe. It is also the last palace built by the Hohenzollern Dynasty. There you will also see the lakeside Marble Palace with its Greek temple ruins. Another dreamlike spot is Babelsberg castle with its surrounding park. What are an idyllic Russian village, beautiful towers and churches from the Italian Renaissance and an 18th century Dutch town doing here? We will give you historic information on how the old city palace was destroyed at the end of the war. You will cross the bridge where spy swaps took place during the Cold War and see where political opponents of the East German dictatorship were imprisoned. The tour ends in the beautiful park of Sanssouci, which means literally without worries.
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Public transport
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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    • This tour will make use of public transportation the costs of which are not inclusive.
    • Please bring along a valid ABC public transport ticket (EUR 7.60 per person for a day pass; prices correct as of January 2016; prices subject to change).
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 84 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.2/5
    • Transportation
      4.2/5
    • Value for money
      4.7/5
    • Safety
      4.9/5
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    No doubt it is a great tour to discover Potsdam

    The Guide, Sam Z provided a lot of historical information about the palaces and was very helpful to recommend some other good places to visit after the tour. All in all, no doubt that is it a great service tour. on the other note, please check the weather before departure and highly recommended to bring umbrella/raincoat to prevent bad weather. (Unexpected heavy rain. Sam Z was so nice to let his umbrella to a family from India).

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    September 25, 2019

    Nice day out of Berlin and not very far. Good overview of Potsdam saving a lot of time and hassle figuring out where to go. The Sanssouci palace was especially impressive. Very refreshing having a German guide! Tobi was fantastic and very engaging and shared a lot about his personal experiences growing up in Berlin. Top marks.

    August 23, 2019

    Jess was very professional, knowledgeable and courteous.

    Great tour, great guide. Only issue is that he rushed the tour. The pace was too fast, we ended at 3. No time for pictures and hard to keep up. Felt like he was on a personal schedule and forced us to meet it. Otherwise great content, great presentation and very professional guide.

    August 11, 2019

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