From Berlin: Potsdam 5-Hour Tour by VW Bus

From Berlin: Potsdam 5-Hour Tour by VW Bus

From $330.48 per group up to 2

Discover Potsdam’s fascinating history on this 5-hour tour from Berlin by comfortable VW bus. Explore the sights, stroll through the parks, marvel at the magnificent palaces, and enjoy the view of Potsdam from the Belvedere on the Pfingstberg.

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Free cancellation
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience a tour of Potsdam away from the mass of tourists
  • Explore the city by VW bus and stroll through the park grounds
  • Read related reading material during the drive
  • Enjoy the scenery of the Havel landscape and the Glienicke Bridge
  • Admire the old market square and learn how it was designed by Frederick the Great
  • Visit the Dutch Quarter, now more attractive than ever
  • Enjoy a stroll through Park Sanssouci
  • Explore the New Garden and the Cecilienhof Palace
  • Enjoy the fantastic view from Belvedere on the Pfingstberg
  • See Sacrow Park and the Church of the Redeemer
Full description
Climb aboard the comfortable VW bus and discover Potsdam, the stronghold of the Hohenzollern for almost 300 years. Admire the fascinating cultural landscape, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, comprised of almost 20 palaces and extensive park grounds surrounding Baroque architecture. See the beautiful Charlottenburg Palace and head along Königsstraße to the first park in the cultural landscape of Potsdam: Park Babelsberg. Here you will make your first stop before continuing on across the Glienicke Bridge and the Berlin suburb to the old market square with St. Nicholas’ Church, the old town hall, and the new parliament building, modeled closely on the old city palace. Drive through the Dutch Quarter to Bornstedt Crown Estate, where you can stroll towards Park Sanssouci. The first stop there is at the palace of the same name with its fascinating Baroque garden. Depending on the time and your interests, you can explore further attractions in the park including the Marly Garden of the soldier king, the Church of Peace, and Charlottenhof Palace by Frederick William IV, the New Palace, and the gallery of Frederick the Great. Drive in the VW bus through the Russian colony Alexandrowka and the “Forbidden City”, the European headquarters of the KGB during the Cold War, to the New Garden, where you will find the Marble Palace and Cecilienhof Palace. From the nearby Belvedere on the Pfingstberg you will have a fantastic view of Potsdam and its highlights.
Includes
  • Transport by comfortable, air-conditioned VW bus
  • Tour guide
  • Related reading material onboard
  • Entrance fees
Covid-19 precautions
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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    • Most of the palaces in Potsdam (except the New Palace) are closed on Mondays.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 / 5

    based on 9 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      5/5
    • Value for money
      5/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5
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    a great way to get out of the city

    This was a great way of getting out of Berlin city center to see the somewhat less accessible sights of Berlin. Johannes was very knowledgeable about the sights and history of the area and monarchy and was able to explain history (he also had a book full of historical pictures to show!). He was also happy to adapt the tour to suit our preferences of what we wanted to get out of it and was very accommodating.

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    September 28, 2015

    very interesting and a very good way to see Potsdam

    Our guide was knowledgeable and nice. He did his best to make the trip as instructive as possible. Potsdam is very lovely and interesting' and he showed us many things we enjoyed- like the beautiful view on Wansee and the old center of Potsdam. I would highly recommend this tour to people visiting Berlin

    September 10, 2015

    Perfect! Wonderful!

    Johannes Westerkamp is a fabulous tour guide. He's knowledgeable, personable and kind. When we first met (as he picked us up at our hotel), I'd realized the folks at the Instrument Museum in Berlin had failed to return my passport, so I asked if we could stop by there, on the way to Potsdam, our tour destination, and Johannes made a special trip there for me! The van Johannes uses is very comfortable, and he stocks cold drinks in case you get thirsty. You can shape your tours based on your interests. Our itinerary included a trip through the countryside to view Bablesberg castle and park- what an idyllic place! Then we traveled to Potsdam to view some of the reconstructed buildings. After that, we saw the water pump (which looks like a mosque and powered the fountains at Sanssouci), and we got our tickets for our tour. As we had time before our tour, we ate lunch in the old Dutch quarter- at the Flying Dutchman (delicious!). The tour of Sanssouci and Potsdamwas just fabulous!

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    July 24, 2015

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