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  1. Germany
  2. Berlin
  3. Pergamon Museum

Berlin: Pergamon & New Museum Tour and Museum Island Pass

Product ID: 105287
Discover the jewels of Berlin's world-famous Museum Island. Explore the wonders of ancient Egypt, Babylon, Greece and Rome on this exclusive tour through two remarkable museums: the Pergamon and the New Museum.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Admire the impressive artifacts and architectural structures of two museums
  • Take a journey through history gaining a critical understanding of the collection's relationship to Berlin, past and present
  • Enjoy a skip the line guided tour of the Pergamon and New Museum
  • See the bust of Nefertiti, Market Gate of Miletus, Ishtar Gate, Byzantine boy and so much more
  • Explore the Bode Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie and the Altes Museum after the tour
Full description
Hosted by an expert guide, you will not only be able to admire the impressive artifacts and architectural structures, you will also take a journey through history and gain a critical understanding of the collection's relationship to Berlin's past and present.

Hear stories about how heavily destroyed the museums were after the end of WWII when the Museum Island was almost a complete ruin. Only in 1999 was Museum Island awarded UNESCO status. This tour will introduce you to the Mesopotamian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Greek, Egyptian, Antique art and culture. The guide gives a very detailed explanation of how these cultures began, why they were important throughout history and what is their heritage today.

Visit the famous Ishtar Gate, learn when it was built and why, as well as the beautiful bust of Nefertiti and the Market Gate of Miletus. After the tour, visit the remaining museums of the Museum Island at your own pace. The Bode Museum offers sculptures dated in the Middle Ages up until the early Renaissance and a collection of artifacts from Byzantine art. If you wish to see ancient Greek and Roman decorative art, you should visit the Altes Museum that contains a permanent collection of ancient Greek and Roman vases and statues. In the Alte Nationalgalerie, you can enjoy exhibitions of Neoclassical, Romantic, Impressionist and Modernist art.
  • Guided tour of the Pergamon and New Museum
  • Skip-the-line entry
  • Price includes a Museum Island day pass, valid for the Bode Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie and Altes Museum for that day
  • Headphones to hear the guide
What’s Not Included
  • Access to Pergamon Panorama
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

On the corner of Am Lustgarten and Bodestrasse, (10178 Berlin) under the colonnade/roofed pillars. Look for your guide with the yellow local tour operator badge. Please note that as of April 1st 2020, tours will meet outside Bodestrasse 2, 10178, Berlin. Meet on the bottom of the steps of the "James Simon Galerie" on Museum Island.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that the Bode Museum, the Alte Nationalgalerie and the Altes Museum are closed on Mondays.
• Backpacks are not allowed in the exhibitions and have to be left in the lockers that are provided.
• No water bottles are allowed to the Pergamon Museum.
• Please note that this tour involves a lot of walking, but there are folding chairs available for use, free from the museum.
• As of April 1st 2020, tours will meet outside Bodestrasse 2, 10178, Berlin. Meet on the bottom of the steps of the "James Simon Galerie" on Museum Island.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 37 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Jamie was an excellent guide! My wife, who is a historian herself, and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and learned a great deal more than what we would have on our own. It is hard to believe that we were so lucky to have a guide of Jamie's caliber, with his Ph.D. educational background and experience in archaeology. He was very organized and provided us with all the necessary historical details in a clear, concise, and enthusiastic manner. It is a little unfortunate that we were responsible for delaying the tour for 15-20 minutes because, when we did not find Jamie due to our own misunderstanding of where the meeting location was, and then asked the museum staff, they sent us off in the wrong direction. Perhaps a clearer meeting point should be chosen and the staff made aware of Jamie's (and possibly other guides') presence. Jamie did not lose his cool and quickly got the tour started - the mark of true professionalism!

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June 26, 2018

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The Museums were amazing, we were a family of three and it included a little 7 years old girl, we voted and neither one of us could decide which museum is better and what we liked best. Our guide Mike probably had something to do with that, his profound knowledge of history and how he told it made this visit unforgettable. Although I must say that my girl is very good at museums, normally I wouldn’t recommend it if you have small kids because you will loose much of the explanation.

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April 9, 2018

Excellent guide

July 7, 2019

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Product ID: 105287