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Potsdam: Guided Walking Tour of UNESCO Site and Architecture

1. Potsdam: Guided Walking Tour of UNESCO Site and Architecture

Enjoy the scenery of Potsdam from the northern city center. See parts of the designated UNESCO World Heritage Site at Sanssouci Palace, once the summer home of the Prussian ruler Frederik the Great in traditional Rococo architectural design. Your tour guide will bring you from here to other anecdotal locations in the German city, including the famous Nikolaikirche (St. Nicholas Church) with its massive Classicist style dome, modeled after ancient Greek architecture, and completed in the 1830s. Any stop along the way will be dissected in its history and cultural significance in the city as your guide is a historical expert on this small town. Impressive facts and antidotes will lead you along your guided tour and give you precise knowledge of Potsdam.

Berlin: Historic Center Walking Tour with a Real Berliner

2. Berlin: Historic Center Walking Tour with a Real Berliner

Learn about the exciting history and development of Berlin from the residence city of the Kingdom of Prussia to the capital of a reunited Germany. Meet your city tour guide outside the Nikolaikirche Museum (St. Nicholas' Church Museum) and begin your exploration of the city. See Berlin´s highest building, the Television Tower. Walk along the Spree to the beautiful Museum Island, where you can see the Berlin Cathedral, the Old Museum, and the Humboldt Forum. There, admire the reconstructed Berlin City Palace. Across the Palace Bridge (Schlossbrücke), explore the historical center of Berlin and see impressive buildings from the times of kings and emperors. Take a walk on the oldest boulevard in the city, Unter den Linden, where you can see the Equestrian Statue of Frederick the Great, the State Opera, the Humboldt University, and St. Hedwig's Cathedral. Finally, you will reach the Brandenburg Gate, the famous symbol of the city and the focal point for reunification in 1990. Hear the moving story of this landmark and its historical importance before, during, and after Berlin's division.

Berlin: All-in-One Shore Excursion from Warnemünde Port

3. Berlin: All-in-One Shore Excursion from Warnemünde Port

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: Skip-the-line Pergamon Museum and Museum Island Tour

4. Berlin: Skip-the-line Pergamon Museum and Museum Island Tour

Enjoy expert live commentary on a guided tour of the Pergamon Museum at the Museum Island in Berlin. Learn all about ancient civilizations, from Egypt to the Near East, with extended tour options to visit other museums in the area. If you choose the standard option, take a guided tour of the Pergamon Museum. See ancient architecture, German post-antiquity art, and Middle Eastern and Islamic art housed under one roof. Your private guide will help you to navigate the museum while providing expert commentary on the exhibits of art and antiques from ancient Rome, Greece, Babylon, Persia art, and beyond. Among the museum’s highlights, you will find the famous Pergamon Altar built during the reign of the Ancient Greek King Eumenes II in the first half of the 2nd century BC, a 17-meter-high Market Gate of Miletus, and the Babylonian Ishtar Gate. Choose the 3-hour option for the same guided tour of the Pergamon Museum with additional private transport. This option includes a reliable pickup and drop-off service at your accommodation in Berlin. Choose the 4-hour option to enhance your visit to the Pergamon Museum with a guided tour of the Museum Island, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See highlights such as Altes Museum, Neues Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie, Berliner Schloss, State Opera, and the Bebelplatz. Benefit from skip-the-line tickets to the Berlin Cathedral. Admire awe-inspiring Baroque and Renaissance style interiors with beautiful works of art and views from the dome. Choose the 5-hour option to add private transport to the 4-hour itinerary. This option includes a reliable pickup and drop-off service at your accommodation in Berlin.

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

5. 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.

Potsdam: Private City Highlights Tour in a Vintage Minibus

6. Potsdam: Private City Highlights Tour in a Vintage Minibus

Discover the different facets of the small but historically important city of Potsdam. The city is not only a Prussian residence and Garrison Town, but is also one of the birthplaces of European cinema and gained great importance in the 20th century. Explore the city and learn about its past on board of a modern Soviet vintage minibus. Departing from Potsdam Central Station or your hotel, head towards the famous film studio Babelsberg. Visit the historic site of the Potsdam Conference, Cecilienhof Palace. Next door at Hiroshima-Nagasaki Square, visit the former villas of the historic figures Truman, Churchill, and Stalin. Then, head to the world-famous Glienicke Bridge, aka Bridge of Spies, which was used for agent exchange and features in the Hollywood movie of the same name. Continue the tour and pass by the former Soviet KGB district, for decades a "forbidden city" in the center of Potsdam. Then, stroll along the Russian colony of Alexandrowka before heading to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Park Sanssouci, the favorite residence of the Prussian King Frederick the Great. Visit the stunning New Palace, a symbol for the rise of Prussia to a European power. Find out about the significance of the palace in regards to World War I. Next, stop at the “Rechenzentrum” Potsdam, a cultural center in a GDR building with a 70-meter-long mosaic depicting motifs of the space race. Right next to it is the controversial construction site of the Garrison Church. Your final stop will be at the Old Market, the historic center of the city. Marvel at the fascinating architecture of the St. Nicholas Church, the City Palace, the Old Town Hall, and the Barberini Palace before returning to the meeting point where your tour ends.

Berlin: Private Guided Walking Tour of the Old Town

7. Berlin: Private Guided Walking Tour of the Old Town

Walk through Berlin’s lively city blocks on a walking tour with a guide by your side. Discover the city’s dynamic culture, see important historical sites and famous monuments, and discover hidden gems loved by locals. Meet your guide at your hotel and after a brief overview of the tour’s itinerary, set off to discover the German capital. Walk through Berlin's Old Town, see Gendarmenmarkt, St. Hedwig’s Cathedral, Bebelplatz, State Opera, and Museum Island. See the Reichstag Building, Berlin Cathedral, and the French Cathedral. Snap pictures of colorful street art and get a taste of local life as you stroll past indie boutiques, cozy cafes, and hip eateries.

Berlin: Festival of Lights & Sightseeing Private Tour by Car

8. Berlin: Festival of Lights & Sightseeing Private Tour by Car

Catch sight of spectacular art and light installations during Berlin's Festival of Lights with a private tour by car. Zip around town to discover the visual transformation of historical attractions like the Humboldt Forum and the Berlin Victory Column while learning about the city's history. Perfect for family, friends, or a combination of both, your tour of Berlin's Festival of Lights begins with a pick-up in a private car from your hotel. Drive into the city center to Brandenburg Gate, an iconic 18th-century neoclassical monument built by the order of Prussian king Frederick William II. Walk to the nearby Embassy of the United States and feast your eyes on the brilliant lights displayed across this diplomatic building. Then, hop back into the car and drive to Potsdamer Platz, a commercial shopping location, and then to the Berlin Victory Column towering over the Tiergarten. Return to the city center and marvel at the sound and light displays at Konzerthaus Berlin, Humboldt University, the Berlin State Opera, and Bebelplatz, all conveniently located within walking distance from Gendarmenmarkt, a quaint square offering music, snacks, and drinks. Continue to the Nikolaiviertel, a quaint quarter founded in 1200, and then to the Berlin Cathedral and Hakeschermarkt. Stop at the Bode Museum, home to some of Berlin's most iconic sculptures, before continuing to Friedrichstadt-Palast. Enjoy one last city view before driving back to your hotel.

Berlin: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Ticket & 2 Guided Walking Tours

9. Berlin: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Ticket & 2 Guided Walking Tours

Explore Berlin on foot and a bus with this combination ticket. Cruise through the city on a hop-on hop-off bus, learn the history behind Checkpoint Charlie, and walk past the enormous Berlin Cathedral. After booking your tour, download the Vox City app. Within 2 days, use the app to track the location of your nearest tour guide and meeting point. If you want to explore the city more after your guided tour, use the app for some self-guided sightseeing. Join the Historic Berlin walking tour and follow your guide through the heart of Berlin. Walk by the beautiful Berlin Cathedral and continue to Museum Island. Head east to marvel at the striking Berlin TV Tower and stroll through bustling Alexanderplatz. Switch over to the Traces of the Cold War walking tour to see Checkpoint Charlie, Brandenburg Gate, and Potsdamer Platz. Hear about the troubled history of Germany's capital, its many museums, and its intriguing culture. Give your feet a rest and hop onboard a red double-decker bus tour. As you drive through Berlin, admire the views from the open-top deck. Explore the whole city in this drive from Tiergarten to the East Side Gallery. When you want to see a sight up close, hop off at one of the 23 tour stops across the city, including the Holocaust Memorial, Berlin Wall, Madame Tussauds, and the Berlin Zoo.

Berlin: Private Historic City Center Walking Tour

10. Berlin: Private Historic City Center Walking Tour

Embark on a historical adventure through Berlin's city center on a private walking tour. Learn about the capital city's past as you stroll along Unter den Linden, walking past iconic buildings, museums, and palaces on your route. See the rebuilt city castle, which is now a location for famous exhibitions and museums. As you head down the long and straight boulevard of Unter den Linden, marvel at the Berlin Cathedral with its green dome, see the State Opera House that welcomes visitors each night, and more. Make your way to Museum Island with its five outstanding and world-renowned museums, including the Pergamon Museum and the Neue Museum with the bust of Nefertiti. Hear local, historical stories from your local guide about Berlin's colorful past. Learn about the nation's emperors, such as Frederick the Great who was King of Prussia from 1740 until 1772.

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4.6 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Really great, varied - also child-friendly - guided tour through the Pergamon Museum, the entire Museum Island, the Berlin Cathedral (including the viewing platform = wonderful) and the Humboldt Forum. Thank you for the 4 unforgettable hours Mr. Kristiansen! It was great!

Our guide Matt, was very knowledgeable, interesting, brought to our attention facts which are very important. His background in Journalism helped to present stories in facinating way. It was the best tour I ever attended.

The tour was well organized and more than met our expectations. We were fortunate to have Jim as our tour guide. He brought the city to life with his extensive knowledge and expertise. We were fortunate to have him.

Very individual guidance by Mr. Kristiansen. It was possible to do justice to the entire area including Pergamon, Cathedral and Humboldt Forum from different perspectives. 4 hours flew by.

arrived on time at cruise terminal.. brought us back with time to spare. Very professional.