Guided tour

Berlin: Highlights of Berlin Walking Shared or Private Tour

Berlin: Highlights of Berlin Walking Shared or Private Tour

Activity provider: Insider Tour Berlin
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From US$ 205.97 per group up to 20

Get to know Berlin like an insider! See the secret side of Berlin and all of the city's main sights on a walking tour of its center. Walk through the Brandenburg Gate, visit the Reichstag, pass Checkpoint Charlie, touch the Berlin Wall, and much more.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Pickup optional
Please wait in the hotel lobby 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Your guide will be wearing a yellow name tag for easy recognition.
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, and the Holocaust Memorial
  • See where President Reagan spoke the words: 'Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall!'
  • Learn how Berlin has transformed from the city divided into a united capital
  • Upgrade to a private tour and receive complimentary hotel pickup service
Full description

Explore Berlin like a local on a 4-hour walking tour that covers its main sights and uncovers some hidden locations. You will be in the company of expert city resident guides that are keen to share their knowledge of Berlin’s tumultuous past and exciting future. Since the return of the German capital to Berlin nothing has stayed the same, and this has resulted in the largest construction effort in modern history. Berlin truly is a city at the crossroads of a turbulent past, while in the process of forging an optimistic future. As New Europe gravitates back towards its center, Berlin prepares to play the role of gateway between the East and West – this time as a European metropolis. Arrive in the East to Hackescher Markt and hear all about the former Jewish Quarter. See Museum Island and get the scoop on the best times to visit the museums. Pass over the line of the Death Strip to the exact location above Hitler's Bunker and under the Brandenburg Gate, the symbol of a reunited Berlin. Then, take a moment to reflect at the Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe, before walking through the intersection of Checkpoint Charlie. The tour ends with an account of the momentous events that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall while standing amidst the heart of the East German Government Quarter and the New Berlin. Get a glimpse into what it´s like living in New Berlin, where East and West are no boundaries.

Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Tickets for public transportation (to reach the meeting point)
  • Hotel pickup service (unless the private option is selected)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Date

Meeting point

Meet outside Friedrichstr. train station, on the square beside the 'Traenenpalast' (Palace of Tears), Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Tours operate rain or shine, every day
  • You can join the Insider Famous Walk at either their meeting point East or West
  • From 1 April to 31 October there is also an afternoon tour, departing from the West meeting point at 1:30 PM and the East meeting point at 2:00 PM
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 283 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5

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Our guide Jim was most informative and took great care and passion in explaining, it’s clear that he’s a historian regarding German history . It’s our first trip to Germany ( Berlin ) and Jim gave us an awesome introduction . Great value for money for a 3hr tour and in my view a great suggestion for anyone looking to do a tour of Berlin must visit sights .

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April 25, 2022

Ariel was our host for the walk. A very warm and knowledgeable man. I, having served in West Berlin when the wall was up, was intrigued to know more of the East Berlin perspective - and was not in the least bit disappointed. The tour wasn't long enough but it's a great 'taster' for those with a real interest in pre and post ww2 Berlin. Thank you Ariel for making our visit to Berlin much richer.

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December 27, 2019

Involves a lot of walking but takes to go every main tourist attraction in the city, and some other less well known. You do get a little lunch break but you’d never guess you walk as long as you do! Tour guides are friendly and funny and make the information digestible. Fantastic tour by Jamie from insider tours.

March 21, 2019

Product ID: 10874