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Berlin: World Heritage Cruise to Potsdam

1. Berlin: World Heritage Cruise to Potsdam

This boat cruise takes you from Wannsee along the Havel River to Potsdam and back. Cruise through the palaces and gardens of Potsdam and Berlin, a UNESCO World Heritage region. Here you’ll have the opportunity to experience Prussia’s history. The chain of lakes in and around Berlin attracts visitors from all over the world. Visitors can relax at one of the lidos or walk around the picturesque natural landscape that extends along Wannsee and the Oberhavel lakes. Discover the rich history of two regions near Berlin: the southwest and north. Famous personalities, such as the painter Max Liebermann or the playwright Heinrich von Kleist, lived and worked in Wannsee, making it a place of historical importance. The historical places give you the opportunity to go back in time and relive history. The cruise takes you from Wannsee to Kladow, passing by Pfaueninsel (Peacock Island), Nikolskoe, and the Church of St. Peter and Paul. Continue on towards the Savior's Church, Cecilienhof Palace and its old dairy farm, and the Glienicke Bridge. Float by the Babelsberg Palace, Flatow Tower, Hans-Otto-Theater (Schiffbauergasse), "Freundschaftsinsel" (Friendship Island), and Potsdam/Lange Brücke before returning back to Wannsee.

Potsdam by Boat: Island Cruise

2. Potsdam by Boat: Island Cruise

On this boat trip, enjoy the beauty of the river landscape around Potsdam with its Havel lakes and picturesque villages surrounded by great scenery. Hop on board, lean back and drive through the village of Caputh, the fishing and vine town of Werder, and pass the Sacrow–Paretz Canal in the north of Potsdam as well as the buildings, castles and manor houses of the Hohenzollerns on the banks of the Havel. See the impressive Caputh Castle, the Marble Palace or Cecilienhof Palace in the New Garden. Cruise past Glienicke park with its casino built by Schinkel, and discover Babelsberg Castle near the river. Finally, your journey takes you to famous Glienicke Bridge. Enjoy the unique panoramic view of Brandenburg's capital.

Potsdam: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

3. Potsdam: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Explore one of the most beautiful cities in Germany with a 1-day ticket to the hop-on and hop-off bus in Potsdam, capital of the state of Brandenburg. You can jump off at any of the 15 stops along the route, and with buses every 30 minutes (1 hour in winter) discover the shops and stylish alleyways surrounding Brandenburger Strasse and the famous Dutch Quarter. Hop off at Schloss Sanssouci Palace, Friedrich the Great's amazing 18th-Century palace, reminiscent of the grandeur of Versailles, and stroll through the magnificent 600-acre park. Walk through richly furnished chambers, and step out onto flowery terraces and beautiful gardens. Or visit the Raphael Room at The Orangerie, home to dozens of Raphael copies. A full tour lasts 105 minutes and includes entertaining commentary from a live guide. Alternatively, hop-off within a 1-day period at any of the following stops: 1. Luisenplatz 2. Hafen / Barberini 3. Hauptbahnhof 4. Filmmuseum 5. Hollandisches Viertel 6. Theatre / Fluxus 7. Glienicker Brucke 8. Marmorpalais 9. Cecilienhof 10. Alexandrowka 11. Orangeriescholss (Sanssouci) 12. Neues Palais 13. Orangeriescholss (Sanssouci) 14. Schloss Sanssouci 15. Obelisk Sanssouci

Berlin: 7 Lakes Boat Tour through the Havel Landscape

4. Berlin: 7 Lakes Boat Tour through the Havel Landscape

Embark on a boat trip through the chain of lakes between Berlin and Potsdam, encountering magnificent evidence of Prussian history. Experience a blend of culture, history, and the Havel landscape in the south-west of Berlin. Drive past natural banks and listed buildings through the former border area between the GDR and the West. Experience the Havel landscape, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, with magnificent parks, churches, and castles. Pass the Schildhorn, Berlin's largest landscape protection area – the Grunewald – and the Grunewald Tower, Villa Lemm, the Schwanenwerder peninsula, the Imcheninsel, one of Germany’s smallest nature reserves, and the Kladow harbor. Continue your journey across the Great Wannsee, past the Wannsee lido, Villa Lemm, the House of the Wannsee Conference, and Villa Liebermann. Glide past beautiful villas and gardens from the Great to the Little Wannsee, past the Pöhlesee and Stölpchensee. Move from Prinz-Friedrich-Leopold-Kanal to Griebnitzsee, reaching the Potsdam Havel. From the magnificent Babelsberg Palace and Park and Glienicke Palace, located directly on the water, sail under the Glienicke Bridge, the infamous “Agents Bridge”, and reach Lake Jungfernsee. From there, the boat tour takes you upstream past the Church of the Savior in the former border area between East and West and the fairytale Peacock Island with its pleasure palace and its historic buildings back to the Lindenufer.

Potsdam: Guided Private Car Tour from Berlin

5. Potsdam: Guided Private Car Tour from Berlin

Start your Potsdam sightseeing adventure from the comfort of your accommodation in Berlin. Here, your driver will be waiting to pick you up. After a short meet and greet you and your group will hop aboard your private, air-conditioned vehicle and set off to Potsdam.  Enjoy the luxury of a schedule that can be completely customized to your needs. You also have the ability to combine your 4-hour Potsdam tour with a Berlin city tour. Throughout the duration of your tour, you will ride in a business class vehicle, equipped with air-conditioning and a microphone, allowing you to learn from your professional and informative driver. When traveling through Potsdam, you'll can see the following sites: Glienicke Palace, Babelsberg Palace, Glienicke Bridge, Palace and Park Sanssouci, New Palace, Orangerieschloss, New Chambers, Charlottenhof, Cecilienhof, Dutch Quarter and the Potsdam old city center. You will also have the chance to stop at some of these sites and enter the premises. Finish your tour with a relaxing drive back to your accommodation in Berlin and enjoy an evening of rest after a day of adventure. 

Soviet Potsdam: Private Tour of the Forbidden City

6. Soviet Potsdam: Private Tour of the Forbidden City

In the summer of 1945, the Cecilienhof Palace and the surrounding "Neuer Garten" park were closed to the public for the Potsdam Conference. The most powerful heads of state in the world came to Potsdam: Joseph Stalin, Harry S. Truman and Winston Churchill. The conference was an end to World War II, but also the starting point of the Cold War. For almost five decades, the Soviet military town No. 7, a “forbidden city”, was located next to the New Garden park. It was one of the most important intelligence sites of the Soviets during the Cold War. Here were, among other things, the German headquarters of the military counterintelligence of the KGB and a remand prison. On the tour you will learn more about the work and life in this forbidden city. Finally, head to the Glienicke Bridge that became world famous as the "Bridge of Spies" where the 2015 Hollywood film of the same name was shot. During the Cold War, agents were exchanged between East and West because the bridge was the border between the GDR and the American sector in West Berlin.

Gardens & Palaces of Potsdam Bike Tour from Berlin

7. Gardens & Palaces of Potsdam Bike Tour from Berlin

Start the tour at the main entrance of the TV Tower in Alexanderplatz. From there, take the train to Potsdam. Once there, you will leisurely explore the various palaces and gardens of Potsdam and Sanssouci, covering about 10 miles (16km) in roughly 4.5 hours. Explore the Prussian palace complex of Sanssouci, home to the famous Orangerie, two palaces, as well as many beautiful gardens, parks, and buildings. Then make your way through Potsdam’s historic center, including the Dutch Quarter and Potsdam’s own Brandenburg Gate. In the New Gardens, see the fantastic Marble Palace, before going to Cecilienhof, where Truman, Stalin, and Churchill concluded the Potsdam Agreement. Finally, explore the area’s extensive Cold War history with a visit to the no-man’s land between West Berlin and East Germany and over the Glienicke Bridge where Cold War spy exchanges routinely took place.

Private Guided Tour to breathtaking Potsdam by Train

8. Private Guided Tour to breathtaking Potsdam by Train

Step back in time and join us for an unforgettable journey to the once royal city of Potsdam! Discover the grand palaces and gardens that the Prussian monarchy called home and see where world leaders, Josef Stalin, Harry Truman and Winston Churchill, met to shape the post-war fate of Europe and Germany. You can either opt for an option with a guide and a scenic train ride to Potsdam, or choose an option with a private driver and car in addition to the guide. Get ready for a day full of history, excitement, and adventure! Your knowledgeable local guide will either pick you up in Berlin by train or take you directly to Potsdam with a private driver and car. First stop, the "Bridge of Spies," where the US and Soviet Union exchanged captured agents during the Cold War. Next, marvel at the Marble Palace and the historic Cecilienhof Palace, where the famous Potsdam Conference took place. Stroll through the Nauen Gate, the Dutch Quarter and Potsdam's Brandenburg Gate built to honor Frederick the Great's victories in the Silesian Wars. You won't want to miss the beautiful Sanssouci Gardens, including the Church of Peace, Picture Gallery, and the iconic Sanssouci Palace - the heart of Potsdam. Walk around the palace, learn about Frederick the Great's grave and the historic windmill. Note: Inside tours of palaces or entrance fees are not included. However, if desired, tickets can be purchased and entry inside can be arranged. The tour price does not include the cost of public transportation, which will be required for the option with a guide and train.

Berlin: 7 Hour Sightseeing Havel Cruise to Potsdam

9. Berlin: 7 Hour Sightseeing Havel Cruise to Potsdam

A must for every visitor to Berlin - by boat on the Havel from Tegel via Spandau to Potsdam. On this round trip, we pass Lake Tegel, the water town of Spandau, the Spandau lock and the old town of Spandau. After a stopover on the banks of the Lindenufer, we continue past Grunewald, Villa Lemm, the Grunewald Tower, the Spandau district of Gatow and the island of Lindwerder until we reach the former fishing village of Kladow. The route continues with a view of the Großer Wannsee lake, past the Pfaueninsel island and across the legendary Glienicker Brücke bridge to Potsdam. On the way back, we pass the Jungfernsee with a view of the New Garden. Passing the Sacrower Heilandskirche church, we then reach Pfauninsel. We continue past Kälberwerder via Kladow back to Spandau/Lindenufer and Tegel.

Potsdam: 5-Hour-Tour "Parks & Palaces" from Berlin by VW-Bus

10. Potsdam: 5-Hour-Tour "Parks & Palaces" from Berlin by VW-Bus

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.

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(2,154 reviews)

This was a wonderful trip even in the rain! I think it is really good value and great service on board and a lovey meal (extra)

Everything worked out fine. The construction was on time and everything was explained well. Can be recommended.

Very nice trip with a great ship and great views of a varied environment. Friendly hospitality on board.

Everything was very nice, recommended for exploring the waterways around Potsdam

The ability to get out whenever you want and then move on again