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From Berlin: Potsdam Half-Day Tour

From Berlin: Potsdam Half-Day Tour

Activity provider: Berlin Walks

From US$ 21.17 per person

Journey through the fascinating history of Potsdam, the Imperial City, on a guided tour from Berlin. Experience the perfect combination of German history, architecture, culture, and nature.

About this activity

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Duration options: 4 - 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, Spanish
Small group available
Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Public transport ticket

Know before you go

  • Sanssouci Castle is closed on Mondays
  • Tours operate rain or shine
  • You will need to purchase an ABC public transport ticket for this tour
Highlights
  • Tour the picturesque city of Potsdam just outside Berlin
  • See the Dutch Quarter and the Baroque part of Potsdam
  • Stroll through the beautiful park of Sanssouci Palace
  • Learn about the Potsdam Conference at Schloss Cecilienhof
  • Cross the legendary "Bridge of Spies” where spies were swapped
Full description
Explore Potsdam’s main attractions, baroque streets, and elegant castles on a guided walking tour from Berlin. Take the train to the city of kings and Kaisers and learn about the city’s long history and faithful restoration. Marvel at the Rococo style at Sanssouci Palace, the former residence of Frederick the Great, and uncover the hidden secrets of its architecture. Learn how Frederick expanded the city magnificently during his time as a patron of the arts and where he is buried in Sanssouci. Pass the Church of Peace in the palace grounds of Sanssouci Park, which is referred to as "the German Versailles". Continue through elegant streets, manicured gardens, and charming water fountains and discover the Dutch Quarter and the impressive Nauener Gate. Go to Cecilienhof Palace to learn why Potsdam is so important to the history of World War II. Hear how Stalin, Churchill, and Truman divided Germany during the Potsdam Conference in 1945. Arrive lakeside to admire the Marble Palace with its Greek temple ruins and continue along the banks of the Havel River. Here, cross the Glienicke Bridge, better known as the "Bridge of Spies", to see where the CIA and KGB exchanged secret agents.
Includes
  • Access to Sanssouci Park
  • Live tour guide

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    Outside Starbucks opposite Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station.

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    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 181 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.6/5
    • Transportation
      4.5/5
    • Value for money
      4.7/5
    • Service
      4.7/5

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    Tobi, the guide, was super nice! He explained us a lot of things and interesting facts, giving lots of advice. There were people arriving late to the group and he accommodated without issues. He also extended the duration of the tour (consulting to all the group before doing it so), to ensure we got to see all the interesting spots. Totally recommend!

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    March 25, 2022

    What a day we had in Potsdam with Xavier. He was so enthusiastic and welcoming and knowledgeable about his history. We learned some very important historical events that spanned many eras. It was amazing that our guide could teach us so much history in one day and make it interesting. We could never have covered so much on our own. High marks for Xavier. One of the most welcoming guides we have ever had on a walking trip. Super job! We had an issue when asked to leave the train due to an accident on the tracks. Xavier asked us if we were comfortable walking over 30 minutes to the Bridge of Spies. It all worked out well even though it put quite a delay in our schedule. Xavier alleviated a rather complicated problem very smoothly. He didn’t get flustered which put everyone at ease We were impressed with how much was covered on the day out. Totally worth our time and energy. Our group of ten people was very flexible. which helped to make the day pleasant.

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    October 10, 2021

    No doubt it is a great tour to discover Potsdam

    The Guide, Sam Z provided a lot of historical information about the palaces and was very helpful to recommend some other good places to visit after the tour. All in all, no doubt that is it a great service tour. on the other note, please check the weather before departure and highly recommended to bring umbrella/raincoat to prevent bad weather. (Unexpected heavy rain. Sam Z was so nice to let his umbrella to a family from India).

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    September 25, 2019

    Product ID: 392396

    VA ID: 392396