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From Berlin: Discover Potsdam Day Tour

4.6 / 5

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From Berlin: Discover Potsdam Day Tour

From US$ 24.95 per person

Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Potsdam with the great palace and park of Sanssouci, the Versailles of Berlin. Discover a great variety of art and architecture in a place that has played an important part in modern history.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Potsdam and stroll through the park of Sanssouci castle
  • Visit historical Palace of Cecilienhof
  • Cross the spy swap bridge
  • Visit the Dutch Quarter
  • See a Russian village
Full description
Berlin without Potsdam is like Paris without Versailles - leave Berlin without a trip to its royal residence, and you can't say that you've seen it all. Potsdam's fairy-tale landscapes are inviting and playful, and make any walk a delightful experience. The palace of Cecilienhof, built in a country house style from 1914 to 1917, is not only memorable for the Potsdam Conference of 1945, where an American president, a Soviet dictator and a British prime minister sealed the fate of Germany and Europe. It is also the last palace built by the Hohenzollern Dynasty. There you will also see the lakeside Marble Palace with its Greek temple ruins. Another dreamlike spot is Babelsberg castle with its surrounding park. What are an idyllic Russian village, beautiful towers and churches from the Italian Renaissance and an 18th century Dutch town doing here? We will give you historic information on how the old city palace was destroyed at the end of the war. You will cross the bridge where spy swaps took place during the Cold War and see where political opponents of the East German dictatorship were imprisoned. The tour ends in the beautiful park of Sanssouci, which means literally without worries.
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Public transport
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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  • This tour will make use of public transportation the costs of which are not inclusive.
  • Please bring along a valid ABC public transport ticket (EUR 7.60 per person for a day pass; prices correct as of January 2016; prices subject to change).
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 90 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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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

Nice day out of Berlin and not very far. Good overview of Potsdam saving a lot of time and hassle figuring out where to go. The Sanssouci palace was especially impressive. Very refreshing having a German guide! Tobi was fantastic and very engaging and shared a lot about his personal experiences growing up in Berlin. Top marks.

August 23, 2019

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