Guided tour

From Berlin: Discover Potsdam Half-Day Excursion

4.6 / 5

97 reviews

From Berlin: Discover Potsdam Half-Day Excursion

Activity provider: Berlin Walks
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From US$ 20.81 per person

Experience the magnificent Sanssouci palace and gardens with an expert guide and learn all about the rise and fall of Prussia in one of Germany’s most stunning UNESCO World Heritage sites.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Potsdam and the UNESCO World Heritage Sans Souci Park
  • Stroll through picture-perfect palace gardens
  • Learn about the rise and fall of the mighty Kings of Prussia
  • See the impressive Venetian mosaic in the solemn Church of Peace
  • Find out why Germans leave potatoes on Frederick the Great’s grave...
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. Arrive from Berlin at the “Kaiser Bahnhof”, the final Emperor’s personal train station, and set off through the sprawling Sanssouci gardens. Accompanied by an expert guide, you will learn all about the Prussian Kings.

From the ridiculous to the impressive, from the ineffective to the mighty, you’ll learn how Prussia rose from a minor European power to the foundation of the German Empire! Discover where Wilhelm II fled Germany at the end of World War I, see the impressive Venetian mosaic in the solemn Church of Peace, and find out just why Germans leave potatoes on Frederick the Great’s grave! Enjoy a relaxed trip from Berlin and back again on a 4-hour trip to Potsdam’s most famous and beloved park.

Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Public transport
  • Lunch
  • Please note that we do not enter any buildings during the tour.
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

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Public transport ticket

Know before you go

  • This tour will make use of public transportation the costs of which are not inclusive.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 97 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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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: 9923