Day trip

Gardens & Palaces of Potsdam Bike Tour from Berlin

4.9 / 5

30 reviews

Activity provider: Fat Tire Tours - Berlin

Gardens & Palaces of Potsdam Bike Tour from Berlin

Activity provider: Fat Tire Tours - Berlin

From US$ 81.38 per person

Potsdam is Berlin’s most popular destination for day trips and a playground for a bicyclist, with many Prussian and Cold War sights tucked deep in verdant parks and along quiet alleyways. On this 6.5-hour tour from Berlin, explore Potsdam’s many sights.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Appreciate the power, lifestyle, and grandeur of the Hohenzollern legacy
  • Understand the impact the Potsdam Agreement had on Europe
  • Explore the vibrant university city of Potsdam
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Bikes
  • Live tour guide
  • Transportation to and from Potsdam by train
  • Stop for lunch (cost not included)
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Fat Tire Tours Office at the base of the giant TV Tower (Fernsehturm) in Berlin's Alexanderplatz. The office is marked with Fat Tire Tours signs and flags.

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  • This tour runs rain or shine
  • On cold weather days, free gloves are provided
  • Rain ponchos are available for purchase in the local partner's shop should you desire one; if you don't use it, you can get a refund
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 30 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Well organized and at a relaxing pace. Met at Alexander Platz and travelled by train to Potsdam approx 35min. Bikes are collected and dropped off at Potsdam station. The guide was very knowledgeable and could even answer historic questions stretching beyond the Potsdam region. The stories were a combinations of cold hard history but also light hearted facts. The bikes were a breeze to ride even for a novice like me. I would recommend a bike tour when visiting Potsdam as you are able to cover a lot of the town at a comfortable pace.

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September 7, 2022

What a great day! We were a bit worried, starting out in the rain & with small children joining the tour, but Ronin kept a pace we could all enjoy. His stories were both informative and amusing! When more contextual depth was needed, he was able to provide that, too.

May 30, 2022

fabulous day, educational, welll informed guide, : highly recommended

We spent a very enjoyable day, in glorious sunshine cycling from castle to castle and round the lake. It is very easy to be focussed on the second WW/Hitler and the Holocaust and the Cold War/Wall and Cecilienhof does deliver a special experience to enhance that knowledge, but the Prussian History and the family dynamics was a refreshing insight and new dimension to our knowledge of Germany. Our guide was very knowledgeable. The scenery was stunning. Lunch was good with different menu options to suit different budgets and tastes. Bikes were comfy albeit clearly a bit tired and not as new as some others we had hired elsewhere. I wouldn't have wanted to cycle any faster or much further.. it was over 20km and any faster would have made it more of an endurance event for me!

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August 21, 2017

Product ID: 2981