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Berlin: Private Sightseeing Tour in Iconic Oldtimer VW Bus

1. Berlin: Private Sightseeing Tour in Iconic Oldtimer VW Bus

Discover all of the important sights in the almost 800-year city of Berlin. Travel the guided route through small but interesting side roads. Your friendly chauffeur will tell you about the different eras of Berlin in just two hours. You will also explore almost forgotten places and discover the origins of the city. A photo booklet, which is tailored to the individual locations of the tour, gives you an impression of the past and the interiors of the various sights during the journey.  The route includes Berlin Cathedral, Lustgarten, Old Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie, Neues Museum, Pergamon Museum, Bode Museum, Berlin State Library, Maxim Gorki Theater, German Historical Museum, Neue Wache, Alte Kommandantur, Kronprinzenpalais, Prinzessinnenpalais, Humboldt University, Berlin State Opera, Bebelplatz, Altes Palais, Unter den Linden, Pariser Platz, Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Government District, Federal Chancellery, Central Station, Moltke Bridge, Kongresshalle, Bellevue Palace, Siegessäule, Scandinavian Embassies, Zoologischer Garten, Theater des Westens, Savignyplatz, Kurfürstendamm, Gedächtniskirche, Tauentzienstraße, KaDeWe, Embassy District, Berliner Philharmonie, Kulturforum, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin Wall, Niederkirchner Straße, Anhalter Station, Holocaust Memorial, Führer Bunker, Reich Chancellery, Friedrichstraße, Checkpoint Charlie, Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin City Palace, Jungfern Bridge, Galgenhaus, Rotes Rathaus, TV Tower, Neptune Fountain, and St. Mary's Church. 

Berlin: 1-Hour Guided Tour of the Historic Center

2. Berlin: 1-Hour Guided Tour of the Historic Center

Set off from the Brandenburg Gate and journey down the famous Unter den Linden, named after the linden trees that line the grassed pedestrian mall and broad carriageways on each side. Stop outside the Prussian State Library and Humboldt University, considered one of the finest in Europe and where Marx and Einstein once studied. Enter the Bebelplatz and see the State Opera building and dome of St. Hedwig's Cathedral.  Then, go to the former winter residence of the German Emperors and get a stunning view of Alexanderplatz and the Fernsehturm (TV Tower) from Berlin Palace.

Berlin: All-in-One Famous Landmarks Guided Bus Tour

3. Berlin: All-in-One Famous Landmarks Guided Bus Tour

See all of the German capital’s iconic landmarks on this day tour on an air-conditioned bus. Learn about the city’s unique history from your passionate local tour guide on a whirlwind trip which includes the Alexanderplatz TV Tower, the Berlin Wall, the Reichstag and Museum Island. Your adventure through Berlin’s past and present will begin in front of the Charlottenburg Palace in west Berlin, where your local tour guide will give you a brief introduction to the capital of Germany before you board the bus and head east. First, travel through the former British sector along Berlin’s Champs-Élysées - Kurfürstendamm - past the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and the KaDeWe, the largest department store in continental Europe. Then, continue east past the impressive parliament building, the Reichstag. At the iconic Brandenburg Gate, get off the bus to stroll through the historic arch and admire the sprawling Tiergarten. See the capital’s majestic Victory Column and a memorial to soviet soldiers. Then, take a moment to reflect at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. After some free time for lunch, journey to the spectacular Gendarmenmarkt and Berlin’s historic former Royal Quarter: the beautiful boulevard of Unter den Linden, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Museum Island, and the Berlin Cathedral. Then, discover Alexanderplatz with its iconic TV Tower. Continue south to the city’s Mitte district and visit  Checkpoint Charlie – the most famous crossing point between East and West Berlin during the Cold War. Afterwards, pass through Potsdamer Platz on your way to one of the few remaining pieces of the Berlin Wall. Finish your tour with a poignant visit to the former site of the headquarters of the SS and Gestapo, today known as the Topography of Terror. You can choose to end your tour here and continue to explore the city alone or to be dropped off at your hotel.

Berlin: Historical WWII City Exploration Game

4. Berlin: Historical WWII City Exploration Game

Be led on an exciting self-guided tour around Berlin while playing a mobile-based quest with your friends and family. Solve clues and discover the fascinating history behind its WWII monuments and attractions. Download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. Follow clues that will take you back in time to learn about the origins of some of downtown's most iconic buildings and tourist sites like the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Here's a sneak peek at the storyline: “You are a nurse working in a retirement home. Your favorite patient Lilly has always talked about a lover who she used to have during WWII. Because of her dementia, she can't seem to remember their name or even where they are now. You decide that today is the day, and you are finally going to help find her lost love..." Unlock the secret stories of the places you visit as you solve the problem and guess the answers. Use the clues to lead you from one site to another. Each clue provides you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Complete the tour in about 1.5 hours, however, there’s no time limit, allowing you to go at your own pace. Play as a group or split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end of the tour.

Berlin: Scenic Guided Tour by Private Car for 2, 3, 6 Hours

5. Berlin: Scenic Guided Tour by Private Car for 2, 3, 6 Hours

Make the most of your time in Berlin with a guided tour of the hotspots and discover the rich culture of the German capital. Get picked up at your hotel and visit sights as old as Gendarmenmarkt and recent as the Berlin Wall. Spend time in the central district of Mitte and see how life has changed. Meet your driver and guide at your chosen pickup for an introduction to Germany and Berlin's recent history. With a separate dedicated driver, your tour guide can focus fully on telling you about each area, planning your preferred route, and checking if you’d like to stop and walk around. Drive by world-famous locations like Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, and the former Jewish Quarter with its impressive New Synagogue. Stretch your legs at areas like Museum Island or Unter den Linden to find historical gems that are worth seeing up-close. Deepen your understanding of Berlin’s controversial past as you pass Checkpoint Charlie, the site of Hitler’s Bunker, the former Nazi Government Quarter, and Bebelplatz where the ceremonial burning of Nazi books took place. Take in the solemn atmosphere at the Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe and the Memorial to the Sinti and Roma Murdered Under National Socialism. Learn from your guide about the importance of these memorials to modern Berliners and international tourists. Opt for the 6-hour tour and add a trip to former West Berlin. See the majestic Charlottenburg Palace, the Kurfürstendamm, and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and stop at the legendary Berlin chocolatiers: Rausch. Take the opportunity to shop for souvenirs or grab some refreshments with at least 2 breaks in each tour. Be sure to let your guide know what sights are on the top of your lists and if there are any restaurants or cafes you'd like to check out.

Berlin: Olympic Games 5-Hour Tour by Bus

6. Berlin: Olympic Games 5-Hour Tour by Bus

Climb aboard the comfortable VW bus and discover the exciting and controversial history of the 1936 Olympic Games. The tour starts at Lustgarten by the Berlin Cathedral, where 70,000 people watched the lighting of the Olympic flame. You’ll drive along the “via triumphalis”, a 15-kilometer boulevard, to the northern loop of the AVUS highway. You’ll then follow the 100-kilometer circular route of road race events to the Olympic village in Elstal. Visit the athletes' accommodation and administrative buildings. Here you can join a guided tour of the buildings upon request. You’ll then follow another cycling route to reach the highlight of the tour – the Reich Sports Field. Only a few buildings of this spectacular site were destroyed during the war. Here you can climb to the top of the 77-meter high bell tower and admire the fantastic views of the city.

Berlin: Walking Tour to the Top 10 Sightseeing Attractions

7. Berlin: Walking Tour to the Top 10 Sightseeing Attractions

Get an overview of Berlin's most important sights in about two hours and discover the highlights of the city. Start in front of the historic Reichstag in the middle of the government district with a view of the new, grandiose central station, the Federal Chancellery and the bell tower in the Tiergarten. Then discover one of Germany's landmarks - the Brandenburg Gate. From there, take a look at the embassies of the USA and France, the magnificent boulevard Unter den Linden and the Hotel Adlon. In the opposite direction you can see the Victory Column, the Zoo and the Russian Memorial. Stroll on to the famous Gendarmenmarkt with its three attractions: admire the German Cathedral, the French Cathedral and the Konzerthaus. Finally, take a walk to the new (old) Berlin City Palace, the Berlin Cathedral, the Museum Island, the Lustgarten with its testimonies of Prussian culture, before you finally learn all about the emergence of Berlin in 1237 in the Nikolai quarter.

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A very interesting and informative tour. A great way to explore the city in the coolest transport! Lots of smiles and waves from pedestrians. It was nice having a small group and the opportunity to ask questions and learn about the history of Berlin. The VW Bus was great.

Great fun!! Our guide was really knowledgable, super friendly and very entertaining. I would highly recommend this excursion. It’s a great way to see areas you’d easily miss and very good value for money.

Het was super. Geweldige gids met een geweldig VW bus. De gids wist veel te vertellen over Berlijn. Het was echt super!

Our guide had excellent knowledge of the history of Berlin. The VW made the experiance memorable. Highly recommended

It was wonderful guide was extremely knowledgeable loved the vw ban