The Heart of Berlin, by Bike

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Tour Number

Activity Level

419632


Categories

Adventure / Active, City, Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (fluent), German (conversational), Spanish (conversational)

Ride Through the History of the German Capital


This bike tour will cover all the ground of the walking highlights tour, plus much more! On top of the regular stops, we will also get to see the entirety of the Tiergarten Park, Alexanderplatz, the River Spree, The Government District, the old Jewish Quarter, we'll ride all the way west to the most delicious (and well priced) Beer Garden in the city! And this will all be completed in nearly the same amount of time as a walking tour. Talk about German Efficiency!

Itinerary

We will begin in the old Prussian Capital's Museum Island. We explore the medieval roots, the Old Jewish Quarter, the German Imperial Center. We ride to through the Nazi Administrative Zone, to the Holocaust Memorials, then Tiergarten Park. Our gorgeous ride though the park will take us past a delicious beer garden (optional, but suggested), to the Reichstag. We will then continue on the Berlin Wall path to a piece of the Wall, and will further explore twentieth history along the beautiful Spree River. In all, we will cover over ten miles of Berlin and over 750 years of history!

Sights: Nicholai Quarter; Brandenburg Gate; Jewish Quarter; Holocaust Memorial; Tiergarten Park; Museum Island; Babelplatz; Gendarmenmarkt; Checkpoint Charlie; Berlin Wall; Unter den Linden; the Reichstag.

Already seen some of these sights? Have any particular historical inclinations? Itineraries in all my tours can be modified to your interests and needs. :-)

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: The tour has been designed to begin in former East Berlin, in Alexanderplatz.

End location: The tour can either be a circuit, ending in Alexanderplatz, or can end on the other side of the city (former West Berlin) at Bahnhof Zoo.

Duration: 6 hours

This highlights bike tour lasts about six hours, but can vary due to length break time, riding speed, etc. Generally, my tours are quite conversational, and are never rushed, meaning we can move through the city (and through history) at your leisure!

Transportation

We will be seeing the city by bike. Bikes of the highest quality and comfort can be supplied.

What’s Included

Bikes can be supplied, as well as helmets (although they are not obligatory, and most people ride without them), Bottled Water. Rain ponchos and gloves available as well.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 Euros (€) - Lunch / Dinner at the Beer Garden, if desired

What’s Extra

Food and drinks: we will have optional stops for lunch or dinner, German cuisine at a waterside beer garden.

A Recent Review of this tour

Timothy P. was the guide for our bike tour of Berlin, and we couldn't have been more pleased! Before we arrived in Berlin he communicated with me regularly to get to know our expectations and to assure that he could tailor the tour to our needs. On the tour he was friendly, professional, extremely knowledgeable, and he continually adjusted the itinerary to our limits. We loved his easy and personal style and his love of Berlin shone! Thank you, Timothy!
Margaret Barry

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