Private Tour to the Royal City of Potsdam

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Tour Number

Activity Level

404191


Categories

Museums / Culture, Hiking and Walking, Day Trip / Out of Town, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. The tour is a lot of walking so it would be good if the kids are not too small

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), German (fluent)

Where the kings dwelt and the big three met after WWII


The beautiful city of Potsdam is the place to enjoy some serenity away from the hustle and bustle of Berlin. Once the summer residence of the Hohenzollern electors and Prussian kings, Potsdam offers a trip into the royal past of Berlin and Brandenburg. But not enough: the city was also the stage for crucial events in the history of the 20th century.

A handshake in a church, a meeting in a royal palace after WWII and a hidden Stasi prison. There are many stories to tell in Potsdam whilst marveling at the beauty of the royal palaces and gardens and experiencing the international architecture mix of pre-war times.

Itinerary

Places we can visit on the tour:

The old town square with the new palace
Nikolai Church
Old town
Stasi prison
Brandenburg Gate
Sanssouci gardens and palace (outside)
Cecilienhof palace
KGB prison
Church of peace
The Dutch quarter
Garrisson church
Royal horse stables

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will pick you up at your hotel, hostel or apartment in Berlin and we will take the train to Potsdam

If you are here for a day only I can also pick you up at Tegel/ Schönfeld airport, the train or the bus station

If you are at a museum or restaurant before the tour and want me to pick you up there just let me

End location: I will take you back to your hotel, hostel or apartment or drop you off at a location of your choice

Duration: 6 hours

Transportation

Public transport to get to Potsdam
Walking tour in Potsdam with the option to shorten days by public transport or taxi
You can also hire a car with a driver for the day

What’s Included

Other: I will guide you around Potsdam and bring along my Ipad to show you photos of how Potsdam looked like back in the days. I am also a licensed guide in Cecilienhof and can give you a tour inside.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 EUR - You might want to get some lunch or a drink along the way and you will need to buy a public transport ticket for the day. The entrances to the Stasi prison and Cecilienhof palace are not included.

What’s Extra

Other: Public transport ticket: 7.70€ for a single day pass or 20.80€ for a group ticket
Entrance fee to Stasi prison: 4.00€ per person
Entrance fee to Cecilienhof palace: 8.00€ per person
Entrance fee to additional palace you want to visit

Restrictions

If you want to book a driving tour I will hire a driver with a vehicle because I don't drive myself

A Recent Review of this tour

Great tour really worthwhile!
Lee Brace

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