Potsdam - private tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

222945


Categories

Nature and Wildlife, Museums / Culture, Local Experience, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Swedish (fluent)

A visit to a wonderful UNESCO World Heritage Site


Visiting Potsdam and its surrounding lakes and gardens is a breathtaking experience. Located about 40 km outside of Berlin, roughly 20 palaces survived the bombings of WWII. Because Postdam remained largely spared as compared to Berlin, this was a perfect place to host the planned "Berlin Conference, " held by the victorious powers from July 17 to August 2, 1945 - hence the Potsdam Conference. Churchill, Stalin, and Truman met in Cecilienhof to seal the fate of a divided Europe for the next half-century.
This will be a tour filled with beauty and excitement as we depict the legacy of the Hohenzollern family with an emphasis on Frederick the Great and his carefree summer palace; SanSouci.
After the division of Berlin, Potsdam lies in the former GDR, and a secret village under the KGB will be established. We cover the horrors from the feard Stasi prison and bring to life the thrilling spy stories and spy swaps that took place on and around the Glienicke.

Itinerary

Tour highligts are;

• San Souci

• Cecilienhof Palace

• 18th Century Dutch Quarter

• Former Stasi prison

• The Church of Peace

• Marley garden

• The Glienicke Bridge

• The new gardens

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Meet up location: at your hotel or as per previously arranged

End location: End location: at your hotel or as per previously arranged

Duration: 6 hours

Transportation

Walking and public transportation

What’s Included

Other: Private live guide for 6 hours.

Unless specifically requested, we will not be going inside the palaces, but instead focusing on the beautiful gardens.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 Euro - A bottle of water would cost about €2
Lunch about €10

What’s Extra

Other: Travel cost - public transportation is apx €7/person
Any potential taxi rides apx €10
Visit to SanSouci, €25/person

Restrictions

I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

A Recent Review of this tour

FABULOUS!! Of the 3 weeks in Europe, with many different guides, Jessica was hands down the best!! She not only worked with us to make a unique tour, but she knew the history/stories and provided suggestions for additional locations that were incredible. She brought visual aids and had obviously done her research! We asked for a detour at the end of our trip for shopping/dining, she provided excellent recommendations and gave detailed, precise, and easy instructions to take us right back to our hotel!
Jennifer Bradley

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