Private tour

Historical Bus Tour of Berlin by VW Bus

Activity provider: Terra Incognita Tours

Historical Bus Tour of Berlin by VW Bus

Activity provider: Terra Incognita Tours

From US$ 316.40 per group up to 1

Discover the history of Berlin from the Middle Ages to the Berlin Wall on this 6-hour bus tour. Learn about the times of the Hohenzollern monarchy, the Third Reich, and the divided city. Enjoy a private tour of Berlin at your own pace.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Pickup included
Pick-up at hotels within 10 kilometers of the Brandenburg Gate
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Explore the center of Berlin on a group tour in a comfortable air-conditioned bus
  • Discover the city's history from the Middle Ages, through the Third Reich, and up to the present day
  • Admire the highlights of the city from the magnificent buildings from the times of the Hohenzollern monarchy to the golden dome of the New Synagogue
  • See Gendarmenmarkt, the most beautiful place in Berlin, and pay a visit to the legendary Checkpoint Charlie
Full description
Experience an exclusive guided Tour through Berlin and learn the history and meaning of the most important tourist attractions. The city of Berlin is like an open history book, where important events in German and international history can be explored and understood firsthand. This tour starts in medieval Berlin on Mühlendamm, which linked the cities of Cölln and Berlin in the 13th century. Passing by the Nikolaiviertel, the Rotes Rathaus, and St. Mary's Church, head to Berlin Cathedral, which houses the impressive Hohenzollern Crypt. From here you can see the golden dome of the New Synagogue on Oranienburger Straße, located near the Scheunenviertel, the former center of Jewish life in Berlin. Continuing along Unter den Linden with its magnificent buildings, you’ll reach Gendarmenmarkt, one of the most beautiful squares in the city and the location of the German and French Cathedrals. At the Brandenburg Gate, the focus of the tour changes to the Third Reich. When Hitler marched through the gate towards the Reich Chancellery on Wilhelmstraße on 30 January 1933, the Jewish painter Max Liebermann, who lived directly next to the Brandenburg Gate, saw the torchlight procession and said: “I cannot eat much, as I would like to vomit." You’ll then head to the former government district, passing by Konrad Adenauer’s office, where he hid from the Nazis in 1933. You’ll also see the remains of Goebbels’ Propaganda Ministry, which is now part of the Federal Ministry of Labor, before reaching the memorial to Georg Elser, who meticulously planned but failed to bomb Hitler in the Bürgerbräukeller in Munich. You’ll then end this section of the tour at the Topography of Terror, situated at the former Gestapo headquarters, where the SS leadership and the Reich Security Head Office were located. The tour then continues by bus, exploring the division of the city after 1961. Visit Checkpoint Charlie, see the former border crossing at Friedrichstraße station with the Tränenpalast, and see the Berlin Wall Memorial on Bernauer Straße.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned VW bus
  • Tour guide
  • Related reading material aboard the bus
  • Entrance fees

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Individual and informative tour through Berlin

The tour was individual and very informative. We had booked a private tour with a total of only three people. That was great! Questions were answered very nicely and competently. Sometimes we drove with the minibus. We also liked the explorations on foot, so the perception of the buildings and the information is very different. There was enough time for a break in between. Mr. Westerkamp responded to our requests and he drove us to the desired places and we had enough time there to look at things and take photos. I can only recommend the tour. We were in Berlin for the first time and saw a lot through the tour and also received a lot of information about the history of Berlin. It was a very successful day.

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September 21, 2015

Individual, informative, personable

Our friendly guide was well organized and also responded to our requests, including the trip to our hotel. The tour was fun and we experienced several amusing anectodes in addition to the history of Berlin. Seen a lot, heard a lot and yet it was a cozy, relaxed day. Thanks again Mr. W.!

April 19, 2015

October 26, 2021


Product ID: 39540