Private tour

Potsdam: Royal Palaces and Gardens Private Black Van Tour

Activity provider: Humboldt Tours Berlin GmbH

Potsdam: Royal Palaces and Gardens Private Black Van Tour

Activity provider: Humboldt Tours Berlin GmbH

From US$ 886.32 per person

Roam the beautiful and historic capital of Brandenburg on a private black van tour with an expert guide. Discover the Sanssouci Palace & Park, the largest World Heritage Site in Germany.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The driver will be holding a sign with your last name on it.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the beautiful Potsdam led by a knowledgeable and experienced guide
  • Discover the former palaces of the Prussian Royal Family
  • Walk the very rooms where Stalin, Churchill, and Truman negotiated after World War II
  • Visit the grave of Frederick the Great and Secret Town, the former headquarters of the KGB in Germany
  • Enjoy included transportation from your hotel to Potsdam and back
Full description
Start this fascinating tour with pickup at your hotel in Berlin. From there, you will be transported to the beautiful city of Potsdam to begin an 8-hour tour through an atmospheric city crammed full of history and cultural heritage. Whether it's the Prussian Royal Family or Cold War espionage that excites you most, you will not be disappointed. Less than 1 hour from Berlin, Potsdam is a small city surrounded by picturesque landscapes, beautiful nature, abundant palaces, castles, and baroque architectural wonders. Led by an expert guide, explore the picturesque Potsdam and learn the stories behind the city’s spectacular façade. You will visit Glienicker Brücke (Bridge), which crosses the River Havel and runs through the middle of the East/West division. There, hear exciting stories about the spies’ exchanges, undertaken by the allies 3 different times. Many other historic traces of the German division can still be found here as well. The tour will lead you through the former KGB headquarters, the unusual small colony of wooden houses built almost 200 years ago, and other highlights that expose the Soviet influence after the Second World War. Next, visit the Dutch quarter, whose endless rows of red brick houses will remind you of Amsterdam. Potsdam is a city constructed from a patchwork of cultures. The New Garden was commissioned by King Frederick William II more than 200 years ago. After roaming this beautiful fairy-tale garden, the tour guide will lead you to Cecilienhof Palace, the location of the famous Potsdam Conference, built in 1916.  There, walk through the very halls where Stalin, Truman, and Churchill negotiated after the war. Perhaps one of the most visited places in Potsdam is the grave of Frederick the Great at Sanssoucci; situated at the top of a vineyard, it's a truly wonderful spot. You can also visit the other Prussian Royal Family graves at the awe-inspiring Peace Church. The spectacular design of the church is known to evoke spirituality even in those who do not believe. There is so much to see and hear about in this city. At the end of the tour, just sit back and relax as the tour guide transports you back to your hotel. About our guides: Our Berlin/Potsdam tour guides are more than just guides — they are true characters of the city, with deep knowledge of Berlin’s history, art and politics. Some of them were eyewitnesses to the Cold War, and all of them enthusiastic ambassadors of their city. As our guest, we want you to feel welcomed and catered to. Our guides will always take the time to answer your questions and can adapt the itinerary to suit your personal wishes and interests.
Includes
  • Private Expert Guide
  • Pick up and Drop off at your Hotel
  • Entrance or Admission Fees
  • Private Driver/Black Van
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • Our guides are experts in their subjects, but this is your private tour, and the city has no shortage of fascinating places to see. It’s our pleasure to tailor this tour to suit your interests. Simply tell us where your interests lie, and we’ll be happy to accommodate your wishes.

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