1. Germany
  2. Berlin
  3. Sanssouci Park

Gardens & Palaces of Potsdam Bike Tour from Berlin

Product ID: 2981
Potsdam is Berlin’s most popular destination for day trips and a playground for a bicyclist, with many Prussian and Cold War sights tucked deep in verdant parks and along quiet alleyways. On this 6.5-hour tour from Berlin, explore Potsdam’s many sights.
About this activity
Duration: 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Appreciate the power, lifestyle, and grandeur of the Hohenzollern legacy
  • Enjoy an audio-tour of Cecilienhof Palace
  • Understand the impact the Potsdam Agreement had on Europe
  • Explore the vibrant university city of Potsdam
Full description
Start the tour at the main entrance of the TV Tower in Alexanderplatz. From there, take the train to Potsdam. Once there, you will leisurely explore the various palaces and gardens of Potsdam and Sanssouci, covering about 10 miles (16km) in roughly 4.5 hours.

Explore the Prussian palace complex of Sanssouci, home to the famous Orangerie, two palaces, as well as many beautiful gardens, parks, and buildings. Then make your way through Potsdam’s historic center, including the Dutch Quarter and Potsdam’s own Brandenburg Gate.

In the New Gardens, see the fantastic Marble Palace, before going into Cecilienhof, where Truman, Stalin, and Churchill concluded the Potsdam Agreement. Entry and audioguide for Cecilienhof Palace are included!

Finally, explore the area’s extensive Cold War history with a visit to the no-man’s land between West Berlin and East Germany and over the Glienicke Bridge where Cold War spy exchanges routinely took place.
Includes
  • Bikes
  • Live tour guide
  • Transportation to and from Potsdam by train
  • Entry to Cecilienhof Palace with audio tour
  • Stop for lunch (cost not included)
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Meeting point

Fat Tire Tours Office at the base of the giant TV Tower (Fernsehturm) in Berlin's Alexanderplatz. The office is marked with Fat Tire Tours signs and flags.

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Important information
Know before you go
• This tour runs rain or shine
• On cold weather days, free gloves are provided
• Rain ponchos are available for purchase in the local partner's shop should you desire one; if you don't use it, you can get a refund
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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fabulous day, educational, welll informed guide, : highly recommended

We spent a very enjoyable day, in glorious sunshine cycling from castle to castle and round the lake. It is very easy to be focussed on the second WW/Hitler and the Holocaust and the Cold War/Wall and Cecilienhof does deliver a special experience to enhance that knowledge, but the Prussian History and the family dynamics was a refreshing insight and new dimension to our knowledge of Germany. Our guide was very knowledgeable. The scenery was stunning. Lunch was good with different menu options to suit different budgets and tastes. Bikes were comfy albeit clearly a bit tired and not as new as some others we had hired elsewhere. I wouldn't have wanted to cycle any faster or much further.. it was over 20km and any faster would have made it more of an endurance event for me!

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21 August 2017

Beautiful gardens, castles, and bike route!!

Alex took our small group on a lovely tour of the gardens and palaces of Potsdam. We learned so much history while enjoying the scenery of this important place in history. It was a nice change from the crowds and cars of Berlin. We had an excellent lunch break at a wonderful German restaurant in the center of this cute city. The train ride to and fro was an added benefit!!

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29 April 2017

Einfach genial sehr leichte Fahrradtour.

Der guide tom war sehr nett und hat das wirklich gut gemacht.tour war auf englisch aber er spricht auch deutsch.sollte man unbedingt machen,so sieht man viel von den Gärten. Die Fahrräder haben wir in Potsdam erhalten, was ja auch Sinn macht. Stand aber so nicht in der Beschreibung. Bitte reinschreiben

4 October 2016

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Product ID: 2981