1. Germany
  2. Brandenburg
  3. Potsdam
  4. Cecilienhof Palace

From Berlin: Beauty of Potsdam 1-Day Private Tour

Product ID: 17070
Roam the beautiful and historic capital of Brandenburg on a personalized tour with an expert guide. Discover the Sanssouci Palace and Park, the largest UNESCO World Heritage Site in Germany and former home to both the Prussian Royal Family and the KGB.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, Dutch, English, German
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel/accommodation in Berlin.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants, date and language:

Loading...

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 walking 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.
Includes
  • Expert private guide
  • Transportation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• This tour has to be booked at least 14 days in advance.
• This tour requires a transportation vehicle. The mentioned price is for a group of maximum 6 people. If your group is larger than 6 people, please contact the local partner and they will arrange a suitable vehicle. Please keep in mind the price will change accordingly.
• Some walking on the tour is also required.

From US$ 1,221.25 Per group up to 6

Organized by

Humboldt Tours Berlin GmbH

Product ID: 17070