3 Days in Berlin: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, June 2015

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Of strategic importance since it first straddled the Spree River in the 13th century, Berlin went on to hog center stage in the turbulent 20th century. Today the city has been restored as the nation's capital, is the focus of a mammoth project of reunification and is the barometer of Germany's moods.

Berlin is the heart of Germany, with a stoic beat that echoes through grand public buildings, glorious museums and theaters, urbane restaurants, bustling pubs and raucous nightclubs. The Wall is gone but Berlin is still divided: there's a distinct segue from the glitz of the west to still-shabby East Berlin.

Day 1: Berlin Tours

Get things rolling with a Berlin Sightseeing Cruise on the River Spree. You'll cruise right through the city, passing such famous sights as Potsdamer Platz, the Reichstag, Museum Island and Berlin Cathedral. Visit the extraordinary cultural treasures of the Pergamon Museum for ancient history and Alte Nationalgalerie for the art buffs. Then head back to land to see the Berlin Wall and other iconic sights on the Half-Day Berlin Tour. Do a twirl of Berlin aboard the Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour, stopping at any of the 15 points of interest including Checkpoint Charlie. Orientate yourself via the Fernsehturm TV Tower at Alexanderplatz, go shopping at Hackesche Höfe, or read the writing on the wall at East Side Gallery. Another fun tour to see the city's main attractions is by riding a Segway through Berlin - it's a great way to hear about Berlin life from a local. In the evening, dress up for dinner and a classical music recital at sumptuous Charlottenburg Palace.

Day 2: History & Culture Walking Tours

Berlin is made for walking, and we have all manner of tours highlighting the city's history and culture on foot. Our walking tours take you to infamous Third Reich sites, down into the underground bunkers of WWII and into Cold War civil shelters. Immerse yourself in the days of espionage on a Nest of Spies Walking Tour which takes you into the dark side of Berlin, bring your camera along on an inspirational East Meets West Photography Walking Tour, or get on your bike on one of our cycling tours for a long and pleasant ride through city parks, along the river, past the Brandenburg Gate, and more superb architecture. Walking or cycling is a great way to see and learn more about the city!

Day 3: Day Trips from Berlin  

Former residence of the Prussian kings, Potsdam is an easy day trip destination from Berlin. Morning and afternoon tours combine a comprehensive tour of Potsdam and Sansoucci Palace, the summer home of Frederick the Great. The Potsdam Walking Tour takes you to palaces, castles and icons of the Cold War, and ends at Sanssouci, Germany's version of Versailles. You can also pedal around Potsdam and the palace on a Potsdam cycling tour, taking in the historic city center, gardens and former no man's land between East and West Germany. For a day trip with a difference, take a walking tour of Sachsenhausen, one of Nazi Germany's main concentration camps. Informative and illuminating narrative is provided while you walk.

Tours & Tickets

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City Sightseeing Potsdam Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

Discover Potsdam on this all-day City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour that takes you to the city’s top attractions including Brandenburg Gate ...  Read more

Location: Potsdam, Germany
Duration: Ticket valid for 1 day from time of first use

From USD $19.23

Dresden Day Trip from Berlin

4.5 star rating: Recommended 169 Reviews

Explore the city of Dresden, one of the cultural centers of Germany, on a day trip from Berlin. Take a guided walking tour of Dresden and hear interesting ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.43

Berlin City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 817 Reviews

Berlin hop-on hop-off tour allows you to hop-on and off as many times as you like aboard open top double decker buses. There are 18 stops around Berlin, ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 2-Day

From USD $27.15

Skip the Line: Dinner atop the Berlin TV Tower

4.5 star rating: Recommended 118 Reviews

If you want an unforgettable experience in Berlin, treat yourself to a VIP dinner at a soaring height of 679 feet (207 meters) in a rotating restaurant! ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: Varies

From USD $105.19

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Tour from Berlin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 188 Reviews

Tour Sachsenhausen, one of the first concentration camps established by the Third Reich, on a full-day trip from Berlin. An expert historian guide provides ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $19.23

'An Evening at Charlottenburg Palace' Palace Tour, Dinner and Concert by the Berlin Residence Orchestra

4.5 star rating: Recommended 148 Reviews

Settle in for an Evening at Charlottenburg Palace, with dinner, a self-guided palace tour and concert featuring the Berlin Residence Orchestra included. This ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: Varies

From USD $85.97

Friedrichstadt-Palast Show in Berlin

4.5 star rating: Recommended 28 Reviews

Enjoy a captivating 2.5-hour show in Berlin’s iconic Friedrichstadt-Palast theater, seeing dancing, singing, acrobatics and visual trickery on stage; ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $71.08

City Sightseeing Berlin Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 33 Reviews

Discover the sights of Berlin aboard an open-top, double-decker City Sightseeing bus with stops at top attractions. Tickets are available for 1-day or 2-day ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: Varies

From USD $19.34
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Berlin Highlights and Hidden Sites Historical Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 299 Reviews

See Berlin from an insider’s perspective on this half-day walking tour! With your expert local guide, see Berlin’s main attractions including the ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $15.84

Kreuzberg District Tour: Food, Culture and Street Art

4 star rating: Recommended 40 Reviews

Start your evening in Berlin with a 3-hour food and street art tour around Kreuzberg! The trendy neighborhood is one of the city’s most vibrant and ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $71.26

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