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WOW! Don't even bother going to Potsdam without a guided tour -- it was WONDERFUL! Our guide was courteous and very knowledgeable. Had we gone on our own, I don't think we would have enjoyed it nearly as much as we did with the guide!
Fantastic tour, great tour, we enjoyed thoroughly. A much needed tour for all tourist to Berlin.
Enjoyed the tour. Dennis , the tour guide, is very knowledgeable and present the story in a very interesting way. Certainly not boring. Spoke English very well.
Very interesting to have a walk around the city and along the beautiful gardens. I enjoyed a lot Matti's explanations: easy and interesting.
I would only suggest to make it earlier in order to have time enough to enter more palaces. There is a lot to see and so little time for it.
Having a local as our guide added so much to the experience. The knowledge and experiences he shared with our group made this day memorable. He was even embarrassed having to explain about the nudists. Much history of the region and the buildings with a great stop at the lake. We spent a lot of time waiting as the make up of the group meant we missed a bus.
Matti was a fantastic tour guide. His detailed knowledge of the history both recent and less recent tied in the surroundings very well. I enjoyed my time and honestly felt it a relief from the hussel and bussel of Berlin. A highly recommended tour and a highly recommended guide.
Great walk but you need to go back again on your own to look at your own pace. Still ,very informative guide and very pleasant and help full. We enjoyed our walk with the guide but a fair amount of area to cover so not much time to browse . You need to be on a wall king tour if only to have the history explained and which way to go.
Really enjoyed this tour. The palaces and grounds of Potsdam are fantastic. The guide was knowledgable and informative but did talk just that little bit too much, so sometimes we drifted off a bit
This is a great walking tour...but requires the use of public transportation (local bus). The regular bus that came by was full, so we ended up walking an additional mile to catch a tram. This left less time for a nice lunch. Be aware that this tour DOES NOT INCLUDE the tour of the San Succi Palace...which is an additional 12 euros each...and you have to wait for a full group before you can enter. We had to wait 40 minutes.
This is a great tour to take to learn about the events that took place after the Russians took control of the area. History came alive with this tour. Our understanding of how Germany was divided and how it took place increased a lot. Being on the spot where the leaders of four nations deciding the fate of Germany was wonderful.
It was nice to have this excursion out of Berlin itself. Our guide shepherded us along at a good pace but there was still time for good explanations and photo opportunities. This tour is a vey long one with a great deal of walking and so is not for the faint hearted. Our Berlin hot weather had continued although by now we were getting used to the heat. Also it was not as hot as our two previous tours that we had booked and done the previous days. Potsdam is a good pace to,spend time just wandering around with its very interesting and lovely gardens, palaces and has a pleasant town to visit. Must admit that by the time we reached the palace towards the end of the tour we were too tired to spend any extra time there and were happy to be guided back to the station and our return to Berlin.
A very knowledgable guide, and very well organised.
Going back into the history as if experiencing some of the events of the past.
Well worth it.
This tour is great for getting a feel for Potsdam itself and the palace area. The tour does not provide entry into any of the palaces - if you want to do that, you have to stay on and make your own way back to Berlin by train. We did that and thought it worthwhile. Matti our guide was great.
This is a very comprehensive and useful tour. Our guide was highly knowledgeable, very friendly, and willing to answer questions and help out. What prevents me from giving this tour a higher rating is the following: our guide should have told (or at least hinted) that it would have been useful to book the entrance tickets to the Sans Souci palace in advance somehow because timed tickets sell out fairly quickly, and then you may have to wait for some time for your time slot.
A good trip but more time was needed in the city. The distribution of time outside and inside Potsdam should have been more even. We had to rush through the city part.
Jim was a great guide; kept everything moving quite well and good communicator -- it was a lot of walking but worth it.
Jim was excellent and the only slight quibble was that we would have appreciated a longer time at lunch, to relax and stroll around Potsdam itself.
This tour was a great history lesson, and was full of interesting sights. People should be advised that it is a lot of walking, but well worth thte trouble. The guide was excellent.