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It was wonderful tour. The tour guide spoke German and English and was very informative.
The guide was definitely the best part of this tour. Without such a knowledgeable guide we would have missed out on the majority of the rich history of these sites. If Viator could only have canceled the rainstorm this tour would have been perfect.
The tour guide was very knowledgeable, completely fluent in both English and German, and was very personable. The Potsdam tour was a big step above the usual guided tour.
What a great tour - the guide was well informed and knew the area. Well worth the money for the tour. Be sure to take this tour if you have the chance.
It was a nice experience. Potsdam is very nice. The coach tour was interesting and the explanation in English during the coach tour was excellent. But I am sorry to say that as soon as we arrived in Sans Souci Park the group had no guide to take us around the most important parts of this park. Sorry to say that the driver did not even know how to speak in English and all he did was showing us a paper with the time we had to return to the coach to return to Berlin.
The ride to Potsdam is on a double decker bus. This is an audio tour where everyone is given earbuds to listen to the commentary (multiple languages available). There is no tour guide just the driver. There were long spells of silence in the audio which was the only drawback. Would have liked more information of the sights on the ride to Potsdam. We sat in the upper deck and it was HOT. The driver had retracted the roof so the sun was really hot the entire way to Potsdam. Felt like 29 degrees C (84 F). If it is not too hot, the upper deck would be great otherwise bring a hat and sunglasses in the summer. On the return ride to Berlin, we sat on the lower deck where it was air conditioned. We were given ample time to explore the majestic grounds of the Sanssoucci Palace in Potsdam. The sculptures, fountains, and vine covered trellises are breathtaking. Go to the windmill across the street and buy a loaf of the Windmill Bread (Windmuhlenbrot) to take back to your hotel. Slice the bread and it is delicious with butter. Spread on some strawberry (erdbeere) or raspberry (himbeere) jam and you have a satisfying breakfast. The city is so nice that it is worth spending more time there.
What a beautiful city and sansoucci gardens and palace wer sensational.
There is some confusion in how this tour is conducted. The bus took of from Berlin to Potsdam. There is not a guide tour. There is only a recording that gives brief details on specific places or buildings that we were driving on. Once you get to Postdam there are three stop to choose from to get off. The best one is the one at Neuse Palais. Beautifull garden grounds! There are many six palaces on the same grounds. The Chinese Tea house is beautifully! Something so see! It was worth the price if you only want to see the palace grounds. There is not enough time to see more.
es interesante visitar los palacios que hay en Potsdam...hay todas las facilidades que uno como turista requiere en el lugar, aún cuando es un poco apartado digamos del centro de una ciudad...el viaje es tranquilo y el lugar es relajante.
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Once we located our guide all went well. There was a race that day so things got changed a bit and we seem to have difficulty with Europeans under estimating distances. The ride was good even though we had a headset. I expectes a guide. Our driver was the guide and he spoke a few words in English.
We drove all over Potsdam and then had plenty of time to see San Souci Palace and some of the gardens and shop in the store.
Tour was efficiently run, with comfortable bus and ample free time in Potsdam to walk around. However tour is largely just transportation as audio is only provided on journey via headphones with recording, and no guided tour is provided in Potsdam. However tour is good value.
Excellent trip from Berlin, would have liked time to look arround city - the Dutch quarter looked very interesting - when we go back we will make a "Bee line" for this area.