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Potsdam was beautiful and very interesting to see. The tour was in English and German and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. We were on the bus for most of Potsdam so I wasn't able to take as many pictures as I would like but Sans Soucci palace walking tour was great!
Good guide in Potsdam. Tour included old GDR and Russian forces use of Potsdam as well as the Sanssouci Palace. Palace visit small group well organised and highly recommended.
We were very pleased with the commentary on the bus and the guide at Sanssouci. We thoroughly enjoyed Sanssouci.
The pick up for the tour bus was opposite to Memorial Church, but not in Kurfuerstendamm, the right street is Tauentzienstrasse, which is quite near. However, the tour was very nice, I warmly recommend it.
Ordering tickets on line was very efficient. The narration was interesting, however, it wasn't always synchronized with our geographical location. There were buildings described but not seen. Our biggest disappointment was not being able to do a tour inside Sanssouci. There re only a limited number of tickets sold per hour. By the time we could gain entry our bus was due to leave. This occurred at mid-low tourist season. In the literature there was no indication that the tour would likely be only of the grounds. Having palace tickets to sell in advance would be an improvement.
It was a good trip. However, I would have preferred a longer day so that we could arrive early enough to get tickets to the Palaces and explore more. We chose to visit the town since we only had a couple of hours and it was raining.
This was the most disappointing of all the Viator trips. The guide was an audio one, with annoying tinny music, and we were simply dumped in the middle of a coach park and told to make sure we were back on time. Might have been my fault, but it was not clear how much time the queuing would take place for the timed entry. But Frederick the Great's Palace of Sans Souci is worth seeing even from the outside.
You're kind of on your own. There is no interaction at all with the bus driver. You are solely listening to an audio taped explanation. Don't get off at the Dutch Quarter. That was our big mistake. Get off at the palace. There is really only little shops and some food at the Dutch area. You are really just buying transportation.
This tour gave us an opportunity to see more of the area while visiting Berlin.
It is very good but half day is very less time to see such a nice place........I have to go back again to enjoy Potsdam fully
Potsdam is beautiful! There is such a long, rich history to this city that one must go! There is so much to see, however, that one day is not enough to enjoy all the palaces (entrance not included in the tour price). The entrance times to Sans Souci Palace is limited to a fixed number of tourists so by the time we got there, our entrance time would have been after our bus left.
Potsdam is a very attractive town and worthy of a longer visit. But we had only two and a half hours between the coach arriving and departing, which I felt was too short. The trip could do to be an hour longer - either leave earlier or stay later. Also, visits to the Sansoucci Palace are by timed tickets only, and this needs to be made clear to people taking this trip.
I am not sure what took place but our 1/2 day Tour became nearly a full day Tour. No problem with the Bus drive, but we had about 3 hours to look around Chateau San Soussie before being picked up to return to Berlinat 3pm. We filled it in having Lunch and looking around this interesting place and generally wandering looking for 3 hrs. Otherwise an interesting day.