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A very interesting trip. I should think it's even better in summer.
It was a very good tour. The tour guide was friendly and very informative. I will recommend others to join it.
It was a very good tour with a very informative tour guide. As I found with other Viator tours, pickup points are not clear. We were told we would be picked up at Alexanderplatz at 1.15pm, but there was no bus at the pickup point.
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.
This tour needs updating. The audio guide on the bus needs adjusting as it refers to features that are not visible at the time. The tour needs to be a bit longer as we were only able to look at Sans Souci palace and we would have like to look at the Nieues palace as well. We didn't really have much time for the gardens either. There is only really one place to get lunch so maybe it should be suggested that customers bring a packed lunch in the winter if they don't want to pay expensive restaurant prices.
Waited outside the Park Inn hotel as directed on our victor voucher. Arrived 20 minutes prior to the departure time. While waiting we had a look around but couldn't see a viator sign anywhere, or any sign to direct us to our bus leaving for Potsdam. As our 9am departure time drew nearer we started to get a bit nervous and walked over to look at the front of some buses (hoping there would be some indication of which bus was ours) there were around 7 or 8 buses in our vicinity. We found another confused person who was also looking for our tour. At this point I went into the reception at the hotel, and the friendly lady told me it was the yellow bus. The yellow bus was marked on all sides as a sightseeing bus, and was empty. As I approached the bus the driver began speaking to me (unfortunately I don't speak German) and tapping at his watch. By this time we were 3 minutes late. However, as he was smoking outside an empty bus and knew he had three people to pick up you would think he may have had a quick look around. There was indeed a tiny sign in the front of the window that said "Potsdam". The drive there was fine and the recorded audio was also fine. Little information was given about how long it would take to do the tour of the palace, but it was repeated OVER AND OVER that if we weren't back at the departure point on time the bus would leave without us and we would have to find our own way back to Berlin. Paranoid, we didn't bother with the tour. Despite this repeated message about leaving us behind if we were late, the bus was over 10 minutes late picking us up. This tour was incredibly cheap yet I still don't feel I got my money's worth. Potsdam is beautiful- see it with another company.
I did this tour on a Sunday, when Germany's pretty much closed. Thus the tour didn't really coincide with the blurb online, which stated that visitors could choose between 3 different activities including shopping in the Dutch Quarter (it was definitely closed). The coach driver didn't speak English, so it wasn't until we got there that we realised there was only ONE activity available for the entire 3 hours we were in Potsdam - and that was a stroll around at the Sanssouci palace. However, it was a pleasant trip, even on a cold winter's day. There was a good cafe at Sanssouci, which provided some food and shelter - plus a visitor's centre. It was nice to look around the palace and gardens, but there was still a lot of time to kill. The driver was great, but communication was a little difficult in terms of the trip schedule not being as planned. He did drive around Potsdam and take us to all the other places on the schedule - but we were not able to get out and do anything, as everywhere else was closed. Still, it was something to do on a Sunday, and it was interesting to see Potsdam, which was an mixture of baroque splendor and Communist era apartment blocks. The recorded voiceover (provided in different languages) on the bus trip was quite explanatory about the history of the area, and was useful for an overview. All in all, it was worth doing, but maybe another day apart from Sunday would have been better. Having said that, the trip was half price when I booked - so that was a bonus.
We liked Potsdam a lot, It's worth to spend half a day in there if you travel to Berlin. We found it very comfortable, having two places in Berlin where the bus picks you up, and three different meeting points in Potsdam when the bus finishes the tour. I'd recommend to extend the spare time after the tour, it's just two hours, and we'd have appreciated an hour longer. The audio guide may seem a bit boring, interesting, but it definitively can improve.
Good. But the driver didn't speak a word of English. You really only pay for the trip to the area. And a few pre-recorded commentary
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.