After a pickup from your hotel, start your full-day tour with a 3-hour sightseeing tour of Berlin. Enjoy commentary from your guide about Berlin’s diverse architecture, vibrant art and cultural scene and turbulent World War II and Cold War history as you ride around in a comfortable private vehicle.
Customize the exact itinerary to cover the attractions of your choice, such as Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor), Checkpoint Charlie, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin Cathedral (Berliner Dom), Charlottenburg Palace (Schloss Charlottenburg) and the town hall.
Hop out to walk alongside the remains of the Berlin Wall, view the world-famous galleries on Museum Island and perhaps shop at Kurfürstendamm or Friedrichstrasse streets. Be sure to grab some food at Alexanderplatz, Berlin’s most popular square dominated by the iconic TV Tower.
After exploring Berlin, travel for roughly 15 miles (24km) to the city of Potsdam. The crown jewel of the state of Brandenburg, Potsdam holds much historical significance; it was the residence of the Prussian kings and the German kaisers (emperors) until 1918, and was home to the post–WWII conference between the victorious allies.
Get an overview of Potsdam on a sightseeing tour of the historical city center, the Russian Colony (Alexandrowka) and the Dutch Quarter. Admire majestic royal residences built during the reign of Frederick the Great such as New Palace, Orangery Palace and Charlottenhof Palace.
Then, enjoy some free time to visit the sites of your choice. Perhaps pay a visit to the Roman Baths, Chinese Tea House or any of the palaces listed above. Don’t miss Sansoucci Palace, one of the largest UNESCO World Heritage sites in Germany, renowned for its remarkable Rococo interior and formal gardens.
After a full day of sightseeing, relax on the drive back to your Berlin hotel.