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  • Location:Berlin, Germany
  • Duration:7 hours (approx.)

Private Tour: Potsdam Day Trip from Berlin

Discover the former royal residence of Potsdam on this comprehensive private tour from Berlin. As you explore this city that has UNESCO World Heritage status, learn about its colorful history from your knowledgeable guide. Capture photos of the lovely castle of Babelsberg, the lakeside Marble Palace and the breathtaking Sanssouci Palace. You'll also see the Cecilienhof Palace -- site of the Potsdam Conference where the stage was set for the Cold War. Since this is a private tour, you can tailor the itinerary to suit your particular interests.


  • Private day trip to Potsdam from Berlin
  • Tour this lovely city that was once home to Prussian kings and German emperors and is today a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Admire the Rococo Sanssouci Palace, the castle of Babelsberg and the Marble Palace
  • See Cecilienhof Palace where the Potsdam Conference took place after World War II to decide Germany's future
  • Visit the Glienicke Bridge, where spy exchanges took place during the Cold War
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in taxi are included

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Potsdam Day Trip from Berlin

Visit Cecilienhof on your private tour from Berlin!

Meet your private guide at your central Berlin hotel and travel in a Mercedes Vito taxi to Schloss Charlottenburg. During the 45-minute trip to Potsdam, drive through Wannsee on your way to Schloss Glienicke and the Glienicke Bridge, where spy swaps took place during the Cold War.

Continue on to Potsdam where your guide will explain how this scenic town served as the residence of Prussian kings and German emperors of the House of Hohenzollern for three centuries. Marvel at the majestic castle of Babelsberg. Visit the New Garden, a large park where the Marble Palace and Schloss Cecilienhof are located. Admire the lakeside Marble Palace and learn how Schloss Cecilienhof was the site of the Potsdam Conference where the leaders of America, Britain and the Soviet Union decided the future of Germany after WWII.

Afterward, head to the Russian colony of Alexandrowka and see 13 wooden houses built in the 1800s for the Russian singers of the First Prussian Regiment of the Guards. Then it's off to downtown Potsdam for a lunch break at a local restaurant (own expense). While downtown, see St Nicholas Church and the town hall, as well as the city palace that's home to the Brandenburg Parliament.

Finally, head to the Sanssouci Palace and marvel at its stunning Rococo architecture. Palaces are open on varying days of the week so your choice of palace will depend on which day you take your tour. You may, for instance, visit Neue Kammern or Neues Palais at Sanssouci Park instead of Sanssouci Palace (own expense). Being on a private tour means you can work with your guide to choose the attractions that most interest you and ask as many questions as you like about the sights you see. Keep in mind that since so much of this tour takes place in castles and parks, there's a fair amount of walking involved.

At the conclusion of your 7-hour scenic and educational tour of Potsdam, you'll be driven back in your taxi to your Berlin hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We enjoyed out private tour with Matti very much. He did a great presentation and did a great time answering so many questions about Berlin.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Guide Caroline turned up punctually for the start of this tour. She was knowledgeable and humorous. The tour was informative and entertaining. The day was planned well and was as full as possible Caroline coordinated with the driver efficiently and effectively.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our guide Ryan and driver Fred were a fantastic team. This tour was extremely time effecient and we could not have seen so much in one day any other way. I highly recommend using this tour company and taking advantage of the private tour option.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The tour was very interesting and the guide was very nice. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

I did the private tour with Carlos and it was wonderful!!! He was very knowledgeable and we learned so much. He tailored the tour to what we'd like and added a stop by track 17, which we thought was a great addition and one we hadn't heard of. I already recommended this tour and Carlos to several people.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Extremely well-versed guide who was very communicative. Very flexible in what we saw in Potsdam, and also going and returning.

4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

Wonderful experience with helpful and informative guide and driver. Delivered a higher than expected quality of service. Potsdam was only one of multiple interesting destinations.

3 star rating: Worth doing March 2014

Tour guide was okay. We did not have great weather and drive was long.

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