Explore Potsdam on this morning tour and discover the Brandenburg town of gardens and royalty with a local guide. Taking in sights of major palaces such as Sanssouci, New Palace, and Schloss Cecilienhof as well as the baroque old town, the tour showcases the most interesting corners of the city as tales of Potsdam’s bygone kings ring in your ears. If you travel in the summer months, the tour also includes a ticket for a Potsdam hop-on hop-off bus tour.
This shore excursion combines our classic All-in-One Best of Berlin trip with a brief visit to the largest concentration camp near Berlin: Sachsenhausen.
We will pick you up directly at your cruise ship docking in Warnemünde or Rostock, and bring you to Berlin in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle. In Berlin you will meet your professional tour guide who will show you the highlights of the city and then take you to the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial for a brief visit.
Please be aware, the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial is roughly a one hour drive from Berlin, so there is more time spent on the bus on this tour than our regular Berlin shore excursion.
All of our experiences are adjusted to each ship’s docking times and start promptly after your vessel’s arrival, returning with plenty of time to spare before departure. We have been organizing shore excursions for nearly a decade and have never missed a ship’s departure.
Cecilienhof Palace is one of the most beautifully designed piece of architecture in all of Potsdam. It's surrounded by parks, lakes and green area of Potsdam. You can observe beautiful views that this city has to offer. What is the origin story of Potsdam? Who ruled in the Cecilienhof Palace in the middle ages? What are some of the legends that you can hear from people that live here? You'll learn this and much more from our professional guide, while enjoying the beautiful scenery that this city has to offer.
Explore the one-time seat of the Prussian kings on this private half-day walking tour of Potsdam, including the magnificent Sanssouci Palace. Follow your guide around the historic center of Potsdam, stopping to snap photos of the Brandenburg Gate; stroll around the opulent City Palace and admire the red-brick buildings of the Dutch quarter. Then, marvel over the UNESCO-listed wonder of Sanssouci Palace, and explore the palace gardens, the Chinese Tea House and the tomb of Prussian King Frederic the Great.
Discover the former Prussian residence city of Potsdam with a comfortable and convenient bus tour.
Begin your discovery of this fascinating city at either Potsdam Central Station or one of 16 convenient hop-on hop-off points. Settle into a seat on the top deck and enjoy informative audio commentary via your personal headphones. You can choose among five languages - English, German, French, Italian and Spanish.
Enjoy the full 100-minute round trip in one go, or jump on and off throughout the day, the choice is yours.
See the marvellous Sanssouci Palace, the Dutch Quarter, Glienicke Bridge, the Russian Colony Alexandrovka and much more with a flexible bus tour past all the key Potsdam sights. You'll discover famous sites like the Neues Palais and Cecilienhof. Come and go from the bus as you like. Walk in the tranquil gardens of Sanssouci Park, or hit the stores on Potsdam's shopping mile.
Explore the most popular places in Potsdam on this scenic hop-on hop-off bus tour. Visit many of Potsdam’s top attractions—like Sanssouci Palace, Cecilienhof, the Orangerie, and Potsdam's Gardens to name a few. Select a 1-day pass, then board at any of the stops and get to know the city in custom fashion, with live on-board commentary in English and German. Audio guides in French, Spanish, Italian and Russian are also available.
Take your understanding of Potsdam and the Cold War to the next level, with a tour led by a Potsdam local, who was born in the town. As you ride by vintage Russian minibus, you’ll hear the history of the city, learning about its role as a Soviet base and hearing about the Potsdam Conference of 1945. Even better: The tour is private, so you have the guide all to yourself.
Gain new insight into the harrowing story of Germany, World War II and the Holocaust during this full-day private shore excursion to Berlin and Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp. Discover stories of life, death and survival at the solemn memorial site of Sachsenhausen, learning about this Third Reich prison camp and its role in Nazi-era Germany. After lunch, explore Berlin landmarks including the Holocaust Memorial, the former site of Hitler’s bunker and the one-time headquarters of the SS and Gestapo. A private guide and vehicle, plus round-trip port transport, are included.
Welcome to Potsdam, known as a garden wonderland within Germany. Its stunning palaces and parks are the reason why it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Besides being an incredibly charming city, it is brimming with an equally interesting history. Prussian kings and the German Kaiser utilized the city as their main residence. Most of its architecture was built during this time, giving the city its historic charm. Explore the Sanssouci Palace, the summer palace of Frederick the Great, the king of Prussia.
Join us for a walk to discover more about the history of the city and leave with a sense of wonder.
You will learn about:
Since the Bronze Age
The great migrations of the Germanic peoples
Thirty Years' War
Kingdom of Prussia
Frederick the Great
Province of Brandenburg
Get an introduction to Potsdam with this sightseeing tour focused on history. Meet your guide at a departure point and set out on a city stroll focused on top landmarks and 20th-century history. Hear stories about the Soviet secrets of Potsdam and KGB activities in Soviet Potsdam. See sites like the Bridge of Spies and Cecilienhof Palace during the tour.
See the best of Potsdam’s historical landmarks, all in just a few hours: this private walking tour makes it easy to explore the city. See the UNESCO-listed New Palace and Sanssouci Palace, and explore their grounds, stroll through the Marly Gardens, discover the artistic Church of Peace, and much more. As you explore, your guide provides information on the history and culture of the city.
As a native of Potsdam, your guide and driver ensures an authentic experience. The extraordinary sightseeing tour to the highlights of Potsdam takes place with the vintage "Buchanka". Ideal for everyone who wants to get to know Potsdam compactly, intensively and comfortably.
The Potsdam Conference of the Big 3 in summer 1945 had a huge impact on the global post-war order. This private tour in an original Soviet minibus heads for all the relavant sites of the Potsdam Conference, including the conference venue and the residences of the 3 heads of state. Your private guide and driver is Holger, Potsdam-born tourism manager, history lover and licensed tour guide.
Explore Potsdam’s Soviet history on this guided walking tour. See the city’s historic center, learn about Potsdam’s role as one of the largest Soviet bases in East Germany, and visit landmarks like the legendary Bridge of Spies, the once restricted area that housed the KGB’s headquarters, and the castle where Stalin, Churchill, and Truman negotiated the end of World War II.
See Potsdam’s Old Town, one of the most beautiful baroque centers in all of Europe, at your own pace with this affordable walking tour.
• Stand in the shadows of three of the old city gates and learn about the city’s Jewish community
• Hear from producer Jo Eckardt, owner and founder of A Friend in Berlin tour company
• Do it all in 75 minutes or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish
• Get unlimited use before your booking date and after it
• Use the virtual tour option at home
Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under “Before You Go”. Then simply install the VoiceMap app and enter your code.
The app displays directions to the starting point, and when you’re in the right place, just pop in your headphones and tap start. VoiceMap has automatic GPS playback, with turn-by-turn directions. It also works offline.
This Experience is provided by a private local.
The group is up to 8 people.
Discover the historical side of Potsdam with a passionate local who wants to share all the historical and fun facts about Potsdam
Our excursion starts at the New Palance, situated on the western side of the Sanssouci Park, you will get the first impression of this quaint and picturesque city. Learn about the various architectural styles from different time periods and learn everything about how the city has changed over time. From visiting the churches to discovering the history behind the "Ruinenberg" or even Sanssouci Palace, discover unique sites that your ordinary tourist tour won’t show you.
We always knew traveling was the best way of learning, but having a knowledgeable Local by your side to give you insider tips and share local secrets is even better!
Of course, if you want to learn about something in particular or have a special interest, just let me know and I will adjust the itinerary for you!
Take a break from the busy city of Berlin and discover the small-town feeling of nearby Potsdam. Easy to reach by rail from Germany’s capital, Potsdam is a city where the once King of Prussia used to spend his summers. Today, you can still visit English gardens, 19th-century Roman Baths, and the castles and palaces that adorn the city. Wander the streets with a local guide, learning about the history of the city on this short walking tour.
This Experience is provided by a private local.
The group size is up to 8 people.
Discover the most impressive buildings in Potsdam and learn about each one and its characteristics in this invigorating architectural walk.
Join me on this adventure to discover the beauty and unique characteristics of the city’s most significant buildings and get to know a bit more about the local culture in Germany from my own perspective.
During this walk, you will become better acquainted with the local architecture, while also learning about the way in which this has changed over the years, with the city becoming more modern while still keeping its unique character. You will have the opportunity to recognize among different architectural styles: Rococo, English Gothic and Roman.
Start the tour at the New Garden where you can enjoy plenty of English Garden style and several buildings of the 18th century towards late 19th century. Cross the historical Dutch quarter in the heart of Potsdam and reach the garden entrance.
Experience the jewel of architecture with various buildings and the Castle Cecilienhof. Do you know what was held there in the middle of the last century? Choose from the vast selection of buildings to visit. Stroll through the restored area of the „Whitsun Mountain" (Pfingstberg) along historical villas of famous majority industrialist families. Be inspired by the views from observation tower overlooking the Prussian Arkadien.
Babelsberg Park is a massive 281-acre (114-hecatre) park in Postdam and exploring it on your own can be intimidating if you don’t know your way around. This Babelsberg Park Private History Walking Tour shows you the highlights of the park in just a short amount of time—perfect for travelers without much time to spare. Plus, a private guide focuses their attention on just your group so you get more from the experience than you would from a group tour.
Find out the different cultural and artistic characteristics that make this city unique, and enjoy the buzzing community and city ambience!
Whether you are visiting Potsdam as a returning tourist who wants to get to know the city a bit better, or if this is your first time, this Experience is for you! While walking the streets of Potsdam and looking at the amazing Old City Hall or getting to know more about the city’s galleries and museums or famous Dutch Quarter you will learn some cultural and historical insights which only locals know,
I will share with you the art and cultural world of my city, where you will see, hear, and experience how colorful and multifaceted Potsdam is!
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With views of Babelsberg Palace, Glienicke Castle, and Tiefer Lake, Babelsberg Park is one of the highlights of UNESCO-listed Potsdam. On this tour, admire the views and learn more about the park’s fascinating history on a guided walking tour. See the Bridge of Spies and hear its role in the Cold War, learn how the park was built by Emperor Wilhelm I, and see the old pump house.
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"I was thrilled with my guide, Zenaida. From the moment we met at the train station until we separated at the New Palace, she was engaging and informative. She asked many questions to help tailor my experience, and made many recommendations for further exploration later in the day (I highly recommend the Museum Barberini)."..."
"I was thrilled with my guide, Zenaida. From the moment we met at the train station until we separated at the New Palace, she was engaging and informative. She asked many questions to help tailor my experience, and made many recommendations for further exploration later in the day (I highly recommend the Museum Barberini)."
Private Potsdam City Tour in an authentic vintage van
"Our life history is inexplicably influenced by WWII and the Cold War so the opportunity to visit the site of the Potsdam Conference and the Bridge of Spies with a local Potsdamer was perfect. And Holger was an incredibly interesting, well versed guide who toured us in his old style, but new, van. Once you board her you are transported into the Soviet era and Holger added his family’s stories of life in Eastern Berlin and reunification to further enhance our understanding. Great tour!"..."
"Our life history is inexplicably influenced by WWII and the Cold War so the opportunity to visit the site of the Potsdam Conference and the Bridge of Spies with a local Potsdamer was perfect. And Holger was an incredibly interesting, well versed guide who toured us in his old style, but new, van. Once you board her you are transported into the Soviet era and Holger added his family’s stories of life in Eastern Berlin and reunification to further enhance our understanding. Great tour!"
Warnemünde Shore Excursion: Private Sachsenhausen and Berlin Tour
"This was a great third-party excursion. Our driver was courteous and on time. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful with our questions. The tour was informative and interesting. The drive to Berlin is long, but that's just part of the excursion."..."
"This was a great third-party excursion. Our driver was courteous and on time. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful with our questions. The tour was informative and interesting. The drive to Berlin is long, but that's just part of the excursion."