Visit the head of the former Prussian Empire on a half-day trip to Potsdam. Enjoy a guided tour of the famous Sanssouci Palace and walk through its gardens—during the summer months. Listen to informative commentary from your guide about the history of the Prussian Empire as you stroll through this UNESCO-listed city and visit attractions such as the Dutch Quarter, the rebuilt City Palace, and the New Palace.
Explore the UNESCO-listed city of Potsdam on a half-day tour from Berlin
Visit major attractions like the Dutch Quarter and Sanssouci and New Palaces
Skip the line and enjoy a guided tour of Sanssouci Palace with your guide
Learn about this historic city and its role in German and world history
The Potsdam sightseeing tour that did not see Potsdam
, Aug 2019
It was awful. The female guide was speaking both German and English and said much more in German. She said it was her first time going back and forth between both languages. She did not say anything of substance in english. We only saw San Souci, which was not interesting. As an American we were interested in seeing where the treaty was signed, Potsdam, but they did not spend any time there. an Souci is a poor man's Versailles, not worth it. we did not see at all where Winston Churchill and the other world leaders signed the treaty after WWII. terrible and would not have gone.
Everything was o.k
The guide spoke German from time to time
I would like it to be in English since this is the language I chose while booking the tour. I speak 5 languages and it would be unimaginable if the guide had tried to cater to the language needs of all.
The tour was a great visit for my more limited time available for the trip. With only 4 hours, it's impossible to see everything, but the guide really tried to hit most of the highlights with a bus tour of several parts of the old town before heading to Sanssouci and the Dutch Quarter for stops. I really wanted to stop and explore some of the fascinating things we saw during the bus tour, but time prevented it. Once in the grounds of Sanssouci, our guide was again excellent! Our tour of the palace was incredible, and she led us through a lot of the grounds before a short trip over to the Dutch Quarter for another brief time wandering through the city. All in all, a great trip if you only have a few hours to try to see Potsdam!
Potsdam is beautiful and worth the time, but not at the expense of thoroughly seeing Belin. The tour was a big disappointment because it was advertised as being in English but it actually was in both English and German. The guide spent about 70% of the time speaking in German. By the time she got around to describing something we were looking at in English, the bus had zoomed by and it was out of view. When we arrived at the Palace for the tour, all of the English speakers were so frustrated, we got English audio guides and let the tour guide talk exclusively in German to those few on the tour that spoke German. We always take tours when we travel, and this was by far the worst one we have ever taken.
Our guide has joined us at the "spy bridge"(Glienicke Bridge) which was used to exchange spy's during the cold war (also featured in the Steven Spielberg's movie Bridges of spies). She had an outstanding commentary both in English and German, We visited Sanssouci palace, dutch quarters and drove close to Cecilenhof . We enjoyed this tour.
The guide did not seem too keen to please or answer questions - just wants to get on with her job. She catered mainly to the German-speaking tourists even though 90 of the travellers were English speaking. Taking a train to Potsdam ourselves, in our own time, would have been much better value.
Join this half day trip last week and it was nice short trip from Berlin to Sanssouci Palace. The palace itself is not as big as expected and only a few staterooms are open for guided tour. Not too much free time browsing around Palace though especially one wants to wander in the fountain back garden to appreciate its architecture. We had 1hr free time at Dutch Quarter for food which was ok. If this trip can be 1hr longer (for free time), it will be perfect.
Potsdam was beautiful and so was Sanssouci Palace. However, the tour was very overcrowded. It was difficult to hear the tour guide who was doing a good job, but there was a lot of us. Also, the Palace made an exception to let the whole group in at once and it was incredibly crowded. They allowed pictures, so everyone was distracted and trying to maneuver around the whole time.
This was a complete waste of time and money. of the 4.5 hours of the tour, we spent 2.5 hours on the bus--getting in and out of Potsdam. Tour guides did not seem to know there was a marathon in Potsdam which caused delays and a bike race in Berlin which lengthened our return trip. Additionally, the tour guide announced that the tour was bi-lingual--in German and English. This was NOT advertised, and only two of the 26 people on our tour spoke German. The tour guide was knowledgeable, but too much time was wasted giving information in both languages. As a result, we got to spend very little time at the Palace or on the grounds. We would tell friends to just take the S baum from Berlin to Potsdam for under 5. No need for this very disappointing tour.