Cold War Tour

Option Price
Half-day tour by bike €260.00
Full-day tour by bike €420.00
Full-day tour on foot €420.00
Full-day tour by car €930.00
Half-day tour on foot €260.00
Half-day tour by car €465.00

Description


With the declassifying of Cold War documents more and more astonishing facts are coming to light about this remarkable time on our planet. Berlin was a renowned hub of spy activity and even with all the books and movies out there nothing can prepare you for the real thing. Our Cold War tour covers all the main sights and goes in-depth on all the historical complexities and repercussions of this formidable time period. You will not only see and understand Checkpoint Charlie, the Berlin Wall and the Stasi terror system but our guides will immerse you in stories from the past which will give you a new understanding of the significance of the events.

Our guides have been pounding the pavement in Berlin for over a decade, bringing the complexities and contradictions of this fascinating city to visitors and locals alike. Many of them have advanced degrees in history, art, architecture and all of them share the same passion for the German capital which we all now call home.

Every tour can be custom tailored to your exacting specifications and we offer every conceivable variety of transportation, from bicycles, cars, buses, Segway, to solar boats, to beer bikes – please contact us to receive a quote for a preferred mode of transportation.

Please take advantage of our combined over 30 years experience working in the tourist field in Berlin and ask us for suggestions on restaurants, art galleries, exhibitions and special events in the German capital.

Germany’s history can be overwhelming but our guides are renowned for their ability to take this extremely complex subject and make it accessible for any and all ages, nationalities and levels of interest and education.

We will start with an overview of Germany’s rapid rise to power after the wars of unification culminating with the defeat of France in 1871 and cover all points leading up to the present day. Some of the highlights include: Checkpoint Charlie and its unique role during the Cold War as well as the Berlin Wall and fearsome “death strip”. On this tour we also discuss the German Reunification of October of 1990 and Germany’s difficult path forward to reforming a national identity and its new role in Europe and the world.



Included in price

  • Private professional tour guide
  • Depending on the chosen option this tour might include a vehicle with a driver

Excluded from price

  • Entrance fees
  • Meals & drinks
  • Public transportation tickets
  • Gratuities

Departure location

Our tours are designed for your comfort and begin and end where and when you specify.