Essence of berlin

Berlin Blitz by Car: 2-hour Private Tour with a Vehicle

See Berlin’s essential sites in just two hours, from the comfort of your own private vehicle.

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Description

This whirlwind private tour with a vehicle is designed to show you Berlin’s essential highlights in just two hours. One of our professional, local guides and a driver will meet you at your hotel or a pre-arranged meeting point. You will then receive the ultimate crash course in Berlin’s history.

See the Reichstag, burned down after Hitler’s rise to power and now a bold symbol of modern German democracy, and pass through the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin’s most iconic landmark. Walk in the shadow of the Berlin Wall, and cross the border at Checkpoint Charlie, the frontier of the Cold War. Then journey through the iconic concrete stelae of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe to learn about the tragedy of the holocaust and stand at the site of Hitler’s bunker – where history’s most notorious criminal committed suicide as Berlin lay in ruins at the end of WW2.

You will also drive down Unter den Linden, Berlin’s royal boulevard, and stand at the center of the Museum Island: the 19th century city’s architectural heart and a UNESCO world heritage site. Time will also be taken to explore the old Nazi government quarter to see some remaining examples of Nazi architecture and the former SS and Gestapo Headquarters. You will also experience the pomp and grandeur of Prussian Berlin in Gendarmenmarkt and Bebelplatz, two of Berlin’s most beautiful squares.

At the end of the tour your guide will accompany you back to your hotel, or to a drop-off point of your choosing. They will also give you tips and recommendations to help you make the most out of your stay.

As always your experience can be tailored to you, so please let us know if you have any special requests or needs. We are also more than happy to help you with restaurant reservations and museum or gallery visits.

Sights included: Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Jewish Memorial, Checkpoint Charlie, the Berlin Wall, Museum Island, Bebelplatz, Gendarmenmarkt, Unter den Linden, Former Reich Aviation Ministry, Topography of Terror and more...

Covid-19 Safety Measures:

  • We adhere to regulations mandated by the Berlin State government and/or the State government in the area/s of Germany that our tours visit or pass through.
  • When inside the vehicle masks must be worn. You will need to bring your own mask. Your guide and driver will also be required to wear a mask inside the vehicle.
  • Each vehicle will be cleaned and disinfected before and after the tour. 
  • If you enter any museums or shops on your tour you will be expected to abide by the regulations set by the store or institution.

 

What's included

  • Professional, local guide
  • Private vehicle with a professional driver
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink
  • Museum entry fees (none required for the tour)

Itinerary

Hotel Pick-up

Your professional, local guide and driver will meet you at your hotel with a private vehicle.

1

Reichstag

First up we head to the German parliament building – burned down after Hitler’s rise to power, now a bold symbol of modern German democracy. The first few points of interest on the tour will be explored on foot so we can get up close to Berlin’s most famous monuments.

2

Memorial to the Sinti and Roma Murdered Under National Socialism

We then walk through the Tiergarten and take a moment to pay tribute to those persecuted as Gypsies under Nazism.

3

Brandenburg Gate

Next we head through the gateways of Berlin's most iconic monument and find out what makes the Gate the most important cultural monument in Germany.

4

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Plenty of time will then be taken to journey through the iconic field of concrete blocks, and bear witness the atrocities of National Socialism.

5

Site of Hitler’s Bunker

We then stand at the site of the bunker where history's most notorious criminal committed suicide at the end of WWII.

6

Berlin Wall/Former SS and Gestapo Headquarters

Next we head to the dark heart of Nazi Germany at the former headquarters of the SS and Gestapo and come face-to-face with the Cold War's most brutal symbol: The Berlin Wall. We’ll take plenty of time here for photos.

7

Checkpoint Charlie

You will then cross between East and West at the most famous border crossing point over the Berlin Wall, frontline of the Cold War, where spies roamed and US and Soviet tanks faced off in 1961. There’ll be plenty of time for souvenir shopping.

8

Gendarmenmarkt

As we enter the final leg of the tour we stop to bathe in the architectural splendor of Berlin's most beautiful square. See the French and German Domes and the Concert House.

9

Unter den Linden

Next up we cruise down Berlin's most important historical boulevard – the city’s royal mile.

10

Bebelplatz

We then stop to visit the site of the Nazi Book Burning that took place on the 10th May 1933.

11

Museum Island

Finally we marvel at the stunning structures and imperial splendor of this UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site. See the Old Museum, the Berlin City Palace, the Berlin Cathedral and more.

Hotel Drop-off

Your guide will accompany you as you are driven back to your hotel.

Important Information

You will be picked up directly from your hotel or a prearranged meeting point.

At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel or a prearranged drop-off point.

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