Join us on an incredible tour to Potsdam, the Versailles of Germany, and discover why this stunning city is a must-see destination for any history buff or lover of beautiful architecture.
Starting with an optional one-hour river cruise, you'll have the opportunity to explore the German Government Quarter and other fascinating sites just outside the inner city. Then, get ready to be transported back in time as we embark on our exploration of Potsdam, a city where the Prussian monarchy constructed lavish palaces to spend their summers, and where history was made during the Potsdam Conference.
During the 45-60 minute drive from Berlin, you can relax in the comfort of our air-conditioned bus and take in the sights, including the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, KaDeWe, and Kurfürstendamm. Crossing the 'Bridge of Spies' and visiting iconic landmarks like the Cecilienhof Palace and the neoclassical Marble Palace, you'll learn about the Soviet Forbidden City and the former KBG Prison on Leistikow Street.
No tour of Potsdam would be complete without a visit to the Brandenburg Gate, celebrating Frederick the Great's triumphs, and the luxurious Sanssouci Gardens, a lavish UNESCO site that will leave you breathless. Finally, you'll approach Frederick the Great's iconic Sanssouci Palace and learn the fascinating reason why locals pile potatoes on his grave.
After a full day of exploring, enjoy a complimentary beer at the Historische Mühle before your guide accompanies you back to Berlin. So don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to discover the wonders of Potsdam, the Versailles of Germany!
Please note our company also offers a 3-in-1 tour: Berlin + Potsdam + River Cruise which you can find under our other tours.
Take a river cruise along the Spree. This is an excellent way to explore the German Government Quarter, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, and the Nikolaiviertel. You can enjoy the stunning views of the city's skyline and the beautiful River Spree while relaxing on the boat.
As the tour heads to Potsdam, you will pass through West Berlin and witness the majestic Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, a beautiful monument that has been partially destroyed during World War II and was never fully restored to serve as a reminder of the war's devastation.
You will also see KaDeWe, the largest department store in continental Europe, and Kurfürstendamm, a bustling shopping street filled with upscale stores and cafes.
As you cross the Glienicke Brücke, or the ‘Bridge of Spies,’ you will learn about its significant history as an exchange point for spies during the Cold War.
You will then see the Cecilienhof Palace, a stunning palace where the famous Potsdam Conference was held in 1945. The Marble Palace, with its intricate sculptures and beautiful gardens, is another must-visit sight. We will be visiting the Cecilienhof only from the outside.
In downtown Potsdam you will see your second Brandenburg Gate of the day! This magnificent structure stands tall as a symbol of German unity and is a truly breathtaking sight to behold. The gate was built in the 18th century and has been an important part of German history ever since.
After admiring the Brandenburg Gate, make your way to the Sanssouci Gardens. These gardens are a true masterpiece of Baroque landscaping and have been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. As you stroll through the gardens, you'll be able to marvel at the perfectly manicured hedges and the intricate fountains that are scattered throughout the grounds. The gardens were designed to complement the nearby Sanssouci Palace, which was once the summer residence of the Prussian royal family.
As you approach the Sanssouci Palace, you'll likely feel a sense of awe at the sheer grandeur of the building. This impressive summer palace was built in the 18th century and is considered to be one of the most important examples of Rococo architecture in the world. The palace has an air of opulence and extravagance that is sure to leave a lasting impression on all who visit it. We will be visiting the Sanssouci only from the outside.
The Potsdam tour offers a unique opportunity to witness the extravagant architecture and royal history of the city. You will be able to delve into the city's fascinating past and marvel at its grand palaces, opulent gardens, and significant landmarks. After a day filled with sightseeing, the tour culminates with a complimentary beer at the Historische Mühle, a historic mill where you can relax and enjoy a complimentary beer before returning to Berlin.
At the end of the day, we will whisk you back to Berlin, and drop off at the stops in East and West. Our hosts can assist with public transportation or taxi arrangements, and provide recommendations for dinner. Join this all-encompassing tour now for the Best of the German Capital!
Our guides will be holding up signs "Potsdam Tour with opt. River Cruise".
- For groups of 1-6 people: free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance.
- For groups of 7+ people: free cancellation up to up to 7 days ahead. From 6 days in advance to 48 hours in advance, a 50% fee will apply.
- Cancellations less than 48 hours ahead or no-shows result in no refund.
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