Private Day Tour of Wannsee and Potsdam from Berlin

Duration: 5 hours
Destination: Germany, Germany, Berlin
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  • 5 hours
  • Berlin
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

On your way to Potsdam you will see the Olympic Stadium, Wannsee, and the Bridge of Spies. In Potsdam stroll through the beautiful gardens, see Cecilienhof and Sanssouci, and also stop at the Baroque Old City, as well as the Dutch Quarter. This is a private, 5-hour tour led by a driver/guide providing live commentary on board an air-conditioned minivan. Group size is limited to 6 people.

Highlights

  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach

Your driver/guide will pick you up from your hotel in Berlin beginning at 9:30am in an air-conditioned minivan. You will go by Charlottenburg Palace and out to the Olympic Stadium first for a photo opportunity in front with the Olympic Rings from the 1936 games. From there go on a scenic drive through the Grunewald. A stop at the Wannsee Villa (closed Tuesdays), site of the infamous 1942 Wannsee Conference, is optional. Then continue over the Glienicke Bridge (the "Bridge of Spies") into Potsdam.
The first stop there is the New Garden with Cecilienhof, site of the 1945 Potsdam Conference, an optional visit (extra charge, audio guides, closed mondays). From there, drive through Alexandrowka, a Russian colony, to Sanssouci Park. Enjoy a stroll in the beautiful park with a photo opportunity of the palace. Later, drive through the Baroque Old Town and also the Dutch Quarter, all together over 400 well-preserved buildings from the 1740's.
Go back to Berlin via the Autobahn. An extension for an extra charge is possible if you want to stay for lunch, or visit one more palace. Arrival back at your hotel will be about 2:30 pm.

Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour

Exclusions
  • Entrance fees (if you want to see Cecilienhof, site of the 1945 Potsdam Conference, this would be Euro 8 per person to be paid in cash)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified (if you like there will be a stop to get something to eat and drink)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • No special dress code
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Tegel Airport Schönefeld Airport Hauptbahnhof


Departure Time

9:30 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

5 hours

Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.

User's Reviews

Image - 06 May 2019 -

voodard

I like to leave my reviews based more so on my guide as lets face it Sansouci Potsdam and the palace grounds are amazingly beautiful, Wannsee Villa was very interesting and also scenic, but what sets this apart is that you're paying for a private tour and the guide can make or break the day.

Our private tour was provided our guide, Josh, and our driver was Kadir. These two made our day fantastic! I can't say enough about these guys. We had such a great time that we extended our tour an hour and paid the nominal fee. Josh is extremely knowledgeable and could have his PhD in German history if he went back to school, he's that good! What made the day so great was that Josh and Kadir work seamlessly together as Josh planned our day, Kadir was always where he was supposed to be with the car. This was helpful as I was travelling with my 78-year old Dad, so we never found ourselves backtracking to the van. You can't go wrong with selecting this tour, I had lots of questions and Jo, the tour operator, answered all of them quickly. She was amazing!


Josh's insight when visiting the Potsdam Conference was both relevant and valuable as I didn't know a whole lot about it other than the famous photo taken in the garden. Fascinating morning spent there!
He was also helpful guiding us through the Wannsee Villa exhibit. The house is beautiful, and disturbing when you think what was planned there. You can also find yourself suffering from information overload as there's a ton of information about the holocaust, night of the long knives, major players in the Nazi regime, etc. Having just come from Krakow touring Auschwitz-Birkenau, we didn't need to see more of the same, so he was able to move us through the exhibit pointing out things that were unique to Wannsee (rooms to the right once you walk through the entry). We appreciated this as it allowed us time to walk the grounds, and yet stay on track for the day. I would have no hesitation booking this tour again, it was organized and flowed at apace that was totally manageable! (Josh budgets time for lunch at Sanssouci)

Image - 16 Sep 2017 -

Jason

Thomas our guide was A and really put what happened in Wannsee and Potsdam in great context. For the military history buff this tour is a must. Made a special stop at the site of the 1936 Olympics where Thomas provided fascinating background into the German psyche and culture of the times. Grounds at Sansouci were closed to normal traffic yet he went out of his way to ensure we didn't miss the experience of walking through the spacious paths and seeing the beautiful palaces and waterfalls. This was one of the major highlights of our entire week in Berlin.

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