This private full-day excursion takes you to Berlin’s neighboring city of Potsdam, home to beautiful Prussian palaces, sprawling gardens, and several lakes and rivers. One of the highlights is a visit to the magnificent Sanssouci Palace, the original favorite summer palace of Frederick the Great. Take a tour of the palace and hear the many anecdotes about “Old Fitz” and his era of enlightened absolutism, during which Prussia rose to become a major European power.
On this Potsdam day tour from Berlin, you’ll head some 45 minutes outside the city to reach Potsdam, the old residence of kings during the Prussian empire. The route there is a scenic one, passing through Grundwald City Forest and past city villas where the rich used to live. We’ll be sure to include a few short stops so you can take in the views along the way.
From the New Palace to Cecilienhof Country House (the most important historical site of Potsdam) to Sansoucci’s Art Gallery, Potsdam is full of testimonies of Prussia’s splendor and glory. As you take in the historic setting, your guide — a bonafide expert in Prussian history and heritage — will entertain you with anecdotes (and a bit of gossip) about Germany’s most famous king, Frederick the Great. While Old Fitz may have been an impressive king, he was also known for a few funny quirks, like his intense love for his greyhounds (maybe more than anything else!).
Your private guide will also tell you about the other colorful characters and unique stories that made up the Prussian Empire, bringing Potsdam to life and making you feel like you’ve really stepped back in time.
Beyond the palace buildings and world-famous garden art, your Berlin Potsdam tour also includes a visit to the Dutch Quarter, built to attract workers from the Netherlands, and to the Alexandrowka colony, a unique example of 19th century Russian culture and home to Russian singers of the Prussian court.
About Our Guides
Our Berlin & Potsdam tour guides are more than just guides — they are true characters of the city, with deep knowledge of Berlin’s history, art, and politics. Some of them were eyewitnesses to the Cold War, and all of them are enthusiastic ambassadors of their city. Our guides will always take the time to answer your questions and can adapt the itinerary to suit your wishes and interests.
We’ve included designated stops for coffee and lunch (at your own expense), but as this is your tour, we’re free to add stops whenever and wherever you choose along the way.
Many of the castles and buildings can be visited with or without a guide, but there can never be enough time to see everything! Our guides will adapt your itinerary to suit whatever you want to see the most, as well as to match seasonally fluctuating opening times and options.
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