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Private Walking Tour of Potsdam and Sanssouci

4.8 (21)
Potsdam, DE
4.8 (21)
Potsdam, DE
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Experience the beauty and charm of Potsdam on a private walking tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the old city center and discover its highlights, including the stunning park of Sanssouci Palace. Marvel at the restored City Palace, wander through the picturesque Dutch quarter, and admire the Brandenburg Gate, Potsdam's own historic gate. Immerse yourself in the history as you stroll through the city, and then be transported back in time as you enter the park of Sanssouci Palace. Admire the exquisite water fountains, visit the golden Chinese Tea House, and pay homage to Prussia's legendary king, Frederic the Great, at his tomb. The tour ends either at the palace, where you can obtain tickets for an inside visit, or back at the railway station with your guide. Embark on this unforgettable journey into Potsdam's past.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 2 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Private tour of Potsdam and Sanssouci
  • Explore the beautiful park of Sanssouci Palace
  • Visit the impressive Brandenburg Gate in Potsdam
  • Discover the charming Dutch Quarter in Potsdam
  • See the historic city castle and Friedenskirche in Potsdam
  • Private tour
  • Professional guide
  • Sanssouci Palace visit inside (closed on Mondays)

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Introduction

Experience the enchanting beauty of Potsdam, a city listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, on a Private Walking Tour of Potsdam and Sanssouci. Immerse yourself in the rich history and captivating architecture of this charming city, known for its harmonious landscape of parks and palaces.

What to expect?

During this walking tour, you can expect to explore the highlights of Potsdam's old city center, including the picturesque Dutch quarter, the restored City Palace at the old market, and the historic Brandenburg Gate. But the true gem of the tour lies in the visit to the park of Sanssouci Palace. Marvel at the magnificent water fountains, stroll through the beautifully manicured gardens, and discover the golden Chinese Tea House. Don't miss the chance to pay respects to Prussia's legendary king, Frederic the Great, at his tomb.

Who is this for?

This private walking tour of Potsdam and Sanssouci is perfect for history enthusiasts, architecture lovers, and anyone seeking a serene escape from the bustling city of Berlin. Whether you are a solo traveler, a couple, or a small group, this tour caters to all who appreciate the beauty of meticulously designed landscapes and elegant palaces.

Why book this?

Embark on this private walking tour to uncover the hidden gems and lesser-known stories of Potsdam. With a knowledgeable guide by your side, you'll gain unique insights into the city's history and architecture. The tour offers a perfect blend of leisurely strolls, cultural exploration, and stunning sights. By booking this tour, you'll have the opportunity to witness the harmonious coexistence of nature and human-made beauty that earned Potsdam its UNESCO World Heritage Site status.

Good to know

This private walking tour includes a professional guide who will ensure you make the most of your time in Potsdam. Please note that the Sanssouci Palace is closed on Mondays, so if you wish to explore the palace's interiors, it's best to plan your tour on a different day. At the end of the tour, your guide will provide guidance on how to return to the meeting point or assist you in obtaining tickets for an inside visit to the palace, depending on your preferences.

Reviews

Travelers who have embarked on this private walking tour of Potsdam and Sanssouci have been captivated by the city's beauty and the knowledgeable guides who bring its history to life. They have praised the tour for its well-paced itinerary, allowing ample time to appreciate the stunning architecture and lush gardens. Visitors have also expressed their appreciation for the personalized experience and the opportunity to delve into the stories behind each landmark. Overall, reviews have highlighted the tour's ability to provide a deeper understanding and connection to the rich cultural heritage of Potsdam.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Your Itinerary

Sanssouci Palace

See the beautiful and famous park of Sanssouci Palace. Upon request the tour may end at the palace and your guide can help to get tickets for a visit inside (closed on Mondays).

Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor)

The famous Brandenburg Gate is Berlin. But also Potsdam has a smaller one which used to be a gate as part of the historic city wall.

Hollandisches Viertel

The Dutch Quarter is the impressing historical city center of Potsdam. It looks like you would visit a small old town in the Netherlands.

Landtag Brandenburg

See the newly rebuilt historic city castle. An impressive buiding which is today the seat of the local parliament.

Potsdam Friedenskirche

See the church built by Wilhelm IV in the 19th century located in the park of Sanssouci palace.

Reviews

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4.8 (21)

Kristi_F

Guide was exceptional! On time, knowledge was in-depth and the overall experience was one of the best we’ve ever had. Recommend the onsite restaurant after the walk before entering the palace. The palace was amazing as well - very personal experience

Lois_T

Guide’s ability to respond to our interests and frame his presentation accordingly. Good pace. Good historical perspective.

Jill_G

Stephen was knowledgeable and interesting to listen to. He was flexible with the itinerary and seemed to enjoy his job and sharing his knowledge with us.

F5786NUlisag

Tour and guide were great!!! This was an excellent way to hit the highlights of Potsdam and Sanssouci, while it does not include the interior of Sanssouci, it did end there which enabled us to get tickets and go inside on our own.

Cowboy_1285

Stefan was a delightful guide and helped us understand how the personalities of Potsdam's many rulers/occupiers influenced the architecture and devopment of the area. We walked at a reasonable speed and he patiently answered all our questions. Great experience for visitors!

HappyAndyBrian

What a great tour! We had a guide who was from Seattle and has lived in Germany for a long time. I can't remember her name but she was wonderful! Loved it!

Anthony_H

I was thrilled with my guide, Zenaida. From the moment we met at the train station until we separated at the New Palace, she was engaging and informative. She asked many questions to help tailor my experience, and made many recommendations for further exploration later in the day (I highly recommend the Museum Barberini).

dodome2017

The Half Day Potsdam Walking Tour was excellent. Our Guide was very knowledgeable and was very informative. Unfortunately , we booked the tour from Berlin and did not clearly understand the train from Berlin to Potsdam. We were at the wrong station and had to uber to the correct station to meet our guide. We lost an hour of the tour here. Would have loved to see the San Soucci Palace inside but it was closed by the time we arrived.

mary pat c

Axel, our guide, was packed with information and a very pleasant personality. A tour not to be missed.

James M

<p>Eleni was a great tour guide. Because of the trains not running from Berlin, she jumped a bus and joined us at lunch. She was a wealth of knowledge, but was fun and personable. She customized the tour so we could focus on areas of interest. Unfortunately, The entire grounds of Sanssouci were closed due to a storm the day before. Apparently that area of Germany doesn't know how to react to high winds and rain, I can say that coming from the Midwest of the United States where nothing ever closes.</p> <p>All in all it was a great tour and would have been a five star event if Sanssouci hadn't been closed.</p>
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2024-05-29 23:54