Potsdam, City of Kings: Private Tour with a Vehicle

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From $547.46

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 6 hours

Departs: Berlin, Berlin

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Potsdam was a city of kings – a German Versaille where the Hohenzollern monarchy of Prussia constructed lavish palaces in which they could spend their summers. It was also the setting for the Potsdam Conference, where geopolitical giants Josef Stalin, Harry Truman and Winston Churchill met in the summer of 1945 to seal the post-war fate of Germany and Europe.

This 6-hour tour with a car takes you to Potsdam to experience the pomp and grandeur of Prussia and explore the origins of the Cold War. With your own private vehicle, you have the opportunity to explore much more of the UNESCO-listed palace gardens than would be possible by just walking. Your professional, local guide will provide an in-depth commentary throughout and lead you to the heart of German royalty, past myriad architectural gems, over the 'Bridge of Spies', and much more.

What's Included

Private vehicle with professional driver

Professional, local guide

What's Not Included

Entrance fees (none required for the tour)

Food and drink


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 3 - 99

Additional Info

  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Sanssouci Palace
Climb through the tiered vineyard up to Frederick the Great's iconic summer palace. Visit the grave of Prussia's most famous monarch, and learn how he became a legend. Palace admission will need to be booked prior to your visit – we're happy to help you organize your booking.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Schloss Cecilienhof
Stand where Truman, Churchill and Stalin stood, when they met to shape the fate of post-war Germany and Europe at the Potsdam Conference.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Glienicke Bridge
Cross the 'Bridge of Spies', from West Berlin into East Germany, where the US and USSR swapped captured agents during the Cold War.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Neues Palais
Stare up in awe at the imposing New Palace, largest of the residences on the Potsdam grounds, and witness where Kaiser Wilhelm II signed the declaration that sent the Germans to war in 1914.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Orangerie im Park Sanssouci
Drive past Frederick William IV's grandiose architectural folly – primarily used, then and now, to store exotic plants for the duration of Berlin's bitter winters.

• Admission Ticket Free

Gaze out over the Heiligen See (the 'Holy Lake') from the veranda of Frederick William II's Marble Palace, and see where Frederick William III learned of Prussia's liberation from Napoleonic occupation at the neighboring Orangerie.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Potsdam Friedenskirche
Explore the private church of the Prussian monarchy, and descend into the crypts to visit the graves of Frederick William IV and his wife Elizabeth, queen of Prussia and former princess of Bavaria.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor)
Walk beneath the towering arch of Potsdam's Brandenburg Gate – built to celebrate the Prussian triumphs in the three Silesian Wars, and predating Berlin's Brandenburg Gate by roughly 20 years.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Hollandisches Viertel
Wander through the close-set streets of picturesque, red-brick houses in the Dutch Quarter and learn how Dutch craftsmen were drawn to Potsdam in the early 18th century to contribute to the expansion of the then garrison town.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Old Market Square
Drive past Potsdam's 'Alte Markt' and see the Nicholas Church, the Old Town Hall, and the former Potsdam City Palace – now the Brandenburg State Parliament building.

• Admission Ticket Free

Nauen Gate
Pass beneath another of Potsdam former city gates, built to designs created by Frederick the Great and the first example of British Gothic Revivalist architecture appearing in Germany.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Drive around the thirteen charming wooden houses of the 'Russian Village', originally the home of the home of the Russian singers of the First Prussian Regiment of the Guards.

• Admission Ticket Free

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