Potsdam: Private Walking Tour – Time for Palace Entries Included!

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From $360.15

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 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 8-hour tour takes you to Potsdam to experience the pomp and grandeur of Prussia and explore the origins of the Cold War in both the historical city centre and the UNESCO-listed palace gardens. Your professional, local guide will provide an in-depth commentary throughout.

As part of the tour there will be time put aside to enter both the Sanssouci and Cecilienhof palaces. Please be aware that palace entry costs are not included as part of the tour and that during these parts of the tour you will be supplied with an audio guide for the duration of your visit to each palace.

What's Included

Private vehicle with a professional driver

Professional, local guide

What's Not Included

Food and drink


Palace entry fees

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 3 - 99

Additional Info

  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • 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. Go inside the palace and marvel at the stunning decor of the 13 rooms.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Schloss Cecilienhof
See where Truman, Churchill and Stalin sat for plenary sessions when they met to shape the fate of post-war Germany and Europe at the Potsdam Conference.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket 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

Gaze out over the Heiligen See (the 'Holy Lake') and take in beautiful views of Frederick William II's Marble Palace.

5 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.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

See where Frederick the Great housed his private art collection, a building the lead architect said would rival the splendor of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

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

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

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