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$178.24 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour: Potsdam Day Trip from Berlin

Meet your private guide at your central Berlin hotel and travel in a Mercedes Vito taxi to Schloss Charlottenburg. During the 45-minute trip to Potsdam, drive through Wannsee on your way to Schloss Glienicke and the Glienicke Bridge, where spy swaps took place during the Cold War. Continue on to Potsdam where your guide will explain how this scenic town served as the residence of Prussian kings and German emperors of the House of Hohenzollern for three centuries. Marvel at the majestic castle of Babelsberg. Visit the New Garden, a large park where the Marble Palace and Schloss Cecilienhof are located. Admire the lakeside Marble Palace and learn how Schloss Cecilienhof was the site of the Potsdam Conference where the leaders of America, Britain and the Soviet Union decided the future of Germany after WWII. Afterward, head to the Russian colony of Alexandrowka and see 13 wooden houses built in the 1800s for the Russian singers of the First Prussian Regiment of the Guards. Then it's off to downtown Potsdam for a lunch break at a local restaurant (own expense). While downtown, see St Nicholas Church and the town hall, as well as the city palace that's home to the Brandenburg Parliament. Finally, head to the Sanssouci Palace and marvel at its stunning Rococo architecture. Palaces are open on varying days of the week so your choice of palace will depend on which day you take your tour. You may, for instance, visit Neue Kammern or Neues Palais at Sanssouci Park instead of Sanssouci Palace (own expense). Being on a private tour means you can work with your guide to choose the attractions that most interest you and ask as many questions as you like about the sights you see. Keep in mind that since so much of this tour takes place in castles and parks, there's a fair amount of walking involved. At the conclusion of your 7-hour scenic and educational tour of Potsdam, you'll be driven back in your taxi to your Berlin hotel.

$14.12 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Wannsee to Potsdam: Boat Cruise

The chain of lakes in and around Berlin attracts visitors from all over the world. Visitors can relax at one of the lidos or walk around the picturesque natural landscape that extends along Wannsee and the Oberhavel lakes. While floating on the river, discover the rich history of two regions near Berlin: the southwest and the north. Famous personalities, such as the painter Max Liebermann or the playwright Heinrich von Kleist, lived and worked in Wannsee, making it a place of historical importance. Seeing these historical places gives you the opportunity to go back in time and relive history. The cruise takes you from Wannsee to Kladow, passing by Pfaueninsel (Peacock Island), Nikolskoe, and the Church of St. Peter and Paul. It continues on towards the Savior's Church, Cecilienhof Palace with the old dairy farm, and the Glienicke Bridge. You also pass by Babelsberg Palace, the Flatow Tower, the Hans-Otto-Theater (Schiffbauergasse), "Freundschaftsinsel" (Friendship Island), and Potsdam/Lange Brücke.

$1411.77 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

7-Lakes Boat tour in Berlin with Private Boat and Captain

Your private guide will pick you up from your hotel. Start time is usually 9:30. You will take the train to Wannsee, but of course you could also take a taxi (extra charge would apply). There your guide will take you to the private boat where Captain Udo will wait for you. Berlin has about 80 lakes, and you will see quite a few of them. This trip will give you an idea of how green Berlin really is and how much nature there is to enjoy. You will pass through the Small Wannsee, Pohlesee and Griebnitzsee, pass Tiefesee andl Heilige See, enter the Havel river and arrive back at the Great Wannsee. Some of the sights you will see: Kohlhasenbrück (which was connected to Westberlin during the time of the German division, but reachable only by bridge), Klein-Glienicke (which was situated in the West but belonged to East-Berlin and was thus heavily guarded), Babelsberg (castle built in 1833 for Wilhelm I), Glienicke Bridge (the famous "Spy Bridge"), Neue Garten in Potsdam with Meierei, Marble Palace and Cecilienhof, Sacrower Church (beautiful church from 1844 which was inaccessible from 1961-1989, surrounded by the Berlin Wall), Pfaueninsel (Peacock Island with historic castle and royal boat house), Schwanenwerder (where Hitler and Goebbels bought villas in the 30s), the Wannsee Villa (where the infamous Wannsee Conference took place in early 1942).  Your boat offers seating for 8 passengers, and your captain would be happy to let you steer for a while. You will be served cold beverages, and if the weather is nice enough, you may want to jump into the water for a swim. There is a shower on board. After your tour, your guide will take you back to your hotel via train (or via taxi, if you prefer - extra charge would apply).

$252.08 Shore Excursions

Warnemünde Shore Excursion: Private Potsdam Tour

After docking at Berlin's Warnemünde port, travel from your cruise ship in a chauffeur-driven luxury car toward Potsdam. During the 3-hour trip to Potsdam, you could drive through the district of Wannsee and see Schloss Glienicke and the Glienicke Bridge, where spy swaps took place during the Cold War.Arrive at Schloss Charlottenburg where you'll meet your informative local guide. Together, adjust this sample itinerary to suit your particular interests. Listen to your guide share the rich history of Potsdam, which served as the residence of Prussian kings and German emperors of the House of Hohenzollern for three centuries. Admire the majestic castle of Babelsberg, and visit the New Garden, a large park where the Marble Palace and Schloss Cecilienhof are located. Marvel at the neoclassical lakeside Marble Palace, and see Schloss Cecilienhof, where the leaders of America, Britain and the Soviet Union decided the future of Germany after WWII at the Potsdam Conference. Pay a visit to the Russian colony of Alexandrowka where 13 wooden houses built in the 1800s for the Russian singers of the First Prussian Regiment of the Guards still stand. Recharge with a lunch break at a local restaurant in Potsdam (own expense). While downtown, you can also view St Nicholas Church and the town hall, as well as the city palace that's home to the Brandenburg Parliament. You could then explore the Sanssouci Palace and marvel at its Rococo architecture and decor. Palaces are open on varying days of the week so your choice of palaces will depend on which day you take your tour. You may, for instance, visit Neue Kammern or Neues Palais at Sanssouci Park instead of Sanssouci Palace. Being on a private tour makes it easy to ask your guide as many questions as you like about the sights you see and ensures a more relaxed, intimate experience. Keep in mind that since so much of this tour takes place in castles and parks, there's a fair amount of walking involved. At the conclusion of your 11-hour scenic and educational tour of Potsdam, you'll be dropped off back at Warnemünde port. Worry-Free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Warnemünde port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

$18.82 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Idyllic Havel Lakes Boat Cruise in Berlin

Enjoy a 2-hour boat tour of the idyllic Havel Lakes, the chain of lakes so rich in traditions that not just locals are drawn to them. Venture beyond Little Wannsee to Pohlesee, Stölpchensee, Griebnitzsee, Glienicker Lake and Jungfernsee, before returning to Wannsee. Relax with the whole family on the beach or enjoy a walk into the picturesque wilderness along Wannsee and Oberhavelsee. See where such famous personages as the painter Max Liebermann or the dramatist Heinrich von Kleist lived and worked and get to know the historic significance of the lakes. Discover the rich history of the regions southwest and north of Berlin from the water. Travel back in time at these historically-significant sites and experience the history anew. The tour takes place from Wannsee across the Havel to Potsdam. Enjoy the tours through the idyllic Havel Lakes and many historic buildings like the Babelsberg Palace or the Church of the Redeemer, Sacrow. See the fascinating island landscape in the north of Berlin. Valentinswerder, Baumwerder and Scharfenberg are just a few must-sees for nature-lovers. The tour operator's dock is located across from the Pfaueninsel. The island can be reached by ferry for a small fee. It is not possible to reserve outdoor seats.