Gardens & Palaces of Potsdam Bike Tour

Take a Day Trip to the Gardens & Palaces of Potsdam with our Bike Tour

Just a short train journey away from Berlin lies picturesque Potsdam, the “Versailles of Berlin,” where Prussian royals went to get away from the bustle of the capital. Potsdam is Berlin’s most popular day-trip destination and for good reason. It’s a veritable playground for biking, with many Prussian and Cold War sights tucked away in beautiful gardens. This tour shows you the grandeur, lifestyle, and power of the Hohenzollern dynasty as we cycle through their gardens and parks and see their palaces. Come prepared for an action-filled day!

This full-day tour begins at our shop in Alexanderplatz, where we will board a train for the half hour journey to Potsdam. After picking up our bicycles, we will ride through the beautiful city of Potsdam, left largely untouched by the Second World War. Along the way, we will stop at Sanssouci Palace, Frederick the Great’s favourite residence. We will also see the New Palace and Cecilienhof Palace where the Allied Leaders met for the Potsdam Conference following the conclusion of World War II in Europe and ushered in the Nuclear Age. You will then get a chance to visit the “Bridge of Spies,” or the Glienicke Brücke, site of Cold War spy exchanges between East and West.

Half-way through the tour, we will take a lunch break in Potsdam’s historic Dutch Quarter (cost not included) and give you some time to explore on your own.  This is a great opportunity to get to know your guide and group more and ask all of your burning questions about Berlin and how best to spend your time there.   

Potsdam is a beautiful backdrop to any photo, and your guide will make sure to take you to the best spots throughout the day. 

At the end of the tour, you can choose to extend your stay in Potsdam or travel back to our shop in Alexanderplatz by train with your guide.  We are also happy to meet you in Potsdam; just be sure to let us know in the comments of your booking if you will already be staying there. 

As with all of our other tours, our Gardens and Palaces of Potsdam Bike Tour is a leisurely ride that’s made more comfortable by our city-cruiser style bicycles. It’s a perfect day-trip just outside Berlin that is fun for the whole family! 

Tour Highlights

  • Sanssouci Palace
  • Old Market (the Alter Markt)
  • Nikolai Church
  • Old Town Hall
  • Nauen Gate
  • Brandenburg Gate Potsdam
  • Chinese Tea House
  • Lunch in Historic Dutch Quarter (cost not included)
  • New Palace
  • Orangerie Palace
  • Obelisk
  • Rustic Windmill
  • Alexandrowka
  • Cecilienhof Palace (site of the Potsdam Conference)
  • Bridge of Spies - Glienicke Bridge
    • Cost of round trip train transportation from Berlin to Potsdam
    • Comfortable cruiser or city-style bike
    • Helmet (provided but optional)
    • Experienced, English-speaking guide
    • Option to rent a bike in Berlin after tour at discounted rate
    • This tour is conducted in English by our experienced team of guides.
    • Each bike has an easy-to-use luggage rack, perfect for small bags or extra layers.  Larger bags can be locked up in our shop during the tour.
    • We will be stopping for lunch in the historic Dutch Quarter.  Please note that food is not included in the tour price.
    • We always stop at each site, so there's plenty of time to take great pictures!
    • While we meet for and start the tour at Alexanderplatz, we will take the train to Potsdam where the bikes will be waiting for us (no need to bike from Berlin!).  Train tickets ARE included in the price of the tour.
  • This tour meets at our Alexanderplatz shop, located at the base of the giant TV Tower (Fernsehturm). You can find us on the northeast side of the tower between the Alex Café and the entrance to the TV Tower. The address is Panoramastraße 1a, 10178 Berlin.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point?

    This tour meets at our Alexanderplatz shop, located at the base of the giant TV Tower (Fernsehturm). You can find us on the northeast side of the tower between the Alex Café and the entrance to the TV Tower. The address is Panoramastraße 1a, 10178 Berlin.

  • Expand/Collapse Are reservations required for this tour?

    Reservations are recommended, but not required.  We suggest that you book in advance so that you are guaranteed a spot on the tour, and also to help us better plan for the day of your tour.  If you do not have a reservation don’t worry, just come on by our shop and we will get you on tour, provided that there is space.

  • Expand/Collapse What do I need to bring with me on tour?

    Be sure to bring your camera and some cash for the lunch break.  We also recommend that you bring an extra layer of clothing in case it get’s chilly during the tour.  There is a luggage rack on our bikes so you can easily carry some small items with you.

  • Expand/Collapse Do I need to reserve a bike separately?

    No- the bike is included with the bike tour, so just bring yourself and we will take care of the rest!

  • Expand/Collapse Do we stop for lunch?

    Yes, we will make a stop for lunch during the tour. Please remember that the cost of food is not included in the tour price, so please be sure to bring Euro cash or Maestro/EC card. Many establishments in Berlin do not accept credit cards.

  • Expand/Collapse What is your cancellation policy?

    We're happy to offer free changes and 100% refund up to 24 hours before tour* Failure to cancel a reservation at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure may result in forfeited travel funds. Fare difference may apply.

    *See restrictions here

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