Private Gardens & Palaces of Potsdam Tour

Private Gardens & Palaces of Potsdam Tour

The “Versailles of Berlin,” or Potsdam, is just a short train journey away from Berlin, making it the perfect day-trip for those wanting to escape the crowds of the city center.  By reserving a private guide just for your group, you will ensure that your day unfolds just as you like.  

Potsdam is a perfect sunny-day activity as it offers bike paths, beautiful gardens, stunning palaces, and a rich history.  We have crafted an itinerary that takes you by the most magnificent  Prussian and Cold War landmarks that are hard to spot on your own.  As we cycle, you will come to understand the power and influence that the Hohenzollern dynasty wielded as it's made evident through their picturesque gardens, parks, and palaces. Come ready to learn and be in awe!

Our private tours offer you exceptional service and a truly unique experience during your visit.

Your full-day private tour begins at our shop in Alexanderplatz, where we will board the train together for the half-hour trip to Potsdam.  Along the way, your guide will give you a brief history of Potsdam so that you can step off of the train with a good backdrop to better understand the history and sites throughout the day.  We will then pick up our bikes and head into the beautiful city center of Potsdam, left mostly intact even after the Second World War. 

This tour includes stops at Sanssouci Palace, (Frederick the Great’s favorite residence) the New Palace, and Cecilienhof Palace, where the Allied Leaders met for the Potsdam Conference following the conclusion of World War II in Europe. We will also visit the “Bridge of Spies,” or the Glienicke Brücke, site of key spy exchanges between the East and the West throughout the Cold War.

About mid-way through the tour, we will enjoy a lunch break in the historic Dutch Quarter of town (cost not included), allowing you time to explore on your own or with your guide.  A personal guide provides even more time for questions throughout the day, be they about Potsdam and its history or how to maximize your stay in Berlin.   

You can choose to stay on in Potsdam after the cycling portion of the tour is over, or you can ride back into Berlin on the train with your guide.  We will end at Alexanderplatz, where your guide will provide you with his or her favorite addresses for must-try restaurants, great neighborhoods to visit, and quaint shops where you can find the perfect souvenir within Berlin. We want to help make your trip memorable however we can!

The added benefit of booking a Private Gardens and Palaces of Potsdam Bike Tour is the ability to move at your own pace throughout the day.  With our comfortable city-cruiser style bikes and our knowledgeable and fun-loving guides, you are certain to have an unforgettable experience. 

Tour Highlights

  • Sanssouci Palace
  • Nikolai Church
  • Old Town Hall
  • Dutch Quarter
  • Nauen Gate
  • Brandenburg Gate Potsdam
  • Chinese House
  • Stop for lunch in historica Dutch Quarter (cost not included)
  • New Palace
  • Orangerie Palace
  • Obelisk
  • Alexandrowka
  • Cecilienhof Palace
  • Bridge of Spies - Glienicke Bridge
  • Old Market (the Alter Markt)
    • Comfortable cruiser- or city-style bike
    • Helmet (provided but optional)
    • Experienced, English-speaking guide
    • Option to keep your bike after tour at a discounted rate
    • Free bike rental after your tour for the remainder of the day
    • Free bottle of water
    • Free poncho in case of rain
    • 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 make a lunch stop during the tour.  Please be sure to have cash with as any food is not included.
    • We always stop at each site, so there's plenty of time to take great pictures!
  • Private tours meet at our Alexanderplatz shop, located at the base of the giant TV Tower (Fernsehturm). The address is Panoramastraße 1a, 10178 Berlin.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point?

    Private tours meet at our Alexanderplatz shop, located at the base of the giant TV Tower (Fernsehturm). The address is Panoramastraße 1a, 10178 Berlin.

  • Expand/Collapse Are reservations required for this tour?

    Private Tours can only be guaranteed when booked in advance.  We recommend booking as far in advance as possible.  We are, however, happy to book last minute Private Tours when possible.

  • 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 What is your cancellation policy?

    Due to the nature of guide scheduling for private tours, cancellations or rescheduling requests must be done at least 7 days in advance of the activity start time to be eligible for a full refund. Reschedulings are subject to availability and fare difference may apply.

    *See restrictions here

  • 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 make sure to have some cash with you.

  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour appropriate for kids?

    Our tours are great options for families and kids are very welcome, but please note that this is a long day.  We have several types of kids’ bikes, seats, and helmets to make sure everyone of all sizes is comfortable on tour.  You know your kids best, so if you think they'll enjoy 6.5 hours of biking and touring, then we're keen to have them join us!

  • Expand/Collapse What if I haven't ridden a bike in a while?

    Don’t worry, it’s just like riding a bike!  Our tours move at a very comfortable pace so don’t worry if you are a bit rusty.  A private tour gives you the advantage of testing out the bikes for as long as you'd like before we get started.  

  • Expand/Collapse What happens if it rains?

    The tour will still run in case of rain.  We try our best to take cover but sometimes we are exposed to the elements.  We have pocket-sized rain ponchos that we provide for free to all of our private tour guests. 

  • Expand/Collapse Do we go inside the museums and monuments?

    There are over 20 palaces in Potsdam, plenty of parks and gardens, and endless history!  We privledge cycling on this tour, and as such, we do not include entry into any one palace.  The palaces are often non air-conditioned, small, and often have significant lines.  Of course if you have your heart set on seeing the inside of a particular palace, let us know in the comments of your booking, and we'll do our best to accommodate your request!

  • Expand/Collapse Can I combine this tour with other tours?

    Of course!  In fact, our tours make great compliments for each other.  If you want to include a specific site on this tour that's not mentioned in the description, or if you're curious about package deals, just reach out to us at [email protected] 

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