Category Archives: Bus Tours

Berlin Highlights for beginners

This tour is meant for your first visit to Berlin or to update your knowledge about the city.
Our professional guide will give you an overview of Berlins rich history  from the very beginning to prussian times, from WW II to Cold War up to Berlin today with its bustling atmosphere.

Hear why the Old Fritz made the “Tiergarten” to a public parc, why  destroyed Charlottenburg Palace was rebuilt after the war or why there is a Sowjet War Memorial in the former British sector – close to Brandenburg Gate.
Learn also more about culture and life in Berlin in history and today. After this tour you will be certainly prepared to discover Berlin on your own.

Highlights of this tour:

Brandenburg Gate, Holocaust Memorial, location of the former “Führer-Bunker”, Unter den Linden, Museums Island, Berlin Cathedral, Alexanderplatz, Karl-Marx-Allee, Eastside-Gallery, Bellevue Palace, Victory Column, Charlottenburg Palace. City-West, Kurfürstendamm, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Memorial-Church, Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe), Diplomatic Quarter, Cultural Forum.
Optional: Olympic-Stadion, Messe, ICC and more (depending on the duration of the tour)

Basics:

  • Tour parameters: private, individual tour just for you (and your group)
  • Date and time: according to your requests
  • Starting location: e.g. your hotel – also possible: airport or central station
  • Length:  min. 2 hrs
  • tour characteristics: stops, route, focus according to your requests
  • Transportation: according to group size: 1-2 Pers. limousine, 3-7 Pers. minivan, 8 – 78 pers. coaches in different sizes
  • Languages: dt., engl., span., ital., french, russ. and more

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Enjoy this Classic Berlin overview tour!

30 years fall of the Berlin Wall – 1961 – 1989

Learn more about the history of the Berlin and the situation in Berlin during the Cold War.

  • Why did the GDR build the Wall?
  • How was life in West-Berlin during Cold War?
  • Why did the wall fell in 1989?
  • What happened then?

Let`s start with former transit-point Checkpoint Charlie, the symbol of Cold War in Berlin. Then drive with us through Kreuzberg, the well known neighbourhood which was surrounded by the Wall from three sides.
Along the former “no men`s land” from Kreuzberg to Treptow (East-Berlin). See one of the last surviving guard-towers.
Walk along the Eastside Gallery – the longest, still existing part of the Berlin Wall. Then drive by Alexanderplatz, former official centre of Berlin, capital of the GDR (East-Berlin) and have a stop at the Wall Memorial, Bernauer Str., the only place with an original part of the deathstrip – including the two walls and an original guard-tower.
The Brandenburg Gate is included as well – once it was the symbol of Germanys devision.

Highlights:

Checkpoint Charlie, Eastside Gallery, Wall Memorial Bernauer Str., Karl-Marx-Alley, Alexander Square, Brandenburg Gate, longest still existing part of the Wall in Berlins city centre, guard towers and more …

Basics:

  • Tour parameters:  personal tour just for you (and your group)
  • Date and time: according to your requests
  • Starting location: any location you specify, e.g. your hotel
  • Length:  min. 2 hrs
  • tour characteristics: besides Berlin Wall/Cold War more topics can be integrated
  • Transportation: depending to group size: 1-2 Pers. limousine, 3-7 Pers. minivan, 8 – 78 pers. coaches in different sizes
  • Languages: dt., engl., span., ital., french, russ. and more

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Exciting, popular tour with knowledgable Cold War guide

Sightseeing Tour East-Berlin

During the Cold War, East-Berlin was the Sowjet Sector, but also capital of the “German Democratic Republic” (GDR).
It is hard to imagine how East-Berlin looked like before or right after the Wall came down – it was completely rotten.
After the reunification they pumped for 25 years a lot of money especially into the City-East – the historical city centre east of the Brandenburg Gate.

Though there is still a lot of work to be done, especially Paris Square close to the Gate and rebuilt in the 90s, impressing Gendarmenmarkt and world famous Museums Island are the major attractions of todays East-Berlin.

But on this unique Berlin Tour our guide will show you also Nazi-remnants, like the former Air Ministery of Hermann Göring or the location of the Führerbunker. Cold War Sites are of course also included – like the longest still existing part of the wall in district Mitte, tortured by “wallpeckers” in 1989. Colourful Eastside Gallery, longest still existing part of the wall, is a must anyway.

Highlights:

Gendarmenmarkt, Brandenburger Tor,  Checkpoint Charlie, Friedrichstr., Unter den Linden, State Opera, Museums Island, Lustgarten,  Berlin Cathedral, Alexanderplatz, TV-Tower, Karl-Marx-Allee, Eastside-Gallery, Hackesche Höfe, New Synagoge  …

Basics:

  • Tour parameters: private tour exclusively for you (and your group)
  • Date and time: up to you!
  • Starting location:  your hotel, airport or central station
  • Length:  2 hrs min.
  • tour characteristics: stops and route according to your requests
  • Transportation: according to group size: 1-2 Pers. limousine, 3-7 Pers. minivan, 8 – 78 pers. coaches in different sizes
  • Languages: dt., engl., span., ital., french, russ. and more

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This tour gives you an excellent impression of Berlins past, present and future – important Cold War Sites included.

Sightseeing City Tour Berlin-West

Most of Berlins historical sites are located in the old city centre east of the Brandenburg Gate. They were part of East-Berlin, capital of the GDR.
But also West-Berlin has quite a few attractive sites …
During this bus tour we will show you Kaiser-Wilhelm-Memorial Church and Kurfürstendamm, the grand boulevard of Charlottenburg – the “Rich West”, as this district was called before the war. We pay a visit Charlottenburg Palace, reconstructed in the 1950s, or the huge Olympic Stadion, built by Hilter due to the Olympic Games in 1936.
Also we drive by the townhall of the district Schöneberg –  once the townhall of West-Berlin, where John F. Kennedy held his famous speech in 1963, saying “Ich bin ein Berliner” (I am a Berliner)

Highlights of this classical Berlin-West tour:

Kurfürstendamm, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Memorial-Church, Breitscheidplatz, Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe), Olympic Stadion, Potsdamer Platz, Kulturforum, Diplomatic Quarter, Brandenburg Gate,  Government Quarter, Reichstag, Bellevue Palace, Victory Column, Charlottenburg Palace …

Basics:

  • Tour parameters: individual tour just for your group
  • Date and time: according to your plans
  • Starting location:  any location you like – e.g. your hotel
  • Length:  usually 2 hrs or more
  • tour characteristics: we take care of your requests
  • Transportation:  1-2 Pers. limousine, 3-7 Pers. minivan,
    8 – 78 pers. coaches in different sizes
  • Languages: engl., span., ital., french, russ. and more

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West Berlins highlights and hidden treasures …

 

Tour Berlin und Potsdam, incl. Charlottenburg

Enjoy during this fascinating day-tour Berlin, former capital of the Kingdom of Prussia, and Potsdam, once the favorite residential city of the prussian kings.
Besides Berlin, also Potsdam has an interesting Cold War history to deal with, such as Cecilienhof Palace, the place of the Potsdam Conference, or the former KGB prison or Glienicke Bridge, where they exchanged the russian spy Abel against Gary Powers, the U2-pilot shot over Russia before, in 1962.

Highlights in Berlin:

Potsdamer Platz, Checkpoint Charlie, Gendarmenmarkt, Brandenburger Tor, Holocaust-Memorial, Government Quarter and Reichstag, Unter den Linden, Armory, Museums Island, Alexanderplatz, Karl-Marx-Alley, Eastside-Gallery, Kreuzberg and Oberbaum-Bridge,  Bellevue Palace, Victory Column, Ernst-Reuter-Platz, Charlottenburg Palace,
City-West and Kurfürstendamm, Breidscheidplatz, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Memorial-Church, Europe Center, KaDeWe,Tiergartenviertel (Embassy Quarter), Kulturforum, Olympia-Stadion, Messe, ICC …

Highlights in Potsdam:

Glienicker Brücke (the bridge was used to exchange spies during the cold war), Cecilienhof Palace (Site of the Potsdam Conference), Alexandrowka, Dutch Quarter, Nikolai Church, New Market, Old Market, Brandenburg Gate, Sanssouci Palace and Gardens …

Basics:

  • Tour parameters: private tour just for your group
  • Date and time: according to your requests
  • Starting location:  e.g. your hotel or any other location, which is convenient for you
  • Length:  min. 6 hrs
  • tour characteristics: Berlin and Potsdam history in past and present
  • Transportation:  1-2 Pers. limousine, 3-7 Pers. minivan,
    8 – 78 pers. coaches in different sizes
  • Languages: engl., span., ital., french, russ. and more

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The most interesting sites of Berlin and Potsdam

 

Potsdam Sightseeing de luxe

Potsdam is one of the most beautiful places in Germany and for good reasons under Unesco World Heritage protection.
Enjoy beautiful castles, natural landscape gardens, wonderful baroque and dutch architecture.
Potsdam is a jewel indeed, but also an important focal point of Cold War.
With our knowledgeable, but also humorous guide you will enjoy a fascinating tour through the Potsdams diversified history.

Potsdams highlights:

Glienicke Palace, Glienicker Brücke (the bridge was used to exchange spies during the cold war), Cecilienhof Palace (Site of the Potsdam Conference), Russian Colony Alexandrowka, Hunters Gate, Holländisches Viertel (Dutch Quarter), St.Nikolai Church, Brandenburg Gate, Sanssoussi Palace and Gardens.

Basics:

  • Tour parameters: exclusive, private tour
  • Date and time: according to your plans
  • Starting location:  your hotel or any other location you specify
  • Length:  min. 4 hrs
  • Tour characteristics: Potsdam history in past and present
  • Stops: There will be a stop at Sanssouci Palace to see the palace (outside with our guide) and tour the garden. Also the Dutch Quarter is worth a stop. e.g. for your lunch.
  • Option: Guided tour inside Sanssouci Palace – must be booked early.
  • Transportation:  1-2 Pers. limousine, 3-7 Pers. minivan,
    8 – 78 pers. coaches in different sizes
  • Languages: engl., ital., span., french, russ. and more

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Enjoy Potsdam, the Unesco World Heritage site.
This tour also includes Cold War sites.

Rundfahrt Berlin Ost Berlin Alexanderplatz FernsehturmSightseeing Tour East-Berlin, min. 2 hrs.

You will see the following highlights: Brandenburger Tor, Gendarmenmarkt, Checkpoint Charly, Friedrichstr. Unter den Linden, Forum Fredericianum, State Opera, Museumsinsel, Lustgarten, Berlin Cathedral, Old Museum, Alexanderplatz, TV-tower, Karl-Marx-Allee, Eastside-Gallery, Prenzlauer Berg with Käthe-Kollwitz-Platz, Hackesche Höfe, New Synagoge, Tacheles,  Friedrichstadtpalast, Friedrichstr. Railway Station

On this Tour you will also see the most important Cold War Sites.

The order depends on the starting point of the tour. There could be changes due to the traffic situation. One or two stops are scheduled.