Bus and Minivan Tours: Potsdam Full Day Tour
If you wish to take a day off from bustling city life in Berlin, this tour will make you feel like a king! Spend the whole day in Potsdam with its palaces, gardens and lakes, enjoy the charming old town and visit Cecilienhof Castle where the world´s leaders met after WW II. Their choice was understandable as already the kings of Prussia elected Potsdam as residential city and spent as much time as possible there. Experience an inside tour of Sanssouci Palace, see Cecilienhof and Babelsberg castles and include a relaxing lunch break in this day full of exciting discoveries and dazzling beauty.
- Private tour
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off in Berlin
- Including lunch break
- Including Sanssouci Palace
Date and time:
At your hotel or any other location in Berlin
English, German, other languages upon request
Prices (incl. all taxes)::
Tour with local guide in a minivan or coach:
prices per group
1 – 7 travelers in a minivan € 580
8 – 18 travelers in a coach € 930
19 – 49 travelers in a coach € 990
50 travelers and more: please request offer
Local guide only for a tour in your own coach:
€ 290 per guide
Additionally admission to Sanssouci Palace € 21 per person
Offer and booking:
Book the tour online using the yellow „Book now“ button on this page. For questions or to receive an individual offer with price and tour suggestion use the contact form on this page or simply call us at +49-30-220 11 88 89 (Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time).
The tour can be customized according to your individual needs and your preferred meeting and ending point. If you want to take the tour less than 6 hours and/or if you like to start and end the tour in Potsdam please request an individual offer.
For up to 7 travelers the tour is in minivan with driver and guide. For larger groups modern coaches are used. If you arrive to Berlin in your own coach book the local guide only.
This day tour gives you a chance to experience the palaces and gardens of Potsdam, UNESCO World Cultural Heritage since 1990. The tour features an interior visit of Sanssouci Palace, a walk in Sanssouci and Cecilienhof Gardens and, for example, a stroll through the old town in the Baroque Style to see the City Palace, Potsdam´s Brandenburg Gate and the Dutch Quarter. Potsdam has many lakes and the river Havel runs right through the city center. Stunning and unexpected views of parks, lakes and peculiar attractions like the Dragon House in the Chinese Style, a former pumping house in the style of a mosque, a Dutch Quarter and a Russian village will make this day unforgettable.
The tour starts in Berlin, and already on your way to Potsdam you will encounter Lake Wannsee where Berliners like to crowd the beaches in summer, Glienicke Palace with two beautiful lion statues by Berlin´s most famous architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel and Glienicke Bridge where during the Cold War several exchanges of spies took place, famously covered in Steven Spielberg´s movie “Bridge of Spies”. On request we can also take you to the villa of the well-known impressionist painter Max Liebermann and the site of the infamous Wannsee conference in 1941 or even use a ferry boat to visit Peacock Island with its unique little palace and free-ranging peacocks that often welcome visitors by displaying their beautiful train.
In Sanssouci Gardens we will not only visit the castle itself (closed on Mondays), but also see the tomb of Prussia´s famous king Frederick II, who built the palace and is buried nearby, and the popular postcard motif of the terraced vineyards at the palace´s Southern front. Other impressive sights are the New Palace, which Frederick called his “Fanfaronnade” (a place for showing off) and the Orangery Palace which was built in the 19th century in the style of the Italian rennaissance.
Another part of Potsdam´s history is more recent when in 1945 Stalin, Truman and Churchill met in Cecilienhof Castle to decide on Germany´s future. An interior tour of the palace can be part of the tour (closed on Mondays). After the conference Potsdam belonged to the Soviet sector and in the Nauener Vorstadt quarter a KGB prison for those suspected to sympathize with the Nazis was established. You will not only see the prison itself, but also the former residential houses of KGB personnel.
The tour includes a lunch break in the old town where a host of cafes and boutiqes and a market with local food await you. At the end of this day to remember we will take you back to Berlin and you will be prepared for new adventures in the big city with all these fresh impressions in your mind.
Interior Tour of Sanssouci Palace
We will be pleased to organize a tour of Sansscouci palace for you. For larger groups we can book a 2 hour tour of the palace and its gardens in advance. For smaller groups we can buy premium tickets in advance. The palace is closed on Mondays.
Interior tour of Cecilienhof Palace
It is also possible to visit the interior of Cecilienhof Palace (closed on Mondays). For larger groups we will register you for a tour of 45 minutes. For smaller groups the premium ticket for Sanssouci Palace is also valid for Cecilienhof Palace without a surcharge.
For larger groups we recommend the restaurant at Gutshof Bornstedt – at walking distance from the parking lot for busses at Sanssouci Palace. There you can enjoy high-end gastronomy in the atmosphere of a historical crown estate. For smaller groups we can recommend the restaurant Alte Meierei with its lake terraces next to Cecilienhof Palace. In case you don´t wish to make a reservation in advance, you will find a rich choice of cafes and restaurants in the old town in close range of the parking lot for busses in the Dutch Quarter.