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Potsdam: City and Castles Tour

1. Potsdam: City and Castles Tour

Experience the beautiful sights and impressive castles of Potsdam on this interesting and entertaining city tour on the trail of "Old Fritz" (Frederick II). Drive through Potsdam's inner city and through the Dutch Quarter to the Glienicker Bridge. Learn more about the "Forbidden City" and walk around the Cecilienhof Castle. Visit Alexandrowka, the colony of traditional Russian wooden houses known as "Little Siberia." Finally, discover the famous terraces of Sanssouci as well as the grave of Frederick II. Walk past beautiful gardens and admire the biggest palace in Potsdam before spending the afternoon as you wish.

Potsdam by Boat: Island Cruise

2. Potsdam by Boat: Island Cruise

On this boat trip, enjoy the beauty of the river landscape around Potsdam with its Havel lakes and picturesque villages surrounded by great scenery. Hop on board, lean back and drive through the village of Caputh, the fishing and vine town of Werder, and pass the Sacrow–Paretz Canal in the north of Potsdam as well as the buildings, castles and manor houses of the Hohenzollerns on the banks of the Havel. See the impressive Caputh Castle, the Marble Palace or Cecilienhof Palace in the New Garden. Cruise past Glienicke park with its casino built by Schinkel, and discover Babelsberg Castle near the river. Finally, your journey takes you to famous Glienicke Bridge. Enjoy the unique panoramic view of Brandenburg's capital.

Potsdam: Biosphäre Potsdam Entry Ticket

3. Potsdam: Biosphäre Potsdam Entry Ticket

Get entry tickets to the Biosphäre, an indoor tropical botanical garden located in the Volkspark Potsdam. Experience the jungle landscape with over 20,000 beautiful plants and many exotic animals. Begin your journey at the waterfall and continue on intertwined paths to the butterfly house and all the way to the high trail up in the treetops. Witness an hourly thunderstorm with thunder and lightning. Discover colorful orchids, climbing plants, and vines, along with cocoa and coffee plants. See free-flying birds, terrariums with insects and reptiles, bird aviaries, and an underwater world. Experience the magic of the Butterfly House as big, colorful, fluorescent, and camouflaged butterflies float above you.   In the Aquasphere, experience the sea in a whole new way. Wander through the mangroves and dive into the mystical deep sea. It is shaped by darkness, but also by the illuminating colorfulness of the deep sea fish. 

Weimar: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Walking Tour

4. Weimar: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Walking Tour

Your city game box contains 11 sealed and numbered envelopes, each holding riddles that need to be solved. Following clear and precise directions, you will be taken on a walk through Weimar’s wonderful historic city center, as you solve the riddles to find your way to the various sights. Once you solve a riddle you will be given a number, which reveals which envelope to open next. You won’t know ahead of time in which succession the Scavenger Hunt City Game envelopes need to be opened, and additionally, for all the sights you visit, you will receive detailed information regarding their historical background, current use, and much more. It’s up to you when to start your scavenger hunt through Weimar historic city center, as well as how long you wish to stay at each location. You can let yourself be transported on a mysterious and unconventional tour. You can take a break from your city game at any time or even continue your scavenger hunt on another day, just as you like. You will start at the newly-opened Bauhaus Museum, from where you will pass the national theater and the former residences of Goethe and Schiller, as well as the famous Anna-Amalia-Library. You will also come by the castle and park around the river Ilm. There is no need to make an appointment for your scavenger hunt game. Simply book the game box and get it sent to you (the shipping costs are already included in the price), or notify your guides to pick it up during opening times.

Berlin: Lighthouse of Digital Art Ticket

5. Berlin: Lighthouse of Digital Art Ticket

Enter the Lighthouse of Digital Art, a museum for digital and new media art in Berlin, and experience the current exhibition as well as the AI Gallery and the Infinity Room. Enjoy a 45-minute multidimensional journey in a uniquely immersive room. Visit a room full of mirrors and LED lights - full of reflections filled with light and yourself. Explore a small gallery with a selection of different themes that have been created using different AI tools over the last few months.

Berlin: Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Tour

6. Berlin: Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Tour

Take a tour of the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp on this half-day tour from Berlin. Learn about the history of the facility that was once used for political prisoners but also served as the administrative center of the Nazi concentration camp system. You’ll take a short train ride to the outskirts of Berlin to this desolate reminder of one of the worst eras in human history. Walk through the camp as your guide describes the daily life of prisoners and explains the tactics of control used by the Nazis. Hear stories of tragedy and triumph, and learn about everyday life in the camp and some of the tactics used by the Nazis. Although this is a very sobering and somber tour you will also have a chance to remember the strong personalities of victims and survivors, whose actions still provide inspiration today.

Berlin WelcomeCard: Discounts & Transport Berlin Zones (ABC)

7. Berlin WelcomeCard: Discounts & Transport Berlin Zones (ABC)

The Berlin WelcomeCard, available as a 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6-day option, offers a great, cost-effective means to explore the city in-depth. Travel on public transport in fare zones Berlin ABC and receive exclusive discounts of up to 50% with many participating partners. Whether you're taking a city tour or visiting a museum, theater, or restaurant, when you use the Berlin WelcomeCard, you can see all Berlin has to offer at an amazing price. You'll also receive a pocket-size travel guide with lots of tour suggestions and insider tips. Each WelcomeCard includes free transport for up to 3 children between 6 and 14 years old. Children under the age of 6 generally travel for free. Enjoy discounted rates for the following activities and attractions: • Sightseeing tours • Guided city tours • Bike tours • Boat rides • Various attractions • Museums • Theater/stage performances • Palaces • Restaurants & bars  • Shopping & souvenirs • Fun, sport & relax Visit sights and attractions, such as the following: • AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin • Berlin Dungeon • Olympiastadion Berlin (Olympic Stadium) • Berlin Dom  • German Spy Museum • Madame Tussauds Berlin • Legoland Discovery Centre Berlin • Tierpark Berlin • Anne Frank Center • Charlottenburg Palace • Comedy tour Berlin • German Opera • Friedrichstadt-Palast • TimeRide Berlin • TV Tower • Botanical Garden • German Historical Museum, German Museum of Technology • Asisi Panorama „Die Mauer“ • Panoramapunkt • DDR Museum • Fork & Walk Tours Berlin • and many more! And of course, you should not miss the following free sights and locations when visiting Berlin: • Brandenburg Gate & Unter den Linden • Reichstag & German Parliament (pre-booking required) • Checkpoint Charlie • East Side Gallery • Gendarmenmarkt • Kurfürstendamm • Potsdamer Platz & Alexanderplatz • Berlin Wall Memorial

Potsdam: Palace Tour by Boat

8. Potsdam: Palace Tour by Boat

Discover Potsdam from the water and admire the wonderful parks and palaces of the Hohenzollern Dynasty. See the most beautiful sights from the water in just 90 minutes in the morning or the afternoon. Cruise by Babelsberg Park with its imposing palace, see the Flatow Tower and the Hofdamenhaus, then pass under the historically-significant Glienicke Bridge to Jungfernsee. Ride along the former border between east and west and get a glimpse of the impressive palaces and gardens. See the Church of the Redeemer, Sacrow and discover the fairytale castle on Pfaueninsel. Further high points of the tour include the New Garden with its marble palace and the Cecilienhof Palace, where history was made in 1945 with the signing of the Potsdam Agreement.              

Berlin: Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

9. Berlin: Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

Hop on an open-top double-decker bus and enjoy fantastic views and the great atmosphere of Berlin. Choose from a 24, 48, or 72-hour ticket along 2 different routes and discover the city's history and vibrant culture from the fully narrated audio tour. From the iconic Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, the Victory Column, and the legendary Checkpoint Charlie to the longest surviving section of the Berlin Wall. The city's vibrant culture, diverse architecture, and fascinating history will take your breath away. Explore over 20 locations throughout the city with daily departures from the starting point at Ku'Damm or Alexanderplatz. Guests may also join the tour from any of the stops on the route. Hop on or off at your leisure through the red and blue routes to explore the fascinating landmarks. Follow your guide from the Brandenburg Gate to Checkpoint Charlie with highlights including the Holocaust Memorial, the location of Hitler’s Bunker, and captivating stories of the divided Berlin.

Berlin: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus with Boat Options

10. Berlin: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus with Boat Options

Discover the city at your own pace with the Berlin Hop On - Hop Off bus. Freely wander the city on well-equipped sightseeing buses. Explore Museum Island, amble down the Ku'Damm, the famed shopping street, and catch a glimpse of divided Berlin at Check Point Charlie. Visit the Brandenburg gate or the Reichstag with its marvelous glass dome. There are a wide variety of options, with buses traveling the entirety of the city. To get even more out of your trip to Berlin, combine your bus pass with a spree to your experience. You can redeem your boat ticket at any time and add a relaxing 1-hour river cruise on the Spree to your experience. During the summer, there is also a guided walking tour available, so you can learn even more in-depth, insider knowledge about the sights and landmarks. The stops for the bus tours are: Line 1 (Bus) • Alexanderplatz • Rotes Rathaus • Museum Island • Friedrichstrasse • Brandenburger Tor • Reichstag • Hauptbahnhof • Haus der Kulturen der Welt • Bellevue Palace • Siegessäule (Victory Column) • Kurfürstendamm • KaDeWe • Lützowplatz • Kulturforum • Potsdamer Platz • Mauerreste • Check Point Charlie • Gendarmenmarkt Line 2 (Bus) • Alexanderplatz • Frankfurter Allee • East Side Gallery • Ostbahnhof • Alexa • Rotes Rathaus

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Me and my boyfriend took the tour on one of our first days/holidays in Berlin. It was a magnificent start to the trip. We were brought by a tour guide named Paul, he was extremely informative and kept the whole trip exciting and interesting. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone, and we will. Even after the tour had finished Paul stayed with the group offering help and advice for travelling and transport in the city, which is otherwise difficult to navigate sometimes. It was an amazing experience and the helpfulness of the guide kept any stresses for first time travellers at an absolute minimum. Thanks again Paul, Up Wexford. Regards, Some very very happy customers

Paul was an expert with his knowledge about the concentration camps he took us to. His knowledge supplemented the entire experience of the tour. From the buildings, ovens and monuments, it’s incredible how much happened during this time period. I’m grateful for the experience Paul gave me because I’ve gained a different perspective of the realities of the holocaust. I recommend this tour to anyone because it was such a life changing experience. Will definitely recommend my friends and family. Thank you Paul! God Bless you!

It was very informational and moving. The guide, Peter, was very knowledgeable about the subject and was good about keeping the tone appropriate considering the subject matter.

Really easy to move around in Berlin however I don’t see any officers checking for the pass. Some may not even have bought it.

The tour was great with a lot of learning, reflection and History. The guide was very gentle and open to any questions.