The All-In-One Berlin Highlights Tour
Finding your feet in a foreign city can be as daunting as it is thrilling. With each junction the option between something authentic and undiscovered, and, well, a wrong turn.
I’m here to share my expert knowledge of Berlin with you; the sights, the stories, and the secrets of the city that only reveal themselves either by chance or following years of dedicated pursuit.
All packed into one incredible day – a Berlin Highlights tour that covers almost 1,000 years of history of the German capital – a truly unique and unforgettable experience.
Certainly, it was far from evident from its humble beginnings – as a minor fishing village settled in an unforgiving backwater – that Berlin was destined for the world stage. The catastrophic events of the 20th century that have come to be so closely associated with the peaceful present-day German capital seem unbelievably distant from its time as part of the remote ‘Sandbox of the Holy Roman Empire’.
However, to remove Berlin now from the European story would leave many questions unanswerable; eras have begun and ended here; events served as catalysts to the great turning points in history.
Germany’s doomed involvement in the First World War; the city’s status as the nerve centre of Hitler’s Third Reich; Berlin carved up and occupied on the frontline of the Cold War conflict; the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall; and the reunification of Germany with Berlin as the country’s capital.
Within the six hours of this private Berlin Highlights tour, you will discover the city’s major and many minor sights – focusing on the central historic Mitte district and the five grand squares – the Lustgarten, Bebelplatz, Gendarmenmarkt, Wilhelmplatz & Pariser Platz – that dominate the area.
This historical adventure returns all the way back to Berlin’s beginnings in the swamplands of Brandenburg, through Prussian imperialism and the raucous years of the Weimar Republic, to the countless tragedies of the Second World War, the intrigue and espionage of the Cold War, the ecstasy of German Reunification, to the vibrant capital that is today’s Berlin.
Ideal for first time visitors or anyone looking to find their feet in the German capital, not only does this tour offer a nuanced overview of the milestone events of the city’s complex history but also provides an intimate orientation of the important locations across the city. Leaving you more than just well-versed in the facts & figures but also confident and capable of exploring the city further.
This is your chance to get acquainted with the social, political, and historical aspects of Berlin’s identity but also the city’s cultural and culinary side (should you be so inclined).
Unlike the other historical experiences I offer – with this Best of Berlin tour we will create a tour that is 100% tailored to your visit to the city and balance the historical themes of Berlin’s past to ensure you experience the most interesting and educational day possible.
Starting from either your accommodation or a designated location in the city, not only will I show you what there is to see, but also open your eyes to what lies beneath the surface. The faint traces, the forgotten stories, and the voices that warrant no memorials, but tell you just as much about life in Berlin across the ages.
Leave the planning and preparation in safe hands; see the sights, walk the streets, and take home a personalised experience of the German capital tailored just for you.
This tour is not only an opportunity to explore Berlin’s present but also to come to understand its unique past and find answers to some of the most common questions related to its history.
And much more…
750€ for a 6 hour private van tour – maximum 6 person group
includes 19% VAT, guide fee, booking fee, admin fee, transportation and driver costs, and mandatory German tourism insurances
(*prices in non-Euro currency calculated based on market rate at time of booking)
All vehicles are recent model Mercedes Benz V-class/Volkswagen Caravelle vans suitable for up to six people.
For larger groups we also provide mini-vans and buses (up to 60 people).
Member of the Berlin Guides Association – Bündnis Berliner Stadtführer e.V.
Our payments are securely processed using Stripe/PayPal invoicing – all major credit cards accepted.
All tours conducted in accordance with current German government Covid-19 precautions and guidelines.
All reservations can be cancelled via email up to one month before the first tour date – subject to a 25% cancellation fee.
Our tours can start whenever and wherever is best for you. Whether you’re an early bird or late sleeper.
Whether you prefer to start at your accommodation or elsewhere.