This tour is the perfect introduction to Berlin for first time visitors or anyone looking to find their feet in the city, offering a nuanced overview of the milestone events of Berlin’s complex history and providing an intimate orientation of the important locations across the city.
If you’re fresh in Berlin and eager to get to grips with the city and its unique history – this all-encompassing six-hour private guided tour is exactly what you’re looking for – combining elements of our collection of historical experiences into one unforgettable day.
…the Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Wall, the site of Adolf Hitler’s Führerbunker, Checkpoint Charlie, the former Prussia Royal quarter, the Holocaust Memorial, and much more…
PRICE: 850€ ($910/£720)inc 19% VAT
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 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.
Alexanderplatzthe Television Tower(Fernsehturm)the former Prussian Royal Quarterthe Lustgartenthe site of the Stadtschloss (City Palace)the UNESCO World Heritage listed Museumsinselthe Berliner DomUnter den LindenHumboldt UniversityBebelplatz/the ‘Nazi Book Burning Square’Gendarmenmarkt/ the former French Huguenot QuarterCheckpoint CharlieWilhelmplatz/the former Nazi government quarterthe Berlin Wallthe former SS/Gestapo Headquartersthe former Nazi Airforce MinistrySite of the FührerbunkerMemorial to the Murdered Jews of Europethe Brandenburg GatePariserplatzthe American, French, British and Russian embassiesthe current German government quarterThe Reichstag/German Parliament
850€ for a 6 hour private van tour – max 6 person group ($910/£720)
includes 19% VAT, guide fee, booking fee, admin fee, transportation and driver costs, and tourism insurances.
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).
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.
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.
The first step in booking any of our tours is to get in touch – either by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by using the contact box below.
What sort of tour/s are you interested in? Have you already booked your accomodation and would like your tour to start there? How many days are you staying in Berlin and would you like to book multiple tours?
Once we have received your initial request we will get back in touch within 24-48hrs with further details and a proposal for your trip.
Bookings for the high season (May-December) need to be paid in full in advance – we accept VISA/Mastercard/Paypal/Bank Transfer and plenty of other forms of payment.
Ostseestrasse 77, Prenzlauer Berg,Berlin 10409