You will be met by your driver who will take you through the countryside of Germany and bring you to Berlin, where you'll meet your personal guide. Your guide will be a real character of the city, someone who studied history or architecture, has years of experience in guiding, and is eager to show you his hometown in a vivid and in-depth conversation.
If there is something specific you would like to see or a part of history you are keen to learn more about, please let us know beforehand or tell your guide upon your arrival. Your guide will organize the lunch break according to your wishes, please let him know when you arrive.
You will drive through the East of Berlin, where you will stop at the Berlin Wall Memorial to see some remaining parts of the Berlin Wall. You will drive along the famous boulevard Unter den Linden, see the Victory column in Tiergarten and the old Prussian buildings and palaces. You will have a look at the new governmental district, learn about the Reichtag (German Parliament) and the Brandenburg Gate, the quintessential symbol of Berlin, built in 1789.
You will have a close look at Berlin’s Nazi history starting at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (Holocaust Memorial). This somber spot occupies a space the size of a football field. We will continue at the site of Hitler’s former bunker, the old SS, SA, and Gestapo headquarters (Topography of Terror’s site) and Göring’s former ministry of Aviation.
You will turn to Potsdamer Platz and experience the innovative state-of-the-art architecture, Berlin’s sole skyscrapers, which transformed the skyline of an area that was bombed during World War II, and lay desolate just west of the Berlin Wall for the entire period of the city’s division, before you’ll pass by Checkpoint Charlie you will have a look at the Gendarmenmarkt, one of the most beautiful places in Berlin.
You will see Alexanderplatz and the Berlin TV Tower, which was built by the East German government from 1965-1969. If you would like to drive to West Berlin along the Kurfürstendamm, Berlin’s answer to Paris’ Champs Elysée or see Charlottenburg Palace, please let your guide know at the beginning of the tour.
Departures: 07:30 AM, 09:30 AM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - Most of this tour is panoramic. The major stops will be the Berlin Wall at Bernauer Strasse, the Holocaust Memorial and the Reichstag, about a 500 meter walk, and Schloss Charlottenburg or KaDaWe, based on your interest.
- We will ask specific questions regarding your motorized or mechanical equipment.
- If you use a scooter you will be legally required to transfer to a seat. If you use a mechanical or electronic wheelchair, you may stay in your equipment in the vehicle.