City Sightseeing Tour
You're here, in Berlin, and the
city awaits you, but how are you going to go about it? How to
fit it all in?
Alexanderplatz, named after the Russian Tsar, flaunting its TV
tower with revolving restaurant, the Brandenburg Gate, and the
Reichstag, new home of the German parliament, the Checkpoint Charlie
museum which meticulously recounts the attempts to cross the Berlin
Wall, the site of Hitler's bunker and the planned Holocaust Memorial,
the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church poking up into the sky like
a broken tooth, the Pergamon and Bode museums on Museum Island
with their legendary collections of antiquities, Potsdamer Platz
- till recently the biggest building site in Europe, and the two
great central boulevards of Kurfürstendamm and Unter den Linden,
in the west and east of the city, respectively.
Service offers three different kinds of private sightseeing
tour package, each customised to suit your individual interests,
wishes and needs.
For a "hands on" feeling, we recommend The
Walk'n'Talk Tour. Travelling on foot and by public transportation,
we show you the most significant sights in the city centre close
up, giving you some of the historical background and the stories
that lie behind the facades of this most fascinating capital city
with its chequered history. You can stroll through the vast tent-covered
plaza of the new Sony Center on Potsdamer Platz, or explore the
bullet holes that still scar buildings in the east. Two hours
minimum duration, four hours recommended.
a broader perspective, the Tour on Wheels
allows you the leisure and comfort of a chauffeured drive taking
in sights across the city, with personalised commentary from an
experienced and informed guide, plus the opportunity to choose
where you stop to stretch your legs and take pictures. You could
drive the length of a remaining section of the Berlin Wall, with
its celebrated painting of Breznev and Honnecker - "The Kiss",
explore in more detail the gardens of one of the great Prussian
palaces like Schloss Charlottenburg, or simply stop, on impulse,
to look at something that catches your fancy. Two hours minimum
duration, four hours recommended.
The Grand Tour offers a complete tour
of Berlin's most famous sites - from the shopper's paradise of
Ku'damm to Berlin's 100 year old elevated railway system; from
soviet tanks guarding the Soviet Memorial to the glass dome on
the Reichstag; from the neo-classical splendour of the Imperial
buildings and churches along Unter den Linden to Berlin's staggering
modernist centre at Potsdamer Platz. Get the insider stories of
a city which was founded 1000 years ago on a muddy island in the
middle of the River Spree and has survived Prussian domination,
the Third Reich and the Iron Curtain. Tour includes an elegant
lunch/dinner at a local favourite, serving traditional Berliner
cuisine. Eight to ten hours in duration.
Alternatively, The Grand Tour can be
an excursion to Berlin's neighboring city of Potsdam and Friedrich
the Great's attempt to rival Versailles, with his palace Sanssouci
and Cecilienhof, place of the famous Potsdam Agreement signed
by Churchill, Truman and Stalin.
All three tours can be tuned to
your particular interests - you simply agree the route with your
guide, who will do their level best to make your visit as informative,
entertaining and comfortable as possible.
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