Our Berlin Highlights Tours

PRIVATE GUIDED TOURS OF BERLIN’S HISTORIC HIGHLIGHTS

"...milestones of Berlin's complex history..."

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 present day German capital seem unbelievably distant from its time as part of the remote ‘Sandbox of the Holy Roman Empire’.

Berlin Highlights Private Tour - View From The Siegessaulle
Berlin Highlights Tour - View Of The TV Tower And the Berliner Dom

"...1,000 years of history in a day..."

To remove Berlin 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 World War One; 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; the reunification of Germany with Berlin as the country’s capital.

To walk the streets of this city is to be confronted with major history at every turn.

>> Tour Description

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The perfect introduction to Berlin for first time visitors or anyone looking to find their feet in the city. This tour offers you a nuanced overview, featuring all the places that epitomise the milestones of the city’s complex history.

We’ll show you what there is to see, and also open your eyes to what lies beneath the surface: the faint traces, the stories, and the voices that warrant no memorials, but tell you just as much about life in Berlin across the ages.

Join us on this trip from Berlin’s beginnings in the swamplands of Brandenburg, through Prussian imperialism and the raucous years of the Weimar Republic, to the Second World War, the Cold War, the ecstasy of reunification, to the vibrant capital that is today’s Berlin.

If you’re short on time and looking to make the most of it, our Berlin Highlights tour covers almost 1,000 years of the city’s history in the space of a day – all the sights, the sounds and the stories.

 

>> Possible Tour Sites

Berlin Private Guide - Berlin Highlights - Lustgarten | Berlin Experiences

– Alexanderplatz
– the Television Tower(Fernsehturm)
– the former Prussian Royal Quarter
– the Lustgarten
– the site of the Stadtschloss (City Palace)
– the UNESCO World Heritage listed Museumsinsel
– the Berliner Dom
– Unter den Linden 
– Humboldt University
– Bebelplatz/the ‘Nazi Book Burning Square’
– Gendarmenmarkt/ the former French Huguenot Quarter
– Checkpoint Charlie
– Wilhelmplatz/the former Nazi government quarter
– the Berlin Wall
– the former SS/Gestapo Headquarters
– the former Nazi Airforce Ministry
– the site of Hitler’s Führerbunker
– the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
– the Brandenburg Gate
– Pariserplatz
– the American, French, British and Russian embassies
– the current German government quarter
– the Reichstag building

The length of this tour means that a short snack/coffee break (not included in the tour price) can be integrated into the route – or, if requested, a longer meal break– at the detriment of the route and a number of the sites mentioned above.

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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 accomodation or elsewhere.

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Our tours offers include VAT, booking & guide fees, transportation and driver fees (where applicable), and mandatory German tour insurances.

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All reservations can be cancelled via email up to one month before the first tour date - subject to a 25% cancellation fee.

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Perfect for individuals, families, groups, schools, and companies

- Choose Your Tour Option -

All of our private tours are custom tailored to our clients needs and wishes and can include Berlin sights decided in advance or spontaneously organised on the day of the tour.

If you have any specific requests for your tour, regarding sights and content, do not hesitate to ask – you can email us at info@berlinexperiences.com or feel free to contact us via the contact box at the bottom of this page for a personalised offer.

From 70€ per hour

private guided walking tour

Berlin Private Tours - Walking | Berlin Experiences
  • 3/5/6 hour Private Tour
  • Private Walking Tour
  • Hotel/Landmark Collection & Dropoff
  • Incl. Time For Short Snack Coffee Break/Meal Break on Longer Tours

From 135€ per hour

private guided van tour

Transportation Van - Private Berlin Tours | Berlin Experiences
  • 3/5/6 hour Private Tour
  • Private Van with Driver
  • Hotel/Landmark Collection & Dropoff
  • Incl. Time For Short Snack Coffee Break/Meal Break on Longer Tours

From 190€ per hour

PRIVATE GUIDED BUS TOUR

Transportation Minivan - Private Berlin Tours | Berlin Experiences
  • 3/5/6 hour Private Tour
  • Private Bus with Driver
  • Hotel/Landmark Collection & Dropoff
  • Incl. Time For Short Snack Coffee Break/Meal Break on Longer Tours

Our Berlin Highlights Tour Blog Posts

Read some of the blog posts we have written that are relevant to our Berlin Highlights tours:

Secret Rendezvous Berlin - Spy | Berlin Experiences

7 Places In Berlin For A Secret Rendezvous

We all have secrets—and sometimes those secrets require us to meet up with others in the outside world without anyone taking notice of our rendezvous. Maybe you need to hold an important business meeting that your other colleagues or professional competitors can’t know about.

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Inside Berlin's Reichstag - Norman Foster

55 Things You Should Know Before Visiting Berlin

Visiting any foreign city for the first time can be a confusing, and even terrifying experience. Adjusting to cultural norms and practices, whilst still being able to reserve space for the relaxed sense of enjoyment necessary to make the most of your adventure. And not stumbling into the clíche tourist traps.

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Craft Beer Brauhaus Lemke

Craft Beer Spots In Berlin – Our Guide For 2019

We’re celebrating Berlin’s diverse and burgeoning Craft Beer and Brewery scene here at Berlin Experiences by dedicating some blog time to all things hops, yeast, malt and water. Starting with an expert look at some of the Essential Craft Beer Spots in Berlin for 2019 – and where to sample some of the best brews.

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VE Day 1945-2019 - 74 Years Later

VE Day – 1945-2019 – 74 Years Later

Today we mark the anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe (VE Day). Looking back, with seventy-four years of hindsight, at the most destructive war in human history, the toll it took, and the men and women who fought to rid the world of National Socialism.

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Lancaster Bomber - Battle of Berlin

Battle of Berlin: November 22nd 1943

It was at this very minute (7:50 pm) 75 years ago today – on 22nd November 1943 – that the most devastating Royal Air Force raid carried on out the then-Nazi capital of Berlin began. When a stream of more than 700 bombers flying from the south of England, descended on Berlin.

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Berlin Experiences - Soviet Tanks In Berlin

Allied Victory Parade 1945: The Forgotten Parade

Earlier this year, we covered the anniversary of the British Victory Parade that took place on July 21st 1945 – this month we take a closer look at the Allied Victory Parade of September 1945 when the four Allied powers gathered their troops to celebrate the defeat of Nazi Germany.

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