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Potsdam Bike Tour with Rail Transport from Berlin

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icon6 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Get to know the best of Potsdam on a guided, 4.5-hour bike tour around this scenic university town. Discover its beautiful palaces, parks and gardens. See the historical city center and Dutch Quarter. Pedal past the royal residences of Sansoucci Palace, one of the largest UNESCO World Heritage sites in Germany. Visit Cecilenhof Palace, where Churchill, Truman and Stalin wrote world history, then stop at a beer garden for lunch (own expense). A train ticket plus the use of a bike and helmet is included.
  • Day trip from Berlin to Potsdam
  • Bike tour around Potsdam
  • See Sanssouci Palace and other Potsdam attractions
  • Have lunch at a beer garden
  • Bike rental and train transportation included
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Bikes, insurances, taxes
Professional guide
Rail transportation to and from Potsdam
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop off

Departure Point

Panoramastraße 1a, 10178 Berlin, Germany

Tour meets at the Fat Tire Tours Office at the base of the giant TV Tower (Fernsehturm) in Berlin's Alexanderplatz. When exiting the Alexanderplatz train station, head towards the entrance of the TV Tower and you will find our meeting point marked with flags

Departure Time

9:45 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet and greet the tour guide and group near the entrance of the TV Tower in Alexanderplatz, a large public square and transport hub in the center of Berlin. After getting fitted for a Beach Cruiser bike and helmet, hop on a train for the brief trip to Potsdam. 

There will be a brief introduction to Potsdam before beginning the approximately 4.5-hour ride around and through this capital city of the German federal state of Brandenburg. 

Pedal through the historical city center, the Russian colony Alexandrowka and the Dutch Quarter. Admire the majestic royal residences that were built during the reign of Frederick the Great. There’s Sansoucci Palace, one of the largest UNESCO World Heritage sites in Germany; New Palace, the largest and most impressive palace ensemble in Sanssouci; the small, neo-classical Charlottenhof Palace, also in Sanssouci Park; and Orangery Palace, built in the style of the High Renaissance and commissioned by King Frederick William IV.

Explore a variety of historical sites and learn the deeper meaning behind each.

See, in part, the fabulous Marble Palace and visit the Cecilienhof Palace (entry and audio guide included), where Churchill, Truman and Stalin wrote world history when discussing how to partition Germany. Coast along between the former East and West Berlin, over the Glienicke Bridge connecting Potsdam to Berlin — where Cold War spy exchanges routinely took place — and much more.

There will be time for lunch at a beer garden (own expense) that used to be the old royal dairy. 

The tour concludes with a return trip to Berlin.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Fat Tire Tours Berlin
You'll travel to Potsdam by train with bike's in-tow before embarking on a leisurely ride covering approximately 10 miles (16km) over 4.5 hours. After all that exertion, break for lunch (not included) at a great beer garden that used to be the old royal dairy.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Sanssouci Palace
See the magnificent Sansssouci Palace from the outside and talk about the early life of Frederick the Great. Great photo spot.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Orangerie im Park Sanssouci
Explore the windmill and gardens.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Potsdam's Gardens
Ride through the gardens and parks of Potsdam
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Schloss Cecilienhof
View the fantastic Marble Palace from the outside where Truman, Stalin and Churchill concluded the Potsdam Agreement. (Entry included) site of the Post-WWII conference
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Brandenburg Gate
See Potsdam´s Brandeburg Gate and discuss Potsdam as garrison town and the beginnings of Prussia’s mighty army
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Glienicke Bridge
Listen to an explanation about the historic "Bridge of Spies", infamous site of 1962 spy exchanges (well-known for Rudolf Abel and Gary Powers) during the Cold War
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Marmorpalais
See the Marble Palace of Frederich-Wilhelm II. The Marmorpalais is a former royal residence in Potsdam, near Berlin in Germany, built on the grounds of the extensive Neuer Garten on the shores of the Heiliger See
Pass By:  
Weinbergterrassen
A beautiful part of the Sanssouci Gardens
Pass By:  
Historic Mill of Sanssouci
Rebuilt in honor of mill that used to stand here.
Stop At:  
Old Market Square
Alter Markt. Discuss Prussia and its royal family in this centrally located square in downtown Potsdam, including the area around St. Nicholas' Church, which forms the historical center of the city
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
St. Nicholas' Church, Potsdam
Stop for photos and explanation of this historical center of Potsdam
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Obelisk
Initially adorned with faces of Prussian electors and early Hohenzollern Kings
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Altes Rathaus
Old Town Hall of Potsdam
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Museum Barberini
Modelled after Palazzo Barbarini in Rome, now houses the part of the private collection of Hasso Plattner
Stop At:  
Chinesisches Haus (Chinese House)
Chinese Teahouse. See this intriguing garden pavilion in Sanssouci Park, buillt by Frederick the Great. Photo stop and historical explanation
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Neues Palais
Neues Palais (New Palace) built to commemorate Frederick the Great’s victory in the Seven Years War
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Orangery Palace
Built by Frederick-Wilhelm IV (Romantic on the Throne). Called the Orangerie because inside there is a greenhouse where he could grow exotic fruits like oranges and lemons.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Augustiner Potsdam
Stop of lunch in this iconic German restaurant
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Nauen Gate
Ride by Jägertor (Hunters’ Gate) and Nauener Tor (Nauen Gate, built 1755).
Stop At:  
Luisenplatz
Named after Queen Louise (Queen Consort of Frederick-Wilhelm III), most popular and best-known queen of Prussia.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Old Market Square
Ride through the old town of Potsdam, stop for lunch
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Dutch Quarter
Enjoy a ride and lunch break in the historic Dutch quarter (still in its original state, not destroyed in the war). This section of Potsdam dates to Frederick-Wilhelm I (Soldier King) who had 134 ‘Dutch’ houses built to help lure Dutch craftsmen (also stone workers and linen weavers) so the new immigrants will feel at home.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Alexandrowka
Hear about the Russian colony in Potsdam, originally built on the orders of Frederick-Wilhelm in the 1820s
Pass By:  
Heiliger See
Holy Lake. Cycle along Potsdam's Heiliger See, and perhaps see the local FKK scene
Pass By:  
Am Jungfernsee
Cycle along Potsdam's Jungfernsee/ Virgin Lake
Pass By:  
Havel
Cycle along the Havel River
Pass By:  
Potsdamer Platz
Ride along the Berlin Wall (in Potsdam) and see site of former No Man's Land/ Death Strip
Stop At:  
Grosse Orangerie Schloss Charlottenburg
Built by Frederick-Wilhelm IV (Romantic on the Throne). Called the Orangerie because inside there is a greenhouse where he could grow exotic fruits like oranges and lemons.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Fat Tire Tours - Berlin

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Potsdam Bike Tour with Rail Transport from Berlin?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Potsdam Bike Tour with Rail Transport from Berlin.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Potsdam Bike Tour with Rail Transport from Berlin?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Potsdam Bike Tour with Rail Transport from Berlin.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Potsdam Bike Tour with Rail Transport from Berlin?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Potsdam Bike Tour with Rail Transport from Berlin.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Potsdam Bike Tour with Rail Transport from Berlin?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Potsdam Bike Tour with Rail Transport from Berlin.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Potsdam Bike Tour with Rail Transport from Berlin?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Potsdam Bike Tour with Rail Transport from Berlin.

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star-5
Excellent tour
GrandTour65295536174
, May 2019
Great Tour and a fantastic guide. We were able to learn a lot about the city and its history. highly recommended.
star-5
A worthwhile half-day tour from...
Michael S
, Apr 2018
A worthwhile half-day tour from Berlin. The tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable, and ensured that the group stayed together throughout the bike ride. We stopped at various spots where the guide provided terrific insights into the history of the city as well as behind the scenes stories at the main attractions. Highly recommended, especially if you're interested in anything related to WWII.
star-5
Absolutely loved it....even with a...
Teresa H
, Oct 2017
Absolutely loved it....even with a morning drizzle. Our guide, Alicia, was excellent. She had so much history to share...we all learned a lot. I would recommend this tour to anyone who can ride a bike. It really was a wonderful way to take a tour and spend the day.
star-5
This tour was fantastic! Highy...
Paul T
, Sep 2017
This tour was fantastic! Highy recommended with tour guide Brett who was very knowledgeable. Amazing castles and parklands. Put it on the must do list! Paul Toured 27/09/2017
star-4
The Potsdam Tour was led by a...
Gerald S
, Sep 2017
The Potsdam Tour was led by a helpful and knowledgeable guide. We were able to go inside the palace where Stalin, Truman , and Churchill met. The management of the bicycles and train transportation as well as restaurant details were all taken care of by the guide. The sidewalks and streets were crowded at times.
star-5
This was fun and a wonderful way to...
Kathleen M
, Sep 2017
This was fun and a wonderful way to see Potsdam. Our guide was great and we had a tasty lunch at a local German restaurant. The palaces were grand and the grounds were spectacular. The historical significance of Potsdam was also interesting to learn.
star-5
Tour was simply amazing, it lets you...
Ralphwh
, Jul 2017
Tour was simply amazing, it lets you connect and appreciate nature.
star-5
This was an amazing ride. It was...
HowellL
, Jul 2017
This was an amazing ride. It was very relaxing riding through the parks of Potsdam and visiting one museum. Great guide. WE LOVED THIS!
star-5
Loved this bike tour. I am not a...
Merima R
, May 2017
Loved this bike tour. I am not a great biker, but this was a casual ride and amazing sight seeing. Met a great friend too. Highly recommended.
star-5
Our tour guide was Alex. This was by...
Steve E
, Dec 2016
Our tour guide was Alex. This was by far our best time in Germany, Potsdam was a great town. Alex was informative, easy to talk to helpful and kind!! I would recommend this tour and recommend Alex!!

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