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Gardens & Palaces of Potsdam Bike Tour - with Roundtrip Train Transfers from Berlin

  • When does it run?
    16May - 30 Jun & 1 Oct - 10 Oct: Sun
    1 Jul - 30 Sep: Wed & Sun
  • Start time
    9:45am
  • Duration
    6.5 hours
Inclusions
  • Comfortable cruiser- or city-style bike
  • Helmet (provided but optional)
  • Experienced, English-speaking guide
  • Stop for lunch
  • Train tickets to Potsdam

Key Highlights

  • Bike through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Potsdam, a mere 20-minute train ride from Berlin
  • Visit the palace where the Potsdam Agreement was drafted by three of the world’s most memorable leaders
  • See the scars of the Cold War era that still cut across Potsdam
  • See Sanssouci Palace and cycle through the charming Dutch Quarter
  • Tour is led by a knowledgeable English speaking guide
  • Suitable for all ages and fitness levels

Overview

Potsdam is Berlin’s most popular day-trip destination and for good reason. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a biker’s paradise with beautiful open parks that hide Prussian palaces and Cold War relics at the end of quiet alleyways.

With cushy seats, thick tyres and adjustable handlebars, your bike lets you navigate the streets of Potsdam with ease and comfort. Take your bike with you on the train to Potsdam and begin your tour on arrival, accompanied by an expert guide well-versed on the rich history and modern cosmopolitan identity of Potsdam. 

Ride past Frederick the Great’s former summer palace of Sanssouci, held up by historians as the German answer to Versailles. Peddle through Sanssouci Park and gaze up at the New Palace, the last great baroque palace of Prussia. The Orangerie windmill and perfectly manicured gardens of Sanssouci provide an eyehole into the power and resplendent lifestyles of the Hohenzollern line of rulers. 

Pedal through Potsdam’s Brandenburg Gate and past the quaint red-brick houses in the old Dutch quarter. See the magnificent Marble Palace reflected in the still waters of Heiliger See. 

Enjoy an audio tour of the Tudor-style Cecilienhof Palace, where three giants of history — Stalin, Truman, and Churchill — hammered out over two weeks the terms for the resolution of World War II and the reconstruction of involved nations. Discuss the far-reaching impact of the Potsdam Agreement and its foreshadowing of Cold War tensions. 

Ride through the former no-man’s land between West Berlin and East Germany and over the Glienicke Bridge where Cold War spy exchanges routinely took place. 

Continue to the haunted landscape of division and into the lively heart of this University city, which stands in brilliant contrast to life as it was lived behind the Iron Curtain.

About the Supplier: For Fat Tire Tours the mission is as simple as getting on a bike! To provide safe, fun and unforgettable experiences that will create memories and smiles that last a lifetime. With over 11 years of experience offering bike, Segway, walking and skip-the-line tours, designed with the traveller in mind. And with their knowledgeable, funny guides, you can be assured of enjoying a tour that offers a lot, lot more. 

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    16May - 30 Jun & 1 Oct - 10 Oct: Sun
    1 Jul - 30 Sep: Wed & Sun

  • Duration

    6.5 hours

  • Start time

    9:45am

  • Meeting Point

    This tour meets at our Alexanderplatz shop, located at the base of the giant TV Tower (Fernsehturm). The address is Panoramastraße 1a, 10178 Berlin.

    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 mins early.

  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Comfortable cruiser- or city-style bike
  • Helmet (provided but optional)
  • Experienced, English-speaking guide
  • Stop for lunch
  • Train tickets to Potsdam

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (if you wish, go on then) 

Please note

Voucher Type: Paper 

Always keep a photo ID handy for security checks.

Tours run rain or shine. Please dress comfortably for the weather.

A stop for lunch is included in the tour, but the cost of the meal is not. Please be sure to bring Euro cash or credit card to purchase food if you like.

Customer Reviews

  • The Best Tour we Did in Berlin
    Cathy Whittaker, Canada 07/18/2010

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