Take a bespoke spin around one of the great European cities to see iconic political monuments and cultural highlights on these private Berlin tours.
Berlin, it’s safe to say, has had an eventful past century. But what started out in oppression and fear has morphed into one of the most open, creative and progressive major cities anywhere in the world. In a city whose eastern and western halves were separated by a physical wall that epitomized the Iron Curtain in both its creation and destruction, a different character endures on either side. Exploring Berlin on a private tour is the ideal way to visit the landmarks that interest you most.
The Berlin Private E-Rickshaw Tour
Berlin’s quirkiest way to get around (and its greenest transport) is in the back of an electric rickshaw. Your English- and German-speaking tour guide will help you craft a route to suit your interests and preferences, narrating the city’s history as you beat the traffic between stops. Basic tours last one hour, with alternatives that can last up to five hours, as well as evening tours also available. Pickup from your hotel, provided it’s in Central Berlin, is also included as part of the service. From €83 per couple.
90-Minute Private Kick-Start Tour of Berlin
For first-time visitors to Berlin, this tour with a local guide is designed to give you the best introduction to the city possible, familiarizing guests with the layout and lore of the German capital over 90 minutes. Ask your guide anything, from details on interest-specific sights to tips about Berlin’s best bars and restaurants to suit your tastes. Gain the insight of a Berlin local, skipping past the tourist-bloated spots to find hidden places that are easily overlooked by new arrivals, all while checking out the main central sights. From €113 per group.
Behind the Berlin Wall Private Tour
Berlin was one of the focal points during the Cold War, split down the middle as it was by the Berlin Wall, which cleaved the two rival ideologies. This excellent four-hour walking tour takes guests to the key sites in Berlin related to that phase of the Cold War. These include the Memorial of the Berlin Wall, where you can walk a surviving 1-km stretch of the wall. Another highlight is Check Point Charlie, a crossing point between the two sides, where you can ascend a watchtower. From €220 per group.
Private E-Scooter Highlights Tour of Berlin
Hop on an e-scooter for a three-hour tour starting in Berlin’s East and ending in the West, that unlocks the best Berlin sights, from the revered Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag to the infrastructure of division that once separated the two sides of the city. Your guide will lead you on a safe route through the city’s parks and along riverbanks of the Spree River, between the main landmarks, which often bear the hefty weight of Berlin’s recent past, such as the Holocaust Museum. At least two people are required for this tour to run. From €95 per person.
Private Guided Tour of the Main Berlin Sights
From the days of Prussian Kings to the contemporary architecture of a world-leading modern nation, there’s so much to unpack in Berlin. That’s why this three-hour tour is particularly good, transporting guests by minivan or sedan to a series of top sights, such as the Brandenburg Gate, Bellevue Palace, Museum Island and the Reichstag. This is a particularly good value tour if you’re travelling with a larger group, with the fee for this private tour covering up to eight people. From €340 per group.