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Checkpoint Charlie Tours and Activities

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Once one of three Berlin Wall border points, bridging the divide between the Allied-occupied West Berlin and Soviet-occupied East Berlin, Checkpoint Charlie is one of the most important Cold War sites in Berlin. Today, a recreated guard house marks the site where numerous confrontations, escape attempts, and protests took place, and the adjoining Checkpoint Charlie Museum is a moving tribute to those who risked their lives to escape from East Germany and bring about the fall of the wall.

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Intersection of Friedrichstraße and Zimmerstraße, Berlin, 10923
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Berlin Bike Tour

Berlin Bike Tour

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Get to know the best of Berlin on this guided bike tour. Learn the history of the city, from its beginnings to its role as capital of the Nazi Third Reich, to the divided city of the Cold War, to the modern-day capital of a unified Germany. This tour includes a trip to the Berlin Wall Memorial, Checkpoint Charlie, Brandenburg Gate and more. Choose from a half- or full-day tour, with a stop for lunch at a beer garden on the longer tour (own expense).
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$66.38
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$66.38
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Berlin & Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Tour from Warnemünde and Rostock Port

Berlin & Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Tour from Warnemünde and Rostock Port

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Make the most of your time at shore with a full-day shore excursion to Berlin. Take the 2.5-hour drive through the countryside to reach the infamous Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp and learn about the camp’s dark past from your guide. Then head to Berlin for a city tour and see famous landmarks such as the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, the Berlin Wall, and Museum Island before heading back to your ship.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$143.62
Price varies by group size
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$143.62
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Private Custom Berlin Sightseeing Tour in a Minivan: East and West Berlin

Private Custom Berlin Sightseeing Tour in a Minivan: East and West Berlin

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Discover the spectacular sights of Berlin at your own pace on a full-day customizable private tour led by a knowledgeable guide. Travel in a luxury private vehicle to arresting landmarks like the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag parliament building while listening to informative commentary from your expert guide. Relish the flexibility of this private tour by adapting your itinerary according to your interests; perhaps head to the East Side Gallery to see the vibrant art that decorates the Berlin Wall or spend a moment reflecting at the poignant Holocaust Memorial.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$784.48
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$784.48
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PRIVATE BEHIND THE BERLIN WALL and COLD WAR BERLIN TOUR

PRIVATE BEHIND THE BERLIN WALL and COLD WAR BERLIN TOUR

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Join Birchy or one of our expert guides on a private tour of the key-sites related to the Berlin Wall and Cold War Berlin. Learning the when, why, how of the Berlin Wall explore the incredible Berlin Wall Memorial, with the complete death-strip preserved and partially reconstructed. Unique even prior to the memorialization that occurred after the wall fell, it was the scene of incredible escapes and tragic loss of life. From the Wall Memorial we will head to part of Mitte where the Berlin Wall bounded the American Sector to the South and as well as the British Sector to the west. There we will see the Check Point Charlie (the most famous of all the crossing points between West and East), the immense former House of Ministries buildings (and one of the very few surviving Nazi ministry buildings) and from there head to the last surviving of the BT - variant Watchtower (which we can actually ascend).  The tour finishes at Potsdamer Platz, once one of the busiest city intersections in Europe it was decimated by the end of the Second World War and what remained was further erased due to the construction of the Wall and the development of the death-strip. Now a bustling commercial and entertainment district it is a stark symbol of how a city can rebound from what was a social catastrophe if there ever was one. This is a Walking Tour Pickups are on foot 
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$93.53
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Berlin Private Sightseeing Tour with vehicle and photographer guide

Berlin Private Sightseeing Tour with vehicle and photographer guide

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The tours I provide are a few hours of photo-shooting during sightseeing tour. My vehicle will take us from one sight to another and walking tours are planned for the most interesting sights. On every stop my Professional Camera will be put on action and I'll try to catch the best moments of our tour. The tour includes historical monuments, culture and arts combined with a lot of interesting stories and facts that you won’t find in your standard city tour. Just before the end of the tour I'll provide WiFi access from my camera to your smartphone so you can have and share your amazing photos right after the tour. We offer our services in English, Russian, Hebrew, and German language.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$449.17
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$449.17
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Berlin Hop On - Hop Off Sightseeing Bus on 2 Routes and 1-Hour River Cruise

Berlin Hop On - Hop Off Sightseeing Bus on 2 Routes and 1-Hour River Cruise

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Get access to our family-friendly Hop On - Hop Off Bus Tours with our 24 or 48 hours tickets and discover Berlin on our modern open top double-decker buses at your own pace and take the 1 hour River Cruise on the Spree to experience the German capital´s top landmarks. Discover Berlin from land and from the water with absolute freedom and flexibility with this great offer. Visit one of the 14 gates of the Medieval Customs Wall, the Brandenburg Gate or amble along the East Side Gallery. Berlin is waiting for you! On top of that you are getting a FREE 1h Walking Tour on the weekend (April-October, in German & English) and a FREE Augmented Reality App included as well.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.48
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$49.48
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Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour

Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour

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Experience Berlin’s past and present on this half-day guided walking tour through the city's Mitte district. Visit landmarks from the city’s Prussian, Imperial, Nazi, Cold War and modern eras, offering insight into the evolution of this fascinating German capital. Stroll along the iconic Berlin Wall and follow Unter den Linden to the Brandenburg Gate. Then check out the rebuilt Reichstag and the Holocaust Memorial and hear the amazing stories of Cold War Berlin at Checkpoint Charlie. Your walking tour of Berlin also includes a complimentary city map and guidebook.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$24.14
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$24.14
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Big Bus Berlin Hop on Hop off tour with Walking Tour

Big Bus Berlin Hop on Hop off tour with Walking Tour

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Say goodbye subway and hello 360-degree views when you book this hop-on, hop-off ticket on a classic open-top bus. Two great routes, with live guides or recorded commentary. Cover Berlin’s central attractions, and the app lets you track the next bus in real time. Opt for a 24-hour ticket, a 48-hour ticket with a walking tour, or a 48-hour deluxe ticket with walking tour and river cruise.
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  • 40 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$28.97
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$28.97
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Private Tour: Berlin by Trabant Stretch-Limousine

Private Tour: Berlin by Trabant Stretch-Limousine

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Tour the German capital from inside your own personal East-German ‘Trabant’ limousine during this flexible-length private tour. Travel in style aboard this throwback vehicle turned luxury cruiser as you explore Berlin sights including Checkpoint Charlie, the Berlin TV Tower, the UNESCO-listed ‘Museum Island,’ and much more. Multiple tour durations are available to suit your schedule.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$259.65
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$259.65
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Best of Berlin Segway Tour

Best of Berlin Segway Tour

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Explore Berlin by Segway and spin to top attractions in style . Hop on your Segway and following a little practise head into bustling Berlin with a guide. Explore iconic squares such as Pariser Platz and Potsdamer Platz, and take in famous landmarks including Brandenburg Gate, the Holocaust Memorial, the Reichstag Building and the Victory Column. Along the way, gain insight into Berlin’s rich history and find out what makes the city tick.
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  • 1 hour to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.66
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$45.66
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City Sightseeing Berlin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

City Sightseeing Berlin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

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Explore the best Berlin has to offer on this hop-on hop-off bus tour. Choose from two different routes and visit many of Berlin’s top attractions, including Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, and the Berlin Wall Memorial. Select a 24- or 48-hour pass, and then board at any of the stops and get to know the city with live onboard commentary, hopping off whenever you'd like. You can also upgrade to add a scenic boat cruise.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$28.97
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$28.97
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Berlin Highlights Small-Group Bike Tour

Berlin Highlights Small-Group Bike Tour

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See the best of Europe’s undisputed capital of cool on a 3.5-hour bike tour of Berlin. As you follow your guide, you’ll cycle to iconic landmarks such as Brandenburg Gate and Museum Island. Stop regularly to capture photographs and learn of the history of the Reichstag, the Berlin Wall and the Holocaust. Travel at a leisurely pace and receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$37.85
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$37.85
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Berlin City Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Optional Cruise

Berlin City Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Optional Cruise

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See the best of Berlin on this 24- or 48-hour, hop-on hop-off bus tour with an optional river boat cruise during the summer months. Discover the city’s top sights, including Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin Cathedral and more. Hop off at any of the stops around Berlin to explore on foot, or stay onboard the open-air, double-decker bus to enjoy insightful commentary along the citywide loop. Upgrade your ticket to include a boat ride along the Spree River.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$36.54
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$36.54
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Berlin Evening Tour by Bus Sightseeing

Berlin Evening Tour by Bus Sightseeing

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See the most important highlights in Berlin within 45 mins in very special and romantic evening time. Passing attractions including Alexanderplatz, the new Berlin Palace, Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, Gendarmenmarkt, Museum Island, Potsdamer Platz and, of course, the Berlin Wall. *No tours: Berlin Marathon Day and the day before
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.10
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$18.10

Skip the Line: Mauermuseum Checkpoint Charlie Entrance Ticket Berlin

Skip the Line: Mauermuseum Checkpoint Charlie Entrance Ticket Berlin

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Berlin’s best-known crossing point between Communist East Berlin and Democratic West Berlin, Checkpoint Charlie is now a fascinating museum of Cold War history. This popular location can get crowded, especially in the afternoons, so buy your entrance ticket in advance. Checkpoint Charlie was founded shortly after construction of the Berlin Wall and has helped write history. Visit to experience fascinating stories of escape from East Berlin.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$19.07
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$19.07

Explore Berlin: Top Attractions Walking Tour

Explore Berlin: Top Attractions Walking Tour

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Get an insider’s look at Berlin, the capital and cultural centerpiece of Germany, on this guided walking tour. Visit some of Berlin’s most popular attractions — like the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag and Checkpoint Charlie — as well as a few lesser-known locations that many group sightseeing tours miss. Learn about the history of Berlin, from the time of the Teutonic Knights to its role as capital of the Nazi Third Reich, to the divided city of the Cold War, to the modern-day capital of a unified Germany.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$22.93
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$22.93
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All-In-One Bike Tour

All-In-One Bike Tour

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Step off the tourist trail and explore the German capital on two wheels on this 3-hour bike tour in Berlin. Spin along Berlin’s bustling streets and soak up the atmosphere in iconic squares such as Leipziger Platz and Potsdamer Platz. Admire landmarks including Brandenburg Gate — a powerful symbol of German reunification — the German Historical Museum, the Holocaust Memorial and St Nicholas’ Church. Learn of city life from Prussian rule through the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich and the Cold War, and discover the beating heart of the modern city today.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.36
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2 Hour Berlin Small Group Segway Tour

2 Hour Berlin Small Group Segway Tour

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Explore Berlin by Segway and spin to top attractions in style on this 2-hour small-group tour. Hop onto your Segway and — following a little practise — head into bustling Berlin with a guide. Explore iconic squares such as Pariser Platz and Potsdamer Platz, and take in famous landmarks including Brandenburg Gate, the Holocaust Memorial, the Reichstag Building and the Victory Column. Along the way, gain insight into Berlin’s rich history and find out what makes the city tick.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.61
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$62.61

All-in-One Berlin Shore Excursion from Warnemünde and Rostock Port

All-in-One Berlin Shore Excursion from Warnemünde and Rostock Port

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Discover the best of Berlin on this all-in-one shore excursion from Warnemunde Port. Head to Germany’s capital and visit some of its key landmarks such as Charlottenburg Palace, the Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie and more. Learn about the city’s history from your informative guide as you traverse every corner of this alternative city before heading back to your ship.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$126.72
Price varies by group size
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$126.72
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Best of Berlin Join-in Shore Excursion from Warnemünde or Rostock with Wi-Fi

Best of Berlin Join-in Shore Excursion from Warnemünde or Rostock with Wi-Fi

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Explore Berlin’s highlights on this full-day bus tour from the cruise port of Warnemünde. Once arriving in Berlin, take a tour of significant landmarks such as Checkpoint Charlie, the Reichstag, and the Brandenburg Gate. Enjoy informative commentary from your onboard guide and learn about the history of the German capital.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$135.00
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$135.00
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Shore Excursion: Berlin Sightseeing with round-trip port-transfer

Shore Excursion: Berlin Sightseeing with round-trip port-transfer

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When your cruise ship drops anchor in Germany, tick off the historic highlights of east and west Berlin on a 5.5-hour shore excursion from Rostock or Warnemünde port, ideal for travelers short on time. Following port pickup, take a whistle-stop tour of top west Berlin attractions including Tiergarten Park, Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor), the Berlin Wall, and the Holocaust Memorial. Then, tick off east Berlin gems including Postdamer Platz, Berlin Cathedral (Berliner Dom), and Museumsinsel. Port drop-off is also included.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$114.65
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$114.65

All-in-One Berlin Shore Excursion - with WIFI on the bus!

All-in-One Berlin Shore Excursion - with WIFI on the bus!

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Explore Berlin’s top attractions on this all-day guided excursion for cruise ship passengers. After a convenient port pickup, explore landmarks like Charlottenburg Palace, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, and the largest department store in Continental Europe, Kaufhaus des Westens. Learn about Berlin’s history and culture from an informative guide and enjoy complimentary WiFi.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$138.79
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$138.79
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Semi-Private Berlin Highlights Shore Excursion from Warnemünde and Rostock Port

Semi-Private Berlin Highlights Shore Excursion from Warnemünde and Rostock Port

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Spend your shore time exploring Germany’s capital on this full-day tour. Take a shared bus to Berlin and then enjoy a private tour of the city’s landmarks such as the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, the Berlin Cathedral, Alexanderplatz, and more. Learn about the city’s rich and vibrant history from your tour guide as you traverse this hip and alternative city by private vehicle.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$540.69
Price varies by group size
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$540.69
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Berlin Private Custom 5-Hour Tour by Car

Berlin Private Custom 5-Hour Tour by Car

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If you’re new to Berlin and want to take in the whole city, starting with a comprehensive tour is the way to go. This tour will take you through East and West Berlin, and you won’t miss a single highlight. This private tour can take you door-to-door, stopping at your points of interest. Your professional driver will share stories that will help you understand the uniqueness of Berlin - from Checkpoint Charlie to Potsdam Square.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$784.48
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Should I book Checkpoint Charlie tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Checkpoint Charlie can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 159 Checkpoint Charlie tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Checkpoint Charlie 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Checkpoint Charlie costs USD 5.48. Guided Checkpoint Charlie tours start around USD 5.48 per person. See all 159 Checkpoint Charlie tickets and tours on Viator.
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