Private Tours of Berlin

With a private tour, you're the boss!

In addition to offering our daily tours, SANDEMANs NEW Berlin also offers two excellent services. Firstly, we've now gotten really good at developing unique tours that suit the needs of an individual group perfectly. Secondly we're really proud of the method of educational entertainment we can offer to school groups, allowing both the teachers and the students to become locals in a fun and engaging way.

Whether you represent a school group looking for “the most charismatic and entertaining guides in the business” (Cosmopolitan Magazine UK) or need to book a guide who offers “more than the usual” (BBC Television) for a business client or simply need a genuinely informative trip around the city, SANDEMANs has the guides you're looking for.

The advantage of doing a private tour is simply that, you have your own personal tour guide catering specifically for your area of interest. You can decide where the tour starts from, where it should finish and how long it lasts.

With over 100 tours offered daily and 5 million guests served since 2004, we're one of the biggest walking tour companies in the world.

We guarantee a memorable tour that is out of the ordinary: all at a reasonable price. Our tours are conceived to show you the best of Berlin by foot, but like we say, you're in charge and we can arrange private cars, buses, boats and helicopters and almost all of our tours can be done on bike!

Some of our most popular private walking tours in Berlin include:

Berlin is one of the most important cities in Jewish history. The biggest Jewish city in Western Europe was the centre of the Jewish Enlightenment and the Reform and Modern Orthodox movements it provoked. A rich and varied culture blossomed in Berlin only to be nearly completely destroyed in the Nazi years. Berlin became the centre of the Third Reich, the city of the Wannsee Conference and the Final Solution. That Berlin is once again the biggest Jewish city in Germany is testament to the remarkable history of the city, its heroes and villains, its cultural legacy and ongoing role in Jewish history.

We explore the surviving elements of Berlin’s 17th Century Jewish Quarter – now home to a newly-emerging Jewish community nestled amongst the galleries, offices, bars, shops and restaurants of today’s Scheunenviertel. Across town from the enormous Holocaust Memorial, the district is full of subtle and personal reminders of the past.

Amongst the sights and themes of the tour are:
  • The ruins of the Old Synagogue
  • Kindertransport monument
  • Rosenstrasse Protest
  • Otto Weidt - Berlin's Oskar Schindler
  • Moses Mendelssohn and the Haskalah
  • The New Synagogue and the Kristallnacht
  • The world's first female rabbi
  • 'Tolerance Street'
  • The 'Abandoned Room'
  • The 'Missing House'
  • The Stumble Stones memorials
  • The Jewish Old Folks' Home
  • The Jewish School

Pre-20th century Berlin stood as a capital of tolerance and a refuge for the persecuted; a centre of education and intellectual endeavour, seat of the Prussian Empire and home to some of the greatest cultural and artistic achievements of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Your expert guide will lead you through the oldest settled areas of Berlin, growing since the 13th century alongside visionary leaders such as Friederich the Great and Otto von Bismarck and part of an enlightened empire of culture, art and stunning neo-classical architecture stretching from the modern day borders of France as far east as Belarus. From the beautiful Gendarmenmarkt to the majesty of Museum Island, this tour is perfect for those who want to explore the Berlin which helped bring peace and stability to Central Europe, before the term “World War” had even been invented. This is our most beautiful tour - don’t forget your camera!
  • Museum Island
  • Gendarmenmarkt
  • Bebelplatz and the Enlightenment
  • Unter den Linden and Friedrich the Great
  • Humboldt University
  • Neue Wache
  • Nikolaiviertal and Berlin’s oldest building
  • The Prussian empire and the birth of Germany
  • Otto von Bismarck
...and much more!

Pick-up services are available most hotels in the city centre. Often it is more convenient to start at one of our centrally located meeting points. We’ll organize everything; send you a confirmation, and a bill. We can arrange guides far in advance or at very short notice. We’re always available to arrange last minute tours at +49 (030) 510 500 30.

Focusing on the often overlooked contribution of women to Berlin’s history, this tour outlines the greatest battle of all times: the battle for gender equality. By examining the great achievements and struggles of women (as well as other minority groups) in Berlin’s past and present, this tour offers an exciting and often surprising analysis of these highly important issues.

The issues covered include:
  • German pioneers for women's rights
  • How the 'Trümmerfrauen' rebuilt Berlin
  • Women in East Germany
  • The first female German Chancellor
  • Sexual revolution in the Weimar Republic
  • The Women's Protest in Nazi Berlin
  • The first female rabbi
  • The 'mother of the atomic bomb'
  • Rosa Luxemburg and the German Revolution
  • The salon of Rahel Levin

Berlin has long been hailed as one of Europe’s most gay-friendly cities. We’ll clue you in on all the events and hotspots Berlin’s gay and lesbian scene has to offer! The heart of gay Berlin are the same streets described by famous gay English writer Christopher Isherwood in his Berlin books of the late 20s and early 30s - and sometimes in the very same bars, still here despite the persecution of the Nazis and repressive post-War laws. The LGBT scene has been at the forefront of Berlin's nightlife for decades.

This bar a club tour can be tailored to your personal tastes - let us know what you're interested in and we'll organise an unforgettable night.

West Berlin's rich history is full of glamour and decadence. At a mere 150 years old this half of the metropolis is packed full of history, architecture and characters that bring to life several distinct sides of the city: the affluent suburbs, the West Berlin's Cold War isolation, the excitement of Potsdamer Platz, and the infamous nightlife of the Golden Twenties forever captured by Christopher Isherwood's novels and later made into the hit film Cabaret. Today West Berlin is all these things and much more - the many faces of the West are presented and explained on this 3 hour tour.

Topics and sights include:
  • Berlin Zoo
  • The invention of the Döner
  • Kurfürstendamm boulevard
  • Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church
  • KaDeWe
  • Berlin Stock Exchange
  • Amerika Haus
  • Theater des Westerns
  • Delphi Cinema
  • Breitscheidplatz
  • Europa Center
  • Two 'crimes of the century' on Wittenbergplatz
  • Kulturforum
  • Potsdamer Platz
  • Berlin State Library
  • Café des Westerns
  • Fasanenstrasse Synagogue

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