Private Tours of Berlin

With a private tour, you're the boss!


If you are looking for "the most charismatic and entertaining guides in the business" according to Cosmopolitan Magazine, UK, or you are looking for a genuinely informative trip around the city, SANDEMANs has the guides you're looking for!

Whether you are a school group, incentive travel company, a solo traveller or even a family looking for a more child-friendly tour, we are proud to be your best choice!

We make setting up your trip easier for you! For your convenience, our most popular Private Tours and times are now available to be booked online up to one week in advance!

Are the times and days offered online not suiting your agenda? Would you have another route in mind? Our specialized team is happy to help personalise your Private Tour. Contact us using the form below!

We guarantee a memorable tour that is out of the ordinary: all at a reasonable price!

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Our most popular Private Tour routes and times now available to be booked online.

We know how time consuming and stressful it is to organize a trip sometimes. To make things a little simpler for you, we have summarized our most popular routes and starting times which are now a click away from being booked with at least one week notice!  

Due to a high demand of Private Tours, certain dates and times may be fully booked. We highly recommend you to secure your guide by booking with several weeks notice.

Is your prefered starting time or date not available online? Do you have something more specific in mind? Check below our Personalised Private City Tours!
 
Book the Appetiser Private City Tour now
Book the General Private City Tour now
Book the Third Reich Private Tour now

Personalised Private City Tours

Check below our most popular Private City Tours!


Booking a bespoke private SANDEMANs Tour gives you the freedom to tailor an experience to your needs and interests. You get to decide the route, where the tour starts and finishes, how long it lasts and even what language it is given in!

Our tours are designed to show you the best of Berlin by foot, but like we said, you're in charge! We can arrange private cars, buses and boats and almost all of our tours can be done by bike.
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This condensed two hours tours is a great way to orientate yourself in the city and at a price to suit everybody’s budget.

Berlin’s unique history defined the 20th century like no other city. A booming turn-of-the-century metropolis left destitute by the First World War, Berlin led the way in avant-garde art, music and literature throughout the Golden Twenties before Hitler’s rise to power in 1933 made the city the infamous capital of the Third Reich.

The guides with whom we work have a true admiration for the past, present and future and will bring to life the incredible stories that make Berlin a truly awe-inspiring experience.


This tour covers:

  • PariserPlatz
  • The Brandenburg Gate
  • The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
  • The Site of Hitler’s Former Bunker
  • Luftwaffe HQ
  • The 17. June Memorial
  • The Berlin Wall
  • The Former SS Headquarters
  • Checkpoint Charlie


Our recommendation: Highly recommended to join during your first day in the city!

What do you want to do after the tour? Berlín is a wide city and has much to see. You will find below on this page more specific tours for those passionate about history,  art, or certain periods in history... there is a route to discover Berlin in everybody's favorite topic!

Book the Appetiser Private City Tour now

This three hour tour is a more in-depth version of our Appetiser Tour. This tour had been designed to be the perfect introduction to Berlin, a great way to orientate yourself in the city and at a price to suit everybody’s budget!

Berlin’s unique history defined the 20th century like no other city. A booming turn-of-the-century metropolis left destitute by the First World War, Berlin led the way in avant-garde art, music and literature throughout the Golden Twenties before Hitler’s rise to power in 1933 made the city the infamous capital of the Third Reich.

The guides with whom we work have a true admiration for the past, present and future and will bring to life the incredible stories that make Berlin a truly awe-inspiring experience.

We have include time for a short break for your to take quick coffee or a cup of tea but should you rather skip it you may, as we said before… on a Private Tour, you are the boss!


This tour covers:
  • Pariser Platz
  • The Brandenburg Gate
  • The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
  • The Site of Hitler’s Former Bunker
  • Luftwaffe HQ
  • The 17. June Memorial
  • The Berlin Wall
  • The Former SS Headquarters
  • Checkpoint Charlie
  • The 1920s Cabaret Mile
  • Gendarmenmarkt
  • Bebelplatz
  • The Book Burning Memorial
  • The Old Royal Boulevard
  • NeueWache
  • The TV Tower
  • Museum Island

Our recommendation: Highly recommended to join during your first day in the city! Would you like to discover Nikolaiviertel,  Hackescher Markt and the hidden courtyards with your private tour guide. We can organise an extended Private City Tour of about 5.5 hours with a break in between, and include the above on this tour!  

What do you want to do after the tour? Berlín is a wide city and has much to see. You will find below on this page more specific tours for those passionate in history, art, or certain periods in history… There is a route to discover Berlin in everybody's favorite topic!
Book the General Private City Tour now

The Nazi's SS and Gestapo headquarters were at one time the most feared address in Europe. During this 3 to 4 hours tours, you will see the remains of these buildings and other sites key to the Nazi’s grip on Germany as we examine Hitler’s rise to power, and eventual downfall.

From the twisted genius of Goebbels’ Propaganda Ministry to Himmler’s SS and secret state police (the Gestapo), from Goering’s elite Air Force to Hitler’s master plan, you will learn about the heart of darkness that transformed a WWI scarred country into the near triumphant victors of WWII. As we remember those who fell victim to Hitler’s regime, we ask ourselves the question: could it happen again?

This tour covers:
  • The Reichstag
  • Politician Memorial
  • Soviet Memorial
  • Homosexual Memorial
  • Jewish Memorial
  • Sinti Roma Memorial
  • Site of Hitler’s bunker
  • Goebbels' propaganda HQ
  • New Synagogue
  • Jewish neighbourhood

Our recommendation: This tour is a great addition to the General City tour of Berlin. Please note we use Public Transportation during the tour, we recommend you to purchase the AB public transport tickets in advance.
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This five and a half hours tour will take you to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, situated just outside Berlin’s city limits. It held over 200,000 prisoners during the Nazi reign, tens of thousands who perished inside its walls. The Nazi’s model camp, Sachsenhausen set the standard for all those that were to follow.

The camp became a school of brutality, used to train SS guards for work in other camps across Europe. After its liberation, Soviet occupiers took over the camp for a further five years and used it to house their political enemies. The Sachsenhausen Memorial stands today as a reminder of the darkest days of Berlin’s history.

This tour covers:
  • ‘Station Z’ killing center memorial and gas chamber
  • Watch-tower A
  • The prisoners’ daily routines & punishments
  • Jewish barracks - 1992 neo-Nazi arson attack
  • The Memorial to the Death March
  • Appellplatz (roll call square)
  • East German memorials
  • Infirmary
  • Pathology department
  • Memorial museum
  • ‘Boot testing track’
  • SS training camp
  • Site of gallows

Our recommendation: Please note that on Mondays the memorial is open however certain exhibits are closed to the public and unfortunately not part of the tour. This tour lasts approximately five and a half hours with travel time and there are not many places to stops and buy food and drinks, therefore, we highly recommend you to purchase drinks and snacks prior to joining the tour. Please note we use Public Transportation during the tour, we recommend you to purchase the ABC public transport tickets in advance.

During this three to four hours tour, you will explore Berlin’s former Soviet sector, a Cold War battleground and foundation of Communist East Berlin. Learn of life behind the Iron Curtain, and see how the DDR and the Stasi, the largest spy network the world has ever seen, kept an entire population under observation. Trace the CIA & KGB spy stories at the US and massive former Soviet embassies.

This tour covers:
  • Stasi - East German secret police
  • Life on the front line of the Cold War
  • Escape stories and attempts
  • Communism in the capital
  • Observation and espionage
  • Berlin Wall crossing points (the Palace of Tears)
  • Embassies of four Cold
  • War Powers
  • Ghost stations
  • Ostalgia
  • The Berlin Wall and the Death Strip

Our recommendation: Please note we use Public Transportation during the tour, we recommend you to purchase the AB public transport tickets in advance.

Stranded behind the iron curtain for nearly 40 years, West Berlin developed its own unique identity and became a magnet for non-conformists in search of an alternative lifestyle. Sub-cultures, squats, and graffiti art became part of Berlin’s distinct style, and with the fall of the Berlin Wall the scene didn’t disappear, it simply moved east.

On this three to four hour tour you will explore the gritty, grungy underground scene of the city that Berliners love! Witness the clash between corporate expansion & counter-culture.

This tour covers:
  • Street art, graffiti and Berlin’s alternative districts
  • Development of a unique art and nightlife culture after the fall of the wall and reunification
  • Protests, riots & demos
  • Controversy, gentrification and urban development
  • East Side Gallery
  • Tips on cultural activities, restaurants and nightlife
  • Life in Berlin today through the eyes of your guide

Our recommendation: Highly recommended for those passionate for art, alternative life and most of all eager to see another side of the city, which might be difficult to find if it were not for your tour guide. Please note, during this tour, we will most likely end at East Side Gallery and therefore we need to take public transportation.

What do you want to do after the tour? After taking as many pictures of the wall as you feel up to, take a break and enjoy the view of Kreuzberg at the other side of the river!

Potsdam is the city of the German Kaisers, having housed their infamous army as well as being home to their most famous palaces. Just outside the city limits of Berlin, this garrison city was the jewel of the Prussian Empire. Since German reunification in 1990 Potsdam has thrived - the baroque streets have been beautifully restored and the city is proud to be the State Capital of Brandenburg.

During this six hour tour, you will hear the stories of Potsdam’s dramatic growth thanks to the efforts of four generations of exceptional kings, through to the two World Wars which sealed the fate of Europe and the world in 1945.  

This tour covers:
  • The Bridge of Spies
  • Schloss Sanssouci - Germany’s Versailles
  • The Potsdam Conference and Schloss Cecilienhof
  • Neuer Garten
  • Potsdam Centre: Brandenburger Straße and the Soldier King
  • The Dutch Quarter
  • Potsdam’s Brandenburger Tor
  • Church of Peace
  • Frederick the Great

Our recommendation: During the tour we cover the palaces from outside, the route ends in Sanssouci Gardens and after a peaceful walk of the grounds, you will have the opportunity of buying a ticket to visit the inside of the Palace. Along the route we will pass by several places where you can buy food and drinks, therefore is not mandatory to bring a packed lunch.

You will be given some free time to eat, shop or simply enjoy the Dutch Quarter. Please note we use Public Transportation during the tour, we recommend you to purchase the AB public transport tickets in advance.

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