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Private Cold War Berlin Tour provided by Insider Tour

Private Cold War Berlin Tour

Private Cold War Berlin Tour
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About
• 4-hour private walking tour of Berlin’s Cold War site, including a hotel pickup and drop off • See the Berlin Wall, the Palace of Tears (Traenenpalast), the Soviet Embassy and hidden areas of the Death Strip • Learn about the military tension between the United States and its NATO allies and the Soviet Union and its allies • Hear about the CIA, KGB and Stasi surveillance techniques • Get to know how life was for Berlin's citizens during the Cold War • Great for history buffs!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Swedish, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, Swedish, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5560P38
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Berlin
    Stop: 4 hours
    Discover the divided city of Berlin, retrace the often ghost-like trail of the death strip and the Berlin Wall, coming upon some of the more intriguing fortifications of its border, from guard towers to tank traps. Walk along Bernauer Strasse, site of many remarkable escape attempts. Learn of successful and failed escapes in the face of a Border Command that would sooner follow the order of 'shoot to kill' than allow the heinous crime of 'flight from the Republic'. Discover the methods of the Stasi (East German State Security) and learn about the systems, devices and people that kept the entire East German population under surveillance for 40 years. Who were the key figures in the GDR leadership and where are they today? Get an extraordinary insight into what it meant to live in the GDR, the eastern bloc’s most heavily policed state. What was it like to live "Behind the Wall"?
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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David Pinckney
20 contributions
Amazing tour with Nick
Oct 2019
I did this private tour with my daughter and her friend. Nick was our guide and was fantastic! His knowledge of the city and it's past was phenomenal and a private tour allowed us to visit areas tailored to our interests. He brought the tour to life with the many stories of Berlin's past, it's characters, escape stories and what life was like living in Berlin then and now.
Written 6 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Evelyn C
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK37 contributions
Always brilliant; always enjoyable
Sep 2018 • Business
As a teacher who has now been bringing sixth-form history groups to Berlin annually since 2014, this is basically the first thing I book after flights and accommodation. We mostly use Mike whose own 'insider' perspective on the Cold War combines with unbelievable expertise, knowledge and flair to make him genuinely unmissable. That said, we've also used John, and following our recommendation of the company a colleague in another school has used Michael - they've all been incredible. Most recent tour (Sept 2018) was perhaps the best yet - it says something rather special when having done a tour 6 times it is as fresh, fascinating and insightful as it was the first.
Written 16 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Insider Tour
Prasad M
Prasad M
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Excellant guide Nickoli
Excellant tour guide Nichols Lot of history in a few hours Will look forward to telling my friends of this guided t
Meravvid
Meravvid
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Highly recommended Insider tour - Berlin Highlights with Eran the tourguide
I went on this tour and I highly recommend it! it was very interesting, and it made my whole visit in Berlin much m
amj338
amj338
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Brilliant tour!
We spent a great couple of hours walking around the city. Our guide Tobias was very friendly, informative and enter
PaulineStuder
PaulineStuder
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Amazing tour!
Amazing tour with our guide Ronan! We simply loved our experience. Insightful and fun. Thanks so much!
ChristineSChia
ChristineSChia
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Great guide and walk
Ronan is a great guide! We had a good walk with Ronan- easy going, open, great wealth of knowledge and a good sense
rebeccaandboo
rebeccaandboo
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Highly recommend!
Martin was a fantastic guide - so knowledgable and friendly, and explained things perfectly. An amazing way to expl
ManuelaT162
ManuelaT162
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great!
Really nice tour, our guide was very knowledgeable and a great story teller. He drew attention to details you would
isaac290
isaac290
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Berlin
This walking tour was great, you get to learn alot about the Berlin and of course Hitler. Nick our tour guide was v
S496TAdanielm
S496TAdanielm
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Request Martin
Martin led us on a 4 hours tour earlier this week. He was one of the best tour guides that we have ever had (and we
judeo516
judeo516
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Great!
Ciaran was a really great guide, knowledeable and friendly. This tour was just enough time and a good level of info
fourdeuces
fourdeuces
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Knowledgeable guide
Tour Guide Martin was a local who seemed to know everyone. He gave us a behind the scenes look. We missed out on
A7888ISjulians
A7888ISjulians
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Smart, eye-opening and engaging tour
Xavier was an excellent guide - smart, engaged and friendly . The tour lasted more than four hours and was well wor
Mercedes G
Mercedes G
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I will recommend people to go alone to take their own time to take pictures and go into all the exhibits.
Maria our guide was very good, knowledgeable, but I wanted to see more of the exhibits to understand the history mo
rebekaho336
rebekaho336
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Cold War Tour Guide Nickolai is Berlin's Hidden Gem
Wow. The best word I can use to describe our Cold War tour with the amazing Nickolai, is simply, wow. Nickolai is a
Betty Jo L
Betty Jo L
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Very informative
Very informative. If you prefer a guide to a headset this is a great choice. Be prepared to walk from the train to
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