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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 +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler 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 travelers 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
  • Traveler 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 travelers 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 travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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 November 6, 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 September 16, 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 travelers have to say about the operator.

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Yanira O
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Must see!
Xavier was an amazing host. He was really good about explaining every detail of the camp. Even the small stuff I
Holly B
Holly B
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Brilliant tour with a great guide
We had Xavier as our tour guide and he was great! He had so much knowledge and kept the tour interesting. We felt b
Ben T
Ben T
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Terrific experience with Asaf
Asaf was a tremendous guide: steering our group through a fascinating expose of life and death across the Berlin Wa
Mo N
Mo N
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Fantastic experience
I had an experience that was very unique. The guide, Gregor, did a fantastic job of getting ensuring that the essen
lillym889
lillym889
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Informative and interesting
Such a great experience and our guide Gregor was very friendly. He provided such a personal experience making us th
Liz H
Liz H
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Excellent - highly recommend
This was such an insightful tour. The guide, Gregor, was excellent and presented perspectives from the former East
daffyduck77
daffyduck77
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First class guide and emotional experience
Xavier our tour guide was excellent-his knowledge and compassion left us emotionally moved.Looked after us in every
Q3625BZnicolap
Q3625BZnicolap
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Excellent thought-provoking tour
First time to Berlin. Booked with Insider Tours with the excellent Xavier as our guide - he was highly knowledgeabl
302zulfiqarh
302zulfiqarh
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Emotional experience
Visited with my 23 year old daughter and wife. Both apprehensive because would rather be shopping instead. They wer
hollyraino
hollyraino
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The best tour experience I’ve had
Nickolai was the best tour guide I’ve had to date! His tour was filled with the general history and also individual
Lesley M
Lesley M
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Maria is excellent!
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour! Our guide Maria was excellent! Such a kind, helpful, friendly lady and had such a d
1hodogirl
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An informative day in Sachenhausen
The tour was in-depth, carefully thought out, and conveyed the gravity of it all to both children and adults. One s
richyrich_2004
richyrich_2004
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Informative and sobering, not sure people who have health issues with walking or standing for 6hrs.
I booked this tour through viator (a trip advisor company) who sublet to Berlin walks.com. You meet at 1000 outsi
Helen H
Helen H
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History by storytelling
Family of 5. Insider Tour. We ended up.having Nickolai to ourselves for the 3 hours. Highlight of the trip. His cal
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
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