How could the Germans allow Hitler's rise to power? Who, if anyone, stood in his way? What was known of the extent of the Holocaust, and what was done against the persecution of the Jews and others? What was life in Berlin like during the Third Reich and during the bombing of World War II? What happened in Berlin once the Soviets defeated the Nazis? Find out on this fascinating Berlin Bike Tour.
To answer these and other difficult questions, this subject-specific tour visits the Jewish ghetto, Nazi bunkers, an air raid shelters, anti-aircraft installations, still-destroyed buildings, resistance movement monuments, World War II battlefields, and much more.
Highlights of this tour include:
Seeing Jewish businesses destroyed during the infamous Nazi Night of Broken Glass, as well as the monumental New Synagogue that survived that night, at least.
Exploring the destroyed remnants of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and Berlin's old main train station, both heavily bombed during air raids, that still stand as a grim reminder to the damages of war.
Visiting one of the few remaining functional air raid shelters, which was topped with anti-aircraft guns, and was filled way beyond occupancy during the Allied Battle of Berlin.
Understanding Hitler's immense plan for Berlin, once it would become the Reich capital of Germania, by seeing what remains of Hitler's old government installations.
Honoring the resistance movements against the Third Reich, particularly the assassination attempts on Hitler, at the Memorial of the July 20th, 1944
Departure Dates: Seasonal March 15 to October31 Wednesday, Friday and Sunday Commences: Berlin, Germany Departure Point: Outside Alexanderplatz S- and U- Bahn station. The meeting point is easy to locate and your guide will be waiting for you. Departure Time: 10:30am Return Details: Returns to original departure point at approximately 3:00pm Itinerary: Safety: Because there is so much to see in Berlin and this city is so bike friendly, simply the best way to see this city is by bike. The tour takes advantage of the many bike paths the city offers - more than 95% of the tour is on bike paths and through parks. When you do ride on the streets, ride along the less-traveled roads. All insurance is included.
Bikes: Ultra-hard seats? Razor-thin tires? Not on this tour! With new curvy beach cruisers these bikes are the pinnacles of city-biking comfort. With cushy seats, fat tires and handlebars that come up to meet you, it just doesn't get more relaxed. Of course these bikes perform as well. There are vice-like brakes to make sure you stop quickly. And with multiple gears, you can choose your level of pedal-pushing effort (all bikes also come with fun bells and unique names making these quite possibly the coolest bikes on the planet).
Weather: Ride rain or shine. The weather in Berlin can vary quickly, so you may want to bring a light jumper or rain jacket. The bikes come equipped with bike racks if you don't need to wear it. Also, a limited number of gloves and rain jackets are available, but again, it's better to be on the safe side and plan ahead.
Regardless if this is your first trip to Berlin of if you already feel like "ein Berliner", this is a great way to see the city and understand what makes Berlin so special. Here are just some of the many reasons why:
Berlin is a very flat, bike-friendly city and our tours take advantage of this by riding almost exclusively on bike paths and less-traveled roads.
You'll stop every few hundred meters to discuss the sights, so tours aren't the least bit strenuous.
Bike tour of Berlin
New beach cruiser bicycle and helmet
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop off
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infant and child seats are available
For every confirmed booking you will be required to print a voucher for presentation at the destination. You will receive a link to your voucher via email once your booking is confirmed.
Local Operator Information
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.
Note: Flights are NOT included and unless otherwise stated above transfers and car hire are also NOT included.