Berlin Pergamon & Neues Museum Tour: Treasures of the Ancient World - in Berlin - LikeALocal Guide

Berlin Pergamon & Neues Museum Tour: Treasures of the Ancient World


59 EUR

Explore the wonders of Ancient Egypt, Babylon, Greece, and Rome on an informative tour through the Pergamon and Neues Museums. Not only will you admire the impressive artefacts and architectural structures, but you’ll also be taken on a journey through history.

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • English


  • Experience Berlin’s finest museums with an expert guide
  • See the Bust of Nefertiti
  • Marvel at the Market Gate of Miletus
  • Admire the Ishtar Gate


The bombing campaign of WWII and the final Battle of Berlin left the centre of the city, including Museum Island, in almost complete ruin. The area was allocated to East Berlin following the war, which resulted in a stagnant rebuilding process.

Only in 1999 was Museum Island awarded UNESCO status. This tour takes you through the different eras to the restorations happening today.

By engaging with the whole of Museum Island, its renowned Prussian architecture, the collection of ancient structures and artefacts, and the contemporary approach to restoration, you’ll be able to experience the Pergamon and Neues Museums in a unique light.

Join us for an unforgettable tour of Berlin's two finest museums and immerse yourself in history.

What’s included & not included

  • Expert local guide
  • Entry to the museums
  • Museum Island day pass

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Meeting point

Corner of Am Lustgarten and Bodestrasse

Reviews from travellers (4)


Tarek was our guide for this tour. His knowledge and enthusiasm were palpable. He is a truly exceptional and talented young man. I learnt so much on this tour. He guided us straight past the crowds and took us to the pinnacles of the displays, the best viewing areas, and explained so much about the history of the museums, the people involved in their construction / revitalisation following much of their destruction and how many of the artefacts displayed had found their way to Berlin. His knowledge and ability to impart that knowledge regarding individual pieces and displays we focussed on for the tour was astonishing. This is a true gem of a tour, exceptional value and I wholeheartedly recommend It to anyone wanting a really personalised experience in a small group environment. After being on this tour with Tarek I just wish we had had more time in Berlin to see more of the the museums. This tour is a memory I will treasure and has lit an interest for me personally to delve much deeper into history and research further into much of what Tarek touched on in this tour. Thanks Tarek.
Wonderful †museum‡ tour with Jamie!
The tour was of two of the biggest museums of the Berlin: The Pergamon and the New Museum. Jamie, an archaeologist and 16 years resident of Berlin, gave the five of us an amazing tour that ran through the lives of people in cities and empires from Egypt to Rome to Babylon. He describes places and cultures as if we traveled to see them with our own eyes. This is a fascinating tour as it combines art and architecture of these old empires with history of archaeology in Prussia, Egypt and the Ottoman Empire.
Pergamon tour with Jamie
I recently did the Pergamon & New Museum Tour with Jamie and had a fascinating time. Having a guide who told a story of both the modern and ancient history of the artifacts and how they meant different things to different cultures was a great experience. I learned a lot had a great time – recommended!
I decided to see the museums on a tour as I wanted to make the most of my visit with a knowledgeable guide and also get fast tracked into the museums. I thoroughly enjoyed the 3 hour tour of these two museums with Michael. He is an absolute wealth of information, supplementing the exhibits and museums with pictures from his ipad to expand our knowledge. He hardly stopped talking all the way round but he was so interesting I hung on every word. I learnt so much about the Ishtar Gate, Egyptian culture, an explanation of the Greek courtyard in the Neues Museum, the damage sustained by WW2 with before and after photos, and much much more. Worth every penny!
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