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Berlin: 1-Hour City Tour by Boat with Guaranteed Seating

Berlin: 1-Hour City Tour by Boat with Guaranteed Seating

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On this tour, you will get to learn about the intriguing history of Berlin and see all the major attractions from the comfort of a river cruise. Travel through Berlin on a 1-hour river cruise from Friedrichstraße or Nikolaiviertel.

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Duration 1 hour
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German, Spanish, English, French, Hebrew, Italian, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Dutch, Portuguese, Finnish, Swedish


  • Enjoy the comfort of a glass-covered and heated panoramic boat during the winter season
  • Discover the historic city of Berlin on a 1-hour boat excursion
  • Learn about the city in 8 different languages via audio guide
  • Cruise past the Reichstag and check out the beautiful Berlin Cathedral
Full description

Discover some of the key landmarks of Berlin on a sightseeing boat tour. Enjoy a relaxing river cruise on the Spree to take in the sights at the heart of this bustling city.   Depart from Friedrichstraße or Nikolaiviertel. Your 1-hour sightseeing tour will take you past the Reichstag (German Parliament Building), through the new Regierungsviertel (Government Quarter), all the way to the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of World Cultures). After turning at the Lutherbrücke (Luther Bridge), keep a look out for Schloss Bellevue (Bellevue Palace), the "Beamtenschlange" (civil servant housing), and the Siegessäule (Victory Column).

Marvel at Hauptbahnhof (Central Station), Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral), Museumsinsel (Museum Island), and the Nikolaiviertal, the oldest residential area in Berlin. Arrive back either Friedrichstraße or Nikolaiviertel to finish the tour.

  • Boat excursion
  • Audio commentary through on-board speakers (German only)
  • Multilingual audio guide device (if option booked)
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase on board)
  • Live guide
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

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  • The tour route is subject to slight alteration
  • Windows seats cannot be guaranteed; please arrive early if you have a preferred seat
  • Your own food and drink is not permitted on board
Customer reviews

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4.3 /5

based on 4764 reviews

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It was comfy, we had a window seat and went up and down the Spree. The audio guides cost €2 to hire so we didn't bother and just looked out the window and read our guide book. On the boat it said no picnics/own drinks despite the booking on this site saying that you were ok with this. The route is simply west to about the middle of Tiergarten, turn arount, then East to the end of museum island, turn around and back again in the hour. So you get to see everything no matter which side you site but equally you sort of see everything twice and maybe a loop around museum island would be better? Not the cheapest.

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April 29, 2022

Nice tour all around. I brought my elderly parent who also enjoyed it. The hand held (English) dialogue "tour guide" seemed informative, sometimes wasn't loud enough to drown out the German dialogue broadcast over the boat's PA. Lots to see and from interesting viewpoints in any case, so don't worry if you just want the coffee, beer or bratwurst they have on offer. Very nice option if you need to use this tour to rest your legs after sightseeing. The people watching is good here. NOTE: During the online ticket booking process, I somehow booked the incorrect tour time. The boat operator checking tickets noticed this but thankfully didn't make an embarrassing fuss in front of my parents and said it was "okay" this time (April 2022), thank goodness! ACHTUNG: There are at least three providers of this tour all docked closely together and all leaving at the same times so make sure you're on the right company's boat since they will all have a waiting line.

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April 18, 2022

I would recommend to come half an hour earlier and make sure you're waiting in the right spot, cause there are different pick up spots for different companies. You would then wait in line and first comes first gets preferred seat. If you want the guided tour to be in a specific language you have to actively ask for the headset before the beginning of the tour, cause there isn't anyone who would just offer that option to you lol The tour itself was so much fun. Recommended.

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October 17, 2021

Product ID: 21231