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

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

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.

Berlin: 2.5-Hour Boat Tour Along the River Spree

2. Berlin: 2.5-Hour Boat Tour Along the River Spree

Discover the center of Berlin via its major waterway, the River Spree, on a 2.5-hour boat cruise. See the main sights of the city from the water and feel the heartbeat of the bustling city. Start your roundtrip sightseeing tour on Friedrichstrasse and pass by the Federal Chancellery to reach Bellevue Palace, overlooking the Beamtenschlange (civil servant accommodation) and the Victory Column. Enjoy informative audio commentary as you see Berlin Central Station and the Interior Ministry before continuing on to Charlottenburg Palace. From there you will cruise past the Westhafen Canal, the Berlin-Spandau Ship Canal, the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Hamburger Bahnhof. You will then cruise back to Friedrichstrasse.

Berlin: 1-Hour City Sightseeing River Cruise

3. Berlin: 1-Hour City Sightseeing River Cruise

Join a 1-hour round-trip boat tour that starts close to Hackescher Markt. Sit back and relax as you learn about the captivating history of Berlin from the onboard audio guide commentary. First, cruise along the River Spree to the Eastern part of the city, where you will see the Berlin Cathedral, the newly inaugurated Humboldt Forum, and the Marstall concert hall. Turning in front of the Mühlendammschleuse head back westwards past the oldest part of Berlin, the Nikolaiviertel. A little bit further down the river, learn more about Museum Island before cruising past Friedrichstraße before entering the Parliament district. See the Reichstag building, the Berlin Central Station, as well as the Federal Chancellery. At the House of World Cultures, the boat will turn around again and bring you back to the pier.

Berlin: Spree Boat Tour to Müggelsee

4. Berlin: Spree Boat Tour to Müggelsee

Leave the big city behind on this scenic cruise along the River Spree to Müggelsee. Sail past the idyllic landscape to the old town of Köpenick, all the way to Berlin’s largest lake, Müggelsee. Beginning at Treptow Harbor, cruise along the scenic River Spree through the green oasis of Berlin. Arrive at Köpenick where the “Captain of Köpenick” stands in front of the town hall. Pass important monuments, including Köpenick Palace. Continue to the largest lake in Berlin, Müggelsee, and enjoy views of Müggelturm as you sail.

Berlin: Luxury Solar Catamaran River Tour

5. Berlin: Luxury Solar Catamaran River Tour

Admire Berlin's waterways from a unique perspective aboard a 2-hour luxury solar catamaran cruise sailing down the Spree River. Start your trip at the bridge Jannowitzbrücke where you can get views of hidden clubs like "Kater Blau" and the last original part of the Berlin Wall at the East Side Gallery. Pass the oberbaumbrücke and head towards Treptow Park. Here you can see a very green part of Berlin. Enjoy scenic views of the harbor of Treptow and the small island "Insel der Jugend". After, relax on your way back to Jannowitzbrücke.

Berlin: 2.5-Hour East Side Boat Cruise with Commentary

6. Berlin: 2.5-Hour East Side Boat Cruise with Commentary

Experience a special East Side boat cruise, 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Besides numerous sights in the old and new center of Berlin, see also the recent changes in the area surrounding the East Side Gallery. The roundtrip boat cruise starts at the pier by the old stock exchange building, near the Hackersche Höfe. Relax onboard the boat as you listen to detailed information in English and German and enjoy a delicious food service (own expense). After passing by the cradle of Berlin – Mühlendamm Lock – the tour continues on past Radialsystem V, an energy forum, Berlin Ostbahnhof and the Mercedes Benz Arena. Pass under the Oberbaum Bridge into the east harbor with its many new residents including Universal Music, MTV, Coca Cola, and Label 1 and 2. You will also pass by the Badeschiff at Arena Treptow and the Molecule Man sculpture. Journey back to Berlin-Mitte and see the Nikolaiviertel, the palace construction site, and the Humboldt Forum. The famous Museum Island begins at the Berlin Cathedral. Pass under the Weidendammer Bridge to reach the area around Friedrichstrasse with the Schiffbauerdamm, the Tränenpalast (Palace of Tears), and Friedrichstrasse station. Cruise past the government district where you will see the Reichstag building and the Federal Chancellery. You will also see the most modern railway stations in Europe from the water – Berlin Central Station. Pass by Bellevue Palace – the seat of the Federal President – before heading back to the starting point, the old stock exchange building.

Berlin: Top Sights Guided E-Scooter Tour

7. Berlin: Top Sights Guided E-Scooter Tour

Explore Berlin on a guided e-scooter tour. Hear entertaining commentary from your local guide, ride along the banks of the Spree River, and see the gold Victory Column. Meet your guide, receive your helmet, and learn how to use an e-scooter. Once you've got the hang of it, head off on your Berlin adventure. Ride through the city on sidewalks and bike lanes, through parks, and along the banks of the Spree River. Ride to the Reichstag Building and learn about the famous Reichstag fire. Continue to the Brandenburg Gate and Unter den Linden. Head to the Holocaust Memorial and hear the tragic history of the German Jewish people. At Checkpoint Charlie, take a classic photo with a soldier. As you ride, hear insider tips about life in Berlin from your local guide and discover the true nature of this fascinating city.

Festival of Lights: Lightseeing XL: Bus & Ship Tour

8. Festival of Lights: Lightseeing XL: Bus & Ship Tour

Board the bus tour in Berlin during the most wonderful time of the year. Enjoy the city's colorful spectacle, both on the bus and from the boat, and be enchanted by the most important attractions in Berlin illuminated by spectacular lights. During the bus ride, learn about the illuminations with your English and German-speaking guide. Make several stops to admire the lights at your own pace and to take some lovely photos. After the bus ride, get a different perspective of the same city from the River Spree. Relax on the boat with an included original Berlin Currywurst and a soft drink.

Berlin: Kayaking Tour Through the City

9. Berlin: Kayaking Tour Through the City

Set off on an exciting, unique kayak trip. The tour begins or ends in the Berlin Kreuzberg district at the docks of the van Loon boat restaurant. For the trip you'll have an expert on hand to greet you before the tour beings. The guide will then help you to deploy. While you warm up for the trip, you will have the opportunity to learn a little about the interesting history of the Landwehr Canal. The journey heads westward downstream along the legendary railway line of the U1. The first train line to be built in Berlin runs above your head up until the point where, above and below the ground, a number of different traffic routes cross paths. A reminder of the so called "Rosinenbomber" (Raisin Bombers) from the Berlin blockade of 1948/1949 can be found on the roof of the German Museum of Technology. Continue by following this unique, scenic route next to the Spree, past Potsdamer Platz and the Ministry of Defence. Learn about the poignant history of the area and Stauffenberg's failed execution attempt of Hitler. You'll then paddle further past Tiergarten and Zoologischer Garten. Next up, cross one of the best–known Berlin locks and the city's widest bridge, a fun part and unique adventure especially for older children. The Tour ends in here in Charlottenburg. Your belongings arrived with the kayak-truck and you are just a short walk away from Tiergarten Station from where you can reach your next Berlin adventure. During the afternoon tour, the sights will be toured in the reverse order.

Berlin: 1.5-Hour Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Tour

10. Berlin: 1.5-Hour Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Tour

Enjoy paddling on a stand-up paddle board in a small group through Berlin’s Osthafen. The tour begins by the famous Badeschiff at the Arena, at the pier of the StandUpClub Berlin. Your tour guide will help you get the boards onto the water and will give you important tips on how you can stay stable on the paddle board and move forward using the right techniques. At various stops along the water you will have the opportunity to learn about the interesting history of the Osthafen. The tour takes you along the side of the Arena, the IPSE – one of the trendiest open-air clubs in the city – and old brick facades to the beautiful and historical Oberbaum Bridge. Over this bridge runs the legendary U1 metro line – the first metro line in Berlin. There, where the Berlin districts of Kreuzberg, Alt-Treptow, and Friedrichshain meet, you will paddle along the River Spree past the Molecule Man sculpture, where you can admire the size of the three figures on the water. On the way back to the pier, you will paddle past the old wall system and the wreck of the former cruise boat Dr. Ingrid Wengler.

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What people are saying about Spree River

Nice ride, I think one hour is enough for people to have a river view of the city. Great beaches and cafes can be seen from the river. I recommend people to try it.

All the major sites. Relaxed way to get an overview of Berlin and the canals.

Interesting. A good view of the old and new construction. Lots of housing

Wonderful relaxing boat journey with lots of sights and commentary!

Very informative commentary. You learn alot in an hour