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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

    If you want to see lots of things but only have a short amount of time, then this river cruise on the Spree is the ideal way to take in everything at the heart of this bustling city.   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), looking out at Schloss Bellevue (Bellevue Palace), the "Beamtenschlange" (civil servant housing), and the Siegessäule (Victory Column), you'll get to see the new Hauptbahnhof (Central Station), Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral), Museumsinsel (Museum Island), and the Nikolaiviertal, the oldest residential area in Berlin.

    The meeting point was easy to find and the tour started on time. Great experience overall

  • 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. You will start the sightseeing tour on Friedrichstrasse and pass by the Federal Chancellery to reach Bellevue Palace, overlooking the Beamtenschlange (civil servant accommodation) and the Victory Column. 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.

    Very good boat experience, unfortunately the weather was not great. Worth the time though.

  • Berlin: 1-Hour City Sightseeing River Cruise

    3. Berlin: 1-Hour City Sightseeing River Cruise

    Join a 1-hour boat tour that starts close to Hackescher Markt at the pier "Alte Börse. 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.

    Good tour. But the weather was nice, and the ceiling remained closed... not very covid-friendly

  • Berlin: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour with Optional Cruise

    4. Berlin: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour with Optional Cruise

    Hop on an open-top double-decker bus and enjoy fantastic views and the great atmosphere of Berlin. Choose from a 24, 48, or 72-hour ticket along 2 different routes and discover the city's history and vibrant culture from the fully narrated audio tour. From the iconic Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, the Victory Column, and the legendary Checkpoint Charlie to the longest surviving section of the Berlin Wall. The city's vibrant culture, diverse architecture, and fascinating history will take your breath away. Explore over 20 locations throughout the city along the red or blue route with daily departures from the starting point at Ku'Damm or Alexanderplatz. Guests may also join the tour from any of the stops on the route. A choice of two walking tours is included with premium and deluxe tickets. Delve even further into Berlin’s fascinating past and present on one of the two following Big...

    Very informative and great way to see the city. Good value as well as could use throughout the days I was here to get around the city!

  • Berlin: 3.5-Hour Spree Boat Tour to Müggelsee

    5. Berlin: 3.5-Hour Spree Boat Tour to Müggelsee

    Beginning at Treptow Harbor, leave the excitement of the big city behind you on this 3.5-boat cruise along the River Spree to Müggelsee. Sail along the idyllic park landscape to the old town of Köpenick, where the “Captain of Köpenick” stands in front of the town hall. Continue to Berlin’s largest lake – Müggelsee. With 7 lakes, almost 20 kilometers of the Spree river, the Dahme river, and several canals, the region has more than 150 kilometers of navigable waterways. The water not only connects Treptow-Köpenick to the center of Berlin but also facilitates the passageway to Berlin from the Baltic Sea or the North Sea. Enjoy a wonderfully relaxed tour through the green oasis of Berlin.

    Wonderful boat trip along the River Spree. Amazing service, lots of room on board and great photo opportunities. I will go on this cruise again for sure.

  • Berlin: Luxury Solar Catamaran River Tour

    6. 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.

    Went with a group of my friends for a birthday and we found it very awesome. It also showed the beautiful parts of the city.

  • Berlin: 2.5-Hour East Side Boat Cruise with Commentary

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

    25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall you can experience a special East Side boat cruise. Besides numerous sights in the old and new center of Berlin, you will also see the recent changes in the area surrounding the East Side Gallery. The boat cruise starts at the pier by the old stock exchange building, near the Hackesche Höfe. Relax onboard the boat as you listen to detailed information in English and German and enjoy a delicious food service. 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 Nikolaivi...

    Good route that allows to see different Berlin districts. But we were confused: "Live Guide" in our case was loudspeakers, not a person who could answer questions.

  • Alternative Berlin by Bike: Kreuzberg & Friedrichshain

    8. Alternative Berlin by Bike: Kreuzberg & Friedrichshain

    A guided bicycle tour is the best way to discover Berlin. Cycling is not only an easy way to get around the city but also brings you close to the action! Even visitors who already know Berlin well are amazed at the new perspectives they see on this tour. This tour usually runs on bike paths and safe, quiet roads. Start at the Kulturbrauerei in Prenzlauer Berg and cycle toward Volkspark Friedrichshain and Karl-Marx-Allee. In Friedrichshain, bike around Boxhagener Platz and the RAW Tempel. This area is home of great nightlife, but there's still plenty to see during the day! Continue along the East Side Gallery and over the Oberbaumbrücke to Kreuzberg. Discover back courtyards, explore beautiful parks, and ride along the banks of the River Spree. See Görlitzer Park, and experience the alternative way of life in the colorful SO36 district of Kreuzberg. You’ll not only learn many interesti...

    The ride gave us a different view of Berlin. We got to ride through streets with beautiful street art, the anti social areas and the offbeat places of Berlin. The guide was very informative and briefed us about the history of each place.

  • Berlin: Red Sightseeing Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus with Boat Option

    9. Berlin: Red Sightseeing Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus with Boat Option

    Discover Berlin from the roof of a double-decker bus. This route covers the must-see attractions around the city, making it an ideal way to get an overview of Berlin. With departures every 8 to 15 minutes during high season (April to October) and every 20 minutes during low season (November to March), the hop-on hop-off bus is the ideal way to get around the city in a safe way at your own pace. Hop on and off as you please to discover the city at your own pace. While on board, listen to entertaining and interesting stories about this historically important city in the heart of Europe.  Here are the bus stops for your tour: 1. Kurfürstendamm (Kurfürstendamm 216) 2. Kurfürstendamm/Meinekestraße 3. Kurfürstendamm (Kurfürstendamm 234) 4. Tauentzienstraße (Tauentzienstraße 15) 5. KaDeWe (Tauentzienstraße 21-24) 6. Lützowplatz (Kulturforum Tiergarten) 7. Potsdamer Platz/Kolhoff-Hochhaus 8. B...

    The bus was great, we were able to leave when we wanted and get back on the bus at the same station, audio guides were very good.

  • Berlin: Admission to Legoland Discovery Centre

    10. Berlin: Admission to Legoland Discovery Centre

    Explore Legoland discovery centre Berlin and spend a great day at the ultimate lego indoor playground. Different stations and play areas are waiting for you to marvel and try out, explain and participate. The attraction is specially designed for children aged 3-10. Adults have to bring a child to get access to the attraction. Explore MINILAND and witness Berlin's most beautiful landmarks in miniature. Step into the 4-D cinema, a highlight for all the senses. Dive into a world full of exciting surprises and breathtaking special effects. The brave can visit Dragon Castle and take on a world of knights and dragons. LEGO fans can now become real ninjas! Get ready for the new LEGO NINJAGO City Adventure. A training camp on two levels, completely in NINJAGO design, is the place where little ninjas can improve their skills. October special: Celebrate 10 years of LEGO NINJAGO! Master Wu and ...

    We has a good time there and could easily spend 4 hours. Yes, it is a bit expensive and it was too crowded as there were many of the play areas we could not access as they were occupied by others and I did have a thought that is this what I paid for! But, in the end what really matters is the kids have fun and my 3 and a half year old daughter did have a ball of time! She really remembers LEGOLAND as the only major thing from our recent Berlin memories and I am happy!

Planning Your Visit

  • When to visit?

    Spring and summer in Berlin are glorious. So from May-September you can enjoy clear skies and warm weather, which are the perfect time to cruise along the Spree.

  • Tour options

    There are a number of different Spree tours avaliable, so you just have to pick the one that suits you best. Whether you want a full three course meal with the sights, or just a glass of wine to watch the world go by, it's up to you!

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Tour times vary by company, please consult individual schedules.
  • Is it expensive?
    Costs vary by tour type and length.
  • Will I need a guide?
    Absolutely! Check out our best-selling tours.
  • How to get there
    Tour starting points are located around the city, depending on the company you select.
  • Additional information
    ** Some tours offer audio guides in many different languages.*

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What people are saying about Spree River

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 12,525 reviews

Although the weather was grey and slightly damp, we thoroughly enjoyed our evening kayak tour. I'd recommend you dress warm - but based on our really positive experience, don't worry if the weather forecast for your trip isn't exactly blue skies! The kayaking was harder work than expected (it was my first time), and the exercise kept us warm enough. Our tour guide was incredibly friendly and approachable, engaging all of us in nice conversation throughout. She pointed out interesting buildings and facts along our route, and switched seamlessly between English (for us) and German (for the convenience of the only other pair on our tour). The kayaks were comfortable and maintained in perfect condition. We received a short yet comprehensive tutorial on how to kayak at the start, and there was time to stop for pictures of the Molecule Man and Oberbaum Bridge during the tour. The pacing throughout was great - our guide really adapted to the ability/needs of the group. Highly recommended!

The ride was very pleasant and, above all, calm and emission-free. Very relaxed. This time the ship wasn't that crowded either. You got your own drinks, it was quick and you didn't have to wait forever for a waiter. Nice tour.

Very informative and great way to see the city. Good value as well as could use throughout the days I was here to get around the city!

My friend and I had a wonderful time… especially with the bartender!

Great tour - helpful staff - great facilities on biard