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2.5-Hour City Boat Tour – Through the Center of Berlin to The West Harbor

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  • Cruise gently through Berlin's waters to see some of the city's most significant landmarks on your way to the city's largest port, Westhafen.
  • Listen to engaging German commentary via onboard speakers, and listen to an audio guide available in 11 different languages.
  • Sail along the Spree and pass by the Museum Island, the Berlin Cathedral, the historic Nikolaiviertel, and the new city palace.
  • Make your way through the Berlin-Spandau shipping canal, the Humboldthafen, and past the historic buildings of the Charité campus to Westhafen.
  • Continue to Charlottenburg Castle Park and enjoy a short stop at Charlottenburg at the Gotzkowsky Bridge.
  • Start your way back to Friedrichstrasse through the meanderings of Spree, on the way, see more important Berling sights including Bellevue Palace, House of World Cultures, and more.

Inclusions

  • 2.25-hour tour
  • German commentary via onboard speakers
  • Multilingual audio guide

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks (can be purchased onboard)
  • Board your cruise at Stern und Kreisschiffahrt GmbH, Anleger Friedrichstraße/Reichstagufer.
  • Address: Reichstagufer, 10117 Berlin, Germany
  • Your guide will be holding blue/orange flags at the pier.
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  • The onboard commentary is in German.
  • The audio guide is available in German, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Polish, Swedish, Chinese, and Hebrew.
  • An assortment of food menus (including a vegetarian menu) is available and can be booked onboard.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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2.5-Hour East-Side-Tour Sightseeing Cruise in East Berlin

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  • Take a break from the hustle-bustle of the city and relax on this cruise down River Spree.
  • Sightsee renowned attractions on the East side of the river like Berliner Dom, Fernsehturm, Nikolaiviertel, and many more.
  • Enjoy this tour tracing parts of the border between the two sides on the Spree before the fall of the Berlin wall as you listen to the onboard commentary with the audioguides.
  • Discover the significance of the wall and what life under Soviet occupation was like.
  • Travel comfortably and take advantage of the large outdoor decks and vast viewing windows on the luxury ship.

Inclusions

  • East-Side Spree tour cruise
  • Live commentary in German and English
  • Audio guides available in Spanish, French, Polish, Hebrew, Italian & Russian

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Please note that the ships are not barrier-free.
  • Live commentary in German and English
  • Audio guides available in Spanish, French, Polish, Hebrew, Italian & Russian
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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1-Hour City Cruise from Berlin Mitte

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  • On this one-hour cruise of Berlin, experience the deep history and culture of the German capital along with an audio guide available in 12 languages.
  • Hop on board the cruise which departs from Friedrichstraße, Nikolaiviertel, or Alte Börse (hackescher market) every 45 mins from 11am to 6:45pm.
  • You'll get a river view of some of the major historical spots in Berlin like the Reichstag, Government District, and Bellevue Palace.
  • Berlin is a mix of old and new and you’ll see this in other attractions like the Berlin Cathedral along with the House of World Cultures and the main station.

Inclusions

  • 1-hour Berlin cruise
  • Live commentary in English & German
  • Audio guide in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Polish, Swedish, Chinese, Hebrew, and Finnish
  • Reichstag
  • Government District
  • House of World Cultures
  • Bellevue Palace
  • Victory Column
  • Berlin Cathedral
  • Museum Island and Humboldt Forum
  • Nikolaiviertel
  • Tip: After the cruise, explore Museum Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site just a 15-minute walk from Friedrichstraße or Nikolaiviertel.
  • This experience is not wheelchair accessible.
  • This experience is pram/stroller accessible.
  • Your guide dogs are welcome at the venue.
  • Pets are allowed. Larger dogs must be kept on a leash.
  • Please check your final voucher for the boarding point details and specific instructions. Boarding to take place either at Friedrichstraße, Alte Börse (Hackascher Markt) or Nikolaiviertel (museum island).
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Berlin Evening or Moonlight Sightseeing Cruise with Audio Guide

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€28.90
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  • Short on time in Berlin? An evening cruise lets you tick off major sights, watching the city come alive and glitter under the night sky.
  • See the Spreebogen watercourse and its modern architecture, and learn more through the onboard German commentary or multilingual audio guide.
  • Discover Berlin's iconic landmarks like the majestic Berlin Cathedral and the charming Nikolaiviertel district, all illuminated by the city lights.
  • Spot Charité, the inspiration behind a popular Netflix series, and discover its rich history as one of Europe's oldest and most renowned hospitals.
  • Want to experience the beauty of Berlin at night? Opt for a romantic moonlight cruise instead and sail under the stars.

Inclusions

  • 2-hour River Spree evening sightseeing cruise
  • Onboard commentary in German
  • Audio guide in German, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Polish, Swedish, Chinese, and Hebrew
  • Night cruise (optional)

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks (available to purchase on board)
  • Tip: Explore Berlin's rich history and culture by visiting renowned museums like the Pergamon Museum or the Neues Museum, close to the boarding pier.
  • This experience is not accessible by wheelchair.
  • This experience is accessible by pram/strollers.
  • Your guide dogs and pets are welcome onboard.
  • In case of unforeseen events like bad weather, technical issues, or waterway closures, the tour may be rescheduled or canceled.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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2-Hour Eco-Friendly Spree Cruise from Jannowitzbrücke

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  • Imagine this - a solar-powered cruise that is both luxurious and environmentally friendly, a 2-hour cruise that covers 8 different amazing attractions in Berlin, and a chance to experience both history and modernity on the same cruise! This cruise covers it all.
  • You will start off at Jannowitzbrücke, making your way towards Plänterwald to Zenner and back while passing by the East Side Gallery, the Oberbaumbrücke, and the Osthafenalong the way.
  • For your next stop, to add a splash of green, Treptower Park awaits you. It was where the first Berlin trade exhibition was held in 1896 and some of its remains still stand today.
  • An hour later, you will be at Haus Zenner, a tourist restaurant. As you find yourself surrounded by beautiful neo-Renaissance style architecture, you can look out to the “Island of Youth”, a youth cultural center.

Inclusions

  • 2-hour cruise on a luxury catamaran
  • Board the cruise at Anlegestelle Jannowitzbrücke.
  • Address: Anlegestelle Jannowitzbrücke, Rolandufer 4, 10179.

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  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Under the Bridges: 3.25-Hour River Spree & Landwehrkanal Boat Tour

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  • Experience the historic sights of Berlin and sail under its famous bridges on this 3.25-hour cruise along the River Spree and Landwehrkanal.
  • With onboard commentary in German or an audio guide in 10 languages, enhance your sightseeing tour by listening to information about each attraction.
  • Whatever the weather, enjoy views of Berlin from the sun deck or take advantage of the indoor seating.
  • Pass under the iconic Oberbaum Bridge, a symbol of Berlin's unity. It's known for connecting parts of the city previously divided by the Berlin Wall.
  • You'll see significant landmarks that make Berlin what it is such as the Reichstag- housing Germany's Lower Parliament - the Berlin Cathedral and City Palace, the House of World Cultures, the Niklolaiviertel district, and more.
  • Choose to sample some fine coffee, cake, and hot dishes during the cruise (not included in the ticket).

Inclusions

  • 3.25-hour sightseeing boat tour
  • Onboard commentary in German (optional)
  • Multilingual audio guide (can be borrowed free of charge on board)

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks (can be purchased onboard)
  • Hotel transfers
  • Live guide
  • The multilingual audio guide is available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Polish, Swedish, Chinese, and Hebrew.
  • Choice of food options onboard include the following:

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1 pot of coffee or tea + 1 sheet cake with cream

Menu 1 - Pork fillet

Cream of tomato soup - Pork medallions • Cream of mushrooms • Tagliatelle - Belgian waffle - Berry compote

Menu 2 - Beef goulash

Cream of tomato soup - Beef goulash • Ribbon noodles - Belgian waffle - Berry compote

Menu 3 - Saithe fillet

Cream of tomato soup - Pollock fillet - Leaf spinach - Long grain rice - Belgian waffle - Berry compote

Menu 4 - Veggie

Cream of tomato soup - Aubergine curry - Long grain rice - Belgian waffle - Berry compote

Note: all menus can be booked online up to 48 hours before schedule and only in connection with the corresponding ticket.

  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Berlin city tour boats | Cruising to the east and west Harbor

The Berlin city tour boats run along the River Spree, allowing passengers to marvel at the historic landmarks lined along the banks. These city sightseeing boat tours usually start from the center of the Spree and go towards either the East or the West side of the Berlin Harbor. The best perks of choosing city tour boats are that they follow a distinct route and offer live commentary and multilingual audio guides. You can choose between a convertible, a 2-story, and a luxury catamaran to sightsee along the Spree.

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  • Why choose Berlin city tour boats?
  • Things to know before booking your Berlin city cruise
  • Your Berlin city cruise options explained
  • Find your best Berlin city tour boat match here
  • Berlin city tour boat highlights
  • What can you cover on a city cruise in Berlin?
  • Your guide to boarding your Berlin city tour boat
  • Plan your Berlin city boat tours
  • 5 steps to ensure a hassle-free Berlin city boat tour
  • More Spree boat tours you must try in Berlin
  • Frequently asked questions about Berlin city tour boats

Things to know before booking your Berlin city cruise

  • The Berlin city tour boats run along distinct routes, offering glimpses into both sides of the city. The 2.5-hour city boat tour starts from Friedrichstraße, navigates through the Government District, and reaches the Charlottenburg Castle via the Westhafen Canal. Here, you can spot the TV Tower, Nikolaiviertel, Humboldthafen, the Berlin Cathedral, and others. The East Side tour, as its name suggests, starts from Alte Borse and gives visitors a glimpse into the eastern side of the city. This tour is perfect for history enthusiasts as it traces the borders of both sides of the city, with its audio guides offering insights into its history. 
  • Another reason why Berlin city tour boats are the perfect sightseeing option is that they have several boarding points along the Spree. Choose a cruise depending on how far your accommodation is and which historic shopping squares you want to frequent. Most Berlin city sightseeing boats typically depart from Friedrichstraße, Alte Borse, or Nikolaiviertel. You will find a Unter den Linden (historic boulevard) and the Galeries Lafayette (department store) near Friedrichstraße. Alte Borse is close to Barfußgässchen, a famous historic alley, Leipzig Old Town Hall, and Madler Passage, an iconic shopping arcade. 
  • While day cruises are ideal for clear, unobstructed views of the city’s landmarks, you can also go for Berlin evening cruises. The evening boat tours are perfect for sunset lovers. You can make use of the golden hour backdrop to click gorgeous pictures. 
  • These tours are not just restricted to the Spree. You can choose the luxury catamaran cruises that go towards the Landwehrkanal or go for the Mugglesee Lake cruise that lets you explore nearby sites like the Kopenick, Rubezahl, and Friedrichshafen, and hike up the Muggleberge Hills. 
  • There is a city tour boat for every budget. Most city sightseeing boat tours, even the luxury, solar-powered catamaran cruises cost between €21.90 and €31.90. The Berlin dinner cruises, offering 3 or 4-course lavish gourmet meals, glasses of prosecco, and cocktails start from €69. 
  • Another reason why you should book city tour boats is that they offer complimentary multilingual audio guides in around 5 to 12 languages. You can also listen to live commentary in German and English on board to know more about these historic sites. 

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Towards the West Harbor

Average duration: 1 hour to 2.5 hours
General timings:
11 am to 3 pm
Live commentary & Audio guides: Included

  • These city tour boats typically start from Mitte, around the center of the city, and sail towards the west side of the Berlin Harbor. 
  • You can catch glimpses of iconic historic sites like the Reichstag in the Government District, the Bundeskamzleramt (German Chancellery), Tiergarten, Bellevue Palace, and others. 

Recommended boat tours: 

  • 2.5-hour city boat tour
  • 1-hour city cruise from Berlin Mitte
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Towards East Berlin

Average duration: 2 to 2.5 hours
General timings:
2:45 pm to 5:15 pm
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  • These cruises pass through the border between the east and west parts of Berlin and go towards the eastern side of the Berlin Harbor, allowing visitors a glimpse into its storied past. 
  • The East side city tour boats pass through the Museum Island, Berliner Dom, Berlin TV Tower, East Side Gallery, Oberbaum Bridge, and others. 

Recommended boat tours: 

  • 2.5-hour East side tour
  • 2-hour evening sightseeing cruise with an audio guide
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Beyond River Spree

Average duration: 3 hours 15 minutes to 4 hours
General timings:
11 am to 2:20 pm
Live commentary & Audio guides:
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  • You can also choose city tour boats that move towards the Berlin-Spandau shipping canal, the Landwehrkanal, or Westhafen, beyond the River Spree. It is perfect for individuals looking to spend more than half a day sojourning along the river. 
  • On tour boats sailing beyond the River Spree, you can explore surrounding areas like Kopenick, Rubezahl, and Friedrichshafen, and hike up Muggleseeberge Hills. Depending on the kind of tour boats you book, you can avail yourself of dinner options on board.

Recommended boat tours:

  • 3.25-hour River Spree and Landwehrkanal boat tour
  • 3-hour Spree cruise to Mugglesee Lake

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10:30 am to 3 pm
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2.5-hour east side sightseeing cruise
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2:45 pm to 5:15 pm

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Scenic routes in and around River Spree

The Berlin city tour boats follow a distinct route, typically starting from the center of the city, and sailing towards either the east or west side of the Berlin Harbor. Some city tour boats also venture beyond Spree, pass through the Berlin-Spandau shipping channel, and go towards Westhafen. You can enjoy the scenic waterfront and catch glimpses of the historic landmarks situated by the river banks. 

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Live commentary and audio guides

One of the best perks of booking city tour boats is that they feature live commentary in German and English as well as provide access to audio guides in around 5 to 12 languages. With these audios, you can learn more about the history and cultural significance of the landmarks. You can select an audio in your native language for a more personalized experience.

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Impeccable service

The Berlin city tour boats are one of a kind with luxurious, state-of-the-art facilities. From spacious decks, heated indoor cabins, and gourmet dinner options, the city tour boats offer it all. There are professional staff on board to ensure you have a comfortable cruising experience and to help you in case of emergencies. The boats are also equipped with life jackets and other safety gear. 

Your guide to boarding your Berlin city tour boat

Friedrichstraße

Nearest landmarks: Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie
Nearest metro station:
Friedrichstraße Bahnhof

Friedrichstraße is renowned for its shopping opportunities, with numerous high-end boutiques, department stores, and designer outlets lining the street. It is an ideal starting point for visitors looking to immerse themselves in the city’s vibrant atmosphere.

Nikolaiviertel

Nearest landmarks: Berlin Cathedral and Museum Island
Nearest metro station:
Klosterstraße

Located in the oldest residential area of the city, this port features cobblestone streets, half-timbered houses, and quaint cafes. You can wander through narrow alleys, admire the Nikolaikirche, and explore small artisan shops offering traditional crafts and souvenirs.

Alte Borse

Nearest landmarks: Leipzig Market Square and ST. Nicholas’ Church
Nearest metro station:
Augustusplatz

The Alte Borse port is very close to the historic Old Stock Exchange, which once served as the center of trade and commerce in the city. Today, you can explore the vibrant market square, where farmers' markets, festivals, and cultural events take place, and immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of Leipzig's trading tradition.

Jannowitzbrucke

Nearest landmarks: Oberbaum Bridge and East Side Gallery
Nearest metro station:
Jannowitzbrucke

Situated at the intersection of the vibrant districts of Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain, this port provides access to some of Berlin's most eclectic neighborhoods. You can explore street art in Kreuzberg, stroll along the East Side Gallery, or experience the nightlife scene in Friedrichshain.

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Best time to go on a Berlin city tour boat cruise

Best day of the week: The Berlin city tour boats are in demand throughout the year. If you are around Mitte and want to go on a sightseeing cruise, consider booking over the weekend, for it is difficult to secure parking around Mitte on work days. Reserve tickets online in advance to secure your seats on Berlin boat tours. For the best views, you must choose day sightseeing tour boats. If you love sunsets and photography, make use of the golden hour and go on an evening cruise along the Spree. 

Best month in a year: April to May and September to October are the best months to go on a city sightseeing boat tour. During these months, the weather is clear and you can catch unobstructed views of the historic sights along the banks of the River Spree. June and July are the hottest months of the year. If you visit around these months, consider booking evening cruises to beat the heat. If you want to enjoy the city’s Christmas festivities, visit Berlin during the winter months and book a sightseeing cruise to see the decorations from a unique vantage point.

Friedrichstrasse boarding port
Friedrichstrasse
  • By bus: 147 and N6
  • By metro: U6
  • By tram: 12 and M1
  • By train: FEX, RB14, RB21, and Flixtrain
Nikolaiviertel
  • By train: S1, S7, and S9
  • By metro: U3, U5, and U9
  • By bus: U6
Alte Borse
  • By tram: 1, D, and 71
  • By bus: 3A and 40A
  • By metro: U2 line
Jannowitzbrucke
  • By train: RB14 and RE7
  • By bus: 300, N8, N40, N60, and N65
  • By metro: U-Bahn U8, S-Bahn S3, S5, S7, and S9
Berlin city tour boat inclusions
  • Open decks: All Berlin city tour boats have spacious decks and lounges for your convenience. You can stand on these decks for hours, admiring the historic sights passing by. 
  • Live commentary: Professional guides offer live commentary in English and German on city tour boats. You can learn about the history, cultural relevance, and lesser-known stories about the city’s landmarks from these guides. 
  • Audio guides: Besides live commentary, the city tour boats also have audio guides in around 5 to 12 languages for their visitors. These audio guides are particularly beneficial as you can listen to them at your own pace while marveling at the passing landmarks. 
  • Gourmet dinner options: Depending on the kind of city tour boats you have purchased, you can enjoy 3 to 4-course gourmet dinner options with glasses of prosecco and cocktails on board. 
  • Heated cabins: You will also find cozy, heated cabins on your city tour boats. If the evening air feels chilly after standing on the open decks for a long while, you can retire to one of these cabins and enjoy the ambiance.
Facilities available on Berlin city tour boats
  • Live commentary and professional guides: Enjoy live commentary in German and English and multilingual audio guides on board. These audio guides are available in over 5 to 12 languages for your convenience. 
  • Cozy cabins: Relax in heated cabins and marvel at the passing landmarks on Berlin city tours. These cabins come in clutch when you feel chilly after standing on the open decks for a while, especially in the evening.
  • Accessible restrooms: There are accessible toilets on city tour boats for your convenience. 
  • Gourmet meals: Depending on the kind of tickets you purchase, you can enjoy a lavish dinner on board. You can also add prosecco and cocktails to your dining experience.
  • Professional staff: There are experienced professional staff always on standby on city tour boats in Berlin to help you and ensure that you have a hassle-free cruise experience.
Tips to note when embarking on Berlin city tour boats
  • Check your ticket details: After confirming your payment, make sure to check your boat tour’s timings, duration, and boarding points in your email. You will find a ticket voucher with all these details. Keep that voucher handy, for you will not be allowed to board the cruise without it.
  • Carry a valid ID: Make sure you carry a valid identity card when boarding a city tour boat. 
  • Arrive early: It is best to reach at least 15 to 20 minutes before the boat’s scheduled departure to settle in comfortably. 
  • Bring sun protection: Carry sunscreen, a hat, and an umbrella to your sightseeing tour boat, for the sun is quite strong on the open decks. 
  • Book tickets in advance: The Berlin city tour boats are always in demand, attracting attention throughout the year. To avoid standing in long lines, you must reserve your tickets in advance.

5 steps to ensure a hassle-free Berlin city boat tour

  • Book tickets online: Reserve your Berlin city tour boat tickets online to save time and money. With online ticket bookings, you can avoid long lines and ensure guaranteed access to your cruise no matter the crowd on the day of your visit. 
  • Confirm your ticket details: After payment confirmation, you will receive a ticket voucher in your email with all the ticket information. Make sure to check your boarding port, the tour’s duration, timings, and other details. 
  • Show a valid ID: Carry a valid identity document when boarding your city boat tour. You may be asked to present an identification card. 
  • Redeem your ticket: You need to show your email ticket voucher at the boarding gate to get on the boat. 
  • Embark on your cruise: Make sure to arrive at least 15  to 20 minutes before the cruise’s scheduled departure to settle in comfortably. After redeeming your ticket voucher at the port, you can board the cruise and enjoy your ride.

More Spree boat tours you must try in Berlin

Berlin sightseeing city tour boats

Berlin sightseeing cruises

The city’s sightseeing cruises offer a unique experience in Berlin, allowing visitors to catch glimpses of iconic monuments situated along the banks of the River Spree. You can choose between day or evening sightseeing boat tours. Some sightseeing cruises move towards either the east or west side of the city and some boat tours cover some of the most picturesque lakes of the city.

Berlin dinner cruises

Berlin dinner cruises

The city’s dinner boat tours are ideal for romantic partners looking to sojourn along the River Spree. These cruises offer the best of both worlds. You can catch glimpses of Berlin’s top attractions while enjoying a lavish dinner on board. You can choose between a 3 or 4-course dinner, which also includes glasses of prosecco and cocktails.

Frequently asked questions about Berlin city tour boats

How do I book Berlin city tour boats?

We recommend you book Berlin city tour boats online. By booking tickets online, you can secure your seat in advance and avoid standing in long lines on the day of your cruise. You can also browse from a range of city tour boats and choose the one that best fits your needs.

How much do Berlin city tour boats cost?

The Berlin city tour boats range between €21.90 and €28.90. You can choose between a convertible ship, a 2-story boat, and a luxury, solar-powered catamaran range. If you include gourmet dinner add-ons, the cruise will cost around €69.

What is included in a Berlin city tour boat?

One of the best perks of booking Berlin city tour boats is that you can enjoy complimentary add-ons like live commentary in English and German and audio guides in around 5 to 12 languages. The city tour boats feature spacious decks with ample space. You can also step inside one of their heated cabins if the outside air feels too chilly after sunset. You can also upgrade your sightseeing tour ticket to include a 3 or 4-course lavish dinner on board.

What route do Berlin city tour boats take?

Some Berlin city tour boats start from the center of the city, around Mitte, and go towards either the east or west side of the Berlin Harbor. A few sightseeing boat tours start from Jannowitzbrucke and go beyond River Spree. They cross the Berlin-Spandau canal and reach Westhafen, the city’s largest port.

What can I see on a Berlin city tour boat along the Spree?

The east side Berlin city tour boats pass by iconic landmarks of the city like the East Side Gallery, Oberbaum Bridge, DDR Museum, Alexanderplatz, Treptower Park, Spree River Promenade, and Nikolaiviertel. The boat tours that go towards the west side of the Berlin Harbor allow you to catch glimpses of the Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Reichstag, German Chancellery, Tiergarten, Bellevue Palace, and Victory Column.

From where will I get on my Berlin city tour boat?

The Berlin city tour boats have multiple boarding ports scattered along the River Spree like the Alte Borse, Nikolaiviertel, and Jannowitzbrucke, Depending on where your accommodation is situated and what kind of historic market squares you want to drop by, choose the cruise that leaves from your nearest boarding port.

How long are Berlin city tours on boats?

Most Berlin city tour boats are around 2 to 2.5 hours. If you choose sightseeing tours that go beyond River Spree towards Westhafen, it will take you longer, around 3.5 to 4 hours.

What kind of food and drinks are offered on Berlin city tour boats?

You can upgrade your cruising experience with an elaborate dinner. If you upgrade your city tour boats, you can enjoy a 3 or 4-course gourmet dinner with prosecco and cocktails.

What is the best time to go on a Berlin city tour boat?

The spring and fall months, April to May, and September are the best months to cruise around Berlin. The weather is calm along the Spree and the skies are clear. You can spot the city’s iconic landmarks such as the TV Tower, Tiergarten, Victory Column, East Side Gallery, and others quite easily. Around September, the crowds also start to thin out as most students return to their schools.

What facilities are available on Berlin city tour boats?

The Berlin city tour boats include complimentary add-ons like live commentary in English and German along with audio guides in around 5 to 12 languages. You can also lounge on spacious decks and relax in heated cabins. You can upgrade your ticket to add a gourmet dinner with cocktails to your cruising experience.

What to bring on a Berlin city tour boat?

You only need to bring your email ticket voucher and a valid identity document to board a Berlin city tour boat. The boats have open decks, heated cabins, dinner options, and an impeccable staff, who will provide you with anything that you may need during your cruise.

Are Berlin city tour boats suitable for children?

Yes, families can bring their infants and toddlers on board. There are special provisions on Berlin city tour boats to accommodate prams and strollers.

Are there any accessibility considerations for Berlin city tour boats?

Yes, most Berlin city tour boats are accessible to visitors with mobility challenges. There are experienced staff on board to help you navigate around the cabins and decks.