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Berlin: 2.5-Hour Boat Tour Along the River Spree

Berlin: 2.5-Hour Boat Tour Along the River Spree

From US$ 26.19 per person

Enjoy a 2.5-hour boat cruise along the River Spree and learn interesting facts about Berlin. Explore the main attractions in the city from the water including the government district, Bellevue Palace, Berlin Cathedral, and Museum Island.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Enjoy a relaxing boat cruise through Berlin and explore the highlights of the city from the water
  • Listen to interesting facts about the German capital and enjoy a light lunch onboard the boat
  • See the government district, Bellevue Palace and Berlin Central Station
Full description

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.

  • Boat cruise
  • Audio commentary played through speakers
  • Famous buildings of the Berlin skyline
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase onboard)
  • Live guide
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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  • Please note that COVID-19 self-tests are not accepted. COVID-19 test must be a rapid test or a PCR test that is completed at a COVID-19 test center
  • The tour route is subject to change
  • Windows seats cannot be guaranteed; please arrive early if you have a preferred seat
  • Audio commentary is played through speakers onboard. There is no live guide
  • Your own food and drink is not permitted on board
Customer reviews

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4.3 /5

based on 3754 reviews

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Good experience for a low price. We didn’t notice until halfway through the journey that English translating devices were available. They were tucked away in an out-of-reach area. The first 40” was very scenic and then it was relaxing but not exceptional. There was only one, pretty overworked wait person to serve everyone so service was slow. But the beer &snacks were good and reasonably priced.

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October 24, 2021

It was wonderful. We did the tour at the beginning of our stay and it gave us a great overview of Berlin and an idea about how wide-spread the city is. It’s a great chance to discover new quarters or to see a lot of the sites, especially when you have a limited amount of time. Also, we were amazed and surprised by how many waterways and harbors there are in the city. Highly recommendable!

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October 23, 2021

Ferries and cruises are always my choice because I love water and I get to see the city at a glimpse. And it is also relaxing since they also provide drinks and snacks on board. The snacks werent super appetizing for me but I explored them anyway because the wurst (German sausage) gives you an authentic German experience. The trip was 2.5 hours long and initially interesting but in the last one hour there wasnt much to see. But its still calming especially if you are not in a hurry to get somewhere else later.

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October 16, 2021

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