Berlin Cruises & boat tours

Our most recommended Berlin Cruises & boat tours

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.

Potsdam: Palace Tour by Boat

2. Potsdam: Palace Tour by Boat

Discover Potsdam from the water and admire the wonderful parks and palaces of the Hohenzollern Dynasty. See the most beautiful sights from the water in just 90 minutes in the morning or the afternoon. Cruise by Babelsberg Park with its imposing palace, see the Flatow Tower and the Hofdamenhaus, then pass under the historically-significant Glienicke Bridge to Jungfernsee. Ride along the former border between east and west and get a glimpse of the impressive palaces and gardens. See the Church of the Redeemer, Sacrow and discover the fairytale castle on Pfaueninsel. Further high points of the tour include the New Garden with its marble palace and the Cecilienhof Palace, where history was made in 1945 with the signing of the Potsdam Agreement.              

Berlin: Hop-On Hop-Off City Bus Tour With Boat Ride

3. Berlin: Hop-On Hop-Off City Bus Tour With Boat Ride

Experience an exciting hop-on hop-off in an red open-top double-decker bus and discover the most beautiful sights of the capital. Enjoy the chance to get on and off the bus at 20 different stops to see the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, or Kurfürstendamm up close. The buses run every 12 minutes so you have ample time to take a round trip. After you arrive at the Karl-Liebknecht-Straße/Sealife stop, board the boat (departures every 30 minutes) and experience a unique boat tour on the city's waters. Take an approximately 1-hour ride through Berlin's canals and experience the Government District and the city center from the water.  See the following sights: 1. U Kurfürstendamm / Kranzler: Café Kranzler 2. Kurfürstendamm: Gedächtniskirche 3. KaDeWe / Wittenbergplatz 4. Lützowplatz 5. Kulturforum: Gemäldegalerie, Berliner Philharmonie, Kunstgewerbemuseum (Museum of Decorative Arts), St. Matthäus-Kirche 6. Potsdamer Platz: Sony Center, Berlin State Library, Transfer to PanoramaPunkt 7. Martin-Gropius-Bau: Abgeordnetenhaus of Berlin, Bundesrat 8. Checkpoint Charlie: Museum Haus at Checkpoint Charlie 9. Gendarmenmarkt 10. Bebelplatz / Berlin State Opera 11. Rotes Rathaus / TV Tower / Alex: Käthe Kollwitz Museum 12. Karl-Liebknecht-Str.: Sealife 13. Berlin Cathedral / Lustgarten: Altes Museum 14. Unter den Linden / University: Berlin State Library 15. Unter den Linden / Friedrichstr. 16. Holocaust Memorial 17. Brandenburg Gate 18. Reichstag / Tiergarten 19. Hauptbahnhof (Central Train Station) 20. Bellevue Palace

Berlin 2-Hour Winter River Cruise

4. Berlin 2-Hour Winter River Cruise

Starting from Nikolaiviertel, see most of Berlin's highlights from the water.  Relax on a cozy heated ship and see the sights lit up for the evening. Pass by the Mühlendammschleuse, Nikolaiviertel, Berlin Cathedral, Museum Island, Reichstag, Chancellery, House of World Cultures, and Spreekreuz. Enjoy food and drinks on board for an extra charge. End the tour at the Nikolaiviertel.

Potsdam: Private Harbor and Castle Sightseeing Cruise

5. Potsdam: Private Harbor and Castle Sightseeing Cruise

Experience the beauty of historic Potsdam with your own private boat and captain. Begin your luxurious cruise with breathtaking harbor views of Babelsberg Palace, Flatow Tower, and the Damenhaus. Continue past the historic Glienicke Bridge and into Jungfernsee Lake, which opens up into a UNESCO World Heritage Site complete with lush gardens and towering castles. Your route continues as you sail towards Sacrower Heilandskirche, passing by Pfaueninsel and its whimsical castle and the New Garden's unique marble palace. Discover the historic Cecilienhof Palace where the Potsdam Agreement was signed in 1945.

Wannsee: 4h Private Seven Lakes Boat Tour with Skipper

6. Wannsee: 4h Private Seven Lakes Boat Tour with Skipper

Experience the beauty of historic Wannsee and its seven surrounding lakes, with your own private boat and captain. Begin your cruise on Tiefensee, with mesmerizing harbor views of historic Babelsberg Castle. Catch a glimpse of the luxurious villas hidden along the harbors of Griebnitzsee, known to host movie stars and celebrities.  Continue your route through the Stölpchensee, Pohlesee, Kleiner Wannsee, and Großer Wannsee, until arriving at Peacock Island, famous for its whimsical summer palace. A slight detour before your return will take you to Jungfernsee, home of the historic Cecilienhof Palace where the Potsdam Agreement was signed in 1945.

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What people are saying about Berlin

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 8,784 reviews

Nice relaxing trip up and down the Spree in Central Berlin. Informative audio guide and a chance to sit back, relax, have a coffee, or something stronger, and let the sights come to you.

An excellent way to pass 2.5hrs on a sunny afternoon. This cruise gives you a unique view of Berlin. It’s an amazing city and more so from the river.

It was a bit long. I think you see all the main sites and even some extra ones if you take the 1 hour tour instead of the 2,5 hour one

great way to see the city! easy to find and especially nice late afternoon when the sun is going down

Don’t hesitate … just book! Excellent experience, D