Festival of Lights: Lightseeing XL: Bus & Ship Tour

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Festival of Lights: Lightseeing XL: Bus & Ship Tour

From $47.49 per person

See the city of Berlin from a completely different perspective during the famous Festival of Lights which takes place in September. Marvel at the view of the illuminations from the River Spree and from the bus, and enjoy a typical Berlin Currywurst.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Visit the most well-known Berlin attractions during the Festival of Lights
  • Learn about and admire different illuminations with a bilingual guide
  • See the illuminated city of Berlin from two different perspectives: from the road and from the River Spree
  • Savor an included typical Currywurst
Full description
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.
  • Bus ticket
  • Boat ticket
  • English and German-speaking guide
  • Soft drink
  • Snack (Currywurst)
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • 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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      Meeting point

      Potsdamer Platz, at the corner of Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade, 10963 Berlin, Germany. The boarding point for the boat will be announced during the bus tour.

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      • The duration of the tour is 4 hours from Sunday to Thursday, and 4.5 hours on Fridays and Saturdays
      • The tour is not fully wheelchair accessible but can be arranged on demand
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      4.2 /5

      based on 61 reviews

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      Excellent way to see all the lights. Your up high in the bus with the best view. We were on a double decker bus. We did the bus and boat tour. Next time I would skip the boat and just do the bus. The boat tour was short and not much to see

      October 22, 2019

      Bus tour is recommended, boat tour is not necessary

      The tour by bus is really great - it certainly depends on the tour guide (who was great for us) and the weather; It's always full at the Festival of Lights, so the bus sometimes doesn't even come with pedestrians. You can "give yourself" the boat tour (in my opinion): it is very nice, but it did not meet our expectations! Our conclusion: it is really interesting, and if you have been to the "Panorama Punkt" BEFORE the tour, you have probably seen everything - except for the Victory Column.

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      October 21, 2019

      Good trip.most of the time from the bus.

      Good trip.plenty time to view the lights.3 hrs on the bus and roughly an hour on the boat. Drinks expensive on boat so be aware. Supposed to get currywurst but nobody announced that they were serving this down stairs in bottom deck. By the time I realised, there were no meals left and they had finished serving.so dont leave it too late to get something or end up with nothing like we did. But none the less enjoyed or trip .the lady guide was really good. A good experience of the Berlin night sites.

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      October 16, 2019

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