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Berlin: 2.5-Hour Boat Tour Along the River Spree

Product ID: 49759
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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Spanish, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian
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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.

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.
  • Boat cruise
  • Commentary in German
  • Audio guide with commentary in other languages (if option booked)
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

At the pier of "Stern and Kreisschiffahrt" at Friedrichstrasse 140, on the corner of Reichstagufer, 10117 Berlin.

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Important information
Know before you go
• The tour route is subject to change
• Windows seats cannot be guaranteed; please arrive early if you have a preferred seat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 2487 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.2 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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For sure its worth takeing a boat trip in Berlin the view is amazing. But there are better boats for it. I mean if the weather is good its the same. But it was raining when we started, so we sit inside. The vindows are small, if dont sit right next to them you cant see anything, and only on one side. The speakers of the german guide are loud. We received the english audio guide, but they dont give headphone jack! So I was hearing 2 giudes in 2 different langeuges. And even when you are outside its hard to listen to the giude and take photos... Not to mention there was several times when the german auto guide was speaking and the english no.

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19 August 2019

I enjoyed trip

One slight query is I ordered the english language tour guide when I booked the trip. When I got on I handed over my paperwork. I then asked about the guide and was charged 2 Euros per person an amount I thought I had already paid for. I could not prove this as paperwork already handed over. So make sure before you hand over paperwork! Tour itself v good.

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22 June 2019

Nice break after a lot of walking

The audio guide in English was very difficult to hear over the people's conversations, loud German announcer, and then boat announcements. it is not a set of earphone, but a audio stick which you have to hold up to your ear. The food was mediocre at best. I was not even able to eat 1/2 a piece of cake. Eat on your own and get a beverage, maybe.

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13 May 2019

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Stern und Kreisschiffahrt GmbH

Product ID: 49759