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Berlin: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour with Live Guide

Product ID: 272147
Hop onboard a sightseeing tour of Germany's dynamic capital with live commentary. Take in top views of Berlin's distinctive landmarks and delve into its fascinating history.
About this activity
Duration: 1 - 2 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore Berlin’s famous landmarks on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour
  • Enjoy recorded commentary, available in 8 languages, or an entertaining live commentary in English
  • Immerse yourself in Berlin’s vibrant culture, fascinating history, and diverse architecture
Full description
With magnificent views and live commentary from an open-top bus, a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour is the perfect introduction to this fascinating city. This carefully designed tour takes you to Berlin's major landmarks and sights. From the moment the bus departs, you will begin to understand the many facets of the German capital; how it is filled with contradictions and endless surprises. The hop-on, hop-off facility enables you to get on and off the bus at a number of exciting places and explore at your leisure. 

• Red route:
Sit back and enjoy the ride as you drive through the city on an open-top bus and learn about Berlin’s unique history. You have the choice of a recorded commentary, available in 8 languages, or an entertaining live commentary in English. The red route has 17 stops: from the Brandenburg Gate to Gendarmentmarkt, immerse yourself in Berlin’s vibrant culture, fascinating history, diverse architecture and picturesque views.

• Blue route:
Cruise through former East Berlin on an open-top bus and learn about Berlin’s unique history with recorded commentary, available in 6 languages. This is the best way to find out more about life in East Berlin and the opportunity to see the East Side Gallery; the longest surviving section of the Berlin Wall, decorated by more than 100 artists from over 20 countries. The blue route has 4 stops for you to hop-on or hop-off the bus and visit attractions and landmarks. 

• Timing:
Duration: red route is 2 hours, blue route is 40 minutes
Frequency: the bus comes every 20 minutes

• Stops:
Red route: Ku’Damm / KaDeWe Department Store / Lützowplatz / Potsdamer Platz / Topography of Terror / Checkpoint Charlie / Gendarmenmarkt / Alexanderplatz / Alexa Shopping Centre / Neptune Fountain / Museum Island / Madame Tussauds / Brandenburg Gate / Reichstag / Central Station / Bellevue Palace / Victory Column /
Blue route: Alexanderplatz / Karl-Marx-Allee / East Side Gallery / Ostbahnhof

• Walking tour included with premium and deluxe tickets: delve into the city’s fascinating past from the Third Reich and WWII to the Cold War and the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Your guide will take you a 90-minute walking tour from the Brandenburg Gate to Checkpoint Charlie with highlights including the Holocaust Memorial, Hitler’s Bunker, and captivating stories of the divided Berlin. Tour begins at stop # 13: Brandenburg Gate. Operates: April-October, daily at 11:00 AM und 3:00 PM in English/daily at 1:00 PM in German; November-March, daily at 11:00 AM in English/every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 1:00 PM in German.

• River cruise included with deluxe ticket: experience Berlin from a different perspective on a 1-hour river cruise on the river Spree right in the heart of the city with unbeatable views of the Reichstag, Berlin Cathedral, Nikolai Quarter, and Museum Island. Location: Reederei Riedel, Pier at Willy-Brandt-Straße / Moltke Bridge (Moltkebrücke). 5-minute walk from stop # 15: Central Station / Hauptbahnhof
  • 1 or 2-day hop-on hop-off bus ticket
  • Free walking tour with premium and deluxe ticket
  • Free river cruise with deluxe ticket
  • Tickets for other attractions available to add-on, if option selected
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

You can join the tour at any of the stops in Berlin.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Buses depart every 15-20 minutes. Please note, you might have to wait at some of the bus stops depending on traffic.
• Please note there is a reduced service from Monday 16th March; buses depart every hour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 107 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.1 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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Unfortunately the first bus driver was not very well trained and did not take us with him because he thought the online ticket was not with him. My recommendation to have the booking with me in printed form. Thankfully the 2nd bus driver was good and very nice - made up for a lot again. We were very angry and frozen out because we had to wait for the next bus - we were 40 minutes in freezing cold :-(

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November 19, 2019

Great way to see Berlin

The BIG BUS hop on hop off, tour is a fantastic way of seeing all the major sites in Berlin, dont forget to also ride the 'blue route' from the Alexanderplatz stop. If you buy the full package (2 day ticket) that also lets you go on the River tour once and the walking tour with excellent commentary from the walking guide. Use the Bus like a bus service and get off at any one of the stops to explore that area. If you are lucky enough to get a bus with 'Live commentary' using the free headphones you can hear a more detailed description of what you see on the tour in English or choose a pre recorded commentary in several languages.

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August 9, 2019

A very good bus tour taking in all the major sights. Tour guide was knowledgeable if not a bit too opinionated as millennials seem to be today. We didn’t want her political views or opinions on ‘animal prisons’ aka the zoo. Leave that at home when you come to work...we just wanted the unbiased fats of Berlin!

August 8, 2019

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Big Bus Tours Berlin

Product ID: 272147