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  2. Berlin
  3. Spree River

Berlin: Kayaking Tour Through the City

Product ID: 21659
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Experience Berlin from a kayak. See Zoologischer Garten from the water and learn about the capital's impressive water lock system. Explore the length of the U1 line, suspended above the canal, then go for a trip on the Spree.
About this activity
Duration 2.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about Berlin's exciting and varied history
  • Explore Berlin and get some great exercise along the way
  • Cross a historic water lock between the canal and the Spree River
Full description
Set off on an exciting, unique kayak trip. The tour begins or ends in the Berlin Kreuzberg district at the docks of the van Loon boat restaurant.

For the trip you'll have an expert on hand to greet you before the tour beings. The guide will then help you to deploy. While you warm up for the trip, you will have the opportunity to learn a little about the interesting history of the Landwehr Canal.

The journey heads westward downstream along the legendary railway line of the U1. The first train line to be built in Berlin runs above your head up until the point where, above and below the ground, a number of different traffic routes cross paths. A reminder of the so called "Rosinenbomber" (Raisin Bombers) from the Berlin blockade of 1948/1949 can be found on the roof of the German Museum of Technology.

Continue by following this unique, scenic route next to the Spree, past Potsdamer Platz and the Ministry of Defence. Learn about the poignant history of the area and Stauffenberg's failed execution attempt of Hitler. You'll then paddle further past Tiergarten and Zoologischer Garten.

Next up, cross one of the best–known Berlin locks and the city's widest bridge, a fun part and unique adventure especially for older children. The Tour ends in here in Charlottenburg. Your belongings arrived with the kayak-truck and you are just a short walk away from Tiergarten Station from where you can reach your next Berlin adventure.

During the afternoon tour, the sights will be toured in the reverse order.
Includes
  • Complete equipment: kayaks, paddles, swimming vests, spray hoods
  • Expert guides
  • Kayak training
  • Kayak transfer

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
Not allowed
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• You'll paddle in 2–person kayaks; should there be fewer participants a 1–seater kayak will be used
• At least one person in each kayak must be aged 18 or over
• If you're arriving by bike, the supplier can arrange for a limited number of bikes to be transported to the end point
• It would be greatly appreciated if you could help to roll the kayaks on trolleys down and up from the blue kayak Truck to the water
• Larger tours have a seperate german and english speaking guide. Smaller ones will be done in german and english by one guide
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.4 / 5
based on 72 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.4/5
Organization
4.5/5
Value for money
4.3/5
Safety
4.6/5

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Kajak Berlin Tours

Product ID: 21659