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Berlin: Boat Tour Along the River Spree

Berlin: Boat Tour Along the River Spree

From US$ 29.01 per person

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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Audio guide included


  • 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
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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. Start your roundtrip sightseeing tour on Friedrichstrasse and pass by the Federal Chancellery to reach Bellevue Palace, overlooking the Beamtenschlange (civil servant accommodation) and the Victory Column.

Enjoy informative audio commentary as you 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
  • Audio commentary in German played through speakers
  • If option selected: Multilingual audio guide (device to be picked up when entering the boat)
  • Famous buildings of the Berlin skyline
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase onboard)
  • Live guide

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Meeting point

At the pier of "Stern and Kreisschiffahrt" at Friedrichstrasse 140, on the corner of Reichstagufer, 10117 Berlin. Please come the meeting point 15 to 30 minutes before the departure as the ship will leave on time and seats cannot be reserved.

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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
  • Audio commentary in German is played through speakers onboard. There is no live guide.
  • Your own food and drink is not permitted on board
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4.3 /5

based on 5874 reviews

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Great tour of the harbor! Incredible deal for the money. The two and a half hour was amazing. My only complaint is that it would have been helpful to know in advance to bring headphones. You can get by with the guide without them, but headphones would have been really nice.

October 28, 2022

Ship tour was fine, even if a changed route was driven at short notice due to a large-scale closure of the government district (demo). But cool live commentary and lots of interesting information! Only the plastic chairs on deck are not a hit. A few optional seat cushions would do the trick.

October 9, 2022

I (83) did a 2.5 hour trip on the Spree with my son on Friday, September 30th, 2022 and the trip as such was great, especially because the weather played along. I have to complain, however, that the information was very difficult to understand. too quiet and too loud conversing guests. SAlso we are informed travelers with other languages? You should correct that. Otherwise very impressive and pro captain!

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October 2, 2022

Product ID: 49759