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Berlin: 2.5-Hour East Side Boat Cruise with Commentary

Berlin: 2.5-Hour East Side Boat Cruise with Commentary

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From US$ 19.58 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 12 times yesterday

Enjoy a fantastic 2.5-hour boat cruise along the River Spree on this East Side tour of Berlin. See Museum Island, Berlin Cathedral, the Reichstag building, and the Federal Chancellery as well as the East Side Gallery, the east harbor, and Treptower Park.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Audio guide included
Italian, Hebrew, French, Polish, Spanish, Russian, English, German


  • Discover the origins of Berlin on the East Side tour
  • Cruise past Radialsystem V, the energy forum, Berlin Ostbahnhof and the Mercedes Benz Arena
  • Enjoy the view of the most beautiful bridge in Berlin – the Oberbaum Bridge
  • See Treptow Harbor and the Mühlendamm Lock
  • Cruise past the government district with the Reichstag building and the Federal Chancellery
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Experience a special East Side boat cruise, 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Besides numerous sights in the old and new center of Berlin, see also the recent changes in the area surrounding the East Side Gallery.

The roundtrip boat cruise starts at the pier by the old stock exchange building, near the Hackersche Höfe. Relax onboard the boat as you listen to detailed information in English and German and enjoy a delicious food service (own expense). After passing by the cradle of Berlin – Mühlendamm Lock – the tour continues on past Radialsystem V, an energy forum, Berlin Ostbahnhof and the Mercedes Benz Arena. Pass under the Oberbaum Bridge into the east harbor with its many new residents including Universal Music, MTV, Coca Cola, and Label 1 and 2. You will also pass by the Badeschiff at Arena Treptow and the Molecule Man sculpture. Journey back to Berlin-Mitte and see the Nikolaiviertel, the palace construction site, and the Humboldt Forum. The famous Museum Island begins at the Berlin Cathedral. Pass under the Weidendammer Bridge to reach the area around Friedrichstrasse with the Schiffbauerdamm, the Tränenpalast (Palace of Tears), and Friedrichstrasse station. Cruise past the government district where you will see the Reichstag building and the Federal Chancellery. You will also see the most modern railway stations in Europe from the water – Berlin Central Station. Pass by Bellevue Palace – the seat of the Federal President – before heading back to the starting point, the old stock exchange building.

  • Transport for activity duration: Sightseeing cruise
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    "Alte Börse" pier, opposite Burgstraße 27, 10178 Berlin (near Hackescher Markt station).

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Food

    Know before you go

    • Commentary on the sights is provided in English and German.
    • Sundeck, covered area in the small and large lounges, and food service are available onboard.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 1112 reviews

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    The tour is basically great and the explanations are very informative and are presented in a pleasant voice in German/English. The service staff was very friendly in the service of food and drinks. Now comes the "one star deduction". For us as 50-year-olds, the volume of the explanations was sufficient, but for our companions with 70 and over 80 years of age, the loudspeakers attached to the railing of the upper deck could have been louder. Of course, this always has to be looked at individually from person to person. And like almost everywhere, the toilet on the ship could be made to "smell" a little better, actually that simple with room sprays/odor neutralizers. Conclusion: These two small shortcomings turned off and the tour would also get 5 stars from us.

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    August 30, 2022

    Overall it was good. We probably enjoyed the hop on hop off bus more. The ticket is an issue. We bought in advance but realized what although we had a QR code we still had to join a queue to change for a ticket. This means it didn't help buying in advance. Others that turned up with ore buying got on first. The biggest bug bear was a group of about 6 people went to board without queing but they were sent to desk to change which meant queing like the rest of us same purchasing people. But one of the group stayed at gate. Somehow!!!! The guy at the check in reserved a whole table for them. How was that allowed I wonder. We then even though we queued struggled to get a to seat upstairs but they somehow even though way behind us got preferred treatment. Not good!. The service by the young lady was absolutely excellent. Great service great memory.

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    August 25, 2022

    Unfortunately, it wasn't the 2.5 hour tour because employees were absent due to Corona, but rebooking to the 1 hour tour was no problem at all. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. I would like to mention that the excess money paid for the 2.5 hour tour was refunded within 5 days without any problems. Thanks again for great customer service.

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    August 17, 2022

    Product ID: 51352