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Berlin: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

1. Berlin: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Hop on an open-top double-decker bus and enjoy fantastic views and the great atmosphere of Berlin. Choose from a 24, 48, or 72-hour ticket along 2 different routes and discover the city's history and vibrant culture from the fully narrated audio tour. From the iconic Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, the Victory Column, and the legendary Checkpoint Charlie to the longest surviving section of the Berlin Wall. The city's vibrant culture, diverse architecture, and fascinating history will take your breath away. Explore over 20 locations throughout the city with daily departures from the starting point at Ku'Damm or Alexanderplatz. Guests may also join the tour from any of the stops on the route. Follow your guide from the Brandenburg Gate to Checkpoint Charlie with highlights including the Holocaust Memorial, the location of Hitler’s Bunker, and captivating stories of the divided Berlin. There are main stops on the red route from Ku’Damm and the KaDeWe Department Store. You can also hop on or off and enjoy the blue route with amazing views from Alexanderplatz and Karl-Marx-Allee.

Berlin: Kayaking Tour Through the City

2. Berlin: Kayaking Tour Through the City

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.

Berlin: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & SEA Life Berlin

3. Berlin: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & SEA Life Berlin

Get to know Berlin with an underwater world twist by combining a classic hop-on hop-off city sightseeing tour with entrance into SEA Life Berlin. See the city at your own pace, and then discover the many creatures from the Spree River to the Atlantic Ocean. Start your city sightseeing tour by boarding the bus at any of the 24 stops. With so many, there's always one nearby. Sit down and listen to the audio guide as you pass by the most important monuments, and when you see something you like, hop-off and explore at your own pace. Get a full uninterrupted tour by hopping on board and staying seated for the full 2.5-hour bus tour. From the Brandenburg Gate to Potsdamer Platz and from the Berlin Zoo to the Reichstag, you’ll see it all. At SEA Life Berlin, discover the world under the water, with octopuses, jellyfish, clownfish, and 5000 other sea creatures. See how tropical reefs are formed and support life, or feel the tickling of cleaner shrimps on your skin when you hold your hands in the touch pool. Take an underwater journey by following aquatic life from the Spree river to the depths of the Atlantic ocean. You can watch as the animals are fed by supervisors and try to guess their favorite food and also learn how you can help prevent pollution.

Berlin: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Madame Tussauds Berlin

4. Berlin: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Madame Tussauds Berlin

Surround yourself with your favorite celebrities from history, politics, culture, film, sports, fashion, TV, music, and Hollywood. Then, see the world’s first Madame Tussauds hologram. Get your makeup done next to Kendall Jenner, challenge Darth Vader, or sit down on Sigmund Freud’s couch. Not all celebrities like taking photos with fans, but at Madame Tussauds, the stars are endlessly patient, and the selfies are up close and personal. Don’t miss the newest area, House of berlincolors, a quirky pastel-colored microcosm of Berlin's most iconic cultural emblems. Jump into a giant currywurst bowl or take a selfie in front of the inflatable Branden-Bounce Gate. If you want to see more, try the Hop-on Hop-off Classic Tour, and discover Berlin at your own pace without worrying about transportation. You choose where to hop-on and where to hop-off at any of the 24 stops in the city or take the full 2.5-hour bus tour before deciding what you want to see up close. This Classic Tour will take you from West Berlin to East Berlin and back again. You’ll see all the historic neighborhoods of the German capital and once you see something interesting, you can hop-off and explore the sight. From the Brandenburg Gate to Potsdamer Platz and from the Berlin Zoo to the Reichstag, you’ll see it all. The Hop-on Hop-off Classic Tour bus departs every 22 minutes from 24 stops around the city. Because of our cooperation with Top Tour Sightseeing, you can hop on board the bright red busses driving through the city. To make the tour even more convenient we've built in a short cut, at the Rotes Rathaus / Neptunbrunnen stop you can transfer to a different bus going in the opposite direction to skip part of the tour, save time and spend more time sightseeing. Please find the stops here: https://www.redsightseeing.com/berlin/our-tours/hop-on-hop-off-bus/

Berlin: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & LEGOLAND Discovery Centre

5. Berlin: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & LEGOLAND Discovery Centre

Get to know Berlin with a LEGO-block twist by combining a classic hop-on hop-off city sightseeing tour with entrance into LEGOLAND Berlin. See the city at your own pace, then embrace your inner kid and explore the colorful world of LEGO. Start your city sightseeing tour by boarding the bus at any of the 24 stops. With so many, there's always one nearby. Sit down and listen to the audio guide as you pass by the most important monuments, and when you see something you like, hop-off and explore at your own pace. Get a full uninterrupted tour by hopping on board and staying seated for the full 2.5-hour bus tour. From the Brandenburg Gate to Potsdamer Platz and from the Berlin Zoo to the Reichstag, you’ll see it all. LEGO has made its way into most households since its foundation in the 1930s, generations have grown up with the colorful bricks. At LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, adults can embrace their inner child and explore the world of LEGO along with their children. Along with over 5 million LEGO bricks, the Discovery Centre also has rides, a 4D-cinema, and in the new LEGO NINJAGO City Adventure, fans can become real ninjas. LEGOLAND Discovery Centre is the place to let your imagination roam free and create your dreams in miniature.

Berlin: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & The Berlin Dungeon

6. Berlin: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & The Berlin Dungeon

Get to know Berlin up close by combining a classic hop-on hop-off city sightseeing bus and enter into the Berlin Dungeon. Find your way around the city, learn the highlights, and see the sights at your own pace. Then, things get dark and the dungeon brings out 800 years of Berlin's history. Your city bus tour begins the first time you board the bus at any of the stop locations. Simply hop on board and listen as the audio guide tells you about the sights outside the window. Hop off whenever you see something you like and hop back on whenever you're done. With 24 stops all around the city, stop are always nearby. See the whole city in one go by hopping on board and staying seated for the full 2.5-hour tour. From the Brandenburg Gate to Potsdamer Platz and from the Berlin Zoo to the Reichstag, you’ll see it all. The Berlin Dungeon brings together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects, stages, scenes, and rides. The professional actors will take you on a fascinating ride through 800 years of Berlin’s history, from medieval times to the twentieth century. Try and escape the Black Death, discover the legend of the White Lady, and meet serial killer Carl Grossman. With full-on 360° sets, 11 interactive shows, state-of-the-art theming, and special effects, you can lose yourself in fear or mirth. The Dungeon’s biggest draw is a ride on Berlin’s only freefall tower, Exitus. Will you dare to face the 12-meter drop into darkness?

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What people are saying about Berlin Zoo

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 6,631 reviews

We did almost twice around. It is a bit difficult to find the meeting point on Unter der linden which is a bit far from the Tussaud museum. Look for the yellow bear in front of the Nivea store. Many explanations (different depending on the bus for the same place). Please note that the 24-hour circuit lasts from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ??? We did not try to see if the night circuit was included with this ticket.

It was very easy to find the meeting point. And you can take any of the red or green buses with these tickets because they have a partnership, as a friendly member of the staff told us when we arrived to the bus stop.

I have already done a few tours with the company BIG BUS; I think the app with the tours with the stops in the individual cities is great. I can only recommend BIG BUS to you.

Except for the music, between the indications of where we are, everything was good. I found that very annoying.

It's a great option to see all the city. 100% recommended