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Berlin: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour with Optional Cruise

Product ID: 272147
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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
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Mobile ticketing
Duration: 1 - 2 days
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian
Wheelchair accessible

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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 Gendarmenmarkt, 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: Red Route buses run every 30 minutes, Blue Route buses run every 60 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 in English/daily at 3:00 PM in German; November-March, daily at 11:00 AM in English/every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 3:00 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)
  • Currywurst with premium and deluxe Tickets
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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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
• Red Route buses run every 30 minutes, Blue Route buses run every 60 minutes. Please note, you might have to wait at some of the bus stops depending on traffic.
• To uphold new safety & hygiene standards during the COVID-19 pandemic, the local partner may have to operate a reduced service and changes to ticket inclusions. This may include reduced frequency of departures, changes to routes and removal of stops
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From £26.85 £21.48 per person

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Product ID: 272147