On this tour, you will get to learn about the intriguing history of Berlin and see all the major attractions from the comfort of a river cruise.…
What people are saying about Friedrichstraße
My wife loves being on the water, and this tour allowed us to see many of the sights we saw on land without the crowds and with a serene water setting. It was a perfect complement to what we saw from the TV tower, from which we got a lovely overview of the city. Many of the items we saw on the boat tour had been marked on the stationary window of the tower. We all (spouse, daughter, and 10 year old grandson (Luke) loved Berlin). The boat staff were all friendly and professional. When we got on the boat, we didn't know the tour had hand held English translator devices. I went below and asked, and they showed me where they were. If there was a sign, we all must of missed it.
We had a great time on the boat, also the sun on the roof floor helped. The German audio coming from the speakers was a little hard to hear at times so you would probably get more out of it when booking the audio guide as well. The bar on board serves cold drinks but was a little overwhelmed because of the hot weather. Still, staff was super friendly and we had a good experience. If you want to see more than the main sights it's probably a good idea to book one of the longer trips. But this a great way to spend one hour on the water!
We booked a tour for 5 people for 17:30. Got there 17:27, the operator has just rolled the bridge and refused to let us board, and just sailed away. We were infuriated, called the service, they told us to come again the next day, in which we indeed got a ride with no additional cost, but with a very bitter taste. The ride itself was smooth and comfortable, bar with drinks (be sure not to bring too large notes - these were simply not accepted!), audio guides worked well.
The boarding point was identified as the intersection of two streets, but there are actually four boarding points at that intersection, and crossing back and forth trying to identify the correct one in heavy traffic caused us to miss our boat. We were re-booked on a tour the next morning, but it was a bit of a hassle.
Slow plod around the Spree, nice view, commentary struggles to fill the space at times and the waiter only system was a bit of a shambles. Probably not as much fun without the blue skies and warm weather