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Berlin: 2.5-Hour East Side Boat Cruise with Commentary

1. Berlin: 2.5-Hour East Side Boat Cruise with Commentary

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.

Berlin: Government District, Chancellery, and Reichstag Tour

2. Berlin: Government District, Chancellery, and Reichstag Tour

Experience an informative guided tour in the government quarter of Berlin. Stop at the Chancellery, the Berlin Wall, the Reichstag, and many more highlights of this unique part of the city while you discover the political center of Germany. Learn about Berlin's eventful history and ask your questions as your guide takes you to some of the most significant places in this district. Think about how Berlin could be redesigned after the Wall, see the ribbon of the federal government and spot the symbolic bridge between the east and west. Start the tour at the Futurium and then cross the Spree as you wander from former East to West. Witness how modern buildings dominate the cityscape. Marvel at works of art along the Berlin Wall and get to know more about the history of the site. Along the tour, discover some of the best photo spots in the center of Berlin. Receive some great local insights on this German-language guided tour. The guided tour ends outside the Reichstag where you will learn more about the tasks and duties of the parliament and the story behind a building that has played such a significant role in German history.

Berlin: 3-Hour Cruise on River Spree from East to West

3. Berlin: 3-Hour Cruise on River Spree from East to West

This city tour along the Spree is the perfect way to feel the pulse of this vibrant city. From Jannowitzbrücke, pass the Frauenhofer Institute, the Spreebogen, see the newly built Ministry of Interiors in the heart of Moabit, the old Bolle-Meierei (dairy farm) and head toward the Reichstag (Parliament Building). Ride right through the government district and past the 'House of World Cultures.' At the Luther Bridge, enjoy perfect views of Bellevue Palace, the Beamtenschlange (civil servant accommodation), and the Victory Column, all of which have borne witness to Berlin’s colorful past. The journey continues past the gigantic new Hauptbahnhof (central station), the fantastically baroque Berlin Cathedral, and Museum Island - the largest museum complex in the world, to Berlin’s oldest residential neighborhood, the Nikolaiviertel, then all the way to Gotzkowsky Bridge in Moabit/Charlottenburg. The journey ends here, from which point you can take the 245 bus to Zoologischer Garten directly from the tour end point, or continue to explore the city by foot.

Berlin: Private Sightseeing Tour in Iconic Oldtimer VW Bus

4. Berlin: Private Sightseeing Tour in Iconic Oldtimer VW Bus

Discover all of the important sights in the almost 800-year city of Berlin. Travel the guided route through small but interesting side roads. Your friendly chauffeur will tell you about the different eras of Berlin in just two hours. You will also explore almost forgotten places and discover the origins of the city. A photo booklet, which is tailored to the individual locations of the tour, gives you an impression of the past and the interiors of the various sights during the journey.  The route includes Berlin Cathedral, Lustgarten, Old Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie, Neues Museum, Pergamon Museum, Bode Museum, Berlin State Library, Maxim Gorki Theater, German Historical Museum, Neue Wache, Alte Kommandantur, Kronprinzenpalais, Prinzessinnenpalais, Humboldt University, Berlin State Opera, Bebelplatz, Altes Palais, Unter den Linden, Pariser Platz, Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Government District, Federal Chancellery, Central Station, Moltke Bridge, Kongresshalle, Bellevue Palace, Siegessäule, Scandinavian Embassies, Zoologischer Garten, Theater des Westens, Savignyplatz, Kurfürstendamm, Gedächtniskirche, Tauentzienstraße, KaDeWe, Embassy District, Berliner Philharmonie, Kulturforum, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin Wall, Niederkirchner Straße, Anhalter Station, Holocaust Memorial, Führer Bunker, Reich Chancellery, Friedrichstraße, Checkpoint Charlie, Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin City Palace, Jungfern Bridge, Galgenhaus, Rotes Rathaus, TV Tower, Neptune Fountain, and St. Mary's Church. 

Berlin: Private Walking Tour of German Government District

5. Berlin: Private Walking Tour of German Government District

See for yourself where politics is made in the capital city. Explore Berlin's parliament and government district on a private guided walking tour. Take an informative city tour through the parliament and government district, beginning at the Brandenburg Gate and ending at the Reichstag building, the seat of the German Bundestag. Enjoy the many sights of the political district, such as the representative office of the EU, the embassies of America and France, the Federal Chancellery, the parliament buildings for the offices of members of parliament and parliamentary committees, as well as the federal press conference. Learn about the architecture of the Reichstag building from your guide and about how the German parliament functions.

Original Scavenger Hunt through Berlin's City Center

6. Original Scavenger Hunt through Berlin's City Center

Discover Berlin in an individual way with this exciting scavenger hunt. The starting point of this scavenger hunt is the Russian Embassy on the boulevard Unter den Linden. Continue on to Pariser Platz, home to perhaps the most iconic landmark of Berlin – the Brandenburg Gate. The “City Route II” scavenger hunt in Berlin then continues on to the Reichstag building and the Federal Chancellery. You can interrupt the game at any time, for example to enjoy a picnic in Tiergarten. You will also discover Bellevue Palace and the Victory Column, which offers a breathtaking view over the German capital (ticket not included). Take a stroll through Tiergarten to Potsdamer Platz and the Sony Center. History enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the imposing Soviet War Memorial on Straße des 17. Juni, as well as the Holocaust Memorial. Along the way you will pass by many cafes, bars, and restaurants, allowing you to take a break at any time. This tour through Berlin covers a route of approximately 10 kilometers. It is also possible to carry out the scavenger hunt by bicycle. All directions are also suitable for those traveling by bike. The duration of the tour will be accordingly shorter. Explore the city at your own pace as you decide when to start the scavenger hunt and how long to spend at each attraction. You can take a break at any point or continue the tour on another day of your choice. Enjoy an interactive puzzle that's fun for the whole family. How the scavenger hunt works: In the city game box there are 16 closed and numbered envelopes. These include small tasks that need to be solved. With clear and understandable directions, you make your way through Berlin on foot. Solve the riddles and find your way to the next attraction in the city. At each location you will receive extensive background information.

Berlin: Private Government District Walking Tour with Game

7. Berlin: Private Government District Walking Tour with Game

Prepare to put your problem-solving skills to the test during this unique tour experience. In addition to a private walking tour of Berlin's Government District with a local guide, your group will solve tasks in small teams along the way. In the end, the team with the most points will be crowned the winner. Begin the tour at Brandenburg Gate. Hear about the history of this iconic and important area while playing an interactive game with your friends or family. Follow your guide through the Government District while learning about Berlin's fascinating past and present and having some fun. See for yourself where politics happen in Berlin. Explore the beating heart of the city with your private guide. Check out the legendary Reichstag building (the seat of the German Bundestag), the Chancellery, and the surrounding government buildings.

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Fantastic boat trip along the river Spree. Would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to see Berlin in this way. We came from the UK and saw lots of great sites. Also friendly English speaking staff and tasty beer!!

Very knowledgeable tour guide. Good background information. Very good summary of historical and architectural history.

Very nice ride, good explanations, not too much. Hospitality good and friendly, highly recommended

nice trip, the weather was also ideal, lovely staff on the ship, gladly again

Lovely trip, interesting commentary. Attentive refreshment service.