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Berlin Sightseeing Tours

Sail along the Spree River and catch breathtaking views of the Reichstag and other iconic landmarks. 

Choose a tour that suits your preferences, from traditional economical boats and eco-friendly electric catamarans to luxurious yachts. 

Here, we present five popular Berlin sightseeing tours with pricing and essential information, ensuring an unforgettable exploration of the capital city.

Berlin 1-hour city sightseeing river cruise 

Embark on a sightseeing journey of the capital city from the River Spree and experience the essence of Berlin’s charm.

This one-hour round trip promises a captivating journey through the city’s heart, showcasing its cultural gems and historical treasures.

You see popular sights, including the Reichstag, Berlin Cathedral, Museum Island,

German Chancellery and more. 

Tour Price

Visitor TypePrice
Adult ticket (15 years and above)€20 (US$ 22)
Youth ticket (7 to 14 years)€10 (US$ 11)
Child ticket (4 to 6 years)€6 (US$ 7)
Infant ticket (upto 3 years)Free Entry 

This ticket includes

  • 1-hour River Cruise
  • Audio commentary in 8 Languages (German/English board speakers, other languages via audio guides)
  • Architectural sights from the River
  • Views of East Berlin
  • Views of Museum Island
  • Views of Reichstag

Not included

  • Food and drinks (available for purchase onboard)
  • Transfer to and from the departure point

What to expect

One of the most popular Berlin sightseeing tours offers a leisurely sail along the River Spree.

Departing from the Alte Börse, glide along the Spree River, soaking in the city’s history and landmarks with informative audio guide commentary. 

Marvel at iconic sites such as the Berlin Cathedral, Humboldt Forum and Nikolaiviertel as you cruise towards the Eastern part of the city. 

Pass by Museum Island, Friedrichstraße and the Parliament district, admiring the Reichstag with its amazing glass dome and Federal Chancellery. 

The boat turns near the House of World Cultures, providing a comprehensive round-trip experience that showcases the essence of Berlin’s architectural and cultural heritage.

You can also book this sightseeing cruise for groups with up to 15 visitors.  

Meeting point

The boat tour docks at Alte Börse Pier, conveniently located opposite Burgstraße 27, 10178 Berlin, near Hackescher Markt Station. Get directions

Things to know

  • Your Berlin 1-hour city sightseeing river cruise ticket ensures flexibility with cancellations up to 24 hours in advance, allowing for a full refund if needed.
  • Outside food and drinks are not allowed aboard the sightseeing boat. 
  • This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users.

2.5-hour East Side boat cruise with commentary

East Side boat cruise
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For a deeper exploration of the city from the water, join the two-and-a-half-hour tour on an open-roof boat cruise. 

Traverse the origins of Berlin along the East Side, passing by iconic landmarks like the Reichstag and Federal Chancellery in the government district, Radialsystem V, Berlin Ostbahnhof and the Mercedes Benz Arena.

Admire the architectural marvel of the Oberbaum Bridge and sail through Treptow Harbor and the Mühlendamm Lock for a comprehensive journey through the heart of the city.

Tour Price

Visitor TypePrice 
Adult ticket (15 years and above)€30 (US$ 33)
Youth ticket (7 to 14 years)€15 (US$ 16)
Child ticket (4 to 6 years)€9 (US$ 10)
Infant ticket (upto 3 years)Free Entry

This ticket includes

  • Boat cruise
  • Live commentary in English and German
  • Access to food and bar service (own expense)
  • Sights of East Berlin old and new

Not included

  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
  • Pickup and drop-off

What to expect

This enriching East Side boat cruise offers a river view of the 25 years after the Berlin Wall’s fall. 

Revel in the dynamic changes around the East Side Gallery as you journey from the historic Hackersche Höfe.

Engage with detailed English and German commentary while indulging in optional onboard dining. 

Admire landmarks like Mühlendamm Lock, Radialsystem V, and the Mercedes Benz Arena.

Sail through the dynamic east harbor, passing iconic sites such as Universal Music and the Badeschiff at Arena Treptow. 

Witness the historic Nikolaiviertel and the grandeur of the Museum Island, then glide past the Reichstag, Federal Chancellery, and modern marvels like Berlin Central Station. 

Conclude the journey at the old stock exchange building, enriched by an unforgettable tour experience.

Meeting point

You can embark on this cruise from the “Alte Börse” pier, conveniently located opposite Burgstraße 27, 10178 Berlin, near Hackescher Markt station. Get directions.

Things to know

  • Please note that this tour may not be suitable for individuals with mobility impairments. 
  • You can enjoy the open sundeck, covered areas in the small and large lounges, as well as onboard food service during your cruise experience.
  • Commentary on the sights is offered in both English and German. 
  • The 2.5-hour East Side boat cruise with commentary ticket ensures cancellations up to 24 hours in advance with a full refund.

Berlin solar-powered boat tour

Berlin solar-powered boat tour
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Experience Berlin’s beauty in harmony with the environment on this unique and peaceful exploration.

Glide serenely through the city’s waterways on a tranquil journey to see renowned attractions like the East Side Gallery, Museum Island and the iconic Reichstag. 

For those looking for an eco-friendly adventure, this 2.5-hour Berlin solar-powered boat tour offers the perfect opportunity to explore the city’s iconic landmarks. 

Tour Price 

Visitor TypePrice
Adult ticket (14 to 64 years)€29 (US$ 32)
Senior ticket (65 years and above)€25 (US$ 27)
Youth ticket (7 to 13 years)€20 (US$ 22)
Child ticket (3 to 6 years)€4.5 (US$ 5)
Infant ticket (upto 2 years)Free Entry 

This ticket includes

  • Boat cruise
  • Live commentary in English and German
  • Welcome drink
  • Audio guide – English, French, German, Hebrew, Spanish, Italian, Russian

Not included

  • Beverages and snacks
  • Pickup and drop-off from starting point 

What to expect

Discovering Berlin on this barrier-free, environmentally friendly voyage offers an unparalleled opportunity to explore the city’s captivating landmarks.

You can expect to glide silently along the Spree, soaking in the city’s charm and highlights from a unique vantage point. 

Departing from Oberbaumbrücke or Fischerinsel, you will witness iconic sites, including the East Side Gallery, Museum Island and the Reichstag. 

Experience the excitement of passing through the Mühlendammschleuse lock and marvel at architectural wonders, including the Main Train Station and House of World Cultures. 

You can also enjoy informative audio guides in multiple languages while relishing the serene ambiance, free from engine noise. 

Meeting point

The starting point of the boat tour is situated behind the ‘nhow Hotel,’ around 150 meters from Oberbaumbrücke, along the banks of the River Spree. Get directions

Things to know

  • This Berlin solar-powered boat tour ticket allows for easy and advance cancellation up to 24 hours in with a full refund.
  • Expect the voyage to be conducted on solar electric catamarans.

Berlin Spree sightseeing boat tour on electric motor yacht

Berlin Spree sightseeing boat tour on electric motor yacht
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Embark on a luxurious, eco-friendly adventure with the Berlin Spree sightseeing boat tour

Glide along the serene Spree River aboard a 1920s-style electric motor yacht, offering a unique perspective of the city’s top attractions. 

Discover iconic landmarks such as the Reichstag and Bellevue Palace during this unforgettable 75-minute journey through Berlin’s historic waterways.

Tour Price

Visitor TypePrice 
Adult ticket (15 years and above)€52 (US$ 57)
Child (14 years and below)€46 (US$ 50)

This ticket includes

  • Boat tour
  • Host or greeter – English, German

Not included

  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
  • Transfer to and from the departure point

What to expect

On this extraordinary journey aboard the all-electric motor yacht Fitzgerald, you can expect to cruise along Berlin’s Spree River. 

Indulge in refreshments and impeccable service as the uniformed crew welcomes you by the conveniently located Berlin Cathedral jetty. 

Choose your perfect spot on the yacht, from the sundeck’s lounge furniture to the shaded aft deck or the foredeck’s prime seating. 

Explore the government district while receiving captivating commentary, passing landmarks like the new Berlin Palace, Tränenpalast, Reichstag and German Chancellery. 

Marvel at Bellevue Palace and the House of the World’s Cultures, culminating in a serene return to the start point with soothing lounge music accompanying your journey.

Meeting point

The designated jetty is nestled between the stunning Berlin Cathedral and Friedrich Bridge. Get directions

Marked by prominent ‘Flagship.berlin’ signage, you can easily spot the jetty when standing on the bridge and gazing towards the Berlin Cathedral. 

Things to know

  • This Berlin Spree sightseeing boat tour ticket offers a free cancellation policy, allowing you to cancel up to 24 hours before the tour for a complete refund. 

One-hour sightseeing cruise from Berlin main station

One-hour sightseeing cruise from Berlin main station
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Embark on a delightful one-hour round-trip Sightseeing Cruise from Berlin Main Station, offering a serene journey through the heart of the city. 

Witness the grandeur of Berlin’s government and museum district, including the Reichstag, as you glide through the city center. 

Enhance your voyage by savoring a drink or indulging in delectable treats on board, making this a delightful exploration of the capital’s iconic landmarks.

Tour Price 

Visitor TypePrice
Adult ticket (15 years and above)€52 (US$ 21)
Child ticket (upto 14 years)€46 (US$ 10)

This ticket includes

  • Boat tour
  • Host or greeter – English, German

Not included

  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
  • Transfer to and from the departure point

What to expect

Anticipate an affordable and immersive Berlin sightseeing adventure with the flexibility to choose your preferred afternoon to evening time slot. 

Departing from the Moltke Bridge/Main Station Pier, you discover the city’s key landmarks from a unique perspective. 

Marvel at the blend of historical and contemporary architecture along the Spree riverbank, from the upper deck of panoramic ships. 

You will see an array of iconic sights including Nicholas’ Quarter, the TV Tower, Berlin Cathedral, museums like the Pergamon and Bode, the Reichstag Building, Swiss Embassy, German Chancellery and more. 

This is one of the most economical Berlin sightseeing tours to experience a captivating voyage through Berlin’s captivating history and culture.

Meeting point

You can join the tour at the designated ‘Hauptbahnhof’ stop. Get directions

Heading down the stairs to the shore, you will find the landing stage and a convenient ticket office for assistance.

Things to know

  • This Berlin sightseeing cruise from Berlin main station ticket offers free cancellation up to 24 hours before the scheduled visit. 
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable attire and closed-toe shoes for a pleasant experience.
  • Ships set sail every 90 minutes, although a brief waiting period at the pier may be expected upon your arrival. 

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