Guided tour

Festival of Lights: Lightseeing XL: Bus & Ship Tour

Festival of Lights: Lightseeing XL: Bus & Ship Tour

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From US$ 46.18 per person

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Experience Berlin from a completely different perspective during the Festival of Lights in October. Admire the view of the illuminations from the Spree and the bus and enjoy a Berlin currywurst.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Visit the most well-known Berlin attractions during the Festival of Lights
  • Learn about and admire different illuminations with a bilingual guide
  • See the illuminated city of Berlin from two different perspectives: from the road and from the River Spree
  • Savor an included typical Currywurst
Full description
Board the bus tour in Berlin during the most wonderful time of the year. Enjoy the city's colorful spectacle, both on the bus and from the boat, and be enchanted by the most important attractions in Berlin illuminated by spectacular lights. During the bus ride, learn about the illuminations with your English and German-speaking guide. Make several stops to admire the lights at your own pace and to take some lovely photos. After the bus ride, get a different perspective of the same city from the River Spree. Relax on the boat with an included original Berlin Currywurst and a soft drink.
  • Bus ticket
  • Boat ticket
  • English and German-speaking guide
  • Soft drink
  • Snack (Currywurst)
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Potsdamer Platz, at the corner of Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade, 10963 Berlin, Germany. The boarding point for the boat will be announced during the bus tour.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • The duration of the tour is 4 hours from Sunday to Thursday, and 4.5 hours on Fridays and Saturdays
    • The tour is not fully wheelchair accessible but can be arranged on demand
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 95 reviews

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    We really liked the tour by bus and boat through the illuminated city. Dimitri, our tour guide, told a lot of interesting things, not only about the light installations. Waltraud then gave her best on the ship. Her moderation was very amusing. The (half?) Currywurst was also served on board the ship, and tomato soup for vegetarians. If you wanted, you could also buy photos that a photographer took on the ship. However, I would not take a seat in the double-decker bus again. In order to take photos on site, the constant getting in and out was a bit annoying and sometimes exhausting.

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    September 13, 2021

    Excellent way to see all the lights. Your up high in the bus with the best view. We were on a double decker bus. We did the bus and boat tour. Next time I would skip the boat and just do the bus. The boat tour was short and not much to see

    October 22, 2019

    Bus tour is recommended, boat tour is not necessary

    The tour by bus is really great - it certainly depends on the tour guide (who was great for us) and the weather; It's always full at the Festival of Lights, so the bus sometimes doesn't even come with pedestrians. You can "give yourself" the boat tour (in my opinion): it is very nice, but it did not meet our expectations! Our conclusion: it is really interesting, and if you have been to the "Panorama Punkt" BEFORE the tour, you have probably seen everything - except for the Victory Column.

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    October 21, 2019

    Product ID: 255342