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Berlin: 1-Hour City Tour by Boat with Guaranteed Seating

Berlin: 1-Hour City Tour by Boat with Guaranteed Seating

Discover some of the key landmarks of Berlin on a sightseeing boat tour. Enjoy a relaxing river cruise on the Spree to take in the sights at the heart of this bustling city.   Depart from Friedrichstraße or Nikolaiviertel. Your 1-hour sightseeing tour will take you past the Reichstag (German Parliament Building), through the new Regierungsviertel (Government Quarter), all the way to the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of World Cultures). After turning at the Lutherbrücke (Luther Bridge), keep a look out for Schloss Bellevue (Bellevue Palace), the "Beamtenschlange" (civil servant housing), and the Siegessäule (Victory Column). Marvel at Hauptbahnhof (Central Station), Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral), Museumsinsel (Museum Island), and the Nikolaiviertal, the oldest residential area in Berlin. Arrive back either Friedrichstraße or Nikolaiviertel to finish the tour.

Berlin: Hidden Backyards Guided Walking Tour

Berlin: Hidden Backyards Guided Walking Tour

Discover Berlin's hidden back alleys and courtyards on a guided walking tour. Enjoy a guided visit to some of the most iconic spots that showcase the typical urban Berlin atmosphere. See how people live, work, create, and have fun in these hidden spaces. Meet your guide and stroll through the Spandauer Vorstadt in Berlin-Mitte. Learn about the history of the development of this quarter and its transformation into the center of Jewish life around the New Synagogue. Find out how it became the trendy, colorful, and international area that it is today. Go off the beaten path and discover lesser-known areas that many visitors miss during their stay in the city. Make your way through courtyards and passageways which reveal thriving cultural spaces that are popular with the locals. One such example is the Schwarzenberg House, a relic of a bygone era, now home to art studios and creative spaces. Admire the walls of the yard which are adorned with street art, and the historic buildings which have had many different functions over the years. Head to the buzzing courtyard of the Heckmann-Höfe, illuminated with vibrant colors in the shadow of trees and ivy-lined buildings. Relax in this 19th-century courtyard, a hidden oasis from the busy streets of Berlin. With your expert guide, you will also discover other hidden courtyards and spaces that are often missed by passers-by. Enjoy an in-depth insight into the city away from the tourist hotspots and shopping centers.

Berlin: 1-Hour City Sightseeing River Cruise

Berlin: 1-Hour City Sightseeing River Cruise

Join a 1-hour round-trip boat tour that starts close to Hackescher Markt. Sit back and relax as you learn about the captivating history of Berlin from the onboard audio guide commentary. First, cruise along the River Spree to the Eastern part of the city, where you will see the Berlin Cathedral, the newly inaugurated Humboldt Forum, and the Marstall concert hall. Turning in front of the Mühlendammschleuse head back westwards past the oldest part of Berlin, the Nikolaiviertel. A little bit further down the river, learn more about Museum Island before cruising past Friedrichstraße before entering the Parliament district. See the Reichstag building, the Berlin Central Station, as well as the Federal Chancellery. At the House of World Cultures, the boat will turn around again and bring you back to the pier.

Berlin Dungeon: Entrance Ticket

Berlin Dungeon: Entrance Ticket

Join the new seasonal show "Codeword: Lili" from 06 July to 09 September only and uncover the story of the German doctor Magnus Hirschfeld. The show invites you to a secret costume party at his institute where you enjoy the colourful and cheerful party mood. But then an attack hits the party and you'll have to escape! With the new concept "Hidden History" the Berlin Dungeon shines a light on historic events and personalities that have often remained in the shadows. Berlin Dungeon is a unique thrilling experience that will wisk you back into the city's dark past. Laughs, screams and cutting edge storytelling awaits you! Professional actors, 360 sets and special effects bring the chillingly amusing characters to live - always with a wink. Get to know the frightenly true stories and become part in history yourself. Will you laugh yourself to death or wet your pants? First, experience the true stories of the city’s worst traitors, witches, and serial killers. Uncover the legend of the dreaded White Lady, wander through the Labyrinth of the Hohenzollern, and meet Berlin’s most notorious serial killer Carl Großmann. Then, comes face to face with the Plague Doctor who is delighted to demonstrate the effects of the plague. Defend yourself in front of the High Court and escape through the secret tunnels. Will you make it out of the witches' dungeon or will you be cursed? Finally, take one of the darkest drops into the unknown with Berlin‘s highest indoor freefall tower Exitus. Conclude your experience of 600 years of the capital’s history, from medieval times to the 20th century when 360° sets come to life.

Berlin: Flagship Boat Sightseeing on Electric Motor Yacht

Berlin: Flagship Boat Sightseeing on Electric Motor Yacht

Suggestion from the Crew: If this activity is sold-out, check one of our other tours. Explore the landmarks along the Spree in Berlin aboard an all-electric motor yacht named Fitzgerald. Have the opportunity to purchase refreshments along the way like chilled drinks, coffee specialties, and snacks from a crew that is happy to take care of your well-being. Be welcomed onboard the boat by a uniformed crew at the jetty that is conveniently located next to the german parliament ("Bundestag"). Choose to sit on comfortable lounge furniture on the sundeck, in a cool shaded area on the aft deck, or in the first row on the foredeck. Have a spacious salon to retreat to in case of rain. Cruise throughout the government district while listening to fascinating commentary. Pass the new Berlin Palace, the Nikolaiviertel, the Tränenpalast (Palace of Tears), the Bundestag, and the German Chancellery. Take in water views of the House of the World´s Cultures and the Bellevue Palace before reaching the Moabit Bridge. Turn around and return to the starting point while listening to chill lounge music.

Berlin: 2.5-Hour East Side Boat Cruise with Commentary

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: Evening Yacht Cruise with Aperitif & Optional Dinner

Berlin: Evening Yacht Cruise with Aperitif & Optional Dinner

Embark on an enchanting evening cruise with nice music along the River Spree and admire Berlin's landmarks as the night comes in. Please note, that this is not a guided sightseeing-tour, but a relaxing tour to start your evening in Berlin. The tour begins at the boat jetty directly at the german parliament ("Bundestag"). There you will be welcomed on board by our uniformed crew. You then have a free choice of seats: comfortable lounge furniture awaits you on the sundeck, there are cool shaded areas on the aft deck, while you discover Berlin from the first row on the foredeck. Should it rain, the salon offers enough space. Take in the sights with an aperitif of sparkling wine, a longdrink or a non-alcoholic drink from our menu in hand and have the option to include a 4-course dinner on certain dates. Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of the Spree as the water gently laps against the boat and see a vibrant and colorful atmosphere come alive on the riverbanks. If you choose to include dinner, you enjoy your aperitif on a one way tour aboard the FITZGERALD to your final destination - the Patio Restaurant Ship, where you are indulged with a delicious 4-course menu. Arriving in the enchanting ambiance of the PATIO Restaurant, an unforgettable culinary experience awaits you: an exquisite four-course menu, prepared by our professional kitchen team, which will delight your taste buds. Sample Menu for the 4-course Dinner on the PATIO Ship Restaurant: (which can spontaneously change depending on availability and offer) *** Scottish label rouge salmon | Hash brown | Sour cream Asparagus from Brandenburg | Hash brown | Sour cream *** Baked artichoke | herb espuma | Époisses *** Catch of the Day | Summer vegetables | Couscous Slow cooked veal | Summer vegetables | Couscous Grilled celeriac | Summer vegetables | Couscous *** Yogurt ice cream | Olive cake | Lime This evening will remain in your memory for a long time!

Berlin: Highlights of Berlin Walking Shared or Private Tour

Berlin: Highlights of Berlin Walking Shared or Private Tour

Explore Berlin like a local on a walking tour that covers its main sights and uncovers some hidden locations. You will be in the company of expert city resident guides that are keen to share their knowledge of Berlin’s tumultuous past and exciting future. Since the return of the German capital to Berlin nothing has stayed the same, and this has resulted in the largest construction effort in modern history. Berlin truly is a city at the crossroads of a turbulent past, while in the process of forging an optimistic future. As New Europe gravitates back towards its center, Berlin prepares to play the role of gateway between the East and West – this time as a European metropolis. Arrive in the East to Hackescher Markt and hear all about the former Jewish Quarter. See Museum Island and get the scoop on the best times to visit the museums. Pass over the line of the Death Strip to the exact location above Hitler's Bunker and under the Brandenburg Gate, the symbol of a reunited Berlin. Then, take a moment to reflect at the Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe, before walking through the intersection of Checkpoint Charlie. The tour ends with an account of the momentous events that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall while standing amidst the heart of the East German Government Quarter and the New Berlin. Get a glimpse into what it´s like living in New Berlin, where East and West are no boundaries.

Berlin: Historic Backyards Self-guided Neighbourhood Walk

Berlin: Historic Backyards Self-guided Neighbourhood Walk

Discover the highlights and hidden secrets of Berlin's historic Mitte, the "Spandauer Vorstadt", on this neighborhood walk. Follow the route taking in the backyards, like Hackesche Höfe, the KunstHof, the Heckmann- and Sophienhöfe and more. On the way between the Oranienburger Straße S-Bahn station and Hackescher Markt, you will find hidden backyards, idyllic gems and listed buildings in the narrow streets of the old town that tell of a lively past. At the stops, there are entertaining tasks to solve and fun questions to answer. Who knows, for example, what led to Martin Luther King wanting to preach in what was then East Berlin? Or where Alexander von Humboldt lived during his last years? You do, if you've taken the tour! The tour is a great way to get outside and discover new things with family, friends or on your own. It's like being shown Berlin by a good friend. Many anecdotes will enrich your walk through the city. You can start the tour at any time and as often as you like in the browser of a smartphone. On site or even from the comfort of your sofa. Enjoy your time in Berlin! *** Good to know *** You will receive the link to start the tour in an email directly after booking.

Berlin: Self-Drive City Sightseeing Tour in a Mini Hot Rod

Berlin: Self-Drive City Sightseeing Tour in a Mini Hot Rod

Head to the meeting point and get ready for a unique self-drive experience in Berlin. Begin with a quick lesson and safety briefing before taking a short test drive in an enclosed area to get used to your vehicle. Then, hop into your mini hot rod and hit the capital's streets for a guided sightseeing tour. Pass by Berlin's top attractions as you drive, from the East Side Gallery memorial to Alexanderplatz. Zip along the city's wide streets, leaving bigger vehicles in the dust as you follow your guide in tight formation. See the Hackescher Markt, Friedrichstraße, the Reichstag Building, the Brandenburg Gate, Potsdamer Platz and the Gendarmenmarkt. Finally, return to the starting point, where your self-drive sightseeing tour of Berlin comes to an end.

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The announcements were very helpful in getting a better understanding and I also found the chosen locations to be perfect. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

Excellent service, super friendly staff. The boat was pristine and beautifully maintained and so quiet. I highly recommend this activity to everybody!

I consider that there should be support to find out that there is an audio guide in Spanish.

Tour was AMAZING! Best way to see Berlin, thank you so much Morgan.

informative tour, gentle pace. well worth 2.5 hours