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3.5 star rating: Worth doing 65 Reviews

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  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Duration:  3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Berlin Sightseeing Cruise on the River Spree. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

We enjoyed this tour which took about four hours in total. The guide was very well informed and allowed fascinating insights into the parts of Berlin we were gliding by. What a different view of the city! Well worth it.The crew on board were friendly and accommodating serving food and drinks with a smile.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

We had a wonderful experience and the sights were spectacular; we would do the trip again, the English
translation was very helpful; however there were other travelers who asked for books and no more were available. We observed that more book should be printed.

Thank you and aufwedersehen,

Pat and Jack

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

Excellent 3.5 hours on teh River Spree. I liked it enormously.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

Really enjoyed.The written English commentary a bit sparse but easily supplemented by your own travel books.The boat staff were very friendly and courteous.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2012

Shows you berlin from new angle. Nice trip with lots of places to see and lots of information is being provided by the guide. Worth.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2012

Excellent way to view the different city sights from a different angle, highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2012

An excellent trip,we were warned there would be only a commentary in German which would not have been a problem for my wife and I but would have been for my Australian cousins. However the guide gave an excellent bi-lingual German / English commentary. This tour represents excellent value for money and a quiter alternative to the hop-on, hop-off bus for seeing many of the sights.



5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2010

Very interesting. Unfortunately, I believe I missed quite a bit because I don't understand German and the English book provided did not seem to have as much information as she was providing in her talk.

Roy K
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2009

Very interesting and informative. Food and drink excellent. Commentator spoke for about 3 hours in German, but we were given a typed English translation, and it was very pleasant.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2008

The cruise was a very helpful introduction to Berlin as seen from the River Spree. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, engaging and informative. The boat had many different places one could move around to. Enjoyable, and I recommend it.

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2014

A very good way to get an overview of berlin

United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2014

we booked three tours in all Berlin historic sight seeing, Dresdner, and the boat trip, all were excellent tours

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2014

First of all: the address given was wrong and I spent an hour wandering around Charlottenburg castle before I took a major detour and found the boat by accident. What a drag.
Besides that mishap, the tour itself was quite pleasant. The boat has an enclosed area below where you can get food, and an open air top with lots of seats to enjoy the weather. We saw lots of buildings, many of them apartments, but also some of the major sights like remnants of the Wall.
I good tour for a leisurely couple of hours when your feet are sore from pounding the pavement.

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2013

This trip benefited from the fact that it was a sunny day. The trip was relaxing and informative. It takes time to get going as the start is a bit out of the centre. It is also a bit front loaded with most of the major sites being in the first couple of hours. Although, the reverse journey along the canal was beautiful and I saw bits of the city the I wouldn't normally do. The guide was in German and English and very thorough and informative. The boat was comfortable and smooth. Facilities were fine. There is a decent choice of food and drink in the cafe.
Some thoughts - - only two departure times were offered whereas in fact several tours are run throughout the day, could more options be offered. When only 6 people turned up for my boat (1st of the day) they said it was not enough to run the tour and we had to wait 50 mins for the next one. This was down time in a three day trip. The booking form does not identify the operator of the boat. There are other companies operating from the other bank so some clarity may help some people. The tour has a number of pick up drop off points and people were boarding at all of these to do the full tour. Could more embarkation points be offered which may be more convenient to travellers rather than going out to Charlottenburg (although the castle gardens there are beautiful and free to wander round).These are small administrative matters as the overall experience was good. It was nice to relax after a couple of days touring on foot. Anthony

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