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A wonderful prelude to any walking tour of Berlin! The commentary was bilingual describing the sights and places along the shores of the Spree river. The food served for lunch was very nice, with an ample menu of choices to satisfy even our finicky children. The tour runs for just over 3 hours, so plan accordingly, we had to rush to our next activity after disembarking the vessel.
Outstanding. Super way to see the other side of the main tourist sights. Good commentary
We would have preferred to have been told we could have joined the cruise nearer the centre, rather than having to bus out to the first starting point. We got off early at Potsdamplatz
Excellent trip of 3.5 hours to help know the city of Berlin well.
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.
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
Excellent 3.5 hours on teh River Spree. I liked it enormously.
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.
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.
Excellent way to view the different city sights from a different angle, highly recommended.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amazing how many canals are within Berlin, the views were lovely and the guide was extremely informative. Disappointed no one answered our phone call regarding the pick up point on the morning of our tour as no one works on Sundays, we even tried the emergency number with no luck
The tour was enjoyable, although the weather was rainy and unpredictable. The guide narrated in German and translated into English, although sometimes it was difficult to keep up with the translation as the boat had gone past what had been described
we booked three tours in all Berlin historic sight seeing, Dresdner, and the boat trip, all were excellent tours
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.
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
This is a good river trip from the outskirts. Best not to do a shorter one previously, like I did, because you then have a big overlap.
The personal guide was great. He was Extremely knowledgeable and couldn't do enough for you. He even arranged for us to get off at a closer stop to our hotel. The tea and butter almond cake are great and so were the crepes. It's a three to four hour trip, so relax and go with it.