Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Berlin Supersaver: Hop-on Hop-off City Tour and Skip the Line Entry to TV Tower. 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.
Beautiful city, lots to see and do, people very friendly, pre booking with Viator is a great idea, saves a lot of time.
Darin A H
Great introduction to Berlin and it's history. Highly recommended so that you get your bearings around Berlin.
Andreas Iwan S
Wonderful experience particularly if the weather is nice. Like to sit in the topless bus to enjoy the breeze and atmosphere of Berlin. Beautiful view from the TV tower although the windows need more cleaning and in-door lighting could be placed more smartly - quite chalenging to get good pictures.
The T.V. Tower visit was OK but not what I expected. the rest was good
It worked well for the first day and allowed us to get a feel for the city.It was very slow and time consuming when trying to get place to place.Our hotel was not centrally located so travel time was slow,as Berlin is such. a large city
I enjoyed the bus tour quite a bit but it is really only a brief introduction to the city. The biggest disappointment was the "skip the line" feature. The bus drops you off several blocks from the TV tower, and you walk there on your own, and arrive with no guidance on how to get to the top of the tower. We wandered around, waited in the wrong lines, until someone finally informed us that you have to got to the gift shop counter, turn in your voucher and then they give you a pass to wait in a very long line for the elevator UP. Then, you stand there and watch other guests with so called "VIP passes", cut right to the front of the line that you've been waiting in, for 30 minutes already. Once at the top, it was very crowded and difficult to enjoy.
My advice to you... go early... If the tour operators wanted this to really be valuable, they would sell the VIP passes instead.
It is an easy way to get around to the various stops and also great information on the ride. The TV tower part was ok for skipping the line but not really the favorite part of our trip. Although interesting, it was not as good as we expected.
The tour covered all the main areas of Berlin. Just be aware that the ticket bus has moved in Alexanderplaza if you intend getting on from that stop.
This was a nice way to see the entire city. Our pass was actually good for two days since they close early in the winter months, last bus left at 4:30 to be finished by 6 pm and they mean it. The only thing we did not care for was the departure point was across town from where we were staying and you must start there, tours begin at 9 am but you must be to the TV tower by 11 am according to the aviator website. We actually arrived at 8:50 am and were told by the ticket agent that we were late, buses started at 8:00 am and we might not make it to the TV tower by 11 am tour time. We were worried and it kind of ruined the city tour part, but when we got to the TV tower at 11:20 am they did not seem to care at all. So all that worry for no reason, all in all it was a great way to see the city.
We were not happy with the hop on hop off tour because it is very well known and they do not have in this time of the year a lot of buses and we had to wait for one hour to take the bus. That make us arrive late to the TV tower but they new the problem and let us in !!!
Trip was fine but we had to go a long way to get the tickets when I could have bought them from the concierge at the hotel or from any of the people selling them at the various bus stops. Also, it isn't nice to use headsets that others have used - far better to give each passenger a set that they take with them. There were no queues at the TV tower so there was no advantage pre-booking. And you stil have to queue to come down.Maybe its worth pre-booking in the summer when there are more tourists.
I did 2 Hop-On Hop-Off trips and enjoyed them both
The bus tour was interesting but no different than similar tours in other ciries. There should be signs at the TV Tower for those who paid the extra fee to skip the line. We managed to skip the line to get the ticket but had to queue to get entrance to the lift. Also skipping the ticket queue was embarrassing as we had to push our way before others in the queue. There should be a seperate line for those who pay mere.