Berlin has two large rivers - Spree and Havel - as well as lots of lakes and canals where ships and boats cruise. The Spree river flows in arches through the center of Berlin, south of it runs the Landwehr canal. Therefore, all boat tours through the inner city follow the same route over the Spree river and the Landwehr canal, only length and duration of the boat tours vary, depending on start and finish points. This page presents the most popular river cruises, tickets can be bought online.
Please note: From 21 May 2021, river cruises and boat trips in Berlin can once again take place on a reduced scale. Tickets can be purchased here. Please inform yourself about the current restrictions and measures regarding Covid-19 in a timely manner prior to departure. Masks are compulsory when boarding and disembarking, and a negative Corona test is also required from the age of 6.
Exclusive and environmentally friendly: Sightseeing tour on the river Spree with the stylish solar catamaran.
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The East Side Tour focuses on the best-known sights along the river Spree in the eastern part of Berlin and includes some highlights in the government quarter as well.
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From Friedrichstraße to the city's largest port and back: The 2.5 hour City Tour features many notable sights and buildings in Berlin's historic and modern centre.
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Short, interesting and informative: The City-Spreefahrt features the highlights of Berlin, including Berliner Dom, Museum Island and Reichstag.
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The "Historic City Cruise" presents many major sights along the River Spree between the Reichstag and Nicholas' Quarter.
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This river cruise is a tour of Berlin's historic and modern city centre during the most romantic hours of the day and offers great views of the city at sunset.
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This relaxing 3.5-hour river cruise starts in Treptow and heads southeast on the River Spree towards Berlin's largest lake, the Müggelsee.
The combined tour includes a 2-hour bus tour and a 1-hour boat trip on the River Spree through the city's centre.
Ideal for groups or school outings for ten people or more: Boat trips along famous sights in Berlin's city centre, bridge tours or boat trips to Potsdam.
A boat trip for school classes is one of the most relaxed ways to discover Berlin and its famous sights.
See spectacular illuminations of famous buildings on a boat trip at the festivals "Berlin leuchtet" and "Festival of Lights" in September.
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The boat tour through the centre of Berlin shows lots of Berlin's famous sights from the waterside.