Sightseeing tours in Berlin are a quick, convenient and fun way to take in the cityscape, as well as travel from A to B around the capital. If you’re a first-time visitor, they’re also super helpful for orientating yourself in foreign surroundings.
Many sightseeing tours include an informative, multilingual guide. This enables you to learn about the most iconic attractions, find out the secrets of the city and discover Berlin’s hidden gems most tourists brush past.
Save yourself the hassle of choosing a tour in the city. Plan ahead, and check out our top-rated sightseeing tours in Berlin right here before booking your next trip.
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City Circle Hop-On Hop-Off Bus
One of our favourite and most popular sightseeing tours in Berlin is the City Circle Hop-On Hop-Off Bus. Absorb the vibrant history of Berlin from the top deck, with the sun on your head and wind in your hair (or, if the weather isn’t so agreeable, there is sheltered seating too).
The city buses loop around Berlin’s centre throughout the day, with one departing every 20 minutes – so it’s never hard to catch one! There are 2 set routes to choose from:
- ‘Big Berlin’ which includes 26 stops and ensures its passengers are shown every major sight of the city.
- ‘Berlin Wall’ which takes passengers along the wall and past the most trendy and urban areas of the capital.
Don’t lose any time to walking or getting lost
The hop-on hop-off feature is ideal for tourists to plan their day around and traverse the city fuss-free. You can board and alight the bus as many times as you like with a valid ticket. Or, if you’d prefer, stay on the bus for the entirety of its route to ensure you’ve seen everything.
Perfect city break transport
City Circle offer budget-friendly 1, 2 and 3 day passes so you can travel from the comfort of the bus throughout your stay in the capital.
Your ticket includes an audio guide in over 20 languages, including one designed for children. There is also free Wi-Fi onboard and every passenger is given a map of Berlin to assist them on their travels after they alight.
Top Tip: You can save time by booking your hop-on hop-off bus tickets in advance here.
Sightseeing Cruise on the River Spree
Discover Berlin from the unique perspective of the water! Not only do you get the impressive sights of the city, but also the thrill of being on the river!
Book onto a sightseeing cruise down the river Spree. The tours showcase some of the capital’s top attractions and iconic landmarks, such as the Reichstag, TV Tower and Museum Island.
Tour Berlin in luxury
Hop on one or two-deck ship, with plush seating, large viewing windows and a spacious outdoor deck. Leisurely take in the sights of the city and watch the locals go about their business on the riverbank. An entertaining onboard guide will narrate your travels, tell stories of the city and happily answer all your burning Berlin questions.
The cruise is appropriate for every age and a convenient hour in length, so can be slotted in to even the busiest of itineraries.
You can board at one of two moorings, located at Friedrichstrasse and Hackersher Market. Both these locations are city-central and easy to reach by S-Bahn or tram.
Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour
Discover Berlin is a really popular walking tour with visitors. They are jam-packed with incredible sights, taking up just half a day (approximately 3 1/2 hours) and are a cheaper city tour option.
The tours are also useful to orientate yourself in the city by foot, and therefore ensure you don’t spend the rest of your trip getting lost! We recommend taking one towards the beginning of your visit, as this usually gives you a good idea of what you’d like to return to.
The tours are led by an informative local guide who offers educational commentary and insider stories through Berlin’s historical streets. Click here to find the perfect Berlin walking tour.
Up close and personal
Walking tours allow you to get up close and personal with Berlin’s important and iconic landmarks. You also get the chance to view the city’s hidden gems highlights otherwise missed from the confines of a vehicle.
Experience history as a Berliner
Passing by locations such as Checkpoint Charlie allows you to really experience Berlin’s history and appreciate with far greater clarity the city’s turbulent past. You are in the midst of it all, the triumph and the tragedy!
A complimentary city map and guidebook are offered at the end of your tour to help you navigate and plan the rest of your Berlin trip. Check out the best Berlin walking tours here.
Berlin Segway/Bike Tours
Experience Berlin like never before! Berlin small group Segway or bike tours are a really special way to see the city. Zoom down the streets with an informative and entertaining guide, pausing frequently to hear fascinating tales about the different landmarks you cruise past. There are lots of photo opportunities too – both on and off your set of wheels!
Both the Segway and bike tours are generally very accessible and enjoyed by all. They make the perfect morning activity to view the entire city and then decide which attractions you would like to revisit over a currywurst lunch. Check out the best Segway and bike tours in Berlin here.
The limited spaces per tour (max. 8 people) means Berlin Segway and bike tours are ideal for older families, groups of friends or even Stag/Hen parties. Have a laugh learning to control your Segway or balancing on your bike whilst traveling around the city together.
See more in less time
The Segway and bike’s speed allow you to see more of Berlin in a shorter space of time, as supposed to walking to different locations.
Simple Segway training is included in the tour, plus a helmet and poncho (just in case the Berlin rain makes an appearance)! Ensure you wear flat, closed-toed shoes and weather-appropriate clothing too. Berlin bike tours also provide helmets for cyclists.
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