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Berlin: 2.5-Hour East Side Boat Cruise with Commentary

Berlin: 2.5-Hour East Side Boat Cruise with Commentary

From US$ 29.06 per person

Enjoy a fantastic 2.5-hour boat cruise along the River Spree on this East Side tour of Berlin. See Museum Island, Berlin Cathedral, the Reichstag building, and the Federal Chancellery as well as the East Side Gallery, the east harbor, and Treptower Park.

About this activity

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Audio guide included
Italian, Hebrew, French, Polish, Spanish, Russian, English, German


  • Discover the origins of Berlin on the East Side tour
  • Cruise past Radialsystem V, the energy forum, Berlin Ostbahnhof and the Mercedes Benz Arena
  • Enjoy the view of the most beautiful bridge in Berlin – the Oberbaum Bridge
  • See Treptow Harbor and the Mühlendamm Lock
  • Cruise past the government district with the Reichstag building and the Federal Chancellery
Full description
25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall you can experience a special East Side boat cruise. Besides numerous sights in the old and new center of Berlin, you will also see the recent changes in the area surrounding the East Side Gallery. The boat cruise starts at the pier by the old stock exchange building, near the Hackesche Höfe. Relax onboard the boat as you listen to detailed information in English and German and enjoy a delicious food service. After passing by the cradle of Berlin – Mühlendamm Lock – the tour continues on past Radialsystem V, an energy forum, Berlin Ostbahnhof and the Mercedes Benz Arena. Pass under the Oberbaum Bridge into the east harbor with its many new residents including Universal Music, MTV, Coca Cola, and Label 1 and 2. You will also pass by the Badeschiff at Arena Treptow and the Molecule Man sculpture. Journey back to Berlin-Mitte and see the Nikolaiviertel, the palace construction site, and the Humboldt Forum. The famous Museum Island begins at the Berlin Cathedral. Pass under the Weidendammer Bridge to reach the area around Friedrichstrasse with the Schiffbauerdamm, the Tränenpalast (Palace of Tears), and Friedrichstrasse station. Cruise past the government district where you will see the Reichstag building and the Federal Chancellery. You will also see the most modern railway stations in Europe from the water – Berlin Central Station. Pass by Bellevue Palace – the seat of the Federal President – before heading back to the starting point, the old stock exchange building.
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

"Alte Börse" pier, opposite Burgstraße 27, 10178 Berlin (near Hackescher Markt station).

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Food

Know before you go

  • Commentary on the sights is provided in English and German.
  • Sundeck, covered area in the small and large lounges, and food service are available onboard.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 718 reviews

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When I called to see if another test was needed, I was asked for the reservation number and name and phone number, even though I had clearly identified the tour. It started a quarter of an hour later. Then it was a nice relaxed tour. The explanations were easy to understand.

June 14, 2021

Interesting trip

I thought the 2.5 hrs was a bit too long. I was expecting to see more interesting sites on the east side but that was not really the case. My friend and I were the only people on the trip and they still ran it just for us. Quite surprising.

September 15, 2018

Wonderful view of architecture

Fortunately, we had a gorgeous spring day for a boat tour. It gave me a wonderful perspective of Berlin. The architecture was all over the place, since it was "new" since WW2 & the removal of the East/West wall. I was happy we took the 2 1/2 hr tour because, as mentioned before, it can take quite a while to get thru the locks & I wanted to see the entire area included in the longer tour.

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April 15, 2018

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