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Berlin: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour with Live Commentary

1. Berlin: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour with Live Commentary

Explore Berlin's top sights on a convenient hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Listen to facinating stories about the city with live commentary. Have the freedom to jump on or off throughout the validity of your ticket. Visit top areas like Tiergarten, Gendarmenmarkt, and Potsdamer. If, for example, you start your tour at Kurfürstendamm, you will pass the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and reach KaDeWe, one of Europe’s largest shopping centers, through Tauentzienstraße. Next you continue on to Lützowplatz and the embassy district at the Tiergarten and over to the Philarmonic and the West Berlin Kulturforum. The next stop is the historically significant Potsdamer Platz. In the 1930s, it was one of the most public squares in Berlin. After the Second World War, this was no man’s land, where the Berlin Wall divided the city. Today, seeing the vibrant life and the newly erected towers reminiscent of New York’s urban canyons, you will hardly believe that for years there was nothing here other than the Berlin Wall, spring-guns and GDR soldiers. Also, the Legoland Discovery Center is on Potsdamer Platz. From there, continue to Berlin’s other important historical sites. In the Niederkirchner Straße you can find the city parliament, the Martin-Gropius-Bau, a museum with changing exhibitions, the Topography of Terror, which exhibits the history of the Nazis and of the Jews’ suffering under the Nazis, as well as the Ministry of Finance, which was once the Nazi Ministry of Aviation. From there you drive on to Checkpoint Charlie, one of the former border crossings between East and West Berlin. A permanent exhibition looks back at the Cold War period. On Friedrichstraße you come across one of the nicest spots in Berlin, the Gendarmenmarkt, with two similar buildings, the German and French Cathedrals. The Konzerthaus Berlin is in the middle of the square. After the Gendarmenmarkt it’s on to Alexanderplatz and the TV Tower. The stop for these sights is the Neptune Fountain. This used to be the Berlin City Palace. Here you will also have the opportunity to go shopping. The next stop is Karl-Liebknecht-Straße, in front of the Radisson Hotel. From here you can transfer on to a boat if you wish to experience Berlin by boat as well as bus. Also, the Aquadom, Sealife Berlin and the Berlin Dungeon are located at this stop, as well as the Berlin Cathedral, which holds the sarcophagi of the Hohenzollern family. From here you can also admire the golden dome of the New Synagogue on Oranienburger Straße. The “Hackeschen Höfe” are only a few minutes away. Next you'll go over the glamorous street Unter den Linden to the Museum Island, Bebelplatz, Humboldt University and to the stops Unter den Linden 36 (Friedrichstrasse) at ZDF Capital City Studios and Unter den Linden 74, where one of Berlin’s most important attractions is located: Madame Tussauds Berlin. From here the ride continues to the Brandenburg Gate. On the way you will see the UK, Russia, France and US embassies, followed by the Holocaust Memorial. The stop there is at Platz des 18. März. The road leads on past the Reichstag and the government district. You will soon reach the new Hauptbahnhof. From here you have the world-famous view of the German Chancellery, the Reichstag and – as a special surprise – Berlin’s “Fujiyama”. Finally you will cross Berlin’s ‘green lung’, the Tiergarten. This park is bigger than New York’s Central Park. The tour then brings you past the Congress Hall to the stop at Bellevue Palace, the official residence of the President of Germany. From here you can also see the Siegessäule with the golden Victoria statue at the top. On the way back to Kurfürstendamm you will see, for example, the old Hauptbahnhof of former West Berlin, the Technical University and much more. The stops: 01 - Kurfürstendamm 231 (in front of Karstadt) 02 - KaDeWe (main entrance) 03 - Lützowplatz (opposite Hotel Berlin) 04 - Philharmonic / Kulturforum 05 - Potsdamer Platz (at Kolhoff-Tower) 06 - Potsdamer Platz / Linkstraße 07 - Topography of Terror 08 - Checkpoint Charlie (at the Checkpoint Charlie Museum) 09 - Gendarmenmarkt, Markgrafen- / Taubenstraße 10 - Alexanderplatz, Red City Hall, Neptunbrunnen (not in service during the Christmas market in December) 11 - Karl-Liebknecht Str. 5, (to the boat) 12 - Museumsinsel 13 - Humboldt University 14 - Unter den Linden 36 / Friedrichstraße 15 - Unter den Linden 74, Madame Tussauds Berlin (out of order) 16 - Brandenburg Gate, Ebertstraße 17 - Reichstag, Scheidemannstr. 18 - Hauptbahnhof, exit Rahel-Hirsch-Straße 19 - Haus der Kulturen der Welt 20 - Bellevue Palace 21 - Bikini Haus, Budapester Straße 22 - U-/S-Bahn station Zoologischer Garten

Berlin: Evening Sightseeing Tour by Bus

2. Berlin: Evening Sightseeing Tour by Bus

Avoid the daytime crowds and the hassle of navigating public transportation to catch all the highlights of Berlin. Hop on the one-stop sightseeing bus and experience the best views of the city from a double-decker on this guided bus ride. During the trip, cruise past and through some of Berlin's most vibrant locations after darkness falls, including Alexanderplatz, the new Berlin Palace, Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, Gendarmenmarkt, Museum Island, Potsdamer Platz, and the Topography of Terror. Take in spectacular views of the Berliner Fernsehturm, the Holocaust Memorial, the Berlin Wall and, of course, the East Side Gallery. Get a feel for the spirit of the city with our tour guide on board who sheds light on the German capital's culture and history. Enjoy the convenience and efficiency of a sightseeing tour via modern bus.

Berlin: City Sightseeing Tour in a Unique BedBike

3. Berlin: City Sightseeing Tour in a Unique BedBike

Relax while taking in the sights on this unique bed and bicycle tour in Berlin. Chill out under the sunshade on sunny days and stay toasty with seat heaters and blankets in cold weather. Check the time at the Alexanderplatz World Clock and capture photos of the iconic TV tower. Meet your guide and hop aboard the bed bicycle. Let your guide do the peddling for you while you lounge. Start your tour in amid the modern Alexanderplatz and ride past the imposing TV tower, the Baroque Revival Neptun Fountain, and the Red City Hall. Get your camera ready as you ride past the Baroque Berlin Castle and the Berlin Cathedral. Admire the museum complex next to the Spree river at Museum Island and soak up the atmosphere in Gendarmenmarkt square. Play your own music using the Bluetooth connection.  Have the option of going by Brandenburg Gate und Potsdamer Platz. Extend the length of your tour by booking two tours in chronological order and get the extra15-minute break between tours included.

Berlin: Historic Center Walking Tour with a Real Berliner

4. Berlin: Historic Center Walking Tour with a Real Berliner

Learn about the exciting history and development of Berlin from the residence city of the Kingdom of Prussia to the capital of a reunited Germany. Meet your city tour guide outside the Nikolaikirche Museum (St. Nicholas' Church Museum) and begin your exploration of the city. See Berlin´s highest building, the Television Tower. Walk along the Spree to the beautiful Museum Island, where you can see the Berlin Cathedral, the Old Museum, and the Humboldt Forum. There, admire the reconstructed Berlin City Palace. Across the Palace Bridge (Schlossbrücke), explore the historical center of Berlin and see impressive buildings from the times of kings and emperors. Take a walk on the oldest boulevard in the city, Unter den Linden, where you can see the Equestrian Statue of Frederick the Great, the State Opera, the Humboldt University, and St. Hedwig's Cathedral. Finally, you will reach the Brandenburg Gate, the famous symbol of the city and the focal point for reunification in 1990. Hear the moving story of this landmark and its historical importance before, during, and after Berlin's division.

Berlin: Scenic Guided Tour by Private Car for 2, 3, 6 Hours

5. Berlin: Scenic Guided Tour by Private Car for 2, 3, 6 Hours

Make the most of your time in Berlin with a guided tour of the hotspots and discover the rich culture of the German capital. Get picked up at your hotel and visit sights as old as Gendarmenmarkt and recent as the Berlin Wall. Spend time in the central district of Mitte and see how life has changed. Meet your driver and guide at your chosen pickup for an introduction to Germany and Berlin's recent history. With a separate dedicated driver, your tour guide can focus fully on telling you about each area, planning your preferred route, and checking if you’d like to stop and walk around. Drive by world-famous locations like Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, and the former Jewish Quarter with its impressive New Synagogue. Stretch your legs at areas like Museum Island or Unter den Linden to find historical gems that are worth seeing up-close. Deepen your understanding of Berlin’s controversial past as you pass Checkpoint Charlie, the site of Hitler’s Bunker, the former Nazi Government Quarter, and Bebelplatz where the ceremonial burning of Nazi books took place. Take in the solemn atmosphere at the Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe and the Memorial to the Sinti and Roma Murdered Under National Socialism. Learn from your guide about the importance of these memorials to modern Berliners and international tourists. Opt for the 6-hour tour and add a trip to former West Berlin. See the majestic Charlottenburg Palace, the Kurfürstendamm, and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and stop at the legendary Berlin chocolatiers: Rausch. Take the opportunity to shop for souvenirs or grab some refreshments with at least 2 breaks in each tour. Be sure to let your guide know what sights are on the top of your lists and if there are any restaurants or cafes you'd like to check out.

Berlin: Top Classic Tour with Cathedral and Palace

6. Berlin: Top Classic Tour with Cathedral and Palace

Experience an overview tour in the historic center of Berlin. See grandiose buildings on the famous Museum Island around the Humboldt Forum. Hear amusing anecdotes and interesting background information about the Berlin City Palace and sites on the Spree. Follow your guide and get to know the most important sites of the new and old Berlin Mitte. See the new Humboldt Forum with reconstructed palace facades is an absolute highlight. Other sites on the tour are the Berlin Cathedral and the Museum Island with the National Gallery, Neues Museum, James Simon Gallery, Spreeufer with views of the TV Tower, to the Synagogue, and more.  The tour is ideal to be combined with other activities as the most popular museums, river cruise docks, and many more sites are just a short stroll away. 

Berlin: 1-Hour Guided Tour of the Historic Center

7. Berlin: 1-Hour Guided Tour of the Historic Center

Set off from the Brandenburg Gate and journey down the famous Unter den Linden, named after the linden trees that line the grassed pedestrian mall and broad carriageways on each side. Stop outside the Prussian State Library and Humboldt University, considered one of the finest in Europe and where Marx and Einstein once studied. Enter the Bebelplatz and see the State Opera building and dome of St. Hedwig's Cathedral.  Then, go to the former winter residence of the German Emperors and get a stunning view of Alexanderplatz and the Fernsehturm (TV Tower) from Berlin Palace.

Berlin: 3-Hour Segway Tour

8. Berlin: 3-Hour Segway Tour

Explore the most interesting places and beautiful sights of Berlin by personal transporter. Get a practice session on the self-balancing Segway before you set off to ensure you feel confident on the eco-friendly vehicle. Journey back to the days of the Cold War as you look at the Checkpoint Charlie border crossing. Glide through the Gendarmenmarkt, see the imperial Berlin Palace and explore the historical heart of the city in the Nikolaiviertel area. Admire the Rotes Rathaus and the regenerated Hackescher Markt, pass Alexanderplatz and Berlin Cathedral, along with the German Chancellery, Reichstag building, and Holocaust Memorial.  Ask your guide any questions you may have, enjoy lots of photo opportunities and more. 

Berlin: All-in-One Famous Landmarks Guided Bus Tour

9. Berlin: All-in-One Famous Landmarks Guided Bus Tour

See all of the German capital’s iconic landmarks on this day tour on an air-conditioned bus. Learn about the city’s unique history from your passionate local tour guide on a whirlwind trip which includes the Alexanderplatz TV Tower, the Berlin Wall, the Reichstag and Museum Island. Your adventure through Berlin’s past and present will begin in front of the Charlottenburg Palace in west Berlin, where your local tour guide will give you a brief introduction to the capital of Germany before you board the bus and head east. First, travel through the former British sector along Berlin’s Champs-Élysées - Kurfürstendamm - past the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and the KaDeWe, the largest department store in continental Europe. Then, continue east past the impressive parliament building, the Reichstag. At the iconic Brandenburg Gate, get off the bus to stroll through the historic arch and admire the sprawling Tiergarten. See the capital’s majestic Victory Column and a memorial to soviet soldiers. Then, take a moment to reflect at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. After some free time for lunch, journey to the spectacular Gendarmenmarkt and Berlin’s historic former Royal Quarter: the beautiful boulevard of Unter den Linden, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Museum Island, and the Berlin Cathedral. Then, discover Alexanderplatz with its iconic TV Tower. Continue south to the city’s Mitte district and visit  Checkpoint Charlie – the most famous crossing point between East and West Berlin during the Cold War. Afterwards, pass through Potsdamer Platz on your way to one of the few remaining pieces of the Berlin Wall. Finish your tour with a poignant visit to the former site of the headquarters of the SS and Gestapo, today known as the Topography of Terror. You can choose to end your tour here and continue to explore the city alone or to be dropped off at your hotel.

Berlin: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Ticket & 2 Guided Walking Tours

10. Berlin: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Ticket & 2 Guided Walking Tours

Explore Berlin on foot and a bus with this combination ticket. Cruise through the city on a hop-on hop-off bus, learn the history behind Checkpoint Charlie, and walk past the enormous Berlin Cathedral. After booking your tour, download the Vox City app. Within 2 days, use the app to track the location of your nearest tour guide and meeting point. If you want to explore the city more after your guided tour, use the app for some self-guided sightseeing. Join the Historic Berlin walking tour and follow your guide through the heart of Berlin. Walk by the beautiful Berlin Cathedral and continue to Museum Island. Head east to marvel at the striking Berlin TV Tower and stroll through bustling Alexanderplatz. Switch over to the Traces of the Cold War walking tour to see Checkpoint Charlie, Brandenburg Gate, and Potsdamer Platz. Hear about the troubled history of Germany's capital, its many museums, and its intriguing culture. Give your feet a rest and hop onboard a red double-decker bus tour. As you drive through Berlin, admire the views from the open-top deck. Explore the whole city in this drive from Tiergarten to the East Side Gallery. When you want to see a sight up close, hop off at one of the 23 tour stops across the city, including the Holocaust Memorial, Berlin Wall, Madame Tussauds, and the Berlin Zoo.

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We booked the tour but came to meeting point quite late in the late afternoon but the tour guide and driver accepted drive us a half tour program and bring us back to the first meeting point especially they had also asked us coming back the next day for a free tour as a compensation for us. Honestly, They are very kind and friendly during the sight seeing tour which made us very warm welcome during Winter time in Berlin Good choice if having time in Berlin for such services and I will choose it again for the next opportunities. Thank you and goodbye.

Amazing unique experience that’s bound to make you smile and laugh, as well as everyone else who sees you! Richard the guide was so lovely and knowledgable about all the attractions we stopped at and the history of Berlin, we learnt so much. He also took amazing photos for us to remember this amazing activity. Really a must do in Berlin I couldn’t recommend it enough

This was easy to book, the driver and guide were friendly, helpful and informative and we had a lovely day out finding out all about Berlin. We'd love to do the trip again and look forward to seeing Berlin in all her glory in the summer.

Me and my boy had amazing experience on bed bike. It was very unusual but great way to see Berlin’s sites. I can honestly recommend

The driver was very nice and friendly, explained us well the technical side of the trip.