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Berlin City Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Optional Cruise

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icon1 day  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 15 more

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Overview

See the best of Berlin on this 24- or 48-hour, hop-on hop-off bus tour with an optional river boat cruise during the summer months. Discover the city’s top sights, including Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin Cathedral and more. Hop off at any of the stops around Berlin to explore on foot, or stay onboard the open-air, double-decker bus to enjoy insightful commentary along the citywide loop. Upgrade your ticket to include a boat ride along the Spree River.
  • 1- or 2-day hop-on hop-off bus tour of Berlin
  • See top attractions like Checkpoint Charlie and Brandenburg Gate
  • Several conveniently located stops around the city
  • Commentary available in multiple languages, plus a kids' channel

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This hop-on hop-off Berlin tour lets you choose from several stops with commentary along the way.
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Hop-on hop-off tour (24h-, 48h-pass depending on option selected)
1-hour river boat cruise (if option selected)
Gratuities
In case of demonstrations/road closures/traffic jam no guarantee:route-guidance& sights to be seen

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
Experience all the top attractions that Berlin has to offer at your own speed on this 24- or 48-hour, hop-on hop-off tour, with the option to upgrade your ticket with a cruise along the Spree River.

There are several stops along the route: Kurfürstendamm; Kaufhaus des Westens; Lützowplatz; Kulturforum; Potsdamer Platz; Checkpoint Charlie; Gendarmenmarkt; Alexanderplatz; Neptunbrunnen; City Quartier DomAquarée; Lustgarten; Unter den Linden; Brandenburger Tor; Washingtonplatz/Hauptbahnhof; Victory Column; Strasse des 17 Juni; Schloss Charlottenburg; and Kantstrasse.
Itinerary
Duration: 
1 day 
Operating Schedule:
  10am first start and then every 15/22 minutes
Kurfürstendamm 216
Main departure point
KaDeWe - Kaufhaus des Westens
near Hotel Berlin, Berlin
Lützowplatz
nearby Hotel Berlin, Berlin
Stralauer Str. 1
nearby Philharmonic Hall
Potsdamer Platz
Potsdamer Str. 1
Checkpoint Charlie
Checkpoint Charlie, the name was given by the Western Allies to the best-known Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War (1947–1991). Take opportunity to visit Wall-Museum to explore history of Berlin and former GDR.
Gendarmenmarkt
The Gendarmenmarkt is a famous square in Berlin including the Berlin concert hall and the French and German Churches. In the centre of the square stands a monumental statue of poet Friedrich Schiller. The square was created by Johann Arnold Nering at the end of the seventeenth century as the Linden-Markt and reconstructed by Georg Christian Unger in 1773. The Gendarmenmarkt is named after the cuirassier regiment Gens d'Armes, which had stables at the square until 1773.
Neptunbrunnen
TV Tower
Alexanderplatz
Europa Apotheke
East Side Gallery
Ostbahnhof
Rotes Rathaus
CityQuartier DomAquarée
U Museumsinsel (Berlin)
Apollo-Optik
Max-Liebermann-Haus
Sareghis GmbH
DEEZER nextbike
Budapester Str. 34
Kurfürstendamm 23
arte Sommerkino Schloss Charlottenburg
Messegelände/ICC (Berlin)
Points of interest passed by on this route
Brandenburg Gate
 
Museum Island
 
Potsdamer Platz
 
Unter den Linden
 
Kurfurstendamm
 
Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe)
 
Berliner Dom
 
Gendarmenmarkt
 
Charlottenburg Palace
 
Alexanderplatz
 
Kulturforum
 
Victory Column (Siegessaule)
 
Checkpoint Charlie
 
Berlin Central Station
 
Neptunbrunnen
 
Elefantentor
 
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY BEX Sightseeing - former BBS Berliner
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Berlin City Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Optional Cruise?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Berlin City Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Optional Cruise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Berlin City Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Optional Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Berlin City Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Optional Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Berlin City Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Optional Cruise?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Berlin City Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Optional Cruise.

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  • "Keep in mind that it only works till 6 pm." See review
  • "good way to get the important sights and know what to come back to if you want for a longer time, good information on headphones" See review

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star-4
Pink lady bus .
Anonymous
, Aug 2022
The convenience of getting on & off the bus even though we didn’t do it a lot. The only criticism I would have is the stops are not very easily recognizable. The other is we had quite a long wait at the some of the stops. It was not 15 r 20 min wait. The other is I wish they would announce the wait time at every stop as it would be for better planning and use of our time. Thanks
star-5
Get on , get off and walk about
Chappers
, Aug 2022
Great way to get your bearings in a new city. Gives you a great overview of Berlin . You cam then book where to get on and off, where you walk and places to visit. Consider getting off and walking then joining the bus again later. Well worth the cot and the boat trip was great to see the city from a different perspective.
star-4
The search for a location...
Donna_D
, Jul 2022
The search for a location to exchange our vouchers for tickets. It would be helpful to provide a map showing locations.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Your is not 3 hours but advertised as this. It was 2..25 minutes. Please advertise appropriately so as not to mislead cu
John_M
, Jul 2022
Palace of Tears and area around Nordbahnhof. The tour is not 3 hours long so please refrain from advertising it as this. It’s misleading your prospective customers.
star-3
No Good
Emilia_P
, Jul 2022
the driver was rude there is almost no explanation and ends the routes very early for that money better use the metro or bus
star-3
Frustrated in finding redemption sites
MardeeJade_F
, Jul 2022
The instruction in your app is for us to locate a redemption site from multiple choices.. It us 2 hours to look for the redemption site in potsdamer platz. Only to find out that a viator representative was at a pick-up point that redeems our tickets. I am very mad and frustrated that the instructions that was stated "on how to redeem tickets" are inaccurate and misguiding. You should correct this so your customers will not be frustrated as we were. There were 11 of us in our group.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great way to see the city
Claire_F
, Jul 2022
We had a 48 hour ticket, this was a great way to get around the city and see all the main sites. The buses run every 20 mins. The boat tour was also included, the only disappointment with the boat was that the tour was only in German and we weren’t made aware that there were translations available so we had no idea what we were looking at. But it was a lovely relaxing time along the river
star-1
The people are MEAN
VICKIE_H
, Jun 2022
The voucher said that THIS IS NOT YOUR TICKET & that we had to pick up the tickets at an office (there were several listed) . We went to one office & it was closed. We went to another office & the people RUDELY said informed us that the voucher IS the ticket & we would NOT make our tour. So, we paid , followed the directions & got NOTHING
star-3
Trouble at the beginning.
Steven_K
, Jun 2022
I tried to get my tickets from Viator and was told that they were e-mailed to me, which I never received, and could not get them to resend. My next step was to go to the bus stop and see if they could help, the first driver would not let us on and said it was the wrong bus (Bull) I think that I am a little smarter then that. The second driver after waiting 20 minutes was very helpful and took us to the next stop and had the ticket agent call the office to get our prepaid passes. The on / off bus was ok, I'm sure no different then the other 10 tour buses.
star-5
Trip on the Bus around Berlin
Ana_M
, Jun 2022
As an older adult who wanted to see as much of Berlin as possible without having to walk miles this was a great experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Best bus tour in Berlin!
Andrea_H
, May 2022
Excellent bus! Easy to find! Very informative! Friendly staff! Added the boat tour…it was perfect. Highly recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Highly disappointing
Shyam_A
, May 2022
This is not a review of the routes or the timings or the audioguides, since all city tours follow the same, this is about the inconvenience caused by booking online on Viator and the constant unavailability of City Circle bus tour staff in the minivans. When you book a tour with Viator online, they only generate a provisional ticket (which blows my mind since they take payment up front) and ask you to hunt down their redemption points to validate your ticket, but when you reach those locations either there is notht to be found or the minivans that are parked are completely deserted. Kudos to the bus crew themselves for letting us travel with just the provisional ticket, but since we didn't have the real thing, we couldn't go on the boat tour which was a huge waste of money. I just don't understand why they just can't hand over the proper ticket as soon as payment is done. They should just do away with the redemption process, since standing around waiting for new passengers is clearly not their strong point.
star-2
Never more
Marcelo_G
, Apr 2022
I arrived at one of the recommended addresses to pick up the tour tickets but there was no one to deliver me. It was a square, in which a guy who advertised the Hop On Hop Off bus helped me by indicating another address to get the tickets. He told me that the bus itself would take me to the other address. When I got on the Hop On Hop Off bus the driver demanded the ticket I didn't have. I showed the Viator papers, he replied that he needed the tickets. The same guy who had helped me earlier talked to the driver and convinced him to take us to the other address to pick up the tickets. I finally got the tickets and went on the boat tour that was scheduled for 11 am. When I got there, there was no tour at 11 am and I had to wait nearby, on a very cold day, until boarding a boat tour 30 minutes later. In other words, everything is wrong.
star-5
Pleasant experience. Very...
Kavya_K
, Mar 2022
Pleasant experience. Very frequent connections and polite staff. Can cover almost all landmarks. I would take a 2 day ticket next time as one day seems to be just not enough for this city tour
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Great Way to See and Learn About Berlin
Peter_O
, Jan 2022
The Berlin City Tour is a great way to view this sprawling city from the comfort of a bus. The pre-recorded commentary is informational and entertaining. The bus route covers the most popular and important sites in the city. Also, there appears to be a customer representative at almost every stop along the route. Take this tour!
star-4
Overlooked Important Sites
Michael_C
, Aug 2021
This tour was great except the audio portion barely acknowledged the sites that memoralized the atrocities of World War II. No mention of The Memorial of Murdered Jews even though we drove past it. Only slight mention of The Topography of Terror.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
See the city
Barry_U
, Dec 2019
good way to get the important sights and know what to come back to if you want for a longer time....good information on headphones
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
No sales staff available
philbert441
, Nov 2019
There was no staff available to redeem tickets for us so were unable to use our tour and ended up walking a lot further than we planned. very disappointed, when a person purchases a tour like this we should get the tickets from Viator and not have to go to a redemption center and that for me goes for all tours - there were other tours we had purchased that we also had to go to redemption centers which doesn't make sense - we have asked for a full refund for this tour as we were unable to use any part of it.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Great way to get an overview of the city!
etheobalds
, Nov 2019
In the last few new places I have visited, the HOHO tours are the best way to get an overview of the city. This tour was no exception and it was really great! I coupled this tour with a walking historic tour (previous day) and between the two tours, I had a really great Berlin experience. The HOHO tour is definitely one I would recommend on a first day, because it points out the main attractions so you know where to visit and/or spend additional time! I rated this a 4 instead of 5 because the stops were not clearly marked and I was concerned that I would not find a stop.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Hop on
Meander176124
, Oct 2019
Need to repair voice machines. Driver was very good. Needs to upgrade system on bus. Very nice people to help.

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