Spree Boat Tours & Tickets

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Types of

Spree Boat Tours Berlin

Sunset Boat Tours
  • Discover some of the key landmarks of Berlin on a 1-hour boat tour
  • Quick and convenient way to see key sights along the river.
  • See some of Berlin's landmarks without committing to a longer tour
  • More budget-friendly compared to longer ones
  • Most often chosen by young couples and groups of friends
Multi-hour Boat Tours
  • Provide a more comprehensive historical sightseeing experience

  • See more of Berlin's iconic landmarks and attractions

  • More extended periods of relaxation and enjoyment 

  • Opportunities for photography enthusiasts to capture Berlin 

  • Most often chosen by older couples or friends who seek a richer cultural experience

Sunset Boat Tours
  • Discover the natural beauty of the sun setting over the Spree River Berlin

  • For anniversaries, marriage proposals and a romantic evening together

  • Provides excellent opportunities to capture stunning photography

  • Mostly chosen by couples who want to celebrate and travelers with busy daytime schedules

Eco-Friendly Boat Tours
  • Minimize their carbon footprint and reduce their impact on the environment

  • Reducing waste, and conserving energy and water resources

  • Provide cleaner air and a quieter, more peaceful environment 

  • Mostly preferred by people who want to protect nature and seek a quieter trip

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Spree Boat Tours Berlin

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Should I Buy my Spree River Cruise on-site or online?

Whether you should buy your Spree River Cruise Berlin ticket on-site or online depends on your preferences and the circumstances of your visit. However, if you have a specific date and time in mind for your Spree River Cruise and want to ensure availability, booking online in advance is advisable.

  • Ease: Online booking allows you to purchase tickets from the comfort of your home or hotel, saving you time and potential lines at the ticket counter.
  • Availability: Popular tours and time slots can sell out quickly, especially during peak tourist seasons. Booking online in advance guarantees your spot.
  • E-Tickets: Online tickets are often in the form of e-tickets, making it easier to present them on your mobile device without the need for physical tickets.
  • Flexibility: If your plans change, some online booking platforms allow you to modify your reservation or even cancel it, usually with more flexibility than on-site purchases.
  • Detailed Information: Online platforms often provide comprehensive information about the cruise options, including descriptions, itineraries, and frequently asked questions, helping you make an informed choice.
  • Reviews and Ratings: Online platforms may feature customer reviews and ratings for the cruise, giving you insights into the experiences of previous visitors. 

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Things to Know Before Going on a Spree Boat Tour Berlin

By following these tips, you can make the most of your Spree Boat Tour in Berlin and have a memorable and enjoyable experience.


€24/per person

Spree Cruise Duration
  • Duration: Check the duration of the cruise you're booking to ensure it fits your schedule. Some cruises are shorter, while others offer longer, more comprehensive tours.
  • Looking for a Quick Tour? 1-Hour Boat Tours are perfect for a quick voyage through Berlin. In this way, you can have the opportunity to explore the city from the river without spending too much time.  >>More Information About 1-Hour Tickets
  • Isn't there a time limit? With the Multi-hour Boat Tours options, you can extend the boat tour as you wish. This way, you'll have the opportunity to view Berlin from more points and observe different historical landmarks of the city from the river.  >>More Information About Multi-hour Tickets
Food Berlin Spree Boat Tour
  • Food and Beverages: Find out if the cruise offers food and drinks onboard. Some cruises include meals, while others may have snacks and beverages available for purchase. Your own food and drink are not permitted on board.
  • With the Dinner Cruises option, you can easily purchase tickets that include food and beverage service, making your journey more enjoyable. While experiencing the beauty of Berlin, you can enhance your experience with a unique gastronomic adventure. >> More Information About includes dinner Tickets

€25/per person

Berlin Spree Boat Tour Guided Options
  • Guided or Self-Guided: Determine whether your cruise includes a live guide, audio guide, or if it's a self-guided tour. This can impact your understanding of the sights along the river.
  • What you shouldn't forget is language options: Confirm the language options for commentary or guided tours. You should check whether the ticket options include a Live Guide or an Audio Guide for the tour. Additionally, since ship tours in Berlin are generally conducted in German, knowing which languages are included in the ticket will make your tour more meaningful.
Weather for Berlin Spree Boat Tours
  • Weather Considerations: Berlin's weather can vary greatly throughout the year. Dress appropriately for the season, and consider bringing an extra layer in case it gets chilly on the water. There are usually both open and covered seating areas; however, it would be beneficial to have an umbrella with you in case of rain.
Accessibility for Berlin Spree Boat Tours
  • Accessibility: Inquire about the accessibility of the boat if you have any mobility concerns or require special assistance. Usually, unfortunately, the tours are not wheelchair-accessible. However, we recommend checking the accessibility section before purchasing your ticket. Some boats may have limited accessibility or require assistance to board.
  • *Strollers can be brought on board.
Arrival Time Berlin Spree River Cruise
  • Boarding Location: Be clear about the boarding location, as there may be multiple departure points along the Spree River. Arrive early to allow time for boarding.
  • Departure Time: Arrive at the boarding location well before the experience starting time to ensure a stress-free boarding process. We recommend planning to arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour's scheduled start time to ensure a smooth experience.
Rules & Regulations
  • Cancellation Policy: Familiarize yourself with the cruise's cancellation policy in case your plans change. Usually, purchased tickets include free cancellation, but it should be confirmed before buying.
  • Child and Senior Policies: If you're traveling with children or seniors, check if there are any age restrictions, discounts, or special accommodations available.
  • Respect Local Rules Policies: Be mindful of the rules and regulations provided by the cruise operators, especially when it comes to safety and behavior on board.
  • *Window seats cannot be guaranteed; please arrive early if you have a preferred seat.

Is it worth buying a Combo Ticket?

If you want to get a well-rounded experience of Berlin and save some money in the process, combo tickets can be a valuable choice.

  • Dual Experience: It allows you to experience Berlin from both land and water, providing a comprehensive view of the city's attractions and landscapes.
  • Cost Savings: Usually, combo tickets offer a discounted rate compared to purchasing separate tickets for land-based and water-based tours. This can save you money if you plan to do both activities.
  • Convenience: With a combo ticket, you can plan your land and river tours together, making it more convenient to explore the city without having to buy multiple tickets.
  • Time Efficiency: If you have limited time in Berlin, a combo ticket enables you to maximize your sightseeing opportunities in a shorter period by combining two different experiences in one day.
  • >> More Combo Ticket Information

Frequently asked Questions About the Berlin Spree River

Which river is Berlin on?

The Spree River is the main river of Berlin, Brandenburg, Lusatia, and the settlement area of the Sorbs, who call the River Sprjewja; the name derives ultimately from spreutaną "to spring forth".

What river goes through Berlin, Germany?

The Spree River. Approximately 400 kilometers in length, it flows through the Saxony, Brandenburg and Berlin states of Germany before cutting into the Czech Republic.

Why is the Spree River important?

While the Spree River was of tremendous importance for supplying Berlin with food as well as building and heating materials through shipping until the 20th century, today the river is a tourist attraction and is characterized by passenger shipping. In this way, there are many Spree River Cruise options available on the river. >> Overview of Spree River Cruises

Can you walk along the Spree?

Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 3 h 22 min to complete. This is a popular trail for running, walking, and bike touring. However, one of the most popular activities in the Spree is joining a Spree River boat tour.  >> See Spree River Cruise Ticket Options

How many rivers are in Berlin?

Berlin was founded on the River Spree. It has now expanded to include a stretch of the River Havel, of which the Spree is a tributary. The River Panke also flows through Berlin, joining the Spree within the city.  To witness this experience firsthand, you can join the Spree River boat tour.   >> Buy Your Ticket Online

Can you swim in the Spree river?

Closed to swimmers since 1925 after increasing pollution.Apart from special events and occasions, the only activity typically conducted on the Spree is Spree River Cruise boat tours.   >> More Information About Spree River Boat Tours

Is it safe to swim in the Spree Berlin?

The water quality is closely related to the water temperature, in the winter, the water is too cold for many of the bacteria and algae that make the Spree "unsuitable for swimming" during the summer. After strong rain events, the water quality in the Spree worsens because some of the runoff ends up in the Spree. However, the Spree River is quite suitable for the Spree River boat tour activity.   >> See Spree River Cruise Options

How should I dress for a river cruise?

Responses can vary depending on the type of ticket you choose, but in any case, it's recommended to carry an umbrella due to Berlin's ever-changing weather conditions. For the Spree River Cruise boat tour, clothing options can be as follows.

  1. Lightweight tops and T-shirts, including long-sleeved versions for sun protection.
  2. Bottoms, such as leggings, lightweight cargo pants, jeans, khakis, slacks and skirts.
  3. Evening wear like casual dresses, slacks and nice shirts.

Do you tip on a Spree River Cruise Berlin?

Many Spree River Cruise Tour in Berlin lines include the gratuities, but for those that don't, the suggested range is between $10 and $20 per passenger, per day. Similarly, some expedition cruise lines include gratuities while those that don't recommend a gratuity of around $10 to $15 per person, per day.

What do you wear on a Spree River Cruise?

Pack loose-fitting attire that's suitable for sightseeing and excursions ashore. Many Spree River Cruise guests choose to wear clothes they feel relaxed in such as jeans, chinos, Capri pants, skirts or shorts while on a tour around a medieval village or historic city.

Do Spree River Cruises have toilets?

There are restrooms on all ships. However, it is advisable to check the facilities for wheelchair use if needed.

Where does the Spree River start and end?

The Spree River rises on the Lusatian Mountains at the Czech/Germany border and flows for about 380 km before it meets the Havel River, a tributary of the Elbe River, in the city of Berlin. To witness this experience firsthand, you can join the Spree River Cruise boat tour.   >> Experiences About Spree River Boat Tours

What people say about

Juliana – United Kingdom

Verified booking

What a lovely time we had crusing down the Spree. The sun was shining and we saw lots of Berlin's beautiful architecture whilst cruising along as well as the commentary which was very interesting. There was the option to purchase drinks and snacks from the friendly and attentive staff. A great way to see Berlin!

Dan – United States


We really enjoyed this. Perfect low key way to see some sites and relax before the marathon. It was nice that the boat had indoor and outdoor options. Basic Germany menu made for an easy lunch too. You can rent multi language audioguides - recommend bringing your 3.5mm earphones to use with it.

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Every year, thousands of visitors prefer the Spree Boat Tour to explore Berlin's famous iconic spots from the water!
This magnificent experience is a must-do for those visiting Berlin.