Berlin Combo Essential & River Cruise

Explore Berlin with this great combo ticket combining a boat cruise with a 48 hour open top hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus.

2 Day Hop-on, Hop-off
1-hour River cruise with live guide in English & German
Self Guided Audio Tour
Walking Tour
Original Berlin Currywurst
Important Information
Do I need to specify a date of travel?

Yes –we’ll ask you to select the date you’d like to hop on the bus. If you’re touring with us for more than one day, your ticket must be used across consecutive days, and the date you select at time of booking should be the first day of your tour. Some tours also require you to select a time of travel, to guarantee your seat. If your ticket includes extras, you may also need to book additional dates & times for all elements of your ticket after your purchase is complete. See your booking confirmation email for instructions.

How do I redeem my ticket?

Redeem Big Bus vouchers with a member of staff at any Big Bus hop-on hop-off stops.

What is the child policy?

A child ticket is available for children between the ages of 5 - 15. Children under 5 may travel free of charge. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Are the buses wheelchair accessible?

Our buses are wheelchair accessible, with ramps enabling access to all vehicles within the fleet. There is space for one wheelchair per bus (unless the second customer is able to transfer to a fixed seat, in which case a second wheelchair can be accommodated in a fixed position). We do have some restrictions in place due to weight and stability, and advise that we do not carry mobility scooters. We also may not be able to accommodate larger wheelchairs for the same reason. The maximum weight allowed on the ramp is 300kg, which is the weight of the wheelchair when occupied. The wheelchair also cannot exceed the width of the designated wheelchair seating area. To avoid any disappointment, we would be happy to confirm in advance whether the wheelchair can be accommodated on board, and would ask you to send an email to including a photograph of the wheelchair, as well as an indication of the width and weight of the chair. Please feel welcome to contact us for further information.

Is there commentary available in my language?

Pre-recorded commentary is available in English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Chinese (Mandarin) and Brazilian Portuguese.

What can I see & visit?

The Red Route showcases the highlights of Berlin, including the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie and so much more. On the Blue Route you see more of Berlin's trendy eastern districts including the famous East Side Gallery.There are 20 stops in total where you can hop on and off your tour, as many times as you wish. Each stop has been selected because it provides convenient access to an attraction or place of interest. And of course you're welcome to stay on board for the entire tour loop and let us take you for a scenic spin. Please visit our Discover Berlin page to learn more about what to see and do in this fascinating city.

Walking Tour

Delve into the city’s fascinating past from the Third Reich and Second World War to the Cold War and the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Our guided Walking tours start at: Stop #4 – Brandenburg Gate, daily at 11:30hrs in German and at 14:00hrs in English, terminates at: Stop #15 – Checkpoint Charlie. Duration: 90 minutes

River Cruise

Discover a different view of Berlin on a cruise on the river Spree! This ticket includes admission to a one-hour "City-Spreefahrt" Cruise with our partner BWSG. Cruises depart at the BWSG "Alte Börse" stop, located at Burgstrasse 27, near the Museumsinsel bus stop. Please redeem/exchange your ticket with BWSG staff before boarding the boat. You can find the boat departure point on our printed map or through the Big Bus App.

Refund Policy

To request a refund, get in touch by downloading the Big Bus Tours App or using the enquiry form at


Explore Berlin with this great combo ticket combining a boat cruise with a 48 hour open top hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. Marvel at the most distinctive landmarks and delve into its fascinating history. Included in this ticket is a 1 hour boat cruise that takes you through Museum Island, the government district and the historic Nikolaiviertel and lets you discover a different side of the city.

Berlin Combo Essential & River Cruise
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