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City Circle Tour YELLOW + PURPLE + Boat Trip

Berlin is always in season as the city is rapidly developing. Experience the changes of the capital on 2 different routes of the City Circle Tour - Berlin's most popular sightseeing tour which also may be combined with a one-hour boat trip on the Spree River…

BIG TIC Tour: City Circle Tour YELLOW + PURPLE + Boat Trip

The City Circle Tour YELLOW (Berlin Basics Tour) introduces you to the most important sights such as the Brandenburg Gate, Charlottenburg Palace, Potsdamer Platz and the former Checkpoint Charlie.

The City Circle Tour PURPLE (Wall Special Tour) partly follows the course of the former Wall and takes you among other things to the trendy districts of Prenzlauer Berg, Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg. You will also see the Berlin Wall Memorial at Bernauer Strasse, the East Side Gallery and the Jewish Museum.

Berlin Sightseeing: view on Gendarmenmarkt with Concert Hall and French Cathedral.The city tour buses on both routes of the City Circle Tour serve a total of 30 hop on hop off points, which are all located in the direct vicinity of the Berlin attractions. At each of these points you may start, interrupt the city tour and continue again. The yellow open top doubledecker coaches run every 10 minutes on the YELLOW route and every 20 minutes on the PURPLE route.

Your ticket is available as a 3 day ticket (BIG TIC). So you will have enough time to explore all major sights on your own.

At the stops Alexanderplatz and Central Station you may change from the YELLOW route to the PURPLE route or vice versa.

Hop off your coach at stop No. 10/DomAquarĂ©e or No. 3/Central Station, watch for the boat station  Nikolai Quarter of Stern und Kreis Schiffahrt shipping company or MoltkebrĂĽcke of Reederei Riedel shipping company and board the boat. 

The one-hour boat trip through the historic city centre gives you a unique glimpse of the city. You will pass by the Reichstag building, the Government district and the House of World Cultures and discover these sights from a new perspective. You will also see Bellevue Palace, the Central Station, the Berlin Cathedral, the Museum Island and the oldest residential area of Berlin, the Nicholai Quarter.

Audio guides are available in different languages. Continue your City Circle Tour after the boat trip.

Notice: The City Circle Tour ends at 6:00 p.m. Please start your tour not later than 2:00 p.m. to be able to take part in the boat trip on the same day. 

The City Circle Sightseeing Tour Berlin is commented in 20 languages. Through personal earphones free of charge at each seat you may select the desired language.

Please see our timetable (flyer) for rates and departure times. We decline all responsibility for traffic related delays and detours. Seating availability is on a first come, first served basis.

BEX Sightseeing
BBS Berliner Bären Stadtrundfahrt GmbH
Berolina Stadtrundfahrten
BVB Bus Verkehr Berlin KG

BIG TIC Tour: City Circle Tour YELLOW + PURPLE + Boat Trip


10:00 a.m. daily every 10 minutes
Kurfürstendamm 216 or DomAquarée


10:00 a.m. daily every 20 minutes
Alexanderplatz or Central Station


26 March - 4 November: End 6:00 p.m. (Fri. + Sat. 7:00 p.m.)

Last Departure

Complete Tour without getting off
26 March - 4 November: 3:40 p.m. (Fri. + Sat. 4:40 p.m.)

Last Departure
Complete Tour from Alexanderplatz or Central Station without getting off
26 March - 4 November: 4:00 p.m. (Fri. + Sat. 5:00 p.m.)

Boat service only takes place from 1 April until 31 October 2018.


Your BIG TIC Tour + Boat at a glance

  • Bus every 10 and 20 minutes, 30 stops
  • Boat every 30 minutes from boat station Nikolai Quarter
  • Explore Berlin’s main attractions on land and water
  • Audio commentary on bus and boat
  • Free Wi-Fi on bus

All sightseeing tickets for the BIG TIC Tour + Boat at a glance

49 € Adults 3 days - Special Deal: 47 €*
24.50 € Children 7-14 years 3 days - Special Deal: 23.50 €*

*Price is only valid in this web shop.

Close out dates 2018

8 April, 13 May, 28 July, 15 September, 16 September, 24 December

Subject to change.