RIVER TRIPS

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Exclusiv Yachtchar­ter

This boat tour com­pany of­fers yacht and lux­ury boat tours around Ber­lin, in­clud­ing a bridge tour and many dif­fer­ent cruises through Ber­lin’s net­work of canals and lakes. www.ex­clu­sivy­achtchar­ter.de. T: 030.43666836.

Reed­erei Riedel

Four­teen ships take visi­tors on 1-, 1.5-, and 3- hour cruises of the city’s canals and rivers. www.reed­erei- riedel.de. T: 030.67961470.

Stern und Kreis Schif­fahrt

Choose from 30 dif­fer­ent boat tours along the city’s rivers and canals, in­clud­ing bus- boat com­bi­na­tion tours of the Bran­den­burg re­gion, a Wannsee cruise, and in­di­vid­ual char­ter op­tions. buchung.ster­nund­kreis.de. T: 030.5363600. struc­tures and subter­ranean com­plexes that are oth­er­wise in­ac­ces­si­ble. Cold War nu­clear shel­ters, Hitler’s un­der­ground fortress, es­cape routes to the West, and WWII bunkers are just some of the ad­ven­tures on of­fer. From €10. www.berlinerun­ter­wel­ten.de. Brun­nen­str. 105. T: 030.49910517.

City Seg­way Tours

Dis­cover the city on board a Seg­way hu­man trans­porter. Full Seg­way train­ing pro­vided. € 67. www.city­seg­way­tours.com. Panora­mastr. 1a. T: 030.24047991. S+U Alexan­der­platz.

CooLTour­ings Seg­way Tours

Cov­er­ing Ber­lin’s top 20 sight­see­ing high­lights, CooLTour­ings takes in­di­vid­ual visi­tors or large groups on an ex­cit­ing ride aboard a Seg­way hu­man trans­porter, a fun and fast way to ex­plore the city. www.seg- ber­lin- ways.de. T: 030.26321381.

Fat Tire Bike Tours

Com­fort comes first on Fat Tire Tours, whose com­pany con­cept was cre­ated around its curvy bi­cy­cles with soft seats, in­di­vid­u­ally ad­justed han­dle­bars, and, ob­vi­ously, fat tires. Tour themes vary. The all- in- one city bike tour is par­tic­u­larly pop­u­lar. Times vary sea­son­ally. Call ahead in win­ter. From € 25. www.fat­tire­bike­tours.com. Panora­mastr. 1a.T: 030.24047991.

In­sider Tours

The pop­u­lar tour com­pany of­fers nine dif­fer­ent op­tions, in­clud­ing Jewish Ber­lin, a pub crawl, Third Re­ich, Cold War, and a day trip to Dres­den. No pre- book­ing re­quired, sim­ply show up at their meet­ing points (U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten or S Hack­escher Markt). €12/10. www.in­sid­er­tour.com. T: 030.6923149.

OnTour-Ber­lin

This com­pany of­fers guided tours with ex­pert guides. Walks, in­clud­ing ones through the city cen­ter and the more his­tor­i­cally im­por­tant dis­tricts of Ber­lin and Pots­dam, con­cen­trate on dif­fer­ent themes, such as city history, literature, ceme­ter­ies, and crim­i­nal history. www.on­tourber­lin.de. T: 030.67515046.

Orig­i­nal Ber­lin Walks

Of­fer­ing eight themed walk­ing tours in sum­mer and four in the win­ter. Themes in­clude the Third Re­ich, Jewish life in Ber­lin, Pots­dam, the Cold War, gay Ber­lin, and Christ­mas mar­kets (in De­cem­ber). No ad­vance book­ing re­quired, just show up at the meet­ing point shortly be­fore the tour be­gins. www.berlin­walks.de. Neue Bahn­hof­str. 9-10. T: 030.3019194.

rent-a- guide

Ex­plore Ber­lin with a book­ing plat­form that spe­cial­izes in tai­lor-made sight­see­ing tours and ac­tiv­i­ties. Co­op­er­at­ing with more than 150 tour guides, the com­pany of­fers just about any theme imag­in­able, from so­cial culi­nary tours to pri­vate mu­seum tours in­clud­ing a chauf­feur. T: 0234.9155632. www.rent-a-guide.com

Trabi World

For a quin­tes­sen­tial Ber­lin tour ex­pe­ri­ence, hop in­side real Tra­bants, the iconic cars of the for­mer GDR. Visi­tors drive their per­sonal Tra­bis, while, via the car’s ra­dio, the group leader pro­vides his­tor­i­cal and quirky facts. Three dif­fer­ent tours avail­able, last­ing one or two hours. Driv­ers must know how to drive a man­ual trans­mis­sion. € 30- 50. www.trabi-world.de. Zim­mer­str. 97. T: 030.30201030.

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