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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.