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Which is Best Berlin Hop on Hop Off Bus Tour?

Overview of Berlin Hop On Hop Off Bus Tours

A guided bus tour can help you get round the sights of Berlin with ease! This is a city with a lot of history and guided information can realy help you understand everything that you are seeing.

There are three main choices of bus tour company, and we detail these below for you. Choice really comes down to route and price – check what they all offer and which suits you best. In our opinion, the Berlin City Sightseeing Tour offers the most comprehensive routes, supported by frequent departures, but it is also the most expensive. For a longer stay the City Circle Sightseeing tour offers a good value 3 day ticket.

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Berlin City Sightseeing

City Circle Sightseeing

Tempelhofer Bus Tours

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What is it?

Berlin City Sightseeing Tour offers 3 routes covering all the major attractions in Berlin. It provides live audio commentary on headphone, and also has a live guide on the bus. There are 2 complimentary walking tours which are operated from April till October.

This is rated the best hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour in Berlin by TripAdvisor.

City Circle Sightseeing has yellow coloured buses which are operated by several bus companies. It offers unlimited hop on hop off on two different routes. The tour also provides a live guide on the bus and a Berlin city map. There are special family discounts on offer.

Tempelhofer Bus Tour is a part of the Berlin Pass. The buses are white in colour and offer unlimited hop on and hop off opportunity to discover Berlin at your own pace. This is a one-day, one-route ticket which offers recorded audio commentary and a live guide.

Ticket Cost

1 Day Ticket: €19 Adult (Age: 15-59)/ €12 Child (Age: 6-14)/ €20 Students with ID and Senior citizen (Age: 60+)

(Choose only one of the three routes)

2 Day Ticket: €25 Adult (Age: 15-59)/ €10 Child (Age: 6-14)/ €17 Students with ID and Senior citizen (Age: 60+)

(Choose two of the three routes)

Purple Line 1-Day Ticket: €15 Adult (Age: 15+)/ €7.5 Child (Age: 7-14)

Yellow Line 1-Day Ticket: €20 Adult (Age: 15+)/ €10 Child (Age: 7-14)

Purple Line 1-Day Family Ticket: €37 for 2 adults and 3 children (all ages)

Yellow Line 1-Day Family Ticket: €48 for 2 adults and 3 children (all ages)

Yellow Line 2-Day Ticket: €24 Adult (Age: 15+)/ €14 Child (Age: 7-14)

Yellow Line 2-Day Family Ticket: €56 for 2 adults and 3 children (all ages)

Yellow Line & Purple Line 3-Day Ticket: €35 Adult (Age: 15+)/ €17.5 Child (Age: 7-14)

1 Day Ticket: €17 Adult (Age: 18-65)/ €12.5 Child (Age: 6-11)/ €15 Youth (Age:12-17), Students with ID, Military with ID and Senior citizen (Age: 66+)

Ticket Validity

1/2 consecutive days

1/2/3 consecutive days

1 day

Routes and Time

1. Traditional Tour

First Tour: 9.10 A.M.

Last Tour: 4.30 P.M.



2. Wall & Lifestyle Tour

First Tour: 10.00 A.M.

Last Tour: 4.00 P.M.



3. Westend Tour

First Tour: 10.00 A.M.

Last Tour: 2.00 P.M

1. Yellow Line

21st March to 6th November: 10 A.M. – 3:40 P.M. (Friday + Saturday: till 4:40 P.M.)

7th November to 20th March to: 10 A.M. – 2:40 P.M.



2. Purple Line

21st March to 6th November: 10 A.M. – 4:20 P.M. (Friday + Saturday: till 5:20 P.M.)

7th November to 20th March to: 10 A.M. – 3:20 P.M.

One Route

Summer:

First Tour: 9.45 A.M.

Last Tour: 5.00 P.M.



Winter:

First Tour: 9.45 A.M.

Last Tour: 3.00 P.M.

Tour Duration

Traditional Tour: 2 hours

Wall & Lifestyle Tour: 2 hours

Westend Tour: 2 hours

Yellow Line: 2 hour 20 minutes

Purple Line: 1 hour 40 minutes

2 hours

Departure Point

Traditional Tour: Tauentzienstrasse

Wall & Lifestyle Tour: Rotes Rathaus

Westend Tour: Kurfürstendamm

Yellow Line: Any of the 20 stops (all buses depart simultaneously from every stop)

Purple Line: Any of the 20 stops (all buses depart simultaneously from every stop)

Kurfürstendamm

Bus Stops/Attractions

Traditional Tour


  1. Tauentzienstrasse

  2. Wittenbergplatz/ KaDeWe

  3. Potsdamer Platz

  4. The Wall /Martin-Gropius-Bau

  5. Checkpoint Charlie

  6. Gendarmenmarkt

  7. Park Inn Hotel

  8. Alexa

  9. Rotes Rathaus /Neptune Fountain

  10. Lustgarten/ Museumsinsel

  11. Brandenburger Tor

  12. Victory Column /Hofjägerallee

  13. Hauptbahnhof /Ella-Trebe-Str.


Wall And Lifestyle


  1. Rotes Rathaus / Neptunbrunnen

  2. Oranienburger Straße /Neue Synagoge

  3. Hauptbahnhof

  4. Berlin Wall Memorial /Ackerstraße

  5. Bunker Gesundbrunnen

  6. Mauerpark

  7. Schönhauser Allee/Schwedter Straße

  8. Alexanderplatz (Park Inn Hotel)

  9. Karl-Marx-Allee (Computerspielmusem)

  10. East Side Gallery

  11. Ostbahnhof


Westend Tour


  1. Kurfürstendamm

  2. Schloss Charlottenburg

  3. Olympiastadion

  4. Scholzplatz

  5. Glockenturm

  6. Masurenallee

Yellow Line


  1. Kurfürstendamm

  2. KaDeWe

  3. Lützowplatz

  4. Kulturforum

  5. Potsdamer Platz

  6. Checkpoint Charlie

  7. Gendarmenmarkt

  8. Alexanderplatz/TV Tower

  9. Neptunbrunnen

  10. Museumsinsel/Museum Island

  11. Berliner Dom/Cathedral

  12. Lustgarten/Museum Island

  13. Unter den Linden

  14. Brandenburger Tor/Reichstag

  15. Central Train Station

  16. Victory Column

  17. Palace Bellevue

  18. Straße-des-17. Juni/Flea market

  19. Charlottenburg Palace

  20. Antique shopping on Suarezstraße (the 'Antique Mile')


Purple Line


  1. Alexanderplatz

  2. Hackesche Höfe

  3. Central Train Station

  4. Berlin Wall Memorial

  5. Mauerpark

  6. Kollwitzkiez/Prenzlauer Berg

  7. Karl-Marx-Allee

  8. Simon-Dach-Straße

  9. East-Side-Gallery

  10. East Central Station

  11. Kreuzberg

  12. Jewish Museum

1. Kurfürstendamm 231 (in front of Karstadt)

2. KaDeWe (main entrance)

3. Lützowplatz (opposite Hotel Berlin)

4. Philharmonic / Kulturforum

5. Potsdamer Platz (at Kolhoff-Tower)

6. Topography of Terror

7. Checkpoint Charlie

8. Gendarmenmarkt, Markgrafen- / Taubenstraße

9. Alexanderplatz, Red City Hall, Neptunbrunnen

10. Radisson Hotel (to the boat)

11. Humboldt University / Bebelplatz

12. Unter den Linden 36 / Friedrichstraße

13. Unter den Linden 74, Madame Tussauds Berlin

14. Brandenburg Gate, Ebertstraße

15. Hauptbahnhof, exit Rahel-Hirsch-Straße

16. Haus der Kulturen der Welt

17. Bellevue Palace / Siegessäule / Tiergarten

18. Bikini Haus, Budapester Straße

19. Bahn station Zoologischer Garten

Frequency

Traditional Tour: 10 minutes

Wall & Lifestyle Tour: 30 minutes

Westend Tour: 60 minutes

Yellow Line: 10 minutes

Purple Line: 20 minutes

15-30 minutes in Summer

20-40 minutes in Winter

Audio commentary

Yes

English, German, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Hebrew, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, French (Traditional Tour)

English, German, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Hebrew, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, French, Arabic, Turkish (Wall & Lifestyle Tour)

English, German (Westend Tour)

Yes (19)

Spanish, Swedish, Chinese, Turkish, Danish, Dutch, French, English, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Polish, Russian, Portuguese

Yes (2)

English and German

Complimentary tours and cruises
2 Free Walking tours (April to October):
  • III Reich (1 hour): Starts at Brandenburger Tor.
  • Die Mauer/ The Wall (1 hour): Starts at Mauergedenkstätte.
(From Friday-Sunday)

None

None

Other amenities

Live guide on bus

(English and German)

Live guide on bus

(English and German)

Free Berlin city map

Live guide on bus

(English and German)

City Pass which includes this tour

None

None

Other information

  • Westend Tour is only operated from April to October.
  • Free for children below 6 years.

  • Both printed and mobile voucher accepted.
  • Free for children below 6 years.

  • Free for children below 6 years.
  • Dogs are allowed on the tour.
  • Both printed and mobile voucher accepted.

How to use

Print the voucher in your mail and show it to the bus conductor.

Show the mobile or printed voucher to the City Circle employee dressed in yellow at the bus stop.

Show the mobile or printed voucher to the Tempelhofer Bus employee at the bus stop.

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