Map - Berlin by Boat & Bike
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
  • Duration of trip:
    4 days / 3 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    32-37 km / 20-23mi
  • Distance per day:
    15- 20 km / 10-12 mi
  • Altitude profile:
    slightly hilly
  • Profile:
    predominantly on paved, bikes-only cycle paths

If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!

Eating and drinking
This tour includes full board. In the mornings, you will receive a hearty breakfast, in the evenings we serve three-course meals. For the bike tours we provide you with packed lunches.

Berlin by Boat & Bike

4 days/3 nights on MS Gretha van Holland from EUR 299

The Tour

Berlin by Boat & Bike - Brandenburger Tor

Whether it is spring or autumn – discover Berlin by Boat & Bike. The rivers Spree and Havel, the Teltow Canal and numerous lakes offer the perfect setting for a round trip through Berlin and Potsdam on your floating hotel and an exciting way of getting to know the German capital from a different perspective. There are countless attractions on this journey, such as Potsdam’s historical city centre, Sanssauci Palace, Köpenick Palace and the beautiful town hall, Berlin’s museum island and the cathedral. This Boat & Bike tour in Berlin is easy to cycle. Here you can find details about your boat, the MS Gretha van Holland.

Berlin by Boat & Bike - Sanssouci Castle
Berlin by Boat & Bike - MS Gretha van Holland

Day 1 Arrival Berlin-Spandau, boat to Potsdam
Embarkation until 5 pm, then your boat will sail across the river Havel and numerous lakes to the former residence of Prussian kings and the German Kaiser.

Day 2 Potsdam-Köpenik, approx. 17 km
First you will have the opportunity to explore Potsdam, with its Dutch Quarter and the UNSECO world heritage site Sanssauci Palace. Then your boat will sail along the Teltow Canal to Köpenick.

Day 3 Köpenick - Berlin-Mitte, approx. 15-20 km
Via the river Spree you will reach Alt-Berlin (Old Berlin), there are various different routes you can take. Explore the city between the famous Friedrichstraße and Alexanderplatz.

Day 4 Berlin-Mitte - Spandau
Your boat will take you back to Spandau, disembarkation until 9 am and departure.

Berlin by Boat & Bike - Köpenick
Berlin by Boat & Bike
Berlin by Boat & Bike


Here are the details on MS Gretha van Holland.

Included in your package "Berlin by Boat and Bike":

  • 3 nights aboard in your chosen category
  • full board (3x breakfast, 2 packed lunches, 3x dinner)
  • afternoon coffee and cake served daily
  • cabins are cleaned daily
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • free welcome drink
  • all harbour, bridge and lock fees
  • on-board tour operators
  • bike tours are introduced and discussed daily
  • detailed travel documents
  • rental bike


  • outside cabins, approx. 7 sqm (76 sq ft), with ensuite WC and shower
  • central air-conditioning
  • all cabins have portholes which can be opened
  • cabins with ground-level beds or offset bunk beds

Rental bicycles:

  • We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 7-speed gearboxes and coaster brakes, equipped with a bike bag and a bike lock.

Travel time 2019:

  • Arrival on fridays and mondays
    No longer bookable!


All prices per person in double cabin with bunk beds.

  • 299 EUR travel price
    15.04. + 04.10.
  • 319 EUR travel price
    19.04. + 22.04. + 27.09. + 30.09.
  • 339 € travel price
    26.04. + 29.04. + 20.05. + 02.09. + 23.09.
  •   50 EUR surcharge cabin with ground-level beds on 15.04. + 04.10.
  •   40 EUR surcharge cabin with ground-level beds on further dates 
  • 250 EUR surcharge single cabin

The booking process

The Tour



  • Parking in Berlin-Spandau:
    Unattended car park near the quai, approx. EUR 20 for 4 days.

  • Arrival by train:
    Berlin-Spandau train station, approx. 500 m away from the quai.

  • Arrival by plane:
    Airport Berlin-Tegel, bus X9 to Jakob-Kaiser-Platz, change,
    U7 to Rathaus Spandau, approx. 200 m away from the quai.

Perfectly looked after:
During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.

Please note:
As is the case with all boat trips, changes in travel itineraries due to the weather, the rivers’ water levels or technical issues can be undertaken at any time.

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