All of our tours begin from our office in Alexanderplatz, located at Panoramastraße 1a, 10178 Berlin.
We recommend reservations for all of our tours. We are happy to accommodate walk-up and last-minute bookings as space is usually available, but do recommend reserving your space in advance so that you are not left out. In particular, our Segway Tours tend to fill up early as space is extremely limited. Private tours should also be booked as far in advance as possible.
If you need help with reservations, or planning your visit, don’t hesitate to contact us. TIP: We have a 72-hour cancellation policy so you can make your reservations without worry.
Fat Tire Tours is happy to offer 100% refunds if the reservation is cancelled more than 72 hours (3 days) before the scheduled tour. We do not issue refunds for tours cancelled within 72 hours of the scheduled tour.
Please note select tours may have a longer cancellation period due to monument/landmark ticket policies. This will be specified in the tour page FAQ. We encourage guests to carefully read the cancellation policy for their desired tour.
Rescheduling Policy: Reservations may be rescheduled subject to availability and tour guidelines.
No, our tours run rain or shine. We have ponchos available for anyone that needs them in our office. Always a good tip: Bring extra clothes in case it rains, or gets chilly. There is a luggage room in our shop where you can leave items during your tour, and there is also a luggage rack on all of our bikes should you want to take that extra layer with you.
Our tours complement each other perfectly, and many of our guests join us for several tours. Our topic tours are offered on alternating days so you can jump on as many as you would like. Our Evening Food Tour is a great activity for the evening, too. For example, you might want to join us for our Day City Tour on your first day in Berlin, then our Berlin Wall & Cold War Tour the next, followed by an evening cruising around the city on our Food Tour, where you also get to sample food at great restaurants. There are many ways to fit our tours together so you get as much out of your visit to Berlin as possible, all with the same great Fat Tire Team.
TIP: Once you have done one of our tours, you are one of the family! You receive a 25% discount on any additional tour you do, so it's a great deal! Take advantage of this great saving by booking a Package Deal, or just enter the coupon code found on your confirmation when reserving additional tours. Don't worry, we will remind you when you check out!
To secure your place on the tour, we would recommend booking in advance via our website at the full price. We are unfortunately not able to offer the Welcome Card discount online, however, please bring your cards with you and our shop staff will be happy to refund the 25% per cardholder on the day of your tour.
We cannot enter the monuments because German law restricts museum guides to their authorized officials. Plus, some people would want to spend only ten minutes in the museum while others would prefer 3 hours.
You will, however, have time to walk around some of the most important highlights at your discretion.For instance, on the Day City Tour we provide time to explore the East Side Gallery, on the Berlin Wall Tour you can peruse the Berlin Wall Memorial at your leisure, and on the Third Reich Tour you’re given time to investigate the July 20th, 1944 Memorial. On the Potsdam Tour we do go into the Cecilienhof Palace because this was such a significant building during various parts of Berlin’s history. Your entry and audio guide are included in the tour price! (EUR 8 savings).
TIP: Should you want to keep your bike after your tour, and many people do, you get a discount on your rental! Your guide, and our shop staff, will be happy to show you exactly how to go back to any sites you would like to explore further or of which you would like to visit the interior.
Yes! We offer a discount, usually €2, on most of our tours for folks starting at age 55. Please note that some tours do not have any discounted prices. All tours where discounted senior prices are available will have the option "student/senior" when booking.
Our shop is directly under the giant TV Tower in Alexanderplatz. If you’re coming from the Alexanderplatz train station (U-Bahn and S-Bahn), just exit on the side with the giant tower. As you look at the entrance to the TV Tower, we’re around the right-hand corner, near the Subway sandwiches shop and behind the Asian food restaurant. Don't worry- it's easy! You will see our large A-frame signs straight away!
Fat Tire Tours Berlin looks for extraordinary, fun, and intelligent people! Our hiring criteria, training process, and minimum time commitments are fairly rigorous. Just check out our Employment Page to see jobs that are currently open and how to apply.
Our tours are very popular, and for good reason. We highly recommend reservations for all of our tours, but are happy to accommodate walk-ups as space is often available. To make sure our tours are fun, safe, and a great experience for everyone, we have extra guides on hand should we need to split larger groups. We have plenty of bikes and plenty of tour guides, so just sit back and we’ll take care of the logistics.
Absolutely! Families and kids are always welcome as we’re a great family activity. We have kid's seats, kid's bikes in various sizes, and kid's chariot trailers; this way we can fit kids of all ages. The content of our tour is neither vulgar nor overbearing. While helmets are not required in Germany for cyclists, we have plenty on hand should you like to wear one. We also have plenty of kid-sized helmets, too. Please add a note requesting a child seat, tag-along or trailer when booking and we will be happy to reserve this for you, subject to availability.
We have kid's tag-a-longs available, as well as a two-wheeled covered chariot for infants and small children, should you prefer. Kid's seats are available, as are helmets for infants, children, and adults at no additional charge.
No problem! Our tours are designed to be easy for everyone, and cover between 6 and 12 miles (10 to 20 kilometers) - anyone can do these tours! Our Potsdam Tour is also largely one park ride to the next- so very easy-going. Actually, you’ll find yourself more energized at the end of the tour than at the start. Berlin and Potsdam are the perfect cities to see by bike: nice size, flat, and bike-friendly.
Our bike tours vary in length between 3 and 6.5 hours and cover roughly 6 to 12 miles (10 to 20 kilometers), depending on which tour you choose. Should you need to leave the tour early (for a flight, previous engagement, etc), it’s no problem; just let your guide know at the start of the tour so that we can make special arrangements.
Our Potsdam Tour is about 6.5 hours long, including transportation time, and covers about 10 miles (16 kilometers). Leaving early from this tour is a bit more difficult because we are outside Berlin. Should you need to leave our Potsdam Tour early, please contact us beforehand so we can make appropriate arrangements.
The SegwayTM Human Transporter is the first of its kind-a self-balancing, personal transportation device designed to go anywhere people do. Easy to use and operate, the two-wheeled Segway sports high-tech gyroscopes that automatically respond to your body’s movements, “sensing” when it should speed up and slow down.
You stand on a small platform between left and right wheels as you hold onto handlebars at a comfortable waist height. The Segway handles the balancing for you, so that you’re always upright as you glide through any environment.
You may also visit Segway LLC’s site for more detailed info.
Our tours are very popular, and for good reason, our groups are limited to 8 participants per guide. We highly recommend reservations for all of our tours, but are happy to accommodate walk-ups as space is often available. To make sure our tours are fun, safe, and a great experience for everyone, we have extra guides on hand should we need to split larger groups.
Basically, no. All participants must be over the age of 14 and any participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Each participant must weigh between 100 lbs (45 kgs) and 255 lbs (117kgs).
Yes, riding Segways in Germany come with a few restrictions:
Occasionally we do have space available should you call the morning of your desired tour. This, however, is rare and we suggest you reserve as far ahead of time as possible. We tend to fill all of our tours.
Our Berlin City Segway Tour lasts about 3 hours, including a short training session at the start of the tour. As you will need to stay with your guide while on Segways, it is not possible to leave the tour early.
While no deposit is taken before tour, you will need to fill out a fast disclaimer and damage waiver form before joining the tour.
Unfortunately, we cannot rent our Segways out to individuals without a guide. Since our tours are virtually always full, we need all machines for our tour customers.
Although our tours are very popular, and for good reason, they are limited to about 16 people. We highly recommend reservations for all of our tours, but are happy to accommodate walk-ups as space is often available. To make sure our tours are fun, safe, and a great experience for everyone, we have extra guides on hand should we need to split larger groups. We have plenty of bikes and plenty of tour guides, so just sit back and we’ll take care of the logistics.
Absolutely not. Even if you have spent all day on a bike or dashing around town, you will feel refreshed biking around Berlin in the evening. Like all of our tours, the pace is easy and punctuated by stops to hear great anecdotes and info from the guide.
Definitely. At each of the three food stops, you will get a sampling of food. These portions, over the three food stops, will be a bit more than a full meal by the end of the night. You won't be hungry.
No. We don't want you to stand on the street with food in to-go containers. Because we take you to the places we like to support, we will be welcomed inside and served.
This tour fits fine perfectly after a day on tour, a day shopping or museum hopping, or before a night out. It's not strenuous, and it's a great way to spend the evening.
The bike, guide, taxes, and food are all included in the price. At each food stop, water will be provided at no additional cost to you. If you prefer to drink something additional, you will be asked to pay for that.
Absolutely. Once you've done a tour with us, we consider you family! If this is your first tour with us, then you will receive the 25% discount on any additional tours you do in Berlin with Fat Tire. It's that easy. Just look for that code in your first tour's confirmation email, or book in our shop.
Oh yes. We have easy-to-use and comfortable city-style and cruiser-style bikes. You will feel safe and secure not to mention comfortable when riding around.
Don’t sweat. Our customers frequently keep their bikes longer than expected because they are so much fun to ride in Berlin. If you keep your bike longer than you rented, just come back when you are done and you can pay the remainder of any extra rental time when you get back- no need to do anything more. Please note our shop times so that you know we are open when you do come back.
We recommend it. While we usually have bikes available for walk-up customers, we sometimes do sell out. Each of our bikes can be reserved in advance online, and we highly recommend that you reserve your bike or bikes in advance. If you don’t have a reservation, don’t worry- just come by one of our shops where we are usually able to rent remaining bikes on a first come, first served basis.
No, our bikes have chain guards so your pants won’t come in contact with the chain at all.
All of our bikes have a luggage rack on the back, and we have straps in our shop for you to use. Luggage racks are perfect for carrying extra coats or small items. We have a luggage room free of charge if you would like to leave larger bags with us while you cycle.
Yes, and it really is the best way to see the city. Bike lanes are all over the place, and if not, just ride in the street like a local - you will make lots of cycling friends!
Included with your rental is a cable lock that you can use to lock your bike securely, even if you are keeping it overnight. Our adult bikes also come with frame locks as well, so you will be very safe and secure. We will show you how everything works when you pick up your bike.
Flats, while rare, do happen. With any bike sometimes things break, so we will get you back up and running as quickly as possible. If you aren’t near our shop, just bring your bike back on the train, just remember to validate a bike ticket for the fare. We will reimburse this to you when you get back.