Berlin Christmas Market Bike Tour

Experience Berlin's Christmas Markets by bike!

Ride into the holiday season with our spectacular Christmas Market Bike Tour! This sensational half-day tour will get you into the festive spirit by leading you through three different Berlin Christmas markets.

With your experienced guide, wander through picturesque markets filled with stalls selling traditional German Christmas food and drink and local artisanal products.  Christmas markets have been a part of Berlin’s holiday season for nearly 500 years! You will learn how these markets have changed throughout Berlin and Germany’s history and yet remain a beloved tradition.

Over the three hours of this tour you will have plenty of time to soak up the Christmas spirit. You can snack on traditional Christmas treats, like candied almonds, Stollen, and gingerbread. Or warm up with a Glühwein (hot spiced wine) or a Feuerzangenbowle (mulled wine punch). Maybe you’d like to shop for one-of-a-kind gifts and decorations you can’t find anywhere else.  These markets have everything you need to get into the holiday spirit!

Biking is the easiest way to move between the various markets, and as with all of our other tours, our Berlin Christmas Markets Bike Tour travels at a leisurely pace thanks to our comfortable city-cruiser style bicycles. You will have plenty of time to socialize with your guide and the other guests plus snag some awesome photos of Berlin’s Christmas magic.

If you choose, you can remain at the final Christmas market at the tour’s end, or return to our Alexanderplatz shop for some more Glühwein or hot tea. This is the perfect time for our guides to share their favorite addresses for the best restaurants, bars, neighborhoods to visit, or whatever else you’re craving for your time in Berlin.  

The half-day nature of this tour will leave you with plenty of time to keep exploring the Christmas Markets on your own and squeeze in all of the other fun activities that Berlin offers.  We would love to have you join us for another of our half-day tours, like our Berlin Highlights Bike Tour, which will cover different areas of the city and dive a bit deeper into the history of Berlin. Our tours are a fun dose of holiday cheer that are sure to put you in the Christmas spirit!

Tour Highlights

  • Berlin's three best Christmas markets
  • Gendarmenmarkt (entrance fee included)
  • Nikolaiviertel
  • Rotes Rathaus
  • Drink delicious hot glühwein (mulled wine)
  • Church of St. Nicholas
  • Try a Feuerzangenbowle (special mulled wine punch)
  • Christmas decorations
  • Local jewelery shops
  • Neptunbrunnen ice skating rink
  • Ferris wheel
    • Live Guide
    • Bike
    • Helmet
    • Entry fee to Gendarmenmarkt
    • Please note that for security reasons, no large bags or backpacks are allowed inside the Christmas Markets.
    • Plan to bring some euros in cash for food, drinks, and other items you may wish to purchase at the markets.
  • This tour meets at our office, located at the base of the giant TV Tower (Fernsehturm). The address is Panoramastraße 1a, 10178 Berlin.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point?

    This tour meets at our office, located at the base of the giant TV Tower (Fernsehturm). The address is Panoramastraße 1a, 10178 Berlin.

  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour child-friendly?

    We have bike sizes for all kids, but it is not recommended that children under 12 join this tour since we will be touring in crowded places during the evening. However, you know your own children are welcome to make this decision on your own.

  • Expand/Collapse Are reservations required for this tour?

    Reservations are recommended, but not required. We suggest that you book in advance so that you are guaranteed a spot on the tour, and also to help us better plan for the day of your tour. If you do not have a reservation, you can come to the office and we will do our very best to get you on a tour if we have enough space.

  • Expand/Collapse What is the total riding distance?

    Approx. 4.5km/2.8 miles

  • Expand/Collapse How should I dress?

    Berlin in the winter is cold. Please dress warmly. We have hot tea and gloves at our office free of charge if you forget yours. We also have stocking caps and hoodies for sale.

  • Expand/Collapse How do the mug deposits work?

    For warm drinks, beer and wine at the markets, there is a glass deposit of EUR 1 - EUR 2 depending on the stand. The glasses can be returned for your money back or kept as a keepsake. Be sure to have a few coins with you for this.

  • Expand/Collapse How much cash should I bring?

    Cards are not accepted at the markets, but will be accepted at some of the shops in the Nikolviertel market. Food (bratwust, fried mushrooms, pork steak, etc) runs between 3-6 euros and drinks (mulled wine, beer, soda, etc.) runs 3-5 euros. Souvenirs and decorations start at 2 euros and can go up to 200 for nicer items.

  • Expand/Collapse What is your cancellation policy?

    We're happy to offer free changes and 100% refund up to 24 hours before tour* Failure to cancel a reservation at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure may result in forfeited travel funds. Fare difference may apply.

    *See restrictions here

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