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Christmas Market Bike Tour

Approximately 3.5 hours

From €39

The welcome sign at the Berlin Christmas Market
Heart-shaped gingerbread Christmas tree ornaments
Traditional Christmas market drink signs in Berlin, Germany
The Christmas Markets in Berlin, Germany

Berlin Christmas Market Bike Tour

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.

 

Tour Details

What’s Included
  • Comfortable cruiser- or city-style bike
  • Helmet (provided but optional)
  • Experienced, English-speaking guide
  • Entry fee to Gendarmenmarkt
Good to Know
  • Tours run rain or shine. Please dress comfortably for the weather.
  • 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.

Highlights

The Christmas Markets in Berlin, Germany
1Berlin's three best Christmas markets
Berlin, Private Berlin Segway Tour, Highlights, Private-Berlin-Segway-Tour-Psegway-Gendarmenmarkt.
2Gendarmenmarkt
The Nikolaiviertel quarter in Berlin, Germany
3Nikolaiviertel
The Rotes Rathaus in Berlin, Germany
4Rotes Rathaus
A woman serves hot glühwein at a Berlin Christmas Market
5Drink delicious hot glühwein (mulled wine)
A view of the tents and a church at the Berlin Christmas Market
6Church of St. Nicholas
Traditional Christmas market drink signs in Berlin, Germany
7Try a Feuerzangenbowle (special mulled wine punch)
Heart-shaped gingerbread Christmas tree ornaments
8Christmas decorations
Shops at the Christmas Market
9Local jewelry shops
An ice skating area in Berlin, Germany
10Neptunbrunnen ice skating rink
The Ferris Wheel at the Christmas Market in Berlin, Germany
11Ferris wheel

Meeting Point

This tour meets at our Alexanderplatz shop, located at the base of the giant TV Tower (Fernsehturm). You can find us on the northeast side of the tower between the Alex Café and the entrance to the TV Tower. The address is Panoramastraße 1a, 10178 Berlin.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have more questions? Check our Fat Tire Tours general FAQs or get in touch.

Questions About our Bikes/Biking in Berlin

Do I need to reserve a bike separately?

No – the bike is included with the bike tour, so just bring yourself and we will take care of the rest!

Is this tour appropriate for kids?

Our tours are great options for families and kids are very welcome.  We have several types of kids’ bikes, seats, and helmets to make sure everyone of all sizes is comfortable on tour.

What if I haven't ridden a bike in a while?

Don’t worry, it’s just like riding a bike!  Our tours move at a very comfortable pace so don’t worry if you are a bit rusty.  If you are worried about being comfortable on the bike, feel free to stop by the shop a bit early and you can take a few practice laps.

How long is the ride?

Our Berlin Christmas Market Bike Tour covers approximately 4.5km/2.8 miles.

General Tour Questions

Where is the tour meeting point?

This tour meets at our Alexanderplatz shop, located at the base of the giant TV Tower (Fernsehturm). You can find us on the northeast side of the tower between the Alex Café and the entrance to the TV Tower. The address is Panoramastraße 1a, 10178 Berlin.

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 don’t worry, just come on by our shop and we will get you on tour, provided that there is space.

What do I need to bring with me on tour?

Be sure to bring your camera and bring an extra layer of clothing in case it gets chilly during the tour. There are luggage racks on our bikes so you can easily carry some small items with you.

What happens if it rains?

The tour will still run in case of rain.  We try our best to take cover but sometimes we are exposed to the elements.  We have pocket-sized rain ponchos for sale in our shop and we highly recommend that you purchase one before tour.  If you don’t use it, we will buy it back from you- it’s a bit of a rain insurance policy!

Do we go inside the museums and monuments?

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.

TIP: Should you want to keep your bike longer, and many people do, you get a discount on rental following a tour.  Our staff will be happy to show you exactly how to go back to any sites you would like to explore further or visit the interior.

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

Other Questions

Is there a place to store luggage or bags while I'm on tour?

Absolutely, you are welcome to bring your luggage along to the meeting point where you may store your bags in our shop while out on tour.

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