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Experience Berlin’s world-famous Festival of Lights with Big Bus Tours! Every year Berlin’s most iconic buildings are spectacularly illuminated with light projections from local and international artists. Naturally, the best way to observe the lights is from our open-top double-decker buses! Take in the sights as night falls, and listen to our expert live guides explain the passing panorama in German and English. You'll also have the opportunity to capture incredible pictures at scheduled photo stops. As a special extra, we even throw in an Original Berlin Currywurst for free!

Be quick - this tour will operate between 6th –15th October 2023 only.
Tour Departs: 19:00 from Stop #1 (Alexanderplatz). Please ensure you arrive to be seated by 18:45 as the tour departs promptly at 19:00. Tours are wheelchair accessible.
Duration: 2.5 hours (approx.)
Live Guides: English and German

About the Berlin Festival of Lights

See the city's landmarks illuminated at dusk

For nearly 20 years, the Festival of Lights has been illuminating Berlin's iconic landmarks for ten days in mid-autumn. Over 70 of the city's famous monuments are lit with radiant beams, special projections and other innovative technologies, in brilliant displays conceptualised by local and international artists. Illuminations begin around 7:00pm and go on til midnight, shining on landmarks including Berlin Dom, Funkturm and Brandenburg Gate. The 19th Berlin Festival of Lights takes place between 6–15 October 2023 under the theme 'Colours of Life', showing through light art how multifaceted and beautiful life is in a diverse society. Our special Festival of Lights Big Bus Night Tour will give you top-deck views of the illuminations and unmissable photo opportunities, with live guides sharing facts and stories about Berlin and the Light Festival throughout the journey.

Festival of Lights Night Tour Departures

Tours depart from Alexanderplatz

Festival of Lights Night Tours depart at 19:00 from Stop 1 (Alexanderplatz, Alexanderstraße 3-5, 10178 Berlin, opposite Park Inn Hotel). Please ensure you arrive to be seated by 18:45 as the tour departs promptly at 19:00. The tour duration is 2 hours, 30 minutes. Tours are wheelchair accessible.

Festival of Lights Night Tour Guides

Hear from our live guides in English and German

During the tour, our live guides will share fascinating facts and stories about Berlin's history, culture and architecture. You'll also learn more about the Berlin Festival of Lights illuminations. Commentary is delivered in both English and German.

Enjoy a FREE Currywurst

Don't miss out on Berlin’s most famous snack!

This ticket includes a voucher for a FREE Original Currywurst - a traditional smoked German sausage that's boiled and fried, then served with spiced curry sauce and a side of chips. Invented just after World War II, Currywurst rapidly became a Berlin institution and a city favourite. Vouchers are redeemable at Curry Wolf - head to their location at Rankestrasse 36 (by Stop #10: Ku'Damm) or Unter den Linden (by Stop #3: Friedrichstrasse)

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