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Spree Cruise, Candlelit Dinner and Concert at Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin

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Duration: 7- 8 hours (Including: River Spree Cruise: 3 hours; Dinner: approx 2 hours; Concert: Approx 2 hours)
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  • This will be one of the main highlights of your stay in Berlin!
  • Relax on a delightful River Spree cruise
  • Enjoy an exquisite candle-lit dinner in the stunning Great Orangery Charlottenburg Palace
  • Listen to musical masterpieces from the time of Frederick the Great
  • Choice of four different categories of ticket
  • VIP tickets include a glass of Champagne during intermission

See old and new landmarks of the German capital on a 3-hour cruise before enjoying an evening of exquisite food and baroque music at the glorious Great Orangery Charlottenburg Palace.

Your afternoon cruise on the River Spree will showcase highlights of Berlin such as the Reichstag, the official residence of the German President and the city’s historic bridges.

In the evening, enjoy a magnificent candlelit dinner in the enchanting setting of the Great Orangery at Charlottenburg Palace, the oldest and largest Prussian palace in Berlin. After the delectable meal, relax and listen to a baroque repertoire from the 17th and 18th centuries including works by Bach, Handel, Mozart and Vivaldi. To make the atmosphere even more authentic, the musicians and soloists will all be dressed in period costumes.

Tickets for these concerts regularly sell out well in advance. Book online and make sure of your seat to enjoy this stunning Berlin experience.

Customer reviews

This was a good tour to do. Once we found our way to Charlottenburg we were good to go. The cruise on the Spree was well designed, oration was good. The service on the boat was...

Susan Waters Canada
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Itinerary

A delightful experience awaits you with the Berlin Residence Concert at Great Orangery Charlottenburg Palace, Dinner & River Spree Cruise combination package. You have to exchange your voucher for the concert tickets, cruise and dinner vouchers Before the beginning of the tour at the ticket office at the Small Orangery Charlottenburg Palace (Spandauer Damm 22-24, 14059 Berlin). We recommend to pick up the tickets before 1330h (1:30pm) to make sure that you arrive in good time to board the boat. The ticket office at the Small Orangery is open at 0900h (09:00am) - 1800h (6:00pm) Mondays - Saturdays.

The fun starts with your 3-hour sightseeing river cruise. The boat departs from Palace bridge (Schlossbrucke) at 1415h (2:15pm). As well as the Schlossbrucke you will see the following: Charlottenburg river bank (Charlottenburger Ufer), Hausa District (Hansaviertel), Ministry of the Interior, the Reichstag, Government district (Spreebogen), and Bellevue Palace (The German President’s official residence).

In the evening, you can enjoy a delicious dinner and delightful Baroque concert at Charlottenburg Palace, the largest palace in Berlin.The magnificent building is surrounded by glorious gardens showcasing various architectural styles. The building was in its heyday in the 18th century under the Prussian King Frederick the Great who was an enthusiastic patron of the arts.

The evening festivities are held in the Great Orangery of the Palace, a Baroque architectural jewel. You should aim to arrive there at 1745h (5:45pm).

On arrival, you will be greeted by a royal Master of Ceremonies, who will guide you through the event. Your evening begins with an exquisite three-course dinner inspired by the tastes of the Prussian monarchs and illuminated by hundreds of candles. (For a sample menu please see Additional Information on this website.)

After dinner, the Berlin Residence Orchestra, its members and vocal soloists, dressed in period costumes, will perform masterpieces of the Baroque and early classical period.You will be treated to compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frideric Handel, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Vivaldi. Works by Frederick the Great himself and his court composer complete the musical experience.

The Berlin Residence Orchestra offers four concert ticket categories, namely: VIP (front row), A, B, and C. VIP guests will enjoy a glass of Champagne during the interval.

The concert lasts approximately 2 hours and at the end you will need to make your own way back to your accommodation.

Please note
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

Please collect your concert tickets and cruise voucher at the office at the Small Orangery at Charlottenburg Palace in advance. Your cruise voucher will be valid for the same day as your concert ticket.

If you choose to pick up your tickets on the day of the River Cruise please do so before 1330h (1:30pm) because the boat departs from Palace bridge (Schlossbrucke) at 1415h (2:15 pm). The office is open at 0900h (9:00am) to 1800h (6:00 pm) Mondays to Saturdays.

For your River Spree Cruise please try to arrive at Palace bridge (Schlossbrucke) by 1400h (2:00pm).

The children aged from 3 years to 12 years get 50 % discount, but if they book also the dinner they only get a half portion!
Inclusions
  • 3-hour River Spree Cruise
  • Concert ticket: Choose one of four categories
  • VIP: Front row of auditorium
  • Category A: Front section of auditorium
  • Category B: Middle section of auditorium
  • Category C: Rear section of auditorium
  • 3-course dinner (vegetarian option available)
  • English-speaking Master of Ceremonies
  • Glass of Champagne (VIP Tickets only)
Exclusions
  • Transportation
  • Cloakroom
  • Beverages during the dinner and the intermission
  • Cloakroom(euro 1.00) and programme document(euro 3.50)
What happens after I book?
  • A booking voucher will be sent to you by email
  • Print all pages of the voucher
  • Present the voucher at the tour start point or attraction entrance
Activity schedule
When does it run?
2013:
01 Sep - 12 Oct: Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
2014:
18 Apr - 30 Jun: Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
01 Jul - 31 Aug: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
01 Sep - 11 Oct: Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Duration
7- 8 hours (Including: River Spree Cruise: 3 hours; Dinner: approx 2 hours; Concert: Approx 2 hours)
Start time
Spree Cruise:
Boarding: 1400h (2:00pm)
Departs: 1415h (2:15pm)
Arrive for Dinner: 1745h (5:45pm)
Concert starts: 2030h (8:30pm)
Meeting point
Charlottenburg Palace, Spandauer Damm 10-22, 14059 Berlin. Please pick up your concert tickets and voucher for the River Cruise at the Small Orangery at Charlottenburg Palace.
If you choose to pick up your tickets on the day of the River Cruise please do so before 1330h (1:30pm) because the boat departs from Palace bridge (Schlossbrucke) at 1415h (2.15 pm). The office is open at 0900h (09:00am) to 1800h (6:00pm) Mondays to Saturdays
Ending point
Charlottenburg Palace
Sale price
$123.23
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Additional information
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

The Berlin Residence Orchestra :
The Berlin Residence Orchestra was formed exclusively for the concert series at Charlottenburg Palace. All members of the ensemble are highly professional and respected musicians from Berlin showing a deep understanding of late Baroque music and the classical period as well a true passion for its interpretation. Endowed with great empathy for the music as well a high level of musical homogeneity, the orchestra presents the most outstanding works of this remarkable era to today’s audience.

The program features highlights of the music of the 17th and 18th century, featuring works by musical geniuses such as Johann Sebastian Bach and George Friedrich Händel, as well as the compositionally gifted King Frederick II and the incomparable Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Dinner Menu:
The dinner menu at The Orangery changes with the seasons, but here is a sample:
Cream of black salsify with smoked duck breast and puff pastry
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Tender braised local pork short rib with rosemary, served with glazed turnips and polenta cake
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Chocolate and chestnuts terrine with cranberry sauce

Vegetarian Menu:
Cream of black salsify and puff pastry
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Honey glazed pumpkin on polenta cake and turnips
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White chocolate and chestnut terrine with cranberry sauce
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