This tour is the best way for cruise passengers to experience Berlin. You will be picked up directly at the port (either Rostock or Warnemünde), drive to Berlin for a 5.5 hour tour, covering the highlights of former East and West Berlin, while learning the fascinating history of this one-of-a-kind capital city. Your tour group will have up to 26 people on it, and the transfer to/from Berlin may have more.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Olympiastadion BerlinThe tour starts with a 3-hour transfer from the port to the city. You will share the transfer with other passengers from your ship, and then break up into your respective groups upon arrival in Berlin. There will be either a restroom available on the transfer bus and/or a pit stop before arrival for a restroom break.You will meet your tour guide in Berlin at the Olympic Stadium. You'll begin by seeing some of the sights of former West Berlin.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial ChurchYou'll continue your tour of the former West Berlin by visiting Kurfurtsendamm and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church – a chilling yet inspiring reminder of the consequences of war.Duration: 30 minutesPass By: TiergartenAs you make your way east, you will drive through Tiergarten, Berlin's central park.Pass By: Victory Column (Siegessaule)At the center of Tiergarten stands the Siegessäule (Victory Column). Built in 1873 to commemorate Prussian military victories against Denmark, Austria, and France.Stop At: Reichstag BuildingAt the end of the park, you will get out and see the Reichstag. This building houses today's German Parliament and it was the seat of the Imperial Diet and the Weimarer Republic until 1933, when it was severely damaged after being set on fire.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Brandenburg GateAfterwards, you will walk to the Brandenburg Gate. A symbol of Berlin and German division during the Cold War, it is now a national symbol of peace and unity.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of EuropeA brief walk through Pariser Platz and you will be visiting the solemn memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Duration: 20 minutesPass By: FuhrerbunkerOn the way to lunch, you will drive by the location of Hitler's Bunker.Pass By: Potsdamer PlatzAfter lunch will be more sights from East Berlin, beginning with Potsdamer Platz. Totally destroyed during World War II and bisected by the Berlin War during the Cold War, Potsdamer Platz is a stunning reminder of the urban renewal after Reunification.Stop At: Checkpoint CharlieAfterwards, you will visit Checkpoint Charlie. The iconic border crossing point between East and West Berlin.Duration: 30 minutesPass By: GendarmenmarktYou will also drive by Gedarmenmarkt, which features the Concert House Berlin flanked by the French and German churches.Pass By: BebelplatzJust south of Gedarmenmarkt, on the southern end of Unter den Linden, is Bebelplatz. Here is the sight of one of the most infamous Nazi book burning ceremonies. Pass By: Neue WacheDriving further down Unter den Linden, you will see Neue Wache. Previously a guardhouse for the troops of the crown Prince of Prussia. It now serves as the "Central Memorial of the Federal Republic of Germany for the Victims of War and Dictatorship."Stop At: Museum IslandA natural island in the river Spree, Museum Island is home to 5 internationally renowned Museums, built between 1824 and 1930. The museums themselves illustrate the development of modern museum design and its collections span six thousand years of human artistic endeavour.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Berliner DomThe Berlin Cathedral finished in 1905 is a prime example of German imperial architecture. Duration: 20 hoursPass By: AlexanderplatzNamed after Tsar Alexander I, Alexanderplatz was the heart of East Germany and remains Berlin's eastern center. Amongst the sights to look out for here are the 365 meter TV Tower, Berlin's highest construction topped by a globe with a rotating viewing platform, and the Rotes Rathouse, Berlin's town hall and home to the governing mayor and the government of Berlin.Stop At: Topography of TerrorYour tour in Berlin will end at the Topography of Terror. This outdoor and indoor museum located on the site of the Gestapo headquarters is a tangible reminder of Germany's Nazi past. At the conclusion of the tour, the groups will reconvene and go back to their original transfer buses, and then depart back to the port.Duration: 30 minutes