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$137.51 Day Trips & Excursions

Berlin Sightseeing: Shore Excursion from Warnemunde or Rostock

The 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. You'll begin by seeing some of the sights of former West Berlin, including Olympic Stadium, Kurfurtsendamm and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church – a chilling yet inspiring reminder of the consequences of war. As you make your way east, you'll drive through the Tiergarten, Berlin's central park, where at its center stands the Siegessäule (Victory Column). At the end of the park you will get out and see the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate and Holocaust Memorial. Pariserplatz, Unter den Linden and the site of Hitler's Bunker are also nearby. It is around this time that you will break for lunch. The guide will present you with some options or assist in organizing a lunch for the group. After lunch will be more sights from East Berlin, including Potsdamer Platz, Checkpoint Charlie, Topography of Terror, Gendarmenmarkt, Bebelplatz, Neue Wache Memorial, Museum Island and the Berlin Cathedral, and Alexanderplatz. 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.

$108.81 Shore Excursions

Private Warnemünde Shore Excursion: Berlin with a Private Guide and Driver from Rostock

Your tour starts directly in front of the cruise terminal where your driver will meet you at your ship. You will be brought to Berlin in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle. In Berlin you will be joined by a professional local guide who will take you on a tour of the city. You will have time for lunch (at own expense) and free time as desired - your guide will be happy to make recommendations. This tour will be custom tailored to your exact specifications. At the end of the day, your private driver will bring you back to your ship. Tour Suggestion - Itinerary Example: Start your Berlin tour in the capital's West at the Charlottenburg Palace, one of the crowning achievements of the former Prussian royal family. Head east next and through the Cold War British sector of the city, cruising along the Kurfürstendamm shopping boulevard, passing the beautiful Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtniskirche and the famous KaDeWe department store, the largest of its kind in continental Europe. Let your guide know if you would like to do some shopping in the luxury boutiques in this neighborhood. Continue through the central park of Berlin from here, the Tiergarten, past the Bellevue Presidential Palace and on to the new government quarter to see the impressive German parliament, the Reichstag, where the Nazis came to power in 1933. After the Reichstag, the tour can continue through the Brandenburg Gate and Paris Square, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe and the adjacent Führer Bunker where Hitler committed suicide in April of 1945. The former Jewish Quarter is now the art and fashion district of the city and an excellent place to acquaint yourself with the significant Jewish history of the city, or just stroll the quaint streets for window shopping or a bite to eat or drink (at own expense). From there it is a hop skip and a jump to the historic heart of Berlin, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Museum Island. In this area, on the main Unter den Linden boulevard, you will also find the Neue Wache war memorial, Bebelplatz (the Nazi book burning square), the German History Museum in the former Prussian arsenal, as well as many other classically beautiful buildings. Just to the south is Berlin's most beautiful square, Gendarmenmarkt, and the world famous Fassbender und Rausch Chocolatier. And of course no trip to Berlin would be complete without a visit to Checkpoint Charlie and the Berlin Wall! On this private tour you can make all the decisions where to stop and where to spend your time. It is hands down the most flexible way to see the German capital.

$94.46 Shore Excursions

Hanseatic Treasures: Full day shore excursion of Warnemünde and Rostock

Warnemünde is a quaint seaside town near the harbor entrance to Rostock, one of the city-states of the medieval Hanseatic League. Once a fishing village, it has now become a Northern European destination for travelers and locals alike.You will meet your guide right off the cruise ship pier, and proceed down the beach promenade, visit the fish market and get great views of the historic gabled houses and the Old Stream boulevard. Afterward you'll make your way to the train station. A short train ride away, your guided tour of Rostock will include the town hall, the city's main boulevards, and Rostock University, one of the oldest universities in the world (founded in 1419). You will see the Convent of the Holy Cross, as well as the remnants of the medieval wall and gates that used to defend the city. There will be inside visits to St. Marien Church, which is home to the famous astronomical clock and baroque organ. On your lunch break you will taste a hearty German specialty and have the option to order one of Germany's world-famous beers.

$145 Cultural & Theme Tours

Berlin Grand Tour

If you only have one day in port (Warnemünde/Rostock) and you want to discover the very best of Germany's capital, focusing on Berlin’s highlights, this shore excursion is ideal for you. A day trip from the port of Warnemünde/Rostock to Berlin takes about 3 hours each way in our comfortable, modern, air-conditioned buses.Upon your arrival in Berlin you will be met by one of our outstanding, professional guides. Your comprehensive driving tour (with photo stops) will include the very best of both East and West Berlin. You will learn the history behind some of Berlin's most famous sites and by the end of the tour, you will understand the incredible influence Berlin has had on world history for over 200 years. Your tour will include the following (times approximate): 3 hour transfer from port to Berlin 11:00-13:00 West Berlin sightseeing tour including drive by and picture stops at Charlottenburg Palace (Berlin’s most beautiful palace), the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, the Ku’damm, Victory Column, the Tiergarten, the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, the site of the Hitler Bunker, the Holocaust Memorial 13:00-14:00 Lunch time (cost of meals not included) 14:00-16:00 East Berlin sightseeing tour including drive by and picture stops at: Potsdamer Platz, the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, Gendarmentmarkt, Unter den Linden, Bebelplatz (Book Burning Memorial), Humboldt University, State Opera House, Neue Wache Memorial, Museum Island and Alexanderplatz (TV Tower and Red Town Hall) 3 hour transfer from Berlin to port

$127.94 Shore Excursions

Berlin & Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Shore Excursion from Warnemünde Port

This shore excursion is adjusted to each ship’s docking times and starts promptly after your vessel’s arrival, returning with plenty of time to spare before its departure. Our expert team has been organizing these tours for nearly a decade. We have never missed a cruise ship’s departure and imparted our knowledge and enthusiasm for our unique and beautiful city to thousands of satisfied passengers! Your hosts will greet you in front of your cruise ship as soon as it docks and show you to a comfortable, air-conditioned bus. After a relaxing, comfortable 2.5-hour journey through the picturesque flatlands of East Germany, you will arrive at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial. Here you will be introduced to your guide who will give you a brief overview of the history and horrifying events which transpired there. After approximately 45 minutes at the Memorial, you will board the coach and drive to the city center of Berlin. Once we arrive in Berlin you will be able to buy a quick lunch and have a 30-minute break. After lunch the tour continues in the government quarter where you will see the German parliament - the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate, Pariser Platz, the Tiergarten, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe and Hitler's bunker. From there you will head south through Potsdamer Platz to see the remains of the Berlin Wall as well as the former Headquarters of the SS and Gestapo, and Checkpoint Charlie. After a photo stop you will head up Friedrichstrasse to the classic heart of the German capital which includes Gendarmenmarkt, Bebel Platz - the book burning square, Unter den Linden, Humboldt University, the Neue Wache, former Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Museum Island and the former Royal Palace of Berlin which is currently being rebuilt. Time permitting the guide may also have time to show you a few sites in the former West Berlin, including the KaDeWe shopping center, Kurfürstendamm, the bombed out Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church as well as the Bellevue and the Charlottenburg Palaces.

$1255.52 Day Trips & Excursions

Warnemuende Shore Excursion: Day Tour of Berlin with a Private Guide from Rostock

Start your journey with pickup from your ship in Rostock or Warnemuende. Your professional driver will transfer you in an air-conditioned, comfortable van as you relax on a ride to Berlin, through the "Land of 1000 Lakes" (2.5-hours). Your guide will  get on board as you enter Berlin and take you on an extended tour of Berlin to explore an array of attractions, such as Kurfürstendamm, also known as Ku-Damm, the World’s greatest food department at KaDeWe, Gendarmenmarkt with the German and French Cathedrals (twin towers). After lunch (let us know if you want to do a sit-down lunch such as at the Käfer restaurant on top of the Reichstag - we'd be happy to book it for you!), see Potsdam Square to witness breathtaking views of the Sony Center. See Topography of Terror, site of Hitler’s Gestapo and SS headquarters. You will also be able to visit the beautiful New Synagogue, Holocaust Memorial, Checkpoint Charlie and much more. If you’re ready for more adventure, choose additional attractions to explore, such as a museum or lunch on top of the Reichstag. You can also visit the Holocaust documentation center, indulge into some shopping or relax on a 1-hour cruise on the Spree (extra cost). After exploring Berlin, you will be driven safely to your ship a few hours before departure.