Maximize your sightseeing time with a day-long shore excursion to Berlin from Warnemünde port. From a professional guide, learn all about the German capital and the historical events that have shaped it into the dynamic city it is today. Enjoy photo stops at highlights such as Brandenburg Gate, Potsdamer Platz, Checkpoint Charlie and the Berlin Wall, and discover the UNESCO-listed treasure of Museum Island. Lunch is not included, but the fill-your-belly German fare of Hofbräuhaus Berlin is worth the extra expense.
Leave your cruise ship behind at Warnemünde port, and hop inside your air-conditioned coach for the journey south to Berlin. After a couple of hours on the road, arrive in the city and meet your guide by Charlottenburg Palace.With your guide on board, explore Berlin itself. As you travel around the western side of the city, pass along the stately boulevard of Kurfürstendamm, and then stop for photos by the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. Learn about the history of the German capital as you pass through Tiergarten Park and alongside the towering Victory Column, and then stretch your legs on a stroll near the Reichstag. From these impressive parliament buildings, amble through Brandenburg Gate to Pariser Platz to see the Holocaust Memorial and Führerbunker, two of Berlin’s poignant Third Reich sights.Return to your coach, and head to Potsdamer Platz, the large Berlin square known for its attention-grabbing architecture. See the former site of the SS and Gestapo headquarters, now known as the Topography of Terror museum, and come face-to-face with a stretch of the iconic Berlin Wall.During a photo stop at Checkpoint Charlie, the crossover point between the historic East and West Germany, hear about life in Berlin during the wartime days. From here, take a break for lunch at Hofbräuhaus Berlin, a beer hall–style restaurant that serves up hearty German fare. Feeling refreshed, spend the rest of your afternoon discovering Berlin’s so-called historic heart. Admire the square of Gendarmenmarkt and the “book burning square” of Bebelplatz, and then visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Museum Island, home to Berlin’s five best-known cultural galleries: Pergamon Museum, Bode Museum, Neues Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie and Altes Museum.If time permits, pay a visit to either the East Side Gallery, the former Jewish quarter — now a hotspot for art lovers — or KaDeWe, one of Europe’s largest department stores. Finally, relax on your journey back to the Warnemünde port.Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to Warnemünde port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.