All-in-One Berlin Shore Excursion from Warnemünde and Rostock Port

Duration: 12 hours
Destination: Germany, Germany, Berlin
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  • 12 hours
  • Berlin
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

If you are traveling on a cruise ship to the port of Rostock/Warnemünde and have only one day on shore, let us take you on a fascinating, all-encompassing journey to Berlin! The German capital has become the third most visited destination in Europe and we will take you to all its main sights to show you exactly why.

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!

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Warnemünde Cruise Center, 18119 Rostock, Germany

This shore excursion is our flagship experience, and is designed to show you the very best of Berlin in the time that you have ashore. The German capital’s recent history is tumultuous and complex, and now the city boasts one of the richest and diverse cultural scenes in Europe. On this tour you can sit back, stress free, and have one of our expert guides give you the inside track on one of the most exciting cities on the planet.
You will be greeted in front of your cruise ship as soon as it docks and shown to a modern, comfortable, and air-conditioned bus equipped with WIFI. Your professional driver will then transfer you through the picturesque flatlands of former East Germany to Berlin. The journey takes roughly three hours.

Stop At: Charlottenburg Palace, Spandauer Damm 20-24 Luisenplatz, 14059 Berlin Germany

You will arrive in Berlin and meet your professional English-speaking tour guide. You will first have a chance to stretch your legs as your knowledgeable local guide gives you an introduction to the city.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Kurfurstendamm (Kurfurstendam), Kurfurstendamm, Berlin Germany

Driving through the former British Sector, you will then cruise down the Kurfürstendamm – Berlin’s Champs-Élysées.

Pass By: Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Breitscheidplatz, 10789 Berlin Germany

Next we witness the devastation caused by US and British bombing raids during WWII as you drive past the preserved ruins of this late 19th-century church.

Pass By: Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe), Tauentzienstr. 21 - 24, 10789 Berlin Germany

Next we pass the largest department store in continental Europe, now well over 100 years old.

Pass By: Tiergarten, Strasse des 17. Juni 100, 10557 Berlin Germany

You will then be drive through the lush greenery of Berlin's vast central park and see various embassies on the Tiergartenstraße, the Berlin Philharmonic and the Memorial for Victims of the National Socialist Euthanasia Program.

Pass By: Victory Column (Siegessaule), Grosser Stern 1, 10557 Berlin Germany

Make sure to have your camera ready to catch the sun glinting on the golden angel Victoria, goddess of victory, as you circle around Prussia's emphatic monument to its triumphs in the Wars of Unification.


Stop At: Reichstag Building, Platz der Republik 1, 10557 Berlin Germany

When we reach the German parliament building – burned down after Hitler’s rise to power, now a bold symbol of modern German democracy – we will exit the bus and spend the next portion of the tour on foot.


Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Memorial to the Sinti and Roma Victims of National Socialism, Simsonweg/Scheidemannstrasse Between Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag Building, 10117 Berlin Germany

As we walk from the Reichstag to the Brandenburg Gate via the Tiergarten, we will take a moment to pay tribute to those persecuted as Gypsies under Nazism.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Brandenburg Gate, Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin Germany

Next we walk through the gateways of Berlin's most iconic monument and find out what makes the Gate the most important cultural monument in Germany.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Cora-Berliner-Strasse 1, 10117 Berlin Germany

After we leave Pariser Platz plenty of time will be taken to journey through the iconic field of concrete blocks, and bear witness the atrocities of National Socialism.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Hitler's Bunker (Fuhrerbunker), Wilhelmstrasse 77, 10117 Berlin Germany

A short walk takes us to the site of the bunker where history's most notorious criminal committed suicide at the end of WWII. Upon leaving the bunker site we will take a short lunch break of roughly 45 minutes. Your guide will accompany you somewhere with plenty of quick food options and easy access to bathrooms.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Nicholas Quarter, Rathausstrasse, 10178 Berlin Germany

Back on the bus we’ll drive past the oldest district in Berlin.

Pass By: Berliner Fernsehturm, Panoramastr. 1A, 10178 Berlin Germany

Next we pass the second tallest building in Europe, built as a symbol of the East German state’s power and modernity in 1969.

Pass By: Alexanderplatz, 10178 Berlin Germany

We will then head on past the heart of pre-WWII Berlin and see the Old and New Town Halls and the Church of St. Mary.

Stop At: Museum Island, Breite Street, 13089 Berlin Germany

Next we stop to marvel at the stunning structures and imperial splendor of this UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site. See the Old Museum, the Berlin City Palace, the Berlin Cathedral and more.


Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Unter den Linden, Berlin Germany

Back on the bus you will cruise down Berlin's most important historical boulevard – the city’s royal mile.

Stop At: Bebelplatz 1, 10117 Berlin Germany

We will then head, time-permitting, into the heart of one Berlin’s stunning squares to visit the site of the Nazi Book Burning that took place on the 10th May 1933.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Gendarmenmarkt, 10117 Berlin Germany

Next we bathe in the architectural splendor of Berlin's most beautiful square. See the French and German Domes and the Concert House, and take some memorable photos.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Checkpoint Charlie, Friedrichstr. 43-45, 10969 Berlin Germany

Next you will have the chance to cross between East and West at the most famous border crossing point over the Berlin Wall, frontline of the Cold War, where spies roamed and US and Soviet tanks faced off in 1961. Time permitting, we will take a short break here so you have plenty of time to take some photos and buy souvenirs.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Topography of Terror, Niederkirchnerstrasse 8, 10963 Berlin Germany

At our last stop you will see the dark heart of Nazi Germany at the former headquarters of the SS and Gestapo and come face-to-face with the Cold War's most brutal symbol: The Berlin Wall. Time will be taken here to use the bathrooms before you board the bus for the last time.
Your guide will then accompany you back to the Schloss Charlottenburg at the end of the Berlin portion of the tour. You will then be driven back to port.
All of our shore excursions are adjusted to each ship’s docking times and each starts promptly after your vessel’s arrival, returning with plenty of time to spare before its departure. We have been organizing shore excursions for nearly a decade and have never missed a cruise ship’s departure.


Duration: 20 minutes

Inclusions
  • Professional local tour guide (please note the tour guide only joins in Berlin and is not present during the journey from the port and during the journey back)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees (none will be required during your tour)
  • Entry/Admission - Charlottenburg Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Reichstag Building
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please bring some change in EUR for toilet stops, beverages and for lunch. Please ask our tour guide in Berlin to arrange for a stop at an ATM if you do not have EUR with you. US dollars are not accepted in Germany.
  • Infants under 3 years old require a seat. Please let us know if you require one at least 1 week in advance.
  • The route of the tour and time spent in Berlin is subject to ship’s docking times, traffic, special events and any other circumstances out of our control. Please note we will not be able to provide a refund if the touring time has to be shortened because of any of the above.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 33 travelers
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
When you disembark from your cruise ship, please make your way outside to the terminal entrance. One of our representatives will be waiting for you displaying a greeting sign that reads: “Essence of Berlin”.

If your ship is delayed, don’t worry. The starting time of your tour will be postponed to within 30 minutes after your ship docks. If for any reason you are not with our driver by this time, please call us immediately.

Ports

  • Warnemunde
  • Rostock


Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

12 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Michael R

10 Sep, 2019

Our guide Taylor has a real passion for Berlin and encyclopedic knowledge shared with terrific enthusiasm. Totally recommended.

ros

02 Sep, 2019

Taylor was a very good guide and we had an excellent day in Berlin. The tour was well organized and the timing all went well.

Eukanuba_user

12 Aug, 2019

We completely lucked out and had Taylor as our guide. His hunger for history and his understanding of it made it so enjoyable. I left knowing more than I knew and left wanting to know more than I learned. Loved him!!!!

ashveid

29 Jul, 2019

Taylor was a great guide with a lot of knowledge and eager to answer all questions. Thanks for the extra effort!

Karen K

03 Jul, 2019

Taylor was a great tour guide. Knew so much history and kept us on task so we were able to see everything we were scheduled to. We had 2 elderly people in our group that had a hard time keeping up but he was very accommodating for them. I would highly recommend this tour with Taylor

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