Warnemünde Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Berlin's World War II and Cold War Sites

Duration: 12 hours
Destination: Germany, Germany, Berlin

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  • 12 hours
  • Berlin
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Delve into Berlin’s war history on a private, full-day shore excursion from Warnemünde Port. Your private guide will focus on historical sites from World War II, the Cold War or both for a comprehensive tour tailored to your interests. With a customized itinerary, you can see Hitler's Langemarck Halle, the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie and the Berlin Wall. Visit Gestapo headquarters and discover KGB espionage points! Your guide will share details about each site – seen by private vehicle and on foot – and provide insight on present-day Berlin.


  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Led by a Blue Badge guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Step back in time on a history tour

Begin your private tour of Berlin upon pickup from the Warnemünde cruise port. Your private guide will tailor your shore excursion to your interests, ensuring a personalized experience – whether you are most intrigued by the history of WWII, the Cold War or both! Along the way, your guide will convey the city’s history, with particular attention to your area of focus.

Head to Berlin's Olympic Stadium Bell Tower, an approximate 2.5-hour drive by air-conditioned vehicle. You’ll enjoy fantastic views over the entire city, including the abandoned Teufelsberg spy station and a modern residence built by Le Corbusier. While you're there, visit Hitler's Langemarck Halle and the Maifeld – part of the army headquarters during the Cold War.

Next, drive along the east-west axis as you view the beautiful Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin’s only surviving royal residence. While crossing Tiergarten, stop for a photo op at the Victory Column, an iconic Franco-Prussian memorial. Afterward, visit the Reichstag, which served as Germany's seat of power over the ages. Spend time walking around Brandenburg Gate and the adjacent Pariser Platz, Berlin's most popular square.

If you’re interested in WWII history, visit monuments to those who opposed the regime or lost their lives during those treacherous times. If it’s the Cold War that grabs your interest, visit espionage points of the KGB and learn about secret Stasi operatives. Your guide may provide insight about the Jewish quarter, Museum Island, Bebel Platz and Gendarmenmarkt, and accompany you on a stroll along Unter den Linden, once the boulevard of the Prussian kings. While viewing the Palace Square, the famous Humbolt University and Friedrich Street, hear what life was like for Berlin's citizens and the changes the once-divided city has undergone.

When you arrive at Checkpoint Charlie, listen as your guide recounts the most important events of the Cold War. See the nearby café where spies secretly stationed themselves to keep an eye on who was crossing the border. Then, heading back along Wilhelm Street, visit many WWII landmarks of the Third Reich, including the former Gestapo and SS headquarters, Goering's Luftwaffe HQ, the Reich Chancellery, and the bunkers of Hitler and Goebbels.

Whenever you're ready for lunch (own expense), your guide will suggest a variety of options, such as a traditional German beer garden, depending on your preference. Further on, see the modern side of Berlin at Potsdamer Platz. Gaze up at the contemporary high-rise buildings and marvel that this area was once heavily armed with tank-traps and mines. Complete your private shore excursion at the longest section of the original Berlin Wall before you are chauffeured back to the cruise 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.
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide for 6 hours
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Worry-free Excursion Guarantee

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
Departure Point

Warnemünde Port

Departure Time

Your driver will collect you approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour after your boat docks. Contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time

Voucher info

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


12 hours

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

User's Reviews

Image - 03 Jul 2019 -

Melissa H

Totally worth the drive to see Berlin! We were met, as promised, by our driver Olaf, and taken to Berlin. Olaf was gracious answering all of our questions and had a great sense of humor! Heiko was extremely knowledgeable about Berlin and able to keep our 10 and 12 year old boys interested and engaged! You could tell Heiko was passionate about sharing good beautiful city with others! Thank you for memories that will last a lifetime!

Image - 19 Aug 2018 -


As always La Vacanza Travel provided us with excellence regarding our excursion to Berlin. Our tour guide Anne was top notch!! She made sure we were able to see everything on our list!! She was so full of information and very friendly! She was wonderful and we highly recommend her!! Also, we enjoyed our driver Hoger and recommend him as well!! Thank you to both!!

Image - 12 Jul 2018 -


A long but excellent day in Berlin. I arranged this tour long before the cruise as I like to do own private tour not a ship excursion. Our family of 5, ages ranging from 15 to 82 all enjoyed this event. Our tour guide Nigel was very knowledgeable and most amusing.

Image - 24 Sep 2017 -

Mary T

This tour was a highlight of our Viking Baltic cruise. We enjoyed a personalized tour of historic Berlin and prompt pickup and return to the cruise ship. I think we saw more than those who chose the ship's tour. Will definitely book through La Vacanza Travel again.

Image - 21 Aug 2016 -


Thoroughly enjoyed the private tour. Our driver was excellent, and Anna, the tour person was
very professional and we had a great time visiting the different places.

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