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 journey through the picturesque flatlands of East Germany, you will arrive in Berlin and meet your professional English-speaking tour guide.
Here the tour begins in West Berlin at the Charlottenburg Palace. You will first have a chance to stretch your legs as your knowledgeable local guide gives you an introduction to the city. You will then drive through the former British sector along Berlin’s Champs-Élysées - the Kurfürstendamm, past the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and the KaDeWe, the largest department store in continental Europe.
You will then head to East Berlin - visiting the impressive parliament building, the Reichstag - on the way. Stroll through the famous Brandenburg Gate and nearby Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Admire the Tiergarten central park, the Victory Column, a Soviet memorial, the Memorial to the Murdered Sinti and Roma as well as the Paris Square. Continue on to the site of Hitler’s bunker, through Potsdamer Platz to one of the few remaining pieces of the Berlin Wall before reaching the former site of the Headquarters of the SS and Gestapo, today known as the Topography of Terror. Next is your chance to pass through Checkpoint Charlie – the most famous crossing point between East and West Berlin during the Cold War - and visit the former US sector.
After some free time for lunch (not included in the tour price), your tour will continue through the former Soviet sector of East Berlin to visit the spectacular Gendarmenmarkt and Bebelplatz – famous as the ‘Nazi Book Burning Square’. You will also have a chance to visit Berlin’s historic former Royal Quarter – the beautiful boulevard of Unter den Linden, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Museum Island, the Berlin Cathedral, and Alexanderplatz with its iconic TV Tower.
Time permitting you might also drive past the longest remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall with its world-famous graffiti – the East Side Gallery or stop in the former Jewish Quarter, which has recently become the fashion and art center of the German capital.
At the end of your Berlin tour, say goodbye to your tour guide, and be whisked off in comfort back to your cruise ship.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Not wheelchair accessible.
At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time.
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..
Service animals allowed.
Infant seats available.
Most travelers can participate.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 33 travelers
Taylor was a great guide with a lot of knowledge and eager to answer all questions. Thanks for the extra effort!
Great way to see Berlin on a one day cruise ship stop. The return coach journey was 3 hours each way which may put many people off. However, the trip was comfortable and once in Berlin the guide made sure we saw all the important sites. Loved the city architecture and there were many points of interest. It was definitely one of the highlight days of a Baltic cruise and we saved a small fortune by choosing to book independently rather that rely on the cruise ship tours. It was extremely will organised, port pick up was just as easy as the cruise ship tours. Definitely recommend.
In a nutshell: You have a three hour bus ride (plus 15-20 minutes for a bathroom stop) in each direction to get to and from Berlin. Once there you see the sights, either by walking or from the bus. No time to enter any museums or buildings. You do see a portion of the remaining Berlin wall, plus a recreation of checkpoint charley. I guess you can say you saw Berlin from the outside looking in, providing you with an opportunity to know if you want to return when you have more time. Our guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant.
This was too rushed, not a moments free time, and the guide miscounted and left us at one stop. Better to rent a car or explore northern German towns and save Berlin for a trip in itself.
The tour guide Sveltlana was excellent she was very knowledgeable about the place she took us and very passionate about her job
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
What a fantastic day . Theo was a great guide. The All in One Berlin Shore excursion from Warnemunde was amazing . Theo was a great historian very informative ,friendly, enthusiastic and really enjoyed telling us about his adopted city of Berlin.and he was a fellow Aussie. Thank you Theo for making our day so enjoyable. We were greatiful that we had an airconditioned coach back to the ship as it was 35 degrees cel. A big thank you to our coach driver
Our guide Boris is probably the best guide I have ever had in all my travels. He was very knowledgeable and incorporated a historical perspective to better appreciate what we were seeing. Fantastic!
This was the best tour we were ever on! After a comfortable 3-hour drive on an air-conditioned bus we met our tour guide Boris with whom we spent unforgettable 6 hours. We saw and learned so much! Thank you, we will be back!
Berlin excursion with our tour guide Theo was a disappointment. It was just looking at buildings and pictures. We could have done this on our own. Compared to St Petersburg this excursion was a waste of money
BORIS was the best!! I had visited Berlin before, taking a city tour and roaming on my own. This excursion greatly expanded my knowledge and I really enjoyed Boris' ex pat perspectives. The Memorial to the Murdered Jews was especially moving. Many important sites are included...really enjoyed the brief stop at the unusual Sony center with outstanding architecture and high tech features. Three hour ride each way from the port, but it's lovely scenery and there's a pit stop half way! Excellent and worthwhile excursion!!
Fantastic tour! We were absolutely amazed at the history he shared with our group. Matt was very knowledgeable and entertaining throughout the day. He had a binder filled with pictures of the landmarks we were looking at all restored now that showed the devastation after the wars. That brought everything into perspective.
One of our best tours we have taken.
Thanks Matt for a great informative day!
Our tour guide Boris did an excellent joj of explaining the history of the division of Berlin. He is very knowledgeable of the cultures between East and West Berlin. Our Berlin Shore Excursion from Warnemude is highly recommended. The easy access to our tour bus from the port make it a worthwhile excursion.
We had the most exciting and wonderful tour, with Theo as our guide. The All in One Berlin Shore excursion from Warnemunde was amazing, Theo, our tour guide was exceptional, he brought history alive! He was passionate, full of energy, enthusiastic, friendly and very professional and knew his history quite well, armed with pictures and postcards. He even drew an illustration on the sand about the Berlin wall. Impressive,Theo! Customer service representative, Joanna, promptly answered all my queries. I highly recommend this all day in depth excursion. Thanks, Theo!