Am Nussbaum 3, Gertrud-Kolmar Strasse, Tauentzienstrasse 21-24, Mühlenstraße 3-100, Bebelplatz, Panoramastrasse 1a, Alexanderplatz, Breitscheidplatz, Am Lustgarten, Kurfürstendamm, Platz der Republik 1, Am Pariser Platz, Intersection of Friedrichstraße and Zimmerstraße, Unter den Linden, Potsdamer Platz 1, Grosser Stern, Gendarmenmarkt, Niederkirchnerstraße 8, Am Lustgarten 1, Spandauer Damm, Mühlenstraße, Straße des 17 Juni, Cora-Berliner-Strasses 1, Berlin, Germany
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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
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..
Service animals allowed.
Infant seats available.
Most travelers can participate.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 33 travelers
Because of booking through a third party (Viator) I was unable to get clear answers to questions specifically from the company offering the tour prior to the tour; e.g. where the tour company would be located once disembarking the ship or what happens if I can't get off the ship in time or how to add a guest the night before the tour, etc.
Process once off the ship of finding the tour was easy.
Bus was clean and had WiFi.
Tour guide was awesome.
Bus stopped at a truck stop on the way to Berlin and the bathroom only took exact Euro change. Many people had no euros yet, and the truck stop did not have an ATM. My group and several others could not use the bathroom. I suggest the tour company give everyone a Euro to use the bathroom -- increase the tour cost if you have to, or offer an exchange.
Bus driver, while nice and safe, was extremely slow. We hit traffic on the way to Berlin and it took us 4+ hours to get there from the cruise ship. It took us 4 hours to get back. Basically, 8+ hours of travel for 4 hours of site seeing. The driver could have gone much faster on the way home -- I Google Mapped the way home and it said we could have made it in /= 3 hours using any of three map options.
The tour program were good even the holiday some street was closed. The problem was we on the bus more than 2 hrs each way from the ship port to Berlin. It was not enough time to see all in one day.
It started late at the beginning.We have to wait on the bus for more than 15 mins from starting time. After arrival Berlin, we met the guide and always asked us to stand in the strong wind to hear him talking about the history. It seems he was talking too much instead of taking us to hang around. It waste lots of our time. Overall, it is not good and won't join again.
It was a good trip. A bit rush, especially for our 3 couples who are all seniors with 3 at least 70. The lunch was really rush too, like 35/40 min. Perhaps, one stop could dropped.
Our guide Taylor has a real passion for Berlin and encyclopedic knowledge shared with terrific enthusiasm. Totally recommended.
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.
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!!!!
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!