Make the most of your vacation with a shore and land excursion that appeals to your interests. Knowledgeable, professional guides lead all excursions and offer special insights into the culture, history, wildlife, and geology of each destination. Discover first-hand how islanders went about the business of growing, harvesting and refining sugar in 18th century Barbados. Take an invigorating mush across a snow-covered glacier aboard an Alaskan dogsled. Or stroll through the maze of tiny streets in Mykonos, the birthplace of Apollo.
Begin with approx 30-min drive downtown Rostock. Start your exploration of Rostock with its Hanseatic buildings at Holy Cross Convent. Further along, see Northern Europe's oldest University buildings. Next is courtyard of monastery of holy cross where ancient town wall meets gardens of monastery. Proceed to new market where town hall dominates before visiting St. Mary's Church w/ astronomical clock. Next, coach transfers you to Hanseatic Brewery of Rostock to learn about brewing process. When finished beer tasting & brewery tour, return to ship. Note: must walk approx 1.5 miles (1.5 hrs) over even & cobblestone surfaces with 50 steps. See full description for important & complete notes.
OVERVIEW: Experience Berlin's history of the last decade. See all the major sights related to World War II and the Cold War in Berlin.
HIGHLIGHTS: From the coach, see Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, and the famous East Side Gallery.
Delight in a typical German lunch at a hotel in the city center. See Schoeneberg Town Hall, where Kennedy made his famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech and visit the Allied Museum. Enjoy free time to shop or explore the famous avenue, Kurfurstendamm. A light snack will be provided during the train ride to and from Berlin.
NOTES: The train ride between Warnemunde and Berlin is approx. 3 hours each way. Guests must be able to walk approx. 0.77 mile.
OVERVIEW: This sightseeing tour of Berlin includes a panoramic tour of the city where you see all the major highlights and a scenic boat cruise on the Spree River. HIGHLIGHTS: Sightseeing drive through Berlin and view the major sights like Brandenburg Gate and Check-Point Charlie; Scenic cruise on the River Spree;
Snacks during the bus ride and lunch is included. NOTES: The drive between Warnemunde and Berlin is approx. 3 hours each way. Guests must be able to walk approx. 0.65 mile.
OVERVIEW: Experience Berlin from all sides. Take in the sights and sounds of the capital on a scenic bus and boat ride.
HIGHLIGHTS: From the coach, see the Brandenburg Gate, Gendarmenmarkt, Charlottenburg Palace, East Side Gallery, the Tiergarten Park, and the Victory Column and visit the Berlin Wall Documentation Center. From the boat, see Museum Island, Berlin Cathedral and the Government Quarter. You'll delight in lunch at a local restaurant and also have free time to explore Kurfürstendamm. A light snack will be provided on the train ride to and from Berlin.
NOTES: The train ride between Warnemunde and Berlin is approx. 3 hours each way. Guests must be able to walk approx. 0.65 mile.
Start with 90-min coach ride to Schwerin. On arrival, board boat for lake cruise (approx 45 mins). See Schwerins skyline & disembark in front of Schwerin Castle. During 45-min guided tour, see throne room, library & other rooms. Afterwards, enjoy lunch. Continue with Choo-Choo-Train to see other Schwerin sights. Pass by Town Hall, Cathedral, Parliament, old market & Pfaffenteichdistrict. Ride concludes near downtown where have free time to shop before return to Rostock where you'll see main sights by coach before return to ship. Note: must walk approx 1.5 miles over cobblestone streets, inclines & 30-50 steps. Have approx 45 mins for shopping. Drive to/from Schwerin is approx 90 min.
Important: Please remember you have up to 4 days prior to your sail date to purchase your regular shore excursions online. If you are within the 4 days, you will then need to purchase your shore excursions onboard; land excursions would need to be purchased directly through your Tour Director on the land portion of the Alaska Cruisetour. For example, if you are sailing on October 18, you can make Shore & Land Excursion purchases online until October 13.