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When your European cruise ship docks at the German seaport city of Warnemunde, you’ll enjoy Berlin shore excursions that show off the city’s divided past as well as its 21st century polish. Or explore Rostock and tour the city’s distinctive architecture and its lovely botanical gardens. You can also spend time in the lovely beach town of Warnemunde.
Whether you choose Berlin tours from a cruise ship that take you by train or by motor coach, your adventurous trip to the historic city will include a scenic ride through the north German countryside, complete with fascinating commentary on history and culture from expert guides.
Arriving in Berlin, you’ll be treated to a panoramic tour of the city and visit its most important and impressive sights, including the former site of the Berlin Wall, now a Holocaust Memorial; the Brandenburg Gate, an 18th century neoclassical monument; and what was once the crossing point between East and West Berlin during the Cold War Years, Checkpoint Charlie. See the Victory Column and Bellevue Palace before enjoying a leisurely and restorative lunch of German specialties, including apple strudel. You’ll have time to stroll and shop Kurfurstendamm, the city’s upscale boulevard.
Berlin shore excursions to the city of Rostock, either by ferry or by coach, are delightful ways to spend a day ashore. Wander through the city and marvel at its beautiful brick buildings, typical of Hanseatic architecture, and learn about the city’s merchant past and its importance as a member of the Hanseatic League. Set off for a stroll through the dazzling 19-acre botanical garden, viewing thousands of plant species that have been cultivated for more than a century. To conclude a perfect city day while in port on your cruise to Warnemunde, pause for a drink or snack at a café.
If you’re looking to see more local sights while on your Scandinavian cruise, indulge in Berlin shore excursions located closer to the port town of Warnemunde. Follow a guide through the village, scooting along atop your own Segway, a two-wheel personal vehicle. Ride to the beach promenade and see the lighthouse and fishermen’s residences as you hear about the history and culture of the scenic coastal town. Hop off your Segway for a leisurely and enjoyable lunch stop at a local restaurant.