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Pre-Cruise Best Of Berlin Private Tour - Hotel Pick Up

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Overview



Enjoy a whirlwind visit to Berlin's must-see sights!

From the comfort of your private vehicle, enjoy the 2 1/2-hour ride through the scenic, lake-filled state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. After arrival in Berlin, your expert guide will bring the city and its vivid history to life, as you experience Berlin's many "must-see" sights. Berlin has many layers of dynamic history and you will experience its medieval origins, its Prussian and Nazi past, its legacy as a divided city, and the constant change that is New Berlin.

If there is something specific you would like to see or a part of history you are keen to learn more about, please let us know beforehand or tell your guide upon your arrival. The lunch break will be organized around your wishes.

When visiting Berlin you will be awed by the contrasts of past, present, grit, glamour, a tangible history, and monuments erected to memorialize the past with an eye to the future. Your guide will be a real character of the city, someone who studied history or architecture, has years of experience in guiding, and is eager to show you his hometown in a vivid and in-depth conversation.

Our tour begins with a drive through the East of Berlin, where we will stop at the Berlin Wall Memorial to see some remaining parts of the Wall.

A drive along the famous Boulevard Unter den linden will bring us to the beautiful old Prussian buildings and palaces found in this area.

We will have a look at the Victory Column in Tiergarten, built to commemorate the Prussian victory in the Danish-Prussian War and learn about the new governmental district including the Reichstag (German Parliament) and the Brandenburg Gate, the quintessential symbol of Berlin, built in 1789.

No trip to the city is complete without a close look at Berlin's Nazi history, beginning at the memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (Holocaust Memorial). We continue on to the site of Hilter's former bunker, the old SS, SA and Gestapo headquarters (Topography of Terror's site) and Göring's former Ministry of Aviation.

You will see Potsdamer Platz and experience the innovative state-of-the-art architecture of Berlin’s sole skyscrapers, which transformed the skyline of an area that was bombed during World War II, and lay desolate just west of the Berlin Wall for the entire period of the city’s division.

We'll pass by Checkpoint Charlie and have a look at the Gendarmenmarkt, one of the most beautiful places in Berlin and see the Alexanderplatz and the Berlin TV Tower, which was built by the East German government from 1965-1969.

At the end of the day, you will be transferred to the cruise pier by your driver, who will take you through the countryside of Germany and bring you to either Warnemunde or Rostock.

Vehicle descriptions:
Mercedes E Taxi version
Mercedes E - mid-size luxury car with nice leg room
Mercedes S - large, luxury car

Standard van - such as a VW
Luxury van - such as a Mercedes

Standard bus - regular tourist bus
Luxury bus - such as a Mercedes

- Please note the drive to Warnemunde or Rostock is approximately 2.5 hours.
- Luggage is limited to 1 large piece and 1 handbag per person. If you have excess luggage, please contact ShoreTrips as you may need to book a larger vehicle. Your luggage will be safely stored in the trunk of the vehicle.
- The order of the itinerary may change depending on your hotel location.
- You will be accompanied by a guide while in Berlin. However, on the ride to Warnemunde or Rostock it will just be your driver. Please note that your driver will speak little to no English. We do provide a way to communicate during your ride.
- Lunch is not included in the price of this tour, but your guide can recommend a great place to suit your tastes.

Days offered: 7 days a week

Departures:
  • 07:30 AM, duration: 8 hours
  • 09:30 AM, duration: 8 hours


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