Berlin & Jewish History by Coach

12.5 hours | Berlin (Warnemunde) | Z W D - 1 1 6
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$ 319.95

Points of Interest

  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Berlin Wall
  • Holocaust Memorial
  • Jewish Museum
Shopping Opportunities, Includes snack, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Your tour begins as you board a chartered motorcoach for an approximately 2½ hour-ride to Berlin, enjoying a snack box and water along the way.

Upon arriving, you'll board your motorcoach for a city drive to your first photo stop, the Berlin Wall where you can see a few surviving pieces.

Keep your camera ready for Checkpoint Charlie, the former border control point separating East and West, and for some East Germans, a gateway to freedom. Soviet and American tanks briefly faced off at this location during the Berlin Crisis of 1961.

You'll pass Unter den Linden Boulevard, a tree-lined, east-west thoroughfare through the city of Berlin, and witness such sights as the State Library, and Humboldt University, Berlin's oldest university.

Driving past Bebelplatz, you'll witness the square where the burgeoning Nazi Party held its infamous book burning.

You'll make your way to your next photo stop, the Brandenburg Gate. As the only remaining city gate of Berlin, formerly exemplifying the separation of the city between East and West Berlin, the Brandenburg Gate has now come to symbolize German unity.

Just a short stroll away is the Reichstag. Originally constructed to house the parliament of the newly founded German Empire, the glass dome designed by architect Sir Norman Foster is one of the city's major landmarks today.

Next you'll make a stop at the Holocaust Memorial, a poignant and powerful landmark , also a place of hope in the heart of Europe and Germany's capital.

You'll continue to the old Jewish Quarter walk the old and narrow streets, pass-by the new Synagogue/Centrum Judaicum and have a look at the oldest Jewish cemetery of central Berlin (closed on Saturdays), devastated by the Nazis during the war, now featuring a remarkable memorial site.

Afterwards, you will make a visit to the Jewish Museum, where you'll enjoy a complimentary cold box lunch, and take a partly guided tour of this modern building shaped as a deconstructed Star of David. Designed by Daniel Libeskind and completed in 2001, the museum offers insight into German-Jewish life, including a brief inside look at the Holocaust through numerous personal documents and objects. The building's special features include spiraling walls, sloping floors, a windowless Holocaust Tower, and symbolic lines of windows that resemble wounds.

You'll continue to the western sector and drive by the Victory Column, a landmark that celebrates the military successes of Prussia over Denmark, Austria and France, and pass Bellevue Palace, the official headquarters of the President of Germany, and Congress Hall.

When it's time to call it a day, water and a snack box are yours to enjoy on your return ride back to the pier.

Special Notes:

The motorcoach ride between Warnemunde and Berlin is approximately 2½ hours each way. The motorcoach is air-conditioned. For security reasons, passengers must check large bags at the museum entrance and undergo a security screening to enter the museum. On Saturdays the cemetery in the Old Jewish Quarter will be closed. Passengers should wear appropriate conservative clothing which covers shoulders and knees. Headsets are provided for the walking tour of the Old Jewish Quarter. Please note that the permanent exhibition of the Jewish Museum is closed due to renovations works. Local currency is recommended for shopping. Wi Fi is not available on the motorcoach. This tour is not available to passengers beginning or ending their cruise in Warnemunde. Tour sequences may vary to avoid congestions at venues.
The coach for the city tour is equipped with seat belts, guests are required to use them. Guests may not stay on the coach during free time. The tour runs during all weather conditions. Guests should be prepared for the possibility of rain.
It is advisable to bring some small change of Euro coins as some shops do not accept other currencies nor Credit Cards for small purchases (furthermore, guests may have to pay for public bathroom facilities, usually between 50,- cents and 1,-Euro pp). Shopping location may vary as most shops are closed on Sundays and bank holidays. Only a few souvenir shops may be open.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart ship by chartered motorcoach to Berlin

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
02:45
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
120
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Photo stop for the Berlin Wall (remaining pieces)

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:15
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
60
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

City tour continued including Pass by of Checkpoint Charlie

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:20
Time at site:
00:15
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
100
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Photo Stop at the Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag's building

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:25
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
200
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Photo stop at the Holocaust memorial

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:10
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
50
Steps:
5
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Visit of the Jewish Museum, partly guided, free time for lunch included

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:20
Time at site:
01:45
Free time at site:
60
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
250
Steps:
10
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
Yes

Walk through the Jewish Quarter (including Pass-by of New Synagogue)

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:20
Time at site:
00:45
Free time at site:
30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
120
Steps:
10
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
Yes

City tour of West Berlin passing the Victory Column, Congress Hall, Bellevue Palace and transfer back to train station

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
01:40
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
150
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Departure Berlin to Warnemuende

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
02:45
Steps:
4
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes