Berlin & the Royal Route to Potsdam by Coach

12.5 hours | Berlin (Warnemunde) | Z W D - 1 2 6
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$ 319.95

Points of Interest

  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Berlin Wall
Includes meal, Moderate activity

Description

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

Your all-day tour begins with a scenic approximately 2½ -hour motorcoach ride through the Northern German countryside. A snack box and water will be served during your journey to Berlin, where you'll meet your guide and start the sightseeing tour of Berlin.

Berlin delights with legendary sights that reflect the ever-changing history of the city. You'll see some of the most significant symbols of the German reunification, including the ground where the Berlin Wall once stood. You'll also see the extraordinary 18th-century Brandenburg Gate, recognizable from the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall. And no tour of Berlin would be complete without passing by Checkpoint Charlie, one of the most famous crossing points between East and West Berlin.

Afterwards continue on to Potsdam via the first Prussian Highway, Royal Route No. 1, which takes you over the River Havel on the Bridge of Glienicke, famous as a spy-exchange location during the Cold War.

Potsdam is steeped in Prussian royal and imperial history. Originally part of the Holy Roman Empire, throughout the centuries its diverse inhabitants have included Slavs, French, Dutch, Russians, and Bohemians. It was the official residence of the Prussian Royal Family from the 18th through the 20th centuries, making it similar to Windsor in the U.K.

Explore the city during a short orientation drive. Pass the charming Dutch Quarter, known for its red-brick buildings originally built in the 1700s.

Continue on to the grand estate, Sanssouci Palace, situated atop a terraced vineyard. Dating back to the 18th century, Sanssouci Palace is deemed one of the most beautiful rococo buildings in Europe and is considered a rival to Versailles. Its name means 'without care' in French, and it was the lavish getaway destination of King Frederick the Great. During your guided walk around the premises (head-sets provided) you'll feel your cares slip away in this lovely spot and its splendid gardens.

Then continue to your lunch venue close to Sanssouci Park. After lunch, your coach sightseeing tour continues, passing by breathtaking landmarks such as the powerful baroque New Palais (18th century) and the reconstructed City Palace which now houses the Parliament of the Federal State of Brandenburg.

At the conclusion of your day, refresh with a snack box and bottled water on the motorcoach as you return to port.

Special Notes:

The motorcoach ride between Warnemünde and Berlin is approximately 2 ½ hours each way. The motorcoach is air-conditioned.

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.

Lunch will be in Potsdam or Berlin.

Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart ship by coach (exclusively chartered for Princess) towards Berlin

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
02:45
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
120
Steps:
4
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Upon arrival in Berlin disembark the train, meet your local guide at the train platform and start your tour in Berlin

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:10
Walking distance:
20
Steps:
5
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No

Panoramic tour of the city , see the Berlin Wall, the Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
01:10
Time at site:
00:15
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
100
Steps:
5
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Guided coach transfer to Potsdam crossing the famous Glienicker bridge

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:45
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
Yes
Steps:
10
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Orientation tour of Potsdam with photo stop at the Sanssouci Palace including walking part at Sanssouci Garden and pass by of Dutch quarter

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
01:00
Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
30
Steps:
10
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Lunch at local restaurant

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
01:00
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
5
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes

Panoramic tour of Potsdam; guests see the Russian quarter, the Gardens of Sanssouci Palace & the New Palais.

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
01:30
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
30
Steps:
15
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Transfer to the train departure station

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:45
Steps:
10
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Departure Berlin by chartered coach

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
02:45
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
120
Steps:
4
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes