Berlin by Train & River Spree Cruise

12.5 hours | Berlin (Warnemunde) | Z W D - 1 0 5
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AUD$ 449.95

Points of Interest

  • Berlin Wall
  • Brandenburg Gate
Includes meal, 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 train for an approximately 2½ 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 at surviving pieces of the Berlin Wall.

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. See also the Nikolai Quarter, where the city of Berlin was founded next to the Red Town Hall, the current seat of the city's government, on your way to the next highlight, 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 contemporary glass dome designed by architect Sir Norman Foster is one of the city's major landmarks today.

Next, you'll head to a traditional beer-style German restaurant where a lunch awaits you. After a delicious meal, it's all aboard for a scenic motor-launch cruise along the Spree River, taking in the sights and sounds of the capital from the water. The route passes through the inner city, giving you a view of Museum Island, the Berlin Cathedral and the Reichstag. Also in view is the impressive Chancellery.

You'll board your motorcoach 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. Also on your route is the Congress Hall.

Now it's time to shop 'til you drop on Kurfurstendamm, Germany's most famous shopping boulevard. You're free to stroll along the broad, tree-lined avenue, boasting luxury department stores, designer boutiques, shops, cafes, clubs and restaurants.

When it's time to call it a day, you'll travel back to the train station. Water and a snack box lunch are yours to enjoy on your return train ride back to the pier.

Special Notes:

***For the 2022 season, transportation on this excursion will operate via motorcoach, rather than by train, to provide a seamless experience for our guests.***

The train ride between Warnemünde and Berlin is approximately 2½ hours each way. The train is air-conditioned. Approximately 20 steep steps are required to access the pier for the Spree riverboats. 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 train to Berlin

Transport type:
Train
Transport Capacity:
620
Travel time:
02:45
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
120
Steps:
4
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Photo stop for the Berlin Wall (remaining pieces)

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:20
Time at site:
00:10
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
60
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

City tour continues passing by Checkpoint Charlie

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:25
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:
00:20
Time at site:
00:20
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
160
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Lunch at a traditional German restaurant in the city centre of Berlin

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:20
Time at site:
01:00
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
50
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes

Scenic canal boat cruise on the river Spree passing by the Chancellery

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
00:35
Free time at site:
30
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
150
Steps:
15
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Guided city tour of West Berlin passing Victory Column, Congress Hall, Bellevue Palace

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
01:45
Inside visit:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Free time at the Kurfuerstendamm boulevard

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:20
Time at site:
00:30
Free time at site:
30
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
500
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Departure Berlin to Warnemuende by train

Transport type:
Train
Transport Capacity:
620
Travel time:
02:45
Steps:
4
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes