Schwerin Castle, Lake Schwerin Cruise & Rostock

8.5 hours | Berlin (Warnemunde) | Z W D - 1 2 0
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$ 199.95

Points of Interest

  • Schwerin Castle
Shopping Opportunities, 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 motorcoach for a scenic, approximately 90-minute drive to Schwerin, the capital of Mecklenburg founded in the 12th century by Henry the Lion. En route, you'll travel on the famed Autobahn and take in views of the Northern German countryside with its small farms and windmills.

Upon arriving in Schwerin, you'll embark on a 30-minute boat ride on Lake Schwerin, Germany's third-largest lake. You'll witness 'Kaninchenwerder,' a small island in the middle of the lake, the skyline of the quaint old town of Schwerin, and the Schwerin Castle, a 'fairy-tale' palace set on the banks of the lake.

A walking tour is next on your itinerary as you explore the city center of Schwerin. Because sightseeing can work up a hearty appetite, you'll stop for a three-course meal at a local restaurant in the historic city center, followed by free time to browse and shop for souvenirs.

After picking up a gift or two, you'll board a trolley train for an approximate 20-minute ride to the Schwerin Castle through the city center. You'll pass the old market, the Town Hall and the Schelfstadt district, popular for its half-timbered houses, and the Schelf Church.

The Schwerin Castle will take your breath away as your inhouse guide details its countless accouterments. The former living, social and ceremonial rooms are now used by the palace museum to exhibit pictures, sculptures, furniture, weapons, medals, jewelry and other objects d'art. Keep your camera ready as you witness the grand living quarters and the ceremonial rooms, including the ancestral portrait gallery and the throne room.

Next, you'll travel to Rostock for an orientation tour of this medieval town. You'll step off the coach near Market Square which is lined with well-preserved medieval buildings boasting gabled roofs and timbered façades. Here enjoy an orientation tour of Rostock passing by highlights such as the St. Mary's church, the town hall and the New market square.
Your tour concludes with a return to the pier in Warnemünde, passing Heinkel Aircraft Memorial along the way.

Special Notes:

The drive between Warnemünde and Schwerin is approximately 90 minutes.

Schwerin Castle may close without notice due to governmental meetings.

Wear comfortable low-heeled walking shoes.

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 from ship for a scenic transfer to Schwerin by coach

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
01:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
300
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Panoramic boat ride on Schwerin lake on exclusive chartered boat

Transport type:
Boat
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
100
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
No

Guided walking tour to the city center & Lunch at a local restaurant, afterwards free time at the city center

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
01:00
Time at site:
01:00
Free time at site:
30
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
500
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Scenic tram ride and guided tour of Schwerin Castle

Transport type:
Other
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
01:00
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
600
Steps:
60
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No

Transfer to Rostock & panoramic drive of Rostock

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
01:00
Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
200
Steps:
1
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No

Panoramic tour continues passing by St. Mary's church

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:30
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
800
Steps:
1
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:30
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes