Depart the pier and take a short walk across to the train station to board your exclusively chartered standard train for an approximate 2 1/2-3 hour journey from Warnemunde to Berlin. While relaxing and watching the German countryside pass by, you'll be served a light breakfast snack. Upon arrival at one of Berlin's train stations, your local Berlin tour guide will welcome and assist you to board your coach. Depart on an exciting tour of Berlin, covering the top 10 highlights of this bustling city. Photo stops will be made at the East Side Gallery, a 3/4 mile long section of the Berlin wall, Checkpoint Charlie and at the Bebelplatz where below the ground level lies the Empty Library. You'll pass by the Potsdamer Platz, formerly a no man's land between East and West where the first gap in the Berlin Wall was made in 1989, and which is today a pristine block of futuristic glass-and-steel skyscrapers. A few blocks away from here, at the Holocaust Memorial, you'll have another opportunity for a photo stop before making your way over to the famous Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag government building. Enjoy an outside visit to the Charlottenburg Palace, the oldest surviving Prussian palace, and then drive into the former western part of Berlin, along the Kurfuerstendamm, where you'll pass by the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial church and the largest department store on the continent of Europe, the KaDeWe. Continue passing Berlin's main train station with more than 80 shops that are all open seven days a week. Also, see the Victory column commemorating the Prussian victories. Depending on the order of the tour and timing, you'll have the opportunity to either spend some time at leisure at the Kurfuerstendamm, Friedrichstrasse or Berlin's Main Train Station (or similar), before transferring to the station for your return journey back to Warnemunde. Note: The order of the sights may vary.
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3 of 3(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Berlin Top 10, Even though it was a long day, the train trip to Berlin is definitely worth it especially if you have never been there before. Got to meet some great people during the train ride. It was easy boarding the train and the tour was well organized. Our guide did an excellent job of letting us know in English what we were seeing. It rained all day on our trip and it matched the mood of the town when you see the Holocaust Museum, the remnants of the Berlin wall, and Checkpoint Charlie. They serve you a light breakfast and decent buffet lunch in a typical German restaurant and a snack on the way home. There is time for shopping. We left at 7:30am and got back at 9:30pm. Any of the Berlin tours will work and they are worth the money.
This is a very ambitiout excursion but considering part of it entails traveling the equivalent distance of New York City to Wash. D.C., it's amazing how well organized the tour was and how much we got to see. NCL has it's own version of the Hogwart's express that transports guests from the dock to downtown Berlin and then guests are transferred to a bus for a fly-by tour of the entire downtown area. Our tour guide was a Mr. Benedict and he was excellent. Some of the major highlights were the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, the Holocaust memorial (which was designed by an American architect) and many others.
Snacks and water bottles were provided on both train trips as was a hot lunch at a cute Hofbrau house-type restaurant.
Berlin is a beautiful, thriving city and this excursion was well worth the time and money.
The train ride was long but had good views of the country-side. Once in Berlin, it was great seeing all the sites. The meal was ok for those that like to eat the German type food. You need to be ready for a fast paced visit but it is the only way to see all the history of this city. The cost is high but overall, I think worth the value. I would do it again.