From the port in Warnemunde, Berlin lies nearly three hours by coach to the southeast, a drive that is exceptionally scenic.
Upon arriving in Germany's capital city, you will see one of its most poignant symbols, the restored Brandenburg Gate, which was once part of the Berlin Wall. Another icon is the Unter den linden, the fashionable avenue of aristocratic old Berlin, which extends from the Brandenburg Gate to Alexanderplatz, once the heart of socialist East Germany.
Continuing on, you will stop at the East Side Gallery to contemplate a section of the Berlin Wall on which artists, both famous and obscure, were encouraged to express themselves in paint. Although Germany has been reunified for more than 15 years, many of the most noteworthy sites are reminders of its earlier divisiveness and war years. For instance, there is Checkpoint Charlie, a Cold War crossing point between East and West Berlin, the Tempelhof Airlift Memorial, and the Allied Museum, where the Allied presence in post-war Berlin comes alive.
Following free time for lunch on your own, your afternoon has you seeing attractions such as the Reichstag, which once again houses Germany's parliament, and the new Memorial for the Victims of War and Dictatorship.
At the end of your day in Berlin, you’ll have some free time for shopping before it’s time to travel back to your awaiting ship in Warnemunde.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 3 hours of travel on the coach to Berlin. It includes some easy to moderate walking at the stops, plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time. There are steps to be taken in and out of the coach. Guide service is only in Berlin; however, an official escort will be in the coach and will provide some information. While not recommended, the tour is available to guests who utilize a collapsible wheelchair, can make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist the. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Weather appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. It is suggested to bring local currency; EURO, as not all shops accepts US currency or credit cards. The tour sequence may vary.