Berlin and Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Shore Excursion

Option Price
Ticket €120.00

Description


This public tour to Berlin and the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial starts directly at your cruise ship docking in the port of Warnemünde and Rostock.

We conduct this tour from every major cruise ship docking in the port of Warnemünde & Rostock. We adjust the pick-up & drop-off times to fit the cruise ships’ docking times and we always leave enough buffer to make sure you make it back to the port on time before your departure.

We will pick you up as soon as your cruise ship arrive and drive you to Sachsenhausen in one of our comfortable, air-conditioned buses. Upon your arrival at the Concentration Camp Memorial, you will be met by one of our professional English speaking tour guides.

Following a very brief overview of the Memorial, you will travel to Berlin with your tour guide on board of the bus. After a short break for a quick meal, we will continue with your tour here. We will show you all the main sights of our fascinating city and tell you about its history. At the end of the day our driver will take you back to your cruise ship.



Itinerary

You will be met in the port by our assistants and escorted to our modern air-conditioned coach for a 3-hour drive through the East German countryside. Once you arrive at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial you will be introduced to your guide who will give you a brief overview of the history and horrifying events which transpired there. After approximately 1-1.5 hours at the Memorial, you will board the coach and drive to the city center of Berlin.

Once we arrive in Berlin you will be able to buy a quick lunch and have a 30-minute break. After lunch the tour continues in the government quarter where you will see the German parliament, the Reichstag the Brandenburg Gate, Pariser Platz, the Tiergarten, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews and Hitler's bunker. From there you will head south through Potsdamer Platz to see the remains of the Berlin Wall as well as the former Headquarters of the SS and Gestapo, and Checkpoint Charlie.

After a photo stop you will head up Friedrichstrasse to the classic heart of the German capital which includes Gendarmenmarkt, Babel Platz, the book burning square, Unter den Linden, Humboldt University, the Neue Wache, former Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Museum Island and the former Royal Palace of Berlin which is currently being rebuilt.

Time permitting the guide may also have time to show you a few sites in the former West Berlin, including the KaDeWe shopping center, Kurfürstendamm, the bombed out Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church as well as the Bellevue and the Charlottenburg Palaces.

Example itinerary (the timings will be adjusted to the arrival & departure times of each cruise ship):

7:30 Cruise ship's arrival
8:00 Tour starts at the port
10:30 Arrival at the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial
10:30-11:30 Short visit to the Memorial
11:30-12:30 Continuation of the journey, transfer to Berlin
12:30-17:00 Tour of Berlin with a short break for a meal (not included in the price)
17:00 Journey back to the port
20:00 Arrival back at the port

Please note the route of the tour and time spent in Berlin is subject to ship’s docking times, traffic, special events and any other circumstances out of our control.


Included in price

  • Meet & greet directly in front of your cruise ship
  • Comfortable and modern bus transportation to and from the port of Warnemünde/Rostock
  • Professional English speaking tour guide in Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial and Berlin for 5-6 hours
  • Donation entrance fee to the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial
  • If group is composed of over 20 passengers, each participant will be provided with headsets to hear the tour guide better and the bus will be equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi

Excluded from price

  • Tour guide assistance during the journey to Berlin from the port and during the return journey
  • Entrance fees (none will be required during this tour)
  • Meals & drinks
  • Gratuities

Departure location

The tour starts directly in front of the cruise ship


Departure time

Typically, 30 minutes after the ship docks.


Drop off location

Back at your cruise ship. We always schedule our return at least 1.5 hours before the cruise ship’s departure


Additional Information

  • This is not an in-depth guided tour of the camp, which can take over two hours but rather a chance to visit a camp as part of your Berlin experience. If you would like a more comprehensive tour of the camp please inquire into our private tours and we can customize an itinerary for you.
  • At the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial there are no shops or restaurants to buy food. Our first stop with a possibility to buy food will be in Berlin.
  • This tour does not include a full stop for a sit-down lunch. Due to time constraints only a short stop with an opportunity to buy a snack or a sandwich will be included in Berlin.
  • In Berlin we will provide headsets for group tours with over 20 passengers. Please note, if you lose your headset you will be subject to a charge of 70EUR per set.
  • Please bring some change in EUR for toilet stops, beverages and for lunch. Please ask our tour guide in Berlin to arrange for a stop at an ATM if you do not have EUR with you. US dollars are not accepted in Germany.
  • Our company has been doing this tour from every large cruise ship docking in the port for many years and from this experience we know that 30 minutes is usually enough to start the tour if the ship docks on time. As all the passenger on your tour will be only from your cruise ship, if the ship arrives late or starts docking late, we will of course wait for all of you. We simply ask that you try and leave the ship as soon as it docks and try and find our assistants then.
  • If you are late and do not contact us, the bus will be unable to wait for you. In such cases we will not be able to provide a refund.
  • The route of the tour and time spent in Berlin is subject to ship’s docking times, traffic, special events and any other circumstances out of our control. Please note we will not be able to provide a refund if the touring time has to be shortened because of any of the above.


Destination: Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial,   Berlin
Language: English