This excursion is designed for wheelchair users and those with mobility problems.
Berlin is one of the most exciting cities on the planet – the wildchild of Germany that boasts one of the richest, diverse and exciting cultural scenes in Europe. The city has also been the stage for some of the most momentous and tragic events in recent history. Let us show you the very best of the German capital in the time that you have ashore, and remove the stress of making special travel arrangements.
You will be greeted in front of your cruise ship as soon as it docks and shown to a private vehicle equipped with easy access for wheelchairs and mobility scooters. Your professional driver will then transfer you through the picturesque flatlands of former East Germany to Berlin.
When you reach the city you will be met at the stunning Schloss Charlottenburg by a professional English speaking tour guide (we hire only the best). You will then be driven through the heart of former West Berlin – passing the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and the Kurfürstendamm – toward the historical city centre in the former East to see Berlin’s essential sites and monuments. See the Reichstag, journey through the Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe, explore a stretch of the Berlin Wall, cross the border between East and West at Checkpoint Charlie, see the site of Hitler’s Bunker, the Museum Island and much, much more.
Your guide will provide an in-depth commentary, helping you understand the sites and what makes the city and its people tick, and then accompany you back to the Schloss Charlottenburg at the end of the Berlin portion of the tour. You will then be driven back to port.
All of our shore excursions are adjusted to each ship’s docking times and each starts promptly after your vessel’s arrival, returning with plenty of time to spare before its departure. We have been organizing shore excursions for nearly a decade and have never missed a cruise ship’s departure. All you need to do is sit back, stress-free, and enjoy the ride.
If you have any other special requirements please let us know, we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs and help you make the most out of your trip to Berlin.
Sights Included: Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, Jewish Memorial, Museum Island, Gendarmenmarkt, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Tiergarten, and much more…
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The tour begins with a pickup directly at your ship’s docking port. You will be escorted to your own, wheelchair and mobility scooter-accessible private vehicle and be driven in comfort to Berlin – the journey takes roughly 3 hours.
Arriving at the palace you will be met by your professional, English-speaking tour guide for an introduction to the city and the tour.
Driving through the former British Sector, you will cruise down the Kurfürstendamm – Berlin’s Champs-Élysées.
We then witness the devastation caused by US and British bombing raids during WWII as you drive past the preserved ruins of this late 19th-century church.
You will then be driven through the lush greenery of Berlin's vast central park.
Make sure to have your camera ready to catch the sun glinting on the golden angel Victoria, goddess of victory, as you circle around Prussia's emphatic monument to its triumphs in the Wars of Unification.
Next we see the German parliament building, burned down after Hitler’s rise to power, now a bold symbol of modern German democracy.
Moving on you will pass through the gateways of Berlin's most iconic monument and find out what makes the Gate the most important cultural monument in Germany.
Having taken plenty of time for photos at the gate it’s time to journey through the iconic field of concrete blocks, bear witness the atrocities of National Socialism.
After the memorial you will visit the site of the bunker where history's most notorious criminal committed suicide at the end of WWII.
We will then take a lunch break of roughly 45 minutes to 1 hour. You can either choose to have a sit-down meal at a restaurant or stop somewhere with plenty of quick food options.
After lunch we drive past the oldest district in Berlin.
Next we pass the second tallest building in Europe, built as a symbol of the East German state’s power and modernity in 1969.
Pass by the heart of pre-WWII Berlin and see the Old and New Town Halls and the Church of St. Mary.
Time will then be taken to stop and marvel at the stunning structures and imperial splendor of this UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site. See the Old Museum, the Berlin City Palace, the Berlin Cathedral and more.
Next we cruise down Berlin's most important historical boulevard – the city’s royal mile.
We then make a short stop to visit the site of the Nazi Book Burning that took place on the 10th May 1933.
A short stop will then also be made to bathe in the architectural splendor of Berlin's most beautiful square. See the French and German Domes and the Concert House.
You will then cross between East and West at the most famous border crossing point over the Berlin Wall, frontline of the Cold War, where spies roamed and US and Soviet tanks faced off in 1961.
Our final stop takes us to the dark heart of Nazi Germany at the former headquarters of the SS and Gestapo where you will also come face-to-face with the Cold War's most brutal symbol: The Berlin Wall. We will stop to use the wheelchair accessible bathrooms here, before you head out of Berlin.
On the way back to the Charlottenburg Palace you will be driven through the heart of modern Berlin, all constructed since 2001.
We then end the Berlin portion of the tour back at the palace. Your guide will leave you at this point and you will be driven back to port.
The tour finishes back at port in plenty of time for your ship’s departure.
You will be picked up directly in front of your cruise ship.
Tour times are adjusted to your ship’s docking times. In the event of heavy traffic, road blockages, special events, or unforeseen circumstances the tour itinerary may be subject to change. We cannot take responsibility for such incidents and refunds will not be provided.
At the end of the tour you will be dropped off back at your cruise ship.
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