Essence of berlin

Transfer from the port of Warnemünde and Rostock to Berlin

If your cruise starts or ends at the port of Warnemünde and Rostock and you need to make your way to or from the German capital.

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Description

Sachsenhausen was the largest concentration camp in the vicinity of Berlin, and one of many camps in a system now synonymous with the atrocities of Nazism. This tour is designed to give an overview of the concentration camp memorial at Sachsenhausen and show you Berlin’s essential sites in the time that you have ashore. You will be greeted in front of your cruise ship as soon as it docks and shown to a modern, comfortable, and air-conditioned bus equipped with WIFI. Your professional driver will then transfer you through the picturesque flatlands of former East Germany to the Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin (circa three hours). On arrival you will be met by your professional, local guide and head to the historic city centre to visit the essential sites in the German capital. You will stand in the shadow of the Reichstag, journey through the Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe, walk in the shadow of the Berlin Wall, and cross the border from East to West at Checkpoint Charlie. Time permitting, you will also have the opportunity to visit the UNESCO-listed Museum

Island – the architectural heart of 19th century Berlin. After a short lunch break you will be driven to the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp for a roughly 60-75 minute overview of the memorial site. Your guide will provide an in-depth commentary throughout the tour, helping you understand the sites and the history behind them as well as what makes the German capital one of the most dynamic cities in the world.

Once the Sachsenhausen portion of the tour is completed you will be driven back to port. Please be aware, the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial is roughly a one hour drive from Berlin. The tour is organised to try and minimise time spent on the bus. This is why we visit Sachsenhausen in the afternoon, as it lies between Berlin and Warnemünde – on the way back to port. You will, however, spend more time on the bus than on our regular Berlin shore excursion. This is a necessity to see Berlin and Sachsenhausen in a day. 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.

Covid-19 Safety Measures:

  • We adhere to regulations mandated by the Berlin State government and/or the State government in the area/s of Germany that our tours visit or pass through.
  • When inside the vehicle masks must be worn. You will need to bring your own mask. Your driver will also be required to wear a mask inside the vehicle.
  • Each vehicle will be cleaned and disinfected before and after the transfer.

What's included

  • Transport by private air-conditioned, modern vehicle with a professional driver
  • City/port pickup and drop-off
  • One-way private transfer
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Important Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, pick-up time and location as well as number of luggage being brought so we can determine the suitable vehicle size.
  • If there are children joining the transfer, please provide the exact age of each child.
  • Please bring some change in EUR for toilet stops, beverages or snacks. US dollars are not accepted in Germany.
  • The route and duration of the transfer is subject to traffic, special events and any other circumstances out of our control. Generally we recommend planning:
  • 2.5-3 hours for a transfer with a sedan/mini-van (up to 6 people)
  • 3.5-4 hours for a transfer with a larger vehicle (from 7 people)
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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