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Rostock: Baltic Sea Sailing Trip on Historic Tall Ship

1. Rostock: Baltic Sea Sailing Trip on Historic Tall Ship

After a brief welcome and safety briefing with the captain, the journey begins. Depart from Warnemünde Pier and set sail towards the Baltic Sea. Lean back and enjoy the fresh sea breeze, and chat with the captain. He will explain the history of the ship and share some local legends about the Baltic Sea. If desired and in exchange for a fee, you can climb up the sailing mast to get an even better view across the ocean.

Rostock: City Walking Tour

2. Rostock: City Walking Tour

Enjoy a two-hour walking tour of the Hanseatic City of Rostock and get a great overview of its key sites. Explore the old town and the historic harbor area on a tour that spans from the medieval architecture to the 20th-century . Converse with an expert guide about the major city sites, like the town hall, gothic churches, and the medieval city wall. Stroll through old-town alleys, riverside boulevards, and the university square.

Berlin: All-in-One Shore Excursion from Warnemünde Port

3. Berlin: All-in-One Shore Excursion from Warnemünde Port

This shore excursion is adjusted to each ship’s docking times and starts promptly after your vessel’s arrival, returning with plenty of time to spare - ensuring that you will not miss your cruise ship’s departure.  Meet your host in front of your cruise ship as soon as it docks. Board a comfortable, air-conditioned bus and take a relaxing journey through the picturesque flatlands of East Germany. Arrive in Berlin and meet your professional English-speaking tour guide. Begin the tour in West Berlin at the Charlottenburg Palace. Stretch your legs as your knowledgeable local guide gives you an introduction to the city. Then, drive through the former British sector along Berlin’s Champs-Élysées - the Kurfürstendamm, past the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and the KaDeWe, the largest department store in continental Europe. Next, head to East Berlin - visiting the impressive parliament building, the Reichstag - on the way. Stroll through the famous Brandenburg Gate and nearby Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Admire the Tiergarten central park, the Victory Column, a Soviet memorial, the Memorial to the Murdered Sinti and Roma as well as the Paris Square. Continue on to the site of Hitler’s bunker, through Potsdamer Platz to one of the few remaining pieces of the Berlin Wall before reaching the former site of the Headquarters of the SS and Gestapo, today known as the Topography of Terror. Next is your chance to pass through Checkpoint Charlie – the most famous crossing point between East and West Berlin during the Cold War - and visit the former US sector. After some free time for lunch (not included in the tour price), continue the tour through the former Soviet sector of East Berlin to visit the spectacular Gendarmenmarkt and Bebelplatz – famous for being the ‘Nazi Book Burning Square’. Visit Berlin’s historic former Royal Quarter – the beautiful boulevard of Unter den Linden, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Museum Island, the Berlin Cathedral, and Alexanderplatz with its iconic TV Tower. Time permitting, your tour guide might drive past the longest remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall with its world-famous graffiti – the East Side Gallery or stop in the former Jewish Quarter, which has recently become the fashion and art center of the German capital. At the end of your Berlin tour, say goodbye to your tour guide, and be whisked off in comfort back to your cruise ship.

Rostock: Double-Decker Bus Harbour Tour

4. Rostock: Double-Decker Bus Harbour Tour

With an total turnover of 26.2 million tons (2014), Rostock is in fourth place of the largest German ports, directly behind Hamburg, Bremen/Bremerhaven, and Wilhelmshaven. Due to its convenient location on the River Unterwarnow, the harbor still offers optimal nautical conditions. The Warnow has an uncomplicated trail, with a length of 3.6 nautical miles and a depth of 14.5 meters. The harbor itself can accommodate ships up to 300 meters length, 45 meters wide and 13 meters draft. With approximately 750 hectares, Rostock is one of the largest Baltic Sea-ports in Germany, and an internationally important transshipment point for piece goods. The harbor was also important for the shipment of coal, grains, cement or fertilizers, oil. This is your opportunity to discover the history and peculiarities of this unique harbor, and to see the impressive ships as up-close as possible. Your guide will tell you all of the big and small secrets, including stories and myths of the port.

Rostock: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

5. Rostock: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Rostock and hear true, fascinating local history Walk around Old Town and see top attractions with a bunch of hidden gems. Follow your private guide and see the most important historical landmarks, boasting an impressive history spanning 800 years, and one of the most important members of the medieval Hanseatic League. Explore strong Defense City Walls with multiple towers and gates. Marvel at amazing Rathaus and Estates House, and see St. Marienkirche (St. Mary’s Church). Stroll down to visit the monumental St. Nikolaikirche. Choose between options to see St. Petrikirche and the fantastic Monk Gate. Reach the local harbor with fantastic views of Marina, a beautiful sailing area with great history. Extend your tour to visit Culture Museum Rostock, located in the historic monastery of the Holy Cross. Check out some great exhibits, with a new section with coins and art, including the story of how Rostock lost its collection during the war and under the DDR.

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What people are saying about Rostock

Anne hat an excellent knowledge of the town and its economic and political development. She also had a very good knowledges of the people, their character and told us some nice stories.

Sympathetic, nice and competent city guide. Informative and entertaining stories.

Informative. Very friendly guide who also answered other questions about Rostock

Very good interesting city tour. Highly Recommended. Very good city guide.

Was a very good tour. Can definitely be recommended.