See history unfold before your eyes as you hit the must-see sites of this major city, including Brandenburg Gate, Hitler Bunker, the Berlin Wall, Humboldt University and State Opera House.
Enjoy a roomy, air-conditioned coach ride through the beautiful German countryside as you travel down the infamous Autobahn toward (former) West Berlin. Once at the city your English-speaking expert tour guide will take you on a journey to some of Berlin's most famed and revered sites including the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Ku'Damm and the Reichstag. Admire the Baroque architecture of the Charlottenburg Palace and gaze up at the Victory Column statue hovering over the city. Visit Tiergarten and the iconic Brandenburg Gate, observe the Hitler Bunker and pay respects at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (Holocaust Memorial).
Take a break from touring to sample German beer and local food, then it's on to (former) East Berlin where you will see the Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie. Pause in the popular public squares of Potsdamer Platz, Gendarmentmarkt and also Bebelplatz with its Book Burning Memorial, Humboldt University and State Opera House. Stroll along the Unter den Linden and stop by Neue Wache Memorial and Museum Island. Observe theTV Tower and Red Town Hall at Alexanderplatz then it's back on the coach for a relaxing ride back to the cruise ship pier.
Please Note: Shared transfer, coach and guide included. Food available for purchase; bring cash as most restaurants and shops do not accept credit cards. No wheelchair access available. This tour books up quickly so reserve your spot today for an enjoyable, comprehensive introduction to the capital and cultural center of Germany.
Reviewer: Susan Roy
The ride to Berlin from our dock was some 2-hours, but the coach was comfortable and not overcrowded--and more importantly--the coach made one (much needed) stop in each direction. The bus driver was more than efficient and the tour guide beyond exceptional. We saw all (at least for us) the salient Berlin highlights. Indeed, I/we recommend this tour!!
Reviewer: michelle bowman
Very nice tour. I would do it again even with the 3 hour drive to and from
Reviewer: Wileen Halter
Thoroughly enjoyed this trip. Even though the bus ride was 3 hours each way it afforded a time to relax and catnap. Once in Berlin we were gifted with the best guide Berlin has to offer. Jim has lived in Berlin 12 years, earning his doctorate in history and marrying his love from Berlin. Because he was born in Minnesota he spoke perfect English and had tons of history and stories about the Berlin area. I was fascinated seeing WW II come alive. Sights I will cherish and memories I will not forget. The Holocaust Memorial was especially an unexpected surprise. Jim had first hand knowledge and answers for all our questions.
Reviewer: Helen Collins
The tour guide (forgot her name) is very knowledgeable of the history and the area. She has a sense of humor and was able to keep everybody in and out on time which was not an easy things to do.
Looking at the 6hr ride for a few hours in Berlin, I really wondered if it was worth it. Definitely!! And I would do it again. Our tour guide was enthusiastic and passionate about Berlin. She was well versed in its history and showed us great historic pictures of the places we were visiting. Her enthusiasm was contagious- we want to go back!