Berlin On Your Own
When many people think of Berlin, they automatically think about World War II and the destruction associated with it. While that dark period is indelibly etched into Berlin's history, the city itself is much more than that. You will have up to 5 hours to discover today's Berlin just as you wish, and how you would like.
Hop on the comfortable coach for a relaxing ride to Berlin. Once you reach the city you will meet your guide in West Berlin at the Charlottenburg Palace and then be let loose to venture out on your own. Alternatively, stay on the coach for an hour to 90 minute introduction to the city and listen as your guide shares some information on Berlin, as well as suggested places to visit, before getting off at the city center.
See Berlin's best sights at your own pace and explore the parts of this cosmopolitan capital city which interest you the most. Whether it's the impressive imperial grandeur of the Brandenburg Gate you seek, or the somber reflection of the poignant Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, there is plenty to discover in this historic city.
Take in the world-class Pergamon museums at Museum Island, or have a relaxing walk along the picturesque boulevard Unter den Linden. See a piece of history at the remains of the Berlin Wall in the East Side Gallery, and enjoy great views of the city from the dome of the Reichstag. Learn about the city's divided past at Checkpoint Charlie, where signs in English, German, and Russian inform you when you have crossed the old American sector. Shop til you drop at Kurfurstendamm, Berlin's glamorous shopping district. The choice is yours on this flexible day trip to Berlin.
The East Central part of Berlin is an artist's haven that will resonate with the hippie and LBGT crowd; this part of the city is undergoing gentrification so is a big draw for students and is the home of the large influx of Turkish immigrants who arrived a few decades ago and put down roots.
The City West district is where you will want to make your way to for upscale shops and dining, Charlottenburg Palace and the Olympic stadium. A visit to the north will offer beautiful, spacious old towns and historic homes while the south is where wealthy neighborhoods mix in with poorer ones. Nature lovers will adore its beautiful lake and pristine forest.
Make your way back to the Charlottenburg Palace at the appointed time to meet your transportation for th e return trip to the port and your ship. What are you waiting for? Book your spot now and get ready to discover your Berlin.