Warnemünde (Warnemunde), Germany

Lighthouse of Warnemunde, Germany

Introduction to Warnemünde (Warnemunde), Germany

With excellent links to Rostock and Berlin, there's a host of fantastic tours and experiences to be had on a call to Warnemünde (Warnemunde).

With excellent links to Rostock and Berlin, famous German monuments such as Charlottenburg Castle, the Brandenburg Gate, Olympic Stadium, Reichstag, Potsdamer Square and Unter den Linden are within easy reach of this delightful seaside town.

Warnemünde (Warnemunde) is much more than a gateway to the rest of Germany though and with wide sandy beaches and several traditional pubs and restaurants offering some of the finest seafood you will ever taste, Warnemünde is a wonderful holiday destination in its own right. 

Be sure to visit Warnemünde lighthouse - one of the town's oldest monuments - where impressive views of the Baltic Sea and the surrounding area are found at the top.  

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BERLIN & CHRISTMAS MARKET - TOUR AX

  • Explore the highlights of Germany’s capital city - Berlin
  • Discover the history of life behind the Iron Curtain – Checkpoint Charlie and the wall
  • Be enchanted by one of the many Christmas Markets within the city
Price£150.00 - £160.00
DurationApprox. 13 hours
LimitationLimited capacity
Walking level 2 - moderate walkingModerate walking
Snack includedSnack included
Refreshments includedRefreshments included
Free time includedFree time included
Shopping time includedShopping time included

The journey to Berlin will take you through the countryside of the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern - characterised by its hundreds of lakes and typical flatland. Your exciting tour programme then starts, upon arrival in Berlin.

Pass the Alexander Platz Square, with Berlin’s Television Tower – the centre and heart of former East Berlin. Passing Museum Island with the Dome of Berlin, drive on to the Unter den Linden Boulevard towards Brandenburg Gate for a short photo stop. Next you have a chance to visit one of the delightful Christmas Markets and browse the stalls for festive goodies.

Refreshed from lunch at a local restaurant, head for Kurfürstendamm, the western city’s main boulevard and find the Europa Center, the KaDeWe shopping mall and the Emperor Wilhelm Memorial Church. Travel east, passing the Victory Column and Tiergarten Park, along the Avenue of June 17th and finally reach the heart and centre of modern Germanythe Reichstag. Gather for a glass of sparkling wine on the outdoor roof terrace of one of Germany’s most well known restaurants - enjoy breathtaking views of the Pariser Platz with the Brandenburg Gate, and have a unique perspective of the building itself, as the restaurant is located right beside the Reichstag’s famous glass cupola, designed by Sir Norman Foster. You have the opportunity to walk up the cupola, a technical and aesthetic masterpiece constructed from steel, glass and mirrors.

The tour recommences with sightseeing in the historic centre of Berlin. A short photo stop and walk is made at Potsdam Square, then pass Checkpoint Charlie (probably the world’s most notorious borderline) and Niederkirchner Straße, with huge remnants of the wall. You may take a photo of this iconic ‘Iron Curtain’ before beginning the journey back to Warnemünde, whilst reflecting on an eventful and unforgettable day.

DESCRIPTION CORRECT FOR 2013 WINTER CALLS ONLY

Is this tour right for you?

TOUR NOTES: This is a strenuous tour because of the duration. You will leave the ship early and return late. The coach ride to and from Berlin is approximately three hours each way. On arrival in Berlin you will have around two hours of sightseeing, traffic permitting, and approximately a further three and a half hours of touring after lunch. Walking is involved: at the Brandenburg Gate (approximately 200 metres), the Christmas Market (walking at your own discretion), a walk to photograph the Charlottenburg Palace, at the Reichstag and at Potsdam Square. There is a ramp to walk up the cupola, if you wish. Due to the extensive construction occurring in Berlin, and the numerous congresses and special events taking place, it may be necessary to substitute one of the listed sights with another venue, or change the order of the sights visited. This is unfortunately beyond our control. Scaffolding may be in place on some of the buildings. An English-speaking escort will accompany you on the transfer to and from Berlin; an official guide will only be present during the city tour. Lunch includes one local beer, glass of wine or soft drink, and one coffee or tea per person. A cold dinner snack will be served on the return journey and a short comfort stop will be made on the outbound and return journey. 


BEST OF BERLIN (TOUR A)

  • Explore the highlights of Germany’s capital city - Berlin
  • Discover the history of life behind the Iron Curtain – Checkpoint Charlie and the wall
  • Marvel at the amazing architecture of the Reichstag
Activity Tour Panoramic Coach Tour
Price£150.00-£200.00
DurationApproximately 12.5 Hours
LimitationLimited Capacity
Walking level 2 - moderate walkingModerate walking
Snack includedSnack included
Refreshments includedRefreshments included

Uncover the highlights of the fascinating city of Berlin on this insightful full-day tour.

The journey to Berlin will take you through the countryside of the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern - characterised by its hundreds of lakes and typical flatland. Your exciting tour programme then starts, upon arrival in the city.

One of the first photo stops will be at original remnants of the Berlin Wall. In the early 1960’s with the approval of the Warsaw Pact, East German soldiers occupied the Soviet sector of Berlin and started sealing it off from the west. After being a barrier that divided the city and its people for almost 30 years, the wall was finally opened in 1989.

Another photo stop will be made at Checkpoint Charlie, possibly the world’s best-known Allied Checkpoint for Allied military, foreigners and diplomats on foot or by car. You will depart this sightseeing highlight and head straight to Bebel Platz. It was here, where in 1933 the Nazis ordered the book burning by National Socialist students who burned the works of hundreds of free authors, publishers, philosophers and scientists. Here a symbolic underground library is left empty with the space for 20.000 books that were estimated to have gone up in flames and you will have the opportunity to step out of the coach for a photo stop.

You will also pass by the Potsdamer Platz, formerly a no man's land between East and West where the first gap in the Berlin Wall was made in 1989. Today a pristine block of futuristic glass-and-steel skyscrapers includes the headquarters of Sony Europe and Europe’s first traffic light built in 1924. A few blocks away from here and close to the site where Hitler’s bunker was hidden, a sombre memorial commemorates the Jews who perished in Europe during the Second World War.

At the Holocaust Memorial, only opened in 2005, you will have the opportunity for a photo stop before making your way over to the famous Brandenburg Gate that more than any symbolizes Berlin’s history. Close by you will have the opportunity to see the Reichstag building which is Germany’s seat of Parliament and today well known for having the world’s largest glass dome, designed by the famous architect, Sir Norman Foster.

Those with a fondness for Prussian history will enjoy the outside visit to the Charlottenburg Palace – here you will have a few moments for a photo stop of the oldest surviving Prussian palace that reflects the former splendour and grandeur of the Hohenzollern dynasty.

A drive into the former western part of Berlin, will take you along the Kurfuerstendamm (Ku-Damm), which is also West Berlin’s most famous street. Here you will pass by the Emperor William Memorial Church (also known as the ‘hollow-tooth’), which has since the 2nd World War, served as a stark reminder of the damage done by the war. Close by you will pass by the largest department store on the continent of Europe, KaDeWe. This shopping paradise is a legend and had its 100th birthday in 2007.

A short drive will get you to Berlin’s Hauptbahnhof (Main Train Station), which was opened early in 2006. With more than 80 shops that are all open 7 days a week, the building has been dubbed an architectural and logistical wonder, with trains arriving and departing in all directions every 90 seconds.

Subject to time, you will have the opportunity to either spend time shopping at KaDeWe, Friedrichstrasse, Brandenburg Gate area or Berlin’s main train station before beginning the journey back to Warnemünde, whilst reflecting on an eventful and unforgettable day.

 

Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? This is a strenuous tour because of the duration. You will leave the ship early and return late. The coach ride to and from Berlin is approximately three hours each way. Due to the extensive construction occurring in Berlin, and the numerous congresses and special events taking place, it may be necessary to substitute one of the listed sights with another venue, or change the order of the sights visited. This is unfortunately beyond our control. Scaffolding may be in place on some of the buildings. An English-speaking escort will accompany you on the transfer to and from Berlin; a Berlin tour guide will only be present during the city tour. Lunch includes one local beer or soft drink, and one coffee or tea per person. A cold dinner snack will be served on the return journey and a short comfort stop will be made on the outbound and return journey.  


CHRISTMAS FLAVOURS OF ROSTOCK - TOUR CC

  • Explore the maritime town on foot, to reach the historic centre
  • Visit a popular farmers market and taste some festive specialities
  • Learn about the brewing process at a micro brewery, before sampling the beer
Price£60.00 - £70.00
DurationApprox. 5.5 hours
LimitationLimited capacity
Walking level 3 - extensive walkingExtensive walking
Refreshments includedRefreshments included
Shopping time includedShopping time included

Visit Rostock, a micro brewery and the farmers market, to sample the Christmas flavours on offer here.

A coach transfer will take you to Rostock to commence a city tour which concentrates on the centre with its centuries old red brick architecture. As the roads in the centre are very narrow and partly closed off to traffic, the visit to Rostock is conducted as a guided walking tour. See the centuries old New Market, with the beautiful City Hall (outside view), and St Mary’s Church – Rostock’s landmark – at the Goat Market. A visit will be made inside the church, which has a unique astronomical clock. You will also view remnants of the old city walls – the Kröpeliner Gate and the Stone Gate – whose old towers guaranteed security in medieval times. The restoration of historic architecture, which has taken place since Germany’s reunification in 1990, combined with more modern features such as souvenir shops and romantic cafés make a visit to Rostock very worthwhile.

Continue by coach to the next highlight of the day – a farmers market that is well known in the area and at this time of year is decorated as a Christmas market. Locals love to shop here. There is an immense choice of typical German products and goods common to the area such as cakes, wines, all kinds of local food and refreshments, as well as souvenirs and Christmas decorations. Naturally, you will not want to leave without a sample of traditional Glühwein and local gingerbread.

Your concluding visit will be to a local microbrewery. Here you are shown the process of original German beer making. Beer is not only one of Germany’s best known products, but it is also a staple part of the nations’ diet! One of the master brewers will explain the brewing process, and you will be treated to samples of original German beer accompanied by typical bratwurst and sauerkraut and receive a beer glass as a souvenir.

DESCRIPTION CORRECT FOR 2013 WINTER CALLS ONLY

Is this tour right for you?

TOUR NOTES: We would like to point out that it is quite easy and economical to travel to Rostock independently, however, this tour is accompanied by a fully qualified, English speaking guide and includes visits to a farmer’s market and micro brewery. This excursion is not suitable for guests with limited mobility (difficult for wheelchair users). The walking tour of Rostock covers a distance of approximately two kilometres, during which a certain pace is required and uneven ground may be encountered. The tour will include over 100 metres of walking at the brewery as well as 10 steps to negotiate; and 500 metres of walking to make the most of the farmers market. The order of the itinerary may operate to a different order than that described.


FLAVOURS OF ROSTOCK (TOUR C)

  • Take a relaxing harbour cruise to Rostock
  • Explore the maritime town on foot, to reach the historic centre
  • Visit a popular farmers market and taste some smoked fish
  • Learn about the brewing process at a micro brewery, before sampling the beer
Activity Tour
Price£50.00 - £70.00
DurationApproximately 5.5 Hours
LimitationLimited capacity
Walking level 3 - extensive walkingExtensive walking
Refreshments includedRefreshments included
Shopping time includedShopping time included

Accompanied by your guide, walk from the pier in Warnemünde to your nearby tour boat for a trip upstream on the River Warnow. You will admire the city of Rostock and its port from a different perspective.

Arriving in Rostock, commence a city tour which concentrates on the centre with its centuries old red brick architecture. As the roads in the centre are very narrow and partly closed off to traffic, the visit to Rostock is conducted as a guided walking tour. See the centuries old New Market, with the beautiful City Hall (outside view), and St Mary’s Church – Rostock’s landmark – at the Goat Market. A visit will be made inside the church, which has a unique astronomical clock. You will also view remnants of the old city walls – the Kröpeliner Gate and the Stone Gate – whose old towers guaranteed security in medieval times. The restoration of historic architecture, which has taken place since Germany’s reunification in 1990, combined with more modern features such as souvenir shops and romantic cafés, make a visit to Rostock very worthwhile. There should be a little free time to explore the area further.

Continue by coach to the next highlight of your day – a farmers market that is well-known in the area. Locals love to shop here. There is an immense choice of typical German products and goods common to the area such as cakes, wines, all kinds of local food and refreshments, as well as souvenirs. Since Rostock is located on the Baltic it is widely renowned for its seafood. In the market you will learn how fresh fish is smoked in ovens and will sample this delicacy, helped along with some schnapps.

Your concluding visit will be to a local microbrewery. Here you are shown the process of original German beer making. Beer is not only one of Germany’s best known products, but it is also a staple part of the nation’s diet! One of the master brewers will explain the brewing process, and you will be treated to samples of original German beer accompanied by typical bratwurst and sauerkraut and receive a beer glass as a souvenir. The return to Warnemünde will be by coach.

DESCRIPTION CORRECT FOR 2015 SCANDINAVIA & BALTIC CRUISE HOLIDAYS

Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? We would like to point out that it is quite easy and economical to travel to Rostock independently; however, this tour is accompanied by a fully qualified, English speaking guide and includes visits to a farmer’s market and micro brewery. Please note that audio guides will be provided at the farmers market and throughout the walking tour. This excursion is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and is considered difficult for wheelchair users. The walking tour of Rostock covers a distance of approximately two kilometres (one and a half miles), during which a certain pace is required and uneven ground may be encountered. (Please be aware that this is limited in content due to the small size of the city, which has not wholly recovered from 45 years under the socialist regime). The walking will include approximately 220 metres to reach the boat and steps to get on and off it; over 100 metres of walking at the brewery as well as ten steps to negotiate; and 500 metres of walking to make the most of the farmers market. For reference the cruise will last approximately one hour and the boat will have toilet facilities, but is not air-conditioned. The order of the itinerary may operate to a different order than that described.


FORGOTTEN FISCHLAND (TOUR F)

  • Leave Warnemünde behind and enjoy the surrounding countryside and villages
  • Admire the views from both land and sea
  • An ideal tour for guests not wishing to do much walking
Activity Tour
Price£50.00 - £60.00
DurationApproximately 4.5 Hours
LimitationLimited capacity
Walking level 1 - minimal or no walkingMinimal or no walking
Refreshments includedRefreshments included
Free time includedFree time included

The Fischland-Darss region is a popular holiday area – the Baltic coast features many beach resorts and inland there are natural waterways and an abundance of forests.

You will travel by coach to the peninsular of Fischland-Darss. Following the coastline you will pass woods, fields and old fishing villages before embarking a boat to sail into the National Park. The shallow coastal waters of the Baltic mix with small creeks, creating a unique habitat. You will pass the Pütnitz Peninsula, where until 1945 the Kriegsmarine trained its pilots and during the Cold War Russian pilots were hidden from western espionage. As you travel across the lake you will be served with coffee and a slice of typical German cake. High ranking officers of the East German Secret Service had their summer residences, datschas, in the area, which was exclusive to these families. Now the peninsular is a recreation and nature area – local birds and water birds should be seen, and you may be lucky enough to see fish eagles or even a grey Baltic seal.

Leaving your boat, enjoy a little free time – the opportunity to perhaps visit the small but beautiful church amongst the thatched houses, or sample some local freshly smoked fish. After your time here, rejoin your coach and make the return drive to Warnemünde.

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Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? This tour is by coach and boat and is especially suitable for guests not wishing to undertake much walking. The boat is boarded by gangway and to reach the lower deck there are three steps, and to the upper deck approximately eight steps. The crew are happy to assist guests if necessary. We can not guarantee sightings of birds or wildlife. Please note that this tour will operate in all weather conditions.


MECKLENBURG & ROSTOCK (TOUR L)

  • Sit back and relax on this panoramic tour
  • Don’t forget your camera

 

Price£30.00-£40.00
DurationApproximately 2 1/2 Hours
Walking level 1 - minimal or no walkingMinimal or no walking

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Mecklenburg Vorpommern Countryside, Warnemünde and Rostock from the comfort of your coach.

A 30-minute drive brings you to Rostock, passing the typical eastern-bloc living quarters of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's biggest city. You will drive through Rostock's centre with its century’s old red-brick architecture and Hanseatic ambience. Pass the old New Market with its beautiful City Hall, and St Mary's Church - Rostock's famous landmark. Continue past ruins of the old city walls and a former STASI prison (State Security of former East Germany, that was commanded by the KGB), before continuing your panoramic journey into the countryside.

You will pass by the Bad Doberan Cathedral, one of Northern Germany’s largest and mightiest medieval churches that towers above the rest of the village and the nearby fields. From here you will continue through countryside and small villages before returning to the quayside.

 

Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? There is minimal walking involved with this tour, however guests need to be able to climb in/out of the coach on their own. 

 


ROSTOCK BY ROAD, RIVER & RAIL (TOUR H)

  • Enjoy a local tram ride through the heart of Rostock
  • Relax on a river cruise
  • Enjoy some typical German “champagne”

 

Price£60.00-£70.00
DurationApproximately 4 Hours
Walking level 2 - moderate walkingModerate walking
Refreshments includedRefreshments included

If you are looking for a perfect balance between light activity and local experience, this tour is a must-do for you.

Depart the quayside by coach for a short transfer to the tramway departure point. Board a local tram, Rostock’s main transportation system and depart on a ride into the heart of the city.

On arrival in the centre, step back in time and start a brief guided walk through Mecklenburg Vorpommern’s largest city. Proceed to Northern Europe’s oldest university, the University of Rostock, founded in 1419 and built in the Italian Renaissance style. From here you will take a leisurely stroll through the “Kroepeliner Strasse” and “Am Neuen Markt” and explore the quaint shopping streets, which have flourished since the re-unification of East and West Germany in 1990. Even though the city centre was largely destroyed during the Second World War, you will still find a lot of historical buildings especially in this particular district.

Rostock lies 8 miles from Warnemunde, nestled on the banks of the river Warnow and the Baltic shore. It is largest Baltic port in Germany and a turntable for travellers and goods to and from Scandinavia and the Baltic countries. While other towns pay homage to glass and aluminium, the buildings in this old Hanseatic city pay tribute to diverse architectural eras; medieval and 1950’s architecture in the centre, modern housing blocks and 19th century villas in the suburbs.

Of special interest is the medieval town centre; the 15th century town hall has a seven turreted Gothic facade and an 18th century Baroque front structure and St. Mary’s Church, with its characteristic redbrick which was built around 1398. You will pay an inside visit and see an astronomical clock, which was built in 1472, with the calendar dating 2017, predicting days, dates, etc. spot on.

Before you walk down to the jetty where you will board a boat for a cruise along the “Warnow” river transferring you back to Warnemunde, spend some time at leisure exploring Rostock on your own.

During the boat ride you can savour some typical and traditional German beer or “Champagne” (German sparkling wine), whilst passing along waters travelled by seafarers of past and present.

Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? The tour includes a moderate amount of walking; therefore, we do not recommend this tour to guests with walking difficulties. Guests must be able to climb in/out of the coach/boat/tram on their own. There are approximately 25 steps down to the jetty and onto the boat. It is not suitable for guests in wheelchairs. There are covered and open decks – guests will not all have seats outside, or inside. Please note that the boat may not be exclusive to Fred. Olsen guests. Come dressed for the weather on the day, and sturdy shoes. The order of the itinerary may operate in a different order than that described.

 


Bad Doberan, Berlin, Germany

THE MOLLI & THE MINSTER (TOUR B)

  • Enjoy a scenic ride on the Molli narrow gauge steam railway
  • Visit the 700 year old Minster at Bad Doberan
  • Enjoy free time at the seaside resort of Kühlungsborn
Train Tour
Price£50.00 - £60.00
DurationApproximately 4 Hours
LimitationLimited capacity
Walking level 2 - moderate walkingModerate walking

The ride on the Molli narrow gauge steam railway will, for most, be the highlight of this tour, which lets you discover more of the Mecklenburg area.

Enjoy a relaxing drive through the typical flat landscape of the former East Germany, passing several small villages, before arriving in Bad Doberan. Here you will visit the 700-year-old Minster, constructed of red brick, and can also stroll through the park surrounding this lovely church. Inside, treasures from the 14th and 15th centuries are on view for you to admire. With strong walls protecting the entire town, the Minster was once a bishop’s seat and a centre of religious and military power.

Close to the Minster is the train station, from where you will embark on the historic Molli narrow gauge steam train. The journey, which will last approximately 20 minutes, will be in classic carriages pulled by an antique locomotive. Travel from Bad Doberan, along Europe’s oldest avenue of lime trees, to Heiligendamm, the oldest seaside resort in Continental Europe.

From there it will be a short coach drive to Kühlungsborn, a resort with a beautiful beach, embrace in a short guided walking tour before enjoying some time at leisure where you can savour in some refreshments at a seaside café or in one of the historic buildings along the romantic promenade or take time to stroll along the beautiful seafront. (own expense)

 

Is this tour right for you?

 

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? There is a moderate amount of walking involved during this tour – approximately 450 metres at the Minster; 150 metres plus six steps at the railway station; and 500 metres plus a few steps in Kühlungsborn. Unfortunately it is not recommended for guests with limited mobility. There is likely to be steps to board the train, which is not equipped with air conditioning, a PA system, or toilets. The Minster is subject to closure at short notice – in which case it will be viewed from the outside only. The order of the itinerary may differ from that described.


TOP SECRET BUNKER TOUR (TOUR G)

  • This unique tour is a must for those interested in the military, or the history of the Cold War
  • Explore a previously top secret military bunker complex,
  • Created to ensure continued communication – experience how the bunker would have operated 
Activity Tour
Price£80.00 - £90.00
DurationApproximately 4 Hours
LimitationLimited Capacity
Walking level 2 - moderate walkingModerate walking
Refreshments includedRefreshments included

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the reunification of Germany, sites associated with the 40-year long Cold War and the division of the country into West and East Germany have become relics. One example of East Germany’s preparation for the so-called Third World War was the construction of highly specialised military bunkers. Unlike typical civilian air raid protection bunkers, Eastern Germany was littered with bunkers of every size and type serving a multitude of different agencies. Some of these bunkers already existed during World War II, but during the Cold War there was a new sense of urgency with a genuine belief that NATO would attack the country. This led to a new and unstoppable demand for protected accommodation for everyone in command, at any level. There were bunkers for the East German army, Soviet forces, the East German government and for the Stasi – the East German secret police.

Today you will visit a very special bunker complex of former East Germany, kept top secret and not identified by western secret services until it was passed to West German forces during reunification. It is the atomic attack-proof Troposphere Radio Command and Communications Bunker of Eichenthal. On arrival at the bunker complex you will be treated as special guests. Everything you see and hear must be kept top secret! Hear the guard dog barking and see the high voltage protection fence, which is still in use. No one is allowed to walk through the bunker site alone, so you will be guided to the entrance of the bunker – a very unique and mostly modern construction. The bunker was created to ensure communication between headquarters and the divisional commanders, in the case of a NATO attack. Entering the bunker you will hear all the machinery still working – pumps, air filters, radios and telecom equipment. Experience what it was like to work and live in the bunker, which was designed to go ‘live’ – meaning atomic attack proof operational – within seconds! During your tour you will learn more about the use of the troposphere radio and at the end of tour, in the command post, you will experience how it would have felt if the purpose this bunker was built for had become a terrifying reality...

While enjoying a drink you will be able to talk to a bunker specialist, on hand to answer any questions. There is a small souvenir area in the bunker to purchase mementoes, should you wish, before leaving this awe-inspiring site.

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Is this tour right for you?

 

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those using wheelchairs. Anyone who suffers from claustrophobia should not participate. Guests must be physically fit to climb several staircases. The inside visit to the bunker site requires approximately 750 metres of walking. Children under the age of 12 years are not permitted in the bunker. It should be noted that photography is not permitted in the bunker. The souvenir shop offers unusual souvenirs. Please note that warm clothing is recommended for the inside visit of the bunker (temperatures are regularly 6–10°C) as well as flat and sturdy footwear. The time spent at the bunker will be approximately two hours. Refreshments will be either tea or coffee or a cold drink, depending on the time available.


WARNEMUNDE WALKING TOUR - TOUR D

  • Explore Warnemünde on foot
  • Discover the highlights of this German seaside resort
Price£35.00 - £45.00
DurationApprox. 2.5 hrs
Walking level 3 - extensive walkingExtensive walking
Refreshments includedRefreshments included

This walking tour of Warnemünde takes you through all of Warnemünde, with the guide providing interesting facts and tales on the town’s history, fishermen and ship building industries.  

Pass picturesque, historic fishermen’s houses and smell the freshly smoked fish near Der Alte Strom. You will also visit the church of Warnemünde which is traditionally decorated. After approximately 800 metres of walking at a steady pace, you reach the Museum of Local History and Folklore. The museum, at number 31 Alexandrinenstraße, was built in 1767. Learn more about the life of Warnemünde’s residents at the end of the last century and the hardship of provincial living standards.

After this interesting journey into the past, the walk continues through Warnemünde, reaching the Teepott - the teapot building which is a landmark of Warnemünde. A short distance further and you can see the picturesque lighthouse, still in operation today. Take a look at the wonderful white sand beach or climb up the 135 steps of the lighthouse and enjoy the view over Warnemünde. The lighthouse, marking the entrance to Rostock’s harbour, was built in 1897. At 36.5 metres in height it allows an excellent panoramic view of Warnemünde and the piers – a great opportunity for an unusual photo of your cruise ship!  

Having enjoyed the view from the top the lighthouse you continue to the tallest building in Warnemünde. Visit the hotel Neptun and take the lift up to the 19th floor, offering great views as you sit down, relax and enjoy a piece of typical German cake accompanied by a cup of coffee or tea. Refreshed, your guide will take you at a leisurely pace back to the pier. For those who prefer, you have the opportunity of staying in town and perhaps enjoying some freshly smoked fish before returning to the ship on your own. However you choose to finish your tour, you will enjoy the ambiance of your leisurely stroll in Warnemünde.

Is this tour right for you?

TOUR NOTES: We would like to point out that it is quite easy and economical to visit Warnemünde independently, however, this tour is accompanied by a fully qualified, English speaking guide and includes refreshments. This excursion is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and would prove difficult for wheelchair users. The ground can be uneven and cobblestone terrain will be covered. The steps to the top of the lighthouse are optional – participants can choose to remain at the bottom.


Rostock, Germany

WINTER FLAVOURS OF ROSTOCK

  • Explore the maritime town on foot, to reach the historic centre
  • Visit a popular farmers market and taste some local specialities
  • Learn about the brewing process at a micro brewery, before sampling the beer
Price£60.00 - £70.00
DurationApprox. 5.5 hours
LimitationLimited capacity
Walking level 3 - extensive walkingExtensive walking
Refreshments includedRefreshments included
Shopping time includedShopping time included

Visit Rostock, a micro brewery and the farmers market, to sample the flavours on offer here.

A coach transfer will take you to Rostock to commence a city tour which concentrates on the centre with its centuries old red brick architecture. As the roads in the centre are very narrow and partly closed off to traffic, the visit to Rostock is conducted as a guided walking tour. See the centuries old New Market, with the beautiful City Hall (outside view), and St Mary’s Church – Rostock’s landmark – at the Goat Market. A visit will be made inside the church, which has a unique astronomical clock. You will also view remnants of the old city walls – the Kröpeliner Gate and the Stone Gate – whose old towers guaranteed security in medieval times. The restoration of historic architecture, which has taken place since Germany’s reunification in 1990, combined with more modern features such as souvenir shops and romantic cafés make a visit to Rostock very worthwhile.

Continue by coach to the next highlight of the day – a farmers market that is well known in the area. Locals love to shop here. There is an immense choice of typical German products and goods common to the area such as cakes, wines, all kinds of local food and refreshments, as well as souvenirs. Naturally, you will not want to leave without a sample of traditional Glühwein and local gingerbread.

Your concluding visit will be to a local microbrewery. Here you are shown the process of original German beer making. Beer is not only one of Germany’s best known products, but it is also a staple part of the nations’ diet! One of the master brewers will explain the brewing process, and you will be treated to samples of original German beer accompanied by typical bratwurst and sauerkraut and receive a beer glass as a souvenir.

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Is this tour right for you?

TOUR NOTES: We would like to point out that it is quite easy and economical to travel to Rostock independently, however, this tour is accompanied by a fully qualified, English speaking guide and includes visits to a farmer’s market and micro brewery. This excursion is not suitable for guests with limited mobility (difficult for wheelchair users). The walking tour of Rostock covers a distance of approximately two kilometres, during which a certain pace is required and uneven ground may be encountered. The tour will include over 100 metres of walking at the brewery as well as 10 steps to negotiate; and 500 metres of walking to make the most of the farmers market. The order of the itinerary may operate to a different order than that described.


WISMAR - A BALTIC CITY (TOUR J)

  • Explore the UNESCO city of Wismar
  • Enjoy a walking tour of this fascinating city
  • Sample some local German beer including the “Medieval” Mumme beer in a traditional brewery

 

Price£55.00-£65.00
DurationApproximately 5 Hours
Walking level 2 - moderate walkingModerate walking
Refreshments includedRefreshments included
Free time includedFree time included

The fascinating Hanseatic city of Wismar is one of Northern Germany’s prettiest and most historic destinations. Given World Heritage Status in 2002 by UNESCO, Wismar is world-renowned for its fine examples of Brick Gothic structures, wonderful gable houses and charming Market Square. Spread out over 10,000 square metres, the square is one of the largest of its kind in Northern Germany and is arguably one of Wismar’s greatest attractions. It is surrounded by beautiful 14th century to 19th century architecture of various styles, including Gothic and Romanesque, while the wrought-iron Wasserkunst Fountain standing proudly in the centre of the square is not to be missed.

After an approximate 75 minute transfer, you will arrive in the centre of Wismar where you will commence your guided walking tour of the city. Get a glance of this quaint UNESCO Hanseatic city as you pass along the cobbled streets with Gothic houses, Baroque buildings and Renaissance facades. The Classic Rathaus (Town Hall), the Water Tower, the historic drainage system, merchants’ houses from the Middle Ages, are just some of the fascinating buildings you can admire. 

In need of a rest, enjoy a beer tasting session accompanied by a traditional German snack (Schmalzbrot or Pretzel) within the nostalgic atmosphere of the “Brauerei am Lohberg”, a brewery and pub that has been in existence since the Middle Ages. Here you will also get the chance to sample the medieval “Mumme” beer. Though it is not as strong as it used to be, it is still very tasty.

After this refreshing break and some time at leisure discovering one of Germany’s beautiful gems, you return to your awaiting ship in Warnemunde.

 

Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? There is approximately one and a half hours of walking involved during the walking tour of Wismar, mainly over cobbled streets. There is approximately 30 minutes of standing/walking at the Brewery, a few steps to get in and approximately 20 steps to encounter. It is not suitable for guests in wheelchairs or with limited walking.

 


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