Meet a driver at the entrance to the cruise terminal, then begin the 2.5- to 3-hour drive to Berlin in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle.
Upon arrival in Berlin, you’ll join a local tour guide for a six-hour tour of the city that will be created just for your group. The itinerary is up to you, but the following is a “classic” tour of Berlin that’s perfect for first-time visitors:
Start in the western side of the city at Charlottenburg Palace, former home of the Prussian royals, then drive through the Cold War-era British sector of Berlin. Take in the Kurfürstendamm shopping boulevard, with time to browse the neighborhood’s luxurious boutiques.
Continue into Tiergarden park, see the Bellevue Presidential Palace, then take in the Reichstag, where the Nazis came to power in 1933. From there, you can continue to a series of Cold War- and Second World War-era sites, and explore the art and cultural landmarks of the former Jewish Quarter.
Pause for lunch—the meal is not included in this tour, but your guide can help find the perfect place to eat. From there, head straight into the UNESCO-listed historic center to visit a series of remarkable landmarks including Bebelplatz, the beautiful Gendarmenmarkt square, and a world-famous chocolatier.
Before your return trip to Rostock, make a final stop at Checkpoint Charlie and the Berlin Wall, then wave goodbye to Berlin and enjoy the view on the relaxing drive towards the coast.