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While docked at the Warnemünde cruise port, get to know the scenic city of Potsdam on this private, guided, full-day trip. Discover its beautiful palaces, parks and gardens. Learn how Potsdam served as the residence of Prussian kings and German emperors for three centuries. See the historical city center and Dutch Quarter. Travel past the royal residences of Sansoucci. Visit Cecilenhof Palace, where Churchill, Truman and Stalin wrote world history and stop in downtown Potsdam for lunch (own expense). Port pickup/drop-off included.

Highlights

  • Full-day private shore excursion from Warnemünde port to Potsdam
  • Discover Potsdam, a UNESCO World Heritage site and scenic former home of Prussian kings and German emperors
  • Choose to visit the Rococo Sanssouci Palace, the castle of Babelsberg and the Marble Palace
  • Opt to visit Cecilienhof Palace, where Germany's fate was decided after WWII
  • See the Glienicke Bridge, where spy exchanges took place during the Cold War
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Warnemünde Shore Excursion: Private Potsdam Tour

Discover the beauties of Potsdam on your private shore excursion!

This full-day walking/riding adventure begins with a morning pickup at the Warnemünde cruise port. Climb into a luxurious Mercedes-Benz Vito Taxi, followed by a 2-hour drive south to the scenic city of Potsdam, the capital city of the German federal state of Brandenburg. Drive along between the former East and West Berlin, over the Glienicke Bridge connecting Potsdam to Berlin — where Cold War spy exchanges routinely took place.
Once in Potsdam, see the majestic castle of Babelsberg, the fabulous Marble Palace and visit the Cecilenhof Palace, where Churchill, Truman and Stalin wrote world history when discussing how to partition Germany.
Then travel through the historical city center, the Russian colony Alexandrowka and the Dutch Quarter and into downtown Potsdam for lunch at a local restaurant (own expense). While downtown, visit the Evangelical St. Nicholas' Church; the historic town hall and the Landtag of Brandenburg, or Brandenburg State Parliament.
Finally, admire the majestic royal residences that were built during the reign of Frederick the Great. There’s Sansoucci Palace, one of the largest UNESCO World Heritage sites in Germany; New Palace, the largest and most impressive palace ensemble in Sanssouci; the small, neo-classical Charlottenhof Palace, also in Sanssouci Park; and Orangery Palace, built in the style of the High Renaissance and commissioned by King Frederick William IV.
The tour concludes with a return trip to the Warnemünde cruise port.
Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to Warnemünde Port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

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