Duration: 12 hours
Guided tour in Berlin: approximately 6 hours
Language: English, Spanish, Portuguese
Private vehicle & driver for the total duration of 12 hours
Professional English speaking tour guide for 6 hours in Berlin
Meals and drinks
Guide assistance on the way to and from Berlin (the guide only joins the bus in Berlin)
Gratuities are welcomed
The price also includes:
Beer at the Lindenbräu Brewery
Sampling of the Currywurst
1 hot chocolate (or another hot beverage) + 1 piece of cake at the Rausch Chocolatier
Tasting of sausages and cheeses at the Lemke Brewery
Tasting of 6x 0.1l beers at the Lemke Brewery
Beer and pulled pork sandwich at Markthalle 9
Please bring some change in EUR for toilet stops, beverages and for lunch. Please ask our tour guide in Berlin to arrange for a stop at an ATM if you do not have EUR with you
09:00 – 12:00 Driving time Warnemünde — Berlin with a restroom stop on the way
12:00 – 13:00 Meeting the local Berlin guide in the Sony Center, Lindenbrau Brewery
13:00 – 14:00 Berlin Wall, the Topography of Terror, Checkpoint Charlie and the Currywurst Museum
14:00 – 15:00 Drive up to Gendarmenmarkt and stop for a cake and hot chocolate at Rausch chocolatier
15:00 – 15:30 Tour of the historic heart of the city including Unter den Linden, Bebel Platz, Book Burning Square, Neue Wache and Museum Island
15:30 – 16:30 Visit to Lemke Brauerei for beer, sausage and cheese tasting
16:30 – 17:00 Drive along the East Side Gallery
17:00 – 18:00 Last stop is a tour of a historic market hall, Markthalle 9
18:00 – 21:00 Drive back to the ship with a restroom stop on the way
The private Berlin Food, Craft Beer & History Tour starts directly in front of the cruise terminal. Your driver will meet you at the port and bring you to Berlin. In Berlin, you will be joined by one of our professional local guides. At the end of the day, you will be brought back to your ship.
In Berlin the tour begins at Potsdamer Platz in the architecturally magnificent Sony Center. Here you will meet your guide and be given an introduction to the city while getting your first taste of German beer at the Lindenbräu Brewery. Next up is a chance to see the original Berlin Wall as well as a museum on the site of the former SS and Gestapo headquarters — today known as the Topography of Terror. Another highlight of historical part of the tour is the famous Cold War crossing point known as Checkpoint Charlie, where you will also be introduced to the Currywurst, a Berlin sausage specialty. You will have a chance to sample Berlin’s contribution to the German cuisine at the nearby Currywurst Museum.
Our next destination is one of the city’s most beautiful squares — Gendarmenmarkt. At the famous Rauch Chocolatier you will be treated to their legendary hot chocolate and have an exquisite piece of cake to accompany it. The Rausch family first opened their shop in Berlin in 1918 and have since become world-famous for their amazing sculptures of city’s main landmarks made out of hundreds of pounds of solid chocolate.
The tour then continues on to Bebel Platz, the site of the infamous book burnings of 1933 and afterwards to a Memorial at the former Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. A few hundred meters away is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known today as Museum Island. It is comprised of five of the capital’s most famous museums: the New Museum, the Old Museum, the Old National Gallery, the Pergamon and the Bode Museum. After exploring the classic heart of Berlin we will stop at the Lemke Brewery for lunch and another sampling of German beers. Here you will enjoy a tasting of traditional German sausages and cheese as well as a sampling of six different locally brewed beers.
The next stop will be the East Side Gallery, the most famous remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall. Artists from around the world have turned this section of the Wall into the “world’s longest open-air art gallery”. Afterwards we visit Kreuzberg, a district in West Berlin the former American sector. Here we will explore one of Berlin’s traditional market halls known as ‘Markthalle 9’. This former marketplace has been turned into a food court with some of the best food trucks and drinks the city has to offer. We will taste the famous pulled pork sandwich from Big Stuff Smoked Meats as well as have one last beer in one of the hippest new spots in the city before getting back on your vehicle to return to your ship.