Wismar, Best of Berlin with Lunch
12.5 HoursEasy-ModerateDining | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | Walking
Meet your escort at the yacht and enjoy a scenic ride to Berlin. Once in the city meet your guide and start your city tour. Drive to your first photostop, one of the few surviving pieces of the Berlin Wall. Keep your camera ready for Checkpoint Charlie. You'll continue to Gendarmenmarket, a 17th century square, the site of the twin French and German cathedrals and the Concert Hall, a masterpiece of German classical architecture. Next, you'll pass Unter den Linden Boulevard, a tree-lined thoroughfare through the city of Berlin, and see such sites as the State Library and Humboldt University, Berlin's oldest university. Photostop at Bebelplatz. Next, you'll pass by the WWII Memorial, featuring Käthe Kollwitz's emotionally moving sculpture of a mother and her dying son. You'll head to a traditional German restaurant where a luncheon awaits you. Make your way to your next photostop, the Brandenburg Gate. As the only remaining city gate of Berlin, formerly a symbol of the separation of the city between East and West Berlin, the Brandenburg Gate has now come to denote German unity. Just a short stroll away is the Reichstag. Originally constructed to house the parliament of the newly founded German Empire, the contemporary glass dome designed by architect Sir Norman Foster is one of the city's major landmarks today.You'll drive by the Victory Column and pass Bellevue Palace, the official headquarters of the President of Germany, and Congress Hall. As your tour winds down, you'll board your motorcoach and pass by Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, on your way to the Allied Museum. The museum commemorates the U.S., British and French presence in Berlin from 1945 to 1994, tracing the history of Cold War Berlin. Here you'll find the original Checkpoint Charlie guardhouse, a Berlin Wall watchtower, a plane from the Berlin Airlift, and an American spy tunnel. Afterwards drive towards the beautiful Charlottenburg Palace and say good-bye to your guide of the day. Enjoy your scenic coach ride back to the yacht.
Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing. It is advisable to bring some small change of Euro coins as some shops do not accept other currencies nor credit cards for small purchases (furthermore, guests may have to pay for public bathroom facilities, usually between 50 cents and 1,-Euro pp). Please expect traffic. Not recommended for people with mobility issues.