Several passengers really enjoyed an excursion in the more immediate area of Warnemunde. We chose to take a tour of Berlin's Top Ten sights. Bad mistake. Very expensive, didn't get to go inside any buildings. Basically it was a 3 hour train ride on an old train to Berlin, driving around on a bus all day long save for a few stops to take pictures, a totally inedible meal at some buffet in Berlin, more bus, and then another old train back. A very long day (14 hours or so) with not much to show for it but a short fuse. Be very aware, you'll need Euro's to use any public bathrooms (a fact that wasn't explained earlier). Also, if you feel like the Allied Forces were in "the right", your tour guide might rub you the wrong way. All in all, we found the city a hodgepodge of not too attractive architecture - but all very meaningful according to our guide. Surely for $249/person, one could round up a few other people and actually experience the city more fully through another tour company.