Rostock (Warnemunde) Berlin Excursion Reviews

From its many world-class museums to the darker history of World War II and the Berlin Wall, Berlin has a lot to offer the enterprising visitor.
We booked an independent tour to save money, rather than paying the NCL prices.
Sail Date: May 2019
We booked an independent tour to save money, rather than paying the NCL prices. Berlin is a 3 hour bus ride away from the port, but it passed quickly. The time in Berlin was somewhat short, but we were able to see the highlights (Wall, ... Read More
We booked an independent tour to save money, rather than paying the NCL prices. Berlin is a 3 hour bus ride away from the port, but it passed quickly. The time in Berlin was somewhat short, but we were able to see the highlights (Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, Brandenburg Gate, etc) Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We knew it would be a bit rushed given that it is 3 hours each way by bus and a marathon in town, ...
Sail Date: September 2018
We knew it would be a bit rushed given that it is 3 hours each way by bus and a marathon in town, but we were glad we stuck with it and saw Berlin.
We knew it would be a bit rushed given that it is 3 hours each way by bus and a marathon in town, but we were glad we stuck with it and saw Berlin. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We rode on an unairconditioned train for 6 hours to see Berlin for 4 hours.
Sail Date: September 2018
We rode on an unairconditioned train for 6 hours to see Berlin for 4 hours. Next time I would do a tour of Rostock. Berlin was fine but very crowded and hot for September.
We rode on an unairconditioned train for 6 hours to see Berlin for 4 hours. Next time I would do a tour of Rostock. Berlin was fine but very crowded and hot for September. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We booked a private tour with another couple.
Sail Date: September 2018
We booked a private tour with another couple. The were picked up at the ship by a driver and car ride was 2 hours. Our guide met us in Berlin and we drove around to see the sights that we wanted to see. Having a private car in Berlin ... Read More
We booked a private tour with another couple. The were picked up at the ship by a driver and car ride was 2 hours. Our guide met us in Berlin and we drove around to see the sights that we wanted to see. Having a private car in Berlin was great as we drove right up to the attractions. Having to do it again, we most likely would have taken the Viking train trip into Berlin and booked a private tour car from there. There were no reviews that we could compare. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Very well organized with a 2.5 hour train ride through the German countryside to and from Berlin.
Sail Date: August 2018
Very well organized with a 2.5 hour train ride through the German countryside to and from Berlin. The tour of Berlin was very complete and we had a great tour guide who was a historian and really knew the city. Train was comfortable and ... Read More
Very well organized with a 2.5 hour train ride through the German countryside to and from Berlin. The tour of Berlin was very complete and we had a great tour guide who was a historian and really knew the city. Train was comfortable and dedicated to only Viking. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Long day with 12 hours on coach.
Sail Date: August 2018
Long day with 12 hours on coach. Good, comprehensive 6 hour+ tour of Berlin and Cold War sights. Excellent lunch plus snacks on coach journey.
Long day with 12 hours on coach. Good, comprehensive 6 hour+ tour of Berlin and Cold War sights. Excellent lunch plus snacks on coach journey. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
We enjoyed the 2 1/2 train ride very much seeing the countryside.
Sail Date: August 2018
We enjoyed the 2 1/2 train ride very much seeing the countryside. We had an excellent tour guide, Rene, who kept on schedule with minimal walking. Lunch was included and was very delicious. Lots of rest room opportunities so no worries ... Read More
We enjoyed the 2 1/2 train ride very much seeing the countryside. We had an excellent tour guide, Rene, who kept on schedule with minimal walking. Lunch was included and was very delicious. Lots of rest room opportunities so no worries there. He even gave us some shopping time before going back to the train station. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We did the 3 hour train ride into Berlin and then the bus tour of the city.
Sail Date: August 2018
We did the 3 hour train ride into Berlin and then the bus tour of the city. Our guide was great, had pictures of the city during the war, after the war and during the Hitler era. It was chilling to see bullet holes still in buildings, ... Read More
We did the 3 hour train ride into Berlin and then the bus tour of the city. Our guide was great, had pictures of the city during the war, after the war and during the Hitler era. It was chilling to see bullet holes still in buildings, and the remains of the Berlin Wall. The only problem was not enough time in such a historic city. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We took a very long train to Berlin and spent a little time touring the city in a bus, then had ...
Sail Date: August 2018
We took a very long train to Berlin and spent a little time touring the city in a bus, then had free time. The free time was too short, the train trip was too long. Would recommend skipping this.
We took a very long train to Berlin and spent a little time touring the city in a bus, then had free time. The free time was too short, the train trip was too long. Would recommend skipping this. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
The tour of the city provided an excellent overview of east and west Berlin.
Sail Date: July 2018
The tour of the city provided an excellent overview of east and west Berlin. Once again the tour was made because we had an excellent tour guide who was a Berliner and had lived through the days of having family member living in Russia ... Read More
The tour of the city provided an excellent overview of east and west Berlin. Once again the tour was made because we had an excellent tour guide who was a Berliner and had lived through the days of having family member living in Russia East Berlin while he and his parents lived in West Berlin. His personal experience brought a wonderful context to the whole tour. This was the only tour that had a major challenge. The train from the port to Berlin and back was not air conditioned. With the abnormally hot summer in Europe and no air conditioning on the train the trip back to the ship was VERY VERY uncomfortable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
WE saw absolutely everything, the Berlin wall, checkpoint Charlie, a concentration camp, got a ...
Sail Date: July 2018
WE saw absolutely everything, the Berlin wall, checkpoint Charlie, a concentration camp, got a train ride through the countryside. This was a fantastic excursion. Loved the guide, very informative and had a lot of stories.
WE saw absolutely everything, the Berlin wall, checkpoint Charlie, a concentration camp, got a train ride through the countryside. This was a fantastic excursion. Loved the guide, very informative and had a lot of stories. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We booked ALL of our excursions through an independent company and saved a lot of money.
Sail Date: July 2018
We booked ALL of our excursions through an independent company and saved a lot of money. They were all excellent! Long ride to Berlin but once we got there, it was go go go. We saw so much and we loved every minute. Long ride back to the ... Read More
We booked ALL of our excursions through an independent company and saved a lot of money. They were all excellent! Long ride to Berlin but once we got there, it was go go go. We saw so much and we loved every minute. Long ride back to the ship but it was nice to nap, talk and relax. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Wonderful, historic tour with extremely knowledgeable guides including remnants of the wall which I ...
Sail Date: July 2018
Wonderful, historic tour with extremely knowledgeable guides including remnants of the wall which I specifically wanted to see as I vividly remember televised coverage in the U.S. when it fell.
Wonderful, historic tour with extremely knowledgeable guides including remnants of the wall which I specifically wanted to see as I vividly remember televised coverage in the U.S. when it fell. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Berlin wall, checkpoint carlie, comprehensive information of Berlin history & present day info
Sail Date: July 2018
Berlin wall, checkpoint carlie, comprehensive information of Berlin history & present day info
Berlin wall, checkpoint carlie, comprehensive information of Berlin history & present day info Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We had a very good city tour with a very competent tour guide.
Sail Date: June 2018
We had a very good city tour with a very competent tour guide. Of course we had stops at the Berlin wall, Branderburg Gate, Check Point Charlie, the Reichstag and tha Allied Museum.
We had a very good city tour with a very competent tour guide. Of course we had stops at the Berlin wall, Branderburg Gate, Check Point Charlie, the Reichstag and tha Allied Museum. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Keep in mind a 3 hour train ride each way to Berlin.
Sail Date: June 2018
Keep in mind a 3 hour train ride each way to Berlin. Like any day tour of a major city-it is fast paced driveby (we took a bus tour with leasure time).
Keep in mind a 3 hour train ride each way to Berlin. Like any day tour of a major city-it is fast paced driveby (we took a bus tour with leasure time). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Total of nearly 6 hours on train.
Sail Date: June 2018
Total of nearly 6 hours on train. Did not enter one building. Lunch at 3rd rate restaurant. DO NOT BOOK THIS TOUR!
Total of nearly 6 hours on train. Did not enter one building. Lunch at 3rd rate restaurant. DO NOT BOOK THIS TOUR! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
I had chosen Berlin on your own tour, but it was not booked sufficiently and they put me on Berlin ...
Sail Date: June 2018
I had chosen Berlin on your own tour, but it was not booked sufficiently and they put me on Berlin with Hop on Hop Off bus for the same price, and I was very happy. For me, the 3-4 hour bus ride was not so bad, we had a guide who I swear ... Read More
I had chosen Berlin on your own tour, but it was not booked sufficiently and they put me on Berlin with Hop on Hop Off bus for the same price, and I was very happy. For me, the 3-4 hour bus ride was not so bad, we had a guide who I swear talked the entire trip! Most of the trip down he was telling us where we could go, what to see, which was great, but it was confusing because he didn't have the HoHo Map for us to coordinate with- that is my only complaint. It was my first time in Berlin, and I loved it, and there is so much to see, and while the number of hours we actually had to go around on our own was short, I felt like I had a good overview. I had planned to go to some museums, but was afraid of time, so i instead got off at a few key photo stops- walking around Brandenburg Gate, the cathedral, etc. I hadn't planned on doing the entire long route, but I am glad I did because seeing West Berlin was more picturesque than I imagined, except the traffic that day was so miserable, that I had minimal time around the Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie. The snacks provided by Holland America were more than adequate- I used the morning snack as my lunch and the evening one was just about enough for dinner. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
I wasn't as impressed with Berlin as I was with the rest of Scandinavia.
Sail Date: June 2018
I wasn't as impressed with Berlin as I was with the rest of Scandinavia. Most of our tour was on a bus with very little time spent to really see anything other than the Allied Museum. Granted, the Allied Museum was fascinating, but I ... Read More
I wasn't as impressed with Berlin as I was with the rest of Scandinavia. Most of our tour was on a bus with very little time spent to really see anything other than the Allied Museum. Granted, the Allied Museum was fascinating, but I would have preferred more time on my own to walk around, go into shops, etc. We did see the Berlin Wall, which was interesting. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Viking did the best it could to keep all travellers comfortable for the long train trip to and from ...
Sail Date: June 2018
Viking did the best it could to keep all travellers comfortable for the long train trip to and from Berlin. Unfortunately, we had a terrible tour guide. Also, the Holocaust Memorial was blocked, so couldn't see it.
Viking did the best it could to keep all travellers comfortable for the long train trip to and from Berlin. Unfortunately, we had a terrible tour guide. Also, the Holocaust Memorial was blocked, so couldn't see it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
A long day, but well worth it.
Sail Date: June 2018
A long day, but well worth it. My tour included a visit to the German Parliament Building, which had heavy security, but not onerous.
A long day, but well worth it. My tour included a visit to the German Parliament Building, which had heavy security, but not onerous. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Too long of a train ride.
Sail Date: May 2018
Too long of a train ride. Our excursion was bus all day. With just 10-15 minutes for pictures. We didn't get into any places. I did not enjoy this excursion so I don't think i can rate the city well enough.
Too long of a train ride. Our excursion was bus all day. With just 10-15 minutes for pictures. We didn't get into any places. I did not enjoy this excursion so I don't think i can rate the city well enough. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We took the included Berlin on your own and had private guide meet us for 3-4 hour walking tour in ...
Sail Date: May 2018
We took the included Berlin on your own and had private guide meet us for 3-4 hour walking tour in Berlin. The train ride was long, but the included overview tour was nice. It was approx. 1.5 hours and we saw a lot. It included a stop at ... Read More
We took the included Berlin on your own and had private guide meet us for 3-4 hour walking tour in Berlin. The train ride was long, but the included overview tour was nice. It was approx. 1.5 hours and we saw a lot. It included a stop at the Brandenburg gate for photos. Don't ask me about our private walking tour! ughhhh what a disaster..It was supposed to be with Brewers Berlin tours but a week out I was told the company was sold and it was Berlin Walking tours...Worst tour of my life. The guide Jonathan was so arrogant and treated us like children. We asked to go back to the Viking meeting point early as we couldn't stand him any longer :( Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Organised and straight forward but the journey to Berlin was a bit long for a Train that was not ...
Sail Date: May 2018
Organised and straight forward but the journey to Berlin was a bit long for a Train that was not Air conditioned !!
Organised and straight forward but the journey to Berlin was a bit long for a Train that was not Air conditioned !! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
WE saw concentration camp and small Berlin tour
Sail Date: May 2018
WE saw concentration camp and small Berlin tour
WE saw concentration camp and small Berlin tour Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line