Warnemünde Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Berlin's World War II and Cold War Sites

Rostock, Germany
Warnemunde Shore Excursion Private Tour of Berlins World War II and Cold War Sites
  • 12 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


While docked at the Warnemünde cruise port, discover Berlin’s turbulent past on this private, guided, full-day historical walking/riding tour. Enjoy personalized attention while visiting some of Berlin’s most popular World War II and Cold War attractions, like the Berlin Wall Memorial, Checkpoint Charlie, Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag building, Hitler’s bunker and much more. Customize the tour and learn about the history of Berlin, from its founding, to its role as capital of the Nazi Third Reich, to the divided city of the Cold War. Port pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Full-day private shore excursion of Berlin war sites from Warnemünde Port
  • Visit Berlin’s legendary WWII monuments like the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate and Hitler’s bunker
  • Stop at iconic Cold War sites such as Checkpoint Charlie and the famous Berlin Wall
  • Hear fascinating commentary about Berlin's history from your expert private guide
  • Customize your tour to your particular interests
  • Port pickup and drop-off by private vehicle included
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What's Included

  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide for 6 hours
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Worry-free Excursion Guarantee
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup points

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What To Expect

Begin this full-day tour with a Warnemünde cruise port meet and greet and pickup with the tour guide. After a 2.5-hour drive south from the port, decide whether to focus on Berlin’s World War II or Cold War history. Or simply request a combination of the two. This private tour can be customized to individual preferences.

Drive around and walk through the city with an expert local guide, who will provide a detailed account of Berlin’s fascinating and oftentimes troubled history. 

Learn about Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party and what life was like during the Third Reich. See where Hitler’s bunker was located and visit the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Also, find out how Germany was divided while walking through Checkpoint Charlie, the best-known crossing point between East and West Berlin during the Cold War. Then walk alongside the remains of the Berlin Wall at the Berlin Wall Memorial and East Side Gallery.

Walk under the famous Brandenburg Gate, one of Berlin’s most important monuments. A symbol of division between Berlin and Germany during the Cold War, it is now a national symbol of peace and unity. Also, see the Reichstag building, the modern-day meeting place of the German Parliament.

This private tour is a customized experience, so be sure to include any specific requests for desired attractions at the time of booking.

When hunger strikes, the guide will suggest a variety of lunch options, such as a traditional German beer garden, depending on preference.

The tour concludes with a 2.5-hour drive north and a Warnemünde cruise port drop-off.

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.


12 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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14 reviews
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Super Historical Tour of Berlin
William_H, Jun 2023
This tour was just super!!! We requested that our tour guide have a knowledge of World War II and the Cold War. Glen our tour guide was perfect! He exceeded all our expectations, and his knowledge was excellent. For myself, I learned a lot from Glen and I am very grateful! Again, this was a super tour and it is worth every penny and more!!!
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Dear William_, Thank you kindly for this woinderful review of your Berlin shore excursion with Insider Tour. Glen is a great guide and we are delighted to read that he exceeded all your expectations. Thank you for touring with us. All the very best, Gerard
Day trip covering historical Berlin
Nicholas_B, Sep 2022
Communication with the company was very easy. Our guide Cian, did an amazing job not only showing us around, but enhancing the stories as he is a student at the local university. Cian is fluent in English and German, which was extremely useful. Also, having a private vehicle was great! We would walk and meet the vehicle when needed. Cian took us to many spots and explained the history of them, recommended a delicious bier garden for lunch, and ended the tour at a convenient spot to meet the vehicle. Our drive was only 2.5 hours from port and we got to experience being on the Autobaun! This was by far the best excursion of our trip, best price, and best experience of the vacation!
Good service, met expectations
RogelioDavid_G, Jul 2019
The service was on time and met the expectations of the group. The only hiccup was that the driver that was sent for us only speaked German so the 3hr drive from Warnemunde to Berlin was “lost” as we could not either plan or start hearing some history on the way, once we got to Berlin and the guide met us, at that point the tour was great.
Wonderful Tour
Connector59708032729, Jun 2019
Totally worth the drive to see Berlin! We were met, as promised, by our driver Olaf, and taken to Berlin. Olaf was gracious answering all of our questions and had a great sense of humor! Heiko was extremely knowledgeable about Berlin and able to keep our 10 & 12 year old boys interested and engaged! You could tell Heiko was passionate about sharing good beautiful city with others! Thank you for memories that will last a lifetime!
Berlin Tour Excellent
Elizabeth_E, Aug 2018
As always Viator provided us with excellence regarding our excursion to Berlin. Our tour guide Anne was top notch!! She made sure we were able to see everything on our list!! She was so full of information and very friendly! She was wonderful & we highly recommend her!! Also, we enjoyed our driver Hoger & recommend him as well!! Thank you to both!!
Day in Berlin
Robert_S, Jul 2018
A long but excellent day in Berlin. I arranged this tour long before the cruise as I like to do own private tour not a ship excursion. Our family of 5, ages ranging from 15 to 82 all enjoyed this event. Our tour guide Nigel was very knowledgeable and most amusing.
This tour was a highlight of our...
Mary T, Sep 2017
This tour was a highlight of our Viking Baltic cruise. We enjoyed a personalized tour of historic Berlin and prompt pickup and return to the cruise ship. I think we saw more than those who chose the ship's tour. Will definitely book through Viator again.
I had mentioned that I am in a...
CarolJ_S, Nov 2016
I had mentioned that I am in a wheelchair on the Viator website when signing up for the tour, and it never got mentioned to the guide. Even after seeing me in a wheelchair he brought us to a restaurant where the bathroom was down a flight of stairs. There should be more mention and importance of accessibility on the Viator website. The guide was energetic and charismatic, but spoke too much and did not listen to our needs. However, being provided the opportunity to visit Berlin when the port is so far away was a great experience. Fascinating city.
Thoroughly enjoyed the private tour...
Claudia_R, Aug 2016
Thoroughly enjoyed the private tour. Our driver was excellent, and Anna, the tour person was very professional and we had a great time visiting the different places.
We highly recommend our guide Uly...
DianeM_C, Aug 2016
We highly recommend our guide Uly and our driver who did a wonderful job showing us the highlights of Berlin. Instead of going with a large cruise ship tour company we actually got a great personalized tour for our interests at a better price in our own vehicle with our excellent guide and great driver. We are very pleased we chose this tour
Tour guide Brian was incredible. He...
Erik_H, Jun 2016
Tour guide Brian was incredible. He was the best. From the itinerary we thought we had more time to see other sights with the driver. He took us straight back to ship. we arrived back at the ship what we thought was early.
This tour was very nice and very...
Michael D, Jul 2015
This tour was very nice and very informative. Our tour guide was an American living and working in Berlin and he knew much about Germany's history and the sights to see in Berlin. I would recommend this tour to anyone interested in Berlin's history.
From the moment Herbert, our driver...
Nancy G, Jun 2015
From the moment Herbert, our driver, picked us up at the ship, this tour was simply the most professional and enjoyable of all the tours and shore excursions we've taken! Herbert was prompt, the van was clean and comfortable, and the drive to and from the city included stops at a very clean rest stop that had a restaurant and gift shop, in addition to very clean restrooms. Our guide, Ashleigh met us at the Museumplatz, where we began our walking/riding tour of the city. Ashleigh was extremely knowledgeable, enhanced her commentary with black and white photos taken during World War II and the Cold War, and is absolutely passionate about Berlin and its history - all of which added to our visit to this incredible city. We provided Ashleigh with a list of attractions we hoped to see prior to our visit and she accommodated our requests and then some, including sharing her favorite spot for bratwurst and beer. From the Museumplatz to the Berlin Cathedral, from Humboldt University and St. Helwig's to Gendarmes Square, from many stops along the former Berlin Wall to Checkpoint Charlie, from the Holocaust Memorial to the Kaiser Wilhelm Church, from the Schloss Charlottenburg to the Unter den Linden and the K'dam - we did it all and in the company of two very professional, very friendly and accommodating people. If you only have one day in Berlin, we can't recommend Insider Tours enough!

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