Rostock (Berlin), Germany
Ultimate Berlin by Train & the Reichstag
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Approximately 12½ Hours
Begin your day with a scenic escorted train ride through the North-German countryside, passing wide fields, green forests and lovely villages. During the approximately 2½ -hour trip, your escort will provide a snack and coffee, and a city map of Berlin.
Upon arrival in Berlin, meet your city guide on the train platform and board the sightseeing motorcoach.
An introductory panoramic sightseeing drive leads you to the city center East and includes photo stops at the Brandenburg Gate, the remnants of the Berlin Wall and the Checkpoint Charlie.
Lunch will be served at a traditional German restaurant.
Visit one of the city's most spectacular buildings -- the Reichstag parliament building. On top of the building, right next to Sir Norman Foster's futuristic glass cupola, you will find the Käfer restaurant. Enjoy a glass of German sparkling wine while taking in the superb view of the city with breathtaking views of the Pariser Platz and the Brandenburg Gate. You will also have the opportunity to wander about and inspect the famous glass cupola.
You have approximately 30 minutes of free time to stroll and shop along the broad, tree-lined Kurfürstendamm -- Germany's most famous shopping boulevard, brimming with department stores, designer boutiques, shops, cafés, clubs and restaurants.
Relax and enjoy the rail journey back to the ship at Rostock, with a light snack, at the end of the day.
This tour is available only on select sailings. The Reichstag is the seat of the German government and might therefore be closed at short notice due to official business or maintenance work. Bring your passport. There will be a comprehensive security check when entering the building. The rooftop terrace can only be accessed by elevator; no steps are available. Minimum age to drink alcohol is 21 years. This tour includes numerous photo stops, walking time and inside visits where guests get off the coach; not advisable for guests using a wheelchair. Bring local currency, as many vendors do not accept credit cards or US dollars. Use of public restroom facilities costs 50¢ - €1. The round-trip train ride from Rostock to Berlin is not air-conditioned.