Cruising2Europe.com is offering special discounts on Northern Europe cruise shore excursions for 2017!
The tours below offer special discounted pricing for ports during your European Cruise or Cruisetour. For more information contact your Europe Specialist via email.
Exclusive Medieval Tallinn Highlights
Tour Cost is $59.00 USD Per Person, Including Tax
Tallinn, Estonia - EXCLUSIVE MEDIEVAL TALLINN HIGHLIGHTS
Set out with your professional guide who will show you why Tallinn is one of the finest Medieval Old Towns in all of Northern Europe. Enjoy the view from your transportation as you pass the Old Town wall with its towers from the 13th to 15th centuries. Your drive continues past the National Opera and the Freedom Square as you make your way to Tallinn's Upper Town. Upon arrival, you will leave your transportation and begin your walking tour on Dome Hill (Toompea), the site of the Parliament of Estonia. You will be able to see the Long Hermann Tower, the exterior of the Russian Orthodox Church of St. Alexander Nevski, and the exterior of the Lutheran Dome Church (St. Mary’s Cathedral) with its more than 100 coats of arms. A stroll through the narrow cobblestone lanes and blind alleys will take you to some scenic viewpoints where you can get a magnificent view of the Lower Town with its red rooftops, slender church steeples and a beautiful view to the sea.
You will then descend to the Lower Town via either the Long or Short Leg and its web of narrow 13th-century streets. You will pass the Great Guild House, House of the Brotherhood of the Blackheads, Church of Holy Spirit, Town Council’s Apothecary (1422) and Town Hall (1404). Your professional guide will lead you through Apteegi (Pharmacy) Lane, Katariina (Catherine's) Passage lined with handicraft workshops, and Müürivahe Lane with the street market of wool and linen products. Your tour ends in the Lower Town where you can shop, stroll or enjoy a meal in one of the many outside cafes. Before departing, your guide can make suggestions. (If your ship does not provide a shuttle service back to the pier, taxis can be hired for approximately 10 Euro. Always negotiate before getting in.)
Royal Canal Tour
Tour Cost is $34.00 USD Per Person, Including Tax
Stockholm, Sweden - ROYAL CANAL TOUR
Join us on a tour through the greener parts of Stockholm. Leaving the inner city behind, you will pass beautiful and famous buildings before entering the peaceful Djurgarden canal that passes through the island of Djurgarden. The island, which is close to central Stockholm, is beloved by both locals and tourists. The canal was built on royal land, (since the fifteenth century) on orders from King Charles XIV and was first opened in 1834.
The canal opens up into the main channel leading from the Baltic Sea to downtown Stockholm, The tour continues back along the shores of Djurgarden towards the city offering views of the city only available from the water. The tour is guided in 11 languages on headsets. (Please note: This tour leaves from a location in the center of Stockholm, not the cruise pier. Transfers are not included.)
Helsinki Boat And Bus
Tour Cost is $62.00 USD Per Person, Including Tax
Helsinki, Finland - HELSINKI BY BOAT AND BUS
Helsinki has 315 islands, villa areas, old fortresses and green nature. During this enjoyable Helsinki Boat and Bus Tour Excursion, you will pass most of Helsinki's must-see sights. Bus: Enjoy Helsinki at your own pace on a popular Hop-on Hop-off tour. The tour covers all of the highlights, allowing you to hop on and off as much as you like. Your Combination Travel Pass includes both the yellow and green routes. You can switch between the two routes as much as you please at three different stops. You will receive a map of all routes once you board the tour. Narration is offered in eight different languages through individual headphones.
You will pass Senate Square, Kiasma, Temppeliaukio (Rock Church), Olympic Stadium, Central Railway Station, Lasipalatsi (Glass Palace), Swedish Theater, Market Square, War Museum and many other sites. In bad weather, there is a roof that's installed quickly to protect you. (Please note: This tour can be joined at several locations and takes about 2 Hours 30 Minutes to complete a full circuit. The first trips of the day depart from the Cruise Pier starting at 8:20 am. Buses run approximately every 30-40 minutes.)
Boat: Your boat departs from the Market Square Kolera Pier several times a day, and will take you on a 90-minute guided tour of the maritime city, villa areas and lovely nature as you enjoy the sea view from sun deck. The boat tour is guided in English, Finnish, Swedish and German. It returns to the same pier it left from where you can pick up the On/Off bus again if you wish. The boat has restrooms on it. Your boat has a cafe that sells refreshments, drinks, beer, sparkling wine, coffee and pastries. Restrooms are available.
Exclusive Top Twenty Sites Of Berlin
Tour Cost is $330.00 USD Per Person, Including Tax
Berlin, Germany - EXCLUSIVE TOP TWENTY SITES OF BERLIN
This full-day tour, in groups of no more than 30 guests, is a must for first time visitors to Berlin as it gives you the opportunity to see Berlin's Top 20 Sites during your visit. Enjoy photo stops at many of the sites plus free time (strictly time permitting) to pick up some souvenirs. You will be met at the pier by your local representative (or escort) and set off for your exciting trip to Berlin. During the approximately 3 hours drive your representative (or escort) will give you general information about Germany.
Your first stop in Berlin will be at the Charlottenburg Palace, where you will have a few moments for a photo stop at the oldest surviving Prussian palace that reflects the former splendor and grandeur of the Hohenzollern dynasty. After this visit, your tour continues past the famous Humboldt University, which was founded in 1810 and is one of Berlin's oldest universities with 185 courses and more than 33.500 students. Pass by Berlin's most prominent Jewish landmark the "Neue Synagogue", which was rebuilt as a facade as the site of the original synagogue is wasteland - deliberately left as a memorial to what was damaged by Nazi flames and finished off by war time bombs.
From here you will continue your journey past Museum Island. The Museum Island is located in the central district of Berlin and houses five internationally significant museums, including the Pergamon Museum. As being a magnificent work of art itself, the Museum Island is the only architectural and cultural ensemble that is considered to be part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Just right next to Museum Island, at the river Spree, you will view the Berlin Cathedral, which is the largest church in Berlin. During World War II the cathedral was heavily damaged and the restoration took almost 50 years - with its magnificent dome and beautiful interior, every year the Berlin Cathedral attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world.
Your next top sight will be the Bebel Platz. It was here, in 1933 that the Nazis ordered the book burning by National Socialist students who burned the works of hundreds of free authors, publishers, philosophers and scientists. At the Bebel Platz a symbolic underground library is left empty (Empty Library) with the space for 20.000 books that where estimated to have gone up in flames. Time permitting you will have the opportunity to step out of the van for a short photo stop. On the way to Gendarmenmarkt Square, which separates the Theatre, the German Cathedral and the French Cathedral, you will pass by the famous boulevard Unter den Linden. From there, you will continue to the famous former border crossing Checkpoint Charlie and a remnant of the Berlin Wall for a photo stop. Checkpoint Charlie was the best-known Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War. The name was given to it by the Western Allies.
Continue your journey passing by Potsdamer Platz, formerly a no man's land between East and West where the first gap in the Berlin Wall was made in 1989. Today a pristine block of futuristic glass-and-steel skyscrapers includes the headquarters of Sony Europe and Europe's first traffic light built in 1924. A few blocks from here a somber memorial commemorates the Jews who perished in Europe during the Second World War; the Holocaust Memorial, which was officially opened only in 2005 and designed by the New Yorker Peter Eisenman. A stop will be made here for a photo before making your way to the next photo stop, the famous landmark, Brandenburg Gate. This monument, more than any other site, symbolizes Berlin's history.
Close by you also pass by the Reichstag building, which is Germany's seat of Parliament. Today it is well-known for having the world's largest glass dome, designed by the famous architect Sir Norman Foster. On the way to Bellevue Palace you will have a chance to catch a glimpse of the Victory Column, a major tourist attraction and monument in the city of Berlin which was built to celebrate Germany's victory over France in the Franco-Prussian War. Continue to the Bellevue Palace which is situated in the Tiergarten and has officially served as the residence of the President of Germany since 1994.
A drive into the former western part of Berlin, will take you along the Kurfürstendamm (Ku-Damm), which is West Berlin's most popular shopping street and also referred to as Berlin's Champs Elysee. Here you will pass by the Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtniskirche (also known as the hollow-tooth) which since World War II has served as a reminder of the damage done by the war. Close by you will pass by the largest department store on the continent of Europe, KaDeWe. This shopping paradise is a legend and had its 100th birthday in 2007.
Depending on the order of the tour, traffic conditions and group's promptness, you may enjoy some free time for shopping or an afternoon snack at KaDeWe, Unter den Linden Boulevard or Berlin's main train station (depending on the day of the week). A traditional German pub-style lunch is included at a local restaurant. After this memorable day in Berlin, you will return back to Rostock / Warnemünde. (Please Note: Groups of 7 or less will have a driver / guide who will meet them at the pier and guide them in Berlin. Groups of 8 or more will be met at the pier by an escort for the drive to Berlin and will meet their guide in Berlin. Tour duration is approximate and may vary based on traffic to/from Berlin as well as in the city.)
For more information please contact your Europe Specialist via email.