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  • Duration
    Half day
  • Departures
    Daily
  • Spoken Language
    English
  • What's Included?

    • English speaking tour guide
    • All train tickets
    • Entrance to St. Marien church
    • Main course & a drink
    • Entrance to Schwerin castle

     

    Additional info

    • Pickup: Cruise terminal in Warnemunde at 8:00 sharp (please contact us if your ship arrives later).
      The guide will have a board saying "Rostock & Schwerin Tour"
    • Drop off: Cruise terminal in Warnemunde at 17:00.
    • Duration: 9 hours
    • Please bring your printed voucher

     

Price from 120 per person

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Hanseatic Rostock and Fairytale Schwerin

Rostock
5 out of 5 stars (2 reviews)
Half day
Daily
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Visit Rostock on this wonderful guided tour

If you want to see a stunningly beautiful and fascinating alternative to Berlin on your upcoming cruise stop, you should visit the picturesque town of Rostock and the massive Schwerin Castle. The nine-hour long tour begins directly in Warnemunde, where professional tour guides will meet you at the cruise port. Enjoy a brief guided walk through the Warnemunde cruise port and surrounding area before being led to the main features of the trip. You’ll begin with a short ride to visit Rostock, another commute to Schwerin, where you’ll tour the local village and the imposing castle in the middle of the Schwerin See. Then you’ll visit Rostock for a few more hours, and finally return to Warnemunde. Visit Rostock to find a beautiful Hanseatic city of contradictions. Antique yet developed, small yet overachieving, with few buildings but many architecturally historical. Within the city, you will stop to explore the gorgeous Rathaus town hall, which mixes Gothic and Baroque styles. Step into the St. Marien Church and gaze up at the renowned astronomical clock. When you visit Rostock, your tour guide will make sure you see the absolute best of this city dating back to 1419.

Head to the Schwerin Castle on your shore excursions

In the middle of the day after you visit Rostock, head to Schwerin on the trains crossing the charming Mecklenburg countryside. Schwerin is home to some of Germany’s premier attractions and friendliest people. Get ready to take some pictures of the old town, cathedrals, the local markets, and much more. Your shore excursions to Schwerin include a visit to the villas of Pfaffenteich as well as a long tour of the majestic castle. Luscious palace gardens surround the thousand-year-old citadel. Perhaps you’ll even get to meet the spooky Petermännchen, Schwerin Castle’s resident ghost! Highlight your shore excursions with a medieval fairytale adventure now!

Get tickets for your next stop and visit Rostock and Schwerin

All meals on the tour are complimentary, and you will have plenty of time for dining and individual sightseeing or shopping at each stop. In addition, the guide will offer a short tour of the tourist port and fishing center Warnemuende to begin or conclude the tour.
What are you waiting for? Visit Rostock and visit Schwerin to see two incredible northern German cities during your vacation.

 

Itinerary

Please note the itinerary may differ for ships arriving later (i.e. the Celebrity cruise lines)

08.00 am meet at pier, brief look into Warnemuende and walk to train station
08.30 am take train to Rostock
09.07 am train to Schwerin
10.04 am arrive in Schwerin
guided walk of Schwerin
incl. old town with market square, cathedral, government buildings (federal state government), former residences of the Duke of Mecklenburg, villas around Pfaffenteich, palace gardens etc.)
11.15 am inside visit to Schwerin castle without a guided tour (Mondays outside visit only)
12.15 pm have lunch (main course and a drink included in tour)
01.00 pm some time at leisure
01.50 pm train to Rostock
03.00 pm approx. arrival in Rostock and guided tour of the city
incl. town hall, boulevard, university, town wall& gates, monastery, merchant’s homes inside visit to St. Marien Church incl. astron. clock and baroque organ
04.00 pm time for a stroll/shopping or further sightseeing
04.30 pm return to Warnemuende by train/tram
05.00 pm arrive back at ship

Brief guided tour of Warnemuende will be included time permitting in the morning.

All times are approximate and will be adapted to the docking times of the ship and or changes in the schedule of the public trains we use.

Please note

On Mondays the palace in Schwerin will be closed and the inside visit has to be cancelled. We will refund 5 Euro of the tour price and include more sightseeing and/or free time in Schwerin.
This tour is offered for arrivals to Warnemuende (P1-4, P7, P8) only and cannot be provided for clients docking at Rostock Port. (e.g. LP 31 and LP 41)

This tour is a walking tour and not suitable for guests with limited mobility. The walking pace will be leisurely and frequent breaks will be made.

Walking distances

Warnemuende cruise pier - train station: 5 min walking
Rostock main station - old town: 15-20 min walking or 5 min by tram (included in tour) Schwerin main station - old town: 10 min walking

Cancellation

  • Cancellation more then a week in advance: administration costs of 15% must be paid
  • Cancellation between a week and 48 hours prior to departure date: 50% of the total amount must be paid
  • Cancellation less than 48 hours prior to departure date : 100% of the total amount must be paid
  • No show: no restitution
Address: Warnemünde, Rostock, Germany

Reviews

" Beautiful tour! Much better than a crowded city! "
4 out of 5 stars
Our guide showed us through Warnemunde, Schwerin, and Rostock pointing out many historical highlights. I appreciated that the guide really took the time to personalize the day with us which was great.
" Fabulous guide made for a memorable day! "
5 out of 5 stars
Great tour