Silversea Luxury Cruises A Wismar

Wismar

The old city of Wismar was one of the original three sea-trading towns, along with Lübeck and Rostock, which banded together in 1259 to combat Baltic pirates. From this mutual defense pact grew the great and powerful private-trading bloc, the Hanseatic League (the Hanse in German), which dominated the Baltic for centuries. The wealth generated by the Hanseatic merchants can still be seen in Wismar's ornate architecture.

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Excursiones en Wismar

Silver Shore Privato - Berlin by Private Van with Driver & Guide

For those guests interested in travelling to the city of Berlin independently, we are pleased to provide this opportunity for a full day's discovery of the city and its surrounding areas at your leisure, in the comfort of your own private minivan. Enjoy the flexibility of creating your own itinerary in which to explore this fascinating city in Germany.


Depart from the pier for the three-hour drive into Berlin in your private minivan with your driver. Upon arrival in Berlin meet up with your English Speaking guide. Your full-day outing is in an air-conditioned car for the next six hours within Berlin city limits.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 Hours prior to arrival in Wismar. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to four guests per minivan. Price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party need reserve this programme. The cost of the tour may be split between suites; however, Silversea Cruises does not match guests to form a private group for the vehicle. Please see the Shore Concierge on board to plan and confirm your individual itinerary

Silver Shore Privato - Berlin by Private Car with Driver & Guide

For those guests interested in travelling to the city of Berlin independently, we are pleased to provide this opportunity for a full day's discovery of the city and its surrounding areas at your leisure, in the comfort of your own private car. Enjoy the flexibility of creating your own itinerary in which to explore this fascinating city in Germany.


Depart from the pier for the three-hour drive into Berlin in your private car with your driver. Upon arrival in Berlin meet up with your English Speaking guide. Your full-day outing is in an air-conditioned car for the next six hours within Berlin city limits.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 Hours prior to arrival in Wismar. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to two guests per car. Price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party need reserve this programme. The cost of the tour may be split between suites; however, Silversea Cruises does not match guests to form a private group for the vehicle. Please see the Shore Concierge on board to plan and confirm your individual itinerary

Silver Shore Privato - Berlin by Private Van with Driver & Guide (Travel to Berlin by Coach)

For those guests interested in exploring the city of Berlin independently, we are pleased to provide this opportunity for a full day's discovery of the city and its surrounding areas at your leisure, in the comfort of your own private minivan. Enjoy the flexibility of creating your own itinerary in which to explore this fascinating city in Germany.


Depart from the pier for the three-hour drive into Berlin by coach. Upon arrival in the city, meet your minivan, driver and English-speaking guide. Your full-day outing is in an air-conditioned car for the next six hours within Berlin city limits.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 Hours prior to arrival in Wismar. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to four guests per minivan. Price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party need reserve this programme. The cost of the tour may be split between suites; however, Silversea Cruises does not match guests to form a private group for the vehicle. Please see the Shore Concierge on board to plan and confirm your individual itinerary

Silver Shore Privato - Berlin by Private Car with Driver & Guide (Travel to Berlin by Coach)

For those guests interested in exploring the city of Berlin independently, we are pleased to provide this opportunity for a full day's discovery of the city and its surrounding areas at your leisure. Enjoy the flexibility of creating your own itinerary in which to explore this fascinating city in Germany.


Depart from the pier for the three-hour drive into Berlin by coach. Upon arrival in the city, meet your car, driver and English-speaking guide. Your full-day outing is in an air-conditioned car for the next six hours within Berlin city limits.


Afterwards, your driver will return you to the coach for your three hour drive back to Wismar


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 Hours prior to arrival in Wismar. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to two guests per car. Price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party need reserve this programme. The cost of the tour may be split between suites; however, Silversea Cruises does not match guests to form a private group for the vehicle. Please see the Shore Concierge on board to plan and confirm your individual itinerary.

Lübeck – UNESCO World Heritage Site

Explore the splendid landmarks and Brick Gothic architecture of Lübeck during a picturesque, full-day excursion to this medieval German city.


Lübeck

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 75-minute drive to Lübeck, a northern German city of historical importance and an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon arrival, meet your guide at the Holsten Gate, a landmark of the city and one of few remaining relics of the original fortress. From here, begin your guided walking tour of the Old Town, once known as the 'Queen of the Hanseatic League', a powerful trading confederation.


Old Town Walking Tour

Along the way, pass by Lübeck's proud, old patrician houses, red brick churches, the Gothic City Hall, Heiligen Geist Hospital, and Buddenbrook House, home of the famous writers Heinrich and Thomas Mann. Next, an interior visit is made at St. Mary's Church, followed by a refreshment stop at the Niederegger Café. Afterward, some free time is made available to explore your surrounds and browse the shops in Lübeck at your leisure. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 75-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking for approximately 1.55 miles-1.86 (about 2.5 kilometres-three kilometres), at times over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and five-ten steps at each of the venues. Walking in Lübeck is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least 12 years old to participate on this tour.

Wismar - UNESCO Heritage & Beer Tasting

Discover the Old World charm of one of the most beautiful Hanseatic cities in Germany during this walking tour and a memorable visit to Wismar.


Wismar

Your journey begins with a 25-minute walk from the pier to the historic city enter. Upon arriving at the center of the city, enjoy an overview of this quaint Hanseatic city. Pass along cobblestone streets with Gothic houses, Baroque buildings and Renaissance façades to see the Classical Rathaus (Town Hall), the water tower, the historic drainage system, and merchants' houses from the middle Ages. Enjoy some free time in town before continuing to the brewery.


Local Brewery

In the Hanseatic period, the citizens of Wismar drank Mumme, a strong dark beer. Enjoy a beer tasting and a traditional German snack within the nostalgic atmosphere of the Brauerei am Lohberg-a brewery and pub that first opened in the Middle Ages. You will also have the chance to sample the medieval Mumme beer.


After having experienced this lovely city and the centuries-old tradition of beer brewing in Wismar, return on foot to the pier.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking 1.5 mile (2.4 kilometres) and 5 steps, at times over uneven, cobblestone surfaces. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests must be at 21 years old to be served alcoholic beverages.

Fairytale Castle Schwerin

Take a step back in time and walk in the footsteps of nobility during this memorable full-day visit to Schwerin Castle, and a picturesque lake cruise.


Lake Cruise and Schwerin Castle

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximate 1-hour drive along the Autobahn and through Mecklenburg en route to Schwerin; a light snack is served en route. Upon arrival, embark a boat for a picturesque 30-minute cruise on Schwerin Lake. Afterward, proceed for a visit to Schwerin Castle. During your guided tour of the castle, admire the magnificent throne room, the library and other beautiful rooms filled with unique woodworks, exquisite carvings and beautifully decorated inlays. Learn about the dukes and duchesses who once called this castle home, along with the castle's good-natured ghost, 'Petermannchen'.


Schwerin City Walking Tour

Following your castle tour, take a walking visit through the city centre of Schwerin. Along the way, pass by sights that include the Town Hall, Cathedral, regional Parliament Building, and the old market en route to the downtown shopping area. Here, time is made available to explore your surroundings, browse the souvenir and handicraft shops along the Schlosstrasse, or just relax with a cup of coffee. Afterward, re-board your coach for the approximate 1-hour return drive to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately one mile (1.5 kilometres), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and embark/disembark the boat, and 60 steps at the castle. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. The castle is not wheelchair-accessible. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests are advised to bring Euros for purchases of food, drinks or souvenirs. Refreshments are available for purchase in the city of Schwerin if desired. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Berlin & Lunch at the Reichstag

Explore the highlights of Berlin in a unique new way during this scenic, full-day tour, with a memorable lunch at the Reichstag.


Berlin City Tour

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximate three-hour drive to Berlin via the North German countryside. Your escort provides informational material and a light snack along the way. Upon arrival in Berlin, a local guide joins you for the drive through West Berlin. Pass by the Kurfurstendamm Avenue and the Victory Column in Tiergarten Park en route to the Spree River.


Lunch at the Reichstag and Sightseeing

Lunch is served at one of the city's most spectacular buildings, the Reichstag. Enjoy a three-course lunch at the rooftop restaurant of the Reichstag. Take the elevator to the top for a guided tour of Lord Norman Foster's futuristic glass cupola. Upon reaching the top, captivate the superb vistas overlooking the city. Leaving the Reichstag, your tour continues with stops at Berlin's most significant sights, such as the Gendarmenmarkt Square, Checkpoint Charlie, the Brandenburg Gate and the last remaining parts of the Berlin Wall.


Berlin Cathedral

A very special highlight awaits your arrival at the Berlin Cathedral. During your inside visit of the largest and perhaps most beautiful Protestant church in Germany, an exclusive organ concert is performed for your entertainment. After the concert, your tour of Berlin concludes with a photo stop at the Charlottenburg Palace before commencing the approximate three-hour return drive to the pier, with a snack served en route.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 300 yards (274 metres), with a few steps at the sights and to negotiate to get on/off the coach. The drive between the pier and Berlin is approximately three hours in each direction. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests must undergo a security check when entering the Reichstag building. All guests have to present an official Photo-ID during security checks. The Reichstag functions as the seat of the German Parliament, and may be closed on short notice due to official business. The tour sequence and duration may vary due to traffic in Berlin. A restroom stop will be made en route to/from Berlin. Please bring euros for any personal expenses. The restaurant at the top of the Reichstag is available but the cupola might be closed for cleaning during some days in summer. Due to wedding ceremonies the Berlin Cathedral might not be available on certain dates.

Discover Berlin in depth. Enjoy the cultural and artistic variety of Germany's capital with a guided exclusive tour of the private Boros collection, situated in an authentic WWII bunker. The visit to a private apartment is a very exclusive opportunity and allows guests to a get an impression of the life of a typical Berlin citizen.


This tour takes you further than any other Berlin tour. Starting with a scenic ride through the North German countryside, you have time during the three hour drive to relax before arrival in Berlin where the guide is joining the tour. The morning hours are dedicated to discover the city and see the most important sites of the troubled Berlin history. Drive past Kurfürstendamm Avenue and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church before the tour continues through Tiergarten Park with the Victory Column and a stop at the Reichstag.


Eastern parts of Berlin

From now on, the tour is entering the former eastern parts of Berlin via the Brandenburg Gate, the symbol for the unified city, towards Unter den Linden Boulevard. Here old and recent history is changing at every corner. Enjoy the panoramic drive towards Gendarmenmarkt, probably the most scenic square in the city before you stop at Checkpoint Charlie and one of the last remains of the Wall to get in touch with the feeling of a formerly divided city.


Boros

After lunch, we will change from public to private. Located in an old WWII bunker, Christian Boros is opening the doors to his private collection of modern art. Each room, surrounded by thick concrete walls, is featuring exhibits of international art and represents the young and innovative Berlin. Enjoy a guided tour of the collection, but don't expect to understand each and every piece.


Berlin

The next stop is a trace back in time. Despite the young city, Berlin features some 20th century apartments reflecting the grand style of living several decades ago. Tim, the house lord is inviting you to a glass of champagne and a small snack in his rooms. The Unanswered question is whether he is living in a museum due to the classic interior, or could the apartment can be a museum? Tim is keen to tell the story behind the sofa you are sitting on or explain the necessity of 8 Feet (2.5 metres) high ceilings decorated with stucco. From life to living: Use the time to get first-hand experience on social and cultural life in an extraordinary changed city of Berlin.


Next, board the coach for the three hour ride back to Wismar.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately one mile (1.5 kilometres), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and at Tim's apartment. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe

Berlin on Your Own

This escorted transfer is ideal for guests who have previously visited Berlin, or guests who wish to explore this beautiful city at their leisure.


Depart the pier via coach for the scenic, approximately three-hour drive to Berlin via the North German countryside. Your escort provides informational material, city maps, and advice and directions in-transit. A light snack is also served during the drive to and from Berlin.


Upon arrival in Berlin, start your exploration of the city from Gendarmenmarkt Square (City Centre East) which offers easy access in all directions. Your pick-up time is provided as you depart the coach.


Following your independent exploration of Berlin, please return to the pick-up point 15 minutes prior to departure, as the coach is not permitted to wait. In addition, your survival kit provides important telephone numbers, and ensures that you know the exact time you have to be back for the approximately three-hour return transfer to the ship in Wismar.


Please note: This is a transfer to Berlin, where a moderate amount of walking is required to see the sights. Guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a wheelchair must be able to negotiate two-three steps to get on/off the coach without assistance. The escort is not a guide but offers information and advice on the coach only and does not accompany you in Berlin. The driving distance between the pier in Wismar and Berlin city is approximately 3 hours in each direction and traffic can affect duration. A restroom stop will be made en route to Berlin. Please bring Euros for any personal expenses. It is recommended to dress warm, layered clothing according to weather conditions and wear flat, comfortable shoes and bring raingear in case of inclement weather. Guests must arrive at the designated pick-up point in advance to ensure they are present when the coach arrives to return to Wissmar. Guests arriving after the pre-determined pick-up time will be required to make their own way to the ship at their expense. We thank you for your understanding.

Past & Present Berlin

Experience the Old World and modern-day landmarks of Berlin in a unique new way during this full-day interactive sightseeing excursion.


Scenic Drive to Berlin

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximate three-hour drive through the north German countryside to Berlin. En route, you are provided with breakfast snacks, coffee and informational material about Berlin. Upon arrival, transfer into a customised coach equipped with flat screens that display videos and/or pictures of the buildings being discussed in conjunction with the current viewpoints the vehicle is passing by.


Berlin Sightseeing

Next, begin your orientation drive through the city. Along the way, pass by sites that include the Alexander Square, Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, sections of the Berlin Wall, and Potsdam Square.


Lunch, Sightseeing and Leisure Time

A stop is made for lunch at a five-star hotel, located in the centre of the city. After lunch, your tour continues with more sightseeing and an hour of free time for shopping and independent exploration. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximate three-hour drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking for approximately 350 yards (320 metres), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 20-30 steps at the sites visited. The drive between the pier and Berlin is approximately three hours in each direction. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment. Please bring Euros for any personal expenses.