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Schwerin Palatial Walking Tour
16 person max | 9 hrs. with guide | Lunch | Very Active
Head to the nearby town of Schwerin on a regional train to see its beautiful and historic castle. On this tour you will experience everyday German life as you travel by regional train between locations, take in the beautiful countryside, and enjoy authentic German food and beer during your relaxing lunch break. Depending on whether your ship docks in Warnemünde or Rostock, you will additionally have a brief glimpse of one of these seaside towns, time permitting. This tour is very active and requires a lot of standing and walking.
The tour is well suited for people who prefer exploring by foot rather than bus, and wish to stay closer to the ship at the port.
It is not suitable for those with mobility restrictions or who tire easily.
DAY 1 | 08:45 - 18:30
|08:45 : 09:00||
Meet your guide at the ship.
This itinerary is approximate. The exact timing may change due to your ship's schedule and docking location, the train schedules, and the walking speed and interests of your group.
|09:00 : 10:30||S-Bahn (train) ride to the Rostock main station (only necessary if docked in Warnemünde), a streetcar ride to the new Market Square to see City Hall, a busy pedestrian area, and at least the inside visit of St. Mary's Church, one of the famoust brick cathedrals of the Baltic (on Sundays cause of Holy Services not possible). The highlight inside is the presentation of the old astronomical clock functioning since 1472.|
|11:00 : 12:00||
Regional train from Rostock train station to Schwerin main station
|12:00 : 13:30||
Walk and tour from train station to the restaurant, then enjoy a well-deserved lunch break that includes a traditional German meal and refreshing beer, wine or soda.
|13:45 : 14:45||
We visit Schwerin Castle of fabled Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, experience the inside of the palace, stroll through the gardens, see the orangery and grotto.
|14:45 : 15:30||
Schwerin Cathedral and marketplace with free time for shopping
|15:45 : 16:45||
Train ride back from Schwerin to Rostock main station
|17:00 : 17:30||
S-Bahn ride back to Warnemünde
|17:30 : 18:00||
Get a short glimpse of the seaside town of Warnemünde, including the harbor, lighthouse and promenade, only if time permits.
|18:30||On board the Cruise ship, or stay on your own in the port of Warnemünde|
Tour price includes the following services:
- English-speaking guide for 9 hours
- All transportation (train) for the day
- admission to the Schwerin Castle
- Photo pass at Schwerin Castle
- lunch at a local restaurant, including German beer, wine or soft drink if desired
This is a walking tour, with the transportation between Warnemünde-Rostock, Rostock-Schwerin and back by Germany's train system.
Pay attention to weather and bring appropriate rain-gear if needed.