Warnemunde, Germany - Norway, Fjords & Baltic Cruises

Glimpse into this resort's fishing village origins at the Warnemunde Local History Museum housed in an 18th century cottage, or admire its beautiful brick lighthouse.

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Excursions

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

  • Snapshot of Lubeck

    Explore the beautiful medieval town of Lübeck, which is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

    Snapshot of Lubeck

    Situated on an oval island, the old town of Lübeck is one of the most impressive intact examples of medieval Gothic architecture. The city’s old patrician houses and red brick churches are now included on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list.

    Upon arrival, enjoy a guided walk of the Altstadt (old city) and view the Holsten Gate, widely recognised as a landmark of the city and one of the few relics of the city fortress.

    Pass by the City Hall, known to be one of the oldest in Germany, as well as the Buddenbrooks House, home of the famous writers Heinrich and Thomas Mann, both born in Lübeck. Another fascinating attraction that you will see is one of the 82 quaint “Wohngaenge” (alleyways), which are renowned in the town.

    Following your guided walk, you will have approximately 1½ hours of free time to explore the shops and boutiques of Lübeck at leisure, or treat yourself to a slice of marzipan cake and a coffee at the world famous Café Niederegger.



    There will be an English-speaking escort on board the coach for the transfer to and from Lübeck. A local guide will join the tour in the city. Journey time to Lübeck is estimated at 1½ hours each way. There is approximately 1½ hours’ walking during the guided walk on this tour. Flat, comfortable walking shoes are essential.

    Tour code

    ZWD_026

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    6 hours

  • Countryside by Carriage

    Meet the locals, take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage and get a wonderful insight into Warnemünde and its surroundings.

    Countryside by Carriage

    Climb aboard a horse-drawn carriage for a 1-1½ hour ride through the charming seaside town of Warnemünde and its countryside. The region is full of history and is one of the most popular holiday destinations for Germans. Sit back and enjoy your ride through Mecklenburg’s countryside, past small villages, century-old homes, crooked-walled buildings, ancient barns and restored houses.

    Stop to ‘stretch your legs’ at one of the last remaining original farmhouses in the area. Meet the farmer or farming family and enjoy a refreshment with a traditional German Bratwurst.

    Many of the houses here have thatched roofs, a tradition that has lasted for generations and one that local residents maintain with much dedication and energy. During your stop, you’ll see a presentation on the art of thatched roofing.

    Your return to the ship will be by coach, via the typical eastern-bloc living quarters of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.


    This excursion will operate by coach and horse drawn carriage. Early booking is recommended due to limited availability. This tour may operate in reverse to that described. This tour may not be suitable for those guests who suffer from neck or back problems, due to the bumpy nature of the carriage ride. There are approximately three steep steps to embark the carriage. The coach portion of this tour will be with an English-speaking guide. The carriage portion will be with an English-speaking escort.

    Tour code

    ZWD_005

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    3¼ hours

  • Rostock On Your Own

    If you prefer exploring on your own, this is the perfect option for discovering the medieval sights of Rostock.

    Rostock On Your Own

    Sit back and relax, as you enjoy a short transfer to Rostock, during which, your escort will provide you with a map.

    Enjoy a stroll through the streets of this fascinating Hanseatic town, characterised by the deep red buildings. The town is a mixture of modern and old architecture from the medieval Market Square with its carefully-preserved gabled buildings with beautiful façades to the modern shopping centre.

    Enjoy approximately 2½ hours of free time to explore and shop for souvenirs.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. The advertised drop off point may vary, so please pay careful attention to the pick-up point and time. Guests will be provided with a map for independent exploration. Most shops are closed on Sundays in Rostock.

    Tour code

    ZWD_021

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    3½ hours

  • Complete Panoramic

    Explore the Mecklenburg area by coach, taking in the many views and attractions of the area.

    Complete Panoramic

    A 30-minute drive brings you to Rostock, passing the typical eastern-bloc living quarters of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's biggest city. You’ll travel through Rostock's centre with its century's old redbrick architecture and Hanseatic ambience. Pass the beautiful City Hall, and St. Mary's Church - Rostock's famous landmark. Continue past ruins of the old city walls and a former STASI prison (State Security of former East Germany, that was commanded by the KGB), before continuing your panoramic journey into the countryside.You will also have 30 minutes of free time to explore Rostock on your own.

    You’ll pass by the Bad Doberan Cathedral, one of Northern Germany’s largest and mightiest medieval churches, which dominates the rest of the village and nearby fields. From here, you’ll continue down part of Germany’s longest Linden Tree avenue, through countryside and small villages before returning to the quayside.



    This tour does not include any inside visits. Photograph stops are strictly subject to availability of time. This short trip is the ideal way to gain an overall impression of Mecklenburg.

    Tour code

    ZWD_008

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    3 hours

  • Rostock by Road, River & Tram

    Do as Rostockers do, travel by modern tram, by road and by river to see the sights of this vibrant city.

    Rostock by Road, River & Tram

    Board a modern tram for a 35-minute journey into the heart of Rostock city. On arrival, take part in a brief orientation walk. See northern Europe’s oldest university built in the Italian Renaissance style. Stroll through the Kroepeliner Strasse and Am Neuen Markt and browse the quaint shopping streets, which have flourished since the re-unification of east and west Germany in 1990. Inside St Mary’s is an amazing astronomical clock, which is still in working condition. The calendar dates from the 14th century to the year 2017.

    After some free time, you’ll walk down to the jetty to join your cruise along the Warnow River, ending in Warnemünde. Whilst on board, savour a traditional snack with a drink.


    This excursion will operate by coach, tram and boat.The order of this tour may vary. Transfer to the tram departure is by coach. There are approximately 25 steps down to the jetty to join the boat, which is on two levels with seating both inside and out on deck. Early booking is recommended due to limited availability. The duration of this tour will be 4 to 4½ hours. Most shops are closed on Sundays in Rostock. The boat ride is non-exclusive to Cunard.

    Tour code

    ZWD_014

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Rostock by Vintage Tram & Waterway

    If you are looking for a perfect balance between moderate activity, tranquillity and nostalgia, this tour is a ‘must’ for you.

    Rostock by Vintage Tram & Waterway

    Board an authentic, well-preserved tram, which was once Rostock’s main transportation system and enjoy a nostalgic 25-minute ride into the heart of the city.

    Step back in time with a brief city walk through Mecklenburg Vorpommern’s largest city. See the University of Rostock, founded in 1419, and take a leisurely stroll through the Kroepeliner Strasse and Am Neuen Markt. Explore the quaint shopping streets, which have flourished since the re-unification of east and west Germany in 1990. Even though the city centre was largely destroyed during WWII, you’ll still find many historical buildings in this district.

    Inside St Mary’s Church is an amazing astronomical clock, which is still in working condition. The calendar dates from the 14th century to the year 2017. Spend time at leisure in Rostock, before joining the river cruise along the Warnow River back to Warnemünde. Sit back, relax and taste some typical and traditional German refreshments.


    This excursion will operate by coach, vintage tram and on foot. The order of this tour may vary. Transfer to the tram departure is by coach. There are approximately 25 steps down to the jetty to join the boat, which is on two levels with seating both inside and out on deck. Early booking is recommended due to limited availability. The duration of this tour will be 4 to 4½ hours. Most shops are closed on Sundays in Rostock. The boat ride is non-exclusive to Cunard.

    Tour code

    ZWD_013

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Rostock Revealed

    Turn back the pages of history and walk through the old part of Rostock, one of the most important Hanseatic towns of its time.

    Rostock Revealed

    Your guided walk through the Hanseatic town of Rostock includes a visit to Market Square. This medieval square is lined with carefully-preserved gabled buildings with beautiful façades. Pass by the Town Hall, old post station, city wall and Holy Cross Monastery. See the neo-renaissance Rostock University and the Kroepeliner City Gate. Observe the sharp contrasts between the medieval and 1950’s buildings in the centre and between the modern housing blocks and 19th century villas in the suburbs.

    The most famous of Rostock’s seven medieval churches, St Mary’s, was the favourite church of rich Hanseatic merchants and dukes. Inside is an amazing astronomical clock, which is still in working condition and is maintained by the Mathematics Faculty of the University of Rostock.The calendar dates from the 14th century to the year 2017.

    You’ll have some free time to explore Rostock at leisure and perhaps purchase a souvenir of your visit.

    Enjoy a leisurely cruise along the Warnow River back to Warnemünde. Sit back, relax with some local refreshments as you take in the views.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot.This tour involves up to two hours’ walking. There are approximately 25 steps down to the jetty to join the boat, which is on two levels with seating inside the salon and upstairs on the sundeck. On Sunday calls most shops are closed in Rostock, however a few street vendors will be present. The duration of this tour will be 4 to 4½ hours. The itinerary may vary slightly with the boat journey starting in Warnemünde. The boat ride is non-exclusive to Cunard.

    Tour code

    ZWD_004

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Molli & the Minster

    Countryside and seaside scenes charm you on this delightful tour including a ride aboard the tiny ‘Molli’ narrow-gauge railway.

    Molli & the Minster

    Towering above the surrounding meadows and trees, the restored Bad Doberan Minster was originally built as a monastery and was a primary focal point of the community until the Protestant Reformation. Today, the Minster is an important historical sight of the Mecklenburg region. Your guided visit of the beautiful interior reveals the impressive winged altar, tabernacle and sanctuary lamp.

    The tiny ‘Molli’ is a narrow-gauge railway train, which has been in operation since 1886, pulled by an old-fashioned steam locomotive. You’ll board the train at the historic train station in Bad Doberan for an approx. 20-minute ride through the scenic landscape of Doberan Linden Alley, a 2-mile-long strip, lined with lovely century-old Linden trees. On arrival in Heiligendamm, known as the ‘White City on the Coast’, board your coach for a short ride to another old seaside resort, Kühlungsborn.

    In Kühlungsborn, you’ll have an opportunity to take a short stroll down to the beach promenade.
    In Kühlungsborn relax with refreshments including a slice of traditional German cake.


    This excursion will operate by coach, steam train and on foot. Early booking is recommended due to limited availability. There are steps to embark/disembark the train, and at the refreshment venue. A small charge is made to use any public toilet facilities. Please note that the order of the itinerary may vary.

    Tour code

    ZWD_003

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    4½ hours

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