DO IT LIKE A LOCAL
Wow! What started out as an idea at Happy Hour has now become Warnemünde's reigning champ at TripAdvisor and one of
Rick Steves' MUST DO TOURS of the Baltic!!
We appreciate all of the accolades and mails from happy guests... but in the end we're just a couple of smart and funny guys who know how to put on a great tour and how to be gracious hosts to visitors to our home. We'd love to show you!
Our Mega Mecklenburg tour shares the legacy of the region thru our own stories and family histories and we make sure that by the time your day with us is over, you won't just have seen UNESCO World Heritage sites and cities or eaten some of the best food of your whole vacation, you will really KNOW something about the places you've visited and will leave with new friends as part of the bargain.
We do this with style, flair and attention to detail.
Please be advised we are known and rated professionals - representing ourselves -
not a Russian roulette tour operator selling low cost packages or a mass market hop on/hop off bus tour. So avoid the impersonal mass tours of the cruise lines and book the hottest ticket in town!
WE ARE THE TOUR WE SELL
A WINNING TEAM
YEARS OF COMBINED TRAVEL & TOURISM EXPERIENCE
3 OF THE BEST TOUR GUIDES ON THE PLANET
11 YEARS IN A ROW AS TRIP ADVISOR'S NUMBER 1 CHOICE FOR WARNEMÜNDE & ROSTOCK
THE ONLY TOUR THAT RICK STEVES RECOMMENDS FOR WARNEMÜNDE
"BEST TOUR ON THE BALTIC"
Mega Mecklenburg with Friends of Dave Tours
Our 2021 Tour Agenda & Details
Our FULL DAY MEGA MECKLENBURG tour begins ship-side at Warnemünde Cruise Center* and is timed to your ship's port docking schedule ( normally 9:15am to 7:15pm - but some tours are adjusted for early ships... check your date on our calendar)
We begin with a stroll through charming Warnemünde to see the town's highlights and get to know each other a bit. We'll share tidbits of our 800+ year history as well as some juicy medieval village gossip about Rostock as we explore side alleys and hidden courtyards on our way to the lighthouse. We'll also show you the Alte Strom promenades and the best places to enjoy a sunset drink after your return. You'll be laughing and learning as we lay the groundwork for your perfect port day.
After a brief 'happy' restroom stop, you'll be whisked off by private luxury coach to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Wismar; the most intact original medieval Hanseatic city in the world. You'll learn about the ancient trade history of the Baltic and we'll bring all of your cruise ports together into context. You'll view incredible Gothic buildings from the 13th-16th Centuries and maybe even "walk the wheel" to build a bell tower or make a brick for the church. For lunch you'll enjoy what some have described as one of the 'best meals of their entire cruise' at an over 560 year old brewery (where you'll dine from a pre-selected menu) and have the chance to taste the famous Mum beer that made Wismar rich in Hansa times!
Lunch with 1 beverage incl. in your tour price
Once you've tasted the Mecklenburg kitchen, our luxury coach will whisk us along the old royal route to Schwerin Palace through rolling farm land and pastural villages and under the arched trees of our famous Ostdeutsche Allees. In Schwerin we will explore the gardens of Schloß Schwerin for some great photo ops and stories of the castle's doom!
Since your cruise is full of castle interiors much grander than this one (due to fire), we avoid the interior and go into the old town and Jewish quarter before granting you some free time to explore the quaint shops and cafes.
The ride back to the ship also has a "Happy Hour" surprise in store for you!
This FULL DAY tour includes 3 mini walking tours (Warnemünde, Wismar & Schwerin), transport by private coach, a full lunch with 1 large beverage and tip for the servers (we dine a la Carte) and an afternoon beverage, as well as, the 19% German sales tax.
The Tour is 175€ per person ALL INCLUSIVE including a FareHarbour processing fee*
*Guests with a 2020 Gift Card are grandfathered to our 2020 rates!
° Number 1 at Trip Advisor 11 Years Running
° Rick Steves' Top Pick
° 3 Cities in 1 Day
° 1 Tour Guide & 1 Tour Escort assistant per Group
° Individual Headsets
° Incredible Lunch in Historic Brewery Included
° Special treat on the return bus ride
° Luxury Bus w/ AC & WC
All local taxes, insurances and fees Included
GET DISCOUNTS FOR REFERRALS!!!
We ONLY accept 26 people and use a bus that sits 44 so you will have plenty of room and the majority of guests can have their own window and double seat. Our coach has AC and a WC on board, however we make multiple "Happy Stops" during the day.
We sell out quickly, so FIRST COME - FIRST SERVED.
*Ships docking in the Rostock industrial harbour may visit Rostock City Centre instead of Warnemünde at the Guide's discretion and based on traffic and time
WE ARE NEVER LATE !! SO CHECK YOUR DATE!
ADVISORY: While not overly strenuous, you MUST be able to walk for stretches of 30-45 minutes and keep up with the group. Sorry, due to the terrain and accessibility of our route we can not accept people who have mobility issues or need assistance to walk or stand.
Your Perfect Day Ends with a Gift
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