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FRIENDS OF DAVE TOURS

FOR A PERFECT DAY

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DO IT LIKE A LOCAL

Wow!  What started out as an idea at Happy Hour has been Warnemünde's reigning champ at TripAdvisor and one of Rick Steves' MUST DO TOURS of the Baltic for over a decade!!

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

Be 1 of the Lucky! 

A WINNING TEAM

65+

50 +

YEARS OF COMBINED TRAVEL & TOURISM EXPERIENCE

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3 OF THE BEST TOUR GUIDES ON THE PLANET 

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11 YEARS IN A ROW AS TRIP ADVISOR'S NUMBER 1 CHOICE FOR WARNEMÜNDE & ROSTOCK

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THE ONLY TOUR THAT RICK STEVES RECOMMENDS FOR WARNEMÜNDE

 

Dave

Christian

Jens

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"BEST TOUR ON THE BALTIC"

Mega Mecklenburg with Friends of Dave Tours

Our 2021 & 2022 Tour Agenda & Details

COVID UPDATE:  These are crazy times which are making their mark on all of us in an unforgettable and unimaginable way.  While it may be uncertain exactly when we can tour again, one thing IS 100% SURE... Dave and Christian and Jens will be here waiting for you, our beloved guests.  All three of us are keeping busy and doing what we can to occupy our time and turn lemons into lemonade so be assured we are all healthy, safe, and preparing for your return.

We initially listed a 2021 schedule, but it now seems that it is unlikely that the ships will return before 2022.  Therefore, we are expanding our bookable schedule to include 2022 and only a 50% deposit is required to hold your space.  To all of our 2020 guests who chose a tour credit: your 2020 rate will be locked in for forever long as it takes you to return to us, regardless of when.  You will not lose your credit and you may transfer them to a family member or friend.   

*LASTLY... since it is impossible to predict which ships will be docked in Warnemünde and which ones in the Rostock Harbour, we are currently listing ALL tours for a Warnemünde departure.  We will adjust each guest individually later and if you happen to be one of the few guests docked in Rostock, we will make adjustments and notify you.  This way you can all start booking your spots immediately!   For any questions simply write me at dave@fodtours.com

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 -

 

**WE WILL ALSO ADJUST TOUR TIMES TO SHIP DOCKING TIMES ONCE THE PORT AUTHORITY RELEASES THAT INFORMATION.   DO NOT WORRY !!!   WE ALWAYS BASE OUR TOUR ON YOUR SHIP'S ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE.  THESE ADJUSTMENTS WILL BE MADE LATER IN THE YEAR, SO YOU CAN HOLD YOUR SPOT NOW TO GUARANTEE YOUR SPOT!!!!)

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 WITH MEALS 

INCLUDING 19% GERMAN TAX 

+ a 6% FareHarbour processing fee /

*Guests with a 2020 Gift Card are grandfathered to our 2020 rates!

 

° Number 1 at Trip Advisor 12 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 

Our guests have so much fun during their day with us they all want to join Dave on one of his escorted AmaWaterways river cruise adventures.

Not only is Dave Ama's Number 1 World wide passenger, but also Germany's Number 1 Ama Agent and his guests have access to specials that others do not.

We gift you a $100 VIP Discount Card for use on any Ama cruise whether Dave sails or not!

Check out RIVERCRUISEKING.COM

NO ONE KNOWS MORE ABOUT AMAWATERWAYS THAN DAVE!! BOOK WITH THE KING AND BE TREATED LIKE ROYALTY!

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