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Tours in Rostok

We are planning a Baltic Cruise in June 2021 with a stop in Rostok. Has anyone been on a Friends of Dave's tour at this stop? Has anyone done their own tour of the area?

Thanks for any advice,
Casey

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We got off our cruise ship in Warnemunde on a beautiful August day. We didn't see any need to go into Rostok as the port and the beaches were just lovely. That's where Germans go to the beach. It was on a Saturday, and a big mobile flea market sets up on the town square.
And we were walking down the street and ran into my sister and brother in law who we hadn't seen in a year. It's a small world.

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We took a private tour in Rostok off our cruise a few years ago. Toursbylocals.com has tour guides. You can pick your own, read their profiles, they give prices, times etc. Our guide met us at the port and we took the train to rostok, he also took us back. The ride is very short and simple, one train, no changes. It is a lovely town, we enjoyed our day.

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I was on the the Friends of Dave tour in Rostok Warnemunde in July 2014. It was awesome. We did a small walking tour of Rostok and then got on a very comfortable mini bus for our trip to a few other places. We had lunch and beer in a great little German restaurant and then later pastries at yet another. Dave brings history alive. You may get to play part in one of his re_enactmrnts. It was one of the best tours ever.

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I haven't been on a Friends of Dave tour, but know the region quite well. The "Mega Mecklenburg" tour is the best thing you can do in this area. It's the perfect introduction to this part of Germany. You see a seaside resort, a Hanseatic town, and the historic capital with a fairytale castle, plus dinner and Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake) as far as I know. In just one day, and, surprisingly, at a relaxed pace.

It's almost impossible to do this trip on your own, but there are many other options for your own trip, like Wismar + Schwerin, or Rostock + Warnemünde, or Rostock or Warnemünde + Bad Doberan (famous minster), or Bad Doberan + steam train + seaside resort, or Stralsund...

PS: Rostock itself isn't THAT interesting. A large part of the old town was destroyed in WW2.