Tour code: KLD K003,
Duration: 6:00 hours from port of Kaliningrad.
Tour code: KLD B003,
Duration: 7:00 hours from port of Baltijsk.
Kaliningrad Full Day Tour with chamber concert and beer-tasting.
During this full day tour you will see the outer Koenigsberg boundaries of the 18th-19th centuries. Despite the city is more than 750 years old the fortifications that still exist trace back to 1840-1862 years of construction. And Kaliningrad gives the unique opportunity to get introduction to the 19th fortifications because very few fortifications of this kind remain elsewhere in Europe. You will be able to see bastions and ravelins, towers and gates, ramparts and moats.
The tour starts from the Brandenburg Gate, the only gate that still carries its transport function. Then passing by the Southern Railway station you will be driven along Kalinin prospect where it is possible to see the remains of the former Haberberg Front, the part of Second Wall Rampart Fortification. The second gate on your way is Friedland Gate. The tour includes the visit to the Medieval Cathedral, the symbol of the city and the bounding thread between its past, present and future. There will be also the chance to see the grave of German philosopher Immanuel Kant. Then you will be taken to the next remains of the city fortification wall. After passing Sackheim Gate you will visit the Royal Gate that houses the branch of World Ocean Museum dedicated to all city fortifications. The opportunity to see the plans of First and Second Wall Rampart Fortifications around Koenigsberg are not to be missed. After the visit to the museum exposition you are invited to listen to a short chamber concert in one of the museum rooms. Then the tour continues in the redoubt which also used to be the part of the Second Wall Rampart Fortification and now works as the restaurant with the same name “Redoubt”. The restaurant is famous in Kaliningrad for its natural and live beer that is being brewed in the redoubt cellars. There you will have the opportunity to see the whole process of brewing which would end with beer-tasting afterwards. After the drive along Lithuanian Rampart street en route passing bastion Grolman, one of the best preserved bastions, and impressive building of the Barrack Kronprince, you will see the last gate on the way – Rosgarten Gate. One more element of the Second Wall Rampart Fortification is Dohna tower. It is located on the bank of the Upper Pond and has a twin tower Wrangler Tower on the opposite side of the lake. On the way back to the ship you will drive through the administrative center of the city – Victory square which before the 1900 used to be the edge of the city and where now the former fortification moat is dried, hidden under the square and used for railway tracks. The square will attract you by the buildings of the Kaliningrad State Technical University, Kaliningrad Business Center and City Hall and the golden cupolas of the newly built Russian Orthodox St. Christ Cathedral. In the middle of the square there is Victory column erected in 2006.
What’s included: Transfer, Licensed guide, Entrence fee, Concert, Beer-tasting.
Location: City centre.
Availability: All year around.