The Sights of Kaliningrad
Tour code: KLD K001,
Duration: 4:00 hours from port of Kaliningrad.
Tour code: KLD B001,
Duration: 5:00 hours from port of Baltijsk.
Kaliningrad half day tour with the Medieval Cathedral and Amber Museums.
During this half day tour you will see the best of the Kaliningrad region capital, the city which is more than 750 years old, the city with two names – Koenigsberg and Kaliningrad, the city where fusion and interpenetrating of Germanic and Slavic cultures took place. Every passing epoch left monuments and memorials of history and culture and the visage of the city was changing during those years.
The tour starts from the parts of the city that can give you an impression of the beginning of the XX century Koenigsberg, Kutuzov Street, former Amalienau district. Then you will pass the Queen Louise Church, the monument to Fellow Spacemen, the Zoo. You will also see the monuments to Peter the Great and Schiller. The administrative center of the city – Victory 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. After the drive along one of the central city streets – Leninsky Prospect – you will see the place where the Koenigsberg Castle was founded by the Teutonic Order nights in 1255 and a bit later – the Philharmonic Hall, former church of St. Family. 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 you will enjoy the short organ concert performed in the former Dome Church. There will be also the chance to see the grave of German philosopher Immanuel Kant. Then you will be taken to the remains of the city fortification wall and it will be possible to see three surviving gates: Sackheim, Royal and Rosgarten ones and even to visit Dohna tower, because nowadays it houses the only in Russia Amber museum. After the visit to the museum you will have a limited time for souvenir shopping in the kiosks inside and outside it and then the tour will wrap up and the bus will take you back to the ship.
Tour notes: This tour involves a certain amount of walking mostly on flat roads but some parts of the pavement near the Amber Museum and Medieval Cathedral are cobblestone-covered.
What’s included: Transfer, Licensed guide, Entrence fee.
Location: City centre.
Availability: All year around.