Baltic Shore Excursions

Group and private tours

Baltic Pearls tours

Baltic Sea has recently become more and more attractive for cruise lines. More than 450 cruiseships are planning to go for this region during the 2022 season. There are several ports that are being visited during typical Baltic voyage. The most popular of them are: Tallinn, Helsinki, Warnemunde (Berlin and Rostock), Stockholm, Kiel (Hamburg).

MaxiBaltTours has prepared a selection of best Baltic shore excursions especially for cruise travelers. Here you can choose both private and small group tours.

  • Tallinn
  • Helsinki
  • Berlin
  • Stockholm
  • Hamburg
  • Rostock

Tallinn highlights tour

€85 pp
Duration: 3 hours + 2 hours free time

Group size – max 16 persons

Tour involves a lot of walking, comfortable shoes are strongly recommended.

The tour includes two transfers – one is in the morning to the Old Town to the point where the walking tour starts and another back to the ship after 2 hours of free time.

Accompanied by a friendly and highly professional English speaking guide you will see the best sights of the Old Town. Your guide will tell you the stories and legends about the best preserved medieval town in the Northern Europe.

The guide will be meeting you right at the cruise ship pier and the bus transfer takes you to the Upper Old Town. During this 15 minute drive you can admire beautiful parks surrounding the Old Town and have a look to the 13th century medieval Toompea Castle standing high above the ground at Toompea hill.

Our walking tour starts from the Upper Old Town. You will see the Estonian Parliament and make a visit to the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. You will stroll through the narrow cobble-stoned lanes to meet the oldest church in Tallinn – Dome Church (Virgin Mary Cathedral) and experience the magnificent panoramic views from Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform.

From Upper Old Town, you will descend to much livelier Lower Old Town. There you will see gothic style merchant houses and Town Wall with its beautiful towers, St Nickolas Church and Holy Ghost Church. Tour continues to the historical city center – Town Hall Square where 15th century Town Hall and one the oldest pharmacies in the world can be seen.

Walk through the St Catherine’s Passage allows you to admire the private studios of the local artists. Tour ends at the Viru Gate and after that, you will have 2h of free time to have a lunch and to do some shopping. At the scheduled time, bus will take you back from the city center to the cruise port.

If you wish you can go back to the ship by yourself at any time (you will be able to see your ship from above the Upper Old Town). In this case PLEASE tell our guide about your decision so you are not expected you for the back transfer.

Tour schedule (timing given is approximate)

9:15 Meeting time at the cruise port
9:30-9:45 Bus transfer to upper Old Town
9:45-10:45 Upper Old Town walking tour
10:45-12.30 Lower Old Town walking tour
12:30-14:30 Free time at the Old Town
14:30-14:45 Transfer back to cruise port

Please note that tour schedule can be adjusted based on the arrival time of your ship.


The cost of the PRIVATE tour per person
Group size 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10-15 16-24
Price per person €449 €339 €229 €189 €169 €149 €139 €129 €119 €85

DISCOUNTS: 10% discount for ages 4 to 12
Children under 3 go for free

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Helsinki highlights tour

€140 pp
Duration: 4 hours

Group size – max 26 persons


Please note that tour order may vary, visit to the Rock Church cannot be guaranteed due to occasional Religious services and other private events.

The tour covers the most interesting sights of the city.

The tour starts from the port and you are going to drive along Esplanadi Street, down famous Mannerheim street, which is the main boulevard, passing by the Presidential Palace, the National Museum and Finlandia Hall (designed by the famous architect Alvar Aalto) Opera House, Finlandia Concert Hall and the Parliament Building.

You won’t miss the Olympic Stadium (1952 Olympics were held here). There will be a great photo opportunity in Sibelius Park, a famous Helsinki’s sight, Sibelius Monument constructed from hundreds of steel pipes honoring the great Finnish composer Lean Sibelius.


Then you are going to visit the Rock Church. This unique church is a highlight for most visitors to Helsinki and is considered to be one of the Europe’s most interesting churches. It was carved out of solid rock from the side of a mountain and is topped by a copper dome. The interior was excavated and built into the rock but is bathed in natural light entering through the glazed dome. The church is used frequently as a concert venue due to its excellent acoustic. The acoustic quality is ensured by the rough, rock surfaces.

You will also pass by Uspensky Cathedral, Market Square and the heart of Helsinki- Central Station. You will also have an opportunity either to stay in the city center for lunch, shopping or to return to the ship

Tour schedule (timing given is approximate)

 9:30-12:45 City sightseeing by bus starting from cruise harbor and ending at Senate Square. Stops are made at Sibelius Monument, Rock Church and Senate Square.
12:45-13:15 Free time at Market Square
13:15-13:30 Transfer back to cruise harbor


The cost of the PRIVATE tour per person:
Group size 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 14 16 18+
WEEKDAYS €895 €485 €295 €245 €210 €185 €165 €160 €155 €150 €145 €140
SUNDAYS+HOLIDAYS €1075 €555 €345 €275 €255 €225 €195 €190 €180 €170 €160 €155

There are NO discounts for children. Children under 12 MUST have their OWN car seat or booster seat. We do not provide car seats/booster seats in Helsinki.

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Berlin highlights tour + free WiFi (from Warnemunde)

€140 pp
Duration: 12 hours


Group size – max 26 persons

Times and locations may vary depending on your ship arrivals and leaves, as well as interests of the groups and traffic in Berlin.

Activity level: low to medium; longest walking distance is about half a mile and only few stairs to take


~7:00am Pick-up by your driver . After a scenic ride of about 3 hours (bus has free Wi-Fi)  through the idyllic flatlands of North Germany with its hundreds of lakes, you will be met in former West Berlin by your private guide, who will lead you to highlights of the German capital. You’ll start with Charlottenburg Castle (Photo Stop) a splendid baroque palace, dating from 1695. Your will then continue to the Reichstag, the German Parliament (Photo Stop) and the Brandenburg Gate (Photo Stop). Along the way you’ll see, among other sites the Berlin Cathedral, the tree-lined “Unter den Linden” boulevard, Museum Island, Bellevue Palace, Victory Column, the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and of course some notorious sights of the Third Reich and Cold War, such as Hermann Göring’s Aviation Ministry and the former site of Hitler’s Bunker. Marvel at Potsdamer Platz, the place where modern architecture and lively metropolitan ambience meet Berlin history.
12:30-13:30pm Time for a typical hearty Berlin lunch (not included in the tour price). Take a unique picture of one of the only remaining stretches of the Berlin Wall (Photo Stop) and walk through former Checkpoint Charlie (Photo Stop and time for souvenir shopping). Other highlights of former East Berlin will include the Alexanderplatz Square, Red City Hall and the Humbold University. Before heading back to Warnemunde you will drive along popular Kurfurstendamm Avenue, Berlins Champs Elysees, West Berlins’ former Showcase of the West.
7pm Arrival in Warnemunde, return to the ship

Tour includes:

  • Transfer Warnemunde-Berlin-Warnemunde in a/c vehicle
  • Private a/c vehicle in Berlin for 6 hours
  • English-speaking guide in Berlin for 6 hours


Cost of lunches and entrance fees to the museums are not included in to the price.
The entrance to some of the museums is free of charge.


The cost of the PRIVATE tour per person:
Group size 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Cost pp €1168 €589 €465 €355 €285 €245 €238 €205 €185 €168 €162 €158 €152

DISCOUNTS: 10% discount for students and children

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Best of Stockholm Tour with Vasa Museum

€140 pp
Duration: 5 - 6,5 hours

Group size: up to 26 people

Activity level: low to medium

Best of Stockholm Tour with Vasa Museum

Your first stop is at the most popular viewpoint, from where we have a splendid panoramic view of the city, overlooking a few of the 14 islands, which Stockholm is located on, the Old Town as well as the Vasa Museum and City Hall.

The Vasa Museum is located on an island referred to as Royal Djurgården. It is the Stockholmers most beloved recreational area and home to the city’s amusement park, the open-air museum Skansen, the playhouse of Astrid Lindgren “Junibacken” and much more.

Best of Stockholm Tour with Vasa Museum

The Vasa Museum displays the Swedish warship Vasa, which could be considered Sweden’s greatest failure but is today instead one of our greatest success stories. Vasa sank on her maiden voyage, in Stockholm’s inner harbour, in 1628. After 333 years at the bottom of the sea the Vasa was salvaged and stands before us 95% intact.

The City Hall is renowned for its architecture, the Blue Hall and Golden Hall, and for being the site of the Nobel Prize Banquet. As we wonder through this very important building fun and interesting facts like why it took 12 years to complete and who was the most important man throughout the construction are reviled.

Tour includes:

  • Service of the guide and driver
  • Entrance to the Vasa Museum and City Hall


Best of Stockholm Tour with Vasa Museum

Please note, the prices below are available if your ship docks within Stockholm city: ports Frihamnen or Stadsgardskajen. If your ship docks in Nynashamn - there will be additional charge os €25 pp for transfer.



The cost of the PRIVATE tour per person.

Group size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11-15 16
Cost pp €1415 €735 €505 €428 €355 €305 €268 €245 €225 €208 €195 €148

DISCOUNTS: 10% discount for ages 4 to 12
Children under 3 go for free

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All-in-One Tour of Hamburg from the port of Kiel

€105 pp
Duration: 7-8 hours

Group size: up to 26 people

Journey from the port of Kiel to Hamburg: 2 hours

Tour of Hamburg from the port of Kiel

Journey back from Hamburg to the port of Kiel: 2 hours

Guided tour in Hamburg: 3 hours

Free time in Hamburg: 1 hour

If you are traveling on a cruise ship docking in the port of Kiel, this shared shore excursion will be perfect for you! Explore this beautiful city on our bus tour, complemented by a professional local guide in Hamburg.

This shore excursion is adjusted to each ship’s docking times and starts promptly after your vessel’s arrival, returning with plenty of time to spare before its departure. Our expert team has been organizing these tours for nearly a decade. We have never missed a cruise ship’s departure and imparted our knowledge and enthusiasm for our unique and beautiful city to thousands of satisfied passengers!

Tour of Hamburg from the port of Kiel

Your hosts will greet you in front of your cruise ship as soon as it docks and show you to a comfortable, air-conditioned bus. After a relaxing, comfortable journey, you will arrive in Hamburg and meet your professional English-speaking tour guide.

An experienced local guide will meet you upon your arrival, share insight into the local history; and take you to the most prominent places in Hamburg. This Hanse City is not only the most beautiful port city in Germany but also the richest in the country. It was badly damaged by bombings during WWII but has become the second most exciting city in Germany next to Berlin! In the 1960s the Star Club became famous as the Beatles venue and today the legendary nightlife area is famous for its bars and Red Light District. During the day, the area around the old city with its picturesque canals is one of the nicest high-end shopping areas in all of Germany. The two lakes in the heart of the old city, the Binnen and Aussenalster give the city a natural aquatic beauty.

On our tour, you will enjoy a stroll through the historic heart of Hamburg and see the stunning Town Hall while learning about the role of Hamburg in the Hanseatic League. We will also visit the St Nikolai Church, still a burnt-out shell of a church, and hear about the near-total destruction of the city during World War II.

Tour of Hamburg from the port of Kiel

Afterward, we will explore the oldest street in Hamburg, Deichstrasse, and cross over the Trost bridge in the heart of the Medieval City. Close by is the Elbe River and the scenic Landungsbrucke river walk. From here we will head over to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Speicherstadt where goods coming in and out of the city were once stored, and the Hafencity, the newest area of the city where the Elbphilharmonie today stands as an architectural wonder for all to see.

After the tour, you will have 1 hour to explore the city on your own, do souvenir shopping and get lunch. At the end of the visit, our bus will bring you back to the port, with at least 1.5 hours to spare before its departure.

Price pp: 105 EUR, 5% discount for teenagers and children under 15

This tour is not recommended for children under 3

Tour includes

  • Modern, air-conditioned bus for the total duration of 8 hours
  • Professional English speaking tour guide for 4 hours in Hamburg

Not included

  • Meals and drinks
  • Other entrance fees (none will be required during this tour)
  • Guide assistance on the way to and from Hamburg (the guide is only joining the bus in Hamburg)
  • Gratuities are welcomed if you enjoyed the tour. Recommended: 10EUR per person for the guide, 5EUR per person for the driver

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Rostock and Warnemunde Walking Tour

€80 pp
Duration: 5 hours

Rostock and Warnemunde Walking Tour


  • Walk the streets of the Old Town and see 15th century burghers' houses
  • Visit St. Marien church and admire the famous astrological clock
  • See the University of Rostock, the oldest one in the Baltic Sea region


9:00 am Meeting with your tour guide. The start time of the tour is given approximately and will be adjusted depending on your ship arrival time. The exact meeting time will be specified on your confirmation letter.
10:00 am Head to Rostock by public train and tram
10:30 am Walking tour of Rostock old town incl. town hall, boulevard, university, town wall and gates, monastery, merchant’s homes, inside visit to St. Marien Church with astronomical clock and continue guided walk
12:30 pm Time at leisure for example for shopping or a snack (not included)
1:30 pm Return to Warnemunde by public train and tram
2:00 pm Back to ship

Rostock and Warnemunde Walking Tour

Price pp: 80 EUR, 7-17 y/old youth gets 10% off

Price includes:

  • English-speaking guide for 5 hours
  • Entrance to St. Marien Church
  • Tickets for the public transport and train (from Warnemünde to Rostock)

Not included

  • Lunch
  • Tips (recommended tips for guide: 10% of the tour cost, for driver: 5% of the tour cost)

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Duration: 2 hours
Russian Ballet

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Duration: 2-3 hours
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Duration: 1 hour