You have never gone on a tour like a Friends of Dave Tours port adventure! We call them Dave-Ventures!
We are Trip Advisor's top rated guides, event & attraction for Warnemünde, Dave and his fellow Guide Christian have become a local institution and a Bucket List experience for travellers who not only want the very best, but who also crave the individual attention and carefully crafted day tours they put together.
We limit our groups to 25 people so First Come, First Served!
Our guests are treated like visiting friends and Dave’s ALL
INCLUSIVE full day tour is conducted by him or his assistant
Christian. We have a fun and relaxed touring style that
As our reviews reveal, the lunch with Dave is the best meal of the entire vacation for most people and is an explerience all in itself!
Foodies! Dave's tours are a MUST!
My full day ALL INCLUSIVE tour is perfectly timed to your
Our tours involve a good deal of walking and regretfully are not appropriate for folks with mobility issues or young children.
Get Ready For a Magical Day!
Your MEGA MECKLENBURG tour begins ship-side in Warnemünde. You will be met at your ship and taken on your first walking tour of the day through this historic and charming port side town. We will share the history of the region with you and introduce you to your Hanseatic themed day. You will be laughing and learning as we share the best of the past and present and lay the groundwork for your perfect port day.
After a brief restroom stop, we will whisk you off by private luxury
coach to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Wismar, the most
intact medieval Hanseatic city in the world. You'll learn about the
ancient trade history of the Baltic and we will bring all of your cruise ports together into context with a short 3D movie inside old St Mary’s. You'll view incredible Gothic buildings from the 13th-16th Centuries and enjoy what some have described as the 'best meal of the entire cruise' at an over 560 year old brewery. You´ll also have the chance to drink the Mum beer that made Wismar famous all those centuries ago!
After lunch we depart for the former ducal residence city of
Schwerin and another UNESCO monument, Schwerin Palace
where we enjoy some brief free time in the old town and then
explore the old Jewish Quarter and the castle gardens. Afterwards, you can spontaneously choose between viewing the castle's interiors or enjoying a traditional German coffee and cake stop. On Mondays, the castle is closed so an interior option is not possible !
*Dave’s Tip: The castle
interior is not original and is a repeat of
things you will see on other tours throughout the Baltic. Skip it and do the cake visit!!!l.
Afterwards it's back to Warnemünde where you can return to your ship or stroll back into the harbour village to enjoy the boutiques, open air pubs and restaurants, or the beach promenade that Dave showed you earlier.
This FULL DAY tour includes 3 mini walking tours (Warnemünde, Wismar & Schwerin), transport by private coach, a full lunch with 1 large beverage (we dine a la Carte) an afternoon cafe visit OR entrance into Schwerin castle, and the 19% German sales tax.
is 145€ person (121,85€ + 23,15€ tax) ALL
INCLUSIVE! We use personalised headsets on our
tours! The tour DEPARTS at 9:30am* and returns at
7:15pm. *Slight timing adjustments are made for
Celebrity ship days "!
We also bring a tour
assistant along to assist with
incidentals along the route when the guide is engaged..
We accept up to 25 people, but our bus sits 48 so you will have plenty of room. Our coach has AC and a WC on board, however we make multiple "Happy Stops" during the day.
* ADVISORY: While not overly strenuous, you MUST be able to walk for stretches of 20 - 30 minutes and keep up with the group. Sorry, we can not accept people who have mobility issues or need assistance to walk or stand.
PLEASE USE THE CALENDAR BELOW TO CHECK AVAILABILITY.
Dave is an American who has been living in Germany for 16+ years. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and grew up in Orlando, Florida. His first job was as a waiter at Walt Disney World and he has worked in hospitality and the cruise industry for over 30 years.
Dave has been on over 85 cruises and has been on more tours than he can count. He has taken the best aspects of private day tours and combined them with what he things are the highlights of the Mecklenburg area. His love of history, art and culture, people and stories all go into creating your Friends of Dave Tours port day.
When not touring in Warnemünde, Dave runs his own AmaWaterways river cruise agency and sails in Europe, Asia and Africa. He has become one of Ama´s top international salespeople and knows all the ins and outs. He escorts several river cruise adventures per year and also helps create private river cruise journeys for those who can´t come on his trips.
He lives part time in Warnemünde and part time in Berlin with his two sweet dachshunds and devoted partner. Everything else changes without notice.
My name is Christian. I´m 24 years old and I was born and raised in Rostock. I´ll be working with Dave as his afternoon guide and excited to be a part of the number 1 tour in MeckPomm. I really love my city in the north and look forward to sharing it with you. Of course, sometimes it can be a little bit windy and not everybody knows what the words "moin" or "Hanse" mean, but after your time with me, we´ll sort that right out.
I grew up in a section of Rostock called "Warnemuende" and I wouldn´t change my hometown for anything - not even for a longer summer.I´ve travelled around Australia, New Zealand and Europe and for all I´ve seen, I still think that our charming city is unique. So who better to show you around all the lovely places in Rostock and Meck-Pomm than somebody who´s lived here his whole life! I´m excited to share my knowledge and passion with you about the rare buildings and art which abound here.
Similar to Dave, I´m a laidback person who loves to meet new people and make new friends. Along with talking about our unique history with visiting guests, I´m a fan of the great German writers like Goethe, Heine or Schiller. I like sports and travelling to different places all over the world and must confess, for all of my interest in reading, I really love football! I´ve been playing for my club "Sv Warnemuende" since I was 5 years old and have been the coach for the youngest teams in our club since I was 18. Those kids really give me a run around, but I love to give back to my community.
Last year I graduated with a degree in elementary education and plan to be a teacher. After completing my studies I was lucky to travel down under for the second time in my life and I really love Australia. I explored and experienced everything from from lonely Banana farms near Cairns to busy cities like Melbourne.
Like Dave, I´ve seen my share of tours around the world and sometimes I had to shake my head and think, "these tours are just for tourists, they deserve better!"That is why I am so proud to be a part of Friends of Dave Tours. Dave and I have the same philosophy and style.
I am looking forward to helping him create wonderful memories for all our Friends of Dave Tours guests and I look forward to meeting you!