4 Nights | £559 pp
Outward Date: 28/10/2017 - Depart Manchester 1210 / Arrive Berlin 1505
Return Date: 01/11/2017 - Depart Berlin 0820 / Arrive Manchester 0920
Departing from Manchester
Fly direct to Berlin. On arrival join the private transfer to your hotel where you will spend 4 nights.
private guide at your hotel for the “Discover Berlin” walking tour. A
perfect introduction to Berlin, the tour will cover the main sights in
the city centre. See the Berlin Wall, the site of Hitler's Bunker, the
Brandenburg Gate and lots more. The experienced guides' superb
story-telling skills weave the themes of Prussian, Imperial, Nazi, Cold
War, and 21st century Berlin into a detailed narrative, using the latest
historical research. On the way, meet characters who have left their
imprint on the city: Albert Einstein, Marlene Dietrich, and JFK, and
stand above where Hitler took his life in April 1945. Learn how and why
the Berlin Wall was constructed in 1961 and see where daring escapes
across it took place before its fall as a result of the peaceful
revolution of 1989! The tour will last approximately 4 hours.
Berlin – Behind the Wall walking tour. Includes the services of a
private tour guide. Discover the divided city of Berlin, retrace the
often ghost-like trail of the death strip and the Berlin Wall, coming
upon some of the more intriguing fortifications of its border, from
guard towers to tank traps. Walk along Bernauer Strasse, site of many
remarkable escape attempts. Learn of successful and failed escapes in
the face of a Border Command that would sooner follow the order of
'shoot to kill' than allow the heinous crime of 'flight from the
Republic'. Discover the methods of the Stasi (East German State
Security) and learn about the systems, devices and people that kept the
entire East German population under surveillance for 40 years Get an
extraordinary insight into what it meant to live in the GDR, the eastern
bloc’s most heavily policed state.
(Tour duration ca. 4 hours. Please note that public transport is used on this tour. You will require an AB zone ticket.)
Enjoy a day
on your own. Perhaps you will want to return to some of the sites
already visited or head to the famous Kurfürstendamm for a spot of
of your hotel and join the private transfer back to the airport for the
return flight to the UK. If your flight time permits, leave your luggage
with the hotel and enjoy a final few hours exploring the city.
Your Holiday Hotels
Our opinion… Fantastic location on Berlin's world-famous boulevard,
Location… The hotel is directly on the Kurfürstendamm between Uhlandstrasse and Knesebeckstraße, in the heart of West Berlin.
Accommodation… The elegantly decorated rooms come with ensuite bathroom with hair dryer and magnifying mirror. Other room amenities include flatscreen TV , as well as a telephone, radio, mini-bar and safe. All rooms offer wireless Internet access and a desk.
Facilities… The Café California and Bridge Bar offer a selection of cocktails, choice wines, coffee and dessert specialties, and a choice of international gourmet meals.
Transport… Close to all public transport links.
Your Holiday Price Includes
Return flights from Manchester to Berlin
Hand luggage (hold luggage available at a supplement)
Return private airport/hotel taxi transfers
4 nights at your hotel in a twin or double room
Bed and breakfast basis
Private half day "Discover Berlin" walking tour
Private half day "Behind the Wall" walking tour
Services of our UK based 24 hour duty manager