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Berlin City Experience

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

Day 1

Fly direct to Berlin. On arrival join the private transfer to your hotel where you will spend 4 nights.


Day 2

Meet your 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.


Day 3

Cold War 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.)


Day 4

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 retail therapy.


Day 5

Check out 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.

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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
 VAT
 Services of our UK based 24 hour duty manager

 

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