Berlin City Break
Discover the buzzing city of Berlin with us on one of our holidays to Germany’s capital. All of our holidays to Berlin include return flights, accommodation, all transfers and excursions with an expert, local guide, so the only thing to worry about is which of the city’s incredible historical sites to see first!
Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate was built during the reign of Friedrich Wilhelm II as a symbol of peace, but became a symbol of East/West division and a locked door in the Berlin Wall during the Cold War Era. Today, the Brandenburg Gate symbolises the reunification of Berlin and is one of the most visited monuments in the city. On our guided holidays to Berlin, we’ll visit the Brandenburg Gate with an expert, local guide to give us the history of this impressive monument.
Between 1961 and 1990, Checkpoint Charlie was the only crossing point between East and West Berlin for Allied Forces and was also the scene of the famous Berlin Crisis of 1961. Today, this important border crossing point in the wall that divided West and East Berlin is now a shrine to the wall's memory. One of the most visited attractions in Berlin, Checkpoint Charlie is a must-see on any visit to the city. We’ll visit this historic landmark with an expert, local guide on our holidays to Berlin.
The remains of the infamous Berlin Wall have now become the largest open-air art gallery in the world. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, artists from around the world began painting on the sections. The longest preserved section of the wall stretches from Ostbahnhof station to the Oberbaumbrücke, and is now the East Side Gallery. On our trips to Berlin, we’ll have plenty of free time to explore this must-see attraction at a leisurely pace, taking in the incredible art and history of the gallery.
Originally built to house the German Parliament in the 1800s, The Reichstag Building has been an important part of German government ever since. The German Parliament still meets in the Reichstag today but the building has also become one of Germany’s largest tourist attractions. The building’s beautiful glass copula sits directly above the debating chamber and provides stunning views of the city of Berlin, particularly in the evening. On our trips to Berlin, we’ll view the Reichstag from the outside on our guided city tour.
Berlin’s Museum Island lies in the River Spree and is named for the complex of museums that are located on the northern section of the island. Both the “Old” and “New” museums were completed in the 1800s and house a collection of fine art, antiques and prehistoric relics. Other galleries include the Old National Gallery, the Bode Museum, the Pergamon Museum and the Humboldt Forum, which opens in 2020. On our holidays to Berlin, we’ll enjoy plenty of free time to stroll through these galleries.
Berlin is a modern, cosmopolitan and vibrant European city that still manages to hold on to its incredible history. For those interested in World War II, Berlin is a must-see. Landmarks like the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie and the Reichstag tell the story of the city of Berlin both before and after the war. Berlin is also known for its art and no visit to the city is complete without taking in some of its many museums and galleries on Museum Island. On our holidays to Berlin, we’ll visit these incredible attractions with an expert, local guide by our side to give us the history of this amazing city. We offer a variety of Berlin holidays including short City Breaks, ideal for exploring the must-see highlights as well as a festival trip to the city’s Christmas Markets. Our Baltic Capitals Ocean Cruise also includes a day trip to Berlin.
Travel Department holidays include flights, transfers and hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast, half board or full board basis, and excursions as specified.
All items that are included are clearly stated in our documentation. Add-ons such as insurance, bags and single room supplements are mentioned separately. In some cases you may have to pay a local departure tax or local transport cost. This will be detailed in your documentation and our local guides will assist you with these. Tipping is not included in your holiday price and information regarding tipping will also be included with your travel documents.
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
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