Departures from UK airports are available throughout the year. Flight schedules vary between airports and seasons so please contact us for details of flights operating from your local airport. The lead-in price from £499pp is available in the low season from November through to March. April to October prices start from £599pp. The price is based on two people sharing a twin/double room and may vary depending on choice of departure date and airport. All holidays are tailor-made with extra nights, single rooms and hotel upgrades available at a supplement
Fly direct to Berlin. On arrival join the private transfer to your hotel where you will spend 4 nights.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
Our opinion… Quality accommodation in a great location.
Location… The Potsdamer Platz entertainment district and Checkpoint Charlie are only a 12-minute walk away. The iconic Brandenburg Gate's soaring columns and the glass-domed Reichstag are both just 5 minutes away on the S-Bahn.
Accommodation… Rooms at the Holiday Inn Express Berlin City Centre are bright and spacious and feature satellite TV, a tea/coffee maker and a modern bathroom. High-speed internet is available in all rooms.
Facilities… A large breakfast room.
Transport… The location offers excellent public transport links throughout Berlin.