BERLIN EXPERIENCE

Berlin is a 24-hour modern capital with something for everyone and an ideal destination for groups of young people and students wanting to explore an abundance of history, art, culture and shopping in one place.

As well as memorials to it’s divided past there is a swarm of museums and galleries to explore - not to mention famous bars and renowned shopping districts.

DAY
1

Arrive in Berlin and discover the city highlights on an included guided sightseeing tour. We will discover the unique history and development of the city on a sightseeing tour including the  Berlin Wall which divided the city until 1989, Check-Point Charlie, the only permitted crossing point between the former East and West, the iconic Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag, Germany’s reconstructed parliament building. 

This evening we take you to a typical “Berliner Kuche” - Berlin Kitchen style restaurant to sample typical Berlin cuisine. 

Overnight in your Berlin hostel

 

DAY
2

This morning, get acquainted with Berlin’s unique story at the Berlin Wall Memorial.

There is a poignant insight into the city’s recent past with a 1.4 kilometer preserved section of the fortified zone as it once was. A guided tour offers an unrivaled insight into how the division of the city impacted everyday life of Berliners. 

After lunch, discover one of Berlin’s favourite art galleries, The Berlinische Galerie (Berlin Gallery)

The Gallery building was renovated and is itself an inspiring design of criss-crossing staircases and modern decor. The displays include both contemporary and historical exhibitions from Berlin’s supreme artists dating from 1870 onwards, covering Expressionism, Berlin Dada, Art in the Nazi era and the New Beginning after 1945. 

Overnight in your Berlin hostel.

DAY
3

We offer the chance to visit the Hidden Tunnels of Berlin this morning.

These mysterious underground tunnels lying deep beneath the bustling boulevards, constructed in 1938 as part of an underground transport network designed by Nazi architect Albert Speer. It includes the largest domed hall in the world which could hold up to 180,000 people – it has to be seen to be believed!

After lunch why not enjoy down town Berlin’s shopping streets!

Kurfürstendamm is home to Germany’s largest department store, KaDeWe which opened in 1907 whilst Friedrichstrasse teems with touristic attractions and fashion brands. For the hardy shoppers, there are also the major shopping malls, the Alexa Centre and Mall of Berlin – each with its own atmosphere.

Overnight in your Berlin hostel

DAY
4

Today you bid farewell to this wonderful city.

Time permitted, head to the iconic Fernsehturm television tower, known as the “Eye of the East” it offers 360 degree views over the city and a great opportunity to take photos of the city you’ve explored over the last few days.

Transfer to the airport for your return flight.

INCLUDED:

Transfers: Airport to hostel with panoramic sightseeing (3 hours), evening dinner transfer, full day coach on day 2 and transfer from hostel to airport on day 4.

• 3 nights in down-town hostels located in the Friedrichshain, Hauptbahnhof or Mitte districts in multiple-dorms (twin rooms available at a supplement).

Welcome dinner in a ‘Berlin Kitchen’ restaurant

Guided panoramic tour including The Berlin Wall, Check-Point Charlie, Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag.

Full day tour with a guide and entrances to the Berlin Wall Memorial and Berlin Gallery.

• Optional excursions (bookable in advance)

WINTER 2016 SPECIAL: 4th NIGHT FREE!  *

Staying an extra day in Berlin offers a further chance to explore the area.

Join a full day visit to Potsdam, the city of the Prussian kings and German Kaisers whose glorious residence, the Sanssouci, is the highlight of our visit. The tour includes the palace and the extensive parks and gardens that surround it. There’s also a visit to the Cecilienhof, the city’s other great palace, where after the 2nd World War, leaders from the USA, Britain and Soviet Union met to decide Germany’s fate.

* Please speak to a member of our team for further details on this offer or email info@gowest.co.uk