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Itinerary

Day 1

We meet at Gatwick Airport for our direct scheduled mid afternoon Easyjet flight to Berlin. On arrival in Berlin we transfer to the 4* Berlin Hotel for a five night stay. A welcome set three course dinner without drinks is included in our hotel this evening, and the remaining four nights are on bed and breakfast basis.

Day 2

This morning we enjoy a guided tour of Berlin taking in sights such as the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Museum Island, Alexanderplatz, the former Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie and the inside of Emperor William Memorial Church. During our tour we see the Berlin Wall East Side Gallery. Approximately 106 paintings by artists from all over the world cover this memorial for freedom and make it the largest open air gallery in the world. This afternoon we enjoy an included ‘Kaffee and Kuchen’ break in the Reichstag followed by a tour of Sir Norman Foster’s great restoration.

Day 3

Museum Island is our destination today with our guide, one of the finest museum complexes in the world. We firstly enjoy a guided tour at the Pergamon Museum, the internationally renowned ancient history museum containing several wonderful artefacts including the famous Ishtar Gate from Babylon. We then visit the Neues Museum, home to a fine Egyptian collection including the exquisite limestone bust of Queen Nefertiti, where you will be free to enjoy the exhibits at leisure. The rest of the day is at leisure at Museum Island and you may choose to enjoy a cruise on the River Spree.

Day 4

This morning we visit the Knobelsdorff Wing of Charlottenburg Palace. Set in a beautiful park and a favourite palace of Frederick the Great, it was built as a summer residence for the wife of Friedrich I, Sophie Charlotte. With breathtakingly splendid rooms some of which are lavishly decorated in the rococo style, one of the highlights is the largest collection of French 18th century paintings outside France. We visit the Kulturforum this afternoon for a guided tour at the Gemäldegalerie, housing one of the world’s finest collections of European art dating from the 13th to the 18th centuries including works by Raphael, van Eyck, Holbein, Caravaggio, Canaletto, Rubens, Vermeer and Rembrandt.

Day 5

We travel to Potsdam today, a town set amongst woodlands and lakes with opulent palaces and gardens including the delightful Sanssouci Palace created in 1744 by Frederick the Great as his summer residence. After time for lunch in the downtown Dutch Quarter, we visit Cecilienhof Palace built by Emperor William II for his eldest son, Crown Prince William, and his wife, Crown Princess Cecilie. This palace was also the venue of the Potsdam Conference between the victorious Allies in 1945.

Day 6

This morning we visit the Daniel Libeskind designed Jewish Museum Berlin where we take an audio tour of the exhibitions covering two millennia of German Jewish history. We return to Berlin Airport for our direct scheduled early evening Easyjet flight to Gatwick.

NB: Please note we reserve the right to alter the above itinerary if required for operational reasons. Given the historic nature of the places visited, a certain degree of walking will be involved, and this holiday may not be suitable for those with mobility problems. Flight details may be subject to change. Price based on twin share. Minimum numbers required. Normal booking conditions apply. This holiday and the flights are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Tailored Travel’s ATOL number is 5605.

Featuring

4* Berlin hotel

Welcome dinner included

All excursions, entrance fees & guided tours included

Direct scheduled flights from Gatwick to Berlin

Local professional guide

Executive coach in Germany

Audio headsets included on Days 2 to 5

Local accommodation tax included

Berlin – guided city tour

East Side Gallery

‘Kaffee und Kuchen’ visit to the Reichstag

Museum Island

Pergamon Museum – guided tour

Neues Museum

Charlottenburg Palace – Knobelsdorff Wing

Gemäldegalerie – guided tour

Potsdam

Sanssouci Palace

Cecilienhof Palace

Jewish Museum Berlin – audio tour

Hotel

We stay five nights at the 4* Berlin Hotel at Berlin (www.hotel-berlin.de). Facilities at the hotel include a bar and restaurant, and all rooms are en suite and feature television, telephone, hairdryer, and tea & coffee making facilities. A set three course dinner is included in our hotel on the first evening, and the remaining four nights are on bed and breakfast basis.

Extras

Single room supplement £169

Insurance £36

Gratuities

Optional Excursions

All excursions, entrance fees & guided tours included