The Art & History of Berlin & Potsdam

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 – Berlin

Scheduled flight from your preferred airport to Berlin – transfer with our professional guide in our private executive coach to the 4* Leonardo Royal Hotel.

Day 2 – Guided tour of Berlin, Berlin Wall East Side Gallery & the Reichstag

Guided tour of Berlin taking in sights such as Brandenburg Gate, Museum Island, Alexanderplatz, the former Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie and the inside of Emperor William Memorial Church – at the Berlin Wall East Side Gallery we see paintings by artists from all over the world covering this memorial for freedom – after time for lunch, a pre-booked Kaffee und Kuchen break in the Reichstag is followed by a tour of Sir Norman Foster’s great restoration.

Day 3 – Museum Island - Pergamon Museum & Neues Museum

Full day with our guide at Museum Island, one of the finest museum complexes in the world – Pergamon Museum is the internationally renowned ancient history museum containing several wonderful artefacts including the huge Altar of Zeus from Pergamon (2nd century BC) and the famous Ishtar Gate from Babylon – the marvellous Egyptian collection at the Neues Museum includes the exquisite limestone bust of Queen Nefertiti.

Day 4 – Gemäldegalerie & Jewish Museum Berlin

At the Kulturforum a guided tour of the Gemäldegalerie explores 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 – guided tour of the exhibitions covering two millennia of German Jewish history at the Daniel Libeskind designed Jewish Museum Berlin.

Day 5 – Potsdam - Sanssouci Palace & Cecilienhof Palace

Travel with our guide to Potsdam, 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 – visit Cecilienhof Palace built by Emperor William II for his eldest son, Crown Prince William, and his wife, Crown Princess Cecilie, and more recently the venue of the Potsdam Conference between the victorious Allies in 1945.

Day 6 – Charlottenburg Palace

Guided tour of the breathtakingly splendid rooms of the Altes Schloss or the Knobelsdorff Wing of Charlottenburg Palace – transfer to the airport for our scheduled flight back home.

Tour Features

4* central Berlin hotel

All excursions & guided tours included

Professional local guide

Scheduled flights to Berlin

Executive coach in Germany

One free place per 10 paying passengers

Introductory tour of Berlin

Berlin Wall East Side Gallery

'Kaffee und Kuchen’ break & tour of the Reichstag

Pergamon Museum - guided tour

Neues Museum - guided tour

Gemäldegalerie - guided tour

Jewish Museum Berlin - audio tour

Potsdam - Cecilienhof Palace & Sansoucci Palace

Charlottenburg Palace - guided tour

 

Hotel

Five nights on bed and breakfast basis at the 4* Leonardo Royal Hotel in Berlin. Located in Berlin's central Mitte district and a 10 minute walk from Alexanderplatz, facilities at the hotel include a bar, restaurant and a top floor spa and fitness area and all rooms are en suite.

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Here are some more suggested places of interest:

  • Alte Nationalgalerie - home to a collection from the era between the French Revolution and the First World War and featuring artists such as Caspar David Friedrich, Karl Friedrich Schinkel and Menzel, as well as works by Monet, Renoir, Cézanne and Degas
  • Museum Berggruen - Heinz Berggruen’s modernist collection features works by Picasso, Klee, Matisse, Braque and Giacometti
  • Bauhaus Archive - devoted to the history and influence of the Bauhaus (1919-1933) with works by students and their famous teachers including Johannes Itten, Paul Klee, Vasily Kandinsky and Oskar Schlemmer

Tour Reviews

Reviews for The Art & History of Berlin & Potsdam

Date of tour: May 2016

Our trip to Berlin was very successful. Our guide, Andrea, was excellent. Her knowledge of Berlin and about history, art, architecture, etc. was amazing, and she made everything so interesting. She looked after us very well and all arrangements worked smoothly, as well as being a very pleasant and helpful person. She also gave us good information of where to go and what to see in free time. I have had a lot of positive feedback about the itinerary, and the variety of interesting places visited. The hotel was in a good central position. The coaches used were clean and comfortable and the drivers careful and polite. Everyone enjoyed the visit and felt it was well organised.

EH, Ottershaw

Date of tour: October 2015

I am writing on behalf of those members of our Society who subscribed to our trip to Berlin. We had the most excellent time. Your arrangements for our travel, our hotel and our itinerary were first class and your guide, Andrea, was quite outstanding. All in all, Viv and I were delighted with the whole set up. Our driver, Chris, got to know his passengers and they got to know him, adding an extra dimension of friendly contact to our delightful trip. The itinerary was wonderfully varied and interesting and at every venue we benefitted from Andrea’s huge range of knowledge, so gently delivered. Andrea also gave us running commentaries as we motored in the coach, filling us with fascinating background knowledge of Berlin and its history. The audio headphones we had were invaluable, and worked brilliantly, allowing Andrea to talk very quietly into her microphone, thus picking up no hangers-on to our group at any stage. Quite excellent. Everyone was delighted with the hotel, with its excellent breakfast buffet, and its central location. Of the evenings we dined in the hotel, the first was rather low key with minimum staff, being a Sunday, presumably. But on the last evening they came up trumps and all was crackingly good, assisted, doubtless, by a liberal supply of wine and Jägermeister digestifs, courtesy of the third free place which we did not utilise!!! So, in summary, you gave us an outstanding trip and on behalf of us all, but particularly Viv and myself send our sincere thanks, wrapped up in our warmest regards.

DR, Wareham

Date of tour: April 2015

I really wanted personally to thank you for the professional, friendly and extremely efficient way you have dealt with our Group's visit. The hotel was super, the coach never let us down, Andrea expertly drew us together at the final stages of our trip and, of course, Tom was magnificent. As a result, our trip to Berlin will be unforgettable. We are holding a post-Berlin party during May, when we can re-live our wonderful experiences and share photos. It has been great working with you. Thank you so much.

JD, York

Date of tour: October 2013

Thank you and all the team at Tailored Travel for organising such a fantastic visit to Berlin for us. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and the whole party got on very well together. They were all pleased with the hotel which was very comfortable and the staff were most obliging. I was glad too that the people who wanted single rooms all had doubles to themselves, so felt very comfortable. What a fascinating city Berlin is and what a remarkable recovery it has made since the war. Our guide, Andrea, was first-class and a fountain of knowledge about everywhere we went, plus much more, and we all found her most charming and very helpful. She certainly made my duties less onerous! The itinerary you produced for us worked extremely well and, whilst I am sure we really only scratched the surface of what there is to see and do, we all felt that we learnt a lot about the history and culture of Berlin. We are now all thinking about all the places we did NOT get to, so probably need a return visit! With very best wishes to all at Tailored Travel.

SR, Midhurst

Date of tour: September 2012

Just to report that 39 people left Heathrow on the 5th and 39 returned last night. Our tour manager, Thomas, was star plus, plus. You and your company provided us with an OUTSTANDING few days.

SC, Haywards Heath

Date of tour: June 2011

Thank you so much for all you input into our visit to Berlin. Everything worked well, Thomas was AMAZING and he really made the tour for us. All the arrangements went well without any hitches. Thank you again for your patience in dealing with me/us. It is good to work with you.

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VW, Kingston-Upon-Thames

Date of tour: November 2009

I write to say how successful and enjoyable I found the visit to Berlin you organised for our group. Travel arrangements, the excellent quality and most convenient location of the hotel and the programme of sightseeing could not have been better. Best of all, however, was our tour manager, Thomas - energetic, enthusiastic, erudite, entertaining.

AG, Aberdeen

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