Berlin, the old new capital of Germany is united again. The wall is down since 31 years, Checkpoint Charlie is a memory. More than any place else in Europe, the dramatic end of the cold war is visible in Berlin. This is a city you must experience. Stroll along the Ku’damm where all the city meets to shop or sit in cafes; walk through the Brandenburg Gate, which was off-limits for more than 40 years. This tour takes you to all major sights of this fascinating city where history is sill being made.
Itinerary (subject to change)
Departure from Böblingen, Panzerkaserne PX parking lot at 5:00 am. Departure from Ramstein Autohof, bus parking lot (€ 5 parking fee/day) at 06:00 am. Departure from Kaiserslautern, Daennerplatz (opposite Kleber Kaserne) at 6:30 am. Departure from Wiesbaden Hainerberg, bus stop (Washington street, corner J.F. Kennedy Str.) at 7:45 am. Daytime travel to Germany’s great capital, Berlin, with a lunch break en route. Afternoon arrival. We begin our sightseeing tour near the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. We will see the Brandenburg gate and travel along Berlin’s grand shopping avenue “Ku Damm". We will see the Holocaust Memorial, the area of Hitler’s bunker, the Potsdamer square, the Reichstag - the German Parliament - and the Spree River, where so many tried to swim to freedom. We will see the East Wall Gallery, a 1,3 km long painted stretch of the former Berlin Wall and will stop at the well-known “Checkpoint Charlie”. Afterwards we will check in to our downtown Hotel. Stroll down the famous boulevard "Unter den Linden", Berlin’s most popular street, giving you a taste of the excitement of this city with glamorous shops and pubs. Your guide will make suggestions for dinner and evening activities.
After buffet breakfast (included) in the hotel, we drive to Potsdam, the capital of the state Brandenburg with a visit of the Palace Sanssouci (entry extra) of the Prussian Emporer Friedrich Wilhelm the Great and Cecilienhof, where the historical conference of Potsdam with Churchill, Stalin and President Truman took place (entry extra). Afterwards we will make a stop at the “Glienicker Brücke”, a bridge which was used to exchange captured spies during the times of the cold war and therefore was called “Bridge of Spies”! The afternoon is free for own activities or visit the “The Wall Museum” near Checkpoint Charlie (entry extra).
After buffet breakfast (included) in the hotel and check out, free time for shopping and lunch before we depart. Return journey to points of origin with dinner stop en route. Late evening arrival.
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES: Transportation by deluxe motor-coach with WC, AC, reclining seats, refrigerator, VCR, 2 overnights with buffet breakfast in downtown Hampton by Hilton Hotel, all rooms with private facilities, tourist tax, sightseeing as per itinerary, service of an Interra Reisen tour escort, liability ins.
SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT: € 120 for 2 nights. Persons booked on share basis must pay single supplement if no share is available (will be charged after the tour). Share basis means double or triple occupancy.
SUPPLEMENTARY COSTS: meals, personal expenses, tips.
CHILDREN ’S PRICE: Children 3-11 pay € 20 less than adults. Children under 3 pay € 170, baby seatrequired for the bus.
NEW CANCELLATION CHARGES: up to 28 days prior to departure, free of charge; 28-14 days prior to departure, 50% of the tour price will be charged; 13 - 3 days prior to departure, 75% of the tour price will be charged; 2 days until the day of departure, 100% of the tour price will be charged. NO REFUND FOR NOSHOWS!
TRAVEL INSURANCE: please book with our new Insurance partner USAA (see our website “Insurance”)
INTERRA REISEN is not responsible for lost and stolen articles. Liability: We are only acting as agents for various contractors (hotels, bus companies, airlines etc.) and are therefore in no way responsible for the fulfillment of their obligations, nor are we to be held liable for accidents, delays, losses etc. The liability of all these contractors, remains unprejudiced. Right is also reserved to program changes and alterations as well as substitution of services listed above, when and where necessary, without prior notice. INTERRA REISEN reserves the right to cancel the tour if minimum participation is not reached. Conditions accepted upon booking.