The Fall of the Berlin Wall: 30th Anniversary

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from £1,099 pp
Tour code: AGT1132

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    Tour code: AGT1132

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      Tour Code AGT1132
      Max Group Size 26
      Single Supplement £250
      Start/End Point Berlin / Berlin
      Tour Manager Julia Berg

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      Would you prefer to fly from your local airport or spend a few days at the end of your tour on the beach? We are happy to help you arrange any additional requirements you may have from airport parking and hotels to pre and post tour hotel stays. Whilst the majority of our tours use group flights from London airports it is often possible to offer regional departures or connections – give us a call on 01425 480600 and let us help make your trip as comfortable as possible.

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      Join Martin Bell OBE on this historic three-night break as he recalls his memories from reporting about the fall of the Berlin Wall.

      Towards the end of 1989, as the Cold War began to thaw across Eastern Europe, the leader of the East German Communist Party made the incredible announcement that citizens of East Germany (GDR) could cross the border into the West as they wished, with effect from 9 November.

      That night there were scenes of joy as ecstatic people from both sides celebrated at the wall – some even bought picks and started chipping away at it. Almost a year later, on 3 October 1990 the reunification of Germany took place and the wall was finally demolished in November 1991.

      Martin Bell OBE reported from Berlin in 1990 as reunification plans were revealed and divided peoples again became one.

      We have organised a historic three night break which includes visits to the famous sites of Berlin including: The Reichstag, Berlin Wall Memorial and East Side Gallery, The Stasi Museum, the Hohenschonhausen Memorial, The Asisi-panorama and Checkpoint Charlie. As we are visiting Berlin during the time of the anniversary, there will be various displays, events and performances taking place throughout the city and we will endeavour to include as much of this as possible.

      Highlights

      • Two evening talks by former BBC journalist, Martin Bell OBE
      • Immerse yourself in the anniversary celebrations across the city
      • Visit the city’s most iconic sites from the Reichstag to Checkpoint Charlie and more
      • Visit memorials, galleries and museums recounting this historic event

      What’s Included

      • Return British Airways flights from London Heathrow to Berlin
      • 3 nights’ accommodation in a delightful 3-star hotel
      • Daily breakfast and evening meals
      • All excursions and entrance fees
      • All overseas transport and English speaking guides
      • Services of a Prestige Holidays Tour Manager

      Itinerary

      Day 1 - Arrival (D)

      On arrival in Berlin, we will transfer to the 3-star Hotel Augustinehof in the heart of the city. After our short orientation tour with our local guide we head to the iconic Reichstag to enjoy coffee and cake at Kafer’s restaurant in the dome of the building.

      This evening, dinner will be at a nearby restaurant.

      Overnight: Berlin

      Day 2 - Berlin (B, D)

      Today we can enjoy a full day guided tour of the main sites in Berlin including the church of Versohnungskirche, the Berlin Wall Memorial and the East Side Gallery.

      There will be time at leisure for you to enjoy some lunch in one of the many local eateries before a guided tour of the Stasi Museum, which stands on the former ground of the Headquarters for the GDR (German Democratic Republic) Ministry for State Security. It was then turned into a memorial and research centre on GDR Stalinism and now showcases numerous exhibitions and houses the preserved office of Erich Mielke, the former head of Stasi.

      This evening, dinner will be at a nearby restaurant.

      Overnight: Berlin

      Day 3 - Berlin (B, D)

      Today we will further explore the sites of Berlin with the help of local guides. A morning visit to Memorial Hohenschonhausen, opened in 1994 on the former site of the main political prison of the former GDR or Stasi.

      After our visit there will be free time for lunch, followed by a guided tour to Asisi-Panorama Berlin Wall. An exhibition bringing to life this iconic period through the eyes of Austrian artist Yadegar Asisi, from the fall of the wall to the story of what happened in the years following. There is a high viewing platform at Checkpoint Charlie and comprehensive photo gallery.

      This afternoon we will then visit the Memorial of German Resistance, primarily intended to commemorate those members of the German Army who tried to assassinate Hitler in 1944.

      This evening, dinner will be at a nearby restaurant.

      Overnight: Berlin

      Day 4 - Departure (B)

      Transfer to the airport for departure.

      Prestige Holidays’ booking conditions apply. Price is based on twin/double occupancy. Single rooms are on request at a supplement of £250 — subject to availability. Itinerary may be subject to slight alterations due to operational restrictions. Hotels are subject to change and a hotel of similar standard in the overnight locations may be provided. Flight times are provisional and subject to change due to airline schedules.

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