Berlin is undoubtedly one of the most interesting cultural cities in Europe. Today, it owes its cultural vitality and atmosphere to the fact that both West and East used the city as the shop window for their respective ways of life. Since the reunification of the country, vast sums of money have been spent restoring Berlins historic sites to their former glory.
Join Bibby's to visit some of the many attractions of this remarkable city, including the Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Wall, the Reichstag, the Olympic Stadium and Checkpoint Charlie. Our base is the luxurious Maritim proArte Hotel, located in the heart of the city.
We complete our tour with 2 nights of luxury in Germany's most northerly mountain range, The Harz where you can enjoy panoramic views of conifer covered hills, fairy-tale villages, ancient cities, forests and lakes.
To add a 'touch of class' to this holiday we have arranged accommodation at two of the finest 4 star luxury hotels in Germany.
CURRENCY - Currency required for this tour will be the Euro.
PASSPORT REQUIRED - We require full christian names, date of birth & passport country of issue. Please have these details ready when booking.
TRAVEL INSURANCE - Required.
The 4 star Maritim Proarte Hotel is a modern hotel in the middle of Berlin located between the Branderburg Gate and the famous Gendarmenmarkt. The luxuriously furnished en suite rooms have radio, TV, telephone, hairdryer, mini-bar and air conditioning. Leisure facilities include an indoor pool, sauna, solarium and fitness room. There is a lift.
The 4 star Maritim Berghotel Braunlage is a stunning hotel located in a tranquil position at the foot of the Wurmberg on the edge of the Harz National Park. The luxuriously furnished en suite rooms have radio, satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer and mini-bar. Leisure facilities include an indoor and outdoor pool, sauna, gym. Relax in the roof top garden café or the Old English Pub with terrace. There is a lift.
Transfer to Hull for the overnight crossing to Rotterdam. (Meals not included).
We disembark and spend the day travelling to Berlin, for 3 nights half board accommodation at the centrally located Maritim proArte Hotel.
This morning we are joined by a local guide who will take us on a tour that will bring to life Germany's fascinating capital city. The afternoon is then free to take in the many famous sites of this wonderful city.
Today is a free day, offering you the opportunity to explore some of the famous sites of Berlin.
This morning we make the short journey to Potsdam. When strolling through the scenic landscape, you will marvel at Potsdam's twelve palaces, including the Sanssouci Palace (summer residence of King Frederick II) and the Cecilienhof Palace. Discover the baroque old town and the Dutch quarter with its many galleries and restaurants. Later we depart Potsdam and travel into the Harz Mountains to Braunlage and the Maritim Hotel for 2 night's half board accommodation.
We begin the day with a visit to the historic old town of Osterode where on Tuesdays a traditional market is held in the beautiful town square. We continue through the picturesque Harz Mountains to Goslar, referred to as the 'Rome of the North'. This imperial city has a history stretching back over 1000 years and has many crooked, narrow, cobble-stoned streets and the spires of the 47 churches, chapels and monasteries define the town's unique silhouette. We return to our home resort of Braunlage for some free time to relax or explore.
We leave Braunlage and travel across Germany into the Netherlands for our overnight crossing from Rotterdam to Hull (Meals not included).
Hull to local area. Arrive home lunchtime.
2 nights aboard P&O Ferries in 2 berth inside cabins (meals not included), 5 nights dinner, bed & breakfast, Services of experienced tour driver/s, Luxury coach travel with onboard toilet & facilities.
EXCURSIONS - a 3 hour guided tour of Berlin.
DEPOSIT: £80.00 per person
Single supplement: £150.00, Outside cabin single occupancy: £45.00 return, Outside cabin supplement: £30.00 per person return, Lower berth supplement: £25.00 per person return, Return dinner & breakfast package on P&O Ferries: £65.00 per person in the Kitchen Restaurant.