Berlin Christmas Markets
- Duration: 4 days
- Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW11812
- Travel Type: Air
3 nights. November 2022 - December 2022. From £581.00.
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Visit Berlin, the vibrant German capital. Here an impressive collection of many different Christmas markets offer traditional festive wares, seasonal delicacies and unusual Christmas goods, and in some cases boast attractions from fairground rides to ice-rinks and even a ski slope at Potsdamer Platz.
What's IncludedThree nights' bed and breakfast accommodation
Return flights from your local airport to Berlin
Return airport-to-hotel transfers
The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager
Holiday HighlightsA guided city bus tour with a local guide
Free time to explore Berlin and its Christmas markets
Optional excursion to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1Fly to Berlin and transfer to your hotel. Berlin's legendarily efficient U-Bahn (underground), trams and buses bring everything within easy reach - from the glitz of Kurfuerstendamm (or simply Ku'damm) to the bright lights of Potsdamer Platz and the bars and restaurants dotted around the city centre. As this is a short break, we don’t include checked-in hold luggage but do include the airline’s base-level hand luggage so you can choose how much luggage you want to add on when you check in for your flight. Some airlines include a bag under the seat as their base luggage, others include overhead cabin bags – it varies from airline to airline – and there are always different options to increase the allowance. You may wish to add a hold bag if you anticipate buying lots of gifts at the Christmas markets or consider booking one hold bag between two people. The choice is yours, as we know everyone has different needs.
Day 2A local guide will introduce Berlin's main sights on this morning's bus tour - see Norman Foster's startling Reichstag building, which rises up close to the majestic Brandenburg Gate and the wooded acres of the Tiergarten.For the rest of the day you're free to savour the aromas of gluhwein, almonds and sweet Christmas biscuits as you wander Berlin's wonderful Christmas markets - from the Tyrolean wonderland of the 'Winterwelt' on Potsdamer Platz to the traditional stalls nestled in the shadow of the ruined towers of Kaiser Wilhelm-Gedachniskirche.
Day 3Spend another day exploring Berlin and some of its other colourful Christmas markets, today. Alternatively, join our optional excursion to the sobering memorial and museum at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp; you'll be guided through the camp history in the company of an expert local guide.This evening, enjoy another chance to join the Berliners 'on the town', or to continue exploring the markets, which stay open well into the evening.
Day 4Transfer back to the airport for your flight home, taking with you wonderful memories of this special festive break. Back to top
Hotel transfer timesThe transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour.
Combining hotel transfersWe sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.
Special requirementsIf you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
Disabled accessThe majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Itinerary changesOccasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.
Luggage allowanceAs this is a short break, we don’t include checked-in hold luggage but do include the airline’s base-level hand luggage so you can choose how much luggage you want to add on when you check in for your flight. Some airlines include a bag under the seat as their base luggage, others include overhead cabin bags – it varies from airline to airline – and there are always different options to increase the allowance. You may wish to add a hold bag if you anticipate buying lots of gifts at the Christmas markets or consider booking one hold bag between two people. The choice is yours, as we know everyone has different needs.
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