The events of the past have left their mark on Berlin's cityscape - and the city is still changing today - making it one of Europe's most vibrant, exciting and colourful capitals. Renowned for its vast array of historical sites, such as the Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie and the Olympic Stadium, Berlin will provide your students with an invaluable educational and cultural experience.
Berlin is home to world famous landmarks and an unprecedented number of significant historical sites such as the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie, Berliner Dom, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Tiergarten, Schloss Charlottenburg, Olympic Stadium, remains of the Berlin Wall, to name but a few. With so much to see and do our included city travel card will enable you to make journeys across the length and breadth of the city. We then recommend you don your walking shoes so you make the most of your visits to each of the attractions.
You may well choose to begin your exploration of the city at Potsdamer Platz, the most striking example of the urban renewal that turned Berlin into the ‘New Berlin’ in the 1990s. The area today consists of the three developments known as Daimler City, the Sony Centre and the Beisheim Centre, which literally transformed the dormant wasteland where the Berlin Wall stood between east and west Berlin until 1989. The challenge of rebuilding the heart of post Cold War Berlin was no trifling matter – how to transform a desolate sandy wasteland into the new German capital’s city centre - and what can be seen today is rightly regarded as a successful compromise.
Visiting attractions and free time in a new environment with their fellow classmates builds confidence and strengthens relationships between students. Expanding your students’ cultural awareness makes for a valuable and memorable experience.
If you are travelling in December you can visit the city’s impressive range of Christmas markets.
What the price includes
- Return flights to Berlin
- Return airport to accommodation coach transfers
- 2, 3 or 4 nights’ accommodation
- Continental breakfast daily
- U-bahn & S-bahn pass for the duration of your stay
- Meet & Greet Tour Manager Service in Berlin
- Individually tailored itinerary
- Educational Visits and Attractions Guide
- 1 Free Staff Place for every 10 students
- All Government Taxes, City Taxes, Service Charges & VAT
- 24 hour emergency cover and support
Study Experiences can arrange a wide range of visits in Berlin, such as:
Following German reunification in 1990, the Bundestag (German Federal Parliament) decided to make the Reichstag building the seat of Parliament in Berlin. A visit to the Reichstag is a must, a highlight includes the lift ride to the top of the building to a large viewing terrace for the breathtaking views of Tiergarten, the dome and the mirror cylinder at the centre.
The East Side Gallery
The East Side Gallery is a 1.3 km-long painted stretch of the former Berlin Wall along the Mühlenstrasse in former East Berlin. It is the largest open-air gallery in the world with over one hundred original mural paintings - a colourful tribute to what was once a divided city.
The Story of Berlin
This exhibition uses state-of-the-art multimedia technology and walk-through scenes that take visitors on a fascinating journey through 800 years of the city's history.
Checkpoint Charlie Museum
The premier museum in Germany about the Berlin Wall and the Cold War, located just a few metres from where the famous checkpoint once stood. The museum explains the dramatic events of the Cold War and the heroic efforts of East Berlin citizens to escape to the West.
The stadium as it is today was built by the Nazis in preparation for the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The design is unusual in that it is only just over 16 meters high. However, the final seating capacity of 90,000 is reached because the inside of the stadium is dug over 10 meters into the ground. On the west side of the stadium is the structure's highest point, the bell tower, from where it is possible to enjoy a great view over the stadium.
Berlin Fernsehturm (Television Tower)
Dominating the city’s skyline at 368m in height, the TV Tower is the tallest building in Germany. An ideal way to look out over the entire city and gain a 360° perspective, the observation deck is at a height of 203m and the Telecafé at 207m. The Telecafé has an outer ring of tables that revolve every 30 minutes.
We use the services of airlines such as Easyjet and Jet2. Please see approximate timings below for flights from London (please note that these times are purely for guidance). Flights are also available from a wide range of UK regional airports for a supplement.
Outbound: Depart London 0850hrs, Arrive Berlin 1145hrs
Inbound: Depart Berlin 2105hrs, Arrive London 2200hrs
Your group will stay in one of our carefully selected properties. Our range includes properties such as the A&O Berlin Mitte and the Meininger Hotel.
Your package price includes continental breakfast each morning. For lunches and dinners you can choose to make your own arrangements, alternatively your Study Experiences Tours Specialist can pre-book packed lunches or arrange affordable, value for money meals from a selected number of restaurants in and around Berlin.
Your Study Experiences Tour Manager
A Study Experiences Tour Manager will meet your group at the airport, transfer with you to your accommodation for check-in and provide a half day's service/guidance. Additional Tour Manager services can be added to your quote depending on your group's requirements.
Our prices are based on a minimum group size of 20 students.
Your Choice of Travel Dates
As our Berlin trips are available throughout the year, during term time and also during half terms and holidays, you are able to select travel dates that suit you and your students. Please note that certain dates may carry a supplement to the prices shown. In particular, tours during the Easter Holidays can be prohibitively expensive.
Your Educational Visits & Attractions
To ensure that you make the most of your trip to Berlin your Tours Specialist is able to arrange a wide choice of educational visits, activities and dining options. Full details of everything you might wish to see and do are available in our Berlin ‘Educational Visits and Attractions Guide’.