Enchanting East Germany & a touch of Poland

  • Date

    13 – 18 August 2024

  • Price

    €829 per person

  • Visiting

    • Berlin
    • Leipzig
    • Stettin
    • Potsdam
    • Sans Souci Palace
    • Dresden
    • Meissen

Tuesday 13 August | We shall meet our tour-leader at 5 a.m. at the Malta International Airport and check-in for our direct KM Malta Airlines flight to Berlin, departing at 7 a.m. After arrival we shall then transfer to our hotel situated in the city centre. As it is still early for room assignment you may wish to join our optional half day excursion visiting Potsdam, a former fishing village on the Havel River, situated 36 kms from Berlin. Potsdam used to be one of Germany’s most important city as it was the residence to Prussia’s kings and royal families. You may visit the famous Sans Souci Park and Palace (included), which is very similar to Versailles and is a marvel of landscaped gardens and other architectural wonders. We the return to our hotel followed by overnight.

Wednesday 14  August | After breakfast, we offer you an optional day excursion of Berlin. This city was the capital of Germany between 1871 and 1945 and again since the reunification of Germany, which occurred on October 3, 1990. Between 1949 and 1989, Berlin was divided into East Berlin, the capital of the German Democratic Republic, and West Berlin by the now infamous Berlin Wall, which was erected overnight on August 13, 1961. We begin our excursion with a city sightseeing tour. During our walking tour you will be able to see a number of important buildings, such as the Bradenburg Gate, the State Opera House and the Berlin Cathedral. In the afternoon you shall have time for either more personal sightseeing, or else for shopping. In the evening we suggest you visit the Bradenburg Gate to enjoy the atmosphere.

Thursday 15 August | After breakfast we offer you a day excursion to Poland. After crossing the border that separates the two countries, we shall visit the city of Szczecin (Stettin). This Polish city is located just 65km inland from the Baltic Sea and between the Oder River and Lake Dabie. Stettin is one of the Baltic Sea’s more important harbours. We shall have time to explore the interesting Old Town, the Gothic Church of St. Jacob, the Renaissance Palace, the baroque Assembly Palace, the harbour and the interesting Grundwaldzki Square with its 19th Century buildings. In the late afternoon you may enjoy the beautiful countryside scenery whilst we head back towards Berlin.

Friday 16 August | After breakfast, join the tour leader for an optional day excursion, visiting Dresden and Meissen. The city of Dresden, split in two by the river Elbe is the capital city of Eastern Saxony, and until being totally destroyed by bombing during the World War 2, was considered to be Germany’s most beautiful city. One should appreciate the numerous sights, including the striking Zwinger, Germany’s most notable building from the late Baroque period, Semperproper, an exquisite opera house, the Albertinum, and the elegant Frauenkirche amongst others. After some free time for lunch (extra) or some shopping, we shall then continue and stop for some time in the unspoilt town of Meissen, located 25kms from Dresden and which is famous for its porcelain. Enough time shall be given to explore the compact town centre before we return to our hotel in Berlin and overnight.

Saturday 17 August | Today after breakfast, you may join the tour leader on an optional day excursion to Leipzig, the State of Saxony. Although Leipzig is known as a centre of trade fairs and business congresses, it is packed with enchanting sights, including the Old Town, numerous museums such as the interesting Bach Museum and St. Thomas’s Church, Bach served as choirmaster for the last 27 years of his life and Mendelssohn also lived and worked here, testifying to its cultural heritage. Take the opportunity to stroll around and also see the Madler Passage, Specks Hof and Bartels Hof, some of Leipzig’s famous shopping arcades. In the late afternoon we shall then head back to our hotel for dinner (extra) and overnight.

Sunday 18  August | Today, after breakfast and room check-out, you may wish to enjoy the day in the centre of Berlin or alternatively you may join the tourleader and visit the famous Berlin Zoo, the oldest and most frequently visited zoo in the country and is also home to the largest variety of species of any zoo in the world! In the early evening we head for Berlin airport in time for our return flight home which should depart at 9.15 p.m. Our arrival in Malta should be at 00.40 a.m.(early on Monday 19 August).

PRICE PER ADULT PERSON

Discounted*Normal
Twin€829€979
Triple€799€949
Single€1,189€1,339
Child (2-11yrs)€739€859

* The Discounted rates are only applicable should all excursions be taken

Prices include

  • Direct flights Malta/Berlin/Malta
  • Airport taxes, fuel surcharge & 20kgs checked-in baggage
  • 5 Nights accommodation at the 4 star nh Hotelberlin Alexanderplatz in Berlin
  • Daily breakfast
  • All rooms with private facilities
  • Transfers airport/hotel/airport
  • Service of tour leader

Extras

  • Excursions: Adult €260 / Child €200

Not Included

  • Travel Insurance
  • City tax – to be paid directly at the hotel

Travel insurance is not included and needs to be taken out. Covered by the Insolvency Fund. Booking terms and conditions listed at the end of our brochure apply and are taken as being read and consented to. Please read them carefully before booking