Itinerary

Sat 22 Dec

Late afternoon arrival in Berlin and transfer to the comfortable 4-star Westin Grand Hotel, located in the heart of the city
on the corner of Friedrichstrasse and Unter den Linden. Welcome drinks and canapés will be served in the hotel this evening.

Sun 23 Dec

Join your guide to visit the Charlottenburg Palace, commissioned by Sophie Charlotte, the wife of Friedrich III, Elector of
Brandenburg at the end of the 17th c entury. We take a guided tour of the palace, which features internal decoration of the baroque and rococo styles, and visit the gardens. Return to the hotel for the afternoon at leisure before the early evening performance at the Deutsche Oper.

Mon 24 Dec

Today we take a tour of Berlin, visiting notable sights including the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin Cathedral, the Gendarmenmarkt and the Holocaust Memorial, ending up at the Reichstag building. The afternoon is free for independent sightseeing before a festive Christmas Eve dinner served in the hotel.

Tue 25 Dec

This morning there is the opportunity to attend Mass should you wish – more information will be available nearer to the date of departure. In the late morning we transfer back to the Reichstag for Christmas lunch in the rooftop Käfer restaurant. There will then be some free
time to freshen up before the early evening performance at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden.

Wed 26 Dec

Transfer to Berlin airport for your homeward journey.

Programme

Programme

23 Dec 18.00

NABUCCO VerdiInc

D: Keith Warner

C: Roberto Rizzi Brignoli

Cast: Michael Volle, Alfredo Daza, Francesco Demuro, Jürgen Sacher, Stephan Rügamer, Jan Martinik, Barbara Frittoli, Nadine Sierra, Daniela Barcellona, Katharina Kammerloher

Venue: Deutsche Oper

25 Dec 18.00

FALSTAFF VerdiInc

D: Mario Martone

C: Daniel Barenboim

Cast: Michael Volle, Alfredo Daza, Francesco Demuro, Jürgen Sacher, Stephan Rügamer, Jan Martinik, Barbara Frittoli, Nadine Sierra, Daniela Barcellona, Katharina Kammerloher

Venue: Staatsoper Unter den Linden

Flights

British Airways

22 Dec London Heathrow – Berlin Tegel dep: 14.15 arr: 17.10

26 Dec Berlin Tegel – London Heathrow dep: 13.50 arr: 14.55

Flight schedules are subject to alteration.

Flights from other UK airports can be arranged on request.

Prices per person

Tour price £1895
Single room supplement £300
Club Europe flight upgrade from £250
Land-only tour price £1750
Deposit required £450
Tour code BER3

Tour price includes: Flights and airport taxes, group transfers from and to airport and for included activities where applicable, accommodation, breakfast daily, welcome drink and canapes, one lunch, one dinner, sightseeing tours as described including guides and entrance fees, first category ticket for each included performance, opera synopses, restaurant guide and city notes, the services of our local representative or tour manager.

“A truly spectacular experience!”

Mr and Mrs R, Kent