Itinerary

Wed 12 Apr

Late afternoon arrival in Berlin and transfer to the comfortable 4-star Hotel Residenz, a traditional boutique-hotel located just off the Kurfürstendamm. Welcome dinner in a local restaurant.

Thu 13 Apr

This morning join your guide for a tour of East Berlin. Afternoon at leisure. Transfer to the evening performance at the Deutsche Oper.

Fri 14 Apr

This morning we visit the Musical Instruments Museum which includes a portable harpsichord once owned by Prussia's Queen Sophie Charlotte, flutes from the collection of Frederick the Great, and Benjamin Franklin's glass harmonica. Transfer to the Deutsche Oper for the late afternoon performance.

Sat 15 Apr

Day free for independent exploration of the city. Transfer to the late afternoon performance.

Sun 16 Apr

Join your guide for an excursion to the Sanssouci Park in Potsdam. We take a guided tour of Sanssouci Palace, followed by lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon we visit Cecilienhof, the country mansion where Truman, Atlee and Stalin drew up the 1945 Potsdam Agreement that ended World War II. Return to Berlin for the evening at leisure.

Mon 17 Apr

Morning city tour of West Berlin, with lunch served at the hotel. Early afternoon at leisure before the transfer to the mid-afternoon performance.

Tue 18 Apr

Mid-morning transfer to Tegel Airport for your homeward flight.

Programme

13 Apr 19.30

DAS RHEINGOLDInc

14 Apr 17.00

DIE WALKÜREInc

15 Apr 17.00

SIEGFRIEDInc

17 Apr 16.00

GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG WagnerInc

D: Götz Friedrich

C: Donald Runnicles

Cast includes: Samuel Youn and Thomas Johannes Mayer (Wotan), Daniela Sindram (Fricka), Evelyn Herlitzius and Ricarda Merbeth (Brünnhilde), Brandon Jovanovich (Siegmund), Eva-Maria Westbroek (Sieglind), Tobias Kehrer (Hunding), Stefan Vinke (Siegfried), Burkhard Ulrich (Mime), Albert Pesendorfer (Hagen)

Flights

British Airways

12 Apr London Heathrow – Berlin Tegel dep: 13.15 arr: 16.00

18 Apr Berlin Tegel – London Heathrow dep: 14.30 arr: 15.30

Flight schedules are subject to alteration.

Flights from other UK airports can be arranged on request.

Prices per person

Tour price £2495
Single room supplement £210
Club Europe flight upgrade from £300
Land-only tour price £2365
Deposit required £1000*
Tour code BER1

Tour price includes: Flights and airport taxes, group transfers from and to airport and for included activities where applicable, accommodation, breakfast daily, two lunches, 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.

*High deposit due to great demand for tickets, which require immediate payment upon confirmation.

“Of the many 'Rings' that I have seen, the Götz Friedrich production in Berlin must stand out as one of the best. The 'Time Tunnel' staging was innovative and very impressive. It would be a pity to miss this performance, even if one has seen it before.”

Patrick Mylon, TFA Tour Manager