Tue 24 Dec
Afternoon arrival in Berlin and transfer to the stylish 5-star Westin Grand Hotel. Its central location is conveniently next door to the Komische Oper and just a short walking distance to the Staatsoper Unter den Linden. A Christmas Eve welcome dinner will be served in a local restaurant that evening.
Wed 25 Dec
The morning is free for you to attend Mass if you wish. A special Christmas lunch will be served at Käfer, the rooftop restaurant located in the spectacular dome of the Reichstag. There will be some time to relax before transferring to the Deutsche Oper for the early evening performance.
Thu 26 Dec
Join your guide this morning for a tour of two contrasting sides of the history of Germany’s capital city. Witness aspects of Jewish life in Berlin, from the iconic golden dome of the reconstructed New Synagogue to architect Daniel Libeskind’s impressive Jewish Museum, then relive the Golden Twenties - the Berlin of glamour, creativity and cabaret. The tour will end with lunch in a local restaurant. The afternoon is at leisure before the evening performance at the Staatsoper.
Fri 27 Dec
This morning transfer by coach to Berlin’s Dahlem district and the Brücke-Museum which houses the world's largest collection of works by Die Brücke, an early 20th-century expressionist movement. Lunch and the rest of the day is free for you to further explore this fascinating city as you wish.
Sat 28 Dec
The day is at leisure for sightseeing or shopping at one of the city’s many Christmas markets that will still be open. Walk to the Komische Oper that evening for this tour’s final opera performance.
Sun 29 Dec
Transfer to the airport for the homeward flight.
25 Dec 18.00
DIE FLEDERMAUS J. StraussInc
D: Rolando Villazón
C: Stephan Zilias
Cast includes: Thomas Blondelle, Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Markus Brück, Annika Schlicht, Attilio Glaser, Samuel Dale Johnson, Andrew Dickinson, Meechot Marrero, Judith Shoemaker, Florian Teichtmeister
Venue: Deutsche Oper Berlin
26 Dec 19.00
LA BOHÈME PucciniInc
D: Lindy Hume
C: Alexander Soddy
Cast includes: Eleonora Buratto, Benjamin Bernheim, Alfredo Daza, Elsa Dreisig
Venue: Staatsoper Unter den Linden
28 Dec 19.30
LA TRAVIATA VerdiInc
D: Nicola Raab
C: Jordan de Souza
Cast includes: Vera-Lotte Böcker, Ivan Magrì, Giuseppe Altomari
Venue: Komische Oper Berlin
24 Dec London Heathrow - Berlin Tegel dep: 12.45 arr: 15.35
29 Dec Berlin Tegel - London Heathrow dep: 12.25 arr: 13.30
Flight schedules are subject to alteration.
Flights from other UK airports can be arranged on request.
Prices per person
|Single room supplement||£345|
|Club Europe flight upgrade from||£400|
|Land-only tour price||£1970|
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 service of our local representative or tour manager.