Itinerary

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.

Programme

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

New production

Flights

British Airways

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

Tour price £2075
Single room supplement £345
Club Europe flight upgrade from £400
Land-only tour price £1970
Deposit required £400
Tour code BER2

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.

“Every tour we have been on so far has been special and most enjoyable”

Mrs K, London