Historical Berlin & The Berlin Philharmonic, 06 March 2020

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Berlin is a dynamic and cosmopolitan city and is ranked as one of Europe’s most exciting destinations. Enjoy three-nights in the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Berlin and immerse yourself in the cities rich cultural history. During your stay in Berlin, you will enjoy a magical concert performance by the Berlin Philharmonics guest conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.

Inclusions

• Return scheduled flight from Dublin, taxes • Three nights in the 4* Leonardo Hotel Berlin Mitte on a bed and breakfast basis • Welcome lunch • ‘Highlights of Berlin’ sightseeing tour by coach • Jewish Berlin walking tour • Pre-performance dinner in hotel • Category 1 tickets to performacne by the Berlin Philharmonics in the Philharmonie • Free time for independent sightseeing • Private coach and guide assistance for all transfers and excursions

Itinerary

Day 1

Your tour will start with a morning flight to Berlin. Flying with Aer Lingus, flight departs Dublin at 07:10 and arrives into Berlin airport at 10:25.  (please note that flight times are subject to change at airline’s discretion) 
 
On arrival in Berlin, meet your local guide for private coach transfer to the 4* Leonardo Hotel Berlin Mitte where you are booked for three-nights on a bed & breakfast basis.    
 
Your hotel: The 4* Leonardo Hotel Berlin Mitte 
 
The 4* Leonardo Hotel Berlin Mitte is located in the heart of Berlin,100 m from Friedrichstraße Train Station. Leonardo Hotel Berlin Mitte offers free WiFi and a unique property design by Philippe Starck. Part of the YOO international design project, all rooms at Leonardo Hotel Berlin Mitte are airconditioned and feature a flat-screen TV as well as a private bathroom. Some rooms also feature a balcony with views of central Berlin. At Leonardo Hotel Berlin Mitte you will find a fitness centre. It also offers meeting facilities and luggage storage. The hotel is 30 m from the Friedrichstadtpalast Theatre and within a 5-minute walk of many of Berlin's nicest shops and restaurants. Leonardo Hotel Berlin Mitte is 800 m from The Brandenburg Gate, 900 m from the Natural History Museum and 900 m from the German Historical Museum. Excellent bus, underground train and city train connections are also available from Friedrichstraße. Mitte is a great choice for travellers interested in history, museums and architecture.  
 
Relax over lunch before your afternoon city tour. 
  
After lunch, meet your local guide and depart for your “Highlights of Berlin City” tour. See the city sights including Charlottenburg Palace, Checkpoint Charlie, the Branderburg Gate, Unter den Linden, Potdamer Platz and the Reichstag Building.   
 
Evening at leisure. 

Day 2

Morning and afternoon at leisure.

In the evening, meet your fellow traveller for a three-course pre-performance dinner in the hotel restaurant and afterwards transfer by private coach to the Philharmonie for concert performance.

 

 

Berliner Philharmoniker

Sir Simon Rattle conductor

Richard Strauss Concerto for Oboe and Small Orchestra in D major, o. op. 144

Ludwig van Beethoven Christus am Ölberge (Christ on the Mount of Olives), Oratorio, op. 85

Jonathan Kelly oboe

Iwona Sobotka soprano

Benjamin Bruns tenor

David Soar baritone

Rundfunkchor Berlin

Simon Halsey chorus master

(project subject to change at venues discretion)

Coach transfer back to hotel at the end of the evening

Day 3

Today, join your local guide for a 3-hour guided walking tour of Jewish Berlin.  
Jewish life in 'Scheunenviertel' This morning, visit the Jewish quarter in Berlin and learn about the city’s Jewish heritage from the 17th century to today. Learn about past and present Jewish life and see the New Synagogue, one of Berlin’s most significant Jewish landmarks (from exterior as the Synagogue has announced it is closed for renovations until April 2018). See landmark sites like the “Block of Women” Memorial, the Old Jewish Cemetery, the New Synagogue and much more. Visit the Blindenwerkstatt Otto Weidt, a 1940s-era factory where workshop owner Otto Weidt protected his blind and deaf Jewish workers from persecution during the Holocaust. 
  
At the end of the evening, coach transfer back to your hotel.

Day 4

Coach transfer to airport for return flight.  Flight departs Berlin at 11:05 and arrives Dublin 12:30 (please note that flight times are subject to change at airline’s discretion).   

Flight and tour timings are subject to change at the airlines discretion.

  Cost per person: €0pp
  Number of nights: 3
  Dates available: 06 March 2020

Single Supplement €133

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