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 Royal Berlin 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 Royal Hotel Berlin 
The 4-star hotel Leonardo Royal Hotel is located in Berlin's Mitte district and is just a 15-minute walk from Alexanderplatz, the pulsating district of Berlin that boasts boutiques, clubs and trendy restaurants. The hotel is located in close proximity to excellent transport connections and fast and easy access to numerous city sights. The Art Deco style of the lobby was preserved during the refurbishment of the hotel. The hotel offers 346 rooms and a spaciously designed restaurant “Vitruv” and lounge bar “Leo90”, with emphasis on elegant design.  The modern wellness lounge on the top floor offers the opportunity for rest and relaxation - with a breathtaking view of the Television Tower. The premium location of the hotel is exceptional: Alexanderplatz, Potsdamer Platz, the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Cathedral are all easily accessible within minutes. 
 
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.

Accommodation

Your hotel: The 4*Leonardo Royal Hotel Berlin

The 4-star hotel Leonardo Royal Hotel is located in Berlin's Mitte district and is just a 15-minute walk fromAlexanderplatz, the pulsating district of Berlin that boasts boutiques, clubs and trendy restaurants. The hotel is located in close proximity to excellent transport connections and fast and easy access to numerous city sights. The Art Deco style of the lobby was preserved during the refurbishment of the hotel. The hotel offers 346 rooms and a spaciously designed restaurant “Vitruv” and lounge bar “Leo90”, with emphasis on elegant design. The modern wellness lounge on the top floor offers the opportunity for rest and relaxation - with a breathtaking view of the Television Tower. The premium location of the hotel is exceptional: Alexanderplatz, Potsdamer Platz, the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Cathedral are all easily accessible within minutes.


  Cost per person: €759pp
  Number of nights: 3
  Dates available: 06 March 2020

Single Supplement €133

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