Berlin Opera & Historical Delights

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Berlin is a dynamic and cosmopolitan city and is ranked as one of Europe’s mostexciting 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 performance at the Deutsche Oper. You will see the best of Berlin on a city tour and visit Potdam and the historic Cecilienhof Palace, the last palace built by the Hohenzollern dynasty and where in 1945 the Potsdam Conference between the victorious Allies of World War II took place. In your free time, enjoy the many museums on offer, do some shopping or simply relax and enjoy a coffee at one of Berlin’s many cafés.

Inclusions

• Return flight from Dublin with Aer Lingus

• Airline taxes and charges

• Three nights in the four-star Leonardo Hotel Berlin Mitte with breakfast

• Half-day ‘Highlights of Berlin’ sightseeing tour • Guided tour to Potsdam and Cecilienhof Palace, with lunch

• Pre-opera dinner in your hotel

• Evening transfer with guide assistance to the Deutsche Oper Berlin for performance of Mozart’s The Magic Flute.

• 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 06:45 and arrives into Berlin airport at 10:05. (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 you are booked for three-nights on a bed & breakfast basis.

This afternoon, join your local guide for your Highlights of Berlin city tour of Berlin. See the city sights including Charlottenburg Palace, Checkpoint Charlie, the Branderburg Gate, Unter den Linden, Potdamer Platz and the Reichstag Building.

This evening is at your leisure. Perhaps try dinner in your hotel or sample one of Berlin’s many local restaurants. .

 

Day 2

Enjoy the morning and afternoon at leisure before attending the highlight of your stay in berlin – a performance of Mozart’s The Magic Flute in the Deutsche Oper.

In the evening, meet your local guide for private coach transfer tothe Deutsche Oper for the evening performance of Mozart’s The Magic Flute (seats located in the stalls in Row 8 and 9).

Seat locations Row 8, 11-20 and Row 9, 12-23

Mozart’s The Magic Flute

  • Opera in two acts
  • Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder First performed on 30. September, 1791 in Vienna
  • Premiered at the Deutsche Oper Berlin on 24. September, 1991
  • In German with German and English surtitles
  • 3 hrs / 1 interval
  • Performance Start Time: 19:30

At the end of the evening, coach transfer back to your hotel.

Day 3

Today, meet your local guide for today’s excursion to Potsdam and the Cecilienhof Palace, where the Potsdam Conference was held at the end of World War II.

Potsdam is the capital of Brandenburg state, located on the Havel River only 24 km (15 mi) southwest of Berlin city. In the 17th century, Elector Friedrich Wilhelm of Brandenburg made it his second residence, and Friedrich II (Frederick the Great) built many of the marvelous palaces which visitors flock to today. Perfect for a day-trip from Berlin, there's plenty to enjoy, from the relaxing scenery of gorgeous parks surrounding peaceful lakes, to magnificent castles, the infamous 'spy bridge' or film studio and theme park Babelsberg, the German Hollywood of the 1920s. Potsdam's fairy-tale landscapes look like a blessing from nature, but are the result of hundreds of years of human endeavour. As you explore Potsdam, a city with UNESCO World Heritage status, learn about its colorful history from your knowledgeable guide. Lunch is included in today’s tour.

Enjoy a guided tour of the mock-16th century palace of Cecilienhof, where history was made in the summer of 1945.

After the end of hostilities in Europe, representatives of the three main allies of World War II met here for top-level discussions on the restructuring of Europe and the future of Germany. Conference participants were the heads of state of the United States, the Soviet Union, and Great Britain – Harry S. Truman, Joseph Stalin, and Winston Churchill (who was replaced by his successor Clement Attlee). The results of the conference officially known as the Three Powers Conference of Berlin were recorded in the Potsdam Agreement and the Potsdam Declaration. A wealth of historical photographs and information convey a vivid impression of events at the conference from July 17 to August 2, 1945. The exhibition also examines the historical context, from Hitler’s rise to the devastating war and its end in the Pacific; it was from Potsdam that Truman gave the green light to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

At the conclusion of your tour of Potsdam, you'll be driven back via coach to your hotel.

Day 4

Today, you have the morning and afternoon free for last minute sightseeing or shopping.

In the early evening, meet your local guide for coach transfer to airport for return flight. Flight departs Berlin at 21:50 and arrives Dublin 23:15 (please note that flight times are subject to change at airline’s discretion)

Accommodation

The 4* Leonardo Hotel Berlin Mitte

Address: Bertolt Brecht Platz 4, Mitte, 10117 Berlin, Germany

The 4* Leonardo Hotel Berlin Mitte is located in the heart of Berlin,100 m fromFriedrichstraße 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 air-conditioned 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 willfind 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 and900 m from the German Historical Museum. Excellent bus, underground train and city train connections are also available from Friedrichstraße. Mitte is a greatchoice for travellers interested in history, museums and architecture

Extra Information

  • Price is inclusive of one piece of hand luggage. Checked in luggage is extra according to airline fees at time of booking. Please advise at the time of booking should you wish to check-in a bag.
  •  Single supplement €129.
  •  A non-refundable / non transferable deposit of €250.00 per person is required at time of booking (by debit card, cheque or credit card)
  •  Balance is due 8 weeks prior to departure.
  •  Minimum numbers required to travel or deposit refunded.
  •  Prices, flight times & listed itinerary are subject to change
  •  IFC Booking terms and conditions apply Flight and tour timings are subject to change.

  Cost per person: €799pp
  Number of nights: 3
  Dates available: 07 July 2017

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