Since the wall came down in 1989 Berlin has regained its rightful role as the capital of a united Germany. In the years since then, there has been no shortage of investment to invigorate the whole city into the vibrant cultural hub it is today. As the site of such significant historical events, Berlin is inundated with restored monuments and buildings like the Brandenburg Gate, with many world class museums such as the one at Check Point Charlie.
With a varied and fascinating history spanning the entire 20th century, Berlin will provide an absorbing journey for history students. But with so much more to offer groups of all disciplines, with its art, theatre, and music, it is no wonder that Berlin has become a top destination for youth groups.
Travelling by coach to Berlin can take up to 14 hours from Calais, depending on the frequency and duration of stops. This is possible with two drivers if you live within easy reach of Dover. Those living further away will need to perhaps travel through the night or allow for overnight stops at both ends of their itinerary.
Others may choose to fly or take the train and we can arrange flights, transfers and public transport tickets as required.
A typical itinerary might look like this:
Travel to Berlin
A guided tour of the city taking in major sites of 20th century history, the traditional landmarks and possibly a guided walk at the more interesting sites. A guided tour of Templerhof Airport and a visit to the Reichstag Dome are equally fascinating.
A visit to Potsdam and the Wannsee. Potsdam has the history and tradition of the Sans Souci Palace and the 20th century history of the Glenicke Bridge and the World War II peace conference. The Wannsee is the leisure park between Potsdam and Berlin.
A day to consider some of the horrors of WW11 with a visit to Wannsee House where the fate of the Jewish people was decided. Followed by a visit to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp.
Depart for home.
Visits And Excursions
Each group will have its own special interests to add to our introductory itinerary or to replace it completely. Take a look at our suggestions below to get some ideas. We would be happy to chat to you about further options.