||November & December 2017
||Flight Times TBA
Details are for guidance only and are subject to change
Travel in December for Christmas Markets
Introduction to The Berlin Insider Tour
What is an insider tour?
It’s more than just a name – our information is dynamic engaging and far beyond the pedestrian. You’ll get insight into what it’s like living in the New Berlin where East and West know no boundaries.
With the Insider Walking Tour we begin our adventure in the heart of Cold War west Berlin’s showcase of capitalism with the looming bombed out spire of the Memorial Church before us. Stroll into the history of the Teutonic Knights and Prussian Kings, through the Royal Hunting Grounds and stand before the Victory Column – marking the birth of the German nation and Europe as we know it today – unbridled Prussian military arrogance at its best!
Then follow the route of the Soviet attack up to the final battle ground of the Reichstag Parliament – crowned with Norman Foster’s glass dome, and by the futuristically charged Government Quarter and Federal Chancellory … then comes the East!
Pass over the line of the Death Strip, under the Brandenburg Gate, by the Holocaust Memorial, Hitler’s Bunker, Checkpoint Charlie, and finish with an account of the momentous events which led to the fall of the Wall while standing amongst the heart of the East German Government Quarter and the New Berlin.
Day 1: Fly Dublin to Berlin and transfer to your hotel. Rest of day at leisure.
Day 2: Morning Insider Tour of Berlin. The tour ends in the city centre, leaving the rest of the day at leisure in the city.
Day 3: Day at leisure.
Day 4: Collection from hotel and transfer to the airport. Return flight to Dublin.
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- Flight Dublin to Berlin as outlined above
- Airport transfer to your hotel
- 3 nights accommodation in the 4 star Leonardo Hotel Berlin Mitte
- Buffet breakfast each morning
- Insiders walking tour of Berlin
- Return transfer from your hotel to airport
- Flight Berlin to Dublin
- Services of our representative for coach transfers and tour
- Taxes and charges of €130
- Berlin city tax included
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- Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
- Includes check-in of 1 standard bag per room
- City tax of €4 per room per night included
- Single room supplement €90 for the duration
- Non-refundable or transferable booking deposit €100 per person
- Full payment due on confirmation
- 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit card
- Optional Insurance €15 (conditions apply)
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4* Leonardo Hotel Berlin Mitte
Located in the center of Berlin, where the world-famous Friedrichstraße meets the River Spree, the new design Hotel Berlin Mitte welcomes you for a shopping trip as well as a cultural journey! The ideal location of the hotel Friedrichstrasse offers easy access to the main city attractions at walking distance:
- the Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden and Potsdamer Platz;
- the famous Friedrichstadt-Palast, Admiralspalast and the Berlin Ensemble theatre for nightly entertainment;
- shopping stores like Galeries Lafayette, Dussmann and Mercedes Benz Gallery
- companies such as Ernst & Young and Charité.
This design hotel Berlin is characterized by a ten-storey construction made of glass and metal designed by Philippe Starck & yoo berlin. The configuration was made by Eike Becker Architekten. The interior design is a contemporary style offering 309 rooms and providing free Wi-Fi, a luxurious business lounge for events (100 sq m) as well as a wellness area with sauna and gym. The cozy “Circus” bar is the best place to end your day.
The “Friedrichstraße” station is about 200 m from the hotel and offers direct connections to the railway, underground, tram, and city bus from which you can access any area of the city.
- Air conditioning in all areas
- 309 rooms & suites
- 2 atriums
- 24h reception
- Pets allowed (at additional charge)
- Disabled-friendly rooms
- Non-smoking rooms
- Fitness area
- Sauna: 3 pm – 9 pm
- Fitness: 7 am – 11 pm
- Sauna & relaxation room
- Concierce Service
- 24h room service
- Shoeshine machine
- Laundry & ironing service
- Wake up service
- Luggage service
- Bike Rental
- Meeting rooms
- Business center
- Fax & copy service
Just wanted to let you know that we had a really enjoyable experience in Berlin -21-24th Nov.
Hotel was excellent, breakfasts were memorable experiences and the guides superb.
Want to particularly mention Nick, the guide on our half day tour.
What a character- his knowledge of Berlin and its history was unparalleled but it was his enthusiasm, intelligence wit and turn of phrase that had all the group rivetted to his every word. It was a memorable day, he spoke almost non stop for more than 4 hours and covered every possible angle on the city’s history while entertaining us with all sorts of asides and anecdotes. What a guy, please pass on our regards to him when u are next in contact.
Martin and Mary ~ Nov 2016
The 4 of us really enjoyed the trip.
Hotel accommodation, transfers, food and especially the walking tour guide, Jamie, were excellent.
– Emily, Berlin Insiders Tour
Just a quick note to say the Insiders Tour to Berlin last week was wonderful. The guide Jamie was so pleasant and informative. We really enjoyed the trip.
Hopefully we will get away again in the not too distant future.
– Helen, Berlin Insiders Tour
The Berlin city break has left a lasting impression of culture and satisfaction that is rare in my foreign experience. The hotel was the most centrally convenient of all my trips abroad. The guides were superb. The guide who accompanied our transfer to the Park Inn hotel was superb, as were the two young Cork men who walked us about the following day. I got lucky too. Finding a Christmas concert in the Dom the first night……hearing the pianist in the hotel the three nights. No travel company could guarantee these added delights.
My thanks for everything.
Gerald O’Carroll, historian. – Dec 2014