Peenemunde, the Baltic Coast & Wartime Berlin

9 days from £819pp.


Peenemunde Museum

Visit: Peenemunde Museum, Battlefields

This new tour looks at an area in the heart of what was Nazi Germany, visiting the Baltic Coast where members of the National Socialist Party could go on holiday and where Nazi Scientists developed the many rockets weapons used against Britain. In Berlin we visit some locations connected with Hitler and the Nazis, and travel outside the city to the site of the Germany Army Headquarters at Vossen- Wünsdorf. A fascinating insight into one of the key aspects of the Second World War.

    Entrance fees to museums & places of interest (extra cost)

    Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Holland for an overnight stay.

    We travel across western Germany to the Baltic coast to our hotel in Greifswald for three nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    We start at Peenemunde, an island on the coast here where the Germany rocket development programme began to build the ‘Vengeance’ weapons. We see the superb Peenemunde museum, look around the area where the camps and worksites were, visit the graves of those killed in the bombing of this area and look at the development of the V1 and V2 here.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    At Prora we go right onto the Baltic coast on the Rügen Island and look at the massive complex built between 1936 to 1939, so that ordinary Germans who were members of the National Socialist Party could go on holiday. Part of the Nazi ‘Strength Through Joy’ programme, there are eight huge identical buildings and they are classic examples of Nazi architecture from this period. A new visitors centre helps explain the story and the human cost behind such a project.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    We travel down into Berlin and start in the heart of Hitler’s Capital, at the site of the Hitler Bunker. We take time to visit the Holocaust Memorial and then look at the desperate struggle in 1945 for the Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag. We then travel to our Berlin hotel for three nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Today we visit Vossen-Wünsdorf, the massive German Army headquarters south of Berlin. Here we see unique ‘rocket shaped’ air raid shelters, get a guided tour of the headquarters site, visit the military museum and as Wünsdorf is also a ‘book town’, there will be time to explore this side of the site too.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Returning to Berlin we begin on the Unter Den Linden and see Bebelplatz where the book burning took place in 1936 before visiting the nearby German Historical Museum. We then look at the subject of opposition to the Nazi Regiment during WW2 and see the memorial to Stauffenberg at the Benderblock, also visiting the museum. After lunch we then see Berlin War Cemetery and in Potsdam we visit the Cecilienhof, a palace built for Germany’s last Kaiser and was where the Potsdam Conference took place in 1945. We end the day at Gleis 17, a railway station where Jews were deported from Berlin, now a Holocaust Memorial.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    We leave Berlin and travel to Belgium for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    At a Glance

    Tour Overview

    • 8 nights’ hotel with continental breakfast
    • Specialist Battlefield Guide
    • Battlefield visits as described
    • Convenient local joining points
    • Travel by Silver Service coach

    Included Excursions

    Optional Excursions

    • Entrance fees to museums & places of interest (extra cost)

    Notes


     

    Single Room Supplement from £179.00 (9 days).

    Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
    Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
    We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Accommodation

    You will stay for three nights at the 4-star Mercure Hotel Greifswald am Gorzberg, or similar, located in the south of Greifswald. The city centre is just a few miles away and can be reached by the bus which stops close to the hotel. The hotel has a restaurant and pub-style bar, perfect for relaxing after a day of sightseeing. You will then stay for three nights in Berlin at the City Hotel Berlin East.

    Overnight stays in Holland and Belgium will be in city style hotels. 



     

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

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      Hot and cold drinks are served on the main tour coaches. Prices are approximately 90p or 1 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by the driver. Drinks may also be served on the transfer coaches but this is not guaranteed.

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