About the tour: Berlin: From War to Peace

Join us on a fascinating tour looking at Berlin from the fighting in the city at the end of the Second World War in 1945 to the post-war ‘Peace’ which soon turned into a Cold War.

Tour Includes


  • 6 nights' accommodation with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Historical Guide
  • Battlefield visits as described
  • Please note entrance fees to museums and places of interest are at extra cost
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service coach

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Tour Itinerary

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

    To Hannover, where we visit the Luftwaffe Museum. Continue to Berlin for four nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    We visit ground east of the city where the Soviet offensive began in early 1945 and look at the fighting along the Seelow Heights, then see where the Soviets first crossed, visiting the T34 Tank Memorial. After lunch, we look at the defence of the fortress town of Kurstrin, then look at the crossing of the Oder River by Polish forces seeing the Polish Engineers Memorial and Polish War Cemetery.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    We look at the final battle for the city in April 1945 and follow the course of the battle on foot, with an easy walk from the Lustgarten via Museum Island to Friedrichstrasse. After lunch, we walk from Moltke Bridge to the Reichstag, looking at the final assault by Soviet troops, finishing in the Brandenburg Gate area.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    After the war, Berlin found itself at the heart of the Cold War. Today, we look at the story of the Berlin Wall in the Invalidenstrasse area, where we see an old Prussian Cemetery, the Berlin Wall Memorial Park at Bernauerstrasse and Check Point Charlie, as well as seeing the Topography of Terror. We then travel out via the Berlin Olympic Stadium to the Allied Museum.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    We visit the impressive Soviet Memorial in Treptower Park and see where the final surrender of WWII took place in May 1945 at Karlshorst. We continue to Belgium or Holland for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Prices are per person, based on two sharing.

    Extras: optional excursions; entrance fees to museums and places of interest; single room supplement £139; travel insurance from £44.95. 

    Accommodation

    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.

    You will stay for four nights in Berlin at the 4-star Park Inn by Radisson Alexanderplatz. The hotel has a restaurant, bar and lift and enjoys an excellent location.

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

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      *Please note joining points are subject to availability.

      Travel Extras

      Why not go the night before your tour for a relaxing start?

      You can park for FREE for up to nine days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £41.50 per person (Based on 2 sharing a twin/double room on a B&B basis, subject to availability. Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.) We’ll then collect you from the hotel on the day of departure and return you there at the end of your holiday.

      To book this package, please call the hotel on 01233 713333, select option 1, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your booking reference. If your holiday is longer than seven days you can pay for additional days’ parking. Ask one of our friendly reservations team for more details when you book your holiday

      On most holidays if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines. Excludes holidays to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

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