Peenemunde, the Baltic Coast & Wartime Berlin

9 days from £869pp.


Peenemunde Museum

Visit: Peenemunde Museum, Battlefields

Holocaust Memorial

Visit: Holocaust Memorial, Battlefields

V1 at Peenemunde

Visit: V1 at Peenemunde, Battlefields

About the Tour

We travel to the heart of what was Nazi Germany in WW2 to the Baltic coast where members of the National Socialist Party could go on holiday at Prora, and further along the same coast at Peenemunde we see where the V-weapons were developed, visiting the excellent museum. Our itinerary also includes time in Berlin as well as a visit to Zossen-Wünsdorf which was the German Army Wehrmacht Headquarters where we explore tunnels and bunkers used in the Second World War.

Tour Includes


  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service coach
Dates & Prices

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
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  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

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Your Itinerary

    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
    Peenemunde Museum

    Peenemunde Museum

    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
    Rugen Island

    Rugen Island

    At Prora we go right onto the Baltic coast on the Rügen Island and look at the massive complex built between 1936 and 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, 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
    Berlin

    Berlin

    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
    Holocaust Memorial

    Holocaust Memorial

    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 the Berlin War Cemetery and in Potsdam we visit the Cecilienhof, a palace built for Germany’s last Kaiser and 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

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Battlefield visits as described

    Optional Excursions & Visits

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

    Notes


     

    Single Room Supplement from £189.00 (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, or similar.

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



     

    Holland

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    Nh Geldrop Hotel

    Nh Geldrop Hotel


    The 4 Star Nh Geldrop Hotel is located in beautiful Dutch heathlands close to the city of Eindhoven and major highway links. The hotels is next to the Strabrechtse Heide which is a 1500acre nature reserve which is popular with walkers, joggers and cyclists. The hotels facilities include gym, swimming pool*, air conditioning, Bureau de change, lounge, a bar, a restaurant and Wi-Fi/Internet access. All bedrooms feature Tea and Coffee making facilities, hairdryer, telephone, T.V with major channels, Wi-Fi/Internet access and en-suite bathroom. *The swimming pool can close without prior notice.

    • Swimming Pool
    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    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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    Travel Information

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £14pp (up to 6 days' duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days' duration) and £25pp (9 days' duration and over) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £17pp (9 days duration and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour, you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

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