About the tour: Peenemünde, the Baltic Coast & Wartime Berlin

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

9 days from £979 pp

Departure Dates

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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.
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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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
Peenemunde Museum
Peenemunde Museum

Included Highlights

  • Peenemunde
  • Peenemunde Museum

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
Rügen Island
Rügen Island

Included Highlights

  • Rügen Island
  • Visitors Centre

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
Berlin
Berlin

Included Highlights

  • Berlin
  • Holocaust Memorial
  • Hitlers Bunker

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 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
Holocaust Memorial
Holocaust Memorial

Included Highlights

  • Berlin War Cemetery
  • Holocaust Memorial
  • 'Gleis 17'
  • Bebelplatz
  • German Historical Museum
  • Memorial to Stauffenberg
  • CecilienHof

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

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Return home

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Travel Insurance from £35.00 (9 days) (includes insurance premium tax, prices per person). Single Room Supplement from £239.00 (9 days).

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 Baltic coast where the Germany rocket development programme began to build the ‘Vengeance’ weapons in WW2. We see the superb Peenemunde museum, look around the area where the camps and worksites were, take a guided tour of the V-weapon launch sites (now part of a nature reserve and normally closed to public access). We also visit the graves of those killed in the bombing of this area.

  • Included meals: Breakfast
Peenemunde Museum
Peenemunde Museum

Included Highlights

  • Peenemunde V-Weapons Site
  • Peenemunde V-1 Weapons Site
  • Peenemunde Cemetery
  • Peenemunde Museum
  • Peenemunde V-1 Launch Ramp

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
Prora: Strength Through Joy Complex
Prora: Strength Through Joy Complex

Included Highlights

  • Prora: Baltic Coast
  • Prora: Strength Through Joy Complex
  • Prora: Main Buildings

We travel down to Ravensbrück Concentration Camp to look at the story of the Holocaust. This was the only women's camp, and was where British SOE agents were taken, including Violette Szabo GC, who was murdered here in 1945. We see the Visitor's Centre, the museum, and take time to visit the site of the camp. From here we travel to Berlin, where we look at the Holocaust in the city seeing the memorial to the Jews who were deported to camps, at Gleis 17, and then the Holocaust Memorial near the Brandenburg Gate. We then continue to our hotel in Berlin for three nights.

  • Included meals: Breakfast
Holocaust Memorial
Holocaust Memorial

Included Highlights

  • Holocaust Memorial
  • Gleis 17
  • Ravensbruck Concentration Camp, Main Gate
  • Ravensbruck Concentration Camp

Today we visit Zossen-Wünsdorf, the massive German Army headquarters south of Berlin. Here we see unique ‘rocket-shaped’ air raid shelters, get a guided tour of the underground 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. We then travel to Seelow to look at the fighting on the Seelow Heights in 1945, visiting the Russian Memorial and the area where the Soviet attacks were made.

  • Included meals: Breakfast
Zossen-Wünsdorf
Zossen-Wünsdorf

Included Highlights

  • Seelow Soviet Memorial
  • Zossen-Wünsdorf

This morning we take a short walking tour in central Berlin, seeing signs of the street fighting in 1945, the key sites here on the Unter den Linden, and the Babelplatz where the Nazi book-burning took place in 1936. Lunchtime in the Alexanderplatz area, and in the afternoon we visit the site of the Luftwaffe Headquarters, visit the Topography of Terror looking at the crimes of the Nazi Regiment, see the Anhalter Bahnhof area, once the largest railway station in Europe, and then take time to look at the fighting in 1945 around the Reichstag and Tiergarten, including the Russian Memorial.

  • Included meals: Breakfast
Luftwaffe HQ, Berlin
Luftwaffe HQ, Berlin

Included Highlights

  • The Reichstag
  • Topography of Terror
  • Victory Column, Berlin
  • Berlin Battle Damage
  • Luftwaffe HQ, Berlin
  • Anhalter Bahnhof

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

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Travel Insurance from £35.00 (9 days) (includes insurance premium tax, prices per person). Single Room Supplement from £239.00 (9 days).

Peenemünde, the Baltic Coast & Wartime Berlin 9 days from £979pp

Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
01709 787 463

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 three nights at the 4-star Mercure Hotel Greifswald am Gorzberg, located in the south of Greifswald followed by three nights in Berlin at the Vienna House Easy Berlin or City Hotel Berlin East, or similar.

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

Travel Options

Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.
Can I pre-book my coach seat?

Front row seats can be reserved for £15pp (up to 6 days' duration), £24pp (7 & 8 days' duration), £26pp (9, 10 and 11 days' duration) and £30pp (12 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 £8pp (up to 6 days duration), £15pp (7 & 8 days duration), £18pp (9, 10 and 11 days' duration) and £22pp (12 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.

When it comes to getting you to your destination, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from.

Silver Service, refreshments

Silver Service Features

  • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
  • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
  • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
  • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
  • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
  • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
  • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
  • Onboard toilet

Silver Service Seating Plan

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    *Please note pickups 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 £39.50 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.

    On Single Traveller holidays and coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point. If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining points we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer vehicle, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. The cost is from £40 per booking each way for up to four people per booking.

    If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge – please enquire at the time of booking.

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