Explore one of Europe’s most influential centers of politics, culture,
science and art. Visit the Brandenburg Gate, which served as the gate to East
Berlin until 1989. See Rathaus Schoneberg, where John F. Kennedy made his famous
speech, “Ich bin ein Berliner.” Journey to The Museum Island, a UNESCO World
Heritage Site with more than 150 museums. Or simply spend time in the city,
peeking into trendy boutiques, art studios, cafés and gourmet restaurants in
this UNESCO City of Design.
Available only with the Air Inclusive
Depart the U.S.
The particulars of your arrival overseas are detailed with your flight
itinerary and airline tickets.
Day 2 - Arrive in Berlin / Begin your Trip Extension
Upon arrival at Berlin Tegel airport, Germany,
claim your luggage and clear customs. If your luggage is lost, fill out a PIR
form before leaving the customs area: VBT representatives are not allowed into
the customs area. Make certain your VBT luggage tags are affixed to your bag so
that your VBT representative can identify you. After exiting customs, enter the
arrival hall and look for your VBT representative, who will be holding a VBT
sign. The VBT representative helps you transfer (approximately one hour) to
your centrally located hotel in Berlin.
At this time, please verify with your airport representative the time of your
return transfer to the airport at the end of your Berlin extension. Our transfer company is Bero
Berlin – Eurolimousine, tel. +49 30 456 11 11
from outside of Germany
or 030 456 11 11 from within the country.
If you arrive early, your hotel room may not be available
until 2:00 pm. You may store your luggage with the front desk. You are
free to do as you wish today. Later tonight, our local representative is
available at the hotel to answer questions and give inside tips on what to do
Day 3 - Independent exploration of Berlin
Discover this amazing capital of culture and art. An
optional walking city tour will be available. This 2½-hour program may be
booked with your VBT representative upon arrival in Berlin (it may not be booked in advance of
travel). The approximate price is 25 euros ($32 USD) per person (with a minimum
of two people required) and includes the services of our local English-speaking
guide. We will pass through Berlin's
historical heart, walk toward the famous Museum
Island (a UNESCO World Heritage Site),
and see Germany's
Parliament House and the Reichstag, then pass through the Holocaust Memorial
Area. Past the New Potsdam Square,
we'll stop at the Topography of Terror to see an original piece of the Berlin
Wall. The tour ends at the legendary Checkpoint Charlie. You may then wish to
continue on your own to the nearby Jewish Museum, or return to the hotel and
take a riverboat tour, which departs twice daily from a spot near the hotel.
Day 4 - Independent exploration of Berlin
Continue to discover this amazing capital of culture. You
may wish to take one of the hop-on-hop-off bus tours. There are several
companies offering these tours; your VBT representative will give you more information.
Day 5 - Independent exploration of Berlin / Join VBT Air Package guests
This morning, verify your scheduled transfer time on the
“Transfer Reminder” which you received from your VBT representative upon
arrival at the Berlin
airport. Transfer from your hotel to the Berlin
airport for your flight to Frankfurt.
Note: For guests with early-morning departures, breakfast at
the hotel may not be available. Please check with the front desk to verify the
times that breakfast is served.
Upon arrival at the Frankfurt
airport, claim your luggage. If your luggage is lost, fill
out a PIR form before leaving the customs area—VBT representatives are not
allowed into the customs area. Make certain your VBT luggage tags are affixed
to your bag so that your VBT representative can identify you. After exiting
customs, enter the arrival hall and look for your VBT representative, who will
be holding a VBT sign. The representative helps you transfer via taxi or
minibus (approximately 90 minutes) to your hotel in Koblenz. If you cannot find the VBT
representative, or if you've been delayed,
please go to the airport Meeting Point and wait there for a few minutes. If
nobody arrives, you may wish to telephone the transportation company, Garske
Touristik, at 0261 92 24 727.
Your hotel room may not be available until 2:00 pm. You may
store your luggage with the front desk if you arrive before that time. At
4:00 pm, our local guide will meet you in the hotel lobby for a 1.5-hour
walking tour around the historic Old Town of Koblenz. It will be about a
15-minute walk before we begin the tour, so we recommend you leave the hotel
with everything you'll need to have dinner on your own in the Old Town
once our tour has ended.