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 your VBT representative will meet you in the
hotel and transfer with you to Berlin's HBF station (approximately 20 minutes)
and assist you in taking the Intercity Express (ICE), the German high speed
train, to Frankfurt (approximately 4
hours 15 minutes). We recommend that you buy a picnic lunch to eat on the
Upon arrival at the Frankfurt station you will be met by a
VBT representative. Make certain your VBT luggage tags are affixed to your bag
so that your VBT representative can identify you. The representative helps you
transfer via taxi or minibus (approximately 90 minutes) to your hotel in
Koblenz. Our transportation company is Garske Touristik, telephone 0261 92 24
At 4:30 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.