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Activity Level: Easy  |  Daily Mileage: 15 – 35 mi  |  Daily Biking: 2 – 4 hr
Air package plus
12 days from only
$4695
Price includes roundtrip airfare.
Land only
8 days from only
$3395
Pre-trip Extension:
Munich · 3 nights $445

Post-trip Extension:
Berlin · 3 nights $545
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Post-Trip Extension - Berlin

3 nights for only $545

  • Three nights at Art’Otel Berlin Mitte
  • Train between Berlin and Frankfurt
  • Daily breakfast
  • City Information
  • Airport and train station transfers
Berlin toursExplore 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 Package.

Single supplement: $185


Day 1 - Independent exploration of Berlin

This morning, transfer to Frankfurt's railway station and take the Intercity Express (ICE), the German high speed train, to Berlin (approximately 4 hours 15 minutes). We recommend that you buy a picnic lunch to eat on the way.

When you reach Berlin's HBF station, a VBT representative meets you and helps you transfer (approximately 20 minutes) to your centrally located hotel. Our transfer company is Bero Berlin – Eurolimousine. Telephone: +49 30 456 11 11 from outside of Germany or 030 456 11 11 from within the country.

VBT provides you with City Information in your Final Travel Booklet that includes recommendations on what to see and do in Berlin. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city independently. Meals are on your own.

Later in the day, VBT's local representative is available at the hotel to answer your questions and recommend some activities for the rest of your stay. Your Trip Leaders will have already provided you with a “Transfer Reminder.” Keep this handy so you'll know when your airport taxi will pick you up on the last day of your extension.

Day 2 - 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 (about $32 USD) per person (with a minimum of 2 people required), and includes the services of our local English-speaking guide. We will pass through Berlin's historical heart, walk towards the famous Museum Island (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), 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 departing twice daily from a spot near the hotel. 

Day 3 - Independent exploration of Berlin

Continue your independent exploration of Berlin. You may wish to take one of the hop-on-hop-off bus tours. There are several companies offering these tours, and your VBT representative will give you more information upon arrival.

Day 4 - Berlin Extension concludes / Depart for home

After breakfast*, transfer to the airport for your flight home. Please be sure that you are waiting at the designated transfer time and location. VBT recommends that you check your transfer time in your “Transfer Reminder.” The transfer is prearranged by VBT and is prepaid.

Important: VBT transfer times and departure points are finalized in advance and cannot be modified for individual guests.

*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.

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