The Fall of the Berlin Wall - 30th Anniversary


7 days from £699pp

About the tour: The Fall of the Berlin Wall - 30th Anniversary


Tour Introduction

November 2019 will mark 30 years since the Berlin Wall came down, marking an end to the Cold War. To commemorate this monumental moment in world history, join us as we head to Berlin and attend the anniversary events in and around the city. We will also include tours of landmarks and iconic sights and important areas of the Cold War found throughout Berlin, including the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag area. As our tour takes us through Armistice Day, we will pause on the 11th November to honour the fallen in a small remembrance service at the Berlin War Cemetery.

Tour Includes


  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Travel by Executive coach
  • Convenient joining points
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Local departure by coach, then to Belgium for an overnight stay.

Day 2 - Hötensleben

Today, we continue our journey towards Berlin, visiting a preserved section of the old Inner German Border (IGB) at Hötensleben en-route.

Here we see the wall, tank traps and watch towers, just as they were during the Cold War.

We then continue to Berlin where we will stay for four nights.

Included meals: Breakfast

Hotensleben

The Inner German Border at Hötensleben (2)

Key Visits

  • The Inner German Border at Hötensleben

Day 3 - Anniversary Commemorations

Today marks the 30th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

We will attend special events taking place in and around the city – this may also include night time events.

Included meals: Breakfast

Berlin Wall

Anniversary Commemorations around Berlin (2)

Key Visits

  • Anniversary Commemorations around Berlin

Day 4 - Berlin

Today we travel back into Berlin to look at some of the key sites connected with the Cold War in the city, including the preserved Berlin Wall at Bernauerstrasse.

We will visit Checkpoint Charlie, where the Cold War almost went hot, see a section of the wall at Westside Gallery, as well as visits to the Brandenberg Gate and Reichstag areas.

Included meals: Breakfast

Checkpoint Charlie

Checkpoint Charlie (4)

Key Visits

  • Bernauerstrasse
  • Westside Gallery
  • Brandenburg Gate
  • The Reichstag
  • Checkpoint Charlie

Day 5 - Remembrance Service and the Bridge of Spies

As today is 11th November, we will hold a short service of Remembrance in Berlin War Cemetery in the morning, and then travel to Potsdam for the lunch period.

In the afternoon we will see the Glienicke Bridge, made famous by the film ‘The Bridge of Spies’, the Olympic Stadium and look at Cold War sites around the Berlin TV Tower.

Included meals: Breakfast

Berlin

TV Tower (2)

Key Visits

  • Bridge of Spies
  • TV Tower
  • Olympic Stadium
  • Berlin War Cemetery

Day 6

To Belgium for an overnight stay.

Included meals: Breakfast

Day 7

Return home.

Included meals: Breakfast

Please Note: Entrance fees to museums and places of interest are at extra cost.

Specialist Battlefield Guides

All of Leger’s battlefield tours are accompanied by specialist guides. Their individual in-depth knowledge of warfare will be informative, as well as enhance your overall experience, as they recreate a fascinating perception of the history and factual events of each battle. Discover the actual catalysts for war, the strategies employed and the final, inevitable outcomes, as well as experiencing the emotional human side of the front line.

Please note: On certain tours, you may get tour guides other that the ones listed below.

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Hotel

You will stay for four nights at a minimum 3-star hotel in the Berlin area. The hotel will have a bar and all bedrooms will have a T.V. and telephone. Overnight stays in Belgium will be in city-style hotels.

Vienna House Easy Berlin

Hotel Features

  • Bar
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

Room Features

  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • TV

Travel Options

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.

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

Silver Service Coach

Silver Service, refreshments
Silver Service, lounge
Silver Service, entertainment

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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Travel Extras

With an overnight stay, a Door-to-Door pick up or the option to meet us at the interchange, our travel extras allow you to create a travel experience to suit your needs...

Stay overnight near Dover

Why not go the night before your tour for a relaxing start?

You can park for FREE for up to seven days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £38 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, 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

Join coach at Interchange

Join your tour coach at the interchange.

On most tours 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 tours to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

Door-to-Door service

On Battlefield tours 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 just £30 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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