Downfall in Berlin by Air

About the tour: Downfall in Berlin by Air

Tour Introduction

Brilliantly portrayed in the film ‘Downfall’, this World War Two battlefield tour looks at the true story of the last months of the war and the end of Hitler and the Nazi Regime in 1945. One of our knowledgeable Specialist Battlefield Guides and a visit to a reconstruction of Hitler’s bunker in an air raid shelter at the Anhalter Bahnhof, will certainly bring history to life. As will visits to Ravensbrück Concentration Camp, Wehrmacht Headquarters Bunkers and the Russian Museum at Karlshorst, where the final surrender of the WW2 took place on 8th May 1945.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Historical Guide
  • Historical visits as described
  • Return flights to Berlin with hand luggage allowance
  • Airport transfers in Germany
  • Air-conditioned coach travel
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Once you have booked your battlefield tour either online, or by telephone (01709 385 624), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can -

  1. Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
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  3. Send payments via cheque.
  4. Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Berlin and transfer to our hotel for four nights.

Day 2 - Battle for the Reichstag; Ravensbrück Concentration Camp

We start today by looking at the last weeks of the Third Reich and see where Hitler’s Bunker was. We look at the story behind those final days and see a reconstruction of the bunker in an air raid shelter at the Anhalter Bahnhof. We look at the Battle for the Reichstag in April 1945, following the Russian Advance, and after lunch, travel to the Ravensbrück Concentration Camp. This was a woman’s camp and many British SOE agents died here, including Violette Szabo GC, of ‘Carve Her Name With Pride’ fame.

Included meals: Breakfast

The Reichstag

The Reichstag (4)

Key Visits

  • The Reichstag
  • Hitler's Bunker
  • Ravensbrück Concentration Camp
  • Ravensbrück Concentration Camp, Main Gate

Day 3 - Wehrmacht Headquarters Bunkers; Battle of the Halbe Pocket

We travel out of Berlin to Zossen-Wünsdorf and visit the Wehrmacht Headquarters Bunkers, taking a guided tour and seeing the garrison museum and rocket-shaped air raid shelters. There is also a book village, here with time to explore. After lunch we examine the Battle of the Halbe Pocket, seeing the German War Cemetery, the Russian Graves and Tank Memorials, and the area of the fighting in Halbe itself.

Included meals: Breakfast

Halbe Russian Cemetery

Halbe Russian Cemetery (4)

Key Visits

  • Zossen-Wünsdorf
  • Halbe Russian Cemetery
  • Halbe German Cemetery

Day 4 - Treptower; Seelow Heights

This morning we visit the Russian Museum at Karlshorst, where the final surrender of the Second World War took place on 8th May 1945. We see the huge Russian Cemetery and Memorial at Treptower before going east of Berlin to the Seelow Heights, seeing where the final battles on the Eastern Front took place in April 1945: here we see the Seelow Museum, Soviet Memorial and visit the battlefield around the town.

Included meals: Breakfast

Treptower Park Russian Memorial

Treptower Park Russian Memorial (5)

Key Visits

  • Treptower Park
  • Treptower Park Russian Memorial
  • Seelow Soviet Memorial
  • Karlshorst Museum

Day 5

Transfer to airport for your return flight to the UK.

Included meals: Breakfast

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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You will stay for four nights at the Vienna House Easy Hotel in Berlin. 

Vienna House Easy Berlin

About the hotel

The hotel is situated within walking distance of the nearest station, with excellent connections to the heart of the city.

Hotel Features

  • Bar
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Fully Health and Safety Compliant
  • Guest Lounge
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

Room Features

  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Smoke Detectors in Every Room
  • 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.

Travel Extras

With an overnight stay 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.

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Call our friendly advisors on: 01709 385 624