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Peenemunde, the Baltic Coast & Wartime Berlin


9 days from £819pp

About the tour: Peenemunde, the Baltic Coast & Wartime Berlin


On this tour we delve into the past and explore the history of Nazi Germany. We begin in Peenemunde, a small island located off the coast of Germany, where the rocket development programme began. We then travel to the Baltic coat at Prora and right onto the Rugen Island, to see where members of the National Socialist Party would go on holiday. Continuing through the country we head to Berlin, where we take an in-depth look at Hitler’s capital, visiting the Holocaust Memorial and taking a look at the 1945 struggle for Brandenburg Gate & Reichstag. We spend a day visiting the German Army headquarters in Zossen-Wunsdorf, before we head back to Berlin where we spend a final day revisiting the past.

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Tour Includes


  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service coach
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Holland for an overnight stay.

Day 2

We travel across western Germany to the Baltic coast to our hotel in Greifswald for three nights.

Included meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Peenemunde

We start at Peenemunde, an island on the coast here where the Germany rocket development programme began to build the ‘Vengeance’ weapons. We see the superb Peenemunde museum, look around the area where the camps and worksites were, visit the graves of those killed in the bombing of this area and look at the development of the V1 and V2 here.

Included meals: Breakfast

Peenemunde Museum

Peenemunde Museum (1)

Key Visits

  • Peenemunde
  • Peenemunde Museum

Day 4 - Prora - ‘Strength Through Joy’ programme

At Prora we go right onto the Baltic coast on the Rügen Island and look at the massive complex built between 1936 and 1939, so that ordinary Germans who were members of the National Socialist Party could go on holiday. Part of the Nazi ‘Strength Through Joy’ programme, there are eight huge identical buildings, classic examples of Nazi architecture from this period. A new visitors' centre helps explain the story and the human cost behind such a project.

Included meals: Breakfast

Rugen Island

Rugen Island (1)

Key Visits

  • Rugen Island
  • Visitors Centre

Day 5 - Hitler’s Capital

We travel down into Berlin and start in the heart of Hitler’s Capital, at the site of the Hitler Bunker. We take time to visit the Holocaust Memorial and then look at the desperate struggle in 1945 for the Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag. We then travel to our Berlin hotel for three nights.

Included meals: Breakfast

Berlin

Berlin (3)

Key Visits

  • Berlin
  • Holocaust Memorial
  • Hitlers Bunker

Day 6 - Vossen-Wünsdorf

Today we visit Vossen-Wünsdorf, the massive German Army headquarters south of Berlin. Here we see unique ‘rocket-shaped’ air raid shelters, get a guided tour of the headquarters site, visit the military museum and, as Wünsdorf is also a ‘book town’, there will be time to explore this side of the site too.

Included meals: Breakfast

Key Visits

  • Vossen-Wunsdorf
  • Military Museum

Day 7 - Berlin; Potsdam & Gleis 17

Returning to Berlin we begin on the Unter Den Linden and see Bebelplatz where the book burning took place in 1936 before visiting the nearby German Historical Museum. We then look at the subject of opposition to the Nazi Regiment during WW2 and see the memorial to Stauffenberg at the Benderblock, also visiting the museum. After lunch we then see the Berlin War Cemetery and in Potsdam we visit the Cecilienhof, a palace built for Germany’s last Kaiser and where the Potsdam Conference took place in 1945. We end the day at 'Gleis 17', a railway station where Jews were deported from Berlin, now a Holocaust Memorial.

Included meals: Breakfast

Holocaust Memorial

Holocaust Memorial (2)

Key Visits

  • Berlin War Cemetery
  • Holocaust Memorial
  • Bebelplatz
  • German Historical Museum
  • Memorial to Stauffenberg
  • CecilienHof

Day 8

We leave Berlin and travel to Belgium for an overnight stay.

Included meals: Breakfast

Day 9

Return home

Included meals: Breakfast


 

Hotel

You will stay for three nights at the 4-star Mercure Hotel Greifswald am Gorzberg, or similar, located in the south of Greifswald. The city centre is just a few miles away and can be reached by the bus which stops close to the hotel. The hotel has a restaurant and pub-style bar, perfect for relaxing after a day of sightseeing. You will then stay for three nights in Berlin at the City Hotel Berlin East, or similar.

Overnight stays in Holland and Belgium will be in city style hotels. 



 

City Hotel Berlin East

City Hotel Berlin East

About the hotel

The 4 Star City Hotel Berlin East is located close to Alexanderplatz and also other sporting facilities like the Sportforum, the Velodrome and Max-Schmeling-Halle. The hotel has good links to the highway and public transport. The hotel facilities include a bar, lounge, a restaurant, fitness area and Wi-Fi/Internet access. All bedrooms feature Hairdryer, T.V, Telephone and en-suite bathroom.

Hotel Features

  • Bar
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Restaurant

Room Features

  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • TV

Travel Options

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.

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.

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

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