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The Cold War in Berlin

11 Sep — 16 Sep 2019 | Tour Director: John Greenacre

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

John Greenacre,

PhD

after a career in the British Army John now lectures on a variety of subjects

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Depart Heathrow 1255, arriving Berlin 1550. Transfer to Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz Hotel for five nights. Evening introductory lecture: Der Untergang – The Downfall of Berlin, 1945.

Day

2

Morning: site of the Führerbunker, Reichstag (visit to roof terrace and Norman Foster’s dome). Afternoon: Karlshorst for German-Russian Museum followed by Soviet Memorial in Treptower Park.

Day

3

Morning: Bernauerstrasse (last authentic stretch of the Berlin Wall), Mauer Museum, Checkpoint Charlie and Asisi Panorama. Afternoon: Gesundbrunnen for Berlin Unterwelten tour of Cold War nuclear shelters. Evening lecture: The Nuclear Arms Race.

Day

4

Morning: Tränenpalast (former border checkpoint) and former Stasi Headquarters. Afternoon: Hohenschönhausen (former Stasi Prison). Free evening.

Day

5

DDR Museum followed by social and cultural tour of East Berlin (exploring lives, work, home and social activities of ordinary citizens). Evening lecture: The End of the Cold War followed by dinner at the top of the Fernsehturm (TV Tower).

Day

6

Some free time. Depart Berlin 1435, arriving Heathrow 1540.

Tour Dates

11 Sep — 16 Sep 2019

Days

6

Cost

£1745

Tour Code

CWBL-19

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Cost of £1745 includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, two lunches, four dinners with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £220.

 
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