School Art Trip to Berlin

Visit the fascinating city of Berlin, focus of Germany's history and once again the nation's capital. Berlin's cultural programme is amazing; three opera houses, over 150 theatres and playhouses and more than 170 museums. There are many historical sites such as the Brandenburg Gate, the symbol of the divided city during the Cold War and now the focus of a reunified city. With several museums and art galleries, you will not be disappointed in a trip to this amazing city.

 MorningAfternoonEvening
Day 1

Flight to Berlin

Transfer by S-Bahn to accommodation and check bags in

Free time to explore Berlin on foot/by public transport

Retun to accommodation for evening meal
Day 2

Breakfast in accommodation

Visit the remains of the Berlin Wall and walk along the length of the East Side Gallery

Go up TV Tower for fabulous views across the city

Lunch in Alexanderplatz

Visit the Museuminsel with museums such as the Pergamon Museum, Boden Museum and the Old and New Galleries

Evening meal in accommodation

Evening activity - e.g. bowling

Day 3

Breakfast in accommodation

Visit the Hamburger Bahnhof - one of the most important museums of contemporary art

Lunch

Visit the Reichstag (including the dome and terrace) and the Brandenburg Gate before walking through the Academy of Art to the Holocaust Memorial

Evening meal in accommodation

Evening activity - e.g. IMAX cinema

Day 4

Breakfast in accommodation

Visit to Ku'damm and the Story of Berlin

Transfer by S-Bahn to airport

Return flight

 

This price includes:

  • 3 nights' half-board accommodation
  • Return flights
  • Free staff place ratio 1:8
  • Detailed information pack
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • Cost of group passport (youth groups)
  • Itinerary planning service
  • VAT
N.B. Activities listed in the itinerary are not neccessarily included in the price. Contact us for further information.

 MorningAfternoonEvening
Day 1    

Depart school

Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing

Day 2  

Arrive in Berlin

Free time to explore Berlin on foot/public transport

Evening meal in accommodation
Day 3

Breakfast in accommodation

Visit the remains of the Berlin Wall and walk along the length of the East Side Gallery

Go up the TV Tower for fabulous views across the city

Lunch in Alexanderplatz

Visit the Museuminsel, with museums such as the Pergamon Museum, Boden Museum and the Old and New Galleries

Evening meal in the accommodation

Evening activity - e.g. bowling

Day 4

Breakfast in accommodation

Visit the Hamburger Bahnhof - one of the most important museums of contemporary art

Lunch

Visit the Reichstag (including the dome and terrace) and the Brandenburg Gate before walking through the Academy of Art to the Holocaust Memorial

Evening meal in accommodation

Evening activity - e.g. IMAX cinema

Day 5

Breakfast in accommodation

Visit to Ku'damm and the Story of Berlin

Last-minute shopping Depart Berlin and travel back to Calais
Day 6 Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing Arrive back at school  

This price includes:

  • 5 nights' half-board accommodation
  • Return executive coach travel (TV/video/WC/seatbelts)
  • Return ferry/Eurotunnel crossings
  • Free staff place ratio 1:8
  • Detailed information pack
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • Cost of group passport (youth groups)
  • Itinerary planning service
  • VAT
N.B. Activities listed in the itinerary are not neccessarily included in the price. Contact us for further information.

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“Berlin is an ever-changing city where recent history is palpable in every part of it; it is a wonderful destination for an A-level art / history of art trip because the galleries are relatively empty and have so much quality; from ancient to renaissance art, early modern to contemporary.”

Sherborne School for Girls
Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate

The Brandenburg Gate was commissioned by Friedrich Wilhelm II to represent peace. The gate was designed by Karl Gotthard Langhans the Court Superintendent of Buildings and the main architectural design of this landmark hasn't changed since it was first constructed in 1791. Ironically, the gate was both used for triumphant military parades during the Third Reich and incorporated into the Berlin...

Bundestag

Bundestag

Formerly the Reichstag, the seat of Germany's parliament lay empty and derelict from 1933 to 1999. Now crowned with a dome designed by British architect Sir Norman Foster, the Bundestag is once again the focus of German political life.

Museuminsel (Museum Island)

Museuminsel (Museum Island)

Berlin's world-famous Museuminsel is actually an island in the river Spree which is the location of 5 significant museums. The buildings on the island accommodate archaeological collections, and art of the 19th century amongst other things. The Altes Museum, built in 1830 by Karl Friedrich Schinkel, was the first building on the Museum Island and the first public museum in the Prussian state. ...

Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery)

Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery)

The Alte Nationalgalerie, located on the Museuminsel, houses 19th century sculptures and paintings. The museum is regarded as a comprehensive collection of art of the era between Classicism and Secessions.

Pergamon Museum

Pergamon Museum

The Pergamon Museum was planned by Alfred Messel and Ludwig Hoffmann and built over a period from 1910 to 1930. It houses original-sized, reconstructed monumental buildings such as the Pergamon Altar and the Ishtar Gate, consisting of parts transported form the original evacuation sites. The museum is subdivided into the Antiquity Collection, the Middle East Museum and the Museum of Islamic art.

Hamburger Bahnhof

Hamburger Bahnhof

Berlin's museum for contemporary art is housed in a former railway station and is dedicated to art from the second half of the 20th century onwards. The collection contains works by such internationally renowned artists as Andy Warhol, Anselm Kiefer and Joseph Beuys.

Gemaldegalerie

Gemaldegalerie

The Gemaldegalerie possesses one of the world's finest collections of European art from the 13th to 18th century. The exhibition includes masterpieces by artists from every age of art history such as van Eyck, Bruegel, Durer, Raphael, Tizian, Caravaggio, Rubens, Vermeer and Rembrandt.

Kathe-Kollwitz-Museum Berlin

Kathe-Kollwitz-Museum Berlin

Opened in 1986 the Kathe-Kollwitz-museum shows in a permanent collection the works of Kathe Kollwitz, who was born in 1867. After having lived and worked more than 50 years in Berlin, Kathe Kollwitz died in 1945 in Moritzburg near Dresden.

Neue Nationalgalerie (New National Gallery)

Neue Nationalgalerie (New National Gallery)

The Neue Nationalgalerie, the famous "temple of light and glass", houses a collection of 20th century European painting and sculpture. Ranging from early modern art to art of the 1960's, the collection includes works by Munch, Kirchner, Picasso, Klee, Feininger, Dix, Kokoschka, and many others.

Bauhaus-Archiv

Bauhaus-Archiv

The Bauhaus was the 20th century's most important school of design, architecture and art. Its programme and products have maintained their influence on design up to the present day. This museum traces the history of the movement and also houses the most complete Bauhaus collection.

DJH Berlin-International

A traditional youth hostel excellently situated in close proximity to Potsdamer Platz and the Tiergarten. This extremely popular youth hostel in Berlin offers accommodation in mainly 4 and 5 bedded rooms and twins for adults. Showers and toilets are located on each floor. Buffet-style breakfast and evening meals will be provided in the hostel cafeteria.
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Meininger City Hostel Tempelhofer Ufer *CLOSED*

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One of a new breed of privately-run hostels offering hostel accommodation at near-hotel standards. This hostel is in a lovingly restored turn-of-the-century building. Its friendly staff are full of good ideas, our favourite being the teachers’ lounge, reserved for staff, offering free drinks and Internet access! The hostel has a total of 18 single, twin and multi-bed rooms on three floors. All rooms have shower/WC and TV.
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A&O Hostel Berlin Mitte

A&O Hostel Mitte is located in the very heart of Berlin and is a popular choice amongst school groups. All rooms are light and have modern furnishings.

Students will usually be accommodated in 4-6 bedded rooms and staff in twins, all of which are en-suite and include a TV. There is also a 'Teachers Lounge', where you can enjoy a quiet moment - this room has a PC, printer, internet access and telephone.

Other amenities include a billiard table, video games, table football, Wii-Lounge with free game play, and a TV room. View on map

Acama Hotel and Hostel Kreuzberg

The Acama Hotel (previously called the Aletto Kreuzberg) is a popular choice amongst school groups, it opened in 2005 and has a clean, modern feel throughout. All rooms are equipped with cable TV; radio; alarm clock; bathroom with shower and WC.

Students will be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms and staff in twins. The hostel offers a spacious lounge with games and Internet access and best of all, two rooms with widescreen TV and an extensive collection of DVDs!
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