School Art Trip to Berlin

Visit the fascinating city of Berlin, the focus of Germany's history and once again the nation's capital. The city boasts many cultural activities including; three opera houses, over 150 theatres 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 leave this city disappointed.

 MorningAfternoonEvening
Day 1

Flight to Berlin

Transfer by S-Bahn to accommodation

Free time to explore Berlin

Evening meal at accommodation
Day 2

Visit the remains of the Berlin Wall and the East Side Gallery

Visit the TV Tower for fabulous views across the city

Lunch in Alexanderplatz

Visit the Museuminsel which includes the Pergamon Museum, the Boden Museum and the Old and New Galleries

Evening meal at accommodation

Evening activity - e.g. bowling

Day 3

Visit the Hamburger Bahnhof

Visit to the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, the Academy of Art and the Holocaust Memorial

Evening meal in accommodation

Evening activity - e.g. IMAX cinema

Day 4

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 (breakfast and evening meal)
  • ATOL protected return flights from the UK
  • Airport taxes and air passenger duty at current rates
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • VAT at current rates to Tour Operators
  • Detailed information pack
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Public transport tickets (Zones ABC) for duration of your stay
  • VAMOOS - our easy to use travel app
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

Evening meal in accommodation
Day 3

Visit the remains of the Berlin Wall and the East Side Gallery

Visit the TV Tower for fabulous views across the city

Lunch in Alexanderplatz

Visit the Museuminsel which includes the Pergamon Museum, the Boden Museum and the Old and New Galleries

Evening meal in the accommodation

Evening activity - e.g. bowling

Day 4

Visit the Hamburger Bahnhof

Visit the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate, the Academy of Art and the Holocaust Memorial

Evening meal in accommodation

Evening activity - e.g. IMAX cinema

Day 5

Visit to Ku'damm and the Story of Berlin

Free time for shopping Depart Berlin, travel back to Calais
Day 6 Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing Arrive back at school  

This price includes:

  • 3 nights' half-board accommodation (breakfast and evening meal)
  • Return executive coach travel 
  • Return Channel crossings
  • Free staff place ratio 1:8
  • Detailed information pack
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • Itinerary planning service
  • VAT at current rates to Tour Operators
  • Motorway tolls and taxes
  • Public transport tickets for final day (zones AB)
  • VAMOOS - our easy to use travel app
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. Designed by Karl Gotthard Langhans, the Court Superintendent of Buildings, 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 Wall duri...

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 and is the location of 5 significant museums. 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. It was followed by the Neues Museum (1859), the Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery, 1876), the Bode Mu...

Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery)

Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery)

The Alte Nationalgalerie, located on the Museuminsel, houses nineteenth century sculptures and paintings. The museum houses a comprehensive collection of art from the period between Classicism and the Secession movement.

Pergamon Museum

Pergamon Museum

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

Hamburger Bahnhof

Hamburger Bahnhof

Berlin's Museum for contemperary art, housed in a former railway station, is dedicated to art from the second half of the 20th century onwards. The collection contains works by internationally renowned artists such 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 holds a permanent collection dedicated to the works of Kathe Kollwitz, who was born in 1867. After having lived and worked for 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 paintings and sculptures. Ranging from early modern art to art of the 1960's, the collection includes works by Munch, Kirchner, Picasso, Klee, Feininger, Dix, Kokoschka, amongst others.

Bauhaus-Archiv

Bauhaus-Archiv

The Bauhaus was the twentieth 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.

Berlin Street Art Workshop

Berlin Street Art Workshop

During this tour, groups will get a detailed view of over 50 local and international artists works on display in the city. They will then get to create their own artwork in a workshop that they can take home with them as a souvenir.

Monster Kabinet

Monster Kabinet

Part art gallery and part haunted house, this run-down amusement park - and now museum - contains robotic art displays that make for an interesting (if slightly terrifying!) experience.

a&o Berlin Hauptbahnhof

This modern hostel is well located on a quiet street near the main train station in central Berlin.

Students will generally be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms and staff in twins. All rooms are en-suite and have modern furnishings/ TV.

Hostel facilities include a roof-top bar, games room and multiple conference rooms.

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Aletto Kudamm

The Aletto Kudamm offers 3* comfort and is only a few minutes walk away from many of the city's main attractions.

Students will generally be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms and staff in twins. All rooms are en-suite. Rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, a TV with satellite television, WiFi, hairdryer and under-floor heating.

Other facilities include a pool table, table football and other games. Weather permitting, there is a basketball court, 5-a-side football pitch, table tennis tables and boules area.

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2A Hostel

The 2A hostel opened in 2011 with the intention of providing hotel-class accommodation at hostel-level prices.

Students sleep in bunk-beds in multi-bedded rooms of 4-8 people, while staff stay in twins. All rooms benefit from en-suite facilities, and all guests have access to WiFi.

Breakfast is served in the hostel, but the evening meal is taken in a nearby restaurant. The hostel also has a terrace and a lounge area equipped with a TV & audio equipment. View on map

H2 Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz

The modern H2 Hotel welcomes its guests to the heart of Berlin 24 hours a day.

Groups will generally stay in triple or quad rooms, and group leaders in twins or singles. All rooms are air-conditioned, with flatscreen TVs, private bathrooms with underfloor heating, and free WiFi (available throughout the hotel).

The hotel's "fresh island" and shop provide food for the whole day, from breakfast through to the evening meal. Outside of their very flexible mealtimes, coffees and fresh snacks are available too.

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Jugendherberge Berlin Ostkreuz

Berlin Ostkreuz Youth Hostel offers modern, state-of-the-art amenities and is ideal for school groups.

The youth hostel has 445 beds in total. All rooms have en-suite showers and toilets. Students will be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms (maximum 6 per room) and staff in twins or singles.

The hostel boasts a welcoming lobby area, cosy bistro and dining rooms where guests can take their meals (breakfast, half or full-board), common rooms for leisure activities and 18 meeting rooms, plus a large assembly hall.

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