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Berlin and Dresden Christmas Markets

Overview

Travel by Air
2 Included Excursions
  • Explore capital Berlin
  • Spend time in historical Dresden
  • Soak up the festive atmosphere in these interesting cities

Berlin, the capital of Germany, is one of Europe’s most fascinating cities. With magnificent architecture, interesting attractions and an amazing culture, there’s always lots to do here, and the city comes to life at Christmas time, with festive decorations, bright lights and superb festive markets.

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Itinerary

Day One: UK to Berlin
Fly from your chosen airport to Berlin, where you will be transferred to the Park Inn Alexanderplatz for your four night stay. Our coach will arrive later this evening, in time for dinner. (D)

Day Two: Berlin
Enjoy a full day to discover Berlin with its many Christmas markets. There will also be an optional guided city tour to enjoy, and an optional excursion to see the famous Berlin Christmas lights. (B,D)

Day Three: Berlin
We’ll be able to choose between exploring Berlin at leisure today, or joining our exciting optional excursion to nearby Potsdam. This fantastic city is famous for its amazing architecture and is a delight to visit. (B,D)

Day Four: Berlin
Visit the wonderful Dresden Christmas Market and explore the numerous stalls and huts at leisure in this historical city. (B,D)

Day Five: Berlin to UK
Transfer to Berlin airport for your return flight home. (B)

Park Inn Berlin-Alexanderplatz

Located in the historical heart of Berlin at the legendary Alexanderplatz, the Park Inn Berlin-Alexanderplatz is right next to the 368-metre TV Tower and close to the parliamentary district.

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The Local Area

Included Excursions

Full Day: Berlin Christmas Market

Germany’s Christmas markets are known the world over, with many touring markets visiting our own shores during the winter months. However, nothing compares to an authentic German Christmas market, and where better to experience one than capital Berlin? The Christmas market in Berlin is one of the highlights of the festive season, as the city is lit up with a blaze of Christmas lights. The city’s boulevards and squares are taken over with chalet-style huts selling all manner of goods, from delicious food cooked there and then, to handmade trinkets that would make ideal gifts for loved ones at home. Berlin enjoys a mixture of atmospheres at Christmas, with traditional markets showcasing an authentic German Christmas market vibe, as well as trendy markets that allow you to get to grips with Berlin’s urban attitude. Enjoy free time to explore this wonderful city at your leisure.

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Full Day: Dresden Christmas Market

Dresden Christmas Market is famous for being one of the oldest in Germany. Locally known as the ‘Striezelmarkt’, this Christmas market is a festive melting pot of amazing Christmas decorations and shopping opportunities. The entire city practically becomes one big Christmas market during this season, as markets are set up along its most famous streets, in its squares and along side-streets. There’s always something new to see here, with traditional German pottery, glassware, lace, handmade wooden figurines, clocks, engravings and everything in between on display in the markets’ huts.

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Optional Excursions

Full Day: Potsdam

The capital city of the Brandenburg state, this German city is filled with wonderful sights and is always interesting to visit. We’ll spend the day in Potsdam during an optional excursion and will be able to explore the city at leisure, discovering everything from its many museums, to landmarks such as the Sanssouci Palace, St. Nicholas' Church and Potsdam’s Brandenburg Gate.

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Berlin City Tour

Making our way from Berlin Spandau, we’ll explore the German capital with our local guide to take in its many incredible sights. Our tour will give us insight into Berlin’s fascinating history, as well as admiring its monuments and seeing the many different sides to this famous city.

Join us as we make our way along the Avenue of 17th June, leading to the famous Victory Column with the statue of Bismarck beside it. Then we will continue to the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag, situated beneath its iconic glass dome. Our tour will continue to the Avenue Unter den Linden, and will then take us to Museum Island, where we’ll discover some of the city’s most famous museums.

Discover the Pergamon Museum and the Altes Museum, housing the bust of Nefertiti. We’ll also admire Alexanderplatz, located behind Museum Island, and the famous TV Tower. After this, we will travel to Checkpoint Charlie, the former crossing between the Berlin’s Russian and American zones. 

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