The German capital is home to some of the most recognisable landmarks in Europe and, on this itinerary from GRJ independent, you can visit them in any order you choose. From the Brandenburg Gate and the Tiergarten to Checkpoint Charlie and the Pergamon Museum, our Berlin City Break offers a brief but memorable snapshot of this magnificent city.
You'll depart London St Pancras by Eurostar and journey to Brussels. Here you'll connect to Germany's renowned high speed inter-city railway which will whisk you to Cologne and then onto Berlin. After checking into your hotel, spend the rest of the day and evening getting to know Berlin. With an excellent transport system, the city is incredibly easy to explore.
Discover how Berlin's history has shaped the character of the city today with a visit to the city's most iconic landmarks, museums and palaces. Highlights include the Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie, the Jewish Museum, the Gemäldegalerie art museum and the world-renowned Pergamon Museum.
If you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life for an hour or two, take a stroll through Tiergarten - Berlin's largest park. Or, if you fancy a spot of retail therapy, head to the Kurfürstendamm - one of the city's most famous avenues. Alternatively, simply wander through the streets and admire the impressive Imperial architecture or soak up the atmosphere in one of Berlin's wide selection of lively bars and restaurants.
After breakfast, take the train from Berlin to Cologne where you will connect onto the service to Brussels before joining the Eurostar to London.
The itinerary above is just a suggestion and you are free to make adjustments to suit your exact requirements. Please call 01904 734 358 to speak to one of our Tailor-Made Holiday Specialists about tailoring your holiday with GRJ independent.
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The high speed Eurostar trains link St Pancras International in London with Paris and Lille in France as well as Brussels in Belgium.
Eurostar's Standard Class coaches feature two seats on either side of the central aisle, most of which is arranged in an 'airline' seating configuration with drop down tray tables. There are two tables for four per carriage. Passengers travelling in Eurostar Standard Class coaches can take advantage of the Bar-Buffet which sells a range of snacks, meals, hot and cold drinks - including Champagne!
The highest class of Eurostar travel available for leisure customers is Standard Premier Class. In your dedicated Standard Premier carriage you'll find a less dense seat configuration, meaning the seats are larger and you have ample space to relax and stretch out. As part of the service you'll enjoy complimentary drinks and refreshments, served at your seat by friendly, helpful waiting staff.
For the class of travel used on your chosen tour, please refer to the 'What's Included' section of the tour page.
The 4-star Maritim Hotel Berlin is situated close to Potzdamer Platz and not far from all the main sights of central Berlin, such as the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag. Designed in the style of the 'golden 20's' the hotel marries classic ambience with modern comforts. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, saunas, solarium and fitness room. The rooms come with individual climate control, a telephone, television, minibar and a hairdryer.
The Maritim Hotel Berlin won Great Rail Journeys' Gold Award for 'Best Customer Service' in 2013, as well as Silver in the same category in 2011. The hotel also received a Silver Award in the 'Best German Hotel' category in 2010 and 2012.
This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.
We offer a selection of upgrades and 'add-ons' designed to help you make the most of your holiday - and make it even easier!
Please call one of our Tour Advisors on 01904 734 358 to discuss upgrading your rail travel to First Class and/or upgrading your hotel to a 5-star option.