• Discover Berlin’s rich art collections and historical architecture
• Enjoy an extended visit exploring the collections of the Gemäldegalerie, part of the Kulturforum, comprising works of art from a range of time periods
• Visit the royal hunting lodge in the Grunewald – Berlin’s oldest existing palace building
Tom Abbott is an art and architectural historian associated with the Foundation of Prussian Palaces and Gardens
Depart London Heathrow 1010 on British Airways, arriving Berlin 1305. Transfer to Hotel Albrechtshof for six nights. Orientation walking tour followed by introductory lecture.
Tour of Berlin by coach including East Side Gallery, French Quarter and Gendarmenmarkt, Alexanderplatz (including the Fernsehturm and Stalinist architecture of former East Berlin), Unter den Linden, Kreuzberg, Kurfürstendamm, the Embassy district, Potsdamer Platz, and the Government Quarter around the Reichstag. Afternoon ‘Kaffee und Kuchen’ at the Reichstag followed by exploration of the dome and rooftop. Evening lecture.
Extended visit to the Gemäldegalerie (Italian Old Masters, early German and Flemish painting and 17th century Dutch and Flemish art) followed by optional walking tour of Potsdamer Platz (Sony Centre and Daimler Chrysler Centre) and some free time.
Morning lecture followed by tour of the Alte Nationalgalerie (19th and 20th century German painting and sculpture). Afternoon: boat trip and visit to the Bode Museum (European sculpture collections). Free evening.
Morning: Pergamon Museum and Pergamon Pavilion. Afternoon: further visit on Museum Island.
Morning excursion to the 16th century Jagdschloss Grunewald (important collection of paintings by Lucas Cranach). Afternoon: Käthe Kollwitz Museum.
Visits to Schloss Charlottenburg and Berggruen Museum (Picasso, Klee, Matisse and Giacometti). Depart Berlin 1635, arriving Heathrow 1730.
30 Mar — 5 Apr 2020
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“Tom is the most informative and entertaining guide we have had”
“Tom Abbott is in a class of his own. A polymath, courteous, considerate and amusing”
- ACE customers on previous Art in Berlin tour with Tom Abbott
Please note that this tour will require a good level of fitness, as some visits will be made on foot. We will visit the dome and rooftop at the Reichstag, so participants must feel comfortable at height.
For customers who wish to make their own travel arrangements, ACE are pleased to be able to offer a flight reduction of:
Cost of £2045 includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, one light lunch, five dinners with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £285.