2020-06 UCC Berlin + Oberammergau

9-21 June 2020
Destinations: 
Berlin

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Tuesday 9 June FLY

Overnight flight to Berlin Tegel Airport

Wednesday 10 June

Arrival Day in Berlin
Afternoon orientation walk in Western Berlin, left out the door of our hotel, past the Wittenberg Platz U Bahn station, KaDeWe department store, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, down Kurfürsterstendam Straße, and into the lovely Savignyplatz. Nearby are the Literature Haus and the Kolwitz museum, and Zoological Park and Gardens
Hotel Ibis Kurfürsterstendam
Berlin

Thursday 11 June

Included breakfast in hotel
9:00 depart hotel lobby for Berlin's Historic Core walk including: the Brandenberg Gate, Pariser Platz, and the Reichstag
After lunch on your own continue down Unter Den Linden Straße passing by the Bebel Platz, Neue Wache, Humbolt University, the newly restored State Opera House to the German History Museum-the best look at German history under one roof , anywhere.
HotelIbis Kurfürsterstendam
Berlin

Friday 12 June

Included breakfast in hotel
Museum Island Day with pass for all five museums
10:00 guided visit to the world-class Pergamon Museum including the Babylonian Processional Way and Ishtar Gate~6C BC, market gate from Roman Miletur 1C BC, Assyrian artifacts, and upstairs Islamic art
The other four museums on this tiny island await. The Neues, housing Nefertiti, other Egyptian wonders, The Old National Gallery, with German painting and French Impresionists. The Bode collections-Byzantine, historic coins, sculptures, commemorative medals, and The Alte with Etruscan, Roman and Greek art
HoteI Ibis Kurfürsterstendam
Berlin

Saturday 13 June

Included breakfast in hotel
Worship with a local congregation
Included group lunch
Afternoon visit to the Bernauer Straß Berlin Wall Memorial Park, with extensive outdoor exhibits, a lone survining stretch of the wall, the Nordbahnhof S Bahn station, a documentation center with stories and two short films in the Visitor Center
Hotel Ibis Kurfürsterstendam
Berlin

Sunday 14 June

Included breakfast in hotel
8:30 Bags on coach
Ride southwest to Potsdam, Frederick the Great's holiday retreat
10:00 Visit the New Palace and Sanssouci Park
Lunch and afternoon on your own in Potsdam's town center
3:00 Board coach for return to Berlin
Check in to Hotel Crowne Plaza Potsdamer Platz
Join the Gate One group for an orientation meeting with your new Tour Manage
Hotel Crowne Plaza Potsdamer Platz
Berlin

Monday 15 June

Included breakfast in hotel
Morning Walk with G & K including the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Topography of Terror museum, and Check Point Charlie area
Hotel Crowne Plaza Potsdamer Platz
Berlin

ITINERARY CHANGES: All transportation. lodging, and sightseeing arrangements and schedules are subject to variance and substitution due to circumstances beyond our control.

The hotels we plan to use are:

Berlin Pre-trip

Hotel Ibis Berlin Kurfürsterstendam
Bayreuther Str. 39, 10787 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 2888670
https://all.accor.com/hotel/7961/

Berlin-Gate 1

Hotel Crowne Plaza Potsdamer Platz
Hallesche Str. 10, 10963 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 8010660
https://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/berlin/

Oberammergau

Hotel Alte Post
Dorfstraße 19, 82487 Oberammergau, Germany
+49 8822 9100
https://www.altepost.com/