MFL/Cultural tour to Berlin by air: 4 days, 3 nights

This tour is a great opportunity for students to experience the unique culture of the capital city of Germany. Historic Berlin has a variety of key sights that will give students an understanding of the city’s history as well as the chance to extend their language skills in a variety of situations. A shorter 3 day option is also possible – contact us to tailor-make your itinerary.

Suggested itinerary

Day one
Fly from the UK to Berlin
Transfer to accommodation
Boat cruise on the River Spree

Day two
Brandenburg Gate
The Reichstag
Holocaust Memorial

Day three
Jewish Museum
East Side Gallery
TV Tower

Day four
Transfer to airport
Fly back to the UK

Tour gallery

Excursion Locator Map

Excursion Ideas

  • Cultural School Trips to Berlin

    Olympic Stadium, Berlin

    Subject range: MFL, Cultural, History

    The Olympic Stadium was originally built for the 1936 Summer Olympics by Werner March and is today part of the Olympiapark Berlin. The 1936 Berlin Games are remembered for Hitler’s failed attempt to use them to prove to the world their belief in the Master Race – as it turned out, the hero of the Games was the African-American sprinter and long jumper Jesse Owens, who won four gold medals in the 100m, 200m, 4 x 100m relay and long jump.

    Select says:You can view the grounds on your own, or there is the option of a tour guide to inform you about the German architectural and sports history of the Olympiastadion and the Olympiapark.

  • River Cruise

    Subject range: MFL, Cultural

    A one hour boat trip on the River Spree in Berlin is a great way to get to know the city. The cruise will take you past sights including the Reichstag, Museum Island and the historic Nikolai Quarter.

    Select says:There is also a 1 and a half hour tour possible which offers a view of the entire city – starting at Charlottenburg Palace in the west ending at Alexanderplatz in the east.

  • DDR Museum

    Subject range: MFL, Cultural, History

    This is a fantastic hands-on museum and the only one in Berlin to focus on everyday life in the former East Germany. The DDR Museum provides stimulation for all the senses by entering a reproduction high-rise tower block housing estate, on the scale 1:20, visitors are invited to open cupboards, rummage through drawers, drive a Trabi simulator and touch and feel a number of exhibits.

    Select says:An excellent excursion that comes well-recommended for its interactive nature.

  • Holocaust Memorial

    Subject range: Art, History

    Situated just south of the Brandenburg Gate the evocative Holocaust Memorial, has 2711 grey concrete slabs, or stelae. They are identical in their horizontal dimensions, differing vertically from 8 eight inches to more than 15 feet tall.

    Select says:The information centre is at the site’s eastern edge and is divided into rooms dedicated to personal aspects of the tragedy, for example the letters thrown from the trains that transported  people to the death camps.

  • Brandenburg Gate

    Subject range: Art

    The only remaining city gate of Berlin, it formerly represented the separation of the city between East and West. Since the Wall came down in 1989, the Brandenburg Gate has come to symbolise German unity.

    Select says:The gate is made of sandstone and is one of the finest examples of German

  • The Reichstag

    Subject range: Art, History

    The Reichstag is the most famous landmark in Berlin and seat of the German Parliament. Between 1994 and 1999 it was redesigned and expanded by the British architect Sir Norman Foster as a modern Parliament building while retaining its historical dimensions. Guided tours suitable for children are available on request. The glass dome has spectacular views of the parliamentary district and Berlin’s sights.

    Select says:The dome and the roof terrace are only open for registered visitors (minimum 2 days in advance).

  • Jewish Museum

    Subject range: Art, History

    Permanent exhibitions at the museum are dedicated to the history and life of German Jews. A variety of artefacts from both past and more recent history can be viewed, and students will get a sense of how Jews in Germany have reacted to their history through art. In addition the interior features a windowless Holocaust Tower. It is possible for school groups to take themed tours.

    Select says:Outside there is a Garden of Exile, designed to reflect the isolation and disorientation of life in exile. Find out lots more about the Jewish Museum here.


  • East Side Gallery

    Subject range: Art

    This is a public space and is a conserved graffiti project by 118 artists covering 0.8-mile of the Berlin Wall. Created in 1990 in celebration of the Wall’s collapse, the Gallery features works by an international group of artists who expressed their reactions to the November 9, 1989 event in paintings along a section of the Wall.

    Select says:Restoration works in 2009 renewed much of the Gallery for the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Berlin Wall.

  • TV Tower

    Subject range: Art

    The Fernsehturm is 368 metres high and the tallest structure in Germany. From the visitor platform you can look out over the entire city and see sites such as the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate and the Olympic Stadium.

    Select says:When the sun shines on the Fernsehturm’s tiled stainless steel dome, the reflection usually appears in the form of a cross.

MFL/Cultural trip to Berlin by air: 4 days, 3 nights Accommodation

Meininger Hotel Berlin Mitte Humboldthaus

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Location: Berlin City Centre

Capacity: 242

This superb and modern accommodation in Berlin Mitte is on the doorstep of the main sightseeing hotspots. Hackescher Markt, the Museum Island, and Brandenburger Tor can all be reached by foot within a few minutes.

Rooms: En-suite bathroom, Bed linen & towels, Heating, Toiletries & Lockers

Facilities: Free WiFi

Steps Hotel

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Location: Berlin

Capacity: 39

In a convenient location in the district of Mitte in Berlin, situated in central yet quiet area. A 6 minute walk from Nauener Platz U-Bahn station, 3km from the Berlin Wall memorial and 5km from the Brandenburg Gate.

Rooms: Mixture of shared facilities and en-suite.

Facilities: Restaurant, free Wi-Fi, 24 hour reception, outdoor terrace area.

A&O Berlin Mitte

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Location: Berlin

Capacity: 1599

Located centrally in the Mitte district of Berlin, a great base from which to discover the city!

Rooms: All rooms have en-suite facilities.

Facilities: Buffet breakfast, lounge area, Internet access, games room.

A&O Friedrichshain

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Location: Berlin

Capacity: 851

Situated in Friedrichshain on the edge of the city centre, and close to public transport links.

Rooms: All rooms have en-suite facilities.

Facilities: Buffet breakfast, lounge area, Internet access, games room.

Acama Kreuzberg Youth Hotel

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Location: Berlin

Capacity: 599

Located in the popular Kreuzberg District, this youth hotel is 4km from both Alexanderplatz central square and the Berlin Zoological Garden.

Rooms: All rooms have en-suite facilities.

Facilities: Restaurant, communal areas, 24 hour reception, Wi-Fi.

aletto Hotel Kudamm

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Location: Berlin

Capacity: 850

Located a 2 minute walk from Berlin Zoological Garden, and 4km from the Brandenburg Gate. This contemporary hotel has great facilities and is well recommended.

Rooms: All rooms have en-suite facilities and Wi-Fi.

Facilities: Restaurant, communal areas, rooftop terrace, 24 hour reception.

Hotel Transit Loft

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Location: Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin

Capacity: 313

The Transit Loft is a modern hotel situated in a converted old factory building in the Prenzlauer Berg area of Berlin, just a few minutes away from Alexanderplatz, Hackescher Markt, the Museums Island and Kollwitzplatz. This hotel offers bright, friendly and functionally furnished accommodation for your school trip to Berlin.

Rooms: Multi-bedded with en-suite bathrooms.

Facilities: Buffet breakfast, Wi-Fi, 24 hour reception.