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Accompanying Persons’ Tours



All prices are in Euros and include 19% VAT. Prices will be adjusted in the event of a tax increase.

For information and bookings, please contact our partner, Interplan: SIU2011@interplan.de

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received after September 1, 2011 will be subject to a 50% penalty. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after September 16, 2011. A cancellation is considered effective only upon receipt of written notification (e-mail or fax).

In the event that the minimum number of participants is not reached for any of the tours, INTERPLAN reserves the right to cancel the tour. Should this occur, all registered participants will be informed and refunded the tour fee.


ACCOMPANYING PERSONS’ TOUR

Berlin Sightseeing Tour by Video Bus

0900-1200
Included in Accompanying Persons’ registration.
Additional tickets can be purchased for €30 per person.

Dates Available:
Sunday, October 16
Monday, October 17
Tuesday, October 18

Meet your guide at the ICC Berlin to begin this 3-hour tour.

When registering, please choose one day (only) for the city tour, or a day will be randomly assigned.

This 3-hour bus tour is truly a different breed of sightseeing! During the tour, you will pass many interesting sights and historical landmarks of the beautiful city and relive the most important historical events via a state-of-the-art video system.

The tour will highlight the exciting atmosphere of an ever-changing city steeped in a long and chequered history. This city tour allows you to experience Berlin’s past and present in a unique, interactive way.


SIGHTSEEING TOURS

All tours are conducted by English-speaking guides.

The Berlin Wall: The Escape Attempts

Price: €45 per person

Dates and Times Available:
Sunday, October 16 - 1600-1900
Tuesday, October 18 - 1000-1300

Meet your guide at the ICC Berlin to begin this 3-hour tour.

In 2009 Berlin celebrated the 20th anniversary of the “Fall of the Wall”. In the summer of 1961, the East German government ordered the erection of the Berlin Wall. For many years thereafter, hundreds of attempts were made to cross the heavily-guarded border. Occasionally, these attempts led to spectacular cloak-and-dagger operations, and at other times, to betrayal and bitter failure.

Enjoy a fascinating tour that describes the escapes made from one side of the city to the other, view various photo exhibitions, and visit Bernauer Strasse, where more than seven escape tunnels were dug within a distance of just 350 meters. It is at Bernauer Strasse that you will hear tales of betrayal in addition to the story of the two most successful escapes.


Museum Tour

Price: €55 per person
The price includes a guided tour of one museum as per the schedule below and a 3-day-ticket for all permanent exhibitions of The National Museums in Berlin.


Dates and Times Available:
Monday, October 17 - 1000-1200 - Guided tour of Pergamon Museum
Wednesday, October 19 - 1400-1600 - Guided tour of New Museum

Meet your tour guide at the ICC Berlin to begin this 2-hour tour.

After a 90-minute guided tour through one of the museums (see above schedule), you are free to enjoy the large selection of permanent exhibitions of The National Museums in Berlin on your own and visit any of the museums you haven't seen yet. At the start of the tour you will get the 3-day ticket as well as a list of all included museum from your tour guide.


Full-Day Excursion to Potsdam

1000-1800
Price: €130 per person

Dates Available:
Wednesday, October 19
Thursday, October 20

Meet your guide at the ICC Berlin to begin this 8-hour tour.

Price includes:
· Transfer to and from ICC Berlin
· Entrance fees to palace and palace garden
· Lunch

Travel by bus from Berlin to Potsdam, the city which best reflects the glory of Prussian history. At Sanssouci, you will tour one of the impressive royal palaces built by Frederick the Great. Sanssouci is known internationally for its beautiful gardens, terraces, temples, follies and fountains.

Following a guided tour through the magnificent grounds, you will visit the spectacular summer palace. The 18th- and 19th-century architecture, sculptures, paintings and interior decorations are some of the most noteworthy in Germany.

Enjoy lunch at the Cecilienhof Palace-built between 1913 and 1917 in the style of an English country manor house-where the Potsdam Treaty was signed by the Allied Powers in 1945. The tour concludes with a trip to the centre of Potsdam, where you will see the Alexandrowka Russian colony and the Dutch quarter with its colourful houses.