Berlin Christmas Markets

Thursday 30 November 2023 - Sunday 03 December 2023

(3 nights)

From £585

So much to explore & discover at Christmas in this surprising city

It’s almost 30 years since its post-Wall rebirth and Berlin is a scene-stealing combo of glamour and grit, teeming with top museums and galleries, grand opera and guerrilla clubs, gourmet temples and ethnic snack shacks. Whether your tastes run to posh or punk, you can sate them in Berlin. What we want however is Christmas!

Join us as we get in the festive spirit in search of some of the world's best Christmas Markets. There is also so much more to see including the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie and much more.

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Your holiday includes

  • Flights including luggage as outlined
  • 3 nights twin share accommodation at the H2 Hotel Berlin-Alexanderplatz
  • 3 continental breakfasts

Your holiday extras

  • Single supplement £195
  • Personal travel Insurance
  • Drinks, lunches & evening meals
  • Optional excursions
  • Personal extras

This trip does not include transfers from the airport as train services operate every 20 minutes and take you right to the centre of Berlin and Alexanderplatz from where it is a short walk from the hotel – this is the quickest and most efficient way of travelling into the city centre and allows a cheaper price for the trip as well as greater airport choice as we don't need to group flights together. Full details of how and where to access the transport network will be provided and of course unless you are the only one booked on your flight you won't be travelling alone!

We recommend booking the Berlin Welcome Card which includes transport from airport and around the city which you will use plus discounted attraction entrance -

https://www.visitberlin.de/en/berlin-welcome-card

€47 for 4 days Berlin + Potsdam ABC incl. Airport Berlin Brandenburg (BER). This can be booked in advance for the dates of your visit.

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Location & Itinerary

December is a magical month! And this is especially true for Germany because of the Christmas markets (Weihnachtsmärkte).

Although today you can find these Weihnachtsmärkte across all of Europe, they are in fact an old German tradition and their history can be traced back to the 14th-16th century. In fact, the Christmas markets are street markets that are simply dedicated to Christmas.

In the past, their main role was to help people prepare for the coming holidays. You were able to buy meat, vegetables and all kinds of spices. Nowadays, it’s more about fun than practicality.

Berlin, with its 80 Weihnachtsmärkte spread out all over the city, is the capital of the German Christmas markets. And you won’t find two identical ones. Each of them has its own atmosphere and speciality. No matter if you look for a nostalgic, bio or urban Christmas market, you will find on this trip. The link below makes some great reading on what to expect.

https://myvacationitineraries.com/berlin-christmas-markets/#:~:text=The%20WeihnachtsZauber%20Gendarmenmarkt%20is%20the,the%20German%20and%20French%20Churches

Gendarmenmarkt Christmas Market, Charlottenburg Palace Christmas market, Alexanderplatz Christmas Market (probably unavoidable given the location of the hotel!), Winter World on Potsdamer Platz, Spandau Christmas Market and more are all worth visits and during our time we will try to fit in as many as possible but if you have one that is a must see for you you can of course head off on your own.

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Travel & Stay

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The H2 Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz has the perfect location from which to explore Germany's capital. As one of the best reviewed in Berlin on Tripadvisor - The "Alex" - Alexanderplatz is the ideal starting point for our city trip. Relax the modern rooms with air conditioning, flat screen TV, and bathroom with separate toilet, underfloor heating, rain forest shower and hairdryer. Complimentary Wifi is included in the hotel.


Provisional Flight Information

30/11/23 Manchester to Berlin Brandenburg Dep: 1825 Arr: 2125

03/12/23 Berlin Brandenburg to Manchester Dep: 2200 Arr: 2305

Easy Jet Flight with 15kg Hold Baggage Included


30/11/23 London Luton to Berlin Brandenburg Dep: 0730 Arr: 1020

03/12/23 Berlin Brandenburg to London Luton Dep: 1740 Arr: 1835

Easy Jet Flight with 15kg Hold Baggage Included


30/11/23 Gatwick to Berlin Brandenburg Dep: 0855 Arr: 1155

03/12/23 Berlin Brandenburg to Gatwick Dep: 2135 Arr: 2240

Easy Jet Flight with 15kg Hold Baggage Included


30/11/23 Glasgow to Berlin Brandenburg Dep: 0940 Arr: 1245

03/12/23 Berlin Brandenburg to Glasgow Dep: 2135 Arr: 2255

Easy Jet Flight with 15kg Hold Baggage Included


30/11/23 London City to Berlin Brandenburg Dep: 0825 Arr: 1105

03/12/23 Berlin Brandenburg to London City Dep: 2045 Arr: 2130

British Airways Flight with 15kg Cabin Baggage Included


30/11/23 Heathrow to Berlin Brandenburg Dep: 0715 Arr: 1010

03/12/23 Berlin Brandenburg to Heathrow Dep: 11740 Arr: 1840

British Airways Flight with 15kg Cabin Baggage Included

Availability & Pricing

FlightsPrice
Own flight without transfers£585.00Available
Luton£715.00Available
Glasgow£735.00Available
Manchester£735.00Available
London Gatwick£775.00Available
London City£785.00Available
London Heathrow£785.00Available
AccommodationPrice
Place in a Double Share Room - Must be 2£0.00Sold Out
Place in a Twin Share Room£0.00Available
Place in a Single Room£195.00Sold Out
OptionPrice
Increase Hold luggage to 23kg - EasyJet flights£25.00Available
Add additional hold luggage 23kg - BA flights£36.00Available

Not enough spaces left for you? Click here to join the waitlist

Passport validity

For UK passport holders your passport must be:

  • Issued less than 10 years before the date you enter the country (check the ‘date of issue’)
  • valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)

You must check your passport meets these requirements before you travel. If your passport was issued before 1 October 2018, extra months may have been added to its expiry date.

Travel Insurance

Please ensure that you have adequate personal travel insurance to suit your requirements in place before you travel. Spice Escapes have arranged a scheme with Staysure who are fully authorised and regulated by the FCA (firm reference number 663617) full details of which can be found on the FCA website www.fca.org.uk. For an instant online quotation please click here.

Global Health Insurance Card

A UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) gives you the right to access state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in the European Union (EU).

UK-issued European Health Insurance Cards (EHICs) are still valid and offer the same cover as GHICs in the EU.

Once your EHIC has expired, you’ll be able to replace it with a GHIC.

NB – A GHIC/EHIC is not a replacement for travel insurance!

The latest FCO travel guidance for Germany

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/germany

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