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Modern Foreign Language Trips to Berlin
The story of Berlin has to be one of the most fascinating studies in 20th century history. In recent years the city has become a culturally diverse, dynamic, exciting and student-friendly capital at the forefront of European youth culture. Our range of visits and activities will allow your group to explore the city and develop their language skills among native speakers.
Key Stage 4
- Identity and culture
- Local area, holiday and travel
- Future aspirations, study and work
Key Stage 5
- Regional culture & heritage
- The world around us
Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.
|1||Check in to UK airport for flight to Berlin||Arrive and transfer to your accommodation||Guided Walking Tour of Berlin|
|2||Guided Tour of the DDR Museum||Visit to the Story of Berlin||Bowling and evening meal|
|3||Visit to Berlin Wall Documentation Centre||Evening meal with free time at Potsdamer Platz|
|4||Transfer to Berlin airport for return flight||Arrive UK, onward travel to school|
|Morning||Check in to UK airport for flight to Berlin|
|Afternoon||Arrive and transfer to your accommodation|
|Evening||Guided Walking Tour of Berlin|
|Morning||Guided Tour of the DDR Museum|
|Afternoon||Visit to the Story of Berlin|
|Evening||Bowling and evening meal|
|Afternoon||Visit to Berlin Wall Documentation Centre|
|Evening||Evening meal with free time at Potsdamer Platz|
|Afternoon||Transfer to Berlin airport for return flight|
|Evening||Arrive UK, onward travel to school|
Price Shown includes
- Return Air Travel
- 3 nights B&B Accommodation
- Specialist Group Travel Insurance
- Bespoke itinerary planning service
- Free Place Ratios
- Live Trip Tracking
- Online trip organiser & Travel App
- 24/7 support whilst you are away
Reasons to Visit
A great way to integrate with a native German speaker, lessons can be tailored to your requirements from a 45 minute session to 3 hours tuition. Students receive a certificate of achievement at the end.
German Language Tours
Familiarise yourself with the German language on a walking tour of the city. These can be themed to suit the topic of your choice and can be conducted entirely in native German or a mixture if required.
Discover Berlin 360°at the TV tower. From 203 and 207 metres high you can look out over the entire city with its large number of tourist attractions: you can see the Reichstag Parliament building, the Brandenburg Gate and the Main Railway Station from here, as well as the Olympic Stadium, Museum Island and Potsdam Square.
Once a dormant wasteland where the Berlin Wall stood, Potsdamer Platz is the new downtown centre of Berlin with city apartments, shopping, leisure and restaurant facilities. Not strictly a square, the area has both an American plaza feel provided by The Sony Centre and that of a tree-lined European capital, the result is a lively buzzing atmosphere your students will love.
"Story of Berlin" Scavenger Hunt
Especially designed for school groups who want to explore independently, there is a workbook and questionnaire which students have to work on during their tour through the exhibition. These can be downloaded from their website in advance of your visit.
Spree River Cruise
A cruise along the River Spree flows through old and new Berlin and is a great way to see the city from a different angle. The Historical Tour is a one hour round trip; highlights include Palace of Republic, Berlin Cathedral, Museum Island and the Reichstag.
Tour of the Olympic Stadium
The site's conception is characteristic of the architecture of the Third Reich, and the Olympic Stadium remains typical of this style. Today, it hosts major events and concerts featuring international stars.
It is estimated that 30 - 35,000 victims died at Sachsenhausen. The parade ground stands before two remaining barrack blocks. One is now a museum and the other a memorial hall and cinema where a film about the history of the camp is shown hourly, on the hour.
Wallmuseum Haus - Checkpoint Charlie
Checkpoint Charlie was the best known border-crossing of Cold War days. The spot remains a must see sight in Berlin with huge historical and emotional resonance. The Museum, contains the best documentation available on the many escape attempts from East to West. The original Checkpoint sign, a symbol of the division, is still exhibited here.
The DDR Museum is one of the most-visited museums in Berlin. It is the only museum which concentrates on everyday life in the DDR and one of the most interactive museums in the world. See, touch, feel and experience the actual conditions of Germany’s Socialist past. Exhibits include a living room with the original GDR smell; apparently normal but bugged by the Stasi.
We Make Trip Planning Easy
- Day to day support and advice from our team of travel experts
- Easy-to-view online tour quotation
- Market-leading trip organiser portal, My Tour Manager
- Free Resources and templates to help launch your trip
- Email reminders to keep you on track
- Free and completely personalised Travel App to access your information on the go
- Locate My Trip designed to provide reassurance to parents and teachers
- Risk Assessment advice so you can make an informed decision on every tour component
- Teacher Inspection Visits
What You Say
I liked how easy it was to gain entry to all the places that were arranged for us. The system worked well...Very good service overall. Would use (EST)again.
This was my first time organising such a trip. The fact that everything went so well is down to EST - Thank you!
Hellesdon High School
This is the 3rd trip to Berlin we have run with EST, and we have had even more positive feedback than usual from the students and their parents.
Queen Elizabeth II High School
The level of service received was exceptional. Thank you!
The entire team were amazing...I have organised school trips for years and this was fantastic.
Walbottle Campus Technology College