Youth Music Tours to Berlin
Berlin has spent the last 20 years living in the shadow of construction, but as the last of the major projects finishes, locals and tourists alike can now savour the beauty of a revitalised city. Tours of the Reichstag, the television tower that offers breathtaking views over the city, and the Tropical Islands leisure complex are just a sample of the popular excursions available to you whilst in Berlin.
Additionally, a day trip to Leipzig introduces your students to an area rich in musical history. Whilst Wagner, Schumann and Mendelssohn all have strong associations with the town, it was Johann Sebastian Bach’s 27 years as Kantor of the Thomaskirche for which Leipzig has become most famous. Visits to the Thomaskirche, the Bach Archiv or the Grassi Musical Instrument Museum are a valuable experience for any budding musician.
Where to Perform
Teehaus in the English Garden
Be part of the summer concert series in this beautiful park in the centre of Berlin.
Choirs are offered the opportunity to perform a daytime recital in the Cathedral, the largest church in Berlin, which attracts thousands of visitors year after year.
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial
The church was badly damaged in a bombing raid during World War II and stands as a symbol of the hardship Berlin endured during the war years and is a symbol of reconciliation with former enemies. Choirs are invited to perform inside the church with proceeds going towards the restoration of the building.
What to Do
Take in the former city gate and one of Berlin’s most famous landmarks.
Spree Boat Cruises
Take a boat cruise on the River Spree for an informative and alternative view of the city.
Built between 1884 and 1894, the Reichstag is an iconic symbol of both pre-war and post-war Berlin. Visit its famous glass dome which offers stunning 360-degree views of the surrounding cityscape.
Where to Stay
Surrounded by small galleries, trendy shops, bars and restaurants and just five minutes from the street car station, East cross, the A&O Berlin Friedrichshain offers groups an ideal base in Berlin. With comfortable sleeping arrangements for groups, and also a teachers/leaders’ lounge where group leaders have the opportunity to organise trips in peaceful surroundings. In addition, the large grounds are often host to Volleyball tournaments, and outside activities.
Prices from £392*
- Half Board Accommodation
- 6 days, 4 nights
- Coach Travel
- Travel Insurance
- Three Concerts
- Concert Publicity
- Cost of a collective passport
- Fun Files – a free evening entertainment pack.
*Prices based on 44 passengers with 5 free places travelling in low season by coach. Priced at Janaury 2013, and dependant on exchange rates at time of booking.