Tour description

Join us on this 14-day adventure to explore Berlin’s vibrant culture, history, art, architecture, music, film and fashion scenes. The tour is designed for anyone interested in Berlin and its cultural and historical heritage. Discover the city through literary and musical references and by visits to various museums, collections, monuments, memorials and historical buildings. 

As you experience the marvels of this city you will gain an appreciation of the diversity that historical and contemporary Berlin has to offer. As the capital of the former Prussian Empire, Berlin was divided by the Allies into four zones after WWII and served as the backdrop of many Cold War films. Check Point Charlie is only one of the memorable locations where history is on display in a museum and on the street. 

Along with the city’s rich repertoire of theatre, opera, ballet, symphony and other concerts and performances, there are also many free public events to explore. The multi-ethnic culinary heritage makes Berlin a top destination for foodies as well. This tour provides a balance of guided and organized visits and time for individual explorations of places and areas of interest. Day excursions outside of Berlin, to Leipzig and Dresden, are also included. 

Academic resource

Kat Sark, PhD, teaches in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies and the Department of History at UVic and she is the founder of the Canadian Fashion Scholars Network and the co-founder of the Urban Chic book series published by Intellect. 

Pre-tour sessions

Your four pre-tour classroom sessions will be held on Wednesdays, April 10 to May 1 from 7 to 9 pm. Please note: should you be unable to attend any or all of the pre-tour sessions, we will do our best to send you information discussed and distributed at these classes in a timely manner. It is not possible to offer a reduction of the tour cost for missed classes. 

Travel itinerary

(subject to change and rearrangement)

Meals included: B = breakfast L = lunch D = dinner

Fees and registration

Tour dates May 7 – 20, 2019
Total tour cost$6,625.00
Early bird cost*$6,425.00
Single supplement$1,430.00

To ensure a place on this tour, a non-refundable deposit of $500 is required with the registration form by Jan. 29, 2019 (provided space is still available). The balance of payment is due on Feb. 5, 2019. 

*Early bird: Pay your deposit by Dec. 14, 2018 and receive a $200 reduction on your balance. 

 

Cancellation

A cancellation fee of $500 per person will apply up to final payment date. 

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