Tour 3 – Amsterdam, Hamburg, Berlin

10 days self-guided itinerary
Day 1-3: Amsterdam
Day 4-5: Hamburg
Day 6-10: Berlin

Sample program components:

- Guided bike tour through the bicycle capital of the world
- Visit to the Anne Frank House
- Canal cruise on the famous "Grachten"

- Maritime harbor boat tour on the Elbe between the warehouse district and the Port of Hamburg
- Visit to the Plaza of the Elbphilharmonie, the new landmark of the city
- Guided tour of the Speicherstadt warehouse district

- Guided walking tour “Discover Berlin” including Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag Building, Holocaust Memorial and Checkpoint Charlie
- Visit to Museum Island with its world-renownes museums such as the Pergamon Museum
- Excursion to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Site
- Grand Show at Friedrichstadt Palast, home to the biggest theater stage in the world

travel components
MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West
Once Meininger, always Meininger! That is how our class trip participants feel about this hotel in Amsterdam which opened its doors in July 2012. Located close to the Sloterdijk station, these accommodations boast modern 3* furnishings, bright decor and a comfortable atmosphere. The city centre of Amsterdam is a short ride away using public transport. Let yourself be swept away by the cosmopolitan flair of this city and spend your nights in this comfortable, well-priced Meininger Hotel Amsterdam City West.
a&o Amsterdam Zuidoost
This hostel is of the tried-and-true a&o standard and opened its doors in May 2015. It is located in Amsterdam Zuidoost, close to the stadium and metro station Bullewijk. The metro connection from here is excellent and public transport quickly and easily takes you to the city centre. The a&o hotel and hostel scores well with its perfect location as a starting point for discovering Amsterdam. Whether the focus is on art, history or geography, Amsterdam offers something for every class trip.
MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam Amstelstation
Spring 2018 welcomes the opening of the second MEININGER Hotel in Amsterdam. Located directly at the Amstel station, the historic city centre is a short train ride away. This new building boasts 186 rooms with 806 beds in the modern standard.
a&o Hamburg Hauptbahnhof
Its central location makes the A&O Hostel Hamburg Hauptbahnhof the ideal starting point for every class trip to Hamburg. A ten-minute walk takes you right to the downtown area. The former "Kontorhaus" (mercantile office building) was once a storage facility for goods from all over the world. Today, guests from all corners of the earth enjoy their stay in modern rooms. The lush lobby and leisure corner are gathering spots for many travellers. The A&O Hostels offer special services for class trips: There is free WiFi in all rooms, in the lobby and at the bar. Teachers and chaperones are welcome to have free open, non-alcoholic beverages at the bar.
MEININGER Hotel Hamburg City Center
The Meininger Hotel Hamburg City Center is in the multi-faceted neighbourhood of Altona. Although the Altona long-distance train station is close by, this hotel is located on a quiet side street. From here, you can reach the sights of Hamburg including the harbour, Speicherstadt, Fischmarket and Alster in no time. This 3* standard scores well on cosy decor and good room standards. The night watch allows teachers a good night's rest on the class trip. WiFi and luggage room can be used free of charge.
Generator Hostel Hamburg
The Generator Hostel is located in the heart of Germany's second-largest city. Many years before opening in 2012, this historic building opposite the Hauptbahnhof (central station) was famous for a different reason as it was the place where the Beatles recorded several songs in 1960. Its central location makes it perfect for discovering Hamburg's pulsating life, art, culture and so much more. Restaurants and bars are just a hop, skip and a jump away. This cosy hostel is especially suitable for class trips. There are several chill-out areas and free WiFi. Bookable for students in grades 10 and up.
a&o Hamburg City
Reopened in 2012, this hostel boasts a central location, good connection using the ÖPNV system and the modern A&O standard. A five-minute walk takes you to the next S-Bahn station and it takes 15 minutes to reach the centre of Hamburg. The many attractions of the Speicherstadt district are a short distance away. The international charm of this lobby makes you feel welcome right away and invites you to billiard and table soccer games, or a round on the road simulator. The same applies here for teachers and chaperones on class trips: open non-alcoholic drinks are free of charge. WiFi is available for free in the hostel.
Hotel Bridge Inn
The budget hotel Bridge Inn is located near the Hamburger Elbbrücken and provides a marvelous view over the harbour of Hamburg. The colourful and modern rooms will let you enjoy your stay in Hamburg. A warm "Moin"and local insider tips from the staff can be taken for granted.
a&o Berlin Friedrichshain
This traditional hostel is located in a historically-protected building in the centre of the trendy neighbourhood of Friedrichshain. The S-Bahn station Ostkreuz is just a few minutes away. The tram and bus stations are located very close to the hostel. The excellent public transport connection makes it the ideal starting point for your excursions in the city.
Generator Hostel
The Generator is Berlin's largest hostel and is known for its ultra-modern design. The large choice of entertainment, the different theme evenings as well as the extensive meal choices make it a perfect group house. The hostel is located a few minutes by tram from Alexanderplatz, S-Bahn station and tram stop are located directly out front (stop: Landsberger Allee)
Hotel Citylight Berlin-Mitte
This comfortable 2*+ hotel is located in the city centre, 15 minutes by S-Bahn and U-Bahn (ICE train station Gesundbrunnen) from Kurfürstendamm and approximately 10 minutes away from Alexanderplatz. Its central location makes it easy for you to dive right into life in Berlin.
aletto Hotel Kudamm
This modern hotel is located right in the centre of City West. Its convenient location (S-Bahn/U-Bahn station Zoologischer Garten) makes it a perfect starting point to discover the pulsing capital city. The Zoologischer Garten transfer station makes it easy to reach all the other districts of the city quickly and easily.
HappyGoLucky Hotel+Hostel
This youth hotel is located in the Charlottenburg district at Stuttgarter Platz (S-Bahn station Charlottenburg). A colourful mix of cafés, pubs, restaurants, shops and old-Berlin apartment buildings from the turn of the century round up the look of the square. Many sights are easily reached within minutes thanks to the good public transport connection.
a&o Berlin Kolumbus
This sports hotel, taken over by the a&o hotel chain, welcomes guests from all over the world to the Lichtenberg district. This hotel offers you everything you could ask for to make a class trip perfect: a variety of rooms in an athletic environment, high safety standards and an interesting yet quiet neighbourhood; the tram takes you to Alexanderplatz in only 25 minutes (stop: Genslerstraße).
Industriepalast Berlin
This lively hostel is located in a historically-protected brick building and is located directly in the heart of the trendy and artistic neighbourhood of Friedrichshain across from the Mercedes Benz Arena and the East Side Gallery (S-Bahn/U-Bahn station Warschauer Straße).
wombat’s CITY HOSTEL
This bright and colourful hostel is located a short walk from Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt (U-Bahn station Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz) and is an excellent starting location for discovering Berlin.
Plus Berlin
This hostel, which belongs to the Italian Plus Hostels Group, is housed in a stately historically-protected brick building and is centrally-located in the heart of the trendy and artistic neighbourhood of Friedrichshain, just a few meters from the Mercedes Benz Arena and the East Side Gallery (S-Bahn/U-Bahn station Warschauer Straße).
ALL IN Hostel Friedrichshain
The hostel is located directly in the middle of the trendy and artistic neighbourhood of Friedrichshain close to the Mercedes Benz Arena and the East Side Gallery. The excellent public transport connection makes it the ideal starting point for your excursions in the city (S-Bahn/U-Bahn station Warschauer Straße).
Alecsa Hotel am Olympiastadion
This 3-star comfort hotel is located in the green area of the Charlottenburg district, close to the Waldbühne (forest stage) and the famous Berlin Olympic Stadium. Its quiet location at the Stößensee is nonetheless only a short ride away from the sights of Berlin (S-Bahn station Pichelsberg).
a&o Berlin Mitte
This hotel is located in the geographic centre of Berlin and is only steps from the Spree river and Kreuzberg Oranienstraße. It is quick and easy to reach the sights of the city thanks to the good U-Bahn connection (U-Bahn station Heinrich-Heine-Straße) and the close proximity to Ostbahnhof.
a&o Berlin Hauptbahnhof
This hostel is located in direct proximity to the Berlin Hauptbahnhof (central station). Many sights such as the Parlamentsvertiel (parliament district), Brandenburger Tor and Potsdamer Platz are a comfortable walk away (S-Bahn/U-Bahn station Hauptbahnhof).
Hotel 103
"Come as a guest, leave as a friend" is the motto of this youth hotel located in the heart of the trendy neighbourhood of Prenzlauer Berg. The tram, S-Bahn and U-Bahn take you quickly and comfortably to all the sights (S-Bahn/U-Bahn station Schönhauser Allee).
acama Hotel + Hostel Kreuzberg
This inviting youth hotel is located in the popular and lively Kreuzberg neighbourhood, only about 15 minutes by foot to Potsdamer Platz. Its good U-Bahn connection (U-Bahn station Hallesches Tor or Möckernbrücke) makes it ideal for discovering the city.
Amstel House
The Amstel House hostel is housed in a historically-protected art nouveau (Jugendstil) building. Centrally-located in the old-Berlin neighbourhood of Tiergarten, it is an ideal starting point for discovering Berlin (U-Bahn station Turmstraße).
Three Little Pigs Hostel
The Three Little Pigs Hostel is located in a former cloister near Potsdamer Platz on Stresemannstraße. Part of the Berlin wall ran along this street dividing the city for 28 years. All the important sights can be reached by foot or public transport (S-Bahn station Anhalter Bahnhof).
MEININGER Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz
This hotel is located in the trendy district of Prenzlauer Berg, close to Alexanderplatz. Public transport (U-Bahn station Senefelderplatz) quickly takes you to all the sights or you can even walk.
Cityhostel Berlin
This popular hostel is centrally-located in Berlin's historic centre (U-Bahn station Mohrenstraße or Stadtmitte). A few minutes from the hostel are the legendary Checkpoint Charlie, Brandenburger Tor and Potsdamer Platz.
MEININGER Hotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof
This accommodation is steps from the famous Berlin Hauptbahnhof (central station) (S-Bahn/U-Bahn station Hauptbahnhof). Many sights such as the Parlamentsviertel (parliament district), Brandenburger Tor and Potsdamer Platz are just a comfortable walk away.
Metropol Hostel Berlin
A former administrative building in the trendy district of Kreuzberg is now home to this hostel, located close to the legendary Imbiss Curry 36, Mustafa's Gemüse Kebap and the popular Bergmann neighbourhood. Public transport (U-Bahn station Mehringdamm) quickly takes you to all the sights of the city or you can even walk.
MEININGER Hotel Berlin Mitte "Humboldthaus"
This hotel offers the customary standard and is directly in the heart of the historic centre of Berlin, close to Hackesche Höfe and the Museumsinsel (museum island). Public transport (S-Bahn station Oranienburger Straße) quickly takes you to all the sights or you can even walk.
ECONTEL HOTEL Berlin Charlottenburg
The 3-star superior hotel is centrally-located between the Hauptbahnhof (central station), Kurfürstendamm and Schloss Charlottenburg (Palace). The excellent public transport connection by U-Bahn (U-Bahn station Mierendorffplatz) or S-Bahn (S-Bahn station Jungfernheide) allows you to quickly and easily reach the city.
H2 Hotel Berlin Alexand
This hotel is known for design, functionality and comfort. Its central location, directly at Alexanderplatz (S-Bahn/U-Bahn station Alexanderplatz), its inviting atmosphere and modern design is what makes this hotel stand out.
2A Hostel
The Neukölln district is home to this aspiring modern hostel with hotel character and its motto of "Welcome to your home away from home." Its convenient location (S-Bahn/U-Bahn station Neukölln) allows you to reach all the sights of Berlin quickly and easily.
ibis budget Berlin City Potsdamer Platz
This comfortable hotel is located in the city centre close to Potsdamer Platz and Brandenburger Tor (S-Bahn station Anhalter Bahnhof) and offers the customary hotel standard. The modern furnishings make it a good base for a successful stay in Berlin.
This hostel is centrally-located close to Potsdamer Platz and a comfortable walk to many Berlin sights. The excellent U-Bahn connection makes it ideal for discovering the city (U-Bahn station Hallesches Tor or U-Bahn station Möckernbrücke).
Generator Berlin Mitte
With its excellent location right in the heart of the capital city, the Generator is especially perfect for groups as a fantastic starting point for discovering Berlin. Just a close walk from the Hackescher Markt, this hostel is captivating with its modern design and its diverse entertainment offering. It is also well-connected on the local public transport system (S-Bahn station Oranienburger Straße).
One80° Hostel Berlin
This modern hostel with its lively interior and inviting atmosphere is located in the heart of the centre of Berlin (S-Bahn/U-Bahn station Alexanderplatz). The tram, S-Bahn and U-Bahn take you quickly and comfortably to all the sights.
ibis Berlin Ostbahnhof
This modern and comfortable hotel located on the Spree river with its motto of "Economy hotel for business and leisure" is not only centrally-located but it is also a perfect starting point for discovering the city (S-Bahn station Ostbahnhof).
ibis Berlin Messe
This comfortable hotel is located directly adjacent to the Messe Berlin exhibition grounds as well as the central bus station (Omnibusbahnhof). Its close proximity to the S-Bahn and U-Bahn makes it quick and easy to reach Potsdamer Platz and Brandenburger Tor (S-Bahn station Messe Nord/ICC or U-Bahn station Kaiserdamm)
Smart Stay Hotel Berlin City
Its perfect location in the heart of City West (U-Bahn station Wilmersdorfer Straße) makes this cosy hotel an ideal starting point for discovering the city. Many of the sights of Berlin, such as the Kurfürstendamm or Schloss Charlottenburg (Palace), as well as many other historic sites can be reached by foot from the hotel.
ibis Berlin Mitte
Only a ten-minute walk from Alexanderplatz, this hotel offers comfortably furnished rooms in a modern design. You can quickly reach the sights of the city thanks to the hotel's central location and the many nearby bus and train lines.
Aga's Hotel*** Berlin
The eastern part of Berlin, between Lichtenberg and Friedrichsfelde, is home to this hotel with its spacious rooms and comfortable furnishings. Its convenient location, together with its easy accessibility (S-Bahn station Friedrichsfelde Ost) allows you to reach the sights of the city in just a short ride.
TRYP by Wyndham Berlin City East***
This 3* hotel is located in the Lichtenberg neighbourhood and is the ideal starting point for extensive sight-seeing tours. Several hundred meters away is the Berlin-Hohenschönhausen memorial. The city centre and the trendy neighbourhoods of Friedrichshain and Prenzlauer Berg with their cultural and culinary highlights are quick and easy to reach thanks to the excellent public transport connection (U-Bahn station Magdalenenstraße).
ibis Berlin City West
This 2-star hotel is centrally-located near the Kurfürstendamm and Zoologischer Garten. The good public transport connection allows you to quickly reach the city with all of its attractions by U-Bahn.
The 3* Mark Apart Hotel is only steps away from the famous Kurfürstendamm yet far enough from hustle and bustle. You can easily reach the Kurfürstendamm and Gedächtniskirche by foot and the good U-Bahn connection can quickly take you to other areas of the city.
City Hotel Berlin East
The 4* hotel is located close to Alexanderplatz as well as the famous Fernsehturm (television tower). The good public transport connection makes it quick and easy to discover the capital city. In just a few minutes, you can reach "unter den Linden", Brandenburger Tor and Friedrichstraße.
MEININGER Hotel Berlin East Side Gallery
The newest addition to the MEININGER hotels in Berlin is due to open at the beginning of 2018. Centrally located in the German capital, next to the East Side Gallery and Ostbahnhof, all major sights are accessible by public transport or on foot.
Jugendhotel berlincity
This 2* superior hotel is located in a completely renovated industrial loft built in 1902. It is only 4 stops from Brandenburger Tor and is a perfect place to start discovering the capital city (U-Bahn station Kleistpark).
HappyGoLucky Hotel+Hostel Schöneberg
This hotel and hostel opens March 2018 in the diverse district of Schöneberg (U-Bahn station Eisenacher Straße) well-known for its traditional flair and cosy pubs. Public transport easily takes you to all the sights of the city or you can even walk!
Family Stay Berlin
Staying with our carefully selected host families gives our guests an authentic experience of everyday German life and the chance to practice their German language skills. In combination with Berlin’s eventful history and rich culture our host family stays are a highly educational and entertaining experience. Minimum age required: 14 years. Important information: In the mornings and evenings the students will be gathered and dropped at specific meeting points close to their respective host families. For groups arriving by air, the students are required to use public transport in small groups to get to their host families and meeting points.