This is something discerning travellers will not want to miss. On 2 June 2016, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express will make its first-ever scheduled journey to Berlin.
Departing from London, via Paris, the overnight journey through Northern France and Germany will carry guests to the electrifying capital in time for an unforgettable weekend that coincides with the start of the Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art.
Once the capital of Prussia, Berlin was a glittering world city, leading the way in science, music and education. During the Weimar Republic, English author Christopher Isherwood famously wrote about its decadent, edgy side in stories that inspired the film Cabaret. Today, 25 years since the Wall came down and the two halves of Germany were reunified, Berlin has developed into a sophisticated metropolis. Chic sky bars, all-night clubs and achingly cool hotels mingle with Michelin-starred restaurants, world-class museums and designer shopping enclaves.
Visitors flock to admire cutting-edge architecture by the biggest names in the business, to enjoy dazzling events such as the Berlin Film Festival, or simply to relax in pavement cafés and stroll along sweeping boulevards. The city is constantly abuzz and visitors need stamina to do it justice.
To help guests take it all in, we offer a range of tours that either incorporate the major sights or head off the beaten track to discover a lesser-known side of the city.
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