H ARVARD ALUMNI ASSO CI ATION 2016 WORLDW I DE TRAV EL PR O GR A M
Past & Present April 8 to 14, 2016
Past & Present April 8 to 14, 2016
On the front cover: Brandenburg Gate; (above), Potsdamer Platz, photo by Ben Spreng
EVEN FOR THOSE WHO KNOW BERLIN WELL, THIS PROGRAM WILL UNCOVER ASPECTS OF THE CITY THAT WILL BE NEW AND EXCITING. Explore the past and present of Germany’s vibrant capital on privileged visits to extraordinary museums and palaces. View the Altar of Zeus and the bust of Nefertiti on Museum Island. In former East Berlin, see the Brandenberg Gate, Potsdamer Platz, and the East Side Gallery—a section of the Berlin Wall painted by international artists. Admire the Reichstag, restored by architect Norman Foster, and dine in its rooftop restaurant; visit the Sammlung Boros, a private art collection housed in a former bunker; discover Jewish Berlin, including the moving Stolpersteine memorials; and spend a morning touring the delightful palaces of Potsdam.
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HARVARD STUDY LEADER As this brochure goes to print, we have not yet confirmed the faculty study leader for this program. We intend, however, that you will be joined by a Harvard lecturer who will enhance your travel experience. You will discover
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• Educational program featuring a Harvard study leader
• The Sammlung Boros, a renown private art collection housed in a former World War II bunker
• Dinner at the rooftop restaurant of Berlin’s historic Reichstag, restored by British architect Norman Foster
• A tour of the historic
Scheunenviertel neighborhood, to witness the city’s revitalized Jewish community
• Frederick the Great’s enchanting palace of Sanssouci and the Neues Palais, during a morning in Postdam
• The UNESCO World Heritage site Hufeisensiedlung (“Horseshoe Estate”), an excellent example of innovative town planning from the 1920s, closely related to the Bauhaus style
Ishtar Gate in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin, photo © Richtor Norton and David Allen.
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Graffiti on the Berlin Wall (left); Jewish Museum (center), photo by zeezzeez; Altar of Zeus, Pergamon Museum (right), photo by yo
Friday, April 8
DEPART U.S. Depart the United States on an overnight flight to Germany. Saturday, April 9
BERLIN Arrive this morning and transfer to the well-located Regent Berlin. In the afternoon, depart for a tour of the former East Berlin’s major landmarks, including the Brandenburg Gate; the Tiergarten; Potsdamer Platz, divided by the Berlin Wall until 1989; and the East Side Gallery, where international artists painted a remaining section of the Berlin Wall in 1990. Gather this evening for introductory remarks by your study leader, followed by dinner at the hotel. Sunday, April 10 BERLIN Attend a morning lecture before exploring the Sammlung Boros, one of Berlin’s most treasured private art collections,
housed in a former bunker. After a casual lunch at Dada Falafel, visits to artists in their studios have been arranged. Discover the Field of Stelae, the German Holocaust memorial designed by Peter Eisenman. See the subterranean Information Center before continuing to the historic Reichstag, meeting place of the German parliament (Bundestag), which was restored by British architect Norman Foster. A focused look at the art and architecture of the Reichstag is followed by dinner in the rooftop restaurant.
a former center of Eastern European Jewish life that experienced a renaissance after the fall of the Berlin Wall. At the gold-domed New Synagogue, enjoy a guided tour of the permanent exhibition. See the former deportation area on Grosse Hamburger Strasse, and discover the Stolpersteine (or “stumbling blocks”) memorials for victims of Nazism. The remainder of the day and dinner are at leisure.
Monday, April 11
Discover Potsdam, an attractive town that first became a royal seat in the 17th century. Tour the rococo palace of Sanssouci, built by King Frederick the Great as a summer residence, and the splendid Picture Gallery. Stroll through the lovely gardens to the Neues Palais, with its magnificent theater and Grotto Hall, decorated with shells, marble, quartz,
BERLIN Today begins on Museum Island. At the Pergamon Museum, view the impressive Altar of Zeus. Discover the iconic bust of Nefertiti and other treasures in the rebuilt Neues Museum. Following lunch, embark on a tour of Jewish Berlin. Visit the Scheunenviertel (“Barn Quarter”) neighborhood,
Tuesday, April 12
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and semiprecious stones. After a picnic lunch, return to Berlin with a stop at the UNESCO-World Heritage site Hufeisensiedlung (“Horseshoe Estate”), an outstanding example of innovative town planning from the 1920s, closely related to the Bauhaus style. Dinner is at leisure.
Wednesday, April 13
POTSDAM / BERLIN A morning lecture precedes a tour of the Hamburger Bahnhof, a museum of contemporary art. After lunch at leisure, continue to the Berlinische Galerie, one of the newest museums in Berlin, focusing on art dating from 1870 to the present. Later in the afternoon, visit the
Jewish Museum, designed by Daniel Libeskind and acclaimed for its evocative modern architecture. Tonight attend a special auf Wiedersehen dinner at the hotel. Thursday, April 14
BERLIN / U.S. Following breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flights home.
Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (left), photo by Gerhard. R.; Sanssouci Palace, Postdam (right), photo by Todd Bruning
Museum Island, Berlin
PROGRAM RATE PER PERSON $4,495 per person; $695 single supplement. Includes: five nights hotel accommodations; buffet breakfast daily, three lunches, and three dinners; bottled water and coffee / tea with meals; local wine / beer with dinners; enrichment program of lectures; escorted sightseeing with English-speaking guide; touring via air conditioned motorcoach; airport / hotel group transfers for all participants on suggested group flights; taxes, service charges, and porterage; gratuities to local guides and drivers; 200,000 emergency medical assistance and evacuation insurance. TOUR COST EXCLUSIONS Airfare; passport fees; alcoholic beverages other than as specified above; personal items and expenses; airport transfers for those not on suggested group flights; baggage in excess of one suitcase; trip insurance; any other items not specifically mentioned as included. RESERVATIONS, DEPOSITS & FINAL PAYMENT To reserve your space on this program, a $1,500 deposit is required per person. Please either call us at 800422-1636 or 617-496-0806, or fill out and mail or fax the registration form. Reservations are acknowledged in order of receipt until the maximum enrollment has been reached. Your final payment is due 120 days before departure and must be made by check. CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS All cancellations must be made in writing to HAA Travels and are subject to a $350 nonrefundable administrative fee. Cancellations received between 120 and 91 days prior to departure will be charged a fee in the amount of 20 percent of the program cost per person; those received between 90 and 61 days before departure, 50 percent; no refunds will be given for cancellations received within 60 days of departure. No refunds are given for cancellation on or after the day of departure, or for unused portions of the tour, for any reason.
CHANGES IN ITINERARY & COSTS The itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of HAA Travels and the tour operator. Deviations from the scheduled itinerary are at the expense of the individual. All prices quoted are based on prevailing fuel prices, airfare, and currency exchange rates in effect at the time of brochure printing and are subject to change. While the tour operator will do everything possible to maintain the published trip price, it may be necessary to institute a surcharge. INSURANCE We highly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation insurance. An application for insurance will be provided by HAA Travels upon confirmation. RESPONSIBILITY Certain other provisions apply regarding limitations of liability and rights of HAA Travels and the tour operator. The statement of responsibility is available at http://alumni.harvard. edu/travel/trips/berlin-2016. If you are not able to access the Internet, please call HAA Travels at 800-422-1636 or 617-496-0806. DISCLAIMER Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented in this publication. Neither HAA Travels nor the tour operator is responsible for errors in or damages resulting from use of the information contained herein. Information contained in this brochure is subject to change. QUESTIONS Please call HAA Travels at 800-422-1636 or 617-496-0806, email: [email protected]
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