15th - 20th December 2017
BCU Student Union Grab your bags, E ticket, Passport and that Christmas spirit we are heading to one of Europes biggest and best Christmas Markets in ......................... BERLIN!!!! Your Outgoing rep will meet you at the departure point - Please be there 15 minutes before departure. Make sure you have all your travel essentials, a pillow, good book, something to listen to ..... Your Outgoing rep will be playing a few games and always popping on some DVDs - before you know if you will be on the Ferry heading across the waters.
Morning!! We have just past over the German border.......................... When we arrive you will be asked to take everything with you into the hostel so we can get you all checked in ready for your holiday to begin.
Like any other European hotel you are not able to check in till 3pm. So pop your case in the luggage room with the Outgoing Reps and go grab some lunch. Find your bearings and have a little explore. 3pm your Outgoing reps are ready to check you in and give you your room keys. Rooming has been done before we departed for the trip, so you will already know who you are sharing with. Remember your 10 euros for your key deposit.
Once you have settled in and freshened up it is time for us to head to the best Christmas market in Europe. Wrap up warm and meet your Outgoing rep at 6.30pm ready to head down to the Markets together. You will never see a market like this...... the first thing you will notice is all the lights and how the market winds through all the alleys and streets of Berlin. The market stalls rammed packed full of traditional sweets, biscuits and goodies, the famous wooden Nutcrackers, handmade dolls and teddies................. Then we will move onto the food and drink. Let get a Gluhwein and a Bratwurst the step back and breath in all the Christmas Spirit. Local Choirs performing Christmas Carols, A Nativity setting and live music in every alley we turn down. This is what Christmas is all about!
Rise 'n' Shine BCU ........... Breakfast is served in the restaurant between 8am - 9.30am. A Continental breakfast with breads, jams, cheeses and a selection of Meats. Your Outgoing Rep will be on hand for any hints and tips........... Don't forget to check out some of our great optional Extras
A great way to quick start your afternoon in Berlin is by jumping on to the famous, insider tour. Claimed to be the 'perfect introduction' to Berlin, this tour goes to literally all the monuments, landmarks and hotspots you could imagine. It's filled with culture, history and exciting facts. If you would rather explore the city for yourself, don't miss out visiting the Koenig Gallery. It houses some outstanding masterpieces.
Sunday night we are hitting the streets of Berlin for our Outgoing Big Night Out- Outgoing is going Out Out! We will be leaving the hostel as a group at 20:30 and head to the first bar on our route..... going to a couple of bars and heading to a club (free entry). A great chance to let your hair down and get to know the group a little bit better. Everyone becomes friends on the dancefloor!!! The Outgoing reps will be partying with you till early hours of the morning!!
Peel yourself out of bed and head down to breakfast..... A way to enjoy our final day in Berlin is to head over to the Berlin Zoo, bookable online before departure, or make the most of the shopping and sightseeing by spending your final day exploring the German capital. The choice is yours......... still so much to see and do!
There is so much to discover in the incredible and historical City ... the first place we will be heading this afternoon is down to Brandenburg Gate and the Museum of Check point Charlie. As of 2011 Berlin is home to 138 museums and more than 400 art galleries. This is one of the most iconic monuments and museums in Berlin.... and will take you back to some of the darker days of Berlin. Take a look at your Outgoing Travel Guide for a short Ramble to make sure you don't miss anything!!!
BCU Final Evening here in this incredible city.......... Meet your Outgoing Reps in the lobby for 6pm as we are heading back down to the Christmas Market for one last time. We will be making the most of that delicious street food and buying that last minute Christmas presents. or you can go out with a bang and book yourself on the the craziest bar crawl in the city, plenty of bars, free club entry and some free yes free shots along the way!!
Up and Out!! It is the day that no one likes.... time to leave!! Make sure you have everything and check out with you Outgoing rep before getting on the coach for our journey home. All good things must come to an end, but this isn't Auf Wiedersehen this is bis später as you will defo be back!!
During the summer season Berlin becomes an outdoor city of pavement cafes and beer gardens. Since the fall of The Wall, Berlin has re-invented itself as one of the most stimulating and creative cities in Europe. You will find parties going on for days, bars open 24/7 and art galleries showcasing the ‘edgy’ and avant-garde. It’s also bristling with history. Berlin is home to some magnificent monuments and incredible buildings - right up your street if you’re a bit of a history buff. Cycling is a great way to get around and bikes are easy to hire in the centre of town. Being more of a 48-hour city than a 24-hour one, you will take in everything faster on two wheels than on two legs.
4-8 Per room
This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Berlin!
Wombat's City Hostel's bright rooms and apartments are accessed by a secure key card system. They also all have large storage facilities.
Located near Alexanderplatz, Museum Island and Prenzlauer Berg and have 'a warm family-like atmosphere', according to our guests, who also praise the staff, saying they're 'always nice and they have a bunch of tops to give us for everything in the city'. We like their seventh-floor bar, featuring happy hour specials and a rooftop terrace.
All our rooms come with comfy wooden beds, private shower and toilet facilities plus lockers for your belongings. You'll get a free set of bed linen, a free welcome drink, free Wi-Fi (in the lobby), a guest kitchen for free use and our free self-made city map with all essential information about the going-ons in town.
We offer an all-you-can-eat breakfast, our lively womBAR serves cheap drinks and food, there's internet terminals, laundromats, 24 hours reception service, no curfew, no lockout and no stupid rules.
The clue’s in the title. Where else in the world could you find a bigger, better bar crawl than the sassiest streets in Europe? Maybe don’t tell Gran about this night out eh? (£15pp)
See all of Amsterdam’s greatest hits and short-cut through some its smallest streets at your own pace. A great way to blow away some of the cobwebs from the night before. (£15pp)
Outgoing can provide insurance policies at 3 levels offering you comprehensive cover regardless of your budget. The policy provides a 24 hour telephone service with English speaking advisors.