When you think of letting loose in Europe, it's hard not to think of Berlin. This countercultural capital has some of the most iconic nightlife in the world, as well as one of the biggest Pride parties. That's why this trip hooks you up with a 3 day pass with unlimited public transport, so you can explore the city your way, as well as a reserved space at the Pride parade, so you'll have plenty of room to boogie. And the party doesn't stop there, as we've hooked you up with after party tickets, too
Welcome to Berlin! The party capital of Europe is the perfect place to kick things off. After meeting and greeting today we'll receive our Berlin 3 day pass, which gives us unlimited public transport through the city. You can't say we don't treat you. We'll take a Metro to the City Centre to enjoy an included feast - washed down with some local beer maybe.. Prost! Then we'll receive our pride party pack and head to the world famous Dyke March, a joyous celebration of lesbian culture. After that, the night is ours to explore all of that iconic nightlife...<br/>
It's time for the parade! Taking place in front of Victory Column, this epic party will get us in the mood, as we enjoy all of the weird and wonderful costumes (some very alternate lederhosen) and the pumping music. Well into the swing of things, once the parade is over we've hooked you up with tickets to the official afterparty. Lucky us.<br/>
After a free morning (for some much needed R&R) we'll get to enjoy an exclusive Contiki Cares experience with a social enterprise called Refugee Voices, learning from young refugees on a fascinating walking tour that draws parallels between the city's turbulent past and the situation in modern Syria. The rest of the day is yours - why not spend the afternoon eating your way through Berlin's hipster Kreuzberg district?<br/>
We may be feeling slightly delicate this morning, which is why we've got an included breakfast for refuel before our trip ends. What an adventure it's been - make sure to swap social deets and start planning next year's festivities!<br/>
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Their incredible experiences encompass all interests and cultures – bathing in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland, seeing the pyramids of Giza, walking the Great Wall of China, roadtrip along Route 66, watch the sunrise over Uluru, party in Las Vegas, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, zipline through the Costa Rica rainforest, see the Mona Lisa, fly over the Grand Canyon or cuddle a Koala. The cost of your trip ensures Contiki take care of all your travel arrangements, accommodation, breakfasts and dinners, organised activities, plenty of free time and optional ‘me’ time activities to put your own unique stamp on your travel experience.
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