Written on: 21/01/2013
This was more a holiday on a coach rather than a coach holiday!!! Also should never be called a berlin xmas markets trip as we dropped in some obscure place with a very uninspiring xmas market. Took ages to get to berlin and back and unless you were prepared to walk to find best markets, no info given on where they were, or best ones etc. just awful really. Driver and guide a bit bullish and we should have had a different pair but there was a hold up somewhere. No xmas cheer whatsoever. Time not really long enough as there was always a feeling of having to get back on time and there was so much travel as already mentioned. As for Dresden and Potsdam, lovely places but no time to look round markets because of time deadline, spent the whole holiday worrying about being late. More travel, travel, travel. Do not do this trip, it felt so unchristmassy, hotel east berlin drab, hotel antwerp nice but not Christmassy, we were too far out of berlin to be able to visit markets in the evening, could have caught a train but why should we have to. We should have been in a central hotel in berlin but that was all changed a few weeks before departure but didn't realise hoe far away from centre berlin we would be. A complete waste of money. On a five day trip we probably had about 14 hours of actual markets and then the berlin experience should have been wonderful if we had been dropped in the right places. I am always easily pleased and never in my life have ever written such a negative review. I can't even say there was anything I liked apart from the nice Gluwein.