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The Origins of the Cold War and the Berlin Wall

Tour Introduction

We are really pleased to launch a brand new 3-day, fully-guided tour designed specifically to support Pearson Edexcel’s GCSE Period Study ‘Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941–91’  – and what’s more we are delighted to announce that Pearson Edexcel has endorsed the itinerary as a means to enhance the teaching and learning process.

We start our tour by looking at the final days of the Nazi regime and the end of WW2, with a guided walk around central Berlin and a visit to the German-Russian Museum in Berlin-Karlshorst, where on May 8, 1945, the German High Command signed the act of unconditional surrender. Then, with a tour of the Cecilienhof Palace, site of the Potsdam Conference, and a visit to the Allied Museum on Clayallee in the former American sector of Berlin, your students will have the chance to look at many of the themes covered in key topic 1 – The origins of the Cold War 1941-1958.

The former “House of Ministries” of the GDR, a guided tour of the Stasi Prison in Hohenschoenhausen and the Berlin Wall Memorial on Bernauer Strasse provide ideal backdrops to look at subjects such as the early Cold War crises, the influx of refugees into West Berlin and the impact of the construction of the Wall on US-Soviet relations before the tour culminates at Checkpoint Charlie where, with your Anglia guide, students will consider those factors which led to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War (key topic 3).

For more details take a look at the sample itinerary below.

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Tour Information


  • Germany

Key Locations:

  • Reichstag
  • Soviet War Memorial Tiergarten
  • German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst
  • Treptow Park
  • Cecilienhof Palace
  • Allied Museum
  • Berlin Wall Memorial
  • Stasi Prison
  • East Side Gallery
  • Checkpoint Charlie

Transport Options:

  • Air; Coach


  • 3 days

Endorsement Statement:

This itinerary has been reviewed by the awarding body to confirm that it suitably enhances the teaching and learning process for the related Pearson qualification. A Pearson subject representative has attended the associated tour to ensure that its content meets the requirements of the qualification it is aimed at and to confirm that it is suitable for the intended audience of the qualification.

The review confirms that the itinerary and the tour support the content of this qualification and that the locations covered in each visit and the key outcomes to be delivered as part of each visit enrich the overall learning experience of the course or part of the course it is aimed at.

Endorsement does not cover the Tour Operator nor does it cover the suitability of the individual tour guide who delivers the itinerary on the day. The delivery of the tour and individual experience of the tour are not the responsibility of Pearson; participants are referred to the Tour Operator’s confirmation of booking for further information including pricing structures.

Endorsement of an itinerary and a tour does not cover any other resources produced by the Tour Operator to support the qualification or that will be used to deliver the tour. Whilst Pearson is satisfied that the itinerary and the tour itself are capable of enriching and supporting the achievement of the qualification, it is not essential for studying the qualification. The official specification is the only authoritative source in respect of the qualification content and should be used for definitive guidance to ensure that all learning objectives are fulfilled.

Price Includes:

  • Fully guided
  • Return flights *
  • Hotel/Hostel accommodation
  • All meals as shown on your itinerary
  • All entrance fees associated with your visit.
  • 1 free teacher place for every 10 paying students
  • Tailor-made itinerary
  • Free Berlin workbook for every student
  • Use of a coach and public transport tickets to cover all transfers and visits
  • Pre-tour presentation

* depending upon your selected method of transportation

Topics Supported

This tour has been specifically designed by Anglia Tours to support the following specifications:

Edexcel GCSE Period Study: Superpower Relations and the Cold War 1941-91

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