25 May 2017, 01:00
25 May 2017, 01:00
Calling all Bowie fans!
Pay homage to your hero on ultimate tour of Bowie’s Berlin
‘Berlin, the greatest cultural extravaganza that one could imagine’ – David Bowie
A new limited edition city break takes David Bowie fans on an immersive tour of Bowie’s Berlin to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his iconic album Heroes.
Bowie retreated to West Berlin from 1976 to 1979 and the bespoke Bowie-Berlin tour visits the music-legend’s favourite haunts. Guests can hang out in the Paris Bar, visit Hansa Studio where Bowie recorded Heroes, and perhaps party at one his favourite clubs, SO36.
A walking tour of the Mitte district includes a stop at the Gibson Guitar European headquarters for an exclusive Q&A with Bowie biographer and former Fleet Street rock journalist Lesley-Ann Jones.
Guests on the three-night tour, from October 20-23, stay at the exclusive boutique five-star Soho House members’ club and hotel where they enjoy a private fine dining experience and Q&As with Bowie's official tour photographer Denis O'Regan and British broadcaster 'Whispering' Bob Harris OBE.
The Bowie-Berlin tour is curated and hosted by ‘Doc of Rock’ Dr Julia Jones for up to 30 guests and is the first in a new series of Saga music-themed city breaks.
Denis O’Regan, Bowie's Official tour photographer commented on the tour:
"I’m looking forward to sharing my behind the scenes stories and photos from the days I spent in Berlin with David. Such great memories shooting photos at David's apartment, his Glass Spider show by the Berlin Wall and visiting Hansa Studios where he recorded Heroes. It’s great to return to Berlin, the city where music and creativity continue to thrive."
For details visit bowie-berlin.com – bookings can be made by telephone only, call free on 0800 056 2321 quoting BWE77.
Price from £1,999 departing October 20, 2017, includes scheduled return flights, all transfers, accommodation at five-star Soho House members’ club and hotel - guests can also relax in the spa or rooftop lounge (Cowshed Spa treatments are not included in the package price so should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment), dinner at the Paris Bar restaurant, a multi-media coach tour of Berlin, dinner and Q&As with Bob Harris and Denis O'Regan at Soho House, plus Q&A with Lesley-Ann Jones.
Please note there is a single supplement of £449.
‘Whispering ‘Bob Harris OBE
One of the UK’s most respected broadcasters, with weekly Radio 2 shows and days as presenter of music TV show ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’, Bob has a wealth of fascinating stories about his time with David Bowie during the 1970s.
Denis has an incredible archive of behind-the-scenes photographs and as official photographer to superstars such as David Bowie, The Rolling Stones and Queen , Denis has documented the boom of rock, pop and punk.
Formerly one of Fleet Street’s leading music journalists Lesley-Ann Jones toured the world with the biggest music stars during the 1980s. Her music biographies document the lives of Marc Bolan, Freddie Mercury and David Bowie.
Dr Julia Jones
Julia has been studying the effects of rock and pop music on human behaviour since the 1990s and also curates live music events.
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