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Highlights of Germany

12 Days 1 Country 9 Cities

Explore dynamic Germany, from cruising the romantic River Rhine to shopping for Christmas ornaments.

"Saw everything we wanted and more!"

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12 Days 1 Country 9 Cities

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      About this trip

      Bavarian Alps and mythical Black Forest come together on this fairytale trip circling Germany. See medieval Rothenburg, the magical castles of Neuschwanstein and Heidelberg, and the historic city centres of Hamburg, Dresden, Nuremburg and Munich.


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      Trip code: GHIG

      11 Nights

      accommodation

      16 Meals
      • 11 buffet breakfasts

      • 5 three course dinners

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

      Dresden, Germany
        • Bavarian Alps
          Enjoy views of this spectacular mountain range

        • Bayreuth
          See the Wagner Festival Theatre

        • Berlin
          Sightseeing tour of this re-united city with a Local Specialist

        • Black Forest
          Scenic drive through the thickly forested mountains

        • Cologne
          See the Gothic cathedral

        • Dresden
          Orientation includes the Zwinger Palace and Opera House

        • Frankfurt
          Orientation tour of this impressive city

        • Hamburg
          Orientation includes the Inner Alster Lake

        • Hamelin
          Visit the town famous for the folk tale of the Pied Piper of Hamelin

        • Heidelberg
          Visit the oldest and best-known University town in Germany

        • Munich
          Orientation includes the Olympic Stadium, Marienplatz and Glockenspiel

        • Neuschwanstein
          View the castle

        • Nuremberg
          Orientation includes St. Sebald's Cathedral

        • Oberammergau
          Visit the town made famous by the Passion Play

        • Rhine Cruise
          Enjoy a scenic cruise through part of the romantic Rhine Valley

        • Rothenburg
          Orientation of this medieval city


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 11 buffet breakfasts

        • 5 three course dinners


      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

        • Daily breakfast

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

        • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Highlights of Germany

      Your Itinerary

      1. Arrive Frankfurt

      Welcome to Frankfurt. After check-in this afternoon, your Travel Director takes you on an orientation tour of the city's dynamic financial centre and medieval Römerplatz.

      Hotel
      Mercure Airport Neu Isenburg

      2. Frankfurt – Rhine Cruise – Cologne – Wuppertal

      Cruise along the River Rhine from St. Goar, site of the famous Lorelei Rock. The scenery is spectacular. Visit Cologne, Germany's fourth-largest city, where you see the impressive Gothic cathedral. Your day ends in Wuppertal, the city of the world-famous monorail.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Vienna House Easy

      3. Wuppertal – Hamelin – Hamburg

      Drive through Lower Saxony and stop in Hamelin en route to Hamburg. Hamelin is a picturesque town depicted in the Brothers Grimm fairytale and has also been immortalised in poems by Goethe and Robert Browning. Later in Hamburg see the main sights including the inner Alster Lake during an orientation tour with your Travel Director. Dine tonight at your hotel.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Leonardo Stillhorn

      Optional Experiences

      Hanseatic Life and Harbour Cruise

      Today, we'll see villas of the Rich and Famous along the Aussenalster, before a visit to St Michael’s Church to see the famous organ played by Bach. Then, we'll drive past St Pauli, the infamous Red Light district in Germany where The Beatles performed at the beginning of their career. Finally, we'll arrive at the Landungsbruecken for a one-hour cruise with commentary and enjoy a drink as the boat makes its way through the harbour.

      Adult Price: €46.00

      4. Hamburg – Berlin Sightseeing (2 Nights)

      Follow the valley of the River Elbe from Hamburg, across the former "Iron Curtain" to the historic city of Berlin. Marvel at the landmarks of the old East and West sections of the city during your sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist including The Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard, Reichstag Building, Tiergarten and the shopping and entertainment district of Kurfürstendamm.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      City East

      Optional Experiences

      Dinner And Berlin By Night

      Tonight, join us as we enjoy great food, wine, beer, music and company before discovering the stunning illuminated landmarks of the German capital.

      Adult Price: €59.00

      5. Berlin Free Time

      Enjoy free time exploring Berlin. Shop for souvenirs or walk through Potsdamer Platz. Spend the rest of the day exploring this city on your own or learn more about Berlin's secret past. This evening you might like to discover the vibrant nightlife for which Berlin is famous.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Potsdam Highlights With Dinner

      At the Western edge of Berlin, we'll stop on the shores of Greater Wannsee, the incongruously beautiful setting for the infamous 1942 conference to plan the 'Final Solution'. Next we'll cross Glienicke Bridge, the so-called "Bridge of Spies" of Cold War spy swaps fame. Reaching Potsdam, we continue to the beautiful Park Sanssouci, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before finishing our afternoon by enjoying a meal in a former hunting lodge on the shores of the lake.

      Adult Price: €70.00

      6. Berlin – Dresden

      A short drive south brings you to Dresden - known as 'Florence on the Elbe'. See the highlights of this astonishing Baroque city including the Opera House and Zwinger Palace.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Ibis Bastei/Ibis Koenigstein

      Optional Experiences

      Berlin's Secret Past Revealed

      Uncover secrets of Berlin’s past with your Local Specialist on a guided tour of the city. View the Holocaust Memorial, touch a remaining section of the Berlin Wall, see the site of Checkpoint Charlie, and learn more about Berlin’s WWII and Cold War past.

      Adult Price: €29.00

      Dresden Royal Treasury and Moritzburg Castle

      See the highlights of the fabulous Green Vault, one of the richest treasure chambers in Europe, with your Local Specialist. Afterwards, driving out of Dresden, we'll stop for refreshments before reaching Moritzburg Castle to discover its opulent baroque interior. The surrounding woodlands were once a favourite hunting area for the Kings of Saxony.

      Adult Price: €53.00

      7. Dresden – Bayreuth – Nuremberg

      In Bayreuth, admire the Wagner Festival Theatre before arriving in Nuremberg, where you see mighty ramparts, a bustling market place and St. Sebald's Cathedral on your orientation tour of the city.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Intercity

      Optional Experiences

      Franconian Lunch And Rally Grounds Documentation Centre

      You’ll enjoy a delicious light lunch with a drink at the world's largest bratwurst restaurant. Then we'll make our way to the rally grounds and unfinished Congress Hall of the former Nazi Party. This extraordinary structure has since been transformed and now houses an exhibition detailing the Nazi Party’s fascination with rallies and the causes and consequences of National Socialism. An audio guide is provided.

      Adult Price: €47.00

      8. Nuremberg – Rothenburg – Munich (2 Nights)

      Your Travel Director takes you on a wonderful orientation walk of Rothenburg, perhaps the most well-preserved medieval town in Germany. Sights include half-timbered houses and the Old Town Hall. Shop for wooden Christmas ornaments, then follow part of the Romantic Road through picturesque villages and pristine countryside to Munich, the lively capital of Bavaria. Enjoy an included dinner at your hotel this evening.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Holiday Inn South

      9. Munich Orientation and Free Time

      See the city's landmarks on your orientation tour including the Olympic Stadium, Ludwigstrasse and Marienplatz, famous for its Glockenspiel. Take an Optional Experience to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site in the afternoon or spend the rest of the day exploring on your own. You could visit Munich's fine museums or enjoy a walk in some of the beautiful city gardens. This evening consider a visit to the Hofbräuhaus, the world's most famous beer hall.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Bavarian Evening

      Munich is the heart of Bavaria and it's fuelled by some of the best food and drink in the country. See the Hofbräuhaus before you enjoy a selection of traditional Bavarian dishes in a typical local restaurant and absorb the atmosphere of a real Bavarian beer hall.

      Adult Price: €65.00

      The Dachau Memorial Site

      Germany’s first concentration camp was opened immediately after Hitler’s rise to power, just outside Dachau, near Munich. Maintained as a memorial, this visit will provide an insight into this tragic period in history.

      Adult Price: €31.00

      10. Munich – Oberammergau – Neuschwanstein – Black Forest

      Head south to the quaint village of Oberammergau, where the famous Passion Play is performed once every decade. Stop to marvel at King Ludwig's fairytale 19th century castle of Neuschwanstein. After time for lunch admire the scenery as you drive along the Bavarian pre-alpine range and into the hills and lakes of the Black Forest, famous for cuckoo clocks. Dine tonight at your hotel.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Best Western Hofgut Sternen

      11. Black Forest – Heidelberg – Frankfurt

      A scenic drive brings you to the famous university town of Heidelberg built alongside the picturesque River Neckar. See Heidelberg Castle, one of the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps as well as the Baroque style Old Town. Enjoy some free time for souvenir shopping before continuing on to Frankfurt. Dine tonight at your hotel.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Mercure Airport Neu Isenburg

      12. Depart Frankfurt

      This morning, say 'Auf Wiedersehen' to your Travel Director and travelling companions as your memorable German holiday comes to an end. Transfers to Frankfurt Airport are available. Conditions apply.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Bavarian Alps
          Enjoy views of this spectacular mountain range

        • Bayreuth
          See the Wagner Festival Theatre

        • Berlin
          Sightseeing tour of this re-united city with a Local Specialist

        • Black Forest
          Scenic drive through the thickly forested mountains

        • Cologne
          See the Gothic cathedral

        • Dresden
          Orientation includes the Zwinger Palace and Opera House

        • Frankfurt
          Orientation tour of this impressive city

        • Hamburg
          Orientation includes the Inner Alster Lake

        • Hamelin
          Visit the town famous for the folk tale of the Pied Piper of Hamelin

        • Heidelberg
          Visit the oldest and best-known University town in Germany

        • Munich
          Orientation includes the Olympic Stadium, Marienplatz and Glockenspiel

        • Neuschwanstein
          View the castle

        • Nuremberg
          Orientation includes St. Sebald's Cathedral

        • Oberammergau
          Visit the town made famous by the Passion Play

        • Rhine Cruise
          Enjoy a scenic cruise through part of the romantic Rhine Valley

        • Rothenburg
          Orientation of this medieval city


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 11 buffet breakfasts

        • 5 three course dinners


      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

        • Daily breakfast

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

        • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


      Guest Reviews and Ratings

      • Guest Service Rating from 94 Reviews

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        Service:

        Service rating : First of all, Tammy and Wolfgang were absolutely awesome. I could have not asked for a better tour guide or bus driver. As a matter of fact, I am looking into another tour for next year and I hope I am as lucky as I was this time.Product : Everything was just perfect

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        Service rating : The itinerary is top class and the quality of tour director seems to be consistently high.Product : Excellent content across all parts of the product.

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        Service rating : I would have given an excellent rating given the wonderful experience I had with the help of Wolfgang, the tour driver, and Tammy, the tour director, who was supportive in every way showing innate calmness and pleasantness in all situations. But, my horrible experience of

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        Service rating : This was the highlight of our life, Tammy, our tour guide was so informative, fun, helpful. We felt so safe with Wolfgang, our bus driver, so amazing as we drove thru such narrow roads. We would go again. It was very affordable.Product : This was the highlight of all our trips.

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        Service:

        Service rating : Excellent tour director, pleasant, polite, friendly, caring & professionalExcellent bus driver, also pleasant, friendly & professionalAll accommodation good and cleanProduct : we saw many cities and places!

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