Highlights of Germany

12 days

from $127 pppd

Trip available from May 2017 to Oct 2017.
"Saw everything we wanted and more!"
Joseph , Jul 2014

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.

Trip type:
CostSaver
Trip code:
GHIG

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Trip 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

What's Always Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • 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

Dining

  • 11 buffet breakfasts

  • 5 three course dinners

Travel Highlights

  • 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

Optional Experiences

We offer a range of Optional Experiences and entertainment options to complement our trips. These are purchased when you are on your trip, via your Trafalgar Travel Director. Depending on the region visited, these can be paid with cash or credit card. We are sorry but at this time we are unable to display all optionals for this trip. Where available, these Optional Experiences will be added to our website shortly.

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