Highlights of Germany

12 days

from $114 pppd

Trip available from Aug 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.

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Trip Itinerary

  • 1.


    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.


    Mercure Airport Neu Isenburg

  • 2.


    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.


    Buffet Breakfast


    Vienna House Easy

  • 3.


    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.


    Buffet Breakfast


    Leonardo Stillhorn

  • 4.


    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.


    Buffet Breakfast


    City East

  • 5.


    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.


    Buffet Breakfast

  • 6.


    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.


    Buffet Breakfast


    Ibis Bastei/Ibis Koenigstein

  • 7.


    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.


    Buffet Breakfast



  • 8.


    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.


    Buffet Breakfast


    Holiday Inn South

  • 9.


    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.


    Buffet Breakfast

  • 10.


    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.


    Buffet Breakfast


    Best Western Hofgut Sternen

  • 11.


    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.


    Buffet Breakfast


    Mercure Airport Neu Isenburg

  • 12.


    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.


    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


  • 11 buffet breakfasts

  • 5 three course dinners

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

Optional Experiences


Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.


  • Hanseatic Life and Harbour Cruise

    Adult Price: €46.00 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 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.


  • Dinner And Berlin By Night

    Adult Price: €59.00 Tonight join us as we enjoy hearty German food, wine, beer and traditional music, before discovering the illuminated landmarks of the German capital.
  • Potsdam Highlights With Lunch Or Dinner

    Adult Price: €70.00 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'll make our way to the beautiful Park Sansoucci, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards, we'll continue to a former hunting lodge where we'll enjoy a meal in an idyllic setting.
  • Berlin's Secret Past Revealed

    Adult Price: €29.00 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.


  • Dresden Royal Treasury and Moritzburg Castle

    Adult Price: €53.00 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.


  • Franconian Lunch And Rally Grounds Documentation Centre

    Adult Price: €47.00 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.


  • The Dachau Memorial Site

    Adult Price: €31.00 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.
  • Bavarian Evening

    Adult Price: €65.00 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.
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