European Capitals

As the name implies, this European tour features some of Europe’s capital cities. You’ll stay 2 nights in Paris, capital of France; Brussels, capital of Belgium; you’ll visit Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands; Berlin, capital of Germany; Prague, capital of the Czech Republic; and Vienna, capital of Austria. You’ll also spend one night in Bremerhaven, Germany, an important Hanseatic port city.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive In Paris, France

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the French capital with your CosmosGO app. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

Hotel: Ibis Styles Paris Porte d’Orléans, 2 nights

Day 2: Paris

Paris is a world-class city with more familiar landmarks than almost any other city in the world. This morning, see these sites during the included city tour with an expert Local Guide. in the afternoon, feel like a French aristocrat on an optional walking tour through the opulent Palace of Versailles. Tonight, consider joining an optional dinner at a typical French restaurant.

Day 3: Paris – Brussels, Belgium

Enjoy a leisurely morning in Paris before heading to Brussels, capital of Belgium and major centre of European politics since WWii. Tonight, dinner is included at a local restaurant.

Hotel: Ramada, 2 nights

Day 4: Brussels

Join your Local Guide this morning and explore this vibrant city, headquarters of the European Union. Along the way, hear about the ornate Grand Place and see the tiny yet world-famous Manneken Pis statue. The afternoon is free to make your own discoveries.

Day 5: Brussels – Antwerp – Rotterdam, Holland – Amsterdam Area

Start the day by getting to know the international port city of Antwerp with a Local Guide. See the centuries-old Diamond Quarter, the largest diamond district in the world; the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, founded in 1663; the 14th-century Cathedral of Our Lady with its triptychs by Rubens; and much more. Cross the border into South Holland and arrive in Amsterdam, vibrant capital of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Hotel: Ibis Styles Airport or Best Western Plus Amedia Airport, 2 nights

Day 6: Amsterdam Area

Enjoy a Canal Cruise to see Amsterdam from water level, then watch skilled craftsmen cut and polish precious stones at a Diamond Centre. Continue the discovery with a Local Guide showing you the city’s highlights. Maybe get to know the beautiful Dutch countryside on an optional excursion.

Day 7: Amsterdam Area – Groningen – Bremerhaven, Germany

Depart Amsterdam and stop in Groningen, an important trade centre in the 13th century, which today is hailed as the “World Cycling City.” in the centre of town, admire the Martini Tower with its 62-bell carillon, the Spanish Moorish synagogue, and much more. Reach Bremerhaven for a guided visit of the interactive German Emigration Centre Museum, Europe’s largest museum about emigration, focusing on German emigration to the United States.

Hotel: Comfort Hotel

Day 8: Bremerhaven – Bremen – Berlin

Travel to the Hanseatic city of Bremen, which majestically straddles the Weser River. Attractions here include the opulent Town Hall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the massive, 15th-century statue of Roland, the city’s protector; the oldest wine cellar in Germany, the Ratskeller, whose wine list boasts more than 650 German wines; and the bronze sculpture of the Bremen Town Musicians from the Grimm Brothers’ famous fairytale. You’ll see the highlights on your included guided walking tour, then it’s on to Berlin!

Hotel: Abba or NH Berlin City West, 2 nights

Day 9: Berlin

On the included guided tour, learn how, since the fall of the wall, Berlin is no longer divided but every bit as fascinating. Once a city of stark contrasts, Berlin has developed into a harmonious blend of old and new. it has preserved the old buildings, such as the State Opera House and Brandenburg Gate; its neoclassic-style boulevards, such as the Kurfustendamm and Unter den Linden; and it has created brand new buildings in the most daring, contemporary architectural styles. it is once again Germany’s capital and one of Europe’s liveliest cities.

Day 10: Berlin – Dresden – Prague, Czech Republic

Travel southwest toward the Czech border to Dresden, hailed as the “Jewel Box” city for its splendid baroque and rococo centre. With four nature reserves and 63% of the city consisting of green areas and forests, Dresden is one of the greenest cities in all of Europe. On your included guided sightseeing tour, see the Zwinger Palace Glockenspiel with its bells made by the famous Meissen porcelain factory, as well as many other city highlights. Cross into the Czech Republic and head towards Prague. Tonight we offer an optional fun evening of traditional Czech music and entertainment.

Hotel: Mama Shelter, 2 nights

Day 11: Prague

The wealth of gothic and baroque architecture in the “Golden City” of Prague inspired local composers Dvorak and Smetana. Prague will inspire you, too, during your included guided sightseeing tour. See the Jewish Quarter, Charles Bridge, the Old Town Square with its fantastic Astronomical Clock, and more.

Day 12: Prague – Tabor – Vienna, Austria

Visit Tabor this morning, founded in 1420 as an egalitarian peasant commune. Walk through the pretty Old Town with its narrow cobblestone streets to its main square. in the afternoon, cross the Austrian border to arrive in Vienna, Austria’s capital.

Hotel: Star Inn Schonbrunn or Novum Kavalier, 2 nights

Day 13: Vienna

Once the seat of the mighty Habsburg Empire and home to Strauss, Brahms, Beethoven, Hadyn, and Mozart, Vienna blends ornate baroque architecture with an irresistible musical heritage. You can almost hear the classical music as you stroll its streets. There’s much to enthrall you today on your included guided sightseeing tour. Admire the fabulous State Opera House, Hofburg Palace, and Parliament. Later, maybe try some of Vienna’s heavenly Sachertorte at a traditional coffee house, but leave some space for tonight’s included dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 14: Depart Vienna

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 01, 08$3,099.00$3,977.00
June: 05, 12$3,059.00$3,937.00
July: 03, 10$3,029.00$3,907.00
August: 14$3,029.00$3,907.00
August: 21, 28$3,069.00$3,947.00
September: 04, 18, 25$3,069.00$3,947.00
October: 02$3,069.00$3,947.00
October: 09$3,029.00$3,907.00

Meals: 13 breakfasts, 4 dinners
Transport: First-class air-conditioned motorcoach while touring
Accommodation:13 nights accommodation
Guide: Professional Travel Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Highlights of Eastern Europe

Explore the capitals of Eastern Europe on this multi-country trip. Visit Austria, Germany, Poland and more. Explore ‘east’ and ‘west’ in the Croatian city of Zagreb, visit the Hungarian Sea, pay homage to those who lost their lives at Auschwitz, and discover the sights in Prague.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Vienna

Tune into the enchanting musical heritage of Vienna, your launch pad to a grand adventure through the highlights of Eastern Europe. After checking in, join a ‘Local Specialist’ for a sightseeing walking tour of Old Town Vienna, revealing insights into the Habsburg dynasty, once one of the most influential royal houses of Europe. Admire the Hofburg Palace, Imperial Boulevards and the beloved St. Stephen’s Cathedral, with its colourful tiled roof. This evening, we join our Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception to kick off our exciting holiday.

Hotel: Hilton Danube Waterfront

Day 2: Vienna – Lake Bled

We cross the Loibl Pass in the Karawanken Mountains and into the lush green hills of Slovenia. Arrive later at Lake Bled, an exquisite natural retreat set against the backdrop of forests and mountains. During your free time, you could consider taking a boat trip on its crystal clear waters to admire the castle, which clings dramatically to a cliff rising up from the lake’s edge. This evening, we dine at our hotel.

Hotel: Park, 2 nights

Day 3: Lake Bled

Spend the day at your leisure, up the romantic atmosphere of this Alpine lake setting. Perhaps take a boat ride along the lake’s tranquil waters, or consider joining an Optional Experience to the extensive maze of underground caves at Postojna.

Day 4: Lake Bled – Ljubljana – Zagreb

We leave the emerald waters of Bled behind and arrive in the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana, where we will join a ‘Local Specialist’ for a sightseeing tour to see its Opera House, Cathedral, National Museum, Three Bridges Square and Castle. We cross into Croatia and travel to its capital, Zagreb – our home for the next two nights. You’ll have a free evening to spend as you wish. Consider heading to Tkalčićeva Street to indulge in the flavours of traditional fruit brandy.

Hotel: International, 2 nights

Day 5: Zagreb

Explore a tale of two hilltop settlements and Zagreb’s scenic cityscape, to this day lit by gas lamps in the Upper Town. Join a ‘Local Specialist’ who will share the landmarks of the city’s Lower and Upper Town, including the Gothic Cathedral, the Archbishop’s Palace, the Opera House and St. Mark’s Church, with its exquisitely coloured roof. Spend the rest of the day on your own, paying homage to the patron saint of Zagreb at its Stone Gate, or enjoying the city views from Strossmartre.

Day 6: Zagreb – Lake Balaton – Budapest

Crossing the border into Hungary, we enjoy a photo stop on the shores of Lake Balaton, the largest lake in Central Europe and affectionately known by locals as the ‘Hungarian Sea’. We continue to the romantic capital of Budapest – our home for the next two nights. Perhaps, sail along the Danube on a scenic river cruise, enjoy an evening of Hungarian wine tasting or relax in the healing waters of the Szecheyni Spa Bath as the sun sets.

Hotel: Danubius Margitsziget, 2 nights

Day 7: Budapest

Today, we join a ‘Local Specialist’ for a walking tour of the Castle district to admire picture-perfect views of the Danube and Fisherman’s Bastion with its towers representing the seven Magyar tribes who formed the Hungarian nation. See the imposing Parliament and the Great Synagogue, the largest in Europe. Later we meet the Schieszl family and ‘Connect With Locals’ over a ‘Be My Guest’ dinner.

Day 8: Budapest – Slovakia – Kraków

The exquisite natural landscape of Slovakia provides a scenic backdrop for our journey to Poland, past the foothills of the Tatra Mountains. We arrive in the enchanting city of Kraków. Consider an evening of lively Polish entertainment with dinner, or perhaps visit a traditional Polish Wódka Bar.

Hotel: Qubus, 2 nights

Day 9: Kraków

A leisurely walk through the beautiful streets of Kraków this morning with our ‘Local Specialist’ will include such highlights as the Royal Castle and Cathedral on Wawel Hill, recognised as the most historically and culturally significant site in Poland. We continue through the Old Town with a visit to the Mariacki Church and view of the Cloth Hall. Spend the afternoon exploring the city on your own or consider visiting a traditional milk bar. Enjoy a slice of Polish Sernik Babci in the Old Town Square or join an Optional Experience to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, where underground chambers are hewn out of rock salt. This evening, we dine at our hotel.

Day 10: Kraków – Auschwitz – Czestochowa – Warsaw

Our journey this morning takes us to the concentration camp at Auschwitz, a poignant reminder of the horrors perpetrated during the Holocaust. Travelling to Jasna Góra Monastery, we ‘Dive Into Culture’ and rub shoulders with Catholic pilgrims, who have journeyed to the famous shrine for centuries to see the iconic Black Madonna of Częstochowa. This evening, we arrive in the elegant Polish capital of Warsaw, where we will dine tonight at our hotel.

Hotel: Leonardo Royal, 2 nights

Day 11: Warsaw

Connect with the youthful energy of Warsaw, a city that has triumphed over the tragedy of war and the shackles of communism. This morning, we join a ‘Local Specialist’ visiting the Old Town, which the Nazis destroyed to retaliate against the Warsaw Uprising. You’ll also see the site of the Warsaw Ghetto, immortalised in the Roman Polanski film – The Pianist. Spend the rest of the day exploring the sights on your own, or celebrate the talents of Chopin during a private recital of Chopin’s works.

Day 12: Warsaw – Berlin

Journey across Poland’s patchwork countryside along the Autostrada Wolnośki (Motorway of Freedom) which was first initiated by Nazi Germany to connect Berlin with Poland and left unfinished for decades after World War II. Continue west into Germany and arrive in Berlin, a capital city with an enviable youthful verve and charisma. Here you’ll enjoy an evening at leisure to explore the city your way.

Hotel: Hampton by Hilton City Centre Alexanderplatz, 2 nights

Day 13: Berlin

Ascend an icon of reunification this morning as you witness spectacular panoramic views of the city from the Berlin TV Tower. Then join a ‘Local Specialist’ for a sightseeing tour through the city’s great landmarks, including the Neoclassical Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard and the Reichstag Building, lovingly restored after it fell into disuse after World War II. Spend the afternoon people-watching on Friederichstrasse with an Fassbrause or join an Optional Experience to discover Berlin’s turbulent past.

Day 14: Berlin – Dresden – Prague

Travel through the Spreewald Forest to Dresden – its iconic domes and spires almost entirely rebuilt after the Allied Forces left their deep scars on the city during World War II. Hear about its restoration during your orientation tour as you stroll through its streets to see the Semper Opera, Zwinger Palace and fully reconstructed Frauenkirche. We leave Germany behind and travel to the Czech Republic, arriving later in glorious Prague, straddling the mighty Vltava. Spend your evening savouring hearty Czech flavours during a Regional Dinner at a local restaurant.

Hotel: Vienna House Diplomat, 2 nights

Day 15: Prague

Explore exquisite Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque façades as you ramble through the ancient streets of Prague with your ‘Local Specialist’ who will share insights into the city’s centuries-old history. Marvel at Prague Castle, the 14th-century Charles Bridge and Old Town Square, with its Astronomical Clock and hourly Walk of the Apostles. Visit the Cathedral of St. Vitus, then enjoy the rest of the day free to explore or relax. Perhaps indulge with some delicious sweet pastry Trdelník in the Old Town Square, admire the view from Petrin Hill or consider a relaxing cruise on the Vltava.

Day 16: Prague – Tábor – Vienna

Journey through the lush green and golden landscapes of southern Bohemia, stopping in Tábor, once a Hussite stronghold. Later, we travel to the imperial city of Vienna, where we’ll enjoy a final Farewell Dinner together with our fellow travellers and Travel Director.

Hotel: Hilton Danube Waterfront

Day 17: Depart Vienna

Say a fond farewell to your newfound friends and an epic adventure together through eastern Europe.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 17, 24$5,125.00$6,395.00
May: 01, 08, 15$5,125.00$6,395.00
May: 22, 29$5,150.00$6,420.00
June: 05, 12$5,125.00$6,395.00
June: 19, 26$5,095.00$6,365.00
July: 03, 10, 17, 24, 31$5,095.00$6,365.00
August: 07, 14$5,095.00$6,365.00
August: 21$5,195.00$6,465.00
August: 28$5,250.00$6,520.00
September: 04$5,250.00$6,520.00
September: 11, 18, 25$5,225.00$6,495.00
October: 02$5,125.00$6,395.00

Meals: 16 breakfasts, 8 dinners
Transport:Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 16 nights accommodation
Guide:An expert Tour Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Best of Germany

This Best of Germany tour contrasts the Rhine, Black Forest and Bavarian Alps with the modernity of Munich and Berlin. Circle north, south, east and west to see the Pied Piper’s Hamelin, medieval Rothenburg and Munich’s Glockenspiel. Explore Neuschwanstein, and gain insights into a ‘divided Germany’.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Frankfurt

Welcome to Frankfurt and savour an opportunity to see the sights on your own before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon for an orientation of the medieval Römerplatz and dynamic financial district. This evening, we enjoy a Welcome Reception with our fellow travellers, including a light meal and welcome drink to kick off our discovery of the best of Germany.

Hotel: Sheraton Offenbach

Day 2: Frankfurt – Rhine Cruise – Cologne – Düsseldorf

Resist the alluring calls of Lorelei and board your leisurely cruise along the Rhine. Glide past vineyard-clad hills, stopping to ‘Connect With Locals’ for a ‘Be My Guest’ lunch at a 13th-century castle perched high above the river valley. Share stories of knights and feuding lords and ladies over lunch before continuing to Cologne, where we’ll view the Gothic spires of its magnificent cathedral during our orientation of the city, then continue to Düsseldorf.

Hotel: Leonardo Royal Königsallee

Day 3: Düsseldorf – Hamelin – Hamburg

Journey through the lush green landscape of Lower Saxony, stopping in the legendary town of Hamelin, immortalised in the medieval tale of the Pied Piper. We continue to the international trade centre of Hamburg, where we’ll join our Travel Director for an orientation tour of the city’s iconic sights. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the city’s seafaring heritage. Wander along the trendy Mönckebergstrasse, visit one of the city’s brewhouses or consider a guided cruise along the city’s waterways and discover why Hamburg is called Germany’s ‘Gateway to the World’. Tonight, we will dine at our hotel.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza City Alster

Day 4: Hamburg – Berlin Sightseeing

Follow the picturesque Elbe Valley from Hamburg, crossing the former ‘Iron Curtain’ to the historic city of Berlin, whose once-turbulent history has shaped its rebirth as a charismatic capital city. Join your ‘Local Specialist’ to explore the iconic landmarks of a unified Berlin. See the neo-Renaissance Reichstag, Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate and Unter den Linden Boulevard. Enjoy some time at leisure this afternoon to explore the city on your terms.

Hotel: Hilton, 2 Nights

Day 5: Berlin Sightseeing and Free Time

Ascend the iconic Berlin TV Tower for 360° views of the city and Spree River. You have some free time to see the remnants of the Berlin Wall, visit the infamous Checkpoint Charlie or join an Optional Experience to the District of Potsdam, the former Prussian royal seat, for sightseeing and an unforgettable meal.

Day 6: Berlin – Dresden

A short drive south brings us to Dresden, the ‘Florence on the Elbe’, where we’ll hear about the city’s restoration following its devastation during World War II as you admire its beautiful Baroque façades. See the Semper Opera, Zwinger Palace and the fully reconstructed Frauenkirche. Consider delving into the treasures of Dresden, joining an Optional Experience to explore this elegant city.

Hotel: Pullman Newa

Day 7: Dresden – Mödlareuth – Nuremberg

Visit the village of Mödlareuth, which inherited the moniker of “Little Berlin” due to its wall separating ‘east’ and ‘west’. Gain insights into a divided Germany at its open-air museum and see a section of the original wall with its security features. This afternoon, arrive in the Bavarian city of Nuremberg, once the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire and today the economic, social and cultural capital of Franconia. During your orientation see the mighty castle ramparts and stand in the Hauptmarkt main square which is dominated by the impressive Frauenkirche, a great example of the Gothic brick-style architecture of the region. Spend the rest of your evening at leisure indulging in grilled Nürnberger and sauerkraut.

Hotel: Maritim

Day 8: Nuremberg – Rothenburg – Munich

Stroll through the narrow lanes of Rothenburg – its beautiful medieval centre seemingly frozen in time and encircled by a fortified town wall that remains intact after centuries. Admire the beautiful market square, lined with half-timbered houses, and the Old Town Hall before following parts of the Romantic Road through villages and countryside to Munich. See the Olympic Stadium, built as the main venue for the 1972 Olympic Games, before checking in to your hotel.

Hotel: Leonardo City Olympiapark, 2 nights

Day 9: Munich Orientation and Free Time

Today is yours to immerse yourself in the diversity and splendour of Munich. Enjoy an orientation tour of the city’s landmarks and see the Wittelsbach Royal Family Residenz and Marienplatz, home to the Town Hall Glockenspiel. Explore the museums, history and perhaps even beer halls of this capital of Bavaria.

Day 10: Munich – Neuschwanstein Castle – Black Forest

Snap your fingers and be transported to a land of fables and folklore. This morning, we tread in the footsteps of shy King Ludwig II visiting his Neuschwanstein Castle, built as a retreat for the king to withdraw from public life. We continue through the magical countryside to the Black Forest, whose mystical landscape inspired fantasy and fiction from the famous Brothers Grimm. This evening, we dine at our hotel.

Hotel: Hofgut Sternen

Day 11: Black Forest – Heidelberg – Frankfurt

Witness the centuries-old craft of cuckoo clock making as you ‘Dive Into Culture’. Then view the ruins of Heidelberg Castle, one of the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps, as well as the Baroque-style Old Town with its bustling market squares and colourful façades. Spend the rest of the afternoon finishing up some last-minute shopping before continuing on to Frankfurt. Tonight we enjoy a Farewell Dinner with our newfound friends, reminiscing over the iconic and unexpected highlights of our trip.

Hotel: Sheraton Offenbach

Day 12: Depart Frankfurt

After breakfast, we say a fond farewell to Frankfurt after a memorable holiday.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 01, 08, 15, 22, 29$3,895.00$4,695.00
May: 06, 13, 20, 27$3,895.00$4,695.00
June: 03, 10, 17, 24$3,895.00$4,695.00
July: 08, 15, 22, 29$3,895.00$4,695.00
August: 05, 12, 19, 26$3,895.00$4,695.00
September: 02$3,895.00$4,695.00
September: 09, 16, 23, 30$4,095.00$4,895.00
October: 07$3,950.00$4,750.00

Meals: 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 11 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice

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German Vista

When you think of a holiday to Germany, what comes to mind? Perhaps it’s visiting fairytale castles and medieval towns. Perhaps it’s seeing the Bavarian Alps and beautiful countryside. Perhaps it’s savoring German food and beer. If so, all of this and more are included on this marvelous Germany tour from Berlin to Munich.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive In Berlin, Germany

Time to rest or to start exploring the German capital. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Hotel:  Crowne Plaza Potsdamer Platz, 2 nights

Day 2: Berlin

Sightseeing with a Local Guide in the once-divided metropolis includes the boulevard Unter den Linden. See its historical buildings like the Berlin Cathedral, State Opera House, and the Museum Island. Make a picture stop at monumental Brandenburg Gate, and see the restored Reichstag, the 210-foot Victory Column in the vast Tiergarten Park, Charlottenburg Palace, and the elegant Ku-Damm. Visit the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church with its bomb-damaged bell tower, take pictures of the Holocaust Memorial, and pass the former Allied Checkpoint Charlie. Afternoon and evening are at leisure, or choose from a selection of optional excursions.

Day 3: Berlin – Dresden

Dresden, the former capital of Saxony, badly damaged by Allied bombing in February 1945, has since been restored to its baroque splendour. During your guided walking tour, visit the Zwinger Palace Courtyard to admire its impressive architecture; the magnificent baroque Semper Opera, originally built in 1841, once destroyed by fire, then destroyed by bombing, and finally restored in 1985; and the newly rebuilt Frauenkirche.

Hotel:  NH Collection Dresden Altmarkt

Day 4: Dresden – Weimar – Rothenburg

In Weimar, follow your Tour Director for a pleasant walk to the Market Square with its renaissance houses and the Town Hall. Highlight is an overnight stay in medieval Rothenburg. Hear how the town survived the Thirty Years’ War and step back in time while you wander through cobblestone lanes. Take pictures of the ramparts and towers, admire the 16th-century houses, and shop for Christmas ornaments, for which the town is famous.

Hotel:  Goldener Hirsch

Day 5: Rothenburg – Neuschwanstein

Drive along the scenic Romantic Road past small villages and towards the Bavarian Alps, where two of Bavaria’s most famous castles can be found: Hohenschwangau Castle, where King Ludwig spent much of his youth, and Neuschwanstein Castle, which you will visit with a Local Guide. This castle became the most famous of all and was inspiration for Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle.

Hotel: Best Western Plus Hotel Fussen

Day 6: Neuschwanstein – Oberammergau – Munich

Stop in the quaint village of Oberammergau and see the theatre where the Passion Play is held every ten years, and the Bavarian houses with fairy tale scenes painted on their walls, before continuing to Munich. Discover Germany’s “Secret Capital” with your Local Guide who will show you the Olympic Stadium, built for the 1972 Olympics, the 1,000-foot-high Olympic Tower, Nymphenburg Palace, the Ludwigstrasse, the Bavarian Arch of Triumph, and Field Marshall Hall, a monumental loggia on the Odeonsplatz. Also see the Konigsplatz, used for Nazi rallies during World War II, and the gothic Frauenkirche. Visit Marienplatz with its Old and New Town Halls and the famous Glockenspiel.

Hotel: Hilton Munich City, 2 nights

Day 7: Munich

A full day at leisure offers the opportunity to join an optional excursion to Dachau, the former concentration camp near Munich. In the evening, a farewell dinner at a lively Biergarten is the best way to celebrate your German stay.

Day 8: Depart Munich

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 12$2,849.00Price in Application
May: 17$2,809.00Price in Application
May: 19$2,849.00Price in Application
May: 24$3,029.00Price in Application
May: 26$2,879.00Price in Application
May: 31$2,809.00Price in Application
June: 02$2,879.00Price in Application
June: 07$2,809.00Price in Application
June: 09$3,499.00Price in Application
June: 14$3,389.00Price in Application
June: 16$3,359.00Price in Application
June: 21$2,809.00Price in Application
June: 23$3,009.00Price in Application
June: 28$3,099.00Price in Application
June: 30$2,849.00Price in Application
July: 05$2,769.00Price in Application
July: 07$2,839.00Price in Application
July: 12$2,769.00Price in Application
July: 14$2,699.00Price in Application
July: 19$2,769.00Price in Application
July: 21$2,699.00Price in Application
July: 26$2,769.00Price in Application
July: 28$2,849.00Price in Application
August: 02$2,769.00Price in Application
August: 04$2,699.00Price in Application
August: 09$2,769.00Price in Application
August: 11$2,849.00Price in Application
August: 16$2,769.00Price in Application
August: 18$2,699.00Price in Application
August: 23$2,769.00Price in Application
August: 25$2,849.00Price in Application
August: 30$3,299.00Price in Application
September: 01$3,089.00Price in Application
September: 06$2,959.00Price in Application
September: 08$3,199.00Price in Application
September: 13$3,289.00Price in Application
September: 15$3,419.00Price in Application
September: 20$3,779.00Price in Application
September: 22$3,729.00Price in Application
September: 27$3,289.00Price in Application
Meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners
Transport:Deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring
Accommodation: 7 nights accommodation
Guide:An expert Tour Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice

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Highlights of Germany

Spectacular scenery, medieval towns, fairy-tale castles, a fascinating history, and world-class beer…this is the Highlights of Germany! On this Germany tour, you’ll see Germany’s highlights and visit its most famous cities, as well as its medieval towns and scenic areas. Your vacation begins and ends in Frankfurt with overnights also in the Rhineland, Hamburg, Berlin, Leipzig, Nuremberg, Munich, and the Black Forest area.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive In Frankfurt, Germany

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

Hotel: Hotel Frankfurt Messe or Mercure at Friedrichsdorf

Day 2: Frankfurt – Rhine Cruise – Cologne – Rhineland

Today’s highlight is an included Rhine Cruise to enjoy scenic views of the Rhineland, including the famous Lorelei rock. The next highlight is Cologne with free time to visit its impressive gothic Cathedral, started in 1248 and completed in 1880.

Hotel: Leonardo Köln Airport at Cologne

Day 3: Rhineland – Hamelin – Hamburg

Journey into Niedersachsen to visit Hamelin. Admire its town centre with the colourful historical buildings and magically fancy gables echoing the story of the Pied Piper. Continue to Hamburg.

Hotel: NH Collection City or NH Altona

Day 4: Hamburg – Lübeck – Berlin

Start the day with an orientation drive in Hamburg, one of Germany’s greatest maritime cities. Later, depart for Lubeck, formerly a free Hanseatic city and independent state. Lubeck, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is considered the cultural capital of northern Germany. Thomas Mann, Gunther Grass, and Willy Brandt-all Nobel laureates-were among the famous residents of this city. Later, arrive in Berlin and enjoy your first evening in the capital of Germany.

Hotel: NH Berlin City West, 2 nights

Day 5: Berlin

No longer divided but every bit as fascinating, Berlin was once the city of contrasts with the wall separating two different worlds. Now, the city has developed into a harmonious blend of new and old, preserving its historical buildings and impressive boulevards as well as creating brand new buildings in the most daring architectural styles. See all of this on the included city sightseeing with a Local Guide. Consider an optional excursion this afternoon.

Day 6: Berlin – Dresden – Leipzig

Travel southwest to Dresden, the old capital of Saxony and at one time rightly called the “Florence on the Elbe.” See the Zwinger Carillon Pavilion and much more on your included sightseeing. Then it’s on to Leipzig, where composers Johann Sebastian Bach and Felix Mendelssohn lived the last years of their lives. it was Mendelssohn who founded the Leipziger Conservatory in 1843.

Hotel: NH Leipzig Messe

Day 7: Leipzig – Weimar – Coburg – Nuremberg

Leave Leipzig to visit Weimar, home to many intellectuals of the past but mainly known for the name given to the historical period of the “Weimar Republic.” This city is also famed as the home of the Bauhaus architectural movement in the 1920s. Next stop is Coburg. Visit the dominating and mighty Veste Coburg Castle, built in 1225. Continue to Nuremberg for a visit to its town centre, dominated by the imperial castle.

Hotel: Ramada Parkhotel

Day 8: Nuremberg – Rothenburg – Munich

On the way to Munich, stop to visit the quaint Medieveal village of Rothenburg on the Romantic Road. Marvel at its towered gates and battlements, squared of half-timbered houses and decorated fountains.

Hotel: Ibis Parkstadt Schwabing or Achat Premium South, 2 nights

Day 9: Munich

With a Local Guide, take advantage of the included sightseeing tour of the city known as Germany’s “Secret Capital.” Time to admire the beautiful main square, Marienplatz, do some shopping, and sample Munich’s famous beer!

Day 10: Munich – Neuschwanstein – Stuttgart

Leave Munich and drive into the heart of the Bavarian Alps to visit the most famous 19th-century, neo-romantic castle of the world, King Ludwig ii’s fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle. Overnight in a lovely village outside Stuttgart.

Hotel: Seminaris at Bad Boll

Day 11: Stuttgart – Heidelberg – Frankfurt

The day starts with a scenic drive for a taste of the Black Forest landscapes and villages, followed by visit to Heidelberg- location of Germany’s oldest university and inspiration for the German Romantic movement. From here, continue to Frankfurt.

Hotel: Leonardo Royal or Mercure at Friedrichsdorf

Day 12: Depart Frankfurt

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 10$2,449.00$3,155.00
April: 19$2,739.00$3,445.00
April: 24$2,579.00$3,285.00
May: 08$2,809.00$3,515.00
May: 10$2,769.00$3,375.00
May: 22$2,709.00$3,415.00
May: 31$2,639.00$3,345.00
June: 05, 19$2,639.00$3,345.00
June: 21$2,809.00$3,515.00
July: 03, 12, 17, 31$2,599.00$3,305.00
August: 02, 14, 23$2,599.00$3,305.00
August: 28$2,649.00$3,355.00
September: 11$3,029.00$4,043.00
September: 13$2,999.00$3,993.00
September: 18$3,169.00$4,163.00
September: 20$3,089.00$4,083.00
September: 25$2,979.00$3,973.00
October: 02$2,639.00$3,345.00
November: 27$2,449.00$3,155.00
December: 04$2,449.00$3,155.00

Meals: 11 breakfasts, 5 dinners
Transport: First Class air-conditioned motorcoach while touring & Rhine Cruise
Accommodation: 11 nights accommodation
Guide:An expert Tour Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice

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