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 & Prices||Twin Share||Solo Traveller|
|June: 05, 19||$2,639.00||$3,345.00|
|July: 03, 12, 17, 31||$2,599.00||$3,305.00|
|August: 02, 14, 23||$2,599.00||$3,305.00|
|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