Escorted Tour in Germany Frankfurt - Berlin - Frankfurt

In the Footsteps of Martin Luther with Northern Germany

A Unique tour for history lovers to former East Germany introducing the sites where Martin Luther, the father of religious reformation used to live and work. We visit Drenden, Saxony's capital, thriving Berlin with its famed history and Potsdam, site of the famous conference. Continuing north we reach Hamburg, Germany's largest port and medieval Munden with its picturesque half-timbered houses. We return back to Frankfurt on the famous Fairy Tale Road    

7nights/8days

Guaranteed Departure Dates: June 1, July 6, Aug 3, Sep 14, 2014

 


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DAY 1: SUNDAY Frankfurt – Eisenach – Weimar (D)
Depart from Frankfurt in the morning and drive eastward to Eisenach, dominated by the Wartburg Castle. Visit one of the most important buildings of German history and see the room where Martin Luther in only eleven weeks translated the New Testament. Three hundred years before, St. Elizabeth of Thuringia spent almost all her life at the Wartburg. Afterwards, we continue to a cultural treasure, Weimar, where numerous famous persons like Goethe, Schiller, Liszt and Richard Strauss lived and worked. In the evening our welcome dinner will be served at our hotel. Overnight at Hotel Leonardo.

DAY 2: MONDAY Weimar – Dresden (B)
After the breakfast drive to Dresden, the capital of the Free State of Saxony. On a city tour you will get to know one of the loveliest cities of central Europe. Due to its mild climate, the baroque architecture and the renowned museums, Dresden is also called ‘Florence of the Elbe’. See the Semper Opera House, the baroque Zwinger, the Green Vault or another important museum of your choice and, overall, the restored Frauenkirche. Nowadays, it is hard to believe that after the bombing in 1945 the city centre was completely destroyed. The rest of the day is free for own activities. Overnight at Park Inn.

DAY 3: TUESDAY Dresden – Wittenberg – Potsdam – Berlin (B)

Today we return to the traces of Luther and visit Wittenberg where the reformation started on 31.10.1517 when Martin, according to legend, nailed his 95 theses to the portal of the Castle Church. Afterwards, we depart towards Potsdam and the impressive courtyards of Sanssouci Palace, the former summer residence of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia. In the late afternoon we arrive at Berlin. Overnight at the Econtel hotel.

DAY 4: WEDNESDAY Berlin (B)
During a big city tour we will show you all the highlights of Germany’s capital and most exciting city. See Brandenburg Gate, our parliament Reichstag, the victory column, Palace Bellevue, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Memorial Church, Checkpoint Charlie, remains of the wall, boulevard Unter den Linden and the Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral). The afternoon is free for own activities like discovering the museums island or shopping in the numerous boutiques and department stores like KaDeWe. Take the opportunity to do an optional boat trip which gives you some memorable views from the channel Spree. Please just ask your guide! Overnight at the hotel Econtel.

DAY 5: THURSDAY Berlin – Hamburg (B)
Today we are heading north. Our next stop is Hamburg. Enjoy all the main sights of this booming city like St. Michaelis Church, called Michel, St. Pauli quarter, Landungsbruecken, Speicherstadt and the brand-new HafenCity before discovering Germany’s largest port on a typical harbour cruise. The evening is free, maybe for a walk along the Reeperbahn? This amusement district originally was visited by sailors who were able to spend a whole six month pay in only one happy night. Nowadays, of course, you can also see more ‘civilised’ areas. Overnight at Best Western Queens Hotel.

DAY 6: FRIDAY Hamburg – Bremen – Hamelin (B/ D)
After breakfast departure to Bremen, the free hanseatic city at river Weser with an old tradition of seafaring. See ‘Roland’ at the market square, the cathedral, the city hall and the bronze statue of Grimms’ Bremer Stadtmusikanten. Rub the donkey’s hooves and a wish comes true! After a walk through the narrow streets of Schnoor quarter with tiny houses, we turn onto the famous German Fairy Tale Route. In the afternoon we reach Hamelin, a city known for the Pied Piper, another legend appeared in the writings of the Brothers Grimm. Its former wealthy – due to its favourable location as trading centre on the river Weser – was reflected in its lavishly decorated houses. The delightful centre is a listed site of historical interest. After the check-in at the hotel, we will celebrate our farewell dinner. Overnight at Mercure Hotel..

DAY 7: SATURDAY Hamelin – Frankfurt (B)
Along the river Weser we follow the Fairy Tale Route towards the small and unique city of Hann.Muenden. Never destroyed, Hann.Muenden belongs to the best preserved halftimbered places in Germany. Enjoy this jewel of Weser Renaissance style before we continue our trip to Frankfurt. On the further way to the south we will make stops along the road, depending on the weather and traffic situation. In the afternoon we reach Frankfurt where a panoramic city tour of Germany’s financial capital awaits us. Overnight at InterCity Hotel..

DAY 8: SUNDAY Frankfurt (B)
Breakfast at the hotel or join our tour to the southern part of Germany, called "Romantic Germany"

SERVICES INCLUDED:

I• Seven overnight stays at specially selected first class and tourist superior class hotels including tax, service charges and baggage handling (one piece per person).  All rooms with private bathroom.
• Transportation by modern air-conditioned coach with WC
• Professional English/ Spanish speaking guide throughout the tour
• All excursions and city tours not marked as optional
• Seven breakfast buffets, Welcome dinner,  Farewell dinner

INCLUDED ADMISSIONS/ TICKETS
• Wartburg Castle, Eisenach
• Green Vault (or another museum of your choice), Dresden
• Harbour cruise, Hamburg

PRICE 2014
Tour Price: EUR 1025
per person based on double occupancy ($ rate varies depending on exchange rate)
Third person in extra bed: EUR
975  - Single supplement: Euro 295

Child discount: Until the age of 11 (inclusive) we grant 30% discount on the per person double room rate, when sharing a room with two adults in extra bed.

Optional (to be booked during the tour):  Spree boat trip in Berlin: EUR 9.50 per person

 
Pre and Post-night Hotels in Frankfurt 2014 / Prices are in Euro ($ rate varies depending the exchange)

Le Meridien Parkhotel , Frankfurt City Center (Deluxe: 5star) 

Weekdays MON-FRI:
EUR 99 per person based on double occupancy with breakfast and taxes included 
EUR 134 per person based on single occupancy with breakfast and taxes included
Weekends FRI-MON:
EUR 86 per person based on double occupancy with breakfast and taxes included
EUR 120 per person based on single occupancy with breakfast and taxes included

Moevenpick Hotel
Weekdays MON-FRI:
EUR 53 per person based on double occupancy with breakfast and taxes included 
EUR 92 per person based on single occupancy with breakfast and taxes included
Weekends FRI-MON:
EUR 46 per person based on double occupancy with breakfast and taxes included
EUR 78 per person based on single occupancy with breakfast and taxes included

Hotel Intercity, Frankfurt City Center  (3star)
Directly at the main railway station, 

Weekdays MON-FRI:
EUR 62 per person based on double occupancy with breakfast and taxes included 
EUR 98 per person based on single occupancy with breakfast and taxes included
Weekends FRI-MON:
EUR 45 per person based on double occupancy with breakfast and taxes included
EUR 75 per person based on single occupancy with breakfast and taxes included

Transfers in Frankfurt Airport/Hotel in 2014
1-3 pax- EUR ($ rate varies depending the exchange) 105 per car  without assistance
4-7 pax EUR ($ rate varies depending the exchange) 131 per car without assistance

Note: The booking of these hotels is subject to availability. The following rates are not valid during trade fair periods and conventions.
Maximum  one or two nights before/after tour are available at the above special rates.

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