A fascinating tour around Germany to the most
famous historical sites, charming
medieval towns and castles surrounded by beautiful scenery. Enjoy
majestic views from Alpine resorts and visit bustling cities at the North.
Depart from Frankfurt to
Rhine valley and cruise along the famous Lorelei rock
from Rudesheim. On the north we visit the bustling cities of Hamburg
and Berlin continuing south to Munich and the nearby fairy tale castles and
Medieval towns to lovely Lake Constance and the legendary Black Forest.
Day 1 / Monday Frankfurt
Individual arrival in
Frankfurt and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure for own
activities in Germany's commercial and financial center. Accommodation at
the Hotel Mövenpick Frankfurt City****.
Day 2 / Tuesday Frankfurt - Rüdesheim - St.
Goar – Cologne
In the morning we travel to Rüdesheim. Short tour of this
ancient wine growing town with history dating back to Roman times After a
short walk we board a steamer for a Rhine river cruise, passing by
fascinating castles, ruins and the legendary Loreley Rock. Maybe, from the
deck of the ship, you will see the blond maid combing her hair.
Disembarkation at St Goar from where we travel by coach to Cologne, the city
famous for its remarkable churches and majestic Gothic cathedral.
Accommodation at the Hotel Maritim****.
Day 3 / Wednesday Cologne – Hamburg
we depart for Hamburg. Upon arrival you enjoy a sightseeing tour of the
city. The city is internationally known for its elegant boulevards, the
port, which is the second largest in Europe, and the famous neighborhood of
St. Pauli. 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. Accommodation at the Hotel
Novotel Hamburg Alster****.
Day 4 / Thursday Hamburg – Berlin
In the morning
you are free to explore at your leisure. Afternoon transfer to Berlin.
Accommodation at the Hotel Maritim proArte****.
Day 5 / Friday Berlin
After breakfast we embark on
a city tour of Berlin to the city's most important sites. See the “Unter den
Linden“ boulevard, remnants of the wall, the Brandenburg Gate, the German
parliament Reichstag, Potsdasm square, the victory column, the Dom, TV
Tower, etc. We
will also explore the more modern parts of the city, including the German
parliament and Potsdam Square. 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.
Accommodation at the Hotel Hotel Maritim proArte****.
Day 6 / Saturday Berlin - Potsdam – Erfurt
breakfast we travel to Potsdam where we visit the Sanssouci palace and park.
In the afternoon we continue to Erfurt, also known as “Thuringian Rome”
because of its architectural beauty. It is also one of the oldest cities in
Germany with human settlements dating back to 100 thousand years. Enjoy a
sightseeing tour of the city and visit the largest wooden bridge in Europe.
Accommodation at the Mercure Hotel Erfurt****.
Day 7 / Sunday Erfurt – Frankfurt
In the morning
you are free to explore Erfurt at your leisure. As an alternative you may
also visit the Wartburg (not included). In the afternoon transfer to
Frankfurt, the commercial heart of Germany, a modern city with famous
galleries, skyscrapers but also with a lovely reconstructed medieval town
square. At 7 pm dinner with the rest of the group. Accommodation at the
Mövenpick Frankfurt City****.
Day 8 / Monday Frankfurt - Heidelberg - Black Forest
Departure to Heidelberg, a UNESCO World Heritage
city with its famous university, one of the oldest ones in Europe. Visit the
beautiful castle ascending with the cable car and enjoy a sightseeing tour
of its historic city center. Idyllically located on the shores of the Neckar
River, Heidelberg and its castle has
one of the most scenic views in Germany. We continue to the famous Black
Forest region. This night we will have an authentic experience: Enjoy a
typical Black Forest dinner and overnight in a Romantic hotel built in the
Black Forest architecture with geranium hanging form its balconies. The
hotel is located in lovely natural surroundings. If you like, take a little
walk to the beautiful Ravenna Gorge or see the region’s oldest chapel, both
are next to the hotel. Accommodation at the Best Western Hotel Hofgut
Day 9 / Tuesday Black Forest - Lake Titisee - Lindau -
After breakfast we enjoy a short presentation on how the famed
cuckoo clocks are made in the region, then continue to a small traditional
Black Forest farm where we will have a cheese tasting and you will see the
real Black Forest. After that we drive to Lake Titisee, a lovely lake in the
forest. This afternoon we continue to the charming town of Lindau on the shores
of Lake Constance, from where if the weather is right we can see spectacular
views of the Alps. Depending on weather conditions we will take the Alpine
road from Lindau to Oberstaufen and Immenstadt to our final destination
Füssen, the small town close to the famous castle of Neuschwanstein.
Accommodation at the Hotel Hirsch****.
Day 10 / Wednesday Neuschwanstein – Wieskirche -
Oberammergau – Linderhof - Innsbruck
This morning we pay a visit to
Neuschwanstein Castle, the breathtaking fairytale castle of King Ludwig II,
Neuschwansteinbuilt by Ludwig II, king of Bavaria with a shortened and
tragic life. At midday we travel to Oberammergau, famous for its Passion
Play that takes place in the town every 10 years; also known for its painted
houses and lovely crafts. Along the way we visit the Wieskirche Church
before continuing the tour to visit Linderhof Castle. This palace of King
Ludwig, II. was his favorite where he actually spent most of his adult life.
After a stop at the Ettal Benedictine Abbey we continue to our final
destination, Innsbruck in Austria. Accommodation at the Hotel Grauer Bär****.
Day 11 / Thursday Innsbruck - Munich
In the morning
we enjoy a sightseeing tour of Innsbruck, the Tirolian city in Austria,
located in the Inn valley, a famous ski town embraced by the majestic Alps.
In the afternoon we drive to Munich. Accommodation at the hotel Holiday Inn
Day 12 / Friday Munich
After breakfast we visit the city’s main
attractions, concluding the tour at the Marienplatz square with its famous
clock tower. Munich, the capital of the state of Bavaria is famous for its
Oktoberfest, which is
annually celebrated in September. The afternoon is free to explore at your
leisure. In the evening you will enjoy a traditional Bavarian dinner.
Accommodation at the Holiday Inn City Centre****.
Day 13 / Saturday Munich - Rothenburg ob
der Tauber - Frankfurt
This morning we drive to Rothenburg ob der Tauber,
one of the oldest and most beautiful cities on the Romantic Road of Germany,
a well preserved Jewel from the Middle Ages. See the St Jacob;s Church with
the Holy Blood Altar by Tilman Riemenschneider, and get absorbed in the
medieval atmosphere. We conclude our visit by tasting the Schneeballen
(snow ball) a pastry considered the signature dish of Rothenburg. Continue
on to Frankfurt. The program ends at Frankfurt around 6 p.m.
• Transfer in from Frankfurt airport to your hotel
(only on day 1 of the tour)
• Transportation by car, minivan or bus from
day 2 - day 13 (depending on number of participants)
• English speaking
tour guide during the entire tour (driver-guide for groups of 7 persons or
• Accommodation at the hotels listed in the itinerary above.
Daily buffet breakfast
• Visits and excursions with Rhine cruise
Welcome dinner in Frankfurt, traditional Black Forest Dinner and typical
regional farewell-dinner in Munich
• Admission to TV Tower in Berlin,
Sanssouci, Heidelberg, Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles
• Visit to a
cuckoo clock visitor center
• Visit to a local Black Forest farm with
• “snow ball” tasting in Rothenburg
Prices in 2017 in Euros per
person based on double/twin room accommodation ($ rate varies
depending the exchange):
Dates in 2017:
Bilingual tour with English/Spanish
speaking tour guide
Jan 9, Mar 20, 2017 2016 Euro 1.995
English only tour:
Apr 17, May 15,
June 19, July 17, Aug 14, Oct 2: departures:
Euro 2.079 per person
September 18, 2017, Octoberfest departure: Euro
2.299 per person
10% discount for 3rd person in room with extra bed on any date.
Euro 619 Single Supplement on all dates
Tours are bilingual in
January and March!
Pre and Post tour nights can be added in
Pre-tour and/or Post accommodation: Euro 75 per person in
double or twin rooms or euro 140 for single room
Pre-tour is at the
Postnight Hotel Hilton Frankfurt Airport****