Highlights of the South with Berlin

Escorted Germany Tour Starting from Berlin

12 nights 13 days Small Group Tour
Departures in 2018
 

Apr 22, May 20, June 24, July 15, Aug 5, Sep 23*, Oct 21, 2018

 

Half-timbered houses with blooming flowers in every window, majestic Alps with scenic lakes,  rolling hills with dark forests, Germany's south always enchants travelers with fairy tale villages, Medieval castles like world famous Neuschwanstein and Linderhof.  Immerse yourself in idyllic medieval atmosphere  at the Romantic towns of  Rothenburg, Oberrambergau and enjoy beauty at every corner during this nostalgic, unforgettable and romantic travel experience.

neuschweinstein castle on south Germany tour
   

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Day 1 / Sunday 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 / Monday Frankfurt - Rüdesheim - St. Goar 
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 back to Frankfurt for overnigth.

Day 3 / Tuesday Frankfurt - Heidelberg - Baden Baden - Freiburg
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 Baden Baden the famous spa resort in the Northern Black Forest region once a popular meeting point of European nobility. In the afternoon we arrive at the capital city of the Black Forest, Freiburg a medieval town famouse for its church spire. Overnight at the Novotel Freiburg.****

Day 4 / Wednesday Freiburg - Colmar - Strassburg
Today we cross the mighty Rhine river and visit the Alsace region today belonging to France. The region has a unique two-culture atmosphere of German and French influences having been a disputed province between the two powers. The first city we visit is Colmar on the the famouse Alsace Wine Route, a charming medieval town of half timbered houses and canals. We inviate you for a typical Alsatian lunch, then continue to Strassburg, the capital of the region, an elegant city and seat of the European Parliament. After a sightseeing tour of the city we return to Freiburg for overnight.    

Day 5 / Thursday Freiburg - Lindau - Füssen 
After breakfast we drive to the heart of rural Black Forest to enjoy a short presentation on how the famed cuckoo clocks are made in the region. 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 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 6 / Friday Neuschwanstein – Wieskirche - Oberammergau – Linderhof - Fussen
This morning we pay a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, the breathtaking fairy-tale castle of King Ludwig II. Neuschwanstein was built by the controversial king Ludwig 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 pilgrimage Wieskirche Church with tis spectacular Rococo interior before continuing the tour to visit the charming 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 return to Fussen for overnight.

Day7 / Saturday Fussen - Munich
After breakfast we drive to Munich, the capital of Bavaria where we will 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 8 / Sunday Munich - Berchtesgaden - Munich
Today we visit the charming town of Berchtesgaden on the shores of Lake Konigsee, a typical Alpine town surrounded by spectacular vistas. It is a region of salt mines close to the Austrian border. The area's most famous historical site is Hitler's Eagle's Nest, a secluded mountain retreat. After visit to the top (weather permitting) we drive back to Berchestagen where you will have a chance to take an optional boat tour on serene Konigsea. Return to Munich for overnight.   

Day 9 / Monday Munich - Rothenburg ob der Tauber - Nuremberg 
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 Nuremberg where we visit the historical city center and learned about the history of this important city. Accommodation at The Hotel Maritim Nuremberg****.

Day 10 / Tuesday Nuremberg -Bamberg- Bayreuth - Nuremberg
This morning we drive to Barmberga UNESCO Worl Heritage city with houses dating back to the 11th century. At the confluence of the Reignitz and Main rivers, the town is an important center of German beer production and a former seat of a Holy Roman Emperor. It is also known for the infamous 17th century witch trials. Continue to Bayreuth famouse for its yearly Wagner Festival and the theatre planned by Richard Wagner himself. After a panoramic tour of Bayreuth we return to Nuremberg for overnight.

Day 11 / Wednesday Nuremberg  - Berlin
After breakfast transfer to Nuremberg train station to board a fast train to Berlin. Upon arrival in Berlin transfer to your hotel Hollywood Media**** for overnight. Rest of the day at leisure for your own activities in Germany's vibrant capital with its many famous museums, galleries and lively night life. Overnight in Berlin.

Day 12. Thursday Berlin
Get to know the city for its famed and infamous history. Walk to the meeting point and join a city tour hop on and off to  see the Under den Linden avenue, the New Parliament, the Potsdam square and Checkpoint Charlie, the State Opera and the Brandenburg Gate. You can disembark at any stops and visit museums or toursitic sites as well as shopping neighbourhoods at your own convenience all day long. Overnight at the Hotel  Hotel Hollywood Media****.in Berlin.

Day 13. Berlin
transfer to the airport based on your departure time. Also visit tours in Austria

Prices for guaranteed departure dates in 2018 
Euro 2279 per person based on two people sharing the room ($ rate varies depending the exchange)  

10% discount for third person in the room 

Euro 540 Single Supplement 

* Surcharge for Oktoberfest departure: Euro 690 Sep 23, 2018 departure only


Pre-night in Frankfurt
euro  75 in double room, euro 145 in single room 

 

Tour Includes:

• Arrival transfer from Frankfurt airport to your hotel (only on the first day of the tour).
• Transportation by car, minivan or bus during the entire tour between cities and sites (depending on number of participants)
• English speaking tour guide during the entire tour (driver-guide for groups of 7 persons or less)
• Accommodation throughout the tour at hotels listed as per itinerary with daily breakfasts.
• Train transfer from Nuremberg to Berlin 2nd class with reserved seating.
• Visits and excursions as listed in the program
• Short Rhine cruise with wine tasting
• Visit to Eagle's Nest
• Dinner in Frankfurt, traditional Alsace lunch and typical Bavarian dinner in Munich

• Admission to Heidelberg, Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles
• Visit to a cuckoo clock visitor center
• Visit to a local Black Forest farm with cheese tasting
• Pastry tasting in Rothenburg
 

Tour can be booked as a private tour as well for higher cost departing on any day of the year, inquire about prices based on the number of people in your party. 

 

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