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Best Of Germany Summer 2017

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highlights
  • City tour in Berlin
  • Cruise along the River Rhine
  • Orientation of Frankfurt, Cologne, Hamburg, Dresden, Nuremberg, Rothenburg, Munich and Heidelberg
  • See the Lorelei Rock, Cologne Cathedral and Bavarian Alps
The Best of Germany Summer 2017 tour starts and ends in Frankfurt. The Best of Germany Summer 2017 is an Explorer tour that takes 12 days taking you through Frankfurt, Germany and 28 other destinations in Germany.

Baroque cities, the Bavarian Alps and mythical Black Forest - this one's straight out of a Brothers Grimm fairytale. Circle north, south, east and west to see the Pied Piper's Hamelin, medieval Rothenburg and Munich's musical Glockenspiel. Explore the magical castles of Neuschwanstein and gain insight into a 'divided Germany' in Berlin and the little village of Mödlareuth.
Day 1 Arrive Frankfurt 1 day

Welcome to Frankfurt. After check-in this afternoon your Travel Director takes you on an orientation of the city’s dynamic financial centre and medieval Römerplatz. Tonight join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception including a light meal and welcome drink.Welcome Reception

Day 2 Frankfurt – Rhine Cruise – Cologne – Düsseldorf 1 day

This morning see the site of the famous Lorelei Rock and cruise along the mighty River Rhine past medieval castles and terraced vineyards. Stop to experience a unique Be My Guest lunch at an atmospheric castle above the river. After lunch, continue north along the Rhine Valley before arriving in Cologne, Germany’s fourth largest city. View the impressive Gothic cathedral during your orientation of the city. Dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining, Dinner

Day 3 Düsseldorf – Hamelin – Hamburg 1 day

Drive through Lower Saxony and stop in Hamelin en route to Hamburg. Hamelin is a picturesque town of fairytale fame and is immortalised in poems by Goethe and Robert Browning. Later in Hamburg see the main sights during your orientation tour with your Travel Director. Consider a guided cruise along the city's water ways and discover why Hamburg is called Germany's 'Gateway to the World'. Dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 Hamburg – Berlin Sightseeing (2 Nights) 1 day

Follow the valley of the River Elbe from Hamburg, across the former 'Iron Curtain' to the historic city of Berlin, your home for the next two nights. This afternoon marvel at the landmarks of the old East and West sections of Berlin during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. See the Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden and the Reichstag Building which were all major points of focus in 1990 during the reunification of East and West Germany. Also see the Tiergarten and Kurfürstendamm famous for its shopping and entertainment.Buffet Breakfast

Day 5 Berlin Sightseeing 1 day

This morning enjoy a Cultural Insight experience with fantastic 360° views of the city from the Berlin TV Tower. Spend the rest of your day as you wish - shopping, exploring or perhaps on an Optional Experience to the District of Potsdam with sightseeing and dinner.Buffet Breakfast

Day 6 Berlin – Dresden 1 day

A short drive south brings you to Dresden - known as 'Florence on the Elbe'. See the highlights of this astonishing Baroque city including the Opera House and Zwinger Palace. Consider taking an in-depth look at the treasures of Dresden on a Optional Experience.Buffet Breakfast

Day 7 Dresden – Mödlareuth – Nuremberg 1 day

Visit the Mödlareuth Open Air museum for an insight into 'divided Germany'. See the differences between East and West Germany as well as parts of the original Iron Curtain. Later arrive in Nuremberg, where you see mighty ramparts and St. Sebald's Cathedral on your orientation tour of the city.Buffet Breakfast

Day 8 Nuremberg – Rothenburg – Munich (2 Nights) 1 day

Your Travel Director takes you on an orientation walk of Rothenburg, perhaps the most well-preserved medieval town in Germany. Sights include half-timbered houses and the Old Town Hall. Shop for wooden Christmas ornaments before following parts of the Romantic Road through picturesque villages and pristine countryside to Munich, the lively capital of Bavaria. See the Olympic Stadium before arriving at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast

Day 9 Munich Orientation 1 day

See the city's landmarks on your orientation tour including Odeonsplatz and Marienplatz, famous for its Glockenspiel. You could visit Munich's fine museums or enjoy a walk in some of the beautiful city gardens. This evening consider an Optional Experience to one of Munich's world famous beer halls.Buffet Breakfast

Day 10 Munich – Neuschwanstein – Black Forest 1 day

This morning we step into the fairy tale land of King Ludwig II with an included visit to Neuschwanstein castle. Continue through the hills and past lakes as you admire the scenery on your way to the Black Forest. Buffet Breakfast

Day 11 Black Forest – Heidelberg – Frankfurt 1 day

This morning enjoy a Cultural Insight when you learn how the famous cuckoo clocks are made during a demonstration of the craft. A scenic drive brings you to the famous university town of Heidelberg built alongside the picturesque River Neckar. View Heidelberg Castle, one of the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps, as well as the Baroque style Old Town. Enjoy some free time for souvenir shopping before continuing on to Frankfurt. Tonight enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your travel companions as you celebrate the highlights of your trip.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 12 Depart Frankfurt 1 day

This morning, say 'Auf Wiedersehen' to your Travel Director and travelling companions as your memorable holiday comes to an end. Transfers to Frankfurt Airport are available. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast

what’s included
  • 11 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 4 dinners
  • 1 lunch
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 12 days
Tour Type Group Tour  
Age Requirement 5+ yrs
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
meeting/Start point Frankfurt, Germany
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Good to know Payment

A deposit of 259 USD is required to confirm this tour. For any departures within 15 June 2017 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Best of Germany Summer 2017 tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Best of Germany Summer 2017 tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Cancellation No additional cancellation fees apply for this Best of Germany Summer 2017 tour. You can cancel the tour up to 45 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 45 days of departure.
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