- Head on a scenic day cruise on the Rhine River as you try different types of wines in Frankfurt
- Explore the crossroads of Germany and France in Strasbourg, known for its oldfashioned charm
- Enjoy local cheese tasting in the Black Forest Farm Area and learn about cuckoo clocks in Lindau
- Pay a visit to the Neuschwanstein Castle, voted one of the most beautiful castles in the world
- Visit Oberammergau, known for its legendary Passion Play which takes place every 10 years
- Travel to Munich, where the Oktoberfest Festival takes place every year (September to October)
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If you are interested in seeing beautiful castles, famous landmarks, and historic museums, this 9-day small-group tour of Germany is for you! Your journey will begin in Frankfurt, the business and financial capital of Italy, known for its spectacular skyline and historic city center. From there you will travel to Heidelberg, a breathtaking city situated on the shores of the Neckar River, where you will see beautiful castle ruins, historic buildings, and spectacular bridges. See the beautiful old church tower of Freiburg before you drive to Strasbourg, a fascinating city situated on the border of France and Germany, and the capital city of the Alsace. Next, you will explore Lindau on Lake Constance to see spectacular views of the Alps, before you pay a visit to the Neuschwanstein Castle, one of the most beautiful castles in the world which inspired the works of Walt Disney. Explore Oberammergau, where the famous Passion Play takes place every 10 years. Your final stop will be in Munich, the capital of Bavaria and the perfect place to learn about German history and culture. Your small-group tour of Germany will come to an end in this fascinating city!
Day 1: Frankfurt Arrival
Day 2: Frankfurt Rudesheim St. Goar Frankfurt
Day 3: Frankfurt Heidelberg Baden Freiburg
Day 4: Freiburg Colmar Strasbourg Freiburg
Day 5: Freiburg Lindau Fussen
Day 6: Neuschwanstein Oberammergau Linderhof Fussen
Day 7: Fussen Munich
Day 8: Munich
- 07 Nights’ accommodation on a twin sharing basis at listed hotels or similar
- Daily breakfast
- Arrival and departure airport transfers
- Transportation in an AC deluxe vehicle as per the itinerary
- Services of an English-speaking tour guide
- Sightseeing as per the itinerary
- Special wine and cheese tasting
- All local applicable taxes
- Entrance fees as per the itinerary
- Items of a personal nature, tips, and gratuities
- Travel insurance
- Visa fees if applicable
- Items not mentioned as being included
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Marvelous Germany tour. You can cancel the tour up to 75 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 74 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 13 December 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 13 December 2022, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 74 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Marvelous Germany 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 Marvelous Germany 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 traveling to, as part of this itinerary.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travelers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
- Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed throughout the tour.
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