Highlights of Germany - 2022

Highlights of Germany - 2022

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12 Days

Highlights of Germany - 2022

12 Days Starting and ending in Frankfurt, Germany

Visiting:

Frankfurt

,

Rhineland-Palatinate

,

Cologne

,

Hamelin

,

Hamburg

,

Lübeck

,

Berlin

,

Dresden

,

Leipzig

,

Weimar

,

Coburg

,

Nuremberg

,

Rothenburg

,

Munich

,

Neuschwansteinplatz

,

Stuttgart

,

Heidelberg

Tour operator:

Cosmos

Physical rating:

Active pace

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Please make Cosmos aware at the time of booking what your requirements are and they will endeavour to assist with your request.

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

6040-2022

Age range:

5-99

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

This tour is no longer available

Tour Overview

Spectacular scenery, medievals towns, fairy-tale castles, a fascinating history, and world-class beer…this is Germany! On this Germany tour, you'll see Germany's highlights and visit its most famous cities, as well as its medievals towns and scenic areas. Your holiday begins and ends in Frankfurt with overnights in the Rhineland, Hamburg, Berlin, Leipzig, Nuremberg, Munich, and the Stuttgart area. Magnificent scenery awaits you on this value-minded Germany holiday. Enjoy a cruise on the Rhine River, passing castle-crested hills, terraced vineyards, and pretty wine towns. In Bavaria, visit King Ludwig II's 19th-century Neuschwanstein Castle, nestled high in the Alps. Drive along the Romantic Road with its charming villages, cobblestone streets, walled cities, half-timbered houses, and scenic countryside, and stop in Rothenburg, a walled town that has retained its medievals character. Among the tour highlights is Lubeck, a Hanseatic city and UNESCO World Heritage Site founded in the 12th century and Veste Coburg Castle, built in 1225 and one of Germany’s largest castle complexes. Today, the complex houses the former art collections of the dukes of Coburg.

Highlights

  • Rhine cruise to enjoy scenic views of the Rhineland, including the famous Lorelei rock.

  • Orientation drive in Hamburg, one of Germany’s greatest maritime cities.

  • Sightseeing with a local guide harmonious blend of new and old, preserving its historical buildings and impressive boulevards.

  • Travel southwest to Dresden, the old capital of Saxony and at one time rightly called the “Florence on the Elbe.”

  • Nuremberg, stop for a photo at the famous Zeppelinfield.

Places You'll See

Hotel Frankfurt Messe

Leonardo Koeln Airport

NH Altona Hamburg

Abba Berlin

NH Leipzig Messe

Ramada Parkhotel

Ibis Muenchen Parkstadt Schwabing

Leonardo Royal Frankfurt

Seminaris

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Arrive In Frankfurt Area, Germany
Location:

  Frankfurt


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Hotel Frankfurt Messe (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Dinner


Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

icon Day 2 : Frankfurt Area–Rhine Cruise–Cologne–Rhineland
Location:

  Rhineland-Palatinate, Cologne


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Leonardo Koeln Airport (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Today’s highlight is an included Rhine cruise to enjoy scenic views of the Rhineland, including the famous Lorelei rock. The next highlight is Cologne with free time to visit the city center.Today’s Distance: 193 mi/ 310 km

icon Day 3 : Rhineland–Hamelin–Hamburg
Location:

  Hamelin, Hamburg


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  NH Altona Hamburg (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Journey into Niedersachsen to visit Hamelin. Admire its town center with the colorful historical buildings and magically fancy gables echoing the story of the Pied Piper. Continue to Hamburg.Today’s Distance: 304 mi/ 490 km

icon Day 4 : Hamburg–Lübeck–Berlin
Location:

  Hamburg, Lübeck, Berlin


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Abba Berlin (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Start the day with an orientation drive in Hamburg, one of Germany’s greatest maritime cities. Later, depart for Lübeck, formerly a free Hanseatic city and independent state. Lübeck, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is considered the cultural capital of northern Germany. Thomas Mann, Günther Grass, and Willy Brandt—all Nobel laureates—were among the famous residents of this city. Later, arrive in Berlin and enjoy your first evening in the capital of Germany.Today’s Distance: 249 mi/ 400 km

icon Day 5 : Berlin
Location:

  Berlin


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Abba Berlin (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


No longer divided but every bit as fascinating, Berlin was once the city of contrasts with the wall separating two different worlds. Now, the city has developed into a harmonious blend of new and old, preserving its historical buildings and impressive boulevards as well as creating brand new buildings in the most daring architectural styles. See all of this on the included city sightseeing with a Local Guide. Consider an optional excursion this afternoon.

icon Day 6 : Berlin–Dresden–Leipzig
Location:

  Dresden, Leipzig


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  NH Leipzig Messe (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Travel southwest to Dresden, the old capital of Saxony and at one time rightly called the “Florence on the Elbe.” See the Zwinger Carillon Pavilion and much more on your included sightseeing. Then it’s on to Leipzig, where composers Johann Sebastian Bach and Felix Mendelssohn lived the last years of their lives. It was Mendelssohn who founded the Leipziger Conservatory in 1843.Today’s Distance: 224 mi/ 360 km

icon Day 7 : Weimar–Coburg–Nuremberg
Location:

  Weimar, Coburg, Nuremberg


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Ramada Parkhotel (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Leave Leipzig to visit Weimar, home to many intellectuals of the past but mainly known for the name given to the historical period of the “Weimar Republic.” This city is also famed as the home of the Bauhaus architectural movement in the 1920s. Next stop is Coburg. Visit the dominating and mighty Veste Coburg Castle, built in 1225. Continue to Nuremberg for a visit to its town center, dominated by the imperial castle.Today’s Distance: 249 mi/ 400 km

icon Day 8 : Nuremberg–Rothenburg–Munich
Location:

  Nuremberg, Rothenburg, Munich


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Ibis Muenchen Parkstadt Schwabing (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


As you leave Nuremberg, stop for a photo at the famous Zeppelinfield. On the way to Munich, visit the quaint Medieval village of Rothenburg on the Romantic Road. Marvel at its towered gates and battlements, squares of half-timbered houses and decorated fountains.Today’s Distance: 217 mi/ 350 km

icon Day 9 : Munich
Location:

  Munich


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Ibis Muenchen Parkstadt Schwabing (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


With a Local Guide, take advantage of the included sightseeing tour of the city known as Germany’s “Secret Capital.” Time to admire the beautiful main square, Marienplatz, do some shopping, and sample Munich’s famous beer!

icon Day 10 : Munich–Neuschwanstein–Stuttgart Area
Location:

  Neuschwansteinplatz, Stuttgart


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Seminaris (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


. Leave Munich and drive into the heart of the Bavarian Alps to visit the most famous 19th-century, neo-romantic castle of the world, King Ludwig II’s fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle. Overnight in a lovely village outside Stuttgart.Today’s Distance: 192 mi/ 310 km

icon Day 11 : Stuttgart Area–Heidelberg–Frankfurt Area
Location:

  Heidelberg, Frankfurt


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Hotel Frankfurt Messe (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


The day starts with a scenic drive for a taste of the Black Forest landscapes and villages, followed by a visit to Heidelberg—location of Germany’s oldest university and inspiration for the German Romantic movement. From here, continue to Frankfurt.Today’s Distance: 155 mi/ 250 km

icon Day 12 : Frankfurt Area
Location:

  Frankfurt


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

  • Fully Guided

  • Meals

    11 breakfasts, 5 dinners

  • All Domestic Coach Transportation

What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • International Travel

Check out our Q&As

Are flights included in this tour?

No

Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

Yes

Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

Yes

Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

Yes

Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

Yes

    How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1961

    What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Cosmos is committed to minimizing our impact on the environment and to reducing dependence on non-renewable resources. In this endeavor, we have implemented policies to support this mission and are working carefully to enhance our products with this mission and our values combined. We are committed to complying with all relevant legislation and/or regulations.

    What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Travel documents, including any air tickets, itineraries, and other information, are available approximately two to three weeks prior to departure provided full payment has been received.

    What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    All guests are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for travel through February, 2023. Beginning March 1, 2023, while we highly recommend vaccination, we will no longer require it. We ask all guests to comply with airline and destination requirements, which still may apply. To check your destination requirements for your travel dates, view the Latest Travel & Health Restrictions for Travel.

Book with Confidence

  • Low Deposit

    Cosmos requires a minimum deposit of 200 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 60 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of cosmos charges.

    Up to 65 days before tour starts: 100% of deposit.

    At 7 days before tour starts: 50% of booking price.

    At 1 days before tour starts: 100% of booking price.

Highlights of Germany - 2022

12 Days Starting and ending in Frankfurt, Germany

Visiting:

Frankfurt

,

Rhineland-Palatinate

,

Cologne

,

Hamelin

,

Hamburg

,

Lübeck

,

Berlin

,

Dresden

,

Leipzig

,

Weimar

,

Coburg

,

Nuremberg

,

Rothenburg

,

Munich

,

Neuschwansteinplatz

,

Stuttgart

,

Heidelberg

Tour operator:

Cosmos

Physical rating:

Active pace

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Please make Cosmos aware at the time of booking what your requirements are and they will endeavour to assist with your request.

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

6040-2022

Age range:

5-99

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

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