Best of Germany - Classic Group

Best of Germany - Classic Group

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Best of Germany - Classic Group

12 Days Starting in Berlin and ending in Munich

Visiting: Berlin, Dresden, Freiburg im Breisgau, Weimar, Erfurt, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Frankfurt, Mainz, Boppard, Koblenz, Heidelberg, Titisee, Neuschwanstein Castle, Munich

Tour operator:

Insight Vacations

Tour code:

E929ZM19

Specialist Group:

Family/Kids

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

20 - 40

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

5-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:

English
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Tour Overview

Tour the iconic sights of Berlin and see the Hofbräuhaus, St. Peter's Church and the famous Marienplatz in Munich. Dresden’s spectacular cathedral and Baroque Zwinger Palace showcase the cultural treasures that survived the heavy bombing of World War Two. After enjoying the Glockenspiel shenanigans at the town hall, a scrumptious farm-to-table Dinner in Munich is the order of the day, prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and washed down with a glass of Bavarian wine. In Neuschwanstein, join a Local Expert on an exploration of the famed fairytale castle, reputed to have inspired Walt Disney, and famous for having featured in the film—Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Highlights

  • Rothenburg ob der Tauber: With a Local Expert, admire panoramic views on the historic city walls walk.

  • Rothenburg ob der Tauber: Join a Local Expert for a walking tour through Rothenburg's narrow-cobbled streets.

  • Munich: Embark on a foodie walking tour in the heart of Munich and authentic Bavarian cuisine.

  • Munich: Visit Munich Residenz with a Local Expert.

  • Berlin: You Local Expert provides a tour of this vibrant city. Drive along the Ku'Damm, passing the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and through Tiergarten to the Reichstag building. See the Brandenburg Gate, State Opera House and visit Alexanderplatz.

  • Dresden: Your guided tour with a Local Expert shows you the Frauenkirche, the colossal 'Procession of the Dukes' mosaic, the cathedral, Semper Opera House and Zwinger Palace.

  • Neuschwanstein Castle: Visit the archetypal fairy-tale castle that allegedly inspired many of Walt Disney's castles. Led by a local historian, walk through the magnificent halls, take in the lavish decoration and enjoy spectacular views.

  • Rhineland: Cruise beneath the semi-ruined castles and terraced vineyards. Sleepy villages slip by as you saunter upstream to the Lorelei Rock where the enchantress lured sailors to their doom.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Welcome To Berlin

Location: Berlin

Accommodation Name: Crowne Plaza Berlin City Centre

Meals Included: Dinner with Wine

On arrival at Berlin's Brandenburg Airport, transfers depart at 10.30, 13:00 & 16:00. With the afternoon free, perhaps walk along the bustling Ku' Damm, shopping centre of West Berlin, which during 40 years of division, became the shop window of the West. At 18:30, join your Travel Director and travel companions at a local restaurant for your Welcome Dinner.

Day 2: The Spirit Of Berlin Relaxed Start

Location: Berlin

Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Berlin City Centre.

Accommodation Name: Crowne Plaza Berlin City Centre

Meals Included: Breakfast

Join a Local Expert to see some of Berlin's many highlights. Travel along the Ku'Damm past the Memorial Church. Drive through the Tiergarten to see Norman Foster’s glass dome that crowns the reconstructed Reichstag building. Continue with a visit to the Brandenburg Gate, a symbol of the reunification, and down along the Unter den Linden, past the Humboldt University and State Opera. Stop on Museum Island before enjoying a day at leisure in this once divided city. Perhaps take the opportunity to visit the glorious palace of the Prussian Kings at Potsdam?

Day 3: Dresden, A Baroque Phoenix On The Elbe

Location: Berlin, Dresden

Accommodation: Townhouse Dresden.

Accommodation Name: Hilton Dresden

Meals Included: Breakfast

In Dresden, join your Local Expert to see the splendours of the city. From the Frauenkirche, which has risen again from the destruction of World War II, walk past ‘The Procession of the Princes', a mosaic of colossal proportions on the Royal Palace facade. See the huge cathedral, Semper Opera House and Baroque Zwinger Palace. Although the town was heavily bombed during World War II, it remains a treasure trove of early German history and baroque architecture.

Day 4: Medieval Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber

Location: Freiburg im Breisgau, Weimar, Erfurt, Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Accommodation: Hotel, Altes Brauhaus Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

Accommodation Name: Hotel Altes Brauhaus

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner, with Wine

Join a Local Expert in Weimar to explore the city of literary luminaries Goethe and Schiller. Venture to medieval Erfurt and to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the best-preserved town on the Romantic Road. Plunge back into the 16th century during your orientation with your Travel Director as you walk through narrow cobbled streets lined with high-gabled houses to the market square, dominated by its Renaissance town hall. For your Dine-Around Evening, choose from a hand-picked selection of restaurants within the walls of the Old Town.

Day 5: Rothenburg At Leisure

Location: Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Accommodation: Hotel Altes Brauhaus, Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

Accommodation Name: Hotel Altes Brauhaus

Meals Included: Breakfast

Enjoy an inspiring stroll through the narrow-cobbled streets with a Local Expert before taking in panoramic views on the historic city walls walk, accompanied by a Local Expert. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure for further exploration on your own, or perhaps a guided visit to the medieval town of Nuremberg.

Day 6: Frankfurt And Mainz Relaxed Start

Location: Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Frankfurt, Mainz

Accommodation: Hilton Mainz.

Accommodation Name: Hilton Mainz

Meals Included: Breakfast

Continue your travels through to Frankfurt and take in the city's famed landmarks with a Local Expert. See the gable-roofed Römer, European Central Bank, Frankfurt Cathedral's Coronation Site, and the eminent Paulskirche. Complete your visit with a tasting of local Apfelwein.
Your hotel is in the nearby town of Mainz, a bustling and important town since the time of the Romans. Enjoy a guided visit of the Gutenberg Museum, dedicated to one of history's most important inventors.

Day 7: Castles Of The Rhine Experience Relaxed Start

Location: Mainz, Boppard, Koblenz

Accommodation: Hilton Mainz.

Accommodation Name: Hilton Mainz

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch with Wine

Begin the day with a relaxing cruise past steep-sided vineyards, half-timbered taverns, hilltop castles and the infamous Lorelei Rock. Enjoy a delicious Farm-to-Table Lunch, prepared with locally sourced ingredients.

Day 8: Heidelberg And Cuckoo Clocks

Location: Mainz, Heidelberg, Titisee

Accommodation: Maritim Titisee Hotel.

Accommodation Name: Hotel Stadt Freiburg

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

This morning, continue to travels to Heidelberg. Visit Heidelberg Palace, one of the world's most impressive palace ruins and an icon of the Romantic Movement. Venture inside to see the Heidelberg Tun, a gigantic wine vat built into the building's cellar in 1591 and able to hold 130,000 litres. Hear its associated tales of the dwarf court jester, Perkeo. Marvel at the panoramic vistas of the city and Neckar Valley from the castle fortress. The Black Forest is the land of cherry cake and cuckoo clocks, where traditional farmhouses dip their thatched roofs almost to the ground. Stop to meet the locals who still make cuckoo clocks by hand, a tradition passed down over 300 years. Continue to your hotel in Titisee.

Day 9: The Black Forest At Leisure

Location: Titisee

Accommodation: Maritim Titisee Hotel.

Accommodation Name: Hotel Stadt Freiburg

Meals Included: Breakfast

The best way to enjoy this enchanting region is on a lake cruise. Relax and soak up the atmosphere of the Black Forest.

Day 10: Jewels Of The Bavarian Alps

Location: Neuschwanstein Castle

Accommodation: Hotel, Munich Marriott .

Accommodation Name: Munich Marriott Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Embark on an exciting visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, bristling with turrets and pinnacles, and built as a retreat for the wildly eccentric King Ludwig II. See the extravagantly decorated apartments, including the Throne Room and Lohengrin Grotto. Continue to Munich, Bavaria's capital city and home of the world-famous Oktoberfest.

Day 11: The Bavarian Capital Of Munich Relaxed Start

Location: Munich

Accommodation: Munich Marriott Hotel.

Accommodation Name: Munich Marriott Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Explore Munich with Insight Choice. Choose to join a Local Expert for a foodie walking tour in the city centre visiting the famous Viktualienmarkt and Marienplatz. Alternatively, visit the famous Residenz, and see its museum and Treasury. In the evening, round off your German experience with a farewell Celebration Dinner, complete with local wine. Prost!

Day 12: Auf Wiedersehen Munich!

Location: Munich

Meals Included: Breakfast

Say Auf Wiedersehen to your new friends as you trip comes to an end.

What's Included

  • Travel Director

    Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.

  • Transfers

    If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.

  • Radio Headsets

    Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.

  • Luggage Handling

    We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.

  • Tips Included

    Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.

  • Wi-Fi Access

    Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).

  • Insight Flourish

    From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.

What's Not Included

  • Airfare

    International and domestic airfare not included.

  • Meals

    Some meals not included, providing the opportunity to explore local cuisine on your own.

  • Travel Insurance

    Travel insurance is not included and is recommended for all travelers.

  • Optional Experiences

    Optional experiences and excursions are available for purchase during your trip.

  • Personal Expenses

    Personal expenses such as laundry, phone calls, additional drinks and souvenirs are not included.

Check out our Q&As

  • What is included in the tour package?

    The tour package includes services of a highly-skilled Travel Director, transfers as per the itinerary, personal radio headsets for tours, luggage handling, hotel and restaurant tips, complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi, and Insight Flourishes which are local specialties representing the destination.

  • Is Wi-Fi available throughout the tour?

    Yes, complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi is available where possible.

  • What are the highlights of the Best of Germany - Classic Group tour?

    Highlights of the tour include choosing between two carefully selected activities, walking tours in Rothenburg ob der Tauber with a Local Expert, a foodie walking tour in Munich, visiting Munich Residenz, enjoying the comfort of Insight's luxurious coaches, experiencing enhanced hygiene protocols, and visiting Neuschwanstein Castle. Additional highlights include a Welcome Dinner in Berlin, wine tasting in Provence, exploring Dresden, Frankfurt, and Mainz, cruising the Rhineland, and discovering the art of cuckoo clock making in the Black Forest.

  • Are there any boat or cruise excursions included in the tour?

    Yes, the tour includes a cruise excursion in the Rhineland.

  • Are there any meals included in the Best of Germany - Classic Group tour?

    Yes, the tour includes 4 Dinners with Wine, 11 Breakfasts, and 1 Lunch with Wine.

  • What type of accommodations can be expected during the tour?

    Accommodations include stays at hotels like the Crowne Plaza Berlin City Centre, Hilton Dresden, Hotel Altes Brauhaus in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Hilton Mainz, and Munich Marriott Hotel, among others.

  • What are the start and end locations of the tour?

    The tour starts in Berlin and ends in Munich.

  • How many days does the tour last?

    The tour duration is not explicitly mentioned in the provided information.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    We regret that no refunds can be made for absences from a tour, including experiences such as missed meals or sightseeing.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1978.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Insight Vacations is a founding member of the TreadRight Foundation, a joint initiative created by the brands within The Travel Corporation (TTC) almost 15 years ago to ensure our impact through tourism is positive. Our ethos to #MakeTravelMatter guides our decision-making at every level of our business.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    You have two options as a solo traveller. Either choose to be matched with a same sex partner for a room share - at no extra cost. Or choose a room of your own with a reduced or even free private room upgrade on select tours.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest COVID-19 policies

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