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, Weimar, Erfurt, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Frankfurt, Mainz, Boppard, Koblenz, Heidelberg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Neuschwanstein Castle, Munich

Tour operator:

Insight Vacations

Tour code:

E929ZM20

Interests:

Cultural, History

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Tour Overview

Tour the iconic sights of Berlin, see Dresden’s spectacular cathedral and Baroque Zwinger Palace showcase the cultural treasures that survived the heavy bombing of World War Two. See the Hofbräuhaus, St. Peter's Church and the famous Marienplatz in Munich where the Glockenspiel shenanigans occur daily at the town hall. 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

  • 4 Dinner with Wine (DW)

  • 11 Breakfast (B)

  • 1 Lunch with Wine (LW)

  • Choose between two carefully selected activities

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

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

  • Munich: Visit Munich Residenz.

  • : 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.

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

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

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Itinerary

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Day 1: Welcome To Berlin
Location: Berlin
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Berlin City Centre.
Meals Included: Dinner with Wine

Your travels of Germany begin in the capital, Berlin. 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. Tonight, 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.
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: 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: Dresden, Weimar, Erfurt, Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Accommodation: Hotel Altes Brauhaus, Rothenburg ob der Tauber.
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.
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. 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.
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.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch with Wine

Begin the day with a relaxing cruise past steep-sided vineyards, half-timbered taverns and hilltop castles. Stop in Bacharach on the banks of the Rhine, for a scenic stroll in the vineyards with a Local Expert. Sit down for a delicious Farm-to-Table Lunch prepared with locally sourced ingredients, and wine tasting.

Day 8: Heidelberg And Freiburg, Cuckoo Clocks Of Black Forest
Location: Mainz, Heidelberg, Freiburg im Breisgau
Accommodation: Hotel Stadt Freiburg.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

This morning, continue your 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. Continue on to your hotel in the Black Forest, 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 for over 300 years.

Day 9: The Black Forest
Location: Freiburg im Breisgau
Accommodation: 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 on a guided wildlife walk with a ranger, a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience.

Day 10: Jewels Of The Bavarian Alps
Location: Freiburg im Breisgau, Neuschwanstein Castle, Munich
Accommodation: 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. On your return to Munich, the rest of the day is free for you to explore Bavaria's capital city. Perhaps visit one of its many art galleries and museums, or relax and enjoy a coffee in the delightful Marienplatz?

Day 11: The Bavarian Capital Of Munich Relaxed Start
Location: Munich
Accommodation: 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.  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.

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  • 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?

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