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:

E929ZN19

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Interests:

Cultural, History

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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

  • Choose between two carefully selected activities

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

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

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

  • Munich: Visit Munich Residenz with a Local Expert.

  • : Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.

  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19.All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.

  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.

  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.

  • : "One thing I really love about showing guests Eastern Europe is the rich history and culture of places that have previously been impossible to visit due to political situations."

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Itinerary

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Day 1: Welcome To Berlin
Location: Berlin
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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, 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.
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.
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 .
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.
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

Your departure transfer arrives at Munich Airport at 07:00 and 09:00.

What's Included

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

Check out our Q&As

  • 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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