Best of Germany

Start: Berlin Finish: Frankfurt

Visiting: Berlin, Wittenberg, Dresden, Nuremberg, Munich, Oberammergau, Freiburg, Rothenburg, Mainz, Boppard, Koblenz


Duration: 9 Nights

Tour Operator: Insight Vacations


Prices From: $4184

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Tour Overview

Be captivated by the old world charm of Rothenburg and Nuremberg, the mountain scenery of Bavaria and the amazing re-birth of Dresden to its former Baroque splendour. Experience the once in a decade Oberammergau Passion Play with premium tickets secured by Insight Vacations.

Highlights

  • iconBerlin: 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.
  • iconBlack Forest: Discover the art of cuckoo clock making at a charming workshop in the Black Forest. Watch a demonstration by the lively artisan, while you enjoy a glass of cherry wine.
  • iconKoblenz: See the Deutsches Eck Monument and enjoy the scenic vistas from the Niederwald Monument.
  • iconNeuschwanstein: 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.
  • iconMunich: See Feldherrnhalle in the Odeonsplatz, the Palace of the Dukes of Wittelsbach, the English Garden, the Hofbräuhaus, St. Peter's Church and the famous Marienplatz.
  • iconScenic Drives: Travel along part of the Romantic Road and pass the Bavarian Alps, continue along the Alpine Road, through the Black Forest, along the German Clock Route and pass the Neckar Valley.
  • iconRothenburg ob der Tauber: Explore Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the most well-preserved town on the Romantic Road.
  • iconOberammergau: Experience the spectacular Passion Play that has made this town famous. Watch from your premium seat as local villagers perform as they have since 1634 in this once in a decade event. An emotive and critically acclaimed performance depicting Christ’s last days, this is an event not to be missed.
  • iconMunich: Choose between a foodie walking tour in the heart of Munich or alternatively, take a relaxing bike ride in the English Garden.
  • iconHeidelberg: Explore one of Germany's most enchanting cities during your orientation with your Travel Director.
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icon Day 1: Welcome to Berlin

Location: Berlin

Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Berlin City Centre.

Meals: Dinner with Wine

On arrival at Berlin’s Tegel Airport, transfers to your hotel depart at 10:30, 13:00 and 16:00. In the afternoon, perhaps visit the KaDeWe department store - the shopping centre of West Berlin which during 40 years of division, became the shop window of the West. At 17:30, join your Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Dinner with wine, at a local restaurant.(Dinner with Wine)

icon Day 2: The Spirit of Berlin

Location: Berlin

Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Berlin City Centre.

Meals: 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 long 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?(Breakfast)

icon Day 3: Dresden, a Baroque Phoenix on the Elbe

Location: Berlin, Wittenberg, Dresden

Accommodation: Vienna House QF Dresden.

Meals: 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 enormous cathedral, Semper Opera House and Baroque Zwinger Palace. Although the town was heavily bombed in World War II, it still remains a treasure trove of early German history and medieval architecture.(Breakfast)

icon Day 4: Dresden, Nuremberg and onto Oberammergau

Location: Dresden, Nuremberg, Munich

Accommodation: Oberammergau and surrounding villages.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

In the morning, depart Dresden and travel south to Nuremberg. Although the town was heavily bombed in World War II, it still remains a treasure trove of early German history and medieval architecture. With a local historian, tour the Old Town to see the charming blend of stone and timbered dwellings and the massive ramparts with its 46 towers. There is time to shop for delicious Lebkuchen (gingerbread) before continuing to fun-loving Munich. Explore Munich with Insight Choice. Choose between joining a Local Expert for a foodie walking tour in the city centre visiting the famous Viktualienmarkt and Marienplatz or alternatively, go on a guided bike tour in the beautiful English Garden and see the famous Munich surfers. Then onto Oberammergau in the Bavarian Alps, home of the Passion Play since 1634.(Breakfast / Dinner)

icon Day 5: The Passion Play

Location: Munich, Oberammergau

Accommodation: Oberammergau and surrounding villages.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After a morning at leisure in charming Oberammergau, take your premium reserved seats to witness the world famous Passion Play, re-enacting the last days of Christ on earth. After a break for dinner in a local restaurant, the captivating performance continues into the evening.(Breakfast / Dinner)

icon Day 6: Into the Black Forest

Location: Munich, Freiburg

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Take a delightful drive into the Black Forest as you make your way to Freiburg. This evening, savour a Farm-to-Table Highlight Dinner, sourced from fresh local ingredients.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

icon Day 7: Medieval Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Location: Freiburg, Rothenburg

Accommodation: Hotel Altes Brauhaus, Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

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. Venture 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. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure for further exploration on your own. For your Dine-Around Evening, choose from a hand-picked selection of restaurants within the walls of the Old Town.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

icon Day 8: The University City of Heidelberg and Mainz

Accommodation: Hilton Mainz.

Meals: Breakfast

Head through the valleys, where villages and isolated farms nestle beside fast-flowing streams, before travelling north to Heidelberg. Visit Heidelberg Palace, or Heidelberger Schloss in German, one of the world's most impressive palace ruins, synonymous with 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. Spend time in the vast and insightful Apothecary Museum, before marvelling at the panoramic vistas of the city and Neckar Valley from the castle fortress. Your hotel is in the nearby town of Mainz, a bustling and important town since the time of the Romans. Enjoy an orientation with your Travel Director and see half-timbered houses and medieval market squares that the city is known for.(Breakfast)

icon Day 9: Castles of the Rhine Experience

Location: Mainz, Boppard, Koblenz

Accommodation: Hilton Mainz.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Begin the day with a relaxing cruise past steep-sided vineyards, half-timbered taverns, hilltop castles and the infamous Lorelei Rock. Arrive at Boppard and continue to Koblenz where a gigantic equestrian statue of Wilhelm I guards the junction of the Rhine and Moselle. Have your camera ready as you return along the eastern bank. Enjoy the scenic views from the mighty Niederwald Monument. In the evening, round off your German experience with a farewell Celebration Dinner overlooking the River Rhine, complete with local wine. Prost!(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

icon Day 10: Auf Wiedersehen Frankfurt

Meals: Breakfast

Your journey comes to an end after breakfast, with departure transfers arriving at Frankfurt airport at 08:00 and 10:00.(Breakfast)

What's Included

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

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

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    We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels

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

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    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

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    Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom

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

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    If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times

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

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    Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency

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    Low Deposit

    Insight Vacations requires a deposit of 20% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 56 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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