Best of Germany

Best of Germany

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Best of Germany

12 Days Starting and ending in Frankfurt

Visiting: Frankfurt, Sankt Goar, Kamp-Bornhofen, Cologne, Hamburg, Berlin, Dresden, Nuremberg, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Munich, Black Forest, Heidelberg

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Trafalgar

Tour code:

GBOGZN20

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Tour Overview

See all the sights on this jam-packed Best of Germany trip. From cutting-edge Berlin, you’ll travel back in time and enjoy a traditional meal in a medieval castle, watch life along the Rhine unfold on a cruise and see how the beauty of the Black Forest inspired fables and fairy tales.

Highlights

  • 11 Breakfast (B)

  • 4 Dinner (D)

  • 1 Lunch (L)

  • Rhineland: In a medieval castle high above the Rhine River Valley, you'll enjoy an exclusive Be My Guest lunch and be transported back to a time of kings and knights.

  • Black Forest: Watch as skilled craftsman capture the distinctive sound of the cuckoo demonstrating the centuries' old craft of clock making in the Black Forest.

  • Frankfurt: Spend the day exploring the sights of Frankfurt.

  • Cologne: Enjoy a trip to Cologne and admire its spectacular cathedral.

  • Hamburg: Spend the day basking in the iconic sights of Hamburg and appreciating the local delicacies.

  • 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.

  • Berlin: During a sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist, admire Berlin landmarks like the Tiergarten and the neo- Renaissance Reichstag.

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Day 1: Welcome To Frankfurt
Location: Frankfurt
Accommodation: Sheraton Offenbach
Meals Included: Dinner

Welcome to Frankfurt and savor an opportunity to see the sights on your own before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon for an orientation of Römerberg and the financial district. This evening, we enjoy a Welcome Reception with our fellow travelers, including a light meal and welcome drink to kick off our discovery of the best of Germany.

Day 2: Cruise Along The Rhine And Journey To Cologne Connect With Locals
Location: Frankfurt, Sankt Goar, Kamp-Bornhofen, Cologne
Accommodation: Mercure Koeln Belfortstrasse
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Resist the alluring calls of Lorelei and board your leisurely cruise along the Rhine. Glide past vineyard-clad hills, stopping to Connect With Locals over lunch at a Be My Guest experience in a 13th-century castle perched high above the river valley. Share stories of knights and feuding lords and ladies over lunch before continuing to Cologne, where we’ll view the Gothic spires of its magnificent cathedral during our orientation of the city.

Day 3: Onwards To The Port City Of Hamburg
Location: Cologne, Hamburg
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza City Alster
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Journey through the lush green landscape of Lower Saxony as we make our way to the international trade center of Hamburg, where we'll join our Travel Director for an orientation tour of the city's iconic sights. Spend some time at leisure exploring the city's seafaring heritage. Wander along the trendy Mönckebergstrasse, visit one of the city's brewhouses or consider a guided cruise through the city's harbor and discover why Hamburg is called Germany's 'Gateway to the World'. Tonight, we will dine at our hotel.

Day 4: Journey To Berlin
Location: Hamburg, Berlin
Accommodation: Catalonia Hotel Berlin.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Follow the picturesque Elbe Valley from Hamburg, crossing the former ‘Iron Curtain' to the historic city of Berlin, whose once-turbulent history has shaped its rebirth as a charismatic capital city. Join your Local Specialist to explore the iconic landmarks of a unified Berlin. See the Neo-Renaissance Reichstag, the Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate and Unter den Linden.

Day 5: Discover The History And Icons Of Berlin
Location: Berlin
Accommodation: Catalonia Hotel Berlin.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Ascend the iconic Berlin TV Tower for 360° views of the city and Spree River. You'll learn how this landmark changed from being a symbol of the communist regime of East Germany to a symbol of a reunited Berlin before enjoying some time exploring Berlin your way. You could choose to join an Optional Experience to delve into the secrets of Berlin’s past, including a visit to the site of Checkpoint Charlie.

Day 6: Off To Dresden
Location: Berlin, Dresden
Accommodation: Bilderberg Bellevue Hotel Dresden.
Meals Included: Breakfast

A short drive south brings us to Dresden, the ‘Florence on the Elbe', where we'll hear about the city's restoration following its devastation during World War II as you admire its beautiful Baroque façades. See the Semper Opera, Zwinger Palace and the fully reconstructed Frauenkirche. Consider delving into the treasures of Dresden, joining an Optional Experience to explore this elegant city.

Day 7: Venture To Historic Nuremberg
Location: Dresden, Nuremberg
Accommodation: NH Collection
Meals Included: Breakfast

Visit the village of Mödlareuth, which inherited the moniker of 'Little Berlin' due to its wall separating 'east' and 'west' Germany. Gain insights into a divided Germany at its open-air museum and see a section of the original wall with its security features.
This afternoon, arrive in the Bavarian city of Nuremberg, once the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire and today the economic, social and cultural capital of Franconia. During your orientation see the mighty castle ramparts and stand in the Hauptmarkt main square which is dominated by the impressive Frauenkirche, a great example of the Gothic brick-style architecture of the region. Spend the rest of your day at leisure indulging in the local specialty of grilled Nürnberger Rostbratwurst with sauerkraut.

Day 8: Continue To Medieval Rothenburg And Munich
Location: Nuremberg, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Munich
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Westpark
Meals Included: Breakfast

Stroll through the narrow lanes of Rothenburg – its beautiful medieval center seemingly frozen in time and encircled by a fortified town wall that remains intact after centuries. Admire the beautiful market square, lined with half-timbered houses, and the Old Town Hall before traveling through the Bavarian countryside to Munich.

Day 9: Explore Munich
Location: Munich
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Westpark
Meals Included: Breakfast

Immerse yourself in the splendor of Munich on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience guided tour with a Local Specialist, discovering Munich as a diverse, inclusive and sustainable city. During your time in Munich, see the distinctive towers of the Cathedral as well as Marienplatz, the central square and the impressive town hall with its charming glockenspiel. The 13th C. St. Peter’s church and the Viktualien food market square and a beerhall are only a short walk from here.

Day 10: Admire Neuschwanstein Castle And The Black Forest
Location: Munich, Black Forest
Accommodation: Hofgut Sternen
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel through the beautiful countryside to a land of fables and folklore. This morning, we tread in the footsteps of shy King Ludwig II and visit his Neuschwanstein Castle (Subject to Availability), built as a retreat for the king to withdraw from public life. We continue through the magical countryside to the Black Forest, whose mystical landscape inspired fantasy and fiction from the famous Brothers Grimm. This evening, we dine at our hotel.

Day 11: On To Heidelberg And Frankfurt Dive Into Culture
Location: Black Forest, Heidelberg, Frankfurt
Accommodation: Sheraton Offenbach
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Witness a Black Forest treasure as you Dive Into Culture and learn about the centuries-old craft of cuckoo clock making. Later, travel to Heidelberg and perhaps have the chance to capture views of the ruins of Heidelberg Castle, as well as the Baroque-style Old Town. Spend the rest of the afternoon finishing up some last-minute shopping before continuing on to Frankfurt. Tonight we enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your newfound friends, reminiscing over the iconic and unexpected highlights of our trip.

Day 12: Farewell Germany
Location: Frankfurt
Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast, we say a fond farewell after a memorable holiday.

What's Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

  • Optional Experiences and free time

  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

Check out our Q&As

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty of taking a guided holiday with us is that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Vaccination against Covid-19 is not mandatory to travel with Trafalgar. However, we strongly recommend that guests are vaccinated before travelling. Please note that airlines and/or other authorities may have different requirements. It is the guest's responsibility to comply with these requirements at all times.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1947

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Trafalgar is a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2008. So far, the charity has donated more than US$2 million to help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism around the world.

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

    Yes

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