BERLIN AND ROMANTIC GERMANY ESCORTED TOUR

11 day /9 night tour - with guaranteed departures!


Highlights

Berlin and Romantic Germany

Southern Germany offers magical landscapes with lush rolling hills, medieval towns and picturesque castles. Travel back in time with a visit to Rothenburg ob der Tauber and tour beautiful castles such as Neuschwanstein and Linderhof. Impressive mountains and magnificent lakes make this an unforgettable romantic travel experience.

Tour Highlights

  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURES.
  • Twelve (12) meals -Breakfast & Dinner.
  • Transportation by car, minivan or bus during the entire tour (depending on number of participants).
  • English speaking tour guide during the tour from day 03(driver-guide for groups of 7 persons or less).

Berlin and Romantic Germany

  • Transfer in from Berlin airport to your hotel.
  • Accommodation at the hotels described or similar.
  • Daily buffet breakfast.
  • Visits and excursions as mentioned.
  • Train ride to Berlin - Frankfurt including reserved seating in 2nd class (only for groups of 8 persons or more).
  • Welcome dinner in Frankfurt, traditional Black Forest Dinner and typical regional farewell dinner in Munich.
  • Admission to Sanssouci, Heidelberg, Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles.
  • Visit to a cuckoo clock visitor center.
  • Visit to a local Black Forest farm with cheese tasting, “snow ball” tasting in Rothenburg.
  • Maximum group size of twenty four (24) participants.
  • Private tour of same itinerary can be arranged, call for prices.
  • Luggage handling.
  • Portfolio of travel documents.

Itinerary

Day 01, Wednesday: U.S. - Berlin

Depart U.S. for your overnight flight to Berlin, Germany. Dinner will be served on board. Tours purchased on a land only basis begin on day 02.

Day 02, Thursday: Arrive Berlin

Arrival at Berlin airport and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to independently spend at your leisure (no services of a tour escort or guide today). The capital of Germany, Berlin is the artistic center of the country with a large number of museums, art galleries and theater shows. Accommodation at the Hotel Maritim proArte.

Day 03, Friday: Berlin

In the morning you visit Berlin's many well-known historic locations, like Under den Linden avenue, the State Opera and the Brandenburg Gate. There will also be time to explore the modern parts of the city, such as the German Parliament and Potsdam Square. The afternoon is free to explore at your leisure. Accommodation at the Hotel Maritim proArte.

Day 04, Saturday: Berlin - Potsdam - Erfurt

After breakfast you travel to Potsdam where we visit Sanssouci palace and park. With more than 300 hectares, this lovely park features hundreds of species of plants and trees. In the afternoon we continue to Erfurt, also known as "Thuringian Rome" because of its architectural beauty. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city and visit the Merchants' Bridge (Kramerbrucke), the longest series of inhabited buildings on any bridge in Europe. Accommodation at the Mercure Hotel Erfurt.

Day 05, Sunday: Erfurt - Frankfurt

In the morning you are free to explore Erfurt at your leisure. As an alternative you may also visit the Wartburg (not included). In the afternoon transfer to Frankfurt, the financial and commercial heart of Germany, a city full of fascinating contrasts between modern development and historic landmarks. At 7:00 pm dinner with the rest of the group. Accommodation at the Mövenpick Frankfurt City.

Day 06, Monday: Frankfurt - Heidelberg - Black Forest

In the morning we travel from Frankfurt to Heidelberg. Visit the famous castle ascending with the cable car and enjoy a sightseeing tour of its historic city center. Idyllically located on the shores of the Neckar River, Heidelberg is Germany's oldest university town and one of the most popular destinations in the country. We continue to the famous Black Forest region. This night we will have an authentic experience: Enjoy a typical Black Forest dinner and overnight in a romantically located hotel. If you like have a little walk to the beautiful Ravenna Gorge or see the region's oldest chapel, both are next to the hotel. Accommodation at the Best Western Hotel Hofgut Sternen.

Day 07, Tuesday: Black Forest - Lake Titisee - Lindau - Füssen

After breakfast we enjoy a short presentation on the cuckoo clock production. We continue to a small traditional Black Forest farm where we will have a cheese tasting and you will see the true life of the Black Forest. After we will travel to Lake Titisee, nestled in the legendary Black Forest. We continue the tour to the small island of Lindau in Lake Constance, which boasts spectacular views of the Alps. Depending on weather conditions we will take the Alpine road from Lindau to Oberstaufen and Immenstadt to our final destination Füssen, the southernmost point on our tour of Romantic Germany. Accommodation at the Hotel Hirsch.

Day 08, Wednesday: Neuschwanstein - Wieskirche - Oberammergau - Linderhof - Innsbruck

We begin the day with a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, built by Ludwig II, the notorious “Mad King“. In the midday we travel to Oberammergau, famous for its Passion Play and lovely crafts. Along the way we visit the Wieskirche Church before continuing the tour to visit Linderhof Castle. This is one of the 3 castles built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the only one where the king actually lived for a significant amount of time. After a brief stop at the Ettal Benedictine Abbey. Today‘s final destination is Innsbruck. Accommodation at the Hotel Grauer Bär.

Day 09, Thursday: Innsbruck - Munich

In the morning we enjoy a sightseeing tour of Innsbruck, Austria, located in the Inn valley, in the heart of the Alps. As an alternative excursion you may also ascend to the top of Zugspitze (instead of Innsbruck, not included). In the afternoon we travel to Munich. Accommodation at Holiday Inn Munich City Center Hotel.

Day 10, Friday: Munich

After breakfast we visit the city's main attractions, concluding the tour at the Marienplatz square with its famous clock tower. The capital of Bavaria state, Munich, is famous for its Oktoberfest, which is annually celebrated in September. The afternoon is free to explore at your leisure. In the evening we enjoy a traditional Bavarian dinner. Accommodation at Holiday Inn Munich City Center Hotel.

Day 11, Saturday: Munich - Rothenburg ob der Tauber - Frankfurt

After breakfast we travel to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Romantic Germany. Sightseeing tour of this lovely medieval town concluding with a Schneeballen (snow ball) tasting, a pastry considered the signature dish of Rothenburg. Next we travel to Frankfurt. The program ends at Frankfurt airport, around 6 pm. Overnight at the Frankfurt Airport Hotel.

Day 12, Sunday: Frankfurt - U.S.

After breakfast, make your way to the airport for your return flight home.

Optionals

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Pricing

Your tour land price is per person based on two (2) people sharing a twin or double room. When a single room is booked, a single supplement will apply.

Post night hotel is at the Hilton Frankfurt Airport Hotel, which offers shuttle service to and from the airport for a small fee. A city center hotel can be arranged, however, the city center hotel does not offer the same low cost shuttle service to the airport and a taxi would be required. Alternate hotels may incur supplements.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Lunches
  • Departure transfer
  • Tips to driver/guide

Airfare

Airfare is additional. Once you select your date, you will be given the opportunity to search our system for the best available airfare from your home city. The dates shown will be the start / end date of your tour. However, you can alter these dates to arrive earlier or extend your stay as needed.

Our system will search for the best possible airfare during your booking process. Note: airfare cannot be booked sooner than eleven (11) month from date of departure.

Departures & Transfers

Departure date is the date one would depart from the US. Tour begins in Europe one day later.

September 20th departure tours during Oktoberfest!

 
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