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Best of Germany

"Best of Germany" Escorted Tour
13 days from $ 1,550 pp

Day 1, Depart USA Overnight flight to Frankfurt.

Day 2, Arrive Frankfurt (Offenbach) You are met on arrival at Frankfurt airport and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon, we enjoy an orientation tour of the city's financial center and medieval Römerplatz, followed by a welcome drink with our Tour Director. (Dinner)

Day 3, Frankfurt - Rhine - Cruise - Cologne A morning drive brings us to St. Goar where we embark on a relaxing Rhine Cruise. We disembark in Boppard, and rejoin our coach as we drive past Bonn, Beethoven's birthplace. Then we continue to Cologne to see the gothic Cathedral, before dinner at our hotel. (Buffet Breakfast/ Dinner)

Day 4, Cologne - Hamburg After breakfast we drive into Lower Saxony en route to Hamburg for the night. Why not enjoy a cruise on the harbor this evening? (Buffet Breakfast/ Dinner)

Day 5, Hamburg - Berlin (2nights) First we start our day with an orientation tour showing us the major points of interest, including the Inner Alster Lake. Then, our journey takes us to historic Berlin for our two-night stay. (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 6, Berlin sightseeing and at leisure Today highlights of East and West are featured on our sightseeing tour including the Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard, German State Opera House, Reichstag Building, Tiergarten and the shopping and entertainment district of Kurfürstendamm. The rest of your day is at leisure to explore further. (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 7, Today we drive south to Dresden – known as 'Florence on the Elbe'. Here an orientation shows us highlights of this astonishing Renaissance city including the Opera House and Zwinger Palace. Later, why not take an excursion into the Elbe Valley to visit the Bastei Belvedere? (Buffet Breakfast/ Dinner)

Day 8, Dresden - Modlareuth - Bayreuth - Nuremberg Our first stop this morning is at Modlareuth, which the Americans called, 'Little Berlin' – the ideal destination for people who wish to experience recent German history. Here we visit the open-air museum, which includes watching a film on this unique village as well as experiencing its towers and fortifications. Then we continue to Bayreuth where we see the Wagner Festival Theatre. Next it's only a short drive to Nuremberg, once one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. On arrival an orientation tour will show us the mighty ramparts, bustling market place and St. Sebald's Cathedral. (Buffet Breakfast/ Dinner)

Day 9, Nuremberg - Rothenburg - Munich (2nights) Our first stop is the 'chocolate-box' town of Rothenburg. Here an orientation tour reveals half-timbered houses and the Old Town Hall with time to shop for wooden Christmas ornaments. Next we drive along the Romantic Road to the lively Bavarian capital, Munich. This evening, why not visit the Hofbräuhaus, the world's most famous beer hall? (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 10, Munich orientation and at leisure After breakfast, we enjoy an orientation tour which highlights the Olympic Stadium, Ludwigstrasse and Marienplatz with its famous Glockenspiel Carillon. Later, time at leisure, you may wish to visit some of the city's fine museums or take an excursion to the Nymphenburg Palace. This evening, we will enjoy dinner in a specially selected restaurant. (Buffet Breakfast/ Restaurant dinner in Munich)

Day 11, Munich - Dachau - Oberammergau - Black Forest (Breitnau) After breakfast, we drive to Dachau village where we visit the sinister concentration camp for sobering reminders of the horrors of World War II. From here our ascent into the Bavarian Alps brings us to the famous Passion Play village of Oberammergau. Next we will continue on to view Neuschwanstein, mad King Ludwig's fairytale castle. Then the scenery of our drive along the Bavarian pre-alpine range is enough to take your breath away! Finally, we arrive in the hills of the Black Forest to stop at Lake Titisee, famous for its cuckoo clocks. Tonight, we dine at our picturesque hotel in the heart of this beautiful region. (Buffet Breakfast/ Dinner)

Day 12, Black Forest (Breitnau) - Heidelberg - Frankfurt Today's scenic drive brings us to the elegant city of Baden-Baden, famous for its spa and casino. Then on to the 'Student Prince' city of Heidelberg with its dominant castle. Next, it's only a short trip on the autobahn as we journey back to Frankfurt for the final night of our German extravaganza. Why not enjoy a farewell dinner with your fellow companions? (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 13, Frankfurt - USA Farewell as we transfer you to the airport for your return flight to America. (Buffet Breakfast)


Rates in US$ per person

Departures

Rate

April: 25

May: 02-09-16-23-30

June: 06-13-20-27

July: 04-11-18-25
August: 01-08-15

$ 1,750

August: 22-29

September: 05-12-19-26
October: 03-10

$ 1,825

Supplements & Reductions

Single Room Supplement

$ 258

Triple Room Reduction

$ 30

Young Traveler Reduction (05-17 years)

10%

Extensions Available on Request!


The Tour Includes

  • Deluxe motorcoach with air conditioning

  • 4 Star Hotels in all cities

  • Meals as indicated in the program

  • Multilingual tour escort during tour

  • Sightseeing and excursions mentioned in the program with local guide

Not Included

  • Air fare

  • Airport Transfers

  • Tips, beverages and extra services

  • Entrance fees (unless specified)

  • Everything not mentioned in the program.

First Class Hotels

  • Frankfurt (Offenbach): Scandic Offenbach

  • Cologne: Holiday Inn Am Stadtwald

  • Hamburg: Le Meridien

  • Berlin: Hilton

  • Dresden: Kim

  • Nuremberg: Mercure an der Messe

  • Munich: Hilton City

  • Black Forest (Breitnau): Hofgut Sternen

  • Frankfurt: Courtyard by Marriott


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