Best of Germany

Tour Type: Country Explorer
Brochure Type: Europe & Britain 2021

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 medieval banquet in a castle, watch life along the Rhine unfold on a cruise and see how the beauty of the Black Forest inspired fables and fairy tales.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • Explore Berlin with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Frankfurt, Cologne, Hamburg, Dresden, Nuremberg, Rothenburg, Munich and Heidelberg
  • Visit the Berlin TV Tower, Modlareuth Open Air Museum and Neuschwanstein Castle
  • View Cologne Cathedral and Heidelberg Castle
  • See the Lorelei Rock and the Bavarian Alps
  • Scenic Cruise along the Rhine River
Dining Highlights
  • 11 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)
  • 4 dinners
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Handcrafted Highlights

Details

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 12/31/2020
Duration
12 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1FrankfurtWelcome to Frankfurt: Welcome to Frankfurt and savour an opportunity to see the sights on your own before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon for an orientation of the medieval Romerplatz and dynamic financial district. This evening, we enjoy a Welcome Reception with our fellow travellers, including a light meal and welcome drink to kick off our discovery of the best of Germany.
Sheraton Offenbach
Day 2Cruise along the Rhine and journey to Cologne and DusseldorfCruise along the Rhine and journey to Cologne and Dusseldorf: 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, then continue to Dusseldorf.
Leonardo Royal Konigsallee
Day 3HamburgOnwards to the Port City of Hamburg: Journey through the lush green landscape of Lower Saxony as we make our way to the international trade centre of Hamburg, where we'll join our Travel Director for an orientation tour of the city's iconic sights. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the city's seafaring heritage. Wander along the trendy Monckebergstrasse, visit one of the city's brewhouses or consider a guided cruise along the city's waterways and discover why Hamburg is called Germany's 'Gateway to the World'. Tonight, we will dine at our hotel.
Crowne Plaza City Alster
Day 4BerlinJourney to Berlin: 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, Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate and Unter den Linden Boulevard. Enjoy some time at leisure this afternoon to explore the city on your terms.
Sheraton Grand Esplanade
Day 5BerlinDiscover the Grit and Glamour of Berlin: 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 this afternoon to explore 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 6DresdenOff to Dresden: 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 facades. 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.
Pullman Newa
Day 7NurembergVenture to Historic Nuremberg: Visit the village of Modlareuth, which inherited the moniker of 'Little Berlin' due to its wall separating 'east' and 'west'. 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 evening at leisure indulging in grilled nurnberger and sauerkraut.
NH Collection
Day 8Medieval Rothenburg and MunichContinue to Medieval Rothenburg and Munich: Stroll through the narrow lanes of Rothenburg - its beautiful medieval centre 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 following part of the Romantic Road through villages and countryside to Munich, before checking in to your hotel.
Holiday Inn Westpark
Day 9MunichExplore Munich: Today is yours to immerse yourself in the diversity and splendour of Munich. Enjoy an orientation tour of the city's landmarks and see the Wittelsbach Royal Family Residenz and Marienplatz, home to the Town Hall Glockenspiel. Explore the museums, history and perhaps even beer halls of this capital of Bavaria.
Day 10Neuschwanstein Castle and the Black ForestAdmire Neuschwanstein Castle and the Black Forest: Snap your fingers and be transported to a land of fables and folklore. This morning, we tread in the footsteps of shy King Ludwig II visiting his Neuschwanstein Castle, 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 Stays With Stories accommodation, Hofgut Sternen, a historic Black Forest style inn at the foot of the romantic Ravennaschlucht (Ravenna Gorge). You'll hear stories of Marie Antoinette's stay here as she travelled to Paris in 1770 to marry the French King Louis XVI.
Hofgut Sternen
Day 11FrankfurtOn to Heidelberg and Frankfurt: Witness the centuries-old craft of cuckoo clock making as you Dive Into Culture. Then view the ruins of Heidelberg Castle, one of the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps, as well as the Baroque-style Old Town with its bustling market squares and colourful facades. Spend the rest of the afternoon finishing up some last-minute shopping before continuing on to Frankfurt. Tonight we enjoy a Farewell Dinner with our newfound friends, reminiscing over the iconic and unexpected highlights of our trip.
Sheraton Offenbach
Day 12GermanyFarewell Germany: After breakfast, we say a fond farewell after a memorable holiday. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.
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April 03, 2021$2,875.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
April 10, 2021$2,925.00* (USD) / Land Price - FullQuote
April 17, 2021$2,925.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
April 24, 2021$2,925.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
May 01, 2021$2,925.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
May 08, 2021$2,925.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
May 15, 2021$2,925.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
May 22, 2021$2,925.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
May 29, 2021$2,925.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
June 05, 2021$2,925.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
June 12, 2021$2,925.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - On RequestQuote
June 19, 2021$2,925.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
June 26, 2021$2,925.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
July 03, 2021$2,895.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
July 10, 2021$2,895.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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July 24, 2021$2,895.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
July 31, 2021$2,895.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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August 14, 2021$2,895.00* (USD) / Land Price - FullQuote
August 21, 2021$2,895.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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September 04, 2021$3,195.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - On RequestQuote
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October 02, 2021$2,925.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
October 09, 2021$2,825.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
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