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Berlin & Romantic Germany

10 days
9 nights

Rates

Dates

Rates:

$1,875.00 (double occupancy)
$2,390.00 (single occupancy)

Supplement for Sep 21 - Sep 21:
$260.00 (double occupancy)
$260.00 (single occupancy)

Dates:

Apr 20, 2017 - Apr 29, 2017 
May 18, 2017 - May 27, 2017 
Jun 22, 2017 - Jul 01, 2017 
Jul 20, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017 
Aug 17, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017 
Sep 21, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017 Oktoberfest
Oct 05, 2017 - Oct 14, 2017 

Hotels:

Berlin - Hotel Maritim proArte****
Erfurt - Mercure Hotel Erfurt****
Frankfurt - Hotel Mövenpick Frankfurt City****
Black Forest - Best Western Hotel Hofgut Sternen***
Füssen - Hotel Hirsch****
Innsbruck - Hotel Grauer Bär****
Munich - Holiday Inn Munich City Centre****

Included:

Transfer in from Frankfurt airport to your hotel (only on day 1 of the tour)
Transportation by car, minivan or bus during the entire tour (depending on number of participants)
English speaking tour guide during the entire tour (driver-guide for groups of 7 persons or less)
Accommodation at the hotels described or similar
Daily buffet breakfast
Visits and excursions as mentioned
Welcome dinner in Frankfurt, traditional Black Forest Dinner and typical regional farewell-dinner in Munich
Admission to 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

Itinerary:

Day 1  : Berlin

Arrival at Berlin airport and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to spend at your leisure. 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.

Day 2  : 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.

Day 3  : Berlin - Potsdam - Erfurt

After breakfast we travel to Potsdam where we visit the Sanssouci Palace and park. 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 (Krämerbrücke), the longest series of inhabited buildings on any bridge in Europe. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 4  : 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, a city full of fascinating contrasts between modern development and historic landmarks. At 7 pm dinner with the rest of the group. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 5  : 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, take a little walk to the beautiful Ravenna Gorge or see the region’s oldest chapel, both are next to the hotel. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 6  : 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 real Black Forest. After that we will travel to Lake Titisee, nestled in the legendary Black Forest and we continue the tour to the small island of Lindau in Lake Constance, which offers 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.

Day 7  : Neuschwanstein - Wieskirche - Oberammergau - Linderhof - Innsbruck

We start the day with a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, built by Ludwig II, the notorious “Mad King“. At 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 we continue to our final destination, Innsbruck. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 8  : Innsbruck - Munich

In the morning we enjoy a sightseeing tour of Innsbruck (Austria), located in the Inn valley, in the heart of the Alps. In the afternoon we travel to Munich. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 9  : Munich

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

Day 10  : 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.

Notes:

Guaranteed departure dates with a minimum of 2 persons!