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Welcome to Amsterdam. At 6pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Meet your Local Guide and hear about the fascinating history of the 700-year-old capital during a leisurely CANAL CRUISE. Admire the patrician mansions and the gabled façades, the “Golden Bend,” the most prestigious part of the Herengracht and a monument to the Golden Age, the Stopera, Amsterdam’s proud concert hall, the Hermitage, a branch museum of the Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg, and much more. Also visit a major DIAMOND CENTER.
Enter Germany, and arrive in Bremerhaven on the North Sea coast, visit the EMIGRATION CENTER, Europe’s largest theme museum about emigration, and learn about the history of the people who left from this city to go to America. On to Bremen, where LF dinner has been prepared for you at a local restaurant.
Today’s Distance: 280 mi / 450 km
In the morning enjoy an orientiation of the city of Bremen. Admire the Gothic Town hall, the Hanseatic buildings on the Market Square, St. Peter’s Cathedral, and the Roland statue. Time to explore the little shops before leaving for Hamburg, a major harbor connected to the North Sea by the River Elbe.
Today’s Distance: 93 mi / 150 km
Guided sightseeing this morning features the Inner Alster lake, the residential areas around the Outer Alster lake, the Jungfernstieg boulevard, that connects the New Town with the Old Town, with the Town Hall, St. Michael’s Church, the 7th-century houses and the port. Balance of the day is at leisure.
A comfortable drive brings you to Germany’s capital, Berlin, one of the most iconic cities in Europe with a long and turbulent history and now an international center of creativity, technology and culture.
Today’s Distance: 180 mi / 290 km
Sightseeing with a Local Guide in the once-divided metropolis includes the fabulous boulevard Unter den Linden with its historical building. See the Berlin Cathedral and State Opera House, Museum Island, a picture stop at monumental Brandenburg Gate, the restored Reichstag, the 210-foot Victory Column in the vast Tiergarten Park, Charlottenburg Palace and the elegant Ku-Damm. Visit the KAISER WILHELM MEMORIAL CHURCH with its bomb-damaged bell-tower, stop for pictures at the Holocaust Memorial, and pass the former Allied Checkpoint Charlie. This evening, a farewell dinner awaits you at one of Berlin’s local restaurants.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
This modern, themed 191-room hotel is decorated with a broad range of contemporary artworks, including some pieces by the renowned Dutch artist Herman Brood. There is a stylish Brasserie, a terrace with an open-air bar, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and Free high speed Wi-Fi internet access throughout.
Occupying a prime position in an historic building next to Bremen Central Station, and steps away from the Cathedral, City Hall, and the Messe Exhibition Center. The warmly decorated 152 soundproofed rooms all have air-conditioning, laptop-safe, ironing facilities, minifridge, and tea / coffee station. Popular Bremen specialties and American dishes are served in the Lloyd Bar and Restaurant. Other amenities include a 24-hour shop, fitness facilities and Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout.
Situated in the Elmsbüttel district, close to hip Schanzenviertel with its trendy bars, cafés, restaurants and shops. This modern 134 room property offers Free Wi-Fi, a contemporary breakfast room and a lobby bar serving snacks and a full range of fine German wines.
A 256 room hotel occuping a former post office building with an Art Déco flair. Broad corridors with natural stone floors, high ceilings, wood paneling and an open fire in the lobby convey glamorous Berlin city life. Facilities include Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout, an elegant restaurant with a show kitchen and seasonal outside terrace, a hip cocktail Bar serving drinks and casual food and a spa with a fitness area, sauna and steam room.
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