German Escape

  • 7 Days

  • Central and Eastern Europe

  • Active pace

Discover Germany without the crowds on this seven-day tour that reveals the country's centuries-old heritage as well as its complex recent history. See the important sites and monuments of once-divided Berlin, enjoy the medieval architecture and craftsmanship of Nuremberg, and visit Augsburg's historic 500-year-old social housing complex.

Your journey starts here

Highlights

VIP private home pick-up service
Flights
Transfers
Services of a tour director
Accommodation
Selected meals
Service charges
Free Wi-Fi on coach
Individual audio system
All port taxes
  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

of 7 days

Your detailed itinerary

Tour departing on 18th March 2018

Meals included: 6 breakfasts, 1 dinner

Overview

At a glance

 

  • Berlin Tour the city with a local guide, taking in the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church among other historic sights.
  • Dresden Discover the restored city on a guided walking tour that includes Zwinger Palace courtyard, Semper Opera and the newly rebuilt Frauenkirche (Our Lady's Church).
  • Nuremberg Explore Nuremberg's medieval ramparts, historic peace monument and 600-year-old legacy of toymaking.
  • Augsburg Guided sightseeing to see thecity's famous Augustus Fountain, Perlach Tower, and town hall; included excursion to the historic Fuggerei housing complex.
  • Munich Explore Germany's unofficial capital, home to the Bavarian Arch of Triumph, the Gothic Frauenkirche and the 1972 Olympic Stadium and 1,000ft-high tower.

 

Day 1

UK - Berlin

Fly to Berlin where you will be transferred to your hotel. This evening, you will meet your Tour Director, travelling companions and enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Berlin

Sightseeing with a Local Guide in the once-divided metropolis includes the elegant Ku Damm, the restored Reichstag, Charlottenburg Palace, a picture stop at monumental Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial, and the 210-foot Victory Column in the vast Tiergarten park. Visit the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Chuch with its bomb-damaged tower, drive along Unter den Linden boulevard, and pass the State Opera House and Checkpoint Charlie.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Berlin - Dresden

Arrive in Dresden, the former capital of Saxony. Badly damaged by Allied bombing in February 1945, the city has since been restored to its baroque splendour. During your guided walking tour, visit the Zwinger Palace courtyard to admire its impressive architecture; the magnificent baroque Semper Opera, originally built in 1841, once destroyed by fire, then destroyed by bombing, and finally restored in 1985; and the newly rebuilt Frauenkirche.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Dresden - Weimar - Nurembe

In Weimar, follow your Tour Director for a pleasant walk through this pretty town. See the houses where great poets like Goethe and Schiller lived and the theatre where the Weimar Constitution was drafted. Continue to Nuremberg, known for its children's toys and gingerbread. Admire the impressive medieval ramparts as you walk through the pedestrian area of the charming Old Town and see St. Sebald Church, painstakingly reconstructed as a monument to peace from the rubble of near-total wartime destruction. Also admire the Schöner Brunnen, a 14th-century fountain dedicated to the Holy Roman Empire. It is said that it brings good luck to spin the two brass rings.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Nuremberg - Ausburg - Munich

Drive south through Bavaria to the city of Augsburg. During your orientation see the Cathedral, the Rathausplatz, the Augustus Fountain and the Perlach Tower, the city's most famous landmarks. The highlight is a visit to the town hall with its Baroque Golden Hall. Later, an interesting visit to the Fuggerei has been included. A city within the city, the Fuggerei was founded almost 500 years ago by Jakob Fugger the Rich as a housing complex for needy Augsburgers, and it has been in continuous operation fulfilling its mission since that time. Here, in the oldest social housing complex in the world, visitors experience a fascinating journey through history - and the normal everyday life of its current residents. Continue to the Bavarian capital Munich.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Munich

Sightseeing with a local guide of Germany's "Secret Capital" includes the Olympic Stadium, built for the 1972 Olympics and the 1,000-foot-high Olympic Tower. Drive along the Ludwigstrasse, and see the Bavarian Arch of Triumph and Field Marshall Hall. Also, see the Königsplatz, and visit Marienplatz with its Old and the New Town Halls and the gothic Frauenkirche. In the evening enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Munich - UK

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • Berlin Crowne Plaza Potsdamer
  • Dresden NH Collection Altmarket
  • Nuremberg Collection Nuremberg City
  • Munich Holiday Inn Munich Centre

Notes

Accommodation as stated or similar 

This Platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus

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