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Time to rest or to start exploring the German capital. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Sightseeing with a Local Guide in the once-divided metropolis includes the boulevard Unter den Linden. See its historical buildings like the Berlin Cathedral, State Opera House, and the Museum Island. Make a picture stop at monumental Brandenburg Gate, and see 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, take pictures of the Holocaust Memorial, and pass the former Allied Checkpoint Charlie. Afternoon and evening are at leisure, or choose from a selection of optional excursions.
Dresden, the former capital of Saxony, badly damaged by Allied bombing in February 1945, has since been restored to its baroque splendor. 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.
Today’s Distance: 124 mi / 200 km
In Weimar, follow your Tour Director for a pleasant walk to the MARKET SQUARE with its renaissance houses and the Town Hall. Highlight is LF an overnight stay in medieval Rothenburg. Hear how the town survived the Thirty Years’ War and step back in time while you wander through cobblestone lanes. Take pictures of the ramparts and towers, admire the 16th-century houses, and shop for Christmas ornaments, for which the town is famous.
Today’s Distance: 280 mi / 450 km
Drive along the scenic Romantic Road past small villages and towards the Bavarian Alps, where two of Bavaria’s most famous castles can be found: Hohenschwangau Castle, where King Ludwig spent much of his youth, and LF NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE, which you will visit with a Local Guide. This castle became the most famous of all and was inspiration for Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle.
Today’s Distance: 186 mi / 300 km
Stop in the quaint village of Oberammergau and see the theater where the Passion Play is held every ten years, and the Bavarian houses with fairy tale scenes painted on their walls, before continuing to Munich. Discover Germany’s “Secret Capital” with your Local Guide who will show you the Olympic Stadium, built for the 1972 Olympics, the 1,000-foot-high Olympic Tower, Nymphenburg Palace, the Ludwigstrasse, the Bavarian Arch of Triumph, and Field Marshall Hall, a monumental loggia on the Odeonsplatz. Also see the Königsplatz, used for Nazi rallies during World War II, and the gothic Frauenkirche. Visit MARIENPLATZ with its Old and New Town Halls and the famous Glockenspiel.
Today’s Distance: 106 mi / 170 km
A full day at leisure offers the opportunity to join an optional excursion to Dachau, the former concentration camp near Munich. In the evening, LF a farewell dinner at a lively Biergarten is the best way to celebrate your German stay.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
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.
Situated in the heart of the Old Town, overlooking Dresden's Market Square, this modern 240 room property offers Free Wi-Fi access throughout, a refined restaurant serving German and Spanish fare, as well as a funky cocktail bar with a cigar lounge. Other amenities include a gym and a wellness area with sauna and steam bath.
This historic 30 room property is full of charm and is set directly in the very heart of this picturesque town, the dining area and terrace has a beautiful view overlooking the valley and the Tauber river and Free Wi-Fi internet access is available in the public areas.
Located in a magical setting at the foot of Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein Castles surrounded by natural mountain panorama and forests. A mix of historic and modern buildings, this 137-room property offers architectural charm with contemporary accents and has free Wi-Fi access throughout. The luxurious wellness area has a direct view of the Alpsee with indoor swimming pool and gym. There is a choice of restaurants and a bar. Air-conditioned guestrooms all include minibar, coffee machine, safety deposit box, and slippers.
This modern smoke-free hotel with 88 spacious rooms is located just a stone's throw away from the historic city center of Füssen and offers Free Wi-Fi access, a fitness center, steam room and sauna. Hearty German dishes, Mediterranean and International specialties are served in the restaurant or weather permitting outside on the patio, for night owls, creative drinks can be enjoyed in the lounge bar.
Situated at the end of Bavaria's famous "Romantic Road", this charming 40-room family run property is set in a stunning scenic setting, the perfect place from which to visit King Ludwig's Royal Castles. Regional Gourmet cuisine is served in the Bavarian-style restaurant which also has a cozy lounge area, sweet and savory snacks can be found in the casual bistro and Free Wi-Fi internet access is available in all public areas and guestrooms.
Conveniently located in Munich's entertainment district, this 480-room upscale property provides a relaxing atmosphere alongside an exciting array of culinary delights and ambience in its lobby and signature bar. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout, there is a 24-hour fitness room and its direct access to a metro station ensures fast easy connections to the city center and all major sites.
This classic 251-room property enjoys a central location and has an eclectically styled restaurant with a steak and fish themed menu. The inviting bar area serves both classic & innovative cocktails and has a large screen for major sporting events. Other amenities include a 24 hour Fitness center with sauna and steam room and Free Wi-fi internet access is available in the public areas of the hotel.
This sleek 446-room high-rise hotel close to the famous English Garden offers a choice of two restaurants serving market-fresh grill variations and healthy light Mediterranean fare. The stylish bar offers a variety of locally produced drinks, spirits, home made cakes and culinary delicacies and the Beer Garden offers the chance to indulge in some traditional Bavarian dishes and barbecued specialties (weather permitting). Leisure facilities include the city´s highest spa with panoramic views from the 23rd floor, a large wellness area including a heated swimming pool, Finnish sauna and steam bath. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the public areas; access in the rooms is subject to a fee (payable locally).
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