Highlights of Germany

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7th Dec 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers

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  • 12 days

  • Europe

  • Steady pace

  • Classic escorted tours

Spectacular scenery, medieval towns, fairytale castles, a fascinating history, and world-class beer. On this Germany tour, you'll see Germany's highlights and visit its most famous cities, as well as its medieval towns and scenic areas. Your holiday begins and ends in Frankfurt with overnights also in the Rhineland, Hamburg, Berlin, Leipzig, Nuremberg, Munich, and the Black Forest area. 

Magnificent scenery awaits you on this Germany vacation. Enjoy a cruise on the Rhine River, passing castle-crested hills, terraced vineyards, and pretty wine towns. In Bavaria, visit King Ludwig II's 19th-century Neuschwanstein Castle, nestled high in the Alps. Drive along the Romantic Road with its charming villages, cobblestone streets, walled cities, half-timbered houses, and scenic countryside, and stop in Rothenburg, a walled town that has retained its medieval character. Finally, enjoy Germany's lush Black Forest region, named because the forest is so thick, people called it black. 

A tour highlight is the famous gothic cathedral in Cologne—known for its twin-steepled towers—that was started in 1248 and completed in 1880. Enjoy Lübeck, a Hanseatic city and UNESCO World Heritage Site founded in the 12th century. Visit Veste Coburg Castle, built in 1225 and one of Germany’s largest castle complexes. Today, the complex houses the former art collections of the dukes of Coburg. 

You’ll also enjoy sightseeing of the must-see sights in the cities, including Munich’s Marienplatz, the main square in the city that hosts the Oktoberfest beer festival. In Dresden, see the Zwinger Carillon Pavilion, where the 40 bells of the glockenspiel sound every quarter of an hour. 

From the beautiful scenery and exciting cities to the historic sights and fun experiences, this Germany tour has it all!

At a glance

  • River Rhine Sail past the legendary Lorelei Rock on a leisurely river cruise.
  • Hamelin Recall the Pied Piper fairy tale as you explore the town that it is set in.
  • Berlin Discover the Neoclassical boulevards and architectural wonders of Germany’s vibrant capital
  • Zwinger Carillon Pavilion Stroll the grounds of the 18th-century royal party palace
  • Romantic Road Admire the medieval architecture along Germany’s famous 400km route
  • Neuschwanstein Castle Wander through King Ludwig II’s spectacular fairy-tale castle

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

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Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

Customer Reviews

We had a very enjoyable and informative time. As we...

3rd August 2018
Trusted Customer

We had a very enjoyable and informative time. As we were with people from different parts of the world, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the US it made it fun and we all got on like a house on fire. The Tour Director and our Coach Driver were both helpful and caring. The places which we visited where at times breath-taking. Most of the hotels were very good and so were the breakfasts. The included evening meals weren't so good though.

Didn't have any problem with the tour but some of...

29th July 2018
Miss Eraldine McReynolds

Didn't have any problem with the tour but some of the hotels didn't have air.con, which made sleeping uncomfortable. The dinner service at City Hotel, Berlin East was very slow, it took nearly two hours start to finish.

The tour director was excellent and contributed to a very...

27th May 2018
Mr Lionel Clement

The tour director was excellent and contributed to a very enjoyable holiday. We made good friends, visited a lot of places and learned about the places we visited. Not quite 5 stars as unfortunately the hotels were situated far from centers of interest.

Good service when booked by telephone...

1st September 2017
Trusted Customer

Good service when booked by telephone

Exactly what the brochure described. Very full days with plenty...

12th June 2017
Trusted Customer

Exactly what the brochure described. Very full days with plenty to see.

Multiple itineraries are available

This itinerary changes on some dates - select your preferred departure date to see the details.


Overview

Spectacular scenery, medieval towns, fairytale castles, a fascinating history, and world-class beer. On this Germany tour, you'll see Germany's highlights and visit its most famous cities, as well as its medieval towns and scenic areas. Your holiday begins and ends in Frankfurt with overnights also in the Rhineland, Hamburg, Berlin, Leipzig, Nuremberg, Munich, and the Black Forest area. 

Magnificent scenery awaits you on this Germany vacation. Enjoy a cruise on the Rhine River, passing castle-crested hills, terraced vineyards, and pretty wine towns. In Bavaria, visit King Ludwig II's 19th-century Neuschwanstein Castle, nestled high in the Alps. Drive along the Romantic Road with its charming villages, cobblestone streets, walled cities, half-timbered houses, and scenic countryside, and stop in Rothenburg, a walled town that has retained its medieval character. Finally, enjoy Germany's lush Black Forest region, named because the forest is so thick, people called it black. 

A tour highlight is the famous gothic cathedral in Cologne—known for its twin-steepled towers—that was started in 1248 and completed in 1880. Enjoy Lübeck, a Hanseatic city and UNESCO World Heritage Site founded in the 12th century. Visit Veste Coburg Castle, built in 1225 and one of Germany’s largest castle complexes. Today, the complex houses the former art collections of the dukes of Coburg. 

You’ll also enjoy sightseeing of the must-see sights in the cities, including Munich’s Marienplatz, the main square in the city that hosts the Oktoberfest beer festival. In Dresden, see the Zwinger Carillon Pavilion, where the 40 bells of the glockenspiel sound every quarter of an hour. 

From the beautiful scenery and exciting cities to the historic sights and fun experiences, this Germany tour has it all!

Total meals included:

  • 11 breakfasts, 5 dinners

UK - Frankfurt

Day
1

Fly to Frankfurt where you will be met and transferred to your hotel for one night.

Your tour starts today.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Frankfurt - Rhine Cruise - Rhineland

Day
2

Today’s highlight is an included Rhine cruise from Oberwesel to Boppard to enjoy scenic views of the Rhineland, including the famous Lorelei rock. The next highlight is Cologne and a visit to its impressive gothic cathedral, started in 1248 and completed in 1880.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Rhineland - Hamelin - Hamburg

Day
3

Journey into Niedersachsen to visit Hamelin. Admire its town centre with its colourful historical buildings and magically fancy gables echoing the story of the Pied Piper. Continue to Hamburg, where you may want to join an optional harbour cruise.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Hamburg - Lübeck - Berlin

Day
4

Start the day with an orientation drive in Hamburg, one of Germany’s greatest maritime cities. Later, leave for Lübeck, formerly a free Hanseatic city and independent state. Lübeck, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is considered the cultural capital of northern Germany. Thomas Mann, Günther Grass, and Willy Brandt—all Nobel laureates—were among the famous residents of this city. Later, arrive in Berlin and enjoy your first evening in the capital of Germany.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Berlin

Day
5

No longer divided but every bit as fascinating, Berlin was once the city of contrasts with the wall separating two different worlds. Now, the city has developed into a harmonious blend of new and old, preserving its historical buildings and impressive boulevards as well as creating brand new buildings in the most daring architectural styles. See all of this on the included city sightseeing with a Local Guide. Maybe join an optional excursion this afternoon.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Berlin - Dresden - Leipzig

Day
6

Travel southwest to Dresden, the old capital of Saxony and at one time rightly called the “Florence on the Elbe.” See the Zwinger Carillon Pavilion and much more on your included sightseeing. Then it’s on to Leipzig, where composers Johann Sebastian Bach and Felix Mendelssohn lived the last years of their lives. It was Mendelssohn who founded the Leipziger Conservatory in 1843.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Leipzig - Weimar - Coburg - Nuremberg

Day
7

Leave Leipzig to visit Weimar, home to many intellectuals of the past but mainly known for the name given to the historical period of the “Republic of Weimar.” This city is also famed as the home of the Bauhaus architectural movement in the 1920s. Next stop is Coburg. Visit the dominating and mighty Veste Coburg Castle, built in 1225. Continue to Nuremberg for a visit to its famous town centre, dominated by the Imperial castle

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Nuremberg - Rothenburg - Romantic Road - Munich

Day
8

Drive along the Romantic Road, through towns and villages protected by medieval towered gates and battlements, with squares of half-timbered houses and richly decorated fountains. Visit a fine example of this architecture in the quaint medieval centre of Rothenburg. Overnight in Munich.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Munich

Day
9

With a Local Guide, take advantage of the included sightseeing tour of the city known as Germany’s “Secret Capital.” Time to admire the beautiful main square, Marienplatz, do some shopping, and sample its most famous product—beer!

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Munich - Neuschwanstein - Black Forest area

Day
10

Leave Munich and drive into the heart of the Bavarian Alps to visit the most famous 19th-century, neo-romantic castle of the world, King Ludwig II’s fairy tale Neuschwanstein Castle. Enjoy more idyllic scenery on your way through the Black Forest.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Black Forest area - Heidelberg - Frankfurt

Day
11

The day starts with a visit to Heidelberg. This city is the location of Germany’s oldest university and became an inspiration and myth for the German Romantic movement. From here, continue to Frankfurt.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Frankfurt - UK

Day
12

Your tour ends today.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

Oktoberfest Departures: 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 September

Departures: 29 November & 6 December include Christmas Markets visit 

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Qgreenhotel by Melia

This hotel is located just 5 minutes by car from the city centre and its excellent connections to public transport make this hotel the best option for discovering the fantastic German city of skyscrapers.

  • Location

    Katharinenkreisel, 60486 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and bar
    • Wifi available
    • Room service available
    • Sauna
    • Room massages

Mercure at Friedrichsdorf

This hotel is situated is just 0.6 miles (1 km) away from Friedrichsdorf train station and within easy reach of Frankfurt.

  • Location

    Im Dammwald 1, 61381 Friedrichsdorf, Germany

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and bar
    • Wifi available
    • Room service available
    • Indoor pool
    • Spa

Leonardo Airport at Koln

The Leonardo Hotel Köln Bonn Airport is ideally located just 300 meters from the Cologne Bonn Airport.

  • Location

    Waldstraße 255, 51147 Köln

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Restaurant
    • Air conditioning

NH Collection City

A sophisticated, contemporary hotel on the quieter fringes of the historic St Pauli district, this hotel is perfectly situated for quick access to the Messehallen exhibition complex, the harbour and city centre.

  • Location

    Feldstr. 53-58,. 20357, Hamburg

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Room service
    • Bar/lounge

NH Altona

The NH Hamburg Altona hotel is in the Altona district of the city. There are plenty of bars and restaurants nearby, and the city center is an easy drive away.

  • Location

    Stresemannstr. 363-369, 22761 Hamburg

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Restaurant
    • Room service

Vienna House Easy

In buzzing Prenzlauer Berg, just a short distance away from the districts of Lichtenberg and Friedrichshain.

  • Location

    Storkower Str. 162, 10407 Berlin

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Air conditioning
    • Bar/lounge

Berlin - NH Alexanderplatz

This hotel is in a peaceful corner of the city called Friedrichshain – Berlin’s hip, artists’ district. Just next door there’s a pretty park, and down the road, a handful of coffee shops and beer gardens.

  • Location

    Landsberger Allee 26, 10249 Berlin, Germany

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant
    • Wifi
    • Room service

NH Leipzig Messe

The NH Leipzig Messe hotel is close to the city’s cultural highlights, including the Zoo Leipzig, the Gewandhaus Orchestra and Auerbach’s Cellar.

  • Location

    Fuggerstr. 2 04158 Leipzig

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Restaurant
    • Room service

Ramada Parkhotel

Situated in a beautiful urban park, our location near Meistersingerhalle features a variety of amenities to make your stay productive and rejuvenating.

  • Location

    Muenchener Str 25, Nurnberg, 90478

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Restaurant
    • Room service

Ibis Parkstadt

The hotel is in a perfect location steps away from a tower and a palace. Such Munich sights as M,O,C München and Nymphenburg Palace are all within reach.

  • Location

    Lyonel Feininger Strasse 20, Munich

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Air conditioning
    • Restaurant
    • Room service

Achat Premium South

The Achat Premium South offers easy access to the city centre and central station.

  • Location

    Perchtinger Str. 3, 81379 Munich, Bavaria, Germany

  • Facilities

    • Free Wifi
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Bar/ Lounge

H+ Hotel at Herrenberg

The H+ Hotel Stuttgart Herrenberg is in a perfect location, between Stuttgart, the Northern Black Forest and the Swabian Mountains.

  • Location

    Daimlerstraße 1, 71083 Herrenberg

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Restaurant
    • Room service

Leonardo Royal

The Leonardo Royal Hotel Frankfurt is only 5 minutes from downtown and the main station. A bus stop for Frankfurt’s main sights is located right at the hotel’s doorstep.

  • Location

    Mailänder Str. 1, 60598 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and bar
    • Wifi available
    • Room service available
    • Spa
    • Fitness centre

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