Highlights of Germany & Berlin Tour

Highlights of Germany & Berlin Tour

Optional adventure in a sports car in Frankfurt (on request):
Special transfers in a sports car: Frankfurt Airport – Frankfurt central hotel
Traveling by a sports classic Porsche, a Maserati or a luxury Ferrari

Frankfurt, Rüdesheim, St. Goar, Heidelberg, Baden-Baden, Freiburg, Colmar, Strasbourg, Black Forest,  Lindau, Lake Constance, Füssen, Neuschwanstein Castle, Wieskirche, Oberammergau, Linderhof, Munich, Berchtesgaden, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Nuremberg, Bamberg, Bayreuth, Wurzburg, Berlin.

Day 1. Sunday. Frankfurt

Arrival at Frankfurt airport and transfer to the hotel

Highlights of Germany & Berlin tour. Frankfurt
Frankfurt

The rest of the day is free to spend at your leisure. Frankfurt is the financial and commercial heart of Germany, a city full of fascinating contrasts between modern development and historic landmarks.

7:00 PM Welcome Dinner

Meet your guide for the welcome dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in Frankfurt.

Day 2. Monday. Frankfurt – Rüdesheim – St. Goar – Frankfurt

Rüdesheim, Rhine River Cruise and Wine tasting, St. Goar

Highlights of Germany & Berlin tour. Riverboat on Rhein
Riverboat on Rhein

After breakfast we travel to Rüdesheim. Short tour of the city‘s historic center. Next we board a ship and sail along the most picturesque stretch of the Rhine: the Lorelei valley. During the cruise we enjoy a wine tasting. We disembark in St. Goar and return to Frankfurt.
Overnight in Frankfurt.

Day 3. Tuesday. Frankfurt – Heidelberg – Baden-Baden – Freiburg

Heidelberg, Baden-Baden

Highlights of Germany & Berlin tour. Heidelberg
Heidelberg

In the morning you travel to Heidelberg to visit the famous castle, followed by a tour of the 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 travel to Baden-Baden, the former summer residence of the European nobility and worldwide known for its thermal baths. Then continue the tour to lovely Freiburg, famous for its beautiful church tower.
Overnight in Freiburg.

Day 4. Wednesday. Freiburg – Colmar – Strasbourg – Freiburg

Rhine River Valey, Colmar

Highlights of Germany & Berlin tour. Colmar, France, Alsace
Colmar, France, Alsace

The Rhine River forms the natural border between Germany and France. After crossing the river we arrive in Colmar. This city is known for its outstanding wines and architectural heritage that reflect the long history of this region and the German and French influences.

Alsatian Lunch

Enjoy a typical Alsatian Lunch.

Strasbourg City Tour

Highlights of Germany & Berlin tour. Strasbourg
Strasbourg

After that we continue to Strasbourg, the capital of the Alsace. Sightseeing tour of the city. Being the base of several European institutions, Strasbourg is also a symbolic capital of Europe. In the afternoon we return to Freiburg.
Overnight in Freiburg.

Day 5. Thursday. Freiburg – Lindau – Füssen

Black Forest and Cheese Tasting, Lindau and Lake Constance

Highlights of Germany & Berlin tour. Black Forest
Black Forest

After breakfast we drive to the Black Forest and enjoy a short presentation on the cuckoo clock production. We continue to a small traditional Black Forest farm where we have a cheese tasting and you see the real Black Forest. After that 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.
Overnight in Füssen.

Day 6. Friday. Neuschwanstein – Wieskirche – Oberammergau – Linderhof – Füssen

Neuschwanstein Castle, Oberammergau, Wieskirche Church, Linderhof Castle

Highlights of Germany & Berlin tour. Linderhof Castle
Linderhof Castle

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 and take a brief stop at the Ettal Benedictine Abbey before continuing the tour to visit Linderhof Castle. This is one of the three castles built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the only one where the king actually lived for a significant amount of time. Return to Füssen.
Overnight in Füssen.

Day 7. Saturday. Füssen – Munich

Munich

Highlights of Germany & Berlin tour. Munich Olympic Tower
Munich Olympic Tower

In the morning we travel to Munich, the capital of Bavaria. 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.

Bavarian Dinner

In the evening, you enjoy a traditional Bavarian dinner.
Overnight in Munich.

Day 8. Sunday. Munich – Berchtesgaden – Munich

Berchtesgaden, Lake Königssee, the Eagle’s Nest

Highlights of Germany & Berlin tour. Königssee
Königssee

After breakfast, we start our day excursion to Berchtesgaden. Berchtesgaden is a typical traditional Alpine village at the foot of Mount Watzmann. The region’s attractions include the salt mines, Lake Königssee and Obersalzberg with the Eagle’s Nest, once the site of Hitler’s mountain retreat. After a visit to the infamous Eagle’s Nest (depending on the weather conditions), you have time to take a boat tour on Lake Königssee (not included). In the afternoon, we return to Munich.
Overnight in Munich.

Day 9. Monday. Munich – Rothenburg ob der Tauber – Nuremberg

Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Nuremberg

Highlights of Germany & Berlin tour. Rothenburg ob der Tauber 01
Rothenburg ob der Tauber

In the morning 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 Nuremberg. We visit Nuremberg’s historic city center and learn more about its impressive history with a tour of the well-preserved castle, Gothic churches, romantic houses and peaceful squares.
Overnight in Nuremberg.

Day 10. Tuesday. Nuremberg – Bamberg – Bayreuth – Nuremberg

Bamberg, Bayreuth

Highlights of Germany & Berlin tour. Nürnberg
Nürnberg

We start the day with a visit to the city of Bamberg, which is famous for its beer and old town. The city impresses with buildings listed for preservation, medieval charm and baroque architecture. We continue to Bayreuth, which has the most beautiful preserved Baroque Theatre in Europe. The city is also famous for its Richard Wagner Festival. After a Panoramic tour we return to Nürnberg.
Overnight in Nürnberg.

Day 11. Wednesday. Nuremberg – Berlin

Travel by Train to Berlin

Highlights of Germany & Berlin tour. Berlin Kurfürstendamm
Berlin Kurfürstendamm

In the morning private transfer to the train station. You travel to Berlin by train (without guide). Arrival 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 theatre shows.
Overnight in Berlin.

Day 12. Thursday. Berlin

Berlin

Highlights of Germany & Berlin tour. Berlin, Brandenburg Gate
Berlin, Brandenburg Gate

Walk to the meeting point to board the regular city tour bus (Hop on / Hop off). Visit some of Berlin’s attractions, including Kurfürstendamm, Brandenburg Gate and Potsdam Square. Disembark at any bus stop to visit museums, go shopping or stroll around the different neighborhoods.
Overnight in Berlin.

Day 13. Friday. Berlin

Transfer to the airport

Private transfer to the airport and end of the tour.

Information & Documents

Tour dates 2018 and land package rate per person based on a double room accommodation:

April 22  – $ 3,116 US
May 20  – $ 3,116 US
June 24  – $ 3,116 US
July 15  – $ 3,116 US
August 05  – $ 3,116 US
September 23*  – $ 3,412 US (October Fest)
October 21  – $ 3,116 US

Single supplement:  $ 776 US
Single supplement during October Fest:  $ 978 US

Pre and Post night in Frankfurt:

$ 128 US per person in double room,
$ 245 US per single room per night.

Land package price includes:
  • Transfer in/from Frankfurt airport to your hotel (only on day 1 of the tour)
  • Transfer out in Nuremberg to the train station
  • Transfers in/out in Berlin
  • Train ticket 2nd class incl. seat reservation from Nuremberg to Berlin
  • Transportation by car, minivan or bus during day 1- 10
  • English speaking tour guide during day 1- 10
  • Accommodation at the hotels described or similar
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Visits and excursions as mentioned
  • Welcome Dinner in Frankfurt, traditional Alsatian Lunch and typical regional dinner in Munich
  • Rhine cruise with wine tasting
  • Admission to the Castles of Heidelberg, Neuschwanstein and Linderhof
  • Visit of a cuckoo clock visitor center
  • Visit of a local Black Forest farm with cheese tasting
  • Visit of the Eagle’s Nest
  • “snow ball” tasting in Rothenburg
  • Regular City Circle tour in Berlin (Hop On Hop Off) with English audio guide
Not included in the package price:
  • International flights
  • Any meals, beverages, sightseeing entrance fees not specified in the inclusions
  • Photo and video charges at museums and places of interest
  • Extra personal costs incurred at the hotel
Notes:
  • Accommodation may be substituted with similar grade hotels
  • Tours and timing may vary according to local conditions and substitutions may be made if necessary.
Accommodation:

Frankfurt City, Hotel Mövenpick Frankfurt City**** – 2 nights,
Freiburg, Hotel Novotel Freiburg am Konzerthaus**** – 2 nights,
Füssen, Hotel Hirsch**** – 2 nights,
Munich, Holiday Inn Munich City Centre**** – 2 nights,
Nuremberg, Hotel Maritim Nuremberg**** – 2 nights,
Berlin, Hollywood Media Hotel**** – 2 nights.

Special transfers in a sports cars from/to Frankfurt Airport:

  • Mercedes S-Klasse L 245 PS at $ 223 US per one sports car*
  • Porsche Panamera 300 PS at $ 238 US per one sports car
  • Maserati Quattroporte Q4, 410 PS at $ 273 US per one sports car
  • Porsche Panamera Executive Turbo S ‘Solist’ 570 PS at $ 314 US per one sports car
* Price includes:

one-way transfer Frankfurt Airport – Frankfurt central hotel,
1-2 passengers,
25 minutes drive,
English speaking professional chauffeur

Adventure in a sports car from Frankfurt
  • Tour with a Ferrari 488 GTB, 670 PS (1 Pax) $ 906 US/$ 478 US per additional hour*
  • Tour with a Ferrari California T, 560 PS (1 Pax) $ 830 US/428 US per additional hour
  • Tour with a Porsche Panamera Turbo S ‘Solist’, 570 PS (1-3 Pax) $ 772 US/$ 390 US per additional hour
  • Tour with a Maserati Quattroporte Q4, 410 PS (1-3 Pax) 1,5h $735 US/$ 366 US per additional hour
* Price includes:

pick up from Frankfurt central hotel
from 1 up to 3 passengers (depends on the car),
1.5 hours drive + surcharge fee for every additional hour
English speaking professional chauffeur

Highlights of Germany & Berlin Tour