Highlights of Germany Tour

Highlights of Germany Tour

Frankfurt to Frankfurt

The tour Highlights of Germany starts and ends in Frankfurt and covers the most picturesque landmarks. Outstanding architecture, cultural and historical treasures, and the highest standards of heritage preservation can be found throughout the whole country.

Day 1. Saturday. Frankfurt

Arrival at Frankfurt airport and transfer to the hotel

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Frankfurt Scenery from the Main River

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. Sunday. Frankfurt – Rüdesheim – St. Goar – Frankfurt

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

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Rhine River Cruise

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. Disembark in St. Goar and return to Frankfurt.

Overnight in Frankfurt.

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

Heidelberg, Baden-Baden

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Heidelberg City

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. Tuesday. Freiburg – Colmar – Strasbourg – Freiburg

Rhine River Valley, Colmar

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Strasbourg

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

Freiburg

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. Wednesday. Freiburg – Lindau – Füssen

Black Forest and Cheese Tasting, Lindau and Lake Constance

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Alpine meadows

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. Thursday. Neuschwanstein – Wieskirche – Oberammergau – Linderhof – Füssen

Neuschwanstein Castle, Oberammergau, Wieskirche Church, Linderhof Castle

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Linderhof Castle View

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. Friday. Füssen – Munich

Munich

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Munich TV Tower and Olympic Stadium

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. Saturday. Munich – Berchtesgaden – Munich

Berchtesgaden, Lake Königssee, the Eagle’s Nest

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Königssee Lake

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. Sunday. Munich – Rothenburg ob der Tauber – Nuremberg

Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Nuremberg

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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. Monday. Nuremberg – Bamberg – Bayreuth – Nuremberg

Bamberg, Bayreuth

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Bayreuth

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 Nuremberg.

Overnight in Nuremberg.

Day 11. Tuesday. Nuremberg – Würzburg – Frankfurt

Würzburg city tour, Mespelbrunn Castle

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Würzburg, Mespelbrunn Castle

In the morning we travel from Nuremberg to Würzburg. Arrival at Würzburg, a pretty town on the banks of the Main. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city. One of the tour highlights is a visit to the Residenz Palace in Würzburg. On the way to Frankfurt we have a brief stop at the Mespelbrunn Castle.

Overnight in Frankfurt.

Day 12. Wednesday. Frankfurt

Transfer to the airport

After breakfast transfer to the airport. End of tour.

Information & Documents

Tour dates 2019 and land package rate per person based on a double room accommodation BB:

Apr 20 – $ 2,962 US
May 18 – $ 2,962 US
Jun 22 – $ 2,962 US
Jul 13 – $ 2,962 US
Aug 03 – $ 2,962 US
Sep 21 – $ 3,345 US (Octoberfest)
Oct 19 – $ 2,962 US

Single supplement:  $ 834 US
Single supplement during Oktoberfest:  $ 1,262 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 & out in Frankfurt (only on day 1 and 12 of the tour)
  • Transportation during the entire tour
  • English speaking tour guide during the entire tour (driver-guide for groups of 7 persons or less)
  • 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, Linderhof Castles and the Residence Palace in Würzburg
  • 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 ob der Tauber
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.
Hotels:
  • Frankfurt City, Hotel Mövenpick Frankfurt City, 4 star – 3 nights
  • Freiburg, Central Hotel Freiburg, 4 star – 2 nights
  • Füssen, Best Western Plus Hotel, 4 star  – 2 nights
  • Munich, Eden Hotel Wolf, 4 star – 2 nights
  • Nuremberg, Hotel Park Plaza, 4 star – 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 for special transfer in a sports car 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 for an adventure in a sports car 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

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