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12 Days - 1 Country
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12 Days, 1 Country, 10 Cities

Baroque cities, the Bavarian Alps and mythical Black Forest - this one's straight out of a Brothers Grimm fairytale. Circle north, south, east and west to see the Pied Piper's Hamelin, medieval Rothenburg and Munich's musical Glockenspiel. Explore the magical castles of Neuschwanstein, and gain insight into a 'divided Germany' in Berlin and the little village of Mödlareuth. Trafalgar has secured premium tickets for you to attend the once in a decade performance of the Passion Play in the picturesque Bavarian town of Oberammergau.


SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS

  • City tour in Berlin
  • Cruise along the River Rhine
  • Orientation of Frankfurt, Cologne, Hamburg, Dresden, Nuremberg, Rothenburg and Heidelberg
  • See the Lorelei Rock, Cologne Cathedral and Bavarian Alps
  • Premium Tickets for the 2020 Passion Play in Oberammergau
  • Visit Hamelin, the Berlin TV Tower, Mödlareuth Open Air Museum and Neuschwanstein castle

DINING

  • 11 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 5 dinners
  • 1 lunch
    (Be My Guest)

TRAVEL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

AIRPORT TRANSFERS
Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page

 

ITINERARY

DAY 1 - ARRIVE FRANKFURT
Welcome to Frankfurt. After check-in this afternoon your Travel Director takes you on an orientation of the city’s dynamic financial centre and medieval Römerplatz. Tonight join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception including a light meal and welcome drink.
MEALS Welcome Reception

DAY 2 - FRANKFURT – RHINE CRUISE – COLOGNE – DÜSSELDORF
This morning see the site of the famous Lorelei Rock and cruise along the mighty River Rhine past medieval castles and terraced vineyards. Stop to experience a unique Be My Guest lunch at an atmospheric castle above the river. After lunch, continue north along the Rhine Valley before arriving in Cologne, Germany's fourth largest city. View the impressive Gothic cathedral during your orientation of the city.
MEALS Buffet Breakfast Be My Guest Dining

DAY 3 - DÜSSELDORF – HAMELIN – HAMBURG
Drive through Lower Saxony and stop in Hamelin en route to Hamburg. Hamelin is a picturesque town of fairytale fame and is immortalised in poems by Goethe and Robert Browning. Later in Hamburg see the main sights during your orientation tour with your Travel Director. Consider a guided cruise along the city's water ways and discover why Hamburg is called Germany's 'Gateway to the World'.
MEALS Buffet Breakfast

DAY 4 - HAMBURG – BERLIN SIGHTSEEING (2 NIGHTS)
Follow the valley of the River Elbe from Hamburg, across the former 'Iron Curtain' to the historic city of Berlin, your home for the next two nights. This afternoon marvel at the landmarks of the old East and West sections of Berlin during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. See the Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden and the Reichstag Building which were all major points of focus in 1990 during the reunification of East and West Germany. Also see the Tiergarten and Kurfürstendamm famous for its shopping and entertainment.
MEALS Buffet Breakfast

DAY 5 - BERLIN SIGHTSEEING
This morning enjoy a Cultural Insight experience with fantastic 360° views of the city from the Berlin TV Tower. Spend the rest of your day as you wish - shopping, exploring or perhaps on an Optional Experience to the District of Potsdam with sightseeing and dinner.
MEALS Buffet Breakfast

DAY 6 - BERLIN – DRESDEN
A short drive south brings you to Dresden - known as 'Florence on the Elbe'. See the highlights of this astonishing Baroque city including the Opera House and Zwinger Palace. Consider taking an in-depth look at the treasures of Dresden on a Optional Experience.
MEALS Buffet Breakfast

DAY 7 - DRESDEN – MÖDLAREUTH – NUREMBERG
Visit the Mödlareuth Open Air museum for an insight into 'divided Germany'. See the differences between East and West Germany as well as parts of the original Iron Curtain. Later arrive in Nuremberg, where you see mighty ramparts and St. Sebald's Cathedral on your orientation tour of the city.
MEALS Buffet Breakfast

DAY 8 - NUREMBERG – ROTHENBURG – OBERAMMERGAU (2 NIGHTS)
Your Travel Director takes you on an orientation walk of Rothenburg, perhaps the most well-preserved medieval town in Germany. Sights include half-timbered houses and the Old Town Hall. Shop for wooden Christmas ornaments before following parts of the Romantic Road through picturesque villages and pristine countryside to the town of Oberammergau nestled in the Bavarian Alps. Dine at your hotel tonight.
MEALS Buffet Breakfast Dinner

DAY 9 - OBERAMMERGAU (PASSION PLAY PERFORMANCE)
Enjoy the unique atmosphere in town before taking your premium seat for an inspired and moving performance of the Passion Play this afternoon. Dine at a local restaurant this evening before experiencing the captivating second half of this unique event as night falls.
MEALS Buffet Breakfast Dinner

DAY 10 - OBERAMMERGAU – NEUSCHWANSTEIN – BLACK FOREST
This morning we step into the fairytale land of King Ludwig II with an included visit to Neuschwanstein castle. Continue through the hills and past lakes as you admire the scenery on your way to the Black Forest.
MEALS Buffet Breakfast Dinner

DAY 11 - BLACK FOREST – HEIDELBERG – FRANKFURT
This morning enjoy a Cultural Insight when you learn how the famous cuckoo clocks are made during a demonstration of the craft. A scenic drive brings you to the famous university town of Heidelberg built alongside the picturesque River Neckar. View Heidelberg Castle, one of the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps, as well as the Baroque style Old Town. Enjoy some free time for souvenir shopping before continuing on to Frankfurt. Tonight enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your travel companions as you celebrate the highlights of your trip.
MEALS Buffet Breakfast Farewell Dinner

DAY 12 - DEPART FRANKFURT
This morning, say 'Auf Wiedersehen' to your Travel Director and travelling companions as your memorable holiday comes to an end. Transfers to Frankfurt Airport are available. Conditions apply.
MEALS Buffet Breakfast

 

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12 Days - 1 Countries
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Until further notice
Travel Period:
13 May 2020 - 23 Sep 2020
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