12D11N Best of Germany by Trafalgar

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Travel period: 30 March 2022 to 31 October 2022

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Highlights

Explore the Rich History, Beer Halls and Castles of Germany on this 10-Day Guided Tour

Tour the iconic sights of Berlin, see Oberammergau’s famous theater and enjoy the picture perfect vistas from the Niederwald Monument in Koblenz, on this tour of Germany’s splendour. Before the Bavarian Capital of Munich, Dresden’s spectacular cathedral and Baroque Zwinger Palace showcase the cultural treasures that survived the heavy bombing of World War Two. After enjoying the Glockenspiel shenanigans at the town hall, a scrumptious farm-to-table Dinner in Munich is the order of the day, prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and washed down with a glass of Bavarian wine. In Neuschwanstein, join a Local Expert on an exploration of the famed fairytale castle, reputed to have inspired Walt Disney, and famous for having featured in the film—Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

UNIQUE INSIGHT EXPERIENCES

Explore destinations with engaging Local Experts, gain special access to iconic sites and enjoy fun activities with our Unique Insight Experiences.

Black Forest Clock Making Demonstration with Artisan
Discover the art of cuckoo clock making at a charming workshop in the Black Forest. Watch a demonstration by lively artisans, while you enjoy a glass of cherry wine.

TOP RATED HIGHLIGHTS

Learn about the landmarks, history and culture that makes your destination special.

Berlin City Tour - You Local Expert provides a tour of this vibrant city. Drive along the Ku'Damm, passing the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and through Tiergarten to the Reichstag building. See the Brandenburg Gate, State Opera House and visit Alexanderplatz.

Munich Orientation - During your orientation of the city with your Travel Director, see Feldherrnhalle in the Odeonsplatz, the Palace of the Dukes of Wittelsbach, the English Garden, the Hofbräuhaus, St. Peter's Church and the famous Marienplatz.

Munich English Garden Bike Ride - Take a relaxing bike ride in the English Garden and see the famous Munich surfers.

Visit Neuschwanstein Castle - Visit the archetypal fairy-tale castle that allegedly inspired many of Walt Disney's castles. Led by a local historian, walk through the magnificent halls, take in the lavish decoration and enjoy spectacular views.

Oberammergau Orientation - Explore the town and see the theatre where the Passion Play has been performed since 1634 and the next performance will be in 2022.

Visit Wieskirche - Stop to marvel at the opulent interior of the Wieskirche.

Dresden City Tour - Your guided tour with a Local Expert shows you the Frauenkirche, the colossal 'Procession of the Dukes' mosaic, the cathedral, Semper Opera House and Zwinger Palace. You'll also learn about the traditional German Christmas Pyramids.

Visit the Fairytale Town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber - Explore Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the most well-preserved town on the Romantic Road.

Heidelberg Orientation - Explore one of Germany's most enchanting cities during your orientation with your Travel Director.

Heidelberg Castle Visit - Venture inside the magnificent castle built in red sandstone, overlooking the Student Prince’s town. See the massive Heideleberg Tun built into the cellar in 1591, visit the Apothecary Museum and enjoy panoramic views of Heidelberg and the Neckar Valley.

Mainz Orientation - Your Travel Director leads you an on orientation of the city.

Rhine Valley Cruise - Cruise beneath the semi-ruined castles and terraced vineyards. Sleepy villages slip by as you saunter upstream to the Lorelei Rock where the enchantress lured sailors to their doom.

See the Deutsches Eck Monument - See the Deutsches Eck Monument and enjoy the scenic vistas from the Niederwald Monument.

AUTHENTIC DINING

9 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners with Wine
Great food is at the heart of every journey with us. Sip, savour and sense the local flair with every meal.

Rothenburg ob der Tauber Dine-Around Evening - For your dining pleasure, you're offered an excellent selection of Rothenburg restaurants, each with its own distinctive ambience and cuisine. From local Franken specialities to international menus, your Tour Director's inside knowledge ensures a more intimate and authentic dining experience.

Munich Foodie Walking Tour - Embark on a foodie walking tour in the heart of Munich and authentic Bavarian cuisine. Choose between two carefully selected activities.

Freiburg Farm-to-Table Dinner - Savour a delightful meal prepared with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.

Mainz Celebration Dinner - Take a seat on the terrace for stunning views of the Rhine. Tantalise your taste buds and toast to the culmination of your Germanic journey during a sumptuous Celebration Dinner with all the trimmings.


Dinner with Wine
On arrival at Berlin's Brandenburg Airport, transfers depart at 10.30, 13:00 & 16:00. In the afternoon, perhaps visit the KaDeWe department store - the shopping centre of West Berlin which during 40 years of division, became the shop window of the West. At 18:30, join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience with your Travel Director and travel companions at the Kreuzberger Himmel restaurant. Discover how this establishment helps support refugees as they integrate into German society over a Welcome Dinner with wine.
Breakfast
Join a Local Expert to see some of Berlin's many highlights. Travel along the Ku'Damm past the Memorial Church. Drive through the Tiergarten to see Norman Foster’s glass dome that crowns the reconstructed Reichstag building. Continue with a visit to the Brandenburg Gate, a symbol of the reunification, and down along the Unter den Linden, past the Humboldt University and State Opera. Stop on Museum Island before enjoying a day at leisure in this once divided city. Perhaps take the opportunity to visit the glorious palace of the Prussian Kings at Potsdam?
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In Dresden, join your Local Expert to see the splendours of the city. From the Frauenkirche, which has risen again from the destruction of World War II, walk past ‘The Procession of the Princes', a mosaic of colossal proportions on the Royal Palace facade. See the enormous cathedral, Semper Opera House and Baroque Zwinger Palace. Although the town was heavily bombed during World War II, it still remains a treasure trove of early German history and medieval architecture.
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In the morning, depart Dresden and travel south to Nuremberg with a stop to take in the former rally grounds. Continue on to the vibrant city of Munich. Explore Munich with Insight Choice. Choose to join a Local Expert for a foodie walking tour in the city centre visiting the famous Viktualienmarkt and Marienplatz. Alternatively, go on a guided bike tour in the beautiful English Garden and see the famous Munich surfers.
Breakfast
In the morning, travel to Neuschwanstein: Ludwig II’s fairytale castle spectacularly perched on an Alpine mountainside. A local historian will guide you through the extravagantly decorated apartments, including the Throne Room and Lohengrin Grotto. Continue along part of the Alpine Road amid beautiful scenery to the Wieskirche, a masterpiece of Bavarian Rococo. Journey onto Oberammergau in the Bavarian Alps, home of the Passion Play since 1634. See the immense theatre and colourfully-painted chalets. Return to Munich for an evening at leisure.
Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
Take a delightful drive into the Black Forest as you make your way to Freiburg. This evening, savour a Farm-to-Table Highlight Dinner, sourced from fresh local ingredients. 
Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
The Black Forest is the land of cherry cake and cuckoo clocks, where traditional farmhouses dip their thatched roofs almost to the ground. Stop to meet the locals who still make cuckoo clocks by hand, a tradition passed down over 300 years. Venture to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the best-preserved town on the Romantic Road. Plunge back into the 16th century during your orientation as you walk through narrow cobbled streets lined with high-gabled houses to the market square, dominated by its Renaissance town hall. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure for further exploration on your own. For your Dine-Around Evening, choose from a hand-picked selection of restaurants within the walls of the Old Town.
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Head through the valleys, where villages and isolated farms nestle beside fast-flowing streams, before travelling north to Heidelberg. Visit Heidelberg Palace, or Heidelberger Schloss in German, one of the world's most impressive palace ruins, synonymous with the Romantic Movement. Venture inside to see the Heidelberg Tun, a gigantic wine vat built into the building's cellar in 1591 and able to hold 130,000 litres. Hear its associated tales of the dwarf court jester, Perkeo. Spend time in the vast and insightful Apothecary Museum, before marvelling at the panoramic vistas of the city and Neckar Valley from the castle fortress. Your hotel is in the nearby town of Mainz, a bustling and important town since the time of the Romans, see half-timbered houses and medieval market squares that the city is known for.
Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
Begin the day with a relaxing cruise past steep-sided vineyards, half-timbered taverns, hilltop castles and the infamous Lorelei Rock. Arrive at Boppard and continue to Koblenz where a gigantic equestrian statue of Wilhelm I guards the junction of the Rhine and Moselle. Have your camera ready as you return along the eastern bank. Enjoy the scenic views from the mighty Niederwald Monument. In the evening, round off your German experience with a farewell Celebration Dinner overlooking the River Rhine, complete with local wine. Prost!
Breakfast
Your journey comes to an end after breakfast, with departure transfers arriving at Frankfurt airport at 08:00 and 10:00.
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