Auto Factory Tours of Germany

Escorted 8-Day / 7-Night

(Optional up to a 14-day tour)
Highlights:
  • Munich Sightseeing
  • Audi Factory and Museum, Ingolstadt
  • Audi Factory and Forum, Neckarsulm
  • BMW Factory and Museum, Munich
  • Porsche Factory and Museum, Stuttgart
  • Mercedes-Benz Factory and Museum, Stuttgart
  • Nymphenburg Palace & Park in Munich
Optional additions for the extended tour:
  • Berlin Sightseeing
  • Nürburgrink Track
  • Volkswagen Factory and Museum, Wolfsburg
  • Stiftung Volkswagen Auto Museum, Wolfsburg
Day 1 / Sunday: Historical Munich / Hofbräuhaus

We will pick you up at the airport in Munich.

Your day begins with a walking tour through the historical city of Munich. You will see top landmarks and discover the stories behind great sights such as The Glockenspiel, The Hofbräuhaus (the world’s most famous beer hall), Frauenkirche, Viktualienmarkt (famous outdoor market), and The Royal Residence. You also see the New and Old Town Hall, The National Theater, The Feldherrnhalle (Memorial to Bavarian Generals), St. Jakobsplatz, and The Church of St. Peter. You will learn the real origins of Oktoberfest and the history of beer gardens in Germany.

After a day of touring the city, you will have dinner at the world-famous Hofbräuhaus. Later, you will have free time to shop in the streets of Munich or just relax.

Day 2 / Monday: BMW Factory & Museum - Munich

After breakfast, you will be part of the 3 1/2 hour Premium Tour and experience the whole world of BMW, with highlights from the BMW Factory, the BMW Museum, and the BMW Welt. 

At the BMW Factory, you can watch how passion and precision come together in the manufacture of each vehicle. The tour through the BMW plant offers an exciting insight into all areas of automobile production from the press shop, body shop, paint shop, engine shop, the production of interior equipment and seats, as well as assembly.

At the BMW Museum, you will be treated to a fascinating and innovative presentation of the BMW company, brand, and product history. Discover the BMW automobiles, motorcycles, and engines that are displayed ranging from over 90 years of BMW history.

The BMW Welt, learn about the impressive facts and fascinating stories of this unique building. This tour covers all the main points of BMW Welt, interesting background information on the building and its special architecture, and how it was created. The BMW Welt Tour also provides a glimpse behind the scenes, explaining the complex logistics of automobile delivery to customers from all over the world.

After the guided tour, you will have free time to walk through the BMW Welt and the museum at your own pace. You will later enjoy dinner in the evening at a local German restaurant.

Day 3 / Tuesday: Audi Factory (A3, A4, A5, Q5) & Museum - Ingolstadt

After breakfast, you will travel approximately 1 hour to the city of Ingolstadt. Your first tour will be the Audi Factory Tour, experience the entire production process of an Audi up close and personal. The models of the Audi A3, A4, A5, and Q5 with all RS variants are produced here. You will find out interesting facts about all European Audi locations as well as the main plant in Ingolstadt. In the press shop, you will feel the pressure produced by the metal-forming tools; in the body shop, you can watch the fascinating ballet performed by welding robots. Learn about bonding technology and witness a “marriage”, when the powertrain and body are joined together during final assembly.

Next, you will tour the Audi Museum, take a journey through time, and visit the century of mobility. The one-hour tour of the museum will acquaint you with the most important facts and vehicles in the Audi Company’s 20th-century history. On this entertaining and informative tour, you’ll learn more about the history of the four rings, divided into the pre-war and post-war eras.

After the guided tours, you will have free time to walk through the museum at your own pace. Later, you will enjoy dinner later in the evening.

Auto Factory Tours of Germany - 8-Day / 7-Night Tour

Cost:    Adults / $3,995*

            Students (ages 6-12) / $1,995

            Children 5 and under / Free

*Children under the age of 12 are required to share a room with an accompanying adult. There is a maximum of 2 children with 2 adults.

Prices are based on Double Adult Occupancy

Single room supplement of $750

Private Tour Supplement of up to $1,000 per person depending upon the tour requests and days.

*Due to mandatory vacation and maintenance work in the summer months, some of the factory tours could be unavailable.*

The tour includes:

  • All ground transportation from flight arrival and departure in Munich.
  • Tour in private auto/minibus, with transportation to and from all tours and restaurants on the itinerary.
  • All accommodations are in a clean comfortable hotel, bed & breakfast, or country inn. (German 3-5 star standards).
  • Breakfast each morning.
  • Dinner each evening with two free drinks (beer, wine, soda, juice, or water only).
  • Free alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages with European snacks are available while traveling between cities and tours.
  • Entry and tour fees for all sights are mentioned in the itinerary.
The tour does NOT include:
  • Airfare to and from Germany.
  • Meals other than those indicated in the itinerary.
  • Beverages other than those indicated in the itinerary.
  • Free time transportation or sightseeing.
  • Personal expenses for shopping, etc. 
Optional tours:
We have handpicked our tours to give you the must-see sites with a relaxed and enjoyable vacation. We understand that some people have different interests than others. We will try to accommodate special requests such as a special tour, a historical site, a river cruise, or just a special dinner. Please feel free to contact us.
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Day 4 / Wednesday: Mercedes Factory & Museum - Stuttgart

After breakfast, you will experience the fascinating world of the Mercedes-Benz automobile. The 2-hour guided walking tour of the largest Mercedes-Benz plant in the world gives a detailed insight into the fascinating world of automobile production. The tour begins in the press shop, where the body parts are given their shape, continues with the ballet performance of the robots in the body shop, and ends in the assembly shop, where the bodyshell and powertrain are married together. In the logistics 'supermarket,' you can see how vehicle components are fed to the assembly lines, in part by two driverless transport systems named 'Bertha' and 'Gottlieb'. 

At the museum, with a one-hour guided tour, you will experience the 125-year history with over 160 vehicle exhibits and numerous special exhibition pieces. Gain an overview of the history of the Mercedes with a chronological tour through the Legend halls that takes you on a journey through time, from the dawn of automotive history in 1886 right through to the present day. In addition, you will also travel through a series of theme-based collections spanning various eras, housed in five different Collection halls. 

After the guided tour, you will have free time to walk through the museum at your own pace. You will enjoy dinner later in the evening. 

Day 5 / Thursday: Porsche Factory & Museum - Stuttgart

After breakfast, you will take two separate 2-hour guided walking tours through the production area will give you a completely new view of our cars. From engine construction, through the upholstery shop to the final assembly of the "marriage", the uniting of the drivetrain and chassis with the body. Stuttgart is the location where the 911, 918, Boxster, Cayman, and fully electric Taycan are produced. You will view the logistics where all the parts are sent down the assembly line. You will walk through the factory, just feet away from the production line.

You will experience a 2-hour walking tour of Porsche‘s first full-electric sports car, the Taycan. You will visit the assembly line of the first full-electric Porsche Taycan and the paint shop. The plant has been producing the Taycan since 2019 and now you can be a part of that production process!

Your second walking tour will be the 911/718 where you will visit the assembly line for the Porsche 911 and the 718 Boxster and the 718 Cayman model series. You will see the selected production areas such as vehicle assembly and the upholstery area.

The Porsche Museum Tour, a one-hour tour with more than 80 vehicles and many small exhibits will be on display in a unique ambiance. In addition to world-famous, iconic vehicles such as the 356, 550, 911, and 917, the exhibits include some of the outstanding technical achievements of Professor Ferdinand Porsche from the early 20th century. Here you can choose whether to start with the company history before 1948 or head directly into the main area of the exhibition which represents Porsche's product and motorsport history in chronological order. Both areas are interlinked by the "Porsche Idea" section, which forms the backbone of the exhibition. The new interactive „Porsche Touchwall“ is waiting for the visitors at the end of the museum’s tour. The 12-meter-long installation covers nine decades of exciting automobile history based on 3.000 pictures, drawings, and technical data allowing the visitor to explore almost all Porsche street- and race cars.

After the guided tours, you will have free time to walk through the museum at your own pace. Afterward, you will enjoy dinner later in the evening.

Day 6 / Friday: Audi Factory & Forum (A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, R8, e-tron GT) - Neckarsulm

After breakfast, you will enjoy a tour of the Audi factory and forum in Neckarsulm. The models of the Audi A5, A6, A7, A8, R8, and all RS variants are produced here. You will look behind the scenes of the production at the cutting-edge technologies and precision systems coupled with the core competence of Audi. Your tour begins at the press shop, followed by the highly automated body shop. You will be amazed to watch over 1,600 robots that can be created in perfect interaction in a very short time and with high precision. You will continue into the assembly lines, where you will see the installation of the front end of the vehicle to state-of-the-art logistics and final assembly. The highlight will be the combination of body and drivetrain or the marriage of the auto.

After the guided tour, you will have free time to walk through the museum at your own pace. Later, you will enjoy dinner later in the evening at a German restaurant.

Day 7 / Saturday: Nymphenburg Palace and Park

After breakfast, We will drive to the Nymphenburg Palace in Munich and spend the day touring the Palace and its beautiful gardens.

Nymphenburg Palace is one of the largest castles in Germany and one of the most important in Europe. From 1715 to 1918 it was the summer residence of the electors and kings of Bavaria from the House of Wittelsbach. The castle complex was largely spared during World War II as the main castle was given a camouflage coating to protect the Palace from air raids.

We will also walk through Nymphenburg Palace Park. The exquisite composition of the formal garden and English-style country park is considered a masterpiece of garden designs. To the east, the park adjoins the palace buildings and the Grand Circle. To the south and west, the park is largely enclosed by the original Garden wall and borders the Botanical Gardens. To the north, the park partly merges with the Kapuzinerhölzl Forest.

After a day at the Palace, we will drive to your hotel near the Munich International airport and enjoy a farewell dinner in a lovely Bavarian restaurant.

Day 8 / Sunday: Departure From Munich

After breakfast. we will be happy to take you to the airport for your departure or you can continue your vacation in Germany.

Visitors are not allowed into the factories unless they are wearing sturdy, closed-top footwear (no sandals). The guided tours take place during production hour shifts.

Please note that some sections of the Auto Factory Tours cannot be accessed by wheelchairs, prams, or push-chairs. For this reason, bookings should not be made for wheelchairs, prams, or push-chairs users. The normal minimum recommended age for children taking part in the tours is ten years. Please ask at the time of booking the restrictions of each tour.

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