Escorted City of Germany - 10 Day Europe Tour

Highlights:

  • Munich
  • Dresden
  • Leipzig
  • Halle
  • Berlin
  • Hamburg
  • Düsseldorf
  • Cologne
  • Frankfurt

Day 1: Arrival in Munich, Germany

We will pick you up at the airport in Munich. The first day will be allotted free time for you to relax after your flight. We will meet at the hotel lobby at 3 pm to discuss our plans for your vacation. You will enjoy dinner in the evening at the hotel restaurant and the rest of the evening will be your free time to relax or go out for a casual walk in historical Munich.

Day 2: Dresden, Germany

After breakfast in Munich you will then travel approximately 4 hours to the city of Dresden. You will take a 2 hour walking tour with an experienced guide through the city of Dresden. You will visit the Church of our Lady (Frauenkirche), Brühl Terrace, Zwinger Palace, Semper Opera, Taschenberg Palace, Theatre Square, Castle Square, Royal Palace, Catholic Court Chapel, Mural “Procession of Nobles”, New Marketplace, Augustus Bridge, “Canaletto View”, “Golden Horseman”, Baroque area Hauptstraße and Königstraße, Japanese Palace, Three Magi Church and Pfund’s Dairy (The Guinness Book of Records list as the most beautiful milk shop in the world). After a day of touring the city you will have dinner in a local German tavern. Then after dinner you will have free time to relax or go out for a casual walk in historical Dresden.

Day 3: Leipzig / Halle, Germany

After breakfast you will travel approximately 1 hour to the city of Leipzig. Leipzig has been home to some of Germany’s best-known artists; Goethe was a student in Leipzig, Bach worked here as a Cantor. Here you will have a combined 1 hour walking and a 1 1/2 hour bus tour. While walking through the historical city streets you will visit the Nikolai Church, St Thomas Church, Mädler Passage with the Auerbach’s Cellar, Barthels Hof and the Old Rathaus. While on the bus you will see places as the Stasi Museum Runde Ecke, Leipzig Cotton Mill (once the largest cotton mill in Europe), St Nicolas Church and the Völkerschlachtdenkmal (a 90 meter high Monument of the Battle of the Nation).

You will then travel 35 minutes to the city of Halle. You will visit the Market Square where you will see the Church of St Mary, Roter Turm (Red Tower), Roland, Stadthaus, Händel House, Halle Opera House and then the Halloren Chocolate Museum (The Halloren Chocolate Factory is the oldest in Germany). After a day of touring the two cities you'll have an early light dinner (included) which will include a Döner Kebab. It is a heavily Germanized Turkish food and Halle has some of the best Döner in Germany.

After dinner you will travel approximately 30 minutes to the village of Wünsch. There you will check into your room at the Wünscher Landhof, which is one of the largest straw bale houses in Germany. There on the premises is the Wünschervillageoven where bread is made fresh. There is also a smokehouse and a shoemaker’s workshop to view. You will enjoy a campfire (weather permitting) snack of fresh breads, grilled brats, grilled chicken & vegetables served with beer and local wine.

Day 4: Berlin, Germany

You will enjoy a breakfast of fresh baked breads, meats, jams, local honey. You will then travel approximately ­­­2 hours to the city of Berlin. Your city tour will be a 2.5 hour walking tour with an experienced guidethat covers all the main sights of the city. You will see The Pariser Platz, The Brandenburg Gate (original gate for Berlin's City Wall), The Berlin Wall (over 1 km long, longest standing portion), The Royal Guard House, Luftwaffee Headquarters, The Former SS Headquarters, Checkpoint Charlie (most famous of the original three Berlin Wall checkpoints), The Holocaust Memorial, Gendarmenmarkt, The Berliner Dom, The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and multiple other well known historical places in Berlin. After a day of touring the city you will have dinner in a local German tavern. After dinner will be your free time to relax or out for drinks at one of the local German pubs.

City Tour of Germany – 10 Day Europe Tour

Cost:   Adults / $1,995*

            Students (ages 6-12) / $995

            Children 5 and under / Free

*Based on Double Adult Occupancy.

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.

The tour includes:

  • All ground transportation from flight arrival in Munich and to flight departure from 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) located in central locations and with private bathrooms.
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Dinner each evening with two free drinks (beer, wine, soda, juice or water only)
  • Free beer, wine, schnapps and non-alcoholic beverages served while traveling between cities and tours.
  • Entry and tour fees of all sights 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 interest than others. We will try to accommodate special request such as a special tour, a historical site, a river cruise or just a special dinner. Please feel free to contact us.

Day 5: Hamburg, German

After breakfast in Berlin you will then travel approximately 3 hours to the city of Hamburg. Your city tour will be a 3 hour walking tour with an experienced guidethat covers all the main sights of the city that includes. You will see Hamburg’s magnificent Town Hall (The Rathaus), St. Petri Church, St. Jacobi Church, St. Nikolai Church (WWII ruins), Trostbrücke (heart of medieval Hamburg) and walk down Deichstrasse (origin of the Great Fire of 1842). You will also go to The Miniatur Wunderland (world’s largest model railway) and will walk through the Alter Elbtunnel. You will then take a short drive to Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial, where the ruins are of one of Nazi Germany’s largest concentration camps. After a day of touring the city you will have dinner in a local German restaurant. After dinner you will go relax and have a few drinks at Planten un Blomen, a beautiful park when in the summers it features a light, water and music show (weather permitting).

Day 6: Düsseldorf, German

After breakfast in Hamburg you will travel approximately 4 hours to the city of Düsseldorf. You will have a 3-4 hour boat sightseeing tour. The boat will start in Düsseldorf and travel south down the Rheine River towards Cologne and back. While on board, all drinks are free! (The offer includes all drinks on board during the ride time, beer, wine, soft drinks, coffee, tea and hot coco - excluded are sprits, cocktails and Champagne). After a day of touring on the Rheine River, you will have dinner in a local German Pub. After dinner will be your free time to relax or walk down one of the many cobblestone streets of Düsseldorf.

Day 7: Cologne, Germany

After breakfast you will travel approximately 35 minutes to the city of Cologne. You will begin your walking tour in the area around the Cologne Cathedral and the Old Town. Many sights are concentrated within one square kilometer of the Cathedral, town hall and the old town with the Romanesque church of Gross St. Martin. You can take a look at The Praetorium (was the official residence of the Imperial Governor) which dates back to the birth of Christ and The Mikveh (the Jewish ritual bath). You will have a chance to shop on Alter Markt Square or the Heumarkt. You will take a walk across Hohenzollern Bridge, where since 2008 padlocks have adorned a fence on the bridge, affixed by couples as a sign of love and commitment. You will go to the top of Köln Triangle (tallest building in Cologne) for spectacular panorama views. You will end your tour in the Botanical Gardens Flora which dates back to 1800. After a day of touring the city you will have dinner in a local German Pub. After dinner will be your free time to relax or go out for dessert in one of the many bakeries.

Day 8: Frankfurt, Germany

After breakfast in Cologne you will travel approximately 2 hours to the city of Frankfurt where you will check into your hotel. You will take a walking tour through the historical city of Frankfurt with an experienced guide. The walking tour will include The Roemer (City Hall since 1405) and the Roemerplatz, Alte Nikolai Church, St Bartholomew (better known as the Kaiserdom), Jewish Holocaust Memorial Wall, Medieval Jewish Cemetery, Hauptwache, Eschenheimer Turm, Alte Oper (old opera house) and more hidden gems of Frankfurt. You will venture up the Main Toyour, with 56 floors and 200 meters high (656 ft) you will get a 360º view of the city. Don’t worry; there is an elevator that takes you to the top! After a day of touring the city you will have dinner (included) at the Im Herzen Afrikas, a very unique African Restaurant which is currently ranked 5 out of 2,137 places to eat in Frankfurt. After dinner will be your free time to relax or go out for drinks at one of the local German pubs.

Day 9: Munich, Germany

After breakfast in Frankfurt you will leave and head back approximately 3.5 hours to Munich. You will take a 3 hour walking tour through the historical city of Munich. With your experience guide 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 of Germany. After a day of touring the city you will have a farewell dinner at the world famous Hofbräuhaus. Then, after dinner will be your free time to relax or go out for drinks at one of the local German pubs.

Day 10: Departure from Munich, Germany

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

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