Fastinating Germany
13 Days Escorted Tour from Frankfurt, Cologne, Hamburg, Berlin, Erfurt, Frankfurt, Black Forest, Fussen, Innsbruck & Munich 

Features and Inclusions

  • Transfer in from Frankfurt airport to your hotel (only on day 1 of tour)

  • Transportation by car, minivan or bus during the entire tour (depending on number of participants)

  • English/Spanish speaking tour guide during the entire tour (driver-guide for groups of 7 or less)

  • Accommodation at the hotels described or similar

  • Daily buffet breakfast

  • Visits and excursions as mentioned

  • Rhine Cruise

  • Welcome dinner in Frankfurt, traditional Black Forest dinner and typical regional farewell dinner in Munich

  • Admission to the TV Tower, Sanssouci, Heidelberg, Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles

  • Visit to a cuckoo clock visitor center

  • Visit to a Black Forest farm with cheese tasting

  • "Snow ball" tasting in Rothenberg

  • During holidays, conferences and special events, accommodations may only be available outside the city.

  • Guaranteed Departure dates with a minimum of 2 persons!

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Preferred Hotels

Frankfurt: 

Movenpick City or similar

Cologne: 

Maritim or similar

Hamburg:

Novotel Hamburg Alster or similar

Berlin:

NH Friedrichstrasse or similar

Erfurt

Mercure or similar

Black Forest Area:

Hofgut Sternen or similar

Fussen:

Hirsch or similar

Innsbruck:

Grauer Bar or similar

Munich:

Maritim or similar

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Departures and Prices 2016

Starting Dates

Terminating Dates

February 16 

February 28

March 22

April 3

Rates 

Per Person In Twin

$ 3000.00

Single Room Supplement

$ 820.00

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Starting Dates

Terminating Dates

May 16 

May 28

Rates 

Per Person In Twin

$ 3600.00

Single Room Supplement

$ 820.00

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Starting Dates

Terminating Dates

June 20 

July 2

July 18

July 30

August 22

September 3

October 3

October 15

Rates 

Per Person In Twin

$ 3500.00

Single Room Supplement

$ 820.00

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Starting Dates

Terminating Dates

September 19* 

October 1

Rates 

Per Person In Twin

$ 3800.00

Single Room Supplement

$ 820.00

Oktoberfest Supplement per person:

$ 450.00

ITINERARY

Day 1, Monday: Frankfurt
Arrival in Frankfurt and transfer to the hotel. Frankfurt boasts impressive modern skyscrapers while preserving its delightful charm. Accommodation at the Hotel Mövenpick Frankfurt City**** or similar.  (O) 

Day 2, Tuesday: Frankfurt - Rudesheim - St. Goar - Cologne
In the morning we travel to Rüdesheim. Short tour of the city‘s historic center. Next we board a boat and sail along the most picturesque stretch of the Rhine: the Lorelei valley We disembark in St Goar and travel to Cologne. Accommodation at the Hotel Maritim**** or similar. (B,O)

Day 3, Wednesday: Cologne - Hamburg 
After breakfast we depart for Hamburg. Upon arrival you enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city. The city is internationally known for ist elegant boulevards, the port, which is the second largest in Europe, and the famous neighborhood of St. Pauli. Accommodation at the Hotel Novotel Hamburg Alster**** or similar. (B,O)

Day 4, Thursday: Hamburg - Berlin 
In the morning you are free to explore at your leisure. Afternoon transfer to Berlin Accommodation at the Hotel NH Friedrichstrasse**** or similar. (B,O)

Day 5, Friday: Berlin
This morning you will start the day with a visit of the TV Tower. After you visit the capital‘s historic highlights, such as “Unter den Linden“ boulevard, remnants of the wall and the Brandenburg Gate. You will also explore the more modern parts of the city, including the German parliament and Potsdam Square. Afternoon free to visit Berlin at your leisure. Accommodation at the Hotel NH Friedrichstrasse**** or similar. (B,O)

Day 6, Saturday: Berlin - Potsdam - Erfurt 
After breakfast we travel to Potsdam where we visit the Sanssouci palace and park. In the afternoon we continue to Erfurt, also known as “Thuringian Rome” because of its architectural beauty. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city and visit the largest wooden bridge in Europe. Accommodation at the Mercure Hotel Erfurt or similar****. (B,O)

Day 7, Sunday: Erfurt - Frankfurt 
In the morning you are free to explore Erfurt at your leisure. As an alternative you may also visit the Wartburg (not included). In the afternoon transfer to Frankfurt, the financial and commercial heart of Germany, a city full of fascinating contrasts between modern development and historic landmarks. At 7 pm dinner with the rest of the group. Accommodation at the Mövenpick Frankfurt City****. (B,O)

Day 8, Monday: Frankfurt - Heidelberg - Black Forest 
In the morning we travel from Frankfurt to Heidelberg. Visit the famous castle ascending with the cable car and enjoy a sightseeing tour of its 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 continue to the famous Black Forest region. This night we will have an authentic experience: Enjoy a typical Black Forest dinner and overnight in a romantically located hotel. If you like, take a little walk to the beautiful Ravenna Gorge or see the region’s oldest chapel, both are next to the hotel. Accommodation at the Best Western Hotel Hofgut Sternen***+ or similar. (B,O)

Day 9, Tuesday: Black Forest - Lake Titisee - Lindau - Fussen 
After breakfast we enjoy a short presentation on the cuckoo clock production. We continue to a small traditional Black Forest farm where we will have a cheese tasting and you will see the real Black Forest. After that we will travel to Lake Titisee, nestled in the legendary Black Forest and 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. Accommodation at the Hotel Hirsch or similar****. (B,O)

Day 10, Wednesday: Neuschwanstein - Wieskirche - Oberammergau - Linderhof - Innsbruck 
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 before continuing the tour to visit Linderhof Castle. This is one of the 3 castles built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the only one where the king actually lived for a significant amount of time. After a brief stop at the Ettal Benedictine Abbey we continue to our final destination, Innsbruck. Accommodation at the Hotel Grauer Bär****or similar. (B,O)

Day 11, Thursday: Innsbruck - Munich 
In the morning we enjoy a sightseeing tour of Innsbruck (Austria), located in the Inn valley, in the heart of the Alps. In the afternoon we travel to Munich. Accommodation at the Maritim Hotel Munich**** or similar. (B,O)

Day 12, Friday: Munich 
After breakfast 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. In the evening you enjoy a traditional Bavarian dinner. Accommodation at the Maritim Hotel Munich**** or similar. (B,D,O)

Day 13, Saturday: Munich - Rothenburg ob der Tauber - Frankfurt
Today 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 Frankfurt. The program ends at Frankfurt airport, around 6 pm. (B)

 


B=Breakfast; D=Dinner; O=Overnight                             militslerin

 

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