Beginning and ending in Frankfurt, see the best of Germany on this 12-day escorted tour.
Germany is a country filled with spectacular scenery, medieval towns, fairytale castles, a fascinating history, fun oompah music, and world-class beer. On this Germany tour, you'll see Germany's highlights and visit its most famous cities, as well as its medieval towns and scenic areas. Your vacation begins and ends in Frankfurt with overnights also in Düsseldorf, Berlin, Nuremberg, Munich, Oberammergau, and the Black Forest. You'll visit the must-see attractions in each city, including the famous gothic cathedral in Cologne, with its twin-steepled towers, and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin, badly damaged during the war and today a symbol of reconciliation.
Magnificent scenery also awaits you on this Germany vacation. Enjoy a Rhine cruise along the most scenic section of the Rhine River, with castle-crested hills, terraced vineyards, and pretty wine towns. Join the Romantic Road with its charming villages, cobblestone streets, walled cities, and scenic countryside, and stop in Rothenburg, a walled town that has retained its medieval character. Visit King Ludwig II's Neuschwanstein Castle, nestled high in the Alps. Drive on the panoramic German Alpine Road to beautiful Lake Constance, Europe's largest freshwater reservoir, and to the charming island of Lindau. Finally, enjoy Germany's lush Black Forest region, where you’ll learn about the art of woodcarving and enjoy coffee and Black Forest Cake—a special experience included by Globus.
A tour to Germany would not be complete without sampling the local cuisine and bee, including a beer at a famous brewery in Cologne, founded over 100 years ago. Bratwurst has been a tradition in Nuremberg for many centuries, and an included dinner at a local Nuremberg restaurant offers an opportunity to taste the traditional Nürnberger Bratwürste.
From the beautiful scenery and exciting cities to the traditional food and wonderful beer, this Germany tour has it all!
Highlights and Inclusions
- Hotel accommodations for 12 nights
- One-way train travel aboard the EuroCity train between Dusseldorf and Berlin
- Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
- 17 meals (10 breakfast, 7 dinners)
- Sightseeing and scenic excursions per itinerary (admission to all attractions included in tour price)
- Services of a professional tour manager
- Baggage handling
- Taxes and service charges
- Cologne Cathedral
- Brandenburg Gate
- Bach's Thomaskirche
- Neuschwanstein Castle
- Lake Constance
Day 1 - International Flight to Frankfurt
Embark on a transatlantic flight from your U.S. gateway to Frankfurt. (International flight is not included)
Day 2 - Frankfurt
Time to rest or to start exploring the bustling metropolis on the River Main. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
Day 3 - Frankfurt-Cologne-Düsseldorf
A special treat at the very start of your journey through Germany is a romantic Rhine Cruise along the most scenic section of the Rhine River, with castle-crested hills, terraced vineyards, pretty wine towns, and the Lorelei rock. Disembark and drive to Cologne to visit the awesome gothic Cathedral. Its twin 515-foot towers, five naves, splendid stained-glass windows, and the shrine of the Three Holy Kings are eloquent testimony to the quality of medieval engineering and craftsmanship. Afterwards, enjoy a beer in the Cölner Hofbräu Früh, one of Cologne's famous breweries. Continue to charming Düsseldorf, the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia, for your overnight stay. (B, D)
Day 4 - Düsseldorf-Berlin
Ride the Eurocity Train to Berlin, capital of reunited Germany, where sightseeing with a Local Guide in the once-divided metropolis includes the elegant Ku'damm, the restored Reichstag, Charlottenburg Palace, a picture stop at monumental Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial, and the 210-foot Victory Column in the vast Tiergarten Park. Visit the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church with its bomb-damaged tower, drive along Unter den Linden boulevard, and pass the State Opera House and Checkpoint Charlie. (B, D)
Day 5 - At Leisure in Berlin
A full day at leisure gives you a chance to join one of our exciting optional excursions, like to nearby Potsdam. (B)
Day 6 - Berlin-Leipzig-Nuremberg
On your way south through what used to be the “other” Germany, visit Leipzig, an important center since the Middle Ages. Visit the Thomaskirche, where J.S. Bach worked, and the Market Square with its fine renaissance buildings. Continue to Nuremberg, the town of children's toys and gingerbread. Admire the impressive medieval ramparts and walk through the pedestrian area of the charming Old Town to St. Sebald Church, painstakingly reconstructed as a monument to peace from the rubble of near-total wartime destruction, and admire the Schöner Brunnen, a 14th-century fountain dedicated to the Holy Roman Empire. It is said that it brings good luck to spin the two brass rings. Of course, you will also taste the traditional Nürnberger Bratwürste. (B, D)
Day 7 - Nuremberg-Rothenburg-Munich
Join the Romantic Road and arrive in medieval Rothenburg with its ramparts and towers, cobblestone lanes, and 16th-century houses. Hear how the town survived the Thirty Years' War, and shop for Christmas ornaments, for which this pretty town is famous. Next is the Bavarian capital, Munich. Tonight, why not join an optional outing to the Hofbräuhaus? (B)
Day 8 - Munich-Oberammergau
Sightseeing with a Local Guide of Germany's “Secret Capital” features the Olympic Stadium, built for the 1972 Olympics; the 1,000-foot-high Television Tower; Königsplatz, used for Nazi Party rallies during World War II; and the Holocaust Memorial. Drive along the Ludwigstrasse, and see the Bavarian Arch of Triumph and Field Marshall Hall. Also visit lively Marienplatz with the Old and the New Town Halls and the gothic Frauenkirche. In the late afternoon, drive to the romantic Passion Play town of Oberammergau, where you will stay for the next two nights. (B, D)
Day 9 - Oberammergau
A full day at leisure. Choose from our optional excursions to make the most of your stay in this romantic area. (B)
Day 10 - Oberammergau-Neuschwanstein-Lindau-Black Forest
Highlight today is a visit to King Ludwig's magnificent Neuschwanstein Castle, one of the most famous German castles and copied by Walt Disney at his theme parks. Follow your Local Guide through this fairytale castle on its craggy outcrop high above a sparkling lake. Then, continue along the panoramic German Alpine Road to the sunny northern shore of Lake Constance, Europe's largest freshwater reservoir. Visit the charming island of Lindau, then continue west and visit the baroque Church at Birnau. Enter the lush Black Forest and enjoy a special welcome by the Drubba family at their hotel, Hofgut Sternen. (B, D)
Day 11 - Black Forest-Heidelberg-Frankfurt
This morning, drive deeper into the Black Forest, then stop for a Woodcarving Demonstration, followed by a delicious piece of Black Forest Cake. Arrive in Heidelberg, Germany's oldest university town, of Student Prince fame. Time to stroll around in the Old Town, then ride the funicular up the hill and visit the red-walled Castle where the Great Vat, a 58,000-gallon 18th-century wine cask, attracts particular attention. Return to Frankfurt, where a special farewell dinner with wine awaits you at a local restaurant to say, “Auf Wiedersehen!” (B, D)
Day 12 - Frankfurt
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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