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Germany Explorer Small Group Journey-First Class Tour

Frankfurt Round-trip
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Tour Itinerary

Small Group Journey - Guaranteed departures English only escorted coach tour. Scheduled departures - 12-day/11-night tour visiting Frankfurt, Rüdesheim, Heidelberg, the Black Forest, Strasbourg (France), Lake Constance, Füssen, Neuschwanstein, Linderhof, Munich, Berchtesgaden, Rothenburg, Nuremberg, Bamberg, Bayreuth and Würzburg. Includes accommodation at first class hotels with breakfast daily, 2 dinners, 1 lunch, arrival and departure transfers, a Rhine cruise with wine tasting, touring by air-conditioned minivan or small coach, and guided sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary.

Day 1: Frankfurt - Arrival
You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to spend at your leisure. Later in the evening, you will meet your guide for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

Hotel: Moevenpick Frankfurt City (First Class 2020)

Day 2: Frankfurt - Rüdesheim - St. Goar - Frankfurt
After breakfast, travel to Rudesheim for a short tour of the city's historic center. Next, board a ship and sail along the most picturesque stretch of the Rhine: the Lorelei Valley. During the cruise you will enjoy a wine tasting then disembark in St. Goar to return to your hotel in Frankfurt. (B)
Hotel: Moevenpick Frankfurt City (First Class 2020)

Day 3: Frankfurt - Heidelberg - Baden-Baden - Freiburg
In the morning you will travel to Heidelberg to visit the famous castle, followed by a tour of the 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. Travel to Baden-Baden, the former summer residence of the European nobility and worldwide known for its thermal baths. Continue to lovely Freiburg, famous for its beautiful church tower. (B)
Hotel: Central Hotel (First Class 2020)

Day 4: Colmar and Strasbourg Day Trip
The Rhine River forms the natural border between Germany and France. After crossing the river, you will arrive in Colmar. This city is known for its outstanding wines and architectural heritage that reflect the long history of this region and the German and French influences. Enjoy a typical Alsatian lunch. After lunch, continue to Strasbourg, the capital of Alsace, for a city tour. Being the base of several European institutions, Strasbourg is also a symbolic capital of Europe. In the afternoon, return to Freiburg. (B,L)
Hotel: Central Hotel (First Class 2020)

Day 5: Freiburg - Lindau - Füssen
After breakfast, drive to the Black Forest and enjoy a short presentation on the cuckoo clock production. Continue to a small, traditional Black Forest farm for a cheese tasting and to experience the true Black Forest. After, continue the tour to the small island of Lindau in Lake Constance, which offers spectacular views of the Alps. Depending on weather conditions, you may take the Alpine road from Lindau to Oberstaufen and Immenstadt to your final destination, Fussen, the southernmost point on your tour. (B)
Hotel: Hotel Hirsch (First Class 2020)

Day 6: Neuschwanstein - Oberammergau - Linderhof
Start the day with a visit to Neuschwantstein Castle, built by Ludwig II, the notorious "Mad King." In the afternoon, travel to Oberammergau, famous for its Passion Play and lovely crafts. Along the way, visit the Wieskirche Church and take a brief stop at the Ettal Benedictine Abbey before continuing the tour to visit Linderhof Castle. This is one of the three castles built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the only one where the King actually lived for a significant amount of time. In the evening, return to Fussen. (B)
Hotel: Hotel Hirsch (First Class 2020)

Day 7: Füssen - Munich
In the morning, travel to Munich, the capital of Bavaria. Visit the city's main attractions, ending the tour at the Marienplatz square with its famous clock tower. Munich, the capital of the state of Bavaria, is famous for Oktoberfest, which is annually celebrated in September. The afternoon is free to explore at your leisure. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Bavarian dinner. (B,D)
Hotel: Holiday Inn Munich City Centre (First Class 2020)

Day 8: Munich - Berchtesgaden - Munich
After breakfast, start your day with an excursion to Berchtesgaden, a typical Alpine village at the foot of Mount Watzmann. The region's attractions include the salt mines, Lake Konigssee and Obersalzberg with the Eagle's Nest, once the site of Hitler's mountain retreat. After a visit to the Eagle's Nest, take time for an optional boat tour on Lake Kongssee. In the afternoon, return to Munich. (B)
Hotel: Holiday Inn Munich City Centre (First Class 2020)

Day 9: Munich - Rothenburg ob der Tauber - Nuremberg
In the morning, travel to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Romantic Germany. Tour this lovely medieval town concluding with a Schneeballen tasting, a pastry considered the signature dish of Rothenburg. Next, travel to Nuremberg to visit the historic city center and learn more about its impressive history with a tour of the well-preserved castle, Gothic churches, romantic houses and peaceful squares. (B)
Hotel: Park Plaza (First Class 2020)

Day 10: Nuremberg
Visit the Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Ground. Still today, the gigantic remains of buildings in the sou- thern districts of Nuremberg are a reminder of the megalo- mania of the National Socialist regime. Across eleven square kilometers, a monumental backdrop was to be created for the self-staging of the Nazi Party. Today the unfinished Congress Hall, houses the Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds.(B)
Hotel: Park Plaza (First Class 2020)

Day 11: Nuremberg - Würzburg - Frankfurt
Travel from Nuremberg to Wurzberg, a pretty town on the baks of the Mian. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city, including a visit to the Residenz Palace in Wurzburg. On the way to Frankfurt, have a brief stop at the Maspelburnn Castle. (B)
Hotel: Moevenpick Frankfurt City (First Class 2020)

Day 12: Frankfurt - Return
You will be transferred to the Frankfurt airport for your return flight home. (B)

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Ratings based off 52 reviews about Key Tours - currently showing 4 reviews with comments only

The tour was beyond our expectations. The guide/driver was greet and the choice of hotels were good.

Jurgen was a fantastic guide and provided service above and beyond what we expected.

James is s wonderful tour guide! I loved his sense of humor and he was very knowledgeable! He went out of his way to accommodate us all.

The tour had guaranteed departure and even though there were only 4 clients they ran tour It was special for us to have such a private tour We appreciate the operator running tour with such few people

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