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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Germany

Tour Itinerary

Lederhosen, Oktoberfest, pretzels, a beautiful Alpine backdrop, excellent beer, storybook castles, and medieval towns… this is Bavaria and on this Germany tour, you’ll experience Bavaria's best. Overnight in Munich, Regensburg, Nuremberg, the Black Forest, and the Füssen Area, and visit numerous medieval towns along the way. Sightseeing throughout the tour features the must-see attractions. In Munich, visit Marienplatz with its Old and New Town Halls and its famous Glockenspiel, re-creating a royal wedding from the 16th century. History buffs are sure to be delighted in Regensburg, where sightseeing features the 12th-century Stone Bridge, the oldest preserved bridge of its kind in Germany; the Porta Pretoria, gates to an ancient Roman fort built in the 2nd century; and St. Peter's Cathedral, dating back to the 13th century. Enjoy a Danube cruise on the Swarovski crystal boat. In Nuremberg, admire the impressive medieval ramparts as you walk through the pedestrian area of the charming Old Town. Additionally, on this Germany tour, Globus has included special experiences to help you get a feel for Bavaria and to make your vacation unique. Among the many included features, you can sample a "medieval hot dog" at the Historic Sausage Kitchen in Regensburg, one of Germany's oldest restaurants. Here—where the locals congregate—feel the vibrant atmosphere and take in the remarkable views along the river. In picturesque Bamberg, the city with the largest historical center in Germany and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, taste "smoked beer," with its distinctive smoky flavor. And of course enjoy coffee with the traditional Black Forest cake. Visit Neuschwanstein Castle, the fairytale castle of King Ludwig II nestled in the Bavarian Alps, with a horse-drawn carriage ride, as well as the Museum of Bavarian Kings, and a stop in the Passion Play village of Oberammergau. These are just a few of the many features on this Bavarian Highlights tour. Between the historical sights, fascinating towns, unique included experiences, and a beautiful scenic backdrop, this is a vacation of a lifetime!

Day 1: ARRIVE IN MUNICH, GERMANY.
Time to relax or to start exploring the lively Bavarian capital. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

Day 2: MUNICH–REGENSBURG.
Germany’s “Secret Capital” comes alive during your guided sightseeing featuring the Olympic Stadium, built for the 1972 Olympics; the 1,000-foot-high Olympic Tower; Nymphenburg Palace; and the Königsplatz, used for Nazi rallies during World War II. Drive along the Ludwigstrasse, and see the Bavarian Arch of Triumph and Field Marshall Hall, a monumental loggia on the Odeonsplatz. Visit lively MARIENPLATZ with the Old and the New Town Halls and the gothic Frauenkirche. Arrive in Regensburg, and meet your Local Guide for a walking tour, featuring the Stone Bridge, the oldest preserved bridge of its kind in Germany; the Porta Pretoria, built in the 2nd century by Emperor Marcus Aurelius; and St. Peter’s Cathedral. Next, [LF] board the Swarovski crystal boat for a relaxing CRUISE on the Danube River. You won’t want to leave Regensburg without [LF] tasting a “medieval hot dog” at the Historic Sausage Kitchen.
Today’s Distance: 106 mi / 170 km (B)

Day 3: REGENSBURG–NUREMBERG.
Visit the THURN UND TAXIS PALACE, a former Benedictine monastery that was converted into the residence of the Princes of Thurn und Taxis in 1812. This family started the first large-scale postal service in Europe in the 15th century. Continue to Nuremberg, known for its children’s toys and gingerbread. Admire the medieval ramparts as you walk through the pedestrian area of the charming Old Town. See St. Sebald Church, painstakingly reconstructed as a monument to peace from the rubble of near-total wartime destruction. Also 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.
Today’s Distance: 90 mi / 145 km (B)

Day 4: NUREMBERG. EXCURSION TO BAYREUTH & BAMBERG.
This morning, stop in Bayreuth for an orientation of this city of festival fame. When Richard Wagner came to Bayreuth in 1871, he was not satisfied with the existing 18th-century Markgräfliches Opernhaus theater, so he had a new one built. Today, the Festival Hall is used exclusively for the Bayreuth Festival, and only works by Wagner are performed there. Continue to picturesque Bamberg, the city with the largest historical center in Germany and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. [LF] Taste “smoked beer,” with a distinctive smokey flavor imparted by using malted barley dried over an open flame. Later enjoy a guided walk along the cobblestone streets, and admire the architecture of the houses. Return to Nuremberg.
Today’s Distance: 140 mi / 225 km (B)

Day 5: NUREMBERG–ROTHENBURG–BLACK FOREST.
A short drive delivers you to 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. Enter the Black Forest, associated with the Brother Grimm’s fairy tales and taste the delicious Kaffee und Schwarzwaldkuchen (coffee and Black Forest cake) which the area is famous for.
Today’s Distance: 261 mi / 420 km (B,D)

Day 6: BLACK FOREST–LAKE CONSTANCE–FÜSSEN AREA.
Take a scenic drive this morning to sparkling Lake Constance, Europe’s largest freshwater reservoir. Enter the beautiful Bavarian Alps region. (B)
Today’s Distance: 180 mi / 290 km

Day 7: FÜSSEN AREA. NEUSCHWANSTEIN EXCURSION.
Today, prepare for a journey into the past with a drive to nearby Schwangau. See two castles facing each other: Hohenschwangau, where King Ludwig spent much of his youth, and the one he built: magnificent NEUSCHWANSTEIN, the most famous in Germany and inspiration for Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle at his theme park. Follow your Local Guide through this fairytale castle on its craggy outcrop high above a sparkling lake. Also visit the MUSEUM OF THE BAVARIAN KINGS and travel in style on a HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDE.
Today’s Distance: 19 mi / 30 km (B,D)

Day 8: FÜSSEN AREA–OBERAMMERGAU–MUNICH.
A short drive leads to Oberammergau, the quaint village known for the once-a-decade Passion Play. Time to browse for souvenirs, and you may wish to join an optional excursion to nearby King Ludwig’s Linderhof Castle. The smallest of the castles he built, it is the only one finished and where he stayed the most. Back in Munich this afternoon, you can return to Marienplatz and explore its many enticing shops. Tonight, a farewell dinner awaits at one of Munich’s lively restaurants to say auf Wiedersehen!
Today’s Distance: 93 mi / 150 km (B,D)

Day 9: MUNICH
. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

Sightseeing & Activities:

MUNICH
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit Marienplatz; farewell dinner at a local restaurant

REGENSBURG
Guided walking tour; [LF] enjoy a cruise with the Swarovski Crystal Boat; guided visit of the Thurn und Taxis Palace; [LF] taste a “medieval hot dog” at the Historic Sausage Kitchen

NUREMBERG
Walking tour

BAYREUTH
Orientation of Wagner’s city of festival fame

BAMBERG
[LF] Taste “smoked beer”; guided walking tour


ROTHENBURG
Walking tour of the walled town

BLACK FOREST
Enjoy Kaffee und Schwarzwaldkuchen (coffee and Black Forest cake)

LAKE CONSTANCE

OBERAMMERGAU
Orientation; excursion to King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein Castle including a visit to the Museum of the Bavarian Kings and a horse-drawn carriage rideMotorcoach; boat cruise; horse-drawn carriage.

Meals:
Full buffet breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners, including a dinner at a local restaurant in Munich


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Accommodations

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

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$370-$840

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Munich: Sheraton Arabellapark
This sleek 446-room high-rise hotel close to the famous English Garden offers a choice of two restaurants serving market-fresh grill variations and healthy light Mediterranean fare. The stylish bar offers a variety of locally produced drinks, spirits, home made cakes and culinary delicacies and the Beer Garden offers the chance to indulge in some traditional Bavarian dishes and barbecued specialties (weather permitting). Leisure facilities include the city´s highest spa with panoramic views from the 23rd floor, a large wellness area including a heated swimming pool, Finnish sauna and steam bath. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the public areas; access in the rooms is subject to a fee (payable locally).
Address:
Arabellastrasse 5
Muenchen , Germany
Regensburg: Best Western Premier Novina Hotel
A sleek 128 room hotel with a glass facade, stylish interiors, gourmet restaurant and designer bar. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel.
Address:
Ziegetsdorfer Strasse 111
Regensburg , Germany
Nuremberg: NH Collection Nuernberg City
Located in the heart of Nuremberg, this 244-room property has a striking modern design and offers a Free Wi-Fi connection throughout. The restaurant serves regional and Mediterranean food with a summer terrace for al fresco drinks and dining, other amenities include a contemporary bar and Gym with sauna and steam room.
Address:
Bahnhofstrasse 19
Nuernberg , Germany
Black Forest: Best Western Hofgut Sternen
A comfortable hotel in typical Black Forest style, situated in a quiet park area within easy access from the B31 between Freiburg and Titisee. Nearby are mountain bike rentals, Black Forest cuckoo clock and glassblower's workshop with gift shop and St. Oswald's chapel, the oldest chapel of the Higher Black Forest.
Address:
Hoellsteig 76
Breitnau , Germany
Fuessen: Mueller
Situated at the end of Bavaria's famous "Romantic Road", this charming 40-room family run property is set in a stunning scenic setting, the perfect place from which to visit King Ludwig's Royal Castles. Regional Gourmet cuisine is served in the Bavarian-style restaurant which also has a cozy lounge area, sweet and savory snacks can be found in the casual bistro and Free Wi-Fi internet access is available in all public areas and guestrooms.
Address:
Alpseestrasse 16
Hohenschwangau , Germany
Fuessen: Best Western Plus Hotel Fuessen
This modern smoke-free hotel with 88 spacious rooms is located just a stone's throw away from the historic city center of Füssen and offers Free Wi-Fi access, a fitness center, steam room and sauna. Hearty German dishes, Mediterranean and International specialties are served in the restaurant or weather permitting outside on the patio, for night owls, creative drinks can be enjoyed in the lounge bar.
Address:
Augsburger Str. 18
Fussen , Germany

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Questions & Answers

Question: I'm looking for a tour that includes the Passion of Christs play in Oberammergau, Germany next year. Do you have such a tour?

We definitely offer some great Oberammergau tours. For the most accurate availability, please give us a call at 1-800-935-2620 to speak with a travel consultant.

Question: Is the Passion Play tickets included ? Would it be in English, so we understand it?

The Passion Play tickets will be included. As per tradition, the entire play will be in German, not English.

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
3.8
Accommodations
3.9
Itinerary
4.1
Professional Staff
3.9
Repeat with Operator
3.6
Value for Money
3.6

Ratings based off 7 reviews - currently showing 3 reviews with comments only

Most of tour was good; following are the negatives. Don't sure we would do another Globus. My First Globus tour in Italy was good, this one was rather disappointing. Not enough free time nor enough time afte reaching hotel before dinner. 1. Best western Hofgut Steinem put us on 3rd floor stand alone bldg with half narrow spiral stairs and left our luggage outside ground floor door. We had to lug 2 suitcases up and back down those steps...no hotel help. 2. The headsets/sound system was mostly useless. If you could hear anything, it was garbled. They definitely need to trash this system. 3. Guides accent a little too strong to always understand when she spoke fast. Her narrative on bus was too low to hear with the bad sound system that was used. Missed most of narrative 3. Gloubus Transport from hotel to airport was definitely not enough time in morning rush hour traffic. 2 hours not enough time to check in, just barely made our flt by 4 minutes before airplane door was closed.

As always, Globus provided us with a great and memorable trip. The tour director Erich was fantastic along with the local city guides.

Our trip to Germany was was everything we had hoped for. The accommodations were top shelf. The weather was almost perfect.


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