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German Grandeur 2 Nights in Lucerne & 2 Nights in Munich (Eastbound) 2023

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Itinerary

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Tour Itinerary

Your European vacation begins with a Monograms® vacation package in Lucerne, Switzerland. Your Local Host® is on hand to assist you with sightseeing, free-time recommendations, and any other assistance you need during your 2-night stay in Lucerne. Enjoy a guided walking tour, including the Lion Monument, Old Town, Chapel Bridge, the Water Tower, Jesuit Church, and an excursion to Mount Pilatus. Your picturesque Rhine River cruise begins on the Rhine River in Basel, Switzerland. You’ll sail to Breisach, with your choice of a visit to Badischer Winzerkeller, or an excursion to the Black Forest. Sail to the city of Strasbourg, France, along the way. Sail to Rüdesheim and through the spectacular views of Rhine Gorge. The modern and charming city of Frankfurt is also on your route along the Rhine, and you’ll sail on the Main River to visit an authentic Main River village on your way to Würzburg. Take a guided tour of Bamberg, before reaching Nuremberg to disembark for two nights in Munich. You’ll enjoy a guided tour of King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein Castle, and visit the mountain village of Oberammergau—known for its once-a-decade production of the Passion Play. Your grand scenic cruise through Germany brings the beauty and charm of its cities and villages to life. From Switzerland to Bavaria and beyond, your German vacation will stay a beautiful memory for years to come!

  1. Day 1
    LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND
    Welcome to Switzerland! The remainder of the day is free to start exploring this delightful town on the reuss river. Your Monograms Local Host will help you get the most out of your two nights in Lucerne.
  2. Day 2
    LUCERNE
    Your Guided Walking tour includes the poignant Lion Monument, Old Town, Chapel Bridge, the Water Tower, and Jesuit Church.

    (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    LUCERNE–MOUNT PILATUS–BASEL (EMBARKATION)
    This morning enjoy a special Highlight Excursion to Mount Pilatus. Journey almost 7,000 ft. (2,132 m) up for spectacular views over central Switzerland (in case of bad weather, visit the Swiss Transport Museum instead).

    Transfer to Basel to board your Suite Ship®.

    EVENING CRUISE TO BREISACH

    (D)
    Meals:   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST
    German Winemaking and the Beautiful Black Forest

    ACTIVE Enjoy the view on a relaxing bike ride along the Rhine with your Adventure Host, OR:

    DISCOVERY Join a full-day Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernohf open-air-museum, visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional butter-making demonstration, OR:

    DISCOVERY Visit to a local winery in Breisach, where you will learn about German winemaking and enjoy a wine tasting.

    You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the charming village of Colmar in the morning.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG

    (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    STRASBOURG, FRANCE
    A Grand Cathedral and La Petite France

    Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

    ACTIVE Discover Strasbourg by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:

    CLASSIC Join a City Tour of Strasbourg’s sights, including its Gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France District.

    You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the historic Maginot Line—the pre-WWII fortifications designed to protect the eastern border of France, or visit Alsace’s wine country today.

    Alternatively, take some free time in Strasbourg to visit a museum, or stroll across the city center.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM

    (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    RÜDESHEIM, GERMANY–RHINE GORGE
    Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

    ACTIVE Enjoy a hike with your Avalon Adventure Host through the picturesque vineyards of Rüdesheim, OR:

    ACTIVE Take an open-air Cable Car Ride to the Niederwald Monument, then ride or walk back down through the vineyards; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat, OR:

    DISCOVERY Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat.

    This afternoon, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you pass through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Boppard.

    BOPPARD A Peaceful Jewel in the Rhine Gorge

    Enjoy some free time to relax, or explore the Rheinallee Promenade for delicatessen fare with a cup of German coffee or glass of Riesling wine.

    Later, enjoy onboard entertainment while sailing to Frankfurt.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO FRANKFURT

    (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    FRANKFURT. EXCURSION TO SELIGENSTADT
    Charm in Frankfurt

    ACTIVE Enjoy an easy biking experience in Frankfurt with your Adventure Host, OR:

    DISCOVERY Take a Guided Tour to Seligenstadt—one of Germany’s oldest towns and home to the Einhard Basilika—dubbed “minor basilica” in 1925 by Pope Pius XI, OR:

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Frankfurt to see the city’s cultural landmarks and gleaming financial headquarters combined with the cozy ambience of quaint neighborhoods.

    Later, enjoy live entertainment onboard.

    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE

    (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
    Beauty on the Main River

    Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian village.

    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG

    (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    WÜRZBURG
    A Perfect Day in the Pearl of the Romantic Road

    ACTIVE Explore Würzburg's charm by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:

    CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Würzburg with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop’s Residenz—with the largest known ceiling fresco.

    You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the beautiful town of Rothenburg. See the local sights and enjoy the fairytale atmosphere that has inspired artists.

    Enjoy live entertainment on board as you set sail for Bamberg.

    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG

    (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  10. Day 10
    BAMBERG
    The City of Seven Hills

    ACTIVE Your bike is ready! Hop on and bike along the canals in Bamberg with your Adventure Host, OR:

    CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of the historic home to imperial dynasties, and see its Romanesque cathedral, Old Town Hall, and seven hills crowned with churches.

    After the tour, spend free time with a glass of German-style Rauchbier (smoked beer).

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO NUREMBERG

    (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  11. Day 11
    NUREMBERG (DISEMBARKATION)–MUNICH
    Living Heritage and History Lessons

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of Nuremberg with its medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle.

    Tonight, you’ll stay in Munich to enjoy its nightlife, elegant cuisine, and to relax for tomorrow’s adventures.

    (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  12. Day 12
    MUNICH
    Modern Munich with Storybook Villages and Fairytale Castles

    CLASSIC Take a full-day Guided Tour to the garden landscape of the Bavarian Alps to visit Neuschwanstein Castle—the historic home of King Ludwig.

    (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  13. Day 13
    MUNICH
    Your vacation ends this morning with breakfast.

    (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast

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Inclusions

  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

Health and Safety Protocols for Globus Tours

Today's world has changed, but what remains certain is Globus' commitment to guest safety, comfort and peace-of-mind while traveling with us. To that end, Globus has established a worldwide Assurance program, with enhanced on-trip protocols and procedures, to ensure the health – and happiness – of guests throughout their travels with us.

It all starts with Globus' Global Health & Safety Team, dedicated to ensuring that cleanliness of all operations exceeds today’s travel standards—from start to finish. The following areas address Globus' commitment to providing a safe and clean environment for guests.

A SAFE & WARM WELCOME

Globus will enact new tour check-in procedures and pre-trip health screenings to offer guests a safe start to their journey, including adherence to social distancing requirements.

BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE

Globus will ensure safe distances for guests throughout the journey, on coach and during excursions. This includes providing masks for guests use at any time where social proximity could be an issue as well as the possibility of reducing group sizes, if required. And wireless listening technology – including Globus' Go Beyond Devices in Europe – enables safe distances between guests and other travelers on excursions.

FOCUS ON GUEST AND TEAM MEMBER HEALTH

To ensure a healthy environment for team and guests, Globus will conduct regular temperature checks for both guests and team, and when necessary, masks will be worn by Globus' team members when with guests.

TOUCHING HEARTS, NOT HANDS

Traveling with Globus removes many of the “touch points” of travel, including luggage handling, check in/out, expedited entry into attractions and more. Globus are further reducing risk with hands-free service, meaning all self-services replaced by staff, including buffet meals replaced with table service. Globus will also ensure hand sanitizing is available throughout each trip, on coach and in hotels.

COMMITMENT TO CLEAN

As a part of Globus' commitment to clean, Globus is requiring enhanced cleaning procedures with hotel partners, on motorcoaches, vehicles and throughout every trip, including additional daily disinfecting procedures that go above-and-beyond already strict health and safety procedures.

PARTNERS IN DISCOVERY AND IN HEALTH

Globus has strict health and safety protocols, which have been in place for years, focused on ensuring all aspects of operation- from vehicles and equipment used on trip to excursions and hotel procedures. This process will continue with new, elevated health and safety checks, to maintain their promise that each touch-point on tours and cruises are considered in their commitment to guest and team member well-being.

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Accommodations

Gateway city for arrivals is Zürich.

Port charges:
$224

Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included on Avalon portion only.

Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).

Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

Lucerne: Astoria
Ideally located in the heart of Lucerne, surrounded by mountains, close to its lake boasting crystal clear waters, the historic old town, and famous Chapel Bridge. All 252 contemporary rooms have a minibar and Wi-Fi. There's a plush cocktail lounge, a stylish café, and a rooftop bar affording city views. Other facilities include a full equipped modern gym.
Address:
Pilatusstrasse 29
Lucerne , Switzerland
Lucerne: Romantik Hotel Wilden Mann
Comprised of 7 historic town houses, this delightful property is an oasis of charm and hospitality snuggled in the picturesque old town of Lucerne. Complimentary coffee/tea making facilities are available in the public area, the spacious lounge is an inviting place to relax and the hotel's two restaurants offer a choice of local specialties and international cuisine.
Address:
Bahnhofstrasse 30
Luzern 7 , Switzerland
Lucerne: Renaissance
A contemporary 87-room hotel set in an elegant turn-of-the-century building located in the heart of Lucerne. Amenities include a lively South American-inspired restaurant, hip cocktail bar, small fitness center, and a contemporary lounge area where complimentary tea and coffee can be enjoyed during the day.
Address:
Pilatusstrasse 15
Lucerne , Switzerland
Munich: Sofitel Munich Bayerpost
This city's former Royal Post Office has been reimagined as an ultra modern 396-room hotel with impressive architectural elegance offering free Wi-Fi throughout. A diversely rich breakfast buffet is served daily in the hotel's speciality breakfast restaurant, light French cuisine can be found in the Parisian style Brasserie with open kitchen and the swanky lounge Bar has an outside terrace and library where drinks and snacks can be enjoyed. Spa facilities include an indoor swimming pool, steam bath, sauna, and state-of-the-art gym.
Address:
Bayerstrasse 12
Muenchen , Germany

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Questions & Answers

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.

Globus Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.2
Accommodations
3.9
Itinerary
4.3
Professional Staff
4.5
Repeat with Operator
4.2
Value for Money
4

Ratings based off 9021 reviews about Globus Tours - currently showing 15 reviews with comments only

This was our first tour with Affordable Tours and Globus. This planned trip exceeded our expectations, from the hotel accommodations, meals, and the guided tours. Special mention to our great tour director, Chiro who ensured that everything ran smoothly, Gerardo, our bus driver, and also tour guide Yvonne. The whole crew went above and beyond what they were supposed to do. Great, reputable company! My husband and I are already talking about planning another Italy tour, hopefully one with Chiro as the tour director.

This trip has exceeded my expectations.

Every aspect of the trip was very smooth. Director provided excellent information on what was upcoming. Local guides were great in sharing personal stories tied in to what was being seen.

Amazing trip, and tour guide. Would recommend to others

Everything was terrific. Would do this again. G

I found Globus Tours (sold by Affordable Tours) to be a good mix of guided tours and free time. The extra excursions offered were excellent and well organized.

This was a first rate, professional tour company. We had an excellent experience.

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and professional. The drivers were above expectations. Rooms and meals were great. Would use Affordable Tours and Globus again.

Our tour guide Helen is excellent, she is very knowledgeable in history and explain things very clear. She is caring and did a very good job and made this trip memorable and the groups are easier going and made a great difference for this trip. Thank you for your services and certainly I will recommend my friends and I hope in near future l will make another trip with you and your company. Thank you.

Our tour director (Bob) and driver (Joe)) we're truly outstanding. The itinerary was great. Highly recommend.

My trip was fantastic, hotels, staff and guide your director was outstanding!!! Very happy with my trip, and will book another trip again we Affortable tours !

Fantastic trip. One of the best trips I ever took.

The tour operator are exceptional professional and friendly

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