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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Bratwurst and beer, castles and cathedrals, and centuries of history and skilled craftspeople. The time has come to pack your lederhosen for the wonderful views and brews of Germany. From world-class cities to half-timbered towns and romantic river valleys to fairytale forests, we’ve compiled the country’s highlights for the ultimate Germany vacation. This encompassing tour of Germany kicks off in Frankfurt with a river cruise along the vineyard-dotted Rhine, picks up speed with a train ride from Cologne to Berlin, and then makes its way from the restored city of once war-ravaged Dresden to the best of Bavaria and the enchanting Black Forest. Castle-topped hills, snow-capped peaks, and foam-topped pilsners present the sweetest of sights while traditional Black Forest Cake and Nuremberg Gingerbread are your just desserts.

  1. Day 1
    ARRIVE IN FRANKFURT, GERMANY
    Welcome to Frankfurt! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (D)

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    Meals:   Dinner
  2. Day 2
    FRANKFURT–COLOGNE
    Views & Brews in Cologne RHINE RIVER Take a scenic cruise on the historic river.
    COLOGNE Visit the magnificent cathedral. Enjoy a beer at the [LF] Cölner Hofbräu Früh, one of Cologne’s famous breweries. (B,D)
    155 mi / 250 km

    LOCAL FAVORITE
    LOCAL TASTES For more than a century, the Cölner Hofbräu Früh has served its delicious Kölsch beer according to the family tradition started by the founder Peter Josef Früh. Raise your glass to timeless tradition and hospitality with Germany’s famous, foamy brews.


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    COLOGNE–BERLIN
    Historic Berlin COLOGNE Board the high-speed first-class ICE train to Berlin.
    BERLIN Guided sightseeing includes the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and picture stops at Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial. (B,D)
    367 mi / 590 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    HISTORIC SPOTS Explore the historic city of Berlin. Stop at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, the symbolic heart of West Berlin, its towers rising as a symbol of peace between nations. See the vast Holocaust Memorial, the sombre site dedicated to the remembrance of the Jewish victims of the holocaust. Take photos of the symbolic monument to peace and unity at the Brandenburg Gate – Berlin's most famous landmark.


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    BERLIN
    The Boulevards of Berlin BERLIN Enjoy a free day to explore Berlin. (B)

    FREE TIME TIPS
    EXPLORE MORE Berlin is a city to be explored and enjoyed. See the street art of the East Side Gallery where a portion of the Berlin Wall now serves as a memorial of freedom painted by local artists. See the classic Cosmonaut mural in Mariannenstrasse or head to the Kreuzberg district for a leisurely stroll along Landwehr Canal.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  5. Day 5
    BERLIN–DRESDEN
    German Jewels DRESDEN Enjoy free time for lunch. An orientation walk features the Zwinger Palace Courtyard. (B)
    137 mi / 220 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    CULTURAL GEM Explore the heart of Dresden with a walk to Zwinger Palace courtyard. Revered for its stunning Baroque architecture and beautiful gardens, this spectacular palace complex is the most famous building in Dresden.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  6. Day 6
    DRESDEN–BAYREUTH–NUREMBERG
    On Tap in Nuremberg BAYREUTH Take an orientation tour of Wagner’s city of festival.
    NUREMBERG Walking tour includes the Old Town. [LF] Dinner with local specialties at the Bratwurst Röslein restaurant. (B,D)
    205 mi / 330 km

    LOCAL FAVORITE
    LOCAL TASTES Bring a big appetite to dine on brats and beer in the biggest Bratwurst restaurant in the world! Enjoy authentic specialities at Bratwurst Röslein in the heart of Nuremberg’s town hall square, where warm welcomes have been greeting clients since 1493.


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    NUREMBERG–ROTHENBURG–MUNICH
    The Romantic Road ROTHENBURG Orientation walk and free time to browse before continuing to Munich. (B)
    205 mi / 330 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    CULTURE & TRADITION Get that old romantic feeling with a walk through the well-preserved medieval town of Rothenburg. Here, along Germany’s historic Romantic Road region, you’ll find half-timbered houses, medieval walls, and cobblestone streets, that will win your heart in the heart of Northern Bavaria.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  8. Day 8
    MUNICH–OBERAMMERGAU- FÜSSEN AREA
    The Heart of Munich MUNICH Guided sightseeing includes Marienplatz with its Old and New Town Halls.
    OBERAMMERGAU Enjoy free time before departing for Füssen. (B,D)
    87 mi / 140 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    CULTURE & TRADITION Experience the geographical and cultural heart of Munich at its Marienplatz, the town square since 1158. Stroll through the home of historic buildings, including the Old and New Town Halls in the picturesque heart and soul of the city.


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    FÜSSEN AREA: EXCURSION TO NEUSCHWANSTEIN
    Bavarian Blessings & A Storybook Castle FÜSSEN Spend a free morning in the Bavarian village.
    NEUSCHWANSTEIN Take a guided visit to King Ludwig’s castle. (B)

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    LEGENDARY LIVES King Ludwig II of Bavaria, the “Fairytale King,” built a fantastical 1800s castle with all the modern conveniences (aka plumbing), while emphasizing the romantic vision of a storybook castle. His love for Wagnerian opera is literally plastered on the walls inside, with panoramas and frescoes of scenes from the composer’s great works. So romantic and fanciful of design, the Neuschwanstein Castle inspired Walt Disney’s blueprint of a castle fit for Sleeping Beauty herself.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  10. Day 10
    FÜSSEN AREA–LINDAU–BIRNAU–BLACK FOREST
    Fairytale Forests LINDAU Explore the island on Lake Constance.
    BIRNAU Visit the Baroque church.
    BLACK FOREST Enjoy a traditional Schwarzwaldkuchen (Black Forest cake) tasting during dinner. (B,D)
    186 mi / 300 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    ANGELS ABOVE THE VINEYARDS Nestling among the picturesque vineyards high above the lake rises the slender pinky-white tower of the magnificent baroque church of Birnau. Walk through the gates of this place of worship, and be transported to a different world filled with baroque opulence and religious devotion.


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  11. Day 11
    BLACK FOREST–HEIDELBERG–FRANKFURT
    Cuckoo Clocks & Castle Walks BLACK FOREST Enjoy a Cuckoo Clock demonstration at your hotel.
    HEIDELBERG Take a walking tour of the Old Town with a funicular ride to visit the castle.
    FRANKFURT Farewell dinner at your hotel. (B,D)
    199 mi / 320 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    ARCHITECTURAL GEM Ascend 300 feet above Heidelberg to visit its historic castle, posing a commanding presence above the town below. The breathtaking Schloss Heidelberg features buildings and courtyards reflecting unique architectural eras, as well as the biggest wine barrel in the world! Just as the city below delivers a powerful view of the castle, you’ll take in the panoramic views of Heidelberg below the terraces and gardens of the hilltop fortress. Cast your eyes across the Neckar River and valley, with views as far as the Rhine plain and Mannheim on a clear day.


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  12. Day 12
    FRANKFURT
    Auf Wiedersehen, Germany! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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    Meals:   Breakfast

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Inclusions

Small Group Discoveries
Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select Europe dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus Europe escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized European tour—without the crowds.

Meals:
Full buffet breakfast daily; 7 three-course dinners

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Accommodations

Frankfurt: NH Frankfurt Niederrad
A 165-room modern hotel located in the Niederrad business district of Frankfurt with Free Wifi internet access throughout the property. There is a contemporary bistro style restaurant and a modern bar serving International wines and cocktails as well as apple cider, a speciality of the Hesse region.
Address:
Lyoner Strasse 5
Frankfurt , Germany
Cologne: Cologne Marriott
Well situated in the vibrant heart of Cologne's city center, within walking distance of Cologne Cathedral. This hotel offers stylish air-conditioned accommodation with plenty of natural light, each of the 365 rooms include mini-bars, in-room safes, coffee/tea-making facilities and Free Wi-Fi access. Savor distinctive cuisine in the signature hotel restaurant or sip creative cocktails in the bar and lounge and for exercise, there is a fitness center.
Address:
Johannisstrasse 76-80
Cologne , Germany
Berlin: Abba Berlin
Contemporary designed hotel, combining elegance and sophistication with modern facilities, located in the center of Berlin.
Address:
Lietzenburgerst. 89
Berlin , Germany
Dresden: NH Collection Dresden Altmarkt
Situated in the heart of the Old Town, overlooking Dresden's Market Square, this modern 240 room property offers Free Wi-Fi access throughout, a refined restaurant serving German and Spanish fare, as well as a funky cocktail bar with a cigar lounge. Other amenities include a gym and a wellness area with sauna and steam bath.
Address:
An Der Kreuzkirche 2
Dresden , 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
Munich: Hilton Munich City
Conveniently located in Munich's entertainment district, this 480-room upscale property provides a relaxing atmosphere alongside an exciting array of culinary delights and ambience in its lobby and signature bar. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout, there is a 24-hour fitness room and its direct access to a metro station ensures fast easy connections to the city center and all major sites.
Address:
Rosenheimer Strasse 15
Muenchen , Germany
Fussen Area: 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
Black Forest: 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

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Questions & Answers

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

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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 10677 reviews about Globus Tours - currently showing 15 reviews with comments only

Globus has always been a good choice. Their tours are great. They have everything well planned.

We love Globus and have been on many tours including Avalon cruises and Independence City Stays too.

We have gone on several globus tours and always had a great experience. the hotels are all top notch, the travel arrangements great, the destinations and side trips wonderful.

We have taken several tours with Globus and will continue due to their professionalism, knowledge and quality of service.

We thoroughly enjoyed this trip. It was everything we expected and more. I would definitely book another trip with Globus. I look forward to my next tour.

Globus was a highly reliable company as usual.

The Globus tour director was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about the areas we visited and kept us occupies during the bus rides. The accommodations were very nice and conveniently located.

Globus is a first class operation. We have never gone wrong in booking a tour with Globus.

This trip to Portugal, Morocco and Spain was wonderful. A great experience from start to finish. Globus Tours are top notch.

It's usually hard to beat our expectations of a trip but Avalon most certainly did it. The atmosphere delivered, the food, the excursions and their wonderful staff made our vacation more than memorable.

Globus always provides very high quality. We were completely satisfied with our experience.

We have traveled many times with Globus. We consistently have found this tour operator to be reliable.

Excellent itinerary, outstanding guide, and a wonderful trip to a delightful country I would strongly recommend.

The tour cities and sites we visited were all great. The pace of the tour was good (not rushed with time to rest, shop or sight see on our own). Our tour director was fabulous (good communicator, knowledgeable, nice sense of humor). Our driver was a wonderful driver, I always felt safe. The extra excursions (I purchased all 4) were excellent and reasonably priced. I will use Globus again.

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