Experience new things, have fun and relax. Vibrant cities with amazing architecture, fabulous shopping and pulsating nightlife. Enchanting medieval villages and traditional wine villages with friendly festivals and regional specialities. Picturesque countryside which is perfect for walking or simply relaxing in. Castles, palaces and abbeys that are the gems of German romanticism. A land of a thousand possibilities.
Calculation is based on following brief itinerary:
Arrival in Berlin, airport-hotel-transfer, Welcome-dinner
Full day sightseeing Berlin
Half day sightseeing Royal Castles of Potsdam and free-time in Potsdam or Berlin
Short visit of Wittenberg (Luther Church), sightseeing and lunch in Leipzig
Sightseeing Dresden, Afternoon Pillnitz Castle Stop, Saxony National Park, Panorama-dinner
Full day sightseeing Meissen, Moritzburg Castle, Saxon Wine Street
Drive to Thuringia with sightseeing and free-time in Weimar
Full day sightseeing with visit of Wartburg Castle Eisenach and old-town of Erfurt, Medieval-dinner
Drive via Ingolstadt Outlet Village to Bavarian Alps (Garmisch-Partenkirchen)
Full day sightseeing in region of Zugspitze Mountains and visit of Neuschwanstein Castle
Full day excursion to Innsbruck (Austria, Tyrol)
Half day excursion to Lake Starnberg and boat-tour (free time in Starnberg or in Garmisch)
Full day sightseeing Munich incl. visit of Nymphenburg Castle, Bavarian-dinner (Hofbräuhaus)
Berlin, Capital of Germany
The events of the past have left their mark on the cityscape – and the city is still changing today. Berlin is one of Europe’s most vibrant, exciting and colourful capitals. Berlin has a vibe all of its own, and wherever you go, you can experience the pulsating life on the boulevards, in the art galleries and at the flea markets.
Potsdam, Royal Castles of Prussia
Potsdam was the summer home of the Prussian Kings. The Potsdam palaces – Sanssouci, New Palace and Cecilienhof – still retain some of the magic of bygone eras. The centre of Potsdam with its picturesque Dutch Quarter and the Russian colony with its traditional Russian buildings bring the past back to life.
Wittenberg, Church of Martin Luther’s Reformation
Once part of the magnificent castle of the Electors of Saxony, Castle Church in Wittenberg rose to fame after Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to its door on 31 October 1517. Replaced by a bronze version in the 19th century, the door now serves as a reminder of his theses “on the power of indulgences”.
Leipzig, Historic trade & art city
Leipzig has been an important influence in European commercial and intellectual life for centuries, and its sights are all part of the Leipzig experience. Historical shopping arcades, lovingly restored, are typical of the architecture in the city centre – all within a relatively small area.
Dresden, Baroque art city
Priceless art treasures, buildings of mesmerising beauty and classical music ensembles are world-wide known. Dresden is the capital of the state of Saxony. The Elbe Valley around Dresden, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, boasts lush meadows, magnificent villas and majestic palaces.
Dresden, Pillnitz Castle
This baroque estate with an exotic Far Eastern appeal was once the summer residence of the kings of Saxony and is now a visitor attraction. Set in the countryside along the river Elbe, the artistically laid out baroque park and the adjoining English-style landscaped garden are perfect places for a gentle stroll.
National Park “Saxon Switzerland”, Elbe river canyon
The Saxon Switzerland National Park is one of the jewels in Germany’s scenic crown. Strange rock needles, cliffs and deep gorges alternate with wide plains, large, silent forests and valleys, looked down upon by table mountains.
Meissen, 1000 year old town famous for porcelain
The Saxon town of Meissen is inextricably linked with porcelain. A visit to the porcelain factory is a “must” for any visitor. However, this charming town has many other attractions to offer including architectural highlights such as Meissen Cathedral with its characteristic towers.
Moritzburg Castle, Saxony’s Hunting Water-Palace
Set in a landscape of idyllic lakes is Moritzburg Palace and its baroque hunting lodge, one of Europe’s loveliest moated palaces. From Radebeul, a steam-powered narrow-gauge railway runs through the picturesque lake-studded countryside to Moritzburg, a journey of around 30 minutes.
Weimar, art-city of Goethe and Schiller & Bauhaus
Weimar played an important role as an intellectual centre. The town’s awareness of its history, both recent and more distant, has enabled it to realise its vision of a state-of-the-art cultural centre. As Goethe once asked, “Where else do you find so many good things in such a small place?”
Eisenach, Wartburg Castle
Wartburg Castle is closely associated with German history, Saint Elisabeth lived and worked within its walls, and Martin Luther translated the New Testament into German. The castle is also linked to the Battle of the Bards and to the student fraternities in 1817. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Erfurt, medieval town and capital of Thuringia
Its medieval heart is one of the best-preserved anywhere in Germany. Even today, Erfurt’s wealthy past is reflected in its lovingly restored Renaissance buildings, half-timbered houses, churches, abbeys and the remarkable Merchants’ Bridge (Kr.merbrücke ).
Ingolstadt Village, Outlet shopping
Enjoy the luxury of spending less in Ingolstadt Village outlet shopping, located between Nuremberg and Munich. Discover previous season’s collections from over 65 prestigious brands at prices reduced by 30% to 60% all year round.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Olympic mountain town of Bavaria
In a Bavarian valley, framed in a beautiful Alpine setting, lies Garmisch-Partenkirchen, far removed from all the hubbub big cities. It is the combination of elegant hotels, restaurants and shops with traditional crafts, Bavarian tradition and friendly sociability that lends the town its inimitable character.
Füssen, Neuschwanstein Castle
Just four kilometres south of Füssen, high above the town and the lake and romantically framed by woods, is one of the world’s best-known castles and the most-visited building in Germany: King Ludwig II fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle. This castle is the “prototype” of Disney’s Cinderella castle.
Innsbruck, Capital of Tyrol (Austria)
Past and Future meet in the heart of the Alps: Innsbruck’s world-famous sights, which testify to the great past, stand alongside modern international architecture. The Crystal Worlds provide a magical experience away from everyday life. The interior of the ‘Giant’ reveals a fascinating array of colors and forms.
Bavaria’s second largest lake is closely connected with the fate of Ludwig II, the fairytale king of Bavaria. The splendid castles and villas lining the lakeside still recall those times and largely account for the way the lake looks today. Visitors can explore the lake on a motorboat tour.
Munich, Capital of Bavaria
“Munich nestles between art and beer like a village between hills.” With opera, beer-halls, Pinakothek art galleries and BMW, the city manages to marry old Bavarian tradition with vibrant modern life. Munich’s most popular attraction and the city’s best known drinking establishment is the Hofbräuhaus.
3 nights Hotel Berlin ****, 3 nights Hotel Dresden ****, 2 nights Hotel Jena ****, 4 nights Hotel Garmisch-Partenkirchen ****, 1 night Hotel Munich ****
Itineraries are intended to be suggestions only, completely customizable to meet the needs and tastes of the traveller in terms of type of accommodations, length of stay, additional destinations, experiences, and transfers.
Any domestic or international airfares and related taxes and fees, airport taxes, any city taxes if required to be paid locally, meals not mentioned in the itinerary, beverages, gratuities to your tour-guide and bus driver, any optional tours, items of a personal nature fees i.e., laundry, telephone calls, etc., and any other items not specifically listed as included.