Germany´s Best

Duration

8 Days

Physical rate

Moderate

Starting city

Berlin

Available

April 2021 / March 2022

Cities to visit: Berlin; Dresden; ; Nuremberg; Landshut, Bavaria; Dachau, Bavaria; Munich; Fussen; Rothenburg; Frankfurt; Rhine Cruise; Cologne; Dusseldorf; Hamelin; Hannover; Goslar

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Detailed day by day description

Introduction

This tour is a flexible, guaranteed escorted coach tour, guided in English only.

Once the tour is booked, it is guaranteed so it will definitely go ahead, and will never cancel.

The tour is flexible so you can tailor it to suit your needs. By clicking ‘Quote or Book’, you will have an option to choose your start and end date and destinations within the tour parameters. As these tours allow for such flexibility, the same people, tour guides or drivers may not be on your entire journey.

Day

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS:   Arrival. Transfer to the hotel.
Welcome to Europe!!!.   On arrival at the airport we shall be waiting to transfer you to the hotel.  You can enjoy free time until your tour starts, information about the meeting place and start time can be found on the information boards in the hotel reception area. 

IMPORTANT - IF YOU REQUESTED ADDITIONAL NIGHTS on arrival at the hotel you will have your booking made but the guide of your trip will normally not arrive until the start of the included activities. YOUR TIME BEFORE THIS MOMENT IS THEREFORE FREE. At your hotel they can help you with all the information you need.  

NB:   The schedules you will find in this itinerary are approximate. The guide, depending on the situation and in order to improve the development of the circuit, may adjust the schedules.    

BERLIN: Guided tour, Holocaust Memorial, Berlin Wall Museum.   
08:00 h. Comprehensive tour of the most modern city in Europe, and visit to the Museum Island, Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden, the Reichstag, Potsdamerplatz and the Zoo. We leave the coach to visit the Holocaust Memorial and Berlin Wall Museum . Berlin bore witness to many significant events of the 20th century. Free afternoon to explore the city. We recommend a visit to Kurfurstenstrasse, the city’s main shopping Street, and Kantstrasse where there are many international restaurants. Return to hotel about 22 hrs.     

Distance covered:  540 km.
 
Countryside: Forests, hills, small villages on the way.   

07:30hrs - Berlin –Departure-.  
10.00 hrs - Dresden –Arrival-. This city is the pearl of the river Elbe, the former residence of the kings of Saxony. The immense palace by the river Elbe reminds us of the city’s glorious historic past. Time to stroll.   
 
12.00hrs - Dresden –Departure-. We go off towards the south of Germany. Stop in a service area for lunch. - 
16:15hrs - Bamberg –Arrival-. A beautiful city full of life, don’t miss a stroll in “the Little Venice”.  Its picturesque canals and its monumental heritage make this city one of the most beautiful in Germany. Time to stroll.   

17:30 hrs - Bamberg –Departure-  
18:30 hrs - Nuremberg -Arrival. The second most important city in Bavaria with its castle, its walls, its ancient university and its reminders of the Second World War and the Nazi period. This city was completely destroyed in the Second World War but has risen from its ashes. Time to stroll in its busy centre. 

Total distance covered: 260 km     

07:30 hrs - Nuremberg -departure. Today’s stage will bring us great surprises.  
09:15hrs - Kelheim – Arrival in this city on the banks of the Danube. We embark (scheduled time 9:50 AM)  to take a forty minute cruise through the Danube Valley , in the area known as the “Danube gorges”. We come to KLOSTER WELTENBURG , a very beautiful Benedictine monastery founded in 1040. Time to visit.    

11:30hrs- Kloster Weltenburg –Departure-. Along narrow roads, we go on our way to  
12:30hrs - LANSHUT  one of the prettiest villages in Germany, where we have time to stroll and for lunch.   

14:15 hrs - Landshut –Departure-.  
15:15 hrs - Dachau –Arrival-. Concentration camp and museum. In this impressive place, we will remember the difficult time of Nazism. Time to see the complex.  
   
16:15 hrs - Dachau –Departure-.  
16:30 hrs - Munich –Arrival. We visit the impressive  BMW WELT (BMW world) complex , a very modern facility with multifunctional exhibitions of the BMW group, the prestigious German car manufacturers.   We will also see the park where the architecturally beautiful  Olympiastadium  stands, and where the famous Olympic Games of 1972 were held. After this, free time in the historic centre to enjoy the typical beer houses.  

(N B: At the time of the Beer Festival, the hotel may be in the vicinity of Munich).

Distance covered: 575 km  
Countryside: Very beautiful scenery: Mountains, lakes, picturesque villages.   

07:30hrs - Munich –Departure-. 
09:30hrs - Fussen –Arrival-. In this city of Bavaria, nestled in the mountains, we come to the castle of Neuschwanstein .  With our guide, we will walk to Queen Mary’s Bridge to enjoy the fantastic scenery between the gorges. You can walk back to the bus or take a horse and carriage (not included).   

11:30hrs - Fussen .Departure-. We travel to the Rhine Valley. Stop in the service area on the motorway for lunch.  
15:15 hrs - Rotenberg –Arrival-. For many, this is the prettiest village in Germany. It is located on the Romantic Route. Its walls, its marvellous, perfectly preserved mediaeval quarter.  We include tickets to the Christmas Museum. Time to stroll.   

16:45hrs- Rotenberg –Departure-.  
19:15 hrs - Frankfurt –Arrival-. Before settling in our hotel, our guide will leave you for a while next to the Romer Platz, in the city centre. Free time.

Total distance covered: 325 km.
 
Countryside:   Very pretty scenery following the Rhine and Moselle valleys.  Very beautiful villages are scattered along the way.    

08.00 hrs - Frankfurt -departure. Today we will see the Rhine and the Moselle valleys. Two rivers charged with history and sprinkled with charming villages.     
09.00 hrs - Rudesheim am Rhein.  - We reach the Rhine at this picturesque mediaeval village full of tourist and commercial life. After some time to stroll, we board a boat to take a  CRUISE ALONG THE RHINE  of around two hours. We find ourselves in the prettiest sector of the river: fortresses, mediaeval villages, ancient churches, vineyards on the hillsides. Arrival at  ST. GOAR and continuation along small roads travelling towards the Moselle Valley.  

12:15hrs - Cochem  - Arrival- We are now in one of the prettiest villages of the valley. Time for lunch and to take a stroll.   

14:15 hrs.- Cochem –Departure-  
15.00hrs - Burg Eltz  – Arrival- After the small hermitage, a path through the forest will take us to a fantastic castle that seems as if it were taken from a fairy tale. -
   
16:45hrs - Burg  Eltz –Departure-. 
18:30 hrs - Cologne  -Arrival. Time for a stroll in the busy streets of the centre and to see its grandiose cathedral.  
 
19:30 hrs - Cologne. Departure for our hotel in Dusseldorf.  
20:30 hrs - Dusseldorf.  Arrival. We are in the centre of Germany’s most industrial region.   

NB:  when fairs or congresses are under way, accommodation may be provided in Cologne or in a nearby city.

Total distance covered:  310 km.
     

08.00hrs - Departure for the centre of Dusseldorf were we will have time to stroll in this city on the banks of the Rhine, where you will be surprised not only by a pretty historic quarter, but also by its avant-garde architecture in which many of the best architects in the world have been represented.   

10.00 hrs - Dusseldorf- Departure 
11.00 hrs - Zollverein.  Arrival at one of the most important points of the “European route of industrial heritage”; we visit its  coal mine industrial complex , now declared World Heritage.   

13.00 hrs - Zollverein. Departure 
15:45hrs - Hamlin  -Arrival. We are in a typical city made popular by the story of the flautist… we will enjoy the city remembering the tale written by the Bros Grimm and following in the footsteps of the mice. Time to stroll. 
   
17:30 hrs - Hamlin -departure. 
18.30 hrs - Hanover  -Arrival.  A stroll in the centre before going to our hotel.   

NB : When fairs or congresses are under way, accommodation may be provided in a nearby city.  

Total distance covered: 374 km.
 
Scenery:  The scenery in the Goslar area is very pretty; Hartz mountains, little villages.-    

Transfer to the centre and time for a stroll around this busy town.  
10:00 hrs. - Hannover  - Departure -. 

11:30 hrs. - Goslar  - Arrival -. A town declared UNESCO World Heritage, one of the prettiest towns in Germany with its historic houses and its Market Square. Time for a stroll and lunch. Lunch included for passengers with half board. 

14:00 hrs. -Goslar - Departure -. We travel eastwards.  
17:30 hrs. -Berlin - Arrival -. Free time (or visit on arrival, depending on the time of year).

End of our services. Please, check the time of your flight in case you might need an additional night. 


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