Germany´s Best

Duration

8 Days

Physical rate

Moderate

Starting city

Berlin

Available

April 2023 / March 2024

Cities to visit: Berlin; Dresden; Bamberg; 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 part of our flexible coach touring range, guaranteed with a minimum of 2 people. Once the tour is booked, it is guaranteed so it will definitely go ahead, and will never cancel.

This tour is guided in English only. Please note if English speaking attendance numbers are low, the tour can become bilingual either accompanied by two tour leaders, one for each language, or a single tour leader providing explanations in both languages.

The tour offers flexibility, allowing you to customize it to your preferences. By clicking 'Quote or Book,' you will have the choice to select your desired start and end dates and destinations within the tour's defined parameters. Given this flexibility, it's important to note that the same people, tour guides or drivers may not be on your entire journey.

Day
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Arrival. Transfer to the hotel.
Reception. Transfer to hotel and free time. You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon, or you can check the informative panels 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.
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.
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: 305 km.
Landscape : 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-
15.45 hrs- Bonn , Arrival. We are in the former capital of the Federal Republic of Germany, an elegant city on the Rhine known for its music. With our guide we will visit the exterior of Beethoven´s house where the composer was born and see the bronze statue in front of the cathedral that has been made in his honor.
16.45 hrs- Bonn- Departure.
17:30 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.
Note : On dates with trade fairs or congresses, accommodation may be given 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 Pied Piper… 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.
Note: On dates when there are trade fairs or congresses, the accommodation may be in a nearby town.
Total distance covered: 370 km.

Scenery: The scenery in the Goslar and Quedlinburg area is very beautiful; Hartz mountains, little villages.-
08:00 hrs. - Hannover - Departure -.
09:30 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
11.15 hrs. -Goslar -departure-. We continue our route through one of the most beautiful areas of Germany.
12.00 hrs- Quedlinburg- arrival. UNESCO declared this city a World Heritage Site due to its fascinating historic center, which has survived almost unscathed for centuries with its more than 2100 half-timbered houses. Also noteworthy are the town hall and the castle. Free time for a stroll and have lunch.
14.15 hrs- Quedlinburg departure. We travel to the capital of Germany.
17.00 hrs. -Berlin -Arrival.

End of our services. Please, check the time of your flight in case you might need an additional night.
Important note: In case you have to book an external service (plane/train...) on the day of the end of
your tour with activities included, please remember that the schedules of the detailed itineraries are the "planned" ones but may be affected by different circumstances (traffic density, customer delays, breakdowns...). Do not book a flight/train with a tight schedule without taking this into account.
Always leave a margin in the schedule for unforeseen events.

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