PACKAGE: DISCOVERY OF GERMANY
Cities: Berlin, Nuremberg, Munich
Note: Rates do not include airfares which can be booked at the time of booking. Call us for very special rates.
Leave tonight on an overnight jet flight for Berlin (flight not included).
You will be met and transferred to your hotel. There’s time to relax before tonight’s welcome reception with your tour director and fellow travelers.
During our guided city tour, we see the landmarks of Germany's capital: the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, the Victory Column, the Palace Bellevue the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Memorial Church, Checkpoint Charlie, the Unter den Linden Boulevard, the Berliner Dom and some remains of the Berlin wall. We end our sightseeing with a one-hour cruise on the River Spree. The balance of the day is free.
Optional tour: Visit of Pergamon Museum.
The former royal city of Potsdam, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its extraordinary collection of palaces and parks, lies just a stone’s throw from the center of Berlin. The Rococo palace of Sanssouci became the favorite refuge of Prussia's greatest king, Frederick II. Our excursion of Sanssouci Palace includes a stroll through the magnificent gardens, the Dutch quarter and the Russian colony. In the afternoon, we return to Berlin.
Optional tour: Berlin beer tour.
In the morning, we drive to Dresden, a beautiful Baroque city often hailed as the "Florence of the North”. Upon arrival, we have a sightseeing tour including the Zwinger Palace, the Semper Opera House, and other important historical sites. Afterward, we continue our journey to Nuremberg, where, between 1945 and 1946, a series of World War II military tribunals were held. The evening is at leisure.
We continue our journey to Regensburg, "Germany's best-preserved medieval city" and a regional trading center since the 9th century. After a short visit, we travel to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. It was here, on the grounds of an abandoned munitions factory, that the first German concentration camp, initially for political prisoners, opened in 1933. We arrive in Munich in the afternoon.
Our morning guided tour of the Bavarian capital includes Nymphenburg Castle and the Olympic Grounds. After the tour, we visit the famous Hofbrauhaus and enjoy a traditional lunch. The afternoon is at leisure to explore this great city on your own.
We explore more of Bavaria with
a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, commissioned by Ludwig II. Its Romanesque beauty and fairytale setting
attract a great many visitors from around the world. Its architecture served as inspiration for
Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle. After we visit to Neuschwanstein, we continue to the village of
Oberammergau, famous for its once-a-decade Passion Play and its wood-carving craftsman. Here, we In the evening join your fellow travelers and your travel director for
our farewell dinner.Pilatushaus to observe a wood-carver at work. We return to Munich.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board your home-bound flight.
Alternatively, you can continue your journey and join our "Capitals of the Habsburg Empire" tour.