Germany Vacation Package:
Fascinating Germany

Germany vacation package: Fascinating Germany
Frankfurt
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13 days in Frankfurt

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Note: This is a comprehensive vacation package (provided by tour operator)
Duration: 13 days
Recommended Destination Airport: Frankfurt Airport
Related Travel Guides: Frankfurt

Vacation Package Details:

13 days in Frankfurt

  • Transfer in from Frankfurt airport to your hotel (only on day 1 of the tour)
  • Transportation by car, minivan or bus during the entire tour (depending on number of participants)
  • English speaking tour guide during the entire tour (driver-guide for groups of 7 persons or less)
  • Accommodation at the hotels described or similar
  • Visits and excursions as mentioned
  • Admission to Heidelberg Castle and the Vogtsbauernhöfe museum
  • Typical Black Forest dinner
  • Visit to a cuckoo clock visitor center
  • Visit to a local Black Forest farm with cheese tasting

Cost Estimate:

  • $2395 for 2 persons, 13 days
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Travel Itinerary

Day 1: Frankfurt

Day 1: Frankfurt
Frankfurt
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Arrival in Frankfurt and transfer to the hotel. Frankfurt boasts impressive modern skyscrapers while preserving its delightful charm. Accommodation at the Hotel Mövenpick Frankfurt City****.


Day 2: Frankfurt - Rüdesheim - St. Goar - Cologne

Day 2: Frankfurt - Rüdesheim - St. Goar - Cologne
Frankfurt airport
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In the morning we travel to Rüdesheim. Short tour of the city‘s historic center. Next we board a boat and sail along the most picturesque stretch of the Rhine: the Lorelei valley. We disembark in St. Goar and travel to Cologne. Accommodation at the Hotel Maritim****.


Day 3: Cologne - Hamburg

Day 3: Cologne - Hamburg
Hamburg
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After breakfast we depart for Hamburg. Upon arrival we enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city. The city is internationally known for its elegant boulevards, the port, which is the second largest in Europe, and the famous neighborhood of St. Pauli. Accommodation at the Hotel Novotel Hamburg Alster****.


Day 4: Hamburg - Berlin

Day 4: Hamburg - Berlin
Hamburg
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In the morning you are free to explore at your leisure. Afternoon transfer to Berlin. Accommodation at the Hotel NH Friedrichstrasse****.


Day 5: Berlin

Day 5: Berlin
Frankfurt airport
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In the morning we start the day with a visit of the TV Tower. After visit of the capital‘s historic highlights, such as “Unter den Linden“ boulevard, remnants of the wall and the Brandenburg Gate. We will also explore the more modern parts of the city, including the German parliament and Potsdam Square. Afternoon free to visit Berlin at your leisure. Accommodation at the Hotel NH Friedrichstrasse****.


Day 6: Berlin - Potsdam - Erfurt

Day 6: Berlin - Potsdam - Erfurt
Sanssouci palace
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After breakfast we travel to Potsdam where we visit the Sanssouci palace and park. In the afternoon we continue to Erfurt, also known as “Thuringian Rome” because of its architectural beauty. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city and visit the largest wooden bridge in Europe. Accommodation at the Mercure hotel Erfurt


Day 7: Erfurt

Day 7: Erfurt
Erfurt
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In the morning you are free to explore at your leisure. As an alternative you may also visit the Wartburg (not included). In the afternoon transfer to Frankfurt, the financial and commercial heart of Germany, a city full of fascinating contrasts between modern development and historic landmarks. At 7 pm dinner with the rest of the group. Accommodation at the Mövenpick Frankfurt City****.


Day 8: Frankfurt - Heidelberg – Black Forest

Day 8: Frankfurt - Heidelberg – Black Forest
Heidelberg Schloss
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In the morning we travel from Frankfurt to Heidelberg. Visit the famous castle ascending with the cable car and enjoy a sightseeing tour of its historic city center. Idyllically located on the shores of the Neckar River, Heidelberg is Germany’s oldest university town and one of the most popular destinations in the country. We continue to the famous Black Forest region. This night we will have an authentic experience: Enjoy a typical Black Forest dinner and overnight in a romantically located hotel. If you like to have a little walk to the beautiful Ravenna Gorge or see the region’s oldest chapel, both are next to the hotel. Accommodation at the Best Western Hotel Hofgut Sternen***+.


Day 9: Black Forest - Lake Titisee - Lindau - Füssen

Day 9: Black Forest - Lake Titisee - Lindau - Füssen
Titisee
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After breakfast we enjoy a short presentation on the cuckoo clock production. We continue to a small traditional Black Forest farm where we will have a cheese tasting and you will see the true life of the Black Forest. After we will travel to Lake Titisee, nestled in the legendary Black Forest. We continue the tour to the small island of Lindau in Lake Constance, which boasts spectacular views of the Alps. Depending on weather conditions we will take the Alpine road from Lindau to Oberstaufen and Immenstadt to our final destination Füssen, the southernmost point on our tour of Romantic Germany. Accommodation at the Hotel Hirsch****.


Day 10: Neuschwanstein – Wieskirche - Oberammergau – Linderhof - Innsbruck

Day 10: Neuschwanstein – Wieskirche - Oberammergau – Linderhof - Innsbruck
Neuschwanstein Castle
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We begin the day with a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, built by Ludwig II, the notorious “Mad King“. In the midday we travel to Oberammergau, famous for its Passion Play and lovely crafts. Along the way we visit the Wieskirche Church before continuing the tour to visit Linderhof Castle. This is one of the 3 castles built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the only one where the king actually lived for a significant amount of time. After a brief stop at the Ettal Benedictine Abbey. Today‘s final destination is Innsbruck. Accommodation at the Hotel Grauer Bär****.


Day 11: Innsbruck

Day 11: Innsbruck
Innsbruck
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In the morning we enjoy a sightseeing tour of Innsbruck, Austria, located in the Inn valley, in the heart of the Alps. As an alternative excursion you may also ascend to the top of Zugspitze (instead of Innsbruck, not included). In the afternoon we travel to Munich. Accommodation at the Maritim Hotel Munich****.


Day 12: Munich

Day 12: Munich
Hofgartentempel
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After breakfast we visit the city’s main attractions, concluding the tour at the Marienplatz square with its famous clock tower. The capital of Bavaria state, Munich, is famous for its Oktoberfest, which is annually celebrated in September. The afternoon is free to explore at your leisure. In the evening we enjoy a traditional Bavarian dinner. Accommodation at the Maritim Hotel Munich****.


Day 13: Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Day 13: Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Rothenburg ob der Tauber
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After breakfast we travel to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Romantic Germany. Sightseeing tour of this lovely medieval town concluding with a Schneeballen (snow ball) tasting, a pastry considered the signature dish of Rothenburg. Next we travel to Frankfurt. The program ends at Frankfurt airport, around 6 pm.


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