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2023 Tour Details
Ninety-nine bottles of beer on the wall, centuries of fascinating history, and more sausage stands than you can count await on this delicious introductory tour of Germany. As you follow the delectable scent of sizzling bratwurst and freshly baked pretzels from bustling Berlin to Bavarian Munich, your eyes will be as pleased as your taste buds. The elegantly restored city of Dresden, the charming medieval town of Rothenburg, the Passion Play pilgrimage town of Oberammergau, and the fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle present picture-perfect backdrops for your memory books. While Munich’s theatrical Glockenspiel clock may announce the time three times a day, the lively Biergarten throughout Germany will happily tell you it’s always “beer thirty.”
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BERLIN Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, picture stop at Brandenburg Gate & Holocaust MemorialDRESDEN Guided sightseeing, visit the Courtyard of Zwinger Palace WEIMAR OrientationROTHENBURG Stay overnight in the medieval townNEUSCHWANSTEIN Guided visit of King Ludwig’s castleOBERAMMERGAU See the Passion Play theaterMUNICH Guided sightseeing, visit Marienplatz; farewell dinner in the Biergarten of a local restaurant
Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners
ARRIVE IN BERLIN, GERMANY Welcome to Berlin! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
BERLIN Historic Berlin BERLIN Join a guided sightseeing tour of the city’s historic sites. Free time this afternoon and evening.
Breakfast TOUR HIGHLIGHTHISTORIC SPOTS Explore the historic city of Berlin. Stop at the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, the symbolic heart of West Berlin, its towers rising as a symbol of peace between nations. See the vast Holocaust Memorial, the sombre site dedicated to the remembrance of the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Take photos of the symbolic monument to peace and unity at the Brandenburg Gate – Berlin's most famous landmark.
BERLIN–DRESDEN German Jewels DRESDEN Free time for lunch. Guided walking tour features the Zwinger Palace Courtyard.
Breakfast124 mi / 200 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTCULTURAL GEM Explore the heart of Dresden with a walk to Zwinger Palace courtyard. Revered for its stunning Baroque architecture and beautiful gardens, this spectacular palace complex is the most famous building in Dresden.
DRESDEN–ROTHENBURG The Romantic Road ROTHENBURG Orientation walk and overnight stay in the medieval town. Enjoy free time this afternoon and evening.
Breakfast 251 mi / 404 kmLOCAL FAVORITE CULTURE & TRADITION Get that old romantic feeling with a walk through the well-preserved medieval town of Rothenburg. Here, along Germany’s historic Romantic Road region, you’ll find half-timbered houses, medieval walls, and cobblestone streets, that will win your heart in the heart of Northern Bavaria.
ROTHENBURG–NEUSCHWANSTEIN Fairytale Endings ROTHENBURG Depart for a scenic drive along the Romantic Road en route to Neuschwanstein.NEUSCHWANSTEIN Guided visit of King Ludwig’s castle.
Breakfast 186 mi / 300 kmLOCAL FAVORITE LEGENDARY LIVES King Ludwig II of Bavaria, the “Fairy tale King,” built a fantastical 1800s castle with all the modern conveniences (aka plumbing), while emphasizing the romantic vision of a storybook castle. His love for Wagnerian opera is literally plastered on the walls inside, with panoramas and frescoes of scenes from the composer’s great works. So romantic and fanciful of design, the Neuschwanstein Castle inspired Walt Disney’s blueprint of a castle fit for Sleeping Beauty herself.
NEUSCHWANSTEIN–OBERAMMERGAU–MUNICH Bavarian Blessings OBERAMMERGAU Stop in the beautiful Bavarian village to see the outdoor auditorium where the Passion Play is held once every ten years.MUNICH Enjoy free time this afternoon and evening.
Breakfast 106 mi / 170 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHT HISTORY & TRADITION Centuries ago, the residents of the beautiful Bavarian village of Oberammergau made a promise to God to re-enact Christ’s Passion if he would spare them from the Black Plague of 1633. Since then, hundreds of local townspeople perform this epic production every 10 years in Oberammergau. Stroll the picturesque town and see the large outdoor auditorium.
MUNICH Auf Wiedersehen, Munich! MUNICH Guided sightseeing includes Marienplatz. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant this evening. (B, D)TOUR HIGHLIGHTCULTURE & TRADITION Experience the geographical and cultural heart of Munich at its Marienplatz, the town square since 1158. Stroll through the home of historic buildings, including the Old and New Town Halls in the picturesque heart and soul of the city. Join us at one of our local faves for a farewell dinner this evening!
MUNICH Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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