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Globus German Highlights(ZD)

12 days from Frankfurt to Frankfurt 
Bratwurst and beer, castles and cathedrals, and centuries of history and skilled craftspeople. The time has come to pack your lederhosen for the wonderful views and brews of Germany. From world-class cities to half-timbered towns and romantic river valleys to fairytale forests, we’ve compiled the country’s highlights for the ultimate Germany vacation. This encompassing tour of Germany kicks off in Frankfurt with a river cruise along the vineyard-dotted Rhine, picks up speed with a train ride from Cologne to Berlin, and then makes its way from the restored city of once war-ravaged Dresden to the best of Bavaria and the enchanting Black Forest. Castle-topped hills, snow-capped peaks, and foam-topped pilsners present the sweetest of sights while traditional Black Forest Cake and Nuremberg Gingerbread are your just desserts.

Itinerary (2024)

Day 1ARRIVE IN FRANKFURT, GERMANY
 Welcome to Frankfurt! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (D)
Day 2FRANKFURT–COLOGNE
 Views & Brews in Cologne RHINE RIVER Take a scenic cruise on the historic river.
COLOGNE Visit the magnificent cathedral. Enjoy a beer at the [LF] Cölner Hofbräu Früh, one of Cologne’s famous breweries. (B,D)
155 mi / 250 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
LOCAL TASTES For more than a century, the Cölner Hofbräu Früh has served its delicious Kölsch beer according to the family tradition started by the founder Peter Josef Früh. Raise your glass to timeless tradition and hospitality with Germany’s famous, foamy brews.
Day 3COLOGNE–BERLIN
 Historic Berlin COLOGNE Board the high-speed first-class ICE train to Berlin.
BERLIN Guided sightseeing includes the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and picture stops at Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial. (B,D)
367 mi / 590 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORIC SPOTS Explore the historic city of Berlin. Stop at 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.
Day 4BERLIN
 The Boulevards of Berlin BERLIN Enjoy a free day to explore Berlin. (B)

FREE TIME TIPS
EXPLORE MORE Berlin is a city to be explored and enjoyed. See the street art of the East Side Gallery where a portion of the Berlin Wall now serves as a memorial of freedom painted by local artists. See the classic Cosmonaut mural in Mariannenstrasse or head to the Kreuzberg district for a leisurely stroll along Landwehr Canal.
Day 5BERLIN–DRESDEN
 German Jewels DRESDEN Enjoy free time for lunch. An orientation walk features the Zwinger Palace Courtyard. (B)
137 mi / 220 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURAL 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.
Day 6DRESDEN–BAYREUTH–NUREMBERG
 On Tap in Nuremberg BAYREUTH Take an orientation tour of Wagner’s city of festival.
NUREMBERG Walking tour includes the Old Town. [LF] Dinner with local specialties at the Bratwurst Röslein restaurant. (B,D)
205 mi / 330 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
LOCAL TASTES Bring a big appetite to dine on brats and beer in the biggest Bratwurst restaurant in the world! Enjoy authentic specialities at Bratwurst Röslein in the heart of Nuremberg’s town hall square, where warm welcomes have been greeting clients since 1493.
Day 7NUREMBERG–ROTHENBURG–MUNICH
 The Romantic Road ROTHENBURG Orientation walk and free time to browse before continuing to Munich. (B)
205 mi / 330 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
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.
Day 8MUNICH–OBERAMMERGAU- FÜSSEN AREA
 The Heart of Munich MUNICH Guided sightseeing includes Marienplatz with its Old and New Town Halls.
OBERAMMERGAU Enjoy free time before departing for Füssen. (B,D)
87 mi / 140 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURE & 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.
Day 9FÜSSEN AREA
 Bavarian Blessings FÜSSEN Spend a free day in the Bavarian village. (B)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORY & TRADITION Füssen is often called the romantic soul of Bavaria. Spend the day strolling the picturesque town or join an excursion to get to the top of the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain and take in some of the best views of the Alps. On a sunny day you can see mountain peaks across 4 countries reaching as far as the Eastern Alps.
Day 10FÜSSEN AREA–NEUSCHWANSTEIN–LINDAU–BIRNAU– BLACK FOREST
 Fairytale Forests & A Storybook Castle NEUSCHWANSTEIN Take a guided visit to King Ludwig’s castle.
LINDAU Explore the island on Lake Constance.
BIRNAU Visit the Baroque church.
BLACK FOREST Enjoy a traditional Schwarzwaldkuchen (Black Forest cake) tasting during dinner. (B,D)
186 mi / 300 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
LEGENDARY LIVES King Ludwig II of Bavaria, the “Fairytale 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.
Day 11BLACK FOREST–HEIDELBERG–FRANKFURT
 Cuckoo Clocks & Castle Walks BLACK FOREST Enjoy a Cuckoo Clock demonstration at your hotel.
HEIDELBERG Take a walking tour of the Old Town with a funicular ride to visit the castle.
FRANKFURT Farewell dinner at your hotel. (B,D)
199 mi / 320 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
ARCHITECTURAL GEM Ascend 300 feet above Heidelberg to visit its historic castle, posing a commanding presence above the town below. The breathtaking Schloss Heidelberg features buildings and courtyards reflecting unique architectural eras, as well as the biggest wine barrel in the world! Just as the city below delivers a powerful view of the castle, you’ll take in the panoramic views of Heidelberg below the terraces and gardens of the hilltop fortress. Cast your eyes across the Neckar River and valley, with views as far as the Rhine plain and Mannheim on a clear day.
Day 12FRANKFURT
 Auf Wiedersehen, Germany! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Included Globus Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 7 three-course dinners

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Guaranteed Departure 05/01/2023 $3,399.00
Guaranteed Departure 05/08/2023 $3,829.00
Guaranteed Departure 05/22/2023 $3,369.00
Guaranteed Departure 06/05/2023 $3,959.00
Guaranteed Departure 07/03/2023 $3,269.00
Guaranteed Departure 07/10/2023 $3,269.00
Guaranteed Departure 07/17/2023 $3,269.00
Guaranteed Departure 07/24/2023 $3,689.00
Guaranteed Departure 08/07/2023 $3,269.00
08/14/2023 $3,689.00
Guaranteed Departure 08/21/2023 $3,269.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/04/2023 $3,899.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/11/2023 $3,999.00
04/29/2024 $3,699.00
05/06/2024 $4,419.00
05/13/2024 $3,699.00
05/20/2024 $3,899.00
06/03/2024 $3,899.00
06/10/2024 $4,359.00
06/17/2024 $3,699.00
06/24/2024 $3,699.00
07/01/2024 $3,599.00
07/08/2024 $3,599.00
07/15/2024 $3,699.00
07/22/2024 $4,099.00
07/29/2024 $3,819.00
08/05/2024 $3,699.00
08/12/2024 $4,299.00
08/19/2024 $3,699.00
08/26/2024 $3,699.00
09/02/2024 $3,839.00
09/09/2024 $3,959.00
09/16/2024 $4,559.00
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