Trip Type : Small Group Tour
Full View of Frankfurt City- Germany-Europe-1739362-P

Classic Germany

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
15 days
From: $ 4,792 $ 319 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Comprehensive yet well-paced journey through Germany
  • Rhine River cruise
  • Medieval Heidelberg
  • Beautiful scenery of the Black Forest and Bavaria
  • Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Munich sightseeing
  • Visit to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial site and Nuremberg Trial Courthouse
  • Historic Dresden
  • Three-night stay in Berlin
  • Visit to Potsdam

Short Description

Classic Germany: it’s the legendary Rhine, the beauty of the Black Forest and Bavarian Alps, culturally rich Munich, international Berlin. It’s history of note and of notoriety. And we see it all on this alluring small group tour

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
Off the beaten track trips will stretch your comfort zone. They don't always feature tourist highlights, but dive deeper into local life and culture.
Itinerary Focus Off the Beaten Path
The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Lodging Level Luxury - 5 star
Flights & Transport Airfare included
Start City Frankfurt
End City Berlin

Trip Includes

  • Round-trip air transportation from listed cities

  • 13 nights’ accommodations in Deluxe, Superior First Class, First Class, and unrated hotels
  • 24 meals: 13 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 8 dinners
  • Extensive sightseeing as described, including all entrance fees
  • Services of an Odysseys Unlimited Tour Director
  • Private motorcoach transportation throughout your trip
  • Luggage handling for one bag per person
  • Gratuities for local guides, dining room servers, airport and hotel porters, and all drivers
  • $100 frequent traveler credit towards your next Odysseys Unlimited tour ($200 after 3 tours; $300 after 10 tours)

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Itinerary

Day 1: Depart U.S. for Frankfurt, Germany

Day 2: Arrive Frankfurt

Meals: Dinner

We arrive in Germany’s and Europe’s financial center today and transfer to our hotel. As guests’ arrival times may vary greatly, we have no group activities planned during the day. Early this evening we meet for a briefing about the journey ahead then enjoy a welcome dinner together

Day 3: Frankfurt/Rhine River Cruise

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

One of the great rivers of Europe and Germany’s historic highway of commerce and industry, the Rhine holds a special place in German tradition. We encounter this fabled waterway on a full-day excursion including a relaxing cruise and wine-tasting lunch through the Rhine River Valley, land of castles and kings, legends and lore

Day 4: Frankfurt/Heidelberg/Black Forest

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

With its riverside setting, medieval castle ruins, and narrow, winding streets that were spared wartime bombing, Heidelberg stands as perhaps the quintessential German city. We discover this romantic university town on a morning tour featuring Old Town; the university (c. 1386); Carl Theodor Old Bridge spanning the Neckar River; Heidelberg Castle; and lively Market Square, where we have free time for lunch on our own. Then we depart for the Black Forest (Schwarzwald), Germany’s storied woodland whose pastoral beauty and natural spring waters have drawn visitors for centuries

Day 5: Black Forest/Triberg/Freiburg

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

We discover the Black Forest today, traveling first to Triberg, birthplace of the cuckoo clock and where we visit the Schwarzwald museum depicting life in this region over the centuries. Then we travel on to Freiburg, where we see the 13th-century Gothic cathedral, one of Germany’s most beautiful; and the adjacent Augustinian cloister. We return to our hotel then dine together tonight at a local restaurant

Day 6: Black Forest/Bavaria

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Leaving the Black Forest, we travel along the shores of Lake Konstanz through scenic Bavaria, home to the breath-taking Bavarian Alps. Late afternoon we reach our hotel set amid the stunning Bavarian alpine scenery

Day 7: Bavaria/Neuschwanstein Castle/Munich

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Today we encounter the fairy tale castle of our collective imagination: Neuschwanstein, Ludwig II’s 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace that was the inspiration for Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle, with its fanciful turrets and towers, gables and balconies. Following our visit to the hilltop castle, we enjoy lunch together. Then we continue on to Munich, capital of Bavaria

Day 8: Munich

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

A morning sightseeing tour of Germany’s most prosperous and highly livable city includes the Baroque Nymphenburg Palace, former summer home of Bavarian royalty; the Glockenspiel carillon in Marienplatz, Munich’s popular central square; the royal avenue of Maximilianstrasse. Then the remainder of the day is free to explore as we wish. Tonight we dine together at a local restaurant

Day 9: Munich/Dachau/Nuremberg

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

We travel just 10 miles outside Munich today to Dachau, site of Germany’s first concentration camp and today a memorial to the 40,000-plus who perished there. After this somber encounter we continue on to Nuremberg, a historic city where Allied forces prosecuted Nazi leaders in military tribunals that became known as the Nuremberg Trials. Here we visit the haunting Nazi Party Rally Grounds, covering almost seven miles with the huge, unfinished Congress Hall as a backdrop. Then we take a walking tour of this city known for its medieval architecture

Day 10: Nuremberg/Dresden

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

This morning we visit several sites associated with the Nuremberg Trials, including the Palace of Justice complex where the momentous trials took place. After our tour here and free time for lunch, we travel on to Dresden

Day 11: Dresden

Meals: Breakfast

Its historical center largely destroyed by Allied bombing during World War II, Dresden today is a rebuilt and reunified city. Among the attractions of the capital of Saxony seen on this morning’s tour: the beautiful and beloved Semper Opera House; and the historic Green Vault in Dresden Castle, the “jewel box” of Europe housing an astounding array of treasures, including the crown jewels and the world’s largest green diamond. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore as we wish

Day 12: Dresden/Meissen/Berlin

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Leaving Dresden, this morning, en route to Berlin, we stop in Meissen to visit the factory that produced the world’s first high quality porcelain outside of the Far East. Opened in 1710, Meissen’s Royal Porcelain Factory still creates the fine china that is on display in museums and homes around the world. We continue on to Berlin, where we enjoy dinner together

Day 13: Berlin

Meals: Breakfast

Germany’s capital, its largest city, cultural center, and beating heart, Berlin is both provincial and international, historic and up-to-the-minute, sophisticated and friendly. We get our first taste on this morning’s tour featuring the Brandenburg Gate, the triumphal arch now a symbol of reunification; and the Neues Museum housing a collection of Egyptian artifacts, including the renowned bust of Nefertiti. We continue on to the Berlin Wall Memorial, the remaining section of the partition that brutally divided the city and the nation from 1961 to 1989. Now a historical monument and tribute to victims, the memorial traces the history of the wall and German reunification. Here, too, is Checkpoint Charlie, symbol of a once-divided nation. The remainder of the day is free for independent exploration in this non-stop metropolis. Lunch and dinner are on our own, and Berlin boasts a lively and cosmopolitan culinary scene.

Day 14: Berlin/Potsdam

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Today we visit nearby Potsdam, former capital of Prussia, site of the victorious Allies’ post-World War II conference, and home of Sanssouci, the former summer palace of Frederick the Great of Prussia. We tour the elaborate manse, considered the “German Versailles,” with its parks, lakes, and follies. Then we return to Berlin for an afternoon at leisure; tonight we gather for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 15: Depart for the U.S.

Meals: Breakfast

We transfer to the Berlin airport this morning for our return flights to the U.S.

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Flights & Transport

Airfare included

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Tour membership limited to 12-24 guests

Accomodations

The Westin Grand Frankfurt, Frankfurt / Days 2-3 / Deluxe

Zum Storchen Waldkirch, Waldkirch / Days 4-5 / Not rated

Reindl's Partenkirchner Hof, Garmisch-Partenkirchen / Day 6 / First Class

Le Meridien Munich, Munich / Days 7-8 / Deluxe

Le Méridien Grand Hotel Nürnberg, Nuremberg / Day 9 / Superior First Class

Hyperion Hotel Dresden am Schloss, Dresden / Days 10-11 / Deluxe

Trip ID#:

ClsGerOdy

Meals Included:

13 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 8 dinners

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