Best of Germany
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IntroductionExperience Germany’s fascinating history and culture as you travel through its most important major cities and darling fairytale villages. From the refinement of the capital to the unfaded beauty of its castles and ruins, Germany is one of Europe’s most vibrant nations.
Trip Includes1 Country
- Black Forest
- 8 Nights
- Moderate hotels based on twin/double occupancy
- Daily Breakfast and 2 Dinners
- A professionally trained English-speaking local tour director who is knowledgeable of the area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.
- To and from your hotel room throughout your land tour for one piece of Checked Baggage per person.
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For US citizens, no visa is required to visit Germany. A passport with at least 6 months’ validity after the end of the tour is required. Guests who are not US citizens should consult their own departments of state to ensure they have the necessary travel documents to visit Germany.
- Enjoy city tours and take in the magnificent highlights of Berlin, Nuremberg, Frankfurt, and Munich
- Walk the Renaissance ruins of the red-tinted Heidelberg Castle nestled in the wooded hills above the ancient city of Heidelberg
- Stay in a centrally-located hotel in Baden-Baden, the delightful spa town nestled in the fairytale peaks of the Black Forest
- Sit down with your fellow travelers at an included farewell dinner at the original Hofbräuhaus in Munich—the world's most famous beer hall
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Best of Germany
Tours Starts: Berlin, Germany
Tours Ends: Munich, Germany
Depart for Germany
Your vacation begins on an overnight flight to Europe.
Arrive in Berlin
Welcome to Berlin, one of the most beautiful and sophisticated capital cities in the world. If you purchased airline tickets from YMT, a friendly representative will welcome you at the airport and transport you to the hotel. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure until the included dinner at the hotel begins. This is your chance to get to know your fellow travelers and learn about the exciting days ahead. (D)
Hotel ABBA Berlin or similar
On your first full tour day, Berlin’s history and culture from before and after WWII are on fascinating display. Start with a city tour, where you will see everything from the Brandenburg Gate to Checkpoint Charlie, to the beautiful gardens and museums that pepper Germany’s sophisticated capital. You might want to try a currywurst today—the sausage covered with a mixture of curry powder and ketchup has become the quintessential German street food. Enjoy the afternoon and evening on your own or perhaps join one of our optional tours. (B)
Hotel ABBA Berlin or similar
Dresden City Tour
On the banks of the swiftly flowing Elbe River, the German city of Dresden is lushly green, filled with parks, forests, and splendid gardens. Dresden is rich with cultural and artistic history, which you will learn about during today’s exciting city tour. Visit Frauenkirche, the beautiful Lutheran house of worship featuring one of the largest domes in all of Europe, and Hofkirche, an 18th century Baroque church. (B)
Hotel Intercity Dresden or similar
Nuremberg City Tour
Martin Luther once claimed that Nuremberg “shines throughout Germany like a sun among the moon and stars,” a sentiment visitors to this vibrant historic village are certain to agree with. Once the preferred seat of German kings, and a major city for the Roman Empire, Nuremberg is full of history—which you can taste by sampling its 600-year old recipe for Nuremberg Lebkuchen, the scrumptious local version of gingerbread! Enjoy an illuminating city tour where you will see the formidable Nuremberg castle, the magnificent 13th century St. Sebald Church, and the stunning 14th century Schöner Brunnen fountain in Nuremberg’s Historical Mile. (B)
Hotel Forsthaus Nürnberg Fürth or similar
Spend the day falling in love with Frankfurt, a charming international city full of museums, shops, and restaurants that cater to English speakers. On today’s tour, you’ll see the Frankfurt Cathedral, a great example of Gothic Roman Catholic architecture; the Main Tower, an 56-story impressive skyscraper; and the Römer, a medieval building that has served as Frankfurt’s city hall for over 600 years. You'll also see the Goethe House, the family residence of famed writer Johann Wolfgang van Goethe. (B)
Hotel Intercity Frankfurt Airport or similar
Heidelberg Castle and Baden-Baden in the Black Forest
Take a tour of stunning Heidelberg Castle, the striking red sandstone ruins of a 13th century castle set in the forested hills above Heidelberg. See the castle and the incredible grounds before traveling to Baden-Baden in the Black Forest mountain range. Bordered by the scenic Rhine River Valley, the Black Forest is the quintessential European fairytale woods. Grimm’s most famous fairytales—set deep under the dark, spooky canopy—were largely set in the Black Forest, and in the dim quiet, you can almost imagine how scary a house call with a hungry witch could be. Baden-Baden is one of the Black forest’s most charming villages. The thriving spa town has been raved about in the New York Times, and its stunning architecture and impeccable amenities are made unforgettable by its unique surroundings. (B)
Hotel Magnetberg or similar
Transfer to Munich
Today we'll transfer to Munich. Enjoy a lunch stop on the scenic road from Baden-Baden, a stop on the famed Romantic Road of Germany, which takes you through "quintessentially German" scenery and culture and links a number of picturesque towns and castles. Arrive in Munich in the afternoon and spend a leisurely evening tonight in Germany’s third largest city. (B)
Hotel Leonardo and Residenz or similar
Munich City Tour
Your final day takes you through Munich, known for its hearty German cuisine, exceptional beers, and the original Oktoberfest; it also has a vibrant art scene and beautifully preserved architecture. Explore Munich on an illuminating city tour, where you will the see beautiful Baroque Nymphenburg Palace, Marienplatz, the heart of Munich’s Old Town, Munich Residenz, Germany’s largest city palace, Hofgarten, the court garden completed in 1617, and Frauenkirche, a local landmark church famous for its lofty towers. Enjoy a farewell dinner with your fellow travelers at the original Hofbräuhaus, Munich's largest tourist attraction, after the Oktoberfest. The historical tavern features authentic food and dirndl-clad waitresses. (B, D)
Hotel Leonardo and Residenz or similar
Depart for Home
Today your vacation through Germany comes to an end as you depart for home. (B)
Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tour vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights.
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