Fascinating Germany

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Brandenburg Gate
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Koknviktstraße Freiburg

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Neuschwanstein

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Ettal Baroque Benedictine Abbey

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Rothenburg

14 Days Frankfurt to Frankfurt from $2,767.00

Experience the many fascinating facets of Germany. Discover modern and dynamic cities such as Hamburg, Berlin and Munich, the picturesque beauty of the Rhine river valley, the romantic South with its magical landscape and fairytale castles. Highlights of this tour include a trip by high-speed rail from Berlin to Frankfurt and a visit to famous Neuschwanstein Castle. Discover the many attractions of Germany!

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Fascinating Germany Itinerary

DAY 1 ARRIVE IN FRANKFURT, GERMANY: Arrival in Frankfurt and transfer to the hotel. Frankfurt boasts impressive modern skyscrapers while preserving its delightful charm. Hotel Name: Mövenpick City Center.

DAY 2 FRANKFURT / RÜDESHEIM / ST. GOAR / COLOGNE: 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. Hotel Name: Hotel Maritim. (B)

DAY 3 COLOGNE / HAMBURG: After breakfast we depart for Hamburg. Upon arrival you 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. Hotel Name: Hotel Novotel Hamburg Alster. (B)

DAY 4 HAMBURG / BERLIN: In the morning you are free to explore at your leisure. Afternoon transfer to Berlin. Hotel Name: Hotel Maritim proArte. (B)

DAY 5 BERLIN: In the morning you visit the capital‘s historic highlights, such as “Unter den Linden“ boulevard, remnants of the wall and the Brandenburg Gate. You 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. Hotel Name: Hotel Maritim proArte. (B)

DAY 6 BERLIN / POTSDAM / ERFURT: 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. Hotel Name: Mercure Erfurt. (B)

DAY 7 ERFURT / FRANKFURT: In the morning you are free to explore Erfurt 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. Hotel Name: Mövenpick Frankfurt City. (B/D)

DAY 8 FRANKFURT / HEIDELBERG / BLACK FOREST: 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, have a little walk to the beautiful Ravenna Gorge or see the region’s oldest chapel, both are next to the hotel. Hotel Name: Best Western Hotel Hofgut Sterner. (B/D)

DAY 9 BLACK FORESEST / LAKE TITI / LINDAU / FÜSSEN: 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 offers 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. Hotel Name: Hotel Hirsch. (B)

DAY 10 NEUSCHWANSTEIN / WIESKIRCHE / OBERMMERGAU / ETTAL / INNSBRUCK: 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 we continue to our final destination today, Innsbruck. Hotel Name: Hotel Grauer Bär. (B)

DAY 11 INNSBRUCK / MUNICH: In the morning we enjoy a sightseeing tour of Innsbruck, Austria, located in the Inn valley, in the heart of the Alps. In the afternoon we travel to Munich. Hotel Name: Holiday Inn Munich City Centre. (B)

DAY 12 MUNICH: 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 you enjoy a traditional Bavarian dinner. Hotel Name: Holiday Inn Munich City Centre. (B/D)

DAY 13 MUNICH / ROTHENBURG OB DER TAUBER / FRANKFURT: 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. Hotel Name: Hotel Hilton Frankfurt Airport. (B)

DAY 14 FRANKFURT / USA: After breakfast, transfer to Frankfurt airport for your return flight home to the US. (B)

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2017 Departures

  • Monday April 17 – $2,767.00
  • May 15 – $2,767.00
  • Monday June 19 – $2,767.00
  • Monday July 17 – $2,767.00
  • Monday August 14 – $2,767.00
  • Monday September 18** – $3,040.00
  • Monday October 2 – $2,767.00

**Special Oktoberfest Departure Additional Information: * Above are Land Start Dates in Frankfurt. Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Above dates represent “land start” date.  Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Journeys Connect can quote you the lowest possible GROUP airfare available on the day that you book. Minimum of 10 seats. Single Room Supplement: $800.00. Triple Room Reduction: N/A. We can create special private Oktoberfest departures end of September and October, and Christmas Market departures early December.

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Inclusions

  • Private airport transfers in Frankfurt on Day 1 and Day 14
  • Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and baggage handling
  • 13 breakfasts
  • One dinner in Frankfurt, traditional Black Forest Dinner and typical regional farewell-dinner in Munich
  • Services of an English-speaking tour director throughout
  • Travel by private, luxury, air-conditioned mini-coach
  • Rhine Cruise
  • Visit local cheese factory
  • Admission to TV Tower, Sanssouci, Heidelberg, Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles
  • Snow Ball” tasting in Rothenburg
  • Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges
  • Portfolio of travel documents
  • 24-hour emergency service while in Germany

English speaking tour guide: Travelers will be accompanied by an English speaking tour guide during the entire travel program (or a driver-guide, for groups up to 7 participants). All our guides have extensive experience and are specially trained for each travel program. Transfer from Frankfurt airport to your hotel: Transportation upon arrival is only included on the first day of the tour and is available at any time on that day. Passengers arriving before the first day of the tour can request a special transfer. However, the cost of this transfer is not included in the price of the travel program. Transportation: Transportation on our tours is conducted by car, minivan or tour bus, depending on the number of passengers.

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Group Discounts
On boutique journeys, travel with a group of 25 and one traveler receives a 100% discount* off the land portion of the vacation price.

Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Above dates represent “land start” date. Air: Please note that International airfares are not included in the prices above. Journeys Connect can quote you the lowest possible GROUP airfare available on the day that you book. Minimum of 10 seats from same gateway. Less than 10 air seats will require full payment at time of booking. Single Room Supplement: $800.00. Triple Room Reduction: N/A. Group discounts cannot be combined with our Triple Room discounts. Not valid on Specialty, Customized Vacations or River Cruises, optional extensions, extra nights, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, or airport transfers. Other restrictions may apply. All passengers’ names must be advised before the discount is applied. *Group discount is on a twin-share basis only.