German Highlights

About Dusseldorf, Germany

For those who want to see the highlight cities of Germany, this vacation is a perfect fit. Start and finish in Frankfurt and enjoy overnight stays in Düsseldorf, the once divided metropolis of Berlin, Nuremberg, where you will taste the traditional Nürnberger Bratwürste, Munich, the Passion Play town of Oberammergau, and in the heart of the Black Forest. Much more is included: a romantic Rhine cruise, a first-class ride on the fast Eurocity train from Düsseldorf to Berlin, and a visit to the Cologne cathedral, followed by a beer in the Cölner Hofbräu Früh, one of Cologne’s famous breweries. Also enjoy visits to Bach’s Thomaskirche in Leipzig, romantic Rothenburg, Munich’s Marienplatz, and to Heidelberg Castle. In the Black Forest, learn about cuckoo-clocks and the art of woodcarving, and taste the famous Black Forest cake, Of course a visit to King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein Castle has been included as well, and a full day at leisure in Berlin allows the possibility for an optional excursion to Potsdam. Back in Frankfurt, a farewell dinner at a local restaurant awaits you to celebrate the success of your wonderful German Highlights vacation. A wonderful vacation to explore Germany’s highlights.

City Highlights

FRANKFURT Welcome dinner and a special farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurantRHINE CRUISECOLOGNE Visit the cathedral; [LF] enjoy a beer in the Cölner Hofbräu FrühDÜSSELDORF–BERLIN By high-speed first-class Eurocity trainBERLINGuided sightseeing, take pictures of Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial, visit Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial ChurchLEIPZIG Orientation including Bach’s ThomaskircheNUREMBERG Walking tour including the Old Town; [LF] taste Nürnberger BratwürsteROTHENBURG Walking tour of the walled townMUNICH Guided sightseeing, visit MarienplatzNEUSCHWANSTEIN Guided visit of King Ludwig’s castleLINDAU Visit the island on Lake ConstanceBIRNAU Visit the baroque churchBLACK FOREST [LF] Welcome drink and overnight stay in family-owned hotel, learn all about cuckoo clocks; [LF] woodcarving demonstration and Black Forest CakeHEIDELBERG Walking tour of the Old Town, ride the funicular, and visit the castleHeadsets throughout the tour

Hotels

FRANKFURT Sheraton Congress (F)DÜSSELDORF Leonardo Royal (F)BERLIN Arcotel John F (F)NUREMBERG NH Nürnberg City (SF)MUNICH Ambiance Rivoli (F) or Sheraton Munich Westpark (F)OBERAMMERGAU Ringhotel Böld (F)BLACK FOREST Best Western Hofgut Sternen (F) at Breitnau

Meals

Full buffet breakfast (B) daily; 7 three-course dinners (D), including a welcome dinner and a special farewell dinner in Frankfurt

Notes

NOTE:December 17 Departure – Christmas Eve in Oberammergau.In the rare event that the Eurocity train is unavailable, alternative services will be provided.

Transportation

Motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; first-class Eurocity train; Rhine River cruise; funicular ride

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