Welcome to the great capital of Germany and the center of European economy - Berlin!
Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver, who transfers you to your hotel for the check-in. The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip. Alternatively, you can choose one of our carefully planned optional tours.
After breakfast at your hotel, meet your private guide in the lobby and explore the capital of Germany on a 3-hour walking city tour and see the main Berlin highlights from the Berlin Wall to the Brandenburg Gate, from the site of Hitler's bunker to the Reichstag parliament building (no entrances included).
During the tour, you discover Checkpoint Charlie, the site where the Stasi and CIA spied on each other. You hear the amazing stories surrounding this Cold War crossing point.
You walk across the final battlefield of World War II and find out how the peculiar events surround the Reichstag. You explore the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe and get the inside story behind the incredible controversy surrounding it.
When passing the Berlin Wall you learn the secret history of why it went up and how Berlin was divided overnight. You also visit Berlin's spectacular new government quarter and get a feel for the contemporary face of the city and its development since the fall of the Wall.
You have the afternoon and evening at leisure and can continue exploring Berlin on your own, or join one of our optional tours.
➤ Firebird recommends: Enjoy the Historic City Cruise to explore Berlin from water side or visit the Christmas Garden at the Botanical Garden to get amazed by colorful festive illuminations integrated into nature.
Following breakfast at your hotel, meet your private guide and embark on a tour that definitely helps catch the Christmas spirit!
You take a short public transport ride to reach one of the most beautiful squares in Berlin settled between the impressive Deutscher Dom (German Church), Französischer Dom (French Cathedral) and Konzerthaus (Concert Hall). Together with your guide, you enjoy the special atmosphere of Christmas Gendarmenmarkt that is believed to be the most atmospheric one in Berlin. As a special treat, you taste traditional Christmas delicacies - classic mulled wine and a ginger cake. After the tour you return back to your hotel or, if you wish, spend more time exploring the Christmas Market.
Please note: The Christmas Gendarmenmarkt is open from November 26 to December 31.
After breakfast and check-out, you are met by your private driver in the hotel lobby and transferred to the train station, where you take a 4-hour train to Munich.
Please note: you may extend your stay in Berlin and set off on a day trip to explore the magnificent Christmas Market in Dresden. Contact your travel specialist for the details.
Upon arrival, you walk to your centrally-located hotel located within walking distance from the station.After check-in the rest of the evening is free for you to enjoy winter Munich on your own. Alternatively, you can choose one of our carefully planned optional tours.
➤ Firebird recommends: Travel through Munich on a Christmas Tram or take advantage of the winter season and try winter outdoor activities & sports like sledding or skiing in Munich Olympic Park
After breakfast you meet your private guide and go on a fascinating 4-hour tour of Munich's beautiful old town to get an insight into the city's turbulent 850 year history.
With its exuberant atmosphere and vitality, Munich is one of Europe's great cultural centers. Munich’s elegant Maximilian Street offers views at the Bavarian Parliament, Deutsches Museum, Royal Palace and the Opera House. In the ancient part of the town the world-famous Hofbrauhaus, the medieval town gates and the colourful open air market Viktualienmarkt are waiting for you. You also pass by Theatiner Church, Hall of Generals (Feldherrnhalle), and House of Arts, the Bavarian National Museum and the Angel of Peace.
The special part of your tour is a visit to the heart of the city - Marienplatz (St. Mary's Square) where the traditional Christmas Market is annually held. It is believed that the roots of the market go back into the 14th century. Here you will find all the classical attributes of the main winter holiday such as handmade souvenirs, delightful snacks, and an enormous Christmas tree. A guided visit to the main Christmas Market in Bavaria is a great way to hear local fairy tales, customs, and traditions and finally get closer to the rich Bavarian culture!
After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.
Please note: the Christmas Market on Marienplatz is open from November 27 to December 24.
Experience a truly royal day tour of the majestic Neuschwanstein Castle which inspired Walt Disney!
Today Neuschwanstein is one of the most popular of all the palaces and castles in Europe. Every year 1.4 million people visit "the castle of the fairy-tale king". In winter snow-covered castle together with the scenic mountain landscape make up a real winter wonderland!
During the guided group tour of the castle, you learn about the eccentric Fairy Tale King Ludwig II, a builder of this imposing landmark, his complicated life in Bavaria at the start of the Second Reich and his life-long friendship with the composer Richard Wagner.
On the way back to Munich, your private guide-driver can make a stop at Linderhof Palace or other beautiful sights in the region of Bavarian Alps which is especially magnificent in winter time.
Please note: the Neuschwanstein Castle is closed on December 24-25, 31 and January 1.
After breakfast and check-out, you are met by your private driver in the hotel lobby and transferred to the airport for your flight back home.
We hope you are leaving with the ultimate experience and bright memories and wish you a safe flight.
Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.
1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.
2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.
Stress-free Booking Book your journey without stress and at convenient pace. You can pay a deposit of 20% to book any tour in any major currency; the final balance will be due 90 days before start date. In event if you decide to change or postpone your trip, you can transfer your deposit to any other packages we offer. Cruise bookings and special offers may be subject to different booking terms.
Trip Assurance If you need our assistance during your trip, you can call our support line available from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. (CET) on weekdays and weekends.