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Essence of Germany

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12 days
5 cities
2nights

Munich, Germany

The capital of Germany’s most prosperous Bavarian region, Munich is famous for its gorgeous architecture, traditional Alpine culture, and the annual Octoberfest, gathering millions of people from all over the world every year. Even if your travel dates don’t match those of Oktoberfest, we strongly suggest you try some of the world’s best beers while in Munich. The city is famous for its art galleries and museums, including Residenzmuseum hosted in the Munich Residence, that had served as a seat of government and residence of Bavarian kings from 1508 to 1918 and is now the number one attraction....
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    Day 1 - Arrival to Munich

    Welcome to Munich! Upon arrival, you meet your driver at the arrivals hall and head for your centrally-located hotel for check-in.

    The rest of the evening is free for you to enjoy Munich on your own.

    ➤  Firebird recommends: Pay a visit to Olympiapark: Munich’s 1972 Olympic Park, where you can ride a zip-line over the iconic stadium, and participate in other sports activities.

    No meals included.

    Day 2 - Munich City Tour

    After breakfast, you meet your private guide and go on a fascinating 3-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. Enjoy your city tour around Marien Square, Church of Our Lady and Residenz Palace. In the ancient part of the town the world-famous Hofbrauhaus, the medieval town gates, and the colorful open-air market Viktualienmarkt are waiting for you. Munich’s elegant Maximilian Street offers views at the Bavarian Parliament, Deutsches Museum, Royal Palace and the Opera House. You also pass by Theatiner Church, Hall of Generals (Feldherrnhalle), and House of Arts, the Bavarian National Museum and the Angel of Peace.

    After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.

    ➤  Firebird recommends: Visit  Hofbräuhaus Beer Hall - world's most famous tavern, which dates back to 16th century​.

    Breakfast is included.

    Day 3 - Day at Leisure & Departure to Stuttgart

    Today after breakfast and check-out, you have the day at leisure to continue exploring the capital of Bavaria on your own. Alternatively, you can choose one of our carefully planned optional tours.

    In the afternoon, you head for the train station for your train to Stuttgart. In about 2,5 hours you arrive in Stuttgart, the capital of southwest Germany’s state called Baden-Württemberg, meet your driver and head for your centrally-located hotel.

    After check-in, the rest of the evening is free for you to start exploring the city on your own.

    ➤ Firebird recommends: Discover two of the most famous automobile museums in the works, by visiting Porsche Museum tracing Porsche's history, and Mercedes-Benz Museum which cover the history of the brand.

    Breakfast is included.

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    Hotel Excelsior Munich
    4-star hotel
    DE, Schützenstrasse 11, Munich, 80335
    Hotel Excelsior Munich
    Classic Double Breakfast included
    A 3-minute walk from München Hauptbahnhof railway station, this elegant country house–style hotel is also a 14-minute walk from Marienplatz square.... show more
    1 room / 2 nights
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Connection | Munich - Stuttgart
1st Class Seat
München Hbf
Munich, Germany
2 hours
Stuttgart Hbf
Stuttgart, Germany
2nights

Stuttgart, Germany

Set on the banks of the Neckar River, Stuttgart boasts some first-class collections of its art and historic museums. Stuttgart is considered to be one of the greenest cities in Europe, not only due to its amazing luxuriously decorated parks and gardens, but also thanks to its own vineyards. Moreover, the city houses the headquarters of such giants of the automobile industry as Mercedes and Porsche....
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    Day 4 - Stuttgart City Tour

    Following breakfast, you meet your private guide and embark an entertaining and informative city walk through the historic heart of Stuttgart. In 3 hours your guide shows you all the main attractions such as the Old Castle, Neues Schloss (New Castle) and Schlossplatz, Rathaus or town hall, the ancient gathering place Marktplatz and many others. This trip through time covers the founding of the city in 950 all the way to the present day.

    After the tour, you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.

    ➤ Firebird recommends: Explore modern architecture by visiting Weissenhof Estate which includes buildings designed by 17 architects from more than 5 European countries. Two of the buildings projected by Le Corbusier were inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites as the part of his "Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement".

    Breakfast is included.

    Day 5 - Day at Leisure & Train to Heidelberg

    Today after breakfast and check-out, you have the day at leisure to continue exploring Stuttgart on your own. Alternatively, you can choose one of our carefully planned optional tours.

    In the afternoon, your private driver transfers you to the train station for your train to Mannheim, located within just 30-minutes away from Heidelberg. Your private driver meets you at the train station and transfers you to your hotel in Heidelberg.

    Upon arrival to Heidelberg, you check in and have a good rest.

    ➤ Firebird recommends: Take a cruise along the romantic and quiet Neckar Valley and discover the beauty of the Castle Road.

    Breakfast is included.

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    Kronenhotel Stuttgart
    4-star hotel
    DE, Kronenstraße 48, Stuttgart, 70174
    Kronenhotel Stuttgart
    Standard Double Breakfast included
    The privately run Kronenhotel is set in a quiet location near Stuttgart’s pedestrian area and main sights. The hotel has spacious and soundproofed rooms with free WiFi, as well as a garden terrace, restaurant, and sauna.... show more
    1 room / 2 nights
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Connection | Stuttgart - Heidelberg
1st Class Seat
Stuttgart Hbf
Stuttgart, Germany
1 hour
Mannheim Hbf
Heidelberg, Germany
2nights

Heidelberg, Germany

Located in southwestern Germany, Heidelberg is famous for its well-preserved old town, 14th-century University, and Heiliggeistkirche church. The Karl Theodor Old Bridge and the red-sandstone ruins of Heidelberg Castle are among other renown attractions. The bridge gate at the south end of the bridge dates from the Middle Ages and is one of the most recognized symbols of Heidelberg....
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    Day 6 - Old Town Walking Tour & Heidelberg Castle

    Following breakfast at your hotel, meet your private guide in the lobby and enjoy a wonderful 4-hour walking old town or Altstadt tour and explore the university town of Heidelberg, with its historic and romantic appeal.

    The old town of Heidelberg has a typical atmosphere of the German old quarters: squares where the locals socialize, cobblestone streets with bar terraces, and of course the marketplace, or the Marktplatz.

    You get a chance to step inside the Studentenkarzer, the old Students' Prison, and hear interesting stories of how the students ended up here. You see the Old Bridge and admire the Church of the Holy Spirit, Heidelberg's main church.

    After the pleasant walk through the Old Town, you board a historic funicular to reach the top of the hill where you find Schloss Heidelberg, the Heidelberg Castle, which is considered to be one of the most important ruins in Germany. These extraordinary Renaissance ruins that inspired Germany’s Romantics used to be the former seat of Heidelberg’s Prince-Electors. In the Castle you also have a chance to visit the German Apothecary Museum and see the Great Tun, the biggest wine barrel in the world, that was able to hold 221,726 liters (or 58,578 gallons) of wine.

    After the tour, you take the funicular back down to the Old Town and return to your hotel. You have the afternoon and evening at leisure and can continue exploring Heidelberg on your own, or join one of our optional tours.

    ➤ Firebird recommends:  Follow the footsteps of the famous German thinkers and go for a guided or nonguided walk and hike along the Philosophenweg (Philosophers' Walk).

    Breakfast is included.

    Day 7 - Departure to Cologne

    After breakfast and check-out you are met by your private driver and transferred to Mannheim train station for departure to Cologne. In about 1,5 hours you arrive in Cologne, the largest city of the most populous German federal state called North Rhine-Westphalia. Upon arrival, you meet your driver and head for your centrally-located hotel.

    After check-in, the rest of the evening is free for you to start exploring the city on your own.

    ➤ Firebird recommends: Visit Chocolate Museum for a great taste of Cologne (we advise to check the open hours of the museum prior making plans) 

    Breakfast is included.

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    Bergheim 41 Hotel
    4-star hotel
    DE, Bergheimer Strasse 41, Heidelberg, 69115
    Bergheim 41 Hotel
    Standard Double Breakfast included
    Hotel Bergheim 41 is a modern design hotel in the Altes Hallenbad building in Heidelberg city center close to the Old Town district. The hotel has well-equipped rooms, a rooftop garden, and in-house Coffee Culture cafe.... show more
    1 room / 2 nights
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    • Old Town Walking Tour & Heidelberg Castle
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    • Arrival Private Transfer Minivan
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Connection | Heidelberg - Cologne
1st Class Seat
Mannheim Hbf
Mannheim, Germany
1 hour
Köln Hbf
Koblenz, Germany
2nights

Cologne, Germany

The largest city of North Rhine-Westphalia, Cologne, is one of the oldest cities in Germany with a 2000-year-old history, dating back to the Roman times, the era of Emperor Claudius. Set gracefully on the banks of the Rhine River, Cologne proudly bears the title of a major cultural hub of the region. Its Old Town is known for the iconic Cologne Cathedral as well as numerous exhibition galleries, museums and concert venues....
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    Day 8 - Cologne City Tour

    Following breakfast, you meet your private guide and together you discover the must-see sights of Cologne.

    Your exploration starts with the outstanding gothic Cathedral of Cologne included in UNESCO World Heritage list. Kölner Dom, as it is called in German, with its 160 meters (525 ft) high, proudly dominates the skyline of the city. You explore the cathedral's interiors, its treasure chamber and, if you want, climb the 533 steps to the top of the tower to catch the most comprehensive view over the city and the Rhine. After you stroll along the streets of the old center, meet 'Tünnes und Schäl' figures, representing the original locals, see the old charming houses, historic town hall, and tower.

    After the tour, you have the afternoon at leisure.

    ➤ Firebird recommends: Take a 2-hour panoramic cruise and enjoy the scenic views on Rhine promenade and the cathedral from a different angle.
    *Please note: this tour is available from May 1 to October 11, from Monday to Thursday

    Breakfast is included.

    Day 9 - Day at Leisure & Departure to Berlin

    Today after breakfast and check-out, you have the day at leisure to continue exploring Cologne on your own. Alternatively, you can choose one of our carefully planned optional tours.

    In the afternoon, your private driver transfers you to the train station for your train to Berlin, and in about 4,5 hours you arrive in the capital of Germany. Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver, who transfers you to your hotel for the check-in.

    ➤ Firebird recommends: Use Cologne cable car for a scenic crossing of the river Rhine.

    Breakfast is included.

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    Maritim Hotel Köln
    4-star hotel
    DE, Cologne
    Maritim Hotel Köln
    Classic Double Breakfast included
    The Maritim Koln is set in central Cologne near the Rhine River. The hotel has elegant well-fitted rooms. There's also an onsite spa with a gym and indoor pool, a Rôtisserie restaurant, and Piano Bar.... show more
    1 room / 2 nights
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    • Private Walking Tour of Cologne
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Connection | Cologne - Berlin
1st Class Seat
Köln Hbf
Cologne, Germany
4 hours
Berlin Hbf
Berlin, Germany
3nights

Berlin, Germany

Planning a trip to Berlin? The remarkable capital of Germany invites you to spend at least three days exploring the best cultural and artistic landmarks. Start your sightseeing with a stop at the world-class museum island in Berlin and visit Pergamon Museum, then make your way to Gemaeldegalerie and German Historical Museums. A visit to Berlin will not be complete without a visit to the most popular tourist attraction - Brandenburg gate, symbolizing the unity of the country. ...
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    Day 10 - Berlin City Tour

    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: Attend a performance at the world famous Brecht-theater - The Berliner Ensemble (performances with English subtitles happen several times a month).

    Breakfast is included.

    Day 11 - Day at Leisure & Optional Tours

    Today after breakfast you have the day at leisure to continue exploring the capital of Germany on your own. Alternatively, you can choose one of our carefully planned optional tours.

    ➤ Firebird recommends: Take a cruise on the River Spree, that winds through the centre of Berlin, and me amazed by the completely different perspective on the city.

    Breakfast is included.

    Day 12 - Departure from Berlin

    This is the final day of your tour. Following breakfast you check out from the hotel and your driver takes you to the airport for your flight back home.

    We hope you are leaving with ultimate experience and bright memories and wish you a safe flight.

    Breakfast is included.

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    Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz
    4-star hotel
    DE, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, Berlin, 10963
    Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz
    Standard Double Breakfast included
    This modern Scandinavian style 4-star hotel is nestled in the heart of Berlin right next to the Potsdamer Platz entertainment district near the famous Berlin Wall. The spacious rooms are well-equipped. There are an onsite restaurant and a gym.... show more
    1 room / 3 nights
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at remarkable downtown hotels;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Support line during the trip.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Note:

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.

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