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Essence of Germany
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Essence of Germany

deGermany
5 cities
12 days, 11 nights
Day by day
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Day 1 Munich

Arrival in Munich

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

Breakfast included
Eden Hotel Wolff
Eden Hotel Wolff
Arnulfstr. 4, Munich, BY, DE, 80335
Standard Double or Twin Room
1 room
Up to 2 guests
1 King Bed
22 m²
Breakfast included
More amenities
Day 2 Munich

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.

3h
Munich Walking City Tour
Munich Walking City Tour
Day 3 Munich

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.

Eden Hotel Wolff
Address
Arnulfstr. 4, Munich, BY, DE, 80335
Train from Munich to Stuttgart
Departure
2 h 30 min
Arrival
Day 3 Stuttgart

Arrival in Stuttgart

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.

Breakfast included
Maritim Hotel Stuttgart
Maritim Hotel Stuttgart
Seidenstr. 34, Stuttgart, BW, DE, 70174
Classic Room
1 room
Up to 2 guests
1 Double Bed
28 m²
Breakfast included
More amenities
Arrival: Private Transfer Sedan
Day 4 Stuttgart

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.

Half day
Private Walking Tour in Stuttgart
Private Walking Tour in Stuttgart
Day 5 Stuttgart

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.

Maritim Hotel Stuttgart
Address
Seidenstr. 34, Stuttgart, BW, DE, 70174
Departure: Private Transfer Sedan
Train from Stuttgart to Heidelberg
Departure
1 h
Arrival
Day 5 Heidelberg

Arrival in 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.

Breakfast included
ATLANTIC Hotel Heidelberg
ATLANTIC Hotel Heidelberg
Europaplatz 1, Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, DE, 69115
Comfort Room
1 room
Up to 2 guests
1 Double Bed
23 m²
Breakfast included
Arrival: Private Transfer Minivan
Day 6 Heidelberg

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.

4h
Old Town Walking Tour & Heidelberg Castle
Old Town Walking Tour & Heidelberg Castle
Day 7 Heidelberg

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.

ATLANTIC Hotel Heidelberg
Address
Europaplatz 1, Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, DE, 69115
Departure: Private Transfer Minivan
Train from Heidelberg to Cologne
Departure
1 layover
2 h
Arrival
Day 7 Cologne

Arrival in Cologne

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.

Breakfast included
Lindner Hotel Cologne City Plaza, part of JdV by Hyatt
Lindner Hotel Cologne City Plaza, part of JdV by Hyatt
Magnusstr. 20, Cologne, NW, DE, 50672
Room, 1 Queen Bed
1 room
Up to 1 guest
1 Queen Bed
24 m²
Breakfast included
More amenities
Arrival: Private Transfer Sedan
Day 8 Cologne

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.

3h
Cologne Walking City Tour
Cologne Walking City Tour
Day 9 Cologne

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.

Lindner Hotel Cologne City Plaza, part of JdV by Hyatt
Address
Magnusstr. 20, Cologne, NW, DE, 50672
Departure: Private Transfer Sedan
Train from Cologne to Berlin
Departure
4 h 30 min
Arrival
Day 9 Berlin

Arrival in Berlin

Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver, who transfers you to your hotel for the check-in.

Breakfast included
Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz
Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz
Gabriele Tergit Promenade 19, Berlin, BE, DE, 10963
Standard Double Room
1 room
Up to 2 guests
1 King Bed
21 m²
Breakfast included
More amenities
Arrival: Private Transfer Sedan
Day 10 Berlin

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.

3h
Berlin Walking City Tour
Berlin Walking City Tour
Day 11 Berlin

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.

Day 12 Berlin

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.

Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz
Address
Gabriele Tergit Promenade 19, Berlin, BE, DE, 10963
Departure: Private Transfer Sedan

What's included

Exceptional downtown hotel accommodations
Guided sightseeing tours with expert English-speaking guides
Delicious breakfasts at your hotels
Entrances to Marienplatz, Deutsches Museum and more
Tickets and intercity transportation as per itinerary
Professional meeting services at the airport
Dedicated support team before and during your trip

Reviews

As you prepare for your travels, we proudly highlight our 99.8% customer satisfaction rate. Below are reviews from travelers who have enjoyed our award-winning service. Thank you for choosing us—your extraordinary journey awaits!
4.9 / 5
Excellent
962 Reviews
This was a dream trip for me, and they helped make it a dream come true.
The guides they work with are top-notch.
We had a “trip of a lifetime,” thanks to them.
I was extremely pleased with the personalized service.
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2 nights
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2 nights
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