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Cosmos Arrow 2018: Europe Vacations Arrow 2018: Highlights of Germany (6040)
2018: Highlights of Germany (6040)
12 days from Frankfurt to Frankfurt
Spectacular scenery, medieval towns, fairytale castles, a fascinating history, and world-class beer?this is Germany! On this Germany tour, you'll see Germany's highlights and visit its most famous cities, as well as its medieval towns and scenic areas. Your vacation begins and ends in Frankfurt with overnights also in the Rhineland, Hamburg, Berlin, Leipzig, Nuremberg, Munich, and the Black Forest area.

Magnificent scenery awaits you on this Germany vacation. Enjoy a cruise on the Rhine River, passing castle-crested hills, terraced vineyards, and pretty wine towns. In Bavaria, visit King Ludwig II's 19th-century Neuschwanstein Castle, nestled high in the Alps. Drive along the Romantic Road with its charming villages, cobblestone streets, walled cities, half-timbered houses, and scenic countryside, and stop in Rothenburg, a walled town that has retained its medieval character. Finally, enjoy Germany's lush Black Forest region, named because the forest is so thick, people called it black.

A tour highlight is the famous gothic cathedral in Cologne-known for its twin-steepled towers-that was started in 1248 and completed in 1880. Enjoy Lubeck, a Hanseatic city and UNESCO World Heritage Site founded in the 12th century. Visit Veste Coburg Castle, built in 1225 and one of Germany's largest castle complexes. Today, the complex houses the former art collections of the dukes of Coburg.

You'll also enjoy sightseeing of the must-see sights in the cities, including Munich's Marienplatz, the main square in the city that hosts the Oktoberfest beer festival. In Dresden, see the Zwinger Carillon Pavilion, where the 40 bells of the glockenspiel sound every quarter of an hour.

From the beautiful scenery and exciting cities to the historic sights and fun experiences, this Germany tour has it all!

HOTELS
FRANKFURT Qgreenhotel by Melia (F) or Mercure (ST) at Friesdrichsorf
RHINELAND Leonardo Royal Am Stadtwald (F) or Leonardo Airport (ST)
HAMBURG NH Collection City (F) or NH Altona (F)
BERLIN City East Berlin (ST) or NH Alexanderplatz (F)
LEIPZIG NH Leipzig Messe (F)
NUREMBERG Ramada Parkhotel (F)
MUNICH Ibis Parkstadt (ST) or Achat Premium South (ST)
BLACK FOREST AREA H+ Hotel at Herrenberg (ST)
FRANKFURT Leonardo Royal (F) or Mercure (ST) at Friedrichsdorf
Call (516) 625-0300 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13597076
Tour OperatorCosmos
OfferOffer valid through 12/31/2017
Duration
12 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
Itinerary
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1FrankfurtCheck into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to see some of Frankfurt. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers. (D)
Day 2RhinelandToday's highlight is an included RHINE CRUISE from Oberwesel to Boppard to enjoy scenic views of the Rhineland, including the famous Lorelei rock. The next highlight is Cologne and a visit to its impressive gothic CATHEDRAL, started in 1248 and completed in 1880. (B,D)
Day 3HamburgJourney into Niedersachsen to visit Hamelin. Admire its town center with its colorful historical buildings and magically fancy gables echoing the story of the Pied Piper. Continue to Hamburg, where you may want to join an optional harbor cruise. (B)
Day 4BerlinStart the day with an orientation drive in Hamburg, one of Germany's greatest maritime cities. Later, leave for Lubeck, formerly a free Hanseatic city and independent state. Lubeck, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is considered the cultural capital of northern Germany. Thomas Mann, Gunther Grass, and Willy Brandt-all Nobel laureates-were among the famous residents of this city. Later, arrive in Berlin and enjoy your first evening in the capital of Germany. (B)
Day 5BerlinNo longer divided but every bit as fascinating, Berlin was once the city of contrasts with the wall separating two different worlds. Now, the city has developed into a harmonious blend of new and old, preserving its historical buildings and impressive boulevards as well as creating brand new buildings in the most daring architectural styles. See all of this on the included city sightseeing with a Local Guide. Maybe join an optional excursion this afternoon. (B)
Day 6LeipzigTravel southwest to Dresden, the old capital of Saxony and at one time rightly called the 'Florence on the Elbe.' See the ZWINGER CARILLON PAVILION and much more on your included sightseeing. Then it's on to Leipzig, where composers Johann Sebastian Bach and Felix Mendelssohn lived the last years of their lives. It was Mendelssohn who founded the Leipziger Conservatory in 1843. (B,D)
Day 7NurembergLeave Leipzig to visit Weimar, home to many intellectuals of the past but mainly known for the name given to the historical period of the 'Republic of Weimar.' This city is also famed as the home of the Bauhaus architectural movement in the 1920s. Next stop is Coburg. Visit the dominating and mighty VESTE COBURG CASTLE, built in 1225. Continue to Nuremberg for a visit to its famous town center, dominated by the imperial castle. (B)
Day 8MunichDrive along the Romantic Road, through towns and villages protected by medieval towered gates and battlements, with squares of half-timbered houses and richly decorated fountains. Visit a fine example of this architecture in the quaint medieval center of Rothenburg. Overnight in Munich. (B)
Day 9MunichWith a Local Guide, take advantage of the included sightseeing tour of the city known as Germany's 'Secret Capital.' Time to admire the beautiful main square, MARIENPLATZ, do some shopping, and sample its most famous product-beer! (B,D)
Day 10Black ForestLeave Munich and drive into the heart of the Bavarian Alps to visit the most famous 19th-century, neo-romantic castle of the world, King Ludwig II's fairytale NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE. Enjoy more idyllic scenery on your way through the Black Forest. (B,D)
Day 11FrankfurtThe day starts with a visit to Heidelberg. This city is the location of Germany's oldest university and became an inspiration and myth for the German Romantic movement. From here, continue to Frankfurt. (B)
Day 12FrankfurtYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Dates/Pricing
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DateDescriptionPrice FromQuote
April 13, 2018Land Only Price$1,529.00 (USD)Quote
April 22, 2018Land Only Price$1,569.00 (USD)Quote
April 27, 2018Land Only Price$1,569.00 (USD)Quote
May 11, 2018Land Only Price$1,669.00 (USD)Quote
May 13, 2018Land Only Price$1,669.00 (USD)Quote
May 25, 2018Land Only Price$1,669.00 (USD)Quote
June 08, 2018Land Only Price$1,669.00 (USD)Quote
June 22, 2018Land Only Price$1,669.00 (USD)Quote
June 24, 2018Land Only Price$1,669.00 (USD)Quote
July 06, 2018Land Only Price$1,599.00 (USD)Quote
July 15, 2018Land Only Price$1,599.00 (USD)Quote
July 20, 2018Land Only Price$1,599.00 (USD)Quote
August 03, 2018Land Only Price$1,599.00 (USD)Quote
August 05, 2018Land Only Price$1,599.00 (USD)Quote
August 17, 2018Land Only Price$1,599.00 (USD)Quote
August 26, 2018Land Only Price$1,599.00 (USD)Quote
August 31, 2018Land Only Price$1,599.00 (USD)Quote
September 16, 2018Land Only Price$1,869.00 (USD)Quote
September 21, 2018Land Only Price$1,869.00 (USD)Quote
September 28, 2018Land Only Price$1,869.00 (USD)Quote
October 05, 2018Land Only Price$1,709.00 (USD)Quote
November 30, 2018Land Only Price$1,509.00 (USD)Quote
December 07, 2018Land Only Price$1,509.00 (USD)Quote
December 27, 2018Land Only Price$1,619.00 (USD)Quote
Disclaimer
US$ Price Details

Prices are per person based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$570

No triple room reduction.

Extra nights per person in Frankfurt:
pre tour: in single room $77-$233; in twin $53-$140; triples on request.
post tour: in single room $82-$245; in twin / in triple $48-$140


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