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  • Included Features

    • Arrival transfer from Berlin airport to the hotel; or alternatively, join from Kompas’ “Grandeur and History of Poland” tour
    • 8-day/7-night guided tour featuring:
    • Centrally located first class hotels:
    • 3 nights in Berlin
    • 1 night in Nuremberg
    • 3 nights in Munich
    • Breakfast daily
    • A welcome reception in Berlin (heavy hors d’oeuvres, a glass of wine, beer or soft drink)
    • A lunch in Berlin (coffee or tea included)
    • A Farewell Reception in Munich (coffee or tea included)
    • Hotel taxes and service charges
    • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor-coach
    • Professional English-speaking tour director
    • Sightseeing tours with licensed local guides
    • Admission included where indicated in bold letters
    • Luggage handling at the hotels
    • Whisper technology enhanced touring
    • Departure transfer from Munich to Munich airport or to Prague for your continuation with Kompas’ “Capitals of the Habsburg Empire” tour

     

    Tour spotlights

    • Berlin, capital and chief urban center of Germany
    • Potsdam and its Sanssouci palace
    • Munich, gateway to Bavaria
    • Neuschwanstein Castle

    Special Features:

    • River Cruise in Berlin
    • Woodcrafting in Regensburg
    • Lunch at the Hofbrauhaus in Munich
  • Day 1, arrive in Berlin, Sunday
    You will be met and transferred to your hotel. There’s time to relax before tonight’s welcome reception with your tour director and fellow travelers (WR)

    Day 2, in Berlin, Monday
    During this guided city tour, we see the landmarks of Germany’s capital: the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, the Victory column, the Palace Bellevue, the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Memorial Church, Checkpoint Charlie, the Unter den Linden Boulevard, the Berliner Dom and some remains of the Berlin wall. We end our sightseeing with a one- hour Cruise on the River Spree. The afternoon and evening is free to enjoy your own activities. (B)
    Optional tour: Visit of Pergamon Museum

    Day 3, in Berlin, Tuesday
    The former royal city of Potsdam, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its extraordinary collection of palaces and parks, lies just a stone’s throw from the center of Berlin. The Rococo palace of Sanssouci became the favorite refuge of Prussia’s greatest king, Frederick II. The french poet Voltaire was a frequent guest amongst many other luminaries and philosophers. Our excursion of Sanssouci Palace includes a stroll through the magnificent gardens, the Dutch quarter and the Russian colony. Afterward, we return to Berlin where the remainder of the day is at leisure. (B)
    Optional tour: Berlin beer tour

    Day 4, Berlin to Nuremberg, Wednesday
    After breakfast, we motor to Dresden, the capital of the Free State of Saxony. Dresden has a mild climate, and because of its baroque architecture the city is also called ‘Florence on the Elbe’. We see the Semper Opera House, the baroque Zwinger (palace), and the restored Frauenkirche. After our visit, we continue to Nuremberg, where, between 1945 and 1946, a series of World War II military tribunals were held. The evening is free. (B)

    Day 5, to Munich, Thursday
    We continue our journey to Regensburg, “Germany’s best-preserved medieval city” and a regional trading center since the 9th century. After a short visit, we travel to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. It was here, on the grounds of an abandoned munitions factory, that the first German concentration camp, initially for for political prisoners, opened in 1933. Later in the afternoon, we arrive in Munich where the rest of the day is at leisure. (B)

    Day 6, in Munich, Friday
    A Morning guided tour of the Bavarian capital includes Nymphenburg Castle and the Olympic Grounds. After the tour, we visit the famous Hofbrauhaus and enjoy a traditional lunch. The afternoon is at leisure to explore this great city. (B, L)
    Optional tour: Munich Food Tour

    Day 7, in Munich, Saturday
    We explore more of the Freestate of Bavaria with a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat for and in honour of Richard Wagner. It was completed in 1882. Its Romanesque beauty and fairytale setting attracts a great many visitors from around the world. Its architecture served as inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle. After our visit to Neuschwanstein, we continue to the Village of Oberammergau, famous for its once-a-decade Passion Play and for its wood-carving craftsmen. Here, we visit Pilatushaus and observe a wood-carver at work. Thereafter, we return to Munich. In the evening join your fellow travelers and your travel director for our farewell dinner. (B, D)

    Day 8, depart Munich, Sunday
    After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. Alternatively, you can continue your journey and join Kompas’ “Capitals of the Habsburg Empire” tour. (B)

  • Start DatesEnd DatesPrice per Person in Double OccupancySingle Room Supplement
    04/25/2021 05/02/2021$1,980$650
    07/11/2021 07/18/2021$1,980$650
    08/08/2021 08/15/2021$1,980$650
    08/29/2021 09/05/2021$1,980 $650
    09/19/2021 09/26/2021$3,350$1,490
    12/05/2021 12/12/2021$2,230$890

     

  • Hotels

    • Berlin: Hotel Abba (F) or similar
    • Nüremberg: Park Inn Nüremberg (F) or similar
    • Munich: Maritim Munich (F) or similar
  • Route for “Bygone and present day discovery of Germany” Escorted Tour

 

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