German Special - 8 Days

German Special - 8 Days

Munich & Frankfurt

Day 1 : Arrive Munich

Upon arrival into Munich make your way to your hotel and check in. Relax today and we recommend you walk around to take in the culture and the various sights. Come evening and the wonderful city of Munich comes alive. Admire the illuminated monuments and fountains that make Munich such a delightful city. The night tour will take you to the Hofbräuhaus, the famous beer hall in the centre of Munich. It is here youll be treated to a traditional dinner followed by live Bavarian music. Afterwards you will continue through the former bohemian quarter Schwabing, which is home to many bars and restaurants. Heading onwards to the Olympic Grounds, you can ascend the magnificent Olympic Tower and absorb the breathtaking panorama of the city by night. To end the tour you will enjoy a drink at a nightclub with live music.

Overnight in Munich.

Day 2 : Munich

Munich is a very vibrant city even during the day and the best way to get to know more is by taking the Hop On Hop Off ticket atop the open air double-decker buses. The route presents to you famous sights like the Pinakotheken art museums, the world famous Hofbräuhaus, the National Theater with the Royal Palace, Marienplatz and the Viktualien market with its colourful outdoor stalls. This fun tour allows you to see the City at your own pace. Highlights include: Pinakotheken art museums, Hofbräuhaus, the National Theater, Marienplatz and the Viktualien market. Overnight in Munich.

Day 3 : Munich (Full day to Neuschwanstein and Linderhof or Zugspitze)

Another day in Munich and what is in store for you today is to take a full day excursion to discover the world famous castles Neuschwanstein and Linderhof, out of Munich. Hidden in the seclusion of the mountains King Ludwig II built two of his dream castles: Neuschwanstein and Linderhof. This excursion shows you two extraordinary castles, both testifying to the vision of Bavarias fairytale King. A short shopping stop is included in Oberammergau. You have an approx. 4 hours time to visit Neuschwanstein and for Lunch (meals are not included). Entrance fee for the castle to be paid on spot (approx. Eur 14.50). Another option could be to visit the Top of Germany - Zugsptize. From Munich, its only 1 1/2 hours by train to the Bavarian Alps, in particular the former Winter Olympic town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, which is beautiful and lively in its own right. But the real reason to come here is to get to the top of the Zugspitze, Germanys highest peak at 2,964 m. Get off the train and take a short walk to the BayerischeZugspitzbahnstation(this is a private transportation system, so rail passes dont work). Get a Zugspitze round trip ticket and take the first train to Eibsee. There youll have to choose whether to continue to the top via cable car or train. The cable car is steep, spectacular, quick, and it takes you right to the top. The train is a bit more roundabout--literally, as part of the route is a spiral tunnel inside the mountain--as it takes you to station just below the peak where you can linger or board a cable car for the last piece of the trip. The views are truly awesome and words dont do them justice. You can apparently see five different countries on a clear day. Also if you get time why not take a stroll round the Eibseelake nearby after youve taken the hair raising cable car back down from the summit. A full day is recommended for experience this wonderful mountain & its surroundings Overnight in Munich

Day 4 : Munich (Full day to Lake Chiemsee or Romantic Road)

Today you can opt to visit the beautiful lake Chiemsee. And visit the famous Herrenchiemsee Castle and Museum. Ftrom Munich you take the train to Prien which is about 1.5hrs by train and then take a 10 minutes boat ride to the island on which the castle is located. Lake Chiemsee is Bavarias biggest lake, also known as the Bavarian Sea. The Herreninsel, Fraueninsel and Krautinsel islands lie close together in the calm waters. This composition, with its colours and lighting, almost looks too perfect. At 2.4 square kilometres, Herrenchiemsee is the largest of the islands, and is famous for the castle built there by Bavarias fairytale King Ludwig II to surpass Versailles. You can take a scenic walk or carriage ride through the park you reach the impressive palace take a local tour and discover what happens if a king runs out of money half-way through. Theres a charming little Romanesque church affiliated to a small convent on Fraueninsel, and some of the best Bavarian restaurants. Other than a day trip to Lake Chiemsee another option is to take a guided coach tour along the Romantic Road with stops at Rothenburg & Harburg. Your first stop is Harburg, one of the oldest, largest and best preserved castles of Southern Germany. It was an important military stronghold during the 11th and 12th centuries. Through the Swabian crater landscape passing Dinkelsbuhl, you will arrive in Rothenburg, the most perfectly preserved medieval town in Europe. You will spend about 3 hours in Rothenburg, so there is plenty of time for sightseeing, lunch and shopping. A popular attraction is the Kathe Wolhfahrt Christmas Store on Herrngasse, a large store open year round where you can purchase ornaments, nutcrackers, and other Christmas items. Many of the highlights in Rothenburg are centered around Marktplatz, such as the Town Hall with its Rothenburg History Museum, and St Jakobs Church, a Gothic building with soaring ceilings filled with light. You will return to Munich via the Hallertau, the worlds largest hop-growing area. Overnight in Munich

Day 5 : Munich - (by Train) - Frankfurt

Wake up to breakfast this morning. Its time to make your way on your own to the train station to board your train to Frankfurt, an approximate 4 hr journey, which for many is primarily "Manhattan", city of finance and skyscrapers, but a closer look reveals a metropolis of many charms: The picturesque houses of the beautifully restored Römerberg in the city centre and the unique "Museum Mile" along the banks of the Main river. Traditional cider pubs in Sachsenhausen, shops galore in the elegant Goethestrasse and the "Fressgass" - and a truly world-class cultural and arts scene. Upon arrival hail a taxi and make your way to your Hotel. Check in, freshen up and get ready to orient yourself with the city on a 2 hr private guided walking tour. This tour covers all the must see spots and is very interesting. Overnight in Frankfurt.

Day 6 : Frankfurt (Full Day to Baden Baden)

Germany is also famous for its Black Forest and this is exactly where you are headed today. Baden - Baden is one of Europe´s most beautiful health resorts and best preserved thermal bath houses. If you want to spend your day at the thermal bath (additional charges) the bus picks you up there again at 6pm. For all other guests, you will visit Germany´s oldest and most beautiful Casino and the legendary lake "Mummelsee" which is situated in the dark woods of the Black Forest. Enjoy a well rested evening at your hotel back in Frankfurt. Overnight in Frankfurt.

Day 7 : Frankfurt

Wake up to breakfast this morning and the rest of the day is free for you to choose from even more optional tours or just spend time in Frankfurt shopping. Overnight in Frankfurt.

Day 8 : Depart Frankfurt

Its time to bid farewell to Germany as you make your way to the Airport or the Train Station heading home or further on your Holiday as the case may be.

Inclusions

• 4 Nights accommodation in Munich.
• 3 Nights accommodation in Frankfurt.
• Daily Breakfast.
• Munich by Night tour.
• Munich Hop on Hop off bus pass.
• Train fare Munich - Frankfurt.
• Private guided walking tour of Frankfurt.
• Full day to Baden - Baden by coach.

Exclusions

• Airfares and ticket taxes.
• Visa Charges.
• Entrance Fees.
• Meals not specified above.
• Transfers (unless mentioned)
• Travel and Medical Insurance.
• Tips and Porterage.
• Anything not mentioned in the inclusions above.

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