From the rich historical & cultural legacy of Germany’s bustling capital city Berlin to the welcoming hospitality of Munich, you'll discover two of Germany's most fascinating cities and admire the charming countryside from the comfort of your train carriage.
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Day 1: Berlin
Upon arrival at Berlin airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day is yours to get acquainted with Germany’s capital, a vibrant city full of architectural & cultural treasures and with a thriving art, music & nightlife scene.
Accommodation in Berlin at 4* NH Berlin Mittte Hotel (or similar)
Day 2: Berlin
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and then spend the day exploring Berlin's main monuments and sights with a Berlin Hop-on Hop-off City tour. You can stay on the bus for a full circle for an orientation tour of Berlin or hop on & off at 20 different landmarks all around the city at your leisure, including Alexander Square, Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin Cathedral, the famous Brandenburger Gate, the Reichstag, Bellevue Castle, Charlottenburg Palace and the Kurfürstendamm, Berlin's liveliest avenue with numerous shops, restaurants, hotels and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. (B)
Day 3: Potsdam & Sanssouci
This morning depart on a half-day tour to Potsdam, a city steeped in history and famous for its cultural, artistic & architectural treasures, picturesque old town and marvellous palaces, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Accompanied by an English-German speaking tour guide, travel to Potsdam for a panoramic tour featuring the old centre with the historic Townhall, the Russian Colony “Alexandrowka” and the “Holländisches Viertel” (Dutch Quarter), among many other sites. Enjoy a stroll through the beautiful gardens of the Sanssouci Palace, then admire its elegantly decorated rooms during a tour of this famous building with an audio-guide (English audio-guide provided). There is no shortage of palaces in this lovely town and on the way you may also see the New Palace, the Historic Windmill, Charlottenhof Palace, the Roman Baths and the Orangery Palace. Return to Berlin and the afternoon is free to spend as you please. (B)
* Sanssouci Palace is closed on Mondays.
Day 4: Berlin | Munich
Breakfast at hotel followed by transfer to Berlin railway station where you'll board your train to Munich. Then sit back, relax and watch the scenery change as you journey south toward Munich. On arrival, your driver will be waiting to transfer you to your centrally located hotel. Check-in and then perhaps head out again to start discovering your new surroundings and perhaps visit a typical Bavarian restaurant for a hearty meal and a glass or two of beer. (B)
Accommodation in Munich at 4* Hotel Eden Wolff (or similar)
Day 5: Neuschwanstein & Linderhof Castles
Today enjoy a full day excursion to visit Bavaria's Royal Castles. Sitting majestically on top of a rugged hill, majestic Neuschwanstein is perhaps the best-known castle in the world. It was built in the 19th Century as a private refuge for King Ludwig II, Bavaria's fairytale King, while the smaller French-Rococo style Linderhof Castle served as his hunting lodge and is the only one where the king actually lived for a significant period of time. During this tour, you will visit these two architectural gems and also enjoy a short stop in Oberammergau, the picturesque village internationally known for its Passion play, wooden crafts & beautifully painted houses. Return to Munich in the afternoon for your final overnight. (B)
Day 6: Munich
Following breakfast, set out to discover some of Munich's major sights and monuments, such as the Pinakothek Art Museums, the National Theatre with the Royal Palace, Marienplatz Square, world-famous Hofbrähaus and the Viktualien market with its colourful outdoor stalls with a Hop-on / Hop-off city tour. In the afternoon, a private transfer will take you to the airport or railway station for your onward journey. Or ask about extending your stay in Munich or in another German city. Auf Wiedersehen! (B)
Minimum of two passengers.
Excursion to Potsdam does not operate daily and itinerary will be modified to suit.
Hotel names to be confirmed three weeks prior to departure.