Fascinating Eastern Germany tour: from Berlin to Bavaria


In this journey you will discover the beauty of Eastern Germany, with its medieval quarters, cobblestone bridges, fairy tale castles, cathedrals and art galleries. Our tour will start in Berlin, in one of the freest cities in the world, and continue till Munich, the capital of Bavaria that is famous by its centuries-old cultural and gastronomic traditions. On the way we will visit cozy Leipzig and stop for few days in magnificent Dresden, the capital of Saxony, that is called "Florence on the Elbe". Our tour will also pass through romantic Prague with a historical heritage embracing more than 10 centuries and of coarse the famous Neuschwanstein Castle of the Bavarian King Ludwig II.

Tour-Code: GER01
Culture trip
People, nature & history
12 Days/ 11 Nights
Together with the days of arrival and departure
Number of participants
Small groups: 4-12
Accommodation
4* hotels
Features
Berlin, Dresden, Saxon Switzerland, Praque, Munich and gorgeous Neuschwanstein Castle!
Meals
All breakfasts
Transfer
From & to the airport, all excursions
Guide
English speaking guides

ITINERARY

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INCLUDED SERVICES
NOT INCLUDED INTO THE SERVICE
The day of arrival
• Arrival and transfer to the hotel
Our driver will meet you at the airport and bring you to the hotel in the central part of Berlin.
Overnight in Berlin

• Breakfast at the hotel
Berlin city tour
Berlin is multifaceted and unique. Its story cannot be called simple. After the Second World Wart the city was separated in the East and West by the famous Berlin Wall. These 28 years made a huge impact on the developing of the city and its culture. Today we can enjoy the peculiar atmosphere of the city, which combines the medieval architecture, American and Soviet cultures of the last century, as well as modernity and multinationality.
After the breakfast we start our city tour, which covers all the main attractions of this city: the snow-white Brandenburg Gate, the majestic Reichstag, as well as the Berlin Wall, a symbol of the Cold War and post-war Germany. Then we take a walk along the main street of the city "Unter den Linden" and visit the 19th-century Chocolate House (Ger. "Schokoladenhaus Fassbender & Rausch"). At the end of the tour we come to the Holocaust Memorial that consists of a 19,000-square-metre site covered with 2,711 concrete "stelae" and get to know a little bit more about the facts of the Second World War and its impacts on the developing this city in 20th century.
In the afternoon, you can continue your excursion on your own by visiting museums or taking a walk along the modern streets of the city. You can also use our list with the most interesting attractions in Berlin in order to plan your free time.
Overnight in Berlin
Breakfast in the hotel
Today we visit Potsdam, which is located just an hour away from Berlin. It is one of Europe's main architectural gems and includes 17 magnificent palaces with beautiful parks and architecture masterpieces that are in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We will stroll through the summer residence "Sanssouci" or as it was previously called the "Prussian Versailles" of the King Frederick the Great. It is one of the most beautiful palace complexes in Europe, which includes a park, Chinese tea house, ornamental garden and vineyards.
Return to Berlin
In the afternoon we return to Berlin and you can freely organize your time.
Overnight in Berlin.
Breakfast at the hotel
Leipzig city tour
Today we set off for the capital of Saxony - Dresden. But first we stop in the musical and very charming city Leipzig. Here we dip into the history of the city, listen to the story of Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang von Goethe and other famous personalities who once lived and created their works here. We will walk around the centre of Leipzig, visit the museum located in the old town hall with a rich collection of historical artifacts from the Middle Ages to the present times. For lunch we stop in the famous "Auerbachs Keller" restaurant, where the young Goethe in the 18th century was expired to write his immortal work "Faust" and where the first meeting of his famed literary heroes Faust and Mephistopheles took place. At the end of our tour we go up on the Panorama Tower to enjoy a bird's eye view on the city.
In the late afternoon we come to Dresden, check in to the hotel and relax in the hotel or walk around in its beautiful city centre.
Overnight in Dresden
Breakfast at the hotel
Visiting the main attractions of Dresden
Dresden is a city of amazing beauty and one of the most important cultural centres of art and a baroque pearl. The city was almost completely destroyed during the Second World War and then carefully restored again. Despite its tragic past, Dresden is still filled with history and architecture these days and proudly bears the name "Florence on the Elbe". Today during the tour, we will visit the main attractions of Dresden that are concentrated in its historic heart. Among them is the baroque church "Frauenkirche" that is famed for its grand dome; the "Procession of Princes" (Ger. Fürstenzug), the largest porcelain artwork in the world that portrays a mounted procession of the rulers of Saxony; a palatial complex with gardens "Zwinger" of the beginning of the 18th century and many others.
At the end of the tour we visit the world's most beautiful dairy store of 19th century decorated with neo-Renaissance tiles. On its upper floor you can relax in the cosy cafe and try the Saxonian potato soup, local quark balls and Dresdener Eierschecke (tasty cake that is made of creamy stirred egg yolk).
On the other half of the day you can freely plan your time. Please use our list with attractions in Dresden for choosing further places to explore.
Overnight in Dresden
Breakfast at the hotel
Excursion to the Saxon Switzerland
Saxon Switzerland is a unique nature reserve around the Elbe valley with 1,000 climbing peaks. It received this name in 18th century due to the two Swiss artists, Adrian Zingg and Anton Graff, that were in love with its beautiful landscapes reminiscent of their homeland. This place fascinates with amazingly shaped sand cliffs, as well as wide plateaus and deep crevices. One of the main attractions here was built in 1851 from the sandstone "Bastei Bridge". August von Goethe so described this place: "Here, from where you see right down to the Elbe from the most rugged rocks, where a short distance away the crags of the Lilienstein, Königstein and Pffafenstein stand scenically together and the eye takes in a sweeping view that can never be described in words." And he was right. The observation platforms give us a magnificent panoramic view on the Elbe, the labyrinth of gorges and on the fortress "Konigstein" on the opposite side of the river.
Return to Dresden and free time
Overnight in Dresden
Breakfast at the hotel
This day is at your disposal and you can plan it according to your wishes.
We recommend to visit the world famous museums in Dresden, take a walk in Saxon Switzerland and visit a beautiful Fortress Königstein or take a train to the old nice city Meissen, the hometown of the famous "Meissen" porcelain.
The fans of immortal novels of the German writers Karl May we suggest to visit his museum that is located neat to Dresden.
Overnight in Dresden
Breakfast at the hotel
Drive to Prague (about 2-3 h.)
After breakfast we set off for the capital of Czechia - Prague, one of the most visited European cities. It is the city of the thousand spires, towers and gothic cathedrals. This city has a rich architectural heritage that reflects both the uncertain currents of history in Bohemia and an urban life going back more than 10 centuries.
After check in of out hotel we start our sightseeing tour. Our plan today is visiting the highlights of Prague: the delightful Old Town with its spectacular square, gothic churches, famous Astronomical Clock, walking alone its cobbled narrow streets and crossing the marvellous medieval Charles Bridge. At the end of the tour we get to the Prague Castle of the 9th century, the largest ancient castle in the world with the royal Bohemian Crown Jewels in the hidden room inside it.
The rest of the day you can enjoy on your own, trying world famous local dishes and beer and continue walking around. There is still so much to discover beyond its towers, churches and bridges!
Overnight in Prague
Breakfast at the hotel
Today you can freely plan your time and further discover Prague on your own.
Overnight in Prague
Breakfast at the hotel
Drive to Munich
In the morning we return back to Germany and drive to the capital of the finest Bavaria region – Munich. The Bavarians say: "If Germans need to boast of their successes, they show the world something Bavarian ..." And this seems to be true. After all, here are the best ski resorts in the country, the largest number of recipes for meat dishes, the largest number of registered beer recipes, the most visited castles and the largest number of cities over 800 years of age. The world's largest beer festival "Oktoberfest" takes place here. Munich as the capital of this beautiful region has a number of attractions that we start to explore on the second part of the day. We discover Munich's inner city, visit its Kathedrale "Frauenkirche" and look at the Devil´s Footstep there, look into the old and new town hall and walk on the daily Viktualienmarkt in the heart of its inner part hearing the legends and history about this majestic city.
Overnight in Munich
Breakfast at the hotel
After the breakfast we drive on the west-sought part of Bavaria to visit the Neuschwanstein Castle located at the foot of the alps that strikes with its beauty and incredible location. This castle is the result of the romantic fantasy of the king Ludwig II, who in 1869 ordered to lower the cliffs by 8 meters to create a miracle of architecture - the medieval knight's castle. By its building Ludwig II insisted on the personal approval of each drawing. At the end his participation in its building was so significant that the castle was considered his personal creation. The death of Ludwig II was not still unravelled, but people relate it with the building of this castle. The interior of the castle is also impressive. During the tour, we will visit his throne room, living and dining rooms as well as other halls, decorated with illustrations from Wagner's operas and ancient German legends. And of course, it's hard not to notice the swan motif here. It permeates the entire architecture and art decorations of the castle.
Return and overnight in Munich
Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to the airport
At the agreed time the driver will wait for you in the hotel lobby and take you to the airport.
11 x nights in 4 * hotels
11 x breakfast
English speaking attendand during the whole trip
Lockal English speaking guides
Entrance Ticket to the Neuschwanstein castle
All described excursions
Transfers from & to the airport
Flights to Germany and back
Not mentioned meals and drinks
Self-organized excursions
Insurance
Tips

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