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 and continues to Munich, the capital of Bavaria that is famous for its centuries-old cultural and gastronomic traditions. The famous Neuschwanstein Castle of the Bavarian King Ludwig II. is another highlight of this tour.
On the way we will visit Leipzig as well as Dresden for a few days, the capital of Saxony, that is called "Florence on the Elbe". Our tour also passes through Prague with a historical heritage embracing more than 10 centuries.
Tour-Code: GER01
Culture trip
People, nature & history
12 Days/ 11 Nights
Including the days of arrival and departure
Number of participants
Small groups: 6-12
Accommodation
3* hotels
Features
Berlin, Dresden, Saxon Switzerland, Praque, Munich and the Neuschwanstein Castle!
Meals
All breakfasts
Transfer
From & to the airport, all excursions
Guide
English speaking guides

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INCLUDED SERVICES
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Arrival and transfer to the hotel
The driver will meet you at the airport and bring you to the hotel in the central part of Berlin.

Overnight in Berlin


1st highlight: Berlin city tour
Berlin is multifaceted and unique. Its story cannot be called simple. After the Second World War, the city was separated in the East and West by the famous Berlin Wall. These 28 years had a huge impact on the development of the city and its culture. Today we can enjoy the atmosphere of the city, which combines the medieval architecture, American and Soviet cultures of the last century, as well as modernity and a great mixture of many cultures.
After breakfast, we start our city tour, which covers all the main attractions of this city: the 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 arrive at the Holocaust Memorial that consists of a 19,000 m² site covered with 2,711 concrete "stelae" and get to know the facts of the Second World War and its impacts on the developing this city in 20th century.

2nd highlight: free time
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

1st highlight: excursion to Potsdam
Today we visit Potsdam, which is located just 1 h 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 on 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 with a Chinese tea house, an ornamental garden and vineyards.

2nd highlight: return to Berlin and free time
In the afternoon we return to Berlin and you can freely organize your time.

Overnight in Berlin

Highlight: Leipzig city tour
After our breakfast, 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 center of the city, 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 inspired to write his immortal work "Faust" and where the first meeting of his famed literary heroes Faust and Mephisto took place. At the end of our tour we go up on the Panorama Tower to enjoy the view across the city.
In the late afternoon we arrive in Dresden, check in into the hotel and have some free time.

Overnight in Dresden

1st highlight: Dresden city tour
Dresden is a city of amazing beauty, one of the most important cultural centers of art and a baroque pearl. The city was almost completely destroyed during the Second World War and then carefully rebuilt again. Despite its tragic past, Dresden is still filled with history and architecture and proudly bears the name "Florence on the Elbe". We visit the main attractions of Dresden that are concentrated in its historic heart. Among them are the baroque church "Frauenkirche" that is famous 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 and we discover a palatial complex form the 18th century called "Zwinger".
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 pastries and Dresdener Eierschecke (tasty cake that is made of creamy stirred egg yolk).

2nd highlight: free time
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

Highlight: Excursion to the Saxon Switzerland
Saxon Switzerland is a unique nature reserve around the Elbe valley with 1,000 climbing peaks. It received its name in the 18th century due to the two Swiss artists, Adrian Zingg and Anton Graff, that were in love with its beautiful landscapes reminiscing 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 sandstone in 1851: the "Bastei Bridge". The observation platforms give us a magnificent panoramic view on the Elbe, the labyrinth of gorges and on the fortress "Königstein" on the opposite side of the river. Later we will go back to Dresden.

Overnight in Dresden

Highlight: Free time
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, visit the Fortress "Königstein" or take a train to the old city Meissen, the hometown of the famous "Meissen" porcelain.
For fans of immortal novels of the German writer Karl May, we suggest to visit the museum about him that is located close to Dresden.

Overnight in Dresden

1st highlight: Prague city tour
After breakfast we drive to the capital of the Czech Republic - 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 dating back more than 10 centuries.
Our plan today is visiting the highlights of Prague: the delightful Old Town with its spectacular square, gothic churches, the famous Astronomical Clock, walking on its cobbled narrow streets and crossing the marvelous medieval Charles Bridge. At the end of the tour we get to the Prague Castle from the 9th century, the largest ancient castle in the world with the royal Bohemian Crown Jewels in the hidden room inside it.

2nd highlight: free time
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

Highlight: free time
Today you can freely plan your time and further discover Prague on your own.

Overnight in Prague

Highlight: Munich city tour
In the morning we return back to Germany and drive to the capital of Bavaria – Munich. 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 in Munich as well. It has a number of attractions that we start to explore on the second part of the day. We discover Munich's inner city and look at the Devil´s Footstep, into the old and new town hall and walk on the daily "Viktualienmarkt" listening to the legends and history about this majestic city.

Overnight in
Munich
Highlight: Castle Neuschwanstein
After breakfast we 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 king Ludwig II., who ordered to lower the cliffs by 8 m to create a miracle of architecture in 1869 - the medieval knight's castle. During its construction, Ludwig II. insisted on the personal approval of each drawing. At the end his participation was so significant that the castle was considered his personal creation. 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.

Overnight in Munich

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport
At the agreed time the driver will wait for you in the hotel lobby and take you to the airport.

See you on your new journey!
11 x nights in 3 * hotels
11 x breakfast
English speaking guide throughout the entire trip
Local 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
We are glad to prepare individual appointments on your request!