Tour through Northern Germany to the Netherlands

We invite you to the fascinating tour through Northern Germany, with its old beautiful port, cobblestone bridges, churches and millennial history. Our journey starts in Berlin and continues to the Pearl of Germany - Hamburg.We will explore its quarters and cathedrals restored from the ashes, visit the world famous Miniature Wonderland and see its port from the innovative architecture work - the Elbphilarmonie. Next, we look into the capital of Marzipan - Lübeck and visit Bremen afterwards. At the end of our tour we come to the Netherlands, the home of tulips, where we taste excellent cheese, look into its famous coffee shops, explore its picturesque areas and visit Rotterdam with its skylines and incredible architecture.
Tour-Code: GER02
Culture trip
People, nature & history
11 Days/ 10 Nights
Including the days of arrival and departure
Number of participants
Small groups: 6-12
Accommodation
3* hotels
Features
Berlin, Hamburg, Lübeck, Bremen, Amsterdam & Rotterdam!
Meals
All breakfasts
Transfer
From & to the airport, all excursions
Guide
English speaking guides

ITINERARY

DAY 1
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DAY 11
INCLUDED SERVICES
NOT INCLUDED INTO THE SERVICE
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

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

1st highlight: Hamburg city tour
Today we set off for the „Pearl of Germany"- Hamburg. Hamburg is Europe's 3rd largest port and a major international and domestic tourist destination. Its rivers and canals are crossed by around 2,500 bridges, making it the city with the highest number of bridges in Europe. Aside from its rich architectural heritage, the city is also home to notable cultural venues such as the Elbphilharmonie and Laeisz concert hall.
Hamburg's origin dates back to the 9th century, when Hammaburg castle was built. In the 12th century, the emperor Frederick I. Barbarossa granted Hamburg special trading rights and privileges. Thereby Hamburg became a free imperial city, a status that was the cornerstone of its growth and wealth in the centuries to come.
Today we plunge into the history, walk through its major attractions, starting from the heart of the city, the real architectural heritage – Hamburg City Hall and go further to the church of St. Michael's of the 18th century, where we can enjoy the panoramic view over the city from its tower (106 m.). We take a look into the fascinating small courtyard street from the early 17th century and come to the church of St. Nikolai a Gothic Revival cathedral, one of the five Lutheran main churches in Hamburg. We end our tour visiting its crypt.

2nd highlight: free time
In the evening you can relax in the hotel or take a walk through the infamous Red Light District of Hamburg – Reeperbahn - in St. Pauli.

Overnight in Hamburg

1st highlight: Visiting the Miniature Wonderland and Elbe Philharmonic Hall
After breakfast we drive to the old part of the city: the "Speicherstadt", the largest warehouse complex in the world that extends over around 26 ha. It was built on thousands of oak piles between 1883 and the late 1920s. Now Speicherstadt sets modern accents through the predominant use of modern building materials such as glass and steel - an exciting contrast to the neo-gothic brick architecture. Here one of Hamburg's top attractions is located - the miniature wonderland. It is the world's largest model train exhibition. You can find more than 1,000 trains, 130,000 trees, 263,000 figures, 9,250 cars, 4,340 houses and bridges that were set up by more than 300 employees in over 795,000 h of work. In this miniature world you will see planes taking off, trains going through tunnels and over bridges in about 15 countries of Europa, America and Asia.
Afterwards, we have a rest in a coffee roaster from 1888 and then together with a guide continue to explore the UNESCO World heritage-listed Speicherstadt warehouse district and get an insight on the history of this gorgeous place. At the end of the tour we go up on the most outstanding building in Germany - the "Elbphilharmonie" - to enjoy the beautiful view over the port.

2nd highlight: free time
The second part of the day is free for you to walk through the city or visit its museums, such as the Maritime museum, art gallery or the museum of Hamburg history.

Overnight in Hamburg

1st highlight: Lübeck city tour
From the 13th -20th century Lübeck was one of the "free cities" along with Hamburg, Bremen and Frankfurt am Main. For several centuries it has been one of the centers of European trade, where people worked with more than 70 craft specialties. Most of the buildings in this city reach back to the 11th - 14th centuries and are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We start our tour walking through the symbol of the city - the Holstein Gate of the 15th century and start to explore its main cultural monuments, such as: a symbol of power and prosperity and the main decoration of the city - the Church of St. Mary from the 14th century, the legendary Lübeck Cathedral and the oldest German town hall form the 13th century. Lübeck is also considered the unofficial marzipan capital of the world. Therefore, at the end of our tour, we will definitely look into the marzipan salon in the Café Niederegger in the city center. Here we can observe the process of creating marzipan figurines and enjoy their taste. After the tour, we are goign to return to Hamburg.

2nd highlight: free time

Overnight in Hamburg

1st highlight: Bremen city tour
Today our tour continues to the capital of the Netherlands – Amsterdam. First we stop in Bremen, the home of the "Town Musicians of Bremen". We will start our walking tour on the Town Hall Square (UNESCO cultural heritage), look at the largest wine cellar in Germany, where wine has been stored since the 17th century, see the magnificent building of the Chamber of Commerce, the statue of Roland, who was the knight of Charlemagne. It is told that the city will remain free while Roland's statue exists. We visit the St. Peter's Cathedral, which is over 1,000 years old, and look into the "lead basement". Here we can learn what a "Bremen hole" and "spitting stone" is. We will visit the unique street of coopers, where you can listen to the play of bells from Meissen porcelain. After a walk along the Weser embankment, we will go to Schnoor - the oldest district of the city, in the Middle Ages it was a region of sailors, artisans and dockers.

2nd highlight: drive to Amsterdam
At the end of the day we come to Amsterdam and have a rest in the hotel.

Overnight in Amsterdam
1st highlight: Amsterdam city tour
Already in the 15th century Amsterdam became the largest trading city in the Netherlands and later the trading center of Europe. Today itis a place of various cultures and nations. Annually, Amsterdam is visited by about 5 Mio.tourists who are attracted by both the cultural heritage and numerous coffee shops that have permission to publicly sell hemp and its products.
Today we will get acquainted with the customs and traditions of the country. Our tour begins on the Dam Square and will pass through the alleys of the notorious Red Light District, Royal Palace Amsterdam, through channels and cute old streets. We stop in a typical Brown Café of Amsterdam and visit the Anne Frank's House.

2nd highlight: free time
In the second part of the day you can freely plan your time and take a boat trip along channels of Amsterdam or check out its museums, such as Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum and others.

Overnight in Amsterdam

Highlight: Rotterdam
In the morning we take a fast train to Rotterdam, located in the south of the Netherlands. It has a major logistic and economic center and is the largest seaport in Europe. Throughout the years the city has been nicknamed Manhattan at the Meuse because of its skylines and it being home to internationally leading architectural firms. With a population of 600,000 people this city makes an impression of the megapolis where everything can be found: a huge business center, lots of bars, hipster nooks, embankments, houses in different forms and tasty dishes from seafood. During our tour we will look at the most outstanding buildings of the city, such as the cube houses and Market Hall, see the city center, learn about its history and its tragic destruction during World War II.
In the evening we return back to Amsterdam with the fast train.

Overnight in
Amsterdam
Highlight: free time
After breakfast, you can freely plan your time and further discover Amsterdam on your own or relax on the coast of the North Sea. (Intercity direct trains operated by NS will take ou to The Hague in about half an hour).

Overnight in
Amsterdam
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 next journey!
10 x nights in 3 * hotels
10 x breakfast
English speaking attendant during the whole trip
Local English-speaking guides
Train tickets Amsterdam - Rotterdam and return
All described excursions
Transfers from & to the airport
Flights to Germany and back
Not mentioned meals and drinks
Self-organized excursions
Insurance
Tips
Visa

DATES & PRICES

We are glad to prepare individual appointments on your request!