Tour through Northern Germany to the Kingdom of the Netherlands

We inwite you to the fascinating tour through Northern Germany, with its old beautiful port, cobblestone bridges, churches and millennial history. Our journey starts in Berlin, in one of the freest cities in the world and continue to the Pearl of Germany - Hamburg. For the few days we will explore its quarters and cathedrals restored from the ashes, visit the world famous Miniatur Wunderland and admire its port from the innovative architecture work - Elbphilarmonie. Next, we look into the capital of Marzipan - Lübeck and wisit the fairy Bremen. At the end of our tour we come to the Netherlands, the homeland of tulips, where we taste excellent cheeses, 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
Together with the days of arrival and departure
Number of participants
Small groups: 4-12
Accommodation
4* hotels
Features
Berlin, Hamburg, Lübeck, Bremen, Amsterdam & Rotterdam!
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
Visiting Potsdam
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
Drive to Hamburg
Today we set off for the „Pearl of Germany"- Hamburg. Hamburg is Europe's third-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 Laeiszhalle concert halls. Hamburg's origins date back to the 9th century, when Hammaburg castle was built. Since that Hamburg has become one of Europe's most important trading center. 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 of this free and rich city, walk through its major attractions, starting from the heart of the city, the real architectural heritage – Hamburg City Hall (Hamburger Rathaus) and go further to the church of St. Michael's of the 18th century, where we can enjoy the panoramic view on 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 that hosts now a museum dedicated to World War II and its impressive overview of the historical context leading up to the air raids on Hamburg, the firestorm itself and the years of reconstruction that followed.
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
Breakfast at the hotel
Visiting the Miniatur Wunderland and Elbphilarmonie
After the breakfast we drive to the old part of the city: the "Speicherstadt", the largest warehouse complex in the world that extends over around 26 hectares. 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 here - miniature wonderland. It is the world's largest model train exhibition. Here 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 hours of work. In this miniature world you will see take off of the planes, following trains through tunnels and over bridges in about 15 countries of Europa, America and Asia.
After this impressive excursion through the wonderland we have a rest in a Speicherstadt 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 buildings in Germany - Elbphilharmonie - to enjoy the beautiful view on the port.
The second part of the day is free for you to walk through the city or visit its museums, such as Maritime museum, art gallery, museum of Hamburg history and others.
Overnight in Hamburg

Breakfast at the hotel
Drive to Lübeck
From the 13th to the 20th century Lübeck was one of the "free cities" along with Hamburg, Bremen and Frankfurt on Main. For several centuries it has been one of the centres 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 today they are the World Heritage Site protected by UNESCO. 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 of the 14th century, the legendary Lübeck Cathedral and the oldest German town hall of 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 centre. Here we can observe the process of creating marzipan figurines and enjoy their taste.
Return to Hamburg and free time
Overnight in Hamburg
Breakfast at the hotel
Drive to Amsterdam via Bremen
Today our tour goes further to the capital of Netherlands – Amsterdam. But first we stop in the nice, fairy city 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. Bremen say their city will remain free while Roland stands. 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" are. We will visit the unique street of coopers, where you can listen to the play of bells from Meissen porcelain and find out who the ancestors of Bremen were. 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. Houses of the 15th - 18th century are located here so close to each other, as if tied to a cord.
At the end of the day we come to Amsterdam and have a rest in the hotel.
Overnight in Amsterdam
Breakfast at the hotel
Amsterdam city tour

The first mention of the city of Amsterdam dates back to the 13th century, when a dam was built on the Amstel River. This gave the city its name, which can literally be translated as "a dam on the Amstel River." Already in the 15th century Amsterdam became the largest trading city in the Netherlands and after a couple of centuries - the trading centre of Europe. Today this city is a place of various cultures and nations. Annually Amsterdam is visited by about 5 million tourists who are attracted by both the cultural heritage of the capital 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 and its beautiful capital as well as its highlights. Our tour begins on the main square of 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 Anne Frank's House.
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

Breakfast at the hotel
Drive to Rotterdam
In the morning we take a fast train to the south Holland city – Rotterdam, a major logistic and economic centre and the largest seaport in Europe. Throughout the years the city has been nicknamed Manhattan at the Meuse because of its skylines and because it is home to internationally leading architectural firms. Today Rotterdam has a reputation in being a platform for architectural development and engineers from all over the world come here to study and work .With a population of 600,000 people this city makes an impression of the megapolis where everything can be found: a huge business center, drinking streets, hipster nooks, embankments, houses in different forms and vary tasty dishes from seafood. During our tour we will look at the most outstanding buildings of the city, such as cube houses and Market Hall, walk through its city centre, learn about its history and its tragic destruction during the Second World War..
In the evening we return back to the Amsterdam with the fast train.
Overnight in Amsterdam
Breakfast at the hotel
Today you can freely plan your time and further discover Amsterdam on your own or relax on the coast of North Sea in Haag. (Intercity direct trains operated by NS will have you at the Hague in about half an hour.)
Overnight in Amsterdam
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.
10 x nights in 4 * hotels
10 x breakfast
English speaking attendand during the whole trip
Lockal 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

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