tour through the enchanting places of southern Germany, Luxembourg and Strasbourg


This tour is the great opportunity to see the beauty of Southern Germany with its old romantic cities, medieval town cores, castles and Alps, to admire the architectural heritage of Medieval, Renaissance and Romantic eras in Strasbourg, to enjoy haute franzosisch and legendary german cuisines, fine wines and taste dozens of different types of beer in cosy old restaurants, to visit the smallest and most developed country in Europa - Luxemburg and take a boat trip along the lovely Constace lake!

Tour-Code: GER03
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
Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Trier, Luxemburg, Strasbourg, Meersburg, Munich and gorgeous Neuschwanstein Castle!
Meals
All breakfasts
Transfer
From & to the airport, all excursions, boat trip in Meersburg
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 Frankfurt.
Overnight in Frankfurt

• Breakfast at the hotel
Frankfurt city tour
Our day today is dedicated to one of the major financial centres of the Europa and a global hub for commerce, culture, and transportation – Frankfurt am Main.
Already by the Holy Roman Empire Frankfurt was one of the most important cities. From 1562 till 1792 here were crowned kings and emperors. After the Napoleonic Wars in the 19th century for about 50 years Frankfurt was a fully sovereign city state with a republican form of government. During the Second World War the city was seriously destroyed. Its postwar reconstruction took place already in a modern style, thus changing Frankfurt's architectural face: today it has many high-rise buildings in the city centre, forming the Frankfurt skyline that gives a reason to compare it with Manhattan.
During out tour we learn most interesting facts from the history of this city, visit its major sightseeing. We look at the Roman Catholic Gothic church of the 16th century, where emperors-elect were crowned, walk cobbled streets in the historic heart of its medieval old town and go up the 220-meter skyscraper to admire the city from above.
Overnight in Frankfurt
Breakfast in the hotel
Excursion to Heidelberg
After the breakfast we make an excursion to the cosy university town Heidelberg that is about an hour drive from Frankfurt.
One of the city's main attractions is the Heidelberg University founded in the 14th century, which is considered as oldest and one of the most reputable universities in Europe. It is located in the historic center of Heidelberg is an integral part of the architectural ensemble that survived even during the Second World War. The university library is also worth visiting place. It has a "multi-style" architecture, ornaments, gilding and many beautiful sculptures.
Near to the old town is located Heidelberg Palace that attracts around a million visitors from all over the world. The earliest castle structure was built before 1214 and throughout the centuries it has been destroyed by wars, lightning and subsequent fires. Now we can see its history with our own eyes, making an excursion to its inner part.
After we stroll down the streets of the Town Hall, pass the Germany's most famous "Karl Theodor" bridge and look at the Great Heidelberg Tun, an extremely large wine barrel within the cellars of Heidelberg Castle.
At the end of the day we come back to Frankfurt and can rest in the Hotel.
Overnight in Frankfurt
Breakfast at the hotel
Drive to Trier
Today we set off for probably the oldest city in Germany – Trier, located near to the border with Luxembourg. It was founded by the Celts in the late 4th century BC as Treuorum and conquered 300 years later by the Romans, who renamed it Augusta Treverorum ("The City of Augustus among the Treveri"). Today we can admire good preserved Trier's medieval Old Town; the city's most atmospheric and picturesque district. We pass by the Dreikonigenhaus (House of the three Magi) that stands here from the 13th century, old Rathaus "Steipe", the Löwen pharmacy, the oldest pharmacy in Germany and family business since 1660. We visit the oldest church in Germany "The High Cathedral of Saint Peter" that was commissioned by Emperor Constantine the Great in 320, the gothic Church from the 13th century "Liebfrauenkirche" and many other worth of visit historical places, such as "Basilica of Constantine" from the 4th century (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Electoral Palace and is a large Roman city gate "Porta Nigra", built in grey sandstone after 170 AD.
In the evening you can explore the city on your own and look at the large Roman bath complex of the 4th century (UNESCO World Heritage) or try german wine in one of the charming restaurants in the heart of Trier.
Overnight in Trier
Breakfast at the hotel
Drive to Luxembourg
Our day today we spend in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, a small but very industrialized country with the highest living standards in the European Union. This country borders with Belgium, Germany and France, which largely shaped its culture and leisurely lifestyle. Of course, the city of Luxembourg itself is the pearl of the Duchy. Its history began with the eponymous Fortress of Luxembourg, which for centuries was one of the strongest fortifications in Europe. It was destroyed in 1867-1868 but not as a result of hostilities, but as a gesture of goodwill - for the sake of the emergence of an independent constitutional monarchy of the country. Today we admire the most interesting sightseeing in the city: its "Ville Haute" the medieval town core (UNESCO World Heritage Sit), the 21-metre-tall Monument of Remembrance "Gëlle Fra", the Notre-Dame Cathedral from the 17th century, the official residence of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg – the Grand Ducal Palace from 16th century and many others. At the end of the tour we visit the National Museum of History and Art to see the main antient artefacts of the city. Then you will have time to explore city on your own or to enjoy local cuisines in one of the local restaurants.
Return back and overnight in Trier.
Overnight in Trier
Breakfast at the hotel
Drive to Strasbourg
After breakfast we set off for the capital and largest city of the Grand Est region of France - Strasbourg that is located on the border with Germany. It immersed in Franco-German culture and has been a cultural bridge between France and Germany for centuries. Its historic city centre, the "Grande Île" (Grand Island), was classified a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Its rich architectural heritage embraces styles from the Medieval, Renaissance, Romantic and Art Nouveau eras and a maze of narrow streets and alleys that beckon you to wander and look up at the rooflines and steeples. Here is located the monument of Alsace's heritage - the cathedral of Notre-Dame. Hundreds of sculptures stand out from its wall accentuating the effects of shadow and light and its windows are adorned by the 12th - to 14th centuries stained-glass. The colour of its walls, made from red sandstone changes throughout the day depending on the weather and colour of the sky. From its tower opens an outstanding view on the whole city: on the beautiful Kammerzell house from the 16th century, the Petite France quarter - the most picturesque district of the city, the Church of Saint-Thomas of 12th. century and many others.
After the tour through all the main sightseeing of the Strasbourg main attractions you can relax in the hotel or continue to explore Strasbourg on your own.
Overnight in Strasbourg
Breakfast at the hotel
This day is at your disposal and you can plan it according to your wishes.
On this day you can freely plan your time and visit Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, the Musée alsacien, dedicated to all aspects of daily life in pre-industrial and early industrial Alsace or take a nice river boat tour. By visiting Strasbourg, it is also the great opportunity to try local cousins, such as "Tarte flambée" (flame cake), Choucroute (cabbage is shredded and pickled in wine, before being stewed with hardy, fortifying vegetables and all manner of smoked meat).
Overnight in Strasbourg
Breakfast at the hotel
Drive to Meersburg via Konstanz
Today we set off for the lying on picturesque Lake city Meersburg. On the way we first stop in Konstanz, a university city, which history starts since the first century AD. We take a stroll to the historical part of the city and admire its well-preserved houses of the 14th – 16th centuries. One of the most visiting places here is the Konstanz Cathedral, which oldest part, the crypt, traces back to the 9th century. Become acquainted with the history of the city we walk further to the harbour and check out the Imperia statue that stands on a pedestal and rotates around its axis once every three minutes. Our guide will tell us the meaning of this interesting monument: why this beautiful woman holding naked pope and emperor.
In the evening, if the weather allows, we take a ferry to rich our final destination for today – Meersburg. If not, we come to Meersbourg by car that will take about an hour.
Overnight in Meersburg
Breakfast at the hotel
Meersburg city tour and boat trip
Like Konstanz Meersburg is located on the shore of the lake Constance (Bodensee) and its name literally can be translated as "Castle on the Sea". This city is surrounded by vineyards and is a member of one of the major German tourist routes "German Framework Road". It is home to two castles, the Medieval Meersburg Castle, one of the oldest inhabited castles in Germany, and Neues Schloss Meersburg. Today we have enough time to leisurely visit a good preserved living room and the dungeon of Medieval Meersburg Castle, walk along its cobbled streets that have retained the spirit of the Middle Ages and hear the history and legend about this romantic city. In the second half of the day we make a boat trip along the lake and can admire the Alps that surround the south coast of the lake.
Overnight in Meersburg
Breakfast at the hotel
Drive to Munich via the Neuschwanstein Castle
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.
In the evening we continue our tour till Munich, where we will spent the next few days.
Overnight in Munich
Breakfast at the hotel
Munich city tour
Today we make a city tour in 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. As the capital Munich has a number of attractions that we start to explore in the first 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.
In the afternoon you can freely plan your time.
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
Boat trip along the Constace lake
Transfers from & to the airport
Flights to Germany and back
Not mentioned meals and drinks
Self-organized excursions
Insurance
Tips

DATES & PRICES

We are glad to prepare individual appointments on your request!