Bratwurst and beer, castles and cathedrals, and centuries of history and skilled craftspeople. The time has come to pack your lederhosen for the wonderful lagers, landscapes, and lore of Germany. From world-class cities to half-timbered towns and romantic river valleys to fairytale forests, we’ve compiled the country’s highlights for the ultimate Germany vacation. This encompassing tour of Germany kicks off in Frankfurt with a river cruise along the vineyard-dotted Rhine, picks up speed with a train ride from Cologne to Berlin, and then makes its way from the restored city of once war-ravaged Dresden to the best of Bavaria and the enchanting Black Forest. Castle-topped hills, snow-capped peaks, and foam-topped pilsners present the sweetest of sights while traditional Black Forest Cake and Nuremberg Gingerbread are your just desserts.
Highlights of German Highlights
We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!
6 guests in a party: $2,214*18 guests in a party: $393*
Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select Europe dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.
Cologne Cathedral|Margravial Opera House Bayreuth (See Only)|Upper Middle Rhine Valley
Full buffet breakfast daily; 7 three-course dinners
ARRIVE IN FRANKFURT, GERMANY Welcome to Frankfurt! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (D)
FRANKFURT–COLOGNERHINE RIVER Scenic cruise.COLOGNE Visit the cathedral. [LF] Enjoy a beer at the Cölner Hofbräu Früh, one of Cologne’s famous breweries. (B,D) 155 mi / 250 km
COLOGNE–BERLINCOLOGNE High-speed first-class ICE train ride to Berlin.BERLIN Guided sightseeing includes the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and picture stops at Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial. (B,D) 367 mi / 590 km
BERLIN BERLIN Free day. (B)ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Berlin with an excursion to Potsdam. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time with your GlobusGO mobile app.
BERLIN–DRESDEN DRESDEN Free time for lunch. Orientation walk features the Zwinger Palace Courtyard. (B)137 mi / 220 km
DRESDEN–BAYREUTH–NUREMBERG BAYREUTH Orientation tour of Wagner’s city of festival.NUREMBERG Walking tour includes the Old Town. [LF] Dinner with local specialties at the Bratwurst Röslein restaurant. (B,D) 205 mi / 330 km
NUREMBERG–ROTHENBURG–MUNICH ROTHENBURG Orientation walk. Free time to browse before continuing to Munich. (B) 205 mi / 330 km
MUNICH MUNICH Guided sightseeing includes Marienplatz with its Old and New Town Halls. (B,D) 56 mi / 90 km
MUNICH MUNICH Free day. (B)
MUNICH–NEUSCHWANSTEIN–LINDAU–BIRNAU– BLACK FOREST NEUSCHWANSTEIN Guided visit to King Ludwig’s castle. LINDAU Visit the island on Lake Constance.BIRNAU Visit the Baroque church.BLACK FOREST Traditional Schwarzwaldkuchen (Black Forest cake) tasting during dinner. (B,D) 242 mi / 390 km
BLACK FOREST–HEIDELBERG–FRANKFURT BLACK FOREST Cuckoo Clock demonstration at your hotel.HEIDELBERG Walking tour of the Old Town includes a funicular ride to visit the castle.FRANKFURT Farewell dinner at your hotel. (B,D) 199 mi / 320 km
FRANKFURT Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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|1||NH Frankfurt Niederrad||A 165-room modern hotel located in the Niederrad business district of Frankfurt with Free Wifi internet access throughout the property. There is a contemporary bistro style restaurant and a modern bar serving International wines and cocktails as well as apple cider, a speciality of the Hesse region.||Frankfurt||Lyoner Strasse 5||First-Class|
|2||Hotel NH Köln Mediapark||The NH Collection Köln Mediapark, sits in the middle of Cologne¿s peaceful green belt, a stone¿s throw from the commercial media hub known as the Mediapark. The modern, glass-fronted building looks out across an ornamental lake and is within walking distance from Cologne town centre with its Gothic cathedral. All 217 rooms have a warm, welcoming feel, with contemporary décor and come with air-conditioning, coffee and tea making facilities, flat screen TV, minibar, in-room safe and free Wi-Fi internet access. Al fresco dining is provided in the on-site restaurant with a lake-view terrace. A gym, complete with steam bath and sauna, is also at disposal.||Cologne||Im Media Park 8B||First-Class|
|3||Steigenberger Hotel Koeln||A 305-room hotel in the heart of Cologne offering Free Wifi internet access throughout. There is a bright and airy breakfast restaurant and a bistro bar with an outdoor summer terrace for drinks and snacks.||Cologne||Habsburgerring 9-13||First-Class|
|4||Arcotel John F||Right in the heart of the capital city, located at its trendy cultural district of "Berlin-Mitte", welcomes you the design hotel ARCOTEL John F Berlin - an ideal starting point for city and business trips. The 4-star-superior-hotel is centrally located between the famous Museumsinsel and Gendarmenmarkt, directly at the "Quartier am Auswärtigen Amt", with walking distance to the famous Friedrichstrasse and the "Unter den Linden" boulevard.||Berlin||Werderscher Markt 11||First-Class|
|5||NH Collection Dresden Altmarkt||Situated in the heart of the Old Town, overlooking Dresden's Market Square, this modern 240 room property offers Free Wi-Fi access throughout, a refined restaurant serving German and Spanish fare, as well as a funky cocktail bar with a cigar lounge. Other amenities include a gym and a wellness area with sauna and steam bath.||Dresden||An Der Kreuzkirche 2||Superior First-Class|
|6||NH Collection Nuernberg City||Located in the heart of Nuremberg, this 244-room property has a striking modern design and offers a Free Wi-Fi connection throughout. The restaurant serves regional and Mediterranean food with a summer terrace for al fresco drinks and dining, other amenities include a contemporary bar and Gym with sauna and steam room.||Nuernberg||Bahnhofstrasse 19||Superior First-Class|
|7||Hilton Munich City||Conveniently located in Munich's entertainment district, this 480-room upscale property provides a relaxing atmosphere alongside an exciting array of culinary delights and ambience in its lobby and signature bar. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout, there is a 24-hour fitness room and its direct access to a metro station ensures fast easy connections to the city center and all major sites.||Muenchen||Rosenheimer Strasse 15||Superior First-Class|
|8||Hofgut Sternen||A comfortable hotel in typical Black Forest style, situated in a quiet park area within easy access from the B31 between Freiburg and Titisee. Nearby are mountain bike rentals, Black Forest cuckoo clock and glassblower's workshop with gift shop and St. Oswald's chapel, the oldest chapel of the Higher Black Forest.||Breitnau||Hoellsteig 76||First-Class|