Ninety-nine bottles of beer on the wall, centuries of fascinating history, and more sausage stands than you can count await on this delicious introductory tour of Germany. As you follow the delectable scent of sizzling bratwurst and freshly baked pretzels from bustling Berlin to Bavarian Munich, your eyes will be as pleased as your taste buds. The elegantly restored city of Dresden, the charming medieval town of Rothenburg, the Passion Play pilgrimage town of Oberammergau, and the fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle present picture-perfect backdrops for your memory books. While Munich’s theatrical Glockenspiel clock may announce the time three times a day, the lively Biergarten throughout Germany will happily tell you it’s always “beer thirty.”
Highlights of German Vista
We’ve packed everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels and dining to the friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides (with headsets to hear every word), to seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites!
6 guests in a party: $2,082*18 guests in a party: $522*
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 Europe 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 European tour—without the crowds.
Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin
Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners
ARRIVE IN BERLIN, GERMANY Welcome to Berlin! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
BERLIN Historic Berlin BERLIN Join a guided sightseeing tour of the city’s historic sites. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B) TOUR HIGHLIGHTHISTORIC SPOTS Explore the historic city of Berlin. Stop at the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, the symbolic heart of West Berlin, its towers rising as a symbol of peace between nations. See the vast Holocaust Memorial, the sombre site dedicated to the remembrance of the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Take photos of the symbolic monument to peace and unity at the Brandenburg Gate – Berlin's most famous landmark.
BERLIN–DRESDEN German Jewels DRESDEN Free time for lunch. Guided walking tour features the Zwinger Palace Courtyard. (B)124 mi / 200 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTCULTURAL GEM Explore the heart of Dresden with a walk to Zwinger Palace courtyard. Revered for its stunning Baroque architecture and beautiful gardens, this spectacular palace complex is the most famous building in Dresden.
DRESDEN–ROTHENBURG The Romantic Road ROTHENBURG Orientation walk and [LF] overnight stay in the medieval town. Enjoy free time this afternoon and evening. (B) 251 mi / 404 kmLOCAL FAVORITE CULTURE & TRADITION Get that old romantic feeling with a walk through the well-preserved medieval town of Rothenburg. Here, along Germany’s historic Romantic Road region, you’ll find half-timbered houses, medieval walls, and cobblestone streets, that will win your heart in the heart of Northern Bavaria.
ROTHENBURG–NEUSCHWANSTEIN Fairytale Endings ROTHENBURG Depart for a scenic drive along the Romantic Road en route to Neuschwanstein.NEUSCHWANSTEIN [LF] Guided visit of King Ludwig’s castle. (B) 186 mi / 300 kmLOCAL FAVORITE LEGENDARY LIVES King Ludwig II of Bavaria, the “Fairy tale King,” built a fantastical 1800s castle with all the modern conveniences (aka plumbing), while emphasizing the romantic vision of a storybook castle. His love for Wagnerian opera is literally plastered on the walls inside, with panoramas and frescoes of scenes from the composer’s great works. So romantic and fanciful of design, the Neuschwanstein Castle inspired Walt Disney’s blueprint of a castle fit for Sleeping Beauty herself.
NEUSCHWANSTEIN–OBERAMMERGAU–MUNICH Bavarian Blessings OBERAMMERGAU Stop in the beautiful Bavarian village to see the outdoor auditorium where the Passion Play is held once every ten years.MUNICH Enjoy free time this afternoon and evening. (B) 106 mi / 170 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHT HISTORY & TRADITION Centuries ago, the residents of the beautiful Bavarian village of Oberammergau made a promise to God to re-enact Christ’s Passion if he would spare them from the Black Plague of 1633. Since then, hundreds of local townspeople perform this epic production every 10 years in Oberammergau. Stroll the picturesque town and see the large outdoor auditorium.
MUNICH Auf Wiedersehen, Munich! MUNICH Guided sightseeing includes Marienplatz. [LF] Farewell dinner at a local restaurant this evening. (B,D)TOUR HIGHLIGHTCULTURE & TRADITION Experience the geographical and cultural heart of Munich at its Marienplatz, the town square since 1158. Stroll through the home of historic buildings, including the Old and New Town Halls in the picturesque heart and soul of the city. Join us at one of our local faves for a farewell dinner this evening!
MUNICH Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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|1||Innside By Melia Berlin Mitte||German avant-garde and Spanish hospitality are perfectly harmonized in this sleek, modern city hotel. Located in one of Berlin¿s emerging districts, it is the ideal base for discovering the exciting capital of Germany, very near to key attractions such as the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz and Checkpoint Charlie. Contemporary, air-conditioned rooms are equipped with soundproofed windows, mini bar, in-room safe and sustainable toiletries. The casual open plan restaurant and bar area has a trendy design and serves signature cocktails and cleverly designed menus which celebrate the flavours of Berlin. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property and there is also a 24-hour gym.||Berlin||Chausseestrasse 33||First-Class|
|2||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|
|3||Hotel Goldener Hirsch||This historic 30 room property is full of charm and is set directly in the very heart of this picturesque town, the dining area and terrace has a beautiful view overlooking the valley and the Tauber river and Free Wi-Fi internet access is available in the public areas.||Rothenburg O.D. Tauber||U.Schmiedgasse 16-25||First-Class|
|4||Mueller||Situated at the end of Bavaria's famous "Romantic Road", this charming 40-room family run property is set in a stunning scenic setting, the perfect place from which to visit King Ludwig's Royal Castles. Regional Gourmet cuisine is served in the Bavarian-style restaurant which also has a cozy lounge area, sweet and savory snacks can be found in the casual bistro and Free Wi-Fi internet access is available in all public areas and guestrooms.||Hohenschwangau||Alpseestrasse 16||First-Class|
|5||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|