Germany

Berlin

Sightseeing

Sedan 1‑3 paxLuxury Sedan 1‑3 pax Minivan 1‑8 pax

Half Day West

The Berlin Wall may be long gone, but the unique identity of West Berlin lives on in the stops of this 4 hour sightseeing tour. The day begins with the Kurfurstendamm, a wide avenue lined with upscale shopping and center of public life in Cold War West Berlin. At the end of the promenade is the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, a broken spire left in ruins to memorialize the destruction of World War II. Continue to the suburbs to reach Charlottenburg Palace. A complex of gardens surrounds the fantastic Baroque structure, the last remaining palace of the German Imperial legacy. Heading back into central Berlin, you will pass by the towering Victory Column, a monument to the conquests of Otto von Bismarck. Next you will reach the Reichstag. Home to the Imperial German government, it was rebuilt to house that of reunified Germany in 1990. A short distance away is the symbol of Berlin, the Brandenburg Gate. The tour finishes at the Olympiastadion, home to the 1936 Olympic Games, as well as the 2006 World Cup Final.

4 hrs

$530 $570 $645

Half Day East

East Berlin, former capital of communist East Germany, offers a fascinating balance of modern metropolis and 19th century royal capital. Explore both of these legacies on this 4 hour tour. First, visit Potsdam square. Towering above this neighborhood is Berlin’s cluster of high rise skyscrapers. Next is the Brandenburg Gate. The iconic symbol of Berlin, the gate stands at the border of the Cold War division, and separates the forested Tiergarten in the west and the urban center to the east. The Unter den Linden, Berlin’s most famous boulevard, stretches eastward from the gate. Along its tree-shaded sidewalks are international embassies, luxe car showrooms, and exquisitely reconstructed buildings housing the city’s museums. Finally, drive down Friedrichstrasse, a popular shopping street of modern architecture which bisects the Linden, and is home to Checkpoint Charlie, an important crossing between east and west during the separation.

4 hrs

$530 $570 $645

Full Day City

Take in Berlin’s truly monumental scale during this 8 hour comprehensive day of sightseeing. The tour will consist of morning and afternoon sessions, each one filled with one of our half day packages. The order is your choice, but rest assured that by the end of the day the history and culture of this world capital will be more than familiar. Among the most famous stops will be the Charlottenburg Palace, the Reichstag, the Olympiastadion, the Brandenburg Gate, and Checkpoint Charlie. Also included are drives down the city’s busiest streets and centers of urban life, from the Kurfurstendamm in the west, to the Unter den Linden, to Friedrichstrasse in the east.

8 hrs

$1060 $1135 $1285

Full day Potsdam

Featuring both the regal prestige and wartime significance of Berlin, without the dense urban chaos, Potsdam makes for the perfect 8 hour day trip out of the capital. The first stop will be the Glienicke Bridge. By providing a connection between East Germany and West Berlin, this bridge became notorious for hosting spy exchanges between American and Soviet interests. Of all the palaces located in Potsdam, the Sanssouci is the most fabulous. The lavish Rococo villa is perched above vineyard gardens laid out over 7 levels of terraced promenade. The name comes from the French for “no worries,” as the Kings of Prussia used the complex to escape the pressures of ruling. The final stop is the Cecilienhof palace. Although modest compared to its neighbors, the complex is known for hosting the Potsdam Conference, where American, Soviet and British leaders met in 1945 to organize postwar Europe.    

8 hrs

$1060 $1135 $1285

Full day Berlin from Baltic Sea ports

Although hardly a port city, Berlin is reachable from the eastern German coasts, and makes for a spectacular day trip with this 12 hour package. Ideal for travelers pausing from a voyage aboard the many Baltic and North Sea cruise liners, pick-ups are possible from the cruise terminals of Travermunde (Lubeck), Warnemunde (Rostock), or Hamburg. Included is private transportation into Berlin, as well as a selection of highlights of our full day city tour package.

12 hrs

$2735 $2925 $3020

Transfers

Sedan 1‑3 paxLuxury Sedan 1‑3 pax Minivan 1‑8 pax
Airport - Hotels $200 $210 $230
Rail Station - Hotels $155 $165 $180
Berlin - Hamburg $1415 $1605 $1700
Berlin - Rostock/Warnemunde $1320 $1510 $1605

Frankfurt

Sightseeing

Sedan 1‑3 paxLuxury Sedan 1‑3 pax Minivan 1‑8 pax

Half Day City

As the frenetic financial heart of Europe, Frankfurt is often noted for its modernity, but has gone to great lengths to preserve its past as well. On this 4 hour tour, experience that preserved heritage. Almost entirely destroyed during World War II, the city’s old town was previously the largest in Germany. Sections have been meticulously rebuilt to their splendid Gothic origins. The circular Church of St. Paul was the first structure to be rebuilt, as an homage to its role in the birth of German democracy in 1848. The Frankfurt Cathedral is nearby, with its towering spire. Finally, visit the restored family home of German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. 

4 hrs

$470 $570 $525

Full Day Heidelberg

Journey up the Rhine Valley to the city of Heidelberg, perched alongside the Neckar river, on this 8 hour day trip. The town dates from the early middle ages and became known for its university, the oldest in Germany, founded in 1386. The riverside old town features several fantastic churches, including the Church of the Holy Spirit, the eaves of which still host the town market. Overlooking the town are the ruins of Heidelberg Castle. Once a medieval fortress and later a Renaissance palace, the building fell into disrepair during the many wars of the 17th and 18th centuries. The crumbling red sandstone walls and columns form a romantic viewpoint over the surrounding valley, further accentuated by the ruins of the castle gardens, whose grand design was never finished.

8 hrs

$940 $1145 $1095

Full Day Rhine Valley

The winding bends of the Lower Rhine are framed by castle crowned hillsides, and are the main attraction of this 10 hour excursion. After leaving Frankfurt, the first stop is Rudesheim, where crooked streets of quaint country homes are interspersed with ruined castle towers. Above the town is the Niederwalddenkmal, a towering 19th century monument commemorating German unification. Continuing down the river to Sankt Goar, you will encounter the ruins of Rheinfels Castle. Once the largest fortification on the Rhine, it was reduced to a ruin one-fifth its original size during the fighting of the French Revolutionary Wars. The wine town of Boppard is the last stop before heading back to Frankfurt.

8 hrs

$940 $1145 $1095

Transfers

Sedan 1‑2 paxLuxury Sedan 1‑2 pax Minivan 1‑5 pax
Airport - Hotels $235 $285 $260
Rail Station - Hotels $235 $285 $260
Frankfurt - Baden Baden $1770 $2180 $1985
Frankfurt - Heidelberg $1020 $1250 $1145

Munich

Sightseeing

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Half day City

Although Munich’s cavernous beer halls are not to be missed, save some time for the city’s other sights, reachable on this 4 hour tour of the Bavarian capital. Begin at the Koenigsplatz, a calming green space surrounded by galleries ranging from Ancient Greek artifacts to abstract modern art. The most famous of these is the Alte Pinkothek, a world-class collection of paintings, especially by Albrecht Durer and other German masters. Next head to the city center to visit Marienplatz. An airy plaza nestled amongst the cluster of red tile roofs, the area is full of shimmering Baroque sculpture and the city hall, a neo-Gothic giant famous for its elaborately decorated bell tower. Finally, relax by the Isar river and visit the Deutsches Museum, the largest museum of science and technology in the world.

4 hrs

$580 —  $590

Half day Dachau

Located in the Munich suburbs is Dachau, site of the prototype Nazi concentration camp built in 1933. This 4 hour trip is a must for history buffs, and its destination is an important, if uninviting, chapter in Western history. A somber and sobering experience, the complex has been rebuilt as an open air museum where the legacy of the Nazi regime’s cruelty and the Holocaust is on full display. Built to detain political prisoners, the camp went on to imprison Jews, foreign nationals, and other enemies of Nazi control. Most of the original barracks have been razed to their foundations, but a few have been rebuilt to their harsh and inhumane specifications. The expansive facility is now filled with memorials and chapels of all faiths, dedicated to those who suffered there.

4 hrs

$580 —  $590

Full day Nurnberg

Nuremberg’s rich medieval heritage is largely overshadowed by its prominent role in the Nazi regime, but both aspects are explored in depth on this 10 hour day trip. The first part of the tour focuses on the former, with a visit to the Kaiserburg castle. As a residence of the Holy Roman Emperors for almost 500 years, it contains a wide array of medieval buildings and fortifications. The residence of Albrecht Durer, the most celebrated artist of the Northern Renaissance, who lived and worked in Nuremberg, is next. Continuing to the edge of the city, the monumental Nazi rally grounds can be explored. Now in varying states of disrepair, the parade grounds and colonnades immortalized in Nazi propaganda served as the center of Hitler’s party rallies, which held as many as half a million participants. The final stop will be the Palace of Justice, where Nazi war criminals were tried following the end of World War II.

8 hrs

$1370 —  $1395

Full day Bavarian Royal Castles

The romantic alpine countryside of Bavaria presents its treasures, both famous and hidden, on this 10 hour adventure. Travel up through quaint and inviting farms and mountain valleys before arriving in the village of Garmisch. A medieval settlement, most of the town was built around hosting the 1936 Winter Olympic Games. Nearby, the tour continues with the Benedictine abbey of Ettal. After its destruction in the 18th century, it was rebuilt in Baroque magnificence. White-and-pink marble walls ring a round chapel, splashed with myriad gold furnishings and crowned by a domed ceiling painted with a massive fresco of heavenly scenes. Next are the castles at Linderhof and Neuschwanstein. The personal creations of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, the castles were purpose built to evoke romantic visions of medieval Europe and the mythology of Richard Wagner.

10 hrs

$1530 —  $1575

Transfers

Sedan 1‑2 paxLuxury Sedan 1‑2 pax Minivan 1‑6 pax
Airport - Hotels $270 —  $280
Rail Station - Hotels $220 —  $240
Munich - Passau $870 —  $880
Munich - Salzburg $810 —  $820

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