Picturesque Germany7 days & 6 nights, Private Journey
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Munich, Rothenburg, Dresden & Berlin
Experience the unique cultural landscape of Germany on this exciting journey through one of Europe's most fascinating countries, from the beer gardens in Bavaria to most romantic Rothenburg ob der Tauber, fascinating Dresden and the cosmopolitan capital of Berlin. Walk in the footsteps of the Saxon Kings, explore the heritage of a nation divided for 40 years before being reunified under much international attention, and sample local delicacies like Sauerbraten and Currywurst.
Day 1Arrive Munich
Upon arrival, you will be escorted to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.Kempinski Vier Jahreszeiten - 2 Nights
Join your local historian for a comprehensive visit of the city. See Marienplatz Square and the Glockenspiel, the late-gothic Frauenkirche church, and Old Pinakothek museum.
In the afternoon, you may want to explore the English Garden, or visit the BMW factory and museum.Kempinski Vier Jahreszeiten (B)
Day 3Romantic Road to Rothenburg
Travel via the Romantic Road and the towns of Nordlingen and Dinkelsbuhl to Rothenburg.
This charming town stands for everything Germany is known for, and your private guide will reveal some of Rothenburg's well-kept secrets during a walking visit of the walled center. Near the end of the 13th century, Rothenburg was declared a Free Imperial City, which stimulated the construction of some of its iconic monuments, including the Franciscan Monastery and St. James's Church. Consider joining the local Night Watchman on his rounds for an hour of exciting tales of Old Rothenburg.Hotel Eisenhut - 1 Night (B)
Day 4To Dresden
Stop in Nuremberg this morning to take a guided walk through one of Germany's oldest cities. Your next destination will be Bayreuth, capital of Upper Franconia and famous for its Wagner Festival and opera house. In the afternoon, reach Dresden, meticulously rebuilt after the infamous Fire Bombing in 1945 left a majority of the city in rubble.Hotel Kempinski Taschenberg - 1 Night (B)
Day 5To Berlin
Join your local guide for a visit of the city center. See the Church of Our Lady, and Green Vault museum, which showcases the amazing treasures collected by the Saxon royal family. Later, take a leisurely drive up the Elbe River to Pillnitz Castle, gardens and Water Palace.
In the afternoon, drive to Germany's capital and largest city, Berlin.Rocco Forte Hotel De Rome - 2 Nights (B)
First thing this morning, your local Berlin expert will take you to the top of the revamped Reichstag building, home of the German Bundestag. The landmark glass dome was designed by Sir Norman Foster on the occasion of the Reunification of Germany. Continue your explorations to Potsdamer Platz, Checkpoint Charlie and Unter den Linden Boulevard.
During your free afternoon, visit one of the magnificent museums on Museum Island, or take a drive to Potsdam to visit King Frederick of Prussia's Sans Souci Palace, and learn about 20th-century history at Cecilienhof, where the structure of postwar Europe was coined by the signing of the Potsdam Agreement in 1945.Rocco Forte Hotel De Rome (B)
Day 7Depart Berlin
Explore the Berlin Wall Memorial. Or consider indulging in the Fine Arts at Museum Island. Options include the Pergamon Museum (famous for the Pergamon Altar, the Ishtar Gate of Babylon and the Pergamon frieze), the Bode-Museum, the New Museum (featuring the Egyptian Museum and bust of Nefertiti), the Alte Nationalgalerie, and the Old Museum.
When it is time to leave, say goodbye to Germany as you take a private transfer to Berlin airport for your onward flight.(B)