Picturesque Germany7 days & 6 nights, Private Journey
Handcrafted itineraries for one or more travelers with on-the-ground support, a private guide, and a private vehicle. Private Journeys represent the best of the custom programs we've designed over the years. Our insider knowledge and destination expertise make these innovative journeys truly unique experiences.Private Journey
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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)
At Cox & Kings we believe that a good travel experience is not luck but judgment. We have compiled the following advice to outline the nature of travel in Europe and to help you prepare for your trip. Even with the most meticulous planning, however, minor problems can occur and, while our local representatives are always on hand to rectify such occurrences, we do request that you have a patient and broadminded approach to traveling in Europe.
Cruises & Train Tours
The river cruises and train tours in this brochure are offered subject to the conditions of carriage of the individual Train Company. PLEASE NOTE that in exceptional circumstances they may vary their itineraries with little or no notice, if water levels become unsafe, train lines become blocked or to avoid areas of dense traffic. Such changes are rare, but you should check the final itinerary at reception when you embark.
A number of flights within Europe arrive / depart early in the morning, and while we will endeavour to schedule your tour with a flight which arrives / departs at a reasonable time, sometimes there is little or no alternative and early check-in / check-out times may be required.
Accommodation standards vary dramatically throughout Europe, and hotels in Eastern Europe, Albania, Macedonia and regional Turkey, should not generally be compared to Western European standards. For our tours we have chosen hotels primarily for their location and the facilities available. We will endeavour to supply any extra information that you may require on these hotels. The hotels listed in the tour itineraries may occasionally be unavailable for the required dates. In this event, we will advise you of alternative hotels, which will, where possible, be of the same or of a higher standard than those featured in the itineraries. There are many new hotels being built in Europe and we may upgrade those featured in the brochure if better options in the same category become available. Please note all rooms reserved on your tour are standard; however, if you wish to upgrade your room (e.g. to a lake view or suite etc.), please speak to your tour consultant, who will be able to advise you about the options and the applicable supplements.
Check-in & Check-out Times: For all group and individual tours, hotel check-in/out time is normally 12 noon, but this does vary between hotels. Early check-ins and late check-outs cannot be pre-booked, but can sometimes be negotiated on site.
Many of the sites in Europe are quite spread out, and our tours consequently involve a reasonable amount of walking. Whilst the walking is normally easy going, a full-day’s sightseeing can be quite tiring and sometimes strenuous.
Although tourism is not a new concept in most parts of Europe, many of the areas visited are still extremely traditional. Therefore kindly respect local customs and dress codes.
Many countries require passports, visas to be presented before entry is permitted. Please ensure that all traveling members, including infants and children, are in possession of a passport, valid for at least 6 months, prior to departure. It is convenient and safe to have the visa process facilitated by Cox & Kings Limited from the concerned Consulates / Authorities on your behalf. Please note that it is totally at the discretion of the concerned Consulates / Authorities to grant / reject your visas. The consulate may require further documentation and / or personal appearance.
Area: 137,858 sq. miles
Official Language: German
What To See: Loaded with mountainside castles that appear as if they must be from fairy tales, Bavaria boasts a storybook atmosphere and the fabled German Alps. München offers some of the best castles in Germany and numerous galleries, exceptional museums, wonderful opera and a world-class symphony orchestra. Crossing idyllic countryside and winding its way through quintessential Germany, the Romantic Road, wanders from Würzburg to Füssen. Augsburg offers fine churches, good food, and a pleasant location. Rothenburg, the most authentic medieval town on the Romantic Road, is the prototypical walled town with dramatic architecture and great shopping.
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