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Highlights of Germany 2014

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Black ForestCologne CathedralZwinger PalaceRiver Rhine
Black Forest
Cologne Cathedral
Zwinger Palace
River Rhine
  • Duration: 12 Days
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  • Brochure: Costsaver 2014
  • Style: Regional
  • Description: Cruise along the romantic River Rhine and take in the spectacular scenery. Enjoy an orientation tour of the sights of Hamburg before crossing the former "Iron Curtain" to the historic city of Berlin. Shop for wooden Christmas ornaments in the medieval town of Rothenburg, enjoy a beer in Bavaria's capital of Munich and be amazed on the drive through the enchanting Black Forest.


On every itinerary, we offer a range of optional excursions that allow you to further enhance your experience should you so choose. These are purchased when you are on your trip, via your Trafalgar Travel Director. Depending on the region visited these can be paid with cash or credit card.

A reduction of 25% of the cost of the Optional Excursions is offered to all children under the age of 16 years at the time of travel. Please Note: This discount to does not apply to North America optionals, as they are already discounted.


    • + Berlin s Secret Past From the Holocaust Memorial and the nearby site of Hitler's Bunker, we visit a remaining section of the Berlin Wall, followed by a stop at the Bendler Block, the Memorial to the Resistance Movement, to learn about the plot by Graf von Stauffenberg. His heroic efforts to assassinate Hitler were portrayed by Tom Cruise in 'Valkyrie'. Finally we visit the Topography of Terror, an outdoor documentary located on the former site of the Gestapo HQ.

    • + Highlights of Potsdam with Lunch or Dinner A must for any visit to Berlin. First we drive to the Wannsee Villa, home of the Final Solution, then to Potsdam, known for the spy bridge in Cold War times, before continuing on to Sanssouci, the former abode of Prussias Frederick the Great, to explore its delightful garden. Our journey is complimented with a traditional meal of local cuisine with drinks included.


    • + Franconian Lunch And Rally Grounds Documentation Centre Enjoy a delicious light lunch with a drink, in the world's largest bratwurst restaurant, before we set out to take in the history of the Third Reich, the Nazi party rallies, and much more in Germany's most striking documentation centre. Two hours with headset provided.


    • + Harbour Cruise The Port Of Hamburg See Germany's busiest gateway to the sea, 110 km (68 miles) inland. Relax on a guided cruise around one of the largest ports in Europe. Enjoy refreshments whilst admiring the floating dry docks, tugs and ocean-going vessels and see why Hamburg is called "Germany's Gateway to the World".


    • + Hofbrauhaus And Bavarian Dinner Down in the heart of Munich's old town we visit the world-famous Hofbrauhaus to hear the 'Oompah' band. Then on to a typical Bavarian restaurant where local dishes and drinks will be served.

    • + The Dachau Memorial Site Outside the town of Dachau near Munich the first concentration camp was opened immediately after Hitlers rise to power. The camp site is maintained as a memorial and excellent background information is provided.


    • + The Treasury And Moritzburg Castle With our Local Guide we tour the fabulous Treasury, now housed in the world famous Green Vault, before driving to nearby Schloss Moritzburg, hunting lodge and summer residence of Augustus the Strong. Here our Local Guide takes us through the richly decorated rooms of the palace, picturesquely located on a man made island. Time for a stroll on the island before enjoying cake and refreshments. Do as the locals do!

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