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Best of Germany with Oberammergau

12 Days 1 Country 9 Cities

This trip contrasts the Rhine, Black Forest and Bavarian Alps with the modernity of Munich and Berlin.

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    • Oberammergau Accommodation: Trafalgar has secured hotel accommodation either in Oberammergau or close by in the picturesque villages of the Bavarian Alps. Please note that single and triple rooms are not available for the Oberammergau stay. Solo travellers and triple share guests will be matched and accommodated in a twin room with a fellow solo Trafalgar traveller, of the same gender, for the duration of the stay.
    • Hotel Information: Final hotel accommodation will be confirmed in 2019.
    • Since 1634, the tiny picturesque Bavarian village of Oberammergau has performed the Passion Play every ten years. This tragic and deeply moving chronicle depicts the Passion of Christ at the time of the crucifixion. The cast comprises local villagers exclusively and equals any professional production in both sheer spectacle and emotion; attracting visitors from around the world. It is an experience that will exceed every expectation.
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    • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

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      • Hotel Information: Final hotel accommodation will be confirmed in 2019.
      • Since 1634, the tiny picturesque Bavarian village of Oberammergau has performed the Passion Play every ten years. This tragic and deeply moving chronicle depicts the Passion of Christ at the time of the crucifixion. The cast comprises local villagers exclusively and equals any professional production in both sheer spectacle and emotion; attracting visitors from around the world. It is an experience that will exceed every expectation.
      • Visit trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itinerary information.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Circle north, south, east and west to see medieval Rothenburg, and the devotion of the villagers of Oberammergau at the remarkable Passion Play.


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: GBOGF

      11 Nights

      accommodation

      18 Meals
      • 11 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)

      • 6 dinners

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      What's Included

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        • CITY TOUR in Berlin

        • CRUISE along the River Rhine

        • ORIENTATION of Frankfurt, Cologne, Hamburg, Dresden, Nuremberg, Rothenburg and Heidelberg

        • SEE the Lorelei Rock, Cologne Cathedral and Bavarian Alps

        • PREMIUM TICKETS for the 2020 Passion Play in Oberammergau

        • VISIT Hamelin, the Berlin TV Tower, Mödlareuth Open Air Museum and Neuschwanstein castle


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 11 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 1 lunch
          (Be My Guest)

        • 6 dinners


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

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      Frankfurt, Germany

      Day 1

      Arrive Frankfurt

      Cologne Cathedral, Germany

      Day 2

      Frankfurt – Rhine Cruise – Cologne

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      Cologne – Hamelin – Hamburg

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      Hamburg – Berlin Sightseeing (2 Nights)

      Berlin, Germany

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      Berlin Sightseeing

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      Berlin – Dresden

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      Dresden – Mödlareuth – Nuremberg

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      Nuremberg – Rothenburg – Oberammergau (2 Nights)

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      Day 9

      Oberammergau (Passion Play Performance)

      Black Forest, Germany

      Day 10

      Oberammergau – Neuschwanstein – Black Forest

      Frankfurt, Germany

      Day 11

      Black Forest – Heidelberg – Frankfurt

      Frankfurt, Germany

      Day 12

      Depart Frankfurt

      Day 1

      Arrive Frankfurt Day 1 - Arrive Frankfurt

      Welcome to Frankfurt - a city renowned for its old-world charm and modern sophistication which you will have a brief opportunity to explore before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon for an orientation of the medieval Römerplatz and dynamic financial district. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers, including a light meal and welcome drink to kick off your discovery of the best of Germany and a memorable Oberammergau experience.

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Frankfurt – Rhine Cruise – Cologne Day 2 - Frankfurt – Rhine Cruise – Cologne

      Resist the alluring calls of Lorelei and board your leisurely cruise along the Rhine. Glide past vineyard-clad hills, stopping to 'Connect with Locals' for a Be My Guest lunch at a 13th- century castle perched high above the river valley. Share stories of knights and feuding lords and ladies over lunch before continuing to Cologne. Here, we will view the Gothic spires of its magnificent cathedral during our orientation of the city.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Cologne – Hamelin – Hamburg Day 3 - Cologne – Hamelin – Hamburg

      Journey through the lush green landscape of Lower Saxony, stopping in the legendary town of Hamelin, immortalised in the medieval tale of the Pied Piper. We continue to the international trade centre of Hamburg, where we'll join our Travel Director for an orientation tour of the city's iconic sights. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the city's seafaring heritage. Wander along the trendy Mönckebergstrasse, visit one of the city's brewhouses or consider a guided cruise along the city's waterways and discover why Hamburg is called Germany's 'Gateway to the World'.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Hamburg – Berlin Sightseeing (2 Nights) Day 4 - Hamburg – Berlin Sightseeing (2 Nights)

      Cross the former 'Iron Curtain' to Berlin, whose once-turbulent history has shaped its rebirth as a charismatic capital city. Join your Local Specialist to explore the iconic landmarks of a unified Berlin. See the neo-Renaissance Reichstag, Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard and Kurfürstendamm, renowned for its shopping and entertainment. Enjoy some time at leisure this afternoon to explore the city on your terms. Relax with an Ebbelwei on the Friedrichstrasse and watch the world go by.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Berlin Sightseeing Day 5 - Berlin Sightseeing

      'Dive into Culture' and ascend the iconic Berlin TV Tower for 360° views of the city and Spree River. You have some free time to see the remnants of the Berlin Wall, visit the infamous Checkpoint Charlie or join an Optional Experience to the District of Potsdam, the former Prussian royal seat, for sightseeing and an unforgettable meal.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Berlin – Dresden Day 6 - Berlin – Dresden

      A short drive south brings us to Dresden, the 'Florence on the Elbe', where we'll hear about the city's restoration following its devastation during World War II as you admire its beautiful Baroque façades. See the Semper Opera, Zwinger Palace and fully reconstructed Frauenkirche. Consider delving into the treasures of Dresden, joining an Optional Experience to explore this elegant city.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Dresden – Mödlareuth – Nuremberg Day 7 - Dresden – Mödlareuth – Nuremberg

      Visit the village of Mödlareuth, which inherited the moniker of "Little Berlin" due to its wall separating 'east' and 'west'. Gain insights into a divided Germany at its open-air museum and see a section of the original wall with its security features. This afternoon, arrive in the Bavarian city of Nuremberg, once the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire and today the economic, social and cultural capital of Franconia. See the mighty castle ramparts and St. Sebald's Cathedral on your orientation tour of the city, then spend the rest of your evening at leisure indulging in grilled Nürnberger and sauerkraut.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Nuremberg – Rothenburg – Oberammergau (2 Nights) Day 8 - Nuremberg – Rothenburg – Oberammergau (2 Nights)

      Embark on an orientation walk past the half-timbered houses of Rothenburg, perhaps the most well-preserved medieval town in Germany. Shop for wooden Christmas ornaments, before following parts of the Romantic Road through villages and countryside to Oberammergau in the Bavarian Alps. Dine at your hotel tonight.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Oberammergau (Passion Play Performance) Day 9 - Oberammergau (Passion Play Performance)

      Witness a Trafalgar Highlight and display of unwavering faith as you take your premium seat for a poignant afternoon spent watching the Passion Play. The villagers of Oberammergau give thanks to God for sparing them from the ravages of the plague in the 17th century. Their gratitude is reflected in this dramatic depiction of the life and death of Jesus Christ. Dine at a local restaurant this evening before returning to your seat for the captivating second half of this performance as night falls.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 9

      Day 10

      Oberammergau – Neuschwanstein – Black Forest Day 10 - Oberammergau – Neuschwanstein – Black Forest

      From the grace of God to the fairy tale land of King Ludwig II, we journey to Neuschwanstein castle, a hilltop retreat built as an homage to Richard Wagner. Continue through the hills and past lakes as you admire the scenery on your way to the Black Forest.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 10

      Day 11

      Black Forest – Heidelberg – Frankfurt Day 11 - Black Forest – Heidelberg – Frankfurt

      Witness the centuries-old craft of cuckoo clock making as you 'Dive into Culture' in Heidelberg. View the ruins of Heidelberg Castle, one of the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps, as well as the Baroque-style Old Town with its bustling market squares and colourful façades. Spend the rest of the afternoon finishing up some last-minute shopping before continuing on to Frankfurt. Tonight we enjoy a Farewell Dinner with newfound friends, reminiscing over the iconic and unexpected highlights of our trip.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 11

      Day 12

      Depart Frankfurt Day 12 - Depart Frankfurt

      After breakfast, we say a fond farewell to Frankfurt after a memorable holiday. Transfers to Frankfurt Airport are available. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 12

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Connect with Locals
        Enjoy a banquet and stories of knights and feuding lords in a fairy-tale 13th-century castle perched high above the Rhine Valley. (Day 2)

      • Dive into Culture
        Gain priority access to the Berlin TV Tower with fantastic 360° views of the city. (Day 5) Watch skilled craftsman capture the distinctive sound of the cuckoo demonstrating the centuries' old craft of clock making in the Black Forest. (Day 11)

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in Berlin

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        • CITY TOUR in Berlin

        • CRUISE along the River Rhine

        • ORIENTATION of Frankfurt, Cologne, Hamburg, Dresden, Nuremberg, Rothenburg and Heidelberg

        • SEE the Lorelei Rock, Cologne Cathedral and Bavarian Alps

        • PREMIUM TICKETS for the 2020 Passion Play in Oberammergau

        • VISIT Hamelin, the Berlin TV Tower, Mödlareuth Open Air Museum and Neuschwanstein castle


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      Dining

        • 11 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 1 lunch
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        • 6 dinners


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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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