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Best of Germany with Oberammergau

12 Days 1 Country 10 Cities

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

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Your Itinerary

12 Days, 1 Country, 10 Cities

Best of Germany with Oberammergau

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    • Hotel Information: Final hotel accommodation will be confirmed in 2019.
    • 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.
    • Since 1634 and now only every ten years, the tiny picturesque Bavarian village of Oberammergau performs the Passion Play. This tragic and deeply moving chronicle depicts the passion of Christ at the time of the crucifixion. The cast is made up exclusively of the local villagers 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 and one Trafalgar highly recommends.
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  • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii 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

Baroque cities, the Bavarian Alps and mythical Black Forest - this one's straight out of a Brothers Grimm fairytale. Circle north, south, east and west to see the Pied Piper's Hamelin, medieval Rothenburg and Munich's musical Glockenspiel. Explore the magical castles of Neuschwanstein, and gain insight into a 'divided Germany' in Berlin and the little village of Mödlareuth. Trafalgar has secured premium tickets for you to attend the once in a decade performance of the Passion Play in the picturesque Bavarian town of Oberammergau.


Trip type: Country Explorer i

Trip code: GBOGF

11 Nights

accommodation

17 Meals
  • 11 hot buffet breakfasts

  • 5 dinners

  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

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Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

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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

    • 5 dinners

    • 1 lunch
      (Be My Guest)


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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 – Düsseldorf

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Day 3

Düsseldorf – Hamelin – Hamburg

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Day 4

Hamburg – Berlin Sightseeing (2 Nights)

Berlin, Germany

Day 5

Berlin Sightseeing

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Berlin – Dresden

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Day 7

Dresden – Mödlareuth – Nuremberg

Munich, Germany

Day 8

Nuremberg – Rothenburg – Oberammergau (2 Nights)

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Day 9

Oberammergau (Passion Play Performance)

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Day 10

Oberammergau – Neuschwanstein – Black Forest

Heidelberg, Germany

Day 11

Black Forest – Heidelberg – Frankfurt

Frankfurt, Germany

Day 12

Depart Frankfurt

Day 1

Arrive Frankfurt Day 1 - Arrive Frankfurt

Welcome to Frankfurt. After check-in this afternoon your Travel Director takes you on an orientation of the city’s dynamic financial centre and medieval Römerplatz. Tonight join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception including a light meal and welcome drink.

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

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

This morning see the site of the famous Lorelei Rock and cruise along the mighty River Rhine past medieval castles and terraced vineyards. Stop to experience a unique Be My Guest lunch at an atmospheric castle above the river. After lunch, continue north along the Rhine Valley before arriving in Cologne, Germany's fourth largest city. View the impressive Gothic cathedral during your orientation of the city.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Day 2

Day 3

Düsseldorf – Hamelin – Hamburg Day 3 - Düsseldorf – Hamelin – Hamburg

Drive through Lower Saxony and stop in Hamelin en route to Hamburg. Hamelin is a picturesque town of fairytale fame and is immortalised in poems by Goethe and Robert Browning. Later in Hamburg see the main sights during your orientation tour with your Travel Director. Consider a guided cruise along the city's water ways 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)

Follow the valley of the River Elbe from Hamburg, across the former 'Iron Curtain' to the historic city of Berlin, your home for the next two nights. This afternoon marvel at the landmarks of the old East and West sections of Berlin during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. See the Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden and the Reichstag Building which were all major points of focus in 1990 during the reunification of East and West Germany. Also see the Tiergarten and Kurfürstendamm famous for its shopping and entertainment.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 4

Day 5

Berlin Sightseeing Day 5 - Berlin Sightseeing

This morning enjoy a Cultural Insight experience with fantastic 360° views of the city from the Berlin TV Tower. Spend the rest of your day as you wish - shopping, exploring or perhaps on an Optional Experience to the District of Potsdam with sightseeing and dinner.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 5

Day 6

Berlin – Dresden Day 6 - Berlin – Dresden

A short drive south brings you to Dresden - known as 'Florence on the Elbe'. See the highlights of this astonishing Baroque city including the Opera House and Zwinger Palace. Consider taking an in-depth look at the treasures of Dresden on a Optional Experience.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 6

Day 7

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

Visit the Mödlareuth Open Air museum for an insight into 'divided Germany'. See the differences between East and West Germany as well as parts of the original Iron Curtain. Later arrive in Nuremberg, where you see mighty ramparts and St. Sebald's Cathedral on your orientation tour of the city.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 7

Day 8

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

Your Travel Director takes you on an orientation walk of Rothenburg, perhaps the most well-preserved medieval town in Germany. Sights include half-timbered houses and the Old Town Hall. Shop for wooden Christmas ornaments before following parts of the Romantic Road through picturesque villages and pristine countryside to the town of Oberammergau nestled 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)

Enjoy the unique atmosphere in town before taking your premium seat for an inspired and moving performance of the Passion Play this afternoon. Dine at a local restaurant this evening before experiencing the captivating second half of this unique event 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

This morning we step into the fairytale land of King Ludwig II with an included visit to Neuschwanstein castle. 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

This morning enjoy a Cultural Insight when you learn how the famous cuckoo clocks are made during a demonstration of the craft. A scenic drive brings you to the famous university town of Heidelberg built alongside the picturesque River Neckar. View Heidelberg Castle, one of the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps, as well as the Baroque style Old Town. Enjoy some free time for souvenir shopping before continuing on to Frankfurt. Tonight enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your travel companions as you celebrate the highlights of your trip.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Day 11

Day 12

Depart Frankfurt Day 12 - Depart Frankfurt

This morning, say 'Auf Wiedersehen' to your Travel Director and travelling companions as your memorable holiday comes to an end. Transfers to Frankfurt Airport are available. Conditions apply.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 12

Available Departures

Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/sa/tours/best-of-germany-with-oberammergau for the latest discounts & departure information.

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Be My Guest
    Enjoy a banquet and stories of knights and feuding lords in a fairytale 13th century castle perched high above the Rhine Valley

  • Cultural Insights
    Gain priority access to the Berlin TV Tower with fantastic 360° views of the city and watch as skilled craftsman capture the distinctive sound of the cuckoo demonstrating the centuries' old craft of clock making in the Black Forest

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

  • Local Specialists
    For included sightseeing in Berlin

Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

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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

    • 5 dinners

    • 1 lunch
      (Be My Guest)


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What's Included

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


Why Trafalgar?

The Trafalgar Experience

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Guest Reviews and Ratings

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    Service rating : At every turn, we had "free" time! Way too much. Tour director was rude/abrupt in responding to travellers questions, especially if they didn't quite understand his direction/explanation.Product : Location of some hotels poor, bathrooms ridiculous for two people or at least

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    Service rating : The tour efficiently and effectively covers the popular spots. The knowledge of the Tour Director, Uli, was not from books but from living there. He shared that knowledge with the group using both facts and stories. The stories are always better. I was amazed at how many traveler

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    Service rating : Good and well informed tour director.Product : Not happy that we were left alone to explore tourist sites on our own for several hours every day. We would have loved to be taken to all important sites for guided tours.

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    Offered more optional excursions. Too much free time on own.

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    Service rating : The trip flow was well planned.Product : Some of the optional experiences purchased were not the best value for the money spent. (e.g. the dinner night in Munich and the Berlin wall/museum tour).

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