(Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich)
Grab your lederhosen and get ready to celebrate all things Bavarian at the world’s largest fair: Oktoberfest! This festival has come to define autumn in Germany and it is truly a once in a lifetime celebration. Splurge on dumplings, sausage, roast chicken, and of course, world famous Oktoberfest beer. Join in the party between Sep 20th and Oct 5th in 2014, or between Sep19th and Oct 4th in 2015.
A whirlwind of singing, dancing, costumes, and traditional brass bands, join thousands of guests from around the world at this larger-than-life festival. Begin your trip in the city of Berlin, a place where super-modern buildings provide a backdrop for a dynamic and cosmopolitan city that has a distinctly new millennial outlook. Continue your tour with famous Frankfurt, and finish up in Munich. Led by your private guide, stop to soak up the history of the Berlin Wall, visit a collection of picturesque palaces, tour famous beer halls (and be sure to sample their distinct beers), and enjoy a romantic cruise down the Rhine where you can unveil the legend of Lorelei Rock. Complete your journey with the giant pretzels, delicious Würstl, and countless other German treats at the beer tents and fairgrounds of Oktoberfest. With each tent having its own unique atmosphere, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect setting for your Oktoberfest experience.
Combining organized tours as well as giving you freedom to explore at your own pace; this is a perfect trip to immerse yourself in all three cities. Ask us about staying on a few extra days to celebrate Oktoberfest at your own pace.
Enjoy an airport transfer with private vehicle and driver.
For your added comfort, we will have an English speaking assistant waiting for you at the hotel lobby. Your representative will help you to check in and walk you through the welcome package documents.
A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
Stretch your legs today on an inside walking tour of Berlin which includes an English-speaking guide. Dig deep into Berlin's turbulent history. From the Prussian kings to the center of Hitlers 3rd Reich and its Cold War aftermath. You will see the Berlin Wall and the former Death Strip, the site of Hitler's Bunker and the new bunker Excavations, Checkpoint Charlie, the Reichstag with its glass dome, Victory Column, Brandenburg Gate, Potsdamer Platz with Sony Centre, the twin cathedrals on Gendarmenplatz, Museum Island, Palast der Republik, TV-Tower, Berliner Dom, Unter den Linden, Jewish Synagogue and many more. Entrance fees are not included and need to be paid on the spot.
On this beautiful tour of Sanssouci, you will take a stroll past the grand buildings that were once the center point of Prussia's imperial grandeur. Take in the stunning gardens of Friedrich II's legendary Sanssouci Palace, and experience a true piece of history. After meeting at Kurfürstendamm, take a short bus ride and arrive in Potsdam for a guided tour of the city. Your guide will show you all of the city's best sights, and they're sure to tell you a fascinating story or two. Stroll through the Dutch Quarter to admire its magnificent buildings and admire the Russian colony of Alexandrovka along the way. The highlight of this tour is, of course, the visit to Sanssouci Palace. A walk through its beautiful park grounds, passing by a magnificent Chinese teahouse or the New Palace, are sure to inspire. Transportation and German and English-speaking tour guide are included.
Avail of a private train station transfer with private vehicle and driver.
Enjoy a train ride from Berlin to Frankfurt. The train ride takes approximately 4.5 hours, direct train.
Train station transfer with private vehicle and driver.
Enjoy a half day 4hour walking tour with a private English speaking guide. From 1st Century Roman settlements to those made under the Germanic tribes, Frankfurt was to become of pivotal importance to the German-dominated Holy Roman Empire, and is where the German Kings and Emperors were coronated over a millennia ago. Despite the ravages of the Napoleonic War, Nazism and obliteration by bombing raids in WWII, Frankfurt's remarkable cultural legacy prevails, making it one of the world's most important cities. Having served as the seat of the first democratically elected German parliament, it is also the city of Goethe and home to the Frankfurt School, and is nothing less than the financial centre of the European continent. The tour includes a specialized guide and entrance fees.
An unforgettable day trip to the Rhine River Valley – an area which UNESCO counts to the World Heritage of mankind. Come to see the river, the little villages and vineyards. Mighty medieval castles, more than anywhere else in the world. See the famous Loreley Rock. Enjoy a gorgeous view from the Niederwald Monument and a cable car ride (optional) from the top of the hills in summertime. Lunch in a beautiful restaurant at the riverside is included and a wonderful boat trip on a Rhine steamer alongside the famous river panorama up to St. Goarshausen. We invite you to a wine tasting. Shopping stop at Ruedesheim/Drosselgasse. (In winter when steamers are not operating we may visit a castle instead). Enjoy dinner at leisure (not included in tour price).
Experience a train ride from Frankfurt to Munich.
Meet your driver for a private train station transfer.
Enjoy an informative and entertaining walk through the heart of Munich’s beautiful old town with a private guide. Along the way your guide will take you on a journey through the city’s colourful 850 year old history, stopping at various attractions, which have over the years witnessed events that created not just regional, but worldwide interest. From royal scandals over great international celebrations to the rise as one of Europe’s most influential and affluent cities, Munich has experienced it all. Let your guide explain the known and reveal the secrets of this beautiful Alpine city. Use your lunch hour to discover and explore the bustling cafes or world famous beer halls of Munich. Ask your guide for local favourites. Entrance fees and lunch are not included. Should you find yourself in Munich during Oktoberfest, we would be more than happy to customize your walking tour to show you the festivities.
Enjoy an informative and entertaining walk through the heart of Munich’s beautiful old town with private guide. Along the way your guide will take you on a journey through the city’s colorful 850 year history, stopping at various attractions, which have over the years witnessed events that created not just regional, but worldwide interest. From royal scandals over great international celebrations to the rise as one of Europe’s most influential and affluent cities, Munich has experienced it all! Let your guide explain the known and reveal the secrets of this beautiful Alpine city. Your guide will also take you through the famous Oktoberfest fairgrounds where you can visit the beer tents and experience this world renowned Bavarian festival. Stop in any tent that appeals, as each has its own atmosphere. Soak in the festivities, listen to brass bands, admire the costumes, or visit the midway! Oktoberfest is an event for everyone, whatever your speed.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
Meet your driver for a private airport transfer.
The brand new Abba Berlin Hotel (4*) is a contemporary designed hotel, combining elegance and sophistication with modern facilities, located in the centre of Berlin, just a stroll away from the exclusive boutiques of Kurfürstendamm and well connected with airports Tegel and Schönefeld. The hotel has 214 rooms with high standards of comfort, with all the services and facilities for a pleasant stay. All rooms have air conditioner and are fitted with the latest conveniences, safety box, Satellite TV, minibar, powerful dryer or cosmetic mirror and are designed in a modern way. The facilities of the hotel include a restaurant that specialises on local cuisine, lounge-bar, meeting rooms as well as parking, fitness room, gym and sauna.
NH Frankfurt City Hotel (4*) is situated in the heart of Frankfurt, close to the pedestrian zone, the Zeil shopping street, restaurants and major sightseeing attractions like: the Modern Art Museum, Our Lady's Church, Cathedral and Cathedral Museum, Historical Museum, Zoo, St Leonard's Church, Museum of Applied Arts and German Cinema Museum. The airport is approximately 12.5 kilometres from the hotel. NH Frankfurt City Hotel has 256 air-conditioned guestrooms, equipped with modern comforts, including complimentary broadband and internet access throughout the hotel. The restaurant offers a selection of international, national and Spanish dishes, accompanied by a fine selection of wines, cognacs and cigars at the hotel bar. For relaxation the hotel provides a well-being area where you can enjoy spa facilities, including a fitness room, sauna, massage room, steam room and solarium.
Ghotel Munich Zentrum Hotel (3*) is located in the heart of the city and you can almost reach Viktualienmarkt, the Marienplatz and the Deutsches Museum by foot. The hotel commands an excellent view of the Isar River, which is situated in the edge of the Isarvorstadt, a multicultural quarter lying in the south of the Old Town, surrounded by nice restaurants and bistros. The hotel has 154 rooms which are tastefully furnished. They have a shower/bathroom, hairdryer, safe, cable TV, direct dial telephone and, if requested, offer access to the internet by WLAN, analogue dial-in or ISDN. The hotel does not have its own restaurant, but there are several dining options within the surrounding area. Please note that there is no air conditing in this hotel.
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