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After your arrival at Frankfurt airport, you meet your tour escort. Depending on the time of arrival it is possible to organize an orientation tour of the city of Frankfurt, the financial capital of Germany. In the afternoon you drive to the small city of Rüdesheim, located on the banks of the river Rhine. With a local guide, you will explore the Old City including the Drosselgasse, the heart of the village. The tour ends at a wine cellar. Here a wine tasting ceremony is prepared. Dinner is served as a barbecue at the wine cellar. Enjoy a very special first evening in Germany!
Overnight in Rüdesheim
After breakfast, first of all, you enter a boat for a cruise on the Rhine. You will be excited watching the picturesque landscape, impressive castles, and ruines, bold cliffs covered with vineyards and quaint small towns on the Rhine while following this majestic waterway by boat. After arriving at the Loreley you will leave the boat at St. Goarshausen and continue by coach to the fortress of Ehrenbreitstein. It is situated high above the Rhine valley, right opposite of Koblenz. Close to the fortress, you will be led to a viewpoint from where you can enjoy a fabulous view over the valleys of the Rhine and the Mosella, the latter joins the Rhine at Koblenz. You cross the Rhine by a modern cable car from which you have a great look-out over the river. From the basis station of the cable car, your tour escort takes you for a short walk to the main station of Koblenz. On the way, you pass the Elector’s Palace from the 18th century. A train journey through the romantic Rhine valley brings you back south.
Overnight in Mainz
Journey through the picture-perfect Burgundy wine region and stop in its walled regional capital, Beaune - most famous for the colourful geometric-tiled Hôtel-Dieu. We continue to the gastronomic capital of Lyon, where we spend the night. Discover the historic treasures of its well-preserved Old Town or perhaps indulge in delicious Beaujolais flavours in a local bouchon - the choice is yours.
Overnight in Triberg
Enjoy the unique nature of the Black Forest during the first part of your journey in the morning. You cross the border to Switzerland and after just a minute you arrive in Schaffhausen. You are back to the Rhine again. You visit the famous Rhine Fall, which is the biggest waterfall in Europe. After a short boat tour in the rough water of the fall, you walk back to the coach. Back in Germany, you continue to Lake Constance. First stop is the peninsula of Reichenau. After your lunch break, a local guide joins the group for a tour around the island, which is part of the UNESCO world heritage. The monastery, several churches, the fields, and the gardens will impress you. Last stop for the day is the island Mainau. It is famous for its gardens and parks. A lot of couples chose Mainau as back-drop and hold their wedding ceremony in the chapel of the palace.
Overnight in Lindau
After breakfast, you leave Lake Constance and head in the direction of the Alps. The region which you cross is known as the Allgäu and famous for its idyllic atmosphere, intact nature, and mountain pastures with cows and sheep. You will stop for a photoshoot at castle Neuschwanstein before you turn back north. At noon you arrive in a village called Andechs. This small place is known all over Germany for its monastery and its brewery. After lunch (not included) you will take part in a guided visit of the brewery. You explore the mystery of the German purity law. Of course, a beer tasting is part of today’s program. A half hour’s drive takes you to another lake. It is very popular with the people of Munich, who come here for day excursions or to spend their weekends. The lake is named after the city at the northern end: Lake Starnberg. A 2-hour cruise takes you around the lake and shows you the “King’s Castles”.
Overnight in Starnberg
From the Lakeland near Munich your journey leads past Munich, through the foothills of the Alps to Berchtesgaden. Near this city, you find the only German national park in the Alps. You explore the region with a drive along the Rossfeld Panorama Road. On your way, you pass Obersalzberg, the place where Adolf Hitler’s country house was located.
Overnight in Berchtesgaden
Today the trip follows the outline of the Alps. You pass Lake Chiemsee, Lake Tegernsee, and Lake Staffelsee. Finally, you arrive in Garmisch- Partenkirchen at the foot of the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain. The lunch break is followed by a tour with the rack rail from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to the Zugspitzplatt (2,588 Meter). If you want, you can take a cable car to the summit from here.
Overnight in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
In the morning you continue to a small, pitoresque village in the Alps which is known all over the world. Oberammergau, the “Passion Play Village with Heart” is about half an hour’s drive away from Garmisch- Partenkirchen. You will check in at your hotel. Have a look at the information about the Passion Play which you will find in your room. Oberammergau is not only known for its Passion Play, but also for its woodcarving craft and for its colorful and attractive frescos know as Lüftlmalereien. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. Then it is time to take your seat at the Passion Play Theater. The play starts at 2:30 pm. It is performed only by locals. All the actors, musicians, and singers as well as the backstage staff are inhabitants of Oberammer- gau. Between the different scenes of the life of Jesus Christ, you can admire “living pictures” – scenes from the bible are presented as still lifes by actual people. After 2.5 hours it is time for a break. Dinner is waiting for you in a restaurant. After dinner, you have the opportunity to stroll around the village and to do some shopping. At 8:00 pm the second part of the play starts. It will last until approximately 11:00 pm. You return to your hotel by coach after the play.
Overnight in Oberammergau
Today it is time to say “Goodbye Germany”. After check out transfer to Munich airport and flight back home.
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