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A Week in Berlin & Bavaria

8 Days / 7 Nights

Berlin, Nuremberg, Munich

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Fascinating recent history that you can literally touch, gorgeous palatial towns, fairytale-like castles, and beer gardens that promise endless moments of relaxation. Germany is all of this and a lot more. This one-week itinerary has a little bit of everything. Start in vibrant Berlin, Germany's multicultural capital, before you feast your eyes on the beauty that is Nuremberg. End your trip in Munich, surrounded by centuries of history and mingling with locals at the city's famous beer halls.

One of our team members in Germany will be available to you leading up to and during your trip to answer any questions and arrange local services. You will receive access to your Guest Page, with information on the best these destinations have to offer, including things to see and do, and other inside tips from restaurant recommendations to tipping advice. Upon arrival, we will provide you with a local SIM card or e-SIM with data that you can use to reach your local JayWay contact (who you will meet in person) throughout your trip. In all of our destinations, we offer a variety of memorable 3- to 5-star accommodation options, including boutique hotels and charming B&Bs. With our firsthand experience, we can ensure they are all clean, comfortable, and centrally located, with local ambiance.

Route for Berlin, Nuremberg, Munich tour

3 Nights in Berlin

3 Nights in Berlin

4 days in Berlin
4 days in Berlin

3 Nights in Berlin

A vibrant cosmopolitan city that’s rich in history and contemporary culture, Berlin is constantly evolving. From the ruins of World War II to the Cold War division of the Berlin wall, Berlin has always managed to rebuild. Germany's largest city, this sprawling (by European standards) metropolis has excellent public transportation, from subways to an official rowboat ferry. You’ll find a little of everything here, from history to high gastronomy, art museums to palaces, and plenty of lively bars and nightclubs. The nightlife here is world-class, but there’s more than enough to see during the day. Berlin is made up of distinctive neighborhoods, each with a different character. We recommend several ways of exploring the city, from a Cold War walking tour to a bike tour to see all the must-see sights in a simple and easy way. An exploration of the long and volatile history of Jewish culture in the city is eye-opening as Jewish life in Berlin has been meticulously documented. Many of the city’s art and culture museums offer unforgettable glimpses into history. Potsdam offers the perfect diversion for an afternoon, and Sanssouci Palace, with its well-tended gardens, is a beautiful reminder of the city’s impressive past. The past comes alive in Berlin, but the present is very much alive as well.

A vibrant cosmopolitan city that’s rich in history and contemporary culture, Berlin is constantly evolving. From the ruins of World War II to the Cold War division of the Berlin wall, Berlin has always managed to rebuild. Germany's largest city, this sprawling (by European standards) metropolis has excellent public transportation, from subways to an official rowboat ferry. You’ll find a little of everything here, from history to high gastronomy, art museums to palaces, and plenty of lively bars and nightclubs. The nightlife here is world-class, but there’s more than enough to see during the day. Berlin is made up of distinctive neighborhoods, each with a different character. We recommend several ways of exploring the city, from a Cold War walking tour to a bike tour to see all the must-see sights in a simple and easy way. An exploration of the long and volatile history of Jewish culture in the city is eye-opening as Jewish life in Berlin has been meticulously documented. Many of the city’s art and culture museums offer unforgettable glimpses into history. Potsdam offers the perfect diversion for an afternoon, and Sanssouci Palace, with its well-tended gardens, is a beautiful reminder of the city’s impressive past. The past comes alive in Berlin, but the present is very much alive as well.

Day 1

Day 1 - Arrival in Berlin

Welcome to Berlin! You will be met at the Berlin Brandenburg airport and have transport arranged to your centrally located accommodation.

Day 2

Day 2 - Your First Full Day in Berlin

Berlin Private Walking Tour

Get Your Bearings with a Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

On the private tour, your guide will impress you with stories of the city's amazingly rich history. From Slavic forts to Prussian kings and the foundation of Germany in 1871, through WWI, the rise of the Weimar Republic and the Nazis who replaced it and ushered in WWII, the divisions of the Cold War, and the city’s resurrection as capital of a reunified country, you’ll explore the city’s rollercoaster history. Believe us when we say that there’s a lot to learn from this tour!


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Day 3

Day 3 - Your Second Full Day in Berlin

Gardens and Palaces of Potsdam Bike Group Tour

Palatial Potsdam

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

Potsdam is a cultural and architectural epicenter that's well worth a visit. Since it's only 20 minutes from Berlin's center by train (the two cities share a border), don't hesitate to visit this chill but palatial town. We suggest a walk through the historic part of Potsdam to the endless gardens and palaces of Sanssouci, where there are plenty of places to relax and areas to explore. And if you are more adventurous, you can also rent a bike in Berlin and take it with you for this day trip.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 6-7 hours

Day 4

Day 4 - Traveling to Nuremberg by Train

Today you will say goodbye to Berlin and hello to Nuremberg. You will travel by train, which is a very popular and economical means of transportation in Germany. The train ride takes around 3 hours 30 minutes and we will make a reservation for you in second class. Should you prefer an upgrade to 1st class, we can arrange that for a small additional fee. We will also have a driver to pick you up at your accommodation and take you to the train station.

You can upgrade your transfer

Upgrade to Nuremberg by Private Transfer

Nuremberg by Private Transfer

Upgrade for an additional cost
We also offer the following excursions in Berlin

Berlin City Group Tour
Moderate3 hours
Berlin Highlights Bike Group Tour
Moderate3 hours
Berlin Private City Tour by Car
Easy3 hours
Bunkers, Subways, and the Cold War Private Tour
Light1 hour 30 minutes

1 Night in Nuremberg

1 Night in Nuremberg

2 days in Nuremberg
2 days in Nuremberg

1 Night in Nuremberg

Nuremberg in northern Bavaria is famous for its well-preserved medieval architecture and delicious local food. Head to the Old Town to see its houses, stone towers, and fortifications, and to marvel at the Schöner Brunnen ("Beautiful Fountain") located in the "Hauptmarkt" main square. Kaiserburg castle is the most famous place to visit here, with its impressive insight into the city's history. But, there is so much more to Nuremberg; this is a lively modern city with lots of interesting museums, different festivals and events and a great variety of international cuisine. Even among Germans, the city is known for its beer, sausages, and gingerbread, so come hungry!

Nuremberg in northern Bavaria is famous for its well-preserved medieval architecture and delicious local food. Head to the Old Town to see its houses, stone towers, and fortifications, and to marvel at the Schöner Brunnen ("Beautiful Fountain") located in the "Hauptmarkt" main square. Kaiserburg castle is the most famous place to visit here, with its impressive insight into the city's history. But, there is so much more to Nuremberg; this is a lively modern city with lots of interesting museums, different festivals and events and a great variety of international cuisine. Even among Germans, the city is known for its beer, sausages, and gingerbread, so come hungry!

Day 4

Day 4 - Arrival in Nuremberg

Upon your arrival to the Nuremberg Hauptbahnhof (Main Railway Station), a driver will be waiting for you with either your name or a JayWay logo and will take you to your accommodations. The duration of the drive is around 20 minutes.

Nuremberg Old Town Private Walking Tour

Nuremberg Old Town Private Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

The best way to be introduced to a city is a private walking tour. The prosperous city of Nuremberg provided the ideal foundation for cultural and intellectual life and was a center of economic activity. Even today numerous buildings and monuments reflect its former place within the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. All your questions will be answered during this walking tour which offers a journey through Nuremberg's rise to greatness, providing historical background and insights in a fun and informative format. The guide will also introduce you to Nuremberg's world famous Lebkuchen and Bratwurst, two tasty local snacks.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Day 5

Day 5 - Traveling to Munich by Train

You're off to the Bavarian capital today. We'll include standard class train tickets in your package for one of the regular high-speed (just over an hour) services from Nuremberg to Munich. If you'd like an upgrade for the first class, we can arrange that for an additional fee. We have included a transfer directly from your accommodations to the train station, which should take 20 minutes at most.

You can upgrade your transfer

Upgrade to Munich by Private Transfer with Stops along the Romantic Road

Munich by Private Transfer with Stops along the Romantic Road

Upgrade for an additional cost
We also offer the following excursions in Nuremberg

Culinary City Tour Classic
Light3 hours
Former Nazi Party Rally Grounds Private Tour
Moderate3 hours
Nuremberg Old Town & Nazi Party Rally Grounds Private Tour
Moderate4 hours
Old Town Group Walking Tour
Moderate2 hours

3 Nights in Munich

3 Nights in Munich

4 days in Munich
4 days in Munich

3 Nights in Munich

With its traditional beer halls, designer shops, trendy restaurants and international business, Munich is a mix of old and new, German and cosmopolitan. Largely rebuilt after World War II, the city still retains its old world charm, even in the midst of expansion and modernization. You’ve probably heard of the city’s world famous Oktobertfest, a once-in-a-lifetime party dedicated to that incredible Bavarian beer along with some of the local delicacies, including tasty schnitzel. But there’s much more to Munich than drinking, and on your holiday you’ll have the chance to discover the best this charming city has to offer. Don’t miss out on the beer halls and the breweries, but be sure to get off the beaten path to discover a Munich of your own. Much of the city’s past centers around World War II, and there are several ways you can explore this chapter of Munich’s history, including a day trip to the Dachau concentration camp and a special tour focusing on Hitler and the local activities of the Third Reich. Munich is also a center of industry and there is nowhere better to experience this than BMW World. Moving slightly farther afield, Neuschwanstein Castle makes the perfect day trip, perched high in the hills over a verdant valley. Munich’s variety means there’s more than enough to satisfy even the most diverse groups of travelers. Let your curiosity guide you as you explore this unique German city.

With its traditional beer halls, designer shops, trendy restaurants and international business, Munich is a mix of old and new, German and cosmopolitan. Largely rebuilt after World War II, the city still retains its old world charm, even in the midst of expansion and modernization. You’ve probably heard of the city’s world famous Oktobertfest, a once-in-a-lifetime party dedicated to that incredible Bavarian beer along with some of the local delicacies, including tasty schnitzel. But there’s much more to Munich than drinking, and on your holiday you’ll have the chance to discover the best this charming city has to offer. Don’t miss out on the beer halls and the breweries, but be sure to get off the beaten path to discover a Munich of your own. Much of the city’s past centers around World War II, and there are several ways you can explore this chapter of Munich’s history, including a day trip to the Dachau concentration camp and a special tour focusing on Hitler and the local activities of the Third Reich. Munich is also a center of industry and there is nowhere better to experience this than BMW World. Moving slightly farther afield, Neuschwanstein Castle makes the perfect day trip, perched high in the hills over a verdant valley. Munich’s variety means there’s more than enough to satisfy even the most diverse groups of travelers. Let your curiosity guide you as you explore this unique German city.

Day 5

Day 5 - Arrival in Munich

You will be greeted at Munich Hauptbahnhof when you arrive and brought to your central accommodations.

Day 6

Day 6 - Your First Full Day in Munich

An Introduction to Munich

Included in your vacation package price.

Today you’ll be taking some of your first steps through Munich in the company of an expert private guide. This two-hour tour offers a short, sharp and comprehensive overview of the historic center’s major landmarks. You’ll be taking in all the key historical sites, the most beautiful churches, and the most famous beer halls and gardens. You won’t ignore the more sinister aspects of Munich’s Nazi past, but you’ll see the better face of this lovely city as well, and hear the best stories and most interesting facts.

Munich Private Walking Tour

Munich Private Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

See Munich's key historical sites, most beautiful churches, and most famous beer halls. This tour won't ignore the more sinister aspects of 20th century Nazi history, but also you'll see the better sides of this lovely city, hearing the best stories and most interesting facts as you go.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Best of Munich and Haidhausen Private Tour

Best of Munich and Haidhausen Private Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

See the highlights of Munich's historic center and find out what's on the other side of the river. The tram will take you across the Isar to the old neighborhood of Haidhausen with its trendy shops and bars, small residences, and beer gardens. This is easy, since Munich has a modern and comfortable public transport system. This is the right tour for you if you want to see the main attractions, then head beyond the beaten path.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3 hours

Day 7

Day 7 - Your Second Full Day in Munich

Wait a Minute - That's the Disney Castle!

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

One of the most impressive sites near Munich is the magnificent Neuschwanstein Castle, a palace built by Ludwig II, Empress Sisi’s possibly mad cousin. You’ve probably seen it before, as it’s one of the country’s most photographed (and photogenic) sights. Now you have the opportunity visit this magnificent place and live out a Disney fantasy for a few hours. The easiest way to get to the castle is to participate in our group tour, which comes with entry tickets. It’s a full day trip, so be sure to prepare some snacks and water and be prepared to be overwhelmed by the castle and its surroundings.

Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip with Private Transportation

Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip with Private Transportation

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

This is a fantastic tour around one of the world's most beautiful castles! Your guide will tell you about the history of the place and some of the unique features that make it special. It's like visiting a fairy tale world. Along the way you'll also enjoy a lovely and scenic drive through the countryside.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 10 hours

Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Small Group Tour

Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Small Group Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Join a small group tour early enough to see two majestic royal buildings. Your excursion will start with a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle and its environs. The scenic ride to Linderhof will take you through Oberammergau and to the Wieskirche, which still draws pilgrims. The number and style of the visited sites makes this day trip a truly romantic experience. UNESCO sites, palaces, churches, villages...you'll see many of Bavaria's bright facets!


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 12 hours

Day 8

Day 8 - Departure Day

Based on your departure time, a driver will pick you up from your accommodation and take you to Munich's airport.

We also offer the following excursions in Munich

Bavarian Alps Private Hiking Tour
Moderate9 hours
Bavarian Beer Group Tour
Moderate3 hours 30 minutes
Bavarian Food & Beer Private Tour
Light3 hours
Best of Munich and Olympic Park Private Tour
Light3 hours

What's Included

Here are all the services provided as part of your complete vacation package. See what every JayWay trip includes.
Please let us know if you'd like to upgrade any transfers or add any additional tours or excursions to your itinerary.

Berlin

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Berlin Airport Transfer
Berlin Private Walking Tour
Berlin Train Station Transfer
Berlin - Nuremberg Train

Nuremberg

1 Night Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Nuremberg Train Station Transfer
Nuremberg Old Town Private Walking Tour
Nuremberg Train Station Transfer
Nuremberg - Munich Train

Munich

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Munich Train Station Transfer
Munich Private Walking Tour
Best of Munich and Haidhausen Private Tour
Munich Airport Transfer

package excludes:


  • Flights to and from Europe.
  • Tips for Tour Guides, Drivers and Local Reps.
  • Meals (other than breakfast if included in room rate and meals listed as included in food tours and excursions, unless explicitly stated otherwise).
  • Parking fees for your Rental Car (if you are booking one with us) unless otherwise indicated. Some hotels provide free parking facilities.
  • Travel Insurance. See the insurance link on our website
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We will make sure that all your requirements and interests are taken into account in preparing your itinerary.

A totally tailored itinerary for your vacation

Your trip is customized for you by  an experienced trip planner and an expert on the region.

A choice of hand-picked hotels and excursions

We've personally inspected and tested all the hotels and local tour providers we work with to ensure quality.

Detailed pre-trip preparation to make the most of every day

Your Europe-based Tour Manager will be in touch by email and phone a month before you arrive to finalize timings.

On-trip Concierge Service to smooth out any bumps in the road

Your tour manager is at your service throughout your journey. We'll provide a local SIM so you can stay connected.

Personalized Guest Page to make sure you're not missing out

Packed with detailed information and recommendations curated by locals on the best things to do, see and eat.
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