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Grand Tour of Germany

15 Days / 14 Nights

Berlin, Dresden, Nuremberg, Munich, Rothenburg, Heidelberg, Frankfurt

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This two week itinerary combines many of Germany's highlights, from the cosmopolitan capital Berlin, through smaller towns and cities like Dresden and Rothenburg, to economic powerhouses Munich and Frankfurt. History and landscape are at the forefront of your time in this country at the heart of Europe.

One of our team in the region will be available to you during and leading up to the trip to answer any questions and arrange local services. You will receive access to your Guest Page, with its 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 cell phone that you can use to contact our employee (who you will meet in person) throughout your trip. In all of our destinations, we offer a variety of memorable 3-5 star accommodation options, including boutique hotels, charming B&Bs, and spacious apartments. With our firsthand experience, we can ensure they are all clean, comfortable, and centrally located, with local ambience.
Route for Berlin, Dresden, Nuremberg, Munich, Rothenburg, Heidelberg, Frankfurt 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 lively bars. 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 lively bars. 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.

See the City From Above at Alexanderplatz

Suggestion to explore on your own

One of the liveliest places in Berlin, Alexanderplatz is East Berlin's unofficial main square, with cinemas, restaurants, shops and many other places of interest close by. The EU's second tallest structure (by half a meter), the TV Tower standing here has been Berlin's dominant sight for decades. The express elevator will get you to the observation deck with panoramic views high above the city. You can see and plan your next move at some of the city’s well-known sights, from the Reichstag Parliament building and Brandenburg Gate to the Olympic Stadium or former Tempelhof airport, while enjoying a meal.

See the City From Above at Alexanderplatz

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

Contemporary Art in Berlin

Suggestion to explore on your own

Berlin’s contemporary art spaces push boundaries and delight in equal measure. Just about every corner is flourishing with art, as creativity and cultural richness continue to burgeon and influence the city. It is impossible to recommend just one but to mention at least two - Contemporary Fine Arts or CFA, is one of the best spots to soak up the world-class contemporary art in Berlin. Available only by appointment and guided tour, the Sammlung Boros, also known as the Boros Bunker (it's located in a giant above-ground air raid shelter), is one of Berlin's most exclusive art experiences.

Contemporary Art 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 Dresden by Train

Discover a very different German city - Dresden. Regular train connections between Berlin and Dresden mean you can choose your departure time and the journey takes under two hours. A transfer from your accommodation to the train station will be taken care of so all you need to do is unwind and watch the German countryside speeding by. Your package includes second class tickets with seat reservations, upgrades to first are available but are much more expensive.

You can upgrade your transfer

Upgrade to Dresden by Private Transfer to with a Stop in Spreewald
Dresden by Private Transfer to with a Stop in Spreewald

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1 Night in Dresden

1 Night in Dresden

2 days in Dresden
2 days in Dresden

1 Night in Dresden

Dresden has had one of the most volatile histories of any city in Europe, being almost totally reduced to rubble in World War II. The city today is a unique combination of remembered and honored history and a vibrant, entertaining present. There are several historical buildings throughout the city that attest to the destruction here, but Dresden has rejuvenated itself since World War II, and today is one of Germany’s most tourist-friendly cities, with an enchanting energy and entertainment all year round. Famous for its Christmas markets, Dresden also has plenty to offer in the warmer months, from museums and memorials, to intriguing new architecture, pleasant parks, and nearby destinations for day trips. History comes alive everywhere you look in Dresden, and we highly recommend taking a closer look at the city’s museums and the traces of the past in the architecture. The city also has a rich cultural program, with numerous galleries and concert taking place quite regularly. You can certainly sample hearty German cuisine here, as well as more modern Continental flavours. You’ll love exploring this lovely city and the surrounding region.

Dresden has had one of the most volatile histories of any city in Europe, being almost totally reduced to rubble in World War II. The city today is a unique combination of remembered and honored history and a vibrant, entertaining present. There are several historical buildings throughout the city that attest to the destruction here, but Dresden has rejuvenated itself since World War II, and today is one of Germany’s most tourist-friendly cities, with an enchanting energy and entertainment all year round. Famous for its Christmas markets, Dresden also has plenty to offer in the warmer months, from museums and memorials, to intriguing new architecture, pleasant parks, and nearby destinations for day trips. History comes alive everywhere you look in Dresden, and we highly recommend taking a closer look at the city’s museums and the traces of the past in the architecture. The city also has a rich cultural program, with numerous galleries and concert taking place quite regularly. You can certainly sample hearty German cuisine here, as well as more modern Continental flavours. You’ll love exploring this lovely city and the surrounding region.

Day 4

Day 4 - Arrival in Dresden

Upon arrival at the Dresden train station you'll meet your private driver who will take you to your accommodation.

Dresden Private Walking Tour

Dresden Private Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

If you'd like to explore Dresden's beautiful and historic Old Town, we recommend this private tour with an expert local guide. You'll be picked up from your accommodation and accompanied through Old Town, where you'll explore some of the city's most famous art and architecture. Your guide knows all of the city's secrets and you'll learn about the incredible history that has made Dresden the destination it is today.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 2 hours

The Jewel Box of Europe

Suggestion to explore on your own

For something unique, visit the “Green Vault” in the Neumarkt section of the old town. Here you will find the largest treasure trove in Europe, if not the world. Located within Dresden’s main palace, the architecture alone is exceptional, with its mix of modern and Baroque elements, to say nothing of its glittering collection. A true gem, you could spend a good portion of the day just looking over its literal gems.

Day 5

Day 5 - Traveling to Nuremberg by Private Transfer

Today you will leave from Dresden and travel to Nuremberg. A driver will pick you up from your accommodation at your preferred departure time. The drive takes about 3.5 hours, depending on the traffic. If you'd like, we can arrange a stop along the way in Bamberg for an additional fee.

2 Nights in Nuremberg

2 Nights in Nuremberg

3 days in Nuremberg
3 days in Nuremberg

2 Nights 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 5

Day 5 - Arrival in Nuremberg

Upon arriving in Nuremberg, your driver will bring you directly to your accommodation.

Climb the Castle Hill

Suggestion to explore on your own

After getting settled, we recommend ascending through the city to the imposing castle at one end of the historic center. The castle and the neighboring city walls are considered one of the most imposing medieval fortifications in Europe, while the castle itself offers the best view of the city and its preserved center. Be sure to check out the castle gardens, a quiet retreat from the bustle of the city.

Climb the Castle Hill

Day 6

Day 6 - Your First Full Day in Nuremberg

Old Town and Nazi Rally Grounds Group Walking Tour

Old Town and Nazi Rally Grounds Group Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Join a group walking tour and discover this amazing medieval town together with a professional guide. You'll dive deep into the city's sometimes dark history, including its ties to Nazism.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 4 hours

See the City's Best Museums

Suggestion to explore on your own

The National Germanic Museum is home to the country's largest collection centered around German art and culture. The museum has more than 1.3 million items, from antique toys and dollhouses, to pivotal treaties, imperial seals, unusual musical instruments, and fine works of art. The museum is located on Kartäusergasse, which also hosts the Way of Human Rights, a monument dedicated to world peace that stretches all the way down the street. The city's other most famous museum is the Nuremberg Transport Museum, composed of the DB Museum (run by Deutsche Bahn, the German Amtrak) and the Museum of Communications.

See the City's Best Museums

Day 7

Day 7 - 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 a 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

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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 7

Day 7 - Arrival in Munich

You will be greeted at Munich Hauptbahnhof when you arrive and brought to your city center accommodation.

First Night, First Beers

Suggestion to explore on your own

When in Munich, drink as the locals do. Munich has certainly earned its title as “Beer Capital of the World,” so what could be a better activity for your first night than going to one of its famed beer halls, meeting locals, and hearing their stories? If you’re the teetotalling type or raucous beer halls aren’t your thing, you can take a nice walk down Neuhauser Strasse, followed by the Kaufingerstrasse, leading to the city’s most famous square, the Marienplatz, with its magnificent city hall, the Neues Rathaus.

First Night, First Beers

Day 8

Day 8 - Your First Full Day in Munich

Munich Private Walking Tour

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 three-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.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 2 hours

Bike through the English Garden

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

The English Garden is a must for every visitor. This vast green space in the middle of bustling city is a great way to stay active without leaving the city center. As one of Europe's largest urban parks, we recommend exploring it by bike. Some of the highlights in the park are Japanese teahouse and garden (a gift from Japan for the Olympics) and an 18th-century "Chinese Tower." This pagoda like structure is very pleasant place to have a break and get a drink, as it's right next to the city's largest beer garden. Further north, you can find the park's main lake, and a meadow popular with sunbathers, while heading south will take you to the Eisbach ("Ice Stream,") home to a standing wave popular with surfers.

Munich Bike Group Tour

Munich Bike Group Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Hop aboard a bike and enjoy a fun and active tour of Munich, one of the most fascinating cities in Germany. You'll see all of the most famous sights in the center of the city and also explore some of the lesser-known but not less notable neighborhoods. From historic architecture to contemporary beer halls, you'll get a better understanding of the city and its special character. Led by an expert guide, the tour will be a highlight during your stay in Munich.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3 hours

Munich Private Bike Tour

Munich Private Bike Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Munich is one of Germany's greatest biking cities. Ride with a guide to the most famous sights, interesting places, and through the beautiful English Garden. Biking in Munich is quick and easy, so you can see and experience a lot on this tour without having to walk for a long time or sit in a traffic jam.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Day 9

Day 9 - Your Second Full Day in Munich

Bavarian Alps Private Hiking Tour

Hike the Alps

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

Munich is inseparably connected to the Alps. If you're an active traveler, you shouldn't miss the chance to hike in the Bavarian Alps. The landscapes are lush, the valleys are full with hidden pastures, dairy farms, and huts, and you can head for ruined castles and well-preserved monasteries when the weather refuses to cooperate. Here are some easier hikes, with more challenging alternatives on offer, to provide a fun, memorable day, no matter the weather.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 9 hours

Day 10

Day 10 - Traveling to Rothenburg by Private Transfer

Today you will leave trade Munich for Rothenburg ob der Tauber. A driver will pick you up at your accommodation and take you on the Romantic Road. En route, you will stop in two charming medieval towns - Nördlingen and Dinkelsbühl. The transfer takes about five hours and 30 minutes, including the stops. Please note that this transfer does not include a guide.

2 Nights in Rothenburg

2 Nights in Rothenburg

3 days in Rothenburg
3 days in Rothenburg

2 Nights in Rothenburg

Sitting on the banks of the Tauber river, Rothenburg is a German medieval go-to, picturesque and vivid, a true throwback to some other times. This walled town used to be one of the biggest places in Germany during Middle Ages, and has kept its charm to this day. Although small in size and population, Rothenburg is home to many festivals and events, so there is a good chance you'll stumble upon one or two while there. Photos do not really do justice to the town; its beauty and atmosphere inspired many German artists, writers and painters and it is known as the most romantic place in Germany.

Sitting on the banks of the Tauber river, Rothenburg is a German medieval go-to, picturesque and vivid, a true throwback to some other times. This walled town used to be one of the biggest places in Germany during Middle Ages, and has kept its charm to this day. Although small in size and population, Rothenburg is home to many festivals and events, so there is a good chance you'll stumble upon one or two while there. Photos do not really do justice to the town; its beauty and atmosphere inspired many German artists, writers and painters and it is known as the most romantic place in Germany.

Day 10

Day 10 - Arrival in Rothenburg

Upon arriving in Rothenburg, your driver will bring you directly to your accommodations.

Night Watchman Private Tour

Night Watchman Private Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

A unique way to experience this picturesque medieval town, join a night watchman on his patrol, as he ensures a calm night.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 1 hour

Day 11

Day 11 - Your First Full Day in Rothenburg

Rothenburg Private Walking Tour

Explore Bavaria at its Most Quaint

Included in your vacation package price.

On this tour, a guide will pick you up at your accommodation and take you on a walk through the magnificent Old Town of Rothenburg. You will see St. Jakob's Church, Market Square, Medieval Fortification Walls, Town Hall and above all perfectly preserved historical buildings. It's impossible not to fall in love with this charming town, with its maze of cobbled alleys, bright houses with window flower boxes, adorable shops, and exemplary Christmas ornament stores.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 2 hours

Day 12

Day 12 - Traveling to Heidelberg by Private Transfer

Charming Town, Charming Museums

Suggestion to explore on your own

Despite its small size, Rothenburg punches above its weight, offering some fascinating museums. Museums like Walburga's House, the Crime and Punishment Museum, ad the City Museum bring the history of Rothenburg to life, and are interactive and informative, enjoyable for travelers of every age. Your local representative will recommend places that focus on both the city, and some more unusual topics.

Today you will leave Rothenburg for Heidelberg. Based on your preferred departure, time a driver will pick you up in your accommodations in Heidelberg and bring you directly to Rothenburg, a two-hour drive.

1 Night in Heidelberg

1 Night in Heidelberg

2 days in Heidelberg
2 days in Heidelberg

1 Night in Heidelberg

An official UNESCO "City of Literature," Heidelberg is devoted to learning, home to Germany's oldest university, and one of Europe's most famous. If you can't study something at Heidelberg, it doesn't exist. But even if you're not there to join the students who make up 1/4 of Heidelberg's population, there's plenty to do. The massive hilltop Heidelberg Castle is at the top of your list, and the valley the castle sits within offers plenty of great places to take it in before you enter the castle itself. The Baroque Old Town is great for a stroll, with a stop or two in its cozy cafes along the way, as are its medieval university buildings. Many of Heidelberg's best views can be found from the Philosophers' Walk across the river from the city center, trod upon by centuries of thinkers.

An official UNESCO "City of Literature," Heidelberg is devoted to learning, home to Germany's oldest university, and one of Europe's most famous. If you can't study something at Heidelberg, it doesn't exist. But even if you're not there to join the students who make up 1/4 of Heidelberg's population, there's plenty to do. The massive hilltop Heidelberg Castle is at the top of your list, and the valley the castle sits within offers plenty of great places to take it in before you enter the castle itself. The Baroque Old Town is great for a stroll, with a stop or two in its cozy cafes along the way, as are its medieval university buildings. Many of Heidelberg's best views can be found from the Philosophers' Walk across the river from the city center, trod upon by centuries of thinkers.

Day 12

Day 12 - Arrival in Heidelberg

Upon your arrival in Heidelberg, a driver will bring you directly to your accommodations.

Heidelberg Old Town Private Walking Tour

Stroll the Storied Old Town

Included in your vacation package price.

The oldest part of Heidelberg has far more to offer than just the Alte Brucke ("Old Bridge"), picturesque alleys, and views of one of Germany's most famous castles. In the Old Town, dreamy squares are linked like beads on a necklace, with people of all ages and from around the world meeting in the many small cafes and pubs, and enjoying the city's museums and theaters. Embark on a tour with a private guide, and really get to know Heidelberg.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 2 hours

Discover Schloss Heidelberg

Suggestion to explore on your own

Heidelberg is home to one of Germany's most famous castles. Nestled on the Konigstuhl hill at one end of the Old Town, the partially ruined 13th century castle and palace is still impressive and imposing. This local symbol can easily be reached by foot or funicular, and features a restaurant, apothecary museum, and famed views of the city and river below.

Discover Schloss Heidelberg

Day 13

Day 13 - Traveling to Frankfurt by Private Transfer

Today you will trade Heidelberg for Frankfurt, getting picked up from your hotel at your preferred departure time, and taken directly to your accommodations at the other end, a 75-minute ride.

2 Nights in Frankfurt

2 Nights in Frankfurt

3 days in Frankfurt
3 days in Frankfurt

2 Nights in Frankfurt

The birthplace of German democracy, Frankfurt is now more famous for its bankers, and the skyscrapers they have funded. A hub from the very beginning (the name comes from a river ford used by the Franks who went on to conquer France), Frankfurt's airport offers flights to more destinations than any other, and you can seemingly take trains anywhere from here, too. This is one of Germany's most diverse cities, even when its famous trade shows aren't in town, yet next to the skyscrapers you'll find the restored old town that served as the brief capital of a democratic Germany during the failed 1848 revolutions, and remains a reminder of Frankfurt's time as one of the Holy Roman Empire's prime cities.

The birthplace of German democracy, Frankfurt is now more famous for its bankers, and the skyscrapers they have funded. A hub from the very beginning (the name comes from a river ford used by the Franks who went on to conquer France), Frankfurt's airport offers flights to more destinations than any other, and you can seemingly take trains anywhere from here, too. This is one of Germany's most diverse cities, even when its famous trade shows aren't in town, yet next to the skyscrapers you'll find the restored old town that served as the brief capital of a democratic Germany during the failed 1848 revolutions, and remains a reminder of Frankfurt's time as one of the Holy Roman Empire's prime cities.

Day 13

Day 13 - Arrival in Frankfurt

Upon your arrival in Frankfurt a driver will take you directly to your accommodation.

Enjoy Local Brews

Suggestion to explore on your own

A pub crawl is ideal for experiencing Frankfurt’s vibrant nightlife. Germany's may be famous for beers, but don't miss out of Apfelwein, the sour hard cider Frankfurt and its surroundings are known for (you can drink it "pure," but many order it mixed with sparkling water or carbonated lemonade to reduce the sourness). To head from bar to bar, visit Schweizer Strasse in Old Sachsenhausen. This tree-line commercial street houses plenty of pubs and taverns that brew their own Apfelwein, but naturally offer plenty of local beers and wines as well.

Enjoy Local Brews

Day 14

Day 14 - Your First Full Day in Frankfurt

Frankfurt Private Walking Tour

Frankfurt Private Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Discover the Frankfurt's famed highlights and hidden gems most tourists never find. From Frankfurt's beautiful old opera house, St. Paul's Church, and the stock exchange, through to the cathedral and the beautifully reconstructed new "Old Town," you will get a comprehensive overview of the city's architecture, history and culture. There is even the chance to sample one of the local markets and try the local apple juices, apple wine and white wines from the Rhine region.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 2 hours

Visit Goethe's House

Suggestion to explore on your own

The Goethe House is the restored birthplace and early home of renowned German poet, author, scientist, and statesman Johann Wolfgang Goethe, popularly considered Germany's greatest writer. The 17th century building is divided into four floors, each of which are decorated with original artifacts, furniture, and family portraits collected during his early years. The writer’s studio is located on the first floor, where Goethe wrote "The Sorrows of Young Werther," which made him an instant international celebrity and started a trend of young men dressing like the novel's hero. There’s also an onsite museum that features 14 rooms displaying busts and paintings from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Day 15

Day 15 - Departure Day

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

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 - Dresden Train

Dresden

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

Nuremberg

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Old Town and Nazi Rally Grounds Group Walking Tour
Nuremberg - Munich Train
Nuremberg Train Station Transfer

Munich

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Munich Train Station Transfer
Munich Private Walking Tour
Munich - Rothenburg Private Transfer with stops along the Romantic Road

Rothenburg

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Night Watchman Private Tour
Rothenburg Private Walking Tour
Rothenburg - Heidelberg Private Transfer

Heidelberg

1 Night Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Heidelberg Old Town Private Walking Tour
Heidelberg - Frankfurt Private Transfer

Frankfurt

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Frankfurt Private Walking Tour
Frankfurt Airport Transfer
The 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
Benefits of Traveling with JayWay

A JayWay vacation is more than the sum of its parts. Our team work tirelessly to ensure your experience is memorable for all the right reasons. Your trip is personalized to maximize your enjoyment. You're taken care of every step of the way.

A Travel Advisor who speaks your language
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
Our local staff are at your service throughout your journey via the local prepaid cellphone which we provide.
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.

Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

4.6 / 5
Average of our Guest's Ratings of vacation packages including these destinations
Review by Nell & Christina

Nell & Christina

Michigan

Everyone at JayWay Travel was exceedingly pleasant, knowledgeable, helpful and accommodating! Your services made planning a trip almost effortless and assured there was never a concern about our itinerary, our activities and all of the details!

Everyone at JayWay Travel was exceedingly pleasant, knowledgeable, helpful and accommodating! Your services made planning a trip almost effortless and assured there was never a concern about our itinerary, our activities and all of the details!

Year : 2018
Visited : Germany
Itinerary : Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Berlin, Dresden, Frankfurt
Rating :
4.6 / 5
Year : 2018
Visited : Germany
Itinerary : Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Berlin, Dresden, Frankfurt
Rating :
4.6 / 5
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