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German Classics - Luther, Berlin & Fairy Tales

... see important places Martin Luther lived or visited ...
discover Berlin, the pulsating capital of Germany
immerse yourself in the world of fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm

June 6, July 4, August 1 & September 12

Included Features:
  • Roundtrip air to Frankfurt (supplement may apply, based on U.S. departure city and availability)
  • Transportation by air-conditioned Motorcoach
  • English-speaking tour escort throughout
  • 7 nights accommodation in Superior Tourist class and First Class hotels
  • Full buffet breakfast daily
  • Welcome dinner and farewell dinner
  • City tours as detailed in the itinerary
  • Entrance Fees to Wartburg Castle and the Green Vault (or another museum of your choice in Dresden)
  • Hamburg Harbor Cruise
  • Taxes and service charges
  • Baggage handling (one piece per person)
  • Comprehensive information folder
2015 Departure Dates & Prices:
Jun 6 -  14, Jul 4-12, or Aug 1- 9
  $2,575 per person, double occupancy
Sept 12-20   $2,320 per person, double occupancy
Single Supplement:   $435

Please Note: Base airfare is included in the tour price. Air taxes, fuel surcharge and any other charges and taxes related to the airline ticket are NOT included and will be charged at the time of ticketing. Prices are subject to change based on the currency exchange rate and dates of travel. Tour price without airfare is available upon request.

Prices are subject to change based on the currency exchange rate.

We highly recommend the purchase of travel insurance which is available upon request.

Detailed Itinerary
 
Day 1, Saturday USA-Frankfurt
Depart from the United States on a regular scheduled flight to Frankfurt.
 
Day 2, Sunday Frankfurt - Eisenach - Weimar
Depart from Frankfurt in the morning and drive eastward to Eisenach, home of Wartburg Castle. Visit one of the most important buildings of German history and see the room Martin Luther translated the New Testament in only eleven weeks. Afterwards, continue to Weimar, a cultural treasure where famous persons such as Goethe, Schiller, Liszt and Richard Strauss lived and worked. In the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel Leonardo or similar.
(D)

 
Day 3, Monday Weimar - Dresden
After breakfast, drive to Dresden, the capital of the Free State of Saxony. On a city tour, you will get to know one of the loveliest cities of central Europe. Due to its mild climate, Baroque architecture and the renowned museums, Dresden is also called "Florence of the Elbe." See the Semper Opera House, the Zwinger, the Green Vault and the restored Frauenkirche. The rest of the day is free for your own activities. Overnight stay at Park Inn or similar.
(B)

 
Day 4, Tuesday Dresden - Wittenberg - Potsdam - Berlin
Today you visit Wittenberg. According to legend, the Reformation started here when Martin Luther nailed his 95 page theses to the portal of the Castle Church on October 31, 1517. Afterwards, depart for Potsdam and the impressive courtyards of Sanssouci Palace, the former summer residence Frederick the Great, King of Prussia. In the late afternoon you arrive in Berlin. Overnight stay at Sylter Hof Berlin or similar.
(B)

 
Day 5, Wednesday Berlin
During a city tour, you will see highlights of Germany's capital, including the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, the Victory Column, Palace Bellevue, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Checkpoint Charlie, remains of the Wall, Boulevard Unter den Linden, and the Berliner Dom. The afternoon is free for your own activities, such as strolling around Museum Island or shopping at the department store, KaDeWe. You may also choose to take a boat trip on the channel Spree. Overnight stay at Sylter Hof Berlin or similar.
(B)


Day 6, Thursday Berlin - Hamburg
Today you head north to Hamburg. Enjoy all the main sites of this booming city including St. Michalis Church, St. Pauli quarter, Landungsbrucken, Speicherstadt and the brand new HafenCity before discovering Germany's largest port on a typical harbor cruise. This evening is free. You may want to walk in the Reeperbahn, the amusement district. Overnight stay at Best Western Queens Hotel or similar.
(B)

 
Day 7, Friday Hamburg - Bremen - Hamelin
After breakfast, depart for the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, known for its trade and seafaring traditions. See "Roland" at the market square, the town hall, St. Peter's Cathedral, and the bronze statue of Grimms' Bremer Stadtmusikanten. After a walk through the narrow streets of Schnoor quarter, depart on the famous German Fairy Tale Route for Hamelin, a city known for the Pied Piper. Tonight, enjoy a 3-course farewell dinner. Overnight stay at Mercure Hotel or similar.
(B,D)

 
Day 8, Saturday Hamelin - Frankfurt
Follow the Fairy Tale Route along the River Weser towards Hann.Munden. Delight in the Renaissance style of this small and unique town before continuing on to Frankfurt. Additional stops may be made, weather and traffic conditions permitting. Your afternoon arrival in Frankfurt features a panoramic tour showcasing this traditional, yet modern city. Overnight stay at InterCityHotel or similar.
(B)

 
Day 9, Sunday Frankfurt - USA
Following breakfast and hotel checkout, transfer on your own* to the airport for a scheduled flight back to the United States. (*Optional airport transfers available at an additional cost.)
(B)

 

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fabulous Vacation!!

*Optional airport transfers available at an additional cost.


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