Germany Switzerland Trip
12 nights’ accommodations in memorable, centrally located hotels
All breakfasts and half your dinners
All tips for guides and driver
A tour kit including a guidebook (or books) and a moneybelt
Guaranteed tour price, locked in the moment you make your deposit
Optional single supplements — this tour has a limited number of private rooms for solo travelers for an additional fee
Tour alum discount of $50 for each tour you’ve taken prior to 2019
50% discount on a consulting appointment with our in-house experts to assist with your pre- or post-tour travel plans
Flexibility should you need to transfer or cancel your tour.
Day 1: Welcome to Germany (Germany Switzerland Trip)
Germany Switzerland Trip We’ll meet at 5 p.m. at our inn in Hamburg for a “Welcome to Germany” meeting. At that point we’ll take an area stroll to figure out this prosperous, dynamic city, and acclimate over supper together. Rest in Hamburg (2 evenings). No transport. Strolling: light.
Day 2: Hamburg’s Old Town and Harbor
Today we’ll start with a mobile voyage through the memorable center of Hamburg, including the strong St. Nicholas church, where we’ll find out about “Task Gomorrah” — the partnered firebombing effort that crushed the city in 1943. At that point we’ll walk around noteworthy Speicherstadt to the shocking new Elbphilharmonie show corridor. After spare time for lunch, we’ll bounce on board a watercraft to see the city’s gigantic present day harbor. We’ll return shore-side for a free night to investigate a greater amount of this walker agreeable town. Watercraft: 60 minutes. Strolling: direct.
Day 3: Germany’s Fairy Tale Highway (Germany Switzerland Trip)
Today we’ll take off for the field that motivated a thousand legends and visit the genuine settings where the Brothers Grimm did a lot of their children’s story inquire about in the 1830s. We’ll likewise stop to offer our regards at the site of the very genuine WWII Bergen-Belsen dedication. Rest in Lower Saxony (1 night). Transport: 3 hours. Strolling: direct.
Day 4: Cologne and the Romantic Rhine
Early today we’ll set out straight toward the absolute most-visited site in all of Germany: the Cologne Cathedral. You’ll acknowledge why as our neighborhood control takes us investigating through northern Europe’s most gigantic Gothic church. At that point we’ll proceed to the Rhine Valley and our enchanting riverside town where we’ll eat together and rest (2 evenings). Transport: 6 hours. Strolling: light.
Day 5: Rhine Castles and River Cruise (Germany Switzerland Trip)
Toward the beginning of today we’ll drive to close-by St. Goar, where we’ll climb up the slope to visit the strong medieval Rheinfels Castle, and make the most of its instructing perspective of the Rhine Valley. At that point we’ll board a vessel for an unwinding Rhine River journey, passing beautiful towns, vineyards, and medieval palaces. In the wake of coming back to Bacharach, we’ll take a mobile voyage through the town with an engaging neighborhood manage, trailed by extra time for supper all alone. Pontoon: 60 minutes. Transport: ½ hour. Strolling: strenuous.
Day 6: Medieval Rothenburg
Our day starts with a beautiful drive to the Roman town of Speyer, where you’ll have leisure time to investigate the superb design and feeling of this once-magnificent city, including the most established Romanesque church building in Europe. This evening we’ll proceed with our adventure to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany’s best-safeguarded medieval town. After an introduction to town, the evening is yours to see the best woodcarving in Germany (Riemenschneider’s altarpiece), walk the medieval divider, visit the Medieval Crime and Punishment Museum, or chase down the best apple strudel around the local area. Tonight we’ll follow along on the unbelievable Night Watchman’s visit. Rest in Rothenburg (1 night) Bus: 3 hours. Strolling: direct.
Day 7: Scenic Drive into Bavaria (Germany Switzerland Trip)
Today we’ll travel along the sentimental heart of Germany the distance to the nation’s most cherished tall tale dream: “Distraught” King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein Castle. Notwithstanding visiting the manor, you’ll have room schedule-wise to absorb its staggering setting. We’ll top off our day with a beautiful drive to Munich, an introduction stroll through the city’s memorable focus, and a “Welcome to Bavaria” supper together. Rest in Munich (2 evenings). Transport: 4 hours. Strolling: direct.
Day 8: Marvelous Munich
We’ll spend our morning getting an in the background take a gander at Munich with a mobile visit through its notable Old Town and find out about the “checkered” history and customs of Bavaria at the Hofbräuhaus lager lobby. Whatever is left of the day is yours to walk around Germany’s most decent city, value its reality class exhibition halls, or lease a bicycle to pedal the auto free ways along the English Garden and Isar River. No transport. Strolling: direct.
Day 9: Roads to Fascism and Reformation (Germany Switzerland Trip)
Early today we’ll drive north to Nürnberg, where we’ll visit the city’s Hitler-period rally grounds, including the Zeppelin Field and Documentation Center. At that point we’ll abandon World War II, transporting ourselves back to the sixteenth century in the core of Germany’s “Luther Country.” After registering with our inn in Erfurt, we’ll take an introduction stroll through this noteworthy town and offer the day’s bits of knowledge over a generous supper together. Rest in Erfurt (2 evenings). Transport: 6 hours. Strolling: strenuous.
Day 10: In the Footsteps of Luther
Erfurt’s half-timbered old town is the ideal place for a mobile visit. We’ll take after the strides of Martin Luther as he turned into a minister in Erfurt’s basilica and later a priest in its cloister. We’ll likewise find out about the town’s memorable Jewish populace at the Old Synagogue. Your evening is free to wander through the beautiful person on foot zone and market square, or to visit significantly more Luther locates in close-by Wartburg. No transport. Strolling: light.
Day 11: Baroque Dresden and Dynamic Berlin (Germany Switzerland Trip)
Our last driving day starts with a stop in the city of Dresden, where a nearby guide will take us on a mobile voyage through this superbly Baroque city, reawakened from the fiery remains of World War II. Its star is the rousing Frauenkirche, demolished in the firestorms of 1945 and reconstructed with gifts from around the globe. Touching base in Berlin this evening, we’ll figure out how to ace the city’s open transportation framework, and get situated to our neighborhood before spare time and supper all alone. Rest in Berlin (2 evenings). Transport: 4 hours. Strolling: direct.
Day 12: Berlin’s Historic Heart
We’ll start our day with an interesting strolling visit through the noteworthy heart of Berlin, including Unter lair Linden, the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie, and commemorations to the earth-shaking occasions and forfeits of the previous century. Tonight we’ll have our last supper together, sharing travel recollections and toasting new companions. Prost! No transport. Strolling: direct.
Day 13: Tour Over After Breakfast (Germany Switzerland Trip)
Breakfast is given, however there are no gathering exercises today. It’s a breeze to achieve Berlin’s airplane terminals by carry, S-bahn prepare, transport, or taxi. You’ll have simple associations with home, or on to different focuses in Europe.