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Gems of Germany(11 Nights)

Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt, Baden-Baden, Munich

for Family Traveller, Honeymooner

Holiday Overview

Herrenchiemsee (Photo Courtesy: Hyperdieter)
Fraueninsel Island (Photo Courtesy: Gerhard66)
Europa Park (Photo Courtesy: Gabriel Rinaldi)
Black Forest (Photo Courtesy: Jhtie)
Cologne Old Town (Photo Courtesy: Oliver Wald)
Cologne Cathedral (Photo Courtesy: Rolf Heinrich, Köln)
Cologne Cable Car crosses Rhine River (Photo Courtesy: Maxim75)
Berlin Museum Island (Photo Courtesy: Thomas Wolf)

Germany is well-known for rich cultural, highly modernized cities and captivating history. The amazing and surprisingly beautiful volcanic landscapes of Germany make it an unforgettable destination for all sorts of tourists.

Highlights
  • City Circle Yellow Tour - Hop On Hop Off
  • Frankfurt City Tour with Rhine Valley (9 Hours) - Min 4 Pax
  • The Royal Castles of Neuschwanstein And Linderhof (10,5 Hours)
  • The Royal Castle of Herrenchiemsee (10 Hours)
Route

Berlin(2) - Cologne(1) - Frankfurt(2) - Baden-Baden(2) - Munich(4)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrive Berlin, transfer to the hotel on private basis. Evening at leisure to explore the city on your own.
  • Day-2 Berlin – admire the city attractions on an all-day hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour.
  • Day-3 Berlin – Cologne (4 hours 30 minutes via train). Day free on your own.
  • Day-4 Cologne – Frankfurt (approx. 1 hours 30 minutes by train). Enjoy a one-hour panoramic Rhine River sightseeing cruise and soak in the spirit of Cologne. Later afternoon board train to Frankfurt. Transfer to hotel.
  • Day-5 Frankfurt - Sightseeing of beautiful places with cruise.
  • Day-6 Frankfurt – Baden Baden (1 hours 30 minutes via train), enjoy the scenic train journeythrough a picturesque and historic spa town located in the famous Black Forest area of Germany.
  • Day-7 Baden-Baden – Day free to explore the black forest area on your own or opt for Europe park excursion.
  • Day-8 Baden-Baden - Munich (approx. by 5 hours by train). Day at leisure to explore on your own.
  • Day-9 Munich - Excursion to The Royal Castles Neuschwanstein and Linderhof
  • Day-10 Munich -Day Tour to Royal Castle of Herrenchiemsee and Fraueninsel island.
  • Day-11 Munich Romantic Road tour by Europabus. (Munich-Rothenburg)
  • Day-12 Departure transfer to airport on private basis.
Sightseeing Summary

Baden-Baden - Europa Park (81.00 kms), Black Forest in Baden-Baden (145.00 kms)

Berlin - Berlin Museum Island (1.00 kms), Berlin Evening Cruise (5.00 kms), Potsdam Hop on Hop off Tour (35.00 kms)

Cologne - Cologne Cathedral (1.00 kms), Cologne Cable Car (2.00 kms)

Munich - Herrenchiemsee Complex (90.00 kms), Day Trip to Neuschwanstein Castle (126.00 kms), Fraueninsel Island (130.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Berlin Departure - Munich
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
  • Feb
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  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Distances
  • Berlin to Cologne -572 kms (6 hrs)
  • Cologne to Frankfurt -190 kms (2 hrs)
  • Frankfurt to Baden-Baden -174 kms (2 hrs)
  • Baden-Baden to Munich -316 kms (3 hrs)
Route

Berlin(2) - Cologne(1) - Frankfurt(2) - Baden-Baden(2) - Munich(4)

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrive Berlin, transfer to the hotel on private basis. Evening at leisure to explore the city on your own. Arrive at the airport and check into the hotel. Rest of the day is free for leisure and exploring the city. Overnight stay at the hotel. (OR) You may choose to take the Berlin Evening Cruise (optional). Experience the magic of Berlin on an evening cruise through the city's waterways. As you glide along the River Spree, you'll pass all the main sights such as PotsdamerPlatz, the Reichstag, Museum Island, Berlin Cathedral and much more. Overnight at the hotel.

Day-2 Berlin – admire the city attractions on an all-day hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. In the morning explore Potsdam on an all-day hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour that takes you to the city's top attractions including Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor Potsdam) and two UNESCO World Heritage-listed palaces: Cecilienhof

Day-3 Berlin – Cologne (4 hours 30 minutes via train). Day free on your own. Morning check out from the hotel and take a train to Cologne,a beautiful historic town famous for the Cologne Cathedral (approx 5 hours). Rest of the day is free for leisure and to explore the town. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day-4 Cologne – Frankfurt (approx. 1 hours 30 minutes by train). Enjoy a one-hour panoramic Rhine River sightseeing cruise and soak in the spirit of Cologne. Later afternoon board train to Frankfurt. Transfer to hotel. Start the day with Cologne sightseeing cruise. Enjoy a one-hour panoramic Rhine River sightseeing cruise and soak in the spirit of Cologne. The Rhine River provides access to many of the city's major attractions, such as Cologne Cathedral. Later in the afternoon check out from the hotel and take a train to Frankfurt, Germany’s business and economic hub and Europe’s financial capital (approx. 1h). Check into the hotel and evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day-5 Frankfurt - Sightseeing of beautiful places with cruise. In the morning take an excursion to River Rhine Cruise from Koblenz to Boppard. Take an exciting ride in the Koblenz cable car, visit the beautiful Ehrenbreitstein Fortress and enjoy a River Rhine cruise - all in one day! Take a cable car ride to the fortress either before or after your cruise, and then see the sights of the UNESCO-listed hine Gorge as you cruise from Koblenz to Boppard. Return to Frankfurt for an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day-6 Frankfurt – Baden Baden (1 hours 30 minutes via train), enjoy the scenic train journeythrough a picturesque and historic spa town located in the famous Black Forest area of Germany. Check out from the hotel and take a train to Baden – Baden, a picturesque and historic spa town located in the famous Black Forest area of Germany (approx. 1.5hours). Rest of the day is free for leisure and to explore the town. Overnight stay at Baden-Baden.

Day-7 Baden-Baden – Day free to explore the black forest area on your own or opt for Europe park excursion. The day is free to explore the Black Forest area, a beautiful ancient mountain range covered with black fir trees, famous for its legends. The Black Forest area is famous for its cuckoo clocks, watchmaking, skiing, hiking and mountain biking. (OR) Morning take an excursion to Europa Park (Optional)- the largest theme park in Germany. Enjoy whole day at the park. Overnight stay at Baden - Baden.

Day-8 Baden-Baden - Munich (approx. by 5 hours by train). Day at leisure to explore on your own. Check out from the hotel and take a train to Munich, one of Germany’s largest and liveliest cities and a centre for arts, culture and sciences (approx. 4 hours). Rest of the day is free for leisure to explore the town your own.

Day-9 Munich - Excursion to The Royal Castles Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Morning an excursion to The Royal Castles Neuschwanstein and Linderhof - visit two of Ludwig II's dream castles at Neuschwanstein and Linderhof, in the heart of the Bavarian Alps.Hidden in the seclusion of the mountains, Neuschwanstein Castle is fairy-tale castle built as a retreat for Ludwig II and as an homage to Richard Wagner, and Linderhof, a beautiful and exquisite palace built by Ludwig II. This excursion shows you these two extraordinary castles, both testifying to the vision of Bavaria's fairytale King. Return back to Munich for an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day-10 Munich -Day Tour to Royal Castle of Herrenchiemsee and Fraueninsel island. Begin the day with a day tour of the Royal Castle of Herrenchiemsee and Fraueninselisland from Munich. Take a boat ride to the island of Herreninsel on Chiemsee, the largest Bavarian Lake. The Royal Castle of Herrenchiemsee is a replica of the Palace of Versailles and was the biggest, most expensive and final castle of King Ludwig II. After the tour of the Royal Castle of Herrenchiemsee, you will travel by boat to the island of Fraueninsel, a beautiful car-free island in the Chiemsee Lake. Return back to Munich for an overnight stay at the hotel. (OR) In the morning, take the Berchtesgaden and Eagle's Nest Day Tour from Munich. This guided tour of Berchtesgaden, Hitler's Eagle’s Nest (Mountain Retreat) and the southern headquarters of the Nazi party on a full day coach trip from Munich. Eagle's Nest is a mountain top lodge built by the Nazis offering spectacular views of the Bavarian Alps, and is a fascinating sight of historical significance. Return back to Munich for an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day-11 Munich Romantic Road tour by Europabus. (Munich-Rothenburg) In the morning take the Romantic Road tour by Europabus (Munich-Rothenburg). Running from the river Main to the Alps, the Romantic Road is one of Germany's best known and most popular tourist route. Enjoy seeing beautiful German castles and charming little medieval villages as you travel along the Romantic Road. The evening is free for leisure. Return back to Munich for an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day-12 Departure transfer to airport on private basis. Check out from the hotel and get transferred to the airport. Board the flight back home with sweet memories.

Detailed Sightseeing

Baden-Baden :

  • Europa Park - Europa Park is the largest theme park in Germany located in Rust in south-western Germany. The park is the second most popular theme park in Europe and is home to twelve roller coaster rides. Europa Park can accommodate up to 50,000 visitors per day.

  • Black Forest in Baden-Baden - Black Forest is renowned-forested mountain range in the Baden-Wurttemburg region in South-western Germany. The Black Forest gets its name from the dark green canopy of evergreen forest. The Black Forest region is not only famous for its spectacular natural beauty but also as the land of cuckoo clocks, black forest cherry gateaux, rich traditions, hefty half-timbered farmhouses.

Berlin :

  • Berlin Museum Island - The buildings on Berlin Museum Island house mainly 19th century art and the archaeological collections, which contain such treasures as the Ishtar Gate, the Pergamon Altar, the Market Gate of Miletus, the bust of Nefertiti and the Berlin Gold Hat from the Bronze Age. The treasures that it stores date back 6000 years.

  • Berlin Evening Cruise - Berlin Evening Cruise takes you on an idyllic 3-hour cruise on the River Spree through the heart of Berlin. Experience the sun set on the majestic skyline of Berlin and the city lights illuminate Berlin's impressive architecture. During the cruise you will learn interesting facts about Berlin's ancient and modern history, and see Berlin's legendary bridges. The cruise passes along some of Berlin's most iconic sights such as Potsdamer Platz, the Reichstag, Museum Island, Berlin Cathedral amongst others.

  • Potsdam Hop on Hop off Tour - Potsdam Hop on Hop off tour provides an opportunity to explore and admire Potsdam from an open-air double decker bus. On this bus tour explore the original city walls of Luisenplatz, the Old Dutch Quarter, the Sanssouci Palace, the NeusPalais, relax at the Roman Baths and explore the Russian Colony of Alexandrowka. Enjoy the views while listening to guided audio commentary and understand the history of the city. Hop in and hop off as per your convenience to view the monuments, have a meal or go shopping, all as per your mood.

Cologne :

  • Cologne Cathedral - Cologne Cathedral is beautiful UNESCO World Heritage listed Roman Catholic Church at Cologne considered as a Gothic masterpiece. The cathedral is one of the largest in Europe and its imposing towers dominate the city of Cologne. The top of the tower offers spectacular views. The cathedral is home to some stunning stained glass windows. The Cologne Cathedral is Germany's most visited landmark with an average of 20,000 people visiting per day.

  • Cologne Cable Car - Established in 1957, the Cologne Cable Car is Europe's first cable car to cross a river. The Cologne Cable Car is offers spectacular views of the Rhine River, the Cologne Cathedral and the Old Town. Since it was started, the cable car has carried over 15 million passengers!

Munich :

  • Herrenchiemsee Complex - Herrenchiemsee is royal complex on the Herreninsel, an island in the Chiemsee Lake in Bavaria. Formerly a monastery, the Herrenchiemsee was purchased by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and converted into a royal residence known as the Old Palace and also built the Herrenchiemsee Palace known as the New Palace. The Herrenchiemsee Palace was modelled after the Palace of Versailles and was built as a 'Temple of Fame' for the French King Louis XIV whom King Ludwig II admired.

  • Day Trip to Neuschwanstein Castle - Neuschwanstein is a fairy-tale type castle built by King Ludwig II. Disney took inspiration from this castle to build the Cinderella Castle for its famous fairy-tale. The king was known to be eccentric as he had a passion to build romantic castles on the mountains. Hence the monarch turned his friend and famous opera playwright, Richard Wagner's operas into reality. It is a two-hour ride from Munich by train and a few minutes by bus to reach here. Do make sure you buy the tickets in advance to save on time. The castle is as pretty and well-maintained inside as it looks from the outside.

  • Fraueninsel Island - Fraueninsel Island is second largest of the three islands in the Chiemsee Lake in Bavaria. This 38 acre island is completely car free and is home is 300 permanent residents. Fraueninsel is one of the main tourist attractions on the Chiemsee and is famous for the Kloster Liquor spirit that is produced by the nuns in the monastery.

Destination Overview

Berlin - Berlin is capital of Germany and has a bustling nightlife and a treasure of ancient history. Berlin is one of the most visited destinations of Germany.

Cologne - Cologne is a beautiful historic city and the fourth largest city in Germany. Founded and established in the first century AD, Cologne was the capital of the Roman province of Germania Inferior, and later in the middle ages flourished as a major trading route between east and west Europe. Cologne is renowned for its Gothic architecture and its famous cathedral that dominated it skyline. Today, the city is world famous for its museums and art galleries, its rich heritage, medieval churches, avant-garde structures, and the mighty River Rhine.

Frankfurt - Frankfurt is world-renowned as the financial, banking and commercial centre of Europe, as the home to the European Central Bank, one of the world’s largest stock exchanges, and one of the largest book and car fairs in the world. Popular as the most cosmopolitan city of Germany, Frankfurt is more than its business-like reputation. This historic city is considered as one of the most liveable cities in the world, home to beautiful gardens, laid-back cafés, a burgeoning food scene, local flea markets, and a pulsating nightlife. The city’s historic old town, museums, and off beat neighbourhoods attract millions of travellers every year.

Baden-Baden - Located at the foothills of the Black Forest in Southern Germany, Baden-Baden is a popular spa town famous for its thermal springs. A trip to Baden-Baden is incomplete without a visit to its traditional spas that have existed since the Roman times. The town is home to many tennis and golf clubs, and is also famous for horse racing, trekking, and skiing, making it popular destination among sports enthusiasts. Baden-Baden is also an ideal base to explore the beautiful Black Forest.

Munich - Munich is one of the most bustling cities of Germany and one of the most visited destinations of Germany. Munich is renowned for October fest, the famous beer Festival of Germany.

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Distances
  • Berlin to Cologne -572 kms (6 hrs)
  • Cologne to Frankfurt -190 kms (2 hrs)
  • Frankfurt to Baden-Baden -174 kms (2 hrs)
  • Baden-Baden to Munich -316 kms (3 hrs)

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Distances
  • Berlin to Cologne -572 kms (6 hrs)
  • Cologne to Frankfurt -190 kms (2 hrs)
  • Frankfurt to Baden-Baden -174 kms (2 hrs)
  • Baden-Baden to Munich -316 kms (3 hrs)

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