8 Day Essential Germany (Boston Special)

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This package is based on pre-confirmed flights from BOS via Air Berlin and may only be purchased with these flights.

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Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes.

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Itinerary

DAY 1, Sunday - Depart for Germany
Depart for Germany

DAY 2, Monday - Arrive in Berlin
Arrive in Germany's magnificent capital city of Berlin. After transferring to your hotel, the rest of the day is yours to immerse yourself in the dynamic spirit of the city. Tonight, a Welcome Drink and briefing with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers
Overnight: Berlin

DAY 3, Tuesday - Full Day in Berlin
A glorious day at leisure in this city that has so much to offer! Visit the Pergamon Museum, Charlottenburg Palace, Holocaust Museum, or ascend to the Berlin TV Tower, the tallest structure in Germany, to see the incredible 360° views of the city. Shop to your heart’s content at an endless array of designer stores highlighting some of Europe’s top fashion. There will be an opportunity to participate in optional tours with a comprehensive introduction tour of Berlin, or travel to nearby historic Potsdam, the "City of Palaces" well known as the meeting place of Truman, Churchill, and Stalin in 1945, at the Cecilienhof palace for the Potsdam Conference, and the stunning Sans Souci Palace
Optional: Berlin City Tour (AM)
Optional: Potsdam Tour (PM)
Overnight: Berlin
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Wednesday - Tour of Dresden
Cross Saxony to the baroque art city of Dresden titled the "Florence on the Elbe." Discover this astonishing Renaissance city that has emerged from its wartime destruction to a luxurious splendor. With a local guide, admire the ornate Zwinger Palace, once a setting for court festivities, and the world-famous Semper Opera House. Continue to the Frauenkirche Church, a symbol of reconstruction, with its magnificent baroque dome. The rest of the day is yours to explore independently. Discover Altmarkt Square and the Prager Strasse area with its lovely shops and sidewalk cafes
Overnight: Dresden
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Thursday - Nuremberg City Tour
Today, travel to Nuremberg, an energetic city with a visible history of almost one thousand years. View the historic Palace of Justice where the War Crimes Tribunal met in 1946 and the chilling Nazi Rally grounds, where mass events were held to fuel the party propaganda. End the day at lively Market Square in the Old Town
Overnight: Nuremberg
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Friday - Munich
Late morning arrival in Munich, the pride of Bavaria, with its festive fun-loving spirit. This afternoon perhaps join the optional Munich city tour that begins at Marienplatz Square and view the famous glockenspiel clock dating back to 1908 with its colorful mechanical figures. Continue to the Olympic stadium, the main venue for the 1972 Summer Olympics. Afterwards, view Nymphenburg Palace the main summer residence of the former rulers of Bavaria. The tour concludes with a drive through the city to see the countless museums, palaces and historic monuments
Optional: Munich City Tour (PM)
Overnight: Munich
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Saturday - Full Day in Munich
Today is at leisure to independently enjoy the delights of this Bavarian capital. Perhaps, participate in the optional tour to fairytale Linderhof Palace, built by "mad" King Ludwig II and Oberammergau, world-famous for the Passion Play, two of the highlights of Southern Bavaria in the high Alps
Optional: Linderhof and Oberammergau (PM)
Overnight: Munich
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Sunday - Depart Germany
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Optional Tours

During your morning sightseeing tour of Berlin, marvel at the landmarks of the old East and West sections of Berlin, including the Brandenburg Gate, a symbol of the reunification. View the glass-domed Reichstag Building and "Checkpoint Charlie," the last remaining mark of the formerly divided city. Drive along Unter den Linden Boulevard and catch a glimpse of the State Opera House and the imposing Cathedral. Complete the tour with a drive West to the Kurfustendamm, the nightlife district and view the Memorial Church.

Day #3 01 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2018 $29.00
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Travel to Potsdam, known as the "City of Palaces," well known as the meeting place of Truman, Churchill and Stalin in 1945 at the Cecilienhof Palace for the Potsdam Conference, and where they created post-World War II Europe. Another stop is made at the Park of Sanssouci Palace, former summer residence of the Prussian kings and German emperors. During a walking tour around the palace grounds, pass the old windmill, explore the lovely gardens and see the burial site of Frederick the Great.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #3 01 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $71.00
01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $72.00
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The afternoon city tour of Munich begins at Marienplatz Square, cultural center of the city to marvel at the famous glockenspiel clock dating back to 1908 with its colorful mechanical figures dancing the top of the hour. Continue to the Olympic Stadium situated in the heart of Olympia Park, the main venue for the 1972 Summer Olympics. View the stunning Nymphenburg Palace with its gorgeous baroque facade, once summer residence of Bavarian rulers. The tour ends with a drive through the city to view countless museums, galleries, palaces and historic monuments including the Koenigsplatz the university and the monument lined Ludwig Strasse.

Day #6 01 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2018 $29.00
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Two of the highlights of southern Bavaria are visited during this excursion to the high Alps. First, admire the artistically decorated castle Linderhof built by "Mad" King Ludwig II along with a guided tour of the palace. Proceed via the Ettal Monastery to Oberammergau, world-famous for its Passion Play, the woodcarvers and the richly painted houses (Lüftl-paintings).

Approximate tour duration is 5.5 hours.

Day #7 06 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018 $62.00
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