German Highlights (ZD) - 2016 / 2017

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11 Day Tour from Frankfurt to Frankfurt

German Highlights
The 19th-century Bavarian Palace of Neuschwanstein Castle
The 19th-century Bavarian Palace of Neuschwanstein Castle
The Reichstag building is a historical building in Berlin, Germany that was built in 1894
Nuremberg is a city located in the state of Bavaria, Germany
The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin serves as a symbol of peace and reunification of the city
The Brandenburg Gate is one of the most well-known landmarks of Berlin and Germany
The Brandenburg Gate is a former city gate and a main symbol of Berlin
Berlin is the capital of Germany and also its largest city
The beautiful Rhine Valley

Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; to get an estimated price, use a currency converter for exchange rate information (pricing may vary at the time of booking).

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Berlin Dinner Savor a 3-course meal with drinks in a local restaurant. A choice of six main courses is available.

Approximate value: €57 EUR per person

Berlin's Hidden Past Much of Berlin's history is nowadays buried underground though some of it is hidden in plain sight if you know where to look. Why not join your expert local guide for a unique sneak peek of Berlins hidden past then? Pass by the Soviet War Memorial in Treptow Via The East-side-Gallery, a Mile-long stretch of Wall which used to divide former East-Berlin from No-Mans-Land and was painted by world-famous artists.The memorial was opened on May 8th 1949 and is where 5.000 of the 80.000 Soviet soldiers who died in the Battle of Berlin (April-May 1945) are buried. See the epic (25 acres) slab of Treptow Park, where Mother Russia mourns her fallen sons-and a 12m tall Soviet soldier is depicted cradling a baby he saved in one arm and smashing a swastika with his sword in the other. Move on to former Checkpoint Charlie, for a picture stop. Later visit the Topography of Terror, where personnel of the Nazi terror machine planned, organized and implemented the persecution and murder of millions of people in Germany and throughout Europe.

Approximate value: €35 EUR per person

Excursion to Potsdam Stroll through the stunning gardens of Sanssouci Palace. Visit Cecilienhof Palace, the last palace built by the Hohenzollern dynasty, erected in the early 19th century for Crown Prince Wilhelm and his wife Cecilie von Mecklenburg-Schwerin, the architecture emulates the English Tudor style. This historical building was used by the allied heads of state US President Truman, the Soviet leader Stalin and British Prime ministers Churchill & Attlee in the summer of 1945, for the famous Potsdam Conference, where the victorious Allies of World War II discussed peace treaties and post-war order. There is also a chance to see the Glienicker BrĂ¼cke, the bridge that connects the state capital of Potsdam with the federal capital of Berlin. This was one of the most renowned monuments of the Cold War up to the fall of the Berlin Wall. Until the political change in 1989, the bridge also known as "The Bridge of Spies" was the location of the famous spy-swaps of FBI and KGB secret agents between the US and the Soviet Union.

Approximate value: €49 EUR per person

Bavarian Evening Where is the beer capital of the world? Where can you find so many beer-halls, beer-gardens, beer-cellars and the legendary Oktoberfest? ... Obviously it is MUNICH!!! Tonight join your Tour Director and dive into the heart of Munich's food and beer culture. Try a Bavarian three course dinner with coffee and a stein of beer (or wine or soft drink) and be ready to say "Prost!".

Approximate value: €58 EUR per person

Cable Car Ride to The Zugspitze Transfer by coach to Eibsee Lake, and then take one of Europe's largest cable cars to the summit of the Zugspitze (the highest mountain in Germany, 9,724 feet) for a wonderful view over the Bavarian Alps.

Approximate value: €76 EUR per person

Country Dinner Enjoy a traditional Bavarian dinner, including drinks, at one of the areas most famous restaurants.

Approximate value: €47 EUR per person

Excursion to Linderhof Castle Drive through the forested valley of the Ammergau Alps to King Ludwig's Linderhof Castle, famous for its Italian-style terraced gardens, graced by a string of pools and cascades.

Approximate value: €35 EUR per person

Visit to Dachau Visit Germany's first concentration camp near the terraced town of Dachau. Flooded by tens of thousands of deportees, the majority of whom were Jews of diverse nationalities, this camp is a chilling reminder of the political persecution during WWII and the Holocaust.

Approximate value: €25 EUR per person