Bavarian Highlights (ZE)

9 Day Tour from Munich to Munich

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Lederhosen, Oktoberfest, pretzels, a beautiful Alpine backdrop, excellent beer, storybook castles, and medieval towns…this is Bavaria and on this Germany tour, you’ll experience Bavaria's highlights. You’ll overnight in Munich, Regensburg, Nuremberg, the Black Forest, and Oberammergau, and you’ll visit many medieval towns along the way.

Sightseeing throughout the tour features the must-see attractions. In Munich, visit Marienplatz with its Old and New Town Halls and its famous glockenspiel, re-creating a royal wedding from the 16th century. History buffs are sure to be delighted in Regensburg, where your sightseeing features the 12th-century Stone Bridge, the oldest preserved bridge of its kind in Germany; the Porta Pretoria, gates to an ancient Roman fort built in the 2nd century; and St. Peter's Cathedral, begun in the 13th century. In Nuremberg, admire the impressive medieval ramparts as you walk through the pedestrian area of the charming Old Town.

Additionally, on this Germany tour, Globus has included special experiences to help you get a feel for Bavaria and to make your vacation unique. Among the many included features, you’ll enjoy a light lunch at the Historic Sausage Kitchen in Regensburg, Germany's oldest restaurant. Here—where the locals congregate—feel the vibrant atmosphere and take in the remarkable views along the river as you enjoy a "medieval hot dog." In medieval Bamberg, the city with the largest historical center in Germany and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, taste "smoked beer," a type of beer with a distinctive smoke flavor. Near Oberammergau, you'll visit Neuschwanstein Castle, the fairytale castle of King Ludwig II nestled in the Bavarian Alps.

These are just a few of the many highlights on this Bavarian Highlights tour. Between the historical sights, fascinating towns, unique included experiences, and beautiful scenery as a backdrop, this is a vacation of a lifetime!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

MUNICH
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit Marienplatz; farewell dinner at a local restaurant
REGENSBURG
Guided sightseeing; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite visit the Document Snuff Factory and learn about “tobacco-snuffing”; guided visit of the Thurn und Taxis Palace; enjoy a “medieval hot dog” at the Historic Sausage Kitchen
NUREMBERG
Walking tour
BAYREUTH
Orientation of Wagner’s city of festival fame
BAMBERG
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Taste “smoked beer”; guided walking tour
ROTHENBURG
Walking tour of the walled town
STUTTGART
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Visit the Mercedes-Benz Museum
BLACK FOREST
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Visit the Zeppelin Museum
OBERAMMERGAU
Orientation; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite excursion to King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein Castle including a visit to the Museum of the Bavarian Kings and a horse-drawn carriage ride.
Headsets throughout the tour

Transportation:

Motorcoach; horse-drawn carriage. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 special sausage lunch with a drink in Regensburg; 4 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner and a special farewell dinner in Munich.

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive in Munich, Germany

Time to rest or to start exploring the lively Bavarian capital. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel.

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Day 2 Munich-Regensburg

Sightseeing with a Local Guide of Germany’s “Secret Capital” features the Olympic Stadium, built for the 1972 Olympics; the 1,000-foot-high Olympic Tower; and Königsplatz, used for Nazi rallies during World War II. Drive along the Ludwigstrasse, and see the Bavarian Arch of Triumph and Field Marshall Hall. Also visit lively MARIENPLATZ with the Old and the New Town Halls and the gothic Frauenkirche. Arrive in Regensburg, where guided sightseeing features the Stone Bridge, the oldest preserved bridge of its kind in Germany; the Porta Pretoria, built in the 2nd century by Emperor Marcus Aurelius; and St. Peter’s Cathedral. Afterwards, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite visit the DOCUMENT SNUFF FACTORY and hear about a former fashionable tradition: “tobacco-snuffing.”

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 Regensburg-Nuremberg

Visit the THURN UND TAXIS PALACE, a former Benedictine monastery that was converted into the residence of the Princes of Thurn und Taxis in 1812. This family started the first large-scale postal service in Europe in the 15th century. You cannot leave Regensburg without tasting the local sausages; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a light lunch has been included at the Historic Sausage Kitchen, where you can try a “medieval hot dog.” Continue to Nuremberg, known for its children’s toys and gingerbread. Admire the impressive medieval ramparts as you walk through the pedestrian area of the charming Old Town and see St. Sebald Church, painstakingly reconstructed as a monument to peace from the rubble of near-total wartime destruction. Also admire the Schöner Brunnen, a 14th-century fountain dedicated to the Holy Roman Empire. It is said that it brings good luck to spin the two brass rings.

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Day 4 Nuremberg. Excursion to Bayreuth & Bamberg

Look forward to an exciting day. First, stop in Bayreuth for an orientation of this city of festival fame. Richard Wagner came to Bayreuth in 1871 and was not satisfied with the existing 18th-century theater, the Markgräfliches Opernhaus, so he had a new one built. Today, the Festival Hall is used exclusively for the Bayreuth Festival, and only works by Wagner are performed there. Continue to picturesque Bamberg, the city with the largest historical center in Germany and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Taste “smoked beer,” a type of beer with a distinctive smoke flavor imparted by using malted barley dried over an open flame. Later enjoy a guided walk along the cobblestone streets, and admire the architecture of the houses. Return to Nuremberg.

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Day 5 Nuremberg-Rothenburg-Stuttgart-Black Forest

A short drive delivers you to medieval Rothenburg with its ramparts and towers, cobblestone lanes, and 16th-century houses. Hear how the town survived the Thirty Years’ War, and shop for Christmas ornaments. On to Stuttgart for Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite an exciting visit to the MERCEDES-BENZ MUSEUM. Then, enter the Black Forest for your overnight stay.

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Day 6 Black Forest-Friedrichshafen-Oberammergau

Enjoy the scenic drive to Lake Constance, where Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a fascinating visit to the ZEPPELIN MUSEUM has been included to learn about the Zeppelin airships that crossed the ocean in the 1930s, like the famous Hindenburg. Continue to the Passion Play village of Oberammergau, where you will stay for the next two nights.

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Day 7 Oberammergau. Excursion to Neuschwanstein

The highlight today is Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a visit to King Ludwig’s magnificent NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE, one of Germany’s most famous castles and inspiration for Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle at his theme park. Follow your Local Guide through this fairytale castle on its craggy outcrop high above a sparkling lake. Also visit the MUSEUM OF THE BAVARIAN KINGS and enjoy a HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDE.

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Day 8 Oberammergau-Munich

A leisurely morning with the possibility to join an optional excursion to visit King Ludwig’s Linderhof Castle. This afternoon, you can return to Marienplatz and explore its many enticing shops. Tonight, a special farewell dinner awaits you at one of Munich’s lively restaurants to say auf Wiedersehen!

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Day 9 Munich

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

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 Accommodations

Munich
Regensburg
Nuremberg
Black Forest
Oberammergau
Munich

Munich

Hilton Munich City

Superior First-Class

Rosenheimer Strasse 15
Muenchen, Germany

Free Wifi

Contemporary 5-story Business Hotel set in shopping & entertainment district, near Gasteig Cultural Center.

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Ice Machine
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Business Center
  • Currency Exchange
  • Concierge desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Gift Shop
  • Elevator

Room Amenities

  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Hair Dryer
  • Alarm Clock
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Coffee Maker
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Phone

Regensburg

Best Western Premier

Superior First-Class

Ziegetsdorfer Strasse 111
Regensburg, Germany

Free Wifi

A sleek 128 room hotel with a glass facade, stylish interiors, gourmet restaurant and designer bar. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel.

Hotel Amenities

  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Television
  • Mini-bar
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Alarm Clock
  • Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Window Opens

Nuremberg

NH Nuernberg City

Superior First-Class

Bahnhofstrasse 19
Nuernberg, Germany

Free Wifi

The NH Nuernberg City hotel was built in 2005 as the latest and most modern 4-Star Hotel in Nuremberg. With modern design and fresh ideas, the hotel's 244 rooms are all spacious double rooms, bathed in warm colors and elegant wood floors.

Hotel Amenities

  • Ice Machine
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Spa Services
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Pool

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • In-Room Safe
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Television

Black Forest

Vier Jahreszeiten am Schluchsee

Superior First-Class

Am Riesenbühl
Schluchsee, Germany

Free Wifi

A 208 room stylish spa resort located in the heart of the Black Forest Nature Park, offering 3 restaurants and free Wi-Fi. Excellent spa facilities include both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, gym, sauna and spa.

Hotel Amenities

  • Pool
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange
  • Beauty Salon
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Parking/Valet
  • Hot Tub
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • Spa Services

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Room Service
  • Television
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Phone
  • Wake-Up Calls

Oberammergau

Best Western Hotel Obermuehle

First-Class

Muehlstr. 22
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Hotel Amenities

Room Amenities

Ringhotel Boeld

First-Class

Konig-Ludwig-Strasse 10
Oberammergau, Germany

Free Wifi

Two story, small family run hotel offering comfortable accommodations; restaurant & bar; situated 2 km from the railway station.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Elevator
  • Business Center
  • Currency Exchange
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

  • Internet Access
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Mini-bar
  • Alarm Clock
  • Window Opens
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Hair Dryer

Munich

Maritim Muenchen

First-Class

Goethestrasse 7
Muenchen, Germany

Free Wifi

A centrally located 347 room hotel offering Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout. Regional and International dishes are served in the Bistro style restaurant, cocktail specialities can be enjoyed at the piano bar and there is also an outdoor Summer beer garden. Other facilities include a sauna, fitness area and rooftop indoor swimming pool with views across the city.

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Luggage Storage

Room Amenities

  • Mini-bar
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Climate Control
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Desk
  • Alarm Clock
  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Hair Dryer
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Voicemail

 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.

Nuremberg
Oberammergau
Munich

Nuremberg

TheRiseandTheFallofTheThirdReich

The Rise and The Fall of The Third Reich

A walk around Nuremberg that includes all the major sights of the Nazi Past of this city. Start off with the Palace of Justice, the courthouse where the Nuremberg trial took place and take some pictures. Since December 2008 the Memorium Nuremberg Trials has been established as a memorial site. Move on by coach to the Documentation Centre where the Nazi movement celebrated itself presenting appealing yet false pictures of the regime to the world. Follow your guide to the Zeppelinfield party rally arena and have a look at the original tribune where Hitler used to stand.

Approximate value: €35 EUR per person

Oberammergau

CableCarRidetoTheZugspitze

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: €77 EUR per person

CountryDinner

Country Dinner

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

Approximate value: €47 EUR per person

Munich

ExcursiontoLinderhofCastle

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

VisittoDachau

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

 Know Before You Go

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