Bavarian Highlights (ZE)

9 Day Tour from Munich to Munich

2017 Tour Details

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 in the Oberammergau area, 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. You will also enjoy a Danube cruise on the Swarovski crystal boat. 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, one of Germany's oldest restaurants. 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 picturesque 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; special farewell dinner at a local restaurant
REGENSBURG
Guided walking tour; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy a cruise with the Swarovski Crystal Boat; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite guided visit of the Thurn und Taxis Palace; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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
LAKE CONSTANCE
OBERAMMERGAU AREA
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; boat cruise; 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, and meet your Local Guide for a walking tour, featuring 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. Next, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite board the Swarovski crystal boat for a CRUISE on the Danube River.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 Regensburg–Nuremberg

Visit Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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.

Breakfast Breakfast

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–Lake Constance–Oberammergau Area

A scenic drive this morning to sparkling Lake Constance. Next, stop in the Passion Play village of Oberammergau before continuing to your hotel. Choose from our exciting optional excursions.

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Day 7 Oberammergau Area. 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 Area–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!

Breakfast Breakfast
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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.

WERNER HARTLIEB

Escorting Tours for more than 22 years

I enjoy sharing insights about the always-changing countries of Central Europe. What I like just as much, if not more, is the camaraderie that guests form. With each tour, I am astonished by this. A group of strangers at the start, they get acquainted with each other in a pleasant way and sometimes take home friendships for life. I think it is great this takes place while exploring new regions and discovering new cultures.

Tour Director - WERNER HARTLIEB

 Accommodations

Munich
Regensburg
Nuremberg
Black Forest
Oberammergau
Munich

Munich

Sheraton Arabellapark

First-Class

Sheraton Arabellapark Arabellastrasse 5, Muenchen,  Germany

Arabellastrasse 5
Muenchen, Germany

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

This sleek 446-room high-rise hotel close to the famous English Garden offers a choice of two restaurants serving market-fresh grill variations and healthy light Mediterranean fare. The stylish bar offers a variety of locally produced drinks, spirits, home made cakes and culinary delicacies and the Beer Garden offers the chance to indulge in some traditional Bavarian dishes and barbecued specialties (weather permitting). Leisure facilities include the city´s highest spa with panoramic views from the 23rd floor, a large wellness area including a heated swimming pool, Finnish sauna and steam bath. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the public areas; access in the rooms is subject to a fee (payable locally).

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

  • Climate Control
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Window Opens
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Voicemail
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Phone
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Mini-bar
  • Pay Movies

Regensburg

Best Western Premier

Superior First-Class

Best Western Premier Ziegetsdorfer Strasse 111, Regensburg,  Germany

Ziegetsdorfer Strasse 111
Regensburg, Germany

Free Wifi

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 Collection Nuernberg City

Superior First-Class

NH Collection Nuernberg City Bahnhofstrasse 19, Nuernberg,   Germany

Bahnhofstrasse 19
Nuernberg, Germany

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Located in the heart of Nuremberg, this 244-room property has a striking modern design and offers a Free Wi-Fi connection throughout. The restaurant serves regional and Mediterranean food with a summer terrace for al fresco drinks and dining, other amenities include a contemporary bar and Gym with sauna and steam room.

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

Maritim Titisee

First-Class

Maritim Titisee Seestrasse 16, Titisee-Neustadt,  Germany

Seestrasse 16
Titisee-Neustadt, Germany

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Located on the shore of the crystal-clear waters of Lake Titisee in the heart of the Black Forest, this 130 room hotel has an indoor swimming pool, gym and sauna, a restaurant serving International dishes and a café with a delightful lakeside terrace offering cakes and ice creams. There is also a cozy lobby bar and a beer garden, Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property.

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Spa Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Parking/Valet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Beauty Salon
  • Luggage Storage

Room Amenities

  • Pay Movies
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Desk
  • Window Opens
  • Alarm Clock
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Television
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Hair Dryer
  • Voicemail

Oberammergau

Mercure Garmisch-Partenkirchen

First-Class

Mercure Garmisch-Partenkirchen Mittenwalder Strasse 2, Garmisch-Partenkirchen,  Germany

Mittenwalder Strasse 2
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

This modern 117 room hotel boasts a stunning setting at the foot of the Bavarian Alps with Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout. Authentic regional specialities are served in the main restaurant which has a seasonal outdoor terrace and the cozy bar has traditional German wheat beer on tap. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, fitness room and sauna.

Hotel Amenities

  • Gift Shop
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Spa Services
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Ice Machine
  • Fitness Room
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool
  • Currency Exchange
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Restaurant On-Site

Room Amenities

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

Munich

Holiday Inn Munich City Centre

First-Class

Holiday Inn Munich City Centre Hochstrasse 3, Muenchen,   Germany

Hochstrasse 3
Muenchen, Germany

Multistory Hotel housed within office/apartment & showroom complex in city center near Deutsches Museum.

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Spa Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Currency Exchange
  • ATM
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Parking/Valet
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Coffee Maker
  • Television
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service
  • Phone
  • Mini-bar
  • Pay Movies
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Voicemail

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