German Vista (ZB)

8 Day Tour from Berlin to Munich

2020 Tour Details

When you think of a vacation to Germany, what comes to mind? Perhaps it’s visiting fairy tale castles and medieval towns. Perhaps it’s seeing the Bavarian Alps and beautiful countryside. Perhaps it’s savouring German food and beer. If so, all of this and more is included on this marvellous Germany tour from Berlin to Munich.

Sightseeing in the main cities includes the must-see sights. Visit Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin, badly damaged during the war and today a symbol of reconciliation, in Dresden walk in the courtyard of Zwinger Palace, one of Germany’s best-known baroque buildings. In Munich, visit the lively Marienplatz with its Old and New Town Halls. Here, observe the famous Glockenspiel, which re-creates a 16th-century wedding. Stop in Weimar, fora pleasant orientation walk through the town and to its characteristic market square, and in Oberammergau, see the theatre where the Passion Play is held every ten years.

Highlights of this Germany tour are a drive along the Romantic Road past small villages to Neuschwanstein Castle, the fairy-tale castle of King Ludwig II nestled in the beautiful Bavarian Alps. Another unique experience Globus has included on this Germany tour is an overnight in medieval Rothenburg with its ramparts and towers, cobblestone lanes, and 16th-century houses. Of course, no vacation to Germany is complete without experiencing a lively Biergarten, and Globus has included a farewell dinner at one in Munich.

Throughout this Germany tour, you’ll be accompanied by a Tour Director who knows the ins and outs of Germany—its history, secrets, culture, and language. So all you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy this fantastic Germany tour!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

BERLIN
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, picture stop at Brandenburg Gate & Holocaust Memorial
DRESDEN
Guided sightseeing, visit the Courtyard of Zwinger Palace
WEIMAR
Orientation
ROTHENBURG
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Stay overnight in the medieval town
NEUSCHWANSTEIN
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Guided visit of King Ludwig’s castle
OBERAMMERGAU
See the Passion Play theater
MUNICH
Guided sightseeing, visit Marienplatz; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite farewell dinner in the Biergarten of a local restaurant

Headsets throughout the tour.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Classical Weimar

Transportation:

Motorcoach.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners, including a dinner at a local restaurant in Munich

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN BERLIN, GERMANY

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

DinnerDinner

Day 2 BERLIN

Sightseeing with a Local Guide in the once-divided metropolis includes the boulevard Unter den Linden. See its historical buildings like the Berlin Cathedral, State Opera House, and the Museum Island. Make a picture stop at monumental Brandenburg Gate, and see the restored Reichstag, the 210-foot Victory Column in the vast Tiergarten Park, Charlottenburg Palace, and the elegant Ku-Damm. Visit the KAISER WILHELM MEMORIAL CHURCH with its bomb-damaged bell tower, take pictures of the Holocaust Memorial, and pass the former Allied Checkpoint Charlie. Afternoon and evening are at leisure, or choose from a selection of optional excursions.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 BERLIN–DRESDEN

Dresden, the former capital of Saxony, badly damaged by Allied bombing in February 1945, has since been restored to its baroque splendor. During your guided walking tour, visit the Zwinger Palace COURTYARD to admire its impressive architecture; the magnificent baroque Semper Opera, originally built in 1841, once destroyed by fire, then destroyed by bombing, and finally restored in 1985; and the newly rebuilt Frauenkirche.
Today’s Distance: 124 mi / 200 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 DRESDEN–WEIMAR–ROTHENBURG

In Weimar, follow your Tour Director for a pleasant walk to the MARKET SQUARE with its renaissance houses and the Town Hall. Highlight is Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite an overnight stay in medieval Rothenburg. Hear how the town survived the Thirty Years’ War and step back in time while you wander through cobblestone lanes. Take pictures of the ramparts and towers, admire the 16th-century houses, and shop for Christmas ornaments, for which the town is famous.
Today’s Distance: 280 mi / 450 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 ROTHENBURG–NEUSCHWANSTEIN

Drive along the scenic Romantic Road past small villages and towards the Bavarian Alps, where two of Bavaria’s most famous castles can be found: Hohenschwangau Castle, where King Ludwig spent much of his youth, and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE, which you will visit with a Local Guide. This castle became the most famous of all and was inspiration for Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle.
Today’s Distance: 186 mi / 300 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 NEUSCHWANSTEIN–OBERAMMERGAU–MUNICH

Stop in the quaint village of Oberammergau and see the theater where the Passion Play is held every ten years, and the Bavarian houses with fairy tale scenes painted on their walls, before continuing to Munich. Discover Germany’s “Secret Capital” with your Local Guide who will show you the Olympic Stadium, built for the 1972 Olympics, the 1,000-foot-high Olympic Tower, Nymphenburg Palace, the Ludwigstrasse, the Bavarian Arch of Triumph, and Field Marshall Hall, a monumental loggia on the Odeonsplatz. Also see the Königsplatz, used for Nazi rallies during World War II, and the gothic Frauenkirche. Visit MARIENPLATZ with its Old and New Town Halls and the famous Glockenspiel.
Today’s Distance: 106 mi / 170 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 MUNICH

A full day at leisure offers the opportunity to join an optional excursion to Dachau, the former concentration camp near Munich. In the evening, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a farewell dinner at a lively Biergarten is the best way to celebrate your German stay.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 8 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. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

VOLKER VIETH

Escorting tours for more than 15 years

I have been a travel agent half my life and then became a tour director, so I know both sides of touring. Being a Tour Director to me is not a job - it is a passion. It gives me the chance to not only show Globus clients wonderful places and create a good time for them but I can also give them insights into Europe's history and current politics.

Tour Director - VOLKER VIETH

 Accommodations

Berlin
Dresden
Rothenburg
Neuschwanstein
Neuschwanstein
Munich

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Berlin
Rothenburg
Munich

Berlin

Berlin Dinner

Berlin Dinner

Savor a tasty 3-course meal in a local restaurant.

Price Range: $$

Rothenburg

Rothenburg Dinner & Night Watchman Walk

Rothenburg Dinner & Night Watchman Walk

A unique evening awaits in Rothenburg! Enjoy a traditional 3-course dinner with drinks, followed by an entertaining walk with the Night Watchman as he makes his rounds through the medieval Old Town.

Price Range: $$

Munich

Dinner at a Bavarian Beer Hall

Dinner at a Bavarian Beer Hall

Get a firsthand look at Munich's rich beer heritage as you visit an authentic Bavarian beer hall for a typical 3-course dinner with Bavarian beer!

Price Range: $$

Linderhof Castle

Linderhof Castle

Visit Linderhof, one of "Mad" King Ludwig's most magnificent castles, on this unforgettable journey into the forested valley of the Ammergau Alps.

Price Range: $

Dachau Concentration Camp

Dachau Concentration Camp

Come face to face with the horrors of Dachau, Germany's first concentration camp and the model for the brutality of the Third Reich, during this moving visit of the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site.

Price Range: $

 Private Touring

Private Touring: Globus European Private Touring enables you to experience all of the attractions, sights and highlights of your selected Globus tour as a private experience - delivered just for you and your traveling party. With Private Touring, you'll have your own dedicated Tour Director, your own private transportation and driver, and your own professional local guides. All with greater flexibility in pace and your experience.

For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party.

Here's a sample of the additional cost:

6 guests in a party: $1,704*
18 guests in a party: $309*

Contact Globus or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Globus Private Touring.

* Supplement pricing is per person (USD) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for 2019 travel year. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.

 Know Before You Go

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* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).

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