HEART OF GERMANY

Fall in love with the Heart of Germany on this 11 night private tour. Visit Germanys most beloved destinations, and enjoy a relaxing itinerary of two night stays per city. This tour shows all of the wonders that Germany has to offer.

HEART OF GERMANY

Fall in love with the Heart of Germany on this 11 night private tour. Visit Germanys most beloved destinations, and enjoy a relaxing itinerary of two night stays per city. This tour shows all of the wonders that Germany has to offer.

Tour Highlights

  • Daily Departures
  • Perfect mix of private touring with independent time to explore on your own
  • Tour can be booked online with 2-6. For larger parties, please email reservations@celtictours.com for prices for larger parties. (Note, prices noted are for 2-passengers. Prices will DECREASE with more shared passengers added)

The Heart of Germany Tour Includes

  • Arrival and departure transfers (Day 01 and Day 12 only).
  • Daily buffet breakfast (except morning of arrival).
  • Transportation by car or minivan from day 2-11 (size of vehicle depends on number of participants).
  • English speaking driver-guide from day 2-11 for touring as noted and transfers between cities.
  • Accommodation in hotel category of your choice (please choose at time of booking)
  • City tax.
  • Visits and excursions as mentioned on itinerary.
  • Rhine Cruise with wine tasting.
  • Admission to the Castles of Heidelberg, Neuschwanstein, Linderhof Palaces and the Residence Palace in Würzburg.
  • Visit to a cuckoo clock visitor center.
  • Visit a local Black Forest farm.
  • Visit of the Eagles Nest.
  • Visit of the Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds of Nuremberg.
  • "Snow ball" tasting in Rothenburg.
  • E-documents only provided for this tour.

Itinerary

Day 1, Frankfurt

Arrival at Frankfurt airport and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to spend at your leisure. Frankfurt is the financial and commercial heart of Germany, a city full of fascinating contrasts between modern development and historic landmarks. (B)

Day 2, Frankfurt - Rüdesheim - St. Goar - Frankfurt

After breakfast meet your guide at the lobby of your hotel and travel to Rüdesheim. Short tour of the city‘s historic center. Next board a ship and sail along the most picturesque stretch of the Rhine: the Lorelei valley. During the cruise enjoy a wine tasting. Disembark in St. Goar and return to Frankfurt. (B)

Day 3, Frankfurt - Heidelberg - Baden-Baden - Freiburg

In the morning travel to Heidelberg to visit the famous castle, followed by a tour of the historic city center. Idyllically located on the shores of the Neckar River, Heidelberg is Germany’s oldest university town and one of the most popular destinations in the country. Travel to Baden- Baden, the former summer residence of the European nobility and worldwide known for its thermal baths. Then continue the tour to lovely Freiburg, famous for its beautiful church tower. (B)

Day 4, Freiburg - Colmar - Strasbourg - Freiburg

The Rhine River forms the natural border between Germany and France. After crossing the river arrive in Colmar. This city is known for its outstanding wines and architectural heritage that reflect the long history of this region and the German and French influences. After that continue to Strasbourg, the capital of the Alsace. Sightseeing tour of the city. Being the base of several European institutions, Strasbourg is also a symbolic capital of Europe. In the afternoon return to Freiburg. (B)

Day 5,Freiburg - Lindau - Füssen

After breakfast drive to the Black Forest and enjoy a short presentation on the cuckoo clock production. Continue to a small traditional Black Forest farm where you can see the real Black Forest. After that continue the tour to the small island of Lindau in Lake Constance, which offers spectacular views of the Alps. Depending on weather conditions, take the Alpine road from Lindau to Oberstaufen and Immenstadt to our final destination Füssen, the southernmost point on your tour of Romantic Germany. (B)

Day 6, Neuschwanstein - Wieskirche - Oberammergau - Linderhof - Füssen

Start the day with a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, built by Ludwig II, the notorious “Mad King”. At midday, travel to Oberammergau, famous for its Passion Play and lovely crafts. Along the way, visit the Wieskirche Church and take a brief stop at the Ettal Benedictine Abbey before continuing the tour to visit Linderhof Castle. This is one of the three castles built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the only one where the king actually lived for a significant amount of time. Return to Füssen. (B)

Day 7, Füssen - Munich

In the morning travel to Munich, the capital of Bavaria. Visit the city’s main attractions, concluding the tour at the Marienplatz square with its famous clock tower. Munich, the capital of the state of Bavaria is famous for its Oktoberfest, which is annually celebrated in September. The evening is free to explore at your leisure. (B)

Day 8, Munich - Berchtesgaden - Munich

After breakfast, start your day excursion to Berchtesgaden. Berchtesgaden is a typical tra- ditional Alpine village at the foot of Mount Watzmann. The region’s attractions include the salt mines, Lake Königssee and Obersalzberg with the Eagle’s Nest, once the site of Hitler’s mountain retreat. After a visit to the infamous Eagle’s Nest (depending on the weather conditions), you have time to take a boat tour on Lake Königssee (not included). In the afternoon, return to Munich.

Day 9, Munich - Rothenburg ob der Tauber - Nuremberg

In the morning travel to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Romantic Germany. Sightseeing tour of this lovely medieval town concluding with a Schneeballen (snow ball) tasting, a pastry considered the signature dish of Rothenburg. Next, travel to Nuremberg. Visit Nuremberg’s historic city center and learn more about its impressive history with a tour of the well-preserved castle, Gothic churches, romantic houses and peaceful squares. (B)

Day 10, Nuremberg

Today visit the Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Ground. Still today, the gigantic remains of buildings in the southern districts of Nuremberg are a reminder of the megalomania of the National Socialist regime. Across eleven square kilometers, a monumental backdrop was to be created for the self-staging of the Nazi Party. Today the unfinished Congress Hall, houses the Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds. (B)

Day 11, Nuremberg - Würzburg - Frankfurt

In the morning travel from Nuremberg to Würzburg. Arrival at Würzburg, a pretty town on the banks of the Main. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city. One of the tour highlights is a visit to the Residenz Palace in Würzburg. On the way to Frankfurt make a brief stop at the Mespelbrunn Castle. (B)

Day 12, Depart Frankfurt

After breakfast transfer to the Frankfurt airport.

Rates & Hotels

Daily Departures - New Touring Style for 2021

2021 Dates & Prices (Click Date to Book)
Dates Land Only
  $8499
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Dates Land Only
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2021 Dates & Prices (Click Date to Book)
Dates Land Only
  $8599
2022 Dates & Prices (Click Date to Book)
Dates Land Only
  $8599

Hotels/Plans Available for Departure Dates

The Heart of Germany- Private Touring- 3* hotel plan
The Heart of Germany- Private Touring- 4* hotel plan

Tour Details

Your land package begins: / Your land package ends:

(As most International flights are overnight flights - please book air accordingly)

Flight Details


Accommodation Details

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Frankfurt Hotel

Frankfurt -

Centrally located hotel in Frankfurt. Choice of 3* or 4* with this package [more]

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Freiburgh -

High quality hotels are used in conjunction with this package. Choose from 3* or 4* hotels [more]

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Fussen -

High quality hotels are used in conjunction with this package. Choose from 3* or 4* hotels [more]

Munich Hotel

Munich -

Centrally located hotel in Munich. Choice of 3* or 4* with this package [more]

Nuremberg Hotel

Nuremberg -

Centrally located hotel in Nuremberg. Choice of 3* or 4* with this package [more]

Pricing

Your tour land price is per person based on two (2) people sharing a twin or double room. When a single room is booked, a single supplement will apply.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Meals not noted
  • Porterage
  • Tips to driver/guide

Departures & Transfers

Tour date is the date the tour begins in Frankfurt. Please book your air one day prior to allow for overnight flights.

Note: if tour participants drop to 7 or fewer, there will be no tour host and it is escorted by a driver/guide only. Vehicle will be sized based on tour participants.