Holiday Itinerary - Highlights of Germany

Day 1: UK - Frankfurt.

Day 2: Frankfurt - Rhine Cruise - Rhineland.

Begin the day with a cruise along one of Germany’s most famous rivers - the romantic Rhine. Board your cruise and sail between steep, forested banks and awesome Rhineland panoramas. (B,D)

Day 3: Rhineland - Hamelin - Hamburg.

Journey into the Lower Saxony region to visit Hamelin, exploring the beautiful medieval old town, with its Haemelschenburg Castle, the town centre’s colourful historical buildings or the Hochzeitshaus. Later, continue to Hamburg. (B)

Day 4: Hamburg - Lübeck - Berlin.

Drive around cosmopolitan Hamburg, and observe the impressive merchants’ houses, glistening canals and lavish promenades before continuing to the ‘Queen of Hansa’: Lubeck. Still adorned with beautiful medieval and Gothic architecture, the city is considered the cultural capital of northern Germany and its oval Old Quarter is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Berlin for two nights in Germany’s vibrant capital. (B)

Day 5: Berlin.

Once the city of contrasts, with the Wall separating two different worlds, Berlin has since developed into a harmonious blend of new and old, preserving its historical buildings and impressive neo-classical boulevards as well as creating brand new buildings in modern architectural styles. Today enjoy a city sightseeing tour, with a local guide. (B)

Day 6: Berlin - Dresden - Leipzig.

Experience Dresden, taking an included sightseeing tour, and continue to Leipzig for the night. The city boasts a renaissance Old Town and is home to St Nicholas’ Church - the site where the ‘peaceful revolution’ was born, which led, eventually, to the reunification of Germany. (B,D)

Day 7: Leipzig - Weimar - Coburg - Nuremberg.

Your first stop today is Weimar. The city’s cultural and architectural importance was recognised by its appointment as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Continue to Coburg to admire the mighty Veste Coburg Castle before heading to Nuremberg for a visit to its old centre. (B)

Day 8: Nuremberg - Rothenburg - Romantic Road - Munich.

Stop in the charming, picture-postcard town of Rothenburg to admire the ramparts and towers, cobbled streets and 16th-century houses that embody the essence of the medieval walled villages and hamlets along the Romantic Road. Next, drive amongst spectacular terraced vineyards and stunning natural landscapes before continuing to Munich. (B)

Day 9: Munich

Experience the best of Munich today on an included city sightseeing tour, with a local guide. There are optional excursions to choose from so you can tailor your day and really make the most of this fantastic city. (B,D)

Day 10: Munich - Neuschwanstein - Black Forest area.

Visit King Ludwig II’s Neuschwanstein Castle, a spectacular fairytalestyled castle perched high in a dominant cliff-top position overlooking the frontier town of Fussen. Continue across a breathtaking landscape to the Black Forest region. (B,D)

Day 11: Black Forest area - Heidelberg - Frankfurt.

After a short visit to the medieval Heidelberg Old Town, with its pretty cobbled streets, lovely gateway and charismatic central square, continue to Frankfurt for one night. (B)

Day 12: Frankfurt - UK.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK. (B)

Classic escorted tour : Ideal if you want to see it all. Led by an experienced Archers Tour Director, you’ll meet like-minded people and experience must-see sights, with free time to explore on your own or on one of our optional excursions. You’ll stay in comfortable, conveniently-located hotels rated at least 3 stars or above. With flights, hotels and transfers all included, you can rest assured that Archers have  taken care of the details.

A steady paced tour.

Friendly Faces

The best - and Archers mean the best - tour directors

You’ll love them, because they love what they do and it shows. They have in-depth knowledge of the places you’ll visit, warm, friendly natures and will be on hand every step of the way with commentary entirely in English. Archers are sure you’ll be thrilled with your Tour Directors ~ 96% of customers rate them ‘excellent’ or ‘good’.

Local guides 

There’s no better way to get to the heart of a place and its people than by way of local introduction. We’ve sought out the most friendly and fascinating people to guide the way and bring you closer to the essence of the local culture.

Authentic experiences

It’s humbling to be invited to be part of a slightly more intimate display of cultural traditions and treasures, to get up close and watch artisans refine their work or musicians expressing something that captures the spirit of their home. From local Italian chefs to traditional farmers in Myanmar, we’ve met some unforgettable characters with unique skills and have woven them into our holidays so you can meet them too.

Departure dates and prices 2018: Highlights of Germany - 7% discount on all dates

Archers access real-time airline pricing to offer you the best holiday price available on the day you book. The 'from' price shown is a guide at the time of going to print, based on two people sharing a room, travelling on 22 June 2018

April 13, 22, 27

September 14, 16, 21

May 11, 13, 25

September 23, 28

June 3, 8, 22, 24

October 5

July 6, 15, 20

November 30

August 3, 5, 17, 26, 31

December 7, 27

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Highlights of Germany

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Fly to Frankfurt for one night and then enjoy a leisurely cruise on the Rhine. Day three takes you to Hamelin, in the Lower Saxony region. There are sightseeing tours of Berlin and Dresden. In the Black Forest area visit the most famous 19th century castle in the world, King Ludwig II's Neuschwanstein Castle.

Special departures

Oktoberfest  - special departures 14, 16, 22 & 23 September 2018

Christmas Markets - special departures 30 November,  7 December 2018

New Year in Berlin - 27 December 2018

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Highlights of Germany - Holiday Highlights

  • River Rhine - sail past the legendary Lorelei Rock on a leisurely river cruise.
  • Hamelin - recall the Pied Piper fairy-tale as you explore the town that it is set in
  • Berlin - discover the Neoclassical boulevards and architectural wonders of Germany’s vibrant capital
  • Zwinger Carillon Pavilion - stroll the grounds of the 18th-century royal party palace
  • Romantic Road - admire the medieval architecture along Germany’s famous 400km route
  • Neuschwanstein Castle - wander through King Ludwig II’s spectacular fairy-tale castle

All this included

  • VIP private home pick up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Accommodation on tour
  • 11 breakfasts, 5 dinners
  • Porterage 
  • Services of an expert tour director
  • Individual audio system
  • Airport taxes/service charges
  • Free WiFi on board

Made for you

When it comes to holidays Archers know everyone has different needs and wishes. So they make sure they create their holiday experiences with this in mind. And they always listen to what's important to you so that, when it's time to travel, the whole experience is as smooth as possible.

A private chauffeur
You’ll be picked up at home and whisked off to your departure point (within 50 miles) in a private, air-conditioned car, with a driver who’ll happily load and unload your luggage. At the close of your trip, you’ll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again.

Which airport?
Choose your point of departure from up to 27 regional airports and select the flight time and airline that suit you best. Archers access flight prices and availability in real time, so you can get your holiday off on the right foot in a way that’s convenient for you.

Upgrades
Take advantage of a more luxurious cabin or access Archers’ competitively priced upgrade options with some of the world’s leading airlines.

Extensions
Stay longer in a spot you love, add a cruise or unwind for a few days on the beach. Follow your heart, not a fixed itinerary!

Multiple destinations
If you’re time-rich and on a roll, why not keep the momentum of your adventure going by combining back-to-back trips? We’ve got some great recommendations.

Single room offers
Whether you’re travelling solo or as part of a group but prefer your own room, Archers can waive the usual single room supplement on some of their most popular holidays. If you’re happy to share a room with someone else, then take advantage of their Single Share offer ~ take a twin room with a fellow traveller of the same gender, and if there’s no one to share with you’ll get a room to yourself at no added cost! Call Archers for more details.

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