GLOBUS 2018: Bavarian Highlights (ZE)

9 days from Munich to Munich

Lederhosen, Oktoberfest, pretzels, a beautiful Alpine backdrop, excellent beer, storybook castles, and medieval towns?this is Bavaria! On this escorted tour of Germany, 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.

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 can try out a "medieval hot dog" 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.

In picturesque Bamberg - the city with the largest historical center in Germany and a UNESCO World Heritage Site - you'll be able to sip "smoked beer" with its distinctive smoke flavor. Near Oberammergau, you'll visit Neuschwanstein Castle, the fairytale castle of King Ludwig II nestled in the Bavarian Alps, and the Museum of Bavarian Kings, followed by a horse-drawn carriage ride.

These are just a few of the many features on this Bavarian Highlights guided tour. Between the historic sites, fascinating towns, unique included experiences, and a beautiful scenic backdrop, this is a vacation of a lifetime!

Call (504) 838-8702 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13595571

Tour Operator
Globus
Offer
Offer valid through 12/31/2017
Duration
9 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1MunichTime to rest or to start exploring the lively Bavarian capital. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
Day 2RegensburgSightseeing 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 Konigsplatz, 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, [LF] board the Swarovski crystal boat for a CRUISE on the Danube River. You cannot leave Regensburg without [LF] tasting a medieval hot dog at the Historic Sausage Kitchen. (B)
Day 3NurembergVisit 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. 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 Schoner 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. (B)
Day 4NurembergLook 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 Markgrafliches 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. [LF] 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. (B)
Day 5Black ForestA 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 [LF] an exciting visit to the MERCEDES-BENZ MUSEUM before continuing to the Black Forest. (B,D)
Day 6OberammergauA scenic drive this morning to sparkling Lake Constance. Next, enter the Bavarian Alps and arrive in the quaint Passion Play village of Oberammergau. (B)
Day 7OberammergauThe highlight today is 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. (B,D)
Day 8MunichA leisurely morning with the possibility to join an optional excursion to 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! (B,D)
Day 9MunichYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
05/20/2018$2,089.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
06/03/2018$2,139.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
06/17/2018$2,139.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
07/01/2018$2,139.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
07/15/2018$2,139.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
07/29/2018$2,139.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
08/12/2018$2,139.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
08/26/2018$2,139.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
09/09/2018$2,539.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
09/23/2018$2,539.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
09/30/2018$2,089.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
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US$ Price Details

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$438

Triple room reduction per person:
$36

Extra nights per person in Munich:
in single room $150-$416, in twin $86-$216, in triple $84-$172

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