Lederhosen, 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, the Fussen area, 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 famous glockenspiel. History buffs will be delighted in Regensburg, where 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. In Nuremberg, admire the impressive medieval ramparts as you walk through the pedestrian area of the charming Old Town. Near Oberammergau, visit Neuschwanstein Castle, King Ludwig II’s fairytale castle nestled in the Bavarian Alps.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, enjoy the Historic Sausage Kitchen in Regensburg, Germany's oldest restaurant. Here—where the locals congregate—feel the vibrant atmosphere and take in the remarkable views along the river as you enjoy a "medieval hotdog." You’ll also cruise on the Danube River aboard a Swarovski crystal boat. In medieval Bamberg, the city with Germany’s largest historical center and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, taste "smoked beer," a type of beer with a distinctive smoke flavor. In the charming village of Oberammergau, witness the world-famous Passion Pay, performed every 10 years by Oberammergau’s residents. These are just a few of the many highlights on this Bavarian tour. From the historical Passion Play and fascinating towns to the unique experiences and beautiful scenery, this is a vacation of a lifetime!Your vacation, which includes the Oberammergau Passion Play, requires a per-person, non-refundable deposit of £480 to secure your reservation and tickets for the play.
Location: Arrive In Munich, Germany
Welcome to Munich! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
MUNICH Guided sightseeing includes Marienplatz with its Old and New Town Halls.REGENSBURG Guided walking tour features the Stone Bridge, the Porta Pretoria and sights of St. Peter’s Cathedral. LF Enjoy a cruise on the Danube River on board the Swarovski crystal boat followed by LF a medieval hot-dog tasting at the Historic Sausage Kitchen. 106 mi / 170 km
REGENSBURG Visit the Thurn and Taxis Palace. NUREMBERG Orientation walk through the pedestrian area of the Old Town includes sights of St. Sebald Church and the Schöner Brunnen 90 mi / 145 km
Location: Nuremberg. Excursion To Bayreuth & Bamberg
BAYREUTH Orientation walk.BAMBERG LF Enjoy a “smoked beer” followed by a guided walking tour. 140 mi / 225 km
Location: Nuremberg–Rothenburg–Black Forest
ROTHENBURG Orientation walk and free time to browse.BLACK FOREST Kaffee and Schwarzwaldkuchen (coffee and Black Forest cake) tasting. 261 mi / 420 km
Location: Black Forest–Lake Constance–Füssen Area
Scenic drive to Lake Constance en route to your hotel. 180 mi / 290 km
Location: Füssen Area–Neuschwanstein–Oberammergau
NEUSCHWANSTEIN Guided visit of King Ludwig’s castle of the museum of the Bavarian Kings and enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride.OBERAMMERGAU Afternoon and evening dedicated to the world-famous Passion Play. 31 mi / 50 km
OBERAMMERGAU Free time this morning.MUNICH Free time this afternoon. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant. 56 mi / 90 kmENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Oberammergau with an excursion to Linderhof Castle. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time with your GlobusGO mobile app.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Prices for sole occupancy are available on request
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