Tours of Germany
Tours of Germany explore its vast history and contrasting landscapes. See the famous landmarks of Checkpoint Charlie and the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, whilst Cologne, Nuremberg and Rothenburg have some of the best-preserved examples of Gothic, Baroque and Medieval architecture. In Bavaria, the snow-capped Alps create a backdrop to the charming fairytale castles set amongst the vineyards and quaint towns with cobblestone streets.
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- 7 Days - Nuremberg to Frankfurt
- Rail Tour from £1,295
Boasting winding valleys and rugged mountain ranges, Saxony is among Germany's most scenic regions. We discover its prettiest towns and most beautiful scenery on excursions by historic narrow-gauge railway.
- 6 Days - Munich and Back
- Fly Tour from £1,399
Enter a world of fantasy, romance and opulence as we explore one of Germany’s most enchanting regions. Wonder at the beauty of Neuschwanstein, the blueprint for fairy-tale castles the world over and commissioned as a retreat by King Ludwig II.
- 7 Days - Dusseldorf to Basel
- Fly Tour from £1,399
Explore the charming towns and iconic cities of the Rhine by water, cable car and foot. Glide through Koblenz, along the magnificent Lorelei Passage, and onto little Rüdesheim, Speyer, Strasbourg and Breisach before ending in Basel.
- 8 Days - St Johann to Brussels
- Rail Tour from £1,545
Explore the mighty Austrian Alps on this wonderful holiday to one of Europe's most scenic and alluring countries. From our base in the enchanting Tyrolean town of St Johann, we discover the majesty of this Alpine wonderland.
- 8 Days - Munich to Zurich
- Tour Only from £1,638
The lead up to Christmas in traditional German towns and the snow-frosted Alps, is the stuff of storybooks – twinkling markets full of Yuletide delights and towering Christmas trees. Enter the realm of gingerbread, Glühwein and carol singers.
Even after numerous visits, tourists feel as if they have only scratched the surface of this glorious country; which is why a tour is the perfect way to experience Germany. Due to its turbulent past, it is only recently that tourists have discovered the magnificence of this country. In recent years, Germany has slowly but surely climbed the ranks of destination popularity thanks to the revival of its superb capital city, Berlin. Aside from its many vibrant cities such as Cologne and Munich, Germany also boasts incredible scenery including ancient forests, romantic river valleys and snow-capped mountains.
Germany is arguably most famous for its truly remarkable history which has impacted the world more than once. From the Hanseatic League to the Reformation and the rise and fall of Hitler; Germany’s history captivates everyone that dares to explore it. The significance of Germany’s history can still be seen throughout the country and it is possible to visit medieval castles, walk along the remnants of the Berlin Wall and pass through Brandenburg Gate. Not only that, the country is also birthplace to numerous people who have shaped the world we live in today including Albert Einstein, Beethoven and Goethe.
Germany is an architecturally diverse country and each region has churches, castles and other buildings that showcase fantastic examples of Romanesque, Gothic, Classicist, Baroque, Rococo and Renaissance architecture. As well as beautiful architecture, the country has many vineyards and wineries with are set amongst steep hillsides and produce fine red and white wines. Germany’s unique combination of dynamic yet historical cities, picturesque villages, lush forests, spectacular mountain ranges, thriving culture and exciting nightlife makes it the perfect destination for everyone.
Highlights of Germany
The capital city of Germany is known for its vibrant culture and the intense history that shaped it. There are reminders of the city’s fascinating history at every turn from remnants of the famous Berlin Wall, to Checkpoint Charlie, the Brandenburg Gates and the Holocaust Memorial. As well as an endlessly enthralling history, Berlin also boasts a modern yet laid-back culture and an exciting nightlife with an abundance of nightclubs, dance halls and fancy cocktail bars.
Known for its towering Gothic Cathedral which dominates the skyline, the city of Cologne is a historical gem with magnificent architecture. This cultural hub is home to various museums and an array of contemporary and modern art. One of the most popular museums and a favourite with tourist’s is the Chocolate Museum which offers an insight into the history of chocolate.
In 1945, the Allied bombings almost completely destroyed the city of Dresden. Today, thanks to careful restoration, it is hard to imagine a time when Dresden was not a beautiful city with rich historical sights. The impressive landscape features spires, towers and domes belonging to palaces, churches and stately buildings. The city also has a lively nightlife, trendy restaurants and marvellous museums.
Proudly labelled by its residents as the ‘Gateway to the World’, Hamburg is the largest port in Germany with a big personality to match. This cool city has the perfect infusion of intriguing history which dates back to the Hanseatic league, an inspiring culture, remarkable architecture and multi-cultural culinary delights.
A city that is both traditional and modern, Munich is best known for its beer and its annual world-famous Oktoberfest which attracts millions of people from around the world. The city’s brewing tradition has been ongoing for more than seven centuries and still has six large breweries alongside hundreds of beer gardens. Munich also has a fabulous art scene and boasts many world-class museums.
Potsdam is the capital of the federal state of Brandenburg and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990 due to its stunning gardens and glorious palaces. The main attraction is the Sanssouci palace and gardens which boasts 700 acres of outstanding gardens and is considered to be one of the Europe’s best palace complexes.
The diverse city of Frankfurt is unlike any other city in Germany, the powerful business district sees a skyline of glass and steel skyscrapers which mirrors a small Manhattan. Alongside the business hub, Frankfurt also has a traditional and cultural side to it with charming taverns serving local beers, picturesque parks and numerous art galleries.
The small city of Dusseldorf is often overshadowed by its neighbouring cities such as Berlin and Cologne but thankfully, its cutting-edge architecture, thriving art scene and dynamic nightlife are enough to impress tourists from around the world. Dusseldorf’s Old Town, the Altstadt is very popular and has plenty to offer including the ‘longest bar in the world’ and Dusseldorf’s local brew, Altbeir.
Martin Luther once stated that ‘Nuremberg shines throughout Germany like a sun among the moon and stars’. It is no surprise that people visiting this enchanting city still resonate with this quote today. The city has a historical ambience, particularly in the lovely Old Town which is nestled at the foot of a castle and boasts magnificent churches. Nuremberg also has a wealth of culinary delights and a much-loved Christmas market.
Sitting on the idyllic River Neckar, the friendly city of Heidelberg is known for its world-renowned beauty. Heidelberg is home to Germany's oldest university, founded in 1386 as well as the wonderful half-ruined castle which is perched on the hilltop. The beauty of Heidelberg has inspired world-famous romantics including poet Goethe and British artist William Turner.
Sitting at the confluence of the Rhine and Main Rivers, the city of Mainz houses Germany’s largest wine market. The Old Town with its half-timbered taverns is the best place to sample delicious local wines. The exceptional Romanesque St. Martin’s Cathedral and the winding streets with Baroque and Rococo style buildings add to the appeal of this delightful city.