Germany in 8 Days
Berlin, Saxony & Bavaria by Train
Discover the diversity of Germany on a rail journey through its most emblematic cities. Explore the cosmopolitan capital of Berlin and uncover the rich artistic heritage of Dresden in Saxony. Head to beautiful Bavaria to discover the medieval charms of Nuremberg and the Baroque architecture of Munich, famed for its breweries and beer gardens!
8 days trip including flights*
8 days and 7 nights in destination
LON - BER
MUC - LON
* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.
The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.
Ready to discover the history and culture of three of Germany's most important cities? Arrive at your departure airport, ready to catch a flight to Berlin. Arrive in Berlin and self-transfer to the hotel. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure and feel free to get out and about to discover Berlin at your own pace! Berlin is known for its vibrant nightlife, creative atmosphere and historic landmarks. Overnight stay in Berlin.
Tuck into a hearty German breakfast at the hotel and set off on an exciting panoramic city tour of East and West Berlin, to uncover the history and sights of the capital! Take an iconic photo at the majestic Brandenburg Gate, visit the poignant Holocaust Memorial and stroll along leafy Unter den Linden Avenue. Discover Museum Island and the charming Gendarmenmarkt square. Trace the turbulent history of the city at Checkpoint Charlie and see the fragmented remains of the Berlin Wall, noticing the contrasts between the different sides of the city. See Hauptbahnhof station and the idyllic Tiergarten Park. Potsdamer Platz shows you a modern side of the city before you spend the remainder of the day at your leisure. It's time for a well-deserved German beer after a day of sightseeing! Overnight stay in Berlin.
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day exploring Berlin at your leisure. Why not visit the brilliant amazing cultural treasures at Museum Island or spend the day exploring the flower gardens of the Tiergarten. Overnight stay in Berlin.
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, self-transfer to the station to take a train to Dresden, enjoying a scenic journey of around 2 hours to the capital of the historic region of Saxony. Arrive in Saxony, self-transfer to the hotel and get comfy before discovering the city at your leisure. Take a stroll by the River Elbe, take in some culture at the famous Zwinger building or step back in time at the prestigious Japanese Palace. Although most of the city was destroyed during World War II, you'd never guess due to the amazing restoration of many of the city's historic sights. For a taste of the contemporary side of the city, head to Dresden's Neustadt, where trendy restaurants and bars are aplenty. Overnight stay in Dresden.
Breakfast at the hotel. Self-transfer to the station in Dresden to catch a train to Nuremberg, famous for its historical landmarks and walled home town. Arrive, make your way to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day exploring the city at your leisure. Why not visit the medieval Imperial Castle, the fascinating Germanisches Nationalmuseum or take a stroll through the atmospheric old town. Overnight stay in Nuremberg.
Breakfast at the hotel. Self-transfer to the station to catch a train to Munich this morning. Munich is the capital of Bavaria and is known for its huge beer gardens, idyllic English Garden and beautiful Baroque and Renaissance architecture. Self-transfer to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure, getting to know the city's shopping streets, museums or breweries. Overnight stay in Munich.
Breakfast at the hotel. Begin the day with a tour of Munich. Starting in Karlstor, see St. Michael's Church, where the 'Mad King' Ludwig II is buried, before heading to Marienplatz, in the heart of the city. See Opera Square and the Feldherrnhalle monument before admiring the Baroque facade of Bürgersaalkirche and St. Peter's Church. Discover a number of hidden gems and important landmarks throughout the historic center before enjoying the remainder of the day at your leisure. We recommend an optional excursion to the legendary Neuschwanstein Castle. Overnight stay in Munich.
Breakfast at the hotel.* Sadly, it's time to bid farewell to historic Germany. Catch your return flight back to UK/Ireland. Arrive in UK/Ireland and end of your trip.
* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.
*In case the advertised hotels are not available they will be replaced by one of these alternative hotels with the same quality: Aletto Potsdamer Platz, Mercure Hotel Berlin Zentrum , Park Plaza Berlin Kudamm.
Included activity for day 2
Pick up time: info at destination
Panoramic City Tour of East and West Berlin
Uncover the history and sights of the capital, including Brandenburg Gate, the poignant Holocaust Memorial, Museum Island, Checkpoint Charlie and the fragmented remains of the Berlin Wall.
The price includes
- Included in all our trips. more information
- Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
- International flights: UK/Ireland - Berlin, Munich - UK/Ireland.
- 2nd class train journeys: Berlin – Dresden, Dresden – Nuremberg, Nuremberg – Munich.
- 7 nights accommodation in Charm category hotels.See hotels included
- 7 breakfasts.
- Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.See itinerary
- Air taxes and fuel surcharge.
- Sightseeing tour of Berlin.
- ATOL Protection.
- Guide/s during the excursions.
Tax, drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.
- Entry requirementsPassport with a minimum of 6 months validity.
- VisaNo visa is required to enter the country.
- Electricity230V, 50 Hz.
- HealthThere are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers from EU countries.
- Time zoneUTC + 01:00.
- Other useful informationShops and businesses usually open 08:30 - 18:30 from Monday to Friday and 08:30 - 13:00 on Saturdays.
- Tourist Office websitehttps://www.germany.travel/en/index.html
Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.
Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.
In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.
Children 2-12 years old.
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