Savor the unique sites, sounds, and flavors of Germany in this exclusive package! Begin your vacation in the beautiful capital city of Berlin, where culture, art, and fashion intersect. With a vibrant youth culture fixed against the backdrop of a city rich in history, Berlin offers something for everyone. By way of train, continue on to Dresden; a region once devastated by the turmoil of World War II. Lying on the banks of the placid River Elbe, Dresden is now recognized as a hub of culture and art, featuring breathtaking museums, orchestras of international renown, and traditional European cinemas. Spend the final leg of your journey in Leipzig, affording travelers a soothing reprieve from the pace with access to stunning architecture, quaint galleries, and gourmet food.
- 3 Nights Berlin
- 48-Hour Berlin Card
- 1 Walking Tour
- 2 Nights Dresden
- 48-Hour Dresden Card
- 2 Nights Leipzig
- Private Walking Tour of Leipzig
- Coffee and Cake at the Famous Der Coffee Baum
- 1st-Class Rail Between Cities
- Daily Breakfast
Day 1 ~ Arrive Berlin:
Arrive in Germany,™s capital city, Berlin. Relish the mystique of a city steeped in tradition and history, and start your adventure in one of the most dynamic cities in Europe. (Accommodations, Berlin)
Day 2 ~ Berlin:
Depending on the day of the week and/or your interest, you will spend your second day sightseeing on one of our four shared walking tours offered in Berlin: (Breakfast & Accommodations, Berlin)
Famous Insiders Walking Tour – Take our Insiders famous walk tour and you’ll get to stand over the exact location of Hitler’s bunker, walk underneath the Brandenburg Gate, visit the government quarter with the Reichstag Parliament, pass through Checkpoint Charlie, touch the Berlin Wall and much more…
Cold War walking Tour – This tour follows the often ghost like trail of the Death-strip and Wall, retracing some of the more intriguing fortifications of its border from Guard Towers to tank traps.
Jewish Berlin Walking Tour – A unique and special history, from the days of the Enlightenment movement, through the horrors of the Holocaust, up to the revival of the present day, as Berlin fosters one of the world’s fastest-growing Jewish communities.
Third Reich Walking Tour – This tour goes to the main places of government and propaganda of Hitler in Berlin.
All walking tours begin at a designated meeting point at 10am and end at 2pm. Continue to explore the enigmatic beauty of the culturally diverse city with your 48-hour Berlin Card. This pass grants unlimited travel on the city,™s public transportation, and discounts to over 140 of the city,™s top attractions and cultural centers.
Day 3 ~ Berlin:
Take this opportunity to use your Berlin Card and tour the city at your leisure. Stroll through the stately Brandenburg Gate, just a short walk away from the Holocaust Museum and the Reichstag. Visit the Berlin Zoo, housing one of the most diverse animal collections in the world. Marvel at the old world artistry cataloged at the Pergamon Museum, or duck into an alley cafÃ© or art gallery; take time to experience the cultural richness of this energetic city. (Breakfast & Accommodations, Berlin)
Day 4 ~ Berlin to Dresden:
After breakfast, hop aboard a Dresden bound train. Halfway between Berlin and Prague, Dresden is a cultural collision of old-world charm and new-world luxury. Nearly leveled by Allied bombing during World War II, ambitious development has restored the city, though the evidence of war is still fresh. With your 48-hour Dresden card, you,™ll have access to some of the city’s most esteemed destinations and free unlimited use of public transportation, so your exploration is never restricted! (Breakfast, Berlin; Accommodations, Dresden)
Day 5 ~ Dresden:
Famous for breathtaking Baroque architecture, and fine arts, the city hosts a dizzying selection of Museums. Under the rule of Augustus the Strong, and his son Augustus III, the kings transformed the town into one of the most splendid in Europe, accumulating a nearly unrivaled selection of art. Today, the magnificent legacy of Saxony,™s former leaders is on full display at the Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden, the city,™s state run art museum; one of Europe,™s most culturally vital. Take time on your last full day in the city to explore the local cuisine, take in a show, or enjoy the rich nightlife. (Breakfast & Accommodations, Dresden)
Day 6 ~ Dresden to Leipzig:
Upon your arrival, enjoy a deluxe introduction to Leipzig, with a two-hour private guided walking tour of the city ending with coffee or tea, and cake at one of the city,™s finest cafÃ©s. Unwind with shopping in the MÃ¤dlerpassage arcade market, or take in sounds of the Thomaskirche, home of the St. Thomas choir boys, and the final resting place of Johann Sebastian Bach. (Breakfast, Dresden; Accommodations, Leipzig.)
Day 7 ~ Leipzig:
Savor the opportunity to delve into the culture of Leipzig. Enjoy a stroll through the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Germany,™s national library, or perhaps you,™d rather peruse the handwritten notes of the musical mastermind at the Bach Museum. Renowned as a hub of commerce in the Saxony region, there,™s never a shortage of trade fairs and exhibitions in the city, offering travelers the chance to experience the confluence of international flavor that Leipzig draws. (Breakfast & Accommodations, Leipzig)
Day 8 ~ Depart Leipzig:
On the last day, continue your journey in Germany, or explore other parts of Europe before heading home. (Breakfast, Leipzig)