Germany: Berlin to Bavaria

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Germany: Berlin to Bavaria



Tour Description:

Capture the essence of eastern Germany and
Bavaria, from thatched-roof villages to bustling
cities where the Nazi and Communist eras still
echo, and embrace the best of today’s art, culture
and cuisine, on a refined and revealing adventure.

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Dates & Pricing

Tuesday 09 May 23 — Thursday 18 May 23Starting at $9,895 Get a Quote
Tuesday 16 May 23 — Thursday 25 May 23Starting at $9,895 Get a Quote
Tuesday 06 Jun 23 — Thursday 15 Jun 23Starting at $9,895 Get a Quote
Tuesday 11 Jul 23 — Thursday 20 Jul 23Starting at $9,895 Get a Quote
Tuesday 15 Aug 23 — Thursday 24 Aug 23Starting at $9,895 Get a Quote
Tuesday 05 Sep 23 — Thursday 14 Sep 23Starting at $9,895 Get a Quote


ITINERARY

Day 1 - Arrive Berlin, Germany
Arrive in Berlin, the capital of Germany, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. This evening, gather for cocktails followed by a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 2 - Berlin
Discover historic Berlin, starting with a visit to the Reichstag Building, viewing panoramas of the city from its large glass dome. Stroll through Potsdamer Platz and stop at Checkpoint Charlie, a former border crossing between East and West Berlin. After lunch, step into the Boros Bunker for a privately guided viewing of the contemporary art collection housed in this former World War II air-raid shelter. Finish with a Scenic Sundowner overlooking the city, before dinner.

Day 3 - Berlin
Today, meet a local artist to learn about the history of the Berlin Wall at the iconic East Side Gallery, a series of murals painted on the longest section of wall still standing. Continue to a privately guided tour of the Stasi Museum to discover how East Germany’s secret police exerted control over every aspect of society. Round out your experience with a complimentary pass to a range of other museums.

Day 4 - Meissen
Delve into the world of exquisite Meissen porcelain on a guided visit to the manufacturer’s workshop that includes lunch and a private organ recital on their famous porcelain organ. Afterward, drive to Proschwitz Castle for a guided walk of this medieval manor, exclusively opened for A&K guests, and savor a wine tasting in the castle’s vineyards. Continue to Dresden, where you check in to your hotel before dinner.

Day 5 - Dresden
Uncover the splendor of Dresden on a guided walk, starting with the Zwinger Complex, a historic Baroque-style palace built in 1728 for the Dresden Court. Visit the Dresden Frauenkirche, and then explore the New Green Vault, a museum in the Dresden Castle containing Europe’s largest treasure collection. Eat lunch at the renowned Pfunds Dairy followed by time at leisure to explore the city your way.

Day 6 - Leipzig
Depart for Munich, stopping en route in Leipzig for a guided walk revealing St. Thomas’s Church, where the legendary composer Johann Sebastian Bach worked as music director for 27 years. Enjoy some time to explore on your own, and then Ride Like a Local by high-speed train to Munich. Arrive at your luxury hotel with time to relax before dinner.

Day 7 - Munich
This morning, set out on a walking excursion to see why the city is a global center of art, culture and architecture. Stroll through Marienplatz in the heart of Munich’s Old Town and watch the famous Rathhaus-Glockenspiel as it displays its stories of 16th-century Bavarian culture. Marvel at the Frauenkirche cathedral’s twin onion-style domes, and then, at lunchtime, set out for an extensive foodie tour to indulge in the best tastes of the region, such as schmalznudel (a Bavarian-style doughnut), sausages, local cheeses and beers. Later, on a Chef ’s Table experience, delight in a brewery visit and eat dinner in a traditional beer hall.

Day 8 - Munich
Discover the fairy-tale landscape of southern Bavaria, exploring “Mad” King Ludwig’s iconic Neuschwanstein Castle. Continue to the Alpine village of Oberammergau, walking its charming streets to see the detailed, storytelling murals on its buildings. Return to Munich for an evening at your leisure.

Day 9 - Munich
Today, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities. Discover the Dachau Memorial on a guided visit, and explore history at the Documentation Center. Experience Munich by Bike, cycling with a local guide who expertly reveals the fascinating sights and cultures of the bustling Bavarian capital. Explore the Deutsches Museum with a Guide, taking in its extensive collections devoted to science and technology. Tonight, savor an elegant farewell dinner and toast your journey through Germany.

Day 10 - Depart Munich
After breakfast, you are transferred to the airport for your departing flight.