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