Highlights of Germany

12 Day Guided Tour from Frankfurt to Frankfurt with Cosmos

Read 14 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Cosmos 12 Day Highlights of Germany. This comprehensive holiday focuses on the crown jewels of Germany, starting and ending in Frankfurt. Begin with a panoramic Rhine River cruise. Then, see Cologne with its gothic cathedral,...read more

     
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Guided Tour Starts In
Starts In
Frankfurt
Guided Tour Ends In
Ends In
Frankfurt
Accomodation
Accomodation
3 - 4 Star
50
Max Group Size
50
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Germany
Trip Operated By:
Cosmos
Cosmos
1,709 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
4.4 out of 5
14 Reviews
Trip Code:
6040

Itinerary

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1 Arrive In Frankfurt, Germany
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers. (D)
2 Frankfurt - Rhine Cruise - Cologne - Rhineland
Today's highlight is an included RHINE CRUISE to enjoy scenic views of the Rhineland, including the famous Lorelei rock. The next highlight is Cologne with free time to visit its impressive gothic CATHEDRAL/ started in 1248 and completed in 1880. (B/D)
3 Rhineland - Hamelin - Hamburg
Journey into Niedersachsen to visit Hamelin. Admire its town centre with the colourful historical buildings and magically fancy gables echoing the story of the Pied Piper. Continue to Hamburg. (B)
4 Hamburg - Lubeck - Berlin
Start the day with an orientation drive in Hamburg, one of Germany's greatest maritime cities. Later, depart for Lübeck, formerly a free Hanseatic city and independent state. Lübeck, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is considered the cultural capital of northern Germany. Thomas Mann, Günther Grass, and Willy Brandt-all Nobel laureates-were among the famous residents of this city. Later, arrive in Berlin and enjoy your first evening in the capital of Germany. (B)
5 Berlin
No longer divided but every bit as fascinating, Berlin was once the city of contrasts with the wall separating two different worlds. Now, the city has developed into a harmonious blend of new and old, preserving its historical buildings and impressive boulevards as well as creating brand new buildings in the most daring architectural styles. See all of this on the included city sightseeing with a Local Guide. Consider an optional excursion this afternoon. (B)
6 Berlin - Dresden - Leipzig
Travel southwest to Dresden, the old capital of Saxony and at one time rightly called the "Florence on the Elbe." See the ZWINGER CARILLON PAVILION and much more on your included sightseeing. Then it's on to Leipzig, where composers Johann Sebastian Bach and Felix Mendelssohn lived the last years of their lives. It was Mendelssohn who founded the Leipziger Conservatory in 1843. (B/D)
7 Leipzig - Weimar - Coburg - Nuremberg
Leave Leipzig to visit Weimar, home to many intellectuals of the past but mainly known for the name given to the historical period of the "Republic of Weimar." This city is also famed as the home of the Bauhaus architectural movement in the 1920s. Next stop is Coburg. Visit the dominating and mighty VESTE COBURG CASTLE, built in 1225. Continue to Nuremberg for a visit to its famous town centre, dominated by the imperial castle. (B)
8 Nuremberg - Rothenburg - Munich
Drive along the Romantic Road, through towns and villages protected by medieval towered gates and battlements, with squares of half-timbered houses and richly decorated fountains. Visit a fine example of this architecture in the quaint medieval centre of Rothenburg. Overnight in Munich. (B)
9 Munich
With a Local Guide, take advantage of the included sightseeing tour of the city known as Germany's "Secret Capital." Time to admire the beautiful main square, MARIENPLATZ, do some shopping, and sample Munich's famous beer! (B/D)
10 Munich - Neuschwanstein - Black Forest Area
Leave Munich and drive into the heart of the Bavarian Alps to visit the most famous 19th-century, neoromantic castle of the world, King Ludwig II's fairytale NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE. Enjoy more idyllic scenery on your way through the Black Forest. (B/D)
11 Black Forest Area - Heidelberg - Frankfurt Area
The day starts with a visit to Heidelberg-location of Germany's oldest university and inspiration for the German Romantic movement. From here, continue to Frankfurt. (B)
12 Frankfurt Area
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
1 Arrive In Frankfurt, Germany
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers. (D)
2 Frankfurt - Rhine Cruise - Cologne - Rhineland
Today's highlight is an included RHINE CRUISE to enjoy scenic views of the Rhineland, including the famous Lorelei rock. The next highlight is Cologne with free time to visit its impressive gothic CATHEDRAL/ started in 1248 and completed in 1880. (B/D)
3 Rhineland - Hamelin - Hamburg
Journey into Niedersachsen to visit Hamelin. Admire its town centre with the colourful historical buildings and magically fancy gables echoing the story of the Pied Piper. Continue to Hamburg. (B)
4 Hamburg - Lubeck - Berlin
Start the day with an orientation drive in Hamburg, one of Germany's greatest maritime cities. Later, depart for Lübeck, formerly a free Hanseatic city and independent state. Lübeck, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is considered the cultural capital of northern Germany. Thomas Mann, Günther Grass, and Willy Brandt-all Nobel laureates-were among the famous residents of this city. Later, arrive in Berlin and enjoy your first evening in the capital of Germany. (B)
5 Berlin
No longer divided but every bit as fascinating, Berlin was once the city of contrasts with the wall separating two different worlds. Now, the city has developed into a harmonious blend of new and old, preserving its historical buildings and impressive boulevards as well as creating brand new buildings in the most daring architectural styles. See all of this on the included city sightseeing with a Local Guide. Consider an optional excursion this afternoon. (B)
6 Berlin - Dresden - Leipzig
Travel southwest to Dresden, the old capital of Saxony and at one time rightly called the "Florence on the Elbe." See the ZWINGER CARILLON PAVILION and much more on your included sightseeing. Then it's on to Leipzig, where composers Johann Sebastian Bach and Felix Mendelssohn lived the last years of their lives. It was Mendelssohn who founded the Leipziger Conservatory in 1843. (B/D)
7 Leipzig - Weimar - Coburg - Nuremberg
Leave Leipzig to visit Weimar, home to many intellectuals of the past but mainly known for the name given to the historical period of the "Republic of Weimar." This city is also famed as the home of the Bauhaus architectural movement in the 1920s. Next stop is Coburg. Visit the dominating and mighty VESTE COBURG CASTLE, built in 1225. Continue to Nuremberg for a visit to its famous town centre, dominated by the imperial castle. (B)
8 Nuremberg - Rothenburg - Munich
Drive along the Romantic Road, through towns and villages protected by medieval towered gates and battlements, with squares of half-timbered houses and richly decorated fountains. Visit a fine example of this architecture in the quaint medieval centre of Rothenburg. Overnight in Munich. (B)
9 Munich
With a Local Guide, take advantage of the included sightseeing tour of the city known as Germany's "Secret Capital." Time to admire the beautiful main square, MARIENPLATZ, do some shopping, and sample Munich's famous beer! (B/D)
10 Munich - Neuschwanstein - Black Forest Area
Leave Munich and drive into the heart of the Bavarian Alps to visit the most famous 19th-century, neoromantic castle of the world, King Ludwig II's fairytale NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE. Enjoy more idyllic scenery on your way through the Black Forest. (B/D)
11 Black Forest Area - Heidelberg - Frankfurt Area
The day starts with a visit to Heidelberg-location of Germany's oldest university and inspiration for the German Romantic movement. From here, continue to Frankfurt. (B)
12 Frankfurt Area
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Cosmos Inclusions

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Trip Inclusions
  • RHINE CRUISE:
  • COLOGNE: Visit.
  • HAMELIN: Visit.
  • HAMBURG: Orientation drive.
  • LÜBECK: Visit.
  • BERLIN: Guided sightseeing.
  • DRESDEN: Guided sightseeing.
  • LEIPZIG: Orientation.
  • WEIMAR: Visit.
  • COBURG: Castle visit.
  • NUREMBERG: Visit.
  • ROMANTIC ROAD: Rothenburg visit.
  • MUNICH: Guided sightseeing.
  • NEUSCHWANSTEIN: Visit King Ludwig’s castle.
  • BLACK FOREST: Scenic drive.
  • HEIDELBERG: Visit.
  • INSIDE VISITS AND SPECIAL FEATURES: Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR:
  • TRANSPORTATION: Touring by private, firstclass, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi.
  • HOTELS: Listed below or equivalent. Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel and city taxes, required local taxes, porterage plus any mandatory service and resort fees.
  • MEALS: Buffet breakfasts (B) daily; 5 dinners (D).
  • COSMOSGO: Get the mobile app for trip information.
  • HEADSETS: throughout the tour.
Included Meals
  • 11 Breakfasts
  • 5 Dinners
Accommodation
  • Hotel Classifications: First Class (F), Superior Tourist Class (ST)
  • Frankfurt Area Qgreenhotel by Melia (F) or Mercure (ST) at Friedrichsdorf, Rhineland Leonardo Airport (ST) at Köln, Hamburg NH Collection City (F) or NH Altona (F), Berlin Vienna House Easy (ST) or NH Alexanderplatz (F), Leipzig NH Leipzig Messe (F), Nuremberg Ramada Parkhotel (F), Munich Ibis Parkstadt (ST) or Achat Premium South (ST), Black Forest Area H+ Hotel (ST) at Herrenberg, Frankfurt Area Leonardo Royal (F) or Mercure (ST) at Friedrichsdorf
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.
Trip Inclusions
  • RHINE CRUISE:
  • COLOGNE: Visit.
  • HAMELIN: Visit.
  • HAMBURG: Orientation drive.
  • LÜBECK: Visit.
  • BERLIN: Guided sightseeing.
  • DRESDEN: Guided sightseeing.
  • LEIPZIG: Orientation.
  • WEIMAR: Visit.
  • COBURG: Castle visit.
  • NUREMBERG: Visit.
  • ROMANTIC ROAD: Rothenburg visit.
  • MUNICH: Guided sightseeing.
  • NEUSCHWANSTEIN: Visit King Ludwig’s castle.
  • BLACK FOREST: Scenic drive.
  • HEIDELBERG: Visit.
  • INSIDE VISITS AND SPECIAL FEATURES: Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR:
  • TRANSPORTATION: Touring by private, firstclass, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi.
  • HOTELS: Listed below or equivalent. Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel and city taxes, required local taxes, porterage plus any mandatory service and resort fees.
  • MEALS: Buffet breakfasts (B) daily; 5 dinners (D).
  • COSMOSGO: Get the mobile app for trip information.
  • HEADSETS: throughout the tour.
Included Meals
  • 11 Breakfasts
  • 5 Dinners
Accommodation
  • Hotel Classifications: First Class (F), Superior Tourist Class (ST)
  • Frankfurt Area Qgreenhotel by Melia (F) or Mercure (ST) at Friedrichsdorf, Rhineland Leonardo Airport (ST) at Köln, Hamburg NH Collection City (F) or NH Altona (F), Berlin Vienna House Easy (ST) or NH Alexanderplatz (F), Leipzig NH Leipzig Messe (F), Nuremberg Ramada Parkhotel (F), Munich Ibis Parkstadt (ST) or Achat Premium South (ST), Black Forest Area H+ Hotel (ST) at Herrenberg, Frankfurt Area Leonardo Royal (F) or Mercure (ST) at Friedrichsdorf
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions are based on the 2019 season and are subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.

Reviews (14)

12 Day Highlights of Germany reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

“Anniversary trip through Germany”
- QLD, Australia Apr 2019 4 Helpful Votes View Photo

We had the best time, everyone on board the coach was friendly. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and informative. The coach driver was very experienced and gave you a good sense of security, the coach was always clean and tidy and very comfortable.
The highlight of the trip if we had to only pick one was the Neuschwanstein Castle, it was perched on a rocky cliff below snow capped mountains. It was just like a fairy tale with views down into the town below with...read more

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“12 day Highlights of Germany with Cosmos”
- NSW, Australia Sep 2018

Probably got what we paid for (budget) and what we expected with a coach with 42 other people. We all got along and there were no late starters getting on the coach each time which made life easy. Tour was mostly rushed with a lot of driving hours sitting on the coach. Guide was a nice person but gave too much information at once e.g. what we are eating tonight and it's morning, who cares?!! But overall a glimpse of the country and good value. Probably suited to people with limited mobility on...read more

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“Amazing and exhilarating Global journey”
- NSW, Australia Aug 2017 4 Helpful Votes

Sincere thanks to Global Journeys and Cosmos for the professional organisation of a memorable trip.
The tour Director Bodi, and the coach Driver Norbert were a source of strength, knowledge and consideration for each of us individually, and collectively for the group. They extended an incredible opportunity to enculturate to the country and the people, shared with us the history, the socio-political context, the cuisine, the norms to adhere to, always in a very sensitive...read more

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“First Overseas Trip”
- NSW, Australia Oct 2016 1 Helpful Vote View Photo

I didn't know what to expect as this was my first overseas adventure. The pace of the tour was very good, great transport and free WiFi was a bonus. Visited many different towns of which I preferred visiting the smaller towns rather than the main towns as the smaller towns had so much more interesting buildings and places of interest. I saw some amazing sights as well as architectural beauties, which included castles and churches and age old houses. The group of people that were on the same...read more

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“Fabulous tour”
- NSW, Australia Sep 2016 1 Helpful Vote

This was my fourth tour with Cosmos and again great value. It covers major and very minor places that you wouldn't normally see on your own. Our tour guide Buddy was very friendly and helpful and as all the tour guides at Cosmos could not do enough for us. I feel it could be slowed down to take one extra day as it is quite fast paced and a few very early mornings. I understand Cosmos saves money by staying just out of the major towns but the hotel in Munich was way below par. It took quite a walk...read more

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