10 Nights / 11 Days
Day Amsterdam, Hamburg, Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich
TOUR CODE - IHP0042
Airport to hotel transfer. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Amsterdam.
Breakfast at the hotel. Get your bearings in Amsterdam on this comprehensive, 2.5- hour introductory tour. Perfect for first-time visitors, the tours run in the morning leaving you free time to explore Amsterdam on your own in the afternoon. You also have the option of combining the tour with a delightful one-hour canal cruise for an all-inclusive introduction to this magical city of canals and gabled houses. The indepth city tour offers you the opportunity to experience some of the highlights of Amsterdam, and help you get to grips with the city layout. With more than 6,800 monumental houses and buildings, Amsterdam has the largest historical city center in Europe. The city is best-known for its three rings of canals lined by elaborately decorated merchants' residences and warehouses built in the 17th century, the Dutch 'Golden Age'. Ninety islands were created when the canals were built, connected by hundreds of charming bridges. Traveling in a luxury air-conditioned coach, you knowledgeable guide will show you the old and new parts of this beautiful city with its many interesting sights. Highlights include the Royal Palace, National Monument, the Skinny Bridge, canals and Albert Cuyp Market.
You will also visit a windmill on the River Amstel and a stop will be made at a diamond factory where you can see how gems are polished using traditional methods. You also have the option to enjoy a boat trip along a typical Dutch canal (please select the appropriate tour option at time of booking). The one-hour cruise takes you along canals lined with 17th-century merchant houses, churches with bell towers and warehouses from the 16th and 17th centuries. You will also pass through Amsterdam's Old Harbor. Overnight in Amsterdam.
Amsterdam to Hamburg Transfer by Eurail. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Hamburg.
Breakfast at the hotel. See the best of Hamburg on an easy and convenient hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour! The perfect do-it-yourself tour in Hamburg, the hop-on hop-off tour allows you to see Hamburg's top attractions at your own pace aboard a comfortable double-decker bus with commentary in English and German. Stop at all the major attractions, including St Michael Church, the St Pauli Fish Market and the infamous Reeperbahn red-light district! You also have the option to upgrade your ticket with a one-hour harbor cruise which provides great views from the water. Set your own itinerary and explore Hamburg at your own pace. The hop-on hop-off bus tour allows you to simply hop off at the stop you want and return to any stop to continue your tour! Board one of the red double-decker buses at the St Pauli port landing piers or at the main station, and begin your sightseeing adventure, hopping off at Town Hall Square, the Reeperbahn or at any other stop on the route.
Your ticket is valid for the whole day. To get another perspective of Hamburg upgrade your ticket with a one-hour harbor sightseeing cruise with English commentary. The boat leaves daily at 12pm from the landing piers of the Hamburg port. Cruise along Hamburg's impressive container ship terminals and the picturesque warehouse district in the heart of town to Hamburg's Harbor City, one of Europe's biggest urban development projects with the new concert hall, Elbphilharmonie, built on the roof of a storehouse. Sit back and relax while you enjoy these architectural highlights of Hamburg. See the Itinerary section below for a list of hop-on hop-off tour stops. Overnight in Hamburg.
Day 05 & 06
Hamburg to Berlin Transfer by Eurail. Berlin hop-on hop-off tour allows you to hop-on and off as many times as you like aboard open top double decker buses. There are 16 stops around Berlin, and buses departs every 10 minutes in Summer or 15 minutes in Winter. The continuous route without hopping-off is 2 hours and a guided commentary in 13 languages is available. Tickets are valid for 48 hours from first use. Many must-see Berlin attractions are easily accessible enroute including Checkpoint Charlie, Berliner Dom (Cathedral), Pergamon Museum, Brandenburg Gate and the enchanting Charlottenburg Palace. At time of booking choose to include a one hour boat trip for a one day visit. Overnight in Berlin.
Berlin to Frankfurt Transfer by Eurail. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Frankfurt.
Breakfast at the hotel. See the best of Frankfurt on an easy and convenient hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour! The perfect do-it-yourself sightseeing tour in Frankfurt, the hop-on hop-off tour allows you to see Frankfurt's top attractions aboard an opentop double-decker bus with pre-recorded multi-lingual commentary. With 14 hop-on hop-off stops conveniently located around the city, you can see all the main sights, including the Romer (town hall), St Paul's Church, the Botanical Garden and the impressive Opera House. Tickets are valid for one day, allowing you to make the most of your time in Frankfurt. Enjoy a hop-on hop-off tour in the heart of Europe and marvel at the best of Frankfurt from an open-top double-decker blue bus, complete with informative commentary. Hop on and off the bus at any stop, as many times as you like, to see the sights that interest you. With buses departing every 30 minutes and tickets valid for the whole day, this is the perfect way to explore Germany's financial capital. Overnight in Frankfurt.
Frankfurt to Munich Transfer by Eurail. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Munich.
Breakfast at hotel. The enchanting old-world town of Fussen lies in the foot hills of the Alps, framed by one of the most breathtaking natural settings in the world. Traveling by rail on small group guided tour from Munich, you'll tour the ethereal Neuschwanstein Castle, be taken to the best vantage points; the lake, the postcardperfect aerial view of the equally beautiful Hohenschwangau Castle and to the waterfall gorge. This glorious folly was built in the 19th century by the famed "mad" King Ludwig II, a man intoxicated by myth and who himself became a legend. The shimmering white towers of the castle among the clouds are instantly recognizable to many and is the inspiration for Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle, and is also famous as the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Castle. To visit it is to step inside a fairy tale. Your guide will tell the engaging story of King Ludwig's renowned and tragic reign, of his turbulent times, and of the obsession that drove him to build his fantasy castle in the mountains and ultimately destroyed him.
Take an exclusive internal tour of the king's private chambers with a specialist castle guide. Entrance fees to the Neuschwanstein Castle are not included. A supplement of 12 euros (per person) is payable direct. This guided tour includes advance booking so you can skip long lines and gain quick access to the Neuschwanstein Castle. Don't waste time waiting in lines on vacation! The journey to Neuschwanstein takes approximately 2 hours by train. Germany's rail system is world renown and this journey to the Alps is no exception. Offering spectacular views, trains are clean, comfortable and equipped with washrooms and snack bars. Feel free to walk around and chat to your fellow travellers as well as your guide, who can answer any questions about Munich and Bavaria Overnight in Munich.
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