Lederhosen, Oktoberfest, pretzels, a beautiful Alpine backdrop, excellent beer, storybook castles, and medieval towns…this is Bavaria and on this Germany tour, you’ll experience Bavaria’s highlights. You’ll overnight in Munich, Regensburg, Nuremberg, the Black Forest, and Oberammergau, and you’ll visit many medieval towns along the way. </BR></BR>Sightseeing throughout the tour features the must-see attractions. In Munich, visit Marienplatz with its Old and New Town Halls and its famous glockenspiel, re-creating a royal wedding from the 16th century. History buffs are sure to be delighted in Regensburg, where your sightseeing features the 12th-century Stone Bridge, the oldest preserved bridge of its kind in Germany; the Porta Pretoria, gates to an ancient Roman fort built in the 2nd century; and St. Peter’s Cathedral, begun in the 13th century. In Nuremberg, admire the impressive medieval ramparts as you walk through the pedestrian area of the charming Old Town.</BR> </BR>Additionally, on this Germany tour, Globus has included special experiences to help you get a feel for Bavaria and to make your vacation unique. Among the many included features, you’ll enjoy a light lunch at the Historic Sausage Kitchen in Regensburg, Germany’s oldest restaurant. Here—where the locals congregate—feel the vibrant atmosphere and take in the remarkable views along the river as you enjoy a “medieval hot dog.” In medieval Bamberg, the city with the largest historical center in Germany and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, taste “smoked beer,” a type of beer with a distinctive smoke flavor. Near Oberammergau, you’ll visit Neuschwanstein Castle, the fairytale castle of King Ludwig II nestled in the Bavarian Alps. </BR></BR>These are just a few of the many highlights on this Bavarian Highlights tour. Between the historical sights, fascinating towns, unique included experiences, and beautiful scenery as a backdrop, this is a vacation of a lifetime!
MUNICH Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit Marienplatz; farewell dinner at a local restaurantREGENSBURG Guided sightseeing; [LF] visit the Document Snuff Factory and learn about “tobacco-snuffing”; guided visit of the Thurn und Taxis Palace; enjoy a “medieval hot dog” at the Historic Sausage KitchenNUREMBERG Walking tourBAYREUTH Orientation of Wagner’s city of festival fameBAMBERG [LF] Taste “smoked beer”; guided walking tour ROTHENBURG Walking tour of the walled townSTUTTGART [LF] Visit the Mercedes-Benz MuseumBLACK FORESTFRIEDRICHSHAFEN [LF] Visit the Zeppelin MuseumOBERAMMERGAU Orientation; [LF] excursion to King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein Castle including a visit to the Museum of the Bavarian Kings and a horse-drawn carriage ride.Headsets throughout the tour
Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 special sausage lunch with a drink in Regensburg; 4 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner and a special farewell dinner in Munich.
Motorcoach; horse-drawn carriage. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.