Germany in Summer: Fairytales and History
Beneath Germany's facade of efficiency is a land of originality and charm. During this special tour, we’ll step behind the stereotypes, as we fall under the spell of the medieval fairy tales, enchanted forests, storybook castles, and artistic movements. We’ll discover crossroads of ideas and styles, we’ll experience the dramatic history of Berlin, be awed by the Gothic architecture of Cologne and Aachen, and explore the raw imagery and sharp lines of Industrial Germany and the start of the steel barons. We’ll journey through the magical world, where Brothers Grimm fairy tales of the Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Rapunzel and the Pied Piper blur into today’s reality.
After the Danube, the Rhine River is the second longest river in Western Europe. Split into four sections, High Rhine, Upper Rhine, Middle Rhine and Lower Rhine, it is the Middle Rhine that is known specifically as “The Romantic Rhine”, with numerous castles, fortresses and wine making villages dotted along the river’s banks. More...
There are few city silhouettes more striking than Dresden’s. The classic view from the Elbe’s northern bank takes in spires, towers and domes belonging to palaces, churches and stately buildings, and indeed it's hard to believe that the city was all but wiped off the map by Allied bombings in 1945.
Dresden's cultural heyday came under the 18th-century reign of Augustus the Strong and his son Augustus III, who commissioned many of Dresden’s iconic buildings, including the Zwinger and the Frauenkirche. More...
Although Germany is lauded mostly for its beer, wine lovers will be happy to learn that in the Rhine River Valley and in Saxony, vine cultivation goes back 1,000 years, and today it’s producing some excellent wines. Covering a little over 1,000 acres, the wine region of Saxony is comparably small. Situated along the Elbe River, it is also one of the northernmost wine growing regions in Europe. More...
Berlin is a large metropolis with the charm of an international village. The metropolis is a worldly city, encompassing a diverse range of social activities, making it one of Germany’s popular tourist destinations. It is a world city of culture, politics, media and science. Its economy is based on high-tech firms and the service sector, encompassing a diverse range of creative industries, research facilities and media corporations. More...
10 Days / 9 Nights
Tour starts in Frankfurt and ends in Berlin