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Tour Germany With Collette in 2017

Tour Operator | Collette | October 06, 2016

Tour Germany With Collette in 2017

PHOTO: The Hamburg waterfront. (photo courtesy of Thinkstock)

WHY IT RATES: This itinerary gets in-depth with Germany past and present in both natural and urban settings. -Michael Isenbek, TravelPulse Senior Editor

Collette, a Rhode Island-based international tour operator, released The Romantic Road and Fairy Tale Road itinerary for 2017.

“Collette offers an extensive tour for travelers looking to really experience the sights and experiences of Germany,” said Jaclyn Leibl-Cote, Vice President of Product at Collette. “The tour includes memorable and iconic city visits, fascinating history, distinctive beauty, captivating sites and a stunning countryside.”

Highlights include:

• Twelve days experiencing the cultural capitals and backroads of Germany.

• Kick off your grand tour of Germany with a welcome dinner in the beautiful city of Berlin with your fellow travelers.

• Enjoy a traditional city tour of Germany’s capital Berlin, encompassing a blend of deep history, modern flair and multicultural influences.

• Tour the Charlottenburg Palace, the largest palace in Berlin, featuring exotic internal decor and a large formal garden in its backyard.

• Stop at “Checkpoint Charlie” to see what remains of the vast Berlin Wall.

• Visit some of Berlin’s most famous landmarks/sights including Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, the Schoenberg City Hall, the Reichstag building and Kurfuerstendam, one of Berlin’s most famous avenues.

• Travel to Hamburg, “Venice of the North,” with winding canals and an extraordinary harbor that has served as a main vessel for trading.

• Take a panoramic tour of the city including the city’s center, the beautiful town hall and the Port of Hamburg, the “Gateway to the World.” Afterward, enjoy dinner at one of the most famous brewery restaurants in Hamburg.

• Take an excursion outside Hamburg to the medieval town of Lubeck, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

• Visit Cafe Niederegger to shop for the marzipan, an authentic confection they have been making for over 200 years.

• Travel down memory lane on a walking tour of the Reeperbahn area, Hamburg’s red light district, celebrated as the place where the Beatles cultivated their fame in the early 1960s.

• Embark on a touching journey through history as you travel to the Dachau Memorial where a local expert guides you through the former concentration camp.

• Embark on a guided tour of Hamelin with a flute-playing “Pied Piper.”

• Discover Rothenburg ob der Tauber, a medieval gem in the heart of Franconia.

• Take an evening stroll to a local Hamelin restaurant where you’ll enjoy a tasting of local wines followed by a traditional German dinner.

• Choose between making “snowball” pastries or touring the Medieval Crime and Punishment Museum in Rothenburg.

• Tour Munich, the exciting capital of Bavaria. Come to know its famed landmarks, including the Olympic Park, the world-famous Glockenspiel and Marienplatz — a beautiful square surrounded by shops, restaurants and cafes.

• Make your way through mountains and along winding country roads to tour the famous Neuschwanstein Castle, the most photographed castle in Germany, built by the “delusional” King Ludwig.

• Visit Oberammergau, the picture-perfect Bavarian Alpine town known for its Passion Play, performed every ten years by the villagers themselves.

• Starting at $2,799 per person, land only, double occupancy.

SOURCE: A Collette press release

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