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BAVARIAN HIGHLIGHTS WITH OBERAMMERGAU - 2020

Tour Code - ZEO 9 days - MUNICH to MUNICH From $3249 USD
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 area, and you’ll visit many medieval towns along the way.

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.

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 centre in Germany and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, taste "smoked beer," a type of beer with a distinctive smoke flavour. Near Oberammergau, you'll visit Neuschwanstein Castle, the fairytale castle of King Ludwig II nestled in the Bavarian Alps.

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!

SPECIAL OBERAMMERGAU ITINERARY
In Oberammergau enjoy the once-in-a-decade Passion Play performance. The play is from 2:30 pm to 10:30 pm and includes a 3-hour intermission for dinner. The play portrays the Passion of Christ—from his entry into Jerusalem to the Resurrection. The play usually consists of 2,000 actors, singers, musicians, and technicians—all of which are residents of Oberammergau. Please note, the play is conducted in German with booklets provided in other languages.

PERFECTLY LOCATED HOTEL IN OBERAMMERGAU VILLAGE
Globus passengers are accommodated at the historical Boeld Hotel located in the heart of Oberammergau Village and situated just minutes away from the Passionstheater. Enjoy 4 star amenities and easy access  to all that this charming town has to offer.

Standard Features

Destinations

  • MUNICH
    Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit Marienplatz; special farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
  • REGENSBURG
    Guided walking tour; enjoy a cruise with the Swarovski Crystal Boat; taste a "medieval hot dog" at the Historic Sausage Kitchen; guided visit of the Thurn und Taxis Palace.
  • NUREMBERG
    Walking tour.
  • BAYREUTH
    Orientation of Wagner's city of festival fame.
  • BAMBERG
    Taste "smoked beer"; guided walking tour.
  • ROTHENBURG
    Walking tour of the walled town.
  • STUTTGART
    Visit the Mercedes-Benz Museum.
  • BLACK FOREST.
  • LAKE CONSTANCE.
  • NEUSCHWANSTEIN
    Visit King Ludwig?s Castle, including a visit to the Museum of the Bavarian Kings and a horse-drawn carriage ride.
  • OBERAMMERGAU
    Passion Play.
  • TRANSPORTATION
    Motorcoach; boat cruise; horse-drawn carriage.
  • HEADSETS
    Throughout the tour.
  • FREE WI-FI
    Available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
  • Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
  • MYACCOUNT
    Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.

Meals

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
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Full buffet breakfast (B) daily
1 special sausage lunch (L) with a drink in Regensburg
4 three-course dinners (D) with wine, including a welcome dinner and a special farewell dinner in Munich.

Day by Day

  1. ARRIVE IN MUNICH, GERMANY.
    Time to rest or to start exploring the lively Bavarian capital. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

  2. MUNICH-REGENSBURG.
    Sightseeing with a Local Guide of Germany's "Secret Capital" features the Olympic Stadium, built for the 1972 Olympics; the 1,000-foot (305 metres) high Olympic Tower; and Konigsplatz, used for Nazi rallies during World War II. Drive along the Ludwigstrasse, and see the Bavarian Arch of Triumph and Field Marshall Hall. Also, visit lively MARIENPLATZ with the old and new Town Halls and the gothic Frauenkirche. Arrive in Regensburg, and meet your Local Guide for a walking tour, featuring the Stone Bridge, the oldest preserved bridge of its kind in Germany; the Porta Pretoria, built in the 2nd century by Emperor Marcus Aurelius; and St. Peter's Cathedral. Next, board the Swarovski crystal boat for a CRUISE on the Danube River. You cannot leave Regensburg without tasting a medieval hot dog at the Historic Sausage Kitchen. (B)

  3. REGENSBURG-NUREMBERG.
    Visit the THURN UND TAXIS PALACE, a former Benedictine monastery that was converted into the residence of the Princes of Thurn und Taxis in 1812. This family started the first large-scale postal service in Europe in the 15th century. Continue to Nuremberg, known for its children's toys and gingerbread. Admire the impressive medieval ramparts as you walk through the pedestrian area of the charming Old Town and see St. Sebald Church, painstakingly reconstructed as a monument to peace from the rubble of near-total wartime destruction. Also, admire the Schoner Brunnen, a 14th-century fountain dedicated to the Holy Roman Empire. It is said that it brings good luck to spin the two brass rings. (B)

  4. NUREMBERG. EXCURSION TO BAYREUTH & BAMBERG.
    Look forward to an exciting day. First, stop in Bayreuth for an orientation of this city of festival fame. Richard Wagner came to Bayreuth in 1871 and was not satisfied with the existing 18th-century theater, the Markgrafliches Opernhaus, so he had a new one built. Today, the festival hall is used exclusively for the Bayreuth Festival, and only works by Wagner are performed there. Continue to picturesque Bamberg, the city with the largest historical centre in Germany and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Taste "smoked beer," a type of beer with a distinctive smoke flavor imparted by using malted barley dried over an open flame. Later, enjoy a guided walk along the cobblestone streets and admire the architecture of the houses. Return to Nuremberg. (B)

  5. NUREMBERG-ROTHENBURG-STUTTGART-BLACK FOREST.
    A short drive delivers you to medieval Rothenburg with its ramparts and towers, cobblestone lanes, and 16th-century houses. Hear how the town survived the Thirty Years' War, and shop for Christmas ornaments. On to Stuttgart for an exciting visit to the MERCEDES-BENZ MUSEUM. Then, enter the Black Forest for your overnight stay. (B,D)

  6. BLACK FOREST-LAKE CONSTANCE-FUSSEN AREA.
    Enjoy a scenic drive this morning to sparkling Lake Constance. Next, continue to the Bavarian Alps for your overnight stay. (B)

  7. FUSSEN AREA-NEUSCHWANSTEIN-OBERAMMERGAU.
    This morning, visit King Ludwig's magnificent NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE, one of Germany's most famous castles and the inspiration for Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty castle at his theme park. Follow your Local Guide through this fairytale castle on its craggy outcrop high above a sparkling lake. Also, visit the MUSEUM OF THE BAVARIAN KINGS and enjoy a HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDE. The afternoon and evening are dedicated to the world-famous PASSION PLAY, held every 10 years and performed by the people of Oberammergau. (B,D)

  8. OBERAMMERGAU-MUNICH.
    OBERAMMERGAU-MUNICH. (Sun.) A leisurely morning with the possibility to join an optional excursion to visit King Ludwig's Linderhof Castle. This afternoon, you can return to Marienplatz and explore its many enticing shops. Tonight, a farewell dinner awaits you at one of Munich's lively restaurants to say auf Wiedersehen! (B,D)

  9. MUNICH.
    Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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