What is included in the tour
- General Services : Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance, and breakfast buffet.
- Includes arrival transfer
- Boat: Along the Danube Valley, along the Rhine Valley, Sogner Fjord.
- City tour in : Berlin, Stockholm.
- Evening Transfer: Neighborhood of Breweries in Munich.
- Ticket admission: Holocaust Memorial; Museum of the Wall in Berlin, Dachau Concentration Camp Museum; BMW WELT (BMW World), Christmas Museum in Rothenburg, Coal mine industrial complex in Zollverein, Borgund´s church in Bergen.
- Ferry: Denmark- Norway, stretches along the fjord coast of Norway.
- Funicular: Mount Floyen in Bergen.
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any meals/services not mentioned in the inclusions
- Kloster Weltenburg
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Arrival. Transfer to the hotel.
Welcome to Europe!!!. Transfer to hotel and free time. You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon, or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour of Berlin. We visit the Holocaust Memorial and the Berlin Wall Museum.
Ease your way into the local culture with a guided visit of Germany’s incredible capital, Berlin. We shall visit the historic centre, Museum Island, the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gates and the city’s magnificent parks. We continue our visit by stopping at the Holocaust Memorial and the Berlin Wall Museum. This visit helps us to understand the difficult situation the city experienced during the Twentieth Century. Time to explore the city.
03. Berlin- Dresden- Bamberg- Nuremberg.
We travel to DRESDEN, a city on the river Elba where we can admire its palace. We go on to Bavaria and our arrival in BAMBERG a very beautiful city full of life; don’t miss little Venice. We continue to NUREMBERG, the second largest city in Bavaria, and a city of great history where we suggest a visit to the place where Hitler’s Coliseum stood.
04. Nuremberg- Kloster Weltenburg- Landshut- Dachau- Munich.
Today’s stage is one of great surprises. From Kelheim we board a boat to make a short cruise along the Danube Valley, in the area of the ¨Danube gorges¨. We come to KLOSTER WELTENBURG, a very beautiful Benedictine monastery founded in 1040, where we have time to visit it before going on to LANDSHUT, one of Germany’s prettiest villages, and time for lunch. We continue to DACHAU where we visit the museum of the Nazi concentration camp. In mid-afternoon, we reach MUNICH, where we visit the impressive BMW WELT (BMW world) complex, a very modern multifunctional exhibition facility of the prestigious German vehicle group BMW, and we also see the park where the Olympia stadium stands in its architectural beauty and where the famous Olympic Games of 1972 were held. After this, free time in the historic centre to enjoy the typical beer houses.
05. Munich- Fussen- Rothenburg- Frankfurt.
Amidst alpine summits and very beautiful scenery, we come to FUSSEN and its Neuschwanstein Castle. We get on a bus to Maria Bridge and the fantastic scenery from this little bridge between hillsides. You can either return on foot or horse and cart (not included). After this, continuing with our romantic route, we travel to ROTHENBURG, a very pretty city surrounded by walls, where we include entry to the beautiful Christmas Museum. Continuation to FRANKFURT, Germany’s financial capital.
06. Frankfurt- Cruise on the Rhine- Cochem- Burg Eltz- Cologne- Dusseldorf.
Today we will see the valleys of the Rhine and Mosel, two rivers loaded with history and sprinkled with charming villages. We include a short cruise on the Rhine, between the villages of RUDESHEIM and ST. GOAR, undoubtedly the most picturesque section of the river. Then we will go on to the river Mosel, and will have time for lunch in COCHEM, a very picturesque village on the bank of the river. We also visit the incredible Burg Eltz, a mediaeval castle surrounded by forests in the mountains. Arrival in COLOGNE at the end of the afternoon and time to stroll in the busy area of the cathedral before going on to our hotel in DUSSELDORF.
07. Dusseldorf- Zollverein- Hamelin- Hannover.
A stroll in DUSSELDORF, a city on the banks of the Rhine in the centre of Germany’s most industrial region. We go on to ZOLLVEREIN, which is one of the most important points on the “European route of industrial and heritage”, where we visit its Coal mine industrial complex, declared World Heritage. We continue north bound, stopping in HAMELIN, a city made popular by the turn of the flautist. After following in the footsteps of the mice, we continue to HANNOVER, where we have time to visit the centre of this thriving city.
Note: On dates when there are trade fairs or congresses, the accommodation may be in a nearby town.
08. Hannover- Hamburg- Flensburg- Aarhus.
A short time in HANNOVER before leaving for HAMBURG, where we go around its lake and see its busy port full of life, and have time for lunch. After lunch we travel to FLENSBURG a pretty seaside village with its marina on the border with Denmark. Our route goes on to AARHUS, Denmark’s second largest city in the centre of Jutland.
09. Aarhus - Kristiansand - Flekkefjord - Stavanger.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Norwegian coastline.
We will travel to HIRSTHALS where we will take a ferryboat to Norway crossing the North Sea. A three-hour voyage to KRISTIANSAND. We will go along Norway’s southern coastline and enjoy its gorgeous landscapes. We will stop in a picturesque small town called STAVANGER, a beautiful town that has an active port by the fjord.
Note: ferryboat operation hours vary depending on the months. Some time is normally reserved to have lunch on the boat.
10. Stavanger - Bergen.
TODAY´S HIGHLIGHTS: beautiful fjord and sea landscapes. Funicular trip to mount Floyen.
On leaving the city, we will stop at the ¨Swords in Rock¨ monument, where we will remember the Vikings before continuing on the very beautiful scenic tour. We will follow the route going through tunnels, bridges and travel some stretches by boat to go along the fjord coast of Norway. One of its undersea tunnels is the deepest one in the world. This stage gets more relaxed and spectacular with its two boat trips. Arrival in BERGEN at lunch time. We include a funicular trip to Mount Fløyen which offers amazing vistas of the town and Bergen fjord. There will be some free time later to enjoy the capitol city of fjords.
11. Bergen - Oslo.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Spectacular scenery of mountains and fjords. Cruise.
Landscapes are still fantastic on this day: images of Norway’s interior region – fjords, glaciers, lakes and forests. We will travel to SOGNEFJORD, Norway’s largest fjord. Prior to arrival, we will stop at the beautiful TVINDEFOSSEN waterfall. We will go on a magnificent cruise between the cities of Gudvangen and Flam; fantastic landscapes during this two-hour voyage. We will continue our journey crossing magnificent snow-covered landscapes. We will go under Lærdal Tunnel, one of the longest in the world. Visit to BORGUND’s 12th century wooden church which is considered Norway’s best preserved medieval church (entrance included). Arrival in OSLO. Free time. Check out its port, main streets, and the artworks at Frognerparken.
12. Oslo - Orebro- Stokholm.
TODAY´S HIGHLIGHTS: impressive scenery with mountains, forests and lakes.
We will spend some time in OSLO before departing for Sweden. Landscapes with forests and lakes. Stop OREBRO, town next to a beautiful lake with a castle and charming historic center. . Time for stroll and lunch. Arrival in STOCKHOLM in the evening.
TODAY´S HIGHLIGHTS: Stockholm sightseeing.
We make a panoramic tour of this very beautiful capital city built on 13 islands joined together. We will see the Gamla Stand or the “City between the Bridges”, the old quarter of the city, full of life where there are many monumental buildings such as the Nobel Museum, alongside the main square of Stortorget, which pays tribute to the winners of the Nobel Prizes, the Cathedral and the Royal Palace. Whenever possible, we will enjoy a pretty view from the Fjällgatan viewpoint. Free time. We recommend visiting the museums and parks. Optionally, we suggest a visit to the City Hall and to the Vasa museum-ship.
After breakfast, end of our services.