GLOBUS 2020: Bavarian Highlights with Oberammergau (ZEO)
9 days from Munich to Munich
Lederhosen, 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, the Fussen area, and Oberammergau, 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 famous glockenspiel. History buffs will be delighted in Regensburg, where 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. Near Oberammergau, visit Neuschwanstein Castle, King Ludwig II's fairytale castle nestled in the Bavarian Alps.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, enjoy 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 hotdog." You'll also cruise on the Danube River aboard a Swarovski crystal boat. In medieval Bamberg, the city with Germany's largest historical center and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, taste "smoked beer," a type of beer with a distinctive smoke flavor. In the charming village of Oberammergau, witness the world-famous Passion Pay, performed every 10 years by Oberammergau's residents. These are just a few of the many highlights on this Bavarian tour. From the historical Passion Play and fascinating towns to the unique experiences and beautiful scenery, this is a vacation of a lifetime!This vacation, which includes tickets for the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play, requires an additional deposit of $350 in June 2019.
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- 9 Days
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|Day 1||Munich||Time to rest or to start exploring the lively Bavarian capital. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)|
|Day 2||Regensburg||Sightseeing with a Local Guide of Germany's 'Secret Capital' features the Olympic Stadium, built for the 1972 Olympics; the 1,000-foot-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, [LF] board the Swarovski crystal boat for a CRUISE on the Danube River. You cannot leave Regensburg without [LF] tasting a medieval hot dog at the Historic Sausage Kitchen. (B)|
|Day 3||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)|
|Day 4||Nuremberg||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 center in Germany and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. [LF] 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)|
|Day 5||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 [LF] an exciting visit to the MERCEDES-BENZ MUSEUM. Then, enter the Black Forest (Schwarzwald), home of the cuckoo clock. (B,D)|
|Day 6||Fussen Area||Enjoy a scenic drive this morning to sparkling Lake Constance. Next, continue to the Bavarian Alps for your overnight stay. (B)|
|Day 7||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)|
|Day 8||Munich||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)|
|Day 9||Munich||Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)|
- US$ Price Details
This vacation includes the world-famous Passion Play, a spectacular play performed only once every 10 years by the residents of the quaint little town of Oberammergau. An additional deposit of $350 per person will be collected in June 2019 to secure your reservation for the vacation and the tickets for the play.Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.Single room supplement:$418Triple room reduction per person:$40
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