Beyond Switzerland, Germany Tour 1
No. of Nights : 04
Cities Covered : Frankfurt Rhine River Valley and Black Forest.
- 04 Nights Hotel Accommodation with breakfast as per tour itinerary in mentioned hotels or similar on twin sharing basis
- Transfer from Frankfurt Airport to Frankfurt Hotel and vice-versa
- Hop-on Hop-off Frankfurt City Tour
- Rhine cruise excursion
- Excursion to black forest
Day 01: Frankfurt
On arrival in Frankfurt, you will be met and chauffeured to your hotel. Check-in, relax awhile and then proceed to start exploring the city. Spend the evening in Old Town Sachsenhausen, a German suburb best known for hosting the city's largest flea market and some of the best known museums of Germany. Dine at a typical Frankfurt restaurant and taste the famous Apple Wine, known locally as 'Ebbelwei'. Overnight in Frankfurt.
Day 02: Explore Frankfurt
The Frankfurt Hop-on Hop-off tour allows you to design your own itinerary for your sightseeing trip of Frankfurt - add the ones that interest you most and leave the ones that are of no interest to you. The bus stops at important sights such as Romer, the town hall and one of the city's most important historic buildings; Goethe House and Goethe Museum, lingering reminders of the great German author, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; St. Paul's Church, an important architectural landmark that originated as the main Evangelical Lutheran church and went on to become the first seat of the German Parliament and is currently a venue for exhibitions and events. No activities are planned for the afternoon, leaving you with sufficient time to shop for souvenirs and catch an evening entertainment show. Overnight in Frankfurt.
Day 03: Full day excursion along river Rhine
After breakfast, we will proceed for a full-day excursion to the Rhine River Valley; an English-speaking tour guide will escort us to make the excursion more informative and enlivening. The tour will begin at 11:15 AM and will end at 07:00 PM at "Wiesenhuettenplatz 39", across the central station in Frankfurt. The Rhine River Valley is thriving with sights - there is the river in itself, charming villages on the riverside, vineyards by the dozen and centuries-old castles as well. A must-visit is the Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the famous Lorelei Rock that towers up 433ft above the Rhine River; enjoy a gorgeous view from the Niederwald Monument, a gigantic monument (towers over 132 ft high) set up to symbolize the re-establishment of the German Empire; ride the cable car back to the foothills (optional). After a sumptuous lunch in a beautiful restaurant at the riverside, board the boat for a scenic cruise down the Rhine up till St. Goarshausen, a tourist town nestled on the shores of the River Rhine. We invite you to a wine tasting session. Shop at Rüdesheim/Drosselgasse (in winter when steamers are not operating we may visit a castle instead). Overnight in Frankfurt.
Day 04: Full day excursion to Black Forest.
After breakfast, enjoy a full-day Seat-in-coach excursion to the scenic Black Forest, a major tourist attraction in Germany. The excursion begins at 09:30 AM and ends by 08:00 PM at "Wiesenhuettenplatz 39", across the central station in Frankfurt. An English-speaking tour guide will escort us on the tour. The tour begins with a scenic drive to Baden-Baden, one of Europe´s most beautiful health resorts and best preserved spas. Parks, Thermal bath houses, Festspielhaus - Europe's second largest opera and concert hall - all await you here. Guests can opt to stay at the Thermal Bath for the day; they will be picked up at 6 PM when the tour group makes its way back to Frankfurt. For all other guests, we will show you Germany's oldest, most beautiful Casino. Enjoy a round trip through the dark woods of the Black Forest up to the legendary 'Lake Mummelsee', a picturesque 17-meter deep lake nestled about 3, 400ft above sea level, reportedly the home of the King of the Lakes and his mermaids. Later, head back into town for some souvenir shopping (especially cuckoo clocks, for which Black Forest is so popular). Overnight in Frankfurt.
Day 05: After breakfast transfer back to Frankfurt airport for departure.
Today, after breakfast, you will be chauffeured to the Frankfurt Airport to board your flight back home or on to your next destination