Northern Germany

Berlin, Germany
Germany’s capital and cultural centre, Berlin, has roots reaching back to the 13th century. Modern art and architecture dominate the landscape, but the city’s turbulent history is still reflected in iconic landmarks like the Holocaust Memorial and graffitied Berlin Wall.
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Day 1 Start tour
Day 2 Guten Tag Berlin
Meet your tour director and check into hotel
Berlin city walk
AlexanderplatzBebelplatzHackesche HöfeNikolai QuarterMuseum Island
Details: Berlin city walk
Commence your city walk at Alexanderplatz, known to locals as simply "Alex". This public square is dominated by the impressive TV Tower, built by the former socialist East German government in the 1960's as a showcase to the West. Today the tower shapes the skyline of the city. See the World Time Clock, which shows the time for various cities around the world, and the Red City Hall, once again Berlin's administrative center since reunification. Take a stroll down the boulevard "Unter den Linden" to Bebelplatz, the site of the Nazi book burnings and see the memorial to commemorate the event. Walk through the Hackesche Hoefe - a courtyard complex built in the "Judenstil" or Art Nouveau style. Pass through the medieval Nikolai Quarter, famous for its vibrant restaurants and cafes which was destroyed by Allied bombing in WWII, but has since been rebuilt. Then view Museum Island, home to a complex of 5 major museums and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A city with a rich and complex past, your Berlin City Walk will be one of the most memorable parts of your trip!
Day 3 Berlin landmarks
Berlin guided sightseeing tour
Checkpoint CharliePotsdamer PlatzBerlin WallBrandenburg GateReichstagVictory Column
Optional  Potsdam excursion  $90
Neues Palais guided visitSanssouci Palace gardensThe Russian Colony
Details: Berlin guided sightseeing tour
Join a professional, licensed tour guide as you discover one of the most historical cities in Germany. Although nothing remains of the mortar and cement-block barrier between East and West Berlin, the Berlin Wall (built in 1961; destroyed in 1989) is still a main “site” in Berlin. View the well-known Brandenburg Gate, once a main gate hidden behind a 10-foot barrier and now known for celebratory dancing on its flat top during the reunification. Travel to the Checkpoint Charlie Museum, the most famous border crossing point. Checkpoint Charlie, once a wooden guard hut, was the most (in)famous border-crossing point between East and West Berlin from 1961 to 1989. All that remains of the checkpoint itself is a skeletal watchtower and a memorial of attempted escapees. Follow your guide as they lead you through the museum’s accounts of the most ingenious of these escape attempts— even a few by hot air balloon.
Details: Berlin Wall Memorial and Documentation Centre visit
On the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the new documentation center and memorial opened as a dedication to Berlin's tumultuous history. The permanent exhibition focuses on the history and political climate that led to the creation of the Wall, its eventual fall, and the resulting reunification of Germany through artifacts, biographies and multimedia galleries.
Day 4 Berlin--Bremen
Travel to Bremen via Wolfsburg
Bremen night watchman tour
Details: Phaeno Center visit
From the fire tornado to the water vortex, the Phaeno Center will have you asking and answering questions about some of the world’s wildest phenomena. Let curiosity and the promise of scientific discovery be your guide.
Day 5 Bremen landmarks
Bremen guided walking sightseeing tour
MarktplatzBremen Town Musicians statueBremer RathausBöttcherstrasseSchnoor quarterSt. Peter’s Cathedral visit
Details: Botanika Green Science Centre visit
The botanika and the surrounding Rhododendron Park house showcase the second-largest rhododendron collection in the world: 600 wild species and 3,000 breeds thrive here. In the Science Centre, you’ll experience the world of plants and their animal allies from unusual perspectives.
Day 6 Bremerhaven
Details: Bremerhaven harbour guided bus tour
The Overseas Harbour in Bremerhaven is the fifth largest transshipment harbour in Europe and boasts the longest river quay in the world. The largest number of automobiles and the freshest fruits are shipped here, but you’ll also be able to find a wide variety of imports and exports such as coffee and beer. The Harbor Bus Tour starts in the historic Fishery Harbour where you’ll learn how fish are smoked and processed. Throughout the course of the tour, you’ll see just how hard making a living off the sea could be.
Details: German Emigration Center Bremerhaven visit
Encounter the moving family stories of the emigrants–and also learn about the eventful paths of those who have made Germany their home since the 17th century. How does it feel to leave your homeland behind and to start off to a new life? You'll get a glimpse during this emotionally-charged visit.
Day 7 Bremen--Hamburg
Travel to Hamburg
Hamburg Tour Director-led sightseeing tour
Old TownHamburg RathausSt. Nikolai MemorialSpeicherstadtMönckebergstrasse
Details: Klimahaus Bremerhaven visit
Experience the climate variations along the 8th degree of longitude at Klimahaus Bremerhaven. From Cameroon to Antarctica, the interactive exhibits help visitors to literally grasp the complex interdependencies in the climatic system of the Earth.
Details: Hamburg Tour Director-led sightseeing tour
Hamburg is a major port city in northern Germany crossed by hundreds of canals and green spaces. Its proximity to the North Sea gives this little metropolis a pleasant climate, perfect for taking long walks along Jungfernstieg boulevard, which connects the Altstadt (old town) and the Neustadt (new town). Be sure to try the local specialty, Aalsuppe, a traditional soup made from ham broth, vegetables and dried fruits.
Day 8 Hamburg
Lübeck guided excursion
HolstentorOld TownMuseumsquartier St AnnenMarienkircheLübecker Rathaus
Details: Miniatur Wunderland visit
Who knew miniature could be so big?! At Miniatur Wunderland you’ll experience the world’s largest model railway. Watch the modelers and technicians working in the Wunderland and observe how the different landscapes from America to Austria emerge before your eyes.
Details: Lübeck guided excursion
From 1230 to 1535, Lübeck was one of the principal merchant cities along the Baltic and North Seas. Despite being severely damaged during WWII, it has remained a center for maritime commerce to this day and the basic structure of the old city, consisting mainly of 15th- and 16th-century patrician residences, public monuments (the famous Holstentor brick gate), churches and salt storehouses, remains unaltered.
Day 9 End tour

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    Day 9 Start extension to Copenhagen
    Travel to Copenhagen via ICE train
    Copenhagen city walk
    Church of Our LadyRound TowerStrogetCity Hall Square
    Day 10 Copenhagen landmarks
    Copenhagen guided sightseeing tour
    Little Mermaid StatueGefion FountainChristiansborg PalaceTivoli Gardens
    Canal cruise
    Details: Copenhagen guided sightseeing tour
     At Langelinje Pier you will find one of Copenhagen's most famous tourist attractions: The sculpture of The Little Mermaid. The sculpture was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale about a mermaid who gives up everything to be united with a young prince on land. Another iconic landmark, the Tivoli Gardens, was founded in 1843 and has become a national treasure. Hans Christian Andersen visited many times, as did Walt Disney and many other celebrities, who all fell in love with the gardens. See where the Danish Parliament, Supreme Court, and Ministry of State preside at Christiansborg Palace.
    Day 11 End Tour
    Tour Includes:
    • Round-trip airfare
    • 7 overnight stays (9 with extension) in hotels with private bathrooms
    • Full European breakfast daily
    • Dinner daily
    • Full-time services of a professional Tour Director
    • Guided sightseeing tours and city walks as per itinerary
    • Visits to select attractions as per itinerary
    • Tour Diary™
    • Note: On arrival day only dinner is provided; on departure day, only breakfast is provided
    • Note: Tour cost does not include airline-imposed baggage fees, or fees for any required passport or visa. Please visit our Fees FAQ page for a full list of items that may not be included in the cost of your tour.

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