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Munich, Germany
Munich is an amazingly beautiful city with an incredible history and colorful sights. Set gracefully on the banks of the Isar River, the capital of Bavaria has a lot in store to enchant and even surprise its visitors.

Munich is the third largest German city in terms of population and a popular tourist center of the country. Munich is one of the few cities which name origins don't cause any controversies among historians as "Munich" derives from the ancient German word "Munichen", literally translated as "monks." There is no coincidence because, according to history, it was the 8th century when monks established their settlement here, on Peter's hill.

The city is home to a huge number of attractions a traveler simply can't miss. They include magnificent squares, the Nymphenburg Palace, St. Peter’s Church and St. Michael’s Church, the legendary Allianz Arena, the modern art gallery and a lot more examples of Bavarian heritage.

The true symbol of the city and one of the major sights of particular tourist interest is the Gothic Holy Virgin Cathedral, built in the 15th century. It is the place where the remains of Ludwig IV are kept. Moreover, according to the legend, the footprint mark just at the entrance of the cathedral was left by Satan himself.

However, the capital of Bavaria attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world to not only to enjoy the rich heritage, but also to taste the famous Bavarian beer. By the way, Munich houses private breweries, which have been supplying their products for the legendary Oktoberfest for almost two centuries!

If you plan to explore not only the inside of Munich but the surroundings as well, you should visit the famous Neuschwanstein Castle. This masterpiece is simply second to none. Lost in the green forest canopy, high in the mountains, this castle looks really fabulous and can become one of the most vivid impression that a tourist may get in Bavaria.

See it on following tours

Private tour | Top Picks, Winter

Christmas Spirit of Central Europe
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9 days

4 cities

3 countries

Munich | Salzburg | Vienna | Prague

Immerse yourself in the holiday magic of winter Europe as you explore Munich, Salzburg, Vienna, and Prague, each adorned in honor of the Christmas season and glittering with snow. Visit all must-see sights, the Christmas markets, stay at best hotels. This Europe itinerary is the worry-free holiday journey you've been looking for!

Private tour | Classic

Best of Berlin & Munich
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7 days

3 cities

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Berlin | Potsdam | Munich

Set off on an exploration of Germany from the capital city Berlin, the splendid attractions of Potsdam, the top sites of Munich as well as the most popular fairy-tale castle in Europe, Neuschwanstein!

Private tour | Heritage

World War II Heritage Tour
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7 days

2 cities

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Munich | Berlin

Take a step back in time right to the 1940s and traverse the main places, connected with the WW2 and the Third Reich. Explore Munich and Berlin during city tours with private guides, visit a WW2 Bunker, as well as the memorials of the former Dachau and Sachsenhausen concentration camps.

Private tour | Classic

Best of Bavaria
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8 days

4 cities

1 country

Munich | Nuremberg | Bamberg | Rothenburg

Immerse yourself into the gorgeous sights of Germany's Bavaria region. Explore outstanding must-sees such as the Neuschwanstein Castle together with private professional guides, stay at best hotels of your choice, and leave all the hard planning to us!

Private tour | Easy Pace

Essence of Germany
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12 days

5 cities

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Munich | Stuttgart | Heidelberg | Cologne | Berlin

Take as much time as you need for your in-depth exploration of Germany. This tour is a perfect balance of included private guided sightseeing with plenty of free time to spend on your own. Best central hotels and 1st class connections included.

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Gems of Southern Germany
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11 days

5 cities

1 country

Frankfurt | Heidelberg | Stuttgart | Munich | Nuremberg

Have a laid-back Germany vacation with lots of leisure time for touring and visiting the places to your liking. As usual, traverse the unmissable city highlights with professional local guides, stay at central 4 or 5-star hotels of your choice, and enjoy fast 1st-class train rides.

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German Fairytale
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12 days

6 cities

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Frankfurt | Heidelberg | Stuttgart | Munich | Nuremberg | Bamberg

Traverse the exceptional towns of Germany and see the best of multi-sided cities set in the south. Dive into the beauty if the scenic Romantic Road, the fairy-tale castle Neuschwanstein as well as the purely German architecture of Nuremberg and Bamberg.

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Definitive Germany
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12 days

7 cities

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Munich | Stuttgart | Heidelberg | Cologne | Dusseldorf | Berlin | Potsdam

Treat yourself to a comprehensive exploration of southern and western Germany as well as its bustling capital! Enjoy all must-see sights with your local guides, with included stays at hotels to your liking and all the hard planning done for you.

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Munich & Treasures of Austria
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9 days

4 cities

2 countries

Munich | Innsbruck | Salzburg | Vienna

Enjoy the beauty of Germany and Austria! Visit outstanding cities like Munich and Vienna, see the Alps in Innsbruck and discover Salzburg.

Private tour | Gastronomic

The Most Complete Tour of German Beer
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14 days

7 cities

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Munich | Nuremberg | Bamberg | Berlin | Hamburg | Cologne | Dusseldorf

Get a taste of the best beer Germany has to offer and learn about the beer-drinking culture of the country by visiting the best breweries in each city of your Germany itinerary! Of course, city tours with local guides are on the agenda too, as well as central hotels and airport transfers.

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Rothenburg
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8 days

5 cities

1 country

Munich | Rothenburg | Wurzburg | Nuremberg | Bamberg

Wish to see genuine cobblestone Germany? Explore the old towns and half-timbered houses of the Romantic Road towns like Dinkelsbühl, enjoy the picture-perfect cities of Rothenburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg with local guides, and tour best castles, including the Neuschwanstein.

E.g., Nov 17 2018