Trip Overview

Gems of Southern Germany

Tour rating: 4.88 / 5, Based on 8 Reviews
Private tour to Germany

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, including walking tours of Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Stuttgart, Munich, and Nuremberg. Stay at central 4 or 5-star hotels of your choice, and enjoy fast 1st-class train rides.
 

Gems of Southern Germany

11 days5 cities
Germany1 country
Private tour to Germany
From
$3,398
Tour rating: 4.88 / 5, Based on 8 Reviews

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, including walking tours of Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Stuttgart, Munich, and Nuremberg. Stay at central 4 or 5-star hotels of your choice, and enjoy fast 1st-class train rides.
 

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Frankfurt

first destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival to Frankfurt
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to Frankfurt, an international financial and trade fair city, which has a lot to offer its visitors! Upon arrival your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

➤ Firebird recommends: Dont miss a chance to try Frankfurter Würstchen - popular sausages in one of the local taverns​.

No meals included.

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Day 2
Frankfurt City Tour
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast, you meet your private guide and embark on a comprehensive city tour around the main sights of the city which is a motherland of writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, large German metropolis and a major European financial hub.

Frankfurt's city center is best explored on foot while walking along its cobblestone squares and alleys. You take a stroll in the old town, called Altstadt in German, which is home to the old Römerberg Square, city hall, gothic Old St Nicholas Church, the Goethe House, and many other historical sights. You also explore the Zeil, Frankfurt’s premier pedestrian promenade that ranks among Germany’s most profitable shopping streets, as well as a modern banking district.

After the tour, you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day free.

➤ Firebird recommends: Visit the only tower in Frankfurt that has public viewing platform and offers scenic views of the city - Main Tower. 

Breakfast is included.

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Scandic Frankfurt Museumsufer Hotel, Frankfurt
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The Scandic Frankfurt Museumsufer is a fantastic property and a great place to stay during your Frankfurt visit. It offers an on-site gym, several conference rooms, a bar, a restaurant, and free parking.

Welcome to Frankfurt

Situated on the banks of the River Main, Frankfurt is the major financial hub of Germany and Europe, housing the headquarters of more than 300 banks.

train
Frankfurt
Heidelberg
1 hr 10 min

Hop on a modern bullet train and enjoy a nice journey along the Deutsche Bahn railway. The fast high-speed train will take you from the main German financial hub to Mannheim. Then, you will be taken to Heidelberg by your private driver.

Heidelberg

second destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 3
Train to Heidelberg and Old Town Walking Tour
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast, you check out and walk to the train station. Then you take a train ride to Mannheim, located just 30-minutes away from Heidelberg. Your private driver meets you at the train station and transfers you to your hotel in Heidelberg.

Upon arrival to the hotel meet your private guide in the lobby and enjoy a wonderful 4-hour walking Old Town tour and explore the university town of Heidelberg, with its historic and romantic appeal. The old town of Heidelberg has a typical atmosphere of the German old quarters: squares where the locals socialize, cobblestone streets with bar terraces, and of course the marketplace, or the Marktplatz.

You get a chance to step inside the Studentenkarzer, the old Students' Prison, and hear interesting stories of how the students ended up here. You see the Old Bridge and admire the Church of the Holy Spirit, Heidelberg's main church.

After the pleasant walk, you board a historic funicular to reach the top of the hill where you find Schloss Heidelberg, the Heidelberg Castle, which is considered to be one of the most important ruins in Germany. These extraordinary Renaissance ruins, that inspired Germany’s Romantics, used to be the former seat of Heidelberg’s Prince-Electors. In the Castle you will also have a chance to visit the German Apothecary Museum and see the Great Tun, the biggest wine barrel in the world, that was able to hold 221,726 liters (or 58,578 gallons) of wine.

After the tour, you take the funicular back down to the Old Town and return to your hotel for check-in.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 4
Day at Leisure
Free day
Free day

Today after breakfast you have the day at leisure to continue exploring Heidelberg on your own. Alternatively, you can choose one of our carefully planned optional tours.

➤ Firebird recommends: Taste the famous wines from the German WIne Route at the local wine bars.​

➤ Firebird recommends: Follow the footsteps of the famous German thinkers and go for a guided or nonguided walk and hike along the Philosophenweg (Philosophers' Walk).

Breakfast is included.

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Bergheim 41 Hotel, Heidelberg
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The modern-looking Bergheim 41 Hotel is located within a walking distance from the old town and the Heidelberg Castle. The hotel promises comfortable well-fitted guestrooms with flat-screen TVs and private bathrooms.

Welcome to Heidelberg

Heidelberg is a charming town in Baden-Württemberg, nestled on the banks of the Neckar River. Historically, Heidelberg has served as the town of philosophers and students.

train
Heidelberg
Stuttgart
40 min

Choosing a journey onboard a fast Deutsche Bahn train is a wise choice for traveling around Germany. First, you are transferred from Heidelberg to the station of Mannheim where you board the train to Stuttgart. German trains boast modern equipment and quality services needed for a worry-free trip.

Stuttgart

third destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 5
Train to Stuttgart and City Tour
City tour
City tour

After breakfast and check-out you are met by your private driver and transferred to Mannheim train station for departure to Stuttgart, the capital of southwest Germany’s state called Baden-Württemberg. You driver meets you and head for your centrally-located hotel.

Upon arrival, meet your private guide and embark an entertaining and informative city walk through the historic heart of Stuttgart. In 3 hours your guide shows you all the main attractions such as the Old Castle, Neues Schloss (New Castle) and Schlossplatz, Rathaus or town hall, the ancient gathering place Marktplatz, and many others. This trip through time covers the founding of the city in 950 all the way to the present day.

After the tour, you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.

➤ Firebird recommends: Pay a visit to Stuttgart State Opera - one of Europe's foremost opera houses​.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 6
Free Day in Stuttgart
Free day
Free day

Today after breakfast you have the day at leisure to continue exploring Stuttgart on your own. Alternatively, you can choose one of our carefully planned optional tours.

➤ Firebird recommends: Explore modern architecture by visiting Weissenhof Estate which includes buildings designed by 17 architects from more than 5 European countries. Two of the buildings projected by Le Corbusier were inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites as the part of his "Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement".

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Stuttgart

Set on the banks of the Neckar River, beautiful Stuttgart is the capital of southwest Germany's Baden-Wurttemberg state as well as the real "Germany in miniature".

train
Stuttgart
Munich
2 hrs 10 min

Make your way from Stuttgart to the famous Bavarian capital onboard a comfortable, fast and well-equipped train. Selecting Deutsche Bahn trains is the guarantee of a safe and worry-free connection, comfort and top-notch service along the way.

Munich

fourth destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 7
Train to Munich and City Tour
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast and check-out, you have a transfer to the station for a train ride to Munich. In about 2.5 hours you arrive to the magnificent capital of Bavaria and head for your centrally-located hotel.

Upon arrival to the hotel, meet your private guide and go on a fascinating 3-hour tour of Munich's beautiful old town to get an insight into the city's turbulent 850-year history.

With its exuberant atmosphere and vitality, Munich is one of Europe's great cultural centers. Enjoy your city tour around Marien Square, Church of Our Lady and Residenz Palace. In the ancient part of the town the world-famous Hofbrauhaus, the medieval town gates, and the colorful open-air market Viktualienmarkt are waiting for you. Munich’s elegant Maximilian Street offers views at the Bavarian Parliament, Deutsches Museum, Royal Palace and the Opera House. You also pass by Theatiner Church, Hall of Generals (Feldherrnhalle), and House of Arts, the Bavarian National Museum and the Angel of Peace.

After the tour, you have the rest of the evening at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 8
Munich Free Day
Free day
Free day

Today after breakfast you have the day at leisure to continue exploring Munich on your own. Alternatively, you can choose one of our carefully planned optional tours.

➤  Firebird recommends: Pay a visit to Olympiapark: Munich’s 1972 Olympic Park, where you can ride a zip-line over the iconic stadium, and participate in other sports activities.

Breakfast is included.

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Eurostars Book Hotel, Munich
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The Eurostars Book is contemporary-styled and situated within a walking distance from the Munich Central Station. It boasts excellent service and great modern facilities. An on-site fitness center, sauna, and a restaurant, serving international cuisine, are at your service.

Welcome to Munich

Set gracefully on the banks of the Isar River, the capital of Bavaria, Munich, is an amazingly beautiful city with an incredible history and colorful sights.

train
Munich
Nuremberg
1 hr 10 min

Take advantage of the fast and comfortable ride onboard Deutsche Bahn high-speed train from Munich to Nuremberg. All trains boast comfortable interiors and top-notch amenities required for a worry-free travel.

Nuremberg

fifth destination
3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 9
Train to Nuremberg & City Tour
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast, you head for the station for a train ride to Nuremberg. Upon arrival, you walk to your hotel (located within walking distance from the station), leave your luggage at the hotel, and meet your guide for a 3-hour walking tour of the Old Town.

Together with your local guide you dive into the history of the Medieval city with narrow streets and spacious squares and witness the beautiful Gothic Church of Our Lady.

The highlight of the tour is a visit to the Imperial Castle of Nuremberg - dominating the historical center of the city. For more than 500 years the castle was a residence of the Kaisers of the Holy Roman Empire and can tell its visitors many legends.

After the tour, you return to the hotel, check in and have the afternoon at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 10
Day at Leisure in Nuremberg
Free day
Free day

Today after breakfast you have the day at leisure to continue exploring Nuremberg on your own. Alternatively, you can choose one of our carefully planned optional tours.

➤  Firebird recommends: Consider visiting the local zoo. The zoo in Nuremberg is one of the largest in Europe, covering almost 70 hectares. This spacious and beautifully landscaped animal park is home to nearly 3,000 animals from around 300 species.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 11
Departure to Frankfurt Airport
Transfer
Transfer

This is the last day of your tour. After breakfast and check out, you walk to the train station (located within walking distance from your hotel), and take a direct high-speed train to Frankfurt Airport for your flight back home.

We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Breakfast is included.

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Park Plaza Nuremberg, Nuremberg
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Recently renovated, the Park Plaza is set right in the heart of the city. It offers guests to take advantage of well-equipped guest rooms, the in-house fitness center, several meeting rooms, the hotel bar, and the signature restaurant.

Welcome to Nuremberg

The second-largest city of Bavaria, one-of-a-kind Nuremberg, is a must-visit destination during any Germany travel. The city is famed due to its stunning medieval architecture, art, and exceptional beer.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located 4-star or 5-star hotels in Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Stuttgart, Munich and Nuremberg;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers with private drivers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides in Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Stuttgart, Munich, Nuremberg;
  • Entrance tickets to Heidelberg Castle, Nuremberg Castle;
  • 1st class train tickets: Mannheim - Heidelberg, Heidelberg - Stuttgart, Stuttgart - Munich, Munich - Nuremberg, Nuremberg - Frankfurt Airport;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your own professional local guides;
  • Full flexibility of hotel options;
  • Touring the exciting Frankfurt old town as well as Stuttgart, Munich, Nurenberg during city tours;
  • Exploring the ruins of the famous Heidelberg Castle.

What To Know

  • It's always best to bring some cash in local currency for your trip. You will need Euros for your time in Germany
  • You will be walking quite a bit during your sightseeing tours, so make sure to bring comfortable shoes
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