Private tour of Northern Germany Highlights - Firebird Tours ®
Berlin, Germany
Hamburg, Germany
Dresden, Germany
Cologne, Germany

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Trip Overview

Take advantage of the fully customizable program to journey which can be tailored completely around your interests. Have a lot of leisure time to explore on your own and visit all the unmissable sights with professional local guides, including the Cathedral of Cologne, St. Michael's Church in Hamburg, the Berlin Wall to the Brandenburg Gate, among others. Best hotels of your choice in the heart of town and 1st class fast connections included.
 

Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
4.86 / 5, Based on
  • BEST HOTELS
  • 4 or 5-star central hotels
    Standard rooms
    9 nights
  • BEST CONNECTIONS
  • Private airport-hotel transfers
    5 train rides
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 4 guided city tours
  • MEALS
  • 9 breakfasts

Day-by-Day

Day 1
Arrival to Frankfurt & Train to Cologne

Welcome to Germany! Upon arrival at the airport, you take a direct high-speed train to Cologne. Upon arrival, you meet your driver and head for your centrally-located hotel. After check-in, the rest of the evening is free for you to start exploring the city on your own.

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

No meals included.

  • Please note: alternatively, you may extend your stay in Frankfurt. Please, contact your Destination Specialist for the details.
Day 2
Cologne City Tour

Following breakfast, you meet your private guide and together you discover the must-see sights of Cologne.

Your exploration starts with the outstanding gothic Cathedral of Cologne included in UNESCO World Heritage list. Kölner Dom, as it is called in German, with its 160 meters (525 ft) height, proudly dominates the skyline of the city. You explore the cathedral's interiors, its treasure chamber and, if you want, climb the 533 steps to the top of the tower to catch the most comprehensive view over the city and the Rhine. After you stroll along the streets of the old center, meet 'Tünnes und Schäl' figures, representing the original locals, see the old charming houses, historic town hall, and tower.

➤ Firebird recommends: Take a 2-hour panoramic cruise and enjoy the scenic views on Rhine promenade and the cathedral from a different angle.
*Please note: this tour is available from May 1 to October 11, from Monday to Thursday

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

Breakfast is included.

Day 3
Day at Leisure & Train to Hamburg

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

In the late afternoon, you return to the hotel and have a transfer to the station for a train ride to Hamburg. Upon arrival, you meet your driver and head for your centrally-located hotel. After check-in, the rest of the evening is free for you to take rest or to enjoy the city on your own.

➤ Firebird recommends: Use Cologne cable car for a scenic crossing of the river Rhine.

Breakfast is included.

Day 4
Hamburg City Tour

Following breakfast, you meet your guide and start exploring the city of Hamburg on a private walking city tour.

Together with your guide, you witness the beauty of the Old Town, see a tone of the most grandiose coherent historic ensembles of port warehouses in the world, included in the UNESCO World Heritage list, and also visit St. Michael's Church. Hamburg is the second largest city in the country and has a lot to offer!

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

➤ Firebird recommends: Pay a visit to Elbphilharmonie - one of the largest and acoustically most advanced concert halls in the world.​

Breakfast is included.

Day 5
Free Day & Train to Berlin

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

In the late afternoon, you are met by your private driver at the hotel lobby, who takes you to the train station. In about 2 hours you arrive in Berlin and have a transfer to the hotel.

➤ Firebird recommends: Visit the biggest Japanese garden in Europe, located in Planten un Blomen, which is an urban park with a size of 47 hectares in the inner-city of Hamburg.

Breakfast is included.

Day 6
Berlin City Sightseeing

After breakfast at your hotel, meet your private guide in the lobby and explore the capital of Germany on a 3-hour walking city tour and see the main Berlin highlights from the Berlin Wall to the Brandenburg Gate, from the site of Hitler's bunker to the Reichstag parliament building (no entrances included).

During the tour, you discover Checkpoint Charlie, the site where the Stasi and CIA spied on each other. You hear the amazing stories surrounding this Cold War crossing point.

You walk across the final battlefield of World War II and find out how the peculiar events surround the Reichstag. You explore the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe and get the inside story behind the incredible controversy surrounding it. When passing the Berlin Wall you learn the secret history of why it went up and how Berlin was divided overnight. You also visit Berlin's spectacular new government quarter and get a feel for the contemporary face of the city and its development since the fall of the Wall.

You have the afternoon and evening at leisure and can continue exploring Berlin on your own, or join one of our optional tours.

➤ Firebird recommends: Attend a performance at the world famous Brecht-theater - The Berliner Ensemble (performances with English subtitles happen several times a month).

Breakfast is included.

Day 7
Berlin Free Day and Train to Dresden

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

In the late afternoon, you return to the hotel and have a transfer to the station for a train ride to Dresden. Upon arrival, you walk to your centrally-located hotel for check-in.

➤ Firebird recommends: Try the famous Berliner Weisse sour white beer, that is brewed only in the capital since the Middle Ages.

Breakfast is included.

Day 8
City tour of Dresden

Following breakfast, meet your private guide and embark on a 3-hour walking tour of Dresden, the splendid baroque capital of Saxony. On the walking city tour, you are introduced to the Altstadt (Old Town) and Neustadt quarter. Despite being destroyed in WW2, it has now regained its unique attractiveness with the architectural masterpieces being restored. Walking through the Altstadt, the center of city life, you marvel at such outstanding buildings as the Semper Opera House, Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche), Dresden Cathedral and the Zwinger Palace.

You then cross the Augustus Bridge to the quarter on the right banks of the Elbe - Neustadt. Here you see the Golden Horseman, the statue of Augustus the Strong (Elector of Saxony and King of Poland), and find out how Dresden became to be known as "Florence on the Elbe". You also explore the Hauptstrasse, the Baroque quarter and artisan arcades.

After the tour, you can continue the exploration of the city on your own. We recommend spending some free time exploring the bohemian quarter - Outer Neustadt. This quarter, with its narrow streets, became the center of alternative culture in Dresden and is full of restaurants, bars, and craft-art shops.

Breakfast is included.

Day 9
Day at Leisure in Dresden

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

➤ Firebird recommends: Visit Pfunds Molkerei - proud winner of the title of World’s Most Beautiful Milk Shop. The film location for Mendl's ( bakery in the movie Grand hotel Budapest) is the real-life famous bakery shop of Pfunds Molkerei.

Breakfast is included.

Day 10
Departure to Frankfurt Airport

This is the last day of your journey. Following breakfast, you check out and have a departure transfer to the train station for your direct high-speed train to the Frankfurt Airport.

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

Breakfast is included.


Included

9 nights at centrally-located 4 or 5-star hotels

  • Hand picked hotels
  • Best value rooms
  • Restaurant
9 nights at centrally-located 4 or 5-star hotels

Always incuded:

  • Best location for sightseeing
  • Breakfasts
  • All taxes and fees

What's Included
  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located 4-star or 5-star hotels in Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Berlin & Dresden;
  • 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 Cologne, Hamburg, Berlin, Dresden;
  • Entrance tickets to treasure chamber & tower of Cologne Cathedral, St. Michael's Church in Hamburg, Dresden Zwinger;
  • 1st class train tickets: Frankfurt Airport - Cologne, Cologne - Hamburg, Hamburg - Berlin, Berlin - Dresden, Dresden - Frankfurt Airport;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses, gratuities.

Tour Highlights
  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your own professional local guides;
  • Full flexibility of hotel options;
  • Exploring the exciting Hamburg old town as well as Cologne, and Berlin during city tours;
  • Touring the splendid baroque capital of Saxony, Dresden.
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

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers (4 star)
$2,998
Deposit $600
Friends trip: 4+ travelers (5 star)
$4,498
Deposit $900
Two travelers: double occupancy (4 star)
$3,398
Deposit $680
Two travelers: double occupancy (5 star)
$4,898
Deposit $980
Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers (4 star)
$2,998
Deposit $600
Friends trip: 4+ travelers (5 star)
$4,498
Deposit $900
Two travelers: double occupancy (4 star)
$3,398
Deposit $680
Two travelers: double occupancy (5 star)
$4,898
Deposit $980

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