Itinerary 2015

DAY 1:
Frankfurt

After your arrival at Frankfurt Airport your personal driver-guide will welcome you and take you to your hotel in a private limousine (or minivan). During the transfer the guide will already give you some first information about the next days and ask for personal wishes. In the late afternoon you will meet again to start with a small city tour of Frankfurt, formerly coronation city of the German Emperors, nowadays the modern European banking center and Germany’s financial capital. At a charming place, enjoy your welcome drink – a local speciality. Overnight at Le Méridien Parkhotel or similar

DAY 2:
Frankfurt – Goslar (B/D)

Drive with lunch-stop on the highway to the beautiful historical city of Goslar. After the check-in at the hotel experience a city walk through the Old Town, UNESCO World Heritage Site. The former Free Imperial Town of Goslar has an over-1000-year history. The spires of the 47 churches, chapels and monasteries delineated the unique silhouette. It was referred to as the ‘Rome of the North’. The many crooked, narrow, cobble-stoned streets in the Old Town are an adventure of their own where each house tells its own story and secret nooks and crannies await discovery. In the evening the welcome dinner will be served at the hotel. Ovenight at Hotel Der Achtermann o.s.

DAY 3:
Goslar – Wolfsburg – Leipzig (B)

Today you leave for the ‘Autostadt Wolfsburg’ – home of VW Group (Volkswagen). The Autostadt invites its visitors to journey into the world of mobility. An exhibition of the definitive car classics allows a view into the past, artworks and films stimulate discussions, interactive research stations offer opportunities for experimentation – art-lovers as well as high-tech enthusiasts and ‘simply’ tourists passing by will find themselves at home and surely surprised. In the late afternoon you continue to Leipzig. Overnight at Ramada City Centre o.s.

DAY 4:
Leipzig – Nuremberg (B)

After the breakfast you will visit the city centre of Leipzig including the famous Bach Monument in front of St. Thomas’ Church. Afterwards, depart to the historical Nuremberg with lunch-stop on the highway. Enjoy a small orientation city tour in the unique medieval centre and see the most interesting sights. Stop at the former ‘Reichsparteitagsgelaende’ and places like gingerbread bakeries and Bratwurst stands. Overnight at DERAG Maximilian o.s.

DAY 5:
Nuremberg – Munich (B)

In the morning your guide will take you to the DB Museum (Deutsche Bahn), opened in 1899 as Royal Bavarian Railway Museum. Exhibits include about 40 historical rail vehicles, among them the legendary ‘Adler’ (Eagle) locomotive. The museum’s main attraction is the ‘Experience Area’ of 1000 square metres. In the afternoon, you will continue independently your rail-experience by taking an ICE high-speed train from Nuremberg to Munich. Your driver-guide already awaits you at the main station to give you a short orientation city tour ending at the hotel. Optional ‘Bavarian Evening’ – entertainment show & buffet at world famous Hofbraeuhaus. Overnight at Erzgiesserei Europe o.s.

DAY 6:
Munich – Stuttgart (B)

Today you will get impressed by BMW Welt next to Olympic Park. After the visit of   BMW you will continue with a city tour of Munich with sufficient free time for shopping and lunch. In the early afternoon you go on to Stuttgart. The state capital of Baden-Wuerttemberg delights tourists not only by virtue of its magnificent panorama, its impressive gardens, splendid palaces and buildings but also by its cultural diversity. Overnight at Hilton Garden Inn NeckarPark o.s.

DAY 7:
Stuttgart – Heidelberg (B)

This morning you first will enter into the sensational world of Mercedes-Benz. On a total area of approx. 17,000 square metres, the Mercedes-Benz Museum shows around 160 vehicles on permanent display including not only the earliest models but also the latest series production vehicles. Afterwards, we will continue to another spectacular museum – by Porsche, showing more than 80 serial vehicles, prototypes and racing cars. Enjoy the rest of the day in Stuttgart on your own. The driver-guide will meet you in the late afternoon to move on towards Heidelberg. Overnight at Best Western Palatin Kongresshotel Wiesloch o.s.

DAY 8:
Heidelberg – Frankfurt (B/ L)

After your breakfast, city tour of Heidelberg including a visit of the inner courtyard of the impressive castle, UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its wine cellar with the big barrel. Afterwards, you have time for shopping or just enjoy the ambiance of this charming university town. Unfortunately, it is already time to celebrate a great farewell lunch at famous Restaurant Zum Ritter St. Georg. In the early afternoon we will return to Frankfurt where your tour ends at approx. 5:00 pm.