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Bavarian Self-Drive

Per Person From US$4,995Best of Bavaria

From the launching point in Munich, hire a car and set off to see all that Bavaria offers, both natural and man-made. Start with a visit to the famous castle of Neuschwanstein before a trip to the top of Germany's highest mountain, the Zugspitze. From here, head east across Alpine foothills to the Obersalzberg for a fascinating look at the war history of the Documentation Centre and the renowned 'Eagle's Nest.' A short foray across the border finds the elegant Austrian city of Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart. Finish up an inspiring week with a stay in Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber, Bavaria's iconic timbered town.

Unique Experiences

Time your journey to coincide with Oktoberfest in the final two weeks of September, to experience this most German of folk festivals.

6 Days5 Nights
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Munch, Fussen, German Alps, Obersalzberg, Salzburg, Nuremberg, Rothenburg ob der Tauber
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Arts & Culture
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Things To Do

Christmas Markets

Explore the charm of German Christmas Markets on a delightful tour where twinkling stalls offer handmade crafts and festive treats. Savor the aroma of mulled wine and roasted chestnuts as you wander through the festive displays. Enjoy traditional delights like gingerbread and bratwurst amidst carolers' melodies and cheerful ambiance. Whether in bustling cities or quaint towns, these markets provide a heartwarming glimpse into Germany's holiday traditions, creating unforgettable moments of joy and seasonal charm.


Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, is the world's largest beer festival celebrating Bavarian culture. Held annually from late September to early October, it draws millions of visitors. The festival features iconic beer tents where breweries serve their brews alongside traditional Bavarian fare like pretzels and sausages. Guests enjoy lively music, carnival rides, and cultural parades. Oktoberfest is a vibrant celebration of German tradition and hospitality, making it a must-see for beer enthusiasts and travelers alike.

Northern Black Forest

The Northern Black Forest in Germany is renowned for its natural beauty, charming villages, and cultural richness. With dense forests, rolling hills, and picturesque valleys, it's a paradise for outdoor activities like hiking and cycling. Discover historic towns like Baden-Baden, famous for its thermal baths, and enjoy local specialties such as Black Forest cake. This region offers a perfect blend of nature and culture, providing memorable experiences for travellers seeking relaxation and adventure.

Holocaust Memorial

The Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, also known as the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, is a somber and powerful tribute to the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Designed by architect Peter Eisenman, it consists of 2,711 concrete slabs of varying heights arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field, creating an abstract and poignant space for reflection and remembrance. The site includes an underground information center that provides historical context and personal stories of the victims.

Museum Island

Museum Island, also known as Bode Island, is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in the heart of Berlin. It houses five world-renowned museums: the Altes Museum, the Neues Museum, the Alte Nationalgalerie, the Bode Museum, and the Pergamon Museum. This cultural hub showcases an extensive collection of art, archaeology, and history, ranging from ancient Egyptian artifacts to 19th-century paintings. The island's architectural beauty and rich exhibitions make it a must-visit destination for history and art enthusiasts.

Galleries in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

Art galleries. Notable spaces include: BBA Gallery: Showcasing innovative works by international artists. daadgalerie: Featuring projects by recipients of Berlin's Artists-in-Residence grants. König Gallery: Located in St. Agnes Church, representing leading contemporary artists. nGbK: A collective emphasizing socially engaged art projects. Wagner + Partner Gallery: Focused on conceptual and minimalist contemporary art. Architektur Galerie Berlin: Exploring architectural concepts and design. These galleries highlight the district's dynamic art scene and cultural innovation.

River Cruises & Boat Trips

Discover Berlin from a unique perspective with a river cruise or boat trip along its scenic waterways. Sail along the Spree River and the Landwehr Canal, passing iconic landmarks like the Berlin Cathedral, Reichstag, and Museum Island. These cruises offer a relaxing way to see the city's historic and modern architecture while learning about its rich history. Whether it's a leisurely daytime tour or a romantic evening cruise, Berlin's river cruises provide an unforgettable experience.

Day Trip to Potsdam

Take a day trip from Berlin to Potsdam, a charming city known for its stunning palaces and gardens. Just a short train ride away, explore the magnificent Sanssouci Palace, the opulent Neues Palais, and the picturesque Babelsberg Park. Wander through the Dutch Quarter's quaint streets and visit the historic Cecilienhof Palace. Potsdam's rich cultural heritage and natural beauty make it an ideal day trip destination.

Day Trip to Dresden

Take a day trip from Berlin to Dresden, a city renowned for its baroque architecture and rich cultural heritage. Just a two-hour train ride away, explore the stunning Zwinger Palace, the iconic Frauenkirche, and the impressive Semper Opera House. Stroll along the Elbe River, visit the historic Old Town, and admire masterpieces in the renowned art museums. Dresden's blend of history, art, and beauty makes it a perfect day trip destination from Berlin.

World War II Sites

Explore World War II sites in Berlin and around, where history unfolds with poignant landmarks and remnants of the era. Visit the Holocaust Memorial and Brandenburg Gate, symbols of remembrance. Explore the Reichstag and New Guard House, memorials to pivotal moments. Discover the Führerbunker's legacy and Ministry of Aviation. Reflect at the Emperor Wilhelm Memorial Church and Russian War Memorial in Tiergarten. Uncover Berlin's war museums and Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, offering profound insights into this historic period.




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