About the tour: Grand Tour of Germany

Join us on a captivating journey around Germany, visiting Cologne, Heidelberg, the famous Black Forest, the Rhine Falls and many more remarkable places! From beautiful scenery, historical sights and bustling cities, to charming medieval towns and castles, Germany has something to offer everybody.

Tour Includes


  • 13 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 11 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points

14 days from £1829 pp

Departure Dates

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
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We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service then to Belgium for an overnight stay.

    We begin the day by travelling to Cologne for a brief visit before continuing to the Rhine Valley, and our hotel for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Cologne
    Cologne

    Included Highlights

    • Cologne

    Today we visit the ancient university town of Heidelberg. The city of Heidelberg enjoys a beautiful location on the banks of the River Neckar. It is often referred to as the ‘Romantic Town’ on account of its castle ruins and red sandstone buildings, which dominate the city. Heidelberg castle has been described as the most beautiful castle ruin of Germany, and enjoys a prominent location overlooking the town – the views across Heidelberg and the Neckar are astounding. During our visit we include the funicular to the castle and a tour around the courtyard and the Castle garden.

    This afternoon we continue to the Black Forest for a two-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Heidelberg
    Heidelberg

    Included Highlights

    • Heidelberg Castle Garden & Courtyard Tour
    • Heidelberg

    This morning we discover the famous Black Forest where traditional timbered buildings blend into the beautiful rolling landscape of wooded hills and green meadows. During our explorations we visit the town of Triberg, home to the magnificent Triberg Waterfalls, the highest waterfalls in Germany. We call at the town of Schonach, to see the traditional cuckoo clocks, and continue on via the Rhine Falls, to Lake Constance. Join us for an optional boat ride to admire the beauty of the Rhine Falls.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Triberg
    Triberg

    Included Highlights

    • Schonach
    • Triberg

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2023
    • Rhine Falls Boat Ride
    TBC
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

    Today we continue to Munich for an overnight stay, calling at Ulm. The medieval town of Ulm is known for being the birthplace of Albert Einstein, and for the Gothic Münster, which has one of the world’s highest towers. Enjoy an included guided walking tour to take in the city’s sights. We continue to Munich where we stay for two nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Ulm
    Ulm

    Included Highlights

    • Ulm Guided Walking Tour
    • Ulm

    Enjoy a full day in wonderful Munich where we include a morning guided walking tour to introduce you to the city. In the heart of Munich is the Marienplatz, a large open square named after the Mariensäule, a Marian column in its centre. The square is dominated by the New Town Hall or Neues Rathaus as it is locally known. Its tower contains the Rathaus-Glockenspiel which dates from 1908. You will have the afternoon at leisure to explore at your own pace. During the day you can enjoy an optional lunch at the famous Hofbräuhaus and live the Bavarian Culture!

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Munich
    Munich

    Included Highlights

    • Munich Guided Walking Tour
    • Munich

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2023
    • Hofbrauhaus lunch
    TBC
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

    We travel through Bavaria to Regensburg, renowned as one of the most beautiful medieval towns in Germany. You will have time at leisure to discover the narrow streets and medieval courtyards before continuing to Nuremberg. On arrival in Nuremberg you can enjoy an optional guided sightseeing tour to introduce you to the city, complete with a tasting of the “Nürnberger Bratwurst”, the city’s famous sausage!

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Regensburg
    Regensburg

    Included Highlights

    • Regensburg
    • Nuremberg

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2023
    • Nuremberg Sightseeing
    TBC
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

    Our first stop today is Bayreuth, known for its famous Bayreuth Festival Theatre and UNESCO listed Opera House. We continue on to Dresden, the enchanting capital of Eastern Germany. Set on the banks of the lovely Elbe River, Dresden has a remarkable history reflected in its wealth of historic buildings, including the Frauenkirche, the Semper Opera and the Zwinger. On arrival we include a sightseeing tour to introduce you to the city. Afterwards you will have the opportunity to enjoy an optional boat ride on the Elbe. We stay overnight in Dresden.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Dresden
    Dresden

    Included Highlights

    • Dresden
    • Bayreuth

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2023
    • Elbe Boat Ride
    TBC
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

    Today’s first stop is Kromlauer Rhododendron Park where you can see the extraordinary ‘Rakotzbrucke’, also known as the devils bridge. Commissioned in 1860, the delicately arched bridge was specifically built to create a circle when reflected in the waters beneath. (Please note that the bridge is expected to be undergoing maintenance until 2022). Following a photo stop, we continue to the enchanting Spree Forest. We explore the sparkling labyrinth of fascinating green wetlands, thick forests and romantic streams by boat. This evening we arrive in Berlin for a two night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Spree Forest
    Spree Forest

    Included Highlights

    • Kromlauer Rhododendron Park
    • Spree Forest

    Germany’s capital is a city with something for everyone, including fantastic gastronomic experiences, art, shopping, culture, history and much more. We include a sightseeing tour to introduce you to the city, pointing out and explaining the interesting stories behind the array of Berlin’s famous sights. We pass by the Brandenburg Gate and continue into former East Berlin where we see the famous Unter den Linden Street with the Cathedral and Humboldt University. The remainder of the day is at leisure, and with such a chequered past there is plenty for you to see and explore.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Berlin
    Berlin

    Included Highlights

    • Berlin Sightseeing
    • Berlin

    This morning we travel to Germany’s ‘pearl of the North’ Hamburg. Germany’s second largest city and biggest port, Hamburg’s nautical heritage and bustling port create an attractive and lively city filled with striking architecture and maritime charm. Why not join our optional sightseeing tour to enable you to make the most of your visit?

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Hamburg
    Hamburg

    Included Highlights

    • Hamburg

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2023
    • Hamburg Sightseeing
    TBC
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

    We continue our journey through Germany’s north with a morning visit to Bremen. Home to a unique expressionist quarter and famous for its history and traditions, and for the ‘Bremen Town Musicians’ from the Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Join an optional walking tour to discover the best of the city.

    Later we continue to Düsseldorf, known for one of the most famous shopping streets in Germany; the Koenigsallee, known locally as the “Kö”. Enjoy a stroll along the Rhine Promenade, where you can see landmarks such as the Schlossturm tower or St. Lambertus church, or why not explore Burgplatz, where you can see the Schlossturm Tower and the Schiffahrt Museum (shipping museum), plus the Cartwheeler’s Fountain? You will have free time to explore, before we continue to our Dusseldorf hotel.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Bremen
    Bremen

    Included Highlights

    • Bremen
    • Dusseldorf

    To Belgium for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Single Room Supplement from £539.00 (14 days).

    Grand Tour of Germany 14 days from £1829pp

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    01709 787 463

    Accommodation

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay in 3-star and 4-star hotels throughout the tour.

    Travel Options

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £15pp (up to 6 days duration), £25pp (7 and 8 days duration), £30pp (9 to 11 days) or £35pp (12 days or more) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on our Executive and Silver Service coaches and for one or two persons on our Luxuria coaches and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for a supplement of £8pp (up to 6 days duration), £15pp (7 and 8 days duration), £18pp (9 to 11 days) or £22pp (12 days or more).

    Guaranteed front or second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the UK port. Occasionally, front and second row seats may be on a request only basis.

    Please note: children under 15 years of age are not permitted to sit in the front seats of any coach.

    On some coaches the legroom on front seats, central view seats and seats directly in front of the washroom may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled or merged for any reason and front or second row seats or central view seats or table seats are not available on your tour, you will be refunded any supplement paid. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    Central View Seats are available to pre-book free of charge.

    Table Seats are available to pre-book free of charge on our Luxuria coaches.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    Customers own alcohol cannot be consumed on board our vehicles.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

    When it comes to getting you to your destination, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from.

    Silver Service, refreshments

    Silver Service Features

    • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
    • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
    • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
    • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
    • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
    • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
    • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
    • Onboard toilet

    Silver Service Seating Plan

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