Heart of Germany - 2018

Regensburg • Nuremberg • Bamberg • Würzburg • Koblenz
  • Discover the medieval charms of UNESCO-named Bamberg
  • Explore Regensburg, where modern culture meets historic architecture
  • Cruise the gorgeous Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Enjoy unforgettable castle views in Heidelberg
  • Wander the lavish rooms of the UNESCO-named Würzburg Residenz
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Cologne, Germany

3 DAYS FROM $399

Munich, Germany

3 DAYS FROM $399

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Prague, Czech Republic

FROM $399 PER PERSON | 3 DAYS | $133 PER DAY

Make the most of your included airfare to Europe by spending a few days in magnificent Prague, an elegant, Old World capital boasting many grand castles. You'll discover the unique Jewish Quarter of Prague and explore its historic city center (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), as well enjoying the luxury of time to peruse the Christmas Markets here.

Your Price Includes:

  • 2 nights at the Occidental Praha Wilson or similar
  • 2 breakfasts
  • Walking tour of Jewish Quarter and Old Town Square
  • Tour of Prague Castle
  • Transfers and baggage handling (where possible)
  • Services of a City Host
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com.
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DAY 9:

Board motorcoach in Regensburg / Prague, Czech Republic

Upon arrival, you’ll be met by a Vantage Representative who will assist with the transfer to your hotel. Check in to the hotel, then gather with your fellow travelers for a Welcome Briefing before having the afternoon at your leisure.

DAY 10:

Prague

Today, you'll explore Prague's historic Jewish Quarter, including the ancient cemetery, on an included walking tour, giving you a keen insight into this city's history. You'll also see Prague's famed Astronomical Clock in Old Town Square. Enjoy the afternoon to pursue your own interests before a farewell briefing.

Included Meals:

Breakfast

DAY 11:

Prague / Return home

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

Included Meals:

Breakfast
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Cologne, Germany

FROM $399 PER PERSON | 3 DAYS | $133 PER DAY

You can’t help but be drawn to the twin towers of the great Cologne cathedral when you visit this ancient Rhine river city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But they're just a starting point for the many discoveries awaiting those who take the time to look a little closer. From intricate Roman mosaics discovered under busy squares to world-class museums, lively beer halls, and shops selling everything from the latest European fashions to melt-in-your-mouth chocolates, Cologne (Köln) provides endless rewards. And when you add this special extension to your river cruise, not only will transfers and a sightseeing tour all be arranged, you’ll be getting extra value for your international airfare! 

Your Price Includes:

  • 2 nights accommodations at the First-Class Hilton Cologne Hotel (or similar)
  • 2 Breakfasts
  • Walking tour of Cologne's historic area
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host and experienced regional experts
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com.
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DAY 9:

Koblenz / Disembark Ship / Transfer to Cologne

After breakfast aboard your Vantage river ship, you'll be transferred to Cologne (approximately 2 hours). Upon arrival, we'll embark on a guided walking tour of Cologne’s historic area near the great Cologne Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, followed by a free evening to explore on your own. Dinner will be on your own — your Vantage City Host will be happy to offer suggestions and make reservations. He or she can also provide sightseeing tips and directions, and arrange event tickets or reservations.



DAY 10:

Cologne

Today is yours to further explore the gems of Cologne at your leisure. Depending upon your departure date, Cologne’s excellent holiday market may be operating in the cathedral square. 

Included Meals:

Breakfast

DAY 11:

Depart Cologne / Return Home

Check out of the hotel after breakfast, then transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

Included Meals:

Breakfast
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Munich, Germany

FROM $399 PER PERSON | 3 DAYS | $133 PER DAY

Few cities are brimming with more holiday festivity than Munich, from joyful church bells and twinkling lights to the renowned Christmas market — one of the country’s oldest. Make Munich part of your holiday tour of Germany with our four-day extension and tour this Bavarian capital as it's dressed up for the holidays. You’ll take an included tour of this stylish city and also have plenty of time to search for gifts and goods at the Christmas market, where the local specialty is the Münchener Marzipan, and to discover Munich’s famed culture, food, and drink. 

Your Price Includes:

  • 2 nights’ accommodations at the Superior First-Class Hilton Munich City or similar
  • 2 breakfasts
  • Panoramic city tour of Munich
  • All transportation, transfers and baggage handling
  • The services of a Vantage City Host and regional experts
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com.
*Please note: Christmas Markets are generally open from Nov 24 through Dec 23, depending on the local tradition. Not all markets will be available on all dates.
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DAY 1:

Depart Home / Transfer to Munich, Germany

Board an overnight flight to Munich, Germany.

DAY 2:

Arrive in Munich, Germany

After checking into your hotel, set off on a short orientation walk before enjoying the rest of the day at leisure. Tonight, get to know your fellow travelers at a Welcome Briefing back at the hotel.

DAY 3:

Munich

Today, you’ll embark on a panoramic city tour of Munich, including photo stops at the beautiful Koenigsplatz square and the splendid Nymphenburg Castle. You’ll also spend some time exploring the city’s festive Christmas market before enjoying the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Included Meals:

Breakfast

DAY 4:

Munich / Join Base Tour day 2 in Regensburg

Following breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a final morning of leisure before joining Day 2 of the base program.

Included Meals:

Breakfast

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