The lead up to Christmas in traditional German towns and the snow-frosted Alps, is the stuff of storybooks – twinkling markets full of Yuletide delights and towering Christmas trees. Enter the realm of gingerbread, Glühwein and carol singers.
|R24,900 p.p. Land only|
Package prices unless indicated on the offer are per person sharing, for the full duration of stay, accommodation & return resort transfers. Package offers exclude meals & drinks not indicated, items of a personal nature, medical & travel insurance. Peak season surcharges & block out dates may apply. Prices are correct at the time of publishing, however are subject to change due to currency fluctuations, rate increases & availability. Supplier terms & conditions may apply. These offers may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Service fees apply. Errors & omissions excepted. For all new bookings made from 01 March to 24 August 2017 from the 2017/2017 Seasons Price is per person based on a lead in rate and subject to availability depending on the departure date. (High and low season rates apply). Single supplement rates available on request. Now price includes 7.5% Early Payment Discount. Pay a R3000 per person deposit within 7 days of the booking with full payment due 24 August 2017. All discounts apply to the land portion of the trip price only. The trip price does not include the costs of international flights (to/from the start or end the trip). May be combined with normal brochure discounts (past guest, group discount, 2 tours or more) if applicable. All cancellation policies apply as per Insight Vacations Seasons 2017/2018 Europe brochure.
Situated in the heart of Europe, and bordering nine other countries, Germany is an established and worthwhile destination on any tour of the subcontinent. Its land is wide and varied, with turreted castles nestled below snow-capped mountains, lush river valleys, dark and mysterious forests and bustling medieval villages. This is the land of fairytales, where farmland minstrels headed to Bremen to become musicians, where Sleeping Beauty was woken and Little Red Riding Hood ventured into the woods.
Despite the beauty and romantic associations of the German countryside, most first-time visitors head straight for one of the country's famous cities. Germany's big cities each have something unique to offer the visitor. Each year millions of litres of beer are consumed in Munich during the city's Oktoberfest, where locals and visitors discover true German revelry and 'gemutlichkeit' (a word the locals use to describe a comfortable, sociable environment). Berlin promises an abundance of attractions for sightseeing, from the iconic Brandenburg Gate to the path of the old Berlin Wall, and the capital's vibrant nightlife is still evocative of its height in the 1920s and 30s, as characterised by the songs of Marlene Dietrich, the theatre of Brecht and the Film 'Cabaret'. Frankfurt is Germany's financial powerhouse, promising business opportunities and great shopping and dining experiences. Hamburg offers a picturesque urban experience, full of canals, parks and gardens.
Discover the country that gave us Beethoven and Bauhaus, Goethe and Glühwein, Lager and Lederhosen - Germany seldom disappoints!