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Germany

6 tours from £959pp

Stretching from the Alps across the North European Plain to the Baltic Sea, Germany’s landscape is colourful, diverse and absolutely stunning. Mixing time-honoured traditions with multicultural modernity, this charming country has much to explore.  

Each German city has its own rich tapestry of architecture, cuisine, history, folklore and traditions. The iconic Brandenburg Gate is a reminder that history is an important part of Berlin’s identity, whilst Frankfurt is a city of skyscrapers and the financial centre of Germany. Koblenz combines ancient architecture with cutting-edge cable cars; in contrast, Cologne is one of Germany’s oldest cities, complete with Roman towers, Gothic churches, and a cathedral that took over 600 years to complete.  


Dr Ulrike Ziegler
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This art history tour of the Upper Rhine Valley explores Freiburg Minster’s stained-glass and the work of Han Holbein the Younger, Strasbourg Cathedral’s gothic architecture, the Isenheim altarpiece in Colmar and 16th-century art in Basel.

  • Return Eurostar from London St. Pancras to Paris
  • Connecting rail journeys to Strasbourg
  • 5 nights’ bed and breakfast at the 4-star Best Western Premier Hotel Victoria, Freiburg
  • 2 evening meals and 1 lunch
  • Guided visits to sites listed in the programme
  • Services of your expert lecturer and Tour Manager
  • Detailed programme and Study Notes

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Tom Abbott
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This Art Pursuits tour examines the synthesis of gender, politics and art in a transformative historical moment. Explore the works of Kollwitz, Modersohn-Becker, and other women who contributed to the German Modern.

  • Return flights from London to Hamburg, returning from Berlin
  • 3 nights’ bed and breakfast in the Radisson Blu, Bremen
  • 1 night bed and breakfast in the Maritim ProArte Hotel, Berlin
  • 2 evening meals and 2 lunches
  • Guided visits to sites listed in the programme
  • Services of your expert lecturer and Tour Manager
  • Detailed programme and study notes

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Dr Ulrike Ziegler
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Nestled on the banks of the Neckar River is the picturesque town of Heidelberg, home to the enchanting Heidelberg Castle. Enjoy a private tour around its grounds, visit the Kurpfalz Museum and explore towns down river by coach.

  • Return flight from London Heathrow to Frankfurt returning from Stuttgart
  • 5 nights’ bed and breakfast at the 5-star Hotel Europa, Heidelberg
  • 2 evening meals and 1 lunch
  • Guided visits to sites listed in the programme
  • Services of your expert lecturer and Tour Manager
  • Detailed programme and study notes

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This trip takes you on a tour of some of the top Elvis-related locations in the country. From the eateries he frequented and the places he shopped, to various movie and photoshoot locations.

  • Explore sites visited by Elvis on a guided tour of Frankfurt
  • Visit to Freiburg and Ray Barracks, where Elvis carried out his military duties
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Bad Nauheim where we will be showing you all the key locations of Elvis’ time there
  • Take a ride on the cable car used in the Pocketful of Rainbows scene at the river Rhine

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Tom Abbott
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Enjoy the natural and artistic highlights of this reassuringly old-fashioned part of the world on this 7-day tour with Tom Abbott.

  • Return flights from London Heathrow to Munich
  • 6 nights’ bed and breakfast at the 5-star Hotel Alpenhof Murnau on Staffelsee
  • 3 evening meals and 3 lunches included
  • Guided visits to sites listed in the programme
  • Services of your expert lecturer and Tour Manager
  • Detailed programme and study notes
  • All entrance fees, taxes and gratuities for coach drivers and waiters

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Dr Ulrike Ziegler
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Discover one of Germany’s oldest cities, wine-growing villages, romantic timbered houses, and excellent Moselle Rießlings on this Art Pursuits tour of Trier and the Moselle.

  • Return Eurostar from London St. Pancras to Brussels
  • Connecting rail journeys with interciti to Luxembourg
  • 4 nights’ bed and breakfast at the 4-star Superior Park Plaza, Trier
  • 2 evening meals and 1 lunch
  • Services of your expert lecturer and Tour Manager
  • Detailed programme and study notes

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Germany Highlights


In picture-postcard towns, Germany’s medieval history is illustrated in churches and half-timbered houses. The country has no less than thirteen wine-growing regions, and vineyard bedecked hills and river valleys are very much part of a wonderful wine heritage that dates back to Roman times. 

Whether you choose to uncover the cultural delights of this mighty country, set sail through its enchanting waterways, or enjoy crafting experiences on the Romantic Road, start planning your next break. 


Experiences just for you

Browse key sights and the popular tours you can see them on.

  • Explore Heidelberg castleView Tour
  • Visit Bad Nauheim to see where Elvis worked, rested and played View Tour
  • Drive along Germany's Romantic Road View Tour
  • Visit the German Patchwork Days 2023 in DinkelsbuhlView Tour
  • Visit the city of Steinfurth, where Elvis formed part of a working party relocating a war memorialView Tour

Local Information

  • Capital Berlin
  • Language German
  • Currency Euro 
  • Tip 10%
  • Time Zone GMT +1 
  • Electricity Type F Two Pin (230V)

Must See

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Cistercian abbey of Maulbronn

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Key Information

Germany by rail

Germany is a huge country, and while its world-famous autobahn (motorway) allows a passage across the vast land mass, trains are the most comfortable and visually appealing mode of transport in which to absorb this country’s breathtaking elegance. Winding through the lush German countryside as you visit the vibrant cities and quaint towns that are dotted around this glorious country.

Fantastic cities

German design holds purpose in mind, so it is no surprise to find that German cities offer something for everyone. German culture is welcoming to those simply looking for a quiet, understated café overlooking a traditional market square, or those wanting to visit a bustling strip of bars that you can populate from dusk ‘til dawn. What’s more, Germans are a friendly, laid-back people who respect leisure as much as they do hard work.

Food and drink

Baking is something that the Germans take very seriously, and you will realise this as the sweet smell of pastry and bread drifts through the spindling streets. German cheese is also held in high regard, with the country’s produce accounting for a third of Europe’s entire cheese stock. German beer is very popular and should be enjoyed from a traditional beer stein.

Rich cultural history

The German people’s constant drive to excel is reflected in their brand of quality-over-quality culture. Their attitude towards athletics and competition makes Germany one of the more revered forces in world sport. For those interested in military history, Germany holds a seemingly endless stream of history. While their many fairytale castles and examples of art deco architecture can be enjoyed on an aesthetic level.