With 36 UNESCO World Heritage sites, Germany
ranks sixth among the most popular travel destinations in Europe. Berlin
, one of Europe's most fascinating capitals, is historic, artistic and vibrant. “Berlin is back,” exclaims travel authority Rick Steves. We'll find landmarks, eclectic neighborhoods in the former East, a delightful riverfront and world-class museums. Called the “jewel box” for its baroque and rococo architecture, Dresden
—completely destroyed at the end of World War II—has seen many of its grand historic buildings reconstructed including the magnificent Zwinger Palace
. Winding cobbled streets, plenty of shopping and museums, as well as nine different breweries await us in medieval (founded in 902!) Bamberg
. In Munich
, capital of Bavarian food and culture—often called Germany's most livable city—we'll find a charming fusion of cosmopolitan edge and small-town atmosphere with superb green parks, a walkable historic center and fantastic beer halls! Enjoy special admission to an Oktoberfest tent and sample Munich's famous beer.
from $4,009 per person double occupancy
From $4,614 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $600.