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Germany Self Drive Tour

Germany Self Drive Tour

Discover Germany: 11 days/10 nights – From Berlin to Berlin


Day 1 | Welcome to Berlin – Pick up your rental car
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Founded in the 13th century Berlin’s eventful history is one of frequent, radical changes with dazzling epochs alternating with darker eras. However the formerly divided city has succeeded in becoming a vibrant metropolis set in the heart of Europe. With more than 170 museums and collections offering everything from the ancient (Egyptian Nefertiti and the Greek Pergamon Altar) to the ultra-modern.

Tourist ClassKurfurst or similar (2 nights)

Day 2 | Berlin
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Berlin is an exciting city of contrasts and contradictions that can be seen in the many historical and modern attractions. The Jewish Museum, opened in 2001, sits on land that was both East and West Berlin before the Berlin Wall fell and covers two millennia of German Jewish history. Monuments of Prussian grandeur stand beside reminders of a divided country alongside stunning new architectural developments

Day 3 | Berlin – Dresden
197.95 km*

Drive from Berlin to Dresden where we have arranged your overnight stay, This will allow you a glimpse of the varying charms of Saxony’s 1000 years history. Dresden’s historical center is located on the left bank of the river Elbe. The Royal Palace was built in the15th century and having been destroyed by fire in 1701 was rebuilt but again destroyed by the bombings of 1945. It has now been reconstructed as a museum complex. The reconstruction in 2005 of the 18th century Frauenkirche church’s steeple which rises above Dresden’s skyline is an impressive symbol of international reconciliation after World War II.

Tourist ClassAchat Hotel Dresden or similar

Day 4 | Dresden – Modlareuth – Bavaria – Bayreuth –Nuremberg
312.21 km*

Leave Dresden and worth a stop is Modlareuth, a small village situated partly in Bavaria and partly in Thuringia. With the northern part in East Germany and the southern part in West Germany in 1966 a wall was erected splitting the village apart (like Berlin). Since 1989 the wall, together with towers, helicopter and vehicles, stand as an open air museum and tells the story about the village and its wall. Continue your drive through Bavaria to Bayreuth with its Baroque Opera House, considered the most beautifully preserved in Europe. Every summer Wagner’s operas are performed during the month-long Richard Wagner Festival. Continue on to Nuremberg where we have arranged your overnight stay. Here you will see the city’s unique mixture of modern with its almost thousand years of historical past. Life here is colorful all year round, with its green meadows on the banks of the River Pegnitz and its park containing one of Europe’s largest and most beautifully landscaped zoos. Worth a visit is the Courtroom where Nuremberg’s famous Wartime Trials took place from 1945-6. The city offers a large selection of bars, cafes and restaurants serving gourmet food to delicious local food to Turkish fast food. A great treat would be a visit to the opera or ballet at the State Theatre.

Tourist Class Hotel Victoria or similar

Day 5 | Nuremberg – Rothenburg – Munich
167.37 km*

From Nuremberg drive to Rothenburg, Germany’s best preserved walled town. Walk through the city’s two main market streets, crammed with picture-perfect houses, cafes and restaurants. Visit the Medieval Crime Museum to explore the unusual law enforcement techniques used by local rulers in medieval times. Before leaving Rothenberg try some of the city’s authentic food, the schneeballen which is egg dough fried and sprinkled with powdered sugar or covered with chocolate.

Continue on through Bavaria to Munich, where we have arranged your overnight stay. A city of museums, romantic castles and palaces, gardens and parks, the baroque Nymphenburg Palace with Park and Pavilions was the summer residence of Bavarian monarchs and houses several outstanding art collections. Among Munich’s many museums is the AltePinakothek – one of the oldest and most important galleries in the world with more than 800 European art masterpieces from the Middle Ages to the Rococo period. Munich has seven Michelin-starred restaurants, and many locally owned restaurants offering regional fare and of course Germany’s famous beer gardens.

Tourist Class Hotel Saint Paul or similar

Day 6 | Munich – Oberammergau – Stuttgart
366.93 km*

Today visit the village of Oberammergau, famous for its production of the Passion Play. First performed in 1634, as a result of a vow made by its inhabitants for God to spare them the bubonic plague then sweeping the region, it has been performed every 10th year ending with a zero. Oberammergau has a long tradition of woodcarving, and there are dozens of woodcarver shops with pieces ranging from religious subjects to toys. Many of the homes and buildings have frescoes of traditional Bavarian themes, fairy tales or religious scenes.

Tourist Class Ibis Styles Hotel or similar

Day 7 | Stuttgart – Heidelberg – Frankfurt
206 km*

From Stuttgart your drive takes you to Heidelberg, a jewel of German cities. Here you will find many places of interest. The best way to enjoy the old town is to simply wander around and see what you come upon, it doesn”t cover a particularly large area, so there”s no chance of you getting lost and you”ll find plenty of opportunities to pick up some souvenirs or stop for a coffee and some traditional local food.

Say your goodbyes to Heidelberg then travel to the 2,000-year-old city of Frankfurt, where we have arranged your overnight stay. The city has an appealing variety of historic buildings, and boasts a famous opera house, thriving theater district, scores of bars, cafes and restaurants. Frankfurt has much to offer and its open and hospitable atmosphere stems from its centuries-old role as a trading center. Enjoy the experience of traditional Frankfurt cuisine at one of the city’s many cozy cider bars and enjoy a glass of their traditional cider with small cheeses marinated in an onion sauce, or pork chops served with sauerkraut.

Tourist Class Hotel Adler or similar

Day 8 | Frankfurt – Hesse – North Rhine-Westphalia –Cologne
193.12 km*

Leave Frankfurt and drive through Hesse with its densely forested upland range of mountains to the main river that flows through the region of North Rhine-Westpahlia, the River Rhine. Although parts of the area is industrial with high-tech industries, North Rhine-Wesphalia offers much rural charm and natural beauty with densely wooded rolling hills, beautiful lakes, fields and pastures, sheltered small villages and picturesque historic towns. Further up the Rhine is Cologne, one of the oldest cities in Germany and where we have arranged your overnight stay. At the beginning of the 18th century Italian expatriate Johann Farina created a new fragrance and named it after his hometown Cologne – hence Eau de Cologne (Water of Cologne). As a major cultural center of the Rhineland Cologne has a vibrant arts scene with hundreds of galleries. Cologne is also famous for its Cathedral, begun in 1248 the construction of this Gothic masterpiece took place in stages and was not completed until 1880. The city is proud to be the home of one of Europe’s oldest universities, the University of Cologne.

Tourist Class Hotel Domstern or similar

Day 9 | Cologne – Bremen – Hamburg
444.18 km*

Your drive from Cologne to Hamburg first takes you to the port city of Bremen. Spend some time here and visit the Marktplatz which is dominated by the Town Hall. Today it hosts a restaurant with original décor and gigantic wine barrels and whose wine list boasts over 600 German wines. This 1,200 year old city has a unique quality with its wealth of restaurants, beer gardens, riverboats and antique markets.

Continue to Germany’s biggest harbor city, Hamburg, where we have arranged your overnight stay. It is also the greenest city in Germany with its parks, tree-lined canals, protected countryside and nature reserves. Its skyline is dominated by the pale green of its copper spires and domes, though but a few houses and churches are all that is left from before the last century. The Great Fire of 1842 was the main cause of this loss, followed by the bombing during World War II. The grand building of the unique Rathaus, the city hall supported by dozens of pillars, is worth a visit. End your day as you relax in one of the many beer halls, cafes and restaurants.

Tourist Class Fuerst Bismarck

Day 10 | Hamburg – Berlin
386.24 km*

From Hamburg return to Berlin and further explore this fascinating city, where we have arranged your overnight stay. Visit the Museum of Checkpoint Charlie where a section of the Berlin Wall, once the crossing point between East and West Germany, has been re-erected as a museum. Once notorious for its cabaret nightlife, Berliners now refer to their favorite cafes, restaurants or bars as Lokale. Here you can drink and mingle with Berlin’s artists, writers, students, business people and politicians and experience the warmth and chaos of these interesting places as people become embroiled in lively discussions of art or life. Try the fizzy local beer which is served with a shot of juice.

Tourist Class Kurfurst Hotel or similar or a Tourist Class Airport Hotel

Day 11 | Berlin
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Return Rental Car to the airport for your return flight home

No Of Pax2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax9 Pax
Adult in Twin/Double13801200110810541102106310901062
Adult in Triple13141134104298810369971024996
Child with bed in Triple 1117102797210209821008981
Child No Bed523433378426388414387


Greater Berlin, Saxony, Bavaria, Black Forest, Baden-Wurttemberg, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Hanseatic Area, Berlin, Dresden, Bayreuth, Munich, Nuremberg, Oberammergau, Rothenburg, Breitnau, Heidelberg, Frankfurt, Cologne, Bremen, Hamburg.

Your Tour Package Includes

10 Nights Hotel Accommodation as detailed in the Day by Day Itinerary as described below. Breakfast Daily, all Hotel Taxes and Service Charges. 11 Days Hertz CDMR Compact Manual Opel Astra or similar Including Unlimited Mileage, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), Theft Protection (TP) & Taxes. Maps, Information, and Detailed Directions to your Hotels. Emergency telephone numbers accessible 24/7 in the unlikely event you have a problem with a hotel or the Hertz rental car.

Entrance Tickets Included

  • The Jewish Museum
  • The Royal Palace
  • Medieval Crime Museum
  • Museum of Checkpoint Charlie

Vehicle Type

  • Upto 5 Pax: Citroen C4 or Similar
  • 6-7 Pax: Renault Espace or similar
  • 8-9 Pax: Renault Traffic or similar
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning

Not Included

Fuel and Parking Charges. Admissions to Attractions unless otherwise stated.

Terms & Conditions

The Terms and Conditions will form the contract between European Voyages and the person making/paying for the booking. No contract exists until European Voyages has received payment and issued its confirmation invoice. Rates are subject to currency fluctuation and Government taxes and may be changed without notice. Rates are guaranteed upon acceptance of full payment.

Payment with a credit card is required to make a reservation. If a booking is made 60 or more days before departure, a non-refundable deposit is payable by Visa or MasterCard. The remaining balance will be collected approximately eight weeks prior to departure. For reservations made less than 60 days before departure, full payment will be due when hotels are confirmed.

Tour Deposit

DurationPrice Per Person
5 to 7 DaysEURO 125.00
8 to 10 DaysEURO 150.00
11 to 13 DaysEURO 175.00
14 to 16 DaysEURO 200.00
17 to 20 DaysEURO 250
21 Days & OverEURO 300.00

Travel Insurance
We highly recommend the purchase of a Travel Insurance protection plan.

Notice of cancellation must be made by e-mail directly to the Company

DurationCharge Per Person
60+ DaysDeposit Only
59-45 Days25%
44-30 Days50%
29-22 Days75%
21 to Day of Departure100%

Once the booking is confirmed, changes incur the following amendment fees: 60 + days — €50 per person, 59 days to day of departure — changes are treated as a cancellation and rebooking and cancellation charges as above apply. It is not possible to make refunds after departure date for any services not used including but not limited to hotels, and car rental.

It is your responsibility to thoroughly check your documents upon receipt and to inform European Voyages immediately if there is an error so that it can be corrected prior to departure. If European Voyages is not advised accordingly no liability on its part will be accepted. Also, it is your responsibility to ensure that you take all of the travel documents sent to you, including but not limited to Hotel, and Car Vouchers, explorer kit, etc. If you do not have your documents you will be expected to pay for service and will not be reimbursed by European Voyages.

Changes by the Company
On occasion it may be necessary to amend certain arrangements of your holiday, which we reserve the right to do at any time. If a major change occurs we will inform you as soon as possible. Major change is one that involves a change in location or offering a lower category hotel. In these instances we will offer an alternative subject to your acceptance and if the hotel originally booked is of a superior category and is substituted with a standard category, we will issue a refund to you Upon acceptance of the change no further claims for compensation or additional expenses will be accepted. In no case we will pay compensation or accept liability if change is due to force majeure; risk/threat of war; industrial disputes; riot; civil strife; terrorist activity; natural/nuclear disasters; fire or adverse weather conditions; technical problems to transport; closure or congestion of airports or ports; cancellations or changes of scheduled airlines and similar events beyond our control.

Driving Licenses
Renters must present a valid driving license, an International Driving Permit is strongly recommended. This is required for translation purposes to confirm the validity of the driver’s license for the safety of our renters and for Hertz. Note: A current valid foreign driving license must always be presented at the rental counter.

Travel Documents/Proof of Citizenship
It is your responsibility to be in possession of a valid machine readable passport and/or visa if required.

European Voyages strives to ensure accuracy of descriptions and information, however we are not able to control all holiday components and advertised facilities may bed withdrawn or changed. We cannot accept liability for loss of an advertised facility or withdrawal of free or discounted offers. Such offers are add value and are non-refundable if not provided or used. Prices specified herein do not reflect Value Added offers unless noted otherwise.

Responsibility and Limitations of Liability
European Voyages as the operator, is solely responsible for selecting the suppliers that provide the component parts (e.g. hotel accommodations, transfers, and car rental firms) for the vacations described on this website. These suppliers are independent contractors. European Voyages does not own, control, operate, nor is it an agent for any suppliers furnishing tour component parts, and therefore in the absence of its negligence, European Voyages cannot be held liable for loss or damage to property or injury to person, caused by reason of any act or omission, intentional negligence or otherwise by such third party supplier. European Voyages makes no implied or expressed warranties in the offering of any tour described on this website. European Voyages reserves the right to cancel or alter any itinerary at its sole discretion. The information and rates are accurate at the time of posting and are subject to change without notice.

By making final payment for any of the vacations, customer acknowledges and agrees to all of the terms and conditions, in particular, to the limitations of liability set forth above.

Should you or any member of your party suffer illness, personal injury or death through any misadventure arising out of an activity which does not form part of your holiday arrangements, we shall offer assistance such as we are able. Such assistance shall take the form of guidance and advice only without accepting any liability whatsoever.

Hotel Accommodation
European Voyages reserves the right to substitute alternative hotels to those featured, provided they are of comparable category or better. All properties are contracted on a ‘Run of House’ basis, which means you have a standard room from any part of the property unless otherwise advertised. Special accommodation requests, such as adjoining rooms, or twin beds are subject to the hotel availability and cannot be guaranteed. We cannot accept any booking that is conditional upon special requests being met.

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