Join our extension to Munich, and immerse yourself in the gem of Bavaria. An included tour introduces you to highlights like the Marienplatz, the city’s grand central square lined with historic buildings, and during time at leisure, you’ll be able to discover Munich’s many palaces, churches, and museums. Perhaps you’ll even join your fellow travelers at a beer garden for another taste—literally—of Munich’s rich culture.
- It's Included:
- Accommodations: for 3 nights at the First-Class Sheraton Munich Arabellapark Hotel or similar
- 3 meals: 3 breakfasts
- Included tour: Munich
- Exclusive services of an experienced Grand Circle Program Director
- All transfers
Fly from one of several U.S. gateway cities to Munich, Germany.
Upon arrival in Munich, you’ll be met at the airport by a Grand Circle representative and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy an orientation walk of the hotel’s neighborhood, and then get to know your fellow travelers this evening over a Welcome Drink.
After breakfast this morning, set off on a city tour of Munich. Take in sites like Nymphenburg Palace, home of the Duke of Bavaria, and the Marienplatz, Munich’s central square. Here, you’ll see the world-famous Glockenspiel, an elaborate clock mounted on the front of Munich’s town hall.
Then spend an afternoon at leisure. Continue to explore the Marienplatz, and break for a taste of Bavaria in one of the nearby beer gardens. You may also want to take a look at the German Museum, which boasts the world’s biggest collection of science and technology exhibits.
Enjoy time at leisure in Munich today. Perhaps you’ll tour onion-domed Frauenkirche, (Cathedral of Our Blessed Lady), or visit the magnificent Residenz filled with grand furnishings, beautiful oil paintings, and intricate tapestries.
Or join an optional excursion to Neuschwanstein, the magnificent, hilltop castle commissioned by King Ludwig II. As you approach the gleaming white castle by horse-drawn carriage, you might feel like you’ve stepped into a fairy tale. Return to Munich this afternoon via the charming village of Oberammergau, which is famous for its Passion Play. Here, you can stretch your legs while taking in views of the Alps.
Transfer by motorcoach to the Czech-Bohemian city of Pilsen, where you’ll enjoy an informative stroll with your Program Director and lunch on your own. Then continue to Prague, where you’ll meet up with travelers on the main trip.