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<p>Embark on a spectacular journey, where quaint villages, fairytale castles, and metropolitan cities exhibit the eclectic country of Germany. Shatter perceptions as a diverse and modern nation intertwines with natural opulence full of relics from eras past. From its world-famous beer to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a custom Zicasso itinerary to Germany offers a vacation to be remembered.</p>

Embark on a spectacular journey, where quaint villages, fairytale castles, and...

Embark on a spectacular journey, where quaint villages, fairytale castles, and metropolitan cities exhibit the eclectic country of Germany. Shatter perceptions as a diverse and modern nation intertwines with natural opulence full of relics from eras past. From its world-famous beer to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a custom Zicasso itinerary to Germany offers a vacation to be remembered.

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Berlin Brandenburg gate at night, Germany
Best of Germany Tour: Berlin, Munich, Neuschwanstein, and More

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,675

Beneath Germany's facade of efficiency is a land of originality and charm. Medieval towns are wrapped around forests with fairytale castles surrounded by villages doused in tradition. Across this proud land, you'll discover a crossroads of ideas and styles, every destination revelling in its individuality. Step behind the stereotypes on this 12-day luxury tour to experience the best of Germany and you will find a country proud of its quirks and surrealist design.

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Christmas market in Frankfurt, Germany
7-Day Germany Christmas Market Tour: Frankfurt to Munich

7 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,195

Enjoy a winter wonderland filled with charming towns, Christmas markets that evoke childhood memories, and cultural discoveries with our 7-day Germany Christmas market tour. Visit picturesque towns and charming villages, and capture the romance of Germany’s key cities, such as Heidelberg and Munich, along cobbled streets and within English Garden. Visit iconic Christmas markets that illuminate the talents of local creatives, enjoy festive cheer, and uncover the history of Christmas tradition when visiting one of the oldest Christmas markets: Nuremberg’s Christkindlesmarkt. Savor candy and gluhwein, and revel in the beauty of these German destinations at Christmas time.

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Couple walking across a bridge in Bamberg, Germany.
Germany Encapsulated: Immersive Tour through Berlin, Saxony, and Bavaria

16 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $12,475

Rich in history and cultural heritage, Germany is a country of diverse adventures that will be yours to enjoy on this 16-day tour of Berlin and the Bavarian region. From the German capital to the rolling foothills of Bavaria, you can experience incredible guided trips to ensure that you fully experience this stunning and surreal landscape.

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Kriebstein castle near the town of Waldheim in the German state of Saxony
Medieval Tour of German Castles

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,455

Medieval Germany isn't just a slice of history. It's alive, breathing an evocative atmosphere into cobbled villages and castles that cling to cliffs. On this unique two-week tour you will journey into its heart and soul, stay in castles and immerse yourself in the untouched charms of bygone centuries. From the royal fortresses of emperors to the fairytale icons of the Alps, discover all the glamor and allure of the medieval era, traveling in style across Germany.

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Historic town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber in the Bavaria region of Germany.
The Grand Germany Beer Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,895

The history of beer can be traced to a small corner of Europe, and that is exactly where this 10-day Germany Beer tour leads. Taste your way through breweries and beer gardens with brewmasters and expert guides that can lead the way. Indulge in the original pilsner, Kulmach’s wheat beers, Bamberg’s craft diversity, Cologne’s Kölsch, and Munich’s original beer halls during your buzz-filled ten days in Germany.

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View of the famous Neuschwanstein Castle, Fussen, Germany
Unique 10-Day Family Tour of Germany

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,895

This ten-day Germany itinerary is expertly designed for families and offers a blend of experiences for all ages. It is the perfect slow-paced trip through Germany, mixing fairytale castles and children’s attractions with laid-back towns and history. Immerse yourself in the charm and create your own story in a part of Germany that remains mostly frozen in time.

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Rheinstein castle in the Rhine Valley in Germany.

Indulge in a 9-day journey across Germany that has handcrafted for couples. Bask in the Rhine Valley, explore the Romantic Road, uncover Bavaria’s castles on after-hours tours, and feast on Munich’s delights. Focused on Germany’s most amorous locations, this is a luxurious itinerary that combines beautiful sights with plenty of seclusion. You can expect to enjoy all the space and solitude to celebrate together.

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History of WWII Germany Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $7,795

Discover the resounding effects of contemporary history during this 10-day World War II Germany Tour. Trace the rise of the Nazi Party to the fall of the Berlin Wall with specialist guides who inform how the Cold War is indelibly linked to the Second World War. From Berlin to Potsdam and Nuremberg to Munich, witness small monuments that represent powerful actions and once-grand structures that have been reduced to rubble. Whether learning about the Beer Hall Putsch or rejuvenating with a day in Salzburg, this historically based Germany tour will allow you to see first-hand the impact of World War II and the Cold War.

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Nymphenburg Palace in  Munich's western district Neuhausen-Nymphenburg, Bavaria, Germany
Southern Germany Tour: Beauty, Fairy Tales & Romance

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,675

Southern Germany is a land of fables and fairy tales, a place where poetic sonnets echo through sublime landscapes and medieval heritage. This romantic tour follows its cobblestone trail as it winds through the alpine beauty to the quaint charms of yesteryear. From Munich, journey through the Alps and the Black Forest to explore the spa towns, iconic castles, pristine lakes, and the romantic attractions of the country on a trip handcrafted just for two.

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View of famous Gendarmenmarkt square with Berlin Concert Hall and German Cathedral
Grandeur of Germany Tour: Historical and Cultural Immersion

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,000

Immerse yourself in an evocative and ever-changing past on the ultimate 11-day tour of Germany’s history. From Hitler’s Bunker to Hamburg’s port and from Ludwig II’s castle to medieval enchantment, discover fabulous stories with local guides and look beyond the tourist trail. This adventure includes medieval Regensburg, Baroque Dresden, the best of Berlin and Bavaria, plus two nights in Hamburg.

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Parish Church of St. Peter surrounded by local homes and vineyards Bacharach, Germany during sunset.
Enchanting Highlights of Southern Germany Tour

13 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,065

Immerse yourself in tradition on this beautiful 12-day vacation across Southern Germany, including all the country’s key highlights. From Black Forest allure to the Bavarian Alps and Ludwig’s castle, this is a luxury itinerary that spans an incredible range of landscapes and cities. Step back in time, explore otherworldly destinations, and get to know the real Germany.

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Night view of the Cologne Cathedral and the Hohenzollern bridge with the Rhine river in Germany.
Best of Northern Germany’s Tales and Treasures Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,895

Immerse yourself in history and culture on a luxurious 10-day journey of the best of Northern Germany. By traveling to all the key old cities and iconic sites, you will discover diverse highlights and get your full dose of Northern Germany from west to east. Including Berlin, Saxony, Dusseldorf breweries, and musical Bremen, these ten days will douse you in the region’s tales and treasures.

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Christmas in Germany: Picturesque Villages and Enchanting Castles

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,095

Germany is a reliable destination full of warm hospitality, and this 10-day tour of Frankfurt and Bavaria has been designed to immerse you in the country's many famous Christmas markets and welcoming culture. With the smell of mulled wine and pine shavings being your constant companion, you will experience a holiday like never before as you explore each destination and their distinctive take on the holiday season.

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Germany Tour of a Lifetime: Passion Play

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,260

The Oberammergau Passion Play is a once-in-a-decade experience and is yours to enjoy with this 9-day itinerary.  From Munich to Heidelberg, Oberammergau to Rothenburg, bask in the natural beauty of the Rhine Valley as your customizable tour will immerse you in fairytale towns, captivating scenery, and stunning castles.

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Germany for Couples Tour: A Luxurious Journey Through a Romantic Route

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,455

Romance for two can come in several forms; Germany's backcountry envelops you in the enchantment from centuries past with its cobblestone medieval streets, horse-drawn carriages and fairytale castles. The country's cities then provide a vibrant treasure chest of exquisite attractions, all while celebrating the opulence of culture and heritage. This couple's itinerary blends the two realms, offering two weeks that captures the heart of Germany.

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Perfect Seniors Tour of Germany: Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and More

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,675

From Berlin’s history to fairytale castles and from Black Forest spas to glamorous Hamburg, this 12-day Germany tour for seniors has been handcrafted to provide luxury and laid-back charm. Gasp at ancient wonders, immerse yourself in medieval settings, and uncover the secrets of major cities. Over 12 days, you will discover the entire country, from past to present and from east to west.

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Discovering the Heart of the Black Forest Tour

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,115

Mystique envelops the Black Forest, a region of surreal villages, sublime landscapes, and the soft charms of rural Germany. Surprise inhabits all of the corners, from Michelin-starred restaurants in tiny towns to medieval cities that gaze out onto the misty green forest. With this unique 8-day luxury tour, traverse the High Route, heading through the forest to indulge in historical spa towns, idyllic village life, and the cobblestone treasures of yesteryear.

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12 Michelin Stars in Seven Days: Journey to Germany’s Unexpected Culinary Center

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,115

Discard the schnitzel and ditch the bratwurst as Zicasso forges an edible journey to the world’s most exciting culinary center - the Black Forest. With 12 Michelin Star dining blending aromatic opulence and creative finesse, TV-star chefs with meticulous technique, and tantalizing five-course menus, Germany is now positioned on the culinary map. Complemented by five-star luxury accommodations throughout, and three enchanting Christmas destinations to explore, this gastronomic tour beckons to indulge on the most inimitable of experiences Germany has to offer.

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UNESCO World Heritage Tour of Germany

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,895

Overflowing with surprise, Germany's ancient land reveals inspirations that would change the world. Medieval castles, historic churches, artistic movements, steel barons, regal palaces and more, the country's World Heritage sites provide a narrative on our planet's development, compelling and confounding as they sweep across the centuries. This unique 10-day tour explores 11 of the country's most resonant UNESCO sites, each an unmistakable piece of world history.

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Rhine & Wine Tour: Exploring Hidden Vineyards, Charming Villages, Medieval Castles

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,115

Old-world mystique cascades across the Middle Rhine as vineyards roll beneath fabulous castles, and half-timbered taverns reveal medieval charms. Germany's most scenic region is also its most sensual, a realm of sublime aesthetics and subtle smells, captivating in its revelation of bygone centuries. This 8-day tour follows the great river, unraveling the vineyards and the surprises.

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A Luxury Fairy Tale Tour of Germany

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,895

There is a kingdom where fairy tales exist, and it’s a magical land where Sleeping Beauty slept, and the dwarfs surrounded Snow White. Journey through the world of the Brothers Grimm, where fictional tales are created from the realm of the real. Rapunzel's hair flicked over a castle wall, the tales of the Pied Piper, and surreal medieval villages of knightly stories. The relics of the brothers and fables of their characters blur into reality with this unique 10-day tour that immerses you in the fairytale route of Germany.

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Connecting Regal Treasures: Berlin, Prague & Vienna Tour

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,291

The wall separating East and West Berlin once encapsulated division. The Soviet bloc hid the charming streets of Prague. The imperial majesty of Vienna continued to inspire locals and visitors for more than 600 years. Your custom-tailored tour of Berlin, Prague, and Vienna takes you through the heart of Europe, following the glorious battles and tumultuous times filling Central Europe’s history. Each city maintains a tenacity and vivaciousness that will charm you, cast in palaces, gardens, castles, and enchanting labyrinthine streets. You will find the paths of Austria, Germany, and the Czech Republic to be uniquely their own, yet undeniably intertwined.

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Oktoberfest Germany Tour: Munich and Landshut

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,115

Oktoberfest is the world’s largest and best-known beer festival and with more than 200 years of tradition, you’d better believe it’s worth experiencing. Get your fill of Bavarian history, culture and celebrations on an eight-day tour that’ll include city and castle tours, traditional costume shopping expeditions, Bavarian cooking classes, brewery tours and a visit to the festival itself.

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Beacons of Central Europe: Prague, Nuremberg, Berlin Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,025

Central Europe is imbued with stunning history, landscapes, and legends, and this 10-day tour of the Czech Republic and Germany has been handcrafted to immerse you in all of it. As you make your way from Prague to Nuremberg and Berlin, you will enjoy a blend of leisure and guided explorations that will ensure a relaxing and adventurous exploration of each region.

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Custom Germany Tours In 3 Simple Steps

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Travel Tips for Your Germany Trip
When is the best time to visit Germany?

The best time to visit Germany is during the spring, summer, and fall months between March and October.

Late spring in May brings blooming flowers, budding trees, and festival season across Germany, while summer in July and August is ideal for outdoor activities. Early fall in September and October still offers pleasant weather and the start of wine harvests, Oktoberfest in Munich, and smaller crowds.

While these seasons are the best times to travel, Germany is a year-round destination, and winter is an excellent option. November through February brings snow in the Alps, and Germany comes alive with charming Christmas markets.

Depending on your interests, preferences, and availability, we can help you find the right time to go. Explore our guide on the best time to visit Germany for more ideas and advice.

Where should I visit in Germany?

Germany is filled with captivating destinations that offer a delightful blend of history, culture, natural beauty, and modern charms. When planning your tour of Germany, be sure to consider these best places to visit:

  • Berlin: Germany's capital city is known for its vibrant arts scene, colorful street art, lively nightlife, and historical landmarks like the iconic Brandenburg Gate.
  • Munich: Munich mixes old-world charm with modern flair. Marvel at grand Baroque palaces and churches, sip German beers at lively beer halls, and enjoy the stunning Alpine views.
  • Rhine Valley: Cruise along the Rhine River through the vineyard-clad hills and past medieval castles of the enchanting Rhine Valley. Relish wine tasting in charming towns like Rüdesheim and admire the sweeping panoramas.
What should I do in Germany?

With its rich history, diverse landscapes, and cosmopolitan cities, be sure to add these top things to do in Germany to your travel itinerary:

  • Explore German culture on walking tours of historic neighborhoods in bustling cities
  • Tour Germany's charming towns and countryside, enjoying mountain vistas and picturesque villages
  • Visit the storybook castles and former royal palaces
  • Cruise down the Rhine River through the vineyard-blanketed hills
  • Taste traditional German wine and cuisine on wine-tasting and food tours
What should I see in Germany?

From fairytale castles to vibrant urban art, Germany offers diverse scenery and landmarks for you to marvel at. Don't miss seeing these top sights on your trip to Germany:

  • Brandenburg Gate, Berlin
  • Berlin Wall Memorial, Berlin
  • Neuschwanstein Castle, Schwangau
  • Cologne Cathedral, Cologne
  • Marienplatz, Munich
  • Speicherstadt, Hamburg
What is Germany known for?

Germany is known for its history, fascinating culture, and natural beauty. Tours of Germany reveal the country’s significant contributions to art, classical music, literature, philosophy, and technology over the centuries. Travelers can also learn about Germany’s turbulent history through remnants and memorials of its difficult past, including the Berlin Wall and Holocaust Memorial.

How many castles are in Germany?

With its long history and varied landscapes, Germany is home to over 20,000 castles dating from medieval times to the 19th century. When exploring Germany, be sure to visit some of these most famous and breathtaking castles:

  • Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Nuremberg Castle
  • Heidelberg Castle
  • Mespelbrunn Water Castle
  • Rheinstein Castle
  • Hohenzollern Castle
  • Lichtenstein Castle
  • Burg Eltz
What should I do in Berlin?

As Germany's capital and largest city, Berlin offers seemingly endless activities for visitors. Here are some of the top things to do in Berlin when exploring the city’s best places to visit:

  • See the iconic Brandenburg Gate and stroll down Unter den Linden, the historic boulevard lined with landmarks
  • Tour the moving Holocaust Memorial and other powerful WWII-related sites like the Berlin Wall Memorial and Checkpoint Charlie
  • Wander through trendy neighborhoods like Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain to admire colorful street art
  • Visit world-class museums like the Pergamon and the Neues
  • Relax at a beer garden and sample German beers, brats, and pretzels
What should I do in Munich?

The German capital of Bavaria, Munich, blends local traditions with contemporary flair. Be sure to consider these top activities when visiting Munich’s best places on tours in Germany:

  • Tour the grand palaces and museums of Museum Island in the city center
  • Stroll through Marienplatz to marvel at the soaring Gothic New Town Hall and lively open-air market
  • Indulge in delicious sausages, pretzels, pastries, and beers in a typical beer hall
  • Take a day trip to the fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Experience the local arts and culture like opera, theater, and classical concerts
  • Join locals for the iconic Oktoberfest, a beloved annual beer festival
What are your most popular Germany itineraries?

Combining stays in vibrant cities with tours of fairytale castles and stunning landscapes, the best Germany itinerary will provide you with the quintessential German experience. Discover the complex history, sample flavorful foods and beers, and admire storybook scenery as you customize any of our top Germany itineraries below to your liking:

Enjoy an in-depth look at Germany's diversity on our Germany Encapsulated: Immersive Tour through Berlin, Saxony, and Bavaria, hitting the highlights of Berlin, Saxony, and Bavaria, from modern cities to storybook towns.

What else should I know about how to plan a trip to Germany?

Explore more information in our frequently asked questions about planning a trip to Germany and inspiration in our Germany travel guide.

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