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Germany Tours

Germany tours are an incredible adventure that allow you to experience the vibrant heart of Central Europe. Sharing borders with two seas and a whopping 7 different countries, Germany has long been a soul-stirring destination of unmatched history, breathtaking scenery, and eclectic city life. Centres like Berlin offer world-class museums, galleries and restaurants. Charming river valleys and eerie-quiet forests give way to the majestic Alps, making Germany a must-see destination for city dwellers and outdoor adventurers alike. Whether you’re strolling between half-timbered houses with a pint, taking sobering walks through museums, or high on a mountaintop, Germany tours are the best way to explore a world class travel destination.

Taking a Trip to Germany

Taking a trip to Germany will undoubtedly be the adventure of a lifetime, as you’ll be able to experience the complex history, rich culture, and beautifully scenic landscapes on offer there. With so much to see, taking a self-guided or guided tour through Germany can help create an itinerary that won’t leave you wanting a thing. Whether you’re interested in strolling through miles of wine country, climbing rugged mountains in Bavaria, or exploring your way through historic cities, booking a tour is a great way to elevate your experience when taking a trip to Germany. Herzlich willkommen!

When is the Best Time to Visit Germany?

The best time to visit Germany is fairly subjective, as it depends largely on what you want to accomplish during your trip; however, most travelers consider the summer months to be the best time to visit Germany. During this period weather is warmest and allows the most opportunities for outdoor activities like hiking, biking, sightseeing, and cultural festivals that take place outdoors.

For those who prefer cooler weather - and avoiding the crowds and high prices that come with the summer travel season - the shoulder seasons of spring and autumn are the best time to visit Germany, while winter is a great time if you want to experience the country’s Christmas markets and ski hills.

Germany Map

Germany is a large country that is home to a number of diverse regions, so it can be a bit difficult to visualize if you aren’t familiar with its geographic layout. Luckily for you, we’ve put together this simple Germany map to provide an overview during the planning phase of your trip. Hopefully it helps!

Types of Tours in Germany

As a vast country with a variety of different landscapes, it only makes sense that Germany presents plenty of opportunities when it comes to adventure tours. Check out these different types of tours in Germany to discover your next spectacular adventure!

Bike Tours in Germany

Cycling is a popular pastime in Germany, so it is no wonder that there are plenty of opportunities to explore the country by bike! From road biking in the Rhineland to mountain biking in the Harz Mountains of Saxony, there is no shortage of incredible adventure on tap with these exciting bike tours in Germany.

Walking Tours in Germany

For those who want to slow things down to experience the cities and rural regions of Germany on foot, there are plenty of amazing walking tours in Germany on offer. Discover vineyards, medieval city streets, and dramatic mountain terrain on these spectacular walking tours in Germany.

Cultural Tours in Germany

Germany is a fascinating country with a long and complex history that has been influenced by a number of different cultures. From intricate architecture to delicious food and an impressive arts scene, those who want to experience a world of culture can do so on these cultural tours in Germany.

Where to Travel in Germany

When it comes to the question of where to travel in Germany, it can be a bit difficult to decide with all of the amazing options on offer. Here are a few different regions that you should consider when thinking about where to travel in Germany:

Tours in Northern Germany

Tours in Northern Germany are a fantastic adventure for those who want to spend time along the shores of the Baltic Sea or explore the historic cities of Hamburg and Bremen. Whether you choose to spend time in Pomerania, Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony, or all three, there are plenty of amazing adventures that await on tours in Northern Germany.

Tours in Central Germany

Taking up a bulk of the country’s landscape, Central Germany is home to a number of great cultural centers - like Berlin, Frankfurt, and Dresden - as well as some incredible outdoor destinations like the Harz Mountains of Saxony. If you want to experience the rich culture and natural beauty of this region, be sure to check out these amazing tours in Central Germany.

Tours in Southern Germany

Bordering France, Luxemburg, Switzerland, Austria, and the Czech Republic, Southern Germany is a fascinating cultural center that is often first to mind when people think of Germany. From the stunning alpine terrain of Bavaria to the Black Forest of Baden-Würtemberg, there are some pretty incredible landscapes to explore on tours in Southern Germany.

Tours in Bavaria

As mentioned above, the culture of Southern Germany - and Bavaria in particular - are generally what people first think of when Germany comes to mind. And while there is certainly more diversity throughout the country, there is no denying that Bavaria is a special place with a fascinating culture, delicious food, great beer, and breathtaking landscapes. Check out these awesome tours in Bavaria to discover your next adventure in Germany.

Tours in Saxony

Tours in Saxony are a fantastic option to explore if you want to enjoy some time outdoors. Featuring the rocky and dramatic terrain of mountain ranges like the Ore and Harz, as well as beautiful sandstone valleys, the winding Elbe River, and vast forests, there is so much to do and see in this stunning region. Whether you plan to explore the outdoors or meander the streets of cities like Dresden or Leipzig, you will have no shortage of adventures on tours in Saxony.

Frequently Asked Questions About Germany

What is the best way to tour Germany?

The best way to tour Germany is public transportation, with trains and buses being fast, reliable, and cost effective options.

How many days do you need to see Germany?

Depending on exactly what you would like to do, an itinerary of 7 to 10 days should be enough for a visit to Germany, although we would always recommend longer!

Which part of Germany should I visit?

Germany is home to a number of beautiful regions and fascinating cities. Anyone looking to explore the outdoors should visit the Rhine Valley, Black Forest, or Bavarian Alps, while those who enjoy culture should head to large cities like Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt, or Munich.

What currency is used in Germany?

As a member nation of the European Union, the currency of Germany is the Euro.

Is Germany friendly to tourists?

Germany and its inhabitants are very friendly to tourists, and many Germans are more than happy to share their culture, customs, and traditions.

Germany Tour Highlights

Bavarian Alps

Located in southeast Germany, the Bavarian Alps are a stunning region characterized by snow-capped peaks, peaceful alpine valleys, and serene lakes. Due to the mountainous terrain found there, the Bavarian Alps are a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, mainly hikers, bikers, and skiers. In addition to the region’s popularity as an outdoor destination, it is also known for its charming villages and the impressive Neuschwanstein Castle, making the Bavarian Alps a great region to visit if you are looking for some culture and history.

Rhine Valley

Situated in the western part of Germany, the Rhine Valley is a beautifully scenic region that is well known for its historic towns, castles, and vineyards. The region takes its name from the Rhine River, which flows from the Swiss Border to the North Sea, making it a popular place for boat tours. For anyone looking to experience a combination of history, natural beauty, culture, and wine, the Rhine Valley is the perfect destination to explore in Germany.

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Malerweg from Pirna to Bad Schandau Trek

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The 6-day Malerweg from Pirna to Bad Schandau Trek takes you on a gorgeous journey through the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. The most famous walking route in Saxony, the Malerweg Trail reveals mystical rock formations, craggy cliffs, table mountains, waterfalls, and caves.

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Malerweg from Bad Schandau to Pirna Trek

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From US $575
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One of Germany’s most famous hiking routes, the Malerweg Trail reveals the stunning landscapes of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. With 60km to cover and a great mix of peaks and valleys, the Malerweg from Bad Schandau to Pirna Trek is a delightful 6-day journey through Saxony. Enjoy the sky-high views from the top of Großer Winterberg and the Pfaffenstein Massif, visit the impregnable Königstein Fortress, and end each day soaking in the thermal baths in charming spa towns along the Elbe River. Enjoy the beautiful scenery that inspired Swiss artists and poets to call this route “The Painter’s Path.”

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Open details for Dresden to Wittenberg Biking Tour

Dresden to Wittenberg Biking Tour

7 days
From US $650
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From the royal opulence of Dresden to the historic town of Lutherstadt Wittenberg, the 7-day Dresden to Wittenberg Biking Tour is a journey of discovery. Following the Elbe Cycle Path, you’ll pedal through Saxon wine country, stopping at vineyards, wineries and charming villages along the Elbe River. There are castles and cathedrals in Meissen and Torgau to explore, and in the colourful town of Lutherstadt Wittenberg, you’ll see where Germany’s Reformation movement was born.

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Open details for Cycling and Walking Tour of Dresden

Cycling and Walking Tour of Dresden

7 days
From US $675
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The beautiful Baroque city of Dresden is calling! The -day Cycling and Walking Tour of Dresden combines three full days of biking with three days of fun exploration in and around the city. You’ll explore Dresden by bus and railway, take a scenic river cruise on an old-fashioned paddle steamer, and even explore further by train.

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Cycle Holland, Belgium, and Germany

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Discover the Green Heart of Western Europe on the 8-day self-guided Cycle Holland, Belgium, and Germany tour.

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Dresden to Dessau by Bike

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From US $750
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The journey from Dresden to Dessau by bike shows off the hidden gems of the gorgeous Saxon countryside. This 8-day self-guided biking adventure starts with the opulent palaces and cathedrals of Dresden, winds its way along the peaceful Elbe River, and stops at historic towns and quaint villages along the path. You’ll marvel at impressive castles in Meissen and Torgau, sample wine at local vineyards, and visit the colourful old town of Wittenberg. Ride all the way to Dessau, home to the renowned Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Worlitz.

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Harz Witches Trail Eastern Section

Germany
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7 days
From US $750
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The mystic forests of the Harz Mountains are home to Central Germany’s award-winning “Witches Trail,” with more than 100km of footpaths that wind through valleys, rivers, and gorges.

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Open details for 8-Day Vennbahn Rail Trail Cycling Tour

8-Day Vennbahn Rail Trail Cycling Tour

8 days
From US $775
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Discover a cyclist’s paradise on one of Europe’s longest and most scenic bike baths on the 8-Day Vennbahn Rail Trail Cycling Tour, which spans Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, and Luxembourg.

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Open details for Dresden to Magdeburg Biking Tour

Dresden to Magdeburg Biking Tour

8 days
From US $795
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From the palatial opulence of Dresden to the quiet rolling vineyards that dot the Elbe River, the Dresden to Magdeburg Biking Tour reveals Saxony’s natural beauty, historic landmarks and charming small towns. During your journey, you’ll make stops in Meissen, Torgau and Lutherstadt Wittenberg, exploring the famed Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Worlitz in Dessau. Complete your 8-day biking adventure in Magdeburg, which is known for its impressive cathedral and monastery.

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Harz Witches Trail Hiking Tour

Germany
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8 days
From US $795
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Embark on an 8-day hiking adventure across the entire length of the Witches Trail, one of the most famous hiking routes in Germany. The Complete Witches Trail Hiking Tour takes you on a journey of more than 100km over scenic footpaths through the lush valleys, rivers, and gorges of the Harz Mountains.

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Malerweg Trail in a Week Tour

Germany
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8 days
From US $795
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For those who crave a physical challenge, the Malerweg Trail in a Week Tour is a 115km journey through the undulating landscapes of Saxony. Each day truly makes you go the distance, covering up to 22km at a time.

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Open details for Prague to Dresden on the Elbe Cycle Path

Prague to Dresden on the Elbe Cycle Path

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The Prague to Dresden on the Elbe Cycle Path takes you on a 215km journey from the golden capital of the Czech Republic to the heart of German Saxony. Starting in Prague, cycle through rural Czech Republic countryside following the Elbe River, past wineries, charming small towns, and hilltop castles.

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Elbe Sandstone Mountains Circular Walking Tour

Germany
Walking
Self-Guided
8 days
From US $895
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Tucked away in the rugged landscape of southeast Germany, the Elbe Sandstone Mountains are a treasure trove of hiking routes through sandstone cliffs, waterfalls, deep valleys, and table mountains. The 8-day Elbe Sandstone Mountains Circular Walking Tour reveals the stunning scenery of ‘Saxon Switzerland’ with natural and historic sites like the incredible rock formations at Bastei Bridge and the Barbarine pinnacle, and the impressive Königstein Fortress. A hiker’s paradise!

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Open details for Dresden to Berlin Cycling Tour

Dresden to Berlin Cycling Tour

8 days
From US $925
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With super cool cities, quaint small towns, riverside bike routes and an endless supply of natural beauty, the Dresden to Berlin Cycling Tour has it all! Start your journey in dreamy Dresden and follow the Elbe River through the peaceful countryside, where sleepy villages and wineries greet you. Stop to explore the historic towns of Torgau and Wittenberg. Find impressive castles and churches to explore, hot springs to soak in, and the incredible Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam to admire. Then, end your ride in the magnetic capital city of Berlin, the beating heart of Germany.

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Magdeburg to Hamburg Cycling Tour

8 days
From US $925
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From countryside to city, the Magdeburg to Hamburg Cycling Tour offers the perfect combination of nature, history, and culture. It’s the perfect way to explore Saxony, from the picturesque countryside to the bustling cities.

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Open details for Meuse Route and Vennbahn Rail Trail Cycling Tour

Meuse Route and Vennbahn Rail Trail Cycling Tour

10 days
From US $950
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Discover five spectacular European countries on the 8-day self-guided Meuse Route and Vennbahn Rail Trail Cycling Tour, which spans the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Germany, and Luxembourg.

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Open details for Hamburg to Dresden in a Week by Bike Tour

Hamburg to Dresden in a Week by Bike Tour

8 days
From US $975
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Discover the myriad of sights along the Elbe Cycle Path, a biking route along the beautiful Elbe River that meanders through modern cities and rolling countryside. The Hamburg to Dresden in a Week by Bike Tour is great for long-distance cyclists who enjoy covering 100km or more per day.

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Open details for Malerweg Complete Trail Hike

Malerweg Complete Trail Hike

Germany
Walking
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10 days
From US $995
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Walk in the footsteps of the inspired Swiss artists who gave this scenic route the name ‘The Painter’s Path’ on this stella hiking tour! With striking rock formations, stone arches, caves, and thundering waterfalls, the Malerweg Complete Trail Hike reveals 112km of unbelievable natural beauty.

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Open details for Biking Frankfurt to Usedom Island

Biking Frankfurt to Usedom Island

8 days
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Germany’s Oder-Neisse Cycle Route winds its way along the rivers that run between Germany and Poland, surrounded by forests, pastures and farmland. The Cycling Frankfurt an der Oder to Usedom Island Tour is a self-guided journey through this idyllic countryside, stopping in quaint small towns along the way to the Baltic Sea in the north.

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Open details for Munich to Venice Road Biking Tour

Munich to Venice Road Biking Tour

Austria
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9 days
From US $1,125
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This road biking adventure is a self-guided exploration of the incredible roads that wind through the Alps in Germany, Austria, and Italy. You’ll love riding the exciting mountain passes as you take in the amazing views of the legendary Dolomites!

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