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Coach Trips to Germany 2024

Coach Holidays to Germany

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Coach trips to Germany

Language: German
Currency:  Euro
Time Zone: GMT+1/UTC
Tipping: Service and VAT is included in prices in restaurants and bars in Germany. However it is typical to round up the amount, usually by adding 5-10% and ensuring the amount ends in a full euro.

Germany - an Introduction

DresdenLocated in the middle of Europe and home to over 80 million people, you cannot fail to be mesmorised when you take coach trips to Germany. There are very few countries in the world that has had such an impact as Germany has from its historical legacy that borders between the horrific and great to the mightiness of its innovation. You'll discover on your tour that Germany bought to the rest of the world the car, aspirin and MP3 technology. This magnificent country is also the birthplace of many famous people including Martin Luther, Albert Einstein, Beethoven and the Grimm Brothers, as you walk around Germany you will see reminders of this.

Germany is always a popular destination for visitors and its scenery is one of the highlights. Admire the awesome jagged peaks of the Bavarian Alps before coming across quaint villages filled with traditional half-timbered German architecture. Stroll through picturesque pastures where cows usually roam and graze. Marvel at the power of mighty rivers as they cut through romantic valleys, explore fairy-tale forests and sample local wines from vineyards located on steep inclines. 

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Experience the awesomeness of The Rhine with a relaxing river cruise taking you passed ancient towns and villages where fairy-tale castles fill the landscape. There's history on every corner of Germany where streets were designed before Christopher Columbus set sail. National traditions still reign supreme particularly in Black Forest Germany where since 1750 the ladies wear hats adorned with pom-poms, red for unmarried girls and black for those that are.

In addition to local traditions, Germany is also home to a variety of vibrant cities with Berlin being the most famous and overflowing with great museums, galleries and amazing historical landmarks such as the Brandenburg GateCheckpoint Charlie and the Reichstag. Venture a little further and you'll come across the grand buildings of Dresden, the beautiful Cathedral in Cologne, sample delicious marzipan creations of Lübeck or explore the famous walled medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Time your Germany visit to coincide with Oktoberfest in Munich where you can sample famed local beers in boisterous beer halls. Or wait till the festive season where you can experience the traditional continental Christmas Markets of KoblenzRüdesheim, and Cochem (among others) where you can find that elusive Christmas gift. Just don't wait too long till you make your return visit!

Germany tour packages typically include; return coach travel or flights, hotel accommodation in a good standard hotel, meals and a variety of included or optional excursions so you can really see the best of the resort you're visiting. The board basis can vary between Bed and Breakfast to Half Board where evening meals are included. Whatever meals are included, make sure you leave enough room so you can sample local delicacies, that will leave you wanting more.

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Weather 

Thinking of travelling to Germany? Check out the average temperatures for when you plan to visit courtesy of BBC Weather

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Cologne C C C 9.5°C 13.5°C 17°C 19°C 19°C 15.5°C 10.5°C 6.5°C 2.5°C
Munich -2°C -1°C C 8.5°C 12.5°C 16°C 18°C 17.5°C 14.5°C 8.5°C 3.5°C -1°C

 

Tourist office
For further information about Germany you can check out the official tourist board website at germany.travel

There is such a varied landscape of things to do and places to visit whilst in Germany that you will quite possibly need to plan a return trip to fit it all in. Here are a few ideas to get the ball of inspiration rolling for you: 

Berlin
As Germany's capital city, Berlin has a wealth of attractions and things to do for visitors.Situated in north eastern Germany, this fascinating city is filled with history and intrigue. Among the many things to visit is the Brandenburg Gate, the Fernsehturm, which is one of the tallest structures in Europe and also Schloss Charlottenburg with is one of the largest remaining Palaces in Berlin.

The Black Forest
Situated in the south west of Germany, the Black Forest plays host to thousands of visitors each year. Popular destinations include Freiburg, Lake Titisee and Schluchsee and also the Triberg Waterfalls, which are extremely famous in Germany. Another must do when in the Black Forest is to visit the Open Air Museum, which shows the life of the farmers who lived in the region in the decades before.

The Rhine Valley
Famous for its breath-taking scenery and wine production, the Rhine Valley is a great place to visit when in Germany. With towns such as Boppard, which holds panoramic views of the River Rhine, to Rüdesheim and nearby Heidelberg. Boasting the oldest university in Germany (and possibly one of the finest!) this town oozes history, the Castle remains an iconic attraction for visitors too. 

Munich
This city is an inspiring mix of history and architecture which is bound to leave any visitors in awe. There is plenty to keep visitors occupied with the lots of attractions and places to visit. The Bayerische Staatsoper Opera House is a spectacular venue in which to see an opera or ballet (though tickets can be hard to come by)! Germany is also the home of BMW so be sure to drop by the BMW Museum showcasing the development of this world famous brand. 

 To help you have an enjoyable holiday in Germany, take a look at these useful tips and advice provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO):

Health and Travel Insurance
When visiting Germany you should apply for a free UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC)  before leaving the UK. It is not a substitute for travel insurance or medical cover, however it does entitle you to state provided medical treatment should it become necessary during your trip. Any treatment which is provided is on the same conditions as German nationals. The GHIC does not cover on-going medical treatment, medical repatriation or non-urgent treatment and so you must make sure you have the correct travel insurance and access to funds which will cover the cost of any treatment and repatriation on medical grounds.

Should you require  emergency medical assistance during your visit, dial 112 and ask for an ambulance. In the event you are referred to a medical facility for treatment you must contact your insurance company or your medical assistance provider immediately.

Entry Requirements
If you are planning to visit Germany, you must meet the following passport requirements.

Your passport must be:
- Issued less than 10 years before the date you enter the country (check the ‘date of issue’)
- Valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)

Please note: If your passport was issued before 1 October 2018, extra months may have been added to its expiry date. These extra months do not count towards your passport validity.

Visas
You can travel to Germany for up to 90 days in any 180-day period without a visa.
Please note that any previous visits you have made to the Schengen countries within the last 180 days will count towards your 90-day limit.

Passport stamping
Your passport will be stamped if you enter or exit the Schengen area through Germany as a visitor. These passport stamps are used to check you’re complying with the 90-day visa-free limit in the Schengen area.

Any other nationality looking to visit Germany must contact the local embassy to check visa requirements.

 

More than 6 million people from around the world attend the Oktoberfest beer festival every year.