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IVV Olympiad IML Event Luxemburg and Southern Germany 05 - 15 June 2017
05 June 2017, Monday Arrival Frankfurt – Cologne – Koblenz (300 km)
Arrival in Frankfurt and Transfer to Cologne. Your guide will take you on a sightseeing tour and start with a visit of the breathtaking Cologne Cathedral, which was built from 1248 to 1880. With a height of 157,38m, this masterpiece of Gothic architecture is the third highest sacral building in the world. Lunch (optional) will be held in one of the most famous breweries “Früh”. Further sights include the historic town hall, the romanesque church Groß St. Martin with its prominent crossing towers, the old town with the historic market place as well as the Roncalliplatz. Early afternoon going to Koblenz.
4 overnights in Koblenz in a 3 Star Hotel in walking distance to the IVV Olympiad Area
06–08 June, Tuesday – Thursday IVV Olympiad
Individual participation at the IVV Olympiad
09 June, Friday Koblenz - Diekirch (220km)
Taking part at the IVV walks in the morning. Check-Out at the Hotel till 12.00h. After the IVV Rhine Cruise (optional) transfer to Luxemburg – Diekirch for the IML Walking Event.
3 overnights in Diekirch in a 3 Star Hotel
10-11 June, Saturday - Sunday IML Event Diekirch
Individual participation at the international IVV/IML walking Event in Diekirch.
12 June, Monday Diekirch – Heidelberg (220 km)
Early in the morning after Breakfast leaving Diekirch to Heidelberg. Your guide will take you on a sightseeing tour through the oldest university town and without doubt one of the most beautiful places in Germany: On your walk through the historical centre of Heidelberg, you will see the Old Bridge, the trail “Philosophenweg”, the old university assembly hall, the stables, the town hall, the knight, as well as the university library. One of today`s highlights will be your visit of the Heidelberg castle. The symbol of this town, which is enthroned on the hill overlooking narrow alleys and picturesque old town rooftops, belongs to the most famous ruins of Germany. For ages, the complex of the castle was a symbol of rise and fall of the residency of Electoral Palatinate and a source of inspiration for many artists during romanticism. If times allows, we will walk on the trail “Philosophenweg”.
1 overnight Heidelberg in a 4 Star Hotel
13 June, Tuesday Heidelberg -Rothenburg ob der Tauber or Nuremberg – Munich(390 km)
Leaving Heidelburg to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. There is probably no other place in Germany where medieval times are as perceptible as they are here. The Old Town with its surrounding wall, its winding lanes and narrow corners resemble a piece of art. Remember to visit the famous Kaethe-Wohlfahrt-Christmas house, which is open all year and offers the world`s largest selection of traditional German Christmas decoration. Rothenburg ob der Tauber is regarded by many visitors as the prototypical German market town and thus, attracts a large number of tourists.
2 overnights in Munich in a 4 Star Hotel
14 June, Wednesday Munich + Palace of Neuschwanstein (230 km)
After breakfast, you will get to know the capital of the Free State of Bavaria and third biggest city in Germany. You will see the Marienplatz with the column of St. Mary in the very heart of the city; the new town hall with its famous carillon and its elaborate facade, seat of the mayor and the city council; the old-established and very popular Viktualienmarkt; the medieval city gate Isartor; the Cathedral Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche), the landmark of Munich; the grand and expensive commercial street Maximilianstraße; the Residence, former centre of power of the Bavarian dukes, electors and kings. Around noon, you will drive to the medieval town of Fuessen. After a short walk through Fuessen (if time allows) you will visit the Palace of Neuschwanstein. The “fairytale castle” of King Ludwig II was built from 1868 onwards and nowadays belongs to the most popular castles and palaces in Europe with over 1 million visitors per year. Because the king was afraid of people, he built the castle as a retreat from the public. Architecture and décor have been influenced by romantic historism and eclecticism of the 19th century. Straight after the death of King Ludwig II, the castle was opened to the public. Around 17.00h return to Munich.
For the last evening of this grand tour, we have organized for you a genuine Bavarian menu and typical folklore in the probably most famous tavern of the world, the Hofbrauhaus.
15 June, Thursday Departure
After a rich breakfast and check-out; transfer to the airport of Munich and departure from Munich. You will leave Germany with many impressions and lasting memories.
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Rate per person in double room 1.498,- Euro Single - Supplement 395,- Euro ($1700 supp $450)
10 nights hand picked accommodation in 3 and 4 Star Class hotels Daily buffet breakfast Rooms with shower and/or bathtub and lavatory Halfboard // 9 dinner at the Hotels or in a restaurant Typical dinner with folklore at the famous Munich Hofbrauhaus Luxury air-conditioned coach at the 05th June, 09th June and from the 12th to 15th June Engl. guided city tour in Cologne, Rothenburg or Nuremberg, Munich Entrance Castle Heidelberg Entrance Schloss Neuschwanstein Additional entrance fees (Cologne cathedral) All hotel service charges, airport taxes and local taxes P.T.A. Tours expert Travel director at the 05th June, 09th June and 12th – 15th June
Not included services: Personal belongings Optional lunch drinks Tips (5 Euro per Day) Travel insurance IVV and IML Registration fees IVV Rhine Cruise optional 24,- €
Minimum number of Participants 25 persons!