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July 21 - Depart Philadelphia on your own private chartered jet.

July 22 - Frankfurt - Mainz: Arrive in Frankfurt in the morning and be met by your DER escort(s). You will board your deluxe motorcoach and travel to Bingen to see the Mouse Tower. Overnight at the Hyatt Regency in Mainz.

July 23 - Mainz - Koblenz- St. Goarshausen - Oberammergau: After breakfast at your hotel, you will enjoy a two hour cruise on the Rhine River to St. Goar. After your cruise you will be transported via motorcoach to Rudesheim where you will experience wine tasting at George Breuer Vineyard. This afternoon you will be traveling to Oberammergau's surrounding area. This evening you will check into your hotel and have dinner (included).

July 24 - Oberammergau and the Passion Play: You will enjoy breakfast at your hotel this morning and be transferred to the Passion Play which is a show of pageantry and an outstanding cultural event surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the mountains. There will be a two hour lunch break. After the play, enjoy dinner at your hotel this evening.

July 25 - Oberammergau - Munich - Nuremberg: This morning you will travel to Munich to enjoy sightseeing in Bavaria's lively capital. Enjoy a city tour including the Olympic Park, Marienplatz, the Glockenspiel, and the Rathaus. This afternoon you will have a relaxing ride to Nuremberg. This afternoon you will have a half day sightseeing tour of this town of children's toys and gingerbread houses. Admire the impressive medieval ramparts and visit St. Sebald Church which is a reconstruction as a monument to peace of wartime destruction. Tonight we'll check into the LeMeridien Grand Hotel.

July 26 - Nuremberg - Rothenburg - Weimar: Today you will travel to Rothenburg and have a city tour of the "chocolate-box" medieval town including the Alstadt, town hall, 14th century St. James Church, and the Herrngasse with its lovely 16th century mansions. Today you will be traveling to Weimar, known as the "German Athens." Overnight at Hilton Hotel.

July 27 - Weimar - Buchenwald- Leipzig: After breakfast at your hotel, you will have a walking tour of Weimer and hear about the giants of German literature as you visit Schiller's House and stand in front of Goeth's residence. You will stop at Buchenwald and see the concentration camp en route to Leipzig. This evening you will have free time in Leipzig after you check into the Renaissance Hotel.

July 28 - Leipzig - Berlin: You will enjoy breakfast at your hotel this morning. Today you will have a tour of this wonderful medieval city that was an important center since the middle ages. See its Renaissance buildings, the 13th century St. Thomas Church - where Bach is buried, and the Battle of the Nationals Monument. After your city tour you will travel to Meissen to see the famous China factory. This evening you will check into the Grand Esplanade Berlin for your next four nights.

July 29 - Berlin: Enjoy a hotel buffet breakfast at your hotel this morning before enjoying "The Gateway To The East" and experience what it has to offer. Today you will have a guide of this wonderful city including Brandenburg Gate, Charlottenburg Palace, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Schoenberg City Hall, and the new government Reichstag Building. You will pass through "Check point Charlie", where you will see the remains of the Berlin Wall. In East Berlin, we will drive along Unter Den Linden and see Alexanderplatz, the German Opera House, and Museum Island.

uly 30 - Berlin - Potsdam - Berlin: After your breakfast at your hotel you will enjoy a scenic ride to Potsdam by crossing the River Elbe, the one-time home of the Hohenzollern Dynasty, and visit one of Europe's most impressive Baroque palaces, Fredrick the Great's Sans Souci. This evening you will enjoy a dinner at the Grand Esplanade hosted by the Grand Master and his wife.

July 31 - Berlin: Enjoy all the wonderful city has to offer at your leisure today. There are plenty of options: shopping, sightseeing, entertainment district of Kufurstendamm, or visit the Pergamon Museum which houses one of Europe's most precious collections of art treasurers.

August 1 - Berlin - USA: This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home on your private jet.

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