Germany

Half-timbered villages set in storybook landscapes, the moody beauty of the Black Forest, and vibrant cities that mix the historic with the cutting edge – it’s not hard to see why this diverse country is a popular holiday destination for people across the globe.

Albatross Tours has a number of German tours that explore beer halls, historic spired churches and forest trails. Whether you seek cuisine, culture, nature or history, you’ll find it all in spades when you visit Deutschland.

Festive Tours

Small group size, no more than 28

German Christmas Holiday

8 Delightful Days
  • Start: Frankfurt
  • Ends: Luzern
  • Countries: Germany

A perfect mix of medieval charm, enchanting Christmas Markets, historic castles, and picturesque landscapes

Smaller group size, no more than 28

German & Austrian Christmas Markets

11 Festive Days
  • Start: Frankfurt
  • Ends: Munich
  • Countries: Germany, Austria

Enjoy the festive atmosphere and the cultural wonders of this journey.

Smaller group size, no more than 28


German Fairytale Christmas

10 Romantic Days
  • Start: Frankfurt
  • Ends: Luzern
  • Countries: Germany, Switzerland, Austria

Explore the Christmas Markets with delicious seasonal treats such as gingerbread and roasted chestnuts

Small group size, no more than 28

Swiss Alps and Christmas in Bavaria

14 Spectacular Days
  • Start: Zurich
  • Ends: Munich
  • Countries: Germany, Austria, Switzerland

Enjoy Christmas in the Bavarian Alps, visit fabulous Christmas Markets and see the famous Swarovski crystal covered Christmas tree.

Smaller group size, no more than 28

New Year in the Bavarian Alps

7 Romantic Days
  • Start: Munich
  • Ends: Munich
  • Countries: Germany, Switzerland

Experience the region's rich history and culture

Small group size, no more than 28

An Alpine Christmas Adventure

17 Astonishing Days
  • Start: Milan
  • Ends: Munich
  • Countries: France, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy

Enjoy staying in world-class Alpine resorts and ride on the famous Glacier Express

Smaller group size, no more than 28

Austrian Christmas Holiday

8 Magical Days
  • Start: Munich
  • Ends: Munich
  • Countries: Austria, Germany

Celebrate Christmas in a first class chalet style hotel in the enchanting Austrian Tyrol

Smaller group size, no more than 28

Austrian White Christmas

10 Stunning Days
  • Start: Vienna
  • Ends: Munich
  • Countries: Austria, Germany

Celebrate Christmas in a beautiful spa hotel located by the picturesque Lake Wolfgangsee

Smaller group size, no more than 28

Bohemian Christmas Markets

11 Festive Days
  • Start: Berlin
  • Ends: Munich
  • Countries: Czech Republic, Germany

Enjoy traditional Christmas markets and embrace the festive spirit of the holiday season

Smaller group size, no more than 28



Christmas in the Austrian Tyrol

11 Wonderful Days
  • Start: Munich
  • Ends: Munich
  • Countries: Austria, Germany

Explore the fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle and savour the glorious Christmas Markets of Salzburg and Innsbruck

Smaller group size, no more than 28

Christmas in the Swiss Alps

12 Wonderful Days
  • Start: Munich
  • Ends: Luzern
  • Countries: Switzerland, Germany

Board the famous Glacier Express for a scenic train journey through the Swiss Alps

Smaller group size,
no more than 28

Swiss Alpine Christmas Markets

13 Magical Days
  • Start: Munich
  • Ends: Milan
  • Countries: Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Austria

Explore some of Switzerland's most delightful Christmas markets

Smaller group size, no more than 28

A Medieval Bohemian Christmas

12 Inspiring Days
  • Start: Frankfurt
  • Ends: Munich
  • Countries: Czech Republic, Austria, Germany

Stay in the beautifully restored Hotel Ruze, a 500-year-old hotel in the heart of the medieval town of Cesky Krumlov

Small group size, no more than 28!

Bohemia and Christmas in the Tyrol

16 Captivating Days
  • Start: Frankfurt
  • Ends: Munich
  • Countries: Czech Republic, Austria, Germany

Celebrate Christmas in a first class chalet style hotel in the Austrian Tyrol

Smaller group size, no more than 28

Christmas in an Italian Castle

11 Unique Days
  • Start: Munich
  • Ends: Milan
  • Countries: Italy, Austria, Germany

Experience the stylish ski resort town of Cortina d'Ampezzo, located in the breathtaking Dolomites

Smaller group size, no more than 28

New Year in an Italian Castle

7 Exhilarating Days
  • Start: Munich
  • Ends: Milan
  • Countries: Austria, Italy, Germany

Enjoy a diverse and enriching experience filled with memorable moments

Europe & UK Summer

Smaller group size
up to 28

André Rieu, Rhine Castles & Moselle Vineyards

11 Superb Days
  • Start: Frankfurt
  • Ends: Frankfurt
  • Countries: The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany

Experience the spectacular concert experience of world-famous violinist André Rieu, in his home town.

Smaller group size
up to 28

Black Forest, the Bavarian Alps, and Austria

14 Wonderful Days
  • Start: Frankfurt
  • Ends: Munich
  • Countries: Austria, Germany

Follow the scenic Lakes District road and relax over lunchtime in picturesque, lakeside Wolfgangsee

Smaller group size
up to 28

Glorious Germany & the Czech Republic

14 Glorious Days
  • Start: Berlin
  • Ends: Munich
  • Countries: Czech Republic, Germany

Visit majestic Saxon Switzerland & glide through the waterways of the ‘Spree Forest’.

Touring Germany by Coach

Any holiday in Deutschland is a magical experience that is sure to leave you spellbound. But to truly enjoy every moment in this beautiful country, you really can’t look past one of Albatross Tours’ many German itineraries. Smaller groups and longer city stays enable you to see and experience more, while our knowledgeable Tour Managers help you discover the country’s best-kept secrets.

Travelling with Albatross Tours means the language barrier won’t cause you any strife. However, if you have learnt or are learning German, you’ll have countless opportunities to practise your vocabulary and conversation skills with friendly residents. When you’re not enjoying a chat with the locals, you might be getting to know your fellow travellers; our customers regularly form lasting friendships by bonding over their shared experiences in Germany.

Our tour groups also enjoy the added convenience of having directions, travelling and the itinerary organised for them. This leaves you free to immerse yourself properly in the culture and atmosphere of the German cities and towns we visit, as well as allowing you to relax and debrief in between attractions.


When to Visit Germany

Typically, summer is the best season for a tour in Germany, with the months of May to September seeing the most visitors from abroad. It is during this period that the country enjoys longer days and warmer temperatures that are perfect for holiday relaxation. Cool changes and rainfall are somewhat common, so it’s wise to pack an extra layer and rainwear just in case.

On the other end of the spectrum, the December-January holiday season presents travellers with an entirely different but equally magical experience. While the weather is cooler, the fabulous Christmas markets and other festivities are well worth the chill. Additionally, fewer tourist numbers make certain sites a lot more enjoyable.

German Culture

Things to Know Before You Go


Here are some important details that you should know before you go:

  • Language – Over 95% of German locals speak (you guessed it) German. Luckily for tourists in Germany, over half of the locals also speak English. While you can get away with not speaking any German, we highly suggest learning the basics at the very least. Not only will this make everyday travel much easier, it will enrich your experience and give you a deeper understanding of German life.
  • Money – Germany’s currency has been the euro (€) since 2002, when it replaced the Deutsche Mark. When making transactions during any of our Germany tours, you can expect to come across 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, €1 and €2 coins, and €5, €10, €50, €100, €200 and €500 banknotes. While many establishments will happily accept major credit cards for payment, there are also quite a few that won’t. If you prefer to stay on the safe side with some cash in your back pocket, don’t fret; there are plenty of ATMs throughout Germany and most will happily convert your credit into euro notes.
  • Time zone and daylight – Travelling Germany in the summer (June to September) will give you almost 17 hours of daylight from pre-5am to 9:30pm. In winter, days shorten to eight hours on average and the sun can set by 4pm. Germany runs on Central European Time (GMT+2), meaning it’s one hour ahead of London and nine hours behind Sydney time.
  • Electricity – Germany uses a supply voltage of 230V and 50Hz. This is transmitted using Type C and F plugs. These two plugs both use two round pins to enter the wall socket.