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Biking Vacation Heart of Europe Bike & Barge: Cochem to Metz​

Activity Level: Easy  |  Daily Mileage: 15 – 35 mi  |  Daily Biking: 2 – 4 hr
Air package plus
12 days from only
$4695
Price includes roundtrip airfare.
Land only
8 days from only
$3395
Pre-trip Extension:
Berlin · 3 nights $545

Post-trip Extension:
Munich · 3 nights $445
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Pre-Trip Extension - Berlin

3 nights for only $545

  • Three nights at Art’Otel Berlin Mitte
  • Train between Berlin and Frankfurt
  • Daily breakfast
  • City Information
  • Airport and train station transfers
Berlin ToursExplore one of Europe’s most influential centers of politics, culture, science and art. Visit the Brandenburg Gate, which served as the gate to East Berlin until 1989. See Rathaus Schoneberg, where John F. Kennedy made his famous speech, “Ich bin ein Berliner.” Journey to The Museum Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with more than 150 museums. Or simply spend time in the city, peeking into trendy boutiques, art studios, cafés and gourmet restaurants in this UNESCO City of Design.

Available only with the Air Inclusive Package.
 
Single supplement: $185

Day 1 - Depart U.S. / Fly overnight to Berlin

Depart the U.S. for Germany. The particulars of your arrival overseas are detailed with your flight itinerary and airline tickets.

Day 2 - Arrive in Berlin / Begin your Trip Extension

Upon arrival at Berlin Tegel airport, Germany, claim your luggage and clear customs. If your luggage is lost, fill out a PIR form before leaving the customs area: VBT representatives are not allowed into the customs area. Make certain your VBT luggage tags are affixed to your bag so that your VBT representative can identify you. After exiting customs, enter the arrival hall and look for your VBT representative, who will be holding a VBT sign. The VBT representative helps you transfer (approximately one hour) to your centrally located hotel in Berlin. At this time, please verify with your airport representative the time of your return transfer to the airport at the end of your Berlin extension. Our transfer company is Bero Berlin – Eurolimousine, tel. +49 30 456 11 11 from outside of Germany or 030 456 11 11 from within the country.

If you arrive early, your hotel room may not be available until 2:00 pm. You may store your luggage with the front desk. You are free to do as you wish today. Later tonight, our local representative is available at the hotel to answer questions and give inside tips on what to do in Berlin.

Day 3 - Independent exploration of Berlin

Discover this amazing capital of culture and art. An optional walking city tour will be available. This 2½-hour program may be booked with your VBT representative upon arrival in Berlin (it may not be booked in advance of travel). The approximate price is 25 euros ($32 USD) per person (with a minimum of two people required) and includes the services of our local English-speaking guide. We will pass through Berlin's historical heart, walk toward the famous Museum Island (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and see Germany's Parliament House and the Reichstag, then pass through the Holocaust Memorial Area. Past the New Potsdam Square, we'll stop at the Topography of Terror to see an original piece of the Berlin Wall. The tour ends at the legendary Checkpoint Charlie. You may then wish to continue on your own to the nearby Jewish Museum, or return to the hotel and take a riverboat tour, which departs twice daily from a spot near the hotel.

Day 4 - Independent exploration of Berlin

Continue to discover this amazing capital of culture. You may wish to take one of the hop-on-hop-off bus tours. There are several companies offering these tours; your VBT representative will give you more information.

Day 5 - Independent exploration of Berlin / Join VBT Air Package guests

This morning your VBT representative will meet you in the hotel and transfer with you to Berlin's HBF station (approximately 20 minutes) and assist you in taking the Intercity Express (ICE), the German high speed train, to Frankfurt  (approximately 4 hours 15 minutes). We recommend that you buy a picnic lunch to eat on the way.  

Upon arrival at the Frankfurt station you will be met by a VBT representative. Make certain your VBT luggage tags are affixed to your bag so that your VBT representative can identify you. The representative helps you transfer via taxi or minibus (approximately 90 minutes) to your hotel in Koblenz. Our transportation company is Garske Touristik, telephone 0261 92 24 727.

At 4:30 pm, our local guide will meet you in the hotel lobby for a 1.5-hour walking tour around the historic Old Town of Koblenz. It will be about a 15-minute walk before we begin the tour, so we recommend you leave the hotel with everything you'll need to have dinner on your own in the Old Town once our tour has ended.

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