Germany Trip

Frankfurt, Essen, Berlin

June 26 - July 6, 2018

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Total package price:
PAID IN FULL

Includes train tickets, hotel accommodations, tours and more. 

*Price is total for 3 people and both price and  availability are subject to change and are not guaranteed until completed through the booking process. 

This package includes all train tickets and accommodations,
some airport/train station transportation,
tours
and more... 

 
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June 26: 
DEPARTURE

Today you embark on your journey to Germany!
 

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June 27: 
Arrive in Frankfurt

You'll arrive in Frankfurt a day ahead of your mother.
Private transportation will take you to your hotel. 

After checking into your hotel, start exploring the city on your own! (a Hop on Hop Off bus may be a great way to explore, or find a quaint cafe near  your hotel to relax and people watch.) 

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June 28: 
Mom arrives

Enjoy Frankfurt with your mom as you all settle into your new surroundings! 

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June 29: 
Rhine River Cruise and Castle Tour
Ruedesheim: cable car, Drosselgasse

10am- Your driver private guide will pick you up from your hotel and drive to Ruedesheim for your Rhine River Cruise!

You will see 6 castles on your way, and afterwards, you'll go to the famous Drosselgasse and enjoy a cable-car ride. 

Everyone coming to Ruedesheim loves this picturesque little town, as there are bars and taverns and little guesthouses and the play live music (even in the afternoon in most places).

This is where you can enjoy German "Kaffee und Kuchen" (coffee and cake). 

Your guide will then accompany you back to your hotel, where you will be dropped off for the evening.  

 

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June 30: 
Depart for Essen

This morning, you'll check out of your hotel and hire a taxi to the train station.

1210pm- Nonstop, 1st class train to Essen
(arriving at 223p)

Enjoy Essen for the day! 

 

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July 1: 
Depart for Berlin

This morning, you'll check out of your hotel and hire a taxi to the train station.

123pm- Nonstop, 1st class train tickets to Berlin
(arriving at 507p)

Settle into your accommodations in Berlin. 

Note: Your hotel is near Tiergarten and the Charlottenburg Palace.

With its English-style landscapes, Tiergarten is one of the largest and most celebrated parks in Germany and one of the things not to miss in Berlin.
The inner-city park was once devoted to the king’s hunting grounds, but today it draws people who simply want to enjoy a large green space for picnics, sunbathing or recreation.
The pretty park is also strewn with important memorials and landmarks, which makes it an interesting place to explore.

Synonymous with German royalty, Charlottenburg Palace was Berlin’s largest royal estate.
It was constructed during the 17th century, and the palace is filled with crown jewels and illustrious collections of ceramics, antiques and more.
The palace gardens are enchanting, but its most beloved attraction is the teahouse that also features a stunning collection of porcelain.

 

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July 2: 
Private City Tour

Your driver and private guide will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel.

This itinerary is fully customizable to your needs and can even be adjusted onsite. 

Navigate through the many layers of Berlin's past to uncover its fascinating secrets - all of which have left their mark creating the melting pot of diversity it is today. 

From the city's swampy origins to the rise of the Prussian army, through Hitler's megalomaniacal vision for a new world capital to the totalitarian communist regime that led to division and the construction of the Berlin wall.

Here are some of the most notable sites to visit:

Checkpoint Charlie

Berlin Wall

Topography of terror - former SS and Gestapo HQ

Luftwaffe Headquarter

Potsdamer Platz

Diplomatic Quarter

Brandenburg Gate

Holocaust Memorial

the former site of Hilters Bunker

Tiergarten

Gendemenmarkt

Fredrichstrasse
 

These tours require some walking, and have transportation added in to help lessen fatigue. 

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July 3: 
Enjoy Berlin

As the vibrant capital of Germany, Berlin is a draw for visitors from around the world.
Filled with historic landmarks, incredible architecture and world-class cultural attractions, both old and new aspects of this city are definitely worth exploring. 

There’s a creative energy and a certain swagger here that gives trendsetting Berlin a distinctive edge, yet its complicated past is never far from the surface. It’s a big metropolis, but its key areas are relatively easy to navigate.

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July 4: 
Enjoy Berlin

 

You may want to consider exploring some of the following areas of Berlin:

Nikolai Quarter
Encompassing the old center of the city, the Nikolai Quarter is the oldest residential area of Berlin.
It is home to a number of historic buildings like St. Nicholas’ Church, Ephraim Palace and various museums. Spending a day wandering the medieval lanes in this part of the city will give you an atmospheric glimpse into Berlin’s past.
With lots of bars and restaurants, this is a great neighborhood to enjoy an authentic German meal and experience some of Berlin’s celebrated nightlife.

 

Unter den Linden
As Berlin’s most famous street, the avenue of linden trees is easily one of the best-loved boulevards in Europe.
Many locals come to meet up with family and friends along this pedestrian-friendly stretch, once the hub of Berlin’s cabaret culture. Tourists also flock here, but you’ll find that it’s always pleasant to amble around here, even on a crowded day.
This revitalized mall is once again the historic heart of the city. With its nearby cafes, statues, embassies, landmarks and parks, the scenic avenue is the perfect place to stroll with a cup of coffee as you take in the sights.
It is the route to many of the city’s main attractions, and definitely one of the things not to miss in Berlin.

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July 5: 
Depart for Frankfurt

This morning, you'll check out of your hotel and hire a taxi to the train station.

133pm- Nonstop, 1st class train tickets to Frankfurt
(arriving at 537p)

Settle into your accommodations in Frankfurt. 

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July 6: 
Depart for Home

Your driver will meet you at your hotel to take you to the airport. 


TRAVEL DETAILS

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TRAIN INFO:

Frankfurt to Essen
June 30, 2018
Departing at 12:10pm

Arriving at 2:23p
Direct train, 1st class
(paper tickets with your departure kit)

Essen to Berlin
July 1, 2018
Departing at 1:23pm

Arriving at 5:07p
Direct train, 1st class
(paper tickets with your departure kit)

Berlin to Frankfurt
July 5, 2018
Departing at 1:33pm

Arriving at 5:37p
Direct train, 1st class
(paper tickets with your departure kit)

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HOTELS 

Frankfurt, Germany
Sofitel Frankfurt Opera

June 27-30:
Superior Room, 1 Queen size bed (2 people)
Confirmation#:  GKFDHVJB

June 28-30:

Superior Room, 1 Queen size bed (1 person)
Confirmation#:  GKFDHZLS

 

Essen
Mintrops Stadt Hotel Margarethenhöhe

June 30-July 1: 
Double Deluxe Room
Single Deluxe Room

Confirmation#: OpVNxhjvaHz

 

Berlin
Hotel am Steinplatz, Autograph Collection

July 1-5: 
Deluxe Room, 1 King size bed (2 people)
Deluxe Room, 1 King size bed (1 person) 

Confirmation#: 7354168179528

 

Frankfurt, Germany
Hotel Villa Orange

July 5-6: 
Double Deluxe Room:
1 King size bed, breakfast (2 people)
Single Deluxe Room
:
1 King size bed, breakfast (1 person)

Confirmation#: 3388892


FAQ

Pricing details

price Per Person: 

PAID IN FULL

*Prices and availability are subject to change and are not guaranteed until completed through the booking process.

INCLUDED IN THE QUOTE

 

  • Some private transfers
    • Frankfurt
      • Airport to hotel (2 adults)
    • Berlin
      • Train to hotel
    • Frankfurt
      • Hotel to Airport (3 adults)
         
  • Most activities/tours
    • Rhine River and Castle Private Tour (includes all transportation)
    • Berlin Private City Tour
  • Hotels

    • Frankfurt (3 nights for 2 people, 2 nights for 1 person)
    • Sofitel Frankfurt Opera
    • Essen (1 night)
      • Mintrops Stadt Hotel Margarethenhöhe
    • Berlin (3 nights)
      • Hotel am Steinplatz, Autograph Collection
    • Frankfurt (1 night)
      • Hotel Villa Orange
         
  • First class train tickets + Ticket insurance
    • Frankfurt to Essen (1210p-223p)
    • Essen to Berlin (123p-507p)
    • Berlin to Frankfurt (133p-537p)
       
  • Most taxes and fees
    • Train taxes and fees
    • Tour taxes and fees
    • Service fees and commissions

**Most hotel reservations require you to pay taxes, VAT and resort fees onsite

NOT INCLUDED

  • Some local transportation
  • Local taxis
  • Most meals/beverages (unless included in hotel and/or tour) 
  • Some hotels may require payment of city taxes, VAT and resort fees onsite
  • Tips to guides, drivers and hotel staff
  • Optional Travel Insurance
    • Basic (starting at $257/ea)
    • Trip+ (starting at $530/ea)
    • Cancel for Any Reason (starting at $550/ea)

 

REGISTRATION 

  • A completed registration form (per person) 
  • Photo copy of picture/information page of each traveler passport emailed to: christian@zone-travel.com 
  • Credit Card Authorization form with copy of credit card 

 

FINAL PAYMENT

  • Payments not received on time will result in reservation cancellation without refund.
  • Additional bookings after the final payment deadline may result in higher prices, less availability and additional administrative fees.
  • Fee amounts imposed are at the discretion of Zone Travel.

 

CANCELLATION

Zone Travel complies with all vendor cancelation fees. Most items are non-refundable; however, if at all possible, we will work to get a refund if notice is provided in writing prior to 1 week of travel. 

Commissions and Travel insurance are non-refundable.

 


Travel Insurance

TRAVEL INSURANCE - AVAILABLE FOR ALL PASSENGERS - DUE 10 DAYS AFTER INITIAL DEPOSIT

Zone Travel LLC strongly suggests purchasing Trip Cancellation insurance. Be sure to check with your healthcare provider as most U.S. medical coverage will not cover you outside of the country.

Insurance costs are based on the total package cost, including air taxes and charges listed under "Included."

Approximate amounts can be given at time of reservation in order to purchase the appropriate amount of insurance.

 

BASIC PLAN:

Your may think you can't afford both the fun and the insurance to protect it. The Basic Plan is so affordable that you can have it all, while still staying in a budget. The plan offers existing medical condition coverage and 24-hour assistance services, allowing you to purchase your trip with complete confidence.

Trip Cancellation: Trip Cost

Trip Interruption: Trip Cost

Emergency Medical/Dental Coverage: $10,000.00

Emergency Medical Transportation: $50,000.00

Baggage Coverage: $500.00

Baggage Delay: $200.00

Travel Delay: $300.00

Travel Delay: $150.00

24-Hour Hotline Assistance: Included

 

CLASSIC TRIP+: 

When you book your family on an international vacation, you want the peace of mind that you purchased the right amount of coverage. Classic Trip+ doubles nearly all the post-departure coverage of the Classic Plan, including Emergency Medical and Dental, Emergency Medical Transportation, Baggage Loss, Baggage Delay, Travel Delay, and Missed Connection.

Trip Cancellation: Trip Cost

Trip Interruption: Trip Cost

Emergency Medical/Dental Coverage: $50,000.00

Emergency Medical Transportation: $1,000,000.00

Baggage Coverage: $2,000.00

Baggage Delay: $600.00

Change Fee Coverage: $250.00

Frequent Flyer Miles Redeposit Fee: $250.00

Travel Delay: $1,600.00

Missed Connection: $1,600.00

24 Hour Hotline Assistance Plus: Included

 

CANCEL ANYTIME: 

You can enjoy the extra flexibility of knowing you can cancel your trip for almost any unforeseen reason that the Classic plan does not already cover at 100% and receive 50% of their non-refundable trip cost back in cash. With features like comprehensive trip cancellation, primary emergency medical coverage and 24-hour travel assistance, the Classic with Cancel Anytime plan is there if life throws an unexpected wrench in your travel plans. Plan must be purchased within 10 days of the first payment date and must cover the full non-refundable trip cost ($10,000 maximum).

Trip Cancellation: Trip Cost

Trip Interruption: Trip Cost

Emergency Medical/Dental Coverage: $25,000.00

Emergency Medical Transportation: $500,000.00

Baggage Coverage: $1,000.00

Baggage Delay: $300.00

Change Fee Coverage: $250.00

Frequent Flyer Miles Redeposit Fee: $250.00

Travel Delay: $800.00

Missed Connection: $800.00

24 Hour Hotline Assistance Plus: Included