Please note: You can choose any airport for departure and we will help you with the arrangements, if you wish
We are leaving Chicago late afternoon on your non-stop flight to Frankfurt. Cocktails and dinner will be
served en route.
After going through Immigration and Customs we board the next plane to Hamburg which brings us there within 1 hours. After checking into the hotel, the afternoon is free for your own activities. We will meet for dinner at 7:30 and probably will call it a night after that.
This is my real highlight on our trip. You might have been before at this fabulous layout but if you haven’t been there in the last few years you missed the new airport and the Italy part. The airport was planned to open already in 2008 but because those guys are such perfectionists it took them to open this segment till May 2011. You have to spend the whole day to see everything. We will also arrange a tour behind the scenes to show you all the technology which goes into a project like this.
We use their Hop-on Hop off bus service. All the important attractions will be on this route, like the Michel’s Church, the Red Townhall, the Elbe Tunnel and so on. We also arrange a boat tour through the huge Hamburg harbor. Hamburg has so many attractions, that there is something for everybody to spend more time than at others. Also, don’t forget, Hamburg is also famous for its night life.
Today we take train to Kiel. Kiel is the capital and most populous city in the state of Schleswig Holstein. This city is one of the major maritime centers of Germany and is know for a variety of international sailing events, including the Kieler Woche, (Kiel Week) which is the biggest sailing event in the world. From the train station we walk over to the ferry which will bring us to the Laboe Naval Memorial. It is dedicated to the sailors of all nationalities who were lost at sea. The 236 ft tower gives you a great look over the city and bay. We will also see the German submarine U-995 the world’s only remaining Type VII U-boat.
Today we take our high-speed train from Hamburg to Binz on the island of Rügen. After we settle into our new hotel you have the rest of the day off to do some shopping and explore the city on your own. Besides some great coffee shops with some unbelievable cakes, you can also go down to the landing piers and watch the boats come in or maybe you are daring enough to take a swim.
We will take a train to Peenemünde, the birthplace of space rockets. The V2 was the first rocket reaching an altitude of 84 kilometers, breaching the barrier to space for the first time. The V2 is the prototype of all later booster rockets and Wernher von Braun V2’s paved the way for America’s manned space operation.
What would be a REI Tour without a narrow-gauge steam ride? We are boarding the Rasende Roland (Speeding Roland). As we reside in Binz, which is in the middle of the line, we can go in either direction or both together. I would suggest going to Putbus, called the White Town because all the houses are painted white. Putbus is the oldest resort in Rügen and we can spend some time to see the palace park, the orangery or the royal stables. The palace itself was destroyed by the communists in 1962, which considered it a symbol of Prussian imperialism.
Today is our last day in Rügen and we take it easy. A short way from our hotel is Prora the longest building in the world. It was built by the Nazis as a hotel for a about 20,000 people, but was never used as such. After the war it first was used by refugees fleeing Russia and Poland, later the Russian army moved in and afterwards the East Germany army took over. After the reunification, the gigantic building was converted to a youth hostel, a hotel and apartments. Granitz castle is a former hunting lodge, which is most visited castle in northern Germany.
Like all good things, this tour will come to an end today. Breakfast is early in the morning with hotel check out to follow. I would recommend taking the train from Binz to Berlin and fly back home from there. It takes about 4 hours to travel by train to Berlin, so book a later flight to the US.
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An initial deposit of $600.00 per person is required to secure reservation. This deposit must be made by April 30. Seats are limited, so reservations will be made on a first come-first serve basis. Final payment must be made by March 21, 2019. Please contact us before you send any payment, so we can make sure that there are still seats available.
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All cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellations fees before May 10,2019
will be $600.00 per person plus any deposits lost to airlines or any other facilities! Cancellation fees between May 10 and May 31 will be $900.00 plus any deposits lost to airlines or any other facilities!
After May 31, 2019 there will be no refund for cancellations.
No refunds will be made for unused portion of the tour after travel begins.
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It is the traveler’s responsibility to provide proper documentation of proof of U.S. citizenship. Married women traveling with documentation in their maiden name must supply a marriage license.
Failure to possess required documentations may result in denied boarding. No refunds will be made if passengers are denied boarding.
For non-U.S. citizens, please contact the appropriate destination embassy or consulate for correct document requirements.
Your passport must be valid till December 2019 or longer.
Every effort will be made to operate the program as per the scheduled itinerary. Due to local conditions or circumstances, we reserve the right to adjust or alter the itinerary.
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