The twin spires of the famous Cologne Cathedral welcome you to this jewel along the Rhine as you begin your German performance trip. Climb the 509 stairs to the top for a great view of the city. Travel to the university town of Heidelberg and spend some time wandering the cobblestone streets of the Altstadt. Explore the imposing Heidelberg Castle before heading south to Stuttgart and on into the fairy-tale Black Forest.

Tour Highlights

  • Rhine River Cruise
  • Cologne Cathedral
  • Romisch-Germanisches Museum
  • Zacke
  • Dergerloch
  • Schlossplatz
  • Stuttgart Museum of Art
  • Black Forest Excursions
  • 3 Performance Opportunities
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Itinerary

DAY 1: OVERNIGHT FLIGHT

Departure from the United States.

DAY 2: COLOGNE

Arrival in Frankfurt. Board your coach and make your way to Koblenz to board a Rhine River cruise. Disembark in Bonn and continue the short drive to Cologne for dinner and the overnight

DAY 3: COLOGNE

Morning city sightseeing with your Encore tour manager, to include the Cathedral (and tower), the Romisch-Germanisches Museum and the Roman Ruins. In the afternoon, transfer to a local venue for your debut performance followed by a group dinner!

DAY 4: HEIDELBERG

After breakfast, board your deluxe motorcoach to Heidelberg. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel before enjoying a group dinner.

DAY 5: HEIDELBERG

Following breakfast, depart for your afternoon sightseeing tour of the area. Wander the cobblestone streets of Altstadt before your visit to Heidelberg Castle! In the afternoon, transfer to a local venue for your next performance followed by a group dinner!

DAY 6: STUTTGART

This morning, transfer to Stuttgart, a friendly cosmopolitan city known for its high-tech industries. Travel into the city center and begin exploring. For a grand city overview, board the beloved Zacke, a unique rack railway, and ascend to Dergerloch. Take in the panoramic views before returning to Schlossplatz, the heart of the city, where you can use visit the architecturally stunning glass cube that houses the Museum of Art.

DAY 7: FREIBURG

Drive Stuttgart for Freiburg today, explore the outdoors with options for hiking, biking and more on arrival! Tonight, check in and enjoy a group dinner.

DAY 8: FREIBURG

The scenic city of Freiburg is surrounded by the Black Forest mountains. Enjoy time to explore on your own and to shop for souvenirs. In the afternoon, transfer to a local venue for your next performance followed by a group dinner!

DAY 9: DEPARTURE

Return to the U.S.

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  • Beethoven House in Bonn
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