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Germany tailor-made holidays


Germany stands at the heart of Europe and at the centre of the continent's history. From Charlemagne and the Holy Roman Empire to Bismarck, the German Reich, Nazism and the subsequent fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany has been fundamental in shaping Europe.

The country's turbulent history has left its mark on the capital, Berlin. The knocking down of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of East and West transformed the city and it is now a vibrant, atmospheric place, although bleak reminders of the past, such as sections of the Wall and a watchtower remain as testament to the past. Look out too for the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate and the Jewish Museum, as well as countless markets, bars, restaurants and places that pulse with life.

Holidays in Germany outside the major cities tend to focus on the castles of the Rhine Valley, which overlook the scenic River Rhine and the charming towns and vineyards that line its banks; Cologne, home to Germany's largest cathedral, a number of mainly Romanesque churches and a thriving arts and culture scene is the main centre here. Elsewhere, the lakes and peaks of the Black Forest, especially the historic towns around Lake Constance, are popular with walkers, skiers and wild swimmers.

Culturally unique, Bavaria, with the city of Munich at its centre, is known for its beautiful forest and charming walled towns; the picturesque Romantic Road, from Wurzberg to Fussen, takes in the fairy tale castle of Neuschwanstein and many of the main attractions in the region. The world-famous Oktoberfest, which happens in September, fulfils all the stereotypes with beer-quaffing, sausage-eating, oompah bands and men in lederhosen.

The North Sea and Baltic coasts are littered with sand dunes that support lots of birdlife. The island of Sylt, in the Frisian Islands, is particularly charming and characterised by its striped blue and white beach baskets.

At a glance

Flying time from UK
1 hour

Time zone
GMT +1 (+2 in summer)

Euro (€) = 100 cents


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Special offers in Germany

Oceania's Scandinavian Treasures

11-day luxury cruise from £2,375 pp incl. flights

cruise offer

Book by: 31 March 2018

Wrap up the Scandinavian capitals, the city belles of the Baltic and St. Petersburg all in one luxury cruise, enjoying full-board dining at some of the finest restaurants at sea.

Best of the Baltics on Silver Wind

15-day stay and cruise from £5,400 pp incl. flights

cruise offer

Exclusive fly cruise offer with $300 on board credit
Book by: 31 March 2018

Uncover the mysteries of northern Europe in all-inclusive luxury, washing down Russia’s secrets and Scandinavia’s charm with open cocktail bars.

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Top itineraries in Germany

Nuremberg's Christmas Markets

4-day itinerary from £865 pp incl. flights

Nuremberg's Christmas Market, or Christkindlesmarkt, on the picturesque Hauptmarkt Square in the city's beautiful old quarter, is one of Germany's largest, attracting almost two-million visitors each year and featuring around 200 stalls, selling an incredible array of festive ornaments, toys, arts,…

Magnificent Europe: The Rhine & Danube on APT

15-day river cruise

This all-inclusive luxury cruise showcases the best of the Rhine and Danube, calling at quiet riverside villages and city greats alike between Holland, Germany, Austria and Hungary. There’s included touring throughout, ranging from castle banquets to vineyard tastings.

Germany by Rail: Frankfurt to Munich

7-day tailor-made journey from £2,105 pp incl. flights

Let the train take the strain as you travel between the German cities of Frankfurt, Berlin, Nuremburg and Munich on this weeklong tailor-made rail journey.

APT River Cruises

River cruise

With a 98% satisfaction rating from travellers and more than 15 years experience, APT, together with its partner AmaWaterways, sets the benchmark for European river cruising.

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What our clients say about our Germany holidays

  • What I like is the total reliability. It is simply not worth taking a chance by doing it all yourself on the internet - what happens if something goes wrong? You're on your own - and it probably wasn't cheaper anyway - than having the confidence that Wexas is looking after you. A lot of people found this out the hard way during the Iceland Volcanic Ash episode when people were stranded all over the world

    M B M

  • We have had another wonderful holiday - all the hotels were excellent and perfectly placed, in easy walking distance of the town centres, as were the two apartments. We were especially taken with your suggestion of staying in Monschau which turned out to be a beautiful old town - the apartment there is in a wonderful old building, with a terrace over the river.

    Richard R

  • Everything went smoothly, suggested hotel was fabulous, we even got an upgraded room.

    Graham G

  • The high level of excellency from Wexas never drops; well done.

    Stephen Conrad S

Top places to stay in Germany

The Charles Hotel, Munich


Far from being another beige business hotel, The Charles looks crisp and contemporary and is ideally set in the centre of the city, with views across the Old Botanical Gardens. Rooms are spacious and open and come with all the mod cons and the kind of indulgent bathrooms that luxury travellers have…

Bristol Kempinski Berlin


Affectionately known as the "grand dame" of the Berlin hotels the Bristol Kempinski is ideally located on the famous Kurfuerstendamn Boulevard.

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    British Airways has launched a series of 'affordable day trip' tickets for passengers wanting to explore a popular city destination in Europe for a day and then fly back, giving them the longest away day possible without the added cost of an overnight stay. 

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    If you're planning ahead for summer, June and July are superb months for travelling, with a wealth of holiday experiences on offer around the world.

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