7 Day Germany Fly & Drive

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Hotels/Plans Available for Departure Dates

NH Hirschberg Heidelberg
NH Hirschberg Heidelberg Hirschberg
Hotel NH Mannheim Viernheim
Hotel NH Mannheim Viernheim Viernheim

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*Not Included:
Car Rental Fees, optional car rental insurance and parking.


Additional Information:
Drivers must be at least 21 years of age to rent a vehicle. Additionally, drivers must be 25 years old to rent a full size, premium or minivan category vehicle. A valid drivers license issued a minimum of 12 months prior to rental along with an international driving permit is required for all renters. Additional fees may apply for renters under 25 years of age.

The lead passenger will be listed as the driver of the vehicle. Additional drivers may be added for an extra cost at the time of vehicle pickup.


Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. This program offers a selection of hotels to accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets. Driving duration can vary from two to four hours per day depending on route taken, hotel location, traffic, weather, road conditions, etc. Please note that this tour is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. Hotel locations, services and amenities differ according to the Plan. Read the descriptions in full and locate the hotels on our provided map to ensure the Hotel/Plan you select meets your desired criteria. A variety of airfare options are available for this program, including some low-cost fares which may exclude complimentary checked luggage and advance seat assignments. Please read each offering to ensure you choose the option that best fits your wishes. This is an Independent program. For more information, click here.

Flight Details


Accommodation Details

  • Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

Independent Package Includes

  • Round trip flights New York-Frankfurt, Frankfurt-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 5 nights accommodations
  • 6 day car rental: Mini Manual. Upgrade to other categories available
  • Car rental includes: Unlimited Mileage, Third Party Liability Insurance, Collision Damage Waiver (C.D.W.), local taxes (VAT)
  • Breakfast daily

Vehicle Options

  • Mini Manual - Ford Ka or similar

    • 1-2 passengers
    • 1 Large & 2 Small Suitcases
    • Manual Transmission

  • Economy Manual - Ford Fiesta or similar

    • 1-2 passengers
    • 2 Small Suitcases
    • Manual Transmission

  • Compact Manual - Volkswagen Golf or similar

    • 1-3 passengers
    • 2 Small Suitcases
    • Manual Transmission
    • Air-Conditioning

  • Compact Automatic - VW Golf or similar

    • 1-4 Passengers
    • 2 Large & 2 Small Suitcases
    • Automatic Transmission

  • Full Size Manual - Audi A4 or similar

    • 1-6 passengers
    • 2 Large & 2 Small Suitcases
    • Manual Transmission

  • Premium Automatic - Audi A6 or similar

    • 1-4 Passengers
    • 2 Large & 2 Small Suitcases
    • Automatic Transmission
    • Air-Conditioning

  • Minivan Manual - Ford Galaxy or similar

    • 1-6 Passengers
    • 2 Large & 2 Small Suitcases
    • Manual Transmission

Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. This program offers a selection of hotels to accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets. Driving duration can vary from two to four hours per day depending on route taken, hotel location, traffic, weather, road conditions, etc. Please note that this tour is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. Hotel locations, services and amenities differ according to the Plan. Read the descriptions in full and locate the hotels on our provided map to ensure the Hotel/Plan you select meets your desired criteria. A variety of airfare options are available for this program, including some low-cost fares which may exclude complimentary checked luggage and advance seat assignments. Please read each offering to ensure you choose the option that best fits your wishes. This is an Independent program. For more information, click here.


The following is a suggested itinerary. While the sites listed below may be visited independently, the package does not cover any applicable entrance or tour fees.

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Germany
Depart for Frankfurt, Germany

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Frankfurt, Drive to Hirschberg or Viernheim
Welcome to Germany! Arrive in Frankfurt am Main, home of the financial and business heart of Germany, sometimes nicknamed "Mainhattan". Pick up your reserved vehicle at the airport's car rental facility and drive to your hotel. Enjoy the balance of the day at leisure
Drive Time: 45 min*
Distance: 46 miles*
Overnight: Hirschberg or Viernheim

DAY 3, Saturday - Explore Romantic Rhine Valley
This morning head to the picturesque Rhine River Valley, a fairy-tale world of legends, rugged cliffs and castles. Drive along the Rhine River and pass exquisite landscapes of hilltop castles, steep terraced vineyards and tiny villages of timber-framed houses. Take a break in Bacharach, an adorable hamlet with its half-timbered houses or, stop off at Rudesheim on the right bank to see the famous "Drosselgasse" lined with taverns. Perhaps drive as far as St. Goar to admire the Lorelei Rock, named for the siren Lorelei who bewitched sailors passing by
Drive Time: 1.5 hours*
Distance: 85 miles*
Overnight: Hirschberg or Viernheim
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday - Discover Heidelberg, Historic Michelstadt im Odenwald
Drive to the nearby delightful city of Heidelberg, nestled along the picturesque River Neckar and home of the oldest university in Germany. Visit the imposing red sandstone ruins of 12th century Heidelberg Castle, a hilltop Gothic masterpiece. The city has seen conquering empires come and go and has no shortage of local stories and legends. Discover the enchanting alleys and lanes in the Old Town with its small gardens, museums and galleries. Heidelberg is one of the few major cities in Germany that got spared during World War II and is one of the most visited cities in all of Germany. Continue to historic Michelstadt, a charming small town in the heart of Odenwald. Stroll along the cobblestone streets and visit the Rauthaus (Town Hall) and Castle Furstenau
Drive Time: 1 hour*
Distance: 30 miles*
Overnight: Hirschberg or Viernheim
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Monday - Visit Rothenburg ob der Tauber
This morning, travel to the medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber on the Romantic Road, Germany's most famous scenic route. Step back in time as this town, untouched by the ravages of war, charms you with its cobbled streets, ramparts, and centuries old houses. Visit the Town Hall square with its unusual clock that displays a mechanical drinking scene with moving figures, the Christmas shop and the 14th century Church of St. James. The church's western gallery houses the famous late Gothic Altar of the Holy Blood, a masterpiece by one of Germany's famous wood carvers Tilman Riemenscheider
Drive Time: 2 hours*
Distance: 110 miles*
Overnight: Hirschberg or Viernheim
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Tuesday - Black Forest National Park, Spa Town of Baden-Baden
Today, drive to the delightful spa town of Baden-Baden, gateway to the Black Forest National Park. From here you can start the drive along the world-famous Black Forest scenic route, that boasts spectacular views across the romantic Rhine Valley to the Vosges mountain range. Choose to spend sometime exploring Baden-Baden, built atop an extensive network of hot springs at the edge of the Black Forest. Head to Romerplatz, where you can find the ruins of the Roman baths dating back to the time of Roman Emperor Caracalla
Drive Time: 2 hours*
Distance: 110 miles*
Overnight: Hirschberg or Viernheim
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Wednesday - Depart Germany
Drive to Frankfurt airport and return your vehicle at the car rental facility, prior to your departure flight
Drive Time: 45 min*
Distance: 46 miles*
Meals: Breakfast

*This is a suggested itinerary. Driving times and distances are based on Hirschberg. These are estimated and can vary due to many circumstances, such as, specific route taken, hotel location, traffic, weather, road conditions, etc. GPS devices are recommended and can be rented locally.

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Gate 1 Travel itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.
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  • Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure
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  • The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week

Armenia & Georgia Discovery, April 2019
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Wow! We felt incredibly spoiled on this Armenia/Georgia trip. The arrival accommodations at the Marriott in Yerevan were exquisite and all of our guides were super. Sayed, our Tour Manager was great. Ana, our local Yerevan guide couldn't have been more knowledgeable. Shan was warm and welcoming and Sophia in Georgia serenaded us with her beautiful voice everywhere we traveled. A very special group indeed. That was only the beginning. Every day we had sumptuous meals al fresco in beautiful wineries, waterside resorts, mountain hamlets, and in the shadow of mysterious monasteries. This team of guides and the care they took with us went far beyond duty. Armenia and Georgia are two of the best-kept secrets in Eastern Europe with gorgeous mountain scenery, medieval history and flowing wine under the shadow of Mount Ararat and the Caucasus Range. It was a sheer delight to visit such wonderful and enchanting countries and we look forward to visiting these gems again soon. Great job Gate 1.

Carol L. Littleton, CO
7 Day Germany Fly & Drive, April 2019
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We had such an amazing trip! Everything was wonderful. The car rental experience was the most pleasant one I've ever had. The hotel was clean and located in a great location. ... We loved the bartender Mario and visited him every night! Whether we visited Heidelberg, cruised the Rhine, or hiked the Black Forest, we were never too far away and it was always a gorgeous, scenic drive. We are all completely bummed about returning to work and school tomorrow, but we all agreed it was one of the best vacations of our lives!

Lisa K. Lyndhurst, NJ