Southern Romance

only for groups on request

Germany- Austria

 Rhine Valley – Heidelberg – Black Forrest – Neuschwanstein – Innsbruck – Salzburg – Munich – Nuremberg - Rothenburg - Wuerzburg

Tour code GCTISR, guaranteed departure, max 16 PAX,more individual attention by the special selected tour guide due to stictly limited numbers of participants, special selected 4*/4* superior Hotels, optimal halboard package available

 

7 days / 6 nights

Departing :

daily


Services included

Six overnight stays at first class and tourist superior hotels (local 3*/4*-category) including tax, service charges and baggage handling (one piece per person). All rooms with private bath or shower and toilet.

Transportation by modern air-conditioned motorcoach with WC (Exception: if less than 12 participants we use air conditioned minicoaches without WC)

Professional bilingual English/Spanish speaking guide throughout the tour (With less then 8 participants – minivan with driver-guide)

All excursions and city tours not marked as optionals.

Meals

Welcome dinner incl. welcome drink

Six breakfast buffets

Farewell dinner

Entrance Fees / Fares / Additionals included

Rhine River Cruise from Ruedesheim to St. Goarshausen

Heidelberg Castle inner courtyard and wine cellar

Deep well & Tower at Kaiserburg Castle, Nuremberg

Neuschwanstein Castle

Nymphenburg Palace, Munich

Documentation Centre Nuremberg

Jakobskirche, Rothenburg

Residence, Würzburg

Optional: (to be booked via Tourguide)

Sound of Music Dinner in Salzburg

Dinner-Show in Hofbräuhaus, Munich

 

Combinations or add-ons

Can be booked together with Tour Luther Berlin and Fairytales – Combination

* Single supplement applies. Price does not include airfare. Check our dicount airfare rates to Germany. Exact pricing may vary based on season, availability, and currency exchange rates. Oktoberfest tour not included.

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Day 1: Sunday

Departure from Frankfurt – Our first stop is the town of Ruedesheim located on the banks of the River Rhine, surrounded by vineyards and on top of one of those, dominated by the Germania a statue on the Niederwald-monument. We will have a short walk through the famous Drosselgasse and then visit Siegfrieds Mech. Musikkabinett before boarding the Rhine steamer to do a scenic cruise passing nice villages & castles. This part of the Rhine River, from Ruedesheim to St. Goarshausen where we will disembark, is the most scenic and romantic of all. Also it was nominated UNESCO World Heritage. We are heading south to another historic place – the city of Heidelberg. There we will visit the famous castle, built from red sandstone found at the River Neckar, before walking through the old town, where you will see – beside other beautiful sights - the famous university. The welcome dinner will take place in one of the oldest Restaurant of Germany, the “Zum Ritter St. Georg”.

Overnight in Heidelberg area.

Day 2: Monday

In the morning we are heading south for the Black Forest. On our scenic route you will get an impression of this area with the dark woods, the murmuring creeks, the ambrosial glades and the romantic valleys. We will of course stop at one of the manufactories where the famous cuckoo clocks are built and at one of the most scenic lakes, the beautiful Lake Titisee. Onward to the largest lake of Germany - Lake Constance, is one of the most popular regions of the country, with beautiful scenery and a very special, healthy climate.

Overnight at Lake Constance area.

Day 3: Tuesday

After breakfast we are taking the German Alpine Road to the Wies church (Church of the “Flagellated Saviour in the Meadow”) on of the most beautiful rococo churches in Germany. On we go to Hohenschwangau where we will visit Neuschwanstein Castle built by King Ludwig II. This castle ranked no. eight when millions of people decided on the “new seven world wonders” and was model for the Cinderella castle by Walt Disney. After that outstanding experience, we will be crossing the Austrian border and drive on a scenic route to Innsbruck, capital of Tyrol. There your tourguide will take you on a city walk to show you the important sights of the city like the Golden Roof, cathedrale St. Jacob, the Hofburg and much more.

Overnight in Innsbruck.

Day 4: Wednesday

From Innsbruck it is not far to the Swarovsky Kristallwelten in Wattens built by plans of the famous Austrian Artist Andre Heller and has shops all around the world. Our next stop will be a journey up the Kehlstein road and a luxurious brass elevator up through the rock into Kehlsteinhaus, known in English as the Eagle’s Nest. Enjoy this example of historic architecture and a stunning alpine setting. As the allied bombing of World War II did not damage the Eagle’s Nest and  Today the Eagle’s Nest remains in its original state. You will have a magnificent view over the Alps and Lake Königssee. From there it is just a short ride to Salzburg.

Overnight in Salzburg

Day 5: Thursday

In the morning we will have a walking tour of “the city of Mozart” – Salzburg. Besides the well known sites like Getreidegasse, the cathedrale , the festival house, we will also visit Mozart´s birthplace. And it is a must to try the local speciality - the famous sweets the „Mozartkugeln“. Around noon we are heading north for Munich – the capital of the state of Bavaria. Our first stop is at Nymphenburg castle, the baroque palace was in former times residence of the monarchs of Bavaria. After that we will go on an orientative city tour , where your guide will show you the splendid sights of the city, like the Residence, Maximilian- & Leopoldstreet, the Opera, the Olympic Grounds, the Marienplatz with the City Hall, and its carillion, the church St. Peter, the Viktualien-Market and many more.

Overnight in Munich.

Day 6: Firday

After breakfast we are leaving Munich and heading north to Nuremberg. This franconian metropolis has a very special flair, which you will experience on your orientative city tour. You will see the Reichsparteitagsgelände (Party Rallye Grounds) , courtroom 600 where the famous Nuremberg trials were held, the beautiful old town with still preserved city wall and gates, the Hauptmarkt, the Kaiserburg and a lot more. Nuremberg and the franconian region is also famous for the special grilled sausage the so called “Nuernberger Rostbratwuerste” which you can try when you have some time for own activities, before we are following the Castle Road to Rothenburg o.d. Tauber. Rothenburg o.d. Tauber is called “medieval jewel of Germany” and after the city walk we are sure that you will agree. Our tourguide will show you the almost totally preserved town wall with its gates and fortifications, the Jacob Church with the beautiful, wood carved altar made by Tilman Riemen-schneider, the city hall on the market square and much more. As in Rothenburg you can have Christmas all year long, when having some time on your own, you can visit the Kaethe Wohlfart´s World of Christmas, where Christmas Goods are sold all year and added to that is the Christmas Museum. In the evening we will hold a farewell dinner in a typical restaurant.

Overnight in Rothenburg.

Day 7: Saturday

From Rothenburg we go on to Wuerzburg, where we will take a visit to the Residence a real masterpiece from the baroque. Also worth seeing is the Juliusspital, the cathedrale and the city hall. In the afternoon we are heading back to Frankfurt, where the tour will end at approx 04.00 pm (depending on traffic conditions.)