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Frankfurt – Würzburg – Rothenburg – Augsburg – Munich – Garmisch-Partenkirchen – Ettal – Oberammergau – Füssen –Neuschwanstein – Linderhof – Lake Constance – Black Forrest - Heidelberg

 

DAY 1: SUNDAY

Frankfurt

Please advise your arrival details (Flight-/Train-details) and our driver will pick you up to bring you to your hotel. The afternoon is free for own activities like exploring the highlights of Frankfurt.

Overnight at InterCityHotel Frankfurt or similar.

DAY 2: Monday (B)

Frankfurt – Würzburg – Rothenburg o. d. Tauber

Depart from Frankfurt in the morning for a picturesque drive through the Spessart Mountains to Würzburg, on the banks of the river Main. Enjoy a guided tour of the magnificent Residence, a masterpiece of baroque architecture and UNESCO World Heritage Site. On the world famous Romantic Road we move on to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany’s well-preserved ‘Jewel of the Middle Ages’. During a city walk, including a visit of St. Jacob’s Church with the Holy Blood Altar by Tilman Riemenschneider, you will experience the special flair of this unique town. Leisure time before in the evening our welcome dinner with complimentary drink will be served at the hotel. Afterwards, join an unforgettable tour with the Night Watchman.

Overnight at Hotel Eisenhut or similar.

 

 

DAY 3: TUESDAY (B)

Rothenburg o. d. Tauber – Augsburg – Munich

Today we continue our trip along the Romantic Road. See charming villages like Dinkelsbühl or Nördlingen before we arrive at Augsburg. We continue to the Bavarian capital, Munich. An orientation tour, passing Nymphenburg Palace and the Olympic Grounds, will give you a first impression of this splendid city before we check-in at our hotel. In the afternoon we will leave for a walk which will take us at 05:00 pm to the ‘Glockenspiel’ (carillon) at Marienplatz. The evening is free for own activities. Would you like to have a look into the ‘Hofbräuhaus’ or to attend a concert or an opera? Please just ask your guide! Overnight at Hotel Erzgießerei or similar.

 

DAY 4: WEDNESDAY (B)

Munich - Garmisch-Partenkirchen – Ettal – Oberammergau – Füssen

Depending on the weather conditions on this day, drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, situated at the foot of our highest mountain ‘Zugspitze’ and one of the most important winter sport towns in Southern Germany, before going on to the Benedictine abbey of Ettal and to Oberammergau. The village is internationally famous for its Passion Play – generally performed every ten years – and for its numerous buildings with tromp l'oeil (Lueftlmalerei) painted façades. On the way to our today’s destination, Füssen, we will make a short stop at the glorious rococo church in Wies. On sunny days, from there you can already see the fantastic Bavarian Alps.

Overnight at Luitpoldpark-Hotel or similar.

 

 

DAY 5: THURSDAY (B)

Füssen - Hohenschwangau – Linderhof – Rottenbuch – Füssen

From Füssen it is only a short trip to Hohenschwangau and – located on the rugged hill above – the breathtaking fairytale castle of King Ludwig II, Neuschwanstein! After the guided visit we continue to Linderhof on a scenic Alps tour through Austria. Linderhof is the only palace ‘Mad King Ludwig’ lived to see completed. In the later afternoon we arrive back to Füssen – not having missed to see another treasure of rococo architecture, the monastery church Rottenbuch.

Overnight at Luitpoldpark-Hotel or similar.

 

DAY 6: FRIDAY (B/ D)

Füssen – Lindau – Lake Constance

In the morning, after breakfast and check-out, we are heading to Lake Constance which we will arrive at its north shore, located between Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Enjoy a walking tour of the beautiful village Lindau before we continue to Konstanz. The largest town at Lake Constance with a lot of historical interest is located at Germany's border with Switzerland and also the birthplace of Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin, the famous airship pioneer. Afterwards, we check-in at our hotel in the nearby city Singen. Overnight at Holiday Inn Express or similar.

DAY 7: SATURDAY (B)

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Lake Constance – Black Forest – Freiburg – Heidelberg

Today we enter the Black Forest, a region known not only for its delicious cake and the wooden cuckoo clocks but also for its spectacular landscapes. We will visit a clockmaker and, of course, you will have the possibility to taste the typical cake. Enjoy a drive through the beautiful countryside towards the idyllic town of Freiburg. After a city tour we continue to Heidelberg, the oldest German university town where you will see the inner courtyard of the impressive castle, UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the wine cellar with its big barrel. In the evening, we will celebrate our good-bye to Romantic Germany with a great farewell dinner at famous Restaurant “Zum Ritter St. Georg”, built in the 16th century.

Overnight at Hotel Zum Ritter St. Georg in Heidelberg or Darmstadt area

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Day 08: Saturday

Heidelberg – Rüdesheim – St. Goarshausen – Frankfurt

We leave Heidelberg in the early morning to take you to the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, also declared UNESCO World Heritage Site and famous for its wines and vineyards. In Rüdesheim we board a steamer for a Rhine river cruise, passing fascinating castles, ruins and the legendary Loreley Rock. Maybe, from the deck of the ship, you will see the blond maid combing her hair. Our coach will awaits us

in St. Goarshausen to bring us back to Frankfurt where our exciting journey ends with a small panoramic city tour of Germany’s financial capital at approx. 04:00 pm.