Enchanting South Tour of Germany with Black Forest

2017

Visit dynamic cities, romantic medieval towns, Alpine scenery and the beauty of the Rhine valley.  This popular 9 day tour covers the most romantic regions  of the south with to beautiful Lake Constance, the legendary Black Forest and the fairy tale castles of King Ludwig  Neuschwanstein and Linderhof and Oberammergau with a side trip to the Austrian town of Innsbruck

Guaranteed departures on Apr 21, May 19  June 23, July 21 Aug 18, Sep 22,** October 6, 2017 or special New Years Eve Departure 27 Dec 2017***

This tour has a privately escorted version on any day, inquire about for prices

Rothenburg Germany escorted tour to the Rhine and Black Forest towns

Day 1. Frankfurt. Friday
Individual arrival in Frankfurt, transfer to the hotel. Frankfurt is a major hub and Germany's most important commercial city with skyscrapers, excellent art galleries and a charming reconstructed Mediaeval town Centre. Rest of the day is free to rest or engaging in own activates. Overnight at the Hotel Mövenpick Frankfurt.

Day 2 / Saturday Frankfurt - Heidelberg - Baden- Baden
In the morning you travel to scenic Heidelberg with its famous views above the Neckar river. Visit the medieval castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, followed by a tour of the historic city center. Heidelberg boasts Germany’s oldest university town with one of the earliest universities in Europe dating back to 1386.  Continue to elegant Baden-Baden, the former summer hangout of the European nobility and a world famous for spa resort. The town is located at the Northern entrance to the Black Forest with lovely parks and a casino. Accommodation at the Leonardo Royal Hotel Baden Baden****.

Day 3 / Sunday Baden-Baden - High Route through the Black Forest - Vogtsbauernhöfe – Freiburg
Travel to Freudenstadt via the high route through the Black Forest, one of the most scenic tourist routes in Germany. This route offers spectacular views of the Rhine valley and the Vosges Mountains in the background. The drive includes stunning landscapes such as Mummel Lake surrounded by pine forest. Visit the open air museum “Vogtsbauernhof” and view authentic traditional Black Forest architecture with thatched roof houses and geraniums decorating every window. Continue the tour to Freiburg, the capital of the region for overnight. Acommodation at the Hotel  Novotel Freiburg am Konzerthaus****

Day 4 / Monday Freiburg - Breitnau
In the morning visit Freiburg the old town dating back to the 12th century and famous for its beautiful church tower. In the afternoon continue to the heart of the Black Forest, for an authentic experience. Enjoy a typical Black Forest dinner and overnight in a Romantic hotel built in the style of the Black Forest architecture with geranium hanging from its verandas and balconies. The hotel is located in lovely natural surroundings. If you like, take a little walk to the beautiful Ravenna Gorge or see the region’s oldest chapel, both are next to the hotel. Accommodation at the Best Western Hotel Hofgut Sternen***+.

Day 5 / Tuesday Black Forest - Lake Titisee - Lindau - Füssen
After a short presentation about the secrets of the famous cuckoo clock production, we continue to an actual working farm of the the region where we will have a cheese tasting and you will see the real everyday life at the Black Forest. Continue to Lake Titi, nestled among rolling hills, then we drive to the charming town of Lindau on the shores of  Lake Constance form where we can enjoy spectacular views of the Alps. Depending on weather conditions we will take the Alpine road from Lindau to Oberstaufen and Immenstadt to our final destination for today Füssen, located at the south end of Romantic Road close to the famous castle of Neuschwanstein. Accommodation at the Hotel Hirsch****.

Day 6 / Wednesday Neuschwanstein – Wieskirche - Oberammergau – Linderhof - Innsbruck
We start the day with a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, built by Ludwig II, the notorious “Mad King“. At midday we travel to Oberammergau, famous for its Passion Play and lovely crafts. Along the way we visit the pilgrimage church of Wieskirche Church world famous for its Rococco art. Arrival and visit of Linderhof Castle. This is one of the 3 castles built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the only one where the king actually lived for a significant amount of time. After a brief stop at the Ettal still functioning Benedictine Abbey built in 1330, we continue to our final destination, Innsbruck. Accommodation at the Hotel Grauer Bär****.

Day 7 / Thursday Innsbruck - Munich
In the morning we enjoy a sightseeing tour of  lovely Innsbruck (Austria), capital of Tirol province located in the Inn valley, in the heart of the Alps. The historic town is surrounded by mountains and is one of the most popular ski hubs in all of Europe. In the afternoon we travel to Munich. Accommodation at the Holiday Inn City Centre Munich****.

Day 8 / Friday Munich
After breakfast we visit the city’s main attractions, concluding the tour at the Marienplatz square with its famous clock tower. Munich, the capital of the state of Bavaria is famous for its Oktoberfest, which is annually celebrated in September. The afternoon is free to explore at your leisure. In the evening you will enjoy a traditional Bavarian dinner. Accommodation at the Holiday Inn City Centre Munich****.

Day 9 / Saturday Munich - Rothenburg ob der Tauber - Frankfurt
After breakfast we travel to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Romantic Germany. Sightseeing tour of this lovely medieval town with a Schneeballen (snow ball) tasting, a pastry considered the signature dish of Rothenburg. Next we travel to Frankfurt. The program ends at Frankfurt airport, around 6 pm.

Prices per person in EUROS based on double sharing: ($ rate varies deepening on daily exchange rate fluctuations)

Euro 1595 per person
**
Oktoberfest surcharge for 22 Sep departure only: Euro 224 per person
Single supplement: 459
Third person in the room in extra bed gets 10% off

Special New Years Eve departure: Euro 1195 per person (modified itinerary for 6 nights/7 days
single supplement: euro 345

This tour can be arranged on privately escorted bases on any day, please inquire about prices


Tour includes

• Transfer in from Frankfurt airport to your hotel (only on day 1 of the tour)
• Transportation by car, minivan or bus during the entire tour (depending on number of participants)
• English speaking tour guide during the entire tour (driver-guide for groups of 7 persons or less)
• Accommodation at the hotels described or similar
• Daily buffet breakfast
• Visits and excursions as mentioned Black Forest Dinner and typical regional farewell-dinner in Munich
• Admission to Heidelberg, Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles and the Vogtsbauernhöfe museum
• Visit to a cuckoo clock visitor center
• Visit to a local Black Forest farm with cheese tasting
• “snow ball” tasting in Rothenburg

 

 

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