A fascinating tour around Germany to the most
famous historical sites, charming
medieval towns and castles surrounded by beautiful scenery. Enjoy
majestic views from Alpine resorts and visit bustling cities at the North.
Rhine valley and cruise along the famous Lorelei rock
from Rudesheim. On the north we visit the bustling cities of Hamburg
and Berlin continuing south to Munich and the nearby fairy tale castles and
Medieval towns to lovely Lake Constance and the legendary Black Forest.
Day 1 / Saturday Frankfurt
Individual arrival in
Frankfurt and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure for own
activities in Germany's commercial and financial center. Accommodation at
the Hotel Mövenpick Frankfurt City****. At 7pm meet your guide for a welcome
dinner at the hotel.
Day 2 / Sunday Frankfurt - Rüdesheim - St.
Goar - Frankfurt
In the morning we travel to Rüdesheim. Short tour of this
ancient wine growing town with history dating back to Roman times After a
short walk we board a steamer for a Rhine river cruise, passing by
fascinating castles, ruins and the legendary Loreley Rock. Maybe, from the
deck of the ship, you will see the blond maid combing her hair. During the
cruise we enjoy a wine tasting. Disembarkation at St Goar from where we
travel by coach to the 4* Movenpick Frankfurt City for overnight.
Day 3 / Monday Frankfurt - Heidelberg -
Baden Baden - Freiburg
Departure to Heidelberg, a UNESCO World Heritage
city with its famous university, one of the oldest ones in Europe. Visit the
beautiful castle ascending with the cable car and enjoy a sightseeing tour
of its historic city center. Idyllically located on the shores of the Neckar
River, Heidelberg and its castle has
one of the most scenic views in Germany. We continue to Baden Baden the famous
spa resort in the Northern Black
Forest region once a popular meeting point of European nobility. In the
afternoon we arrive at the capital city of the Black Forest, Freiburg a
medieval town famouse for its church spire. Overnight at the Central Hotel
Day 4 / Tuesday Freiburg -
Colamar - Strassburg - Freiburg
Today we cross the
mighty Rhine river and visit the Alsace region today belonging to France.
The region has a unique two-culture atmosphere of German and French
influences having been a disputed province between the two powers. The first
city we visit is Colmar on the the famouse Alsace Wine Route, a charming
medieval town of half timbered houses and canals. We invite you for a
typical Alsatian lunch, then continue to Strassburg, the capital of the
region, an elegant city and seat of the European Parliament. After a
sightseeing tour of the city we return to the 4* Central Hotel Freiburg for overnight.
Day 5 / Wednesday Freiburg - Lindau -
After breakfast we drive to the heart of rural Black
Forest to enjoy a short presentation on how the famed
cuckoo clocks are made in the region. Continue to a small traditional
Black Forest farm where we will have a cheese tasting and you will see the
real Black Forest. After that we drive to the charming town of Lindau on the shores
of Lake Constance, from where if the weather is right we can see 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
Füssen, the small town close to the famous castle of Neuschwanstein.
Accommodation at the Best Western Plus Fussen 4*.
Day 6 / Thursday Neuschwanstein – Wieskirche -
Oberammergau – Linderhof - Fussen
This morning we pay a visit to
Neuschwanstein Castle, the breathtaking fairy-tale castle of King Ludwig II.
Neuschwanstein was built by the controversial king Ludwig of Bavaria with a shortened and
tragic life. At midday we travel to Oberammergau, famous for its Passion
Play that takes place in the town every 10 years; also known for its painted
houses and lovely crafts. Along the way we visit the pilgrimage Wieskirche Church
with tis spectacular Rococo interior before continuing the tour to visit the
charming Linderhof Castle. This palace of King
Ludwig, II. was his favorite where he actually spent most of his adult life.
After a stop at the Ettal Benedictine Abbey we continue on to Lindehof
Palace . Return to Best Western Plus Fussen for
Day 7 / Friday Fussen - Munich
After breakfast we
drive to Munich, the capital of Bavaria where we will 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 Eden Hotel Wolff 4*.
Day 8 / Saturday Munich
- Berchtesgaden - Munich
Today we visit the charming town of
Berchtesgaden on the shores of Lake Konigsee, a typical Alpine town
surrounded by spectacular vistas of Mt. Watzmann. It is a region of salt mines close to the
Austrian border. The area's most famous historical site is Hitler's Eagle's
Nest, a secluded mountain retreat. After visit to the top (weather
permitting) we drive back to Berchestagen where you will have a chance to
take an optional boat tour on the serene Lake Konigsea. Return to Munich for
overnight at the Eden Hotel Wolff 4*.
Day 9 / Sunday Munich - Rothenburg ob
der Tauber - Nuremberg
This morning we drive to Rothenburg ob der Tauber,
one of the oldest and most beautiful cities on the Romantic Road of Germany,
a well preserved Jewel from the Middle Ages. See the St Jacob;s Church with
the Holy Blood Altar by Tilman Riemenschneider, and get absorbed in the
medieval atmosphere. We conclude our visit by tasting the Schneeballen
(snow ball) a pastry considered the signature dish of Rothenburg. Continue
on to Nuremberg where we visit the historical city center and learned about
the history of this important city. Accommodation at The Hotel Park Plaza
Day 10 / Monday Nuremberg
After breakfast we visit
the Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Ground. The gigantic remians of
the the buildings in the Southern districts of Nuremberg are a remnder of
the megalomania of the National Socialist regime. Accross elevan square
kilometers , a monumental back drop was to be created for the self staging
Nazi Party. Today the unfinished Congress Hall houses the Documentatio
Center Nazi Party Rally Ground. Overnight in Nuremberg at the Park Plaza 4*.
Day 11 / Tuesday Nuremberg
Wuerzburg - Frankfurt
After breakfast we depart to the Baroque
town of Wuerzburg in the northern part of the Franconian region well known
for its lavish Baroque palace called the Residenz. Built by the
Prince-bishops of the town the palace was an important center of refined
culture and was frequented by famous artists, royalty and
musicians. We will embark on a tour of the city with a visit to the
enormous palace. After the sightseeing we will continue back to Frankfurt,
on the way we will make a brief stop at the Mespelbrum Castle. Overnight at the hotel Moevenpick Frankfurt City****.
Day 12 / Wednesday Frankfurt
After brekfast transfer to the airport. End of services.
Transfers between Frankfurt airport and the hotel
(only on day 1 and on the last day of the tour)
Transportation by car, minivan or bus from day 2 -
day 12 (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 listed in the itinerary
or similar with daily buffet breakfast
Visits and excursions as specified in the itinerary
Rhine cruise with wine tasting
Welcome dinner in Frankfurt, traditional Alsace
lunch and typical regional dinner in Munich
Admission to Heidelberg, Neuschwanstein and
Linderhof Castles and the Rezidenz Palace
Visit to a cuckoo clock visitor center
Visit to a local Black Forest farm with cheese
"Snow ball” tasting in Rothenburg
2019 Prices in Euros Per
Based on double/twin room accommodation
With English speaking
$ rate varies
depending the exchange
- All dates
(except Sep 21) Euro 1829, Single supplement Euro 515
- Sep 21
2065, Single supplement: Euro 779
5% discount for 3rd person in room with extra bed on any date.