Escorted Tour-Land Only
12 Days/ 11 Nights
*Oktoberfest supplement $329 per person
*Oktoberfest single supplement $839
Experience the many fascinating facets of Germany. Discover modern and dynamic cities , the picturesque beauty of the Rhine river valley, the romantic South with its magical landscape and fairytale castles. Highlights of this trip is a visit to the famous Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles. Discover the many attractions of Germany!
Price per Person:
In a double room $2099 per person
Single supplement $589
This tour can also be taken on a private basis. Please Call or Email for prices.
11 nights first class hotels all with private facilities
Breakfast each morning
1 lunch-drinks not included
2 dinners-drinks not included
Round trip transfers-if arriving and departing on scheduled days
Transportation between cities
English speaking tour escort
Sightseeing as per itinerary
Entrance fees to the following:Heidelberg, Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles, Residence in Wurzburg
Cruise on the Rhine River
Visit local Black Forest farm with cheese tasting, Visit of Eagle’s Nest, Visit to the Cuckoo Clock Visitors Center
Hotel taxes and service charges
Day 1 Arrive Frankfurt
Upon arrival you will be met and taken to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure to begin your exploration of cosmopolitan Frankfurt. Overnight Hotel Movenpick Frankfurt City or similar.
Day 2 Frankfurt-Rudesheim-Frankfurt
After breakfast travel to Rudesheim. Short tour of the city’s historic center. Next board a ship and sail along the most picturesque stretch of the Rhine, the Lorelei Valley. During the cruise enjoy a wine tasting. Disembark in St. Goar and return to Frankfurt. Overnight at the Hotel MÃ¶venpick Frankfurt City or similar.
Day 3 Frankfurt-Heidelberg-Baden- Baden-Freiburg
In the morning you travel to Heidelberg to visit the famous castle, followed by a tour of the historic city center. Idyllically located on the shores of the Neckar River, Heidelberg is Germany’s oldest university town and one of the most popular destinations in the country. Travel to Baden- Baden, the former summer residence of the European nobility and worldwide known for its thermal baths. Then continue the tour to lovely Freiburg, famous for its beautiful church tower. Overnight at the Hotel Central Freiburg or similar.
Day 4 Freiburg-Colmar-Strasbourg-Freiburg
The Rhine River forms the natural border between Germany and France. After crossing the river arrive in Colmar. This city is known for its outstanding wines and architectural heritage that reflect the long history of this region and the German and French influences. Enjoy a typical Alsatian Lunch. After that continue to Strasbourg, the capital of Alsace. Sightseeing tour of the city. Being the base of several European institutions, Strasbourg is also a symbolic capital of Europe. In the afternoon return to Freiburg. Overnight at the Hotel Central Freiburg or similar.
Day 5 Freiburg-Lindau-Fussen
After breakfast drive to the Black Forest and enjoy a short presentation of the cuckoo clock production. Continue to a small traditional Black Forest farm where you will enjoy a cheese tasting and you see the real Black Forest. After that continue the tour to the small island of Lindau in Lake Constance, which offers spectacular views of the Alps. Depending on weather conditions, you will take the Alpine road from Lindau to Oberstaufen and Immenstadt to your final destination Fussen, the southernmost point on your tour of Romantic Germany. Overnight at the Hotel Hirsch Fussen or similar.
Day 6 Neuschwanstein-Wieskirche- Oberammergau-Linderhof-Fussen
Start the day with a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, built by Ludwig II, the notorious “Mad King”. At midday, travel to Oberammergau, famous for its Passion Play and lovely crafts. Along the way, visit the Wieskirche Church and take a brief stop at the Ettal Benedictine Abbey before continuing the tour to visit Linderhof Castle. This is one of the three castles built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the only one where the king actually lived for a significant amount of time. Return to Fussen. Overnight at the Hotel Fussen Hirsch or similar.
Day 7 Fussen-Munich
In the morning travel to Munich, the capital of Bavaria. 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. Overnight at the Hotel Holiday Inn Munich City Center or similar.
Day 8 Munich-Berchtesgaden-Munich
After breakfast, start our day excursion to Berchtesgaden. Berchtesgaden is a typical traditional Alpine village at the foot of Mount Watzmann. The region’s attractions include the salt mines, Lake Konigssee and Obersalzberg with the Eagle’s Nest, once the site of Hitler’s mountain retreat. After a visit to the infamous Eagle’s Nest (depending on the weather conditions), you have time to take a boat tour on Lake Konigssee (not included). In the afternoon, return to Munich. Overnight at the Hotel Holiday Inn Munich City Center or similar.
Day 9 Munich-Rothenburg ob der Tauber-Nuremberg
In the morning travel to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Romantic Germany. Sightseeing tour of this lovely medieval town concluding with a Schneeballen (snow ball) tasting, a pastry considered the signature dish of Rothenburg. Next, travel to Nuremberg. Visit Nuremberg’s historic city center and learn more about its impressive history with a tour of the well-preserved castle, Gothic churches, romantic houses and peaceful squares. Overnight at the Hotel Park Plaza or similar.
Day 10 Nuremberg
Today visit the Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds. Still today, the gigantic remains of the buildings in the southern districts of Nuremberg are a reminder of the megalomania of the National Socialist regime. Across 11 square kilometers, a monumental backdrop was to be created for the self-staging of the Nazi Party. Today the unfinished Congress Hall houses the Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds. Overnight at the Hotel Park Plaza or similar.
Day 11 Nuremberg-Wurzburg-Frankfurt
In the morning travel from Nuremberg to Wurzburg. Arrival at Wurzburg, a pretty town on the banks of the Main. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city. One of the tour highlights is a visit to the Residenz Palace in Wurzburg. On the way to Frankfurt enjoy a brief stop at the Mespelbrunn Castle. Overnight at the Hotel Movenpick Frankfurt City or similar.
Day 12 Frankfurt-End of Tour
After breakfast you will be taken to the airport. You can extend your stay in Frankfurt or continue to Berlin or Prague.
Additional nights in Frankfurt available