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The Black Forest & Romantic Germany: Frankfurt to Munich

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,502

See Germany at its most romantic, stepping into the land of iconic castles and fairy tales as you embark on this first-class, shared trip from Frankfurt to Munich. See the university town of Heidelberg, soak in the baths of Baden-Baden, and explore the magical Black Forest before taking to the Alpine Road.


Shared with a small group of fellow globetrotters, this 8-day escorted trip takes you down Germany’s Romantic Road, from the country’s commercial powerhouse, Frankfurt, to Munich, the capital of Bavaria. Along the way, cruise down the Rhine, stop in at medieval villages and traditional spa towns, see the castles of Bavaria’s ‘Mad King,’ and explore Europe’s most storied forest.

One of Germany’s most underrated cities, Frankfurt is too often dismissed as no more than Germany’s front door. Arrive early and explore perhaps the country’s best collection of museums outside Berlin, or people watch in The Hauptwache, shaking off the jetlag with a local beer or coffee as you watch ‘Bankfurt’ go by. Join your guide and travel companions for a welcome dinner, then get a good night’s sleep for your day trip to Rudesheim, where you’ll board a Rhine cruise and enjoy a wine tasting.

Set out for Heidelberg, visiting its famous castle and exploring the city centre, soaking up the energy of Germany’s oldest university town. Then go on to Baden-Baden, famous for its thermal baths, before overnighting in Freiburg. The following day, return to the Rhine, following the border with France to Colmar and Strasbourg, where French and German cultures come together, producing among other things some of Europe’s finest wines.

Time to explore the Black Forest! Learn about traditional cuckoo clock production, sample some Black Forest ham and cheese, and take the Alpine Road if weather permits for some spectacular scenery on your way to Schloss Neuschwanstein, the legendary castle of ‘mad’ King Ludwig II. This wasn’t the king’s primary residence however. That honour goes to Schloss Linderhof, which you’ll visit in the afternoon. Return to Fussen for the night before setting out for Munich.

The colourful capital of Bavaria is the quintessential image of all things German, despite the fact that Bavarians have a culture, cuisine, architecture, and identity quite separate to the rest of the country. See Marienplatz civic square with its famous glockenspiel, then explore Munich at your leisure after a tour of the main sights. Stop by the Residenz for more palatial splendour, pop into Hofbrauhaus even if it’s not Oktoberfest, feast your eyes on art in the Kunstareal, or rev your car lover’s curiosity at BMW Welt and Museum, located right next to Olympiapark on Munich’s edge.

Transfer to the airport for departure the following day, or stay on to enjoy all Munich has to offer.


 

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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,502

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Day 1

Frankfurt

Arrival at Frankfurt airport and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to spend at your leisure. Frankfurt is the financial and commercial heart of Germany, a city full of fascinating contrasts between modern development and historic landmarks. At 7pm, you meet your guide at the welcome dinner at the hotel.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Movenpick Frankfurt City

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    Hotel Movenpick Frankfurt City



    Discover Frankfurt from the comfort of our 4 star hotel in the city centre. Mövenpick Hotel Frankfurt City is ideally located next to the trade fairground with easy access to the charming old city of Frankfurt. So whether you are visiting for business or leisure …

    Discover Frankfurt from the comfort of our 4 star hotel in the city centre. Mövenpick Hotel Frankfurt City is ideally located next to the trade fairground with easy access to the charming old city of Frankfurt. So whether you are visiting for business or leisure Mövenpick Hotel Frankfurt City is the perfect choice.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Daily Housekeeping
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Fitness Centre
    • Free WiFi
    • Laundry Service
    • Lift/elevator
    • Restaurant

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Day 2

Frankfurt - Rudesheim - St. Goar - Frankfurt

After breakfast, you'll travel to Rudesheim. A short tour of the city's historic center. Next, you'll board a ship and sail along the most picturesque stretch of the Rhine: the Lorelei valley. During the cruise, you'll enjoy a wine tasting. The group will disembark in St. Goar and return to Frankfurt.

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Day 3

Frankfurt - Heidelberg - Baden-Baden - Freiburg

In the morning, you'll 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. You'll 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.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Duration2 Nights
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Central Hotel Freiburg

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    Central Hotel Freiburg



    This traditional hotel, set at the edge of the Black Forest, lies 2 km from Schlossberg, a 10-minute walk from Augustiner Museum and a 4-minute walk from Tennenbacher Straße tram station. The Central Hotel has 48 rooms - and bathrooms - which have all been …

    This traditional hotel, set at the edge of the Black Forest, lies 2 km from Schlossberg, a 10-minute walk from Augustiner Museum and a 4-minute walk from Tennenbacher Straße tram station.

    The Central Hotel has 48 rooms - and bathrooms - which have all been renovated recently. All our rooms have a stylish-comfortable design.

    All our rooms have shower and WC, flatscreen-SAT-TV, telephone and wireless internet connection, minibar, tea and coffee making facility, safe, hair dryer and air conditioning.

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    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar
    • Parking
    • WiFi

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Day 4

Freiburg - Colmar - Strasbourg - Freiburg

The Rhine River forms the natural border between Germany and France. After crossing the river you'll 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, you'll continue to Strasbourg, the capital of the Alsace. Here, you will enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city. Being the base of several European institutions, Strasbourg is also a symbolic capital of Europe. In the afternoon, you'll return to Freiburg.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 5

Freiburg - Lindau - Fussen

After breakfast, you'll drive to the Black Forest and enjoy a short presentation on the cuckoo clock production. You'll continue to a small traditional Black Forest farm where you have a cheese tasting and you'll see the real Black Forest. After that, the group will 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 of the day, Fussen, the southernmost point on your tour of romantic Germany.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Hirsch Fussen

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    Hotel Hirsch Fussen



    The Hotel Hirsch Fussen, built in the "Art Nouveau" style, has been family run for four generations and combines elegantly modern comfort and the Bavarian ambience. You will be enchanted by the charm of this hotel, which emanates from the romantically decorated and lovingly furnished …

    The Hotel Hirsch Fussen, built in the "Art Nouveau" style, has been family run for four generations and combines elegantly modern comfort and the Bavarian ambience. You will be enchanted by the charm of this hotel, which emanates from the romantically decorated and lovingly furnished rooms as well as from the décor of the restaurant. Each of the "motif rooms", being distinctively decorated, is dedicated to a special theme of our history or of the surroundings.

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    • Conference Facilities
    • Parking
    • Restaurant

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Day 6

Neuschwanstein - Wieskirche - Oberammergau - Linderhof - Fussen

You'll start the day with a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, built by Ludwig II, the notorious "Mad King". At midday, you'll travel to Oberammergau, famous for its Passion Play and lovely crafts. Along the way, you'll 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.

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Day 7

Fussen - Munich

In the morning, you'll travel to Munich, the capital of Bavaria. You'll 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'll enjoy a traditional Bavarian dinner.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Holiday Inn Munich City Centre

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    Holiday Inn Munich City Centre



    Holiday Inn Munich - City Centre hotel offers four-star facilities in the heart of Munich. From the Rosenheimer Platz S-Bahn station, in the same building complex, you can reach Munich Airport in 45 minutes. There is public underground parking and the city centre is a …

    Holiday Inn Munich - City Centre hotel offers four-star facilities in the heart of Munich. From the Rosenheimer Platz S-Bahn station, in the same building complex, you can reach Munich Airport in 45 minutes. There is public underground parking and the city centre is a short walk away. The hotel has one of the largest meeting centres in southern Germany.

    Facilities

    • ATM
    • Business Centre
    • Fitness Facilities
    • Indoor Pool
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Safety Deposit Box

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Day 8

Depart Munich

Today, transfer to the airport or extend your stay in Germany or beyond.

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DEPARTURES:

2020: May 16; Jun 20; Jul 18; Aug 8; Sep 12; Oct 10

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Transfer in Frankfurt and out of Munich (only on day 1 and 8 of the tour)
  • Transportation by car, minivan or bus during the entire tour
  • English speaking tour guide during the entire tour
  • Accommodation at the hotels described or similar
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Visits and excursions as mentioned
  • Welcome Dinner in Frankfurt, traditional Alsatian Lunch and typical regional dinner in Munich
  • Rhine cruise with wine tasting
  • Admission to Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles
  • Visit a cuckoo clock visitor center
  • Visit a local Black Forest farm with cheese tasting

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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