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Castles & the Romantic Road: Rothenburg, Augsburg, Munich & More

5 Days
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US$ 3,502

DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Embark on a private tour of Germany’s Romantic Road, a breathtaking stretch of medieval old towns and fairy tale castles between Frankfurt and Munich. As you pass through Wurzburg, Rothenburg, and Fussen, you’ll tour medieval squares, walk along city walls, and visit breathtaking castles like Neuschwanstein.

This 5-day Germany vacation takes you along the Romantic Road, heading from Frankfurt to Wurzburg, Rothenburg, Fussen, and the fairy tale castle of Neuschwanstein before ending in Munich.

Your Germany tour begins in Frankfurt, the city of business and international airport hub for much of Western Europe. Start your journey along the Romantic Road between Baden-Wurttemberg and Bavaria and stop off at Mespelbrunn Castle, a picturesque Renaissance castle located on the edge of a river tributary. Continue to Wurzburg, one of the prettiest towns on the Main River, where you’ll tour the old town and see the lovely Residenz Palace. End your day at Castle Steinburg Hotel and spend the rest of your day touring a vineyard or wine cellar to taste some of the best German wines.

The next day, continue along the Romantic Road to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, home to one of the most beautiful medieval old towns in Europe. Take a tour of the old town to see some of the most notable landmarks, including the Rathaus (town hall), the little town square of Plonlein, and St. Jacob’s Church. Continue to Dinkelsbuhl, another gorgeous medieval town, and Nordlingen, which is known for the ancient city walls that are some of the only preserved city walls in Germany. End the day in Augsburg, which was famous for its silversmiths and goldsmiths in the Middle Ages.

You’ll reach the end of the Romantic Road in Fussen, where you’ll find fairy tale castles and gorgeous mountain landscapes. Head right outside Fussen to reach Neuschwanstein, the fairy tale castle built by the Mad King Ludwig II and the most popular castle in Europe. You’ll ride up to the castle in a horse-drawn carriage and tour its romantic halls. The next day, visit another of Ludwig’s castles, Linderhof Castle, before passing through Obermmergau and ending your Germany vacation in Munich, the capital of Bavaria.

This trip to Germany makes for a great add-on to a larger exploration of the country or Western European vacation.


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5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,502

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Day 1

Frankfurt - Wurzburg

Travel from Frankfurt to Würzburg. Along the way visit Mespelbrunn Castle. Arrival at Würzburg, a pretty town on the banks of the Main River. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Würzburg. One of the tour highlights is a visit to the Residenz Palace in Würzburg. Continue to the Castle Steinburg hotel, set amidst the oldest vineyards of Würzburg. Free time to enjoy a walk through the vineyards or to sample some wines from the castle cellar (not included).

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Day 2

Wurzburg - Rothenburgob der Tauber

The famous Romantic Route to Füssen begins in Würzburg. The German Romantic Road is one of the biggest magnets for tourism in the southern provinces of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. This morning depart for Rothenburg ob der Tauber, one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Romantic Germany. Sightseeing tour of one of Germany's most romantic towns.

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Day 3

Rothenburg - Dinkelsbuhl - Augsburg

In the morning travel to Dinkelsbühl, an idyllic medieval town with 16 towers. Then continue to the city of Nördlingen, for a tour of the old city wall that surrounds the lovely medieval city center. This is the only ancient city wall in Germany which has been completely preserved. Continue to Augsburg. In the Middle Ages, this town was famous for the amazing craftsmanship of its silversmiths and goldsmiths.

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Day 4

Augsburg - Fussen - Neuschwanstein

Travel to Füssen, the most southern point of the Romantic Road. Visit the fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle. Built by "Mad King", Luis II, the castle served as the inspiration to Walt Disney's castle of Sleeping Beauty. Travel back in time and arrive at the castle in a horsedrawn carriage. Then visit the Wieskirche church, a UNESCO World Heritage monument. The rest of the day is free to explore the small town of Füssen.

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Day 5

Fussen - Linderhof - Oberammergau - Munich

In the morning visit Linderhof Palace. This is one of the 3 castles built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the only one where he lived for a significant amount of time. Then continue to Oberammergau, a picturesque town famous for its Passion Play. Arrival in Munich.

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  • Private arrival and departure transfers
  • 4 nights in first-class accomodations
  • Private transportation for 3 days
  • English speaking driver-guide for 3 days
  • Admission to Mespelbrunn, Wurzburg
  • Admission to Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles
  • Breakfast daily (excluding day 1)


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


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 enquire.

12 Feb 2021
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