Culinary Germany: Würzburg, Rothenburg, Lindau & More
- 7 Days
- 7 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 2,273
DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Let your stomach be your guide as you feast on the wine, food, and beer of Western Europe’s largest nation. Heading from Frankfurt to Munich to Nuremberg, you’ll sample German delicacies, from savory kasspatzle to iconic bratwurst, and explore some of the most romantic medieval towns in all of Europe.
This 7-day Germany vacation takes you on a culinary tour across Germany from Frankfurt to Munich to Nuremberg.
Your Germany tours begin in Frankfurt, where you’ll start your journey west and south towards Rudesheim and Heidelberg. Pass through the vineyards on the slopes of the Rhine River before reaching Rudesheim where you’ll learn about local wines and sample some vintages. After a lunch of Rheinischer Sauerbraten (vinegar pot roast), head on to Heidelberg, the country’s oldest university town and home to one of the largest pedestrian areas in all of Germany. After a night enjoying the lively atmosphere of Heidelberg, wind through the Black Forest on the way to Lindau. Stop off at the castle Hohenzollern for a lunch of Kasspatzle (pasta with cheese) before reaching the island of Lindau on Lake Constance, where you will enjoy breathtaking views of the Alps and join a wine tasting.
The next day, continue your Germany vacation by leaving the wine region and entering Bavaria, heading for Munich, the state capital. Home to Oktoberfest and Germany’s third-largest city, Munich has a lot to explore during your time here. Get acquainted with its gorgeous medieval architecture in Marienplatz and see the famous clocktower. That evening, head to a local restaurant to dine on iconic Bavarian Schweinshaxe (pork knuckle), following it up with a fresh draught of beer. The next day, embark on a walking beer tour of the city’s many microbreweries, experiencing the many flavours and malts of this world beer capital. You’ll also visit the Hofbrauhaus and the beer museum, and taste more than a few brews along the way.
Pass on to Nuremberg, the second largest city in Bavaria and one of the country’s most important political centres. In Nuremberg, you’ll join a baking class to hear stories about German cuisine and learn to make famous Nuremberg gingerbread. The next day, explore the city’s historic old town, admiring the Gothic churches, medieval houses, and preserved castles, including the Kaiserburg. After touring the old town, join another cooking class to learn how to prepare famous Bavarian bratwursts in multiple ways.
On the final leg of your travel to Germany, you’ll head to Rothenburg, one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in the region. Enjoy a sightseeing tour through the medieval old town and cap off your time in Germany with a lunch of famous potato dumplings. You’ll then return to Frankfurt for your flight home or to continue your onward journey.
- 7 Days
- 7 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 2,273
Itinerary View Trip Map
Frankfurt - Würzburg
The first day of your culinary tour through Germany leads you to Würzburg, a pretty town in the heart of the Franconian wine region. Explore the city at your own pace. You may visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site the Residence Palace, the medieval Marienberg fortress with magnificent views of the Main valley and the cathedral. In the evening enjoy a culinary night watchman tour. During this tour, you will learn more about the history of the city and will stop at traditional "Gasthäusern (Inn's)" to taste some typical Franconian food like Mostsuppe (Franconian cider soup) and Apfelküchle (baked Applerings).
Würzburg - Rothenburg
In the morning travel from Würzburg to Rothenburg, one of the oldest and most beautiful cities along the Romantic Road. From 1170 to 1240, Rothenburg was a Free Imperial City. Strategically located, Rothenburg is nestled on the shores of the meandering Tauber River. A stroll through its narrow, cobblestone streets is a trip back in time. The medieval city center has been beautifully preserved; admire the wooden houses, the historic town hall and extensive medieval city wall. The highlight of this day is a wine tasting where you will taste different types of regional wines.
Rothenburg - Nuremberg
Today continue to Nuremberg. Take the time to explore the historic city center at your own pace and see the well-preserved Kaiserburg, Gothic churches, romantic houses and peaceful squares. In the late afternoon join an interesting tour through the underground cellars of Nuremberg, where you learn more about the history and the elaboration process of beer since the 19th century. The tour ends with a tasting of a local beer.
Nuremberg - Bamberg - Nuremberg
Today visit Bamberg, located in northern Bavaria. The town is famous for its beer and features a lovely old city center (UNESCO). Discover the historic city center, the cathedral, the castle Altenburg and more. Free time to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the city in a beer garden "Biergarten" with a delicious local beer. Later return to Nuremberg for overnight.
Nuremberg - Lindau (Lake Constance)
Today continue to the small island of Lindau in Lake Constance, which offers spectacular views of the Alps. In the afternoon you will enjoy a tasting of local cheese and wine with an experienced Cheese Sommelier and Wine Guide. Later you have time to admire the many sights and historical buildings.
Lindau (Lake Constance) - Munich
This morning continue to your last destination, Munich. The capital of Bavaria is famous for its beer culture as well as for hearty meals. In addition to our historic tour of streets and buildings of Munich Old Town, we also experience Bavarian cuisine and explore this on and around the historic Viktualien Market, since the beginning of the 19th century, this market presents all local delicacies in the heart of the city. We explore together those individual colorful market stands and learn what a cabbage wrap is or 'Schmalznudel' and of course tasting those as well. How did the white sausage come into being, what is a 'Striezel` and what does a pretzel represent.
After breakfast end of services.
- 6 nights in first-class accommodations
- Train tickets in 2nd class (Frankfurt - Wurzburg, Wurzburg - Rothenburg, Rothenburg - Nuremberg, Nuremberg-Bamberg-Nuremberg, Nuremberg - Lindau, Lindau - Munich)
- Culinary highlights include:
- Private guided night watchman tour in Wurzburg with Franconian 5-course dinner
- Private guided wine tasting in Rothenburg
- Shared tour through the underground cellars in Nuremberg with beer tasting (max 40 guests)
- Private guided culinary discovery tour in Munich including Viktualien Market with tasting
- Self-guided wine and cheese tasting in Lindau
- Breakfast daily (excluding day 1)
- Travel insurance
- Arrival and departure transfers
- International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
- Meals and beverages not mentioned
- Items of a personal nature
- Visa fees if applicable
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.
10 Feb 2021