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Magic Cities of Southern Germany by Train

Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,374

Embark on an enchanting journey through the south of Germany. Visit Nuremberg with its historical treasures and vibrant Munich, which charms with its friendly citizens and gorgeous architecture. Admire the fairy tale castle of Neuschwanstein and learn about Germany’s automotive industry in Stuttgart.


This 7-day Germany vacation takes you by train to some of the most popular cities in southern Germany, including Nuremberg, Munich, and Stuttgart.

Your German vacation begins in Frankfurt, Germany’s financial capital and international airport hub. While most travellers are familiar with Frankfurt due to the airport that services over 60 million passengers each year, the city proper deserves some attention. A private tour will showcase some of its most picturesque landmarks, from the butcher shops and delicatessens of Fresgass to the half-timbered homes of the Altstadt to the restored neighbourhood of Romerberg. From Frankfurt, take the train to Nuremberg, the second largest city in Bavaria and the centre of so much of its history. Take a private walking tour through the city centre to see the collection of historical landmarks, including Nuremberg Castle, the Gothic Frauenkirche, and the old Nazi Party Rally Grounds.

Continue by train to Munich, the capital of Bavaria and the nation’s third-largest city. Munich is walkable and has a small town atmosphere despite its population of 1.3 million. Your first day is at leisure to explore its charming collection of half-timbered architecture, Gothic churches, and beerhalls and restaurants serving up world-class beer and sausages. The next day, head on a walking tour to see the medieval square of Marienplatz, with its famous clock tower, and the famous street market, Viktualienmarkt. While in Munich, you’ll also head on a day trip to the fairy tale castle of King Ludwig II, Neuschwanstein, Europe’s most beautiful castle and the inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty.

Ride the train to your final destination, Stuttgart, the green city that’s Germany’s car manufacturing hub. While in Stuttgart, you’ll spend an afternoon learning about Mercedes Benz and Porsche, two of the world’s most popular premium cars. Spend the rest of your time in the city enjoying the large parks and public squares before connecting back to Frankfurt to end your trip to Germany.


 

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Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,374

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Day 1

Frankfurt

Arrival at Frankfurt airport and transfer to the hotel. Private tour of Frankfurt with driver-guide (2.5 hours). Explore the city and visit the beautifully restored neighborhood of Römerberg on the banks of the Main River and the lovely museums along the shore. Also explore the Fressgass Street, the old Opera and the elegant Goethestrasse. The tour also includes a visit to Goethe's house, St. Paul's church and the Hauptwache for a fabulous view of the city.

Day 2

Frankfurt - Nuremberg

Transfer to the train station where you will board a train to Nuremberg (travel time: 2:05 hours). Arrival in Nuremberg and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon enjoy a 2-hour private walking tour of the historic city center.

Day 3

Nuremberg - Munich

Transfer to the train station where you will board a train to Munich (travel time: 1:20 hours.). Arrival in Munich and transfer to your hotel. The afternoon is free to spend at your leisure.

Day 4

Munich

Visit Munich by hop on/hop off tourist bus. You may disembark at any of the stops and visit the attractions of your choice. Then board the bus and continue to the next place of interest. Stops include the Pinacoteca, Odeon square, the National Theatre, Max Joseph Platz, Marienplatz, the City Hall, the Frauenkirche church and the Viktualienmarkt street market.

Day 5

Munich - Neuschwanstein - Munich

Join a regular excursion to visit the most famous castle in Germany, Neuschwanstein. The castle was built by Ludwig II, who was also known as the Mad King because of his unique personality and eccentricities. The Bavarian king commissioned the construction between 1869 and 1886. He wanted it to resemble the medieval castles of the German knights combined with a neo-romantic style. This castle served as the inspiration for Walt Disney when he created the castle of Sleeping Beauty in Disneyland. Return to Munich in the afternoon.

Day 6

Munich - Stuttgart

After breakfast transfer to the train station to board a train to Stuttgart (travel time: 2:15 hours). Arrival and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon enjoy a tour of the city that is well known for famous car models such as Mercedes Benz and Porsche.

Day 7

Stuttgart - Frankfurt

After breakfast transfer to the train station to board a train to Frankfurt (travel time: 1:35 hours). The tour will conclude in the city of Frankfurt or at Frankfurt Airport.

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DEPARTURES:

Daily.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 6 nights' accommodation in the hotel category of choice
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • All train rides in your class of choice, including reserved seating
  • Private transfers upon arrival and departure in Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Munich and Stuttgart
  • Frankfurt city tour (2.5 hrs) with English speaking driver/guide
  • Nuremberg and Stuttgart walking tour (2 hrs) with English speaking guide
  • Regular Munich city tour Hop On/Hop Off bus service 

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    Regular excursion to Neuschwanstein

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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21 Mar 2019
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