Romantic Germany: Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Black Forest & More
- 9 Days
- 9 Days
- On request
DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: This one week Germany tour takes you through the country’s most picturesque regions and cities, including Heidelberg, the Black Forest, the mountains and castles of Bavaria, and lively Munich.
This 9-day escorted Germany trip, staying in three and four star accommodations, is focused on the country’s postcard favourites, including the evocative Black Forest, and its most picturesque big city, Munich.
Frankfurt may be more famous for its airport and banks than its sights, but those who arrive early will still enjoy wandering the Romerplatz, or strolling the banks of the Main before travelling to Heidelberg. Heidelberg is Germany’s great university town, and a popular destination in its own right. It’s also your gateway to one of the most famous forest regions in the world. The beautiful Black Forest is shrouded in myth, and offers plenty of walks to sights such as Ravenna Gorge. The following day, see how cuckoo clocks are made, and enjoy a Black Forest cheese tasting. You’ll also take in spectacular views of the Alps from Lindau, an island in Lake Constance.
Time to explore the castles and beer halls of Bavaria. Germany’s most iconic region is also its most unique, bearing little resemblance to the rest of the country it’s come to represent in popular imagination. But the sights are spectacular, including Neuschwanstein Castle, home to mad King Ludwig II. You’ll also stop in at Wieskirche Church and Linderhof Castle. Sneak an extra country into your trip when you cross the border to visit Innsbruck. It’s perhaps Austria’s most famous and beautiful Alpine city, and a two time host city to the Winter Olympics. Innsbruck has been hailed as a medieval wonder, the ultimate ski resort town, a university hub, and more, so there’s a side of it to satisfy any travel interest. Look closely for Roman influences in the architecture.
Arrive at your final destination, Munich. The country’s third largest city is the Germany of fairy tales and travel brochures, awash with medieval architecture, and atmospheric drinking dens (Non-beer drinkers needn’t worry. Germany does a fine range of wines as well.). Take a city tour around the main attractions including Marienplatz, the city square famous for its clock tower. Those visiting in September may be caught up in the fun and frivolity of Oktoberfest, but a visit to Munich is memorable at any time of year. You’ll also take a side trip to the romantic medieval city of Rothenburg before you depart.
- 9 Days
- 9 Days
- On request
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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 historical landmarks.
Frankfurt - Heidelberg - Black Forest
In the morning we travel from Frankfurt to Heidelberg. Visit the famous castle ascending with the cable car and enjoy a sightseeing tour of its historic city centre. 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. We continue to the famous Black Forest region. This night we have an authentic experience: Enjoy a typical Black Forest dinner and overnight in a romantically located hotel. If you like, take a little walk to the beautiful Ravenna Gorge or see the region's oldest chapel, both are next to the hotel.
|Meal Plan||Breakfast and Dinner|
Black Forest - Lake Titisee - Lindau - Füssen
After breakfast, we enjoy a short presentation on the cuckoo clock production. We continue to a small traditional Black Forest farm where we have a cheese tasting, and you see the real Black Forest. After that, we travel to Lake Titisee, nestled in the legendary Black Forest and we continue the tour to the small island of Lindau in Lake Constance, which offers spectacular views of the Alps. Depending on weather conditions we take the Alpine road from Lindau to Oberstaufen and Immenstadt to our final destination Füssen, the southernmost point on our tour of Romantic Germany.
Neuschwanstein - Wieskirche - Innsbruck
We start the day with a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, built by Ludwig II, the notorious "Mad King". This castle served as an inspiration to Walt Disney when he built the castle of Sleeping Beauty in Disneyland. At midday, we travel to Oberammergau, famous for its Passion Play and lovely crafts. Along the way, we visit the Wieskirche Church 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 lived for a significant amount of time.
After a brief stop at the Ettal Benedictine Abbey, we continue to our final destination, Innsbruck.
Innsbruck - Munich
In the morning we enjoy a sightseeing tour of Innsbruck (Austria), located in the gorgeous deep valley of the River Inn, between the scenic Karwendel.
Mountains to the north and Tuxer Mountains to the south.
In the afternoon we travel to Munich.
After breakfast we 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 enjoy a traditional Bavarian dinner.
|Meal Plan||Breakfast and Dinner|
Munich - Nuremberg
Today depart for Nuremberg. On your way stop in Nordlingen, a beautiful medieval city with an old city wall which makes a circle around its late gothic St. George's Church. Following the Romantic Road you will reach Dinkelsbuhl, a medieval town with fairy-tale atmosphere. Continue to Nuremberg, visit the historic city center and learn more about its impressive history and see the well-preserved castle, Gothic churches, romantic houses and peaceful squares.
Nuremberg - Rothenburg - Frankfurt
Today continue to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Romantic Germany. Sightseeing tour of this lovely medieval town was concluding with a Schneeballen (snowball) tasting; a pastry considered the signature dish of Rothenburg.
Next, we travel to Frankfurt and say goodbye to your driver guide.
Overnight at an airport hotel.
After breakfast take the hotel shuttle service to the airport.
- Private arrival airport transfers
- 8 nights in moderate to first-class accommodations
- 8 days with private transportation by car, minivan or bus during the entire tour (depending on number of participants), including:
- English-speaking tour guide
- Traditional Black Forest Dinner and typical dinner in Munich
- Admission to Heidelberg, Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles
- Visit to a cuckoo clock visitor center
- Visit to a local Black Forest farm with cheese tasting
- "snow ball" tasting in Rothenburg
- Breakfast daily (excluding day 1)
- Travel insurance
- International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
- Meals and beverages not specifically indicated
- Any optional activity listed on the day to day itinerary
- 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 enquire.
16 Mar 2021