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Germany: Romantic Road and Castles

8 days & 7 nights, Private Journey

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Frankfurt, Wurzburg, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Augsburg, Neuschwanstein & Munich

Dive into German culture on this eight-day journey from Frankfurt to Munich on the historic Romantic Road. Explore cosmopolitan cities as well as tiny towns as you travel through this fascinating country. Each town you visit has its own unique story, which you will discover with the help of your private, English-speaking guide. You will visit several castles and palaces, while also staying in luxury accommodations yourself.

  • Day 1
    Arrive Frankfurt

    Upon arrival at the Frankfurt airport, enjoy a private transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the city of Frankfurt at your own pace.

    At first glance, Frankfurt impresses visitors with its modern skyscrapers, but a closer look reveals a charming and quaint city. Enjoy a walk through the beautifully restored Romerberg, on the shore of the Main River. Visit the city's museums, the quaint "Fressgass" alley, the Old Opera, and elegant Goethestrasse Street. Other highlights include the former residence of Goethe, the Paulus Church, and wonderful city views from the Hauptwache.

    Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof
  • Day 2
    Frankfurt to Wurzburg

    Today you will travel from Frankfurt to Wurzburg. Along the way, you'll visit Mespelbrunn Castle, a late-medieval/early-Renaissance moated castle. This fascinating historical site is tucked deep in the woods, and will seemingly transport you back in time.

    After this, you will arrive in Wurzburg, a pretty town on the banks of the Main River, for a sightseeing tour. One of the tour highlights is a visit to the Residenz Palace in Wurzburg, the former royal palace of the Wittelsbach monarchs of Bavaria.
    Continue to the Castle Steinburg Hotel, set amidst the oldest vineyards of Wurzburg. You'll have some free time to enjoy a walk through the vineyards or to sample some wines from the castle cellar (not included).

    Schlosshotel Steinburg (B)
  • Day 3
    Wurzburg - Rothenburg ob der Tauber

    The famous Romantic Road to Fussen begins in Wurzburg. The German Romantic Road was a trade route in medieval times, and today, it's one of the biggest tourist attractions in the southern provinces of Bavaria and Baden-Wurttemberg. As you begin to follow the road, follow the brown route markers and you'll encounter picturesque German towns and castles.

    This morning we depart for Rothenburg ob der Tauber, one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Romantic Germany. This charming city is a shining emblem of the legacy of the Romantic Movement in Germany. Enjoy a sightseeing tour to get a taste of the local culture and dive deeper into the rich history of the area.

    Reichskuchenmeister (B)
  • Day 4
    Rothenburg - Dinkelsbuhl - Augsburg

    In the morning you will travel to Dinkelsbuhl, an idyllic medieval town with 16 towers. This city has a rich history, from being a notable town during the Protestant Reformation to having a unique story about its surrender in the Thirty Years War with Sweden. Learn all this, and more, as you explore.

    Next, continue to the city of Nordlingen for a tour of the old city wall that surrounds the lovely medieval city center. This is the only ancient city walled in Germany that has been completely preserved.

    Continue to Augsburg. In the Middle Ages, this town was famous for the amazing craftsmanship of its silversmiths and goldsmiths. Here you will spend the night before continuing on in the morning.

    Steigenberger Drei Mohren (B)
  • Day 5
    Augsburg - Fussen - Neuschwanstein

    Today you will travel to Fussen, the southernmost town on the Romantic Road. Visit the fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle. Built by "Mad King" Luis II, the castle served as Walt Disney's inspiration for Sleeping Beauty's castle. Travel back in time and arrive at the castle in a horse drawn carriage.

    Then visit the Wieskirche Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This oval Rococo church, designed in the late 1740s, is a popular pilgrimage site and is held close in the hearts of many locals. The rest of the day is free to explore the small town of Fussen.

    Schlosskrone (B)
  • Day 6
    Fussen - Linderhof - Oberammergau - Munich

    This morning, visit Linderhof Palace. This is one of the three castles built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the only one he lived in for a significant amount of time. Set against a mountainous backdrop, this majestic schloss (or country home) will capture your imagination.

    Continue to Oberammergau, a picturesque town famous for its 380-year tradition of Passion Plays (Easter pageants). Check out the craftsmanship that the town is famous for; it's woodcarvers are some of the best in the world.

    Finally, arrive in Munich, and settle into your charming hotel.

    Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski (B)
  • Day 7

    The capital of Bavaria, Munich is located near the Alps, and straddles the banks of the River Issar. It is a major center of art, technology, finance, publishing, culture, innovation, education, and business.

    Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city and visit its most important monuments. Enjoy the gardens of the Palace of the Nymphs, the Baroque summer residence of the Bavarian kings and the birthplace of King Ludwig II. Other highlights include the Cathedral of the Virgin, whose Italian domes can be seen from many miles away; and the Marienplatz, the geographic and social heart of Munich. The square is dominated by the magnificent neo-Gothic City Hall. The beautiful carillon can be heard every day at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, and 5:00 p.m.

    The rest of the day is free to spend at your leisure. Explore more sights and try a taste of the local food and beer as you explore on your last full day in Germany.

    Grand Hotel / Nobis (B)
  • Day 8
    Depart Munich

    Today you will depart, takin a private car transfer to the airport for your flight.


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