Day 1 (Sunday): Frankfurt - Würzburg - Rothenburg (D)
Depart from Frankfurt in the morning for a drive through the Spessart mountains to Würzburg. Enjoy a tour of the magnificient Residence, a masterpiece of German baroque architecture and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue on the Romantic Road to Rothenburg, Germany’s well reserved „Jewel of the Middle Ages“. After a walking tour incl. the Jakobskirche (church) with an altar by Tilman Riemenschneider, free time to explore the city. In the evening enjoy a 3-course welcome dinner with a welcome drink. Overnight at Hotel Tilman Riemenschneider Rothenburg o.s.
Day 2 (Monday): Rothenburg – Augsburg – Füssen (B)
Today we continue our trip along the Romantic Road. See charming towns like Dinkelsbühl and Nördlingen. We pass the Fugger city Augsburg and another architectural treasure, the glorious rococo church in Wies. From there you can already view the fantastic Bavarian Alps. Arrival in Füssen and overnight at TREFF Hotel Luitpoldpark Füssen o.s.
Day 3 (Tuesday): Füssen – Neuschwanstein – Linderhof – Oberammergau-Ettal - Fuessen (B)
From Füssen it is only a short trip to Hohenschwangau and the fairytale castle of King Ludwig II, Neuschwanstein,which we will visit in the morning. Continue to Linderhof Castle, less known but even more beautiful than Neuschwanstein.In the afternoon we arrive at Oberammergau, home of the famous Passion Plays which take place every 10 years – the last ones in 2000. After a short stop at the Benedictine abbey of Ettal we drive back to Füssen. Overnight at TREFF Hotel Luitpoldpark Füssen
Day 4 (Wednesday): Garmisch-Partenkirchen – Oberammergau – Munich (B)
After the breakfast we drive to Oberammergau, home of the famous Passion Plays which take place every 10 years – the last ones in 2000. Stop at the Benedectine abbey of Ettal and continue to Munich. Enjoy a city tour, showing you all the main sights of the splendid Bavarian capital incl. Nymphenburg Palace and Olympic Tower. Afterwards, free time until optional “Bavarian Evening” incl. dinner and entertainment. Overnight at Hotel Erzgießerei Europe München o.s.
Day 5 (Thursday): Munich – Lindau – Lake Constance – Konstanz (B)
In the morning we move to Lake Constance. Arrive at the north shore of the lake which is located between Germany, Switzerland and Austria and flown through by the river Rhine. Enjoy a walking tour of the picturesque Lindau before we continue to Konstanz. The largest town on Lake Constance with much of historical interest. Located on Germany's border with Switzerland, Constance is also the birthplace of Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin, the famous airship pioneer. Continue to Singen. Overnight at Hotel Express by Holiday Inn
Day 6 (Friday): Konstanz – Freiburg – Black Forest – Heidelberg (B/ D)
After breakfast depart for the Black Forest and Freiburg, a region known for the cuckoo clocks. See the town of Triberg and Lake Titisee before we arrive at the ‘capital of the Black Forest’ – Freiburg. After a city tour we continue to the old university town Heidelberg. Enjoy a 3-course farewell dinner at famous Restaurant Zum Ritter St. Georg built in the 16th century. Overnight at Best Western Palatin Kongresshotel Wiesloch o.s.
Day 7 (Saturday): Heidelberg – Rüdesheim – Frankfurt (B)
In the morning visit of the inner courtyard of the impressive castle, UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its wine cellar with the big barrel. Afterwards, your coach will take you to the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, also UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for its wines and vineyards. Take a short Rhine cruise from Rüdesheim to St. Goarshausen, passing romantic castles and the Loreley Rock. Maybe you see the blond maid combing her hair from the deck of your steamer. Back to Frankfurt and panoramic city tour of Germany’s financial capital ending at approx. 6:00 pm.
• Six overnight stays at specially selected first class and tourist superior hotels including tax, service charges and baggage handling (one piece per person). All rooms with private bath or shower and toilet.
• Transportation by modern air-conditioned motorcoach with WC.
• Professional English/ Spanish speaking guide throughout the tour.
• All excursions and city tours not marked as optionals.
• Welcome dinner incl. welcome drink
• Six breakfast buffets
• Farewell dinner
• Entrance Fees/Fares/Additionals:
• Residence, Würzburg
• Jakobskirche, Rothenburg
• Neuschwanstein Castle
• Linderhof Castle
• Nymphenburg Palace, Munich
• Olympic Tower, Munich
• Heidelberg Castle inner courtyard and wine cellar
• Rhine River Cruise from Rüdesheim to St. Goarshausen
Optionals: (no pre-booking) • Bavarian Evening at Hofbräuhaus, Munich EUR 32
The meeting/departure points and times for the tour are as follows:
Tryp Frankfurt, Braunfelsstraße 17 (Opelrondell), Lobby - 08:00 am
Intercontinental Hotel; W.-Leuschner-Str. 43, Lobby - 08:15 am
Le Meridien Parkhotel Frankfurt, Wiesenhüttenplatz 28-38, Lobby -08:30 am
InterCityHotel/ Hamburger Hof, Frankfurt, Poststraße 8, Lobby - 08:45 am
Frankfurt Airport: Terminal 1, Arrival Level Hall B – Meeting Point 09:30 am
Abbreviations: B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner