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Travel to Germany and explore magical landscapes, medieval towns and picturesque castles. Make your way through Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Fuessen, the Black Forest, Innsbruck, Munich and Erfurt. Learn the history of these cities visited and immerse yourself in the culture visiting the State Opera, museums, galleries and palaces. Tour landmark sites such as the largest wooden bridge in Europe and the Neuschwanstein Castle. Travel one of the most scenic routes in Germany though the Black Forest and enjoy farm cheese tastings and traditional bavarian cuisine throughout your vacation. Relax in Innsbruck located in the heart of the Alps and marvel at Rothenburg ob der Tauber, one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Germany.
ESCORTED VACATION – Guaranteed departures English only escorted coach tour. Scheduled departures - 10-days/9-night tour visiting Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Baden-Baden, the Black Forest, Freiburg, Lake Titisee, Lindau, Füssen, Neuschwanstein, Linderhof, Innsbruck (Austria), Munich & Rothenburg. Includes accommodation at first class hotels with breakfast daily, 2 dinners, an arrival transfer in Frankfurt, touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach, and guided sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary.
- Price Includes
- Transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
- Taxes and service charges
- Hotels mentioned in the itinerary or similar
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary by the code letters (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
- Sightseeing as described in the itinerary
- ASTA TOP Tour operator travel funds protection program
- Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Entrance fees
- Price Excludes
- Personal expenses
- Optional tours
- Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts
- Local city taxes
Day 1 : Frankfurt – Arrival
You will be transferred to your hotel in Frankfurt upon arrival. (Your arrival transfer is included only if you arrive on the actual day the tour commences. For customers arriving earlier an individual transfer can be organized at an additional cost.) The rest of the day is at leisure. Frankfurt is the financial and commercial heart of Germany, a city full of fascinating contrasts between modern development and historic landmarks.
Day 2 : Frankfurt – Heidelberg – Baden-Baden
This morning, travel from Frankfurt to Heidelberg. Visit the famous Heidelberg Castle and enjoy a sightseeing tour of its historic city center. 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. Then continue to Baden-Baden, the former summer residence of the European nobility and world famous for its elegant spa resorts. Another attraction is the casino which is located at the entrance of the Black Forest. (B)
Day 3 : Baden-Baden – Black Forest – Freiburg
Today, travel to Freudenstadt via the high route through the Black Forest, one of the most scenic routes in Germany. This route offers spectacular views of the Rhine Valley and the Vosges Mountains in the background. Visit the fascinating Vogtsbauernhof open-air museum and learn about the history and culture of the Black Forest. The authentic displays give a wonderful impression of the traditional architecture and economy of the Black Forest region. Continue to Freiburg. (B)
Day 4 : Explore the Black Forest
In the morning, visit Freiburg, famous for its beautiful church tower. In the afternoon, continue to the heart of the Black Forest. This evening, enjoy an authentic dinner and overnight in a romantically located hotel. (B,D)
Day 5 : Black Forest – Lake Titisee – Lindau – Füssen
This morning, enjoy a short presentation on the cuckoo clock production. Next, visit a small Black Forest farm for a cheese tasting. See the true life of the Black Forest. Travel to Lake Titisee and continue to the small island of Lindau in Lake Constance which offers spectacular views of the Alps. Overnight in Füssen. (B)
Day 6 : Neuschwanstein – Linderhof – Innsbruck
Begin the day with a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, built by Ludwig II, the notorious "Mad King". Travel to Oberammergau, famous for its Passion Play and lovely crafts. Stop for a visit of the Wieskirche Church before continuing to Linderhof Castle. This is one of the 3 castles built by Ludwig II of Bavaria and the only one where the king actually lived for a significant amount of time. Stop at the Ettal Benedictine Abbey before arriving in Innsbruck. (B)
Day 7 : Innsbruck – Munich
A morning sightseeing tour of Innsbruck, located in the Inn Valley in the heart of the Alps, will give you a taste of Austria. See the Imperial Palace, the Court Church and the well-known Golden Roof, Innsbruck's glittering landmark. In the afternoon, travel to Munich. (B)
Day 8 : Explore Munich
After breakfast, visit Munich's main attractions, concluding the tour at the Marienplatz Square with its famous clock tower. Munich, the capital of Bavaria is famous for its Oktoberfest which is annually celebrated in September. The afternoon is free to explore at your leisure. Enjoy a traditional Bavarian dinner in the evening. (B,D)
Day 9 : Munich – Rothenburg ob der Tauber – Frankfurt
Today you will visit Rothenburg ob der Tauber, one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Germany. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of this medieval town. Continue to Frankfurt for your last overnight near the airport. (B)
Day 10 : Frankfurt – Return
After breakfast, you will take your return flight home. (B)