Romantic Germany Escorted Vacation


Enjoy Bavarian comforts with this journey starting in Frankfurt. Take a cruise on the Rhine for spectacular views of Lorelei Valley and a wine tasting. Visit Heidleberg and its famous castle on the Neckar River. Sample a traditional Alsatian Lunch in Colmar before heading into the Black Forest for a cuckoo clock making demonstration and a tour of a traditional Black Forest farm and cheese tasting. Tour Neuschwanstein Castle, Oberammergau and end your journey in Munich.

ESCORTED VACATION – Guaranteed departures escorted in English & Spanish. All local visits and guiding in English. Scheduled departures - 8-days/7-night tour visiting Frankfurt, Heidelberg, the Black Forest, Lake Titisee, Lindau, Füssen, Neuschwanstein, Linderhof, Munich & Rothenburg. Includes accommodation at first class hotels with breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 2 dinners, an arrival transfer in Frankfurt, touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach, departure transfer in Munich and guided sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary.

Includes

  • Transfers per itinerary
  • Hotels per itinerary or similar
  • Meals per itinerary; (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • Porterage; one luggage per person
  • ASTA TOP Tour operator travel funds protection program
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Professional tour director throughout the tour

Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Customary tips and gratuities
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Local city taxes

Daily Itinerary

Day

1

Frankfurt - Arrival

Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure. At 7 pm you meet your guide at the welcome dinner at the hotel. (D)

Day

2

Frankfurt - Rüdesheim - St. Goar - Frankfurt

After breakfast, travel to Rüdesheim for a short tour of the city‘s historic center. Next, board a ship and sail along the most picturesque stretch of the Rhine: the Lorelei valley. During the cruise you will enjoy a wine tasting. Disembark in St. Goar and return to Frankfurt. (B)

Day

3

Frankfurt - Heidelberg - Baden- Baden - Freiburg

Breakfast at your hotel. In the morning you travel to Heidelberg to visit the famous castle, followed by a tour of the 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. Continue to Baden- Baden, the former summer residence of the European nobility and worldwide known for its thermal baths. Then continue the tour to lovely Freiburg, famous for its beautiful church tower. (B)

Day

4

Freiburg – Colmar – Strasbourg - Freiburg

Breakfast at your hotel. Cross the Rhine River boardering Germany and France and  arrive in Colmar. This city is known for its outstanding wines and architectural heritage that reflect the long history of this region and the German and French influences. Enjoy a typical Alsatian Lunch. Continue to Strasbourg, the capital of the Alsace for a sightseeing tour of the city. In the afternoon, return to Freiburg. (B, L)

Day

5

Freiburg - Lindau - Füssen

After breakfast, drive to the Black Forest and enjoy a short presentation on the cuckoo clock production. Continue to a small, traditional Black Forest farm where we have a cheese tasting and you see the real Black Forest. After that, continue the tour to the small island of Lindau in Lake Constance, which offers spectacular views of the Alps. Depending on weather conditions, you will take the Alpine road from Lindau to Oberstaufen and Immenstadt to your final destination, Füssen, the southernmost point on your tour. (B)

Day

6

Neuschwanstein - Oberammergau - Füssen

Breakfast at your hotel. Start the day with a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, built by Ludwig II, the notorious “Mad King“. At midday, travel to Oberammergau, famous for its Passion Play and lovely crafts. Along the way, visit the Wieskirche Church and take a brief stop at the Ettal Benedictine Abbey 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 actually lived for a significant amount of time. Return to Füssen. (B)

Day

7

Füssen - Munich

After breakfast, travel to Munich, the capital of Bavaria. 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. (B, D)

Day

8

Munich - Return

Breakfast at your hotel then you will be transferred to Munich airport for your return flight home. (B)