13 Days - From/To Frankfurt Selected and Traditional Hotels
Experience the many fascinating facets of Germany. Discover modern and dynamic cities such as Hamburg, Berlin and Munich, the picturesque beauty of the Rhine river valley, the romantic South with its magical landscape and fairytale castles. Highlights of this tour include a trip by high-speed rail from Berlin to Frankfurt and a visit to famous Neuschwanstein Castle. Discover the many attractions of Germany!
Day 1: Monday Frankfurt
Arrival in Frankfurt and transfer to the hotel. Frankfurt boasts impressive modern skyscrapers while preserving its delightful charm. Accommodation at the Hotel Mövenpick
Day 2: Tuesday Frankfurt - Rudesheim - St. Goar - Cologne
In the morning we travel to Rudesheim. Short tour of the city‘s historic center. Next we board a boat and sail along the most picturesque stretch of the Rhine: the Lorelei valley. We disembark in St. Goar and travel to Cologne. Accommodation at the Hotel Maritim****.
Day 3: Wednesday Cologne - Hamburg
After breakfast we depart for Hamburg. Upon arrival we enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city. The city is internationally known for its elegant boulevards, the port, which is the second largest in Europe, and the famous neighborhood of St. Pauli. Accommodation at the Hotel Novotel Hamburg Alster****.
Day 4: Thursday - Hamburg – Berlin
In the morning you are free to explore at your leisure. Afternoon transfer to Berlin. Accommodation at the Hotel Maritim proArte****.
Day 5: Friday - Berlin
In the morning we start the day with a visit of the TV Tower. After visiting of the capital‘s historic highlights, such as “Unter den Linden“ boulevard, remnants of the wall and the Brandenburg Gate, we will also explore the more modern parts of the city, including the German parliament and Potsdam Square. Afternoon free to visit Berlin at your leisure. Accommodation at the Hotel Maritim proArte****.
Day 6: Saturday Berlin - Potsdam - Erfurt
After breakfast we travel to Potsdam where we visit the Sanssouci palace and park. In the afternoon we continue to Erfurt, also known as “Thuringian Rome” because of its architectural beauty. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city and visit the largest wooden bridge in Europe. Accommodation at the Mercure hotel Erfurt****.
Day 7: Sunday Erfurt - Frankfurt
In the morning you are free to explore at your leisure.As an alternative you may also visit the Wartburg (not included). In the afternoon transfer to Frankfurt, the financial and commercial heart of Germany, a city full of fascinating contrasts between modern development and historic landmarks. At 7 pmdinner with the rest of the group. Accommodation at the Mövenpick Frankfurt City****.
Day 8: Monday 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 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. We continue to the famous Black Forest region. This night we will have an authentic experience: Enjoy a typical Black Forest dinner and overnight in a romantically located hotel. If you like to have a little walk to the beautiful Ravenna Gorge or see the region’s oldest chapel, both are next to the hotel. Accommodation at the Best Western Hotel Hofgut Sternen***+.
Day 9: Tuesday Black Forest - Lake Titisee - Lindau - Fussen
After breakfast we enjoy a short presentation on the cuckoo clock production. We continue to a small traditional Black Forest farm where we will have a cheese tasting and you will see the true life of the Black Forest.After we will travel to Lake Titisee, nestled in the legendary Black Forest. We continue the tour to the small island of Lindau in Lake Constance, which boasts spectacular views of the Alps. Depending on weather conditions we will take the Alpine road from Lindau to Oberstaufen and Immenstadt to our final destination Fussen, the southernmost point on our tour of Romantic Germany. Accommodation at the Hotel Hirsch****.
Day 10: Wednesday Neuschwanstein - Wieskirche - Oberammergau - Linderhof - Innsbruck
We begin the day with a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, built by Ludwig II, the notorious “Mad King“. In the 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 3 castles built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the only one where the king actually lived for a significant amount of time. After a brief stop at the Ettal Benedictine Abbey. Today‘s final destination is Innsbruck. Accommodation at the Hotel GrauerBär****.
Day 11: Thursday - Innsbruck - Munich
In the morning we enjoy a sightseeing tour of Innsbruck (Austria), located in the Inn valley, in the heart of the Alps. In the afternoon we travel to Munich. Accommodation at the Holiday Inn Munich City Centre****.
Day 12: Friday - 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. Accommodation at the Holiday Inn Munich City Centre****.
Day 13: Saturday Munich - Rothenburgob der Tauber - Frankfurt
After breakfast we travel to Rothenburgob der Tauber, one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Romantic Germany. Sightseeing tour of this lovely medieval town concluding with a Schneeballen (snow ball) tasting, a pastry considered the signature dish of Rothenburg. Next we travel to Frankfurt. The program ends at Frankfurt airport, around 6 pm.