BLACK FOREST & ROMANTIC GERMANY

8 Days / 7 Nights            

From $1,435

Itinerary:

Day 1: Frankfurt: Arrival at the Frankfurt airport and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to spend at your leisure. Frankfurt is the financial and commercial heart of Germany, a city full of fascinating contrasts between modern development and historic landmarks. At 7pm you will meet your guide at the welcome dinner at the hotel. Accommodation at the Hotel Mövenpick Frankfurt City****.

Day 2: Frankfurt – Rüdesheim – St. Goar – Frankfurt. After breakfast we travel to Rüdesheim. getting a short tour of the Black Forest & Romantic Germany city‘s historic center. Next we board a ship and sail along the most picturesque stretch of the Rhine: the Lorelei valley. During the cruise we enjoy a wine tasting. We disembark in St. Goar and return to Frankfurt. Accommodation at the Hotel Mövenpick Frankfurt City ****.

Day 3: Frankfurt – Heidelberg -Baden-Baden – Freiburg: 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. We then travel to Baden- Baden, the former summer residence of the European nobility and known worldwide for its thermal baths. Then continue the tour to lovely Freiburg, famous for its beautiful church tower. Accommodation at the Central Hotel Freiburg****.

Day 4: Freiburg – Colmar – Strasbourg – Freiburg: The Rhine River forms the natural border between Germany and France. After crossing the river we 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. After, we continue to Strasbourg, the capital of the Alsace. Enjoying a sightseeing tour of the city. Being the base of several European institutions, Strasbourg is also a symbolic capital of Europe. In the afternoon we return to Freiburg. Accommodation at the Central Hotel Freiburg****.

Day 5: Freiburg – Lindau – Füssen: After breakfast we drive to the Black Forest and enjoy a short presentation on the cuckoo clock production. We continue to a small traditional Black Forest farm where we have a cheese tasting and you see the real Black Forest. After that we continue the tour to the small island of Lindau in Lake Constance, which offers 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 Füssen, the southernmost point on our tour of Romantic Germany. Accommodation at the Best Western Plus Hotel Füssen****.

Day 6: Neuschwanstein – Wieskirche – Oberammergau – Linderhof – Füssen: We start the day with a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, built by Ludwig II, the notorious “Mad King“. At midday, we travel to Oberammergau, famous for its Passion Play and lovely crafts. Along the way, we visit the Wieskirche Church and take a brief stop at the Ettal Benedictine Abbey before continuing the tour to visit Linderhof Palace. 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. Accommodation at the Best Western Plus Hotel Füssen****.

Day 7: Füssen: In the morning we travel to Munich, the capital of Bavaria. 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 will enjoy a traditional Bavarian dinner. Accommodation at the Eden Hotel Wolff****.

Day 8: Munich: Today, transfer to the airport. End of tour.

Package Includes:

  • *Transfer in Frankfurt & out Munich (only on day 1 and 8 of the tour)
  • *Transportation by car, minivan or bus during the entire tour (depending on number of participants)
  • *English speaking tour guide during the entire tour (driver-guide for groups of 7 persons or less)
  • *Accommodation at the hotels described or similar
  • * Daily buffet breakfast
  • *Visits and excursions as mentioned
  • *Welcome Dinner in Frankfurt, traditional
  • *Alsatian Lunch and typical regional dinner in Munich
  • *Rhine cruise with wine tasting
  • *Admission to the Castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof
  • *Visit of a cuckoo clock visitor center
  • *Visit of a local Black Forest farm with cheese tasting
  • Departure Dates: June 22nd , July 13th , August 03rd , September 21st , October 19th 

NOTE: TOUR CAN BE DONE PRIVATELY WITH DAILY DEPARTURE

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