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Black Forest & Romantic Germany

9 days
8 nights

Rates

Dates

Rates:

$1,835.00 (double occupancy)
$2,365.00 (single occupancy)

Supplement for Sep 22 - Sep 30:
$260.00 (double occupancy)
$260.00 (single occupancy)

Dates:

Apr 21, 2017 - Apr 29, 2017 
May 19, 2017 - May 27, 2017 
Jun 23, 2017 - Jul 01, 2017 
Jul 21, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017 
Aug 18, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017 
Sep 22, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017 Oktoberfest
Oct 06, 2017 - Oct 14, 2017 

Hotels:

Frankfurt - Hotel Mövenpick Frankfurt City****
BadenBaden - Leonardo Royal Hotel Baden Baden****
Freiburg - Hotel Novotel Freiburg am Konzerthaus****
Breitnau - Best Western Hotel Hofgut Sternen****
Füssen - Hotel Hirsch****
Innsbruck - Hotel Grauer Bär****
Munich - Holiday Inn Munich City Centre****

Included:

Transfer in from Frankfurt airport to your hotel (only on day 1 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 Black Forest Dinner and typical regional farewell-dinner in Munich
Admission to Heidelberg, Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles
Visit to a cuckoo clock visitor center
Visit to a local Black Forest farm with cheese tasting
“snow ball” tasting in Rothenburg

Itinerary:

Day 1  : Frankfurt

Arrival at Frankfurt airport and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore at your leisure. Frankfurt is the financial and commercial heart of Germany, with a fascinating contrast between the modern and historic parts of the city. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 2  : Frankfurt - Heidelberg - BadenBaden

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. 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, at the entrance of the Black Forest. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 3  : Baden-Baden - High Route through the Black Forest - Vogtsbauernhöfe - Freiburg

Travel to Freudenstadt via the high route through the Black Forest, one of the most scenic tourist routes in Germany. This route offers spectacular views of the Rhine valley and the Vosges Mountains in the background. The drive includes stunning landscapes such as Mummel Lake. Visit the fascinating “Vogtsbauernhof” open-air museum, for an overview of 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. Then continue the tour to lovely Freiburg and accommodation at the hotel.

Day 4  : Freiburg - Breitnau

In the morning visit Freiburg, famous for its beautiful church tower. In the afternoon continue to the heart of the Black Forest, where we will have an authentic experience this night: Enjoy a typical Black Forest dinner and overnight in a romantically located hotel. If you like, take a little walk to the beautiful Ravenna Gorge or see the region’s oldest chapel, both are next to the hotel. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 5  : Black Forest - Lake Titisee - Lindau - Füssen

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 real Black Forest. After that we will travel to Lake Titisee, nestled in the legendary Black Forest and 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 hotel.

Day 6  : Neuschwanstein - Wieskirche - Oberammergau - Linderhof - Innsbruck

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 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 we continue to our final destination, Innsbruck. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 7  : 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 hotel.

Day 8  : 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 hotel.

Day 9  : Munich - Rothenburg ob der Tauber - Frankfurt

After breakfast we travel to Rothenburg ob 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.

Notes:

Guaranteed departure dates with a minimum of 2 persons!