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Romantic Germany & Impressive Austria -winter

11 days
10 nights

Rates

Dates

Rates:

Per person in USD, from:
$ 2,285.00 (double occupancy)
$ 3,025.00 (single occupancy)
$ 2,055.00 (Third person in an extra bed)

Dates:

Mar 26, 2017 - Apr 05, 2017 

Hotels:

4*-hotels or similar
Frankfurt - Hotel Mövenpick Frankfurt City****
Black Forest - Best Western Hotel Hofgut Sternen***+
Füssen - Luitparkhotel****
Innsbruck - Hotel Grauer Bär****
Munich - Hotel Holiday Inn Munich City Center****
Linz - Hotel Arcotel Nike****
Vienna - Hotel Arcotel Wimberger****
Salzburg - Hotel Arcotel Castellani****

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-Spanish 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
  • Traditional Black Forest Dinner and typical regional farewell-dinner in Munich
  • Admission to Heidelberg, Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles
  • Admission to Abbey Melk
  • Cable car ticket to Mount Zwölferhorn
  • Visit to a cuckoo clock visitor center
  • Visit to a local Black Forest farm with cheese tasting or a tasting of “Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte” (Black Forest cake)

Itinerary:

Germany‘s magnificent castles and the impressive Swiss Alps invite you to explore the rich history and culture of these countries. Each city boasts different stories and treasures that will transform this trip into a delightful experience. Discover magnificent winter landscapes and savor mulled wine and Swiss chocolates!

Day 1  : Frankfurt

Arrival at 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. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 2  : 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 ist 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, 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 hotel.

Day 3  : Black Forest - Lake Titisee - Lindau - Füssen

After breakfast we enjoy a short presentation on the cuckoo clock production. Next we watch the preparation of the traditional Black Forest cake: the famous “Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte”, followed by a sampling of this treat, washed down with a cup of strong coffee or 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 4  : Füssen - 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 5  : 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 6  : 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 7  : Munich - Passau - Linz

In the morning we travel to Passau. This city, on the border between Germany and Austria, has a very privileged location by the Danube, the Inn and the Ilz rivers. In the afternoon we cross the Austrian border to the city of Linz, a picturesque town on the banks of the Danube river. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 8  : Linz - Dürnstein - Melk - Vienna

After breakfast we enjoy a short stop at the village of Dürnstein, nestled in the heart of the magnificent Wachau Valley. The charming town of Dürnstein offers a unique combination of breathtaking scenery and traditional architecture. It was in the Kuenringer Castle, whose ruins still overlook Dürnstein, that the English King Richard Lionheart was held prisoner. We continue to Melk for a short visit to the famous Abbey. Finally we arrive at Vienna, the magnificent capital of Austria. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 9  : Vienna

Sightseeing tour of Vienna. We admire the Opera, Hofburg Palace, Heroes Gate, Parliament, the Council and the other attractions. Afternoon free to explore Vienna at your leisure. At night attend a gala dinner accompanied by live classical music (optional, not included). Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 10  : Vienna - Lake District - Salzburg

In the morning we continue to the Lake District and ascend Mount Zwölferhorn by cable car to enjoy wonderful views over the Lake Wolfgang. Continue to the city of Salzburg, where the genius composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born. Sightseeing tour with examples of breathtaking Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque artistry. Our visit also includes the world famous Mirabell Gardens and we see the house where Mozart grew up. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 11  : Salzburg - Berchtesgaden - Chiemsee - Munich

After breakfast we travel along the Königsee River Valley, through the Bavarian mountains, along romantic farmhouses. From there we continue to Lake Chiemsee, the “Bavarian Sea” for a short stop. The program ends at Munich Airport, around 6 pm.