Fascinating Germany13 Days – from/to Frankfurt
Selected and traditional hotels
Rhine River Cruise
Day 1 / Monday FrankfurtArrival in Frankfurt and transfer to the hotel. Frankfurt boasts impressive modern skyscrapers while preserving its delightful charm. Accommodation at the Hotel Mövenpick Frankfurt City****.
Day 2 / Tuesday Frankfurt - Rüdesheim - St. Goar - CologneIn the morning we travel to Rüdesheim. Short tour of the city‘s historic center. Next we board a ship 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 - HamburgAfter breakfast we depart for Hamburg. Upon arrival you 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 - BerlinIn the morning you are free to explore at your leisure. Afternoon transfer to Berlin. Accommodation at the Hotel Maritim proArte****.
Day 5 / Friday BerlinIn the morning we start the day with a visit of the TV Tower. After visiting 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 - ErfurtAfter 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 Merchants‘ Bridge (Krämerbrücke), the longest series of inhabited buildings on any bridge in Europe. Accommodation at the Mercure Hotel Erfurt****.
Day 7 / Sunday Erfurt - FrankfurtIn the morning you are free to explore Erfurt 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 pm dinner with the rest of the group. Accommodation at the Mövenpick Frankfurt City****.
Day 8 / Monday Frankfurt - Heidelberg – Black ForestIn 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, 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 Best Western Hotel Hofgut Sternen***+.
Day 9 / Tuesda Black Forest - Lake Titisee - Lindau - FüssenAfter 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 Hirsch****.
Day 10 / Wednesday Neuschwanstein – Wieskirche - Oberammergau - Linderhof - InnsbruckWe 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 Grauer Bär****.
Day 11 / Thursday Innsbruck - MunichIn 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 MunichAfter 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 - Rothenburg ob der Tauber – FrankfurtToday 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.
Prices per person in EURGuaranteed Departures group tours
Tour dates 2017
* Date with English-Spanish speaking tour guide
** Date with Oktoberfest
Prenight/Postnight in Frankfurt € 75 in double room, € 145 in single room
Guaranteed departure dates with a minimum of 2 persons
Prices per person in EUR
Travel period: Jan 01, 2017 - Mar 31, 2018
Departure dates: daily
No. of participants
Min. 2 persons
This program includes
- Transfer in from Frankfurt airport to your hotel (only on day 1 of the tour)
- Transportation by car, minivan or bus from day 2 - day 13 (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
- Rhine cruise
- Welcome dinner in Frankfurt, traditional Black Forest Dinner and typical regional farewell-dinner in Munich
- Admission to TV Tower, Sanssouci, 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