Follow the course of true love along the Romantic Road on this picturesque journey through Germany - where the snow-capped Bavarian Alps provide a dramatic backdrop to half-timbered chalets and fairytale castles.
After meeting the group in Munich, we’ll board the coach and move on to our first stop of the tour: Regensburg. Here, we’ll have enough time to stop off for a light lunch before we move on to Weltenburg Abbey – where we’ll be treated to a tour and beer tasting session. This evening we’ll celebrate our first night together with dinner at a restaurant in Bamberg. Accommodation: Hotel Bamberger Hof Bellevue (or similar)
This morning we’ll take to the streets of Bamberg on a walking tour, starting with a stroll around the Old Town. Then: it’s onwards to the splendid Würzburg Residence. After taking some time to explore this Baroque palace, we’ll continue our journey along the Romantic Road – passing through pretty Weikersheim and Creglingen on our way to Rothenburg. Accommodation: Hotel Goldener Hirsch (or similar)
Today we’ll venture out of Rothenburg and into brightly-coloured Dinkelsbühl, where we’ll have the chance to explore at our own pace. Nördlingen’s next! Here, we’ll have some free time to discover the town’s medieval walls, towers and parapet paths before we return to Rothenburg. Accommodation: Hotel Goldener Hirsch (or similar)
We’ll leave Rothenburg behind us today and continue our journey to Ladenburg. The wine lovers among us are in for a treat as we move on to the countryside near Landau – where a vineyard tour awaits! Once we’ve taken a look around, we’ll have the chance to taste some of the wine for ourselves. And after that? We’ll ‘press’ on to the spa town of Baden-Baden. Accommodation: Heliopark Bad Hotel zum Hirsch (or similar)
This morning we’ll say farewell to Baden-Baden and set a course for Hausach. Here, we’ll board a train and travel the Black Forest Railway to Sankt Georgen, admiring some stunning scenery and passing through a grand total of 37 tunnels along the way. After a stop to stretch our legs in Triberg this afternoon, we’ll move on to Freiburg. Accommodation: The Alex Hotel (or similar)
Today we’ll venture to Todtnau –a town nestled in the heart of the Black Forest – and the village of Todtmoos, where we’ll have time for lunch. Afterwards, we’ll set off to visit a local café to discover the history behind the famous Black Forest gâteau. When we’ve learnt how to make the confection like a true Black Forest local, we’ll have the chance to indulge in a sample or two. Then: it’s back to Freiburg for the evening. Accommodation: The Alex Hotel (or similar)
First today: a stop at the picturesque village of Bodman-Ludwigshafen. Later, we’ll take in some marvellous views of Lake Bodensee on our way to Lindau – before making tracks to the Ammergau Alps, where we’ll settle down for a farewell dinner together at our hotel. Accommodation: Hotel Hirsch (or similar)
The imposing Neuschwanstein Castle (known as the ‘castle of the fairytale king’) will be our first port of call today before we move on to Oberammergau. Later this afternoon, our tour will come to a close back in Munich.
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