(Wednesday) Day 1 En route to Germany
International Flights – USA to Berlin
Overnight: En Route
(Thursday) Day 2 Berlin
Arrival at Berlin airport and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to spend at your leisure. The capital of Germany, Berlin is the artistic center of the country with a large number of museums, art galleries and theater shows.
Overnight: Hotel Maritim proArte or similar.
(Friday) Day 3 Berlin
In the morning you visit Berlin’s many well-known historic locations, like Under den Linden Avenue, the State Opera and the Brandenburg Gate. There will also be time to explore the modern parts of the city, such as the German Parliament and Potsdam Square. The afternoon is free to explore at your leisure.
Overnight: Hotel Maritim proArte or similar. (B)
(Saturday) Day 4 Berlin – Potsdam – Erfurt
After 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.
Overnight: Mercure Hotel Erfurt or similar. (B)
(Sunday) Day 5 Erfurt – Frankfurt
In 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, a city full of fascinating contrasts between modern development and historic landmarks. At 7 pm you will meet your guide at the welcome dinner at the hotel.
Overnight: Hotel Mövenpick Frankfurt City or similar. (B-D)
(Monday) Day 6 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 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.
Overnight: Best Western Hotel Hofgut Sternen or similar. (B-D)
(Tuesday) Day 7 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 Visit, the southernmost point on our tour of Romantic Germany.
Overnight: Hotel Hirsch or similar. (B)
(Wednesday) Day 8 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.
Overnight: Hotel Grauer Bär or similar. (B)
(Thursday) Day 9 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.
Overnight: Holiday Inn Munich City Centre or similar. (B)
(Friday) Day 10 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.
Overnight: Holiday Inn Munich City Centre or similar. (B-D)
(Saturday) Day 11 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, here you will check into your airport hotel with the evening at leisure.
Overnight: Airport Hotel to be advised. (B)
(Sunday) Day 12 Walk / take the shuttle to the terminal and proceed to your flights home
International Flights – Frankfurt to USA (B)