Romantic Germany and Impressive Austria
11 Days Escorted Tour from Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Black Forest, Lake Titisee, Lindau, Fussen, Oberammergau, Linderhof, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Innsbruck, Munich, Linz, Vienna & Salzburg 

Features and Inclusions

  • Transfer in from Frankfurt airport to your hotel (only on day 1 of 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 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

  • Admission to Abbey Melk

  • Admission to Eagle's Nest 

  • Cable car ticket to Mount Zwolferhorn

  • Visit to cuckoo clock visitor center

  • Visit to a local Black Forest Farm with cheese tasting 

  • During holidays, conferences and special events, accommodations may only be available outside the city.

  • Guaranteed Departure dates with a minimum of 2 persons!

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Preferred Hotels

Frankfurt: 

Movenpick City or similar

Black Forest Area: 

Hofgut Sternen or similar

Fussen:

Hirsch or similar

Innsbruck:

Grauer Bar or similar

Munich:

Maritim or similar

Linz:

Arcotel Nike or similar

Vienna:

Arcotel Wimberger or similar

Salzburg:

NH Salzburg City or similar

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Departures and Prices 2016

Starting Dates

Terminating Dates

May 22

June 1

June 26

July 6

July 24

August 3

August 28

September 7

September 25*

October 5

October 9

October 19

Rates 

Per Person In Twin

$ 3300.00

Single Room Supplement

$ 675.00

* Oktoberfest Supplement per person

$ 450.00

ITINERARY

Day 1, Sunday: 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. At 7 pm you will meet your guide at the welcome dinner at the hotel. Accommodation at the Hotel Mövenpick Frankfurt City**** or similar. (B,O) 

Day 2, Monday: 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 it's 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 Best Western Hotel Hofgut Sternen***+ or similar. (B,O)

Day 3, Tuesday: Black Forest - Lake Titisee - Lindau - Fussen 
After breakfast we enjoy a short presentation on the cuckoo clock production. Next we will see how the famous traditional Black Forest cake is prepared. Then it is time to sample the delectable Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, accompanied by a freshly brewed cup of coffee. After we will travel to Lake Titisee, nestled in the legendary Black Forest. 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 Hirsch Hotel**** or similar. (B,O)

Day 4, Wednesday: Wednesday - 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 Grauer Bär**** or similar. (B,O)

Day 5, Thursday: 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 Maritim Hotel Munich**** or similar. (B,O)

Day 6, Friday: 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 Maritim Hotel Munich**** or similar. (B,D,O)

Day 7, Saturday: Munich - Passau - Linz 
In the morning we travel to Passau. This city, on the border between Germany and Austria, has a very privileged location on 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 Arcotel Nike**** or similar. (B,O)

Day 8, Sunday: Linz - Durnstein - 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 the unique combination of a 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 to the magnificent capital of Austria. Accommodation at the Hotel Arcotel Wimberger**** or similar. (B,O)

Day 9, Monday: 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 Arcotel Wimberger**** or similar. (B,O)

Day 10, Tuesday: 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 NH Salzburg City**** or similar. (B,O)

Day 11, Wednesday: Salzburg - Berchtesgaden - Chiemsee - Munich 
After breakfast we travel along the Königsee River Valley, through the Bavarian mountains, along romantic farmhouses to Obersalzberg. Special buses and an elevator will bring us to the Eagle's Nest. From there we continue to Lake Chiemsee, the “Bavarian Sea” for a short stop. The program ends at Munich Airport, around 6 pm. (B)

 



B=Breakfast; D=Dinner; O=Overnight                             militslerin

 

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