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Germany – Heidelberg Castle 400
Heidelberg
Koknviktstraße Freiburg

Koknviktstraße Freiburg

Neuschwanstein 400

Neuschwanstein

Ettal Baroque Benedictine Abbey_400

Ettal Baroque Benedictine Abbey

Germany – Rothenburg_400

Rothenburg

 8 Days Frankfurt to Frankfurt from $1,563.00

Even if you have never been to Bavaria, you surely are familiar with the region. After all, its storied castles—including the one that inspired Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle—along with walled villages, half-timbered buildings, cobbled streets, and roads that wind through the Black Forest are all the stuff of fairytales . . . stories with evocative images virtually every child knows, and every adult remembers. Here is your chance to step into that fairytale. See a king’s palace. Witness the wonderful hour-strike show of a famous clock tower. Eat cake . . . Black Forest cake, of course. Feast your eyes on scenery so marvelous that it doesn’t seem real. Travel the Romantic Road from Frankfurt to Munich and make the fairy tale come true.

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Bavaria & It’s Romantic Road Itinerary

DAY 1 ARRIVE IN FRANKFURT, GERMANY: 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. Hotel Name: Movenpick City Center. (D)

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 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, have a little walk to the beautiful Ravenna Gorge or see the region’s oldest chapel, both are next to the hotel. Hotel Name: Best Western Hotel Hofgut Sternen. (B/D)

DAY 3 BLACK FOREST / LAKE TITISEE / LINDAU / FUSSEN: After breakfast we enjoy a short presentation on the cuckoo clock production. Continue to a small traditional Black Forest farm where we will have a cheese tasting and we will see the true life of the Black Forest. After we travel to Lake Titisee, nestled in the legendary Black Forest. We continue the tour to the small island of Lindau in Lake Constance, which boasts 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. Hotel Name: Hotel Hirsch. (B)

DAY 4 NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE / OBERGAMMERGAU / ETTAL ABBY / INNSBRUCK: We begin the day with a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, built by Ludwig II, the notorious “Mad King“. In the 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 today, Innsbruck. Hotel Name: Hotel Grauer Bär. (B)

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. As an alternative excursion you may also ascend to the top of Zugspitze (instead of Innsbruck, not included). In the afternoon we travel to Munich. Hotel Name: Maritim Hotel Munich, or Holiday Inn Munich City Center. (B)

DAY 6 MUNICH CITY SIGHTSEEING: After breakfast we visit the city’s main attractions, concluding the tour at the Marienplatz square with its famous clock tower. The capital of Bavaria State, Munich, 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. Hotel Name: Maritim Hotel Munich, or Holiday Inn Munich City Center. (B/D)

DAY 7 MUNICH / ROTHENBURG OB DER TAUBER / FRANKFURT: At Rothenburg ob der Tauber, you will feel as if you are walking in the pages of a Grimm’s fairytale, with flower boxes adorning steep-roofed, half-timbered buildings and clock towers spanning narrow, cobbled lanes. Taste Schneeballen, or “snowball” pastry, the signature sweet of Rothenburg. Next we travel to Frankfurt. Overnight close to the airport. Hotel Name: Hotel Hilton Frankfurt Airport, or Mercure Hotel Frankfurt Airport. (B)

DAY 8 FRANKFURT / USA: Enjoy breakfast. Depart by hotel transfer to Frankfurt airport and your return flight home to the US. (B)

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2017 Departures

  • Sunday April 23 – $1,563.00
  • Sunday May 21 – $1,563.00
  • Sunday June 25 – $1,563.00
  • Sunday July 23 – $1,563.00
  • Sunday August 20 – $1,563.00
  • Sunday September 24** – $1,789.00
  • Sunday October 9 – $1,563.00

**Special Oktoberfest Departure. Additional Information: * Above are Land Start Dates in Frankfurt. Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Above dates represent “land start” date.  Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Journeys Connect can quote you the lowest possible GROUP airfare available on the day that you book. Minimum of 10 seats. Single Room Supplement: $490.00. Triple Room Reduction: N/A. We can create special private Oktoberfest departures end of September and October, and Christmas Market departures early December.

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Inclusions

  • Private airport transfers in Frankfurt on Day 1 and Day 8
  • Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and baggage handling
  • 7 breakfasts
  • Welcome dinner in Frankfurt, traditional Black Forest Dinner and typical regional farewell-dinner in Munich
  • Services of an English-speaking local travel expert
  • Travel by private, luxury, air-conditioned mini-coach
  • Admission to Heidelberg, Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles
  • Visit to a cuckoo clock visitor center
  • Visit to a local cheese factory
  • “Snow Ball” tasting in Rothenburg
  • Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges
  • Portfolio of travel documents

English speaking tour guide: Travelers will be accompanied by an English speaking tour guide during the entire travel program (or a driver-guide, for groups up to 7 participants). All our guides have extensive experience and are specially trained for each travel program. Transfer from Frankfurt airport to your hotel: Transportation upon arrival is only included on the first day of the tour and is available at any time on that day. Passengers arriving before the first day of the tour can request a special transfer. However, the cost of this transfer is not included in the price of the travel program. Transportation: Transportation on our tours is conducted by car, minivan or tour bus, depending on the number of passengers.

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Group Discounts
On boutique journeys, travel with a group of 25 and one traveler receives a 100% discount* off the land portion of the vacation price.

Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Above dates represent “land start” date. Air: Please note that International airfares are not included in the prices above. Journeys Connect can quote you the lowest possible GROUP airfare available on the day that you book. Minimum of 10 seats from same gateway. Less than 10 air seats will require full payment at time of booking. Single Room Supplement: $490.00. Triple Room Reduction: N/A. Group discounts cannot be combined with our Triple Room discounts. Not valid on Specialty, Customized Vacations or River Cruises, optional extensions, extra nights, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, or airport transfers. Other restrictions may apply. All passengers’ names must be advised before the discount is applied. *Group discount is on a twin-share basis only.