The Heart of Germany

An 11-night escorted tour encompassing the best of Germany. View the majestic German castles & sights, while viewing the country's main attractions.

The Heart of Germany

An 11-night escorted tour encompassing the best of Germany. View the majestic German castles & sights, while viewing the country's main attractions.

Tour Highlights:
  • 12 Days of touring around Germany with departing & returning from Frankfurt
  • Culinary Highlights Included
  • Admissions to Neuschwanstein Castle
The Heart of Germany Tour Includes:
  • Transfer in & out in Frankfurt (only on day 1 and 12 of the 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 persons or less) Accommodation at the hotels described or similar
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Visits and excursions as mentioned Welcome Dinner in Frankfurt, traditional Alsatian Lunch and typical regional dinner in Munich
  • Rhine cruise with wine tasting
  • Admission to Heidelberg, Neuschwanstein, Linderhof Castles and the Residence Palace of Würzburg
  • Visit a cuckoo clock visitor center
  • Visit a local Black Forest farm with cheese tasting
  • Visit of the Eagle’s Nest
  • “snow ball” tasting in Rothenburg
     

 

Itinerary

Day 1, Saturday: 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 finan- cial and commercial heart of Germany, a city full of fascinating contrasts between modern development and historic land- marks. At 7 pm you meet your guide at the welcome dinner at the hotel. Accommodation at the Hotel Mövenpick Frankfurt City****.

Day 2, Sunday: Frankfurt - Rüdesheim - St. Goar - Frankfurt.

After breakfast 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. Duri- ng the cruise we enjoy a wine tasting. We disembark in St. Goar and return to Frankfurt. Accommodation at the Hotel Mövenpick Frankfurt City ****.

Day 3, Monday: Frankfurt - Heidelberg - Baden-Baden - Freiburg

In the morning you travel to Heidelberg to visit the famous castle, followed by a tour of the 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 travel to Baden- Baden, the former summer residence of the European nobility and worldwide known for its thermal baths. Then continue the tour to lovely Freiburg, famous for its beautiful church tower. Accommodation at the Central Hotel Freiburg****.

Day 4, Tuesday: Freiburg - Colmar – Strasbourg - Freiburg

The Rhine River forms the natural border between Germany and France. After crossing the river we arrive in Colmar. This city is known for its outstanding wines and architectural heritage that reflect the long history of this region and the German and French influences. Enjoy a typical Alsatian Lunch. After that we continue to Strasbourg, the capital of the Alsace. Sightseeing tour of the city. Being the base of several European institutions, Strasbourg is also a symbolic capital of Europe. In the afternoon we return to Freiburg. Accommodation at the Central Hotel Freiburg****.

Day 5, Wednesday: Freiburg - Lindau - Füssen

After breakfast we drive to the Black Forest and enjoy a short presentation on the cuckoo clock production. We continue to a small traditional Black Forest farm where we have a cheese tasting and you see the real Black Forest. After that 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 Best Western Plus Hotel Füssen****.

Day 6, Thursday: Neuschwanstein – Wieskirche - Oberammergau – Linderhof – Füssen

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 and take a brief stop at the Ettal Benedictine Abbey before continuing the tour to visit Linderhof Palace. This is one of the three castles built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the only one where the king actually lived for a significant amount of time. Return to Füssen. Accommodation at the Best Western Plus Hotel Füssen****.

Day 7, Friday: Füssen - Munich

In the morning we travel to Munich, the capital of Bavaria. 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 Eden Hotel Wolff****.

Day 8, Saturday: Munich - Berchtesgaden - Munich:

After breakfast, we start our day excursion to Berchtesgaden. Berchtesgaden is a typical traditional Alpine village at the foot of Mount Watzmann. The region’s attractions include the salt mines, Lake Königssee and Obersalzberg with the Eagle’s Nest, once the site of Hitler’s mountain retreat. After a visit to the infamous Eagle’s Nest (depending on the weather conditions), you have time to take a boat tour on Lake Kö- nigssee (not included). In the afternoon, we return to Munich. Accommodation at the Eden Hotel Wolff****.

Day 9, Sunday: Munich - Rothenburg ob der Tauber - Nuremberg

In the morning 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 Nuremberg. We visit Nuremberg’s historic city center and learn more about its impressive history with a tour of the well-preserved castle, Gothic churches, romantic houses and peaceful squares. Accommodation at the Hotel Park Plaza****.

Day 10, Monday: Nuremburg

Today we visit the Documen- tation Center Nazi Party Rally Ground. Still today, the gigantic remains of buildings in the southern districts of Nuremberg are a reminder of the megalo- mania of the National Socialist regime. Across eleven square kilometers, a monumental backdrop was to be created for the self-staging of the Nazi Party. Today the unfinished Congress Hall, houses the Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds. Accommodation at the Hotel Park Plaza****.

Day 11, Tuesday: Nuremberg - Würzburg - Frankfurt:

In the morning we travel from Nuremberg to Würzburg. Arrival at Würzburg, a pretty town on the banks of the Main. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city. One of the tour highlights is a visit to the Residenz Palace in Würzburg. On the way to Frankfurt we have a brief stop at the Mespelbrunn Castle. Accommodation at the Hotel Mövenpick Frankfurt City****.

Day 12, Wednesday: Frankfurt - US:

After breakfast transfer to the airport. End of tour.

(Note: Transfers on day 1 and day 12 only - if you arrive before touring or stay after touring, transfers are additional. This tour includes a Tour Escort with groups of eight (8) or more. Groups that are seven (7) or fewer will have only a driver/guide and vehicle will be sized to fit the group.

Rates & Hotels

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Accommodation Details

Mövenpick Hotel Frankfurt City

Frankfurt Am Main -

Whether you are planning to visit Frankfurt on a business trip to attend or host a conference, or on vacation to enjoy one of Germany’s finest cities, the modern and comfortable Mövenpick Hotel Frankfurt City is the perfect choice for you and your party. [more]

Central Hotel Freiburgh

Freiburgh -

We would like to extend our warmest welcome to you here in the Central Hotel! Our mission is to ensure your comfort and well-being during your stay with us in Freiburg, so that you feel right at home! We will cater to your wishes, give you tips and suggestions for a stroll through town, for excursions, restaurants and events. The Central Hotel is privately owned and operated, and as a result, we are able to personally look after your every individual need. [more]

Best Western Plus Hotel Fussen

Füssen -

The Best Western Plus Hotel Fuessen is a non-smoking hotel with 88 spacious rooms located only 300 m. from the historic city center, 4 km from the world famous Neuschwanstein Castle and a 5 minute walk from the railway station. [more]

Eden Hotel Wolff

Munich -

The central location of our First Class Hotel opposite the central station with connection to all means of public transportation and the shuttle bus from and to the airport makes it a perfect starting point for our guests and their visit of Munich. [more]

Park Plaza Hotel Nuremburg

Nuremberg -

Park Plaza Nuremberg lies in an iconic building that was formerly home to the Bavarian American Hotel. Located near the Old Town district, our contemporary accommodation offers an impressive list of services, including free Wi-Fi, an advanced fitness centre, a sauna and complimentary business services. If you feel like exploring the area, ask our front office team for helpful tips on where to go. [more]

Pricing

Your tour land price is per person based on two (2) people sharing a twin or double room. When a single room is booked, a single supplement will apply.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Lunches
  • Tips to driver/guide

Airfare

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Tour Date & Transfers

Tour dates are the date you would begin touring in Germany, does not account for flights.