Visit the German cities of Heidelberg, Rothenburg, Hohenschwangau and Munich on this 4-day sightseeing adventure from Frankfurt. First, enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest and most famous university town. Then explore the Jewel of the Middle Ages, the picturesque town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, perhaps the most well-preserved medieval old town in all of Germany. Travel along the Romantic Road to Hohenschwangau before finally arriving in Munich. Hotel accommodations, plus coach transportation from Frankfurt to Munich, taxi transfers, guided tours and breakfast are included.

Highlights

  • 4-day tour from Frankfurt to Munich with private hotel accommodation

  • Enjoy the scenic landscapes along the Romantic Road and the magnificent countryside of Bavaria

  • Explore the romantic German cities of Rothenburg, Heidelberg and Munich
  • Explore Neuschwanstein Castle built by the fairy-tale King Ludwig
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach

What You Can Expect

Four Day Frankfurt to Munich - Romantic Road, Hohenschwangau, Neuschwanstein

Neuschwanstein Castle

This 4-day tour begins in Frankfurt with a 1-hour drive south to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest and most famous university town. See some of Heidelberg’s most popular sites. Explore the famous ruins of the Gothic landmark Heidelberg Castle, complete with the world’s largest wine barrel, the Heidelberg Tun. Visit the oldest part of the city, the Altstadt, and marvel at the wonderful combination of old and new buildings, narrow streets, market squares and much more. After the tour, return to Frankfurt and the InterCityHotel (or a similar accommodation) for an overnight stay.

The next morning, travel along the famous Romantic Road, a world-wide symbol of German romance, to the picturesque town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Rothenburg is widely believed to be the most well-preserved medieval old town in all of Germany.

Upon arrival, a taxi will transfer guests to Hotel Spitzweg (or a similar accommodation) for a check in. Then, in the afternoon or evening, join the city walk and follow the guide through the town’s winding, cobbled lanes. See the half-timbered houses, the Renaissance Town Hall and the almost fairy tale appearance of the majestic town gates that welcome Rothenburg’s many visitors from near and far. Alternatively, take a walk back in time with the Night Watchman tour of Rothenburg. 

After breakfast the next day, feel free to explore some of Rothenburg’s most popular sites. Then around noon, embark on a 2-hour trip farther south, traveling again along Romantic Road to Augsburg, one of the oldest and most historically significant cities in Germany. This former metropolis was famous for old trade dynasties during the Middle Ages. Arrive in Hohenschwangau for an overnight stay at Hotel Müller. 

In the morning, tickets to explore the Neuschwanstein Castle, a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace, will be waiting at the hotel's front desk for pickup. Visit this famous Cinderella Castle, built by King Ludwig II, before concluding the tour with a return trip to Munich, the capital city of Bavaria and one of Germany’s most popular destinations.

This 4-day sightseeing tour ends around 7 p.m. in Munich.

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Customer Reviews

Alazane

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

While this tour felt a little rushed in some of the smaller towns/stops along the way, booking the trip this way made the logistics very simple. All the connections and accommodations were clearly laid out and very well planned for our comfort along the way. The stops in Rothenburg ob der Tauber and Hohenschwangau were long enough for us to both see everything that was of interest to us and have time to meander the streets and the mountain trails just for the sheer enjoyment of the environment.

Yoda

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

Very special. Overnight stay in Rothenburg wonderful, especially as all the day trippers have left. Time to walk the town, do the Night Watchman's Tour and walk the wall which surrounds the village. Simply lovely overnight stay in Hohenschwangau and despite huge numbers of people tour of Neuschwanstein Castle extremely well organised and orderly. Very pretty spot. Although there are short stops along the way bus trip from Rothenburg to Hohenschwangau a very long day.

Alyssa O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

My friend and I had a wonderful time on this tour. The stops are lovely and the hotels very clean and comfortable. The time allotted to each place is perfect!

Anna / Jeanne F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

This was a great trip. It got more beautiful at every stop. Hotels were very good. I was amazed that nothing went wrong on our entire trip.

Jason R Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2008

This is an excellent tour, very easy paced. We spent most of the time at leisure, without constantly having to be here then there at certain times. The places were beautiful, the guided tours were great, and the accommodation was excellent. I highly recommend this tour.

Anthony S USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2008

The tour was great! We had a wonderful time in all of the cities we visited and the hotel employees were very courteous. All of the pick-ups by taxi, bus, etc. were always on schedule. The cities on this tour are beautiful and worth seeing.

Kelvin C Malaysia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2007

The tour was fantastic. We particularly enjoyed Heidelberg with the lovely accommodation and very personalised tour. Our compliments to the tour guide who helped bring us closer to the history of the town.

Rothenburg was a beautiful medieval city, however, the accommodation wasn't up to par when compared with the other nights. I suspect that this was due to hotel availability during that busy week. The night watchman tour was an entertaining insight into the history of the town.

Hohenschwangau was a magical experience. I would recommend the Hotel Muller to anyone - spectacular rooms and top class service. They definitely made out stay very memorable.

The bus tours were comfortable, however, the bus was an hour late caught up in traffic on the trip from Heidelberg to Rothenburg, and we missed out on a few stops along the way. The trip from Rothenburg to Hohenschwangau was much better and we got to enjoy the various stopovers and Dinkelsbuhl and Nordlingen. Overall, the bus tours were a good way to see to country sights.

Stephen D USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2007

This tour gives you a good feel for the country, yet allows enough free time to explore on your own.

Trina S

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

Overall, the tour package gave me an overview of Germany that I would not have been able to experience on my own with the limited planning time that I had for this trip. There was a mix-up at the office in Frankfurt when I picked up my vouchers and I was told to meet at the bus stands by the train station at 8 AM when in reality we were meeting at a different tour operators office at 9:30 ---- not a good start with rain falling all morning, and I'm schlepping my bags around Frankfurt. The day tour to Heidelberg was great with a fantastic tour guide that blended the ancient and recent history, not to mention a wicket sense of humor! The tour to Rothenburg from Frankfurt was comfortable with several stops with guided tours/ the ability to wander on your own. This was mostly due to the great bus driver for this leg that spoke very good English and German, and was very polite and generous. The time in Rothenburg was fantastic with cozy accomodations, a town festival, and the Night Watchman tour in the evening. Also a great place to do some shopping for souveniers to take home.

Now comes the not so nice part of the tour ---- the bus ride from Rothenburg to Newschwanstien. The bus driver was surly, and we weren't sure if he really knew how to drive the bus since he kept gunning the engine and slowing down, giving a less than comfortable ride. He didn't stop at some of the guide points due to falling behind due to traffic on the road, and didn't seem to know anything about where he was supposed to stop. We ended up in a short stop in Munich the only WC stop all day to find that they were under construction --- you mean to tell me that someone who drives this every week didn't know???Needless to say, we were relieved to get off the bus at the Muller House at Neuschwanstein, which is charming and very hospitable with beautiful views! The interior castle tour was not as I expected, but the outer access and horse carriage ride down was very nice.

Paul Raymond V USA

4 star rating: Recommended August 2010

Good bus tour and great hotels. In Frankfurt, it was a little difficult to find the location of the correct tour bus. We especially enjoyed the quaint Spitzweg Hotel in Rothenburg and the beautiful Muller Hotel and Neuschwanstein Castle.
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