- 3-Day Romantic Road and Ludwig II Royal Castles Tour from Munich to Frankfurt
- Visit Linderhof Castle and Neuschwanstein Castle - the model for Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle
- Evening walking tour through Rothenburg, the most perfectly preserved medieval town in Europe
- Free time to explore Rothenburg at your leisure
- Scenic drive along the Romantic Road
- Independent multi-day package with transport, transfers, tours and 2 nights accommodation
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
Explore Germany's most famous and spellbinding castles at your own pace without having to worry about transport or hotels. Neuschwanstein Castle will blow you away!
What You Can Expect
Re-live your childhood memories as you venture to a land of fairy tales on your visit to the castles of Linderhof and Neuschwanstein, breathtakingly majestic and built on the ruins of "Vorder- und Hinterhohenschwangau". After having spent a night at Hohenschwangau, you'll set off to visit the 'Jewel of the Middle Ages' - Rothenburg ob der Tauber (Rothenburg above the Tauber). A beautiful city, located 425 meters above sea level, on a plateau at the intersection of the Romantic and Castle Roads. This once free imperial city is one of Germany's most frequented towns. The Tauber River flows below the town in a valley 180 feet (55 meters) deep.
Enjoy the magical castles of Germany as you drive along the Romantic Road at your own pace. This independent multi-day package is a combination of guaranteed scheduled coach services with additional features like transfers, hotel accommodation and sightseeing tours. Please read the itinerary below for full details.
Day 1: Munich - Hohenschwangau
Bus departs Munich from Bahnhofsplatz, opposite the Main Train Station in front of the department store Karstadt at 8:30am. Proceed to Linderhof Castle for a visit of approximately one hour (time does not allow to visit the moorish pavilion and grotto). Enjoy a short stop in Oberammergau before getting to Hohenschwangau. Check into your hotel before visiting the Neuschwanstein Castle. All your tour documents will be waiting for you at the reception desk.
Overnight: Hotel Muller or similar
Day 2: Hohenschwangau - Rothenburg (B)
You'll be escorted to the bus stop for an early departure. Travel by coach along Romantic Road via Augsburg, Donauworth, Nordlingen and Dinkelsbuhl to Rothenburg. Upon arrival in the afternoon, a taxi will take you to your hotel. The city walk with the night watchman starts at 8:00pm at the tourist information at the town hall/market square.
Overnight: Hotel Spitzweg or similar
Day 3:Rothenburg - Frankfurt (B)
The morning is at leisure. Please check out of your room and lock luggage at hotel (at your own risk) before leaving the hotel for own activities. Return to the hotel to meet a taxi that takes you to the bus stop. The bus departs in the afternoon and continues along the Romantic Road. Pass Würzburg Residenz for a photo stop. Arrival time in Frankfurt approximately 7:30pm.
Excellent all the way...
We really enjoyed this tour. It worked exactly as promised--our papers were at our first hotel when we arrived and all of our cabs showed up to transport us to the next location. We loved all the towns we stayed in. This is a very beautiful part of the world and we are glad we got to see it.
It was awesome!! I would recommend it to everyone. The beginning was confusing because none seemed to know what bus we were suppose to go on. Ran into traffic so we were rush at the Palace. That was a bummer. We still enjoyed the trip. The nightwatch man tour was really cool in Rothenburg. Very Funny and entertaining. AMG.
Fantastic trip. Great scenery, loved the castles. Best part was the medieval towns. Loved the stay in the Mueler hotel.
Great trip! It was mainly a tour on your own with set transportation schedule and hotel arrangements made. Night watchman tour was great!
Had an amazing time!! I was treated almost like royalty. Everyone was very nice. I was by myself so I was taken care of by the hotel staff, the tour guide, and the bus drivers. The hotels were wonderful! Hotel Mueller was the best!! The tours were wonderful. Everything was handled very easily. I would definitely do again.
Great tour! A few comments though: The time allotted for Linderhof Castle is too short. Although Oberamagau is a great place, I would have wanted to spend a bit more time at Linderhof Castle and a bit less time at Oberamagau.
Definitely sleep over at Neuschwanstein area and Rothenburg. Only way imo to really enjoy the area or else it would just be too stressful. The bus ride through romantic road was scenic but not much to really explore or do. Was a bit rushed as well.
The bus was modern, clean and comfortable and drinks available on board at good price. The tour stopped at great places and we were able to get off the bus and spend adequate time along the way. Day 1 to Hohenschwangau and Neuswanstein castle was fantastic. Mueller Hotel great location,very comfortable, great restaurant and the town itself is a delight once the day tourist buses leave! Multitudes of tourists mean that you have to rigidly adhere to your time to visit the caste. Day 2 took us ultimately to Rothenburg which was even better than the pictures - definitely worth the stopover. Only complaint was the hotel which was not as good as the "named" hotel in the brochures and definitely further from the centre. Day 3 is a long trip after a late afternoon start from Rothenburg. Day 2 actually takes you back to Munich and then a few hours on the autobahn before heading back into the picturesque romantic road itself. Tour guides a bit hit and miss. Best was a local middle aged man who knew the area intimately and provided real insights. Other tour guides just read the basic information to the onboard travellers and didn't seek to connect. Research your stopovers and you will have a great time.