3 star rating: Worth doing 8 Reviews

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  • Location: Munich, Germany
  • Duration:  4 days / 3 nights
Enjoy the scenic landscape and picturesque towns along Germany’s Romantic Road on a four-day independent coach tour from Munich to Frankfurt. You'll visit the famous Neuschwanstein Castle, explore the former banking empire of Augsburg and experience the medieval spirit of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Three nights in a three-star hotel with breakfast are included. There is something for everyone to discover on this trip along Germany's beautiful Romantic Road.

Highlights

  • Independent four-day tour by coach from Munich to Frankfurt
  • The easy way to travel to Frankfurt, with guided tours and plenty of free time
  • Visit Linderhof Palace and Neuschwanstein Castle, built by the reclusive King Ludwig II
  • Enjoy free time to explore the historic town of Augsburg
  • See the top attractions of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, including the medieval old town
  • Enjoy the historical scenery of the Romantic Road, passing charming places like Dinkelsbuhl and Nördlingen
  • Three nights' accommodation in 3-star hotels with breakfast included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

I think this trip has a great balance between guided tours and free time. The history and scenery are equally captivating -- you get the best of Germany in just four days!

What You Can Expect

4-Day Tour from Munich to Frankfurt: Romantic Road, Rothenburg, Augsburg, Neuschwanstein Castle

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Depart Munich in a comfortable coach, and start your four-day independent tour with a drive to the spectacular Linderhof Palace and Neuschwanstein Castle. You’re free to explore the castles on your own, admiring the two famous homes of King Ludwig II, an eccentric monarch nicknamed the Fairy Tale King.

Spend your second day in the university town of Augsburg, where you’ll enjoy a city tour, as well as free time to explore on your own. Continue your tour along the Romantic Road enjoying relaxing drives through picturesque towns and scenic landscapes and passing the medieval villages of Dinkelsbühl and Nördlingen.

Next day, spend time in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and join a guided walk through the city, where you’ll learn about Rothenburg’s importance in the Middle Ages and see its top attractions, including the medieval old town and town wall. Your four-day tour ends with a drive through the Spessart Mountains, making a stop in Würzburg before arriving in Frankfurt.

Please see the Itinerary section below for details on each day of the tour.

Itinerary


Day 1 - Munich to Hohenschwangau

Departing Munich, you’ll head south to explore Linderhof Palace and to enjoy its scenic alpine surroundings, before continuing to the spectacular Neuschwanstein Castle. Spend the rest of the day at the castle, exploring King Ludwig’s beautiful apartments and staterooms independently. Soak up the fairytale-like atmosphere of this magnificent hilltop castle, before your first day ends in Hohenschwangau.

Overnight accommodation: Hotel Müller (or similar). You will have free time for lunch and dinner.

Day 2 - Hohenschwangau to Augsburg (Breakfast included)
After breakfast, board the coach for the drive to Augsburg, a well-known university town. On arrival, enjoy a city tour (included) of Augsburg that departs from City Hall (Rathaus). You’ll see top Augsburg attractions, including the Augsburg Cathedral and the Fuggerei, named after a 15th- and 16th-century trading family, the Fuggers, who once made Augsburg their banking empire.

Overnight accommodation: InterCity Hotel (or similar). You will have free time for lunch and dinner.

Day 3 - Augsburg to Rothenburg (Breakfast included)
After breakfast, continue your trip along the Romantic Road driving past Dinkelsbühl and Nördlingen -- picturesque towns full of cobbled-stone streets and medieval buildings -- before arriving in Rothenburg ob der Tauber in the early afternoon. You’ll be met by a taxi to be transferred to your hotel, and the rest of the day is yours to explore Rothenburg on your own.

Overnight accommodation: Hotel Spitzweg (or similar). You will have free time for lunch and dinner.

Day 4 - Rothenburg to Frankfurt (Breakfast included)
After breakfast at your hotel, join a Rothenburg city walk (included) with a local guide to see top Rothenburg attractions, including the medieval old town, the town wall that has encircled the city since the 14th century and the Church of St Jacob, which treasures an altar by the famous sculptor Tilmann Riemenschneider.

Board the coach to Würzburg, a vibrant city on the banks of the River Main and enjoy a drive through the picturesque Spessart Mountains, before your tour ends in Frankfurt.

Customer Reviews

4 star rating: Recommended August 2014

A wonderful overview of the beauty of Bavaria. The historic towns and tours were fascinating. We had to make a change in itinerary to end in Munich instead of Frankfurt - it was easy to do by phone, so the support was great. The bus drivers on the Romantic Road buses were generally helpful but it varied by day.

The combination of reserved transportation and hotels, plus lots of free time to wander the cities, was just right for us. We really enjoyed those days more than the first tour day of two castles and a tourist town! It was too rushed with little time for exploration, questions, etc. The slower pace of the next three days was much more pleasant.

The start was confusing. We didn't realize we were to take the bus tour from Munich to Neuschwanstein and the drivers/tour guides weren't sure what to do with us either. Once we got going we realized how it worked. But more information at the beginning would have been very helpful.

Our overall impression was very positive, again, once we figured out how it worked. Thanks for a wonderful introduction to the history of the region. We want to come back again soon.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2013

First trip to Germany. This tour made it so easy to see the Romantic Road area. The vouchers for bus travel, taxi service and hotel rooms worked flawlessly. For a first trip, this was a great way to see the highlights we wanted to see in the time available, without the hassle of renting a car or wondering at which hotel to stay. It does require you to keep up with the details, since there is no tour guide - you are simply given a packet with the complete itinerary and details. The information in the packet was detailed and in order with the itinerary. The hotels, taxi and bus service all knew what the vouchers were and had no problems accepting them. You do need to be on your toes. We discovered that Germans are very punctual, so keep with the schedule and you won't have any problems. A few things were a little confusing, such as where to meet for the walking tour in Augsburg. Some construction in the area made the meeting place not so obvious, and the instructions were a little misleading. Overall, I would recommend this trip to anyone wanting an hassle-free tour of the Romantic Road.

3 star rating: Worth doing July 2015

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3 star rating: Worth doing September 2014

the tour is good, the transportation from hotel to hotel was terrible. from munich to neuschwanstein the bus had a non working toilet, from neuschwanstein to ausburg the bus had a broken air conditioner; also instead of using a tourbus they used a municipal bus and traveling from neuschwanstein to ausburg they had to go to munich to pick up extra passengers this extended the length of time to get to ausburg.
from ausburg to rothenburg i got a driver that acted like an idiot screaming at me and raising his voice like i was a little child because according to him i was not at the bus stop on time . what happened is that my paperwork said they would pick me up at 12.25 at the bus station and we were there at 12:10 but at 12:35 they did not show up so i went into the hotel to inquire about it but they said they didnt know anything about it. by the time i came outside here was this driver acting stupid.
overall the trip was great, the places we visited were nice, just remind this driver that without tourists he would not have a job. the driver from rothenburg to frankfurt was very nice and polite, in fact he discovered that i had been charged round trip from munich to frankfurt and back by the touring co even though i was not returning to munich.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better June 2015

I t seems in todays world one has to organize a trip on one's own. I had hoped to be with a group of people and have more care taking on a tour. Rather I was handed a group of vouchers and on my own. Disappointing.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better September 2014

the itinerary is not a tour, is a self guided experience, I was tailing with 8 people and would have liked some support on the trip to know what to see and where to go.. this is definitely miss leading, they do give you a bunch of vouchers but you are on your own, I believe you are better just going by yourself.
on Augsburg they gave us vouchers for a guided audio tour, and when we got to the tourist center they did not have audio guides available and we have to find a tour guide to take us around.

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