Tour code: 2160TEB609M
Wind your way through timeworn villages, past centuries-old battlefields, rolling vineyards and storybook castles on this 5-day, independent coach tour along the Romantische Strasse, or Romantic Road, in Germany. Visit Rothenburg ob der Tauber, one of the country’s most famous medieval towns, and the charming city of Augsburg. Take a cable car up Zugspitze, the tallest peak in Germany, and enjoy a mixture of guided tours and free time throughout. Transport, four nights of accommodation and daily breakfasts all included.


  • Independent five-day coach tour from Munich to Frankfurt
  • The most enjoyable way to travel to Frankfurt, with guided tours and plenty of free time!
  • Enjoy majestic views from the top of the Zugspitze, Germany's highest peak at 9,718 feet (2,962 meters)
  • Visit top Augsburg attractions, including the Fuggerei
  • Admire the picturesque landscape of the Romantic Road and pass charming towns like Dinkelsbühl and Nördlingen
  • Experience the medieval spirit of Rothenburg ob der Tauber
  • Four nights’ accommodation in 3-star hotels with breakfast included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

There's so much to see on this lyrical journey along the Romantic Road. The view from Zugspitze will take your breath away, but bring a jacket — it can get chilly atop Germany's highest peak.

What You Can Expect

5-Day Tour from Munich to Frankfurt: Rothenburg, Augsburg, Zugspitze

5-Day Tour from Munich to Frankfurt: Rothenburg, Augsburg, Zugspitze

Departing Munich, your five-day independent tour to Frankfurt starts with a drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen by train to see the highest peak in Germany, the Zugspitze. Take the cable car to the top of the 9,718-foot (2,962-meter) peak, and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views. Back in Munich, enjoy free time to explore the Bavarian capital on your own.

Board your comfortable coach, and spend days three and four admiring the picturesque landscapes and passing the charming towns along the Romantic Road. Explore the university town of Augsburg, where you’ll enjoy a guided city tour and learn about Augsburg’s role as the residence of the Fuggers, a famous trading family in the 15th and 16th centuries.

Continue along the Romantic Road to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Explore Rothenburg — famous for its medieval old town and town wall — on a guided city walk to see the city’s top attractions, including the Church of St Jacob, which houses an altar by the famous woodcarver Tilmann Riemenschneider.

Enjoy a scenic drive through the Spessart Mountains passing the town of Würzburg, before your tour concludes in Frankfurt on the fifth and final day.


Day 1 - Munich
After your arrival in Munich, transfer to your hotel (own arrangements). Check-in at your hotel where you will collect your tour documentation including detailed itinerary, coach tickets & vouchers at the front desk. The rest of the day, you will enjoy some free time at your leisure.

Overnight accommodation: King's Hotel Center/InterCity Hotel or similar

Day 2 - Munich and Zugspitze (B)
Departing Munich in the morning, you’ll board the train to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Upon arrival in this charming town, take the cable car up to the highest peak in Germany. As you stand on top of the Zugspitze at 9,718 feet (2,962 meters), you’ll enjoy majestic views of the picture-perfect scenery. On a clear day, see up to 400 mountain peaks in Austria, Italy, Switzerland and Germany, including the Dolomite Mountains and the Swiss Alps. Enjoy a bite of German food in one of the restaurants on the glacier before you head down.

Return to Munich by train in the afternoon, where you'll have the rest of the day to explore Bavaria's capital at your leisure.

Overnight accommodation: King's Hotel Center/InterCityHotel or similar

Day 3 - Munich to Augsburg (B)
After breakfast at your hotel, board the coach to continue to Augsburg, a well-known university town. On arrival, join a guided city tour (included) of Augsburg that departs from City Hall (Rathaus). See top Augsburg attractions, including the Augsburg Cathedral and the Fuggerei, named after an old trading family, the Fuggers, who made Augsburg their banking empire in the 15th and 16th centuries.

The rest of the day is yours to explore Augsburg independently.

Overnight accommodation: InterCityHotel or similar

Day 4 - Augsburg to Rothenburg (B)
After breakfast, drive along the Romantic Road passing Dinkelsbühl and Nördlingen, picturesque towns full of cobblestone streets and medieval buildings. Continue to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, where you’ll be met by a taxi to be transferred to your hotel and have free time to explore Rothenburg at your leisure.

Overnight accommodation: Hotel Spitzweg or similar

Day 5 - Rothenburg to Frankfurt (B)
Enjoy breakfast and start the last day of your trip with a Rothenburg city walk (included) with a local guide to see the 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 wood-sculptor Tilmann Riemenschneider.

You’ll then head through the picturesque Spessart Mountains to Würzburg, a vibrant city on the banks of the River Main, before arriving in Frankfurt in the evening.

Customer Reviews

Vivian K

3 star rating: Worth doing September 2014

The first day was simply checking in to the hotel and entertaining ourselves for the day. The second day to Zugspitz was a bit of a disappointment as the mountain was enclosed in fog...nothing one could do about the weather though. The Augsburg day was also unfortunate in that the walking tour ended up being in heavy rain. However, the stops on the tour were very interesting, and we would have liked to spend more time in Augsburg in nice weather of course. Because there were only two of us English speaking persons on the walking tour, the guide spoke first in German and then in English. This made the tour seem quite long. Rothenburg was a highlight, and we really enjoyed our time there. We arrived in Frankfurt quite late on the last day. The bus drivers were friendly, but there was a tour guide for only a short portion of the trip. There were recorded informations given as we drove past some of the towns, but it would have been nice to have a bit more stories about what we were seeing along the way. The hotels were excellent, and the staff very helpful and friendly.

Brandon S

3 star rating: Worth doing August 2014

It was labeled as a guided tour however; it turned out to be a self guided tour. Extremely misleading and nerve racking for my parents (whom I bought this for). Everything turned out wonderfully however, be prepared to "figure" it out.

Arthur G

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better August 2012

Trip itself is fine, but the company in Munich was very uncooperative in making changes and corrections. Indeed it was misleading in its initial web description, which it later changed without notification. I must note that Viator itself tried to work with us, but the tour operator ignored them as well.

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