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.