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Wind through the magnificent Bavarian countryside on a 5-day independent coach tour from Frankfurt to Munich! Traveling along the Romantic Road, you’ll discover the laid-back atmosphere of Germany’s top vacation region. Stop in centuries-old towns like Rothenburg ob der Tauber and Augsberg, and visit unbelievable natural wonders like Zugspitze peak. You’ll have plenty of free time to explore on your own, meet locals and sample traditional Bavarian fare.

Highlights

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

What You Can Expect

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

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Your 5-day tour of southern Germany begins in Frankfurt. In the morning, meet your guide and fellow travelers, board the comfortable coach, and set off into the Spessart Mountains and onto the Romantic Road. Your first stop is the medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, dubbed the ‘Jewel of the Middle Ages’, where you'll head out on an educational walking tour and spend a fun evening. 

Throughout following days, you’ll skirt through the Black Forest region, stopping to explore quaint villages, visit historic sites like the Fuggerei residence, and admire spectacular natural scenery such as Zusspitze, Germany’s 9,718-foot (2,962-meter) peak. In your free time, soak up the essence of Bavaria through self-guided walks and sampling an array of traditional cuisine.
 
Your tour ends in Munich, and includes round-trip transport, four nights of accommodation in 3- and 4-star hotels, daily breakfasts, and guided tours.

Please see the Itinerary field below for more detailed information.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Frankfurt to Rothenburg
Departing Frankfurt, you’ll head through the picturesque Spessart Mountains to Würzburg, a vibrant city on the banks of the River Main. Continue to Rothenburg ob der Tauber where you’ll be met by a taxi to be transferred to your hotel.

Then join a Rothenburg city walk (included) with a Night Watchman of Rothenburg (or 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.

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

Day 2 - Rothenburg to Augsburg (B)
After breakfast at your hotel, take a taxi transfer to the bus stop where you'll board the coach to continue your trip along the Romantic Road. After departing Rothenburg, you'll pass Dinkelsbühl and Nördlingen — picturesque towns full of cobbled-stone streets and medieval buildings — before arriving in Augsburg in the early afternoon. The rest of the day is yours to independently explore Augsburg, a well-known university town.

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

Day 3 - Augsburg to Munich (Breakfast included)
After breakfast, start the third day of your trip with 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 14th and 15th centuries.

In the afternoon, board the coach for the drive to Munich, where you'll have the rest of the day to explore Bavaria's capital at your leisure.

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

Day 4 - Munich and Zugspitze (B)
In the morning, enjoy breakfast and then 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 (own expense) in one of the restaurants on the glacier before you head down.

Return to Munich by train in the afternoon.

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

Day 5 - Munich (B)
Your 5-day trip concludes in Munich after breakfast at your hotel. Spend the day sightseeing independently or travel back home after your few days along the Romantic Road!

Customer Reviews

yuk

3 star rating: Worth doing October 2014

The tour itinery is good. We expected the coach would drop off and picked up from each hotel we stayed but didn't. They had arranged a taxi to drop off/pick up the first night at Rothenburg but the access road to the hotel was blocked off due to repair work. We had 2 piece of luggage over 20 kgs each and had to pull them up and down the hotel on the dirt road for 100 meters. The first hotel have no lift and we had to carry our luggage up and down 22 steps to our room. The second hotel was about 5 minutes walk through a busy street and no direction has been given. The third hotel was about 10 minutes away on a busy street from the coach stop. We had to call a taxi ourselves.

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