While this tour felt a little rushed in some of the smaller towns/stops along the way, booking the trip this way made the logistics very simple. All the connections and accommodations were clearly laid out and very well planned for our comfort along the way. The stops in Rothenburg ob der Tauber and Hohenschwangau were long enough for us to both see everything that was of interest to us and have time to meander the streets and the mountain trails just for the sheer enjoyment of the environment.
Very special. Overnight stay in Rothenburg wonderful, especially as all the day trippers have left. Time to walk the town, do the Night Watchman's Tour and walk the wall which surrounds the village. Simply lovely overnight stay in Hohenschwangau and despite huge numbers of people tour of Neuschwanstein Castle extremely well organised and orderly. Very pretty spot. Although there are short stops along the way bus trip from Rothenburg to Hohenschwangau a very long day.
My friend and I had a wonderful time on this tour. The stops are lovely and the hotels very clean and comfortable. The time allotted to each place is perfect!
This was a great trip. It got more beautiful at every stop. Hotels were very good. I was amazed that nothing went wrong on our entire trip.
Jason R Australia
This is an excellent tour, very easy paced. We spent most of the time at leisure, without constantly having to be here then there at certain times. The places were beautiful, the guided tours were great, and the accommodation was excellent. I highly recommend this tour.
Anthony S USA
The tour was great! We had a wonderful time in all of the cities we visited and the hotel employees were very courteous. All of the pick-ups by taxi, bus, etc. were always on schedule. The cities on this tour are beautiful and worth seeing.
Kelvin C Malaysia
The tour was fantastic. We particularly enjoyed Heidelberg with the lovely accommodation and very personalised tour. Our compliments to the tour guide who helped bring us closer to the history of the town.
Rothenburg was a beautiful medieval city, however, the accommodation wasn't up to par when compared with the other nights. I suspect that this was due to hotel availability during that busy week. The night watchman tour was an entertaining insight into the history of the town.
Hohenschwangau was a magical experience. I would recommend the Hotel Muller to anyone - spectacular rooms and top class service. They definitely made out stay very memorable.
The bus tours were comfortable, however, the bus was an hour late caught up in traffic on the trip from Heidelberg to Rothenburg, and we missed out on a few stops along the way. The trip from Rothenburg to Hohenschwangau was much better and we got to enjoy the various stopovers and Dinkelsbuhl and Nordlingen. Overall, the bus tours were a good way to see to country sights.
Stephen D USA
This tour gives you a good feel for the country, yet allows enough free time to explore on your own.
If you like a lot of free time to explore on your own, this is the package for you. I will say that the drive to Hohenschwangau could have been shortened. I realize it's based on designated stops for the coach, but the stops between Rothenburg to Hoenschwangau other than the final church were pretty much out of the way bathroom stops to pick up other riders. Seemed like a 2 hour drive was stretched out to 7 hours.
Overall, the tour package gave me an overview of Germany that I would not have been able to experience on my own with the limited planning time that I had for this trip. There was a mix-up at the office in Frankfurt when I picked up my vouchers and I was told to meet at the bus stands by the train station at 8 AM when in reality we were meeting at a different tour operators office at 9:30 ---- not a good start with rain falling all morning, and I'm schlepping my bags around Frankfurt. The day tour to Heidelberg was great with a fantastic tour guide that blended the ancient and recent history, not to mention a wicket sense of humor! The tour to Rothenburg from Frankfurt was comfortable with several stops with guided tours/ the ability to wander on your own. This was mostly due to the great bus driver for this leg that spoke very good English and German, and was very polite and generous. The time in Rothenburg was fantastic with cozy accomodations, a town festival, and the Night Watchman tour in the evening. Also a great place to do some shopping for souveniers to take home.
Now comes the not so nice part of the tour ---- the bus ride from Rothenburg to Newschwanstien. The bus driver was surly, and we weren't sure if he really knew how to drive the bus since he kept gunning the engine and slowing down, giving a less than comfortable ride. He didn't stop at some of the guide points due to falling behind due to traffic on the road, and didn't seem to know anything about where he was supposed to stop. We ended up in a short stop in Munich the only WC stop all day to find that they were under construction --- you mean to tell me that someone who drives this every week didn't know???Needless to say, we were relieved to get off the bus at the Muller House at Neuschwanstein, which is charming and very hospitable with beautiful views! The interior castle tour was not as I expected, but the outer access and horse carriage ride down was very nice.
Paul Raymond V USA
Good bus tour and great hotels. In Frankfurt, it was a little difficult to find the location of the correct tour bus. We especially enjoyed the quaint Spitzweg Hotel in Rothenburg and the beautiful Muller Hotel and Neuschwanstein Castle.
Jennifer C USA
The overall trip was great. Two out of the three hotels were great; I would recommend the Muller Hotel. A word of advice: let people know they have to go to the touring office to pick up the paperwork. If you like to do it on your own this is a good tour because they have all the vouchers for you.
Did not have the English speaking guide we promised. It was only the driver, who did not even understand English well.Did not even come out of the bus with us.
Not worth the money I paid for it from Australia. Viator have just cobbled together a bunch of providers who operate independently and all require separate vouchers and pick up points. The hop on hop off bus was the most disappointing with surly bus drivers and very little information on the sites.
We got terrible information from the tour office in Frankfurt. Sent us to a bus stop when we really needed to go to a different tour office nearby. Our bus ride after Rothenberg was 8 HOURS to the castles that are really 4 hours away. No schedule until the day the tour start. Never again.
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