This 3-day adventure is clearly laid out with vouchers for each days activities. You can participate in as much as you want or casually enjoy your day at your own pace. It was perfect in terms of doing what you want, eating when you want, and setting your own pace.
An exceptional tour. The bus departed Frankfurt about 20 min. late, but the other days it was on time. The drivers did not speak fluent English, but clearly communicated where to be and when. The hotels were clean with polite staff they had plentiful buffet breakfasts.
At each destination we used our travel book to make the most of our time and money. In Rothenburg we did a self-guided town walk, visited the Medieval Torture Museum, and used our provided voucher for the Nightwatchmen's tour. The next day we walked the top of the city wall and wandered down into the surrounding countryside.
Between Rothenburg and Hohenschwangau the bus stopped at many towns which broke up the long ride with a chance to grab a local Bier or a visit a historical site.
In Hohenschwangau we ate a delicious German dinner and sipped a bottle of Austrian white wine at the recommended Hotel Muller restaurant. The next day we visited both castles and between the tours enjoyed a snack on the benches beside the Alpsee. The bus ride back to Munich was efficient.
My tip: To get the most of this tour do your research on what to do at each stop on the bus before you arrive. We googled the extravagant life and mysterious death of Ludwig II for more salacious detail than was covered in either castle tour.
We actually loved it,,,we expected to have a human guide so that was a bit of surprise,,,,but once we got over that we enjoyed our independence,,,,,and thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it,,hotels were good and I would recommend it...a great way to travel,,thank you
Efficient service, smooth from start to finish. Hotels were very good, the Goldeneye Rose in Rothenburg, be sure to do the night watch man walk, he is so funny! The hotel Mueller in Hohenschwangau was amazing, we had a great room. Everyone at every step of the journey knew exactly what was expected and we could trust that the arrangements were in place for pick up, trips etc. It really was first class.
Great time, great sites. Accommodations were nice and everything was well taken care of. Friendly guides.
I was slightly worried this tour was going to be too organised for my liking but I was wrong!
I turned up at the tour office to collect my tickets, given an envelope and was told to go to a bus stop - from there on in I was practically on my own. The envelope contained bus tickets, vouchers for taxis and reservations for hotels.
Apart from the Nightwatchman tour around Rothenburg, there was no guide but that was absolutely fine by me - there was an audio recording playing on the Romantic Road bus which was detailed.
The bus stopped at many of the towns along the way for photos and a stretch of legs. First night in a lovely hotel in Rothenburg with 1/2 a day to explore followed by another half day the following day then back on the bus to overnight stay at Hohenschwangau for another lovely hotel.
All day to explore the castles before being picked up by a different bus to be taken to Munich.
All in all a great trip that I would do again and recommend to others.
Thank you very much for this amazing tour and all the superb and punctual arrangements.
We had a great time and will come back to you to for more tours.
Beautiful towns on the Romantic Road journey, great accommodation staying with wonderful hosts, great food, amazing scenery. Munich with all the hustle and bustle of a modern day city was fabulous as was our accommodation and proximity to transport.
Wonderful tour along the romantic roads, loved our stay in Rothenburg, lovely hotel stay @ hotel goldene rose, did the night watchmen tour was definatly worth it, tour guide was very informative and funny. The highlight was Neuchwanstein castle which was amazing and beautiful the hotel Muller was a gorgeous hotel only wish we could have arrived earlier as we had to check out quite early in morning so didn't have much time in our lovely room, but no complaints, except Deutche touring did stuff up our dates but promptly rectified.
This tour for us was magic. The hotel in Rothenburg was very comfortable, and the "old town" simply amazing. So much wonderful history, not only here, but along the whole route. Weikersheim was very special. As we proceeded down the Romantic Road we saw the increasing richness of the countryside. Wonderful rich, rich farmlands surrounding beautiful centuries old towns. It was a great way to go, from north to south. To finish in Hohenschwangau, and stay the night at the magnificent Hotel Muller was a terrific surprise, with a view of the "Fairy Tale Castle" from our hotel room window. Many thanks to all those involved, who made this tour so wonderful. The tour leaders, the drivers and the hotel employees who looked after us so well. It went like clockwork.
Tassie Bev Australia
We really enjoyed this tour. Amazing and beautiful places, good steady coach drivers, adequate bathroom stops (and a toilet on the coach if necessary), all transfers efficient and smooth, lovely hotels booked for us with good rooms and excellent breakfasts, and yet we were still largely independent. Yes, we could have done much of the same tour for a somewhat cheaper price if we had booked each bit ourselves, as we have done for the majority of our travels, but for once it was good to have it all organised for us and it would have been difficult getting back to Munich in the evening after a wonderful day in Hohenschwangau. All 3 meals that we ate at Hotel Muller were excellent and they catered extremely well for my gluten-free diet, as did Hotel Spitz for my Rothenburg breakfast. Viator had informed the kitchens of both hotels and they were ready and aware of my requirements.
Absoutely excellent tour, visiting some amazing hotels and villages and meeting new people. Highly recommended.
Jimmie S Morrow USA
This was a great trip. We were able to see the true Germany away from town, it was beautiful. The hotels were well chosen and they went our of there way to make us feel welcome, friendly and helpful with directions. The packages that were prepared for us at each hotel were well put together and presented to us along with person instructions at each hotel. Loved this!
Fantastic tour! Rothenburg was lovely. Make sure to do the Night Watchman tour! Southern Bavaria spectacular, just like a fairy tale. Great way to get to Munich!!
This part of our trip to Germany was the highlight for me. Seeing medieval cities was absolutely awesome. The castles at Hoenschwangau were amazing. I would definitely recommend this trip.
Great trip with lots of flexibility for own time. Bus arrangements and staff were very friendly. Hotels were also very comfortable. Took the horse carriage up to neuschwanstein which i initially thought was part of the trip but wasnt. Thanks for the great trip which I totally enjoyed!
If you have the time don't miss out on this tour. Beautifully scenery, great hotels for your overnight stays. The small towns overnight stays and Neuschwanstein Castle are a dream.
Daniel C USA
The 3d/2n Romantic Road tour was excellent.
All hotels were above average and bus trips went smoothly.
Even though our itinerary and vouchers were not at waiting for us upon our arrival at our hotel the night before our trip--the tour company somehow got all our papers to us while we were on our tour.
The Bavarian Alps are beautiful and the towns are interesting. Also, it is a worthwhile way to get from Frankfurt to Munich.
Wonderful tour! Good drivers, nice accommodations, and great locations. We were in Rothenburg during their festival, not sure that was the best timing, locals didn't like it, but we thought it was fine. Neuschwanstein Castle was amazing!
I highly recommend this! Beautiful town, castles and breath-taking scenery. I would think that this tour will be perfect if there is an additional night at Hotel Muller (between Neuschwanstein Castle and Hohenschwangau Castle) in summer. This will give us more time to enjoy Alpsee lake or to discover the hiking trails around gorge at Marien Brücke (Mary's Bridge).
This was a wonderful trip and I'd do it again in a heartbeat! This trip allowed us to see the small German town of Rothenburg, a gem of a town we normally would have missed. Our favorite day on our 25 day Europe trip was our day at the castles as well. We did both castles in one day and took a boat ride on the most beautiful lake either of us had ever seen, with the castles and the foothills of the Alps nestled around us. The accommodations are excellent and the bus tour was welcoming and informative. My only suggestion to the tour is to skip some of the smaller towns where it's only a 5-minute picture stop. Those stops, though interesting, made the bus ride longer than it needed to be.
This trip was a lovely surprise. As Individual travellers you are given vouchers to join buses along the Romantic Road and vouchers for WONDERFUL hotels and tours etc,. This was well organised but plenty of free time to relax at the same time,
This was worth our trip to Germany! It was perfect!! The hotels, the romantic road, the stops. Where to begin... On the big coach we had us and 1 other couple on this journey. We left Frankfurt and made stops along the way for photos. We arrived in our 1st overnight in Rothenburg at the parking lot where we were met by our taxi driver. He dropped off the 1st couple at "Hotel Spitzweg" then on to our hotel a boutique Hotel Goldene Rose. Wow, what a beautiful hotel, friendly host and excellent breakfast. The most beautiful town and friendly people. Got a gorgeous "black forest" cuckoo clock and steins at "Kathe Wohlfahrt Christmas store. (they shipped perfectly) DO NOT miss the Night Watchman tour. He was so interesting and entertaining. Tickets are provided. Great views of city on this tour. Next day we traveled to Hotel Muller at Hohenschwangau. Excellent breakfast, best in Europe! Loved the castle on the 3rd day, tickets provided. Walkded down to Fussen enjoyed every minute of this trip. You are on your own, the driving is taken care of for you and it was a relaxing and perfect way to see the romantic road and castle. Excellent value!! While on the road the drivers had great info to share. Would love to go back. I would not miss the chance to do this one again. Another fantastic trip with Viator, Thank You!! 5 Stars!!!
Fantastic. Great hotels to stay in. Lovely old cities. Nice tour guides. Bus comfortable.
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