This 4-day tour departs from Munich and begins with a royal palace tour.
First, it’s a 1-hour drive south to see the Linderhof Palace, inspired by King Ludwig II’s visits to the Palace of Versailles in France. The Linderhof and surrounding park together are one of the most artistic and stylistically complex ensembles of the 19th century. Then make a 45-minute drive to Hohenschwangau to explore the Neuschwanstein Castle, a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace. Visit the famous castle that was an inspiration to the Disney movie Sleeping Beauty, followed by an overnight stay at Hotel Müller (or similar).
After breakfast the next day, embark on a 1.5-hour trip north, traveling along the famous 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. Enjoy a city tour, departing from Augsburger Rathaus (City Hall). See some of the town’s most popular attractions, like the Augsburg Cathedral, a Roman Catholic church founded in the 11th century, and the Fuggerei, the world's oldest social housing complex. After the tour, enjoy some free time to roam the region, with InterCityHotel Augsburg (or similar) serving as the overnight accommodation.
After breakfast on the third day of the tour, make a 2-hour drive farther north along the famous Romantic Road 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 there will be free time to explore the town at leisure for the remainder of the day.
After breakfast in the morning, join a Rothenburg 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. Then, embark on a 2-hour trip farther north to Frankfurt, the fifth largest city in Germany. On the way, travel again along the Romantic Road, passing Würzburg and the Spessart mountains.
Finally, the sightseeing tour ends in Frankfurt.