Welcome to Augsburg
The largest city on the Romantic Road (and Bavaria's third largest), Augsburg is also one of Germany’s oldest, founded by the stepchildren of Roman emperor Augustus over 2000 years ago. As an independent city state from the 13th century, it was also one of its wealthiest, free to raise its own taxes, with public coffers bulging on the proceeds of the textile trade. Banking families such as the Fuggers and the... Read More
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Romantic Germany: 7-Day Tour from Frankfurt to Munich, Neuschwanstein Castle and Heidelberg
Your 7-day round-trip tour of romantic Germany starts as you depart Frankfurt and head south to Wurzburg and on to the medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, where you'll enjoy a delicious welcome dinner and spend the night. On this comprehensive tour, spend your days enjoying drives through picturesque landscapes along the Romantic Road. Stop in Augsburg and the vibrant city of Munich. Be captivated by the Bavarian charm of Alps villages like Ettal and Oberammergau, which is famous for its Passion Play. And visit the spectacular Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace, which were built by King Ludwig II, nicknamed the Fairytale King. Discover the beauty of the Lake Constance and visit the nearby towns of Lindau and Konstanz. Upon arrival in the Black Forest, learn about the German tradition of clock-making and sample regional cakes. Drive on to Freiburg and the university town of Heidelberg. And see romantic Germany from another perspective on board a Rhine River cruise that takes you past postcard-worthy scenes of unspoiled nature.Please see the Itinerary field below for more detailed information.
4-Day Tour from Munich to Frankfurt: Romantic Road, Rothenburg, Augsburg, Neuschwanstein Castle
Depart Munich in a comfortable coach, and start your four-day independent tour with a drive to the spectacular Linderhof Palace and Neuschwanstein Castle. You’re free to explore the castles on your own, admiring the two famous homes of King Ludwig II, an eccentric monarch nicknamed the Fairy Tale King. Spend your second day in the university town of Augsburg, where you’ll enjoy a city tour, as well as free time to explore on your own. Continue your tour along the Romantic Road enjoying relaxing drives through picturesque towns and scenic landscapes and passing the medieval villages of Dinkelsbühl and Nördlingen. Next day, spend time in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and join a guided walk through the city, where you’ll learn about Rothenburg’s importance in the Middle Ages and see its top attractions, including the medieval old town and town wall. Your four-day tour ends with a drive through the Spessart Mountains, making a stop in Würzburg before arriving in Frankfurt.Please see the Itinerary section below for details on each day of the tour.
5-Day Tour from Munich to Frankfurt: Rothenburg, Augsburg, Zugspitze
Departing Munich, your five-day independent tour to Frankfurt starts with a drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen by train to see the highest peak in Germany, the Zugspitze. Take the cable car to the top of the 9,718-foot (2,962-meter) peak, and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views. Back in Munich, enjoy free time to explore the Bavarian capital on your own.Board your comfortable coach, and spend days three and four admiring the picturesque landscapes and passing the charming towns along the Romantic Road. Explore the university town of Augsburg, where you’ll enjoy a guided city tour and learn about Augsburg’s role as the residence of the Fuggers, a famous trading family in the 15th and 16th centuries.Continue along the Romantic Road to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Explore Rothenburg — famous for its medieval old town and town wall — on a guided city walk to see the city’s top attractions, including the Church of St Jacob, which houses an altar by the famous woodcarver Tilmann Riemenschneider. Enjoy a scenic drive through the Spessart Mountains passing the town of Würzburg, before your tour concludes in Frankfurt on the fifth and final day.
5-Day Trip from Frankfurt to Munich: Rothenburg, Augsburg, Zugspitze
Departing Frankfurt in a comfortable coach, your five-day independent tour to Munich starts with a drive through the Spessart Mountains passing the town of Würzburg, before continuing along the Romantic Road to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Explore Rothenburg – famous for its medieval old town and town wall – on a guided city walk to see the city’s top attractions, including the Church of St Jacob, which houses an altar by the famous woodcarver Tilmann Riemenschneider.Spend days two, three and four admiring the picturesque landscapes and passing the charming towns along the Romantic Road. Explore the university town of Augsburg, where you’ll enjoy a guided city tour and learn about Augsburg’s role as the residence of the Fuggers, a famous trading family in the 14th and 15th centuries. Enjoy free time in Munich to explore on your own, and then head to Garmisch-Partenkirchen by train to see the highest peak in Germany, the Zugspitze. Take the cable car to the top of the 9,718-foot (2,962-meter) peak, and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views. You tour concludes in Munich on Day 5.
Self-Drive Tour from Augsburg to Trier including Heidelberg, Wiesbaden and Koblenz with Loreley Boat Tour
Your ‘All About Beer’ package begins in Augsburg, the city with the longest tradition of beer brewing in Germany. The tradition in Augsburg stretches back to the 12th century, when a decree was made about the brewing of beer and its contents. This decree is significantly older than the Bavarian purity laws and is therefore the first of these laws in Germany. Enjoy an overnight stay in a 3-star hotel in Augsburg including buffet breakfast and a 3-course dinner at your hotel restaurant (drinks not included) before you continue your self-drive trip to Heidelberg. This is where you will find one of Europe’s most modern breweries. Spend another overnight stay here in a 3-star superior hotel and enjoy a glass of sparkling or mulled wine (depending on the season) upon your arrival at the hotel. Indulge in a 3-course dinner at a partner restaurant (drinks not included) in Heidelberg.The next day, you will start your day with a hearty breakfast, before continuing your journey to Wiesbaden. The city is better known for its wine-growing than its beer but it is a wonderful place to step into the history of beer making. Enjoy an overnight stay in a 3-star superior hotel in Wiesbaden including buffet breakfast and free entrance to the Casino in Wiesbaden.The next day will bring you to Koblenz. It is recommended to visit the ‘Bierbörse’ festival during your stay, which takes place every year along the banks of the Rhine. On your first evening, you will be warmly welcomed to your hotel with a 4-course meal. You will spend 2 nights in a 4-star superior hotel in Koblenz including buffet breakfast as well as complimentary use of the hotel spa. On top of that, you can indulge in a delicious 4-course dinner for two in the hotel restaurant (drinks not included) as well as a seasonal dinner (drinks not included). a 2.5-hour boat tour to Loreley will show you the sights from the water. Your self-drive journey will finish up in the historic city of Trier where you will spend your last overnight in a 3-star hotel including breakfast buffet and a 3-course dinner (drinks not included) at the hotel restaurant. The best way to end your trip is with a cold beer in one of Trier’s many beer gardens.
German Beer Tradition Self-Drive Tour from Regensburg to Augsburg, Nuremberg, Heidelberg and Freiburg Including NurembergCard
Your journey starts in Regensburg, where you can discover the long tradition of beer brewing. Enjoy your stay a 3-star hotel including buffet breakfast and a 3-course dinner including a glass of sparkling wine in the restaurant of your Regensburg hotel. It is recommended to explore the local brewery tradition by a visit to one of the breweries or by relaxing in one of the city’s many bars -- Regensburg has more bars per square mile than any other city in Germany. Following a hearty breakfast the next morning, you will continue your journey to Augsburg. This is where a 12th-century council set out a decree detailing what ingredients were permitted for use in beer. This decree came over 350 years before the Bavarian beer purity laws and so is the oldest such law in the history of beer making. Enjoy a 1-night stay in a double room at a 3-star hotel in Augsburg including buffet breakfast and a 3-course dinner at the hotel restaurant.Following a good night’s sleep, you will continue to Nuremberg. The city boasts not only a wealth of culture and history, but also a long tradition of brewing beer – it is home to the only two-city brew house in the world. Explore Nuremberg using your NurembergCard (included in your package), which also includes a ticket for all public transport routes. Enjoy a 1-night stay in a double room at a 4-star hotel in Nuremberg including a complimentary welcome drink, buffet breakfast and a 3-course dinner in the hotel restaurant.After another good night’s sleep, your journey will bring you to Heidelberg. There is so much to enjoy here, whether it is a three-course meal in a brewery or a visit to one of the most modern breweries in Europe. Enjoy a 1-night stay in a double room in a 3-star superior hotel in Heidelberg including buffet breakfast and a 3-course dinner at a partner restaurant.Your last day will be spent in Freiburg, where you can visit one of Germany’s largest breweries and learn all you need to know about the purity laws. Explore Freiburg on a guided city tour. before choosing one of the many beer gardens to end your trip in a most enjoyable way. Enjoy a 1-night stay in a double room in a 4-star hotel in Freiburg including buffet breakfast and a 3-course dinner for two in the hotel restaurant.