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$634.80 Food, Wine & Nightlife

The Art and Science of Beer Brewing Self-Drive Tour from Wuerzburg to Wiesbaden, Koblenz and Trier

Begin your journey in Würzburg, Bavaria, where Germany's first purity laws for beer brewing were written. Enjoy a 3-course dinner for two in your hotel's restaurant (drinks are at your own expense) and get a sampling of traditional Bavarian cuisine. After a relaxing sleep and a hearty breakfast at the hotel, continue your journey in your own car to Wiesbaden. A rental car can be arranged for you at an additional expense.Arrive in Wiesbaden, a Hessian city that's better known for growing wine grapes than for brewing beer, and explore the paths formed by the brewing tradition. Enjoy an overnight stay at a 3-star superior hotel in Wiesbaden and also discover the Casino in Wiesbaden (entrance included) with this tour.The next day takes you on to Koblenz. It is recommended to visit the annual ‘Bierbörse’ festival during your stay in Koblenz, which takes place along the banks of the Rhine. Enjoy two-night stays at a 4-star superior hotel in Koblenz including complimentary use of the hotel spa. During your first evening, have the chance to enjoy a delicious 4-course meal (drinks not included) in your hotel as well as a seasonal dinner for two in your Koblenz hotel restaurant (drinks not included) during your second evening. Discover Koblenz further from the water and enjoy a 2.5-hour boat tour to Loreley during your stay in Koblenz. After two unforgettable days in Koblenz, your journey will carry you on to Trier, which was once known as a “Second Rome” city. Enjoy a 3-course dinner for two in your 3-star hotel's restaurant (drinks not included) in Trier. This is also where your journey will come to an end with a cold beer in one of Trier’s many beer gardens.

$10.28 Cultural & Theme Tours

Medieval Musical Tour of Rothenburg ob der Tauber (pre-booking)

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Rothenburg Town Hall (Rathaus), Rothenburg, Middle Franconia, Franconia, Bavaria Starting point: Market Square/Town Hall-Introduction to Minnesang (Music of Medieval Germany)-explanation my character "Margarete von Schwangau"-explanation of the legend of the Master Draught/Meistertrunk (UNSESCO World Heritage event)-history of the Glockenspiel at the Market Square-Live performance of song by medieval/Renaissance composer Oswald von WolkensteinDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), Rothenburg, Middle Franconia, Franconia, BavariaSt. Johannes Church/Medieval Crime Museum-See original city wall from the 12th century-Introduction to medieval chant-Chant and the Black Death/Plague-The role of St. Johannes church & surrounding buildings in the medieval period-Live performance of chant songDuration: 8 minutesStop At: Das Plonlein, Rothenburg, Middle Franconia, Franconia, BavariaPrevious Stop (not available to peg):An der Eich Observation Deck of the Tauber Valley-Introduction to medieval composer Wolfram von Eschenbach-Love and romance in medieval German culture-Explanation of current location, medieval double bridge, vinyard valley view-Earthquake of 1356 and Rothenburg-History of the castle of Rothenburg and the Staufer Dynasty (Hohnstaufer)-Live performance of a song by Wolfram von Eschenbach DAS PLÖNLEIN-History of "das Plönlein"-Explanation of the buildings and current location -1st expansion of the old city wall.-Trivia about Rothenburg-Introduction to composer Neidhart von Reuental-Depiction of the lives of the middle and lower class through lyrics-Live performace of a song by Neidhart von ReuentalDuration: 8 minutesStop At: Die Rossmuhle, Rothenburg, Middle Franconia, Franconia, BavariaIn between stop, " Linden Tree/Fischturm" not available to peg on map.LINDEN TREE-Role of the linden tree in medieval German and modern culture and its significance in Rothenburg's history-Introduction of composer Walter von der Vogelweide-Live performance of song Under the Linden by Walter von der Vogelweide-More about Minnesang (high and low Minnesang), how it evolved through timeNAG'S MILL-Historical significance of the mill in the center of town (noteworthy Renaissance building)-Explanation of medieval grain storage practices Duration: 9 minutesStop At: Spitalviertel, Rothenburg, Middle Franconia, Franconia, BavariaHOSPITAL QUARTER SQUARE-Explanation & history of current location -2nd and final expansion of the medieval city wall-Location of hospital and church and the residence of the staff explained-Architectural highlights of the Renaissance Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Holy Ghost Church, Rothenburg, Middle Franconia, Franconia, Bavaria-Enter the church to learn about the fascinating life of mystery medieval composer-Life of nun and composer born in 1098-Influence of mystery composer on politics, science and Christianity-Live performance of a work by mystery composer in the church with wonderful acousticsDuration: 8 minutesStop At: Spital Bastion, Rothenburg, Middle Franconia, Franconia, BavariaSPITALBASTEI/ Hospital Bulwerk/Fortification (Spital Bastion)-Step inside the Spital-bulwerk, largest and youngest fortification in Rothenburg-Significance of mentioned historic site-Learn about the mercenary soldiers, their role in the Renaissance-Introduction to last composer, who wrote a song for the mercenary soldiers-Live performance of previous song mentioned-Tour endsDuration: 8 minutes

$625 Private & Custom Tours

Luxury Würzburg Experience

Famous for its beauty, wine and cuisine, Historic Highlights city Würzburg was founded 1000 B.C. by the Celts. Experience art history, palaces, museums and sites of the UNESCO World Heritage, plus a vibrant daily bar and restaurant scene.This 3-day/2-night luxury stay is ideal both for first time visitors as well as returning travelers as our high touch approach to travel features a personalized, flexible itinerary with activities tailored to our guests, your actual travel dates and interests. In addition to staying in a charming castle hotel stay, with gourmet breakfasts and spa access daily, you will also be greeted with a fruit basket in your room, plus enjoy a fine dining experience. 

$14.75 Cultural & Theme Tours

Würzburg Old Town Walking Tour

Discover many of Würzburgs great sights and attractions in just 90 minutes. Every Thursday to Sunday, 11:00 AM, our certified tour guides take you on a leisurely stroll through Würzburg's Old Town. Your tour covers exterior visits of the Falkenhaus with its elaborate Rococo facade, the late Gothic Chapel of St Mary (Marienkapelle), Market Square, the historic City Hall with the Grafeneckart tower and the model of the destroyed city of Würzburg after World War II (interior visit), Neumüster church, the Lusamgärtchen (memorial of the minstrel Walther von der Vogelweide), Alte Mainbrücke (Old Bridge) with fantastic view of the vineyards, and the Baroque pilgrimage church "Käppele".

$512.64 Luxury & Special Occasions

Castles and Places along the Romantic Road

Itinerary Day 1: Würzburg – Wertheim The trip starts at the Residential Palace of the Prince Bishops in Würzburg, which has been one of the UNESCO world heritage sites since 1981. Wertheim castle is one of the most beautiful ruined stone castles in Southern Germany. Day 2: Wertheim – Schillingsfürst Surrounding the two palaces Schloss Gamburg and Schloss Weikersheim are unique baroque gardens. The Palace of the former Elector of Mainz in Tauberbischofsheim was once the administrative centre of the Electorate of Mainz and the history of Bad Mergentheim is closely associated with that of the German Order (formerly: Teutonic Order). The Palace Gardens are extensive and arranged in the English style. Day 3: Schillingsfürst – Harburg From the Baroque Palace of the Princes of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst there is a magnificent view of the Franconian Heights. Not far from the summer residence of the Princes of OettingenWallerstein lies Schloss Baldern; constructed in the baroque style, it still belongs to the family today. And Harburg Castle, built in the 12th century to protect the ancient trading route, stands above the town of the same name. Day 4: Harburg – Schwangau The trip continues southwards along the river Lech, past the former Palace in Rain and the Wittelsbach Palace in Friedberg, straight across the Pfaffenwinkel region to the Wieskirche and on to the so-called 'Königswinkel' or 'Kings' Nook', with its two royal palaces Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau. Before visiting the palaces, it is well worth taking a look inside the museum dedicated to the Bavarian kings. Day 5: Füssen The last palace on the Romantic Road is to be found in Bavaria's highest lying town – the Hohes Schloss (High Palace) in Füssen. The late gothic fortified castle was, for centuries, the summer Residence of the Prince Bishops of Augsburg and offers the most beautiful view over this town by the river Lech.

$753.31 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Cycling Tour: Romantic Road

Day 1: Würzburg – Wertheim - approx. 43 km cycling In the morning you pick-up your rental bikes in city centre of Würzburg! Luggage transfer from Würzburg to Wertheim (meeting location and time to be confirmed). Cycling to Wertheim at the confluence of the river Main and Tauber. Overnight stay including breakfast in the historic old town. Day 2: Wertheim – Weikersheim (b) - approx. 62km cycling After breakfast we ask you - also on the following days of the tour - to leave your luggage at the reception desk until 10:00 am - it will be picked up during the day and brought to the next destination. Departure via “Liebliches Taubertal” bicycle path, passing by small, historical villages like Tauberbischofsheim, Lauda and Bad Mergentheim and beautiful landscapes before you arrive at Weikersheim. Overnight stay including breakfast Day 3: Weikersheim – Schillingsfürst (b) - approx. 55 km cycling In the morning you are leaving for Schillingsfürst, with its landmark, the Baroque Castle of the Princes of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst. On your way you pass small wine villages like Röttingen and Germany`s most romantic town, Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Here you can visit the German Christmas Museum or walk around the town on the town wall. Overnight stay including breakfast. Day 4: Schillingsfürst - Dinkelsbühl (b) - approx. 49 km cycling After breakfast you start for your next cycling day. From Schillingsfürst to Dinkelsbühl the cycling path leads through forests passing many small ponds around Feuchtwangen. After arriving in Dinkelsbühl, check in at your hotel. In the evening you are invited to join a city walk with the nightwatchman (free of charge, meeting point at the cathedral / church st. Georg). Overnight stay including breakfast. DAY 5: Dinkelsbühl – Nördlingen (b) - approx. 38 km cycling This will be the last cycling day on your cycling tour. From Dinkelsbühl to Nördlingen you will follow the Wörnitz river for a short while before continuing to Nördlingen, the only town in Germany, where you can walk the walls and battlements all the way round. The historical town is dominated by the 100 yard high bell tower of St. George church. In the early afternoon (meeting location and time to be confirmed), you return your rental bikes to our bus driver in Nördlingen who will take the bikes back to Würzburg. End of services in Nördlingen!