Are you interested in the art and science of beer brewing? If so, this self-driving tour is right up your street! Explore three cities devoted to the wonderful world of beer, from Freiburg in Germany's Black Forest to Heidelberg, on the Neckar River, and Wurzburg in the Bavaria region. The tour includes hotel stopovers, complimentary breakfast, and a 3-course dinner for two in each city.
Your self-drive journey begins in Freiburg, a vibrant university town where brewing beer has been a traditional craft for many years. Enjoy a guided city tour and visit one of the Freiburg’s largest breweries, where you will learn all you need to know about the 1516 German Beer Purity Law. Afterwards, spend the evening in one of Freiburg’s many beer gardens and enjoy an overnight stay in a 4-star hotel, including a buffet breakfast and 3-course dinner for two at the hotel restaurant (excluding drinks).The next day you will continue to Heidelberg, situated on the River Neckar in south-west Germany. As early as the 18th century, the town was home to a number of small breweries. Of these, the last surviving brewery is Heidelberger Schlossquell, which was first mentioned in 1753. Your overnight stay in a 3-star hotel includes a glass of sparkling or mulled wine upon arrival (depending on the season), and a buffet breakfast in the morning, as well as a 3-course dinner for two at a partner restaurant in Heidelberg (excluding drinks).Your last stop on the tour is Würzburg, in the Bavarian region of Lower Franconia. Bavaria is known far and wide as the home of beer, but less well known is that it was once famous for wine-growing. Beer brewing was only introduced to the area after the Thirty Years’ War – before this, it was restricted to the north of Germany. Visit the traditional Würzburger Hofbräu brewery pub, which produces a locally well-known pilsner beer, and perhaps combine your visit with a brewery tour. Later, enjoy an overnight stay in a 3-star hotel in Würzburg, including a buffet breakfast and a 3-course dinner for two in the hotel restaurant (excluding drinks) before your journey ends the next day.