This beautifil designed tour covers places like Wurzburg and Rothenburg ob der Tauber along the Romantic Road from Frankfurt to Munich (the tour can also be booked from Munich to Frankfurt).
It includes a comprehensive admission package as well as an English speaking city tour in Rothenburg ob der Tauber and an all-day English speaking escorted Coach tour to the Royal Castle – Neuschwanstein and Linderhof – which also includes a short visit of Oberammergau!
The rail tour includes unrestricted 2nd-class Rail tickets (see the tableau this is already included in the price of your tour) and there is an option to upgraded to 1st-class Rail for the long distance train rides . This is just an extra of US $ 99.00 per Person and includes seat reservations! Here you also find everything else that is included: rail tickets, tours and admissions.
Price per Person
|two sharing a double room||one in a single room||three sharing a triple room|
|US $ 739||US $ 1,119||US $ 669|
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Day 1 Wurzburg
Take the High-speed (ICE) train from Frankfurt Int. Airport to Wurzburg your first stop of your Romantic Road Rail Tour. The city is idyllically located in the midst of vineyards, with the medieval Fortress Marienberg towering above. Wurzburg is an old bishop’s seat and a lively town, proudly presenting monuments of different eras. Culture, art, history and hospitality are ever-present in this remarkable city! Fortress Marienberg (admission included), Wurzburg´s landmark, has of course changed its appearance a great deal since it was first mentioned, today the oldest part of the fortress is the “Rundkirche” (round church) which was built in the year one thousand.
The Cathedral, the Marienkapelle, the “Alte Mainbrucke” (old bridge across the river Main ), the Juliusspital and the “Kappele” are musts, but make sure that you do not miss out on the “Furstbischofliche Residenz“, Prince Bishops Residence (admission included). This “Palace above all Palaces” is today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy this beautiful town which offers not only cultural but also culinary highlights such as the hearty cuisine and, of course, the world famous Frankenwein (Franconia wine!).
Day 2 Day trip to Rothenburg ob der Tauber
It only takes about an hour by regional train from Wurzburg Central Station to get to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. The charming medieval town, towering above the “Tauber” river, is located at the cross-way of the Romantic Road (running from Wurzburg to Fussen/Alp Mountains) and the Castle Road (running from Mannheim/Heidelberg to Prague). Enjoy visiting the Old Town with the historic City wall (can be walked on). A highlight for many is “Kaethe Wohlfahrt Christmas Wonderland” which is open all year. Adjected to the store is the Christmas Museum which is worth visiting if you are interested in the history of Christmas and Christmas decorations (admission included). The price of your tour includes an English-speaking escorted walking tour which will take place at 2pm. At your convenience take the train from medieval Rothenburg ob der Tauber back to Wurzburg Central Station, where your hotel is located.
Day 3 Nuremberg
High-Speed “ICE” rail will take you from Wurzburg Central Station to Nuremberg Central Station. Travel time is only about an hour. Your hotel is located in walking distance from Nuremberg Central Station (which is located just outside the Old City Wall surrounding Nuremberg Old Town and the Imperial Castle). Nuremberg’s history reaches back to the year 1050, its name “nourenberc” translates into “rocky hill”. Nuremberg’s famous landmark, the “Kaiserburg” (Imperial Castle), towers above the Old town, which is protected by the five kilometers long city wall, many towers and gates can still be visited. The medieval Castle is one of the most important imperial palaces dating from the middle ages from the 11th century (admission included). In the Third Reich Adolf Hitlers´Nazi Party had chosen Nuremberg for their Nazi Rallies and if you are interested in that part of history you may want to visit the Documenation Center Nazi Rally Grounds which are located just south of the Old Town. When exploring the beauty of Nuremberg’s medieval Old Town you may want to start right at the Koenigstor (“Kingsgate”) which is the gate right across from Nuremberg Central Station. From where the timber framed buildings, the Gothic Church of St.Lawrence and the Church of St.Sebaldus can be easily reached by foot. Right next to the Koenigstor is the Handwerkerhof (craft center), here you will feel like you are back in the medieval times, there are craft workshops like they used to have a long time ago as well as a gingerbread bakery. Make sure to enjoy a Nuremberg Bratwurst along with a beer or a glass of “Frankenwein” (franconian wine).
Day 4 Munich
On board of the High-speed train “ICE” it takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes from Nuremberg to Munich. The price of your tour already includes a ticket for unlimited free use of public transportation within Munich (also to Munich Int. Airport) as well as admission to many sights in Munich (Munich Residence and Residence Museum, Treasury, Cuvilliés-Theatre, Hall of Fame and Statue of Bavaria, Nymphenburg Palace and Park, Marstallmuseum, Museum of Nymphenburg Porcelain) and with your tour package you will also receive walking suggestions for a self-guided walking tour through Munich City Center. Along this walking tour you will visit the Marienplatz with the New Town Hall (with the “Glockenspiel”), the Konigsplatz (King´s Square), cultural center in the 19th century and later, during the “Third Reich”, site of Nazi Party mass rallies and location of the Nazi Party headquarters in Germany, the English Garden as well as the the State Opera House. You will be able to visit famous churches like Munich Frauenkirche, “Dom zu Unserer Lieben Frau (Cathedral of Our Dear Lady), with a height of 325 ft. a Munich landmark, St. Peters Church, built in the 14th century and the Asam Church, which was built as a private chapel and integrated into an apartment building. The tour will pass by the most famous Munich shopping streets (Kaufinger street and Neuhauser street) as well as by the “Viktualienmarkt”, a traditional farmers market (open every day except on Sundays). The tour will take you by the famous “Alois Dallmayr” luxury delicatessen and coffee store as well as to the Hofbrauhaus of course, probably the world’s most popular beer hall. This may be a great place to enjoy a hearty dinner and a fresh Mass of beer (one mug holds 33.8 US fl oz)!
Day 5 Escorted Coach tour Royal Castles
Another highlight of your tour will be a visit of the world famous Neuschwanstein Castle. You will be on an all-day escorted coach tour which will first take you to Oberammergau for a photo stop (you may want take a look at the Festival Hall where the Passion Play takes place every ten years.) The coach will then take you to Linderhof Palace, the Royal Villa of King Ludwig II. The Palace and Park were inspired by Versailles and the rooms are beautifully decorated and furnished. After a short drive through Austria and back into Germany you will get to Neuschwanstein Castle. The picture of Neuschwanstein is probably present in everybody’s mind and Neuschwanstein really seems to be taken out of a fairy tale. You will join an English-speaking guided tour through the Castle. The tour of the interior, the Throne Hall, the Hall of the Singers, the Grotto and all of the private rooms which were built for King Ludwig II, will make the picture perfect! After the tour of the inside make sure to take some time to explore the castle grounds. The view of Neuschwanstein from the bridge behind the castle is like no other! Your luxury coach will take you back to Munich where you will arrive in time for dinner.
Day 6 Munich Int. Airport
Today your tour ends after breakfast. Depending on the departure time of your flight from Munich International Airport take the train to Munich International Airport at your convenience. As an option you may also consider to extend your stay in Munich and/or return to Frankfurt or Frankfurt International Airport by train or coach. We will be happy to arrange those options for you. Please note that this tour can also be booked vice versa, from Munich Int. Airport to Frankfurt Int. Airport!Would you like to download an overview of the 6 Day Romantic Road Rail Tour as a pdf to print it out or to forward it to a friend? Please download it right here:
This is already included in the price of your tour
|Day 1 - Frankfurt Int. Airport to Wurzburg/ Wurzburg||Unrestricted ticket (not restricted to a specific time or train type - also valid for High Speed-Rail "ICE" trains) from Frankfurt Central Station to Wurzburg (travel time about one hour)||Hotel Wurzburger Hof (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Wurzburg Central Station||Admission to the Wurzburg Residence and Marienberg Fortress (open March 16th to October, closed on Mondays)|
|Day 3 - Day Trip to Rothenburg ob der Tauber/ Wurzburg||Unrestricted ticket (not restricted to a specific time or train type) from Wurzburg to Rothenburg ob der Tauber and back (travel time about one hour one way)||Hotel Wurzburger Hof (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Wurzburg Central Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Wurzburg, English-speaking walking tour of the historic Old Town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber and Admission to the Christmas Museum in Rothenburg ob der Tauber|
|Day 4 -Wurzburg to Nuremberg/ Nuremberg||Unrestricted ticket (not restricted to a specific time or train type - also valid for High Speed-Rail "ICE" trains) from Wurzburg to Nuremberg (travel time about one hour)||Hotel Victoria (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Nuremberg Central Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Wurzburg, Admission to the Imperial Castle in Nuremberg, admission to the Deep Well and to the Sinwell Tower|
|Day 6 - Nuremberg to Munich/ Munich||Unrestricted ticket (not restricted to a specific time or train type - also valid for High Speed-Rail "ICE" trains) from Nuremberg to Munich (travel time about one hour)||King´s Hotel Center (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Munich Central Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Nuremberg, Admission Residence Museum, Treasury, Admission Cuvilliés-Theatre, Admission Hall of Fame and Statue of Bavaria, Admission Nymphenburg Palace and Park, Admission Marstallmuseum and Museum of Nymphenburg Porcelain|
|Day 7 - Royal Castles/ Munich||no rail ticket needed||King´s Hotel Center (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Munich Central Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Munich, All day escorted coach tour to Oberammergau and to the Royal Castles - Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace, Admission Neuschwanstein Castle (Hohenschwangau), Admission Linderhof Palace & Park (Ettal)|
|Day 9 - Munich Central Station to Munich Int. Airport/ Munich Int. Airport||Unrestricted ticket (not restricted to a specific time or train type) from Munich Central Station to Munich Int. Airport (travel time about 45 minutes)||no hotel needed||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Munich|
The tour package we provide includes a day by day itinerary as well as all tickets, vouchers and information necessary to enjoy a great independent tour. It also contains general information about the cities you visit which you can downloaded from our website once your tour is confirmed.
This is not included in the price of your tour
- Airfare from your origin to Frankfurt International Airport /from Munich International Airport to your origin
- all meals other than breakfast (which is included)
- gratuities (tips)
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