Along the Castle Road from Prague via Nuremberg, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Wurzburg, Heidelberg to Frankfurt – this beautiful Rail- & Coach Combination Tour takes you through the Center of Europe!
This 7-Day Coach & Rail combination tour takes you along the famous Castle Road. It includes second class rail tickets.
The tour can be upgraded to first class rail (except for the coach ride from Prague to Nuremberg which is only valid in second class) for an extra of US $ 79 per person (see the tableau this is already included in the price of your tour). Here you also find everything else that is included: transfers, rail tickets, tours.
Price per Person
|two sharing a double room||one in a single room||three sharing a triple room|
|US $ 829||US $ 1,059||US $ 769|
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Day 1 Prague
After arrival an airport shuttle bus will take you from Prague International Airport directly to your hotel located in the Old Town of Prague. The Old Town can easily be explored by foot from your centrally located hotel. You have all afternoon and evening to see many of the highlights. Maybe you want to take a short walk into the Old Town (“Staré město”) since in Prague’s historic Center numerous historic buildings and monuments can be seen. At “Staroměstské náměstí, the Old Town Square, you will find the famed Astronomical Clock (Orloj), built into one side of the Old Town Hall Tower, the gothic Church of Our Lady before Týn as well as the mural-covered Storch building. If you walk a little further towards Prague´s Vltava River you will find another highlight – the Karlův most (Charles Bridge). Construction of Prague’s most famous medieval bridge started in 1357 under King Charles IV. The bridge connects the Lesser Town with the Old Town. From the Charles Bridge you have a great view of the Hradčany (Castle District) with Prague Castle towering above the city of Prague. Back in 870 constructions of the first buildings began, many buildings were added during the centuries.
Day 2 Prague
You may want to start this day by joining a free English-speaking 3 hours walking tour of the “Golden City” (information on how to reserve this tour will be provided). In afternoon to take a closer look into those sights which are most interesting to you. Maybe you would like to cross the Charles Bridge again and take a closer look into Prague Castle? You will pass the Lesser Quarter (Malá Strana, “little quarter”) which is one of the most historic parts of town. Of course you have to try some culinary delights of Prague as well as a Pilsner Beer!
Day 3 Nuremberg
By Express Bus you will get from Prague to Nuermberg. 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. 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 Documentation Center Nazi Rally Grounds. For information about what to expect at the Nazi Rally Grounds you may also want to look at our Blog “Documentation Center Nazi Rally Grounds” where you also find some impressions of the museum and the Rally Grounds.
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 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
By train you will get from Nuremberg to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. The charming medieval town, towering above the “Tauber” river, is located at the cross-way of theRomantic 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 5 Wurzburg
It only takes about an hour by regional train from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Wurzburg Central station. the gateway to the Romantic Road. Your hotel is located in alking distance from Wurzburg Central Station. Visit the Old Town in Wurzburg as well as the Residence, where you can join a free English-speaking tour at 3pm each day. From mid-March to October you may also want to visit Fortress Marienberg which is towering above the scenic Old Town of the “Historic Highlights of Germany” city of Wurzburg (closed on Mondays, admission included).
Day 6 Heidelberg
In the morning you take the train from Wurzburg to Heidelberg Central Station is outside of the Old Town and the price of your tour includes a taxi transfer to your hotel which is located in the historic heart of Heidelberg.
Your tour package includes a suggestion for a walking tour through the Old Town, a “must do” – of course – is a visit of the ruins of Heidelberg Castle which is idyllically towering above the Old Town located at the Neckar River. If you do not want to take the walk up there is also a mountain train which you could take. From the Castle you have a beautiful view over the city and the Neckar River. The historic Old Town is a lively city with many students living there. In your tour information sheets you will find a recommendation where to go for a typical dinner.
Day 7 Frankfurt Int. Airport
The Airport Shuttle Bus will take you from Heidelberg directly to Frankfurt Int. Airport. The tour can also be adjusted to end in Frankfurt (Main Station) or in any other town in Germany in case you would like to extend this tour – please let us know!Would you like to download an overview of the 7 Day Castle Road Prague to Frankfurt Combination Tour (7RC02) 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 - Prague||no rail ticket needed||987 Design Hotel Prague (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Prague Central Station||Airport shuttle from Prague Airport to your hotel|
|Day 2 - Prague||no rail ticket needed||987 Design Hotel Prague(or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Prague Central Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Prague, option to join a free english-speaking walking tour thru Prague (daily at 10.45am and 2pm)|
|Day 3 - Prague to Nuremberg/ Nuremberg||Restricted Express bus ticket (your ticket is restricted to a specific time) from Prague directly to Nuremberg (travel time about 3:40 hrs)||Hotel Victoria (or similar if not available), located within the Old Town, right across from Nuremberg Central Station - 3 walking minutes||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Prague|
|Day 4 - Nuremberg to Rothenburg ob der Tauber/ Rothenburg ob der Tauber||Unrestricted ticket (not restricted to a specific time or train type - also valid for Speed "IC" trains) from Nuremberg to Rothenburg ob der Tauber (travel time about 1:10 hrs)||Hotel Spitzweg (or similar if not available), located within the Old Town, right across from Rothenburg Central Station - 8 walking minutes||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Nuremberg, english speaking tour with the Night Watchman, admission to the Christmas Museum|
|Day 5 - Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Wurzburg/ Wurzburg||Unrestricted ticket (not restricted to a specific time or train type) from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Wurzburg (travel time about 1:10 hrs)||Wurzburger Hof (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Wuerzburg Central Station)||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Rothenburg ob der Tauber|
|Day 6 - Wurzburg to Heidelberg/ Heidelberg||Unrestricted ticket (not restricted to a specific time or train type - also valid for High-Speed "ICE" trains) from Wurzburg to Heidelberg (travel time about 2:20 hrs)||Hotel Hollander Hof (or similar if not available), located in the Old Town (taxi transfer provided)||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Wurzburg, taxi transfer from Heidelberg Central Station to your hotel in Heidelberg Old Town|
|Day 7 - Heidelberg to Frankfurt Int. Airport/ Frankfurt Int. Airport||no rail ticket needed||no hotel needed||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Heidelberg, Airport Shuttle transfer from youh hotel in Heidelberg Old Town to Frankfurt Int. Airport|
Your tour package includes all tickets, vouchers and information necessary to enjoy a great independent tour. The tour package also contains tour information sheets (20-35 pages) with general information about the tour and a day by day itinerary which you can download from our website once your booking is confirmed.
This is not included in the price of your tour
- Airfare from your origin to Prague and from Frankfurt International Airport to your origin
- all meals other than breakfast (which is included)
- gratuities (tips)
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Customize Rail Tour Prague, Dresden, Leipzig, Berlin We are back in the US and had a great time. Thank you for the rail trip. I have one suggestion. The train from the Czech Republic was almost completely reserved when we got on. You might want to tell anyone traveling through this area to make a reservation well in advance. Luckily, we were able to find seats in a compartment to Dresden, but many people had to make the trip in the aisle. – Patti G. USA View more
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