Start from Vienna Int. Airport and visit Vienna, Salzburg, where you enjoy the Sound of Music tour, Munich with a day trip to the Royal Castles and travel along the Romantic Road on board of the Romantic Road Coach.
Visit medieval Rothenburg ob der Tauber as well as small towns along the Romantic Road, visit Frankfurt and end at Frankfurt Int. Airport. (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 and admissions. The tour can also be booked vice versa!
Price per Person
|two sharing a double room||one in a single room||three sharing a triple room|
|US $ 1,159||US $ 1,759||US $ 1,039|
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Day 1 Vienna
Start you tour with a private transfer from Vienna International Airport to your hotel in Vienna. The price of your Europe tour package already includes the 48 hour Vienna Card. With this card you enjoy more than 200 discounts in Vienna, at museums and sights, theaters and concerts, in shops, cafes, restaurants and also the “Heurige” wine taverns. But most importantly with this card you also enjoy unlimited free public transportation within Vienna. Even though your hotel is located in the City Center it is great to have the option to take the subway, a street-car or a public bus. On your first day in Vienna you may want to visit the Imperial Palace, for example, the “Hofburg Vienna”, the center of the former Habsburg Empire. The Palace was Sisi´s Imperial home and household, and the Imperial Apartments, the Sisi Museum and the Silver Collection can be visited here. At the Vienna Hofburg you also find the Spanish Riding School where you may want to watch a performance or join a practice session and also the Old Town Hall which is close by. In immediate walking distance of the Hofburg you will find the State Opera House, definitely one of the world’s most famous Opera Houses where the Vienna Opera Ball takes place every year. St. Stephen’s Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Vienna and it is a “must see” as well as smaller churches like the “Universitatskirche” (Jesuits Church) and the “Peterskirche” (St. Peter’s Church).
Day 2 Vienna
Enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Vienna with your 48 hour Vienna Card. Maybe you want to visit the “Ringstrasse”, a circular road around the inner city districts of Vienna. In the 19th century the road was replacing the Old City Wall which had been built in the 13th century. Many of the buildings you find along this road, the Austrian Parliament Building or the University of Vienna the for example, were built around the 1850´s. You may want to visit Schonbrunn Palace and its beautiful Garden. Your Vienna Card covers the fare to get there; the subway station “Schonbrunn” (subway line U4) is very close to the entrance of Schonbrunn Palace, once the summer residence of the Habsburg family and home of Maria Theresa. The Rococo palace is one of the most important architectural, cultural and historical monuments in Austria and nowadays is one of the most visited sights in Vienna. It all started with the building of a mansion on hunting grounds in 1548 just outside of Vienna. The impressive Palace in its present form (it has 1,441 rooms!) was built and remodeled around the 1750s by Maria Theresa. Make sure to plan in some time for a visit of Schonbrunn Garden. There you also find the Neptune Fountain and Gloriette, which was designed to symbolize the glory of the Habsburg power.
Day 3 Salzburg
In about 2 hours and 40 minutes the high-speed “Rail Jet” (RJ) will take you throughout Austria, from Vienna located in the east of Austria, close to the borders to Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, to Salzburg, all the way in the west of Austria, right at the German border. Salzburg, beautiful town close to the Alps, birthplace of Mozart is also the site of the popular movie “The Sound of Music”. Your hotel is located in walking distance of Salzburg Central Station and in the early afternoon – after you have checked in – you will join the English-speaking most unique 4-hour Sound of Music tour! This tour is an ideal opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Maria von Trapp while taking in local historical sights both from the city of Salzburg and also the picturesque lakes and mountains surrounding the city. After the tour you may want to walk across the Salzach River to take a look at Mozart’s birth house and the small shopping streets in the area. Here you also find a wide choice of restaurants for dinner.
Day 4 Munich
On board of the high-speed “Rail Jet” (RJ) you continue your Vienna to Frankfurt and Romantic Road Combination Tour today by traveling into Germany; it just takes about 1:40 hours from Salzburg to Munich Central Station. Your hotel is located in short walking distance from the station. The price of your tour already includes 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. The price of your tour also includes the Munich All Day Pass for unlimited free use of the public transportation system (buses, trams, subways) within Munich, 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 to the Royal Castles
You have a beautiful escorted coach tour ahead of you today which takes you from Munich into the Alp Mountains. Along the way from Munich to Linderhof Palace, “Royal Villa” of King Ludwig II, beautifully furnished, you will visit Oberammergau for a short stop which allows you to visit the site where the passion play takes place.
For many visitors to Germany the highlight is the visit of Neuschwanstein Castle which seems to be taken out of a fairy tale! Seeing the castle from the outside is unforgettable, a (English-speaking) tour of the insight will make a perfect picture! You will have time to explore the castle grounds and you may want to consider taking a short walk to the bridge located behind the Castle from where you have a great view of Neuschwanstein Castle and the Bavarian Alps landscape. Afterwards the coach will take you back to Munich where you will arrive around 6:30pm.
Day 6 SCENIC TRIP ALONG THE ROMANTIC ROAD TOWARDS Rothenburg ob der Tauber
After breakfast you will take the “High-speed” train from Munich Central Station to Augsburg, where you catch the Romantic Road Coach to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. You will have a few photo stops along the way in the medieval towns of in Dinkelsbuhl and Nordlingen for example, the history and medieval character of both of these towns are similar to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, where you will arrive around noon. The Bavarian medieval town is definitely a highlight along your Romantic Road tour. Your charming Hotel is located in the Old Town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber (within the City Wall). Taking a walk thru this charming little town is truly a journey back in time. Rothenburg ob der Tauber was once a powerful free imperial town and its monuments, landmarks and buildings still bear witness to these days. Marvel at the half-timbered buildings and on top of the historic town walls which are withstanding time since hundreds of years. Visit the town’s most famous spot, the Ploenlein square, probably the most photographed place in Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Also very interesting to see is the Spitalbastei Gate, created by Leonhard Weidmann, the latin inscription on the gate reading: ” Peace to those who enter, health to those who leave”. The Gothic St. James Church is the town’s most prominent church, here you can take a minute and relax in quietness while you enjoy the beauty of the famous Altar of the Holy Blood and the Twelve Apostles Altar. Rothenburg ob der Tauber also offers museums which are cultural highlights, such as the Christmas Museum (admission included) with an exhibition showing Christmas tradition in Germany, the Doll and Toy Museum where the history of playthings is shown, as well as the Crime Museum, where the visitor gets an insight into the law and especially its execution during the last 700 years. In the evening take an English-speaking tour with the Night-Watchman (included).
Day 7 SCENIC TRIP ALONG THE ROMANTIC ROAD TOWARDS FRANKFURT
You still have all morning today to enjoy some more sightseeing in charming Rothenburg ob der Tauber before, in the early afternoon, the Romantic Road Coach will take you from Rothenburg ob der Tauber northbound the Romantic Road towards Frankfurt. Again, you will enjoy some photo stops along the way (e.g. in Weikersheim). You will get to Frankfurt in the evening and maybe it would be nice to visit “Alt-Sachsenhausen“, where you find many restaurants and the famous apple-wine taverns, like “Wagner” or “Das gemalte Haus”. In Sachsenhausen Schellgasse number 6 you will also find Frankfurt’s oldest timber-framed house – which was built around 1291,
Day 8 Frankfurt / Frankfurt Int. Airport
For sightseeing in Frankfurt your tour includes the Frankfurt Card. The card offers a variety of discounts for sightseeing and admissions as well as unlimited free use of public transportation within Frankfurt as well as for the train from Frankfurt Main Station to Frankfurt Int. Airport). Frankfurt is a very modern metropolis which nevertheless offers many historic sites such as the Romerberg with its town hall, the “Romer” as well as the beautifully restored timber-framed houses, of course the Goethe Haus where the world famous poet once lived and the Paulskirche, symbol for democracy and freedom in Germany. The Frankfurt museum riverbank is one of the most important locations for museums in Germany and Europe. The exhibition buildings are lined up on both sides of the Main riverbank, several famous museums are to be found in the city center. Visit the “Städel”, the German Museum of Architecture as well as the Museum of Applied Art or the “Schirn Kunsthalle” to name only a very few. Don’t miss out on Frankfurt’s “Zeil“, a huge pedestrian zone where shopping is the name of the game.
To complete your Vienna to Frankfurt and Romantic Road Combination Tour you may take the train for a very short train ride from Frankfurt Central Station right into the terminal of Frankfurt International Airport. You have a wide variety of trains going during the day and you may take a train at your convenience. The train ride takes about 12 Minutes.Would you like to download an overview of the 8 Day Vienna to Frankfurt and Romantic Road Combination 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 - Vienna Airport to Vienna/ Vienna||Ticket for unlimited free use of the public transportation system (buses, trams, subways) within Vienna||Hotel Schani Wien (or similar if not available), located within 4 walking minutes from Vienna Central Station||Private Transfer from Vienna Airport to your hotel in Vienna,
Vienna Card, Discounts to many sights, museums and restaurants as well as free use of public transportation within Vienna
|Day 2 - Vienna||Ticket for unlimited free use of the public transportation system (buses, trams, subways) within Vienna||Hotel Schani Wien (or similar if not available), located within 4 walking minutes from Vienna Central Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Vienna, Vienna Card, Discounts to many sights, museums and restaurants as well as free use of public transportation within Vienna|
|Day 3 - Vienna to Salzburg/ Salzburg||Unrestricted ticket (not restricted to a specific time or train type - also valid for High-Speed "Rail-Jet" trains) from Vienna directly to Salzburg (travel time about 2:25 hrs||Mozart Hotel (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Salzburg Central Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Vienna, 4 hr Sound of Music tour|
|Day 4 - Salzburg to Munich/ Munich||Unrestricted ticket (not restricted to a specific time or train type - also valid for High-Speed "Rail-Jet" trains) from Salzburg directly to Munich (travel time about 1:30 hrs), ticket for unlimited free use of the public transportation system (buses, trams, subways) within Munich||King´s Hotel Center (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Munich Central Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Salzburg, 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 5 - 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 6 - Munich to Rothenburg ob der Tauber/ Rothenburg ob der Tauber||Unrestricted ticket (not restricted to a specific time or train type - also valid for High-Speed "IC" trains) from Munich directly to Augsburg (travel time about 0:30 minutes), Romantic Road Coach ticket from Ausgburg to Rothenburg ob der Tauber (travel time about 4:25 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 Munich, english speaking tour with the Night Watchman, admission to the Christmas Museum|
|Day 7 - Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Frankfurt/ Frankfurt||Romantic Road Coach ticket from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Frankfurt Central Station (travel time about 3:20 hrs)||Hotel Concord (or similar if not available), located within 2 walking minutes from Frankfurt Central Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Rothenburg ob der Tauber|
|Day 8 - Frankfurt to Frankfurt Int.Airport/ Frankfurt Int. Airport||Ticket for unlimited free use of the public transportation system (buses, trams, subways) within Frankfurt as well as for the train from Frankfurt Central Station to Frankfurt Int. Airport(travel time about 12 minutes)||no hotel needed||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Frankfurt, Frankfurt Card, Discounts to many sights, museums and restaurants as well as free use of public transportation within Frankfurt|
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 fromyour origin to Vienna International Airport and from Frankfurt International Airport to your origin
- all meals other than breakfast (which is included)
- gratuities (tips)
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Customized Rail Circle TourI would like to thank you for an outstanding job with our tour. The biggest problem we had was not enough time to see everything you had listed or we wanted to see. The pass for the museums, and castles was great, so was the night watchman tour in Rothenburg, those were just a couple highlights. I will definitely recommend your company to anyone heading to Europe. We are hoping to return in 5 or 6 years, when we retire, to spend more time in your beautiful country. – David S., Monroe County, New York, USAView more
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Thank you ToEurope for your wonderful individualised tour from Vienna to Frankfurt via Rothenburg. The hotels from the quaint to the quirky were a delight. The only reason for the four stars is that it wasn't really clear that we would be travelling on our own and the bus from Augsberg was a Romantic Road Tour bus which stopped in front of the train station.That took some tracking down. As per other reviews there were times when more time in a location would have been terrific such as an extra night in Salzburg. Again thanks for all your efforts and look forward to some more tours through your organisation.
Thank you Thomas and associates for a wonderful trip! ToEurope provided us with a great experience. The planning was thorough, the information accurate and helpful, and the support and communication was great. All the hotels were super and everyone was friendly and helpful. We have never done a train tour like this before, but will definitely do it again! It was the perfect combination of structure and independent travel.
I do agree with Ms. Simas' comment about packing lightly. You will be glad you did!
I will highly recommend ToEurope to everyone, without hesitation. It's a great way to travel and a good value as well.
If you want to do your tour independently and via train, ToEurope tours is the best option to get. The itinerary, the price, and their attention to my requests are some of the benefits of getting them. Thank you Thomas and the team for accommodating my requests and make our trip special. This was our first time to do train tour in Europe and I find it convenient, functual, and safe. Just pack lightly because it's hard to drag those luggages to those cobblestone streets. The Romantic Road coach tour is memorable. Driving to the countryside and small town was breathtaking! Likewise, the Rhine River cruise stops. Thank you for making our dream tour come true. Danke.