Romantic Germany

Romantic Germany

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Romantic Germany

14 Days Starting in Frankfurt, Germany and ending in Berlin, Germany

Visiting: Frankfurt, Germany , Rüdesheim, Germany , Heidelberg, Germany , Baiersbronn, Germany , Oberammergau, Germany , Munich, Germany , Rothenburg, Germany , Dresden, Germany , Berlin Germany

Tour operator:

Tauck

Tour code:

GA2021

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Age range:

0-99

Trip Styles:

Luxury

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Tour Overview

Journey along the scenic "Yellow Roads" – such as the scenic Black Forest High Road and the fabled "Romantic Road" – through fairy-tale forests and past medieval castles... where timeless tales are told in storied towns such as Heidelberg, Munich, Frankfurt, Dresden, Rothenburg and Berlin... explore the compelling history, varied landscapes and diverse cultural traditions personifying Germany today. And in 2022, we include Bavaria's once-in-a-decade Oberammergau Passion Play... Take a private cruise on the Rhine; dine at a romantic Black Forest pudelstein hut; take a private tour of the New Green Vault in Dresden's Royal Palace, and enjoy special dinner atop the historic German Parliament building (Reichstag). Attend a cooking demonstration – or take a tour of the Mercedes-Benz Museum; enjoy a sparkling wine and lunch featuring "horseless carriages," a choice of visits to select Berlin museums and more. From the Rhine River valley to the mountains of Bavaria, there is something exciting every day of this in-depth two-week trip that immerses you in Romantic Germany.

Highlights

  • Wine lunch, transported in style via old-timer Aaglander "horseless carriages" – the same ones used during the 2018 German Royal wedding

  • Special farewell reception in Berlin at a chic restaurant atop the German Bundestag, the national Parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany, overlooking the city

  • Dinner at a romantic “pudelstein” hut in the heart of the Black Forest

  • A private tour of the New Green Vault in Dresden’s Royal Palace

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive Frankfurt
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Meals Included: Dinner


Tour begins at 6:00 PM, Hotel Villa Kennedy. A transfer is included from the Frankfurt Airport to the five-star Villa Kennedy, built around a Renaissance-style villa in downtown Frankfurt. Join us for a welcome reception and dinner.

Day 2: Cruise The Rhine River To Rüdesheim
Location: Rüdesheim, Germany
Meals Included: Breakfast


Begin today's travels aboard a morning riverboat cruise on the Rhine from St. Goarshausen to Rüdesheim. Glide past green hillsides and romantic castle ruins, and hear the legendary story of the Lorelei. Disembark in the wine town of Rüdesheim for time at leisure; check out its famous Dros­sel­gasse, a cobblestone lane of half-timbered houses, wine taverns and cozy cafes. Return to Frankfurt, where you're free to explore on your own tonight; your hotel is in easy reach of the pubs, restaurants and nightlife of the Left Bank district.

Day 3: Medieval Heidelberg To The Black Forest
Location: Heidelberg, Germany
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner


Travel along the "Yellow Roads" through typical villages of the agricultural region known as the Bergstrasse en route to the enchanting medieval town of Heidelberg, where a tour leads you to the ruins of its Gothic castle that was the inspiration of poets and painters. Enjoy some free time in town before continuing to your hotel, Traube Tonbach, the grande dame of Black Forest spa resorts. Dine at leisure in the hotel tonight.

Day 4: Luxury Cars Or Cooking & Black Forest Romance
Location: Baiersbronn, Germany
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Choose between a self-guided tour of the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart – a treasure trove of historic cars and exhibits that trace the evolution of the legendary automaker – or an interactive cooking lesson at the hotel, with chefs who’ll demonstrate the art of regional delicacies, from Maultaschen to Black Forest Cake. Enjoy time at leisure then join us for dinner at a romantic pudelstein hut in the Black Forest.

Day 5: A Castle In Meersburg En Route To Neuschwanstein
Location: Oberammergau, Germany
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Drive the scenic Black Forest into the foothills of the Alps en route to a private visit and lunch at the Neus Schloss Meersburg ("New Castle in Meersburg"), a historic 18th-century former bishop's castle overlooking Lake Constance, now home to several museums. Continue on to the beautiful fairy-tale landscapes of Neuschwanstein, where the imagination is inspired by green meadows, dark forests and crystal clear blue lakes.

Day 6: Neuschwanstein, Oberammergau And On To Munich
Location: Oberammergau, Germany
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Today begins with a privately guided visit to one of the most recognizable castles in Europe – and perhaps the world – Neuschwanstein. The castle was designed as a place of retreat by Ludwig II, who escaped into a dream world – the poetic world of the Middle Ages; it was inspired by the operas of Richard Wagner, to whom the king dedicated the castle. And in turn, Neuschwanstein inspired the imagination of Walt Disney and the castle of "Sleeping Beauty." Then you're off to the village of Oberammergau; enjoy a walking tour with a local guide (including a visit to the venue of the Passion Play), followed by some free time to explore as you please. Along with the Passion Play, the village is also renowned for its tradition of skilled woodcarving and the charming lüftimalerei (frescoes) that decorate many homes, depicting scenes from Bavarian folktales. Depart Oberammergau and head to the legendary city of Munich, arriving early evening.

Day 7: A Day In Munich
Location: Munich, Germany
Meals Included: Breakfast


Upon arrival, take a sightseeing tour of the Bavarian capital that includes the celebrated Maximilianstrasse, the 17th-century Residenz, and the old town hall. Explore more of Munich at your leisure this afternoon, or join us for a poignant to Dachau; this evening is free to spend as you please in Munich.

Day 8: Rothenburg On The Romantic Road
Location: Rothenburg, Germany
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Today, you'll visit the medieval town of Rothenburg, on Germany's legendary "Romantic Road." A walking tour with your local guide reveals Rothenburg's renowned Gothic cathedral, cobblestone streets and gabled houses that have remained much the same over the centuries. You'll have a free evening in Rothenburg tonight to explore on your own and have dinner as you please in town.

Day 9: "Horseless Carriages" In Rothenburg, Then On To Dresden
Location: Dresden, Germany
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Depart Rothenburg, and then travel in style aboard old-timer Aaglander cars – “horseless carriages," complete with lunch and sparkling wine – before continuing on to Dresden. You'll stay in Dresden at an 18th-century palace, rebuilt in all its splendor as a luxury hotel, in the heart of the city’s historic center.

Day 10: Baroque Art In The City Of Dresden
Location: Dresden, Germany
Meals Included: Breakfast


Your journey continues today with a guided sightseeing tour of the city of Dresden. Before World War II, Dresden was known as The Jewel Box for its magnificent art treasures and Baroque architecture. Heavily bombed during the war, much of the city’s former glory has since been restored, including the Royal Palace, whose museum, dating back to the 1720s, displays some 4,000 works of art. Tauck’s private tour through the New Green Vault takes in Renaissance and Classicist treasures, including jeweled gems of gold, silver, ivory and mother of pearl. The afternoon and evening are free to explore on your own.

Day 11: Dresden At Leisure & On To Berlin
Location: Berlin, Germany
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Spend the morning as you please in Dresden, exploring the city's museums and enjoying lunch at leisure, then travel to Berlin for a three-night stay at a five-star hotel in the heart of the German capital, overlooking the Gendarmenmarkt Square in the city's historic Mitte district. Have dinner at leisure at your hotel this evening.

Day 12: A Day Well Spent In Germany's Capital City, Berlin
Location: Berlin, Germany
Meals Included: Breakfast


Join our local guide for a tour of remarkable Berlin, capital of a reunified Germany. View the Deutscher Dom (German Cathedral) and the Französischer Dom (French Cathedral); Unter den Linden Boulevard; Brandenburg Gate; the Reichstag; and Checkpoint Charlie, the controversial crossing point between the former East and West Berlins during the Cold War era. The remainder of the day is free to explore Berlin as you please.

Day 13: Your Choice Of Treasures In Berlin
Location: Berlin, Germany
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner


Set off for Berlin’s Museumsinsel (Museum Island), not far from your hotel. This UNESCO World Heritage Site houses five museums and priceless cultural treasures that will astonish even the most seasoned museum visitor! You have your choice of guided visits at several museums today; your pass includes an audio guide for the museums of your choice. Then join us for a private cruise on the Spree river. Later, you'll have some time to explore more of Berlin as you like, perhaps sampling one of the locals’ favorite foods, currywurst, a dish so tasty and emblematic of Berlin that there’s a museum devoted to it. If you’re curious to see a remaining section of the Berlin Wall, you might go to the East Side Gallery, a stretch of wall inventively painted by commissioned artists after reunification to commemorate that momentous occasion. Please join us this evening for a farewell reception at the hotel followed by dinner at the trendy rooftop restaurant atop the German Bundestag (the restored Parliament building)... the views are spectacular!

Day 14: Journey Home
Location: Berlin, Germany
Meals Included: Breakfast



Our tours of Germany end in Berlin. Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from The Regent Berlin to Berlin-Tegel Airport. You should allow 3 hours for check-in at the airport.

What's Included

  • Wine lunch, transported in style via old-timer Aaglander "horseless carriages" – the same ones used during the 2018 German Royal wedding
  • Special farewell reception in Berlin at a chic restaurant atop the German Bundestag, the national Parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany, overlooking the city
  • Dinner at a romantic “pudelstein” hut in the heart of the Black Forest
  • A private tour of the New Green Vault in Dresden’s Royal Palace

Reviews from Travellers on this Tour

Romanic Germany a Great Trip!

26-Sep-2016

We had a great and memorable trip to Germany. The trip was well organized and the Tauck guide was excellent. Highlights of the trip included a cruise down the Rhine, beautiful castles, great local guides, delicious food and wonderful museums. The hotels were excellent with great locations. The tour of Dachau Concentration Camp.

Germany Adventure

05-Oct-2018

The trip was outstanding. Every aspect of the trip from the initial greeting, the transportation, the places we stayed, and the sights and experiences provided. The stay at the Medieval Heidelberg in the Black Forest

Excellent Germany tour

04-Jun-2015

Excellent tour of Germany from Frankfurt, through Garmisch, Munich, and ending in Berlin. As usual with Tauck: excellent hotels, food, tour director, local tour guides and bus driver. Very enjoyable, educational tour. Most memorable moment I found was seeing area in Berlin where wall had once separated East from West Berlin.

Great vacation, Lots of history and beauty

22-Jul-2016

First, our tour guide was wonderful. If you get her for your guide, you will be lucky. Next, we loved every single hotel, the food was great at every meal Tauck provided, and the destinations were amazing. My favorite things: The Rhine River Cruise, the hotel and spa Traube Tonbach and the area around it, and Oberammergau. Dachau. It was the most memorable afternoon of my tour. It has haunted me for weeks, but it was important for me to go. I am so glad I went, but it will stick with me for a very long time.

Romantic Germany

06-Aug-2015

The tour was fantastic and lived up to all our expectations of Tauck Tours. The tour director and bus driver were excellent. We had great local guides supplementing the directors vast knowledge of German history, culture and current affairs. We met some wonderful fellow travelers from Australia, Russia, UK as well as a cross section of Americana Our visit to Heidelberg.

Our First Tauck Tour was First-Rate

02-Jul-2015

Romantic Germany is delight-filled with the right combination of urban destinations and rural beauty. The history is incredible - we learned so much! Our tour director and driver were wonderful, ensuring a pleasant experience for everyone. The hotels were top notch, the food amazing, and the small group was great way to get to know other travelers. Traube Tonbach was incredible - their service should be an international standard. We especially enjoyed Dresden and Munich where we had fabulous local guides. Of course the farewell dinner on top of the Bundestadt in Berlin was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Our memories of ""Romantic Germany"

04-Jun-2015

Our trip was great from beginning to end. Our Tauck tour director and our tour bus driver were terrific. We could not have asked for better. All our hotel accommodations along the way were top notch. Every local tour guide we had was great too. We both agree we know so much more about the history and people of Germany now. Our time in Rothenburg during their "Master Draught Festival", but in reality there were several memorable moments.

Romantic Germany - perfect way to get the flavor of this beautiful country

10-Oct-2016

Perfect way to experience the varying countryside, small towns, big cities and great people. The hotels and food were excellent - an unexpected perk. The time in the Black Forest - wish we could have stayed there another day. Also, Munich was wonderful.

The Best of Germany

07-Sep-2017

We had never been on a Tauck tour before. Small groups are the answer. We had a Tauck Director who was fluent in German and his history of the area made our trip even more meaningful. Plus met wonderful people. Thought the variety of sights was so good--from castles to medieval towns to first class hotels. Driver was great--and Reichstag in Berlin dinner fab.!! Meersburg--town and luncheon. Also Reichstag dinner. Took a hike in the Black Forest--best ever!!

Romantic Germany

24-Jun-2016

Our guide was fantastic. I would start the trip in Munich and have four nights there with a day trip to castles and Oberammergau, one night Rothenburg, three nights Prague, two in Dresden, and four in Berlin. From Dresden to Berlin I would drive through Leipzig and Wittenberg in route to Berlin. Did not care for Frankfurt and Black Forest Loved Munich, but needed more time there. Our guide was amazing. Also liked Dresden, a real treat. Our guide there was great. Also liked Berlin, especially the historical portions and museums. Bought Berlin Philharmonic tickets and loved the performance. Disappointed that we were prevented from walking to Neuschwantstein.

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