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Tour Itinerary

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 .

  1. Day 1
    Arrive Frankfurt

    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.


    Meals: Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Cruise the Rhine River to Rüdesheim

    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.


    Meals: Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    Medieval Heidelberg to the Black Forest

    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.


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Luxury cars or cooking & Black Forest romance

    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.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day 5
    A castle in Meersburg en route to Neuschwanstein

    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.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Neuschwanstein, Oberammergau and on to Munich

    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.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7
    A day in Munich

    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.


    Meals: Breakfast
  8. Day 8
    Rothenburg on the Romantic Road

    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.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  9. Day 9
    "Horseless carriages" in Rothenburg, then on to Dresden

    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.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day 10
    Baroque Art in the City of Dresden

    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.


    Meals: Breakfast
  11. Day 11
    Dresden at leisure & on to Berlin

    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.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  12. Day 12
    A day well spent in Germany's capital city, Berlin

    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.


    Meals: Breakfast
  13. Day 13
    Your choice of treasures in Berlin

    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!


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  14. Day 14
    Journey home

    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.


    Meals: Breakfast

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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.

  • 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

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many persons are on this tour?

Maximum capacity is 50 people but typical group sizes are more around 30 people.

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.7
Accommodations
5
Itinerary
5
Professional Staff
4.8
Repeat with Operator
4.5
Value for Money
4.3

Ratings based off 12 reviews - currently showing 4 reviews with comments only

Tauck is fantastic company to travel with.

Both the tour director and the driver were superb. We were a very diverse group and the tour director kept us all working together and made the trip very enjoyable and informative. We learned a lot about Germany and the sights and stops were very relevant. In a short two weeks, we got a months worth of knowledge and scenery, so great value for our money. Even the weather cooperated to make the trip very enjoyable. The food, unfortunately, was also superb so we all gained weight!!! I also enjoyed the beer and the hospitality made easy by our tour director's actions and positive attitude.

The trip was very good but too many meals were not included and when they were in some cases it was 2 in a day. Better to spread the wealth. Also there could have been more planned too much free time.

This was our second Tauck trip and it was extremely nice. Hotel accommodations ranged from above average to super great! The bus that provided our transportation was very comfortable and the driver and tour director were friendly and professional. It had a mix of sights to see, from the bucolic (The Black Forest) to exciting cities (Berlin, Dresden) and then, the ones I loved best, the small towns with so much charm (Rothenburg, Oberammergau). The food was delicious everywhere we went, and Tauck certainly didn't stint on their anything-you-want-to-order-dinners at wonderful restaurants! Highlights included the boat ride on the Rhine, tour of Dachau and our farewell dinner at the Reichstag (German parliament building)! If I had one criticism, it would be about free time; there was too much of it! Of course, if you love shopping or long walks, the excess of free time would be right up your alley:)

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