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Delve into the delights of the Bavarian countryside, where fairytale castles rub shoulders with pastel-colored, preserved villages, historic sites and spa destinations. Framed by the distant Alps and ringed in by lush forests, this self-drive tour will take you deep into the heart of Southern Germany, famed as much for its natural beauty as for its heritage and culture.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 2WurzburgOld Town & Market Square, University of Wurzburg, Franconian Wine CountryBest Western Premier Hotel Rebstock, Hotel Würzburger Hof
2 - 3Rothenburg ob der TauberMedieval Old Town, Christmas Market, Night Watchman TourHotel Reichsküchenmeister Das Herz von Rothenburg, Villa Mittermeier
3 - 4AugsburgRenaissance Architecture, Fuggerei Complex, Cathedrals & Abbeys, Art & CultureHotel Augsburger Hof
4 - 5FüssenOld Town, Neuschwanstein Castle, WieskircheAMERON Neuschwanstein Alpsee Resort & Spa
5 - 8MunichMarienplatz Square, Town hall & Viktualienmarkt, Bavarian food & Beer Gardens, Nymphenburg Castleanna hotel, Bayerischer HOF

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  • Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Relaxation
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 2

International Arrival

Pick up your rental car and drive yourself from Frankfurt to Wurzburg (1 - 2 hrs)

Wurzburg

1 Day

Wurzburg in Bavaria is the perfect destination for a classy summer holiday. Known for its ornate baroque and rococo buildings, the city lays out a virtual feast for history lovers.

Included Activities

Walking Tour of Historic Wurzburg with Regional Wine
Set out from your hotel on a private walking tour of the old town area in this beautiful city known for its historic landmarks and exquisite architecture. Accompany your local expert over the pedestrian-only Alte Mainbrücke or Old Main River bridge with its statues of a dozen saints. From your vantage spot on the bridge, enjoy gorgeous views of the majestic Fortress Marienberg that served as the former residence of nobility. Saunter along the bridge as you savor delightful glimpses of the baroque Käppele pilgrimage church and the 13th century town hall. Pause to get a better look at the collegiate church of Neumünster situated adjacent to the lovely Lusam Garden and also the bustling Market Square. Proceed walking to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Wurzburg Residence, a magnificent building that showcases architectural styles over a period of 500 years. Wander around its sprawling expanse and soak in the rich cultural ambiance before making your way back to the hotel. (Half Day; Time of Day: 1000 – 1500 hrs; Duration: 3 hrs; Private Activity; Fitness Level: Easy; Transfer included; Includes Wurzburg Residence entrance and wine tastings.)

Hotel Options
RoomComfort Double room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
RoomSuperior Double room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 2 - 3

Drive yourself from Wurzburg to Rothenburg (1 hrs)

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

1 Day

With its cobbled lanes and picturesque houses, Rothenburg ob der Tauber takes you back in time to the medieval ages.

Included Activities

Rothenburg: Mysteries of the Night
Travel back in history with this exciting night tour of the streets in Rothenburg. Set off from your hotel as you accompany your local expert to the Market Square where you will meet the city’s night watchman. Follow the individual, who seems to have stepped right out of the Middle Ages, as he leads you through the dark alleyways and dimly lit squares. Stop by notable landmarks and listen to the watchman narrate interesting facts and stories about each of these. Imagine the lives of people in medieval times as you walk along, learning about the city’s many secrets. Pause en route to capture stunning images of the popular landmarks that appear quite different in the glow of the night lights. Return to your hotel with memories of a lifetime. (Duration: 1 hr; Private Activity; Fitness Level: Easy; Transfer included; No inside visits included in activity: inside visits can be purchased at guest’s expense.)

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Double
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 3 - 4

Drive yourself from Rothenburg to Augsburg (2 hrs)

Augsburg

1 Day

The Bavarian town of Augsburg is a historic palimpsest come alive. Dating back to 2000 years ago when it was founded by the descendants of Emperor Augustus, Augsburg came into its own in the medieval period as a free city and thriving center of the textile trade.

Included Activities

Historic Splendors of Augsburg
Go back more than 2000 years in time on your tour of Augsburg, the third oldest city in Germany. Marvel at the Renaissance magnificence of the City Hall where the Goldener Sal or Golden Hall drips opulence from its gilded ceilings and brilliant mural. Witness the oldest social housing project in the world at Fuggerei where residents still keep to the timings laid down 500 years ago! Amble down the Maximilianstrasse boulevard as you take in the three exquisitely sculpted Mannerist fountains known as the Augsburger Prachtbrunnen. (Private Activity; Daily; Duration: 2 hrs; Transfer included; Includes entrance to Fuggerei and Goldener Saal)

Hotel Options
RoomComfort Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 4 - 5

Drive yourself from Augsburg to Fussen (1.5 hrs)

Füssen

1 Day

Füssen is a quaint Bavarian settlement that sits at the southern end of the Romantic Road, one of Germany’s most scenic routes.

Included Activities

Füssen Medieval Magic
Enjoy the heritage town of Füssen where medieval churches and castles still whisper of happenings 2000 years ago. Set against the stunning Alps and on the shores of Lake Forggensee, Füssen boasts of a wealth of cultural and historical attractions. Explore the charming old town center known as Schrannenplatz that dates back to 700 years. Witness the grand baroque architecture of St Mang’s Abbey where the oldest fresco in the country can still be seen. Soak in the Gothic grandeur of medieval times with a visit to the Hohes Schloss which houses an arts museum too. After the tour, wind up your medieval journey individually with a visit to the City of Füssen Museum where you can learn all about the tradition of violin and lute making that the city is famous for. (Private Activity; Seasonal, May to October; Transfer included; No inside visits included in activity: inside visits can be purchased at guest’s expense.)

Hotel Options
RoomAlpenrose - Premium Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Day 5 - 8

Drive yourself from Fussen to Munich and drop off your rental car (2 hrs)

Munich

3 Days

The mere mention of Munich and one conjures up images of annual Oktoberfest gatherings where lederhosen and dirndl-clad women serve beer in large tankards!

Included Activities

Meals of Munich Foodie Tour
Beginning your day in the heart of Munich at Marienplatz Square, savor a Bavarian breakfast featuring white sausages, pretzels, local bread, and a pint of beer. Next, admire the city’s churches and palaces as you stroll past historical attractions. Visit the Viktualienmarkt, Munich’s biggest market to shop for fresh produce, home-baked specials, and traditional sausages prepared using heirloom recipes. Learn about this landmark farmers’ market turned gourmet destination that showcases myriad local specialties. Handpick items that make the traditional ‘Brotzeit’ platter, which may include pretzels, cheeses, sausages, Obatzda, grapes, mini cakes, and Bavarian loaves with sweet mustard, among others. Later, take the subway to reach the English Garden – a large urban park set along the Isar river. Following a brief stroll greeting cyclists, joggers, and soccer enthusiasts across the shaded paths and public installations, settle down at a beer garden. Enjoy your picnic meal over another pint of beer, while your expert guide shares Bavarian food traditions. (Half Day; Time: 1000; Duration: 3 – 3.5 hrs; Private Activity; Meals and drinks included; Fitness level: Easy; Please note that the tour is not available on Sundays as shops are closed; Transfer not included: meet at fountain at Marienplatz Square)

Hotel Options
anna hotel – Opt 1
RoomDesign Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Bayerischer HOF – Opt 2
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique

You will be transferred from your hotel to Munich Airport

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 2,790 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 3,490 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 8 days / 7 nights.
  • Meals as indicated
  • All activities as listed :
    • Wurzburg: Walking Tour of Historic Wurzburg with Regional Wine
    • Rothenburg ob der Tauber: Rothenburg: Mysteries of the Night
    • Augsburg: Historic Splendors of Augsburg
    • Füssen: Füssen Medieval Magic
    • Munich: Meals of Munich Foodie Tour
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Welcome kit including all important documents and information regarding your itinerary
  • All activities specified in the itinerary including transfers and entrance fees unless otherwise specified
  • All airport and hotel transfers as indicated above
  • Self-driven car during your journey as follows:
    • Vehicle Type: Default car for 1-3 guests: Mercedes Benz or similar
    • Unlimited kilometres
    • 8 days
    • Pick-up: October 6th, Frankfurt Airport
    • Drop-off: October 10th, Munich City Center
    • Detailed description of your routing
    • GPS navigation system
    • One additional driver
    • Towing charges in the event of mechanical failure
  • For your rental car we book the best cover possible with the following services:
    • Third party insurance: The protection for the vehicle rented includes a third party insurance with the sum insured for personal injury and damage amounting to a maximum of EUR 100 million, the maximum limit of indemnity for each injured person amounts to EUR 8 million and is limited to Europe. Excluded from the insurance is the use of the vehicle for the transport of dangerous goods. All protection as part of the rental contract will become void, in particular, if an unauthorized driver has used the vehicle or if the driver of the vehicle does not possess the required driver’s license at the time of the event giving rise to claim.
    • Loss damage waiver (incl. theft protection): Loss damage waiver (incl. theft protection) reduces the lessee’s responsibility to a certain excess in the event of damage to or loss of the rental vehicle. If loss damage waiver (incl. theft protection) is accepted, the lessee is entitled, depending on the vehicle, to a deductible of EUR 950.00 to EUR 4,100.00. In addition, a reduction of the deductible is possible. In the event of willful or grossly negligent damage caused, a claim on the agreed fully comprehensive cover (incl. theft cover) can be reduced or lapsed. If no fully comprehensive cover (incl. theft cover) has been arranged, the leaser is responsible for all damage to the car not proven to be caused by a third party, and shall be liable for up to the full value of the vehicle.
    • Roadside protection: The roadside protection is an extended breakdown protection during the rental and protects you at home and abroad against high service and repair costs for the following incidents caused by you: key locked in vehicle, breaking caused by lack of fuel, assistance with starting necessitated by flat battery, loss of key and vehicle stuck. All services may only be ordered by a direct claim with Sixt 24-hour Roadside Assistance. They shall also determine the type and extent of service required to ensure the renter stays mobile. If any damage to the rental vehicle occurs which is not covered by Sixt within the scope of the Roadside Protection, the renter is liable for such damage.
  • The general business terms apply
  • Note: Driver’s licenses from non-EU countries (except Switzerland) are accepted if a) no visa has been entered in the passport and b) the customer has a visa in his passport and at the time of hire has not been in Europe for longer than 6 months. If he has been in Europe for longer than 6 months, he must present a driver’s license from an EU country. Driver’s license printed with non Roman Alphabet (Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Cyrillic etc) must be complemented by an international driver’s license. For driver’s licenses from countries not part of the international driver’s license treaty, an official translation of the license must be presented with the original license.

Not Included

  • Füssen: Visitor’s tax of 2.20 EUR per person (15 years and above) per night, payable directly at the hotel
  • Among other expenses, the following additional costs are not included for rental cars (to be made directly at the car rental shop with a credit card from a recognisable bank institution):
    • 20 EUR Change Fee
    • 500 EUR Deposit for the car
    • Fine handling fee & fine in case of a speeding ticket
    • Deposit for the GPS navigation system
    • 11.98 EUR per baby seat or booster seat per rental
    • No drivers under 21 years of age
    • Delivery/collection fee within 25 km during office hours (monday to friday 08:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs, price varies depending on location)
    • Delivery/collection fee further than 25 km during office hours (monday to friday 08:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs, price varies depending on location)
    • Delivery/collection fee within 25 km outside office hours (price varies depending on location)
    • Delivery/collection fee further than 25 km outside office hours (price varies depending on location)
    • Cross border fees and one way fee in case of border crossing
    • Towing in case of an accident
    • Fuel (Please drop off the car with full tank. In case fuel needs to be added, the car rental company will charge you the amount for it)
    • Note: Standard or small family cars may only cross into Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain and Vatican as well as Poland and the Czech Republic
  • Tips, additional meals and personal expenses
  • Visa fees
  • Travel, health and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare (from your home country to your destination and return)
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Bavarian Countryside and Romantic Road

8 days $ 2,790 / person

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