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A Journey Through Germany

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 Trip Length
9 Days
 Trip Starts
Munich
 Trip Finishes
Munich
9 Day A Journey Through Germany Itinerary (Back-Roads)
Countries Explored: Germany
Accommodation
Boutique
Max. Group Size
18
Trip Style
Small Group
Trip Code
BEHGHMM

Overview

Read 2 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Back-Roads 9 Day A Journey Through Germany. Fall in love with this captivating country as we follow the Romantic Road through medieval towns, fairytale-like forests and the snow-capped Bavarian Alps. With our expert Tour Leader at the helm, we'll unravel local stories, seek out delicious flavours and learn the fascinating history behind each unique stop. Join us as we take the scenic back roads on this journey through the heart of Germany.

Itinerary

The Bavarian capital of Munich is where we'll begin our journey through this picturesque and historic country. After meeting our Tour Leader and fellow travellers at the hotel, we'll clink glasses over a sumptuous welcome dinner. Stay: AWA Hotel Munich (or similar) (D)

After breakfast, we'll board the mini-coach and move on to our first stop: Regensburg. Located on the mighty Danube River and known for its medieval city centre – we'll relish in some free time to stroll across the 12th-century Stone Bridge, marvel at the magnificent Gothic Cathedral and enjoy lunch at our leisure. Then: we'll move on to Weltenburg Abbey. Here, we'll be treated to a tour of the oldest monastic brewery in the world and savour a tasting of the Abbey's award-winning beers. Winding up our day in Bamberg, we'll have the evening to spend at our leisure. Stay: Hotel Bamberger Hof Bellevue (or similar) (B)

This morning, the city will be brought to life as we embark on a walking tour with a local guide. Unravel the intriguing history of Bamberg as we wander around Cathedral Square and the Old Town Hall – hearing fascinating stories that have been passed down from generations as we go. Equipped with our newfound knowledge, we'll have the afternoon to explore at our own pace. What you choose to do is up to you, although we recommend a visit to Altenberg Castle – which dates back to 1109 and has a rich history to uncover. This evening, we'll have time to savour some delicious Bavarian cuisine at a local restaurant or spend at our leisure back at the hotel. Stay: Hotel Bamberger Hof Bellevue (or similar) (B)

Today, we leave Bamberg behind as we continue onwards to Würzburg. After an orientation tour of the Old Town with our Tour Leader, we'll turn our attention to the splendid Würzburg Residence. An exquisite example of baroque architecture and one of the most significant palaces in Europe – we'll have plenty of time to admire the ingenious interior design, ornate rooms and grandiose Garden and White Halls. After lunch at our leisure, we'll continue our journey along the Romantic Road to Rothenburg – where a delicious group dinner awaits. Stay: Hotel Goldener Hirsch (or similar) (B/D)

A visit to Germany's oldest and most famous university town is on the agenda today. Looming high above the Altstadt (Old Town), the red-sandstone ruins of Heidelberg Castle are a remarkable example of Renaissance architecture – and we'll have plenty of time to explore the castle grounds at our own pace. Choose to take lunch in the cafe-lined Marktplatz and marvel at the Gothic Heiliggeistkirche church towers, before we continue on to the spa town of Baden-Baden. The evening will be free to enjoy some local fare in town or relax at the hotel. Stay: Heliopark Bad Hotel zum Hirsch (or similar) (B)

This morning will see us say farewell to Baden-Baden and set a course for Central Black Forest. We'll make a scenic stop in the quaint village of Schonach – where a visit to a traditional cuckoo clock manufacturer is in store. Then: we'll wind our way through this enchanting forest in search of one of the many mesmerising waterfalls in the area. Later, we'll arrive in the vibrant city of Freiburg – where we'll be free to wander the cobblestoned streets lined with water-filled runnels at our leisure. Stay: The Alex Hotel (or similar) (B)

Today, is yours to spend how you wish. You could choose to visit one of the many fascinating museums and galleries scattered around Freiburg's city centre or enjoy the temperate climate while relaxing in the picture-perfect Rathausplatz. This evening, we suggest seeking out some scrumptious local cuisine within the medieval Altstadt – maybe even sampling a slice (or two) of the decadent Black Forest gâteau hailing from this area. Stay: The Alex Hotel (or similar) (B)

Today's journey will begin with a stop at Friedrichshafen – a city known for its significant historic contribution to the aviation industry. We'll pay a visit to the fascinating Zeppelin Museum – before having some free time to wander the lakeside promenade and savour some lunch at our leisure. Then: we'll take in the marvellous views over the Bodensee as we continue to Lindau for a brief photo opportunity. Tonight, we'll end the day amongst the breathtaking Ammergau Alps – and clink glasses over a sumptuous farewell dinner at our hotel. Stay: Hotel Hirsch (or similar) (B/D)

Before our tour comes to a close, we'll pay a visit to the imposing Neuschwanstein Castle – known as the ‘castle of the fairytale king'. Dramatically located above the village of Hohenschwangau, we'll have time to wander the 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace at our own pace. After, we'll make our way back to Munich – where we'll say our goodbyes. (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • Enjoy a beer tasting at Weltenburg Abbey, the world's oldest monastic brewery
  • Immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery of the Ammergau Alps
  • Unravel the fascinating history behind some of Germany's magnificent medieval towns

  • 8 nights in hand-picked accommodation
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver

  • 8 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.

Trip Reviews (2) Most Recent 'A Journey Through Germany' Reviews

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Fantastic round trip in Bavaria 2 , New Zealand, Jul 2019
Our tour in Bavaria last July is still a wonderful memory!! We had a great driver and very well qualified Tour Guide to fill our days with information, historical and political (her special subject), as we drove through magnificent scenery or visited the many side trips along the way. Both of us had been to this area before many years ago, but never ...read more experienced it in so much detail that this tour provided. The coaches are comfortable, even for the full compliment of passengers which was 18. I am already looking at booking another Back Roads with Global Journeys, which will be my third!
Benelux adventure 4 , QLD, Australia, Sep 2016
We had a very enjoyable trip with diverse activities including castles, Roman ruins, historic towns, river cruises and war museums. We had some busy days but overall there was a good amount of free time and time to explore places by ourselves. We enjoyed the mix of dinners together and some free nights. Our guide Rachel was a great leader and organiser ...read more and suggested some extra activities which added to the enjoyment of the trip. (Ed: Review based on slightly different itinerary. Trip name and itinerary updated this season)
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