Day 1: Arrival in Frankfurt Main and transfer to your accommodation in the romantic city of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. On a walking tour with the Night Watchman through the Old Town of Rothenburg with its winding narrow alleys and gorgeous half-timbered buildings you will experience the medieval flair.
Day 2: Visit the Medieval Crime and Justice Museum where about 50,000 exhibits from more than 1,000 years of German and European justice history tell interesting stories about criminal cases, torture, hangmen, witches and robbers. Afterwards free time in Rothenburg at your own disposal. A walk on the impressive city wall is absolutely recommendable.
Day 3: In the morning you are leaving to Munich by train or private coach transfer. Check-in to your centrally located hostel or multi-bedded hotel in Munich. On a guided bike tour through the city in the afternoon you’ll pass the main sightseeing highlights such as Marienplatz with the famous Glockenspiel, the Bavarian Parliament building and the English Garden.
Day 4: Visit of the Deutsches Museum, the world’s biggest museum of science and technology. In the more than 30 exhibitions covering 25,000 square metres of floor space, you’ll find a variety of interesting exhibits such as artificial lightning, a replica of a mineshaft and the star show in the planetarium. Complete your day with a traditional German dinner at a Bavarian Brauhaus.
Day 4: One of the highlights is awaiting you today: on a worthwhile day trip to the fairy tale castles of Schloss Neuschwanstein and Schloss Linderhof you can experience the beautiful Bavarian landscape and get in touch with the life of the former Bavarian kings & queens.
Day 5: On your private coach transfer to Salzburg you will visit Schloss Herrenchiemsee located on a small island in the beautiful Chiemsee. Enjoy this magnificent castle and the view over the lake and the Bavarian mountains. Arriving in Salzburg a Sound of Music bus tour will welcome you in the city of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Day 6: Visit of the Hohensalzburg Fortress, the largest and best preserved castle complex in Europe. Located high above the Baroque towers of the city a train ride up to the fortress will bring you directly into the mighty walls of these sturdy defenses. In the afternoon you’ll go on an excursion to the famous salt mines in Berchtesgaden. Explore the world of the local miners who have mined salt for centuries deep inside the mountains.
Day 7: Leaving Salzburg and transfer to your accommodation in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. In the afternoon you will go on a hiking tour through the impressive Partnachklamm gorge. A hiking trail through huge canyons with raging clear water promises a unique nature experience.
Day 8: Today you’ll go on a day excursion to the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain. A cogwheel train will bring you up the mountain. Enjoy the breathtaking view over the Alps to the German and Austrian side.
Day 9: Your last day will be a sporty one: ride with the Flying Fox down the famous Olympiaschanze (Olympic ski-jumping hill) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and explore a terrain, which you only know from sports broadcasts.
Afterwards it is time to say goodbye: private coach transfer to Munich airport.
Program Inclusions- All overnight accommodations include bed & breakfast basis- Airport and city-to-city transfers, listed meals, activities and excursionsProgram Exclusions- Transport to/from the departure city- Passport, visa or other document costs- Any meals not indicated in the itinerary- Tips for guide and/or driversAccommodationsCentrally located hostels or multi-bedded hotels with en-suite facilitiesTransportationGround transportation with private motor coaches, trains, long distance busesMealsAll tours include breakfast, half and full board can be added on requestProgram componentsActivities, excursions and visits can be modified or added to the tour itinerary individuallyAll tours can be customized to your specifications.