Southern Germany is a land of fables and fairy tales, a place where poetic sonnets echo through sublime landscapes and medieval heritage. This romantic tour follows its cobblestone trail as it winds through the alpine beauty to the quaint charms of yesteryear. From Munich, journey through the Alps and the Black Forest to explore the spa towns, iconic castles, pristine lakes, and the romantic attractions of the country on a trip handcrafted just for two.
Munich – Relaxing Welcomes to the Bavarian Capital
Bavaria is Germany's regal region with a history of flamboyant monarchs with unusual tastes. The city squares provide a whimsical presence as they are filled with fountains and water spouts from the mouths of sculpted mermaids. Luxury hotels provide additional grandeur along pedestrianized streets; their townhouse-style verandahs complement the old-world atmosphere that swirls around the city. Be greeted at the airport and transferred to a five-star residence in the heart of Munich and their on-site spa will relieve any travel aches. With this itinerary, there is a mix of guided excursions and free time to give you a chance to explore at leisure. This afternoon and evening are for you to wander and get a sense of Germany as you take in the regal architecture on the al fresco terraces of the hotel and nearby cafes.
Munich – The Regal Delights of Munich
Innsbruck – Enchantment in the Heart of the Austrian Alps
Linderhof to Oberammergau to Neuschwanstein Castle – The Fairytale Castles of the German Alps
Neuschwanstein Castle – Living Out a Fable
Fussen to Lindau – The Romantic Road to Lake Constance
Lake Titisee to Breitnau – The Enchantment of the Black Forest
Freiburg – Wandering Through Germany's Most Picturesque Region
Vogtsbauernhöfe to Baden-Baden – The Amorous High Route Through the Rhine Valley and the Black Forest
Heidelberg – Medieval Musing in World Heritage Heidelberg
Frankfurt – A Romantic Cruise Along the Rhine
Frankfurt – Departure
- Dance in the regal splendor of Munich as the capital of Bavaria is packed with palaces and grandeur
- Wind through the Alps and savor the alpine serenity of Innsbruck
- Explore the fairytale castles of Southern Germany, including two nights at Neuschwanstein, the fortress that inspired Snow White
- Travel along Germany's most romantic roads, taking winding routes through the alpine foothills and Black Forest
- Slumber in the elegant spa town of Baden-Baden, a secluded destination hidden among the tress of the Black Forest
- Journey into the medieval era and follow the cobblestone trail through World Heritage Heidelberg
- Discover Germany's old-world charms, like the atmosphere at Lake Constance and candlelit dinners in thatched huts
- Take a private cruise along the River Rhine, basking in the delights of Germany's famous waterway
Southern Germany delights with its poetry as sonnets waft softly through the alpine lakes and the Black Forest. Fabled verses ring out from the hilltop castles, and the cobblestone lanes of medieval towns and traditions continue as if enshrined in rhyme, their charms untouched by the modern era. These mountains and hills are a land that contradicts any stereotypes as it reveals a subtlety that matches the surreal landscape. It's also one of Europe's most romantic backcountry areas, a rural realm that immerses you in the pine forest with whitened peaks and the thatched roof villages of the past. Traveling from Munich to Frankfurt, this 12-day tour has been handcrafted just for two as it follows the romantic poetry to reveal the exquisite verses and mysterious fables of Southern Germany.
Start your journey Munich as the palace grandeur and lush gardens, are a perfect place to stroll hand in hand through the stories of Bavaria's regal past. A luxurious city hotel and the tranquil tones of history provide two days of relaxation in this old-world city. Next, you will meander through the Alps to cross into Austria and the city of Innsbruck to find yourself surrounded by otherworldly peaks and traditions. Then it's through the mountains to wind past the fairytale castles of yesteryear with a stop at the residences of King Ludwig and two nights in a five-star castle hotel near Neuschwanstein, the inspiration for Disney's Snow White castle.
Travel in a luxury saloon with your driver guide who will offer a couple of enchanting stops before an afternoon spent at your leisure. There's a mix of guided excursions and free time to blend the historical narratives and your romantic story amidst the hills. Wind next into the Black Forest to lose yourself in a land of alpine lakes, untouched villages, and delightful walking trails. Stop along the shores of Lake Constance to explore beneath the pine forest canopy and absorb the tones of Germany's most picturesque region.
The delightful views continue as the road winds along the plateau of the Black Forest mountains and leads you to candlelit dinners in thatched huts and the ancient spa town of Europe's nobility – Baden-Baden. Next, medieval Heidelberg provides the charm on this World Heritage Site as your feet wander across the cobblestone with a spiraling castle to provide your compass point. Complete the vacation with a private cruise along the Rhine River to float alongside a picaresque landscape towards the futuristic facade of Frankfurt, a final stop that reveals another side to Germany.
$4,675 per person (excluding international flights)
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