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Heidelberg, the Romantic Road & Bavaria

7 days from £849*
Departing: September 2017
* Price shown: 09 September 2017 from London Gatwick - LGW
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Fairy-tale towns and unforgettable scenery

Wander the cobbled streets of Germany's famed 'Student Prince' city, discover the breathtakingly beautiful town of Bamberg, follow the 'Romantic Road' to Rothenburg and Nordlingen, and step inside two of the astonishing Bavarian homes of 'Mad' King Ludwig as we take a tour through the villages, green pastures and towering peaks of scenic southern Germany.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Spend three nights in the beautiful, historic 'Romantic-Road' spa town of Bad Mergentheim
  • Enjoy the friendly welcome of a family-run hotel
  • Discover the delightful city of Heidelberg
  • Visit stunning Bamberg, fairy-tale Rothenburg and walled Nordlingen
  • Enjoy a three-night stay in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria
  • Visit Neuschnwanstein, Oberammergau and the majestic Linderhof Palace as you explore Bavaria
  • Six nights' bed and breakfast accommodation in the three-star Lochner Hotel, Markelsheim/Bad Mergentheim (3 nights) and the four-star Mercure Hotel, Garmisch-Partenkirchen (3)
  • Return flights to Stuttgart or Frankfurt (returning from Munich)
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

Fly to Stuttgart or Frankfurt, and upon arrival, meet your Tour Manager and make the scenic transfer by coach to the wine-growing Tauber Valley village of Markelsheim and your welcoming base for the first three nights. Settle in to your surroundings, perhaps take a stroll into town, and enjoy dinner, perhaps in the hotel's pretty, traditional restaurant, or a nearby weinstube.

Day Two

On the banks of the river Neckar, 'Student Prince' city Heidelberg, beneath the ruins of its Renaissance castle, has been a centre of learning and culture - and an inspiration to operetta writers - since the Middle Ages, and really is one of Germany's 'must-see' locations. Discover the city's fascinating history and Baroque architecture on an included walking tour, then stroll its pretty streets, take the funicular to the castle, or perhaps sit back and relax on an optional river cruise.

Day Three

Today sees you visit one of the most sparkling jewels on the fabled Romantic Road, beautifully preserved, UNESCO-listed Bamberg, set on the River Regnitz and the Main-Danube Canal, and towered over by a four-spired cathedral. Enjoy a walking tour of the 'island town' between the waterways, and the hilly Bergstadt on the river's west bank, and see one of Germany's most-photographed buildings, the half-timbered Altes Rathaus, on its own islet. Throughout this fairy-tale, Baroque version of Venice, there are countless sights to savour and enjoy. Explore at your own pace, and perhaps enjoy a glass of the city's famous smoked ale (Rauchbier) in a welcoming brewery house, before returning to Markelsheim.

Day Four

Board the coach to take the fabled 'Romantic Road' south into the heart of Bavaria, stopping en route at impossibly beautiful Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber, where half-timbered buildings, clustered together on cobbled streets and squares, protected by stout walls, seem straight out of a fairy-tale. A guided walking tour introduces this 1,000-year old jewel, before you journey on to even-more-stunning Nordlingen, where the intact medieval walls encircle the lanes and alleys of a town crowned by Gothic St George's Church. Continue south past Munich and on to famous Garmisch-Partenkirchen, a twin, flower-decked holiday paradise beneath the towering Zugspitze, and your base for three nights.

Day Five

Today's unforgettable included excursion first takes in the turrets and towers of 'Mad' King Ludwig's famous castle at Neuschwanstein, as fantastical inside as out, with Gothic bedrooms and decorations inspired by Wagnerian opera. Don't miss strolling across the Marienbrucke (a moderate walk through the forest on marked trails) for the classic view of this Disney-esque fantasy. You'll also visit 'Passion Play' village Oberammergau, where the theatre can be visited (entrance payable locally) and there's also the opportunity, on an optional excursion, to take the historic mountain railway to the summit of the Laber, for some truly spectacular views.

Day Six

Enjoy a morning visit to Ludwig's palace at Linderhof, its surprisingly restrained exterior surrounded by majestic formal gardens dotted with fountains and follies, and its astonishing interior crowned by the gold-leaf fantasy of the king's master bedroom. Return to Garmisch to soak up the atmosphere of the town, or to bring your holiday to an unforgettable end with a journey by cog-wheel train and cable car to the summit of the mighty Zugspitze, on a last optional excursion.

Day Seven

Bid "Auf Wiedersehen" this morning to your Bavarian hosts, and make the scenic journey to Munich Airport and the return fight to the UK, at the end of a marvellous two-centre holiday.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Birmingham
Birmingham 02 September 2017 £889
Birmingham
Birmingham 09 September 2017 £889
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 09 September 2017 £919
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 02 September 2017 £849
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 09 September 2017 £849
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 02 September 2017 £899
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 09 September 2017 £939
Manchester
Manchester 02 September 2017 £919
Manchester
Manchester 09 September 2017 £949

Romantic Road Touring Hotels 

You will be staying in three well-located hotels, all of which will be of at least European three-star standard.

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 2 hours.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Hotel room tax

Germany has introduced a room tax that ranges between 2 € and 4 € per person per night, payable directly by the guest to the hotel on check-out. You will be advised by your Tour Manager of the exact charge.

Changes to your hotels

Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.

*Low deposit of £49 per person applies to new bookings made between 21st June and 31st July 2017 (inclusive) only. This offer only applies to selected air-inclusive holidays. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Heidelberg, the Romantic Road & Bavaria reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Heidelberg, the Romantic Road & BavariaScores 9.0 out of 10 based on 10 reviews
(9 out of 10)

CATHERINE

CAMBERLEY Couple
Overall the holiday was well organised with a good variety of included and optional excursions. The optional excursions (river trip, gondola rides etc) needed good weather and we were lucky. The first hotel was excellent, the second OK but with very noisy plumbing. The trip to Bamberg was a long day - not sure it was worth the time taken in travelling there and back. Was surprised to find most restaurants and shops in Partenkirchen didn't accept credit and debit cards. Must mention Herr Richter who drove the coach for a couple of days and being a local man was able to show and tell us interesting things about Oberammergau area.
Confirmed traveller: 16 June 2017
Published on: 22 June 2017
(8 out of 10)

PATRICIA

London Couple
Wonderful sights
First hotel in a v isolated area
We took 2 optional excursions
The river trip was a ferry not a cruise and was a waste of time and money
The mountains trip,tho expensive was v good
Confirmed traveller: 16 June 2017
Published on: 22 June 2017
(8 out of 10)

CAROLINE

Redditch
Very interesting, very well organised. The only disappointment was the optional river trip, which was more of a water taxi. There was a commentary, but not in English. Not value for money. Otherwise, I thoroughly enjoyed the trip and would recommend it to others.
Confirmed traveller: 16 June 2017
Published on: 22 June 2017
(8 out of 10)

Lin

Ashford Middlesex Couple
Great way to visit lots of places without doing any of the organising
Confirmed traveller: 16 June 2017
Published on: 21 June 2017
(9 out of 10)

HELEN

Stourbridge Couple
Lovely mixture of landscapes. Beautiful scenery. Excellent tour guide. Eddie is great!
Confirmed traveller: 16 June 2017
Published on: 21 June 2017
(9 out of 10)

JOHN

Cardiff Couple
Very enjoyable holiday but disappointed that there was no much needed air conditioning in either hotel. No safes either so had to carry passports at all times. Half board option in the Mecure was exceedingly disappointing. Very limited choice at evening meal in the Mercure and service poor in restaurant. Was surprised at having to pay £1 for a glass of tap water at Mercure.
Confirmed traveller: 16 June 2017
Published on: 21 June 2017
(10 out of 10)

RICHARD

shepperton Couple
a great trip, no problems at the airport and parking. flight fine , very quick to get through.
lot of driving, but worthwhile. first hotel picturesque staff lovely and helpful. foof good.
second hotel ok but evening meals soso, also too much regimentation where to sit.
was not aware of the half board option. we ate out .
rothenburg brilliant, as was heidelburg.
on route saw an aircraft/car museum which would have been good to stop at ,nice to cater for the males for a couple of hours.
river trip a bit of a disaster, boarded a boat for rotterdam!!! had to get of and wait for a boat back .waited on a pokey jetty in the rain --- not good.
Confirmed traveller: 12 May 2017
Published on: 01 June 2017