Bavarian Highlights

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Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Central and Eastern Europe

  • Steady pace

  • Platinum escorted tour

Experience the highlights of Bavaria on this diverse tour of its medieval towns and thriving cities. Enter the dream-like world of Sleeping Beauty’s castle, cruise down the Danube on the sparkling Swarovski boat and ride a horse-drawn carriage against a majestic mountain backdrop.

At a glance


  • Munich Welcome dinner, guided sightseeing and visit to Marienplatz. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant
  • Regensburg Guided walking tour of the city. River cruise on the Swarovski Crystal Boat, guided visit to the Thurn und Taxis Palace and chance to taste a ‘medieval hot dog’ at the Historic Sausage Kitchen.
  • Bamberg Taste ‘smoked beer’ and enjoy a walking tour.
  • Rothenburg Walking tour of the walled town.
  • Oberammergau Orientation. Excursion to King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein Castle, including a visit to the Museum of the Bavarian Kings and a horse-drawn carriage ride.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • All airport taxes
VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Overview

Experience the highlights of Bavaria on this diverse tour of its medieval towns and thriving cities. Enter the dream-like world of Sleeping Beauty’s castle, cruise down the Danube on the sparkling Swarovski boat and ride a horse-drawn carriage against a majestic mountain backdrop.

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners

UK - Munich

Day
1

Time to rest or to start exploring the lively Bavarian capital. At 6pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Munich - Regensburg

Day
2

Sightseeing with a local guide of Germany’s 'Secret Capital' features the Olympic Stadium, built for the 1972 Olympics; the 1,000ft-high Olympic Tower; and Königsplatz, used for Nazi rallies during World War II. Drive along the Ludwigstrasse, and see the Bavarian Arch of Triumph and Field Marshall Hall. Also visit lively Marienplatz with the Old and the New Town Halls and the Gothic Frauenkirche. Arrive in Regensburg and meet your local guide for a walking tour, featuring the Stone Bridge, the oldest preserved bridge of its kind in Germany; the Porta Pretoria, built in the 2nd century by Emperor Marcus Aurelius; and St Peter’s Cathedral. Next, board the Swarovski crystal boat for a cruise on the Danube river. You cannot leave Regensburg without tasting a medieval hot dog at the Historic Sausage Kitchen.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Regensburg - Nuremberg

Day
3

Visit the Thurn und Taxis Palace, a former Benedictine monastery that was converted into the residence of the Princes of Thurn und Taxis in 1812. This family started the first large-scale postal service in Europe in the 15th century. Continue to Nuremberg, known for its children’s toys and gingerbread. Admire the impressive medieval ramparts as you walk through the pedestrian area of the charming Old Town and see St Sebald Church, painstakingly reconstructed as a monument to peace from the rubble of near-total wartime destruction. Also admire the Schöner Brunnen, a 14th-century fountain dedicated to the Holy Roman Empire. It is said that it brings good luck to spin the two brass rings.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Nuremberg - Bayreuth - Bamberg - Nuremberg

Day
4

Look forward to an exciting day. First, stop in Bayreuth for an orientation of this city of festival fame. Richard Wagner came to Bayreuth in 1871 and, not satisfied with the existing 18th-century Markgräfliches Opernhaus theatre, he had a new performance space built. Today, the Festival Hall is used exclusively for the Bayreuth Festival, and only works by Wagner are performed there. Continue to picturesque Bamberg, the city with the largest historical centre in Germany and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Taste 'smoked beer,' a type of beer with a distinctive smoky flavour imparted by using malted barley dried over an open flame. Later enjoy a guided walk along the cobblestone streets, and admire the architecture of the houses. Return to Nuremberg.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Nuremberg - Rothenburg - Stuttgart - Black Forest

Day
5

A short drive delivers you to medieval Rothenburg with its ramparts and towers, cobblestone lanes, and 16th-century houses. Hear how the town survived the 30 Years’ War, and shop for Christmas ornaments. On to Stuttgart for an exciting visit to the Mercedes-Benz Museum before continuing to the Black Forest.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Black Forest - Lake Constance - Oberammergau

Day
6

A scenic drive this morning to sparkling Lake Constance. Next, enter the Bavarian Alps and arrive in the quaint Passion Play village of Oberammergau.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Oberammergau - Neuschwanstein - Oberammergau

Day
7

The highlight today is a visit to King Ludwig’s magnificent Neuschwanstein Castle, one of Germany’s most famous castles and the inspiration for Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle at his theme park. Follow your local guide through this fairy-tale castle on its craggy outcrop high above a sparkling lake. Also visit the Museum of the Bavarian Kings and enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Oberammergau - Munich

Day
8

Enjoy a leisurely morning with the possibility to join an optional excursion to King Ludwig’s Linderhof Castle. This afternoon, you can return to Marienplatz and explore its many enticing shops. Tonight, a special farewell dinner awaits you at one of Munich’s lively restaurants to say auf Wiedersehen!

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Munich - UK

Day
9

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Things to note

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.

This Platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus 

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Munich: Sheraton Arabellapark 
  • Regensburg: Best Western Premier Hotel Regensburg 
  • Nuremberg: NH Collection Nurnberg City
  • Black Forest: Best Western Hofgut Sternen at Breitnau
  • Oberammergau: Ringhotel Bold

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