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Bavaria’s Romantic Road: All Inclusive

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An all-inclusive tour of beautiful Bavaria, from fairytale castles such as Neuschwanstein to the timbered medieval towns of the Romantic Road and stunning Lake Constance.

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2024 Tour code: 24BIS

About the tour

Discover beautiful Bavaria on an all-inclusive tour of Germany's wonderful 'Romantic Road'.

Enjoy an excursion to the world-famous Neuschwanstein Castle - a fairytale fortress of piercing towers clinging to densely forested hills that inspired Walt Disney.

Uncover the colourful half-timbered buildings and spellbinding medieval towns like Rothenburg ob der Tauber and Füssen on an exploration of one of Germany's most picturesque regions.

Experience the charming serenity of Lake Constance, backed by the Swiss and Austrian Alps, during a visit to the pretty and historic island town of Lindau.

Unforgettable Experiences

Travel along Germany’s famous ‘Romantic Road’
Travel along Germany’s famous ‘Romantic Road’
We travel by coach into Bavaria’s fairytale forests and mountains along the Romantic Road, a route designed to showcase the region’s beauty for visitors.
Visit Neuschwanstein Castle
Visit Neuschwanstein Castle
Built by King Ludwig II, this impressive castle is the world’s leading example of Romanesque revival architecture and was the inspiration behind Disney’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’.
Tour Rothenburg’s Old Town
Tour Rothenburg’s Old Town
On a guided tour of this well-preserved medieval city we see some fantastic half-timbered buildings, and St Jakob’s church, home to a 500-year-old altarpiece. There’s also free time to look around the craft shops or visit a traditional tavern.
Lindau and Lake Constance
Lindau and Lake Constance
Surrounded by Lake Constance, three countries – Germany, Austria and Switzerland - and the stunning alps, Lindau is a beautiful place, with medieval buildings, parks and a picturesque harbour.

What’s included

Itinerary

Day 1 – London & Langenau

Meet your Tour Manager and the rest of your group at London St Pancras this morning and board the Eurostar to Brussels. We continue from Brussels by rail, via Cologne, to Ulm, then transfer by coach to Langenau. Originally a Roman settlement, Langenau is one of the largest towns in the Alb-Donau region of southern Germany and sits in the shadow of the impressive Swabian Alb mountain range. We arrive in the evening and check in for a stay of seven nights.

A three course dinner with selected wine, beer and soft drinks will be served tonight and each night of your holiday.

Includes
  • Dinner
Day 2 – Langenau

Today is free for you to explore Langenau or maybe head out locally. The main landmark of Langenau is the Martinkirche, a medieval church that was built between 14th and 18th centuries. You could also visit the town's Cultural Centre, or Museum of Local History.

The town has good rail access to neighbouring towns, and in nearby Ulm you could walk along the River Danube where you'll find the 14th-century 'rathaus' (town hall) with its stunning façade and astronomical clock. The birthplace of Albert Einstein, Ulm has other claims to fame, including a Guinness World Record for the world's most crooked house and the world's highest steeple, at the top of its beautiful minster. Another popular place to visit is the world-renowned Steiff teddy bear shop in Giengen, less than half an hour away by train.

However you decide to spend the day, you can enjoy dinner with drinks again, back at our hotel.

A packed lunch will be provided by your hotel today, and for the next six days.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 – Explore the lovely island of Lindau on Lake Constance

After breakfast we visit the island of Lindau today by rail, travelling via Ulm. Set on the edge of Lake Constance, this pretty medieval town has a stunning backdrop of the Swiss and Austrian Alps. You're free for most of the afternoon to explore the town's historical centre around the market square. The main attraction here is the 16th century palace, Haus zum Cavazzen, a beautiful building that's now a city museum. It's also possible to take a cruise on the lake from Lindau.

You could also walk along the harbour, not far from the station, to visit the Mangturm - this 13th-century building was once a lighthouse for the lake, and now has a colourful tiled roof following a lightning strike in the 1970s. There are parks both sides of the island, and a shady promenade along the lakeside with viewing spots and seating areas where you might like to enjoy your picnic lunch. We rail back to Langenau via Ulm and have dinner with drinks at our hotel.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 – Neuschwanstein Castle and Füssen

Our day starts with a coach transfer to the village of Hohenschwangau where we are taken on a guided tour of the fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle, which rises high above the town. Built by 'The Fairytale King', Ludwig II, in the 19th century, the hilltop castle was an elaborate countryside retreat for the reclusive monarch. With stunning towers and medieval-style architecture, the castle inspired Walt Disney's 'Sleeping Beauty'. Enjoy a guided tour of the castle and its grand interiors and soak up the views across the Bavarian countryside.

There's time for us to enjoy our packed lunches before we continue to nearby Füssen, a traditional Bavarian town on the Romantic Road. You are free here to look around the quaint streets and pastel-toned medieval buildings, maybe stroll along the river or stop for a local beer in a tavern. At the end of the afternoon we are taken back to our hotel for dinner and drinks.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 – Langenau

Today is free for you to explore more of Langenau and other nearby towns. The attractive town of Heidenheim is 35 minutes away by rail, and historic Ellwangen - with a Benedictine monastery - is an hour and a half away by train. Further afield is the modern cultural city of Stuttgart - there's plenty to see and do here and in Bavaria's capital, Munich. The main landmark of Munich is the cathedral of Frauenkirche, with its towering twin onion-domed towers. There's a great art museum, and of course the city is famous for its historic beer halls, where you can enjoy a refreshing drink and lively, traditional entertainment. Dinner and drinks will be served again at our hotel.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 – Rothenburg

After breakfast today we visit one of Germany's best-preserved medieval towns, Rothenburg, travelling along another part of the 'Romantic Road' - a 215-mile stretch through forests and mountains. Here we have a guided tour of the colourful Old Town, where you'll see Rothenburg's medieval fortifications, Renaissance Town Hall, and half-timbered townhouses.

After our tour you're free to enjoy your packed lunch, look around the shops full of traditional Bavarian wares, or visit one of the German taverns which might entice you with the scent of tasty local specialities. Later, we transfer back to our hotel for dinner and drinks.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 – Free day

Today we have another opportunity to discover the local sights of Langenau or maybe enjoy a relaxing day in the town before our journey home tomorrow. You could choose to return to the interesting town of Ulm, or one of the medieval towns and villages along the Danube such as Geunzburg - where the Lego World Village is based - or Reisensburg, where you can visit the Reisensburg Castle. Augsburg is another charming city to visit, the largest on the Romantic Road and one of Germany's oldest cities. It can be reached by train, travelling via Ulm. However you decide to spend the last day of your holiday, enjoy your picnic lunch somewhere scenic and be sure to return to Langenau in time for our final evening of dinner and drinks at our hotel.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8 – Homeward Bound

After breakfast this morning, we are taken by coach to Ulm. Here we travel by Standard Class rail to Cologne, where we change trains and continue to Brussels. There's time to reflect on our holiday and experiences as we travel, and in Brussels we join the Eurostar service to London St Pancras.

Includes
  • Breakfast

Additional information

Departure times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

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Hotel Jägerhaus

Hotel Jägerhaus, Langenau

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