Romantic Road Discovery

7 days from $4,032 per person*
  • Walk the ancient streets of Rothenburg with the town's Nightwatchman.
  • Private guided tour of Wurzburg, gateway to the Romantic Road.
  • Visit 19th century Neuschwanstein Castle, built by King Ludwig II.
  • Drive the Romantic Road between Rothenburg and Fussen, stopping for lunch at a castle en route.
  • Private guided walking tour of the Bavarian capital, Munich.
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Experience the famous Romantic Road in Germany, with intimate Bavarian villages, storybook castles, and gorgeous scenery. With a private guide, explore the quaint old town of Wurzburg, gateway to the Romantic Road. Set out through the scenic Tauber River Valley, passing through Weikersheim with its impressive renaissance castle, en route to the Middle Ages town of Rothenburg - gem of the Romantic Road. Here you can walk the dimly lit narrow streets with the town's night watchman on a private tour. Continue through rolling hills of farmland to Harburg Castle, then on to the charming town of Fussen. Conclude your Romantic Road journey in Munich, the heart of Bavaria, where your private guide will take you back through 850 years of the city's colorful history.

Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance.

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Frankfurt to Wurzburg
    Frankfurt to Wurzburg
    • Transfer - Private - Frankfurt - Wurzburg [Airport, 1.5 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Germany - Welcome Package
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Walking City Tour (2 hrs) - Guide
  • Day 2 Wurzburg to Rothenburg
    Wurzburg to Rothenburg
    • Wurzburg - Rothenburg [via Romantic Road (with Lunch)(5 hrs)] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(3)
    • Self-Guided - Restaurant Altfraenkische Weinstube
  • Day 3 Rothenburg
    Rothenburg
    • Self-Guided - At leisure
    • Self-Guided - Visit to the idyllic "Unter den Linden" Biergarten
    • Tour - Private - Night Watchman Tour (90 mins) - Guide
  • Day 4 Rothenburg to Fussen
    Rothenburg to Fussen
    • Transfer - Private - Rothenburg - Fussen [via Romantic Road & Harburg Castle (with Lunch, 7 hrs) ] - Vehicle/Guide(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Fussen to Munich
    Fussen to Munich
    • Self-Guided - Fussen at leisure
    • Fussen - Munich [with Visit at Neuschwanstein Castle (4.5 hrs)] - Vehicle/Guide(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Munich
    Munich
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Walking Tour (2.5 hrs) - Guide
    • Self-Guided - Dining Experience at the Hofbrauhaus
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Munich
    Munich
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Frankfurt - Wurzburg

Meet your driver at the Frankfurt airport and enjoy your private transfer to Würzburg today.

A welcome package with  a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Join a walking tour through the Old Town of Wurzburg, and a guided visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Residence Palace. Here, you will take in the impressively decorated palace's interior by taking a look at the grand staircase, the Imperial Hall, and the Hall of Mirrors. Entrance fee is included.

Accommodation: Mercure Hotel am Mainufer (3*)

The Mercure Hotel am Mainufer is located in Wurzburg at the foot of the Marienberg fortress, a short distance from the river Main, you will find the fully air-conditioned hotel only 5 mins' walk away from the historic old town, with direct access to the River Main hiking trail and close to the Würzburg Congress Centrum. All of the guestrooms come with high-speed internet access and Wi-Fi, and the hotel also offers a restaurant, bar, several meeting rooms and an underground car park.

Romantic Road Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Wurzburg
Wurzburg
Romantic Road Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Mercure Hotel Wuerzburg am Mainufer
Mercure Hotel Wuerzburg am Mainufer

Day 2: Wurzburg - Rothenburg

A privately driven car, driver and guide will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to Rothenburg via Romantic Road. The Romantic Road is a major attraction and a must visit. The town of Wurzburg is the gateway to the Romantic Road – Germany’s most popular tourist route. From Wurzburg, you travel  through Tauberbischofsheim and Bad Mergentheim, continue through the lovely Tauber River valley to Weikersheim and its impressive renaissance castle that is always worth a visit. On it goes to Creglingen and the Herrgottskirche with the marvelous wooden altar by Tilman Riemenschneider. The main attraction of the trip is Rothenburg ob der Tauber, a town that doesn’t appear to have changed much since the Middle Ages. Entrance fees not included.

Romantic medieval atmosphere, great food and drink at reasonable prices, and a very friendly inn keeper make the Altfränkische Weinstube restaurant a favorite of locals and tourists alike. If there is space at the Stammtisch (Regular's table) you can challenge one of the locals to a game of chess (the set is stored in the table's drawer). Of course, on any evening you may like a romantic table near the open fireplace.
The Altfränkische Weinstube offers recipes and wine from the local Franken region and as well as a few international selections. Favorites are the Schweinelendchen mit Preiselbeeren und Salat (pork tenderloins with cranberrys and a fabulous salad) with a local beer and the beefsteak with mediterianian vegetables and a salad, accompanied by a dry red table wine.

Accommodation: Romantik Hotel Markusturm (3*)

Recuperate from the stresses of everyday life, far away from noise. Every effort has been made to preserve the ancient structure of this wonderful building and the values associated with it, while at the same time striving to offer guests modern comforts. Rooms are individually and lovingly furnished in a range of modern and antique styles.  The magical, dreamlike little town, jewel of the middle Ages, offers new experiences for all seasons. History you can reach out and touch, culture living and vibrant, mysterious alleyways paved in cobbles smoothed with the footsteps of time: Explore the past and discover your own, very personal Romantik oasis in the ancient half-timbered hotel.

Romantic Road Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Rothenburg
Rothenburg
Romantic Road Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Romantik Hotel Markusturm (3*)
Romantik Hotel Markusturm (3*)

Day 3: Rothenburg

Most of the centre of Rothenburg is closed to traffic and you will have free time to browse its many interesting shops mostly clustered around the Town Hall Square and the nearby streets of Herrngasse and Schmiedgasse.

About a ten minutes walk from Rothenburg's city center you can sit under the trees on the river Tauber - in the unique and beautiful beer garden "Unter den Linden" - a true oasis of peace and relaxation. You may even wish to dangle your feet in the river!

The day tourists have left Rothenburg, and now the night watchman in his historic dress invites you to join him on his walk across quiet squares and through the barely illuminated lanes. Experience the special mood and atmosphere of the dark city and listen to his entertaining and informative stories. This tour will be an unforgettable highlight of your stay in Rothenburg.

Accommodation: Romantik Hotel Markusturm (3*)
Romantic Road Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Rothenburg - Town Hall Square
Rothenburg - Town Hall Square
Romantic Road Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Rothenburg Night Watch Tour
Rothenburg Night Watch Tour

Day 4: Rothenburg - Fussen

A privately driven car and driver-guide will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to Fussen via Romantic Road. Enjoy a scenic ride along the Romantic Road through Bavarian farmland in softly rolling hills with a 2 hour stop at Harburg Castle and a Bavarian lunch. Harburg Castle is one of the jewels of the Romantic Road. Wonderfully preserved, the castle sits high on a hill and overlooks the town for which it's named. It is a magnificent place to visit, particularly when you join the guided tour to see the castle rooms and their interior over the centuries. Afterward, you will continue your drive towards Fussen. Your private transfer includes lunch at local restaurant.

Accommodation: Hotel Sonne (4*)

Feel the pulsating life of the historical city of Füssen with international flair at Hotel Sonne. The hotel lies directly in the pedestrian area of the city and a short walk (3 minutes) from the Füssen train station. Right outside the door you will find the perfect combination of new experiences, relaxation and culture. The individual, multilingual and personal service is perfect for all travelers looking for something well beyond the mere functionality of a hotel bed. This eclectic boutique hotel features vividly decorated rooms, with classic, romantic and modern themes equipped with modern amenities. Sonne features a bar and two restaurants where guests are spoiled with traditional and Mediterranean creations. The hotel's Wellness Oasis features an exercise room, a spa and salon for guests to re-energize in a serene ambiance.

Romantic Road Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Neuschwanstein Castle
Neuschwanstein Castle
Romantic Road Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hotel Sonne
Hotel Sonne

Day 5: Fussen - Munich

Füssen is a charming city founded by the Romans about 2000 years ago. Walking through the centre of Fussen you will find as dominating structures a medieval castle and a monastery. The Hohes Schloss it’s Gothic castle, houses an art gallery with historic paintings and the Rittersaal with wonderful woodcarvings on the ceiling. The Monastery St. Mang offers rich baroque style architecture particularly in the so called Emperor´s Hall. You will see that this monastery had not only religious meaning but was also very important for the development of the whole local region.

You will be picked up from your hotel in your private vehicle with a driver-guide for a transfer to Munich. On your way you will stop at the Neuschwanstein Castle for a guided visit. In the midst of the German Alps, the magnificent towers of Neuschwanstein Castle rise in their entire majestic splendor – it is simply breathtaking! Set in one of the world’s most beautiful locations, the castle overlooks the idyllic 700-year-old, medieval village of Füssen. The panoramic views are spectacular with unspoilt natural lakes and valleys stretching far into the distant horizon. Afterwards you will continue your drive towards Munich. Entrance fee to Neuschwanstein Castle is included. 

Accommodation: Eden - Wolff (4*)

Welcome to the Eden Hotel Wolff, where old world traditions and modern comforts blend in seamless perfection. The hotel has been hosting out-of-towners and locals alike for more than 100 years. Whether you are traveling for business or taking a short vacation, you will feel at home at the Eden Wolff. The hotel is conveniently located in the city center, opposite to the main train station and is within walking distance to all of central Munich's exciting sights and shopping areas.

Romantic Road Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Munich
Munich
Romantic Road Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Eden Wolff, Munich
Eden Wolff, Munich

Day 6: Munich

Enjoy an informative and entertaining walk through the heart of Munich’s beautiful old town led by a private guide. Along the way, your guide will take you on a journey through the city’s colorful 850-year-old history. You will stop at various attractions that have witnessed events, which have created regional and worldwide interest over the years. From royal scandals over great international celebrations to the rise as one of Europe’s most influential and affluent cities, Munich has experienced it all. Your knowledgeable guide will explain the known and reveal the secrets of this beautiful Alpine city. You are given a one-hour lunch break to discover and explore the bustling cafes or world famous beer halls of Munich on your own. Your guide would be more than happy to share local favorites with you at your request. Entrance fees and lunch are not included. Should you find yourself in Munich during Oktoberfest, we can customize your walking tour to show you the festivities.

No visit to Munich is complete without a dining experience at the famous Hofbrauhaus. Germans' love of beer is unrivaled worldwide, and Munich is home to Bavaria's most celebrated beer hall: Hofbrauhaus. Formerly the royal brewery for the Kingdom, Hofbrauhaus is now owned by the state government and also has the second largest tent at Oktoberfest - "Hofbrau-Festzelt". Grab a stein of their finest brew and drink with friends in the restaurant, die Schwemme (beer hall), or Biergarten (beer garden) often accompanied by live music. In case there was any doubt about how much Germans value their beer, regulars to Hofbrauhaus keep their valuable steins in a series of safes in the beer hall. Meal not included, and paid locally.

Accommodation: Eden - Wolff (4*)
Romantic Road Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Town Hall on Marienplatz
Town Hall on Marienplatz
Romantic Road Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Beer Garden
Beer Garden

Day 7: Munich

Enjoy a scenic airport transfer with a private vehicle and professional driver.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Mercure Hotel am Mainufer (3*): Wurzburg

The Mercure Hotel am Mainufer is located in Wurzburg at the foot of the Marienberg fortress, a short distance from the river Main, you will find the fully air-conditioned hotel only 5 mins' walk away from the historic old town, with direct access to the River Main hiking trail and close to the Würzburg Congress Centrum. All of the guestrooms come with high-speed internet access and Wi-Fi, and the hotel also offers a restaurant, bar, several meeting rooms and an underground car park.

Romantic Road Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Mercure Hotel Wuerzburg am Mainufer
Mercure Hotel Wuerzburg am Mainufer

Romantik Hotel Markusturm (3*): Rothenburg

Recuperate from the stresses of everyday life, far away from noise. Every effort has been made to preserve the ancient structure of this wonderful building and the values associated with it, while at the same time striving to offer guests modern comforts. Rooms are individually and lovingly furnished in a range of modern and antique styles.  The magical, dreamlike little town, jewel of the middle Ages, offers new experiences for all seasons. History you can reach out and touch, culture living and vibrant, mysterious alleyways paved in cobbles smoothed with the footsteps of time: Explore the past and discover your own, very personal Romantik oasis in the ancient half-timbered hotel.

Romantic Road Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Romantik Hotel Markusturm (3*)
Romantik Hotel Markusturm (3*)

Hotel Sonne (4*): Fussen

Feel the pulsating life of the historical city of Füssen with international flair at Hotel Sonne. The hotel lies directly in the pedestrian area of the city and a short walk (3 minutes) from the Füssen train station. Right outside the door you will find the perfect combination of new experiences, relaxation and culture. The individual, multilingual and personal service is perfect for all travelers looking for something well beyond the mere functionality of a hotel bed. This eclectic boutique hotel features vividly decorated rooms, with classic, romantic and modern themes equipped with modern amenities. Sonne features a bar and two restaurants where guests are spoiled with traditional and Mediterranean creations. The hotel's Wellness Oasis features an exercise room, a spa and salon for guests to re-energize in a serene ambiance.

Romantic Road Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hotel Sonne
Hotel Sonne
Romantic Road Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hotel Sonne Lobby
Hotel Sonne Lobby

Eden - Wolff (4*): Munich

Welcome to the Eden Hotel Wolff, where old world traditions and modern comforts blend in seamless perfection. The hotel has been hosting out-of-towners and locals alike for more than 100 years. Whether you are traveling for business or taking a short vacation, you will feel at home at the Eden Wolff. The hotel is conveniently located in the city center, opposite to the main train station and is within walking distance to all of central Munich's exciting sights and shopping areas.

Romantic Road Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Eden Wolff, Munich
Eden Wolff, Munich

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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